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 L o w P e r c e n t H e l l W o r l d R e c o r d B o y s
Posted by ix on March 20th, 2017 @03:14AM

Hi all --

 

Introductory sentence with boilerplate language about the impressive number of runs Mossrankers have achieved since the last news post.  

 

Kinnijup sent shockwaves through the leaderboards this week by setting world records in two main categories.  Most significant was his Low% Hell of 5:33.013 to pass curticus2, who had held the record for over a year.  Kinni also lowered his own No Gold Hell% WR to 4:21.155.  Perhaps this run offers some consolation for curt, who moved up to #5 in the overall rankings with this run.  Kinni also improved his Low% to 2:36.978 (#2 all-time), Max Eggplant% to 12:00, and Key to Yama to 8:24.  We are all witnesses.

 

Finland produced a number of runs wildly out of proportion to their population and GDP thanks to the efforts of up-and-comers Spef and GreatStriker.  Spef submitted a tremendous $2,982,225 Score Run, and cancelled penalties with 14:11 Low% Hell and a 12:43 No Gold Hell%.  He also pulled off a 6:08 Max Low%, a 6:05 Low% No Gold, and a 10:37 Big Money run.  GreatStriker got a pair of 4:11 runs for Low% and Any%, a 9:26 Hell%, 12:09 Big Money, 15:43 Max Hell%, and a 7:56 No Gold run.   He also improved his All Characters run to 123:45 (#2).  Perhaps they were so active this week because they understood the saying "on taottava silloin kun rauta on kuuma."

 

Speaking of All Characters, Meowmixmix improved his own WR to 81:07.  He continued with the RTA theme by getting a huge PB in the All Shortcuts + Olmec category of 18:09 (with a 15:44 shorcuts split).  Meow also developed a new route for Tutorial, which he used to whittle the WR down to 1:16.540.  These efforts inspired Grooomp (1:18.400), ShinGraywords (1:19.830), and me/ix (1:21.160) to improve their own times.

 

ShinGraywords and I submitted a few extra runs to go with the tutorial PBs.  Shin got a 3:10 Low% that also doubles for his No-TP Any% and a 5:49 Hell%.  I (ix) got a 3:18 Low%, a 6:51 Max Hell%, an 8:03 No Gold Hell%, and a 13:22 Key to Yama (recorded) PB.

 

Konato_K had a few nice runs this week.  Most notably, he submitted a $2,848,350 Score run, catapulting him to #30 in the rankings.  He also became the 6th runner to complete a Shield Run (26:55), got a 3:53 Low%, and a 4:10 Max Any%.  Great job!

 

Three more runners submitted an AS+O PBs.  Vlad got a 20:45, despite incurring two deaths after an excellent 17:28 shortcuts split.  Yoshimitsu524 finished at 22:48, while Mordaak got a 28:40.

 

Just a few more...  In the Max Any% category, falafel_raptor got a 2:45, Abob71 a 4:42, while The Mad Murf finished an 18:09 (and also a 23:01 Max Hell%).  In Low%, LVIO got a 3:36, while Dr. Probably got a 6:29 to go along with his 5:07 Any%.  His Low% run ends with nice demonstration of the "5-bomb" Low% Olmec fight.  Last, but not least, bootsthatshoot got a 12:10 Low% Hell.

 

That's it for this "week."  Keep it up, kids!

 

-ix

 

P.S. - Duke Lost :)

 
 
 Meowmixmix Weekly Digest
Posted by ix on March 9th, 2017 @04:37PM

Hi everybody --

 

Welcome to this week's meowmixmix weekly digest!

 

This week, our hero completed a ton of runs.  He recorded a Solo Eggplant Run in 35:54, which is a pretty good time for his first completion.  He had some pretty good plays on 1-4, using bombs to build staircases and save ropes.  This ended up not mattering much thanks to a jetpack on 2-1, but it was indicative of how focused he was on completing the run.  Meow also nabbed a few points with a 2:42 Max Any%, featuring a 6.1 second worm level, and a 3:07 Low%.  The Low run was actually No Gold until he took some crust gold during the Olmec fight.  On the other end of the spectrum, he also pulled off a $2,026,800 Score Run, which unfortunately ended in Hell before Yama.

 

Meow also spent some time on the real time attack (RTA) categories, making quick use of Sashavol's research into coffin spawn mechanics by lowering the All Characters WR to 102:15.220, and even managed to complete an 11:18 Big Money PB midway through this run. He also made small improvements to his All Shortcuts and Tutorial splits.

 

Bum set a new All Journal Entries WR for the 9th time with a 30:13.31.  He actually checked off every entry except for the bees by 27:30, but suffered a brief spell of bad RNG followed by his game crashing twice.  Just a terrific run to watch, but turn the volume down a bit at the end if you are a headphone user.  This category also saw two new entrants to the top 5 with ix recording a 44:58 and our boy meowmixmix getting a 47:36.  Interest in this category continues to grow, and we saw several AJE races streamed during the past week.

