To everyone who is reading this I am sorry. The Gold Challenge is over. Qinji Made the challenge look easy with his L4; 5_3 run.
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).
Hello. Apparently the challenges I've put up are becoming a thing. To the new people; welcome (you've got some catching up to do
). To the people who have done this before I'll get to the point.In the recent past there have been discussions about how good/bad the golden weapons are.
The person who posts the furthest most single player recording of a Nuclear Throne run while holding onto a golden weapon through out the run before May 17, 2014 will receive a game via steam (note the rules below).
Run Specific Rules: Y.V. can be used, but the golden revolver (his starting weapon) is excluded from this run (to be fair to all characters). Each run must start with a character that has a golden weapon unlocked for it (again no revolver). Officially for it to count the player must enter and exit every level with a golden weapon equipped. Players are allowed to drop golden weapons during a level as long as they reequip a golden weapon before exiting the level. One golden weapon can be exchanged for another during the run. Any characters can be used, any mutations can be picked, any crowns can be chosen (including no crown), there is no limit to character levels, all character abilities can be used, aside from one weapon being gold there is no limit to what the second weapon is or how much it is used.
Complete Standard Rules: The run must be done with update 26 (the current update). 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). For this run the distance of the run can also be determined by the last level where the character spawned with a golden weapon (the ending distance in this case will be determined by the last level where the player had a golden weapon before failing to keep it). The official time cut off time for responses to this post will be at 11:59 pm on Friday, May 16th, 2014 (right before it becomes May 17th, 2014) based on the GMT time zone (but because I am a stupid American I MAY accept runs that are posted after that time). 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). 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 (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. If there is a tie I will deal with it as the situation allows. Previous challenge winners can still win this 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). I should get around to claiming the victor and trying to contact them around May 17th, 2014 (but that is entirely on the basis that my internet provider remembers to pay their electric bills again).
Post additional questions, clarifications, and ideas in the comments.