|2nd Update of the year :D|
|Posted by Kinnijup on January 8th, 2017 @02:09PM|
Hey gang, Kinni here. We had many runs the last 6 days. Let's get to it!
falafel_raptor got 3 PBs this week, two of which were in one of the main 4 categories. He got a 4:43 Hell run (also no teleporter!) and a 3:02.133 Low% run. He has now had several sub 3 pace runs die on Olmec, so it is only a matter of time that he gets the sub. His other PB was a solid 3:09 No Gold run (also no teleporter). Nice!
bootsthatshoot continued his PB streak, nailing 2 PBs. He got a 3:09.883 Low%, and a 2:27 Any%!! Great runs, Boots. The Low% in particular was promising, looking at some of the individual world splits on the run!
Vlad has taken to streaming Spelunky recently, and is already hitting some fast splits and showing some promising platforming skill! You can see his Twitch here. For this update, he submitted 4 runs. He got a $1.06m score run, a 4:06 Low%, a 9:24 Hell%, and a 25:11 All Shortcuts + Olmec run. Nice to have you, Vlad.
We added a new Meme category this week too, thanks to BumCommando. It is getting the highest score in the tutorial. There are already 9 submissions, too. You can view the leaderboard for it here. Currently, ix and I have a tie (in that order) for the best one at $90,400.
usernamecantbe25 has been recording his runs lately. This week he finished 3 runs in the main speed categories! He got a 2:27 Any%, a 3:11 Low%, and a 5:26 Hell% done! All three of these times are impressive! Great job on the runs, 25. username25 is a guy who would be ranked substantially higher if he finished all the categories that count for points. He is well on his way, too.
We saw some new daily high scores this week, as well. ix got a $2,416m score on the January 2nd daily. PolPotNoodle got a $1,319m score and BorealBy got an $876k score, both on this same daily. Nice job, gang!
Konato_K also finished a Max Any% run, a 5:16. Solid! Konato finished 2 other runs this week, as well. He got a crazy $2,633,575 score on the January 4th daily, and an 8:44 Max Low% (his first completion!). At only about 200 playtime hours, Konato is efficiently doing some score run techniques that most of us did not do for 1k + hours! Great job, Konato!
Great job this week, gang!
|First news update of 2017!|
|Posted by Kinnijup on January 2nd, 2017 @02:22PM|
Hey gang, Kinni here with the first news post of the new year! A couple of WRs and many impressive runs happened over the holidays - let's get to it!
BumCommando shaved over 4 minutes off of his already strong All Journal Entries World Record! He nailed a super impressive 31:59. He says a sub 30 minute run is totally viable, but this requires RNG to cooperate. Great job on the run, Bum!
ix nailed 4 super impressive runs this week. He got an 11:52 Snowball% WR, a $2,961,300 score run, a 9:15 Big Money run, and a 7:12 Max Hell (done without teleporter!). The score run was his last requirement for the Spelunky Champion Flair on the spelunky subreddit. Congrats on the Champion Flair, ix! Well deserved. ix was also super happy with the Max Hell run, as it is his favorite category (the no teleporter counterpart).
meowmixmix only had one submission this week, though it was a very strong one. He got a 3:23 Max Any% (no teleporter) run. This is in fact a win on me and 2nd place overall! d_tea has a strong record here, a 3:13, but meow could actually beat it... Great job, Meow! Max Any% without a teleporter is a super impressive and fun run. It would be nice to see some other high-level runners take a stab at it *glares at Buddy7heElf and twigglefly*
denis1080 managed something pretty crazy: a 5:28 Max Low% run! He said he had been struggling to finish the run, then got this quickly after finishing a ~7 minute run. Congrats denis! This time is really impressive. denis also spent some time finishing his first All Journal Entries speedrun. He did so in 109:17. Nice to see this category getting some more attention!