 

Kinnijup got a trio of world records with a 9:31.619 Shield Run, a 9:13.515 Snowball%, and a 5:02.599 No Teleporter Max Hell%.  He also improved his own Low% Hell time to 5:54.  Great job!

 

French Champion Polodajaneiro nabbed theTutorial High Score WR with $93,900.  Like the previous WR, this one featured a mysterious gem-duplication glitch that seems to exist only in the tutorial.  Polo also got a 3:09 Low%/Any% No TP/Any% PB and a 7:01 Max Hell%, gaining a ton of MossPoints in the process.  French Contender Vlad had a few big PBs of his own: a 2:35 Any%, 2:56 No Teleporter Any%, and a 10:00 Max Hell%.  He also got several PBs in the All Shortcuts + Olmec in the past week, with his fastest at 21:13.  Chapeau!

 

falafel_raptor had a couple of epic runs this week.  He got a 2:42 Low%, which is a 16-second improvement over the PB he set last week, and catapults him into 7th place in the category.  falafel also pulled off a 3:12 Low% No Gold run -- 6th best all time.  Great improvisation during the Olmec fight to keep this run alive!

 

ShinGraywords shaved a couple of seconds off his Low% with a 3:24.  He also pulled off a sub-5 Max Low% (4:59) and demonstrated the usefulness of items by completing Max Any% in 3:44.  To round things out, he got a 9:46 Big Money!

 

Spef continues to climb the MossRanking leaderboard.  This week, he got a 7:34 Hell% and a 4:47 No Gold Run.  He also got PBs in Score ($2,075,775), despite an Olmec finish, and also got a Daily High Score of $1,816,825 (2017-03-06).

 

GreatStriker was another big mover this week with a 4:28 Any%/No TP Any% and a 5:43 Max Any%.  He also set two short-lived All Characters WRs, with his PB of 131:09 currently sitting in second place. curticus2, saturnin55, and ix round out the top-5 with runs of 136:45, 155:43, and 198:54, respectively.

 

Just a few more... Sedoxa got a 3:12, improving his Low% PB from 10 months ago by 4 seconds.  Abob71 got a 15:09 Basejump%, Dr. Probably completed an AS+O run in 32:50, saturnin55 got a 4:13 No Gold Run, and I (ix) got a 5:25 in the curiously unpopular Max Any% No Gold category. denis1080 cancelled a penalty with a 16:33 No Gold Hell% and also got a small Tutorial PB of 1:22.430.

 

Great job, everybody -- that's it for this week!

 

-ix

 
 
 falafel_raptor joins the sub 3 low% club, Grooomp gets a sub 5 hell run, and Yama is dying in creative ways faster than ever
Posted by meowmixmix on March 2nd, 2017 @05:59AM

What up Lunkers? meow here We have 32 runs to cover for this update and we got some big milestones to cover! So let's get to it!

 

First, falafel_raptor is the 18th person to join the sub 3 low% club! Olmec had some weird gaps that weren't easy to deal with but falafel was able to handle it anyway, cutting it close with 2:59.062!  Congrats falafel!

 

Next up we have my son, Grooomp with a sub 5 hell% run, clocking in at 4:51.706! Grooomp has been practicing a 1 cycle bomb cascade on Olmec which in the end gave him the ability to push past the 5 minute mark for hell%!   Amazing run Grooomp!  Grooomp was also able to show Yama who was boss by defeating him with only starting health in items in Low% Hell in a mere 7:36.981 run. Blazing fast!

 

Speaking of hell, Yama was killed in quite a few creative ways this update and the times are getting pretty speedy! 

 

Master Spelunker Kinnijup brought a landmine from the ice caves and killed Yama with an explosion from it in just 8:51.918, setting a new World Record for Landmine%! A highlight of this run is Kinni just barely saving the landmine from being crushed by a falling spike trap on Yama! Yikes! Awesome job Kinni! 

 

 

Kinni has come to claim a second World Record for this update, putting Max Eggplant% into his collection coming in at 18:05.911.  Kinni seemed to fly through the levels on this one (both on a jetpack and time wise)! As someone who has never completed an eggplant run  this is an amazing achievement.  Keep it up Kinni! 

 

As a great man once said, "What's cooler than being cool?  Ice cold".   Comedian ix killed Yama with a snowball in under 10 minutes! Setting a new World Record for Snowball% at 9:45.217! Great run ix! I expect speedlunky as your next snowball% goal! 

Another great run by ix was his No Teleporter Any% run, completing it in just under 3 minutes at 2:56.051!  This is just 2 seconds under his Any% PB and I'm sure we will see more improvement on his Any% times in the near future!  To close out on ix's runs for this update, ix was the second person to complete an All Characters run clocking in at 284:44.444! I watched ix play a good portion of this category, and I have to say it is very mind numbing.   It takes a lot of patience for this run which I would not have been able to do myself! Great job ix!

 

As far as being the second to complete a specific category, our very own saturnin55  was also able to be the second person to complete a True Pacifist Hell% run! Finishing at 27:31.589, sat has claimed the World Record!  I have seen sat grinding to complete this extremely difficult challenge run for some time now and am glad to see he accomplished it! Way to go sat!

