Spelunky News!


 ix gets a Low% Hell run, and falafel_raptor gets a sub 5 Hell run!
Posted by Kinnijup on October 16th, 2016 @12:12PM

Hey gang!

 

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.

 

Another Hell run came form denis1080. He got a 10:58. Lookin' good, denis!

 

Abob71 got in on the Hell action with an 8:32. It looks like speedlunky will happen soon! Abob also got an 8:01 Draining Olmec run :D

 

Vols and Jezuz came in with a $705k daily score PB on the October 11th daily. His next PB here will probably be a $1 million run!

 

DiMono continued to play, and got several PBs. He got a 32:42 All Shortcuts + Olmec run, a 27:15 key split, a 1:29.910 Tutorial% split, and a 17:00 Max Hell run.

 

I (Kinnijup) got a nice 5:32.786 No Teleporter Max Hell run.

 

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,

 

- Kinni

 
 
 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!

 

First up, HiDefLoMein is back in action with a 32:12 Big Money run. This beat his previous PB by 8 minutes!

 

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.

 

Abob71 got a Max Hell PB, a 10:37. Solid run, Abob. I bet his next one will be a sub 10!

 

Next up, ShinGraywords got 2 PBs. He hit an 8:19 Max Low% run and a 10:17 Big Money run. Like ix, Shin is nearing the top 20 and shows no signs of stopping! Keep it up, Shin!

 

killfish made an appearance to nail a $1.638mil daily on the October 11th daily. This was enough to push his daily average to $1,845,692. Looks like $2 mil will happen soon. Nice!

 

BisleyT tried some more All Shortcuts run, and nailed a 26:52 key delivery split. Nice!

 

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.

 

Another guy who did some All Shortcuts runs this week was denis1080. He hit a solid 26:25! Nice job, denis.

 

Grooomp is doing his best to fend off falafel_raptor and Mazerak to maintain a spot in the top 10. He got a 2:58 Max Any% run, a 3:34 No Teleporter Max Any% run, and a 4:24 Draining Olmec run. Nice!

 

TheMFC06 got a score PB, a $614k run. Pretty far past Big Money now!

 

Khold managed a Low% PB. His time is really starting to get into the mid/low 3 minute area now. He got a 3:38. Nice!

 

Last but not least, Mind_w hit a solid $1.484mil daily highscore PB on the October 11th daily. Solid score, Min!

 

That's all for now - take care!

 

- Kinni

 
 
 Mazerak and ix each get an eggplant run!
Posted by Kinnijup on October 5th, 2016 @10:08PM

Hey gang! Got about 20 runs to go over. Let's get to it.

 

Mazerak and ix both ended up getting an eggplant run this week! They did so in 23:45 and 45:33, respectively. Be sure to check out ix's 3-1 and Yama fight, as they are super intense and scary! Congrats guys, well-deserved!

 

Mazerak also manged to finish his first sub 3 teleporter run! He even did it with a cape! He finished with a 2:23. Very impressive stuff! He reached 675k total points, and is now 15th. Way to go, Maz.

 

ix managed an additional PB, as well. He got a 6:17 Max Any%. ix now has a comfortable position on the main list, sitting securely at 24th. GG, ix.

 

saturnin55 got an improvement to his No Gold PB. He got a 4:54. Nice!

 

falafel_raptor has been hard at work, as usual. He nailed three impressive PBs! He got a 3:04 Low% run, a 2:17 Any% run, and a 3:18 No Gold run. He also lost a 2:58 pace Low% run on Olmec. He is now only about 11k behind Grooomp's 10th place position on the main ranking. Exciting stuff!

 

hbix has been active, as well. He managed a 7:20 Hell run. Substantially under speedlunky now, hbix! Nice job.

 

ShinGraywords got a Max Any% PB and a Draining Olmec PB. He hit a 5:24 and a 7:57, respectively. Lookin' good, Shin!

 

Abob71 nailed a big Big Money improvement. he got a 13:37. Solid run, Abob!

 

Polodajaneiro slammed out a Max Low% run! He got 8:00 on the nose. Great job finishing this difficult run, Polo!

