My karma run update thread

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Re: My karma run update thread

Post by Bigalski » Fri Oct 29, 2021 7:26 am

Wow that's awesome. You complete these so fast. Congrats!!
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Re: My karma run update thread

Post by MasonVank » Mon Nov 01, 2021 3:32 am

Little update:

I was pretty unhappy with my chapter 15 in this run, it was rushed and I was so so close to having 25 million in the final save. I decided to go back and redo chapter 15 and go for a higher score, which I accomplished. However, the main reason I redid the chapter was because I really really wanted 25 million going into the final save :banghead:

Chapter 15: 2934250 (25045640)
Chapter 16: 506950 (25552590)

Final: 25552590
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Re: My karma run update thread

Post by MasonVank » Thu Nov 04, 2021 3:11 am

Next up is something that I've been wanting to do for nearly 2 or 3 years now: redo my old normal kr. That run is pretty significant to me as it was my first true full karma run, and my first world record score as it was #1 for around a month or so. I'm on chapter 5 and I'm behind my old run, but only by a few hundred points. Chapter 1 was around 4000 points lower on this run than my old run, but all the other chapters, so far, are going much better. I hope to maybe hit or break the mid 19 million mark in this run.
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Re: My karma run update thread

Post by Bigalski » Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:49 pm

Just have fun while doing all that!! =)
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Re: My karma run update thread

Post by MasonVank » Sun Nov 14, 2021 6:43 am

Bigalski wrote:
Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:49 pm
Just have fun while doing all that!! =)
The words "fun" and "karma run" don't belong in the same sentence lmao

Nonetheless, I'll try my best. I failed chapter 10's time limit because I wasted too much movement, went into the menu way more than I needed to, went to Muramasa too many times, and farmed essence for a bit too long. I started redoing it from the tanks, which was the earliest save I had. I managed to improve my chapter 9 score by around 3k because I got an incredible helicopter fight.

It can get so frustrating and draining at times. Yesterday I spent like 3 or 4 hours on the pill bug challenge alone. On my old run I got nearly 220,000 points out of that fight and a run like that just didn't happen again.
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Re: My karma run update thread

Post by MasonVank » Sun Mar 06, 2022 10:31 pm

Okay I am back on the normal karma run. I discontinued the old run because it was getting so frustrating but I now have found the inner peace to continue the run. I'm on chapter 8 and I'm very happy with how the run is going. I feel that I have a very good shot at taking normal's #1 spot as long as I keep the current pace that I have now. And unlike all other of my karma runs where I only had short clips, I have actually started streaming my karma run attempts on twitch! My account name there is also masonvank. All I need to do is download and edit the vods and I'll be able to get my run on video. I'll only be able to get chapters 8 on for this run because that is when I started streaming my attempts, but half of the run on video is better than none of it on video. I'll definitely move on to other difficulties after I finish normal just so I can get a full karma run completely on video. I'll still write my chapter scores on this thread as I continue through the run.

Scores:
Chapter 1: 573070
Chapter 2: 748610 (1321680)
Chapter 3: 771180 (2092860)
Chapter 4: 639290 (2732150)
Chapter 5: 899400 (3631550)
Chapter 6: 1711570 (5343120)
Chapter 7: 1491290 (6834410)
Chapter 8: 721970 (7556380)
Chapter 9: 1244040 (8800420)
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Re: My karma run update thread

Post by MasonVank » Tue Mar 15, 2022 3:23 pm

Chapter 9 is done, it took a few attempts because I failed the time limit a few times. I wasted a bunch of time running around in the warehouse when I didn't need. I should be able to post chapters 8 and 9 on YouTube within the next several days so stay tuned. I came less than 1,000 points from earning the top score for the chapter.

Chapter 1: 573070
Chapter 2: 748610 (1321680)
Chapter 3: 771180 (2092860)
Chapter 4: 639290 (2732150)
Chapter 5: 899400 (3631550)
Chapter 6: 1711570 (5343120)
Chapter 7: 1491290 (6834410)
Chapter 8: 721970 (7556380)
Chapter 9: 1244040 (8800420)
Chapter 10: 2315550 (11115970)
Chapter 11: 735610 (11851580)
Chapter 12+: TBD
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Re: My karma run update thread

Post by MasonVank » Sun Apr 03, 2022 6:05 pm

Well shoot, I didn't realize that twitch vods actually expire. So all of the run that I streamed up until chapter 12 is gone. Oh well, at least I got them streamed and had a few people watching. Vods that I have now are on my twitch account if you want to check those out.

