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Title: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: xelnia on November 12, 2017, 07:46:44 am
Welcome to the information thread for the greatest leaderboard in the history of leaderboards

The DK Masters

DK Masters Leaderboard (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=1994.0)
Donkey Kong High Score List (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=366.0)
Donkey Kong Jr. High Score List (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=373.0)
Donkey Kong 3 High Score Lists (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=1170.0)
Crazy Kong High Score List (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=661.0)

Here we examine a player's performance across 4 classic, official games of the Donkey Kong series: Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., Donkey Kong 3, and Crazy Kong. Don't like the inclusion of Donkey Kong 3 and/or Crazy Kong? Then you're not cut out for this leaderboard. The requirements for this leaderboard are brutal and perfect. SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT.

Each player on the leaderboard will be given a Rank and a Rank Score. The Rank serves to separate players into different categories of mastery, while the Rank Score is used to determine the standings of each player within those categories.

There are 5 ranks, from lowest to highest: D, C, B, A, and S. You will find the requirements for each rank in the following post.

Rank D will have no Rank Score. Ranks C, B, and A will have a Rank Score based on the number of days it takes the player to meet the Rank requirements. For C, B, and A, a lower Rank Score is better. Rank S will have a Rank Score based solely on the number of times a player has achieved the requirements for that rank. For Rank S, a higher Rank Score is better. Players will only be ranked in their highest qualifying rank.

For example, Andrew Barrow scores 1M on DK. 2 days later he scores 1.1M on DKJR. Another 2 days later he scores 1M on DK3, and another 2 days later scores 650k on CK. He has now achieved all the requirements for Rank C. It took him 7 days, including the first achievement, so he is ranked C-7.

Brian Allen scores 1M on DK. The following day he scores 1.1M on DKJR. The day after that he scores 1M on DK3 and the next day he scores 650k on CK. He would be ranked C-4.

Allen Staal achieves all four Rank C requirements in one day. His rank would be C-1, the highest possible C rank.

The three players would be ranked thusly:

C-1 - Allen Staal
C-4 - Brian Allen
C-7 - Andrew Barrow

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT:

The Rank Score is NOT determined by a player's first ever achievement of the requirements...it is determined by the smallest amount of time between ANY achievement of the requirements.

Players must post in this thread if they feel they have met the requirements for a particular Rank. All scores must meet the submission standards for their respective games.
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: xelnia on November 12, 2017, 07:47:04 am
The DK Masters Rank Requirements

******Rank D******
(https://donkeykongforum.net/awards/42.png)

Congratulations! You've demonstrated a basic level of competency on all four games. Will you stay here, counting your killscreens, or will you take the next step?

To achieve Rank D, players must:

Players in this category will be ranked by the date when they achieve the ranking, earliest first.

******Rank C******
(https://donkeykongforum.net/awards/43.png)

Congratulations! You've taken the next step towards your DK Mastery. You've put in some extra time and shown some potential. Where you go from here will tell us if you got here by brute force and luck, or by skill.

To achieve Rank C, players must:

Players in this category will be ranked by the number of days that have elapsed between obtaining the first and last achievement. In the case of ties, players who achieved the rank sooner will be given precedence. Beyond that, players will be sorted alphabetically by name.

******Rank B******
(https://donkeykongforum.net/awards/44.png)

Congratulations! You've honed your skills and have shown that you truly have what it takes to be a master. However, there is always room to grow...

To achieve Rank B, players must:

Players in this category will be ranked by the number of days that have elapsed between obtaining the first and last achievement. In the case of ties, players who achieved the rank sooner will be given precedence. Beyond that, players will be sorted alphabetically by name.

******Rank A******
(https://donkeykongforum.net/awards/45.png)

Congratulations! You have mastered all four games and can now officially call yourself a DK Master!

To achieve Rank A, players must:

Players in this category will be ranked by the number of days that have elapsed between obtaining the first and last achievement. In the case of ties, players who achieved the rank sooner will be given precedence. Beyond that, players will be sorted alphabetically by name.

******Rank S******
(https://donkeykongforum.net/awards/46.png)

The superfecta. You are the best of the best.

To achieve Rank S, players must:

The 24-hour clock starts running as soon as one achievement is reached. Keep in mind: the clock starts the moment the achievement is reached, even if that isn't the end of the game. Players must then meet the remaining 3 requirements within 24 hours. This is a hard cutoff. All achievements must be met in that 24-hour window.

