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Postby jankupila » Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:38 am

Which is better, take a pot, put water to it, let it boil, put eggs to it, wait 12 min, take the pot and pour a water off, cool eggs and eat. - Or just boil the eggs and eat?
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Postby Duncan_B » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:50 am

Depends. How hungry are you?

Postby NickyDude » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:40 pm

Or just boil the eggs and eat?

Unless you cool the egg down it will be too hot to eat (yes, I have done it).
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Postby Campbell » Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:27 pm

Isn't 12 minutes a bit too long?
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Postby phkb » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:45 am

I'd go for the boiling egg and eat. I'm assuming the process of getting pot, water and eggs, and a place to cook, involves other puzzles. That is, you don't just walk into the kitchen and find all those things there. If you've just spent the last 20 minutes (as a player) getting all the components so you can cook the eggs, don't make the player jump though some arbitrary hoop to cook the egg. They have all the components. Just let them cook.

If you walk into the kitchen and all the pieces are there, you *might* contemplate having a multi-step puzzle to cook the egg. To me, it depends on how important cooking the egg is to the game. If it's just a scene-setting sort of thing, just cook the egg. If it's the gateway to the rest of the game and how you cook the egg is of strategic importance, you could consider it. But my feeling would be: cooking an egg is a boring mundane chore in real life. Doing it in an IF setting doesn't suddenly make it fun or interesting.
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Postby skybluerob » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:51 pm

I agree with phkb. No matter how you look at it, cooking an egg isn't very exciting, so make is as easy and quick as possible.

The fact that the player even figured out that they need to cook an egg could be resolving a puzzle (unless the game explicitly tells them too of course!).
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Postby DCBSupafly » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:08 pm

grow up boiling eggs and causing them to burn or explode.

discover automatic egg-boiler machine in grandparents' garage.

eat hassle-free boiled eggs for life.

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Re: boiling eggs

Postby Ron » Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:15 pm

Boil the chicken. Then when she lays the egg, it will already be cooked.
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