|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,
|3 New people join the Low% Hell club + Maz $3 mil & Samots sub 2 Any% O_O|
|Posted by Kinnijup on November 15th, 2016 @02:38PM|
Hey gang! There have been overall a few less active total players, but those playing are making incredible strides and accomplishments. Let's dive in.
I'll start off by chronologically going through the Low Hell'ers.
Mazerak worked hard to finish Low% Hell after losing an 11 minute run not long ago, and he managed an even faster run! He got a 10:05. This is likely the fastest first Low% Hell run a player has done. O_O
Mazerak didn't stop there, though. He had been getting many score runs that just were not quite over the 3 mil barrier, but finally it happened. He finished a $3,044,600 run, done without a jetpack! This is only the 4th 3 mil + run that I can recall being done without a jetpack, so congrats to Maz!
Maz submitted two other runs, as well: a super impressive 7:30 Big Money run and a 4:04 Drainmec. The Big Money is 7th place (though not far from 4th) and gained Maz many Mosspoints. In fact, Maz reached the top 10 overall on Mossranking! He now sits at 767k Mosspoints, 2k ahead of Grooomp. Twigglefly has a substantial lead (Twiggle has 858k), but Maz is showing no signs of slowing down...
Next up, we saw Shingraywords also finishing Low% Hell! Shin had been grinding Low% Hell almost exclusively for many sessions, and it was great to see his hard work pay off! His final time was 15:25. This is also quite impressive for someone's first completed run in the category. Shin had some difficult levels on the seed, but handled them great! Congrats to Shin for finishing this crazy run! Shin now sits at 612k total Mosspoints, only 8k from the top 20!!
Last but not least of the Low Hell'ers, hbix came out of nowhere and finished the run!! This one surprised me. Not because of hbix's skill (he is in fact ranked a little bit higher than Shin currently), but because I did not even know hbix was giving the run any thought. hbix used the "collect 50k for the Ankh to avoid shopkeeper aggro" strategy, and it definitely paid off! hbix dealt with a super troll Yama layout, as well. His final time was 22:26. As far as I know, this is the first time anyone has ever completed this run on their first try into Yama!! Ridiculous. hbix also managed to improve his already impressive daily highscore PB! He got a $2.569mil run on the November 11th Daily! His daily average is now $2.167mil. These runs were enough to push hbix to 628k total Mosspoints, and into 18th place! Congrats, hbix
All of this Low Hell action was super impressive, but we had other super impressive runs, as well.
Samots came out of nowhere and started playing again, which I have to say is ****ing awesome. He hit a 1:59.579 Any% run!!! Sub 2 is something I know Samots wanted a long time ago, but then I believe he put it out of his mind for the most part. Samots is only the 11th person to finish a Spelunky run in under 2 minutes! Congrats on breaking that barrier, Sam!
DiMono is branching off into score runs, and broke $1 million already! He got a $1.059mil run. Way to go, Dimono! Score runs are going to improve Dimono's playing overall, as they require a great deal of attentiveness and skillful playing. Good luck, Dimono.
Khold finished a super impressive 6:43 Max Low% run. This was his first completed run of the category, and had a couple long levels. If he is motivated, he can clearly get a run closer to the 5 minute mark, if not under. Khold also finished a sweet 4:29 Max Any%, and a 6:33 Olmec Failplant run. This is currently the fastest failplant on Mossrank. :D Looking great, Khold.
That's all for now,
|Polo breaks 2 mil, hbix gets a 2.5 mil daily, and Shin gets an eggplant run!!|
|Posted by Kinnijup on November 6th, 2016 @03:14PM|
Hey gang, activity has slowed down a bit recently. There have still been a lot of impressive runs, though. Let's get to it.
First up, all of Polodajaneiro's score running paid off this week as he hit a $2.00mil score run! He did this run with an Olmec finish, and seems motivated to go for a higher finish that involves the plasma cannon in the City of Gold. Polo has also been improving his speed and platforming overall, so expect more soon!
Next up, hbix had a busy week! He got an awesome $2.55mil score on the November 4th Daily, completed his 2nd eggplant run (with a time of 27:26), and completed a 70:07 All Journal Entries run. Way to go, hbix!
