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Topic: Kongregate / Rage & Grace, 42nd Kongregate Tournament. 300 Kreds Prize Pool, thanks to IAmTheCandyman. Round 2 is up (Dolphin Olympics 2, Cardinal Quest 2)

Originally posted by Lebossle:

If you also think Cardinal Quest gives too much of an advantage to who already played it a lot (and there are people that did, due to it having an imp), report that to Best, he said he would change it if enough people think that.

I don’t agree with that reasoning for a game change. It could be said about many games that have a certain complexity. The game isn’t unreasonably long and there is a lot of info/guides on how to get a good score. (I’ll discreetly drop a link here.) If anything, I would ask Best to extend the round 1 or 2 days.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Tournament] Lousy Smarch Madness 2 -- Congratulations ActiveUnique!

Treasures Hunt – 2181 score

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Tournament] Lousy Smarch Madness 2 -- Congratulations ActiveUnique!

Congrats AU. You deserve the win.

I initially planned to skip Rogue Soul and win the other two, but then you went and destroyed my William and Sly score. (I think that’s 70 seconds you beat me by?) Would love to know your strategy; I thought my route and execution was pretty good.

Extremely close finals. I reached 35k reward at least 4 times and choked. :( I stupidly didn’t realize the importance of combos on my 9.2k run. Anyway, although I lost I enjoyed competing with you again.

I would like to share my treasures hunt run, because I thought the route I found was pretty cool. Uploading that now.

Thanks for the tourney Prec, good stuff as always.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Tournament] Lousy Smarch Madness 2 -- Congratulations ActiveUnique!

I tried my best but it wasn’t enough.


Distance API
Reward API


Treasures API

 
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Edit2:

It seems you need to beat your current best to submit to API, and I already had a capped pistol room score on this save.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Rage & Grace, 42nd Kongregate Tournament. 300 Kreds Prize Pool, thanks to IAmTheCandyman. Round 2 is up (Dolphin Olympics 2, Cardinal Quest 2)

Originally posted by MaistlinRajere:

Good news. Ben (probably) won’t be breaking games in the middle of rounds. >:(

Yeah, hopefully I can break them beforehand and we can go a full tourney with no game changes. (not gonna happen)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Tournament] Lousy Smarch Madness 2 -- Congratulations ActiveUnique!

Originally posted by Precarious:

The round is over. Finals will be up shortly.

For those of you who sent me videos, would you mind if I linked them here?

I’ll help you out. My videos:

Focus Original – 8:15
Focus Insane – 3:54
Clarence’s Big Chance – 9:08

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Tournament] Lousy Smarch Madness 2 -- Congratulations ActiveUnique!

Sending videos to Prec.



 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Tournament] Lousy Smarch Madness 2 -- Congratulations ActiveUnique!

I’m assuming intentionally dying is still allowed. It resets your time to the last checkpoint plus one second, so while you can’t use it to optimize forever, it can save you time if you screw up.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Tournament] Lousy Smarch Madness 2 -- Congratulations ActiveUnique!

I’m ok with any of those, just pick one.

Edit: As Machu alludes to, allowing use of checkpoints and requiring video probably isn’t the best combination, because it can make runs take a long time.

 
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Machu broke it, not me! I had nothing to do with it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Tournament] Lousy Smarch Madness 2 -- Congratulations ActiveUnique!

Forget backing up savefiles, refresh is a lot more broken than I first thought. It not only resets your time to the last checkpoint/death, but you also keep your powerups and the enemies you killed stay dead. By taking very few checkpoints and avoiding any deaths by abusing refresh, I was able to get this: (the run took about 20 minutes)

Anyway, maybe option 1 isn’t the best idea. :P

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Tournament] Lousy Smarch Madness 2 -- Congratulations ActiveUnique!

Originally posted by MachuPichu:

You can hit esc and then continue. Much faster than refreshing.
(oh also 1, because I see it becoming much more strategic in which checkpoints you use.)

There’s a big difference. Escape+continue sends you to the last checkpoint and you keep your current time. Refresh sends you to the last checkpoint but resets to the time you had when you reached the checkpoint, so you can attempt the segment again until you’re satisfied.

Edit: oh, dying counts as reaching a checkpoint. What about backing up the .sol savefiles, is that allowed?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Tournament] Lousy Smarch Madness 2 -- Congratulations ActiveUnique!

I think I prefer option 1, but I don’t really mind.

 
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I have updated the sheet. Good luck Machu.

 
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And thus Lou advances three rounds without a single score posted against him.

 
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@AU: I talked to Prec about the zero second bug a couple days ago, he is allowing it. So you get 88s on Mansion.

Some of us are sharing times here if anyone is curious. Lots of differences still!





 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Tournament] Lousy Smarch Madness 2 -- Congratulations ActiveUnique!

RIP Shawn, Kragnir, Best :-(

 
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DH2 Runner mode appears to bug out at around 5350. The screen stops moving but the player continues off screen. I’m guessing it’s consistent because the top scores are all around 5350.

I found this literally moments after Precarious said in chat: well guys, I have to get going for a bit. Try not to break any other games while I’m gone