Normal karma run

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Normal karma run

Post by MasonVank » Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:04 am

Hello guys,

I'm not sure if karma running black is still relevant, but a couple months ago I started up a new karma run on normal and I thought I might as well post my scores. Unfortunately I don't have the run on video, but I do have a screenshot of every end of chapter score and I did compile and write down each chapter score. I am a little bit annoyed I missed the number one spot by such a small margin, but other than that I feel it went pretty well.

Score screenshots:

Scores:

Chapter 1: 570420
Chapter 2: 735650 (1306070)
Chapter 3: 763940 (2070010)
Chapter 4: 634470 (2704480)
Chapter 5: 869600 (3574080)
Chapter 6: 1702250 (5276330)
Chapter 7: 1459350 (6735680)
Chapter 8: 698030 (7433710)
Chapter 9: 1214510 (8648220)
Chapter 10: 2263300 (10911520)
Chapter 11: 723350 (11634870)
Chapter 12: 2152380 (13787250)
Chapter 13: 1277070 (15064320)
Chapter 14: 1052830 (16117150)
Chapter 15: 2524850 (18642000)
Chapter 16: 505230 (19147230)

Final: 19147230
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Re: Normal karma run

Post by julius-ruler4 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:46 am

nice run there. I'll check with the current scores and see how well you fared against other memebers
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Re: Normal karma run

Post by kelll » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:56 am

Nice job :thumb:

you beat my new chapter 1 score by a few hundred points. Chapter 6 was also higher by 5K.

if you go back and redo chapter 14 & 15 you can get the top spot.
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Re: Normal karma run

Post by TheGodfatherDictator » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:53 pm

First of all, congratz it's very rare nowadays that a player come out of nowhere and beat some of the OG veterans of this game. I would recommend doing what Kelll says, your very close to the top spot, I would go back and try to squeeze those extra points, good job mate !
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Re: Normal karma run

Post by MasonVank » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:01 pm

Thanks everyone! I do feel that I can redo chapters 14 and 15, but those chapters are really not fun to karma run. I might go back and do that, just not now.
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Re: Normal karma run

Post by MasonVank » Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:03 am

Hey guys, I'm going to quickly update on what I'm doing with this run now. I had a couple of pretty rough chapters in the run. Chapters 4 and 5 in particular were really kind of bad. I kind of rushed through them and lost around 20-30 thousand points. I feel like there is 50-100k I can potentially make up through the entire game, so I have decided to redo the run. I initially wasn't too concerned about those missed points, but Kell redoing his normal run has given me even more motivation. My goal is to get those points and at least keep the #2 spot. I'm currently on chapter 5, I'll post scores when I finish the run.

Edit: I'll update on the run here, since I don't have anything on video to post. I'm on chapter 6 right now, and honestly, screw karma running that chapter. I had to redo the entire chapter because both my essence management and time management were awful. Three days have passed, and I'm not even halfway done my second attempt at the chapter. At this rate, it will probably be a couple months until I finish the run.
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Re: Normal karma run

Post by julius-ruler4 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:26 am

I think you and kelll could do this. Kelll and you are quite on a roll here and it seems this might get a lot more fierce to see who can get the top spot
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Re: Normal karma run

Post by Bigalski » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:34 pm

Nicely done Mason. If you're using the Xbox One, you can record some of your clips in either 10 minute sections or the last 5 minutes of what you just did and upload those. Might be good for end of chapter boss fights. Good luck.
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Re: Normal karma run

Post by MasonVank » Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:18 am

Thank you Bigalski. Anyways, I am playing on Xbox One, and I have taken some gameplay video. Is it possible to email the videos to myself from there? Because I have a youtube channel and I want to post some NGB content on it. I want to try and get chapter 7 onward of my new run on video.
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