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 So many crazy runs this week.
Posted by Kinnijup on May 22nd, 2016 @12:29PM

I've got about 14 runs to go over, and one big daily. Normally, I list a run or two in the title that was a milestone for a player, but this time there were about 5 of those so I chose to just list them here instead ;)


First up, we have theZaxanator hitting a really crazy sub 5 hell time, done with no teleporter. He got a 4:59 - a full 40 second improvement all in one go! The run did not have easy hell levels and Zax handled them like a pro, without slowing down. Sub 5 is no joke and in early 2014 this time would've been around 3rd place. Zax is now the 13th person to get a Hell run under 5 minutes! Congratulations, Zax!


Next up, Saibotsaibot hit a huge run: he completed Low% Hell! Saibot is only the 16th person to complete this challenge, and he even managed to do it faster than Latedog's original run. Saibot managed a 22:13. Like Zax' hell run, Saibot got nasty hell levels but handled them well. He also did a double skull backwhip on Yama! Congrats, Sai :D


Another big run this week, is Linkruler's sub 3:30 Low% No Gold run! He had been trying this run since sometime in March, so it is great to see him get rewarded with his goal. His time was a solid 3:29. The run was even sub 3 pace until about 3-3, when the levels got tricky and long. The temple in particular was hard for a no gold run, and a low% run in general. Link gained a ton of points with this run (about 85k) and is now sitting at 11th place! It will be interesting to see what happens with that #10 spot, with Link, Sedoxa, Grooomp, saturnin, and others, rapidly approaching! Link also managed to beat twigglefly's time by 2 seconds with this run. Any win on twiggle is not easy! Way to go, Link!


I (Kinnijup) got a 6 second Hell WR improvement. I hit a 3:36.363. I hit several of my best splits on this run including being 2:48 into Hell. Hype, lol. This run put me 1 point out of 100,000 ahead of dtea on the main 4 runs subranking (which you can see here). It is pretty crazy for the top 2 guys there to be 1 point apart, so I felt it was worth mentioning! Of important note, though, is dtea still holds the top spot on both the score subranking and the speed subranking by a much larger margain. He also has me beat in total times of the main 3 speedruns (Any%, Hell%, Low%). He has 8:02.551 to my 8:05.168, with SpelunkyGod not far behind at 8:12.217 (thanks for the data, Eugene).


The big daily that happened was a solid $2.50mil run by BumCommando! Bum has not done a lot of dailies lately, but proved he can nail an insane score on one when he tries. This is his 2nd highest scoring daily, and gave his daily average an insane boost of over 100k! He is now nearing 2 million on his daily average, sitting at about 1.92mil. Way to go, dude.


BisleyT was active as well. He improved his daily average and Daily High Score with a $674k daily. Nice job, Bis :D


denis1080 also had an active few days, getting a new PB in Max Any% and Low%. He hit a 9:16 and a 5:49, respectively. The Low% run also counts for his Any% PB, so he gained some points there, as well.


Timestoppa is a guy who has been in Twitch chats for a while, but has recently got some PBs for Mossranking. This week, he tried his hand at All Shortcuts + Olmec. For now, he has a 66:32 PB. Keep it up, Time!


Next up, is a brand new face to Mossranking. CamoNinjazz submitted a 6:33 Low% time. Camo is another guy who has been active in Twitch chats for a long time, and finally started trying his hand at some runs for Mossranking. Looking good so far, Camo :D


kvec gained some points this week with a nice score PB. He's really getting good at them, and for now has a $1.23mil run. Congrats on 1 mil, kvec! He also attempted to use robot strats to get the cannon into the City of Gold and nearly did it! When he is successful at this, I have a feeling we will see a crazy score come from him. Good luck, kvec! He also used this run for his Big Money run. Now that kvec is submitting some challenge runs, his overall rank is going up. It still does not match his skill level, but he seems motivated to remove some more penalties so hopefully we will see him climb even higher! For now, he sits just outside the top 30 at 31st.


Lastly, we have NightHarvester with two PBs. He got a nice 4:26 Low% No Gold run, and an 8:25 Max Hell run! Night has showed a consistent improvement in his Max runs, and a desire to improve as an overall player. This and his skill has really helped him move up the ranks. Great to watch, Night!