 

I (Kinnijup) managed two PBs this week. I got a 3:25 No Teleporter Max Any%, and a 2:39.627 Low% run. I was quite thrilled with the Low% run!

 

DiMono was super active! He got a 6:36 Low% No Gold run, a 56:36 All Shortcuts run with a 38:10 key split, and a 1:41.220 Tutorial% run. Great to see you playing more, DiMono!

 

Not to be outdone, Khold nailed a couple PBs too. He got a 4:33 Low% No Gold run, and a $1.239mil daily high score run. Nice!

 

Speaking of score runs, denis1080 got a score pb as well. He got a normal score PB, a 905k run. Way to go, denis.

 

TNF took some time to learn All Shortcuts, and already has some impressive times! He got a 1:29.900 tutorial, a 22:17 key split, and a 26:16 Olmec finish! Way to go, TNF.

 

santabrake got a daily high score PB, a $1.019mil run. Nice. :D

 

H1xMasterT got a pretty big daily high score PB, as well. He nailed a $2.553mil run! way to go, H1.


Last but not least, theZaxanator found some time to play and hit a $1.271mil daily high score PB. Solid, Zax!

 

That's all for now. Thanks for playing :D

 

- Kinni

 
 
 ix and Polo get big score runs, LVIO pushes his sub 3 Any% further, and other impressive runs :D
Posted by Kinnijup on October 1st, 2016 @01:47PM

Hola. I had to take a few days off and thought I might miss a news update, but it seems there was not an insane amount of activity this week. So PB harder! Let's get to the runs.

 

ix finished his first full score run that involved taking the plasma cannon into the City of Gold! He even managed to get the majority of the money in all three Hell levels. This is really quite an accomplishment. He finished with $2,429,050. Great run, ix! This netted him a nice amount of Mossranking points. He currently has 549k and is in 24th place. ix has been working on dailies consistently too, and improved his average this week.

 

Polo got a solid score run finished, too. He got a $1,725,200. This was done with an Olmec finish. Polo's next step is going to be a successful run with the robot/hired hand strat, and will give him another significant score boost. Great run, Polo! Polo also was hard at work on Low% and smashed his PB. He got a 3:31! There were some troll levels in the seed, so I think we may see Polo soon push this even further!

 

LVIO managed to push his Any% run even further this week. he got a 2:45! He even lost a potential 2:3x with 4-3, so we may see more from him here soon.

 

ShinGraywords has been heavily active, improving 4 of his times. He got a 5:00 Low% No Gold run, a 6:14 Haunted Max Any% run, an 8:22 Draining Olmec run, and a 19:17 Basejump% run. The Low% No Gold run is particularly impressive! Great runs, Shin.

 

Khold was hard at work, as well. He finished a 4:53 Low% No Gold run. Nice job getting a solid time so quickly, Khold! Khold has also been actively improving his daily average.

 

Moliman expanded his horizons and nailed a sub 4 Low% run! He got a 3:55. Nice!

 

Abob71 was pretty active this week, too. He got a 22:59 Big Money run, and a $625k score run.

 

denis1080 finished a solid Any% run! He hit a 3:17, done with the teleporter. Great job surviving a teleporter run while going fast, denis!

 

Buddy7heElf made an appearance to nail a 2:38 No Teleporter Any% run. This gained him some Mossranking points. He is now not far from the top 5 overall, and even closer to a Hell rating.

 

meowmixmix has been busy with work recently, but found some time to play and nailed a 4:33 Draining Olmec run. Nice!

 

tickbite finished a Hell run, a 16:19. Nice job getting a speedrun of it done, tick!

 

Last but not least, hbix got a 1:26.860 Tutorial% run, a 3:45 Low% run, and improved his daily average. Great job, hbix!

 

That's all for now,

 

- Kinni

 
 
 Raptor gets 3 million, Mazerak gets sub 5 Hell, and Hectic on the rise!
Posted by Kinnijup on September 23rd, 2016 @01:27PM

Hey gang, quite an exciting few days again here. Let's get to it.