DiMono nailed a Max Low% run, as well. He got a 7:25! Max Low% is a very difficult run to finish due to the resource restrictions, and is even harder to finish fast. Great time in particular for your first finish, DiMono!
saturnin55 finished 2 super impressive runs, as well. He finished his first sub 3 run, done with a teleporter! His final time was 2:47. He also improved his eggplant PB significantly, hitting a 22:20! This is his 4th completed eggy run. saturnin is doing a great job defending his position on Mossrank, and in doing so has come within striking distance of some of the runners above him on the main list.
falafel_raptor has made significant progress recently, and managed to reach 800k Mosspoints! Congrats on reaching the Temple ranking, raptor! The PBs he got this week were a 3:39 No Teleporter Max Any%, a 3:03 Low%, a 6:11 Max Hell, and perhaps most impressive, a 3:19 Low% No Gold run! Great job, raptor.
ShinGraywords nailed a handful of PBs over the week. He got a 10:14 Big Money run, a 5:05 Max Any% run (done with no teleporter), and a 3:31 Low% run. I can tell a Low% goal of his for now is to get under 3:30 (maybe I'm just encouraging him, but it is certainly a PB he could get ) so I think we will see more from him here in the new year.
Khold has managed to reach the top 25!! Congrats on reaching the front page, Khold! He managed two PBs this week: a 10:27 Max Hell run and a 5:35 Draining Olmec run. Nice job, Khold! Khold has been streaming his runs at www.twitch.tv/kholdwinters, so be sure to check him out!
Polodajaneiro has really improved his platforming in general over the last few months. For this update, he got a 3:18 No Teleporter Any% (also Any%) run, and a solid 6:57 Hell run. I have seen this guy hit splits into temple fit for a sub 5 finish, so it is just a matter of getting better RNG and getting more familiar with the lategame on a Hell run. In my experience, the last part of a Hell run a player begins to excel at is 4-1 and onwards. I know polo is capable of some super impressive times, so hopefully he stays motivated like he seems to be!
I (Kinnijup) finished a $3.241mil score on the January 2nd Daily. This bumped my average up about 25k to 3.126mil. Krille seems within reach now, though these big dailies are super rare. Also, he has not yet tried this daily at the time of writing this. There may be some other big finishes on this one.
Next up, we have a couple new members.
usernamecantbe25 finished a solid run on stream this week, a 6:44 Max Hell! If he had a better computer and was more capable of recording all of his runs, 25 would probably be ranked in the top 20. Hopefully he is able to stream more again so he can reach a more accurate ranking! Great run, 25.
All in all, quite a big week! Great job, guys.
|Konato gets an eggplant run, hbix gets a Maxplant run, and many strong Max Low% runs :D|
|Posted by Kinnijup on December 26th, 2016 @12:08PM|
Hey gang, Kinni here with a post-Christmas update.
hbix tends to nail impressive runs when we don't even know he is trying for them. This week is no different, as he finished a maximum eggplant run! He did so in 42:39. Congrats on being the 7th person to complete this difficult run, hbix!
denis1080 had a nice amount of PBs this week! He got a 3:47 Low%, an $839k score on the December 22nd Daily, and a 9:09 Draining Olmec run. Congrats on the sub 4, Denis. Denis managed to edge out his rival DiMono by 2k Mosspoints. I have a feeling they will both continue to push eachother!
Next up, we have a string of strong Max Low% runs!
meowmixmix finished a sub 5 Max Low%! He finished a 4:53. There truly was a snail city at Olmec... Meow is now not far from the top 20 (less than 12k Mosspoints), and is currently in 23rd place with 610k total Mosspoints.
Mazerak nailed an impressive Max Low% run, as well. He got a 4:26. At sub 3 minutes into temple, you can see he can get this run under 4. It is already looking great, though. He also managed an 8 second improvement to his Max Hell time, with a 5:44!
