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rlmergeuser
04-23-2012, 06:07 AM
Malachyte's Trials HD Goals
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141/141 Platinums (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL08B25C8EE0E0B160) ?

The Midnight Club - 0 faults (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgSxnql7Rw0) ?

Original Ultimate Endurance - 0 faults & Platinum (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQMQLqhsBQQ) ?
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Platinum / 0 faults on ALL Level 1 Ninja Tracks (http://malachyte.net/NTVL.html) ?

Pass all 27 Level 4 Ninja Tracks (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA7A89C62BEB873F9) ?

Pass all three Level 5 Ninja Tracks (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA7A89C62BEB873F9) ?

Clear out the Pending Submissions from the Ninja Track Video Leaderboard (http://malachyte.net/NTVL.html#PendingSubmissions) ?
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Platinum / 0-fault runs on ALL BlazingDude123 tracks (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA514B556A7B8B47A) ?

Platinum / 0-fault runs on ALL JAVELIN FANGZZ tracks (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL08386CC13A395FC8) ?

Platinum / 0-fault runs on ALL jook13 tracks (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBCFC533C3749BD7F) ?

Platinum / 0-fault runs on ALL QcChopper tracks (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL96FE658CF995C2B8) ?

Platinum / 0-fault runs on ALL xIRON WARLORDx tracks (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3137543DC3EA51C0) ?
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Record, edit, and upload passing runs on all 599 Ninja tracks, no matter how crappy they are (http://malachyte.net/NTVL_Malachyte.html) ?

All goals complete | October 4th, 2012 http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif

rlmergeuser
04-23-2012, 06:10 AM
O__________O

Chicago__AJ
04-23-2012, 06:12 AM
Don't do that to yourself, just get it.

jook13
04-23-2012, 06:14 AM
You are a madman Mal. I am really surprised you havnt 0 faulted the midnight club yet.
I admire your dedication really.

rlmergeuser
04-23-2012, 06:17 AM
Don't do that to yourself, just get it.
I don't view it as torturing myself at all. I'm actually really enjoying being able to finally focus on my Trials HD goals without having to test like 10+ new Ninja tracks per day. It's really something I've been looking forward to for a while, so I'm going to enjoy it now that I can!


You are a madman Mal. I am really surprised you havnt 0 faulted the midnight club yet.
I admire your dedication really.
The only reason I haven't is because I want to record it, and I haven't had many opportunities to try, given my current setup (http://www.redlynxtrials.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=7243).

A friend of mine who owns a laptop is actually going to move in with me in a few weeks and live up in Tahoe for mountain biking and snowboarding for a year, so I'll have plenty of opportunities to try once he's here. I got my original 6-fault platinum run long ago, when I lived in a house where my office and living room were closer together... and my 3-fault run I linked above I got in one afternoon while my aformentioned friend was visiting... I'm sure I'll zero it pretty easily once I have the chance. Same goes for the original Ultimate Endurance. As far as I know, no one has recorded a 0-fault run on it yet... so that will be pretty cool. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_razz.gif

rlmergeuser
04-23-2012, 07:13 AM
you are truly a masichist http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/eek.gif

Retribution
04-23-2012, 07:17 AM
Midnight club is easy if you play it safe. Original Ultimate Endurance is easy too, i've zeroed it twice offline. Not sure bout those level 5 ninjas tho but good luck anyway.

rlmergeuser
04-23-2012, 07:35 AM
Midnight club is easy if you play it safe. Original Ultimate Endurance is easy too, i've zeroed it twice offline. Not sure bout those level 5 ninjas tho but good luck anyway.
Yea... I'm more worried about that too. I know I can knock out the tournaments and the rest of the Level 1s, but to be honest I MAY give up on the Level 5s... we'll see.

EDIT: Just got a random comment on this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9egPOSELW6c):

"You're hella god daymn good, I've notice you are currently? number one in evolution for a reason."

... http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/confused.gif

Retribution
04-23-2012, 08:59 AM
The global leaderboard is glitched (think Ajuvix, but with thousands of other players) so it is meaningless for the time being. Hell even sipe from here is number 2 globally. Thats when you know its messed up. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_lol.gif

Not sure why he would think youre on top, theres no other tags that even resemble yours.

rlmergeuser
04-23-2012, 09:09 AM
The global leaderboard is glitched (think Ajuvix, but with thousands of other players) so it is meaningless for the time being. Hell even sipe from here is number 2 globally. Thats when you know its messed up.
I know. Just because I haven't gotten the game yet myself doesn't mean I haven't been reading all the new threads. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/geek.gif

antng
04-23-2012, 01:19 PM
Have you heard about BME Pain Olympics? Might be something for you. Crazy masochist.

Your dedication to this game is unprecedented. Kudos.

JoeRegular
04-23-2012, 01:31 PM
I get what you're doing Mal, compulsions can be a ***** lol. I think it's cool you have the willpower to resist but can't wait to see what you can do with the new Phoenix. Lotta Ninja's ( some pretty good! ) flying up on TC already.

rlmergeuser
04-23-2012, 04:23 PM
You're a sick man, but I can respect the goals. At least by the time you start with Evo, the ninja skills should be ironed out a bit. Currently it's been standard fare for ground stuff (jumps, inclines, etc), I haven't seen much in the way of bounces, though. And there is one technique I can only call a glitch that I saw last night... freaking horrible, I hope it doesn't become common. It's like a front wheel hook over a bar, but you swing yourself fast enough and the forks expand and when you let go of the brake, you'll fling yourself forward. Just horrible.

xPrOFeSsi0NaL
04-23-2012, 04:31 PM
And there is one technique I can only call a glitch that I saw last night... freaking horrible, I hope it doesn't become common. It's like a front wheel hook over a bar, but you swing yourself fast enough and the forks expand and when you let go of the brake, you'll fling yourself forward. Just horrible.
I seen that same technique!!!

I dont like it at all. I think its sooooooo stupid. But i bet once more people find out about it you will see it more often. Its kind of tough to do. And the forks glitch out a bit and sometimes when you go to jump to the bar you go right through it. Pretty stupid.

I dont even like ninjas in Evo. The physics to me dont really feel good for ninjas, they are perfect for speedrunning though http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/biggrin.gif

rlmergeuser
04-23-2012, 07:50 PM
you are truly a masichist http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/eek.gif
Crazy masochist.
You're a sick man, but I can respect the goals.
Seriously guys, I'm not doing this for masochistic reasons. You have no idea how much I'm going to enjoy finishing up my Trials HD goals in peace without getting new messages constantly like:

"New Ninja track out!", "I made new Ninja track I think Level 5", "I changed my track so you should test it again", "Oops I forgot medal times, hang on I will update", "I don't like how you rated my track so I'm going to make a harder one", etc. etc. etc.

I was almost looking forward to Evo's release more for the side-effect of being alleviated of my Ninja responsibilities in THD... and now that day has come, so I'm enjoying it! http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/biggrin.gif


I dont even like ninjas in Evo. The physics to me dont really feel good for ninjas, they are perfect for speedrunning though
http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/sad.gif

Well... I guess this means I probably won't get as addicted to Evo as I did to HD, since I love technical stuff and don't care much for speed-running. I guess to put a positive spin on it this means I'll be able to focus more on other things in my life. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_razz.gif

xPrOFeSsi0NaL
04-23-2012, 08:00 PM
I dont even like ninjas in Evo. The physics to me dont really feel good for ninjas, they are perfect for speedrunning though
http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/sad.gif

Well... I guess this means I probably won't get as addicted to Evo as I did to HD, since I love technical stuff and don't care much for speed-running. I guess to put a positive spin on it this means I'll be able to focus more on other things in my life. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_razz.gif[/quote]
Well thats just my personal opinion. There are a bunch of ninjas out on Evo already with people all over them. Im just saying that me personally i like the physics for ninja tracks. I barely liked them in HD, only ninja 1s.

So this is all opinion based. Once you get Evo you will be able to decideo for yourself. Dont let me sway your opinion. I would be extremely devastated if i was the one who turned you away from Evo because of an opinionated comment.

antng
04-23-2012, 08:09 PM
"New Ninja track out!", "I made new Ninja track I think Level 5", "I changed my track so you should test it again", "Oops I forgot medal times, hang on I will update", "I don't like how you rated my track so I'm going to make a harder one", etc. etc. etc. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif I released a ninja the night before Evo hit. Not sure if you took notice. Sorry!

rlmergeuser
04-23-2012, 08:14 PM
So this is all opinion based. Once you get Evo you will be able to decideo for yourself. Dont let me sway your opinion. I would be extremely devastated if i was the one who turned you away from Evo because of an opinionated comment.
Of course. I'm still going to get Evo and draw my own conclusions. I was just saying IF I end up agreeing with you, then perhaps I won't get as addicted to it as I did to THD.


I released a ninja the night before Evo hit. Not sure if you took notice. Sorry!
What? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWp5V5kzN7M)

antng
04-23-2012, 08:19 PM
I released a ninja the night before Evo hit. Not sure if you took notice. Sorry!
What? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWp5V5kzN7M)So you did! Awesome run, just the way I intended. Doesn't seem to be any exploits despite the fact that I didn't have much time to test. Thanks!

rlmergeuser
04-23-2012, 09:44 PM
Clear out the Pending Submissions from the Ninja Track Video Leaderboard ?
Done. Now on to the goals I really care about. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif

Euan
04-23-2012, 11:25 PM
This must be the Trials equivalent to being emo http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/confused.gif

rlmergeuser
04-23-2012, 11:32 PM
This must be the Trials equivalent to being emo http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/confused.gif
I fail to see how my obsessive completionist tendencies are even remotely related to being Emo... on the contrary, I thought the basis of the whole "Emo" mindset was about NOT caring about much... If anything I have the opposite problem. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/confused.gif

rlmergeuser
05-07-2012, 09:01 PM
So.... how's it going?

Euan
05-07-2012, 10:09 PM
This must be the Trials equivalent to being emo http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/confused.gif
I fail to see how my obsessive completionist tendencies are even remotely related to being Emo... on the contrary, I thought the basis of the whole "Emo" mindset was about NOT caring about much... If anything I have the opposite problem. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/confused.gif

I meant torturing yourself for no real reason http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/razz.gif

rlmergeuser
05-09-2012, 09:00 PM
More power to you.

rlmergeuser
05-22-2012, 02:55 PM
Just added a batch of my own replays!


Level 1 ( http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/eek.gif )

Storm uniQ

Brainstorm
--0--Malachyte - 53.113 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIx3QfSuvuA) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try.

HOZz U.C.C.
--0--Malachyte - 45.392 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGuOOSngBBQ) - 1st place & first documented 0-fault run!

kobe745

Trials
--0--Malachyte - 35.395 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOxk4KjaWBg) - 2nd place. Cannot haz beat Lumberjack.

