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Title: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: xelnia on May 10, 2016, 06:51:46 PM
THIS BOUNTY IS UNCLAIMED

I am offering a $1400 (USD) bounty to either Allen Staal or Brian Allen. The first player to reach 900,000 in a game of Donkey Kong wins the bounty.

Rules:
1) The bounty offer begins immediately as of this post.
2) The bounty offer ends at midnight Pacific time on July 17, 2016. This is 5 pm Sydney time July 17, 2016. This is a hard cut-off. All attempts must be completed by this time.
3) All attempts must be streamed live. A score of 900,000 achieved offline will be not be eligible for the bounty.
4) Acceptable platforms are arcade and WolfMAME (any version).
5) The winning submission must be submitted to DKF, MARP, and/or Twin Galaxies.
6) The winning submission will be verified by me, Jeremy Young, and the bounty will paid out upon verification.
7) The only players eligible for this bounty are Allen Staal (AUS) and Brian Allen (USA).

Note: Others may contribute to this bounty if they wish.

-Andrew Barrow has added $100 to the pot!
-Tanner Fokkens will add $50 to the pot if Allen Staal wins (for a total of $1450)!
-Ethan Daniels has added $50 to the pot!
-QAOP_Spaceman has added $50 to the pot!
-Wes Copeland has added $1000 to the pot!  <gasp>

Countdown Clock (http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/to?iso=20160717T17&p0=240&msg=The+Race+to+900%2C000&ud=1&font=serif&csz=1)

Current Standings (since start of bounty):
Allen Staal: 871,900 (22-1)
Brian Allen: 824,600 (21-1, DKO 2016 #2)

Current All-Time PBs:
Allen Staal: 871,900 (22-1) - June 14, 2016
Brian Allen: 868,200 (21-6, DKO 2015 #2) - July 11, 2015
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: WCopeland on May 10, 2016, 06:52:57 PM
WOW
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: Barra on May 10, 2016, 06:58:31 PM
Better chuck a $50'er in there for me (whatever currency you are using, Jry). However I'll pay it to the highest scoring player as at the end of the contest (assuming both get over 900k)
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: xelnia on May 10, 2016, 07:00:47 PM
Better chuck a $50'er in there for me (whatever currency you are using, Jry). However I'll pay it to the highest scoring player as at the end of the contest (assuming both get over 900k)

Well, technically the contest ends when one of them scores 900k, even if that happens before July 17th.
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: Barra on May 10, 2016, 07:02:13 PM
Better chuck a $50'er in there for me (whatever currency you are using, Jry). However I'll pay it to the highest scoring player as at the end of the contest (assuming both get over 900k)

Well, technically the contest ends when one of them scores 900k, even if that happens before July 17th.

Alright just add it to your pot lol
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: alumbrada on May 10, 2016, 07:14:14 PM

http://youtu.be/o4GjfiCmaSA (http://youtu.be/o4GjfiCmaSA)

Who will be the quicker, thicker picker upper of this Bounty???
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: tilt on May 10, 2016, 07:30:45 PM
$50 from me if Allen Staal is the winner
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: BBH on May 10, 2016, 08:11:51 PM
nwr lit
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: f_symbols on May 11, 2016, 07:03:56 AM
I'll throw a $50 on it
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: serphintizer on May 11, 2016, 07:19:04 AM
Races are exciting!  They help uncover hidden potential, too. Kappa

 <popcorn>
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: Rolledcigs on May 11, 2016, 10:22:08 PM
I'd give 2-1 odds on neither getting it (srs... pm..)
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: diskborste on May 11, 2016, 10:37:07 PM
is BA aware of this? If so, is he hungry? If so, will he, once more, go in to the fray with his arch-nemesis?  <Allen>
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: p2dose on May 12, 2016, 11:16:20 AM
is BA aware of this? If so, is he hungry? If so, will he, once more, go in to the fray with his arch-nemesis?  <Allen>

yes. yes. yes!
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: Barra on May 20, 2016, 01:54:05 AM
Quote from: xelnia
Current Standings:
Allen Staal: 678,700 (17-2)
Brian Allen: no attempts

