|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!
|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.
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!
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.
That's all for now. Thanks for playing :D
|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!
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.
That's all for now,
|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.
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.
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!
That's all for now,
|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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
|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.
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.
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,
|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.
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!
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!
That's all for now,
|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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
That's all for now,
|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.
For more information about how to increase your MossRanking points total, please read this.