Trials II
--0--Malachyte - 45.252 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKb7aSa33Dk) - 2nd place. Still cannot haz beat Lumberjack. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_e_sad.gif

kazuemon3

B.B Original (Brown Boxes Remake)
--0--Malachyte - 47.928 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uL9lfbeSnw) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try.

RekluseKTM

BlazingDude
--0--Malachyte - 1:00.409 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_ecdEGvUs4) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try.

Trident
--0--Malachyte - 41.594 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il2sGfl-gms) - 1st place! I'm quite proud of this run. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/biggrin.gif

NonnSense

Hands Hurt V2
--0--Malachyte - 28.873 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm4b3rXmRuU) - 1st place & first documented 0-fault run!

August Road
--0--Malachyte - 1:15.634 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tu7WeW7qooc) - 1st place & first documented 0-fault run! Platinum is 1:16. I had to zero this one several times before it was fast enough...

lespritdelescal

L'esprit de L'escalier
--0--Malachyte - 49.282 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTUZZeC5Veg) - 1st place! I'm very happy with this run. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/smile.gif

lifeonaboard

TechSchool PHD
--0--Malachyte - 1:00.525 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oekAGzXY4og) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try.

Lumberjack Pep

Program
--0--Malacyte - 42.054 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKd68AruIaY) -1st place! I beat Lumberjack by 0.268 seconds. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_razz.gif

Tesla Tech
--0--Malachyte - 39.384 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDSELzUaVJk) - 2nd place. I can't touch Monstified's speed run...

aBz xMaGiiK

Cassiope
--0--Malachyte - 31.683 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAcR50uL8vs) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own second try.

Murdoc Loch

Exponents
--0--Malachyte - 39.345 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTfKNVG_n8E) - 4th place... damn you speed runners!!! My run isn't particularly slow either... http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_neutral.gif

mm971106

Devil (Part 1)
--0--Malachyte - 1:36.436 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5AdKzwZMxI) - 1st place & first documented 0-fault run!

MR CARNAGE666

GreenPoo
--0--Malachyte - 1:11.510 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY9IB8tjVZc) - 1st place & first documented 0-fault run!

Misanthropy
--0--Malachyte - 1:16.111 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DesRhxGNHR8) - 1st place & first documented 0-fault run!

Nova Dark Storm

Hellzone
--0--Malachyte - 51.629 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzyzElwBDQo) - 1st place! This run is pretty damn epic if I do say so myself.

NV ii Alex

1 + 2 = Ninja
--0--Malachyte - 52.506 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZRixX8z2O4) - 1st place! Domination!!!

Ninja Classic
--0--Malachyte - 1:36.230 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZvwnt1H66w) - 1st place! Moar Domination!!!

Ninja Sanctuary
--0--Malachyte - 27.752 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWM8HHRJ6gw) - 2nd place. NV ii Alex has a sick speed run on this one.

Old School
--0--Malachyte - 35.104 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeKY2TmXY0A) - 1st place!

Showcase
--0--Malachyte - 40.978 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4LlNRM2Wts) - 1st place! I freaking LOVE this track. Great work NV ii Alex!!!!

Nytmair

9 To 5 [Ninja]
--0--Malachyte - 42.761 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHjmm-vXcB8) - 1st place!

Echtoplasm [NJ]
--0--Malachyte - 39.240 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmuLbRZCbrg) - 1st place & first documented 0-fault run!
Platinum / 0 faults on ALL Level 1 Ninja Tracks - 236/318 ? 262/318 http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif

xXDonReneXx
05-22-2012, 02:57 PM
Nova Dark Storm

Hellzone
--0--Malachyte - 51.629 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzyzElwBDQo) - 1st place! This run is pretty damn epic if I do say so myself.

Agreed, it is http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/wink.gif

rlmergeuser
05-22-2012, 06:50 PM
Some killer runs in there! Your front wheel planting (during landing) is dead on these days... you're totally going to make it through those level 5's!

rlmergeuser
05-23-2012, 01:15 AM
Some killer runs in there! Your front wheel planting (during landing) is dead on these days... you're totally going to make it through those level 5's!
Thanks! I think I will get them eventually too. As a matter of fact, I typed up a few paragraphs about The Hard Way in the Ninja Track Video Leaderboard thread yesterday:


So... I decided it's time to go all out and pass The Hard Way no matter how long it takes. I realized that the reason I haven't passed any of the Level 5s is that I spend a few days on one of them, get frustrated, and then go back to zeroing Level 1s, and I don't try again for weeks. Then when I finally try again all my muscle memory is gone. I know that sugatin was able to pass The Beyond NJ simply because he played it constantly every day for an entire week after TBN released it. As tedious as it sounds, I know this is the way to go if I am serious about passing the Level 5s.

So today I started playing The Hard Way over and over and over and over. Every time I turn on Trials I will play The Hard Way until I've passed it. No other tracks.

And guess what? My persistence is already paying off! For the first time EVAR I passed the 5th obstacle in a real run! Unfortunately I did so with only 8 minutes remaining. I spent 5 minutes passing obstacle #6, and then timed out on #7.

Yes, this was very frustrating, but it also helped me realize that it's definitely within my skill level to pass this track. Actually passing the 5th obstacle in a real run changed my perspective from "ugh, this is impossible, I'll never do it" to "holy crap I think I can actually pass this!"

http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif

rlmergeuser
05-23-2012, 03:28 PM
Saw that just after I posted in here (doh!). I'm thinking that you're on the right track, attempting the same track over and over. I do that when I can, as well, but I also interject watching videos of it every so often so that I can see what I might be missing or need to adjust. You have the raw video of your individual obstacles, so you can watch it all in super-slow-mo, too.

Good luck with it! If you can make it there, I'm sure you can kill off the rest of the track.

rlmergeuser
06-15-2012, 09:32 AM
The Midnight Club - 0 faults (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgSxnql7Rw0) ?

Original Ultimate Endurance - 0 faults & Platinum (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQMQLqhsBQQ) ?
I also uploaded a failed 0-fault attempt on The Midnight Club (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovgxqqYT_oo) which was much faster and smoother than my 0-fault run... up to where I faulted of course.

I have some Ninja replays recorded too. Just gotta get around to editing and uploading them. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/smile.gif

rlmergeuser
06-15-2012, 02:37 PM
Congrats! And why is it always the stupid faults that get us? It can't be a gloriously in-flames and flying-through-the-air type of fault, just a stupid tip onto your nose type. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_lol.gif

TheMovement81
06-15-2012, 08:22 PM
Looks like you're getting close Mal, now go knock out those remaining level 1's and 5's and get on Evo already!

rlmergeuser
06-15-2012, 10:23 PM
Looks like you're getting close Mal, now go knock out those remaining level 1's and 5's and get on Evo already!
I'll be taking my time with the rest of my THD goals, because my local mountain bike park, Northstar, just opened today. I want to get in as much riding as I can this summer, so I'll be playing a lot less until the snow starts again. Last summer I was so absorbed into Trials and the Ninja Leaderboard that I didn't go riding as much as I would have liked... gotta make up for that! http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/smile.gif

Totally off topic for this thread, but here's my favorite trail at Northstar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dm3y8nOrc4). http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/dance.gif

The actual trail doesn't start until 3:12. I just wanted to show that you have to work a little to get to it. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_razz.gif

rlmergeuser
06-15-2012, 11:02 PM
Yeah go slay those pirates!

rlmergeuser
06-16-2012, 12:17 AM
Yeah go slay those pirates!
Riding up the chairlift right now to do just that! http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/biggrin.gif

rlmergeuser
06-16-2012, 01:26 PM
Hey Mal, want to reply on your YouTube comment about your ability to pursue your own goals

These are the words we had on YouTube:
Chekka85 wrote: "Wow man! I am really really? impressed about how eagerly you pursue your own goals!! That is a very amazing characteristic that could get you anywhere - even in real life!"

Malachyte wrote: "Haha, thanks! I have contemplated that idea? myself from time to time. Now if only I could learn to apply this characteristic of mine to something that actually matters... like my career. I only seem to be able to apply myself like this when it comes to personal interests like music, mountain biking, video games, etc. :-/"

here is my answer:
No! the actual fun is not the video game. Your THD goals are simply pure hard work. That's not the fun.
The fun is the feeling of success whenever you reach one these goals.
It only feels like fun cause you are very good at it. And why are you good at it? Because you do it hours a day. Excercise is everything.

Now this is getting philosphical, but I'm very interested in your opinion and experience about that.

rlmergeuser
06-17-2012, 12:29 AM
Just added a batch of my own replays!


Level 1 ( http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/eek.gif )

x8Complex

Rama
--0--Malachyte - 1:01.024 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om6z4tT8R18) - 1st place!

Just Aspire

Toxic Blaze
--0--Malachyte - 24.093 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmLCTJxNZ-Q) - First documented pass. (New Ninja track)

OpossumBlase

Da Boys Are Back
--0--Malachyte - 1:25.297 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqZQkuHD1gQ) - 1st place!

Minimalistic 1
--0--Malachyte - 48.157 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol1D7Yfqopk) - 1st place!

Minimalistic 2
--0--Malachyte - 41.279 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoiwWVuAOro) - 1st place!

Minimalistic 3
--0--Malachyte - 14.322 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsugYb8-ZXk) - 1st place… kinda. My run does beat NV ii Alex's 14.581 time on the leaderboard, however he has gotten 14.012 with a broken replay, so my run is the fastest non-broken replay, but not the fastest time…

Minimalistic 4
--0--Malachyte - 17.087 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVUmd7ul0I0) - 1st place!

Strangen Forever
--0--Malachyte - 45.903 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVssRF_j8yc) - 2nd place. xXDonReneXx has a great run on this one.

Strangen Returns
--0--Malachyte - 52.082 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fks1fgRrZVQ) - 1st place!

Strangen Fieber
--0--Malachyte - 53.041 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1J0d4j4cV8) - 1st place!

Strangen Gerangel
--0--Malachyte - 51.545 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO_2T-S0Ebo) - 2nd place. I couldn't beat NV ii Alex's 49.563 run…

Strangen Last Fault
--0--Malachyte - 1:12.109 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8kxgg-bVa4) - 1st place! This run has a couple of epic saves.

Strangen Next Level
--0--Malachyte - 1:09.727 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26JhgY4fT1Y) - 1st place!

Trials Apocalypse
--0--Malachyte - 26.499 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gOaXIHuMNU) - 1st place!

picklezz08

Off The Walls
--0--Malachyte - 57.755 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELn7N9Z_qas) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try.

pahapertti

Demolished Nerves
--0--Malachyte - 1:33.928 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3ycWzxDqS8) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try.

