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Offline Miketastic5

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Agreed, Stella, I do as well, I keep anticipating a barrel to roll down the ladder, but when it does is the only time I run under it immediately. This is a huge mistake and my reflexes make it so I always do it in a panic.
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Offline stella_blue

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Agreed, Stella, I do as well, I keep anticipating a barrel to roll down the ladder, but when it does is the only time I run under it immediately. This is a huge mistake and my reflexes make it so I always do it in a panic.

I know the situation well.  I'll position myself just beside the ladder, waiting for a barrel above me to roll safely past before making my move.  Too often I'll jump the gun a fraction of a second early.  Next thing I know, the barrel is doing a tap dance on my head.

As you continue to play you'll gain experience, which will help develop the ability to anticipate multiple scenarios.

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If I could give you one tip, and one tip only, to help you with DK, it would be this: Wait uphill of ladders you are trying to climb.
“Thou hast made us for Thyself, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in Thee.” -Augustine, Confessions.
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Welcome Mike, its always good seeing peoples' progress.

If I could give you one tip, and one tip only, to help you with DK, it would be this: Wait uphill of ladders you are trying to climb.

I think this just changed my life.
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If I could give you one tip, and one tip only, to help you with DK, it would be this: Wait uphill of ladders you are trying to climb.

Hey Mitch,

Thanks for not recommending the wild barrel hack.
Its time will come, but we don't want to traumatize the new guy at this early stage of his DK career.   <popcorn>


EDIT:  Shameless attempt at being the first to invoke the new emote, despite the improper context.

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Offline Miketastic5

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Thanks Mitch, I actually learned to do that more often, but I think I shouldbe doing it even more now that I'm thinking about the scenarios in which I've died.
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Hey Mike,

You've already mentioned the DK manual.  That's a great start.

The best (and most obvious) advice I can give is to watch other players, especially those that utilize a "running boards" strategy.  For now, the key to steadily increasing your high score is survival.

Check out live (and archived) broadcasts on Twitch TV.  Watch recorded INP files using MAME, and create save states to work on boards that are giving you trouble.  There are plenty of valuable resources out there.

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Offline Miketastic5

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10 attempts in for Day 3...

28,900
3,700
43,600
85,100 (NEW RECORD!)
29,300
48,700
32,000
41,300
27,400
64,500

Overall, I can definitely see improvement.9/10 of these are above 20k, 6/10 are above 30k, 5/10 above 40k, and I have 2 above 50k and one really close to it. My overall skill is definitely improving, let's keep this momentum going! Furthermore, my 85,100 run was great. My best run previous to this was getting to 4-2. Well, in that run, I got to 4-2...without dying once! I made it to 4-4 with 2 lives yet, the third elevator level, and I almost beat it the first attempt, died on the final ladder due to mistiming the springs, and then mistimed the shortcut jump and died the second time. I'm really improving, my goal for today has already been met, and so early as well, time to aim for 5-1!
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My final 1- attempts for the next few hours, 20 attempts into Day 3...

59,900
54,800
19,500
30,400
44,400
27,300
26,800
67,300
30,300
6,400

There we go! Slightly worse than my previous, but overall I'd still say my average is in the 20-30ks. Well, taking a break for now, be back in a few hours.
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Question: Why are we only allowed to use wolfMAME for our entries again? I tried MAME and wolfMAME out, and overall, MAME is the better of the two. There's less lag (when I get lag, of course), the sound and graphics quality is all around better, and more. Also, 5 submissions (note, the lower ones are because I am using wolfMAME instead of MAME now)

73,200
13,100
12,600
24,200
9,600

Also, I'm probably gonna start recording all of my runs now for you guys to see and help me improve upon if you can.
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Offline Shnypz

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Great stuff Mike! Welcome.

Looks like you're making solid progress. Get setup on twitch.  :D
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Offline Miketastic5

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Alright, got my twitch set up, will be broadcasting 20-30 attempts tomorrow hopefully.
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 Kreygasm what's your streamers name? you need to be added to the streamers list.
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Miketasti5, woul'dve been miketastic5 but I made a typo
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Hey guys, back to do more of these. Both of my computers broke down, so I haven't been able to do these for the longest time. I'll likely be starting back up on Friday or so. I just hope I'm still as good as I was previously...
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