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Offline anningmay

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Re: The Race to 1m Bounty
« Reply #45 on: August 14, 2015, 03:17:23 pm »
Right, but this ends September 1 @ 12:01am right? If no other 1M happens by then, is it winner (i. e. Barra) take all, or does the rest of the money disappear?

It might be good to clarify that  :)

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Re: The Race to 1m Bounty
« Reply #46 on: August 14, 2015, 03:37:52 pm »
Under the current prize structure, the maximum that Andrew can win is $350 (unless all donors agree to a different structure).

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Re: The Race to 1m Bounty
« Reply #47 on: August 14, 2015, 05:03:07 pm »
My $25 is committed to the 5th place score. If there is no 5th place score at the end of the Event, or if I am the 5th place score, I will split that $25 evenly among the winners.
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Re: The Race to 1m Bounty
« Reply #48 on: August 14, 2015, 11:26:14 pm »
So correct me if I'm wrong here, but since the prize pool is $775, it nobody else does this, Barra gets the whole pot?

Wes edited the initial post, so I will just explain what I meant for posterity in case it's a question later: originally the post mentioned that "unclaimed prize money will be split evenly between the winners."

That of course could get messy because not all of the money is necessarily earmarked that way for all the contributors, so it's probably a good thing that this was changed.
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7/28/2013   Coin 35,947   903,700   22-1
8/16/2013   Coin 35,948   694,100   17-6
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Re: The Race to 1m Bounty
« Reply #49 on: August 15, 2015, 07:42:58 pm »
481k game tonight, 279k on the last life.

Not trying to hijack the thread but...

Unfortunately, I am dropping out of the 1M race officially. I've actually just decided to retire from competitive gaming for an indeterminate amount of time. I'm taking a break from technology really, and restructuring my life. I need some changes in my life, and I need to avoid all distractions so I can accomplish my goals. Catch you guys later.

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Re: The Race to 1m Bounty
« Reply #50 on: August 16, 2015, 12:49:00 am »
481k game tonight, 279k on the last life.

Not trying to hijack the thread but...

Unfortunately, I am dropping out of the 1M race officially. I've actually just decided to retire from competitive gaming for an indeterminate amount of time. I'm taking a break from technology really, and restructuring my life. I need some changes in my life, and I need to avoid all distractions so I can accomplish my goals. Catch you guys later.

- andrewg

This is the entire point of the 1m contest. For us to better ourselves. Good luck my friend. May peace be with you.
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Re: The Race to 1m Bounty
« Reply #51 on: August 17, 2015, 11:29:27 am »
Good to see people still at it!! Contest is far from over.
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Re: The Race to 1m Bounty
« Reply #52 on: August 18, 2015, 08:43:09 pm »
Progress update:

510,700  (ending on Level 12-1)

I have yet to pass the halfway point (L12-2) since this thing started.

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Re: The Race to 1m Bounty
« Reply #53 on: August 19, 2015, 04:56:25 pm »
Another minor progress report from earlier today:

575,500  (ending on Level 13-4)

I abandoned the bottom hammer after my 3rd death (on Level 7-6).  My strategy was to run the barrel boards until my pace dipped below 1M, then adjust my approach by taking enough bottom hammers to increase my average score by 300-400 points per barrel board.

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Re: The Race to 1m Bounty
« Reply #54 on: August 31, 2015, 05:11:36 am »
This was a no re-start attempt since I started playing at about 11pm and first game in about 10 days. Was going strong but the game turned so quickly.
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Re: The Race to 1m Bounty
« Reply #55 on: September 01, 2015, 09:32:26 am »
Congrats to our two winners Andrew Barrow and John McCurdy!

You will be contacted about payment details by the end of the day.