 

Next up we have GreatStriker who has completed a lot of PBs this update! Submitting his first Big Money run, GreatStriker reached that sweet 500k mark at 45:29.645! Nice job! Speaking of $$$, GreatStriker was able to surpass his Daily Highscore with a score of $478,825 and break his highest score ever at $876,525! Make dat money Striker!  Striker was able to surpass sub 5 low% this update, coming in at 4:49.517! Next up is sub 4, you can do it!  Striker also pulled off a 13:25.325 hell% run!  Lastly, Striker completed a Draining Olmec run in 9:30.089 and was disappointed to find out you don't get mosspoints for it.  Me too Striker...me too...(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

 

 We've already mentioned one member of the "-ix squad" so let's talk about master score runner of the squad hbix! Although strong in score, hbix made some really solid times this update with a low% of 3:35.929 and an Any% of 3:05.622!  I'm positive we will see hbix get a sub 3 any% soon enough! Amazing job hbix! 

 

And as the last member of the "-ix squad", I (meowmixmix) was able to improve my Max Low% to 4:44.799 as well as complete a pretty nice No Teleporter No Gold Any% in 2:46.433.

 

A very strong player with very few submissions on MossRanking is Spef.  Spef was able to complete an Eggplant% run in just 20:56.719! Ironically enough, this counted as his Hell% submission too, so he definitely has the skill to turn in some crazy good runs!  Great job Spef! Looking forward to seeing more runs from you!

 

Purple Ninja Sedoxa completed his first Max Any% run with a teleporter for this update!  Completing the run in a crazy fast 3:04.900! This is a great time for Max Any%! Awesome job Sedoxa! 

 

Completing his first sub 4 Any% run is Jdog who came in with a final time of just 3:56.546! Keep up the great work Jdog, I am looking forward to seeing more PBs from you in the future!

 

pojopoopoohead was able to slay Yama in 13:54.732! Keep it up poo! (I wish I had a poop emoji )

 

Trimming down his low% time, ShinGraywords has gotten his low% PB down to a mere 3:26.132! I hope to see Shin breaking sub 3:20 in the near future! Great job shin!

 

Spelunky scientist Konato_K got quite a few PBs for this update! A Low% No Gold PB finishing at 7:13.795, a Max Hell% clocking in at 9:46.673! And to finish off the Konato PBs for this update, Konato pulled off a whopping Daily High Score of $2,923,450! That is a butt load of money.  Konato, is that trade for  2.5mil score run for a sub 5 Low% No Gold still on the table?  Because I am ready to trade when you are! 

 

Mazerak improved his All Shortcuts + Olmec time, bringing it down to a sub 20 run with a final time of 19:40.600! This is a very impressive run and honestly I think Maz can improve it even more if he grinds out AS+O more often! 

 

Last but certainly not least is denis1080 who completed a Haunted Max Any% in 9:25.606!  I  seeing people go for the Haunted runs because the Haunted Castle just doesn't come up all that frequently and it can make things interesting! Amazing job denis, keep it up!

 

That's it for this update!  Good luck on all your future runs and keep on lunkin'.

 

- meowmixmix

 
 
 3 WRs for Kinni, $3 million for falafel, and lots of runs counting for 3 Categories
Posted by ix on February 23rd, 2017 @03:26AM

Hey gang, been a bit since the last update. I've got 48 runs to go over. This includes runs that count for multiple categories, so it isn't quite as big of an update as it sounds like. Anyway, let's get to it!

 

This week, Kinnijup made the game arbitrarily more difficult for himself by avoiding gold and teleporters.  The results?  A world record run (4:46.575) in the No Gold Hell% and corresponding no-teleporter categories.  I especially recommend watching the Temple and 5-1 of this run, which feature most of the close calls.  Kinni also gives us a nice demonstration of a fast Black Market strategy that employs a mix of brute force carpetbombing and jetpack finesse, hovering low enough to capture the Ankh but just high enough to avoid gold.  He also set a No Teleporter No Gold Any% WR of 2:37.112, completing a sweep of the No Teleporter categories.  

 

falafel_raptor submitted another impressive score run, this time edging his PB up to $3,097,125.  The run was bolstered by a $651,800 City of Gold, but lacked the altars necessary to ghost Olmec or Yama. Derek, please. 

 

Yoshimitsu524 was the biggest climber on MossRanking this week, gaining approximately 160k MossPoints with a 4:07 Low% No Gold that doubles as his No Gold PB and triples as his No Teleporter No Gold PB.  The sky's the limit for Yoshi if he continues to churn out challenge runs as impressive as his speed runs!

 

I (ix) had a couple of runs that ended up working out.  I lowered the Landmine% WR to 10:34.143, significantly improving the Yama fight relative to previous completions.  I also got a 5:09 Hell% run, which was a 45-second improvement over my previous best and the 8th fastest no-TP Hell% on MR.  The MossPoints continued to flow with PBs in with PBs in Low% (3:26) and No-TP Any% (3:10).  I also got a 12:01 Low Hell% and a 3:50 No Gold.  Decent week of Spelunking.  