Player rankings will be slightly different in this category. Players will be ranked by the shortest, real-world time it takes them to achieve Rank S. This ranking will include the total game time of the first achievement. In other words, to achieve Rank S you have a cushion and some leeway in choosing the first game to play to make the most of your 24 hours...but when it comes to time be ranked, the entire span of time will be included: from the moment you press start in the first game to the moment the last achievement is reached. In the case of an unlikely tie, players will be ranked by the number of times they have achieved Rank S, then by the earliest first Rank S, then by name.

As a special reward, anyone who reaches Rank S will receive a physical certificate commemorating their achievement!
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: WCopeland on November 12, 2017, 09:19:22 am
holy sht
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: homerwannabee on November 12, 2017, 04:56:08 pm
Very cool.  I love it! Kreygasm
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: TheSunshineFund on November 12, 2017, 05:45:32 pm
It's an honor to be on the same list as the legendary BEAst
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: Barra on November 13, 2017, 01:12:50 am
Awesome! So pumped for this. So brutal I love it
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: xelnia on November 13, 2017, 01:29:35 am
Several players are close to meeting DKM requirements:

Rank D:
Estel - only needs the 1M on DK3
Danman - only needs the DKJR KS

Rank C:
Ben Falls - only needs 650k on CK, but it's been awhile since he's played DK games, so his Rank Score would be significantly worse than Wes.

There are quite a few people with 2 of the 4 requirements for Rank D and C.

Rank A and B:
Marky_d - needs the DK3 and CK requirements
Robbie - needs the DKJR and DK3 requirements
Serphy - same as Robbie, but needs a higher CK score for Rank A
Riley - needs the DK and CK requirements
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: Barra on November 13, 2017, 02:01:34 am
Hate to say this but DK3 makes this list really interesting. Such a different game compared to the other three so it really encompasses what it means to be a great overall gamer. Riley loves it, I reckon
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: xelnia on November 13, 2017, 08:14:54 pm
I'm sure there will be questions and disagreements about the requirements for each Rank. Please know that I put a serious amount of thought into it. Also, allow me to quote two opinions that are hard to argue with:

Welcome to the information thread for the greatest leaderboard in the history of leaderboards

The requirements for this leaderboard are brutal and perfect.

 Kappa
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: danman123456 on November 14, 2017, 10:37:08 am
Arggggg ok fine. I'll bump up my CK and get a DKJr 1.1+. Dang it i was really hoping to avoid DKJr for a while but I feel like the godfather... They pulled me back in.  Timeline coming i need to practice booooooo...  <gasp>
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: Barra on November 14, 2017, 01:28:08 pm
I'm glad I avoided junior now that the requirement is 1.1m. Would have been <mad> if I had a 1.0x score already

Is the 24-hour thing too brutal? Was thinking there could be S-1, S-2, and S-3 ranks for 24, 48 or 72 hours. Just a thot <Pigger>. Could over-complicate things though
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: WCopeland on November 15, 2017, 06:47:51 am
lol too brutal
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: Barra on November 15, 2017, 10:04:58 am
u cant do it
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: WCopeland on November 15, 2017, 12:58:52 pm
u cant do it

(https://i.imgur.com/ULKWzre.jpg?fb)
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: Barra on November 16, 2017, 11:11:15 am
 <popcorn>
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: Barra on November 19, 2017, 02:41:00 pm
Heres a (very crude) excel spreadsheet which you can enter your PB and it'll give you the rank associated with each
Easy way to keep track of where you're at, keeping everything in one place and easily updated if you improve :)

I'd like it to return an OVERALL RANK based on the lowest values in the "meets rank req'd" field but couldn't get it to work, unsure if I was using the right function (LOOKUP?)
Be sure to use the correct annotation (KS, RBS or N) and update both columns as it looks for the higher rank first

Also Score and KS/RBS are independent in the Masters criteria so if your current PB isnt a KS or RBS but you've achieved those previously you still qualify, so make sure to put that in the spreadsheet too!

:)

EDIT: By converting the Ranks to numbers I was able to get it to show the lowest value. Theres probably a better way to do it. Updated spreadsheet attached

Edit Edit: Doesn't take into account if you haven't earned one of the ranks. Better get your scores up if you want it to work
Should be fixed now
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: Barra on November 21, 2017, 05:47:28 pm
If George S (for example) gets an RBS on easy (for Rank B requirements), but does NOT have 1m on Hard, does he qualify for Rank C since he already has the requirement for a higher Rank?

(similarly if someone has 750k in CK but no KS, do they qualify for rank D or only the other 3)
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: xelnia on November 21, 2017, 05:59:40 pm
If George S (for example) gets an RBS on easy (for Rank B requirements), but does NOT have 1m on Hard, does he qualify for Rank C since he already has the requirement for a higher Rank?