That's it. Quite a lot going on for this update, I hope you enjoyed reading it :)



 Losing time, gaining points 👌👌👌
Posted by twiggle on May 18th, 2016 @03:15PM

Runs submitted in the last 5 days grouped by User:

saturnin55 has been busy this past week, cutting a lot of time off his PBs!! 

7:15.644 No Gold

7:15.644 Low% No Gold

6:16.550 Max Any%


SAIBOT busted out an amazing Low% No Gold run, which also counts for his (Any%) No Gold 

4:34.147 No Gold

4:34.147 Low% No Gold


Sedoxa also getting an amazing No Gold run, as well as two other great PBs 

3:31.149 No Gold

4:42.199 Max Any%

6:30.317 Max Low%


kvec improving his score with a solid $546,150 


Peglah submitted his first run, with the comment "First recorded PB" Congrats, Peglah! 

5:34.897 Any%


jwhanson15 coming in big, getting $382,750 on a daily! He also submitted an Any% run. It's nice to see new faces 

48:33.504 Any%


Focuspoint submitted a 4 minute low% (which was so close to sub-4!) that also counts for his any%. Nice job! 

4:01.214 Low%

4:01.214 Any%


denis1080 Tells us that progress is being made in his comment. I completely agree! 

39:45.050 AS+O


Grooomp (thats with 3 O's) killin it with his max runs, passing Linkruler!!! 

4:28.602 Max Any%

7:13.644 Max Hell



 Month of April
Posted by krille71 on May 14th, 2016 @04:33PM

April 2016 has seen the most world records in several years, with an incredible four new records. There have also been several high scoring dailies and challenge run records.


The 9th of April, SpelunkyGod achieved the world record High Score with a score of $3 445 975, $40 000 over the previous record of $3 404 400 by Kinnijup. The run started out with climbing gloves and a cape as the only mobility, and it stayed that way until a jetpack in the black market. The most outstanding part of the run score wise was Ice Caves, ending up with $622 200, which has nearly never been seen before. Towards the end of the run, SpelunkyGod carried the Ball & Chain with perma ghost into 5-3. The level started in a corner filled with enemies and traps, while the ghost quickly approached. Quick thinking and precise movements carried him through the level to take home the world record! For more details, click here.


Only four days later, Kinnijup managed to take home the Any% world record, with the incredible time of 1:39.716, the first run ever in under one hundred seconds. D_Tea held the record before at 1:40.145, so the improvement was slightly more than 400 milliseconds. All the necessary equipment were acquired in the 1-2 shop, and from there on quick reactions and skill with the teleporter guided him through the seed. 4-3 was really scary, filled with traps and enemies, and he nearly got killed in the end by the shopkeeper but managed to exit in time. A perfect Olmec fight made him attain the first sub 1:40 run and the any% world record! Click here to read more about it.


Not even a week after his Any% record, Kinnijup takes home the hell world record with a time of 3:42.571, two seconds faster than the previous record of 3:44.411 by D_Tea. There are only four hell runs in under four minutes, and the other two are by SpelunkyGod and Pibonacci. The seed started with a generous shop on 1-2, and with the bombs in the black market, the run was set on resources. 4-1 may have been the scariest part of the run, with Anubis near the exit just over three Tiki traps. Thanks to his deep knowledge of the games mechanics, he managed to take the scepter and avoid all the threats, achieving the world record in the process! For the full article about the hell record, click here.


On the 24th of April, just over two weeks since the last score record, Kinnijup managed to reclaim the number one spot by less than $5 000. The final score was barely under 3.45 million dollars, $3 449 650. He now holds 75% of the world records of the main four categories. Starting the run with a remarkable mines section of $516 000 made off to a good start. Towards the end, he took the Ball & Chain with perma ghost into 5-3, where he spent over 40 minutes to acquire all the gems. That level would not have been possible if it were not for his skill and patience. All came down to the clutch ending when he got a gem in the only pot on Yama, resulting in a new High Score world record! Read more about the run here.



There were also some huge daily challenges during this month, three of which scored in on over three million dollars. The 8th of April, D_Tea finished the daily with $3 168 500 and Kinnijup with $3 159 175, scoring the 6th respectively 7th highest daily challenge all time. 16 days later, Krille71 finished a $3 005 800 daily challenge, 16th highest of all time. There are now 16 dailies that are over three million dollars.


