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<<<***SA2:B CHALLENGES***>>>
« on: June 21, 2006, 06:35:57 PM »
Yes indeed its time to give SA2:B Challenges yet another whirl!

Rather than gather some players first, this time were diving straight in at the deep end with Challenge #1. But not before the basics are explained to any people who may play that are new to this.

SA2:B Challenges will have you performing various tasks within levels, often extremely unconventionable, and according to how well you do, you are assigned a letter rank and then awarded a number of points. There are two types of challenge: Fixed Rank and Competition. Fixed Rank has set boundaries for each Grade (Well duh) whilst Competition is an 'every-man-for-himself' type affair, where the best player gets the top rank.

Got all that? Good, here are the Points for each rank~

S: 5 Points
A: 4 Points
B: 3 Points
C: 2 Points
D: 1 Point
E: 0 Points
F: -1 Point*
G: -10 Points**

*Grade "F" will only be used for Competition challenges as the rank for the Player in last place if there are a lot of Players. If there isnt, it wont be used.
**Grade "G" is the resulting grade for lieing. You will not be notified immediatly if your stat for the particular challenge is a lie, you will simply find out when the challenge ends and thus look a fool. In conclusion, be smart, dont BS.

All challenges are to strict deadlines, no allowances will be made unless a genuince reason is given in advance. For example, Player A will be out of town for a week, and will miss a challenge. If they inform me in advance, they can have a little extra time after the deadline of the challenge to 'catch up' and do the challenge. No other exceptions will be made. You have been warned.

Now thats all out of the way, here we go~

Challenge #1: Iron Gate Mission 1 Time Attack.

Sounds simple enough, huh? Naturally there's a catch: You are not allowed to hover at any point during the level.

You may either start a brand new savefile to eliminate the possibilites of doubletapping A and accidentally hovering, or you may use your exsisting file. However consider that I cant see if you double-tap A, and although this voids your run, its up to you to be grown up enough to admit an error and simply restart I guess.

Also consider that while the Ranks for the top two grades are quite harsh, the other grades are pretty lenient in how difficult they are to achieve, this being the first challenge and all. Dont expect them to stay quite this easy in future X)

Ranks

S Rank: Finish in under 2 minutes 5 seconds
A Rank: Finish in under 2 minutes 10 seconds
B Rank: Finish in under 2 minutes 20 seconds
C Rank: Finish in under 2 minutes 30 seconds
D Rank: Finish in under 2 minutes 45 seconds
E Rank: Anything over 2 minutes 45 seconds.

Ok guys (and girls) lets see if we can make this the best, most challenging, most fun, and the most succesful edition of SA2:B Challenges yet. Hell, we've never quite matched how awesome Taco's original two were, and they were back in 2003 at GameFAQs of all places.

Good luck and have fun, the deadline is EXACTLY ONE WEEK AFTER THIS HAS BEEN POSTED. Going by Time of Post.

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« Last Edit: June 23, 2006, 12:56:38 PM by RPGnutter »
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Re: <<<***SA2:B CHALLENGES***>>>
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2006, 07:10:25 PM »
Challenge 1 Statistics

Ill keep this updated as posts are made


supersonic101
Time: 2:00:77
Rank: S

yoshifan
Time: 2:03:47
Rank: S

eredani
Time: 2:03:99
Rank: S

RPG
Time: 2:04:65
Rank: S

PsyBorg
Time: 2:04:90
Rank: S

sonicam
Time: 2:08:74
Rank: A

mike89
Time: 2:08:77
Rank: A

theenglishman
Time: 2:10:15
Rank: B

Quartz
Time: 2:13:39
Rank: B

ParagonX9
Time: 2:15:85
Rank: B

petrie911
Time: 2:18:99
Rank: B

gs93
Time: 2:19:15
Rank: B

PsyMar
Time: 2:19:47
Rank: B

Spinballwizard
Time: 2:23:55
Rank: C

cream147
Time: 2:26:69
Rank: C

Shadow Wedge
Time: 2:27:49
Rank: C
« Last Edit: June 30, 2006, 08:18:46 PM by RPGnutter »
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Re: <<<***SA2:B CHALLENGES***>>>
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2006, 07:24:05 PM »
Try 1: 2:35:xx
Try 2: 2:29:97
Try 3: 2:26:97
Try 4: 2:23:50 -- not gonna get much lower
Try 6: 2:21:37 -- maybe I can B-rank
Try 7: 2:20:64 -- with one multi-second screwup
Try 8: 2:18:47 but I might've had a split-second hover, not sure
Try 9: 2:19:47 and I'm sure I didn't hover, record this one as my B.  I'm quittin' now, A would be too frustrating.

