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Title: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: xelnia on November 12, 2017, 07:46:44 AM
Welcome to the information thread for the greatest leaderboard in the history of leaderboards

The DK Masters

DK Masters Leaderboard (http://donkeykongforum.com/index.php?topic=1994.0)
Donkey Kong High Score List (http://donkeykongforum.com/index.php?topic=366.0)
Donkey Kong Jr. High Score List (http://donkeykongforum.com/index.php?topic=373.0)
Donkey 3 High Score Lists (http://donkeykongforum.com/index.php?topic=1170.0)
Crazy Kong High Score List (http://donkeykongforum.com/index.php?topic=661.0)

Here we examine a player's performance across 4 classic, official games of the Donkey Kong series: Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., Donkey Kong 3, and Crazy Kong. Don't like the inclusion of Donkey Kong 3 and/or Crazy Kong? Then you're not cut out for this leaderboard. The requirements for this leaderboard are brutal and perfect. SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT

Each player on the leaderboard will be given a Rank and a Rank Score. The Rank serves to separate players into different categories of mastery, while the Rank Score is used to determine the standings of each player within those categories.

There are 5 ranks, from lowest to highest: D, C, B, A, and S. You will find the requirements for each rank in the following post.

Rank D will have no Rank Score. Ranks C, B, and A will have a Rank Score based on the number of days it takes the player to meet the Rank requirements. For C, B, and A, a lower Rank Score is better. Rank S will have a Rank Score based solely on the number of times a player has achieved the requirements for that rank. For Rank S, a higher Rank Score is better. Players will only be ranked in their highest qualifying rank.

For example, Andrew Barrow scores 1M on DK. 2 days later he scores 1.1M on DKJR. Another 2 days later he scores 1M on DK3, and another 2 days later scores 650k on CK. He has now achieved all the requirements for Rank C. It took him 7 days, including the first achievement, so he is ranked C-7.

Brian Allen scores 1M on DK. The following day he scores 1.1M on DKJR. The day after that he scores 1M on DK3 and the next day he scores 650k on CK. He would be ranked C-4.

Allen Staal achieves all four Rank C requirements on one day. His rank would be C-1, the highest possible C rank.

The three players would be ranked thusly:

C-1 - Allen Staal
C-4 - Brian Allen
C-7 - Andrew Barrow

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT:

The Rank Score is NOT determined by a player's first ever achievement of the requirements...it is determined by the smallest amount of time between ANY achievement of the requirements.

Players must post in this thread if they feel they have met the requirements for a particular Rank. All scores must meet the submission standards for their respective games.

Eventually there will be badges for all Ranks...because who wouldn't want to show off their DKM Rank? Even though a player will only be listed on the leaderboard at their highest Rank, they will get ALL the badges they qualify for. As a special reward, anyone who reaches Rank S will receive a physical certificate commemorating their achievement (first time only)!
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: xelnia on November 12, 2017, 07:47:04 AM
The DK Masters Rank Requirements

******Rank D******

Congratulations! You've demonstrated a basic level of competency on all four games. Will you stay here, counting your killscreens, or will you take the next step?

To achieve Rank D, players must:

Players in this category will be ranked by the date when they achieve the ranking, earliest first.

******Rank C******

Congratulations! You've taken the next step towards your DK Mastery. You've put in some extra time and shown some potential. Where you go from here will tell us if you got here by brute force and luck, or by skill.

To achieve Rank C, players must:

Players in this category will be ranked by the number of days that have elapsed between obtaining the first and last achievement. In the case of ties, players who achieved the rank sooner will be given precedence. Beyond that, players will be sorted alphabetically by name.

******Rank B******

Congratulations! You've honed your skills and have shown that you truly have what it takes to be a master. However, there is always room to grow...

To achieve Rank B, players must:

Players in this category will be ranked by the number of days that have elapsed between obtaining the first and last achievement. In the case of ties, players who achieved the rank sooner will be given precedence. Beyond that, players will be sorted alphabetically by name.

******Rank A******

Congratulations! You have mastered all four games and can now officially call yourself a DK Master!