Two new records has also been set in the challenge runs. Firstly, Kinnijup achieved a 2:00.311 no gold speedrun, setting the bar just over two minutes. The second challenge run was also by him, a 6:07.998 big money speedrun, improving his record by nearly 20 seconds.



That was the highlights from April, an insane amount of new records!



 Lots of activity, and Brutwarst hits a sub 2 run!
Posted by Kinnijup on May 13th, 2016 @11:48AM

Hey there. It's been an active few days, with over a dozen submissions. Here we go!


To start things off, we have a new face on Mossranking - Tencap. He already got a sub 4 Low% run. He hit a 3:49. This also counts as his Any% PB. It's great to see someone debut on the site with a sub 4 Low%! He also posted a 40 minute All Shortcuts + Olmec run. Nice to have you, Tencap.


Next up, we have 3 guys who got Max Any% PBs:


Abob71 has been getting near speedlunky in a Hell% run, but for now he got an 11:18 Max Any%.


kvec also finished his first Max Any% run, with a pretty impressive time for his first go. He got a 5:44.


Sedoxa hit the fastest Max Any% of the three. His was a 5:20.


Abob71 got another run done this week - a 5:56 Low% No Gold run! Great job getting over 2 minutes beyond speedlunky, Abob! This run also counted for his Any% No Gold.


I (Kinnijup) got 2 runs done this week. They were in two categories exclusive to Mossranking. First was a 2:32 Haunted Max Any% PB, and the other was a 2:27 No Teleporter Any%.


Over on the score side of things, we had one big daily. Krille71 got $2.95mil on it, while Sedoxa got $1.89mil on it. Krille is quickly approaching the big 3 million daily average, currently sitting at $2.93mil! It looks like he just needs two more $3 mil dailies for it. Good luck, Krille! Sedoxa also hit a milestone with this daily - he reached $1.5mil daily average. You can see the leaderboard for this daily here.


BillyBlazes and kvec got PBs on this daily, as well. Billy got a $1.11mil score on it, which counted as his score PB. Good luck in future score runs, Billy! kvec managed a $485k run on it. It will be fun to see what he can do in the future on score runs!


TheMFC06 submitted a regular score run. He is making steady improvements in score and seems motivated to continue! Right now, his PB is $387k.


A good friend of mine, johnnyfox7, submitted his first Any% PB this week. I used to watch him stream Spelunky regularly close to 2 years ago. His time is a 5:39. It is awesome to see him on Mossranking!


saturnin55 gained some quick points with an Any% PB. He got a 3:25. The run was jetpack + mattock and no compass. I think we will see a sub 3 from him if he gets a better seed with a compass for this! This run also counted for the No Teleporter Any% category.


Lastly, we have Brutwarst's sub 2 Any% run. He hit a sweet 1:55.904! The spawns on Olmec for this run were particularly scary. Olmec also skipped a stomp due to some gaps. Thanks to Brut's quick thinking, he was able to still use his last 2 bombs at the right time, and save about 2 seconds. Getting a run under 2 minutes is an incredibly difficult and rare milestone, so Brut really deserves some congratulations for it. He is now the 8th person to get a run under 2 minutes in Spelunky. He passed Krille71 on Any% for 7th place with this run, as well. Brutwarst prefers to focus specifically on certain runs, and is easily the guy who's overall rank is much lower than his actual skill and his PBs show. As a result of this focus, though, Brut has reached WR level play in multiple categories. Congrats, Brut!


A good few days for Spelunkers. Till next time,



 Movement in the top 10 and other good runs!
Posted by Kinnijup on May 9th, 2016 @11:53AM

Hey friends! I have just over a dozen runs to go over today.