Mining Disaster
--0--Malachyte - 2:05.342 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWT2onIVnLU) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try. This track is long and stressful...

PuolukkaRasisti

Simple Simon
--0--Malachyte - 26.637 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dbc_RW59K-I) - 1st place!

Reaper 392

Ice Capade
--0--Malachyte - 1:00.525 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HF-hK5Em-lI) - 1st place & first documented 0-fault run! This was originally rated as a Level 2 by jhop420 back in the day, but I tried it recently and re-rated it as Level 1.

fear1of3nothing

Funlakate II
--0--Malacyte - 41.716 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kw5VaNFrMPg) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try.

R0GUE T0MAT0

Sticks & Stones
--0--Malachyte - 31.683 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeEYH0fDVQI) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own second try.


Level 5 ( http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif )

Storm uniQ

The Hard Way*
--225--Malachyte - 21:04.172 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWLnf7Boq-o) (First Pass) - 1st place!!!

Pyyheliina

Challenge*
--77--Malachyte - 26:32.627 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj6eaJ8Q8EY) (First Pass) - 1st place, and first person to get less than 100 faults on a Level 5!!!
Platinum / 0 faults on ALL Level 1 Ninja Tracks - 262/318 ? 283/318

Pass all three Level 5 Ninja Tracks - 0/3 ? 2/3

http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif

rlmergeuser
06-17-2012, 01:06 AM
Hey Mal, want to reply on your YouTube comment about your ability to pursue your own goals

These are the words we had on YouTube:
Chekka85 wrote: "Wow man! I am really really? impressed about how eagerly you pursue your own goals!! That is a very amazing characteristic that could get you anywhere - even in real life!"

Malachyte wrote: "Haha, thanks! I have contemplated that idea? myself from time to time. Now if only I could learn to apply this characteristic of mine to something that actually matters... like my career. I only seem to be able to apply myself like this when it comes to personal interests like music, mountain biking, video games, etc. :-/"

here is my answer:
No! the actual fun is not the video game. Your THD goals are simply pure hard work. That's not the fun.
The fun is the feeling of success whenever you reach one these goals.
It only feels like fun cause you are very good at it. And why are you good at it? Because you do it hours a day. Excercise is everything.

Now this is getting philosphical, but I'm very interested in your opinion and experience about that.
I like this unexpected intellectual and philosophical tangent my Trials HD Goals thread is taking! Let's go with it!


No! the actual fun is not the video game. Your THD goals are simply pure hard work. That's not the fun.
The fun is the feeling of success whenever you reach one these goals.
I disagree... somewhat. I really find the process of trying to 0-fault most Level 1 tracks very fun. Passing Level 5s... not so much. So you're right that sometimes what drives me is only the feeling of success or sense of accomplishment. But in most cases I really do enjoy the process as well.

I think another relevant point is that I'm somewhat of an adrenaline junky... that's why I do extreme sports like Downhill Mountain Biking, Mountain Unicycling, and more recently Snowboarding. I know it seems really strange to bring this up in relation to video games, but Trials really does provide some great adrenaline rushes. On my 0-fault run of The Midnight Club I was damn near having a heart attack during my entire run on Greatest Hits (the last track). The same is true when I'm on the last few obstacles during a potential 0-fault run on a Ninja track. It's addicting!!!

rlmergeuser
06-18-2012, 06:58 PM
I know exactly what you mean. I felt the same heart attack when I tried to platinum Test Your Might in Evo. Its truely addictive.

But the fact is, you could have that fun and adrenaline feeling in Evo as well. But you set your goals and stick to them.
You also agreed to me that it is sometimes only the feeling of success that pushes you forward. You could have that feeling during other activities as well - in real life e.g....

You know, the reason why I'm interested in your opinion about that is that I somehow have the same problem. The problem is that I do not dedicate enough to my real life goals. But I experience the same when it comes to video games. At some point, I simply give up. Cause I think its impossible, or I'm sick of trying.

Then I saw this thread, and your goals. I was like: Yeah, he is never going to finish those Level 5 tracks...
But now you did it!! Its unbelievable!! (at least for two tracks).
If you are able to dedicate so much to your video game goals that you even reject from playing a whole new (maybe even better), more fun game, then you have to be able to apply that to some other fields.

What is your experience when you tried to stick to real life goals?

CNCtrials
06-18-2012, 08:34 PM
This must be the Trials equivalent to being emo http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/confused.gif
I fail to see how my obsessive completionist tendencies are even remotely related to being Emo... on the contrary, I thought the basis of the whole "Emo" mindset was about NOT caring about much... If anything I have the opposite problem. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/confused.gif

I meant torturing yourself for no real reason http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/razz.gif
An emo is someone who has a lower tolerance for sad emotions, and feels like they aren't good enough. This quote dissproves the emo thing http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_lol.gif keep on aiming for those goals I admire your determination Malachyte!


Nova Dark Storm

Hellzone
--0--Malachyte - 51.629 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzyzElwBDQo) - 1st place! This run is pretty damn epic if I do say so myself.

jook13
07-27-2012, 06:15 AM
interesting read... (http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/07/26/gaming-with-obsessive-compulsive-disorder) http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/geek.gif

rlmergeuser
08-01-2012, 11:11 PM
interesting read... (http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/07/26/gaming-with-obsessive-compulsive-disorder) http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/geek.gif
Precisely why I applaud Mal for stepping away from the game to do real-life stuff. Call me a weirdo, but I like seeing people do good things for themselves. :shrug:

rlmergeuser
08-08-2012, 05:59 AM
interesting read... (http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/07/26/gaming-with-obsessive-compulsive-disorder) http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/geek.gif

"While some see beauty, I see chances for missed opportunity." - I think this is why I gradually lost interest in FPS and exploration/adventure based games after the Nintendo 64 era. Technology was allowing such games to just become more and more vast to the point that the thought of getting 100% of them was just tedious and daunting to me. I prefer the simplistic beauty of games like Trials and Super Meat Boy these days...


"Before starting a game, I feel the need to check every item in the options menu before beginning the game proper." - I do this. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/confused.gif


"I will even reenter the options menu after starting to confirm that the options have not somehow changed in the process." - I don't do this...


Precisely why I applaud Mal for stepping away from the game to do real-life stuff. Call me a weirdo, but I like seeing people do good things for themselves. :shrug:
Thanks Complex. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/smile.gif

Here's the funny thing about that. I've had some lower back issues that have come and gone since I was about 20. In June when I really decided to take a break from gaming and get outside whenever possible, they started to get worse. Why? I work at a computer for 40 hours a week, and the activities I enjoy are fairly demanding on the body - mountain biking, hiking, even throwing a powerful drive in disc golf can take it's toll on the back. It eventually got to the point that I decided to see a chiropractor, because my lower back would be stiff and in pain for hours after a day of doing outdoor activities.

It turns out I could handle going from a desk job to downhill mountain biking when I was younger, but it's just too much for my "old" 26-year-old body to handle. According to my chiropractor I need to stretch regularly and do some core and lower back strengthening exercises, which I've been doing. Anyway, when I first went to see him it was so bad that he recommended I stay away from biking, disc golf, hiking, etc. for at least a week and just focus on stretches and exercises to help my back relax and strengthen. I was pretty disappointed when he told me this, but two awesome things came of it:

I went back to playing Trials for most of my free time, and during this time I passed The Beyond NJ, and a handful of Level 1s. I'll be uploading this batch of replays within the next day or so, and now I'm actually very close to completing my Trials HD goals! I have precisely 20 more Level 1s to 0-fault, and that's it! So one more batch of replays and I'll be done!!! http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif

The other awesome thing is this: After several days of not being "allowed" to go disc golfing so my back could heal, I got impatient and purchased a practice basket to set up in my yard to practice my putting. My chiropractor agreed that putting wouldn't slow down my healing process - I just had to stay away from really powerful long distance drives. For several days in a row I would hang out in the yard for an hour or two and just practice putting, even though it was certainly not as fun as playing a full game.

A few days ago I was given the "ok" to get back out there and start playing real games again. Before this whole ordeal my best score on any course was +3, and it's been a goal of mine to get par or better on a course for a long time. The FIRST GAME I played after not playing for over a week (besides putting practice) I got +2. I played another game later the same day and got -2! http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif

Looks like all the putting practice paid off, and I would never have done it if I had still been able to get out and play full games, because just putting over and over again isn't as fun... but now I really see the impact it's had on my game, so I'm going to continue to practice.

Yay for the unexpected positive side-effects of having a weak lower back! http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/biggrin.gif

rlmergeuser
08-08-2012, 10:29 PM
Geez, 26 and you have a bad back... wait until you hit your 30's!

Have you thought about a standing desk instead of sitting? I've contemplated trying it, but it's awful hard to get dual 24's elevated high enough to stand in front of.

rlmergeuser
08-08-2012, 11:49 PM
Just added a batch of my own replays!


Level 1 ( http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/eek.gif )

I ShArIIngaN I

Destroyed
--0--Malachyte - 1:11.999 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziQ65Tu42co) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try.

Groundhog ZeRo
--0--Malachyte - 29.845 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01nuNUHJvr0) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try.

Medium Tutorial (Ninja Remake)
--0--Malachyte - 22.348 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_aq52S6Izc) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try.

Syndicate
--0--Malachyte - 1:25.177 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC1VOk8U3aM) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try.

Uran
--0--Malachyte - 46.135 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl0WvylEhJU) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try. Also, this run has a pretty epic save in it.

Woodhouse
--0--Malachyte - 11.441 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrmtKwwL_3Y) - 1st place by over 10 seconds! http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_razz.gif

ShiftySamurai

Diabolical
--0--Malachyte - 2:00.331 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFZNkJeQCgo) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try.

SmEgHeAd89

Smeghead Forever
--0--Malachyte - 1:22.121 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2qL_GVurd4) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try.


xXTenderTacosXx

King Of The Cage
--0--Malachyte - 1:16.957 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeeKGgvqct8) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try.

Ninjago
--0--Malachyte - 49.539 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62xUyBbcNYM) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try.

Ninjer
--0--Malachyte - 24.678 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7LSfL1hs1g) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try.

Urkizo23

Cube Ninja
--0--Malachyte - 1:20.214 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmkWJ6VKRv8) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own second try.

Lexus
--0--Malachyte - 23.139 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIus7UoAJhg) - First documented pass. I actually rated this track as Level 1 a long time ago before Evo came out, but forgot to add it to the Pending Submissions. Therefore I also forgot to record and upload my first try on it… in any case, now it's been zeroed! http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/biggrin.gif

Tatables
--0--Malachyte - 43.085 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVYmMhOlyEY) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try.