We had another big Max Low% run get finished this week. Buddy7heElf nailed a 4:02!! This was about a 20 second improvement. Buddy has had some bad luck with Olmec on this run in the past, so I was glad to see Olmec work here. Congrats, Buddy.
saturnin55 finished an impressive 32:15 Snowball% run! The run was particularly impressive as his only mobility was climbing gloves until a cape in Hell!! For the Yama fight strat, he also had to conserve ropes. This made the run even more tricky. He successfully did the new eggplant strat on the Moai head level, though there ended up being a new snowball in 3-4.2 by the exit. Saturnin also finished a 6:18 Draining Olmec run. GG!
That's all for now,
|A Sub-3 Low%, a Sub-4 Drainmec, and a Sub-19 Key to Yama|
|Posted by ix on December 20th, 2016 @04:50PM|
As usual, we have a couple of tremendous submissions by Mazerak this week. He got a stellar 2:59.261 Low% and becomes the 17th member of the elite sub-3 club. Turns out he can go even faster with a Jetpack, Compass, and Mattock, completing a 2:30.775 Any% No Teleporter run, which is the fifth-fastest recorded time. On top of that, he set a new WR in the Basejump% category of 7:32.669 -- an impressive time, especially since he squandered a few seconds before exiting Yama's Chamber. Also worthy of mention is his $2,980,700 score on December 18th's Daily Challenge, crushing the rest of the field by $1.3 million and setting a new personal best.
Sedoxa made waves with an Any% in 2:19.731 after improvising a new strategy for defeating Olmec. I got a big kick out of watching this fight, because things tend to go mostly according to plan when the fastest runners submit PBs: indeed, that's why these runs become PBs. This run is... a different story. In an another unusual completion, he also Drained Olmec in 3:59 -- the second sub-4! He also took the time to submit some old runs that he's sat on for a few months. Some people will do anything for Moss Points.
I (ix) completed an AS+O run in 20:55, with an 18:40 All Shortcuts split. Notably, this run was deathless and featured a triple delivery for the Shotgun + 3 Bombs + 3 Ropes split. I also shaved more than 10 minutes off of the Key to Yama WR, setting a new mark of 18.57.059; however, new strats and interest from bootsthatshoot and others suggest this record might not stand for long! I also got a pair of PBs in Max Any% No Gold, with a new fastest time of 7:25.390.
Dr. Probably continues to improve his times. This week, he submitted a 7:09 Low% and a 9:47 Draining Olmec. Notably, he gave up a promising No Gold run to pick up the second Jetpack. Can't really fault him for that decision.
Couple of other nice runs out there this week... Abob71 had a 24.18 AS+O run, saving lots of time on the key split relative to his old PB. DiMono had a 3:37 Any% run with a clean 4-bomb Olmec fight. prenis posted a 3:48 Low% that is a placeholder for his Any% and Any% No TP runs.
Thanks for submitting these runs. I look forward to what we will accomplish next week!
|Big daily high scores this week and meowmixmix on fire :O|
|Posted by Kinnijup on December 14th, 2016 @03:24PM|
Hey gang, Kinni here.
Two new people got a daily high score over 2 million points this week. usernamecantbe25 got a $2.461mil score on the December 10th Daily, and Konato_K got a $2.375mil score on the same daily! They both ball and chained the city of gold on this run. Great job guys!
meowmixmix has been on fire lately, and has even been sub 3 pace low% into Olmec but lost it due to ridiculous spawns. For this update, he got a 4:04 Max Any% (also No Teleporter), a 2:48 No Teleporter Any%, a solo teleporter 2:24 Any%, a $1.41mil score run, and a 17:16 All Shortcuts run with a 20:14 Olmec finish. Ridiculous! This run also had a 1:20.060 tutorial. Meow has reached the Ice Caves ranking (600k+ Mosspoints) and climbed to 23rd place!
ix got two new records in the meme ranking. He got the fastest basejump run, an 8:51, and the fastest run in a new meme category, Landmine%. His time there was 14:54. Great job, ix! He also finished a 5:05 Draining Olmec run!
falafel_raptor is thankfully playing a lot again, and got a 6:25 Max Hell run (also Haunted and No Teleporter!). His streams are quite enjoyable to watch. He is also on the verge of a Low% PB, and is finishing many runs near his PB.
|A compilation of recent Spelunky PBs (don't forget to replace with a witty title before submitting)|
|Posted by ix on December 12th, 2016 @08:14PM|
Hi all. The PBs are coming in fast and furious, so it's time for another Spelunky News! A few of the top-11 runners submitted only one run, but each of these was pretty special!