ShinGraywords was on fire this week, and finished his first eggplant run! He did so in 48:38. He also managed a Low% PB. The run had a fantastic pace into the ice caves, and some troll levels later (especially 4-2). His final time here was 3:33! He didn't stop there, either. He also submitted a nice 6:22 Hell PB! Way to go, Shin. Shin has also been working on Low% Hell as it is his last incomplete challenge run for Mossranking points. He has been to Hell this week, so expect more soon...
ix has taken a step back from speedruns to work on some interesting challenge runs, but still managed to fit in time for a 5:26 haunted max any% PB. . With help from Spelunky guru Sashavol, ix is working on figuring out mechanics for a snowball to Yama run. The only completed run of this was done years ago by Krille, which you can view here. Throwing the snowball at Yama appears to have some weird interactions that we had not previously known about. It goes right through Yama's face unless he is positioned properly. Good luck, ix.
DiMono has been streaming with much dedication lately, and it is paying off with several PBs. For this update, he hit a 14:34 Big Money run, an 8:07 Max Any% run, a 4:18 Any% run, and (perhaps most impressive) a 4:54 Low% run! Nice job on all the PBs, Dimono! At 38th place, Dimono is showing no signs of stopping.
Abob71 had some big success on Hell% this week. He nailed a 7:12! This is his first speedlunky Hell run, and it is quite a bit beyond speedlunky. Abob is nearing the jungle ranking on Mossranking (400k) and currently sits at 375k points (32nd place).
Last but not least, Konato_K hit a sub 4 Any% run! He finished a 3:47. His time into temple clearly shows potential for a faster time, but the run is solid nonetheless. Great job getting under 4, Konato.
That's all for now,
|Mazerak and Raptor on fire, and Buddy hits his first sub 2 Any% run!|
|Posted by Kinnijup on October 28th, 2016 @11:54AM|
Hola gang. I've got about 20 runs to go over today.
First up, Buddy7heElf hit his first sub 2 Any% run! His final time was 1:59.453. The run was particularly impressive as it had no jetpack. Buddy is only the 10th person to ever do a run under 2 minutes in Spelunky, so he deserves a huge congrats! Way to go, Buddy.
Mazerak continues his rapid climb up the ranks. For this update, he got 4 PBs. First, he got a nice 21:26 All Shortcuts + Olmec PB, which was a 2 minute improvement. Next, he got a crazy good 2:28 Max Any% PB! This time is particularly impressive as it was done with a cape, and is 4th place! Then, he got a solid 3:16 Low% PB that even lost 8s to a troll Olmec layout. He has honestly reached sub 3 potential on this run already. Lastly, he got an impressive $2.969mil score PB. He played the run incredibly fast, and ghosted Yama from a 5-3 altar. Congrats on the big PBs, Maz. These runs gained Mazerak quite a few Mossranking points, as well. He is now at 741k total points. It wont be long before he reaches the diamond ice caves rank.
falafel_raptor submitted 2 PBs and has kept a 21k Mossranking point lead over Mazerak. Currently, Raptor has 758k total points. The PBs he got for this update were a 3:17 Max Any% run and a super impressive 4:47 Hell run, which he did without a teleporter.
Last but not least, I've got a few daily high scores to go over.
Conan776 hit a $413k score on the October 26th daily, and newcomer sharkbob94349 hit a $785k score on the same daily. Lastly, theZaxanator nailed a $1.321mil score on the October 28th daily. Nice job, guys!
Nice job on all of the runs!
|Mazerak hits a bangin' eggplant speedrun, curt improves his hell PB, and other impressive runs!|
|Posted by Kinnijup on October 24th, 2016 @03:48PM|
Hey there, got about 20 runs to go over today. Let's get to it.
