Two weeks ago @Jeffrotheswell had this idea;
Having absolutely no experience building such things, I figured I was perfect for the job! And so I present; ‘Spitter’s Maw’! (cue terrifying music)
To avoid spoiling the experience for people who have yet to venture inside, I’ll save the screenshots for the bottom of the post, and hide them behind a spoiler tag.
Location: Elop Portas, at the crevasse beside the dragon’s head. The entrance to the trials is located here; (you jump down the well beside the Emerald Gem Block and the Healing Brew stand.)
Contestants are only allowed to bring food or healing brew with them. No grapples, no torches - no other equipment at all.
Due to the nature of respawning (and the ability to glitch into different parts of the course after death) if you die, you must bump your warp to the surface and start again from your furthest checkpoint. There are three checkpoints (Emerald, Ruby and Amethyst)
When you reach one of these checkpoints during the course, you may then use the corresponding gem blocks on the surface to return to that point (as seen below)
There are portals involved, so if you’re experience lag I’d refrain from entering, as you may find yourself trapped behind a portal. If you do get trapped behind a portal, you can return to sanctum to escape. I’d still advise taking your time in the portal section and waiting for the portals to load.
Be sure to set a way-point at the start line. The network of Spitter’s Maw is vast, and you could find yourself in an unknown part of Elop Portas if you’re unfortunate enough to lag your way out of one of the walls.
You will probably die, so make sure you’re not carrying anything expensive - though if you’re following the rules you shouldn’t be carrying anything at all - which means nothing in your hands! (this is important for a certain section)
Well, that’s about it! Here’s some screenshots for those of you who don’t mind spoilers;
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Special thanks to @Jeffrotheswell for designing and building the final lava section, and for helping to excavate the crevasse. @Spoygg for dying countless times in the name of science! He was an obedient guinea pig, who saved me testing this place out myself… and a helpful digging buddy too.
Also thanks to @Dzchan94 and the rest of the Elop Portas build team for all their advice!