 

First up, falafel_raptor got his goal with score runs for now: a 3 million run! He broke 3 million by quite a bit, too. His final score was $3,081,450. At just over 89% of the WR, this is now Raptor's strongest run on all of Mossranking! He did a great job on the run, which had an incredibly difficult 5-3 level and no mobility early on. He also got a 19:24 All Shortcuts + Olmec run. At 86%, this is his 2nd strongest run on the site! These runs were enough to push his overall score to 729k, under 20k from Grooomp! Raptor has now placed a comfortable distance between himself and 12th place, as well.

 

Another big run this week came from Mazerak. He finished a 4:54.443 Hell run! His reaction time on the run was fantastic (check out some of the plays in hell), and it was enough for 13th place on the Hell% list. Mazerak also submitted a "Jumbo Money" run. This is a speedrun to $1,000,000 points. He did one in 22:45, which is currently the fastest and only submission. Maz has reached 17th place overall, and is very close to a few of the spots above him. Great job this week, Maz!

 

Hectic has had a lot of success lately with improving his Mossranking score. He has been picking off categories one by one and gaining many points. He finished a 4:10 Low% No Gold run, a 5:19 Max Any% run, and a 5:28 Max Low% run! With these improvements, Hectic has already moved up to 28th place on the ranking. If he continues to play this way, I am confident we will see him enter the top 20.

 

ix got a few runs this week which improved his Mossranking score, too. He got a 3:38 Any% run, a 3:46 Low% run, a 6:48 Hell run, and a 5:25 Draining Olmec run. Nice job, ix!

 

saturnin55 improved his eggplant PB significantly. He got a 29:16. This is his 3rd completed eggplant run, as well. Nice job getting under 30 minutes, sat!

 

curticus2 got a solid Hell PB! He hit a 4:22. With this PB, he is now just 2k away from the top 5 overall in Mossranking! Considering he holds two of the most difficult WRs to get, in my opinion (Low% and Low% Hell), it was only a matter of him trying some other categories more before he got to at least the top 5 overall.

 

I (Kinnijup) got a solid 3:59.001 No Teleporter Hell run. I was really excited to finish one under 4 minutes. This is also the 6th fastest Hell run done so far.

 

ShinGraywords is doing a great job, as well. He got a big PB on No Gold Hell - a 12:55. This is a very difficult run to do with any speed at all, so congrats on such a big cut, Shin!

 

Newcomer LVIO improved his already impressive Any% time. He got a 2:50! It is really exciting to see a new player already hitting multiple sub 3 Any% runs! He already has great speedrunning instincts, and does solid and proper 4 bomb Olmec fights. LVIO also got a nice 6:14 No Gold Any% run. Nice runs, LVIO!

 

Khold got in on some of the action with a 3:38 Low% run. His time is really getting impresssive now.

 

AlphaChannel made an appearance to get a 15:45 Big Money run. It is really exciting when Alpha picks off one of those challenge runs! Solid run, Alpha.

 

Last but not least, The Mad Murf nailed a $1,190,475 score run. Nice job, Murf!

 

That's all for now,

 

- Kinni

 
 
 saturnin55 gets a big daily highscore, falafel_raptor continues to skyrocket, and 2 new players to watch!
Posted by Kinnijup on September 18th, 2016 @12:59PM

Hey gang! Quite a bit of activity the last 5 days, so I will waste no time getting into it.

 

First up, saturnin55 got a ~125k daily highscore improvement. He hit a $2,345,025 score on the August 16th Daily. This was enough to bring his daily average up to $1.813mil. saturnin also worked on some RTA categories, and managed to PB in all three of them! He got a 20:27 All Shortcuts + Olmec run with an 18:20 key split, a 1:23.890 Tutorial% PB, and a 57:34 All Journal Entries run! Nice job getting under an hour, sat!

 

falafel_raptor had some massive PBs, as usual. He got around to doing an All Shortcuts + Olmec run, and it is already under 20 minutes! He got a 19:32! He also nailed a 20 second Any% PB with a scary 4-3 and Olmec! He hit a 2:25. These runs gained him a massive amount of points, as well. He now sits in 11th place at 719k!! His progress has been super exciting to watch. He may be in heated competition for Grooomp's #10 spot soon...