WILLYUMZ

Complications
--0--Malachyte - 55.123 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKbUlVRA0S4) - 1st place, by almost a minute and a half!


Level 5 ( http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif )

TBNSoty

The Beyond NJ*
--108--Malachyte - 16:31.593 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KKj5v0ymTY) (First Pass) - 1st place, and missed platinum by 1.593 seconds!
__________________________________________________ __________________

Finally, I typed up a longish description for my run on The Beyond NJ. As usual I'll copy and paste it here:
_________________________________________

The Process:

When TBNSoty first released this track, I timed out twice on the 2nd obstacle before asking him to split them up. I then passed all of the individual obstacles for my old video of this track - some of them I passed several times to get the cleanest possible runs. #2 and #4 I only passed once.

When I came back to the track recently to attempt a passing run, here's what happened:

On my "first try" I timed out on the 2nd obstacle again. I then practiced obstacles 2 through 10 individually, passing them each one time.

I tried the full track again, restarting MANY TIMES at the 3-minute-mark on the 2nd obstacle - I'm still terrible at this one. When I finally passed it, I timed out on the 6th one. I then practiced obstacles 6 through 10 individually, passing them each once.

Once again, tons of restarts from the 2nd obstacle at the 3-minute mark.

Timed out again on the 6th. Practiced 6-10 again.

Tons of restarts on the 2nd… made it to the last obstacle before timing out! :-O

Tons of restarts on the 2nd, made it to the 9th obstacle with only a few minutes left. Timed out on it.

Tons of restarts on the 2nd. Timed out on the 4th.

Tons of restarts on the 2nd. Passed the 4th one with less than 30 seconds left… passed the 5th one first try, timed out seconds after getting the checkpoint for the 6th.

More restarts on the 2nd. Made it to the 9th one again with very little time left, and timed out on it.

More restarts on the 2nd. Passed the track.
_________________________________________

Here are some awesome things that happened on failed runs:

Screwed up the hook-flip on obstacle #2, missed the checkpoint for obstacle #3, landed perfectly in the half-pipe-thingy, kept up my speed, passed the obstacle!

I also had a run where I successfully got the checkpoint for obstacle 3, and still passed it on my first try.

I passed the 5th obstacle several times on my first try. I always considered skipping the checkpoint for it since it's challenging to get… but I was scared of having to do the first part of obstacle #4 again because I'm really bad at it.

Finally, I passed the 7th obstacle first try on the run where I timed out on the last obstacle. Total fluke, could never do it again…
Platinum / 0 faults on ALL Level 1 Ninja Tracks - 283/318 ? 298/318

Pass all three Level 5 Ninja Tracks - 2/3 ? 3/3

http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif

rlmergeuser
08-08-2012, 11:57 PM
Geez, 26 and you have a bad back... wait until you hit your 30's!

Have you thought about a standing desk instead of sitting? I've contemplated trying it, but it's awful hard to get dual 24's elevated high enough to stand in front of.
Haha, I have dual 23's... so I'm in a very similar situation.

I have not treated my back very kindly in my youth... doing 10-foot drops to flat on my bike (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTTb8BaU78A&list=PL12CCD06B72A0EB4B&index=1&feature=plpp_video), and 5-6 foot drops to flat on my unicycle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHuuw2mdUV0&list=PL12CCD06B72A0EB4B&index=13&feature=plpp_video). Of course when I was 17-20 I wasn't thinking of the potential consequences down the line... http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_rolleyes.gif

LukeMSki
08-09-2012, 12:39 AM
Your run on The Beyond the NJ is amazing. Are you going to go for platinum/ 0 faults. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_lol.gif

rlmergeuser
08-09-2012, 12:46 AM
Your run on The Beyond the NJ is amazing. Are you going to go for Platinum/ 0 faults. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_lol.gif
No one will ever 0-fault a Level 5... but I'm pretty sure I could get Platinum on The Beyond NJ with a little more practice, as I only missed it by 1.593 seconds. The requirements are 250 faults in 16:30.000. I got 108 faults in 16:31.593...

The thing is, now that I already have a 108 fault run, I'd have to get less faults than that in less than 16:30.000 for my new run to override my current one and get Platinum. The bottom line is I really don't care... I just wanted to pass the track - I would have been happy with Bronze. It was a total coincidence that I got so close to Platinum.

LukeMSki
08-09-2012, 12:58 AM
Your run on The Beyond the NJ is amazing. Are you going to go for Platinum/ 0 faults. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_lol.gif
No one will ever 0-fault a Level 5... but I'm pretty sure I could get Platinum on The Beyond NJ with a little more practice, as I only missed it by 1.593 seconds. The requirements are 250 faults in 16:30.000. I got 108 faults in 16:31.593...

The thing is, now that I already have a 108 fault run, I'd have to get less faults than that in less than 16:30.000 for my new run to override my current one and get Platinum. The bottom line is I really don't care... I just wanted to pass the track - I would have been happy with Bronze. It was a total coincidence that I got so close to Platinum.
How many Level 4-5 have you gotten above bronze on?

rlmergeuser
08-09-2012, 01:12 AM
^^

Honestly I have no idea, but I consider is completely irrelevant. Some creators make medal times for Level 4s the same way they would for Level 1s, making anything but Bronze virtually impossible. Others give VERY lenient medal requirements, to the point where I got Platinum my first time passing a Level 4, even with hundreds of faults.

That's why I made it my goal to just pass all the Level 4s and 5s. I only care about medals on tracks I can 0-fault.

EDIT:

Well, you made me curious... so let's see how arbitrary it really is:

Ninja [Level 4]:

Try Harder (Monstified) (141 faults, 29:47.605) - Platinum
Bahaumut (Spargokuroth) (369 faults, 25:37.915) - Bronze
Eagle Step (Spargokuroth) (221 faults, 20:15.955) - Bronze
Gilgamesh (Spargokuroth) (100 faults, 24:12.632) - Bronze
Ragnarok (Spargokuroth) (262 faults, 21:55.369) - Bronze
Sephiroth (Spargokuroth) (251 faults, 23:47.343) - Bronze
Escape (TBNSoty) (88 faults, 18:21.197) - Silver
Kaiden Crash! (tateyosi) (205 faults, 24:39.764) - Bronze
Plumber (tateyosi) (279 faults, 27:39.087) - Bronze
Skills 2 (epZ Hectic) (80 faults, 11:38.856) - Bronze
Not Impossible 3 (ericnb) (104 faults, 24:38.069) - Bronze
DJ6 (fanbeltgattsu) (101 faults, 23:09.380) - Gold
Batman Skill (FarawayStoneY) (45 faults, 20:14.500) - Bronze
Destroyer (Loot Monkey) (100 faults, 16:08.692) - Bronze
Extreme Obstacle (Storm HOZz) (57 faults, 15:11:044) - Platinum
Obstinance (Storm HOZz) (226 faults, 22:06.437) - Silver
Cxr=? 1.1 (barikan2) (154 faults, 28:41.101) - Bronze
Treetops (Lifeonaboard) (186 faults, 18:04.098) - Silver
Back Assward (Murdoc Loch) (221 faults, 24:13.421) - Bronze
Garage (Murdoc Loch) (63 faults, 14:23.068) - Silver
Ctrl-Alt-Delete (Murdoc Loch) (313 faults, 19:56.593) - Silver
Dedication (NV ii Alex) (310 faults, 28:16.739) - Gold
Unlucky 4 Advanced (NV ii Alex) (169 faults, 18:42.570) - Gold
Insane (Pyyheliina) (86 faults, 15:11.064) - Platinum
Unknown (Pyyheliina) (222 faults, 28:39.181) - Platinum
@Base 1.1 (sugatin) (393 faults, 29:41.684) - Bronze
Wargrey ( I ShArIIngaN I ) (102 faults, 27:22.254) - Bronze

Ninja [Level 5]:

The Beyond NJ (TBNSoty) (108 faults, 16:31.593) - Gold
The Hard Way (Storm uniQ) (225 faults, 21:04.172) - Bronze
Challenge (Pyyheliina) (77 faults, 26:32.627) - Platinum

Yep. Pretty random...

rlmergeuser
08-09-2012, 11:07 PM
From the Ninja Track Video Leaderboard thread:


So... I was watching Trials HD replays on YouTube yesterday, just clicking through related videos, and I stumbled upon a track by WarlorD098098 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JP0ifa_ixKs). It's funny... xIRON WARLORDx was the first Trials guy I subscribed to many years ago, before I had even passed an Extreme track. I knew that Warlords Unite was xIRON WARLORDx + WarlorD098098 (besides Onslaught which was xIRON WARLORDx + Murdoc Loch). Back when I qualified a bunch of xIRON WARLORDx's tracks for the Ninja Leaderboard I also qualified a few Warlords Unite tracks... yet somehow I completely forgot about WarlorD098098, even though I had seen several replays on his tracks long before I became a "Trials Ninja".

A simple search (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=warlord098098) revealed that he indeed has several tracks that should qualify as Ninja...

Since I discovered these yesterday I've been contemplating what to do. I know that I could have easily just ignored this newly rediscovered fact, and no one else would have noticed or given a crap since Evo is out... but I couldn't stand just ignoring tracks that should definitely be on the Trials HD Ninja Leaderboard. I certainly don't go out of my way to look for more tracks to qualify - I'm excited about finishing my goals... but I just happened to stumble upon these, and I can't convince myself that they don't exist or shouldn't be qualified for other reasons...

So, I sent WarlorD098098 a FR this morning... well... I sent him a message because his FL is full. I currently have 20 more Level 1 tracks to 0-fault... so this will slow me down a bit, but not too much I think - he doesn't seem to have anything harder than Level 2, just like xIRON WARLORDx. Stupid OCD.

rlmergeuser
08-10-2012, 10:42 AM
Congrats Mal for making the 5s and one under 100 faults you are awesome and there are some epic runs on the 1s whoooop whoooop. Looking forward what you can do if you got evo. Keep on rocking and making so good vids both thumps up http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/clap.gif http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif

rlmergeuser
08-10-2012, 10:15 PM
Congrats Mal for making the 5s and one under 100 faults you are awesome and there are some epic runs on the 1s whoooop whoooop. Looking forward what you can do if you got evo. Keep on rocking and making so good vids both thumps up http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/clap.gif http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif
Thanks man, I appreciate the support!


Also, this:



So... I was watching Trials HD replays on YouTube yesterday, just clicking through related videos, and I stumbled upon a track by WarlorD098098 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JP0ifa_ixKs). It's funny... xIRON WARLORDx was the first Trials guy I subscribed to many years ago, before I had even passed an Extreme track. I knew that Warlords Unite was xIRON WARLORDx + WarlorD098098 (besides Onslaught which was xIRON WARLORDx + Murdoc Loch). Back when I qualified a bunch of xIRON WARLORDx's tracks for the Ninja Leaderboard I also qualified a few Warlords Unite tracks... yet somehow I completely forgot about WarlorD098098, even though I had seen several replays on his tracks long before I became a "Trials Ninja".