(similarly if someone has 750k in CK but no KS, do they qualify for rank D or only the other 3)

Yes. Achieving the requirement for a harder Rank will count for any lower Rank as well. The idea still revolves around doing something progressively more difficulty for each Rank. If you can get 750k in CK, you clearly have the skill for a KS. How do you really use a score for the Rank D platformers, right? An easy CK KS could be 450k or 605k, for example. In my learned opinion, people have had an easier time getting the DK3 1M on Hard then getting the Easy RBS, so getting an RBS should qualify you for any of the 1M requirements.
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: Barra on November 21, 2017, 06:23:20 pm
Yes. Achieving the requirement for a harder Rank will count for any lower Rank as well. The idea still revolves around doing something progressively more difficulty for each Rank. If you can get 750k in CK, you clearly have the skill for a KS. How do you really use a score for the Rank D platformers, right? An easy CK KS could be 450k or 605k, for example. In my learned opinion, people have had an easier time getting the DK3 1M on Hard then getting the Easy RBS, so getting an RBS should qualify you for any of the 1M requirements.

OK cool. Wasn't sure how <lexmark> you wanted to be.
Definitely agree that RBS easy is much harder than 1m hard. Easy accept, etc
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: ChrisP on January 01, 2018, 01:40:48 am
I like that there's only 6 people on this leaderboard, and that I got on there without even meaning to get on there.  Kappa
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: Sqrlmonger on April 10, 2018, 04:43:30 pm
I really like this idea, but I wanted to suggest you expand on it.  As it sits I think this is a missed opportunity.

Offering some levels like:

Quote from: Suggested Ranks
******Rank Amateur******

Congratulations! You've demonstrated a VERY basic level of competency on all four games. Will you stay here, counting your high scores, or will you take the next step?

To achieve Rank Amateur, players must:
  • Achieve 600,000 points in Donkey Kong
  • Achieve 700,000 points in Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Achieve 600,000 points in Donkey Kong 3, on Easy/Difficulty 1, with 3 starting lives, and bonus lives every 30,000 points
  • Achieve 400,000 points in Crazy Kong

Players in this category will be ranked by the date when they achieve the ranking, earliest first.


******Rank Challenger******

Congratulations! You've demonstrated a VERY basic level of competency on all four games. Will you stay here, counting your high scores, or will you take the next step?

To achieve Rank Challenger, players must:
  • Achieve 800,000 points in Donkey Kong
  • Achieve 900,000 points in Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Achieve 800,000 points in Donkey Kong 3, on Easy/Difficulty 1, with 3 starting lives, and bonus lives every 30,000 points
  • Achieve 525,000 points in Crazy Kong

Players in this category will be ranked by the date when they achieve the ranking, earliest first.

This would get people who can't compete with the top players to push themselves just to get on the list.  This in turn gets them involved and leads to more people playing more DK.  Some of them may stick around and push up the ranks. Etc..Etc..

Yes it is a bit more effort to track the additional scores but if the idea is to promote DK play, then it should be worth the effort!

PS - Come on, you know you love the "Rank Amateur" category!!
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: xelnia on August 27, 2018, 02:54:57 am
Andrew Barrow just scored (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=374.msg36738#msg36738) 1,167,000 on DKJR, making him the second person to reach Rank C!

His official dates for Rank C are as follows:

DK 1M: 2015-08-14
DKJR 1.1M: 2018-08-27
DK3 1M-D3: 2017-12-30
CK 650k: 2018-08-22

Andrew actually did a 1M DK3 score within the last couple of days, but it doesn't currently affect the calculation of his Rank Score, which is C-1110.

The DKM leaderboard (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=1994.0) has been updated. Congrats sir!
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: xelnia on September 06, 2018, 01:20:01 am
Updated the Requirements (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=1993.msg32536#msg32536) post with badge images and a clarification on the Rank S rules/ranking.
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: xelnia on April 08, 2019, 10:12:38 pm
Estel Goffinet is our newest DK Master! He has achieved Rank D (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=1994.0) with a score of 1,185,300 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=1664.msg38831#msg38831) on DK3 (Easy/Difficulty 1).

I believe these are his "first" dates (Estel, please correct me if I'm wrong):

DK KS: 2011-03-01
JR KS: 2016-04-02
DK3 1M-D1: 2019-04-08
CK KS: 2013-10-31

Congrats sir! Now for Rank C and beyond!
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: xelnia on April 20, 2019, 11:59:19 pm
Phil Tudose has joined the ranks of DK Masters! He has achieved Rank D (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=1994.0) with a score of 1,285,100 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=1664.msg38926#msg38926) on DK3 (Easy/Difficulty 1). Congrats sir!