To achieve Rank A, players must:

Players in this category will be ranked by the number of days that have elapsed between obtaining the first and last achievement. In the case of ties, players who achieved the rank sooner will be given precedence. Beyond that, players will be sorted alphabetically by name.

******Rank S******

The superfecta. You are the best of the best.

To achieve Rank S, players must:

The 24-hour clock starts running as soon as one achievement is reached. Players must then meet the remaining 3 requirements within 24 hours. Players in this prestigious category will be ranked by the number of times they have achieved Rank S. In the case of ties, players who achieved the rank sooner will be given precedence. Beyond that, players will be sorted alphabetically by name.
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: WCopeland on November 12, 2017, 09:19:22 AM
holy sht
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: homerwannabee on November 12, 2017, 04:56:08 PM
Very cool.  I love it! Kreygasm
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: TheSunshineFund on November 12, 2017, 05:45:32 PM
It's an honor to be on the same list as the legendary BEAst
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: Barra on November 13, 2017, 01:12:50 AM
Awesome! So pumped for this. So brutal I love it
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: xelnia on November 13, 2017, 01:29:35 AM
Several players are close to meeting DKM requirements:

Rank D:
Estel - only needs the 1M on DK3
Danman - only needs the DKJR KS

Rank C:
Ben Falls - only needs 650k on CK, but it's been awhile since he's played DK games, so his Rank Score would be significantly worse than Wes.

There are quite a few people with 2 of the 4 requirements for Rank D and C.

Rank A and B:
Marky_d - needs the DK3 and CK requirements
Robbie - needs the DKJR and DK3 requirements
Serphy - same as Robbie, but needs a higher CK score for Rank A
Riley - needs the DK and CK requirements
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: Barra on November 13, 2017, 02:01:34 AM
Hate to say this but DK3 makes this list really interesting. Such a different game compared to the other three so it really encompasses what it means to be a great overall gamer. Riley loves it, I reckon
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: xelnia on November 13, 2017, 08:14:54 PM
I'm sure there will be questions and disagreements about the requirements for each Rank. Please know that I put a serious amount of thought into it. Also, allow me to quote two opinions that are hard to argue with:

Welcome to the information thread for the greatest leaderboard in the history of leaderboards

The requirements for this leaderboard are brutal and perfect.

 Kappa
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: danman123456 on November 14, 2017, 10:37:08 AM
Arggggg ok fine. I'll bump up my CK and get a DKJr 1.1+. Dang it i was really hoping to avoid DKJr for a while but I feel like the godfather... They pulled me back in.  Timeline coming i need to practice booooooo...  <gasp>
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: Barra on November 14, 2017, 01:28:08 PM
I'm glad I avoided junior now that the requirement is 1.1m. Would have been <mad> if I had a 1.0x score already

Is the 24-hour thing too brutal? Was thinking there could be S-1, S-2, and S-3 ranks for 24, 48 or 72 hours. Just a thot <Pigger>. Could over-complicate things though
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: WCopeland on November 15, 2017, 06:47:51 AM
lol too brutal
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: Barra on November 15, 2017, 10:04:58 AM
u cant do it
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: WCopeland on November 15, 2017, 12:58:52 PM
u cant do it

(https://i.imgur.com/ULKWzre.jpg?fb)
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: Barra on November 16, 2017, 11:11:15 AM
 <popcorn>
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: Barra on November 19, 2017, 02:41:00 PM
Heres a (very crude) excel spreadsheet which you can enter your PB and it'll give you the rank associated with each
Easy way to keep track of where you're at, keeping everything in one place and easily updated if you improve :)

I'd like it to return an OVERALL RANK based on the lowest values in the "meets rank req'd" field but couldn't get it to work, unsure if I was using the right function (LOOKUP?)
Be sure to use the correct annotation (KS, RBS or N) and update both columns as it looks for the higher rank first

Also Score and KS/RBS are independent in the Masters criteria so if your current PB isnt a KS or RBS but you've achieved those previously you still qualify, so make sure to put that in the spreadsheet too!

:)

EDIT: By converting the Ranks to numbers I was able to get it to show the lowest value. Theres probably a better way to do it. Updated spreadsheet attached