 

French Champion Polodajaneiro got a 3:17 Low%, which was so good it doubles as his No Teleporter Any% and triples as his Any% PB (apologies for re-using this).  Former French Champion Vlad improved his Low% to 3:27 and also shaved a few seconds off of his All Shortcuts + Olmec PB (22:53).  I was lucky enough to watch most of this run live and saw the potential for at least a low 20:xx if he keeps at it.

 

Sedoxa had one submission this week, but he crushed Max Low% with a 5:03.  Nice job!

 

ShinGraywords was busy streaming this week, and it paid off!  He achieved one of his long-standing goals of a sub-3:30 Low% with a 3:26.536.  Just felt like including those extra decimal places for some reason.  He also got a huge Max Low% PB of 5:35 and Speedlunky Max Hell% (7:53), finishing both Anubis II and Yama with the Crysknife. Great run, in one of my favorite categories!

 

A couple of Mossrankers Drained Olmec. Dr. Probably completed the run in 7:59, BisleyT did so in 9:06, and Abob71 in 5:03.  Abob also completed Haunted Max Hell% in 16:07.

 

GreatStriker posted a nice selection of runs this week.  He got a 36:08 AS+O (with a 31:12 key split), an 11:07 No Gold, and a 8:55 Max Any% run.  Nice job!

 

pojopoopoohead and Kaffemugg submitted Low%/No-TP Any%/Any% PBs of 4:02 and 4:53, respectively.  hbix got a Low% No Gold/No-TP No Gold Any%/No Gold of 4:17.  Anyone noticing a pattern?  

 

Just a couple more... denis1080 got a 13:58 Big Money run, JDog completed a No Gold run in 8:14, and sense got a 10:35.

 

That's all for now - good luck, gang.

 

- ix 

 
 
 Vlad gets an eggplant run :D
Posted by Kinnijup on February 17th, 2017 @01:43PM

Hey gang, been a bit since the last update. I've got 48 runs to go over. This includes runs that count for multiple categories, so it isn't quite as big of an update as it sounds like. Anyway, let's get to it!

 

Vlad played quite a bit towards the end of last week, and managed 3 PBs. This included his first eggplant run! He finished the eggplant run in 31:19. Congrats, Vlad! He also finished a $1.015mil daily high score run on the February 9th daily, and a 12:41 Big Money run (done with an Olmec finish). Vlad now has a secure spot in the top 30. He is in 29th place overall with 541k Mosspoints.

 

BisleyT has been hanging out more again in Twitch chats recently, and also got a Hell% + Big Money run. He got a 27:36. Nice job, Bis!

 

Gato got a pretty solid sub 4 Low%! He got a 3:45. He is also beginning to ghost in his score runs, and got a $250k run. Lastly, he got a 52:03 All Shortcuts run with a 56:04 Olmec finish. Nice job, Gato!

 

Mordaak played some All Shortcuts + Olmec this week, too. He finished a 48:04. Nice Job, Mordaak.

 

bootsthatshoot got a nice score run, getting the plasma cannon into the City of Gold. He died in Hell on the run, but I think this was mostly due to him knowing the run was going to be just under $3mil if he finished. He did get $2.5+mil score on it though, which is a great accomplishment in itself!! Congrats, Boots! Boots nearly reached 700k total Mosspoints with the run, and currently has 689k.

 

falafel_raptor has been at it again and streaming regularly. His dedication is paying off, too, as he got 3 solid PBs! He got a 3:00.881 Low%, a 4:33 Max Any% No Gold (done without teleporter), and a killer 6:13 Low% Hell run! Great runs as always, raptor!

 

GreatStriker worked on his Low% platforming, and finished a 5:03 Low% run. Nice job! Looks like you will be hitting a sub 5 soon!

 

Our friend Notester82 made an appearance with a $552k daily high score on the February 9th daily. :D

 

Mazerak nailed a killer Big Money run that was saved by a clutch gold nugget on Yama. Rubies were being blocked by the big guys and his HP was low, so the gold being in the pot really did save some time. His final time was 6:47. This is 2nd place, and a win on many top-tier players who put effort into the category. Congrats, Maz!! Mazerak is now 15k behind #8 BumCommando. They have 864k and 879k, respectively.

 

ix had a busy week, and hit 5 PBs! He got a 9:15 No Gold Hell run, an 8:39 Basejump run, a well-played 3:42 Max Any%, a 3:35 Low% run, and last but not least, a 17:08.575 Shield run WR! Great job, ix.

 

Abob71 got 3 PBs, too! He got a nice 7:02 Max Low%, a 5:29 Draining Olmec run, and a 5:22 Max Any% run. Great job, Abob.

 

I (Kinnijup) got a 10:29.915 Snowball% run done. This is the fastest one of these done. The run had a pretty cool Yama fight.

 

Sedoxa is hitting the game pretty hard some days again, and got a 5:44 Hell run. He has a 5:17 unrecorded, so it is pretty clear he can improve this. Nice job, Sedoxa!

 

myusernamecantbe25 got 3 runs for Mossranking points! He got an 8:42 Big Money run, $1.961mil score run, and a 5:06 Hell run. He has an unrecorded 4:55, but it is nice to have a Mossranking time closer to that now! Great runs, 25!

