Assorted musings from young Goldeneye star Mirrormage; enjoy.
The Day With No WRs: 23rd January
It's a well-known fact that the 23rd of January is the only day in Elite history that does not have a single WR in GE. This year however, we weren't ready to just let it slide like a little fucker. Jim "Jimbo" Barrett surprisingly put up some of his own money, $25 even, for the person with the best WR on the day. $25 coming out of Jim's wallet is probably enough to give him a heart attack so of course everyone picked up their controllers and went at it. There were a record number of twitch streams going on on the day; people were seriously hungry for dat $$$.
Unfortunately, no one was able to get a WR. So many runners wasted 10 hours of their lives running some game from the 90s. We probably would have had a WR if the Singaporean streaming servers did not shit the bed on the night of the 23rd. If I was able to put in about 3+ hours, a WR would have definitely happened... but it didn't. Putting all the hours squandered by runners trying to achieve a WR together adds up to almost 110 hours. Ilari "Illu" Pekkala wins the award for being the biggest degen with almost 18 hours of Dam agent for 0:52. He could have recieved a massive pot of over $300 for the 0:52 but the 18 hours was completely fruitless. Congratulations on wasting 18 hours of your life, Illu.
Woody Cuts The Boss in Super Metroid
After attending virgin fortress 2015, Ryan "Cockwood" Lockwood underwent weeks worth of intense seshes of Super Metroid incorporating new strats in hopes for amazing improvements. These desired improvements quickly followed and a great PR was imminent. The run started with a sub 17 power-bombs, his first. Woody continued to clutch his movement, dashing and hopping stylishly past monsters and across rooms. This play was just barely enough for a sub 22 grav suit, almost choking it by running over the item like a complete scrub. Some unfortunate mistakes hurt the run afterwards but Woody ended up with a 50:22. Celebrations went wild; the once insipid chat erupted into a boisterous frenzy congratulating Ryan. Woody was visibly fucking pumped about his time but he seemed particularly excited about recieving nudes from Oats after the run. The 50:22 beat Bryan Bosshardt's time of 50:45. With this, he was bestowed one of the most prestigious titles in all of speedrunning, "2nd best Super Metroid runner in the Elite". Congrats bud. He is currently grinding out late-game because his late-game is shit. Hopefully we get to see the sub 50 soon.
Fierce Rivalries in Pilotwings 64
Fluke "Homeonice" Szklarz was inspired to run Pilotwings 64 upon return to the barren wastelands of Australia. However, he was only interested in running the level "Dark Cavern" probably because his current habitat is awfully similar to a dark cavern. He described it as a potentially year-long project with constant grinding but in just 4 days he annihilated the WR of 36.92 with 36.71 improving his PR of 37.84 by more than a second. Grav was definitely tilted so as expected, he grinded the shit out of that level (probably skipped school) in hopes to get the WR back. And he did. 36.24 bb. Grav showed who is boss. Completely rekt the previous rekky by almost half a second. Will Luke bounce back? We can only wait and see.
Szklarz was not the only newcomer Grav had to deal with, Bryan Bosshardt showed his gaming prowess by collecting two WRs for himself (1:49.44 on River Run and 2:08.95 on Sky Maneuvers). However, Grav quickly responded with 1:48.80 and 2:08.48. Boss would not be defeated so easily though and got 1:48.42 on River Run. A day later, Grav bested the Boss WR with a 1:48.06 and claimed he is going for the 1:47. That's some pretty intense shit guys.
The Elite Searching For A New Proof Moderator
After the council decision was made to remove Dan Berube's Dam agent 0:53 and Adam Matis' Archives agent 0:16 off the rankings, Thiradell, a well-known member of the elite staff, ragequit from his duties. He will be doing one more proof call before passing the baton. The Elite launched a search for a new proof moderator this week attracting a few people. Current applicants include Austin "Austinthegamer" Perroux, Alec "Troubleclef" McDonald and Jonathan "dsx" Hotinski. Good luck to all the tryhard applicants. It should also be noted that Dugg created a funny .gif in that thread which inadvertently supported dsx's campaign to elite relevance. Link: http://i.imgur.com/tAVyf4o.gif
The Pinball Era
One night I streamed a little bit of pinball for my boys just to chill and hang out. However, people got pretty hyped and some were already flexing about how high their pinball records were back in 2003. We soon made a thread on the boards for everything pinball-related and eliters started posting PRs. It was the dawn of a new era, the pinball era. Woody provided the first real record with 10.9mil. This was on a late night and he basically caked it. It was a good record but he had work an hour later and he did not get any sleep as usual. He was probably not even able to collect digits from hot Texans that came in to the liquour store because of how insanely tired he was. This whole endeavor was completely crushed by Axel "AZ" Zakrisson who got 13.7mil within a few tries the day after. So one could say Woody wasted his whole night and there was no need for him to go to work sleepless. lol.