 

More All Shortcuts action came from hbix. He is nearing sub 20 already, as well! He got a 21:28 with an 18:57 key split. He also hit a nice 1:27.420 tutorial, done without the blackout glitch. Nice job hbix, you are definitely getting faster!

 

Khold did some All Shortcuts runs, as well. He hit a 22:13 with a 19:07 key split. Khold also got a 4:13 Low% run and a 6:09 No Gold run. Great runs, Khold!

 

Yoshimitsu524 continues his exploration of some other categories, and hit a 24:41 All Shortcuts + Olmec run. He has been to Olmec on a handful of fast Low% No Gold runs so far, so I am confident we will see him nail a good run there, too. It has been a lot of fun to see Yoshi get some other categories done, because he deserves a much higher Mossrank than he currently has. Having completed Low% Hell and having a 3:00 Low% run, he certainly has a ton of potential. The other categories he is doing are important too, and I think we are going to see his rank go up in the coming months. 

 

ShinGraywords got in on the All Shortcuts action, too. He hit a 25:05 with a 22:28 key split. Shin also submitted a 14:05 Olmec Failplant run. Great job, Shin!

 

Another couple of RTA runs came from ix. He did a 97:42 All Journal Entries run. Glad to see you enjoying the run, ix! His other RTA PB was a 1:25.420 Tutorial% run. He also got a 22:40 Basejump% run, and an 11:12 Big Money run. Nice! 

 

We had a debut from a new runner, DemoJameson. He submitted one run, but it is pretty jaw-dropping: a 3:13 Low%! This was also about 3:07 pace into Olmec. It will be really exciting to see if he has some motivation for other runs. Good luck and nice to have you, Demo.

 

Another new player came out of nowhere with a big run - LVIO. He submitted a 2:57 Any% run, done with the mattock! Great job getting a run under 3, LVIO! Again, it will be really exciting to watch his progress!

 

MrEikono got a Daily High Score PB on the September 14th Daily. He hit a 305k run. Nice!

 

Abob71 completed a Max Low% run! He did so in 9:11. Great job finishing this tricky run, Abob!

 

meowmixmix is a guy who really stepped up to help out with the Spelunky Star League/Weekly Showdown races. He is a lot of fun to watch on Twitch. He continued his improvements this week, and got a solid 8:35 Max Hell run! Way to go, Meow.

 

denis1080 improved his Max Any% time to a 7:02! Getting substatially under the speedlunky mark now!

 

WR quality runner twigglefly returned to stream for us this week! He hit a 3:38 Max Any% run during the stream, too. Great to see twiggle playing some! I hope he enjoyed it and tries again soon. 

 

BTA88 made an appearance to nail a 1.9mil run on the September 16th Daily. His daily average is now just shy of 2 mil.

 

Mazerak is working on his remaining challenge runs for Mossranking points, and completed a 15:03 No Gold Hell run. This is one of the harder runs to complete, for sure. He also got a speedlunky Max Hell run! His final time was 7:16. Lastly, he hit a nice 3:30 Low% run. He has been on pace for sub 3:10 runs into Olmec before, so this is definitely not the last we will see from him here. It is still a solid PB, though. Great job, Maz!

 

Great job, guys.

 

- Kinni

 
 
 20 runs including an incredible Max Low% PB from Raptor and a No Gold Hell run from Shin.
Posted by Kinnijup on September 13th, 2016 @04:31PM

Hey gang, Kinni here.

 

This week, we saw falafel_raptor getting a fantastic Max Low% time. He nailed a 4:08.208! Max Low% has become quite a popular and competitve category over the last year or so, and Raptor managed to get 5th place in it. It is also a website win on d_tea, though I am pretty sure d_tea has a 4:00 or 4:01 that he lost the recording of. Regardless, this is also a win on several other players in the top 10 who put time into the run including Grooomp, Buddy, twiggle, and krille! At 83.97%, this is also Raptor's new best run (in terms of % of WR) on Mossranking. He also nailed a nice sub 3 Any% No Teleporter run. He hit a 2:57. These runs gained him enough points to move him up to 14th with 11th place not far off. Great job, Raptor.

