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 falafel_raptor gets a killer Low% No Gold time! Kinnijup improves two of his World Records!
Posted by meowmixmix on June 9th, 2017 @07:32PM

Hey everyone meow here ,


We've had a lot of Lunky action this week so let's hop right into it.


falafel_raptor completed two amazing runs this week, coming within a second of a world record.  Challenging Kinni with a 2:51.905 Low% No Gold.  Falafel is is also on the brink of breaking the sub 4 wall for Max Low% getting a time of 4:05.259. At this rate falafel will take the #10 spot on MossRanking!


Next...the man, the myth, the jup, Kinnijup.  Kinni set two world records this past week taking the No Teleporter Max Hell% and Jumbo Money categories with times 4:43.183 and 16:11.648.  Not only does the No Teleporter Max Hell beat many peoples normal Hell% with a telepoter but it is also almost a full minute faster than DTea who is in second place with a time of 5:32.891.

Amazing job as always Kinni!


GreatStriker completed three PBs this week, knocking out a No Teleporter Max Hell% in 9:15.226, an Any% run in 3:20.448 and a Max Any% run in 4:58.725.  These are all great times Striker! Keep this up and you have top 25 potential!


Buddy7heElf completed an insane No Gold Hell% run clocking in at 5:33.554. This run is 5th place in the category and just beats out Krille's time! Congrats Buddy


I (meowmixmix) completed an Any% run in 2:08.286. which was just enough to push me into Temple Rank which was my long term goal for my Spelunky career! I was also able to improve the Tutorial% world record when messing around with some new strats and came across a teleporter in the 0-3 shop.  The final time was 1:15.989.


MikeIsMyIke has been putting in a lot of time recently (and streaming it too! make sure to check him out) and his time and effort have been reflecting in hsi PBs.  Mike compled a No Teleporter Max Any% run in 5:04.578 a Big Money run in 10:23.675 and a No Teleporter Hell% run in 7:06.581.  Mike's Big Money run beats my time, and he even said he would beat me just an hour or so before he completed this run! Congrats Mike, and keep it up!


SAIBOT has been back doing Spelunky runs for a little while now but is still finishing up some insane times.  Sai completed a Low% run, a No Teleporter Any% run, and an All Shortcuts + Olmec run with times of 2:55.466, 2:45.584, 18:53.440 respectively. Each of these times are amazing already but Saibot is pushing harder on AS+O to get sub 18 minutes.


Vlad is another person here who has moved up the leaderboards and knocked out some good PBs this week.  Vlad completed an All Shortcuts + Olmec run in 19:30.900 a No Teleporter Hell% run in 6:26.523 and Max Any% run The time was 3:24.852.  Awesome job Vlad!


In a recent poll, Spef, was the top voted person that people think will reach the top 10 on MossRanking next, and he is living up to expectations.  Spef completed a Low% No Gold run in 3:21.337.  This run just beats out my best time even though I've been grinding this for months! He also dipped into a little bit of memery and did a Key to Yama run in 10:32.089 And finally, Spef completed a No Teleporter Any% run in 2:54.996. Awesome job Spef! I hope the votes are right :D


bootsthatshoot has been trying hard to get a sub 3 Low% run and he is getting really close with his most recent Low% pb clocking in at 3:06.708. He also completed a No Teleporter Any% run in 2:55.847.  Keep it up Boots, you'll get that sub 3 soon enough!


saturnin55 completed a Max Eggplant% run with a time of 35:48.298.  This run was super fun to watch and it was a great experience seeing it live! Awesome job sat!


ix completed a blazing fast Max Hell% run with a time of 6:26.394. Not too long ago this would have beaten out my normal Hell% time! Awesome job ix, and I'm proud of you for getting laid.


Speaking of Max Hell% runs, Abob71 is someone who completed two variations of this category getting a 10:16.582 in Max Hell%, and a 12:12.404 in Haunted Max Hell%.  A-mazing job A-Bob!

Abob71 completed a Max Hell% run! The time was 10:16.582.

Abob71 completed a Haunted Max Hell% run! The time was 12:12.404.


We just have a few more runs to go through so I'll go through them pretty quickly.

Israel Blargh! completed an Any% run in 4:20.405, Konato_K completed a Tutorial% run in 1:24.710, denis1080 completed an All Shortcuts + Olmec run in 22:19.840 ,Cloiss completed a No Teleporter Any% run! The time was 29:00.682, fisnishing with a final score of $138,875, The Mad Murf completed a Score run with a score of $1,732,000, AlphaChannel completed a Max Hell% run in 10:41.852, ClysmiC completed a Low% run in 4:33.234, and last but not least, prenis completed a No Gold run in 8:01.181.