<mad> <mad> <mad>
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: Dk_madness on May 20, 2016, 07:50:52 AM
You would get more participation if it was a retirement event Kappa
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: p2dose on May 20, 2016, 09:56:20 AM
brian fired up a couple games yesterday, but his camera was acting up so he shut it down. allen actually had a shot that last game. he might actually do it
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: up2ng on May 20, 2016, 01:38:36 PM
This contest needs a badge.
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: Barra on June 06, 2016, 07:07:31 PM
allen actually had a shot that last game. he might actually do it

lol
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: jammyyy on June 06, 2016, 08:11:06 PM
yup
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: marky_d on June 07, 2016, 12:08:28 AM
So what is the highest score for both contestants thus far?
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: Barra on June 07, 2016, 12:11:34 AM
Highest I saw on  <Allen> stream today was about 100k
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: xelnia on June 07, 2016, 12:50:14 AM
So what is the highest score for both contestants thus far?

OP will always be updated as needed (bottom of post).

Current standings are:
Allen Staal: 678,700 (17-2)
Brian Allen: 678,800 (16-3)
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: marky_d on June 07, 2016, 01:05:24 AM
Wow, so evenly matched! Although, I can't decide if they are dawdling, or if 900k is proving to be too much for them?
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: xelnia on July 13, 2016, 06:26:33 PM
3 days left...
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: Barra on July 13, 2016, 08:06:46 PM
^lol

Fuck it, make mine $100
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: marky_d on July 13, 2016, 08:28:56 PM
7 weeks and neither could muster 900k with $$$ on the line. Frankly, I'm a bit surprised.
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: xelnia on July 13, 2016, 09:29:35 PM
^lol

Fuck it, make mine $100

Updated.  <popcorn> <stirpot>
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: Jonesy on July 14, 2016, 01:27:48 AM
Please can one of you gentlemen (or both) get your arse into gear!  <stirpot>

Many thanks,

Jonesy
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: timhett on July 14, 2016, 04:53:04 AM
7 weeks and neither could muster 900k with $$$ on the line. Frankly, I'm a bit surprised.

I'm not surprised.  Stop fking around guys and someone just stomp on someone else!!   <stirpot>
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: WCopeland on July 14, 2016, 08:52:42 AM
Add $1000 from me.
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: marky_d on July 14, 2016, 09:21:33 AM
Add $1000 from me.

OH MY GOD  :o
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: QAOP Spaceman on July 14, 2016, 09:34:46 AM
Add $1000 from me.

Sweet mother of fk
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: f_symbols on July 14, 2016, 10:14:29 AM
Add $1000 from me.


Very zeros, wow!

(http://www.dogeweather.com/img/fbdoge.png)
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: Barra on July 14, 2016, 11:12:00 AM
Add $1000 from me.

 :D

As safe as houses
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: aarontruitt on July 14, 2016, 12:58:22 PM
Add $1000 from me.

Add another $1000 from Wes for me  <popcorn>
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: marinomitch13 on July 14, 2016, 09:32:19 PM
Allen, buckle down and win this. Then go to the Kong Off this year!
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: QAOP Spaceman on July 14, 2016, 11:23:57 PM
As safe as houses

lo
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: xelnia on July 16, 2016, 11:04:50 PM
Allen put in 900,000 attempts and Brian gave 900,000 excuses. In the end, 900k proved to be too difficult for both of them. If they can't do it in 7 weeks with big $$$ on the line, will it ever happen?
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: WCopeland on July 17, 2016, 06:11:56 AM
Allen put in 900,000 attempts and Brian gave 900,000 excuses. In the end, 900k proved to be too difficult for both of them. If they can't do it in 7 weeks with big $$$ on the line, will it ever happen?
No.
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: marky_d on July 17, 2016, 06:34:20 AM
In the end, 900k proved to be too difficult for both of them. If they can't do it in 7 weeks with big $$$ on the line, will it ever happen?

