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Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
« Reply #30 on: May 17, 2020, 10:29:19 pm »
GILLLAYYY!!! Yes!

Knew you'd do this one pretty quick mate. Beast!!

Rankayyy C next :)

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Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2020, 04:42:45 am »
YesssSSSS ♥️💪🔥
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Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
« Reply #32 on: June 25, 2020, 11:40:45 pm »
Shane Sawle is now our 11th DK Master! He has achieved Rank D with a score of 696,000 on Donkey Kong Jr. Congrats sir! Pistachio might be the Australian King of Kong, but you are the Australian DK Master!

Shane's qualifying scores are as follows:

DK KS: 2017-03-19
JR KS: 2020-06-25
DK3 1M-D1: 2020-05-19
CK KS: 2017-11-24

Onward to Rank C!
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Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
« Reply #33 on: June 26, 2020, 09:55:20 am »
Cool. Welcome to the club!
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Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
« Reply #34 on: June 29, 2020, 10:07:28 pm »
Our 12th DK Master has arrived! Jason Vasiloff has killscreened DK, achieving the fourth requirement necessary for Rank D! Jason has already RBS'd DK3...will he push his scores higher on the other games? Wait and see!

Jason's qualifying scores are as follows:

DK KS: 2020-06-29
JR KS: 2019-01-29
DK3 1M-D1: 2018-09-26
CK KS: 2020-05-13

Onward to Rank C!
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Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
« Reply #35 on: June 30, 2020, 07:37:51 am »
Way to go mate!
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Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
« Reply #36 on: June 30, 2020, 10:07:50 am »
Great work Jason Kreygasm
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Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
« Reply #37 on: June 30, 2020, 08:45:39 pm »
Thanks mates! Glad to be part of the club!
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Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
« Reply #38 on: July 13, 2020, 11:02:04 pm »
Andrew Barrow has just improved his DK PB to 1,121,800! It has been nearly five years since his previous PB/1M game, so taking into account the timing of his other scores, this new PB actually improves his Rank C score!

Previous Rank: C-1110
New Rank: C-691

Changes in Most Recent Eligible Scores:
DK 1M: 2015-08-14 --> 2020-07-12
DKJR 1.1M: 2018-08-27 --> 2019-04-23
DK3 D3-1M: 2017-12-30 --> 2020-05-03
CK 650k: 2018-08-22 --> no change
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Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
« Reply #39 on: July 14, 2020, 09:02:01 pm »
Arron Pitchford has scored 1,080,700 on DK3, Difficulty 1, achieving Rank D, and becoming our 13th DK Master! After KS'ing DK in April, Arron made short work of the rest of the Rank D requirements...achieving them all in 93 days! There's no Rank Score for Rank D, but I have to imagine that's one of the fastest progressions for hitting the Rank D checkpoints for the first time. Congrats sir!

Arron's qualifying scores are as follows:

DK KS: 2020-04-13
JR KS: 2020-06-25
DK3 1M-D1: 2020-07-14
CK KS: 2020-04-30

Onward to Rank C!
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Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
« Reply #40 on: September 26, 2020, 05:57:57 pm »
Andrew Barrow has laid down a huge CK score and, as a result, is the first player to achieve Rank A in the DK Masters! Technically, that makes him the first to Rank B as well! Barra's oldest score is his DK3 RBS-D3, set on October 6th, 2018. This gives him a rank score of A-722.

Barra's qualifying scores are as follows:

DK 1.13M: 2020-08-24
JR 1.3M: 2019-04-23
DK3 RBS-D3: 2018-10-06
CK 750k: 2020-09-26

When I started the DK Masters, almost 3 years ago, I wasn't sure if anyone would tackle the harder Ranks. But Barra did it and has proven himself to be the all-around best player of the DK series. Huge congrats on an epic achievement, sir. Now the easy part is over, so let's see a Rank S!  Kappa
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Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
« Reply #41 on: September 26, 2020, 07:10:02 pm »
Truly the King of Kong.  Great work mate!
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Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
« Reply #42 on: September 26, 2020, 08:22:08 pm »
absolute fucking legend! <Tim>
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Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
« Reply #43 on: September 27, 2020, 05:59:37 am »
I never thought anyone would hit this ranking. Absolutely fantastic!
Australia maybe 5 times the size of New Zealand, but Barra has done more by himself than all of Australia combined in CAG/MAME gaming.
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Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
« Reply #44 on: October 16, 2020, 09:57:49 pm »
Thanks guys

Now that I've had some time for this to sink in, I'd like to provide my thoughts on the requirements and how they stack up.

Lets look at the Rank A requirements and how many people had met these for each game when the leaderboard was created versus how many today:



Honestly these numbers surprised me a little. The DK series has been HOT since this leaderboard was introduced, especially in the last 12 months or so.
I was expecting more people to have achieved the highest Rank on these games considering the world records have been mostly crushed.

DK Junior - Back when the DKM leaderboard was created, 1.3m on Donkey Kong Junior seemed like one of the hardest to achieve. Now that we know what is possible, and with the addition of at least one new significant strategy, this has probably become the easiest of the 4 requirements. This is mainly due to DK junior having much less randomness than the other 2 comparable games (DK/CK) (no the springboard isnt random). The requirement is still fine as you still need to implement most modern point pressing strategies.

Crazy Kong - I don't have too much to say about this one. Achieving 750k does require all out point pressing but there's not too much in this game that can go wrong once you're comfortable with the rejumps and floor skip, and there's always a lot of points on offer. Due to the randomness of the rivets I'd say this is harder than 1.3m on DK Junior, but not by much.

DK - Even though 1.13m has become a mere board-run for a few players, this requirement is still perfect. It requires additional risk, strategy and time compared to a 1.1m flat and we all know what can go wrong playing DK. Only a handful of players passed the Rank A threshold on their first 1.1m+ game. I would rank this as the 2nd hardest achievement for Rank A, way above the other two traditional DK games.

DK3 - Although Riley has shown that this can be blown out of the water almost every credit, that doesn't make it any easier for the rest of us. Once you're at that level its probably the one you can achieve the most consistently but actually getting to that level is the reason I consider this as the hardest Rank A requirement. DK3 definitely has not been played anywhere near as much as the other 3 games, but getting to the RBS on D3 is never going to become easy. If Jry ever ups the requirement for this I'm GONE  :D

When this first started I honestly didn't think anyone would ever achieve Rank S. It still hasn't happened and there's only one Rank A, but with the constant improvement over time and different players showing what's actually obtainable on some of these titles in the last 3 years, its now in the realm of possibility. I really don't know my plan for this or if I even have one. I'm not good enough at any of the games yet to be able to do these requirements on command. Maybe one day....

I think its fair to say I probably wouldn't have played these games anywhere near the amount I have without the creation of this leaderboard. So to Jry I'd like to say a big <thefinger> (Kappa) thank you for spending the time getting this together and maintaining it. I hope people continue to up their scores and increase their ranks! We have a lot of new & talented people in the community now which is awesome to see. I don't expect to be the only one in Rank B/A for very long.

Cheers mates <3
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