A simple search (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=warlord098098) revealed that he indeed has several tracks that should qualify as Ninja...

Since I discovered these yesterday I've been contemplating what to do. I know that I could have easily just ignored this newly rediscovered fact, and no one else would have noticed or given a crap since Evo is out... but I couldn't stand just ignoring tracks that should definitely be on the Trials HD Ninja Leaderboard. I certainly don't go out of my way to look for more tracks to qualify - I'm excited about finishing my goals... but I just happened to stumble upon these, and I can't convince myself that they don't exist or shouldn't be qualified for other reasons...

So, I sent WarlorD098098 a FR this morning... well... I sent him a message because his FL is full. I currently have 20 more Level 1 tracks to 0-fault... so this will slow me down a bit, but not too much I think - he doesn't seem to have anything harder than Level 2, just like xIRON WARLORDx. Stupid OCD.
Well, it seems he lost everything in a HD crash... I'm relieved and disappointed at the same time. I know I'm like the ONLY good player who enjoys Ninja Physics, but I loved all of xIRON WARLORDx's Ninjas, and I think I would have liked WarlorD098098's too... oh well. Back to the remaining Level 1s. Already zeroed 3 more since my last batch, so I'm down to 17 now. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/smile.gif

rlmergeuser
08-17-2012, 11:42 AM
So... I'm contemplating adding one more item to my Trials HD Goals checklist. I know I mentioned it at some point somewhere, but I never added it to my list. Here's my thought process:

At this point I have 14 more Level 1s to 0-fault. I've already passed every Level 4 and 5 and uploaded my runs on them. I've also uploaded my first-try or first-pass runs on a good chunk of the Level 2s and 3s... which was done at the time just to clear them out of the Pending Submissions.

Therefore I'm thinking it would be cool to upload my first-try or first-pass runs on the remaining Level 2s and 3s, just to prove that I've actually passed all 596 Ninja Tracks on the leaderboard. This would obviously mean a lot of time-consuming recording, editing, and uploading... but no new skill-based goals to meet.

My main concern is that in recording and editing all these runs, I may come across some old awesome tracks I never bothered to get good runs on - Badlands by HEETSAUCE comes to mind... I'm afraid that revisiting my first-try runs on tracks like this that I haven't touched in years might lead me to think "Pshhh, this run is so awful, and this track is so amazing. I wanna zero it!"

Of course I wouldn't be tempted to do this with crappy tracks, so it may be more enjoyable than the tedious-at-times process of trying to 0-fault EVERY Level 1, including the crappy ones. But of course the bottom line is that this could potentially delay my move to Evo if I do rediscover some old gems during this process.

So here's my question to y'all. What should I do?

Record my runs on the remaining Level 2s and 3s regardless of how crappy they are, and resist the temptation to improve on even the worst runs and/or best tracks.

Record my runs on the remaining Level 2s and 3s, and potentially decide to 0-fault a handful of awesome tracks in the process.

Just finish 0-faulting the remaining Level 1s, and move on to Evo ASAP!!! (Somehow I know most of you will suggest this option...)

Morfyboy
08-17-2012, 11:45 AM
Record wot youve done already,then we can see your attempts as they were...without improvments...
DEDICATED... http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/clap.gif

Then...get on evooooooooo

xXDonReneXx
08-17-2012, 11:47 AM
Cant let go, can you?! http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/biggrin.gif

Just do what you like. As long as you are still having fun why should you stop?

stiggyhead
08-17-2012, 12:44 PM
Improve on the old awesome tracks like badlands, record all the runs and stop playing trials for a week or two to lose some muscle memory since the phoenix on trials evo is way lighter and more agile. It felt really akward for me passing from the hd straight to the evo bike.

A7XfoREVer531
08-17-2012, 07:47 PM
It's up to you, but my suggestion would be to upload no matter how crappy the run is. It's called a first try for a reason, it's not supposed to be perfect.

Monstified
08-18-2012, 06:36 AM
Your taking to long. I might get on hd and zero fault some ninjas for you.

My suggestion is to upload nothing and buy evo.

NonRedOrchid
08-18-2012, 07:37 AM
Just let it go man http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/smile.gif Change is good.. Why not just finish up whatever you're doing on HD, move on to Evo and if you don't like it or whatever you can always go back to HD. Seriously, I think people way overestimate how difficult it is to reaccustom yourself to either game. After an hour or so of playing HD today for the first time since Evo launched I was almost at the same level I was at when I stopped playing it all those months ago. You can definitely switch between the two with a bit of patience.

rlmergeuser
08-18-2012, 07:50 AM
Your taking to long. I might get on hd and zero fault some ninjas for you.
How exactly would you 0-faulting Ninjas help me with my own PERSONAL Trials HD goals...? http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/confused.gif


Just let it go man http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/smile.gif Change is good.. Why not just finish up whatever you're doing on HD, move on to Evo and if you don't like it or whatever you can always go back to HD. Seriously, I think people way overestimate how difficult it is to reaccustom yourself to either game. After an hour or so of playing HD today for the first time since Evo launched I was almost at the same level I was at when I stopped playing it all those months ago. You can definitely switch between the two with a bit of patience.
Oh I know. I'm not worried about making the switch - I know I'll adjust to the new physics just like everyone else did. I'm not worried that I won't like Evo. I know that I probably WILL like it, and after moving on I probably won't feel like going back to THD at all. That's precisely why I want to make sure I finish my goals before moving on. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/smile.gif

CagBall
08-18-2012, 08:35 AM
Honestly Mal, just do what seems right when the time comes. Forget the extra goals if that doesn't seem like fun, but if it does then Evo will have to wait. It's all for fun in the moment, games should never be a chore.

rlmergeuser
08-18-2012, 09:27 AM
^^

Thanks Skag. Indeed, that really is the bottom line. DonRene made the same point, and it's a good one.

So many people seem to think I'm "torturing myself" by completing all these Trials HD goals before moving on, but I'm really not. I'm doing it because I enjoy it. I'm getting far more enjoyment out of this game now that everyone else has moved on to Evo, simply because I don't feel pressured to keep up with new Ninja tracks, and any goals I set for myself are actually reachable at this point.

Trying to 0-fault every Level 1 was a goal I set for myself a long time ago, but there was a period of time when people were releasing new tracks faster than I could 0-fault them, so even though I was knocking out a handful of tracks per week, my "percentage complete" for my goal was decreasing. For me that was incredibly annoying.

Since Evo came out and everyone moved on it's been awesome. I know that I have 318 Level 1s to zero, and that's it. If I feel like taking a break from gaming for a week to go out disc golfing or bike riding, I know that I can pick up right where I left off when I get back to Trials. I think my gaming nature developed in this way back in the SNES to N64 days... and I'm just having trouble adjusting to how gaming has evolved, with virtually endless amounts of user-generated content coming out on a daily basis.

So, I know most of you will think it's stupid, but that's my main reason for being hesitant about moving on. I'm not worried at all about the new physics. I know I'll have to adjust, but it won't frustrate me at all to feel like a n00b for a while. I think I'll enjoy the learning curve. I know I'll enjoy the challenge of 0-faulting/platinuming every in-game track, tournament, and skill game. But I'm afraid of Track Central. I know that setting any Ninja-related goals for myself will be impossible, given the amount of "pirate tracks" as well as legitimate Ninja tracks. It's just not feasible anymore. I'd be limited to just playing random Ninja tracks I enjoy, which I know to most of you sounds like fun, but for some reason I need an ultimate goal to work towards...

Therefore I'd probably set TC-related goals to specific creators I admire. For example I'd try to 0-fault/platinum every jook13, BlazingDude123, xIRON WARLORDx, and QcChopper track, just like I did in Trials HD. But even that thought feels a bit daunting to me at the moment. It's the whole "having to keep up" factor that's putting me off, now that I've realized how much more fun and relaxing my Trials HD time is without said factor.

Anyway, I'll just finish up my remaining Level 1s and see how I feel when the time comes.

rlmergeuser
08-26-2012, 09:23 PM
WHAT!? OH HELL NAW... lololololol

QcChopper
08-27-2012, 06:32 AM
Hey, just saw you were uploading a bunch of videos, what's the current status update?

rlmergeuser
08-27-2012, 11:44 AM
Hey, just saw you were uploading a bunch of videos, what's the current status update?
Gimme a chance to update the Ninja Leaderboard and I'll post links here as well, along with a status update. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/smile.gif

rlmergeuser
08-27-2012, 12:32 PM
Just added a batch of my own replays!


Level 1 ( http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/eek.gif )

CrazyMemphis84

Auf Dem Holzweg
--0--Malachyte - 53.055 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1wI518HWBA) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try.

Short Way Of Ninja
--0--Malachyte - 24.495 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsB8RtSre28) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try.

Training Day
--0--Malachyte - 1:08.594 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME3mW4H7oZ8) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try. This run has a pretty good save.

xMotionSickness

Dream Works
--0--Malachyte - 39.396 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kSTr1IthZM) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try.

Goin' Underground
--0--Malachyte - 1:24.876 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay1eb-afN1U) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try. This run has an epic save.

Ninja FTW
-0--Malachyte - 1:14.506 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfeT8wr5Gtc) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try.

Recreational
--0--Malachyte - 1:17.180 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jtztLKBAX4) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try. This run has a couple of pretty epic saves.

Speed Test
--0--Malachyte - 39.713 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC3vN57JWtE) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own second try. This is a Ninja track I know all you speed-runners could kick my *** on if any of you still played Trials HD...

Uphill Struggle
--0--Malachyte - 1:21.533 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hLvFkgoG9w) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try.

Wooden Crates
--0--Malachyte - 37.296 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe1x7yCy74M) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try.

Zoidberg747

Abduction
--0--Malachyte - 48.364 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vnu3mn8H-bk) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try.

CPR Hermit

1 And Only
--0--Malachyte - 1:15.792 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONGjMEIxfSQ) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try. Two more epic saves here!

Crazy Missile
--0--Malachyte - 1:37.151 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqkCQaTKaH4) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try. Another close call in this one...

Extreme
--0--Malachyte - 1:13.658 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw3fkKvlmtc) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try.

My Junkyard
--0--Malachyte - 2:02.759 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kAXJ-BeAfs) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try.

Old Gun Range
--0--Malachyte - 1:19.308 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu4UoZuSivc) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try.

Rooftop Gaps
--0--Malachyte - 1:35.328 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbH2JUn_qm0) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try.