Great job everyone on improving your times and making the Spelunky community great!


See you all next week, and remember to keep on lunkin!


- meow




 saturnin55 gets a $1,337 K run, plus $2 million for good measure; GreatStriker goes Veg
Posted by ix on June 1st, 2017 @07:49PM

Hi all --


We've got a backlog of great runs "this week," so I'll just quickly mention a few of them, and then talk about my own successes in great detail.


First up is saturnin55's $3,337,450 Score Run, which was good enough for 10th all time.  Obviously, a great accomplishment, but what I'll remember most of all is how fun it was to be in Twitch chat for this.  Congrats! 


A couple of the top runners got a few impressive one-off runs. Fatrat aka Twig aka Twiggle aka twigglefly aka Pengiji improved his year-old Any% PB with a 2:01.154.  He becomes the 12th runner to achieve a sub-2:02 run in this category.  In possibly related news, Mazerak also got a big Low% Hell run of 7:33.363.  He correctly notes that this run was "faster than twiggle."    falafel_raptor got a 2:44 No Teleporter No Gold Any% run, just 7.5 seconds behind the current WR.  This was also the 9th fastest No Gold run of all time.


A little lower down on the leaderboards, GreatStriker and MikeIsMyIke went into overdrive, each submitting an impressive portfolio of runs to MossRanking.  Most notably, GS became the 39th spelunker to complete a Solo Eggplant Run in 33:32.  He improved almost all of his times with a 3:45 Low%, a 7:15 Hell%, 5:30 No Gold, 7:30 Max Low%, a 10:29 Big Money, and a 35:27 Jumbo Money.  For some reason, he's still doing All Characters runs, finishing in just over an hour and a half.  This represents an improvement of over half an hour, and moves him from second place in the category... to second place.  MIMI (?) responded with the following PBs: 3:02 Any%, 3:39 Low%, 5:28 Low% No Gold, 5:31 Max Any%, 7:37 Max Low%, and a 12:12 Max Hell%.  He also memed a bit with a 10:16 Draining Olmec and a 20:49 Olmec Failplant%.  At some point, he began grinding No Gold Hell and, after a few hiccups, perservered with a 19:45 completion.  Congrats to both of you!


We also got a couple of submissions in the kinda' new "RSVP Challenge."  Category inventor pakratt0013 knocked out a $1,068,950. Ilmorinen got $1,291,650, best for second all-time behind saturnin55.  Vols and Jezuz got $840,975, and StewardofGod got $413,025.  You can see the full leaderboards at this link: click me.


Team ix was also very active since the last update.  Team-MVP meowmixmix had a handful of stellar runs.  He got a 2:13 Any%, which you ~really need to watch~ for the 4-3 and Olmec exits. Meow also turned in a 17:04 All Shortcuts + Olmec, which was the 5th fastest all time.  He also finally knocked off his Low% Hell penalty with a 9:09 completion.  And, just for funsies, he completed a 4:01 Max Any% No Gold, and a 3:22 Low% No Gold.  Team ix founder and captain, ix, laid down an impressive 2:45 Any%.  He also grinded out a 4:42 Max Low%, jammed in a 7:34 Big Money.  He also had two kinky trips to the Haunted Castle, poking a 4:36 Haunted Max Any% and smashing a 7:57 Haunted Max Hell%.  Also, he had sex.


Team-S (???) posted a few nice times.  Spef, which is totally not a smurf account, got an 18:44 AS+O, a 6:08 No Gold Hell%, a 5:05 Max Low%, and a 5:09 No TP Hell%. SAIBOT took a break from raging on Discord to unleash a 3:00 Low%  (ok, 2:59.969999) and a 5:22 Hell%. ShinGraywords got a 10:18 Basejump%, a 3:09 Low%, and a 3:07 No TP Any%.


Team France was also busy. Polo turned in a 2:44 Any%, 4:09 Max Any%, and a 5:12 Hell%. Vlad improved his AS+O to 20:17, although he also had a couple other runs that could have been sub-20.  He also got an awesome 3:33 Low% No Gold.


Couple more miscellaneous runs: Abob71 finally completed Low% Hell in 12:49, and is now out of excuses against locking the robot. Khold got a 5:25 Hell%, Berumondo got a 20:01 AS+O, prenis got a 12:47 Hell%, and denis1080 got his first $2 million score run.


