TowerFall Ascension

TowerFall Ascension

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Suyooo May 13, 2015 @ 1:30am
New Dark World Trials! Go for Pearls!
EDIT:
It's over - congratulations to @DrSkipper_ for being the first to beat all 48 pearl times! Here is a video with the developer runs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN3Nr_nrx-8

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Hello, friends! If you follow Matt on Twitter, you might have notice the brief part where I said I'm very sorry for doing the Pearl ranks this time around. Still holds true.
For those who don't know about Pearls: the Red Pearl is a secret rank past the Diamond, a hidden time you have to beat - and that time is the developer record. (Rounded up a bit to be a little more fair.)

Of course, I want to know how you guys do and how close you are... please share many screenshots and especially videos!

Since I set the Pearl times this time, I won't be uploading the videos like I did last time - I won't do that unless someone hits the Pearl time, at which point I'll reveal my route and maybe some bonus stuff. So get on it and get those secret ranks! I can't wait to see how you do these! :D

Pearl Ranks so far:
Amaranth 1 - First beaten by @DrSkipper_
Amaranth 2 - First beaten by @DrSkipper_
Amaranth 3 - First beaten by @DrSkipper_
Dreadwood 1 - First beaten by @dtadgh
Dreadwood 2 - First beaten by @DrSkipper_
Dreadwood 3 - First beaten by @DrSkipper_
Darkfang 1 - First beaten by @DrSkipper_
Darkfang 2 - First beaten by @dtadgh
Darkfang 3 - First beaten by Duchess Pickle
Cataclysm 1 - First beaten by @DrSkipper_
Cataclysm 2 - First beaten by @dtadgh
Cataclysm 3 - First beaten by @DrSkipper_
Last edited by Suyooo; Dec 5, 2016 @ 9:38am
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Paddy May 13, 2015 @ 2:06am 
With the help of your videos it wasn't even possible (at least for me) to get the previous pearls xD How are we supposed to beat your times now o.O
Suyooo May 13, 2015 @ 3:39am 
@Paddy: ...with a lot of luck? :D

The first Pearl rank has been beaten by @dtadgh! https://twitter.com/dtadgh/status/598434702484078593
... so, as promised, here's my run! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5buqt8P6EUI
Last edited by Suyooo; May 13, 2015 @ 3:39am
Reikun May 13, 2015 @ 8:44am 
Very good idea !
I'm under 2sec in DreadWood 1 (1,961) and i haven't the pearl yet, I expected so much to get it when i saw 1,9s xD I keep running to catch them all ;)

Edit : 1,779, what the... This level is twisted/funky ! <3
Last edited by Reikun; May 13, 2015 @ 10:08am
DeeTaj May 13, 2015 @ 6:01pm 
If you want to know what you're aiming to beat the Pearl times can be found in the trials.xml file Steam/SteamApps/common/TowerFall/Content/Levels/Trials
DrSkipper May 13, 2015 @ 10:48pm 
I've been able to beat Cataclysm 1 and 2 so far, having trouble even getting close on most of the others. Might try to do 1 again while recording video but here are my screenshots: https://twitter.com/DrSkipper_/status/598641510431592449
Suyooo May 14, 2015 @ 6:26am 
Alright, here's Cataclysm I! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnCmq_vn5Kc

@Radjar: Ohh... you are still 0.075 off!

Dreadwood are probably the hardest to beat times. I'm very proud of what I achieved there. :D
On the other hand, you might want to try going for Darkfang Pearls. Especially Darkfang II, it's a lot more about routing and timing than technique... for reference, my run of Darkfang II didn't use a single dodge cancel!
DeeTaj May 14, 2015 @ 7:51am 
Speaking of Dreadwood: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=442551491

Meanwhile, over 2000 attempts on Cataclysm I and 1.716 is my best. So close it's driving me crazy .
Suyooo May 14, 2015 @ 7:57am 
Oh geez, that's quite some time shaven of. I always knew I'm bad at rapid shooting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Meakz_kbXrQ
I'd be interested in whether you found a new route or saved time somewhere else, do you have a video?
Last edited by Suyooo; May 14, 2015 @ 9:02am
DeeTaj May 14, 2015 @ 10:11am 
No video unfortunately. What do you use to record? Will try to record from now on.

My strat is a little different to yours. I hyper jumped into the swamp puddle, shoot lower right, upper right, then left dummy after landing (memory is a bit fuzzy so I might have it slighty wrong). The timing shooting between the blocks is very tight and takes a bit of luck. Also spacing the hyper jump can be tricky; you want to land somewhere in the middle.

And I finally got Cataclysm I after 3000+ tries. You sure made the timing strict :P
DeeTaj May 14, 2015 @ 10:28am 
Also cleared Darkfang II. I used one dodge cancel.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=442628505
Fullmetal May 14, 2015 @ 11:38am 
These global best times could appear in the game
DrSkipper May 15, 2015 @ 4:04pm 
Darkfang 1 beat, trying to improve it on video.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=443324673
DrSkipper May 15, 2015 @ 5:46pm 
Videos with improved times posted: http://drskipper.github.io/pages/replays/
DeeTaj May 15, 2015 @ 7:35pm 
Nice stuff. I've been trying the same strategy on Darkfang I but can't get it fast enough. Best is 2.099.

PS: what do you use to record?
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