Pilotwings was not the only new game to get it's own child board on the site, Mario Golf made its way in as well. The small community kicked off quick providing many threads with valuable information on the game. Soon after, Goose got a new record on Toad Highlands with 6:22.06. A few putting mistakes but a very solid run overall. A day later however, MetalYoshi posted a 6:19.86 on a great run. Some sick rivalry there. Goose went on to another level and got 6:52.53 on Yoshi Island. The run had it's insane shots and some mistakes but it's a level known to have several tricky courses. The run looked over at hole 18 but a clutch last shot saved it for the WR. "A lesson in clutchness."
Wave Race 64
This was another game that given a child board but not much has happened since then. Shibbypod, the Wave Race grandmaster got a 1'06"311 on Sunny Beach reverse which I'm guessing is pretty good. Hopefully we see this game blossom within the Elite like a dope flower.
The first WR of the week came from Logan "Squrpion" Jordan with Dam agent 0:53. A very well-executed run with a 1:0 ratio and it was his first WR. Upon seeing the new time on his screen, he took off his headphones and even his hat. For a second we all thought he was going to strip down naked in this state of euphoria but unfortunately did not do so. Congratulations.
Dan "Swiss" Parker used 2.x like a naughty boy to get Runway agent 0:22 on a tight 5:0 run. The run was obviously a 0:22 but Swiss skipped right over the beautiful timescreen like a complete derelict. His 5th WR so he is well on his way to the top 50 (only 4 spots away!). Soon after, he even completed a Bunker 1 agent 0:17. He is only 1 more WR away from getting all tier 4 agent WRs (missing only S2 agent 0:48). A 6:0 run with some good RNG allowed to him to safely secure the WR.
Twitch giant, CosmoWright picked up his N64 controllers again after wasting ridiculous amounts of his time degen'ing Smash 4. He decided to go after Depot Agent 0:25 which is considered tier 3 on the tier-list. Equipped with great knowledge of the dark side, 0:25 was likely to be a cake-walk for him. And it was, took that shit to the bakery. Rumors say that elite gangsta, Philip "MirrorMage" Bezgoubov, was tilted by this as he was going for 0:25 recently but failed to get it. However, these rumors are completely untrue as reliable sources confirm.
The CW weren't the only new initials to be put on the board as Chicago boy Sammy Rodgers achieved Archives Secret Agent 0:54. Sammy displayed real potential on Archives early flexing his abilities with smooth library movement and slick door entries. This run showed that exactly, an amazing 0:54 with the box boost (a strat that was definitely not invented by Goose). However, since Luke recently visited him at the "No-Chicago Chicago Meet", there is a good chance Luke got the 0:54 for him. Though the movement does look slightly too good to be Luke. He is likely to move on to 00 for the 300 and then maybe the 0:53??? Time will tell.
Staying on Archives, Nick "Split" Franks achieved his 2nd WR with 0:16 on agent. The run looked smooth and the boost by the glass confirmed the 0:16. It should also be pointed out that he used some c-up strat for the first room. Somewhat of swag strat. Congratulations.
Taylor "Qweczol" Von Paris acquired Dam agent 0:53, the time he spent several hours going for like a degen on the 23rd. Qwec put in another 9 hours since the 23rd until he finally got the time. The powers of the dark side were used here but still a nice WR to have. 1:0. The run had a funny reaction so I suggest you go see that along with the run. Congratulations.
That was not the only 0:53, Alex Carvalho grabbed the same time within an hour of the other 0:53. He clutched the lockshot on a 1:0 run so with a 2nd controller, it was pretty much WR confirmed. If you watch his proof video, you'll notice the Amarec watermark is there. Not sure why he tried to copy my swag. Everyone knows I style with that AMV logo but it's whatever. Congrats!
Last but certainly not least, in fact, this is probably the best WR of the week, Daniel "WodahsWalker" Coelho finally nailed a sick run on Facility secret agent with 0:52! He is only the 4th person to get the time. In other words, he is the 4th person to have both Doak and Trev cooperate with you in one run. With 0:43 and 0:52 in the bag, he's become a favorite to be the first to tie the 0:52 on 00 agent. He still has a 0:55 there so it's easily improvable with his Facility skills. Godspeed on the rest of his Facility journey.
