file 2018 Winter Singleplayer Tournament

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10 Feb 2018 16:08 - 10 Feb 2018 17:11 #31 by eplipswich
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Congrats to the Top 7, and what a crazy Week 5 it was! Things are getting even tighter than ever before as we head into Week 6, now with 1 fewer retry yet again! Each player only gets 2 retries in Week 6, and there's lesser and lesser room for errors! Week 6 basically overwhelms players with Gem Hunt/Madness levels before the usual levels, so how well will the Top 7 fare? Only the Top 5 will make it to Week 7!

All the important rules that you need to know can be found in the spreadsheet . This includes Waves in the Dark (a moving platform level) and Fire When Ready (problems with using Super Bounce while in the cannon).
And here's Week 5 report:

Week 5 has messed with quite a number of players' minds, especially levels like Momentum and Work in Progress. Nonetheless, this is no doubt the tightest week ever, with a major upset we didn't see coming!

hPerks continues his dominance on top with a time of 792.84s. This performance of his also brings him to the top of the overall rank average chart at the moment (rank average of 2.2), slightly edging Xedron, who finished 3rd with a time of 821.45s. Despite not being at his best unlike his past performances before Week 4, this was certainly an improved performance from him. One thing that's certainly consistent from him, however, is his best records (3), though this is tied with two other players this time.

One of these two players is IncanLlama, who finishes in the podium for the first time in 2nd place with a time of 800.02s, just 8 seconds behind hPerks, further showing that his recent excellent performances were no fluke. We can certainly now see that IncanLlama is a force to be reckoned with.

Now, we come to the players in 4th to 8th, whose times are so freaking tight (4th and 8th placed players' times are separated by a mere 14s).

Regislian, the other of the two players with best records this week, comes in at 4th with a time of 872.62s. His time would actually have been a lot better had it not been for the last two levels that kind of messed him up. Still, it was enough for him to survive for another week.

Coming in at 5th is Rosie, who did well enough to survive with a time of 873.35s. Rosie had a rocky start to her run, and it was also unfortunate that due to the nature of Work in Progress (a moving platform level), her time of 36.83s would have been the best record for that level had she not gone OOB in a legit record. There's also the fact that Rosie's runs have been marred with issues after issues. Nonetheless, we all know Rosie's still a great player, and we know she'll overcome the remaining obstacles to come as she pushes on on the road to the final. Keep going and don't lose hope, Rosie! We believe in you! Let's hope no more issues arise.

El_Robert would finish in 6th with a time of 882.45s. It wasn't particularly great considered he used almost all his retries in the first few levels. Thankfully though, Lady Luck was there for him as he lives on another day.

And now, we come to the last 3. Arguably the biggest upset of the tourney thus far, Tue27 was the last man to survive Week 5, edging out Eguy, who was really unfortunate to be eliminated, by Tue seconds (yes, exactly 2 seconds). Tue27 finishes in 7th with a time of 884.23s, while Eguy finishes in 8th with a time of 886.23s.This has got to be the closest elimination/survival in all tourneys thus far. And while it was unfortunate that Eguy got eliminated by such a close margin, all's fair in tourneys, so we have to sadly say goodbye to Eguy. Still, thank you for your participation, Eguy, and we hope you'll come out even stronger in the next tourney!

Another player we have to sadly say goodbye as well is Lee, who had a bad run finishing in 9th with a time of 1149.86s. The levels that cost him are Terminal Velocity (he spent a good 8 minutes + all 3 retries on the level alone) and Be Elusive! (he finished with a time of around 3 minutes), and it pretty much went downhill for him. Still though, we have to applaud Lee for his better performance in this tourney (he finished one week better than last year's tourney). Thank you for your participation!

Notorious levels: Work in Progress, Terminal Velocity, Be Elusive!, Momentum, Dangerous Development
Last Man Safe: Tue27
Eliminated: Eguy, Lee

Oh, and one more thing (something which I should have shown the past weeks as well): the Weekly Rankings charts. Here are the Top 3 for each chart after Week 5:

Rank Average:
1) hPerks (2.2)
2) Xedron (2.4)
3) Rosie & Regislian (5.0)

No. of Best Records
1) Xedron (23)
2) Rosie (9)
3) hPerks (8.)

Best Average-Time Difference
1) Xedron (501.71)
2) hPerks (393.61)
3) Rosie (227.65)
Last edit: 10 Feb 2018 17:11 by eplipswich.
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10 Feb 2018 16:42 #32 by Mike
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nuuuuuuu rip egy ;-;

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11 Feb 2018 04:40 #33 by Eguy
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17 Feb 2018 18:44 - 17 Feb 2018 18:45 #34 by Regislian
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Choked :(

Thanks for organizing this, eplipswich!

And good luck to everyone still in the tournament!
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18 Feb 2018 00:23 #35 by Nockess
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Major choke on Bag of Secrets that would've gotten me 3rd place (had I finished with the unofficial time I got afterwards) than dead last. So many excuses I could make but I was about ready to be done with the tournament anyway.

Good luck to the remaining participants.

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18 Feb 2018 02:22 - 18 Feb 2018 02:23 #36 by eplipswich
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We're down to the Top 5 now as we come into Week 7: the second-last week of the tourney as we welcome the first 11 Expert levels! This is the week where players will battle for the coverted Top 3 spots to reach the final! Who will make it there?

