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Offline homerwannabee

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My quest for an 890k killscreen
« on: January 29, 2018, 03:20:36 PM »
Since the 25th I decided to go after a killscreen in Donkey Kong again.  I really thought I had a decent shot my last time out.  I had three men going into level 16.  Then as it always does I just fall apart.  I've been broadcasting live on the Kongclub on Facebook.  No annoying commercials for one, which is cool. :)

I've been grinding pretty hard though, and have kept track of my top ten scores since I decided to go after an 890k killscreen.  Here is my high score list.

Top 10 Donkey Kong scores
741,700 1/27/18
715,000 1/29/18
660,900 1/25/18
654,500 1/28/18
542,200 1/28/18
512,600 1/28/18
475,200 1/27/18
448,900 1/29/18
417,600 1/27/18
380,900 1/26/18
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Offline dnickolas

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Re: My quest for an 890k killscreen
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2018, 05:04:46 PM »
What significance does 890 have? Top hammers and... mediocre vator? Just not sure what the significance of 890 is - not trying to be an ass.

Offline TheSunshineFund

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Re: My quest for an 890k killscreen
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2018, 05:07:11 PM »
What if you are on pace for 910k?  Will you dial it back?
And as the cattlerack was cleared
The floor was brightly stained
And larger though we grew in size
Not a thing was gained
The fate as so ordained
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Offline homerwannabee

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Re: My quest for an 890k killscreen
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2018, 06:20:35 PM »
Right now I'm 78th.  If I don't do something I'll probably be out of the top 100 within 5 years.  890k will put me in 62nd place.  It'll buy a three or four extra years in the top 100.

I double hammer the 5th level to be above pace every game.  Almost every game I maintain pace.  I don't really try to force the pace except for level 5.   I do level 5 because I feel it's easier to do double hammer on the 5th level than to double hammer the lower levels which have wild barrels.  I guess if I am above pace by 20k I would be more careful on the piefactory.  Only going up when I know it's absolutely safe.  Also I probably would try to be more patient with the elevator section.
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"It's like we are able to play beautiful music out there, but no one can hear the instruments"

-Leon Shepard
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Re: My quest for an 890k killscreen
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 05:34:12 AM »
Oh OK, so it's driven by placement on the high score list. Makes sense now.

Thanks, and good luck!

Offline homerwannabee

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Re: My quest for an 890k killscreen
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2018, 06:46:58 PM »
I have realized I have no problem keeping up with pace later in levels, and so I am lowering the requirement for double hammers to scores I get that are less than 100,000 point after level 4.  Unfortunately I am in a slump as of late.  It's a combo of running into bad luck, or just finding the craziest ways to die.  Like not knowing that if a fireball is about to go down the ladder that if you go up on top it cancels out the fireballs path down the ladder.  That time the fireball reverted to going after me, and killing me quickly.
"Perception forged in delusion and refined by pain"

-Ross Benzinger

"It's like we are able to play beautiful music out there, but no one can hear the instruments"

-Leon Shepard
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Offline mrvaya

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Re: My quest for an 890k killscreen
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2018, 10:43:24 AM »
Keep at it Riley! Love the grinding but wheres the stream!?
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Offline Barra

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Re: My quest for an 890k killscreen
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2018, 11:39:41 AM »
Keep at it Riley! Love the grinding but wheres the stream!?

Riley streams on facebook live. I know, I know
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Re: My quest for an 890k killscreen
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2018, 01:03:32 PM »
Keep at it Riley! Love the grinding but wheres the stream!?

Riley streams on facebook live. I know, I know

People are allowed to stream outside Twitch!?  <confused> ;D
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