First up: Kinnijup beat his own world record in the Big Money category, setting a new best time of 5:30.250! Big Money is somewhat of an oddball hybrid between score and speedrunning, so it might be useful to put this time into perspective. If you subtract the extra time Kinni spent in the City of Gold, stealing rubies from Yama, and robbing the Ice Caves vault, this would have been a comfortable sub-4 Hell% run -- a feat only Kinni, dtea, SpelunkyGod, and Pibonacci have achieved.
Perhaps Mazerak will be the next to join this list? Over the weekend, he posted an incredible 4:04.830 Hell%, good enough for 5th place all time. Maz's commentary mid-run does a nice job of summarizing: "dis fast... Like really fast... OMG." Incredible stuff!
Grooomp had another run for the ages, turning in a 2:42.863 No Gold run. One interesting thing is that his run was the fastest-known no gold run completed without a teleporter. A second interesting thing is that this is apparently a category on MossRanking. WR
I (ix) spent some time on several unpopular challenge categories. I became the fourth runner to complete a Shield Run (26:25.288) by crushing Yama with the shield found only in the Haunted Castle. This is a truly bizarre and rewarding challenge, which I hope others get to experience. I also became the fourth to finish a Max Low% No Gold run, albeit slowly (8:28.273). I submitted a couple of other runs: Max Any% No Gold @ 7:54, a Haunted Max Hell% of 11:25, and an Olmec Failplant of 8:18.
Khold briefly made it to the top 25 with several impressive runs. He had a 3:09 Any%, a 3:27 No Gold, and a 4:15 Max Any%, all of which he accomplished without a teleporter. He also took the Plasma Cannon to the City of Gold for the first time and improved his score PB to $1,698,425. Unfortunately, he died while ghosting Hell. Also unfortunate for Khold, meowmixmix saw he got bopped and responded by submitting a 5:16 Max Low%, restoring his place in the top 25 and pushing Khold out.
Alcoer also turned in a Max Low% of 6:08, and also improved his Any% time to 3:07. denis1080 completed "Speedlunky" Hell% in 7:55 and also turned in a 5:20 Max Any%. ShinGraywords had a similar Max Any% of 5:13.
There were also some impressive Daily Scores recently, but we'll save those for a later date, when they show up on MossRanking. So, that's it for now, but keep the runs coming!
|meowmixmix on fire, Polo gets a solid Max Low%, and many other impressive runs!!|
|Posted by Kinnijup on December 9th, 2016 @05:22PM|
Hey gang, Kinni here. Special thanks to ix for handling a couple updates there. It is a huge relief to have someone do these every once in awhile, though I do enjoy doing them!
The biggest mover this week was meowmixmix. He got 5 individual PBs.
First up, he brought his Low% PB down to 3:12. He has been into the temple in 1:41 before, and been on sub 3 pace many times now. So it is just a matter of the temple cooperating. Next up, he got a speedlunky Max Hell run! He clocked in at 7:56. Nice! He also got a killer 2:38 Any% (done with solo teleporter!), an 866k daily high score on the December 6th Daily, and a 3:30 Low% No Gold. At 552k total Mosspoints, Meow has entered the top 25 and attained Diamond Jungle ranking on the main list. Nice job, Meow!
Polodajaneiro has been streaming every day some, and it is paying off. He hit a solid sub 6 Max Low% run! His final time was 5:42. He is even capable of something faster, as he slowed down in the temple for safety. So we may see some more from him here...
Another guy who got numerous PBs this week was ShinGraywords! He hit a 6:14 Hell run, a 5:18 Max Any%, and an 11:47 Olmec Failplant% run. Shin is doing a good job securing his position in the top 25, and is only 1 small PB away from the top 20. He currently has 618k total Mosspoints and is in 22nd place!