First up, twigglefly finished his last 3 challenge runs and submitted his 2:07 No Gold run for his Any% PB. Like I pointed out in the past, this run was sub 1:55 pace until he had to bomb some gold from the 4-3 exit. I've also seen him be on sub 1:45 pace Any% No Gold into 4-3. That one died to an offscreen thwomp. twigglefly has serious potential with the teleporter (even WR potential) and has just lost his best few runs near the end so far. These 4 submissions gained him a ton of points and pushed him ahead of Bum for 8th place on the overall ranking. He is also under 8k behind curticus2! These 3 players are only separated by 13k points. Buddy7heElf and Krille71 are not far off either, so things could get interesting with movement here! There is a huge gap from 9th to 10th place (over 200k points) but it looks to me like anyone from 5th to 9th could reach at least 4th with a few big PBs. I am excited to see some movement here so hopefully some of these guys continue to play :D


The three challenge runs twigglefly completed were a 30:35 All Shortcuts + Olmec run, a 10:33 No Gold Hell% run, and a really impressive 7:27 Big Money run. I've actually seen twigglefly die right at the end on sub 7 pace Big Money before, but for now this run is still really impressive! Great job, twiggle.


Another guy who submitted several runs (and is a newcomer to Mossranking) is falafel_raptor. He just finished a nice 5:07 Low% No Gold (also Any% No Gold) run. The older runs he submitted are also impressive: 3:37 Low% (also Any%) and a $2.65mil score run. Along with a $1.26mil daily average, these runs were enough to debut him at 26th on the main ranking!


Sedoxa continues his climb up the ranks as well. He finished a No Gold Hell% run in 18:37. His only remaining challenge run is Low% Hell. He plans to start attempting it, which is really exciting. Low% Hell always felt like a milestone run to me, and it is fun to watch people go for their first one. He has also been streaming his runs nearly every day lately at www.twitch.tv/sedoxa so be sure to check him out!


kvec finished his first teleporter run this week! He got a 3:33. The run had some safe plays including a safe Olmec fight, but just finishing a teleporter run in itself is honestly super difficult. There were several sub 3 quality levels in his run, so now that he finished one it seems likely he will get that sub 3 too! He was also nearly sub 3 pace into Olmec alone. Good luck and congrats, kvec!


Grooomp hit a challenge run this week that not many people do. That doesnt change how impressive of a category it is to complete, though. He got a 6:50 Max Any% No Gold run. Nice, Grooomp! I'd like to see some more people try some of the Max runs No Gold (d_tea has 2 really impressive runs in those categories).


saturnin55 did some work on his daily average, and improved it a bit. He's been consistently doing dailies so I expect this stat of his to continue to improve quickly :D


NightHarvester continues his consistent rise up the ranks. This time, he got a 7th place No Gold Hell% run. He managed a 10:37. Great job, Night! Night now has a 43k lead over Patdog56 for 17th place on the overall ranking.


Polodajaneiro tried his hands at some score runs this week. He improved his PB to a $717k run that ended in the Mothership. Once he is able to get through the Mothership on one of these, I think we will see a pretty big improvement. Looking good, Polo!


Lastly, ix submitted a 6:45 Any% PB. He submitted it to the No Teleporter Any% category, as well. No Teleporter Any% is a really neat category that used to have a ton of interest in the past, and only recently got some recognition on Mossranking. Thanks for adding your run to the list, ix.


That's all for now!

- Kinni

 Back to a lot of activity!
Posted by Kinnijup on May 6th, 2016 @10:53AM

Hey hey gang, the last few days have been super active. Let's jump right into it!


Grooomp has been killing it on dailies lately. This time around, he hit a $1.75mil daily! This was also rank #1! Congrats, Grooomp! This boosted his score and daily average up enough to move him to 14th on the overall ranking. He is now about 11k behind Linkruler. Way to go, Grooomp!


Another guy killing some dailies lately is hbix. He got 2nd place on the daily Grooomp got his $1.75mil on. hbix managed a $1.65mil run. Way to go, hbix :D


Lastly on the dailies front, we've got 2 new runners with a submissions - BillyBlazes and oAhrio. The scores they submitted were $533k and $255k, respectively. This was done on the same daily which you can view here. Nice to have you guys on the site!


Also working on score runs was TheMFC06. He got a $307k PB. Good luck in future runs, MFC :D


theZaxanator is back! I had missed hearing about his PBs, so it is awesome to see him taking an interest in some of the challenge runs.  He finished 3 sweet runs, gaining a lot of Mossranking points. He got a 9:48 No Gold run, a 17:45 No Gold Hell run, and a 10:48 Max Hell run. I hope he had some fun trying these runs, because it was fun to watch him get them. Great to have you around again, Zax.