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« Last Edit: June 21, 2006, 07:46:43 PM by Psymar »
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Re: <<<***SA2:B CHALLENGES***>>>
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2006, 09:10:20 PM »
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Time: 2:08:74
Rank: A

Pretty tough, I can see a very close 2:04:xx, but it's too much. :X
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Re: <<<***SA2:B CHALLENGES***>>>
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2006, 09:33:11 PM »
2:04:90


It was difficult to do, but 'twas possible nevertheless. I await the next challenge.
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Re: <<<***SA2:B CHALLENGES***>>>
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2006, 11:01:08 PM »
2:04.07, second try
edit: make that 2:00.77
« Last Edit: June 21, 2006, 11:53:10 PM by SuperSonic101 »

Re: <<<***SA2:B CHALLENGES***>>>
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2006, 11:07:49 PM »
2:18.99
B

And I reccomend the same challenge on Sand Ocean next...

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Re: <<<***SA2:B CHALLENGES***>>>
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2006, 04:23:15 PM »
WARNING.

The deadline has been shortened by 2 days. Going by the time of the first post, it is 5 days after that time the challenge is over.

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Re: <<<***SA2:B CHALLENGES***>>>
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2006, 05:13:43 PM »
EDIT: Might as well put all finishes in here too.

First attempt: 2:43:62. Ew.
Second attempt: 2:31:39
Third Attempt: 2:23:55

Current Time: 2:23:55.

I'll try again later.
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Re: <<<***SA2:B CHALLENGES***>>>
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2006, 08:26:46 PM »
2'19"15
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Re: <<<***SA2:B CHALLENGES***>>>
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2006, 09:08:25 PM »
2:27:49
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Re: <<<***SA2:B CHALLENGES***>>>
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2006, 10:10:05 PM »
I managed to get 2:03:47.

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Re: <<<***SA2:B CHALLENGES***>>>
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2006, 12:28:26 AM »
this sounds pretty fun!

2:39- First ever attempt at speeding the level, so obviously tons of mistakes due to not knowing where to go.

2:26- lost time with sucky door lock aiming

2:17- Faster doors

And finally..


2:15:85 (B)

decent enough I guess for 30 minutes of work, A or S rank would be quite tough due to the fact I always slow down alot just trying to turn :/


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Re: <<<***SA2:B CHALLENGES***>>>
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2006, 02:13:03 AM »
Sorry RPG, I couldn't get it done yesterday.

I looked around for my Cube, controller and games... the first two were easy to find, but the games took some searching. When I finally found them, I grabbed SA2B and set everything up... only to find the case was empty. And Mario Kart Double Dash was the game in the Cube.

Guess which case was the only one I couldn't find...?

Damnit, my brother annoys me with his not-putting-games-in-the-right-case-ness.

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Re: <<<***SA2:B CHALLENGES***>>>
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2006, 12:10:33 PM »
Its no problem mike, its not like these are compulsary X)

Although if you want I can excuse you for an indefinate amount of time if you still want to compete?
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Re: <<<***SA2:B CHALLENGES***>>>
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2006, 07:07:24 PM »
Bah.  2'13"39.  I don't know any tricks, save for the "Go past a door before it closes" technique, which only saved a second or two anyhow.  And I hate these types of levels.
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Re: <<<***SA2:B CHALLENGES***>>>
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2006, 09:19:13 PM »
Ive decided to give you s cryptic clue as to what Challenge #2 will contain.

"Fastest Lap".

Muse upon it further and all will be revealed on Monday night GMT.

Also do not ask me in here/on IRC/anywhere to tell you if any guesses are correct, I will not respond to any guesses :)
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Re: <<<***SA2:B CHALLENGES***>>>
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2006, 09:44:40 AM »
NOOOOOOOOOOO


Not that stupid car race thing... I suck at that horribly. :(


Oh well, I guess I'll have to do it anyway...
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Re: <<<***SA2:B CHALLENGES***>>>
« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2006, 09:52:42 AM »
Again, deadline cut. >_>

You lose another 2 days.

From this point on, its 3 days per challenge, competition'll be a little slow otherwise :(

Challenge #2 will be released in ~9 hours
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Re: <<<***SA2:B CHALLENGES***>>>
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2006, 10:56:28 AM »
2:12:52

First time playing the level.