 

Polodajaneiro nailed a Big Money run! He got a 10:35. This allowed him to reach 27th place, with 565k total Mosspoints. 

 

Dr.Probably has been improving his overall speedrunning quite a bit lately. He finished a 6:18 Max Any% (also Haunted), and a 5:32 Any%! Nice job, Dr.!

 

sense joined with a $642k daily high score. He did this on the February 14th daily. Nice to have you, sense!

 

Spef has been working on both speed and score runs, and hit a 3:32 Low% run! He has also been streaming his runs at www.twitch.tv/spef5, so be sure to check him out!

 

Last but not least, denis1080 hit a 7:00 Draining Olmec run. Always nice to see you in the recent runs section, Denis!

 

That's all for now - good luck, gang.

 

- Kinni

 
 
 Vlad on fire, Dr. Probably gets a Max Low%, and 3 sub 3 Any% PBs!
Posted by Kinnijup on February 8th, 2017 @03:40PM

Hey gang, Kinni here. We've got a bit over 20 runs to go over today. Let's get to it.

 

First up, Vlad got a pretty ridiculous amount of runs, including many in main categories. He finished 6 runs for Mosspoints, and 1 meme run. He got a $2.510mil score run (great job with robot strats!), a 4:10 Low% No Gold run, a 2:49 Any% run, a 7:18 Hell% run, a 5:01 Max Any% run, and a 23:00 All Shortcuts + Olmec run!! The meme run he finished was a 17:51 Failplant%. Great job on the score run and the Any% run in partcular, I would say! Vlad has been into Hell on Eggplant% and into Olmec with great resources and HP on Low% Hell, so we may see some more from him in these two difficult challenge runs in the near future. He also has been working on his dailies, and is just under 500k total Mosspoints. He has 496k. Good luck, Vlad.

 

Dr. Probably has been having a lot of success with Max Low% lately, and finished a 9:34! He also kept the run no gold for half of it. GG, Dr. Probably!

 

Both Vlad and Dr. Probably have been streaming their attempts quite a bit lately. Be sure to check them out at www.twitch.tv/vlad2800 and www.twitch.tv/drprobably, respectively!

 

pojopoopoohead is nearing $1mil score, and got an $814k score run in. Nice to see you playing, pojo.

 

ix got a sub 3 Any% run! He finished a 2:54. He opted for a safe Olmec fight to ensure the sub 3, so it is clear he can take it down some more. Sub 3 is no joke, so congrats ix! ix also got a solid 8:18 Big Money run done, with an Olmec finish. When I was hitting Big Money hard, the WR was just over 7 minutes. So these runs that are just over 8 minutes are really quite impressive! ix made a big jump on the main ranking to 14th place overall, with 684k total Mosspoints. Great job, ix.

 

I (Kinnijup) got a Shield run done. This run consists of crushing Yama's face with the shield, which can only be done in his 2nd phase. This was my first shield run done outside of a daily, as well. I got the fastest one, too, at 17:52.629. Shield runs have always been kind of hard for me because of the unusual mechanics of the shield (automatic bomb detonations and Hired Help crushing the player) so I am glad to get one finished.

 

Our friend CamoNinjazz finished a Max Any% run (also Haunted) in 10:49. Always nice to hear from you, Camo.

 

Spef got a 2:46 Any% run! He got a 4:11 Low% run, as well. He clearly has a great deal of skill, so it will be interesting to see if he tries some of the other categories. Great job, Spef.

 

hbix got a Hell PB, a 6:11. This run was also done with no teleporter. It is pretty clear he has the potential to get this under 6, but it is already looking good.

 

GreatStriker has been exploring categories, and got a 13:25 Max Any% PB. Nice!

 

Last but not least, PCGNeurotic got a $187k daily high score PB on the February 2nd Daily, and LittleBigDej got a $622k score PB on the February 3rd Daily.

 

That's all for now, thanks for checking this out,

 

- Kinni

 
 
 I went to MossRanking and got the runs
Posted by ix on February 1st, 2017 @09:50PM

Hi everybody - ix filling in again!

 

Noted meme-runner Kinnijup set a new Key to Yama World Record of 9:32.580.  In the run, Kinni took a 2-4 ball-and-chain all the way to the 3-3 Moai stage.  Turns out there was another altar waiting for him, which could have allowed him a shot at speedlunky!  This is a great run from a very promising spelunker and I expect to see more from him in the future.  By the way, he also snatched the Daily Average lead from krille71 with his fourth $3 million run of 2017. 

 

One run that really stands out this week comes from falafel_raptor.  Like in Kinni's run, falafel managed to find the Black Market without the aid of the Udjat Eye, and parlayed this into a 6:20 Low Hell%, good enough for 6th all time!  If you watch just 5 stages of Spelunky vods this week, I recommend you watch this run from Olmec through Yama, which he completed on 1 HP.  As falafel put it, "you might see something exciting."