 

ShinGraywords hit an important run, as well. He got a 26:18 No Gold Hell run! The only two runs Shin has remaining for bonus points/penalty removal are Eggplant and Low% Hell, both of which he is more than capable of. He's even been to Yama on Low% Hell. It will be exciting to watch him try these runs. He also nailed a solid $2.332mil score run on the September 12th Daily

Speaking of the September 12th Daily, it had three other big scores. ix got a $1.727mil score on it, saturnin55 got a $2.046mil score on it, and hbix nailed a $2.289mil score on it. All four of these guys are really hitting some impressive dailies lately. I think soon we will see ix get his first $2mil daily, if a seed comes around. Great job, guys!

 

Tutorial% saw some more action, as well. Bum nailed a solid 1:18.370, Grooomp hit a 1:18.580, hbix hit a 1:28.260, Khold got a 1:28.670, and ix got a 1:33.980. ix's run did not make use of the somewhat new blackout glitch, either. Great tutorials, gang.

 

Khold also did some normal speedruns, and hit a solid 5:11 Max Any% (done with no teleporter) run, and a 3:33 No Teleporter Any% run. Nice!

 

Aside from a tutorial and big daily score, hbix also tried some normal runs. It paid off as well as he nailed a nice 5:36 Low% No Gold run!

 

 

Grooomp did some runs other than Tutorial%, as well. He got a nice 53:26 All Journal Entries run. Great job getting this under an hour, Grooomp! 

 

Long time daily runner H1xMasterT has started to try his hand at speedruns. He is already off to a great start, as he finished a 4:19 Low% run! It is clear some of the skill he built up from his years of score running was transferable to speedruns.

 

bootsthatshoot is having some fun with other categories again now that he is a member of the Low% Hell club. This week, he did some All Shortcuts + Olmec runs. So far, he has a nice 22:32 PB. 

 

Abob71 continued his progress in the max categories, and PB'd in Max Hell%. He got a 14:26.

 

DiMono also tried his hand at a Max% category, Max Any%. He hit an 11:52. Nice job, Dimono!

 

Last but not least, I have a few daily highscore PBs to go over. Polodajaneiro got a $304k run, The Mad Murf got a $975k run, and PolPotNoodle got a $1.259mil run. All three of these were done on the September 12th Daily.

 

Thanks for checking the news out,

 

- Kinni

 
 
 Saturnin gets a shield run, Curt gets the tutorial record again, and many other impressive runs.
Posted by Kinnijup on September 10th, 2016 @09:39PM

Hola! A lot of action on some of the newer categories these last few days. In particular, Tutorial% saw 6 submissions. Let's dive in.

 

curticus2 improved the Tutorial% WR by .192! His final time was 1:17.008. He used a couple techniques in this run that he did not in previous runs. Great run, Curt.

 

We saw 5 other tutorial PBs, too. The first one came from hbix. He got a slight improvement to his old PB. He finished with a 1:29.140. Another PB from hbix this week was a nice 3:25 Any% run!

 

Polodajaneiro also got a tutorial PB. He hit a 1:23.400. Solid!

 

meowmixmix is very near a sub 1:20 tutorial now. He submitted a solid 1:20.150. Nice job, Meow. 

 

Next up, Grooomp hit a sub 1:20 tutorial! He got a 1:19.320 with strats he came up with for 0-2.

 

Lastly, Bum improved his tutorial PB to 1:18.580! Getting near the WR now, Bum! 

 

Next up, saturnin55 completed a shield run! His final time was 39:54. He has been going to the castle on seeds lately and it finally paid off. Great job, sat. 

 

Dimono nailed a hell run, a 12:07. This run had no paste and bad resources, so he will likely improve it significantly on a better seed.

 

denis1080 was super active, and hit 4 PBs! He got a 9:23 No Gold run, an 18:20 Max Hell run, a 30:42 All Shortcuts + Olmec run, and a 4:00 Any% run! Looking good, denis. 

 

Another super active runner was falafel_raptor. He got 3 PBs. These were a 6:07 Max Any% No Gold run, a 6:46 Max Hell run, a 4:42 Haunted Max Any% run, and a nice 10:28 Big Money run. The Big Money run was enough to push him into 15th place on the overall ranking!