That being said, just some things to note of:
1) Frozen Flames is a level that requires Blast, so Blast is allowed only in this level. Hence, make sure to configure your Blast accordingly.
2) Polymorphism is a MFPL level, so the same rules apply with regard to that.
And now, the Week 6 report.

Week 6 has once again seen an upset, but has also seen a consistency in the Top 3 players.

Xedron reclaims top spot with a time of 843.17s. Despite him screwing up in Waves of the Dark, his 5 best records, including his specialty in Child's Play (being the only person to get all gems there), allowed him to prevail.

Not close behind is IncanLlama, who also got 5 best records (tying with Xedron for most best records in Week 6) and finished in 2nd with a time of 855.48s. This incredible performance includes a near WR time of 34.26s at Waves in the Dark.

And in 3rd place is hPerks with a time of 908.12s. Despite his performance slipping a little here (Week 6 isn't his favorite week), he did pull off a decent enough performance to finish in the podium, though his time is not far from the next two players' times...

Coming in at 4th, about 2 seconds behind with a time of 911.13s is El_Robert. Once again, his strategy to play first prevails for him as it was enough to get him to Week 7. Fun trivia: This also makes him the only player to make it to Top 5 in both Singleplayer tourneys. Well done! Will he make history once again by becoming the only player to make it to Top 3 in both tourneys?

And here comes the upset. Tue27 would live another day once again, finishing 5th (the last man to survive) with a time of 913.82s. This also makes him the first player in this tourney to be the last man to survive the previous week and not be elminated the next week. Lady Luck has certainly shone on him in Week 6, but will Lady Luck continue to shine on him in Week 7 with only the Top 3 players making it to the final week?

Unfortunately, we have to say goodbye to Regislian and Rosie, two top players who surprisingly finished in the bottom 2 (6th and 7th) with times of 936.43s and 1002.77s respectively. Regislian's run in Lost Islands and Rosie's run in Bag of Secrets are what cost them, showing that there's absolutely no room for errors this late in the tourney. But such is how the tourney goes, and I hope both of you at least enjoyed the tourney, even if it's to some extent. Thanks for your participation, and we hope to see you in next year's Singleplayer tourney!

Notorious levels: Lost Islands, Bag of Secrets, Cannon Sniper
Last Man Safe: Tue27
Eliminated: Regislian, Rosie

And here are the Top 3 for each chart after Week 6:

Rank Average
1) Xedron [2.2]
1) hPerks [2.3]
3) IncanLlama [4.8]

No. of Best Records
1) Xedron [28]
2) IncanLlama [11]
3) hPerks & Rosie [10]

Best Average-Time Difference
1) Xedron [568.67]
2) hPerks [395.62]
3) IncanLlama [268.62]
Last edit: 18 Feb 2018 02:23 by eplipswich.
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17 Mar 2018 18:23 #37 by Xedron
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GGs everyone, tourney was really fun. Special thanks to eplipswich for doing an amazing job hosting the tournament which obviously isn't easy to do. Definitely had a different approach to this tournament than I did with the last one, spending more time executing every run as opposed to last year just practicing the ones that seemed hard to me. That definitely helped out in the long run. GG to both hPerks and MBOUltimate for making it into the finals, really had a blast.

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17 Mar 2018 20:11 #38 by Nockess
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Congrats, Xeef, on winning the tournament. I was rooting for the underdog but it's about time you win something as big as this. Well done!

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17 Mar 2018 20:48 #39 by eNetro
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Way to go, Xedron; I knew you could do it after beating so many world records on the Leaderboards nowadays!

Awesome Hint:

Since the Awesome Time/Score is secret, you will have to beat it in order to find out what it is. Just practice every day, and be ready to keep pressing the 'Restart' button...A LOT!
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20 Mar 2018 02:11 #40 by CylinderKnot
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I knew it. I just knew it. Even though Xedron's victory in and of itself wasn't surprising, his gameplay that resulted in the victory still stunned me. It's better than anything I could ever do, and it will always be that way. Excellent work, Xedron. You deserved it.

Thank you, eplipswich, for hosting this fun tournament, and I'd like to thank everyone for making this enjoyable!

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Awesome SCORES, not TIMES...

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06 Apr 2018 11:57 - 06 Apr 2018 11:58 #41 by Aayrl
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Congratulations to all who participated in the tournament! Apologies for the delay on awarding these!

I considered the extra achievements, but seeing how Xedron won all the categories, I figured I'd just stick with the same format as previous tournaments! Keep in mind all rewards are inclusive (e.g., Xedron will have all of the achievements listed below):

All Participants: Achievement and 'the Cold' Suffix Title.

Survived to Week 4: Achievement and the 'Chill' Prefix Title, and all subsequent achievements and titles.

Survived to Week 7: Achievement and the 'Arctic' Prefix title, and all subsequent achievements and titles.

Winner: Achievement, 'the Most Maniacal' Suffix title, and the green trophy flair icon, as well as all subsequent achievements and titles.

You should see achievements and titles added to your account as of twenty minutes ago.

Enjoy!
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