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Re: The Race to 1m Bounty
« Reply #56 on: September 01, 2015, 12:34:09 pm »
congrats, gentlemen! its great to have two new folks in the club. thanks for hosting the Event, copie...and to those that donated money towards the pot. much appreciated :)
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Re: The Race to 1m Bounty
« Reply #57 on: September 02, 2015, 02:48:56 pm »
I wanted to say thanks to Wes for the contest, and congratulations again to Barra and Mr. X.

This event was actually extremely valuable to me, psychologically. I have not enjoyed playing this game for a long time, and I realized during the first week the problem with my attitude.

The instant I stopped caring about "getting a score", and just started playing to see boards, encounter situations, jabber into the mic, etcetera, I was fine. I was not playing to get a million points. I was playing for 100K starts and 53K levels. If I could do 17 53K levels in a row, so much the better. Essentially I just had to go back to basics, to where I was in spring 2011 when I first got into this. I didn't think about about finishing the game then, I just wanted to learn and experience the game. Getting new PBs felt good, but they were simply the inevitable consequence of being pulled along by the compulsion to show up and play.

So, in more recent times, whenever I'd step up to the machine with the thought, "just give me my million points" (or 4th place in this tournament, or qualify me for a Kong Off wildcard machine, or whatever), I was setting myself up to be angry and unfulfilled. I was doing it wrong.

For too long, I have been playing solely to "get it done" (a 7-digit DK score) which, to be honest, doesn't mean much to me personally anymore, as opposed to playing simply for the physical/mental pleasure of taking one deep and letting the score take care of itself.

I know it's the standard mentality for a lot of high-score chasers, but the whole "goal" approach not only doesn't work for me personally, it's the exact opposite of how I need to come at this. I don't want to be pushing at the game, I want the game to be pulling at me. If it's not pulling, I should be doing something else. All of that effort/striving/struggle/motivation/accomplishment-based rhetoric seems to be necessary for some, but for me, it's completely the wrong way to think. This is all much more fun when approached as an indulgence. Why turn it into work?

I also just needed to remind myself to accept the game for how ridiculous and unfair it is so much of the time. Which, again, seems to be the opposite approach to the hardline "every death is the player's fault" narrative. I think that emerged as a reactive counter-ideology, to players who refuse to take responsibility for their mistakes. But to me, both mentalities are flawed, extremes that are each harmful in their own ways. The fact of the matter is, the game screws you, a lot. And when it doesn't screw you, it could have if it had wanted to. Every game that reaches L=22 is full of death-bringing situations that could have unfurled if the randomness had gone in another direction. And when the game isn't screwing you, your dumb, silly, crappy, garbage brain is going to do something stupid that you know better than to do.

Some of my viewers noted that (with a few exceptions) I was consistently less ragey these last couple of weeks. That came down to the attitude adjustment.

The reason I game is for the side-effects: stuff like the overall increase in mental sharpness, the high I get when locked into a deep run, and the lessons that I can take into other areas of life. This contest was rich in side-effects. So, thanks!

I posted some stats in my forum blog:
https://donkeykongforum.net/index.php?topic=16.msg24343#msg24343
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4 Quarters :-* - 800K Avg. Per Qtr. :o - No Restarts 8) - No Proof :'(

7/26/2013   Coin 35,946   710,800   18-1
7/28/2013   Coin 35,947   903,700   22-1
8/16/2013   Coin 35,948   694,100   17-6
8/17/2013   Coin 35,949   893,100   22-1

3,201,700: the $1 World Record?
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Re: The Race to 1m Bounty
« Reply #58 on: September 02, 2015, 02:50:01 pm »
Thanks for participating, Chris! I hope you reach 1m soon. Those who played during the event but did not reach 1m are still better players for it!

I'm considering having another one of these next year... it seems that we've had a lot of up-and-comers enter the scene lately.
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Re: The Race to 1m Bounty
« Reply #59 on: September 02, 2015, 04:34:10 pm »
Congrats to everyone that participated! I wish I could have played more but I was doing a lot of traveling....looking forward to the next one!  ;)
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