 

Abob71 has recently started streaming again! He so far finished a 14:31 Max Hell run. Great to have you back to streaming on Twitch, Abob. Be sure to check him out at www.twitch.tv/Abob71!

 

TNF finished a Hell% run, an 8:47. Based on his skill at Low% already, he will easily get speedlunky soon. Good job so far, TNF!

 

For the last few weeks, ix has been trying to finish a No Gold Hell run. He even lost some late in Hell. He finished one yesterday though! His final time was 23:56. Of the categories that count for points, he is now only missing Eggplant% and Low% Hell. He also submitted a 9:17 Max Any% No Gold run, and an 11:35 Olmec Failplant run, which is currently the fastest run submitted for this category. GG, ix! 

 

I (Kinnijup) finished a speedrun of Low% Hell No Gold. I got an 8:11, which is currently the fastest one of these done. This run had a ropeless Yama fight.

 

Yoshimitsu524 has been working on Hell% for a bit, and got one finished last night. He hit a 6:05. He is capable of doing much faster, but it is nice to have a starting point for him. 

 

That's all for now,

 

- Kinni 

 
 
 Big daily happens, Grooomp gets sub 3 Low%, krille with a new tutorial% record, and a new subranking added!
Posted by Kinnijup on September 6th, 2016 @02:36PM

Hey gang, it's Kinni. Another active few days to go over here. I'll hop right in.

 

First up, we added a No Teleporter subranking to the tabs on the rankings page. It includes No TP Any%, No TP Hell, No TP Max Any%, and No TP Max Hell.

 

The September 5th Daily saw some massive finishes. There was a 4-1 Hired Hand on this seed who was not super difficult to rescue. This allowed players to get the scepter and plasma cannon both into 4-2, which lets you keep the plasma cannon for the rest of the game. Shingraywords finished a $2.479mil run, and Mazerak finished a $2.538mil run! This was a 750k+ improvement for Shin's daily highscore and helped his Mossrank overall score significantly. At 73.33% of the WR, Daily High Score is now his strongest Mossranking run! Great job, Shin. Mazerak's run is at 75.09% of the WR and is his 3rd strongest Mossranking category now, though it is very close to his top 2. It was nearly a 500k improvement on his previous Daily High Score PB. Mazerak also got a nice 3:05 Any% PB, and a 7:29 Draining Olmec% run. The Any% PB was enough to push Mazerak up to 18th overall, and Shin has a strong spot in the top 25 (he's currently in 23rd).

 

Dr. Probably got a $1.05mil score on this same daily. Great job getting over $1 million, Doc.

 

Saibot improved his Daily High Score on this daily, as well. He got a $1.304mil daily on it.

 

The last daily highscore on this daily came from Mind_w. He got a $1.2 million run on it. Nice to have you, Mind.

 

Onto some speedruns, Grooomp finally got a sub 3 minute Low% run! He finished a 2:58.596. Grooomp has lost runs on pace for as good as 2:42 on Olmec, so this will for sure not be the last time he PBs in this category. It will be a lot of fun to see how far he pushes it, now that he has that mental barrier of sub 3 broken down! Great job, Grooomp.

 

Next up, Berumondo came seemingly out of nowhere with a 3:10 Low% PB! This run was on pace for a 3:00 - 3:02 with the optimal Olmec strategy! It is still an impressive PB and shows us Berumondo is more than capable of joining the sub 3 Low% club. He also tried his hand at Hell%, and finished a nice 9:46. Great job, Beru!

 

krille71 nailed a solid 1:17.200 Tutorial% WR, edging curticus2 out by just .120. This is a really neat category (our category with by far the least RNG) and I am glad it is getting some attention at a high level of play! gg, krille.

 

Another Tutorial% submission came from hbix. He got a 1:29.940, nice!

 

saturnin55 got in on some of the Tutorial% action, and finished a 1:27.300. He has at least a 1:26 done from before this category came to be, so he will probably take this down some soon. Way to go, sat! 

 

ix got some RTA runs done this week, as well. He got a 23:16 All Shortcuts + Olmec run done, with a 19:11 key split and 1:35 tutorial PB. Great job, ix.