We had two sweet Low% PB improvements this week. One came from Sedoxa, and the other came from saturnin55. Sedoxa hit a 3:16, and saturnin managed a 3:30. Sedoxa's run was actually sub 3 pace into 4-3! saturnin also lost a ~3:15 pace run to a troll spawn on Olmec, sadly. I think it is clear both of these guys have a ton of potential here. saturnin's run also counted for his Any% PB, so he gained some nice Mossranking points. Great job, guys.


MikeIsMyIke has a friendly competition with saturnin, and looks to beat sat's new Low% PB. For now, Mike managed a No Gold PB - a 10:33. Good luck, Mike!


kvec finished his first sub 4 Low% run! He hit a 3:48. This is also his Any% PB, so he gained a lot of Mossranking points. Congrats, kvec :D


We have another new face on Mossranking this week - ix. He posted some placeholder runs and a $719k score PB. Great to have you, ix!


BumCommando submitted his first Max Hell% run, a 6:58. This removed his final penalty, and has brought him within about 12k points from curticus2. Bum is ranked 8th currently, but 4th overall if only the main 4 categories are considered (Score, Low%, Any%, Hell%), so I know he can climb on the main ranking. Great to see you get some more points, Bum.


Lastly, we have an awesome Max Low% run from NightHarvester! He hit a 5:44. This is a very difficult run to even finish. Congrats on getting a sub 6, Night.


That's it for now. Keep it up :D


- Kinni

 Quality over quantity this week ;)
Posted by Kinnijup on May 2nd, 2016 @09:24AM

Hey everyone! This week we have 11 new runs to go over, and several dailies to mention. Let's hop right in.


MikeIsMyIke finished a teleporter run! Finishing your first speedrun with the teleporter is not easy at all, so great job, Mike. He also kept the run no gold for the majority of the run, so it is clear the next one he finishes can be sped up. His time was a nice 3:02!


This week, we saw three runners PB in Low%. grozger got a nice 3:51 while hbix hit a 5:05. These times also counted for Any%. The other Low% PB came from bootsthatshoot! boots is getting some really solid Low% splits now, and hit a 3:26 PB! This run had a bombless Olmec fight, too, so there are several seconds to save by reaching Olmec with more bombs. I also saw him die on Olmec on about a 3:16 pace run, and he has had some sub 3 splits into the middle of the ice caves! He seems motivated to keep hitting Low% hard and I look forward to what he can do next. Great job, guys.


grozger and hbix each had another PB this week. grozger got a $1.04mil score PB while hbix got a speedlunky Hell% run - a 7:42. hbix also hit some $1 million + dailies this week, making his daily average reach $1.5mil!  Great job, guys!


Grooomp hit 2 PBs this week, good for 3 categories. He improved his Max Any% PB by just a little bit, and did it as a Haunted run. His final time was a 4:49. His other PB is actually the fastest Basejump% run! His time there was under 10, at 9:47! Way to go, Grooomp :D The other area Grooomp has been working on and making great improvements in is his score running. He got 2 dailies this week just under 1.5 million, bringing his daily average up to close to 1 million ($775k).


ShinGraywords got a Hell% PB just before he has to take a break from Spelunky for some traveling. He hit an 8:44. Have fun Shin, and hopefully you come back motivated :D


mapwezt, one of the best daily runners and score runners in general on Playstation, has been hitting some killer dailies the last 2 months on PC. This week, he got a $1.9mil daily! Map's daily average is nearing the 2 million mark! Right now, it is at $1.8mil. Great to have you doing some runs on PC, Map!


The last activity this week comes from Sedoxa. Sedoxa continues to improve his daily average on a regular basis, and is now just under the $1.5mil mark there! Sedoxa also submitted an AJE (All Journal Entries) run. He managed a sub 1 hour run, with a 55:56. Way to go this week, Sed!


That's all for now :D


- Kinni

 Score World Record by Kinnijup: 3,449,650!
Posted by Linkruler on April 27th, 2016 @03:14PM

As time moves forward, world records are growing more and more impressive. Closer are we growing towards a place where World Records are near unbeatable. With that said, it is awesome to see that Kinnijup is swooping in and getting many world records that were originally thought to be at the best they could. When SpelunkyGod achieved the score world record of $3,445,975, Kinni seemed to have upped his game. He has already conquered two of the main 4 categories, but with this new run, he now has taken hold over 75% of the main categories with his new score world record of $3,449,650!