Those are all the WRs this week but there is definitely an insane PR. Henrik "Train Strat Master" Norgren finally completed a 1:00 on Train agent after getting more 101s than Jim saying he can get B1 SA 0:21. This time is only beaten by two players so this is really legit. Henrik himself said that the run "sucked" but the locks were "great". He has already duped 1:00. He has shown interest in 0:59 so expect the Clem (who's that again?) bop in the near future. Other honorable mentions include Alex Carvalho's 0:45 on Facility agent, Trouble's Silo agent 1:05 and Quizno's Archives agent 0:17 for his funny reaction.
I forgot this game existed and I do not know anything about it but we're going to attempt to cover it anyways. Ludovic "Greenounet" Begon got 0:53 on Air Force One becoming the 5th person to get the world record. It was a 0:53 (.95) but the run was considered amazing nonetheless. In LTK/DLTK news, Eric "Icy" Liikala completed Villa DLTK in 6:15, an untied world record. He discovered several new strats making the level significantly easier. He believes that the time can be pushed much lower, even down to sub 6 so expect some great time soon. Kyle "Flickerform" Wiebenga also finally beat all levels on LTK for both games, 41/41. A very sick accomplishment.
Welp. That's PD.
Erik "Stoxenbawns" Bond and I finally began our adventure in Final Fantasy I. We've encountered several troll situations like NPCs running right in our way, our thieves being completely useless and getting fucked by absurd inn prices. We grinded on and reached a point in our quest where we needed to find a crown for some bitchass king. This involved going into the Marsh cave which is a complete fuckfest. Almost every battle has your whole party paralyzed and taking massive numbers of damage. We both struggled but what happened to Erik was rather comical. After a sleepless night of adversity and sugarfrees, he finally collected the crown and exited the cave with his party injured and almost dead. Like the idiot he is, he advances straight to the king who wanted the crown without saving. Little did he know, the king is a boss who can one-shot anyone in your party. He starts the battle and his fighter dies instantly. Erik was astonished and he knew he needed to step his game up to finish this battle or else he would have to do the cave all over again.
He went upstairs and got himself a couple of cinnamon pop tarts and a 355ml can of sugarfree redbull, none of that pussy 250ml shit. This was serious. The battle was intense, his eyes were fixed on the screen; nothing could come in between him and the game. Nothing but the sounds of swords clashing could be heard. Sweat rushed off his face and cascaded down his back. The controller was firmly clutched in his hands like prey in the talons of an eagle. After a series of powerful hits, the black mage somehow came up clutch and won the game. What. Erik pranced around his house after his triumph with crumbs all over his chest and redbull dripping off the side of his mouth. Unfortunately, Erik deleted his save files shortly after. Whether it was an accident or not is up for debate but sources agree with the possibility that he was jealous of my progress in the game so in a state of frustration, he deleted everything.
Well, that's the week in review. Good stuff guys.
February 11, 2014 will forever be a historic date within the-elite, for it is on that date when GoldenEye 007 speedrunner and workhorse extraordinaire completed Depot Dark License to Kill (DLTK)
becoming the first man to beat Goldeneye's 20 levels on all difficulties; Agent, Secret Agent, 00 Agent, License to Kill and Dark License to Kill. DLTK
is a 007 mode in the game with all enemy settings maxed. This mode is absurdly difficult and is a premiere challenge in any video game; effectively requiring at least 10 headshots to kill any guard, whereas any shot fired at Bond will almost certainly kill him. Beating any level on DLTK can take dozens, if not hundreds of hours of attempts, strategizing and planning. Not to mention the standard License to Kill (LTK)
mode is not much easier. Bozon's full completion of every level on every category is a truly incredible gaming achievement.
Bozon's journey began in 2006 when he joined the-elite, to speedrun Goldeneye's normal modes. Later that year, he beat his first DLTK level, Statue. At the time, three levels, Streets, Train and Silo had not been completed by anyone; many believing they were impossible. By mid 2008, Bozon had completed 13 of 20 levels on DLTK. A huge milestone came in April 2013 when, after 330 hours of play, Bozon became the first person (and still the only) to ever beat Silo DLTK
. Bozon rounded out his completed 20 by beating Streets, Jungle and Depot this year. His feat is a great testament to the passion typical of many great Goldeneye and Perfect Dark players at the elite, playing the game for over 8 years with dedication, desire and heart.
Bozon has made a playlist of his DLTK completions available here
; a necessary watch if you are into extremely difficult video game challenges!
Bozon currently holds 11 of the 20 DLTK World Records, 6 LTK World Records, and 2 normal mode World Records.
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