Solid Jul 11 @ 5:16pm
Classic RPG Challenge
For the longest time Def had a solid top run, in addition to his class winning run,[www.twitch.tv] until the last hour when Wizard pulled out a L3:7_2 that won this challenge while destroying so many hopes and dreams. Aruru got credit for being new to posting high[www.twitch.tv] level runs even after being over taken many times.[www.twitch.tv] Kurt (Bob), representative of team Kurt, may not have succeeded in[www.twitch.tv] the sweep that he promised, but he did a fine job by covering two classes.[www.twitch.tv] While there can only be so many winners I'd like to note some runners like TimidTofu, determined Jack, Stop the Insanity,, and the other member of team Kurt (Fred).[www.twitch.tv] Kakujo Summed up the challenge while MistaBlu focused on the Demo portion.

-Original Post-

Just so people are aware there is a slight update to the rules at the bottom.

Hello. Previously there was a bit of a troll challenge using Fish. Since that time people have taken in turn to rake Fish over the coals. This week its time to actually see what Fish can do. Obviously there is more to it than that. When people talk Nuclear Throne they often over look the RPG elements. I would consider that in a different context going all in on a weapon type would be enough to form a class in an RPG. This week we'll see what role people value the most; the Warrior (melee), the Ranger (bolt), the Demo (explosives), the Soldier (bullet), the Elementalist (energy), or the Heavy (shell).

The person who posts the furthermost single player recording of a Nuclear Throne while using Fish, limiting mutations, and restricting weapons before July 19, 2014 will receive a game via steam (note the rules below).

Run Specific Rules:
  • Players must use Fish.
  • Gold weapons can be used (and are strongly suggested).
  • Players can only use weapons that are the same type as the weapon they started with (as defined by the wiki).
  • Players may count weapons found on 1_1 as their starting weapon until they use a weapon (using a weapon counts as selecting it).
  • Players must take the weapon mutation related to their starting weapon.
  • Players cannot take other weapon specific mutations unless they are the only mutations available.
  • Any crowns may be picked including Crown of Destiny and “no crown”.
  • Victory is based on distance.


Recording Rules: The run must be done with update 35. After the run ends please leave the death screen up for at least 5 seconds so the end level can be confirmed; the distance of the run will be determined by the death screen assuming it appears accurate (and thus will determine who wins). In the event of a lock up the last level that fully loaded (and was seen in the video) will be counted as the final level. The game cannot be modded aside from the use of recording software. The run must be done on a version of the game that all Nuclear Throne players have access to. The video must also be viewable in the U.S. so that I can confirm the run happened (strongly suggest Youtube or Twitch). The videos must be imbedded in responses to this post or have a direct link to the video in the response to this post. Do not put any visual or time related edits (aka cuts) into the video during the duration of the run. Audio edits and voice overs are fine. If you pause or go afk during the run just leave it in the video.
Win Rules: Players can post as many runs as they want as submissions as long as there is no obvious spam; players are also encouraged to post their best runs even if they do not win. If there is a tie I will give the win to the earliest unedited post in response to this; it will be based on when the response is made in steam and not when the video is made. If the post is edited after I have seen the video in an unedited post then it will still be accepted. Previous challenge winners can still win this challenge. Members of the Nuclear Throne Dev Team and people associated with the Dev Team can win the challenge. Whoever wins will have to accept their game through steam by using the friend system (yes, this means I will friend the winner to pass over the gift, no you are not required to keep me on the friends list after the exchange). The player who does the best in the challenge will be offered a game. (yes, games other than nuclear throne will be the reward although do not expect anything too new or expensive). If the “winning run” is done by someone who has won a challenge before then an additional game will be offered to the person with the best run who has not won a challenge yet; this will count as a win for that person.
Dates: The official end time for responses to this post will be at 11:59 pm on Friday, July 18th, 2014 (right before it becomes July 19th, 2014) based on the GMT time zone (but because I am a stupid American I MAY accept runs that are posted after that time). I should get around to claiming the victor and trying to contact them around July 19th, 2014 (but that is entirely on the basis that my internet provider remembers to pay their electric bills again).
Additional Rules: The top run for each class will be offered a very minor game (Solid's choice) and a position in the conclusion of the challenge. The standard rules and dates still apply to all runs. The same person can win multiple times. Wins for being the top class, but not a top run, will not count as wins for future challenges.