There's one more run to talk about, but it deserves a longer treatment than would make sense in this jam-packed edition of the news.  Stay tuned!




 Kinnijup gets a No Gold Eggplant, Mazerak and Spef score 3m dailies
Posted by hbix on May 14th, 2017 @05:10PM

Hey all, it's hbix. Yes, the third and final -ix has taken over the news, here to tackle a mammoth number of great runs over the past half a month. Trust me, there are some real good'uns in this lot.


Where else do we start but with Kinnijup? Several people have been going for No Gold Eggplant (including yours truly), but Kinnijup became the only the third person ever and the first person since Brutwarst in September 2015 to finish the run – in world-record time too, with a nice 34:06.672.


It’s worth checking out three highlights from the run: executing the mammoth strategy in 3-3, dealing with an awful gold spawn in 3-4.2 while carrying the robot, and best of all, tanking a mummy fly to save the exposed eggplant on the floor. GG!



And that wasn’t all. Kinnijup scored two other world records: No Teleporter Hell% in 3:45.449 and No Teleporter Max Hell% in 4:51.676.


Next up, I’m going to run through the dailies, because we had two massive 3m scores.


Congratulations to Mazerak and Spef for ruling the May 11 seed, with brand new daily high scores of $3,197,475 and $3,183,675 respectively. It was a daily with two snake pits and a free hired help in 3-1, but there was still a lot of work to do, not least because the jetpack was in 3-3.


Mazerak now has an average of $2,613,925, while Spef – aided by two other top ten dailies (including a first place on May 1) – is sitting on $1,693,072. You can watch Mazerak’s run below:




Mazerak also earned a nice 4:58.593 No Teleporter Hell% without a mattock, and Spef has a fast 8:07.346 No Gold Hell% (Max), an 8:43.442 Haunted Max Hell%, and a 12:24.038 Key to Yama.


GreatStriker is another player who has been extremely busy with dailies, securing six top 10 scores in the past two weeks, including a $1,672,000 daily high score on the May 1 seed. His daily average has increased to $928,705. Elsewhere, he managed a penalty-eliminating No Gold Hell% (19:01.853), as well as times for Max Any% (5:32.481), Max Hell% (10:38.051) and Low% (3:55.247 – which is sub-4, GG).


GreatStriker is up to 37th now. Take a look at his Low% run below:



BigSalad also had success on the May 1 daily, with a nice $1,732,200. A top 10 1,633,425 daily score on May 14 lifted BigSalad’s average to $1,514,122.


Lastly, three other players took new daily high scores: Khold with $1,681,075 on May 9, The Mad Murf with $1,532,825 on May 11 (with two other top 10 scores), and Vlad with $1,930,200 on May 14. Khold has a nice 3:16.496 as well.


Now that the dailies are out of the way, it’s time to spotlight a brand new category, inspired by Pakratt0013: the Robbing Shopkeepers Very Poorly (RSVP) Challenge. The list of rules for the run is pretty long, but the gist of it is, you’re prohibited from using any advanced score strategy (such as ghosting, duping triads, bombing pots) and using a shotgun is strictly forbidden.


Saturnin55 jumped straight at the chance to try the new category out, getting a world record score of $1,343,350. Check out how he did it below:



Saturnin55 also finished runs for Max Hell% (7:50.385, no teleporter) and Max Any% No Gold (9:08.837, no teleporter).


The other person to give RSVP a proper go was ix. He went to Hell and back and took home $431,775 for his troubles.


ix had a bunch of other runs too, with 3:13.797 in Max Any%, 11:34.852 in Key to Yama, and 6:28.955 in Basejump%. My favourite new run of his, though, was his 19:41.664 Jumbo Money, which is indeed a world record. Here’s the YouTube video, with commentary from ix himself:



Another person who has been busy? Konato_K, who is looking good in 26th, just one place outside the homepage.


When he’s not spinning the roulette wheel for nearly two hours straight, he’s been finishing a really varied range of categories, from Low% (3:49.441) and Eggplant% (17:48.175) to Tutorial% (1:26.650) and Olmec Failplant% (10:14.782). He sped through No Gold Hell% with an impressive time of 12:37.345 (no teleporter), secured a 4:31.331 time on No Gold (no teleporter), and ended No Teleporter Max Hell% with 9:46.673.