 

Khold became the 35th member of the Eggplant Club with a 19:17 run, utilizing the mammoth strats he helped to pioneer to take an eggplant through the Moai door without the ball and chain or teleporter.  Congrats on the Solo Eggplant Run!

 

I (ix) also had some luck with eggplants, with an 18:43 Eggplant% and a 7:23 Olmec Failplant%.  I snagged a couple of moss points with a 4:17 Low% No Gold, and completed a few more runs for good measure: 5:12 Haunted Max Any%, 26:57 Jumbo Money, and a 5:58.630 No Teleporter Hell%.  Normally I wouldn't include that many decimal places, but...

 

ShinGraywords also completed No Teleporter Hell% in 5:58.649, which doubles as his Hell% PB.  Similarly, he also pulled off a 4:37 Max Any% without a teleporter.  Nice runs!

 

saturnin55 submitted a few PBs this week, including a 4:41 Low% No Gold.  His run highlights the benefit of entering the Olmec fight with as many resources as possible.  He also had a slightly faster No Gold run of 4:37.

 

Vlad nabbed a ton of Moss Points this week.  He got a $2,283,025 Score Run, which ended tragically in 5-2, and also a 3:05 No Teleporter Any%.  Vlad also submitted two runs to cancel penalties for Max Hell% (30:55) and No Gold (7:50).

 

Newcomer GreatStriker showed up with a nice portfolio of runs: a 4:41 Any% (also no teleporter), a 5:17 Low%, and a 15:27 Hell%.  Cyril vroum vroum also joined with a 4:42 Any% and a 13:31 No Gold run.  Welcome, both of you!

 

Dr. Probably got a 12:55 Haunted Max Any%, which doubles as his Max Any%, and also an 11:28 Hell% run.  Keep 'em coming!

 

Couple more runs to mention... Abob71 finished a Max Any% run in 5:41.  Polodajaneiro got a 5:53 Hell%, while JDog and Mordaak submitted slightly slower runs of 16:02 and 23:55, respectively.

 

Konato_K also defeated Yama, but did so with the assistance of a landmine in 25:27.  He became the second spelunker silly enough to attempt such a feat, and put his own twist on the run by throwing, rather than exploding, the landmine.  

 

Lastly, the January 28, 2017 Daily Challenge was very good to the MossRanking community.  Kinni won with $3,082,275, Bum set a new PB of $2,757,750, and so did Khold with $1,287,750.

 

GG All!

 

-ix

 
 
 Buddy reaches Hell rank, and gets the Haunted Max Low% Hell record
Posted by Kinnijup on January 25th, 2017 @03:44PM

Hey gang. We have about 25 runs to go over today. Let's get to it.

 

Buddy7heElf reached 900k+ Mosspoints with a 3:06 Low% No Gold run. He is the 7th player to achieve this feat, and is very near curticus2 and Pibonacci. Additionally, Buddy beat my Haunted Max Low% Hell run with an 11:36.439. He had to do a ropeless Yama fight as well. Great runs, Buddy.

 

I (Kinnijup) got a record in a miscelleneous category, too. This was No Teleporter Max Any%. I got a 3:12.209. The Olmec fight was pretty interesting at the end. 

 

Shingraywords finished his first teleporter run! He did so in style, as well, breaking the 3 minute barrier. His time is a 2:57. He also got a 10:10 Big Money run, a 5:57 Drainmec run, and a 7:13 Haunted Max Low% run. He is only the 4th person to finish Haunted Max Low%! GGs, Shin.

 

ix had quite an active week himself, finishing 3 runs. He got a 5:54 Hell% run, joinging the sub 6 club! He also got a 6:00 No Teleporter Hell run, a 7:51 Olmec Failplant run, a 4:29 Drainmec run. Nice job, ix! ix has been super motivated to get that Hell time under 6 minutes. Congrats!

 

Newcomer GreatStriker submitted a 5:37 Any% run. Great to have you, Striker.

 

Daily runner Zeke_Sharp improved his daily high score PB to $1.738mil. He did this on the January 22nd daily. His daily average is now up to $1.125mil. Nice!

 

Vlad has been playing a great deal, and it is definitely showing in his platforming and score running improvements. For this update, he got a $978k daily high score on the January 22nd daily, a 3:02 Any% run, and a 20:55 Olmec Failplant run.

 

BisleyT is back! He did a Drainmec run in 17:50. Nice to see you as always, Bis!

 

We saw 5 other new names on Mossrank this week. Mordaak, zwillingeÄrger, PCGNeurotic, Bootleg Remix, and veenskii. Nice to have you all! Another user, Maska Mann, has played a little bit over the years, and recently got in on some daily action.

 

falafel_raptor had 2 submissions, and they were both very impressive. He got a 7:00 Low% Hell run (done with a 1 rope Yama fight), and a 2:43 No Teleporter Any% run. Raptor is nearing the Sapphire Temple rank (which is 825k to 850k Mosspoints), and currently has 819k total Mosspoints. He is also in 11th place.

 

pojopoopoohead made an appearance this week, with a 6:07 Any% run (also Low%!). Nice to have you, pojo.