Nope.
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: homerwannabee on July 17, 2016, 11:49:26 AM
Maybe?
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: timhett on July 18, 2016, 08:58:08 AM
Allen put in 900,000 attempts and Brian gave 900,000 excuses. In the end, 900k proved to be too difficult for both of them. If they can't do it in 7 weeks with big $$$ on the line, will it ever happen?
seems unlikely at this point. 
 <stirpot>
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: Barra on July 18, 2016, 10:16:15 AM
Allen put in 900,000 attempts and Brian gave 900,000 excuses. In the end, 900k proved to be too difficult for both of them. If they can't do it in 7 weeks with big $$$ on the line, will it ever happen?

Let the community decide or whatever! : - )
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: Rolledcigs on July 18, 2016, 11:30:18 AM
So much  FailFish
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: mahea34 on July 18, 2016, 06:09:07 PM
Allen put in 900,000 attempts and Brian gave 900,000 excuses. In the end, 900k proved to be too difficult for both of them. If they can't do it in 7 weeks with big $$$ on the line, will it ever happen?


(http://i.imgur.com/QY1u2Qc.png)
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: muscleandfitness on July 18, 2016, 08:44:26 PM
Fkkk this Abuse im Gone.. lk it.. <Allen> <Allen> <Allen> <thefinger>
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: marky_d on July 19, 2016, 07:09:28 PM
This is all hindsight of course, but perhaps it would have helped if they had pushed for stronger starts...strong for them being 110k tops. That way it might have been easier to maintain 900k instead of falling behind halfway through the game.
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: f_symbols on July 19, 2016, 07:19:47 PM
This is all hindsight of course, but perhaps it would have helped if they had pushed for stronger starts...strong for them being 110k tops. That way it might have been easier to maintain 900k instead of falling behind halfway through the game.

wat u mean marg
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: Scoundrl on July 19, 2016, 08:51:47 PM
This is all hindsight of course, but perhaps it would have helped if they had pushed for stronger starts...strong for them being 110k tops. That way it might have been easier to maintain 900k instead of falling behind halfway through the game.

No one made it half way thru a game at 900k.. come off the grass!
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: marky_d on May 21, 2017, 09:35:38 AM
I believe there is currently a $400 bounty for the first player (Brian or Allen) to reach 900k. Any guesses on who will win the bounty? I don't think there is a time limit.
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: WCopeland on May 23, 2017, 05:53:58 AM
Do we know what the high scores currently are for the competitors?
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: YesAffinity on May 23, 2017, 06:21:46 AM
Based on the DK score list:

Staal - 871,900
Allen - 880,500

I think my money would have to be on Brian Allen just cuz he's closer to the goal, points-wise.  <popcorn>
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: Dk_madness on May 23, 2017, 07:31:47 AM
I believe BA will win this race to 900K. Sorry Allen   BibleThump
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: Jonesy on May 23, 2017, 08:55:50 AM
There doesn't seem to be much action from either?

Consider playing gents!  <stirpot>

My 's are on Brian this time. Maybe a time limit on this would help push some action?

 <popcorn>
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: marky_d on May 23, 2017, 09:38:12 AM
I believe Allen's best effort since the start of the Event is 540k.

I do not know what Brian's best score is at this point.
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: timhett on May 23, 2017, 09:51:42 AM
They've both talked about retirement, so it could be either or neither.
My guess is that 2017 will not see either of them do the job.
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: TheSunshineFund on May 23, 2017, 10:02:32 AM
I believe Allen's best effort since the start of the Event is 540k.