Konato_K had an All Shortcuts time of 18:57.950, before unfortunately falling short on the Olmec split. But on the bright side, he had a superb sub-6 Hell% run, defeating Yama in 5:57.160 (no teleporter), which you can watch right here:



meowmixmix has pulled together another set of excellent times, this time showing that he can finish Hell runs.


His incredible 5:54.169 No Gold Hell% is a personal favourite of mine, and he delivered an awesome 5:32.869 regular Hell% run, too. meowmixmix also completed Low% No Gold in 3:25.850, No Gold in 2:44.166 (also No Teleporter Any%), and Haunted Max Low% in a very impressive of 5:05.963.


Go and watch his No Gold Hell% run, which included a gigantic ‘OMG’ moment when he was a millimetre away from falling and landing on spikes during the Yama fight:



We can’t forget Grooomp, not with a terrific All Journal Entries time of 40:28.280. He’s second only to Bum, and a sub-40 isn’t far off now. Grooomp has a nice 4:44.401 Hell% run as well.


Finally, but certainly not least, Polodajaneiro scored a brilliant sub-3 Any% with a time of 2:55.816, SAIBOT’s 4:14.270 Max Low% is a run to be very proud of, ShinGraywords boasts a quick 7:01.561 Max Hell% (no teleporter), and BisleyT nicely finished Max Any% in 10:02.150.


Great job, everyone! Give each other a nice, firm pat on the back.

 Mazerak wins The Scoreathlon with $4,062,350. Score runs see a lot of movement.
Posted by meowmixmix on April 30th, 2017 @12:45AM

Hey everyone, meow here ,


The Scoreathlon was hosted today and Mazerak took home the win with a final score of 4,062,350! As this run was seeded, it won't count for any world records but the seed itself was insane and extremely well played! Great job Maz! There will be a more detailed Scoreathlon wrap up article coming out later so I won't go into much more details now but for now you can see the final scoreboard here.


The event was a huge success! Thank you to the players, commentators, and behind-the-scenes workers for making this event as fun as possible! But most of all, a huge thank you to saturnin55 for putting in his heart and soul into this event.  Sat is the reason this event even came into the realm of possiblity and everyone should thank Sat next time they see him!


On to the runs!


This past week we saw a ton of movement in score.  We saw personal bests from Spef, bootsthatshoot, bigsalad, GreatStriker, and myself (meowmixmix).  Wow!


Spef got an insane score of $3,360,075! Spef got a 1-1 Plasma Cannon along with a 1-2 Jetpack which as the great Bananasaurus Rex once said is a "Once in a lifetime of Spelunky run".  This run gave Spef the 7th highest score of all time. Spef also completed a 3:59.378 Low% No Gold. Incredible!


bootsthatshoot's final score was a whopping $2,953,775. Just barely missing the sweet $3 million but I know he will be able to break it! This run put boots into the 700k Moss Points club! Keep it up boots!


bigsalad's score was just under 2 million with a final score of $1,958,850. You can buy one big salad with that kind of dough! bigsalad also completed a Low% run in 7:22.765 and a Hell% run in 11:13.616.  I think with a score like his, he can improve these times with enough effort! Awesome runs bigsalad!


GreatStriker got a very similar score to bigsalad coming in at $1,944,875. Unfortunately, this run ended with a death on 5-3 but this means he is on track to push this well beyond $2 million! You can do it!


Lastly for score, I (meowmixmix), got a final score of $2,825,800. Thanks to everyone who gave advice to me during my run! It was a big help


Let's move into some speedruns now.


SAIBOT was on fire this week gathering a total of 6 personal bests!

Here's the list:

  1. All Shortcuts + Olmec in 19:35.570.
  2. Low% in 3:05.943.
  3. Low% No Gold in 3:23.666.
  4. Max Low% run in 5:00.101.
  5. No Teleporter Any% in 2:54.446.
  6. No Teleporter Max Any% in 4:42.466.

Incredible job SAIBOT!


Next up we have ix. ix has been grinding out a Low% No Gold run and managed to complete one in 4:14.862! Great job ix! Not only this, but ix has been working on his meme game with an Olmec Failplant% run in 7:04.175 and a Draining Olmec run in 3:59.930.


denis1080 made some big money in a category called Big Money with a final time of 13:12.151. Keep it up Dennis!


We also saw a lot of Hell% personal bests this week.


Vlad with a time of 7:06.606, Suspense21 with 27:03.474, Polodajaneiro with 5:51.300, and AbolishGravel with 21:26.031.