To start, the run begins with Kinni getting an optimal score shop, with a jetpack and mattock, as well as the udjat eye on 1-2. The level turned out to be exceptionally good and was a 160K level without a vault! 1-3 was a snake pit with an overkill number of gems. So much to the point that he managed to gather 195K from this without a vault. Proceeding with his new mattock, Kinni entered 1-4 and got an average level of 160K including the vault.


Overall, the mines totaled to a massive 516K! This is incredible, and very rarely have the mines been any more generous than this.


2-1 was a dark level that provided resources for the rest of the run. A specialty shop gave two extra mattocks, and Kinni managed 111K using the remainder of one and using up one of the new ones. 2-2 Was a bit weaker, containing only 69K, but fortunately he got a Black Market entrance and a kapala out of the level. The Black Market made up for the lesser score in 2-2 by containing 131K. Kinni also gained 24 more bombs from here. In 2-4, he destroyed an altar to get the ball & chain. With that and the vault, the level summed up to 202K.


In total, Kinni left the jungle with a little over 1 million! This is a great pace that is fairly uncommon to attain


3-1 was a wet fur level, where Kinni managed a 78K level. He proceeded to yet another wet fur, only giving a mere 41K. With 3-3 came the moai, which Kinni used the ball & chain to grab the moai diamond, turning out to be beneficial to the run. Collecting money from the vault, he left the level with 135K. 3-4 was an average level that gained an extra 53K. Kinni made quick work of the mothership and left with an extra 105K, robot, and the plasma cannon! The second 3-4 provided him with another 63K.


To this point, Kinni entered the temple with 1.5 million


4-1 was a good start to the temple, giving 156K. 4-2 Was even better, with an idol and vault contributing to a total of 226K. The City of Gold was also exceptionally good, contributing 604K to his score. Olmec had a score that was above average, giving him 110K without ghosting.


Kinni had 2.6 million into hell!


Hell had a great start with a 191K 5-1! In 5-2, Kinni upped his game after collecting 179K by destroying a 5-2 altar. This would enable permaghost, where the ghost will follow you into any level, so long as you had the ball & chain. With this restriction, 5-3 can become one of the most challenging and stressful parts of the run. To put it into perspective, compare it to the average 10-15 minute levels that are usually played. Kinni spent over 40 minutes on 5-3 alone. After successfully gaining 147K from 5-3, it was time to enter the final level. In Yama's chamber, he got 320K from ghosting the rubies under Yama's throne. Unfortunately, this was not enough for a world record. As Kinni made his way up, he found a stray pot. Bombing this pot saved the run! It gave a single extra ruby, which he then ghosted to reclaim the score world record!



The run ended with a final score of $3,449,650


In conclusion, this run had some incredible plays! The dark 2-1, taking ball & chain from 2-4 through 2 wet furs into 3-3 for the moai gem, and having permaghost through a 40+ minute 5-3 are all examples of how well Kinni played this! Closer are we getting to reaching an impassable point for score world record, and time will tell how well this run holds up. Way to go Kinni for all your hard work! Thanks for your contributions to the community and being an awesome person over the years. Good luck with your future endeavors, and here's to more world records from you in the future!




 Activity for days B)
Posted by Kinnijup on April 25th, 2016 @10:18AM

Hey gang! Today, I have 11 runs and 2 big dailies to go over. Let's jump right in.



bootsthatshoot has been hard at work getting all the bonus points available for completing the challenge runs. He finished a 17:37 No Gold Hell run this time! All that he has left is Max Low% and Low% Hell. He has been to Yama this week on Low% Hell and is trying the run quite a bit, so I am confident he will get it! Low% Hell is a big milestone run for a Spelunky runner and Boots definitely deserves it :) Boots is strengthening his position in the overall top 20, currently ranked 19th!