Water Pipes
--0--Malachyte - 1:04.111 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itvhB7p-SJs) - 1st place!!! (NV ii Alex has this zeroed at 1:16.692)

You Be Safe
--0--Malachyte - 46.513 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HxdjeO0sGk) - First documented 0-fault run. The only run on the leaderboards before now was my own first try.
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Finally, I added my own very old second-try run on picklezz08's Level 3 track, Ambidextrous (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EPH6RVASqQ). The only run on the leaderboard before was picklezz08's own run, and for some reason he removed it from YouTube… so I did this to avoid bumping the track back to the Pending Submissions…
Platinum / 0 faults on ALL Level 1 Ninja Tracks - 298/318 ? 318/318
__________________________________________________ __

Also, since this is one of my goals:
Platinum / 0-fault runs on ALL BlazingDude123 tracks (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA514B556A7B8B47A) ?

... I had to address this:


Well, since BD went back to THD to make a new medium track, Steampunk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDQ_6hG2yJk), I updated his playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA514B556A7B8B47A) again. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif
__________________________________________________ __

Finally, I added one more goal to my to-do list. No more playing. Just recording, editing, and uploading:


Record, edit, and upload passing runs on all 595 Ninja tracks, no matter how crappy they are - Working on it. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif
- I have all the Level 1s zeroed, all the Level 4s and 5s passed, and I already have my first-try or first-pass runs uploaded for a lot of the Level 2s and 3s, so I figured I may as well upload the rest... not only to prove that I've passed all 595 Ninja tracks from Trials HD, but to make sure all the tracks have HD replays as well. Many currently only have replays from people with cell-phone cameras or whatever.

rlmergeuser
08-27-2012, 01:46 PM
congratz mal! unbeliavable job that youve done!

Retribution
08-27-2012, 02:45 PM
Congrats. I know you'll be busy with the new learning curve and platinum'ing all the Evo tracks but as soon as you get the hang of it, check out those babies (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE2C7555114D3A5E7&feature=plcp). And enjoy the game at your own pace, i cannot stress that enough.

InfernoTrials
08-27-2012, 04:57 PM
Congrats!! 0 Faulting every ninja level 1 is a mad but amazing achievement!

rlmergeuser
08-27-2012, 07:54 PM
Congratulations!! http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_e_surprised.gif
Your goals insane. But achieved really amazing. You are NINJA MASTER http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/clap.gif

rlmergeuser
08-27-2012, 08:05 PM
Red Lynx should add a "TN" to your Gamertag for True Ninja you are crazy man RESPECT!!!

rlmergeuser
08-28-2012, 12:03 AM
I don't really know what to say http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/eek.gif ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRCx3PXy2ok
Who say "fanboy" ? http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/biggrin.gif

rlmergeuser
08-28-2012, 11:53 AM
Woot! Major grats mal! That is persistence of the highest degree.

rlmergeuser
08-30-2012, 04:03 AM
^^

Thanks everyone for your kind words and support!

Also, this:


I originally had this track rated as Level 2, but when I was editing my very old first-try run, I concluded that it was definitely just Level 1 by today's standards... I then proceeded to zero it in less than 15 minutes. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_lol.gif

Level 1 ( http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/eek.gif )

A Bipolar Behr

Creamy Korn
--0--Malachyte - 1:03.415 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXs_B0sWrNM) - 3rd place. Meh.
I figure this may happen a few more times as I'm editing all my first-try runs on the remaining Level 2s...

JoeRegular
09-01-2012, 12:48 PM
I've always been described as like a dog with a bone on any challenge I get fixated on, you make my tenacity look apathetic man http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_lol.gif

http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/clap.gif http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/clap.gif http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/clap.gif http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/clap.gif

rlmergeuser
09-01-2012, 06:49 PM
saw you on Hd, messing with the menus.

whatchu doin ?(????)?

nah, just kidding. take your time and wreck the known universe in evo when you are ready

rlmergeuser
09-02-2012, 12:31 AM
I've always been described as like a dog with a bone on any challenge I get fixated on, you make my tenacity look apathetic man http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_lol.gif

http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/clap.gif http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/clap.gif http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/clap.gif http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/clap.gif
That's why people with personality types like ours gravitate towards games like Trials... http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/cool.gif


saw you on Hd, messing with the menus.

whatchu doin ?(????)?

nah, just kidding. take your time and wreck the known universe in evo when you are ready
Just working on this:


Finally, I added one more goal to my to-do list. No more playing. Just recording, editing, and uploading:


Record, edit, and upload passing runs on all 595 Ninja tracks, no matter how crappy they are - Working on it.

I was recording Level 3s while editing Level 2s. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/smile.gif

Everything is finally recorded now, but I've only put a small dent in the editing job I have ahead of me...

Also, there's one more track I MAY try to 0-fault before moving on to Evo:

Most of these runs I recorded are crappy first- or second-try runs. A few are half decent runs on tracks I spent a little time on... like 10-20 faults. I can live with that.

However I had completely forgotten that I spent a long time on jhop420's Level 3 track Ninja Garden a long time ago, and got it down to 2 faults... I feel like if I can get 2 faults I can get 0... so I may give this track another shot. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/geek.gif

Maradical
09-02-2012, 08:03 AM
Do what you gotta do http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/biggrin.gif

rlmergeuser
09-04-2012, 02:35 AM
Congrats, man!

So, if you're recording other runs... are you going to finally put up another replay for Pink Frogs? I spent a lot of time on that track, I'd love to see another person's run on it.

rlmergeuser
09-04-2012, 02:58 AM
^^

Of course! My goal is to have a run recorded and uploaded for every track on the leaderboard, and that includes Pink Frogs. It will only be my first-try run though, because I know myself well enough to know that if I spend some time trying to improve it I won't be able to stop until I get 0 faults... http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_e_ugeek.gif

rlmergeuser
09-04-2012, 08:50 PM
Sweet! Yeah, I wouldn't try to go back and 0f it, especially if you value your sanity. Getting to the final checkpoint in 0 would be relatively easy, it's just getting those balance beams the first time... you'd have to be a machine. Or Lestropie, maybe.

Maradical
09-05-2012, 03:18 AM
I'm really jealous of your patience. I wish I would have stayed on HD until I had earned Platinum on the last few tournaments and 0-faulted the Midnight Club. Every time I switch to HD to try for those final goals, I have to spend 4 hours getting used to the physics before I can even attempt to Platinum anything. By that time, I don't care anymore and I just go back to Evo. I'm definitely rooting for you to keep going until you completely gut those Ninjas from the inside out, or just, you know, pass them. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif

rlmergeuser
09-06-2012, 07:17 PM
There's one more track I MAY try to 0-fault before moving on to Evo:

Most of these runs I recorded are crappy first- or second-try runs. A few are half decent runs on tracks I spent a little time on... like 10-20 faults. I can live with that.

However I had completely forgotten that I spent a long time on jhop420's Level 3 track Ninja Garden a long time ago, and got it down to 2 faults... I feel like if I can get 2 faults I can get 0... so I may give this track another shot.
I did. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIHmcaT3B1A) http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif

I actually zeroed it twice... but my first 0-fault run was too slow for Platinum, which is 1:00. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/dance.gif

rlmergeuser
09-06-2012, 11:51 PM
Are you serious when you say "but my first 0-fault run was too slow for Platinum" ?
You try a ninja track level 3, you do zero fault and you say "too slow (*i can do better*)".

You are not only a ninja player, you are a ninja speedrunner ! lol http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif

rlmergeuser
09-07-2012, 06:37 PM
^^

Haha, thanks. But I didn't try to get a faster run just to do better... it was only because my first 0-fault run was not platinum. If the platinum time was more forgiving I would have been perfectly happy with my 1:09 run. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/smile.gif

Also, jook13 posted in the Ninja Track Video Leaderboard thread, but I think it's more appropriate to respond here:


Now you are just procrastinating, looking for any loose ends to tie up. Time to move on man, dont make us form a proper intervention http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/razz.gif
You're absolutely right jook... that's exactly what I'm doing. The more I think about it, the less motivated I feel to move on to Evo.

When I first started in Trials HD, I was having a blast. So much of a blast that I decided to get more involved with the community and my own niche within the game - Ninja Tracks. After becoming an active member of the community, I was still having a lot of fun, but the game took over more and more of my life. This is of course entirely my own fault. I don't get addicted to substances... but I do get addicted to video games. I know this about myself.

You've all seen me rant before about how Trials HD practically took over my life, and how I started having much more fun with the game after everyone else moved on to Evo, which allowed me to play the game at my own pace again. From May through July of this year I spent so much time enjoying other aspects of life, and only played Trials once in a while, and I felt more happy and upbeat than I've felt in years. The only reason I started playing a lot more recently is because I injured my back (a bulged disc in my lower back) and therefore I haven't been able to go hiking, disc golfing, or biking while I go to physical therapy and wait for my body to heal...

Once I'm all healed up I'm determined to get back into that lifestyle - getting outside and living my life as much as I can. I know that if I get Evo I will become completely absorbed in the game trying to platinum everything, keep up-to-date on all my favorite creators, try to take top spots on custom track leaderboards, etc. etc.

Especially now that I've become somewhat of an icon in the Trials community (no bragging intended), I know that if I move on to Evo I will CONSTANTLY have people bugging me to try their new Ninja tracks, or to try to beat their run on a specific track, etc.

During the peak of the Trials HD years, I feel like I missed out on so many other aspects of life because I was completely consumed by the game, and I know I would become just as addicted to Evo.

I know that I'll still have the urge to get my "Trials fix" once in a while, but I can easily get this from THD... just choosing a fun Level 2 or 3 track to zero once in a while. No pressure, no goals, no community. Just me playing a game I love that no one else plays anymore. That probably sounds ******ed to most of you, but it sounds like a great plan to me... at least during this stage in my life.

I know that reading this will probably disappoint a lot of you. I get SO MANY comments on my videos along the lines of "OMG WHEN R U GETTING EVO???" ... which really does nothing but prove my point. Why do you think so many people want me to hurry up and move on? Probably so they can ask me to try to 0-fault their Ninja tracks and upload replays... or play multiplayer with them...

I'm not going to miss out on any more mountain bike rides or awesome powder days in the Winter because I slept in too long after playing Trials until 4am.

/Rant.

lifeonaboard
09-07-2012, 10:30 PM
You could just play evolution under a different gt and not tell anyone who you are. Keep your friend list empty and play at your own pace. I just think it's a shame you don't get to play a lot of the ninja tracks that I know you will love. I will admit we are a bit like junkies trying to get you to take another hit though.

rlmergeuser
09-07-2012, 10:35 PM
Sounds like your personal life is more important to you than Trials. How dare you!