With 5 individual PBs and a 2 mil daily, Mazerak was the most active player this update. He has been hard at work improving his total Mossranking score past the 700k barrier. With some wins on some of the players above him including his Hell PB, things look promising. For this update, he got a killer 16:08 eggplant speedrun that utilized a 2-4 ball and chain, a 12:44.367 Max Hell No Gold run (the first and fastest speedrun of its kind - congrats on the record!), a 3:58 Max Any% run, a 4:27 No Teleporter Max Any% run, and a 9:45 Olmec Failplant run. The eggplant run is ranked 10th and very close to SpelunkyGod's time! Some levels on the eggplant run were tricky and took some extra time (such as taking a 2-4 altar then getting a late Moai head), but Maz still threw down an impressive time and run with impressive plays throughout. The last run for Maz this update was a $2.009mil daily he got on the October 23rd Daily. This was good for the 4th spot on his top 10, and pushed his daily average to $1.992mil.
curticus2 has been getting back to some regular speedruns, and already hit a PB in one of the main categories! He hit a solid 4:18 Hell PB, breaking the 4:20 barrier. He is now just over 2,000 Mosspoints behind Pibonacci for a spot in the top 5.
DiMono has also been rather active, and managed two PBs. He got a 9:24 Hell run, and a 15:54 Big Money run! DiMono has really improved his platforming in the last few months, and it has been cool to see him get back into playing.
ix took some time to finish a Key to Yama run, and even did it faster than saturnin (for now...). He finished a 29:56.772, which is the fastest and only 2nd finished run in this category. He also has been working with the blackout glitch, and finished a 1:23.060 tutorial run. Lastly, he got a nice $1.683mil daily on the October 23rd Daily. This was good enough to push his daily average to $1.544mil. Lookin' good!
Next up, hbix got two PBs as well. He hit a nice 3:17 Any% (also No Teleporter Any%), and a 5:48 Max Any%. This was enough to push his overall Mossranking score into the 600k + range! Congrats on reaching the Ice Caves ranking, hbix!
falafel_raptor continues to narrow the gap to #10 ranked Grooomp. For this update, he submitted a 3:27 Low% No Gold run, and a 2:45 No Teleporter Any% run. He is now only about 18k Mosspoints behind Grooomp. Looking good, raptor!
The final speedrun to go over is Polodajaneiro's Hell PB. He has had the pacing for runs near the 6 minute mark, and for now has an 8:08. It seems clear he will get speedlunky soon, but for now it is looking good!
Last up, I've got 4 daily high score PBs to go over.
Another daily high score came from Conan776. He got a $304k score on the October 19th Daily. Nice!
Next, Zeke_Sharp nailed a $1.372mil score on the October 20th Daily. Hype!
The last daily high score came from Dr. Probably. He got a solid $1.420mil score on the same daily (the October 19th Daily). Nice job on the daily high score PBs, guys!
|Lotsa runs >:D including All Shortcuts action.|
|Posted by Kinnijup on October 20th, 2016 @02:48PM|
Hey gang, about 20 runs to go over here. Let's hop to it as usual.
All Shortcuts saw a ton of action this week. Some WR quality runners like BumCommando have been streaming attempts, as well. Bum is showing potential for a sub 16:30 or even sub 16 minute run, so it will be interesting watching his attempts in the near future. 5 players PB'd in the category for this update. ShinGraywords got a 21:39 with a nice sub 20 key split (19:40) and a 1:21.780 tutorial, Polodajaneiro hit a solid 19:07 key split, falafel_raptor got a sub 19 minute run (an 18:56), ix got a 1:23.760 tutorial, and I (Kinnijup) got the WR with a 16:22.90 Olmec finish. I also got the first place key split at 14:43.15. Lastly, I got a 1:17.70 tutorial, which is good for 3rd place. I was really happy with all 3 runs.
DiMono has been more active lately, and is starting to hit some impressive runs. He got under 5 minutes on his Any% run this week, with a 4:45. Nice! He has also been streaming his attempts at www.twitch.tv/thedimono, so be sure to check him out!
Last but not least, Khold submitted a couple different runs. He got a 3:12 Any% run, and an 8:57 Hell% run. It looks like he will soon get sub 3 and sub 8, respectively. Good luck, Khold! Like Dimono, Khold has also been streaming some of his attempts at www.twitch.tv/kholdwinters, so be sure to check him out!