As best as I can tell, these are his "firsts":

DK KS: 2013-02-22
JR KS: 2019-04-10
DK3 1M-D1: 2019-04-20
CK KS: 2011-01-02

Phil is already hard at work on Rank C, and he could slide in above Andrew Barrow on the Rank C leaderboard!
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: GILLYKONG on August 08, 2019, 07:17:40 pm
Ranky D put me in Jry  Kreygasm
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: homerwannabee on August 08, 2019, 07:45:37 pm
Great job!  8)
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: Barra on August 08, 2019, 09:25:16 pm
GILLLAYYY!!! Yes!

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

Rankayyy C next :)
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: muscleandfitness on May 02, 2020, 02:30:21 pm
Steve PLSNot a valid vimeo URL
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: xelnia on May 17, 2020, 10:23:12 pm
Mat McGill has now officially joined the ranks of the DK Masters! This makes him the 10th Master! He has achieved Rank D (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=1994.0) with a score of 593,800 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=662.msg41363#msg41363) on Crazy Kong, using arcade hardware. Congrats sir!

Mat's qualifying scores are as follows:

DK KS: 2018-08-27 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=364.msg36753#msg36753)
JR KS: 2019-08-08 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=374.msg39601#msg39601)
DK3 1M-D1: 2018-03-15 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=364.msg34430#msg34430)
CK KS: 2020-05-13 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=662.msg41363#msg41363)

Onward to Rank C!
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: Barra on May 17, 2020, 10:29:19 pm
GILLLAYYY!!! Yes!

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

Rankayyy C next :)

:D
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: GILLYKONG on May 18, 2020, 04:42:45 am
YesssSSSS ♥️&#128170;&#128293;
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: xelnia on June 25, 2020, 11:40:45 pm
Shane Sawle is now our 11th DK Master! He has achieved Rank D (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=1994.0) with a score of 696,000 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=374.msg41678#msg41678) 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 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=364.msg30321#msg30321)
JR KS: 2020-06-25 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=374.msg41678#msg41678)
DK3 1M-D1: 2020-05-19 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=1664.msg41399#msg41399)
CK KS: 2017-11-24 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=662.msg32675#msg32675)

Onward to Rank C!
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: homerwannabee on June 26, 2020, 09:55:20 am
Cool. Welcome to the club!
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: xelnia on June 29, 2020, 10:07:28 pm
Our 12th DK Master has arrived! Jason Vasiloff has killscreened DK (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=364.msg41716#msg41716), achieving the fourth requirement necessary for Rank D (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=1994.0)! 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 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=364.msg41716#msg41716)
JR KS: 2019-01-29 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=374.msg38098#msg38098)
DK3 1M-D1: 2018-09-26 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=1664.msg36991#msg36991)
CK KS: 2020-05-13 (https://www.cagtournaments.com/DKMasters)

Onward to Rank C!
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: TheSunshineFund on June 30, 2020, 07:37:51 am
Way to go mate!
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: GILLYKONG on June 30, 2020, 10:07:50 am
Great work Jason Kreygasm
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: JasonV91 on June 30, 2020, 08:45:39 pm
Thanks mates! Glad to be part of the club!
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: xelnia on July 13, 2020, 11:02:04 pm
Andrew Barrow has just improved his DK PB to 1,121,800 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=364.msg41792#msg41792)! 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 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=1994.0) 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
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: xelnia on July 14, 2020, 09:02:01 pm
Arron Pitchford has scored 1,080,700 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=1664.msg41810#msg41810) 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 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=364.msg41191#msg41191)
JR KS: 2020-06-25 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=374.msg41683#msg41683)
DK3 1M-D1: 2020-07-14 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=1664.msg41810#msg41810)
CK KS: 2020-04-30 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=662.msg41303#msg41303)

Onward to Rank C!
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: xelnia on September 26, 2020, 05:57:57 pm
Andrew Barrow has laid down a huge CK (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=662.msg42265#msg42265) 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 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=364.msg42117#msg42117)
JR 1.3M: 2019-04-23 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=374.msg38953#msg38953)
DK3 RBS-D3: 2018-10-06 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=1664.msg37158#msg37158)
CK 750k: 2020-09-26 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=662.msg42265#msg42265)

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
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: TheSunshineFund on September 26, 2020, 07:10:02 pm
Truly the King of Kong.  Great work mate!
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: tudose on September 26, 2020, 08:22:08 pm
absolute fucking legend! <Tim>
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: homerwannabee 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.
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: Barra 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:

(https://i.imgur.com/fYshu4Z.png)

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
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: xelnia on November 17, 2020, 08:21:48 pm
dknetter has scored 1,035,700 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=1664.msg42544#msg42544) on DK3, Difficulty 1, achieving Rank D, and becoming our 14th DK Master overall and the 5th for 2020! After KS'ing DK in August, Jason took a similar path as Arron Pitchford and crushed the remaining requirements in only 95 days (Arron took 93!). Congrats and I look forward to your Rank C attempts!