 

Buddy7heElf got a big Low% Hell PB, a 6:40. Some troll stuff on Yama cost him sub 6:30, but this was still a 30+ second PB and a crazy run. Great job, Buddy. He also got a nice Haunted Max Hell PB, which is also his Max Hell PB (also no teleporter). It is very near the record in the former. His final time was a solid 6:23.

 

falafel_raptor nailed a sub 3:30 Low% No Gold run! His new 3:28 is not far from his regular Low% PB, which is very impressive. This run  also passed some crazy good players in the top 15 like twigglefly, Grooomp and Linkruler. Raptor continues to climb the overall list and is currently in 16th place. He has some competition right behind him though, as NightHarvester(17th) has consistently been PBing over the months and Mazerak(18th) is moving up fast and seems super motivated to accomplish some goals, as well.

 

AGDQ 2016 Spelunky commentator DiMono finally got around to doing some work on his Mossranking score. He finished an 11:31 Low% No Gold run, a 5:14 Any% PB, and a 5:36 Low% PB! The regular Low% run is particularly impressive, and was a minute and 45 second improvement. Good job, Dimono.

 

Mr. Eikono got a nice Any% PB, a 5:04. He seems motivated to go for a run under 5 minutes, too! Good luck, Eikono.

 

Notester82 made an appearance to submit an $832k score run. Getting close to $1 million, Note!

 

denis1080 got a nice Daily High Score improvement. He got 755k on the September 6th Daily. GG, dennis.

 

I (Kinnijup) got a 4:16 Max Low% No Gold run. I lost a lot of these on Olmec, so I was happy that the fastest one of them worked out.

 

BumCommando submitted a sub 1:20 Tutorial% run, a 1:19:330! He is doing AJE runs periodically (they are a lot of fun to watch) so we may see another WR improvement from him here, too.

 

meowmixmix submitted a 12:29 Olmec Failplant% WR, beating saturnin55. He also got a 9:18 Draining Olmec (also Max!) run, and a nice 4:27 Max Any% (also no teleporter) PB. GGs, meow!

 

HecticXXX9001 is expanding his playstyle to incorporate more categories. This is really exciting to me, as Hectic has at least top 10-15 potential for sure. He so far finished an 11:04 Big Money run (also his Hell PB) that had a solid late-game. GG, Hectic!

 

usernamecantbe25 submitted a nice 3:23 Max Any% PB. This run had a 1 second 3-4.2 and a 6 bomb Olmec fight. Nice job, 25!

 

Lastly, Khold finished his first teleporter run! He finished with a nice 3:33. He also got a 4:19 Low% run. Way to go, Khold. Good luck on your next runs!

 

That's all for now,

 

- Kinni

 
 
 Ranking system explained
Posted by saturnin55 on September 2nd, 2016 @01:47PM

Here are the different ranks you can achieve on MossRanking. The more points you gain, the better your rank becomes.

 

  Rank Points Comment
Unknown 0 Starting rank when you don't have any run submitted 
Emerald Mines 1  
Sapphire Mines 100,000  
Ruby Mines 200,000 Nice, keep going!
Diamond Mines 300,000 Finish more categories and you'll get a lot of points!
Emerald Jungle 400,000  
Sapphire Jungle 450,000 Unfortunately, Draining Olmec does not give extra points
Ruby Jungle 500,000 Who said it was easy to rank up !
Diamond Jungle 550,000 Don't get 2-4'd !
Emerald Ice Caves 600,000 At this point, you probably have no penalty left or are very close to having none
Sapphire Ice Caves 650,000  
Ruby Ice Caves 700,000 Starting to get a bit ridiculous now
Diamond Ice Caves 750,000  
Emerald Temple 800,000 Stop being so good at this game
Sapphire Temple 825,000  
Ruby Temple 850,000  
Diamond Temple 875,000  
Emerald Hell 900,000  
Sapphire Hell 925,000  
Ruby Hell 950,000  
Diamond Hell 975,000  

 

 For more information about how to increase your MossRanking points total, please read this.

 

Good luck!