Mutation to Weapon List
  • Boiling Veins: Explosive
  • Laser Brain: Energy
  • Recycle Gland: Bullet
  • Bolt Marrow: Bolt
  • Long Arms: Melee
  • Shotgun Fingers: Shell
Top Runs
Top Warrior
/)BN(\Maud Pie (Arurumon); L2:1_1 - Current Top New Runner
http://www.twitch.tv/arurumon/c/4678942
Top Ranger
Def; L1:7_2
http://www.twitch.tv/defdeed500/c/4688192
Top Demo
/)BN(\Maud Pie (Arurumon); L1:1_3
http://www.twitch.tv/arurumon/c/4686414
Top Soldier
KurtTheHedgehog; L1:3_1
http://www.twitch.tv/kurtthehedgehog/c/4666077
Top Elementalist
Wizard; L3:7_2 - Current Top Run
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iir6g1mBEDI
Top Heavy
KurtTheHedgehog; L1:1_1
http://www.twitch.tv/kurtthehedgehog/c/4684640
Post additional questions, clarifications, and ideas in the comments.
Last edited by Solid; Jul 19 @ 10:11pm
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Shade Jul 12 @ 2:46pm 
Wonder What This Challenge Might Be XD. Ima Try This Challenge, First One.
Solid Jul 12 @ 3:09pm 
Originally posted by Shade:
Wonder What This Challenge Might Be XD. Ima Try This Challenge, First One.
I look forward to the runs.
Solid Jul 12 @ 3:23pm 
I cannot say if there is or is not a super easy way to get gold weapons by thinkering with some files...
Jack Jul 12 @ 3:30pm 
Ah ha. That's exactly what I was going to question.
/)BN(\Maud Pie Jul 12 @ 3:32pm 
does starting with a golden hammer allow you to use energy melee?
and does starting with a laser pistol allow you to take energy melee?
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Solid Jul 12 @ 3:36pm 
I mean I would not know anything about game files or being shanked so I can't stop people if they do things that I don't know about. I should also state that weapons like the energy melee weapons are clearly defined by the wiki as melee and can only be used if you start with the Golden Sledge.
Solid Jul 12 @ 3:39pm 
Originally posted by /)BN(\Maud Pie:
does starting with a golden hammer allow you to use energy melee?
and does starting with a laser pistol allow you to take energy melee?
Yeah, I tried to respond to this one, but was a few seconds short. If you want energy melee you have to start as melee.
Shade Jul 12 @ 3:47pm 
Ima Start Trying Now
Solid Jul 12 @ 4:18pm 
Slight update, at the request of some persons on twitch people are allowed to grab something on 1_1 and count it as the starting weapon as long as they do not fire their default starting weapon before picking it up.
Shade Jul 12 @ 4:30pm 
Originally posted by Solid:
Slight update, at the request of some persons on twitch people are allowed to grab something on 1_1 and count it as the starting weapon as long as they do not fire their default starting weapon before picking it up.
Nice To Know, No More Bullet Runs Now XD
Qinji Jul 12 @ 5:16pm 
nooooooo!!!! this sounds like a fun challenge! I wanna plaaaaaay~~
Solid Jul 12 @ 5:22pm 
Originally posted by Qinji:
nooooooo!!!! this sounds like a fun challenge! I wanna plaaaaaay~~
You'll have a day sir.
Solid Jul 12 @ 5:39pm 
Something was brought up as a request on twitch... Some people would like a token award for having the best run with a certain class even if it is not the best run over all. I am not exactly made of money, but I would consider offering cheap steam emotes or super cheap games as a reward. In the past I have considered steam emotes to be a rather shallow reward for such hard work and have wanted to have people focus on getting a top run. This time I'd like some community feedback about having a collection of token 'best in class' awards.
Wizard_Amul Jul 12 @ 5:43pm 
As long as you don't mind giving out small monetary prizes, I think an incentive to have more people play the challenges in interesting ways is a good thing.
Jack Jul 12 @ 5:45pm 
I'd absolutely say that melee runs deserve some commendation. Do you want names of awards or something?
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