Jason's qualifying scores are as follows:

DK KS: 2020-08-15 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=364.msg42060#msg42060)
JR KS: 2020-10-25 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=374.msg42439#msg42439)
DK3 1M-D1: 2020-11-17 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=1664.msg42544#msg42544)
CK KS: 2020-08-23 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=662.msg42106#msg42106)
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: Barra on November 17, 2020, 10:44:26 pm
Wow congrats on the Rank D! That's another insanely quick progression after the DK killscreen
Lets see some C action now (:
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: dknetter on November 18, 2020, 04:34:44 pm
Wow congrats on the Rank D! That's another insanely quick progression after the DK killscreen
Lets see some C action now (:

Thanks! You definitely helped get me there with the JR training vid, and watching your DK3 play was helpful too. CK, JR, and DK3 all went fairly quick...but I was playing DK for a very solid 8+ months before I got that as my first achievement. DK seemed much more difficult, but maybe that helped hone my gaming skills in prep for the other ones.
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: xelnia on May 22, 2022, 02:22:25 am
With his recent score of 1,112,000 on DK3, Craig Tubby has joined the ranks of the DK Masters! He has achieved Rank D and a shiny new badge, and is already halfway to Rank C! Keep going good sir!

Craig's qualifying scores for Rank D are:

DK KS: 2020-02-15 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=364.msg40865#msg40865)
CK KS: 2020-03-02 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=2932.msg40931#msg40931)
DKJR KS: 2021-10-30 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=374.msg44235#msg44235)
DK3 1M-D1: 2022-05-20 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=2934.msg44721#msg44721)
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: Barra on May 22, 2022, 03:01:26 pm
HUGE Kongrats Craig! You absolutely crushed it in no time at all

Let's C some Rank C next!
 :)
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: xelnia on June 13, 2022, 12:00:44 am
With a 694,700 KS (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=2938.msg44794#msg44794) of DKJR, Michael Kibbey is our newest DK Master! While some might be quick to point out that he's now the Nibbler marathon record holder (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=2956.0), I think we all know that the Rank D badge is a far more prestigious honor.  <Allen> Congrats sir!

Kibbey's qualifying scores:

CK KS: 2015-12-13 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=153.msg25470#msg25470)
DK KS: 2016-12-15 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=364.msg29826#msg29826)
DK3 1M-D1: 2022-05-31 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=2934.msg44768#msg44768)
DKJR KS: 2022-06-08 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=2938.msg44794#msg44794)
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: muscleandfitness on July 18, 2022, 11:11:41 pm
Wow im here lit 🥰 <Allen>
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: xelnia on September 20, 2022, 11:20:20 pm
Last night (or in the wee morning hours depending on how you look at it), Ben Falls scored 690,200 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=2933.msg45052#msg45052) in Crazy Kong...making him the third player ever to achieve Rank C in the DK Masters (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=1994.0)! Ben was the first player to qualify for Rank D, though he achieved those scores years before DK Masters was a thing. Ben's oldest score is his DK 1M, achieved on August 8, 2013. His newest score is this CK score, giving him a Rank C score of C-3331. ***insert 9 years joke here Kappa***

As near as I can tell, these are the most recent qualifying scores for all games:
DK 1M: 2013-08-08 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=364.msg8462#msg8462)
DKJR 1.1M: 2022-02-06 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=364.msg8462#msg8462) (Winter Yolo 2022)
DK3 D3-1M: 2020-04-29 (https://www.cagtournaments.com/DKMasters) (DKM Fundraiser for DKF)
CK 650k: 2022-09-20 (https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=2933.msg45050#msg45050)

Congrats sir! If anyone can join Barra in Rank A, it's you.
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: GILLYKONG on September 23, 2022, 04:26:04 pm
Benny is the man! Great job sir  Kreygasm
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: Barra on September 23, 2022, 07:47:56 pm
Wooo CONGRATS bennayyyy
got em
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: syscrusher on September 23, 2022, 11:10:28 pm
Thanks, buddies!
Title: Re: The DK Masters Information and Submission Thread
Post by: GILLYKONG on September 24, 2022, 08:13:47 am
Not to be a badge ho. But Benny and A few others need that Spooky badge hype lol. Thanks for doing all you do Jry.