Many great athletes go out on a high note....
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: WCopeland on May 23, 2017, 12:48:01 PM
A generous donor has increased the bounty by $100 to $500.
There is now a deadline: June 15 at 11:59pm EDT.
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: QAOP Spaceman on May 23, 2017, 01:13:10 PM

Circumstances prevent me from being able to put some cash into the bounty this time :(

Heart says  <Allen>

Head says

(http://i.imgur.com/6HdDPTB.png)
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: Rolledcigs on May 24, 2017, 10:17:41 PM
This shit again?  <confused>
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: marky_d on May 27, 2017, 09:46:33 AM
Wow, I heard Allen had an 814k game a couple days ago. Won't be long now!

$$ <Allen>$$
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: QAOP Spaceman on May 28, 2017, 04:58:34 AM
814k a couple of days ago, just a c-hair or two away from 700k today...

https://clips.twitch.tv/ChillyRudeChipmunkPogChamp  <Allen> <Allen> <Allen> FailFish <mad> <Allen>

I feel a grave disturbance in the force
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: marky_d on May 28, 2017, 06:40:14 AM
Brian had a game to L12 at 934k pace. Things are heatin up  :o
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: krehztim on May 28, 2017, 07:06:31 PM
So, when one of them actually gets 900k (I was 50/50, now I'm leaning Staal), then what will we do?  You know there'll be a retirement or two.  <Allen>
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: f_symbols on May 29, 2017, 06:24:06 AM
The bar will then be raised to 1M  Kreygasm
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: WCopeland on May 29, 2017, 06:39:38 AM
The bar will then be raised to 1M  Kreygasm
Great idea, Ethan! We can all look forward to the many bounties to come between these two competitors!
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: marky_d on May 29, 2017, 06:50:27 AM
Yesterday Brian had posted an effort above 1m p a c e, around L7 as i recall. He seems to be frontloading his games to account for dropping p a c e towards the end of the game. This post on fb has since been removed, but i don't blame him. At this point, any strategic advantage must be taken on his part, as Allen is getting close to striking distance. Allen has a history of becoming apathetic when he doesn't feel threatened by the competition, so it's smart on Brian's part to keep his scores in the dark. On a side note, Allen's gameplay went to shit shortly after Brian made an appearance in his chat, but I'm not sure if that had anything to do with it. This will be an interesting next few days...
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: Barra on June 01, 2017, 05:12:37 PM
Any updates
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: WCopeland on June 01, 2017, 06:18:07 PM
Any updates

Lots of whinging from both sides. After a month of non-communication, I've received a FB block from the player currently in 2nd place. If he wins the bounty I'm not sure how I'll give him his prize.
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: Barra on June 01, 2017, 06:36:46 PM
Any updates

Lots of whinging from both sides. After a month of non-communication, I've received a FB block from the player currently in 2nd place. If he wins the bounty I'm not sure how I'll give him his prize.

ROFL

I expected nothing less
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: marky_d on June 01, 2017, 07:06:09 PM
is it possible we could see two huge bounties go unclaimed for neither player being capable of 900k?  <confused>
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: Gettysburg1863 on June 01, 2017, 11:22:10 PM
*probable  <popcorn>
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: QAOP Spaceman on June 02, 2017, 01:17:10 AM
Quote from: Wes

Lots of whinging from both sides.

 <Allen> https://clips.twitch.tv/TentativeSneakyGarbageBigBrother

Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: homerwannabee on June 02, 2017, 04:25:41 AM
Quote from: Wes

Lots of whinging from both sides.

 <Allen> https://clips.twitch.tv/TentativeSneakyGarbageBigBrother
To be honest, Wes, and Robbie also use statements like this in their games.  Even the top players think the game has something against them.
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: YesAffinity on June 02, 2017, 09:54:37 AM
Let's all be honest, the game hates us all.  :'(
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: marky_d on June 06, 2017, 11:06:07 PM
What's the bounty at now? I heard it had increased.
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: QAOP Spaceman on June 07, 2017, 12:36:16 AM
What's the bounty at now? I heard it had increased.

Allen said yesterday in his stream that "if the fkn bounty was a fkn million i still couldn't fkng do it fkkkkk", before anouncing his intention to retire, sell his cabinet, and get a 'Mame fkng cabinet'

 <Allen>
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: marky_d on June 07, 2017, 01:37:05 AM
before announcing his intention to retire

#11 of 2017
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: WCopeland on June 08, 2017, 06:34:34 PM
Brian is no longer eligible for my share of the bounty. Allen can still win it if he gets 900k before 11:59pm EDT June 15.
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: Barra on June 08, 2017, 06:36:23 PM
 <popcorn>
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: f_symbols on June 08, 2017, 07:56:55 PM
Brian is no longer eligible for my share of the bounty. Allen can still win it if he gets 900k before 11:59pm EDT June 15.