Anyways, the run is going spectacularly right now, I'm halfway through chapter 13 and as long as I don't slack I've got normal's #1 spot. I beat my old chapter 12 score by a lot and chapter 13 is going very nicely so far. I did chapter 12 off stream one attempt and it really didn't go well at all, I fell behind the current #1 spot by a few thousand points so I decided to redo it on stream. After redoing it I'm maintaining around a 20,000 point lead from the current #1 score. I want to finish the run within a week or so.

Chapter 1: 573070
Chapter 2: 748610 (1321680)
Chapter 3: 771180 (2092860)
Chapter 4: 639290 (2732150)
Chapter 5: 899400 (3631550)
Chapter 6: 1711570 (5343120)
Chapter 7: 1491290 (6834410)
Chapter 8: 721970 (7556380)
Chapter 9: 1244040 (8800420)
Chapter 10: 2315550 (11115970)
Chapter 11: 735610 (11851580)
Chapter 12: 2187900 (14039480)
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Re: My karma run update thread

Post by MasonVank » Wed Apr 06, 2022 2:41 am

The run's drawing to a close. I streamed most of chapter 14 today, and oh my god. I got one f**king hell of a good chapter 14. I'm fairly certain I got almost the maximum score that is even possible out of that chapter. This is one of the first chapters I've had in a karma run where I can't think of any ways to possibly get a higher score because it went so well. I didn't stream the great bridge challenge, awakened alma, the pyramid, or the first two fights of chapter 14 just because I was lazy and didn't feel like it. All of those fights were excellent, Awakened Alma in particular. I made sure to at least screen capture my awakened alma fight, I got my quickest kill on her I've ever had.


For chapter 15 I want to save as much as I can so I'm going to do a mock run at the start so I can plan out my route. I'm on pace for 19.5 million, which would be one hell of a score for normal.

Chapter 1: 573070
Chapter 2: 748610 (1321680)
Chapter 3: 771180 (2092860)
Chapter 4: 639290 (2732150)
Chapter 5: 899400 (3631550)
Chapter 6: 1711570 (5343120)
Chapter 7: 1491290 (6834410)
Chapter 8: 721970 (7556380)
Chapter 9: 1244040 (8800420)
Chapter 10: 2315550 (11115970)
Chapter 11: 735610 (11851580)
Chapter 12: 2187900 (14039480)
Chapter 13: 1293270 (15332750)
Chapter 14: 1094640 (16427390)
Chapter 15:
Chapter 16:

FINAL:
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Re: My karma run update thread

Post by MasonVank » Thu Apr 14, 2022 5:36 am

Here's something cool I got fully on video: A normal karma run without resets. I had a great time doing this and I'm incredibly happy with how my score turned out, especially considering that I didn't reset at all in the entire run, I didn't even take any practice runs. Of course this was right after I finished getting normal's new #1 spot so everything was super fresh in my head, so maybe I'll try again a while later when normal is less in my head. Audio quality on 9-13a is kind of bad but other than that the quality is fine.



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Re: My karma run update thread

Post by MasonVank » Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:47 am

New karma run is started up now, I'm now redoing hard. So far the run is going very very well. I did a little worse on chapter 1 here than in my old run, but I got the new high scores for both chapters 2 and 3. I streamed my attempts for chapters 1 and 3. For some reason when I was doing chapter 2 my stream crashed and I wasn't able to get it back up so I did chapter 2 off camera. In this run I hope to get well over 22 million, based on the points I left behind in my previous run that is easily doable. I don't think I'll be going for the #1 spot, I definitely want a very comfortable #2 spot at least. But overall I feel that getting a really good score with a really low in game time is a very good accomplishment for karma running.

Scores are as follows:

1-601610
2-779410 (1381020)
3-797730 (2178750)
4+-tbd
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