Patdog56 finished an awesome Max Any% run, a 4:51. Check out the Olmec fight! The last stomp in combination with Pat's teleport actually moves the teleporter out of his hands for a moment! It is really neat to watch. Pat also submitted a sub 10 Max Hell run! He got a 9:05. I've watched a lot of improvements in Pat's platforming and play in general over the last few months and he's earned himself a spot in the top 20 of the main ranking, right up there with Boots. Patdog and Boots are both really close, with Boots having an edge in main speedruns right now, but Patdog having a ~600k lead in score with a well-done daily. Patdog is currently 1 spot ahead of Boots on the ranking, but with how close Boots is to Low% Hell, that could change at any moment! Great job this week, Pat and Boots!


I (Kinnijup) got a new score run WR. I got a $3,449,650 run. Linkruler is doing a write-up on it so I'll let him go over that one - thanks Link!


MikeIsMyIke improved his All Journal Entries run, almost breaking the 1 hr mark. He got a 66:01 run. Keep it up, Mike!


Another guy working on some RTA runs this week is Grooomp. He submitted an 82:01 All Journal Entries run and a 21:18 All Shortcuts + Olmec run. I don't know much yet about AJE runs, but the AS+O run Grooomp did is already looking good. It is ranked 11th (just missed the top 10) in a category that gets a lot of attention across the globe :) Grooomp has also been hitting some WR quality splits in Any%, and lost a sub 2 run a teleport away from the 4-3 exit. This guy has come so close to several killer runs, and I hope he is not getting discouarged at all by the RNG element. Regardless of not finishing a few of his best runs, he still has some killer PBs and sits at 16th on the overall ranking.


The last guy this week working on some RTA stuff is ShinGraywords. He managed a 106:28 All Journal Entries run. Thanks for streaming these Shin, they are fun to watch, especially now that we have Sasha's autosplitter!


denis1080 submitted a Max Any% run - a 16:26. Always great to see the max categories getting some attention!


Community veteran grozger submitted a no-jp Hell PB. He got an 11:34. Nice run, Groz!


Finally, we had 2 massive dailies done on yesterdays daily challenge. Krille got a $3.00mil while SpelunkyGod got $2.98mil. SpelunkyGod opted to go to the castle, which resulted in a slightly less profitable level but a guaranteed HH. Both of these guys did something insane on this daily, they took a 5-2 altar to ghost yama. 5-3 was not easy on that seed, either. Krille is in a good position to reach the $3mil daily average that only d_tea currently has, and SG is not far behind. SG also managed to pass twigglefly for a spot in the daily average top 5! Great job, guys.



All in all, a very good few days for these runners!


 New Hell% World Record by Kinnijup
Posted by krille71 on April 23rd, 2016 @04:09PM

Hell was thought to be the hardest record to break, but it has now been done. On 18th of April, Kinnijup achieved the hell% world record with the time of 3:42.571. Previous record was 3:44.411 by D_Tea, making it an improvement of less than two seconds. There are currently four sub four hell runs ever to be done, the other two are 3:52.048 by SpelunkyGod and 3:52.999 by Pibonacci.


It all started with a generous shop on 1-2, providing everything necessary for early game. Climbing gloves are only in the way on teleporter runs, but Kinnijup did a good job avoiding it. Black market was spotted on 2-2 from the leaves surrounding the entrance. The second shop in the black market contained the needed bombs, so resources were set for the rest of the seed. He decided to bomb the shopkeepers in the ankh pit instead of teleporting down to pick up the ankh; the additional risk would not be worth it for saving a second. A time of 1:04 into ice caves is just amazing.


Temple started a bit scary with Anubis next to the exit, the shopkeeper and three tiki traps. It got even worse when a pushblock fell down from the roof after killing Anubis, nearly crushing the scepter on its way down. With his deep knowledge of the games mechanics, he managed to grab the scepter that fell down between two tiki traps and dodge all the purple bubbles from Anubis simultaneously, without it costing him any more time. The next scary part of the run was in City of Gold, when a golden thwomp came pixels from crushing him, though two tiles seemed to be enough room to avoid it.


The hell door entrance on Olmec was in a really great spot. Not needing to reposition him after killing Anubis 2 saved a lot of time and made the fight only last 34 seconds. After Olmec, the first hell level nearly ended the whole run. A blue devil stunned him, and would have stunlocked him if it was not for a well-timed whip. Bad spawns on Yama in conjunction with being down to only one health point required some good improvisation, but he were determined to finish this seed and took home the hell world record!


Congrats to Kinnijup for another world record, with one of the craziest speedruns in this game!