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