2:03:99
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« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2006, 11:03:21 AM »
2:10.15

Rank B

I ran into a door and lost momentum.  This was my last-ditch attempt to get a decent run in for this challenge.
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« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2006, 06:31:33 PM »
2:26:29
And you'd be surprised just how difficult that is for such an average player as myself.

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Re: <<<***SA2:B CHALLENGES***>>>
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2006, 06:35:48 PM »
CHALLENGE #1 HAS OFFICIALLY ENDED

CURRENT STANDINGS


T1st: supersonic101- 5 Points
T1st: yoshifan– 5 Points
T1st: eredani- 5 Points
T1st: RPG- 5 Points
T1st: PsyBorg- 5 Points

T6th: sonicam- 4 Points
T6th: mike89- 4 Points
T8th: theenglishman- 3 Points
T8th: Quartz- 3 Points
T8th: ParagonX9- 3 Points
T8th: petrie911- 3 Points
T8th: gs93- 3 Points
T8th: PsyMar- 3 Points
T14th: Spinballwizard- 2 Points
T14th: cream147- 2 Points
T14th: Shadow Wedge- 2 Points

Challenge #2 in next post.
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Re: <<<***SA2:B CHALLENGES***>>>
« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2006, 06:41:40 PM »
Challenge #2: Egg Quarters Fastest Lap

First of all, just lemme me say “HA” to all of you who thought it would be a Kart stage, and serious kudos to SM who guessed this correctly in IRC.

Just do what it says, fastest lap of Egg Quarters.

RULES.

You must pass through each chamber; Red, Blue, Green, and the chamber with the MM.
You may travel clockwise or anti-clockwise, your choice.
This is (again) a fixed rank Challenge
To ‘end’ the lap, you must be clung to the ‘mural’ behind where you start in the Red Chamber, the thing that looks like a smaller version of the paintings you climb through. For it to count, the “Dig” command must be showing in the top right.

S Rank: Under 27 seconds.
A Rank: Under 30 Seconds.
B Rank: Under 33 Seconds.
C Rank: Under 36 Seconds.
D Rank: Under 40 Seconds.
E Rank: Anything over 40 seconds.

This challenge will last for the next 3 days and will end at 11PM GMT on Tuesday 27th June.

Happy pwning :o

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« Last Edit: June 24, 2006, 07:00:31 PM by RPGnutter »
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Re: <<<***SA2:B CHALLENGES***>>>
« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2006, 07:07:40 PM »
Challenge 2 Statistics

eredani
Time: 0:24:94
Rank: S*

supersonic101
Time: 0:25:09
Rank: S

PsyBorg
Time: 0:25:20
Rank: S

yoshifan
Time: 0:25:74
Rank: S

Shadow Jackey
Time: 0:26:47
Rank: S

SadisticMystic
Time: 0:26:74
Rank: S

gs93
Time: 0:26:82
Rank: S

mike89
Time: 0:26:84
Rank: S

theenglishman
Time: 0:26:85
Rank: S

ParagonX9
Time: 0:26:87
Rank: S

RPG
Time: 0:26:97
Rank: S

cream147
Time: 0:28:20
Rank: A

Shadow Wedge
Time: 0:29:09
Rank: A

sonichero
Time: 0:29:27
Rank: A

Quartz
Time: 0:29:97
Rank: A

Spinballwizard
Time: 0:31:94
Rank: B

PsyMar
Time: 0:32:72
Rank: B
« Last Edit: July 03, 2006, 05:41:50 PM by RPGnutter »
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« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2006, 08:18:02 PM »
0:26.74

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Re: <<<***SA2:B CHALLENGES***>>>
« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2006, 08:49:16 PM »
0:26:84

not bad for a born again n00b in SA2:B
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« Reply #27 on: June 24, 2006, 09:13:45 PM »
26:77


Fucking beautiful, especially considering I don't compete in SA2B much.
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Re: <<<***SA2:B CHALLENGES***>>>
« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2006, 10:53:49 PM »
What!?!  Three days each!?!  But I only have access to SA2:B for two days a week...
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« Reply #29 on: June 24, 2006, 10:58:05 PM »
I did it!

26:87 (S)

Took atleast 40 minutes, it was like this:

1:05- Absoultely no idea what to do

32"- Right route, slow execution.

27:10- I actually got this exact decimal 3 times.
27:00- This.....sucked.
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