That's all for now,
|ix gets a Low% Hell run, and falafel_raptor gets a sub 5 Hell run!|
|Posted by Kinnijup on October 16th, 2016 @12:12PM|
This week, ix got a 17:35 Low% Hell run! He purchased the Ankh on the run, which is not a bad idea if you have some patience. 5-1 was a tricky layout and Yama was also a bit trolly, resulting in a 1hp, 0 bomb, 0 rope finish! Congrats ix on finishing one of the hardest, if not the hardest, popular challenge run in Spelunky! ix continued PB'ing in other categories, as well. He got a 6:10 Max Any%, and a 3:09 Any% run done with teleporter and climbing gloves!
falafel_raptor took a bit of time off, but is back in top form already after only playing a bit. He hit a 4:59:872 Hell run! The run was played very well throughout and had a fast late game and pasteless Yama fight. Congrats on getting this under 5, Raptor! Raptor also nailed a 2:54 No Teleporter Any% - nice!
In addition to these two big runs, we had about 20 individual runs come in since Wednesday. Let's get to it.
Mazerak has started to stream his runs at www.twitch.tv/Maz3rak, so be sure to check him out. He already nailed some PBs on stream and also streams score runs. He got a 3:25 Low% run and a 6:37 Max Hell% run. Nice! Mazerak is securing his 12th spot overall at 699k Mosspoints, and seems motivated to climb higher! With some of the insane things he's capable of already with the ball and chain, I think a score PB might be in the making...
Next up, ShinGraywords worked on Max Low% and All Shortcuts. He got a 6:22 Max Low% and a 23:56 All Shortcuts + Olmec run with a 21:35 key split and a 1:23.230 Tutorial% that made use of the blackout glitch. I got to watch the All Shortcuts run live :D. The Max Low% run was particularly impressive, as Shin was on 1hp for the majority of the run!
Grooomp also did some All Shortcuts runs, and nailed a super impressive time! he got an 18:04 with a 16:18 key split! The 18:04 is only a couple seconds behind my time! Grooomp is doing a great job at maintaining his #10 spot overall (despite Raptor's insanely rapid improvements) and is even narrowing the gap to #9 ranked twigglefly. Currently, Grooomp has 767k points to twiggle's 858k and Raptor's 743k.
Another solid All Shortcuts + Olmec time came from Polodajaneiro. AS+O is his specialty, and I am confident he can get under 20 eventually if he is given some jetpacks on the later splits. His current time is a solid 21:14! Great run, Polo!
Last but not least, TNF hit a nice 4:42 Low% No Gold run. TNF has a lot of untapped potential as his Low% is already a sub 3:30, so it will be nice to see if he tries some of the other runs as much as he has Low%. Good luck and good job either way, TNF!
Thanks for reading,
|Lunky action :D|
|Posted by Kinnijup on October 12th, 2016 @08:45AM|
Hola! Not a ton of activity this week, but some solid runs got done nonetheless. Here we go!
curticus2 got a super impressive 1:52.489 Any% run! The run was even done without the help of a compass, and had a bit of a trolly olmec fight that cost around 3 seconds and a sub 1:50. With a seed with a compass and less trolly Olmec, it is scary what he could do. This was almost enough to push him past Pibonacci for a spot in the overall top 5, as well. He managed to move to 5th place in the speedrun subranking. This ranking only takes into account low%, hell%, and any%, and is really cool to look at to compare yourself to runners who prefer main categories. He is also super close to 5th and 4th place on the main 4 subranking, which is the same as the speedrun subranking just with the addition of a score PB. Great job, curt!
ix has been hard at work, and is nearing the top 20 overall. For this update, he hit 6 individual PBs! He got a 6:54 Max Low%, a 9:46 Max Hell%, a 10:23 Big Money run, a 32:01 Jumbo Money run, a 3:20 Any% run and a 3:44 Low% run, and a $1.4mil daily on the October 10th daily! I can't remember the last time someone got this many runs in a week! The Any% run was acftually ~3:05 pace into Olmec and the Low% run had a super tricky and slow temple, so we can expect more from ix soon! He has also been getting back to Low% Hell attempts, and already had another run into Yama. Good luck, ix.
Mazerak continues his impressive and rapid climb up the ranks, and has actually reached 12th place!! At 693k total points, he is also not far from the ruby ice caves rank. For this update, he hit a 23:34 All Shortcuts + Olmec run, and a 6:48 Max Low% run. He has had some startling max low% paces into the temple. He played it safe on this seed to finish the run, but we may see more from him here in the near future.
That's all for now - take care!