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1  Games / Spelunky Classic / Re: The Spelunky Shortcut Cash Challenges on: October 22, 2010, 02:10:56 PM
Ok, Damsel, no shame in going for the low-hanging fruit. 
2  Games / Spelunky Classic / Re: The Spelunky Shortcut Cash Challenges on: September 07, 2010, 02:11:51 PM
Ok, leaderboards have been updated.
3  Games / Spelunky Classic / Re: The Spelunky Shortcut Cash Challenges on: August 21, 2010, 07:32:23 PM
Ok, leaderboard updated.  There's still one more easy pickings score on Temple for the taking.  I wonder if we're going to have any other real contenders?
4  Games / Spelunky Classic / Re: The Spelunky Shortcut Cash Challenges on: August 19, 2010, 07:37:29 PM
Ok, I updated the leaderboard... looks like there's a totally different dynamic to this competition than the First Level Challenge.  The addition of the ghost really changes things up.

There's still some totally open spots so... no reason not to submit an ice or temple score.
5  Games / Spelunky Classic / Re: The Spelunky Shortcut Cash Challenges on: August 18, 2010, 06:46:32 PM
Damn, orange... you're like the olympic level athlete on this one.
6  Games / Spelunky Classic / How To Die: A Breezy Beginner's Guide to Spelunky on: August 18, 2010, 04:43:03 PM
Totally dig your guide... I wrote a somewhat similar in some ways, but text only guide for the Wiki called How To Die: A Breezy Beginner's Guide to Spelunky.  Maybe we should make a "guides to spelunky" section on the wiki.
7  Games / Spelunky Classic / Re: The Spelunky Shortcut Cash Challenges on: August 18, 2010, 04:40:05 PM
Some notes on my first tries... in many ways this is VERY different from the first level cash challenges for one simple reason: time limit.  The first level is unique because there's no time limit and thus you could exercise as much care as you like in finding a mattock and looking carefully for the best places to smash.

In these challenges you have no such luxury, and you get a ghost after two minutes. 

Also, there's a much wider range of stuff that can pop up, like gambling and other weird vendors that never appear in the first level.  Game on!
8  Games / Spelunky Classic / First try at a temple level on: August 18, 2010, 04:35:55 PM
9  Games / Spelunky Classic / First try at an ice level on: August 18, 2010, 04:30:05 PM
10  Games / Spelunky Classic / First try at a jungle level on: August 18, 2010, 04:25:16 PM
Oh heck, I'll at least toss SOMETHING up there:

11  Games / Spelunky Classic / Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge on: August 18, 2010, 04:16:52 PM
I present to you, the Spelunky Shortcut Level Cash Challenges:
http://mossmouth.com/forums/index.php?topic=1313.0
12  Games / Spelunky Classic / The Spelunky Shortcut Cash Challenges on: August 18, 2010, 04:14:27 PM
Back in June I started The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge, where I challenged people to see how much money they could get on the first level and get to the end of the level in one piece.  I had been able to get 10-20k easily, and wondered how high people could get if that was their whole point of playing the first level.  Turns out people were able to crack 60k and now the people competing are hungry for another challenge.

So, the new challenge is to use the shortcut rooms, go to the first Jungle, Ice, or Temple level, and do the same thing.

We came up with some rules based on the first challenge, and here's how they play out:
  • This is an honor competition.  Yes there are ways to cheat.  Cheating for honor is like bombing for peace.  Please follow the spirit of the competition which is everyone starting with exactly the same starting position.
  • No mods of any kind should be in effect for the challenge.  Please be using vanilla Spelunky 1.1
  • You should be playing as Indie, and not as one of the other two characters.
  • You need to make it to the end of the level, and post a screenshot (hosted by an image hosting service and inline in your post please!) as proof of your accomplishment.
  • It should go without saying, but no playing all the way through to the level.  You need to go to the shortcut room and go directly to the level for which you're playing the challenge.

Here is the leaderboard.  Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines.

LEADERBOARDS

First Jungle Level Cash Challenge

1. DialFforFunky - $55,250
2. orange08 - $51,500
3. DialFforFunky - $51,250

First Ice Level Cash Challenge

1. orange08 - $42,300
2. DialFforFunky - $41,400
3. Damsel- $22,650

First Temple Level Cash Challenge

1. DialFforFunky - $48,525
2. orange08 - $42,175
3. Damsel - $17,850
13  Games / Spelunky Classic / Trophies and Other Challenges on: August 18, 2010, 12:44:14 PM
Arucard, I think the trophies are great, and they're now in place and there's a nod to your work in the first post.  This turned out to be a lot of fun to curate, and at first it didn't look like people were going to get into it.

I'm not sure what else would be a good challenge.  There's something so natural about this one, since most people kind of try to do it anyway, and it's always a fresh start.  It's also cool because it's so easy to illustrate your win state... you just show a screenshot that shows it's the first level screen.

One thing I've considered is doing challenges where you hit the first room of the other level types in the shortcut screen, like the First Jungle Level Cash Challenge, the First Ice Level Cash Challenge, the First Temple Level Cash Challenge.  One problem is that it's not quite as easy to make sure or illustrate that it's the first level you touched. 

I mean, I know it's for honor anyway, and people could easily photoshop a fake screenshot even of this challenge, but it doesn't seem as clean somehow.

Anyone interested?  Should I just do a post for this and let people hack it out?
14  Games / Spelunky Classic / Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge on: August 09, 2010, 11:31:01 AM
Damn... every time I think we've totally topped out, someone shatters it all again.

Ok, orange08, you're up at the top of the Legendary leaderboard.

If Arucard doesn't do special trophies for the legendary leaderboard, I might just make the one set of tropies he did do legendary.
15  Games / Spelunky Classic / Re: The Spelunky First Level Cash Challenge on: July 08, 2010, 11:36:54 AM
Wow, pretty soon a 40k's score won't even get you on the legendary leaderboard.  Good job, frenchy.

Daniel
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