Great job on showing Yama who is boss everyone!


hbix completed a Hell% run but with a No Gold twist in 14:49.498. This is a category that has continued to elude me over and over again.  hbix also completed a Max Low% in 9:59.923.  Great job hbix! I know you can push these further :D


The Mad Murf completed an All Shortcuts + Olmec run in 25:43.920. This is a great time for just starting AS+O runs this week! Keep on practicing Murf!


Another AS+O PB we saw this week was from pojopoopoohead with a time of 30:11.800. Nice job!


twigglefly completed a speedy Low% run in 2:53.815 getting the 13th fastest Low% run of all time. GG twiggle!


And last but not least, Grooomp was able to break the Basejump% World Record with a final time of 6:10.999.

These memes are 🔥!


Lastly we will cover dailies.


SnoreMonster  and PolPotNoodle both completed the Apr 23rd Daily with a personal Top 10 score of $1,659,075 and $1,273,250 respectively.  These runs increased SnoreMonster's daily average to $1,736,170 and PolPotNoodle's daily average to $1,313,137. Awesome dailies guys!


WGPL completed 3 dailies this week all in his personal top 10 and even bopping his High score of all time...TWICE.  WGPL completed the Apr 25th, Apr 26th, and Apr 27th Dailies with scores of $1,479,125, $1,188,775, and 1,739,550.  All of this brought his daily average up to $999,522! Can't wait to see more daily PBs from you WGPL!


And last but not least, Sp3ratus raised his Daily High Score to $1,662,650 and after seeing him play during The Scoreathlon I think we will see this getting pushed further not too long from now!


That's it for this news update! Fantastic job everyone, and remember, keep on lunkin!


- meow


 Kinnijup gets Max Low% World Record and Spef gets a $3.1 million score run!
Posted by meowmixmix on April 19th, 2017 @03:35AM

Hey everyone, meow here, 


It has been a while since the last news (I've been slackin) so we have a TON of runs to cover.  Congratulations to everyone PBing over the past few weeks!


First we'll start with the man, the myth, the legend, Kinnijup.


Kinni took down one of the strongest world records that's been around for over a year which was SpelunkyGod's Max Low% of 3:28.416. Kinni beat out the world record by just over 3 seconds clocking in at 3:25.401!  Of all the categories that give mosspoints, the only world record that Kinni doesn't have which will give him total Spelunky and Mossranking domination is Low%.


Kinni also set 3 more world records since the last news! Completing a Max Low% Hell in 9:00.119, True Pacifist Hell% in 18:07.193, and a shield run in 9:20.975.


Keep on gettin them world records Kinni!


Next up we have one of our French lunkers, Vlad, who got some pretty solid runs in these past few weeks.  Vlad completed the April 2nd daily with a personal top 10 score of $ 1,213,125.  This raised his daily average to $1,319,435!  Vlad also completed a No Teleporter Any% run in 2:54.997, a Max Hell% run in 7:16.481 (this also counted for his normal Hell%), and a No Teleporter Max Any% run in 4:46.562.  These are awesome times Vlad! The sub 3 No Teleporter Any% in particular is a run that many lunkers would be ecstatic to get!


Next up we have daily player, Doodling Hitman who completed the Apr 3rd, Apr 5th, and Apr 17th dailies with scores of $1,531,750, 1,739,825, and 1,463,425 respectively.  This raised his daily average up to 1.4 million. Great job Doodling Hitman!


One of our other French lunkers, Polodajaneiro, completed a sub 20 minute All Shortcuts + Olmec run! His final time was 19:52.400!  Getting sub 20 AS+O is one of the bigger milestones for this category! Polo also completed a 7:31.195 Haunted Max Low% run, which is a category I hope to complete myself one of these days.  Polo also runs marathons and gives running lessons in real life so not only is he fast in game but he also speedruns life. Congrats Polo on the great runs!


SpelunkyGod...err I mean Spef got a grand total of 8 personal bests since the last news so let's run through it. First off, Spef completed a score run with a final score of $3,152,725. Spef also completed the Apr 3rd, Apr 14th, and Apr 17th dailies with scores of $1,121,675, $1,086,525, and $2,256,525.  These dailies raised is daily average to $1,324,927! Spef just barely missed a sub 3 low% coming in at 3:00.951.  He also completed an Any% run in 2:30.504 and a Basejump% run in 8:10.653.  Amazing job Spef! I expect you to reach top 10 in no time!


