I'm glad people still remember this old thread -- at the time, it was a lot of fun, and was an important outlet for me to share my DK thoughts. During the era of this thread there was little to no public information about DK point-pressing, which I saw as a gaping void in the immediate post-KoK climate of CAGing. Like many others, my reaction to
's, "Donkey Kong is the hardest game...", was an "I'll be the judge of that" attitude.
Looking back now, holy hell is my writing awful
. I'm amazed anyone could follow my gibberish (I know, I know, my writing still needs a lot of work (parentheses
)). It's also regrettable that so many of the links have rotted. I deleted nearly all the youtube videos I posted, as the techniques they presented eventually became either outdated or such common knowledge that videos featuring them were no longer practical. All the image links were tied to an old blog I no longer maintain, so they are gone too
Still, however, the philosophy behind the thread remains with me. I don't support secretiveness in competitive gaming, and I'd rather help others achieve their goals than lord my own achievements over them. Furthermore, I don't believe any "hidden" performance should ever be classified as a legitimate world record -- if it's not public, or done in public, it ain't worth shit. And lastly, and most importantly, sharing video game strategies leads to an ultimate breaking of the game, which is what competitive video gaming should be all about.
In other words, it's not me against you, it's us against the machine. Go ahead and learn from the tactics of other players. Contribute by sharing tactics of your own, or improvements upon existing tactics. There are no real short-cuts to greatness. Those who believe that sharing of tactics is providing their opponents with a short-cut, aren't seeing the big picture, and very likely aren't playing the game at the highest level. Even now, with every nuance of DK explored, and details published for anyone and everyone to see, players know that without a HUGE amount of practice, they're going nowhere.
It took a village to max out DK. It's hard to imagine any one player would have pushed DK to the max without the support of the modern DK community. Fuck, without the DK community,
could still be the champion, and I'm glad I did my part to stop that from happening.