Khold has been making some big improvements, as well. He hit a 9:51 Big Money run (sub 10!), and a 6:15 Hell run. This was just enough to reach 500k total Mosspoints and Ruby Jungle ranking! Khold is also currently 28th place overall. Nice job this week, Khold.
Top 10 contender Grooomp hit two fantastic runs. He nailed a 4:09 Max Low% (damageless and a Mossranking site win on d_tea!) and a 3:26 Low% No Gold. Great runs, Grooomp! Grooomp is only a score run away from being well into the 800,000s Mosspoint range...
denis1080 has been consistently streaming at www.twitch.tv/denis1080, so be sure to give him a visit! This week, he submitted a 17:26 Big Money run which was a 1 minute improvement over his previous time. Nice!
Great runs, gang,
|Maximum Spelunky Fun|
|Posted by ix on December 5th, 2016 @07:08AM|
Hi everyone. Lots of impressive runs to talk about this week. 15 runners set new PBs in speed and challenge categories, and several more posted new Score and Daily Score bests. Lots of these improvements came in "Max" categories (beating the game after having visited both The Worm and The Mothership), so runners are literally going out of their way to challenge themselves.
Kinnijup posted one PB this week, but what a run it was! He completed a 3:31.894 Max Low%, the second fastest all time. The game threw everything it could at Kinni, but he managed to limp to the exit with 1 heart, 0 bombs, and 0 ropes remaining. Watch the whole thing, and pay special attention in the Temple. O_O
What a week of PBs for DiMono. From the "Main 4," he completed a 3:57.149 Any% and a Low% run a just a tad slower at 4:11.628. He was also one of the runners that spent a lot of time in the secret levels. DiMono got a 4:59.516 Max Any%, a 10:57.316 Haunted Max Any%, and an 11:20.901 Max Hell%. Hopefully he rounds this out by completing a Max Low% soon! He also Drained Olmec in 8:29.704 and casually Basejumped in 33:07.912. Amazing stuff!
Mazerak continued to climb the MossRanking leaderboards. He set a new Any% PB of 2:03.909, featuring 3 robbed shops and a very efficient Olmec fight. He also completed another Solo Eggplant Run, lowering his time to 12:05.367. For good measure, he turned in a 3:08.387 Low%.
Konato_K was another busy runner this week. He completed his first All Shortcuts + Olmec (AS+O) in 25:09.590, with a 21:18.700 AS split and a 1:36.330 Tutorial. He also had an 8:58.651 Hell%, 24:14.011 Big Money run, and a $1,545,450 Score run.
French Champion Polodajaneiro posted a 3:25.567 Low% and an 11:31.721 Max Hell%. Two other runners also improved their Max Hell%: saturnin55, the patron saint of Moss Points, got 9:05.607; and denis1080, who I can't come up with a nickname for, got 10:05.660.
In the world of score running, Abob71 cashed in with $868,350 -- pretty good for a 4-2 finish. Dr. Probably won his first Daily Challenge on December 1 with $1,646,950 and set a personal best. The Zaxanator also PBed this same daily with $1,469,550 as did Kazzy with $124,900. Also of note, Kinnijup and Mazerak crushed the December 3 Daily, earning $2,548,900 and $2,000,175, respectively.
Congrats all on the great runs! See you next week.
|3 Olmec Drains, a $3 Million run, and 3 Great Grooomp Runs|
|Posted by ix on November 28th, 2016 @03:57PM|
Hey there! ix filling in for this week's news. This has been a busy week for PBs, so let's get straight down to business.
First up, Grooomp made significant progress in several important categories. He got a blistering 1:53.573 Any% and accomplished a major goal of his with an impressive 2:49.821 Low%. Grooomp also posted a 6:22.856 Max Hell%, which was pretty lit. This run was the 7th fastest all time for the category, despite the absence of a teleporter. Wow!