GreatStriker PBd in many categories these past few weeks as well! GreatStriker completed a No Gold run, a Low% run, a No Teleporter Any% run, and an AS+O run! The times were 7:01.5014:10.8214:03.281, and 24:32.539 respectively.  Great job Striker!


bootsthatshoot 👢🔫 got a really fast Any% completion in 2:19.462.  He also completed a Big Money run in 9:21.831 and an Eggplant% run in 24:35.796.  These are great times for tough categories.  Awesome job boots! Keep it up.


AgileTurnip434 got a few Any% personal bests and finished with a time of 5:19.220. Keep it up Agile!


ShinGraywords completed a No Teleporter Hell% run, No Teleporter Max Hell%, and a Jumbo Money run! The times were 5:23.026, 7:29.969, and 35:50.574 respectively.  On top of all this Shin also completed a Tutorial High Score with a score of $83,200! This is by far the best run in the entire news! Great job Shin!


Max10Valbo completed a few Low% times but ended up with a final personal best of 4:02.344.  This run also counted for his Any% and No Teleporter Any% times!


Fellow -ix member hbix completed a No Teleporter Hell% run with a time of  5:59.758.  hbix also completed the Apr 17th and Apr 18th daily with scores of $2,335,725 and 2,013,400.  These scores raised his daily average to $2,299,067.  Amazing job hbix, as always!


Other fellow -ix member, ix,  ix set a new World Record for No Gold Max Basejump% with a time of 18:49.961.  ix Also set a brief world record for True Pacifist Hell% with a time of 19:37.722 which was beaten by Kinnijup not too long afterthefact.  Great job ix!


Buddy7heElf got the Basejujmp% World Record with a time of 6:31.968! He also completed a Big Money run and No% run with times of 7:24.995 and 7:47.512! Glad to see you playing Buddy!


The Mad Murf beat his daily highscore, getting a score of $1,404,750! He also completed a No Gold run in 6:42.274, a No Teleporter Any% run in 5:17.315, and a Big Money run in 26:00.933.  Way to go Murf!


falafel_raptor completed a lot of No Teleporter runs recently.  He completed  No Teleporter Max Any%, No Teleporter Any%, and a No Teleporter Hell% with times of 3:15.5012:42.0344:39.140 respectively.  Great job mastering No Teleporter movement falafel! 

twigglefly completed an incredible All Shortcuts + Olmec run with a time of 17:30.000.   Awesome job twiggle! Keep working towards that sub 17 minutes!


Berumondo also completed an AS+O run with a time of 21:55.960.  On top of this Berumondo also completed a Hell% run in 8:04.902.  Keep it up Berumondo!


pojopoopoohead completed a No Teleporter Hell% run in 9:32.130.  Nice job Pojo, I'm sure you could get Speedlunky Hell if you keep it up!


denis1080 completed an All Shortcuts + Olmec run, a Big Money run, and also got a nice time on Tutorial% (my favorite category) His times were 26:04.2701:22.270, and 13:51.729 for each of these categories.  Awesome times Denis!


Spelunky's personal wiki scribe, Konato_K,  completed a Big Money run in 12:51.441.  Nice time Konato!


SAIBOT hasn't lost his touch after a long hiatus, completing a Low% run in 3:16.714. Always great to see you doing more runs Sai!


The hero spelunky needs but doesn't deserve, saturnin55  , completed a Haunted Max Any% 5:51.539. Nice job Sat!


DiMono got a Basejump% PB in 26:55.571. I hope I get to complete this category someday :D.  Nice job DiMono!
AbolishGravel completed a Low% run 7:06.220 and sense completed an Any% run in 7:42.541.  Nice Speedlunky guys! 


Next we have a bunch of dailies to cover!

PolPotNoodle completed the Apr 14th daily with a score of 1,318,750 increasing his daily average to $1,312,582.


bigsalad got a Daily High Score of $1,724,850!  He also completed the Apr 21st daily with a score of $1,724,850 raising his daily average to $1,445,225.


Khold completed the Apr 10th daily with $1,119,975 raising his daily average to 990,287!


killfish also completed the Apr 10th daily with a score of $1,676,900, raising his daily average to $1,856,272


WGPL completed the Apr 12th daily with a score of $1,300,825 increasing his daily average to $680,282


Tons of awesome dailies!