Evo is fun and there is a lot of new and amazing content (lots of crap, too!). I do suggest you play, but perhaps you should go recluse like Murdoc and dump everyone you don't care to keep as a friend and set your profile to private. You don't need to upload videos any more because of the replay system, so you don't have to expose yourself to the public eye/pressure if you don't want to. It isn't that you were the best at THD, it was that you were/are the most exposed to the public eye.

If you're worried about the consuming of your attention/time/life in general, set your parental features to only allow so many hours/day of playing - the 'Family Timer' feature can do this easily. Come to think about it, I should probably consider this myself.

I don't want to feed the addiction here, I just want to offer alternatives that'd actually allow you to live how you'll be the happiest, while still allowing you to enjoy the game I know you would like to.

rlmergeuser
09-07-2012, 10:45 PM
"it was only because my first 0-fault run was not platinum"
Not wrong, I agree...

+ I 100% agree to the 2nd part of your post about "the less motivated I feel to move on to Evo".
But I think you should try this game even when, there are so many new in evo. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif (+ DLC is comming http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/razz.gif)
And just try to play for fun, don't try go get 0 zero fault on all ninja level 4-5 or whatever in 6 hours... lol. (or just only one, to prouve you can do it on evo.)

Even if this game is based on challenge x) ...


ps: if you have to many messages on your xbox, just write a good bio why you can't rep+ at everyone http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/wink.gif

A7XfoREVer531
09-08-2012, 03:08 AM
If you are worried about getting asked to play people tracks if you go to privacy settings you can make it so that only friends can send you messages

jook13
09-08-2012, 10:19 PM
^^

Haha, thanks. But I didn't try to get a faster run just to do better... it was only because my first 0-fault run was not platinum. If the platinum time was more forgiving I would have been perfectly happy with my 1:09 run. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/smile.gif

Also, jook13 posted in the Ninja Track Video Leaderboard thread, but I think it's more appropriate to respond here:


Now you are just procrastinating, looking for any loose ends to tie up. Time to move on man, dont make us form a proper intervention http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/razz.gif
You're absolutely right jook... that's exactly what I'm doing. The more I think about it, the less motivated I feel to move on to Evo.

When I first started in Trials HD, I was having a blast. So much of a blast that I decided to get more involved with the community and my own niche within the game - Ninja Tracks. After becoming an active member of the community, I was still having a lot of fun, but the game took over more and more of my life. This is of course entirely my own fault. I don't get addicted to substances... but I do get addicted to video games. I know this about myself.

You've all seen me rant before about how Trials HD practically took over my life, and how I started having much more fun with the game after everyone else moved on to Evo, which allowed me to play the game at my own pace again. From May through July of this year I spent so much time enjoying other aspects of life, and only played Trials once in a while, and I felt more happy and upbeat than I've felt in years. The only reason I started playing a lot more recently is because I injured my back (a bulged disc in my lower back) and therefore I haven't been able to go hiking, disc golfing, or biking while I go to physical therapy and wait for my body to heal...

Once I'm all healed up I'm determined to get back into that lifestyle - getting outside and living my life as much as I can. I know that if I get Evo I will become completely absorbed in the game trying to platinum everything, keep up-to-date on all my favorite creators, try to take top spots on custom track leaderboards, etc. etc.

Especially now that I've become somewhat of an icon in the Trials community (no bragging intended), I know that if I move on to Evo I will CONSTANTLY have people bugging me to try their new Ninja tracks, or to try to beat their run on a specific track, etc.

During the peak of the Trials HD years, I feel like I missed out on so many other aspects of life because I was completely consumed by the game, and I know I would become just as addicted to Evo.

I know that I'll still have the urge to get my "Trials fix" once in a while, but I can easily get this from THD... just choosing a fun Level 2 or 3 track to zero once in a while. No pressure, no goals, no community. Just me playing a game I love that no one else plays anymore. That probably sounds ******ed to most of you, but it sounds like a great plan to me... at least during this stage in my life.

I know that reading this will probably disappoint a lot of you. I get SO MANY comments on my videos along the lines of "OMG WHEN R U GETTING EVO???" ... which really does nothing but prove my point. Why do you think so many people want me to hurry up and move on? Probably so they can ask me to try to 0-fault their Ninja tracks and upload replays... or play multiplayer with them...

I'm not going to miss out on any more mountain bike rides or awesome powder days in the Winter because I slept in too long after playing Trials until 4am.

/Rant.


I think this is one reason why you may like Evo more. For me personally, The whole game is a lot more of a casual experience. In HD, I would obsess over getting my next zero fault on a tough custom track. Part of the motivation was so I could upload and show off my run. In Evo, there are already replays, there is no ninja video thread. There is no need to upload a run so there is less pressure to prove my self. My favorite part of this game is being part of the OTHG (http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=77&t=10552). In this group, we are given 4 tracks to run a week. I enjoy having a small goal like that, just sit back and relax as I take off .1 or .2 at a time. Like I said, its a much more casual experience for me. I still love the game, its the only game I play. But I find myself doing family fun more and gaming less than I did with HD.

Its all in the experience you create for yourself though. If you end up playing Evo, are you still gonna set incredibly high goals for yourself? Look at the first page of this thread and read it all. Who wouldnt get burnt out after completing something like that? Who wouldnt feel they missed out on other parts of their life after zeroing around 400 ninja tracks? If you dont think you can play Evo in a less intense manner, I would suggest not playing it really. You said you know you have videogame addiction issues. I know I have alcohol addiction issues, thats why I havnt drank in over 4 years. I wish I could come home from work and drink a beer or 2 to relax. Problem when I try that is I then proceed finish the 6 pack 2 hours later then find myself driving to get more...

rlmergeuser
09-09-2012, 02:57 AM
Thanks to everyone for your support and suggestions. I can see now that the way I phrased things made me come across as a bit of a whiny little ***** complaining that "everyone would make me play too much"...

Let me clarify:

I would have no problem ignoring crappy track makers asking me to play their Ninja tracks. But I would WANT to keep up-to-date on all the great track makers I've become familiar with from THD, like Murdoc, jook, Heetsauce, Skumbag, Lumberjack, NV ii Alex, InfenoTrials, BlazingDude, QcChopper, Iron Warlord, etc. etc. etc. (So many more...)

Whether I set my profile to private or not, I know I wouldn't be able to stop myself from trying to 0-fault and platinum every track made by any of these creators. I also wouldn't be able to stop myself from trying to 0-fault and platinum everything in the game, including Test Your Might...


If you're worried about the consuming of your attention/time/life in general, set your parental features to only allow so many hours/day of playing - the 'Family Timer' feature can do this easily. Come to think about it, I should probably consider this myself.
I didn't know this was an option... but still, if I'm being honest with myself I know that this wouldn't work. I could set it up, but if I felt like I was on the verge of zeroing a particular track or whatever, I would just go turn it off and keep playing... and I'm sure this would happen a lot.

What jook said really sums it up pretty well:


Its all in the experience you create for yourself though. If you end up playing Evo, are you still gonna set incredibly high goals for yourself? Look at the first page of this thread and read it all. Who wouldnt get burnt out after completing something like that? Who wouldnt feel they missed out on other parts of their life after zeroing around 400 ninja tracks? If you dont think you can play Evo in a less intense manner, I would suggest not playing it really. You said you know you have videogame addiction issues. I know I have alcohol addiction issues, thats why I havnt drank in over 4 years. I wish I could come home from work and drink a beer or 2 to relax. Problem when I try that is I then proceed finish the 6 pack 2 hours later then find myself driving to get more...
I could definitely start out trying to play Evo in a less intense manner, but I know for a fact that this wouldn't last. I would just become completely absorbed. Exactly like you said with your alcohol addiction - you used to tell yourself you were just gonna have 2 beers, but before you knew it you'd finish the six-pack and go buy more. I could tell myself I was just going to zero one Ninja track or platinum a couple of non-Ninjas... but I here's an example of what I know would happen very regularly:

"Oh, just one try on the next track... damn, I was pretty close to zeroing that! Ok, just one more try... Yes! Zeroed it! Ok, let's turn off the XBox now... oh look at that, I have a new message... No way, a new QcChopper track!! Ok, I gotta try it before I quit playing for the day... just one try. Crap, that track was really fun... just one more try... one more... oh, NOW I understand the right technique for that difficult obstacle, well lemme just try to get a better run now that I'm not doing the wrong thing... OMG, 2 faults!!! I'll bet I can get zero pretty easily... just a few more tries..."

You get the idea.

On the other hand, I can easily have a beer or two without the urge to have more. I smoke weed on a semi-regular basis... maybe 2 times a week on average, yet I've never been tempted to do it more often. In fact, I enjoy the moderation, and I don't understand people who enjoy being high for every waking moment of their life... I've tried ecstasy and mushrooms too, and even though I thoroughly enjoyed my experiences, I've never felt like doing these drugs more than once or twice a year.

I'm just not the same way with video games I love... I have so much trouble tearing myself away from them once I get sucked in.

It's been my dream since I was around 13 to live up in the mountains close to ski resorts where I could mountain bike and snowboard on a regular basis. I finally made that happen a few years ago when I moved from southern California up here to Truckee in northern California. It's expensive to live up here... why the hell am I spending the extra money to live up here if I'm going to spend 90% of my free time playing video games?

Anyway, I'm still playing THD a lot right now because of my back injury, but I know I'll be able to cut down on my time easily once my back is good enough to start doing the outdoor activities I love again, specifically because there's nothing to keep up with. My goals are completed, and there is no new user-generated content coming out at all.

rlmergeuser
09-09-2012, 11:56 AM
Malachyte I got a lot of Respect for what you're doing you know whats Important in life and for you... http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/smile.gif
I would be plessed with only half of your patience...

JoeRegular
09-09-2012, 01:42 PM
Mal whatever you wanna do in the future I wish you all the best, genuinely one of my favourite people I've met through Trials. I totally agree with Jook in that the competetive/can't put it down factor is diminished greatly in Evo but can also totally appreciate your reluctance to get involved.

Just keep upping crazy *** vids to youtube so we can keep tabs on your escapades bud http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif

rlmergeuser
09-09-2012, 11:09 PM
Thank you Joe, what flattery! I may give in and get Evo some day... but not now. And of course, I will continue to upload all kinds of videos to YouTube... just as soon as my stupid back gets better. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/smile.gif

rlmergeuser
09-09-2012, 11:54 PM
In my quest to prove that I've passed every Ninja Track from the leaderboard in Trials HD, I've finished recording, editing, and uploading all the Level 2s which I didn't have runs on. Most of them are crappy first-try runs, so they are all unlisted on YouTube and linked only from the Ninja Track Video Leaderboard, just like I used to do with Pending Submissions uploads.

