Explorer Scores and Discussion, 30th of September

  1. Jason Killingsworth – 5-4 – $912,050 – ye auld age
  2. Tom Francis – 5-1 – $171,850 – Tiki Trap
  3. Chris Thursten – 2-3 – $35,275 – Tiki Man
  4. Philippa Warr – 1-2 – $4,000 – Arrow trap bombsplosion. Autopsy by bat.
  5. Marc Laidlaw – 1-1 – $2,500 – Ran headlong into a spider. Let’s not dwell on it.

Spoiler discussion after the break.

Tom Francis: I got to hell! My second time ever, both on dailies.

I usually don’t rob shops, but that Black Market. There were just so… many… bombs. Everyone had to die. I took the precaution of buying them first, since I wouldn’t need the money, so I could stay up a rope and toss (non-sticky) bombs down on everyone. That worked well. And then, of course, there’s a jetpack in the ice caves.

After an almost completely empty level 1, a pretty generous seed!

Jason Killingsworth: Like Tom said, a surplus of bombs makes all the difference. This daily was my first time cracking the overall top 10.

Philippa Warr: The choreography was sublime. Deadly, obviously, but sublime. What’s the sensor radius on an arrow trap? is it set or is there an element of randomisation?

Marc Laidlaw: I had big plans. Actually, my only hope was to actually get through the process of recording and uploading my first ever demo of anything ever without deafening hiss, and without my family throwing things at me. So this was an unqualified success and nobody had to suffer too long in the viewing of Spelunky department. I have never before tried to talk while playing, so that’s another skill I’ll need to develop. (PS: When I said “arrow” I meant “rope.”) I guess the thing to do is narrate it after the fact…? Anyone do that?

5 comments on “Explorer Scores and Discussion, 30th of September

  1. Bryce H. says:

    This is the furthest I’ve been in a long while.

    And in it I’ve found that I do better when I don’t act so greedy. Of course, the moment I try and be bold and greedy is the moment it ended. I wanted to get more bombs but got taken out by the least suspected yet always so obvious of things.

  2. jordagalski says:

    I tried to be a bad man again and it didn’t work. Those shopkeepers could learn to chill, you know? So what if their slave is a little roughed up.

  3. I did not survive The Mind Kill. (3-2, alien thing)

    (but I added some things to my log!)

  4. Too many damn bombs trying to get that jetpack. And then I mess up at Olmec. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8-dAkJic3w

  5. discrider says:

    Shopkeeper got me (as usual) after an arrow trap disarms me.

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