And last but not least, a bunch of people raised their daily high scores

pem with a score of $793,400

justin.lin97 with a score of $542,375

 SlightlyAbsurd with a score of $649,750

sadsprite with a score of $874,550

Peewi with a score of $1,129,625

SnoreMonster with a score of $1,845,025

Jatjacob1 with a score of $1,004,325

Rescuetoaster with a score of $581,450

and johansauce with a score of $712,850.


Great job breaking those high scores guys!


That's it for this update!  Everyone give yourself a pat on the back for such great runs since the last update and keep on lunkin!


- meow



 Get Hyped! Spelunky Scoreathlon will be Saturday April 29th. SIGNUP UP NOW !!!
Posted by saturnin55 on April 11th, 2017 @02:15PM

Welcome to the Spelunky Scoreathlon! An event hosted by the MossRanking team Saturday April 29th where players from all around the world compete in a seeded run of Spelunky to try and achieve the best score and come out on top!


Because this is a seeded run, each player has the same chance of winning in this event. The only thing setting you apart from other players is your wits and the ability to dodge ghosts!


The Spelunky Scoreathlon will feature a live scoreboard, live commentary, and a re-stream of up to 4 players at a time! We will make sure every player makes it to the big screen! Even if you won’t be able to play, it will be an event you don’t want to miss!


The Spelunky Scoreathlon will be streamed on the MossRanking Twitch channel. Follow now to make sure you don't miss it :D


Read all the details and rules of the event here.


You can signup for the Scoreathlon here.


We will contact the people that were interested in commentating to setup a schedule with them.


Thanks and see you on April 29th ! 


- saturnin55 and meowmixmix



 Kinnijup gets Daily Highscore and No% World Records!
Posted by meowmixmix on March 30th, 2017 @04:00AM

Hey everyone, meow here .  We have a ton of runs to cover so lets get right into it!  Since the last update we saw many 1-2 Jetpack Mattock dailies so we saw a lot of movement with those!


It feels very rare that Kinnijup is not breaking a world record in a news updated, whether it be part of the main ranking runs or memes, Kinni seems unstoppable!


Let's start with the man himself, Kinnijup.  Kinni compled the Mar 28th daily, setting a new high score and world record of $3,382,075 raising his daily average to $3,207,985.   It's hard to say at this point if we will ever see a daily go past the $3.4 mil point but only time will tell!  Kinni also got the No% World Record in 4:45.270, beating out Bum (the previous WR holder) by over a minute! Congratulations Kinni on some godly runs! 


Also setting a world record since the last update is falafel_raptor who completed  No Teleporter Max Any% No Gold (that is a mouthful!) in 4:33.746! Great job raptor!


Next up we have Abob71 who completed a Max Low% 5:12.150 which also counted for his No Teleporter Max Any%! Nice job Abob, you can get sub 5 soon enough!


JDog pulled off a 6:30.772 No Teleporter Max Any% run which also counted for his No Teleporter Any% and Max Any% categories! Great job JDog!


ShinGraywords completed a whole bunch of runs since the last update!  Shin got an AS+O run in 21:11.650 with an All Shortcuts time of 18:39.630.   I feel Shin could get that sweet sub 20 grinding it out some more! Shin also completed a three sick Haunted runs, adding a Max Any% No Gold, Haunted Max Low% and Haunted Max Hell% runs to his collection of Haunted PBs with times of 9:05.5936:05.919, and 7:55.405 respectively. 3spooky5me   Shin also completed a pretty big daily on Mar 25th daily with a score of $2,281,275 increasing daily average to $1,891,547! Shin is on FIRE!  


Vlad completed a few dailies this week.  He completed the Mar 21st daily with $1,488,175, Mar 27th with a daily high score of $1,795,700, and also managed to go back in time to Feb 8th to get a score of $1,014,875.  All of these dailies raised his daily average to $1,275,600. Great job on the dailies Vlad! Vlad also gathers PBs in a ton of other categories, being, Any% No Gold, Max Low%, Big Money, No Gold Hell%, and Low% getting times of time of 7:13.479, 5:16.226, 10:53.380, 11:47.480 and 3:17.315 respectively.  Keep at it Vlad, you are killing it!


Another person who completed a lot of dailies is PolPotNoodle who completed the Mar 21st daily with $1,266,500, Mar 22nd with $1,312,250 and Mar 27th with $1,303,050 increasing daily average to $1,307,357! Great job PolPot!


sense completed a Hell% run in 40:08.833! Awesome job slaying Yama sense!

