Normal Karma Run completed (9,918,721)

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Normal Karma Run completed (9,918,721)

Post by julius-ruler4 » Wed Jan 12, 2022 9:20 pm

Well title, I don't know. And for certain, I don't believe myself either.

Back on-topic: I've been prepping some videos for the audience to see because my last run on that difficulty gave me no videos but just a screenshot of my final score. I decided to back at it again just because I fell short of breaking that 9,5M threshold I once saw was possible.

I said before I lost approximately 215k, spread over all 10 Days. At this moment in time, I can say I left out more then meets the eye on my previous run.
Little example: I said I lost 6k on Day 1 on my Normal run after scoring 804k. I went through it again and I scored 823k, which is 19k higher then before. I wanted to get 6k more but I got an extra 13k bonus.

Scorelist for the run:

Day 1: 823,357 (804,241; +19,116) www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ujp_jqkkDg
Day 2: 1,116,919 (1,079,630; +37,289) www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2FO7i6zu2Y
Day 2A: 837,164 (786,127; 51,037) www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKYa8dvsdLM
Day 3: 1,053,475 (1,032,656; +20,819) www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7bz1FrG96U
Day 4: 888,207 (856,999; +31,208) www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQpDIEHeEkI
Day 5: 986,653 (899,719; +86,934) www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqAxP5g1iIU
Day 6: 784,578 (720,300; +64,278) www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERW-IAQupCM
Day 6A: 837,229 (803,594; +33,635) www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3ADHOk6Ud0
Day 7: 1,143,651 (1,147,510; -3,859) www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrKfnik0TbQ (processing as of 9:52 PM CET)
Day 8: 1,447,488 (1,259,236; +188,252)

Total score: 9,918,721 (9,390,012; +528,709)

Here is my scoresheet:
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Link to Days 1, 2, 2A and 3 are available, Day 4 will soon follow
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Re: Why do I keep doing these (Normal)?

Post by Alhazard » Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:22 am

ill be watching and taking notes.
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Re: Why do I keep doing these (Normal)?

Post by julius-ruler4 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:57 pm

You better @Alhazard. Took me ages to know what I know now. You got a mic, cuz I could do another Q&A with you so you understand this a bit more
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Re: Why do I keep doing these (Normal)?

Post by julius-ruler4 » Sun Jan 16, 2022 11:54 pm

Day 5 completed. Had a bit more good RNG

EDIT: Little analysis

Day 1: I think 835k is possible if you go ALL OUT. 840k might be possible but it requires so much good RNG and comes into TAS region.
Day 2: I did score 1,116M, and I think 1,150M is possible if going ALL OUT. But I do believe that 1,2M is also possible with a TAS
Day 2A: Did pretty good with 837k, but 875k is also possible if you go ALL OUT on maximizing score. 900k is possible with TAS
Day 3: Was decent scoring 1,053M, but going ALL OUT could grant you 1,075M. 1,1M is possible with TAS
Day 4: Could have done better but 888k is not bad. 910k might be possible with good RNG, 930k might be possible with TAS
Day 5: Very pleased with 986k, though 1,025M is possible with going ALL OUT. 1,05M is potential max with TAS
Days 6 till 10 still need to be done

After Day 5 being 246k ahead is one hell of an improvement as I estimated before I lost 95k. I don't think I'll slow down and I might even break more records. My goal is to get 9,75M, and everything above it is good enough for me.

@Alhazard, take those notes well. You'll need it badly
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Re: Why do I keep doing these (Normal)?

Post by julius-ruler4 » Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:27 pm

Day 6 completed. I made some errors here and there and still lost at least 30k that I could have gotten if the AI was more cooperative.

310k ahead of my previous run, link for Day 2 is in the OP.
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Re: Why do I keep doing these (Normal)?

Post by julius-ruler4 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:09 pm

Day 2 Ayane is on YouTube, check OP for the link
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Re: Why do I keep doing these (Normal)?

Post by julius-ruler4 » Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:28 pm

Day 6 Ayane completed. Scored 33k higher then previous run. Though on the ToV I took a hit of 15k. Was really rusty against Genshin
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Re: Why do I keep doing these (Normal)?

Post by julius-ruler4 » Sun Jan 23, 2022 11:04 pm

Day 7 completed, took a hit of 4k but IDC, still got 340k aheadance of my previous run.
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Re: Normal Karma Run completed

Post by julius-ruler4 » Wed Jan 26, 2022 8:22 pm

Phew, it's over. I sweated a lot and still I am not 100% satisfied, though I have still set a record
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Re: Normal Karma Run completed (9,918,721)

Post by julius-ruler4 » Thu Jan 27, 2022 3:45 pm

Extra analysis:

Day 6: Scored 784k, though 810k is possible when going ALL OUT, 825 is possible with TAS
Day 6A: got 837k out of it, just like on Day 2A, though I could get 855k by going ALL OUT, and even 875k possible with TAS
Day 7: Got 1,143M, scored lower then before because I got punished by reloading from 2 certain save points which made me have to kill 2 extra AI to get a Full UT on one fight and made me lost my BRKM x2.0 on the other fight. Going ALL OUT could grant you 1,18M and 1,225M is possible with TAS
Day 8: Scored 1,447M, which boosted my final score to almost 9,92M, though 1,55M is certainly possible if you're willing to sacrifice the Time Bonus for the EoD. No potential score for TAS as the last fight has an infinite spawn of minions. A good score is 250k from the minions using SoB or the cheesy Lunar UT-OT strat. Keep an eye on the Goddess herself as she loves to spam her slap attack (cancel this out with Wind Path, SoB or OT)

This is the total potential for every Day

Day 1: 835k
Day 2: 1,15M
Day 2A: 875k
Day 3: 1,075M
Day 4: 910k
Day 5: 1,025M
Day 6: 810k
Day 6A: 855k
Day 7: 1,180M
Day 8: 1,55M (if you're willing to sacrifice the EoD Time Bonus - EoD = End of Day)

Total Potential Score (No TAS): +/-10,265,000
Score Lost: +/-346,000

Normal Difficulty should yield at least 9,25M for a good Karma Runner.
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Re: Normal Karma Run completed (9,918,721)

Post by julius-ruler4 » Sat Jan 29, 2022 10:20 pm

Day 3 is on YouTube
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Post by julius-ruler4 » Wed Feb 09, 2022 11:33 pm

Day 4 uploaded
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Re: Normal Karma Run completed (9,918,721)

Post by julius-ruler4 » Sat Feb 12, 2022 11:32 pm

Day 5 is on YouTube
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Re: Normal Karma Run completed (9,918,721)

Post by julius-ruler4 » Mon Feb 14, 2022 10:35 pm

Day 6 is up on YouTube
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Post by julius-ruler4 » Fri Feb 18, 2022 8:17 pm

Day 6-Ayane is uploaded. Link is in the OP
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Post by julius-ruler4 » Mon Apr 25, 2022 8:51 pm

Day 7 is finaly uploaded. Link on OP
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Re: Normal Karma Run completed (9,918,721)

Post by JTB123 » Sat Apr 30, 2022 6:06 pm

Still need to get around to finishing these off, congrats on the score.

Are you planning on running any other difficulties, does RE change all that much between them for scoring?
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Re: Normal Karma Run completed (9,918,721)

Post by julius-ruler4 » Sat Apr 30, 2022 6:20 pm

I need to go through MN and UN a few times to analyse the difficulties.

I still need to clean Day 8 completely and afterwards I'll explain how to catch scarab glitchers
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