The most popular category this week was, surprisingly, Draining Olmec. Konato_K led off with a 6:20.745, AlphaChannel clocked in at 9:56.239, and ix shaved a few seconds off of his PB with a 5:22.247. ix also submitted an 8:47.509 Olmec Failplant%, cementing his lead atop the newly minted Meme Subranking. Great memes, everybody!
These noted meme runners didn't stop there. AlphaChannel also submitted a 5:35.447 Max Any% and a 19:08.097 Max Hell%, while Konato_K submitted a placeholder Score run of $534,775. ix completed his second solo Eggplant run at 20:14.806 and pulled off the fastest recorded Max Hell% No Gold at 11:48.266, just a few weeks after Mazerak resurrected the category.
In other Mazerak news, he improved his Score PB to $3,181,525 -- good enough for 10th in the category. This run is especially remarkable as Maz completed the entire run without a jetpack. If you ask him, Maz will also tell you in great detail all of the other ways the RNG was against him in this run.
Dr. Probably has been putting together a nice portfolio of runs and finally got around to submitting these to MossRanking. He completed a $1,805,775 Score Run, a 6:19.614 Any% (without a teleporter), and a Max Hell% of 21:12.842 that also serves as a placeholder for vanilla Hell% and Max Any%. He also stumbled on a juicy black market and turned in a 22:47.340 Big Money, finishing the run at Olmec. If he continues to accumulate Moss Points at this rate, he will bop Kinnijup sometime in early 2017.
That's all for this week. Keep the runs coming, and remember that Meme Points are still points!
|Raptor gets a Low% Hell run, hbix gets a $3 million run, and plenty of other impressive runs!|
|Posted by Kinnijup on November 22nd, 2016 @03:37PM|
Hey there gang, Kinni here.
falafel_raptor finished his first Low% Hell run, and did it super fast. He got a 9:27! This is a ridiculous time for someone's first completed run in this category!! Congrats, raptor. Raptor also hit a big 18:03 All Shortcuts + Olmec PB! Raptor is nearing 800k total mosspoints, and currently has 772k. This places him currently in 11th.
hbix has finished a handful of runs (including dailies) using the plasma cannon in the city of gold, and he finished his best one yet this week. He got a $3,033,850 score run!! He ghosted Yama in this run, and did most of 5-3 on 1 hp! Super impressive, hbix! He also managed a solid 8:27 Big Money run, done with an Olmec finish. hbix reached 647k mosspoints and now is just under 2k behind saturnin55. hbix has a pretty secure spot in the top 20, and is currently ranked 18th.
Grooomp improved his already impressive Low% time. He made an 8 second cut, hitting 2:50! Grooomp has had some ridiculous Low% splits, so it is very likely he will improve this sometime soon. In fact, I have seen him almost 15 seconds faster into the temple and on 2:42 pace into Olmec...so a 2:3x is entirely possible! Grooomp moved up to 768k mosspoints, and is in 12th place (though he is not far from 10th).
fusuy321 got a ridiculously impressive score run done this week. He finished a $3,356,350 run!!! This is ranked 7th place and even had WR potential until some of the last levels were weak, including no boss ghosting. The run, however, was played fantastically and Fusuy deserves a big congrats!
Mazerak continued to PB all over the place, as usual. He got a 5:52 Max Hell% run (no teleporter), a 20:12 All Shortcuts + Olmec run, and a super impressive 2:35 No Teleporter Any%! The 2:35 did not even have a compass, and the Max Hell is a win on some big names! Way to go, Maz. Maz has reached 790k total mosspoints, and is maintaining his #10 spot on the main ranking.
ix has been working on some more meme runs, and finished a 22:47 snowball run. I heard he also killed Yama with a landmine... He did a 10:11 Olmec Failplant run, too. He worked on some runs for Mosspoints, as well. He finished a 22:58 No Gold Hell (also Max) run, a $1.919 daily high score on the November 19th Daily, and a 4:17 No Gold run. This was quite an active week for ix! He is very near the top 20 now, and sits in 21st place with 614k mosspoints.
That's all for now, hope you enjoyed reading it,