 

hbix gained a fair bit of Mosspoints this week by improving both his Any% and Hell% runs. He got a 3:14 and a 6:16, respectively. Both of these were also done with no teleporter. The hell run in particular is impressive, as he had no jetpack either! At 674k total Mosspoints, hbix is now only 1k behind Linkruler, and currently is in 18th place! All the way to 13th place is only 13k away, as well! Good runs and good luck, hbix!

 

Khold got a sub 3:30 Low% run! He finished a 3:28. At 590k total Mosspoints, Khold only needs 10k more to reach the Ice Caves ranking. He also maintained his position of 25th overall, and is nearing 24th.

 

usernamecantbe25 is on Khold's heels, however. usernamecantbe25 also only somewhat recently has been able to record his runs, so his skill does not yet match his rank. He finished his first Max Low% run for this update, getting a 5:47. He has 576k total Mosspoints.

 

Last but not least, bootsthatshoot improved his Low% time! He got a 3:09.741. Boots has now had numerous sub 3 pace runs into temple, but the temple has not yet cooperated for it. It has been really great to see boots motivated again after his break a few months back!

 

That's all for now - thanks for playing!

 

- Kinni

 
 
 Less activity, but still some solid runs
Posted by Kinnijup on January 20th, 2017 @01:20PM

Hey gang! Not a great deal of activity this week. We still had some players get PBs and improve their rank, though, so let's dive in.

 

usernamecantbe25 got a really impressive Any% No Gold run, a 2:50. Perhaps most impressive about the run is that it was solo teleporter! This is the 9th best no gold run ever done, and is just shy of BumCommando! Great run, 25. Now that he is filling in some of the runs he had not yet finished, 25 is starting to get a more accurate Mossrank for his skill level. At 542k Mosspoints, he is currently ranked 27th.

 

bootsthatshoot spent a day entirely dedicated to only doing score runs, and it paid off with his first successful run with the plasma cannon into the later part of the run. He finished a $2.407mil run. This run helped boots' overall rank quite a bit, and he jumped from the lower end of the top 20 all the way to 13th!! He currently has 686k Mosspoints. The gap to raptor and Groooomp's 807k is pretty big, but boots is certainly in good company. GG, boots.

 

Shingraywords dedicated some time to score runs, as well. This also resulted in a PB, a $2.116mil run. This run had an Olmec finish. Congrats on the PB, Shin! Shin also got a nice 7:12 Drainmec PB. At 628k Mosspoints, Shin is just shy of the top 20. He is currently in 21st place and 10k behind saturnin55.

 

Buddy7heElf made an appearance to hit a new basejump record! He got a 7:20.061. Congrats, Buddy.

 

ix was active again, and got 3 PBs. All 3 of them also gained him some Mosspoints! He hit a 5:26 Max Low%, a 6:05 Hell%, and a 3:13 No Teleporter Any%. The Max Low% in particular sticks out, as it is really getting quite speedy now (though he has had some sub 5 pace runs die in the late temple). At 665k Mosspoints, ix is now just shy of 4k behind hbix and 18th place.

 

Speaking of hbix, he nailed a solid daily this week! He got $2.408mil on the January 19th daily. This is his 3rd best daily and pushed his daily average up to $2.259mil. Great job, hbix!

 

falafel_raptor hit 2 PBs, both in big categories. He got a 4:36 Hell run, and a 8:06 Low% Hell run! The Hell run is just shy of Latedog's previous 4:36.111 WR that stood for over 9 months. Great runs, Raptor! Raptor and Grooomp keep swapping places, and currently Grooomp is a tiny bit ahead for 11th place.

 

Grooomp got a PB himself, as well. He got a 5:29.645 Olmec Failplant WR! GG, Grooomp.

 

Another meme run came from Abob71. He got a nice 5:45 Draininc Olmec run. Always glad to see you getting PBs, Abob.

 

I (Kinnijup) had a pretty active week. I got 2 WRs in Mossranking categories that count for points, and 3 meme records . The first two were a 2:50.875 Low% No Gold run and a 4:02.761 Max Hell% run. The meme records were a 12:23 Key to Yama run, a $93,300 Tutorial High Score, and a 3:37 Drainmec run. The last two are slightly older runs.

 

Konato_K Got 3 solid PBs and a big daily. He got a 4:11 Low% run (nearing sub 4 now!), an 11:04 Haunted Max Any%, and a 7:14 Hell run. Congrats on speedlunky Hell, Konato! The big daily was a $2.013mil score on the January 17th daily. This daily was his 3rd best daily and involved a lot of heavy ball and chaining! His daily average is nearing $2mil, and is currently $1.818mil. Konato has also broken the 500k Mosspoints barrier, and reached 29th place.

 

Vlad continues to stream his runs every day, and managed a big score PB. He got a $1.688mil run, done with a Hell finish! Once he has a successful run with the hired hand strat, I think he will really nail a massive score. He is already capable of surviving Hell on a score run, and it is easier with the cannon. He also got a nice 1:23.570 Tutorial% run. Nice job, Vlad.

