Solid May 6 @ 3:08pm
Robot Challenge
To everyone who is reading this I am sorry... again, but the Robot Challenge is over. Wizard_Amul took the game apart... again. I will leave this post up so that everyone can see what was on the table, how it ended, and view the related runs. I will post another challenge after the next update is released (or it is confirmed that there will not be no update).

-Original Post-

Hello. Previously in this forum a challenge was issued to see if someone could beat the current build of Nuclear Throne while only using the default starting weapon (generally the revolver). A short 10 hours after the original post Mr. Wizard_Amul had a video response using Crystal and claimed his prize. The original challenge confirmed a theory that Rami had, but it has not entirely addressed the issue (the quote was specifically in a Robot balance thread). As such I still have some games sitting on my steam account and am willing to offer them up once again to see if the most skillful of players can make a Robot run happen.

The person who posts the furthest most recording of a Nuclear Throne run while playing as Robot and only using the default revolver before May 10th, 2014 will receive a game via Steam.

Official rules; The run must be done with update 25 (the current update). 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. Please do not put any visual or time related edits into the video during the duration of the run (audio edits and voice overs are fine). After the run ends please leave the death screen up for a few 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). Only Robot can be used, any mutations can be picked, any crowns can be chosen (including no crown), there is no limit to levels. I will allow additional weapons to be picked up, but cannot be fired or used. I will allow robot players to carry and eat weapons. Starting with gold weapons will not be allowed (but they can be eaten like everything else). Whoever 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 there is a tie I will deal with it as the situation allows. The official time cut off time for responses to this post will be at 11:59 pm on Friday, May 9th, 2014 (right before it becomes May 10th, 2014) based on the GMT time zone (but because I am a stupid American I MAY accept runs that are posted after that time). Whoever wins will have to accept their game through steam (either using the friend system or working through email). I should get around to claiming a victor and trying to contact them on May 10th, 2014 (but that is entirely on the basis that my internet provider remembers to pay their electric bills again).

TL; DR: Record runs with Robot only using the revolver and post them here (still responsible for following the annoying rules).

Post additional questions and clarifications in the comments.
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Ganil Ganilder May 6 @ 4:10pm 
Nice Solid! I will try it ;D
Solid May 6 @ 4:12pm 
Originally posted by Ganil Ganilder:
Nice Solid! I will try it ;D

I figured you would and I suspect you could have taken the last challenge too if it had not ended so abruptly.
EminƎnce May 6 @ 4:51pm 
can anyone choose what game they want? if can then; TBOI:rebirth! when its out
if cant then; awww :c
Solid May 6 @ 5:15pm 
Originally posted by meow247:
can anyone choose what game they want? if can then; TBOI:rebirth! when its out
if cant then; awww :c

Given that you can't even preorder Rebirth... going to go with no... Keeping track of rain checks would be horrible. The games on offer are just whatever I have on my account from bundles and unused gifts; nothing crazy good (I mean you are already playing Nuclear Throne; hard to compete with that), but things like Renegade Ops, Super MNC, Risk Factions, and Mercenary Kings. We are talking about a free game or so here and I suspect for a good number of people being the top of a challenge list is going to be worth more than a game that distracts from Nuclear Throne.
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EminƎnce May 6 @ 5:32pm 
Originally posted by Solid:
no
alrighty.
also how many video submission can a person submits? lets say the first vid he gets to 5_3 and the next vid he gets to 7_3. will it only counts for the first vid?
Wizard_Amul May 6 @ 6:45pm 
This is a tough one. The farthest I've managed to get in a few runs is 5-1, but I'll probably try it some more tomorrow. I'm excited to see other peoples' runs!
EminƎnce May 6 @ 7:18pm 
Ganil Ganilder May 7 @ 5:22am 
O.O

Well... I didn´t try it yet but i feel like i´m not going to reach that far! hehehe


Ganil Ganilder May 7 @ 9:01am 
Originally posted by meow247:
will it only counts for the first vid?

I´m also curious about this.
Solid May 7 @ 9:49am 
Originally posted by meow247:
Originally posted by Solid:
no
alrighty.
also how many video submission can a person submits? lets say the first vid he gets to 5_3 and the next vid he gets to 7_3. will it only counts for the first vid?


Originally posted by Ganil Ganilder:
Originally posted by meow247:
will it only counts for the first vid?

I´m also curious about this.

I will accept as many posts as you want to make. It would be cool if we could keep the spam down, but higher is always better. Sorry I didn't say anything on this.

Originally posted by Wizard_Amul:
This is a tough one. The farthest I've managed to get in a few runs is 5-1, but I'll probably try it some more tomorrow. I'm excited to see other peoples' runs!

I did mention that this would be hard. I think its "possible" to loop, but it will be rough.
Solid May 7 @ 9:50am 
Originally posted by meow247:
7-2
man its freakin hard
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAvnVC592Bw

Also thanks for putting the end level in the comment. We'll see if you get to keep your spot as the top run.
Ganil Ganilder May 7 @ 12:31pm 
DAMN! :(

After 2 hours I only managed to get at 5-2, but the capture software crashed!!!! My best recorded run is 4-1...

Anyways, I have two days left!
Solid May 7 @ 12:45pm 
Originally posted by Ganil Ganilder:
DAMN! :(

After 2 hours I only managed to get at 5-2, but the capture software crashed!!!! My best recorded run is 4-1...

Anyways, I have two days left!

Yeah, with this set up it gives everyone a chance rather than hurting the people who don't live in my timezone. Personally I hope you can get the win Ganil because I may have plans for your prize.
Ganil Ganilder May 7 @ 12:58pm 
Originally posted by Solid:
I may have plans for your prize.

Dude that sounded creepy and promising at the same amount hahaha!
Solid May 7 @ 1:08pm 
Originally posted by Ganil Ganilder:
Originally posted by Solid:
I may have plans for your prize.

Dude that sounded creepy and promising at the same amount hahaha!

Ssssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Don't worry, don't worry its totally cool.
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