Good Heavens!
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: marky_d on June 09, 2017, 04:46:36 AM
 :(
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: Dk_madness on June 09, 2017, 07:29:02 PM
 <gasp> <popcorn>
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: Rolledcigs on June 09, 2017, 09:37:57 PM
Is this shot expired yet?
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: WCopeland on June 13, 2017, 08:48:20 AM
Since Brian has chosen to attack me while simultaneously blocking me and sending clowns who have issued death threats to me into my Twitch channel (http://imgur.com/I6DwqXK), I'll respond to him the only place I can -- here.

(http://i.imgur.com/7gokDQA.png)

The only thing you've made clear is that you're a doofus. No one is forcing you to play. Abstaining has always been an option. If you don't want any part of Allen Offs, stop advertising that you're known for them on your Facebook profile. If you don't want my money, stop whinging every chance you get about the Space Firebird bounty. You are the most negative person in this hobby, and after everything is said and done, that's what you'll be known for -- not your scores, but your negativity.
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: QAOP Spaceman on June 13, 2017, 11:23:57 PM

Good heavens

I hadn't realised Brian had managed to gather a knock-kneed, dirty-underpanted, dribbling gang of acolytes around him ROFL


I think you can spend the cash now, Wes, the other half of Dumb and Dumber had a message for you at the end of his stream today:

https://clips.twitch.tv/AdorableHomelySwallowArsonNoSexy (https://clips.twitch.tv/AdorableHomelySwallowArsonNoSexy)

 <Allen>
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: marky_d on June 18, 2017, 06:34:31 AM
Neither player could muster 900k...again.  <mad>
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: WCopeland on June 18, 2017, 07:19:16 AM
Neither player could muster 900k...again.  <mad>

I'm pretty sure at this point, with over a thousand dollars on the line over the course of almost two months, neither one is capable.
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: Barra on June 18, 2017, 12:07:13 PM
Maybe 10k next time  <Tim>
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: Dk_madness on June 18, 2017, 02:59:02 PM
I believe neither one is capable of 900K at this point......  BibleThump  <Allen>
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: QAOP Spaceman on June 18, 2017, 03:18:23 PM
 <Allen> https://clips.twitch.tv/SmallAssiduousOcelotTF2John

The fart at the end sums up the mood
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: homerwannabee on June 19, 2017, 08:26:25 AM
I believe neither one is capable of 900K at this point......  BibleThump  <Allen>
Does it really matter?  They are both killscreeners, and to be honest, 900k isn't that different than 860k.  I don't see 900k as that much of a step up from a killscreen.  I think you need 950k before there is a clear separation from a killscreen.
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: WCopeland on June 19, 2017, 09:44:38 AM
I believe neither one is capable of 900K at this point......  BibleThump  <Allen>
Does it really matter?  They are both killscreeners, and to be honest, 900k isn't that different than 860k.  I don't see 900k as that much of a step up from a killscreen.  I think you need 950k before there is a clear separation from a killscreen.

Sorry, George, I have to disagree. I think when going for your first 840k-860k kill screen, you're building the foundation to go for higher scores. 900k is the perfection of that "running boards" foundation, and it's senseless to go for a million without being capable of 900k first. With a flawed foundation, one could finish a double hammer game and still not hit a million. The first KS and the first 900k games are big milestones in a player's mastery of the game.
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: homerwannabee on June 19, 2017, 10:24:21 AM
I believe neither one is capable of 900K at this point......  BibleThump  <Allen>
Does it really matter?  They are both killscreeners, and to be honest, 900k isn't that different than 860k.  I don't see 900k as that much of a step up from a killscreen.  I think you need 950k before there is a clear separation from a killscreen.