I should be putting this next guy at the bottom of the news, . denis1080 completed a Low% no gold in 5:20.312 which is an amazing time! This also counted for his No Gold% and No Teleporter No Gold Any%.  Great job denis! Keep it up!


A fairly new player to Mossranking is Spef and he is quickly moving up the leaderboards.  Spef completed the Mar 21st daily with $1,222,875 increasing daily average to $1,123,522.  Spef also completed a Low% No Gold run in 4:11.618, which also counted for No Gold and No Teleporter No Gold Any%.  Spef also completed completed an incredible Hell% run in 4:52.175.  Racking up more Moss points, Spef also completed AS+O in 21:35.840.  Spef completed a No Teleporter Max Hell% in 11:45.623! This is a good time, but based on Spef's sub 5 hell run mentioned earlier, I am positive he will get this down in no time!  And last but not least he completed a Low% in 3:05.314. I am also sure we will see many more PBs from Spef over the next few updates! Lookin forward to it Spef!


Next up we have WGPL who got a daily high score of $903,200!


The Mad Murf completed an Any% run in 6:18.518. The Mad Murf also completed a Low% run in 7:52.017! Great job Murf!


SAIBOT has come back strong after a few month hiatus completing a No Teleporter Hell%, Max Any%, No Gold Any% and No Teleporter Any% with times of 5:54.2002:56.0212:52.506, and 2:59.672 respectively.  SAIBOT also took to the Mar 29th Daily getting a score of $1,105,325 raising daily average to $949,700. 


City-Swimmer was able to improve his Daily High score to 533,000


Great Striker completed some nice hell runs with a Max Hell of 13:01.296 and a No Teleporter Hell% of 8:50.846.  Striker also improved his Daily High Score on the Mar 25th daily getting a score of $844,600.  Great job Striker! Keep it up!


The Smiling Madness completed the Mar 23rd Daily with a score of $1,521,500 which is his highest daily so far! Awesome job!


pojopoopoohead completed a No Teleporter Max Any% run in 7:07.563, AS+O in 45:57.540, but most importantly, a Draining Olmec in 6:05.016!


Fellow -ix member, hbix, got some big PBs this time around with a Low% run in 3:30.768, an AS+O time of 21:12.150, and a No Teleporter Any% in 3:08.421!  These are really good times and based on hbix's skill, I think we will see him improving even more soon!


Konato_K completed a No Teleporter No Gold Hell% run in 17:34.286.  Konato got 3 dark levels on this run so it is amazing to me, as someone who can't seem to completed No Gold Hell, that he managed to keep it no gold! Awesome job Konato!


Max10Valbo impvoed his Daily High Score to $836,825 and also completed Low% run in 4:28.234!  Great job Valbo!


Mazerak made some big bucks with the Mar 25th daily, geting a score of $2,158,250 raising his daily average to $2,507,905! I wish I could make as much money as you Maz


Large and in charge Spelunker, meowmixmix, completed the Mar 25th daily with a score of $1,073,425 increasing his daily average to 361,705. I also completed a Low% run in 2:58.368, Haunted Max Any% in 2:58.537, and Max Low% of 4:12.848


Our lord and savior, saturnin55, completed Mar 25th daily with a score of $2,339,375 increasing daily average to $2,018,082! Keep makin those big bucks Sat!


LVIO completed a really nice Low% run in 3:17.483! I haven't seen LVIO submit much, but he has gotten some really good times! I'm curious what he will submit next :D


BTA88 completed the Mar 29th daily with a score of $2,053,500 raising his daily average to $2,033,607! These are some massive scores and I am jelly :(


Polodajaneiro completed a No Gold run in 3:57.856 and a No Teleporter Max Hell% run in 7:51.075.  This also counted towards his normal No Teleporter Hell% time.  Over the past few months we've seen Polo moving up the leaderboards.  Top 25  better watch out!


Our other -ix brother, ix, completed an Eggplant% run in 15:02.437! This is an incredible time! ix really deserves these good times since he has practiced all these strats for getting weird items to Yama! I wish I was as good at hell runs as ix FeelsBadMan.


After a long time, Linkruler has come back and completed a PB! He completed a No Teleporter Max Any% in 4:57.978! I hope to see more runs from him but he seems hard at work on his game too :D


And last but not least, Doodling Hitman completed the Apr 1st daily $1,857,100 making this is Daily Highscore and raising his daily average to $1,222,077!


That's it for this update! Keep on lunkin'!


- meow

 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!




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!



 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