 

Khold managed to gain some Mosspoints this week, with a solid 2:53 No Teleporter Any% run! At 588k Mosspoints, Khold has a strong spot in the top 25.

 

Last but not least, BorealBy got a $1,239,075 Daily High Score on the January 18th Daily. Nice to see you, Boreal!

 

That's all for now,

 

-Kinni

 
 
 Weekend update: New score WR + meme WRs, and many other standout runs this week!
Posted by Kinnijup on January 14th, 2017 @02:35PM

Hey hey gang. We are off to a good start to 2017 and Spelunky already, with many people happily setting PBs regularly. Let's get to it.

 

Konato_K has continued to keep up with dailies, and improved his Any% time. He got a nice 3:08, done with a jetpack, compass, and mattock.

 

falafel_raptor got 2 impressive PBs. He finished a 5:37 Max Hell (also no teleporter), and a 3:37 No Teleporter Max Any%. The max hell in particular is impressive, as it is the 3rd fastest one done without a teleporter! Raptor has reached 812k total Mosspoints.

 

Grooomp is very near of raptor with 808k Mosspoints. Grooomp got 2 super impressive runs done this week. He got a 2:35 Max Any% (with a bad 3-1 due only to damsel and worm location), and a 2nd place All Journal Entries run, a 43:29. Nice job, Grooomp!

 

Khold is nearing 600k Mosspoints, and is securing his spot in the top 25. For this update, he got a solid 9:39 No Gold Hell run (his first completion), and a super impressive 2:34 Any% run!! The run had a 1-4 teleporter and compass shop into a 2-1 jetpack, and had 1 hp from the early jungle onwards! He also handled a tricky Olmec fight very well. Great job, Khold.

 

Shingraywords got 4 solid runs done this week. He finished a 6:09 Hell% run (also no teleporter), a 6:09 Max Low%, and a $1.954 score PB. He also finished a 12:05 Basejump% run (done with a cape). He is clearly capable of a $3mil score run, and seems motivated to keep at it! Good luck, Shin! At 21st place and 633k total Mosspoints, Shin is just shy of the top 20 currently.

 

Sedoxa has been around again lately, and it is quite nice to see :D. For this update, he submitted a 3:04 No Gold run and a 2:54 No Teleporter Any% run. Nice! Sedoxa is only 5k total Mosspoints from Linkruler, and is currently in 16th place.

 

saturnin55 has shown interest in improving his score PB, and has been hitting speedrun PBs in the meantime. For this update, he nailed a 4:52 Max Any% run (also no teleporter). This run involved a lot of solid crysknife action! At 649k Mosspoints, saturnin is only 1k shy of 650k and the sapphire ice caves ranking!

 

Vols and Jezuz got a solid $1.377 daily high score PB on the January 12th daily. Nice!

 

Vlad has been making some serious progress lately. He finished his first teleporter run this week, a 3:12. He also finished a 19:35 All Shortcuts run with a 23:40 Olmec finish, a big Low% improvement of 3:31, and a 6:16 Max Any% run. Vlad's platforming is rapidly improving!

 

denis1080 had a busy week, as well. He finished a 101:35 AJE run, a 1:22.830 Tutorial% run, a 14:34 Big Money run, and a $65,900 Tutorial High Score run. Nice job this week, denis!

 

bootsthatshoot got one run done this week, and it was a super impressive one. He finished a 6:32 Max Hell% run!! This run is 10th place overall, which is super impressive. Great run, boots! Boots is currently in 19th place, and looks likely to reach 700k total Mosspoints.

 

Gato took a stab at some tutorial runs this week. He got a 1:53.000 Tutorial%, and a $62,600 Tutorial High Score. He also got a $175k score PB. Keep it up, Gato!

 

ix is busy attending AGDQ, but had some time to improve 2 of his meme WRs and get 4 other impressive runs!! His WR improvements were an 11:20.422 Landmine% run and a 17:57.253 Key to Yama WR. Great job, ix! His other PBs were a solid 7:06 Max Hell (no teleporter), a 4:24 Max Any%, a 5:30 Max Low%, and an 8:50 Big Money run!! At 663k total Mosspoints, ix is not far from the top 15. He currently is in 18th place.

 

Just above ix in 17th place is hbix, who also PB'd this week. He got an impressive 4:38 Low% No Gold run done. Nice job, hbix!

 

I (Kinnijup) got a new score world record. The final score was $3,526,575. It involved heavy ball and chain work with double boss ghosting. Thankfully for my nerves, the only Hell altar was in 5-3. The standout level of this run was the City of Gold, which was a massive 725k. This was an improvement of $64,600 over the previous WR. This was the first time I got a score WR that was more than a small improvement over the old WR, and was also the first time I beat my own WR. I was really happy with it!

 

I got 2 other runs done this week, a 3:54.567 No Teleporter Hell WR and a big daily. The daily was $3,105,200, and done on the January 12th daily. I can't remember for sure, but I think this is the first time I used a 5-1 altar to ghost Yama on a daily or regular run. This pushed my daily average to $3,143,432, $2,110 behind krille's WR of $3,145,542.

 

That's all for now. Thanks for checking out the news,

 

-Kinni