Sorry, George, I have to disagree. I think when going for your first 840k-860k kill screen, you're building the foundation to go for higher scores. 900k is the perfection of that "running boards" foundation, and it's senseless to go for a million without being capable of 900k first. With a flawed foundation, one could finish a double hammer game and still not hit a million. The first KS and the first 900k games are big milestones in a player's mastery of the game.
But can't you just reserve double hammer for every time you fall behind 900k pace?  Or maybe even do safe top level point pressing for 900k pace to?
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: WCopeland on June 19, 2017, 11:30:56 AM
I believe neither one is capable of 900K at this point......  BibleThump  <Allen>
Does it really matter?  They are both killscreeners, and to be honest, 900k isn't that different than 860k.  I don't see 900k as that much of a step up from a killscreen.  I think you need 950k before there is a clear separation from a killscreen.

Sorry, George, I have to disagree. I think when going for your first 840k-860k kill screen, you're building the foundation to go for higher scores. 900k is the perfection of that "running boards" foundation, and it's senseless to go for a million without being capable of 900k first. With a flawed foundation, one could finish a double hammer game and still not hit a million. The first KS and the first 900k games are big milestones in a player's mastery of the game.
But can't you just reserve double hammer for every time you fall behind 900k pace?  Or maybe even do safe top level point pressing for 900k pace to?

IMHO that would be using those techniques as a crutch for pace instead of an addition to pace. With a proper foundation, one should be able to hit 900k simply running boards with no double hammers and no grouping.
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: Barra on June 19, 2017, 11:33:29 AM
Bottom hammer and grouping near Kong are of much greater difficulty than just efficiently running boards and most if not all killscreen-only players shouldn't attempt it just to bring their pace up unless they are confident in doing so. In which case they should be attempting much higher scores than 900k.

I agree with Wes, a 900k kill screen is a great indicator of being efficient enough at getting through the screens without point pressing, and that you are ready to make that next step up.
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: danman123456 on June 19, 2017, 12:19:04 PM
I believe neither one is capable of 900K at this point......  BibleThump  <Allen>
Does it really matter?  They are both killscreeners, and to be honest, 900k isn't that different than 860k.  I don't see 900k as that much of a step up from a killscreen.  I think you need 950k before there is a clear separation from a killscreen.

Sorry, George, I have to disagree. I think when going for your first 840k-860k kill screen, you're building the foundation to go for higher scores. 900k is the perfection of that "running boards" foundation, and it's senseless to go for a million without being capable of 900k first. With a flawed foundation, one could finish a double hammer game and still not hit a million. The first KS and the first 900k games are big milestones in a player's mastery of the game.

I agree Wes. I was fairly lucky I think that my first killscreen was also a 900k game. I had played a LONG time at that points (like years as FailFish) was pretty efficient with top hammer and the elevator stage so I didn't lose a lot of points there. Generally though 900k is not just a killscreen game. You need to have effective elevators and not waste a lot of points on boards to get it. Its not double hammer play but its not just blazing thru running boards.
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: marky_d on June 20, 2017, 05:16:06 AM
So, where do we go from here? I think the term "race to" no longer applies if they aren't even able to do it. A Race To 700k just doesn't have the same appeal to me, so is Brian the Allen Off Champion in perpituity? Or, maybe if Allen ever manages to beat Brian's PB, does that make him the champ? I need answers.
Title: Re: Allen Staal vs. Brian Allen: The Race to 900,000
Post by: WCopeland on June 20, 2017, 06:27:44 AM
So, where do we go from here? I think the term "race to" no longer applies if they aren't even able to do it. A Race To 700k just doesn't have the same appeal to me, so is Brian the Allen Off Champion in perpituity? Or, maybe if Allen ever manages to beat Brian's PB, does that make him the champ? I need answers.

Whenever either player is able to actually get 900,000 we can do one of these again, but until then you're right it's probably pointless. Fans of both players seemed pretty disappointed, and I don't want them to be let down again.