All Level 3 runs have been recorded, but I haven't even begun the editing process, so it will be a while before they are ready.

Enjoy!

A7XfoREVer531

Dilemma
--55--Malachyte - 8:25.674 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZUA74AGRYE) (First Try)

ALFdoubaka

Goblin
--95--Malachyte - 15:05.206 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twnL3PW6-jg) (First Try)

High-Tec
--63--Malachyte - 10:56.605 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6J4p-lpmH8) (First Try)

p_i-w-i_q
--57--Malachyte - 9:32.436 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5heo-FbUM8) (First Try)

Chicago AJ

Good Luck
--57--Malachyte - 5:58.113 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GZlQU_-CKE) (First Try)

Colors Of Life

Doomsayer
--47--Malachyte - 4:03.669 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErFaMfHblAM) (Second Try) - I think this was my second try… I played the track once when it was first released, and then again much later after I learned that the LT/RT trick worked when airborne.

CypherDextrous

Dizzy Ninja
--41--Malachyte - 5:16.098 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MbCZg-84Ss) (Third Try) - I actually played this track a few times when it was first released. I'm pretty sure this was my third attempt, but it was a long time ago so I'm not sure.

DEADPH1SH

Felony
--56--Malachyte - 6:18.454 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69MQdU5TMOs) (Meh) - I'm pretty sure I played this track several times when it was first released. This run is so old… I use faults in several places out of impatience or frustration, on obstacles that are easy to try repeatedly without faulting… Bah! Embarrassing!

epZ Hectic

Skills
--60--Malachyte - 23:47.673 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrQXbiwIghg) (First Try)

fanbeltgattsu

DJ_10
--68--Malachyte - 14:26.667 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTXbG8MwX5o) (First Try) - I wasted a lot of time/faults figuring out the obstacle with the two concrete pipes… It took me a long time to realize that they had physics enabled.

DJ_11 v1.1
--97--Malachyte - 16:57.671 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StFQynvHtXU) (First Try) - As with most fanbeltgattsu tracks, I wasted a lot of time/faults figuring out some of the very strange obstacles.

FLYER80

Fragile Ninja
--110--Malachyte - 13:25.931 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA4r2OPK9Gg) (First Try)

Legacy
--102--Malachyte - 8:49.344 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CteIFYcmxgs) (First Try)

Rage Quit Returns
--48--Malachyte - 6:26.139 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBgaLTKzMOA) (First Try) - I wasted some time/faults figuring out the rotating cube obstacle. Especially considering this, my fault count was exceptionally low for a first-try run on a Level 2 track… but I think I got lucky in a few other places. In any case the track really felt like a Level 2 to me.

HEETSAUCE

Badlands
--63--Malachyte - 15:55.793 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAj2yD3CxBI) (First Try) - Extremely old and embarrassing run…

Bloodclot
--155--Malachyte - 19:09.787 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7Av5kSerWY) (First Try) - Another extremely old and embarrassing run…so many stupid faults getting checkpoints… http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_e_sad.gif

HoRiZoNTaL Xx

Night Shift
--41--Malachyte - 4:55.504 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3c-rN8a5zc) (Second Try) - As far as I remember, I played this track a second time because I was on the fence between a Level 1 and a Level 2. I ended up settling on Level 2 mainly because of the obstacle I got most of my faults on in this run.

InfernoTrials

Legend
--15--Malachyte - 2:34.676 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZax-5sE44U) (Meh) - I spent a while playing this track when it was first released just because I found it fun! http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/biggrin.gif

Traveller
--8--Malachyte - 3:49.534 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDi1uYoVcqo) (Meh) - I spent a while trying to 0-fault this track because I originally rated it as Level 1 for some reason… after several hours this was still my best run, so I decided to re-rate the track as Level 2.

Jarr3tt88

Ninja Mining
--44--Malachyte - 5:24.840 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvouD2Tj9x4) (Second Try) - I think I played the track once when it was first released, then later I was talking with Murdoc about it, and he told me he had come really close to getting out of the rock pit below the three metal bars. This intrigued me, so I decided to try the track again to see if this was possible. Turns out it is. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_razz.gif

Loot Monkey

Eclectic
--50--Malachyte - 5:35.622 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwYO5OnG5f4) (First Try)

Moonshine
--118--Malachyte - 10:44.713 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQQ3GQNfe98) (First Try) - I really struggled with a couple of the obstacles in this track for some reason…

Lumberjack Pep

Bionic Thumb
--120--Malachyte - 8:18.608 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqpRxlnzh6E) (First Try)

Crap Scrap
--98--Malachyte - 8:56.352 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdJcvSAgnhI) (First Try)

Last Templar
--105--Malachyte - 9:10.850 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZIq8AQlnTg) (First Try) - My fault count could have been lower on this one… it seems I got either frustrated or impatient on the third obstacle and started using faults when I could have easily recovered from most of my failed attempts…

Mongold 13

Concrete Hell
--58--Malachyte - 5:26.630 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yv2I7FoOvVs) (First Try)

Murdoc Loch

False Pretenses
--67--Malachyte - 8:26.395 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI_aY17PIrU) (Meh) - I played this track a handful of times back in the day because Murdoc asked me to try to 0-fault it. If I recall correctly, he was also asking me to reanalyze it and potentially rate it as a Level 1. Even after around 5 tries or so, this was still my best run. Granted, I was much worse back then than I am now, and this track also focuses on speed-runner techniques which have always been my weakest point… but I think even today I'd still rate it as a light Level 2. Also, for some reason I used several faults on the 2nd-to-last obstacle even though I could have easily recovered.

Mountain Ninja
--117--Malachyte - 9:31.991 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f60xiKTljI8) (First Try) - I don't think it occurred to me at the time that it was possible to recover on the 2nd-to-last obstacle. Or maybe I was just impatient. Who knows.

NV ii Alex

666 + Ninja = ?
--170--Malachyte - 13:45.335 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Duf7WjXORos) (First Try) - This is another very old and embarrassing run… I used lots of faults on the 2nd-to-last obstacle where I could have easily recovered, and just played very poorly overall… Man, I used to suck at this game. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_razz.gif

Bounce Attack
--73--Malachyte - 5:40.947 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BQ_S5gKEfs) (First Try)

Bounce Attack 2
--72--Malachyte - 5:35.188 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZsg8DTKYsk) (First Try)

Bounce Attack 3
--67--Malachyte - 5:59.506 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxKNhETyNpg) (First Try)

Dream Trance
--8--Malachyte - 1:44.319 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIhjqlGt1Jo) (Meh) - I played this track for a while when it was first released simply because I thought it was really fun. Editing this run made me wanna go back to try to 0-fault it…

Sanctuary 2.NO
--152--Malachyte - 11:52.781 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQQcLzueaVw) (First Try)

Nytmair

Pink Frogs
--66--Malachyte - 7:21.768 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0cG7kUIBek) (First Try)

R0GUE T0MAT0

Just Dirt
--108--Malachyte - 9:12.068 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfqEW-nCkuA) (First Try)

SLY BACONz

Vete Al Diablo
--248--Malachyte - 15:55.075 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evCyMZM0a08) (First Try) - This run is EXTREMELY old, and quite possibly my most pathetic run ever… I used SO MANY faults on the 2nd-to-last obstacle when I could have easily recovered.

Snipen108

Perdition
--28--Malachyte - 3:12.610 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXYMHCgTQgY) (Third Try) - I'm fairly certain this was my third try. As far as I recall, I was really on the fence between Level 1 and Level 2 for this track, so I played it a few extra times. In the end I decided that although most of the track was very borderline, the last obstacle was hard enough to push the track to a light Level 2 overall.

Spargokuroth

Chili Night
--35--Malachyte - 2:53.403 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n90rD8QkSJM) (Second Try) - I played this track a second time because I spent a LOT of extra faults on my first try just figuring out all it's strange and unique afterburner obstacles.

sugatin

idn ,u!o6 (Goin' Up Remake)
--57--Malachyte - 11:08.519 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUACeUj0CG0) (First Try)

T/T (Trials/Tribulations Remake)
--74--Malachyte - 8:34.172 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZnYt36rcd4) (First Try)

Tech (Technique Remake)
--69--Malachyte - 6:55.956 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1zJC8uFGyI) (First Try)

UB (Unfair Bombardment Remake)
--107--Malachyte - 9:24.645 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0mZ2Q3RG28) (First Try) - This could be a very hard Level 2 or a light Level 3… if anyone would like to chime in with an opinion, go for it! Also, poor checkpoint placement FTW…

T3CHNO M4TTY

The Ninja
--69--Malachyte - 5:58.774 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rtcrf8M2j5w) (Second Try) - This run is very old, but I'm pretty sure I only played this track twice.

TBNSoty

Clear? Muri!!
--44--Malachyte - 8:36.905 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDw5wAc5U-k) (First Pass) - Yes, you read that right… a "first pass" run on a Level 2. I never timed out, but this track has a couple of different routes… some of them end up at dead ends with checkpoints… so there is nothing you can do but restart. You can see one of these dead ends underneath the last obstacle - If I had dropped down and gotten that checkpoint I'd have been screwed… Most of the obstacles I encountered on this passing run were actually brand new to me, because I had never stayed on the top route for so long.

WILLYUMZ

Finale Rmx
--71--Malachyte - 5:48.622 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLBOiKtjsE8) (FIrst Try)

x PrOFeSsi0NaL

A = 3.14 x R^2
--107--Malachyte - 12:25.042 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4-R9K-yqto) (First Try) - Yet another old and crappy run… although I did waste quite a lot of faults/time on the 2nd obstacle doing entirely the wrong thing.

C = 3.14 x D
--18--Malachyte - 3:02.038 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgJxd1nudTk) (Meh) - I think I spent a while playing this track way back when it was first released. In the replay it seems like I've had a fair bit of practice on it, but I can tell that my skills are fairly outdated… that's why I think it's an old run.

Constant Motion
--36--Malachyte - 2:10.574 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLocSm0J7E8) (First Try) - This track is very short - only 2 obstacles, so it's theoretically pretty easy to 0-fault. However the first one is at least Level 3 - maybe even an easy Level 4, and the second is somewhere near the border of Level 2 and Level 3. I guess overall that makes the track a Level 2…? I dunno…

xMotionSickness

Ninja Stage 2
--63--Malachyte - 6:33.724 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRbGFKMwBuY) (First Try)

Ninja Stage 3
--81--Malachyte - 8:12.245 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB3zHoSOcKM) (First Try)

Xx 3NIGM4 xX

Sausage
--69--Malachyte - 13:52.726 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WE6wbnwU2uI) (First Try)

xXDonReneXx

Errando Discas
--73--Malachyte - 8:35.902 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dopbc5EwnaY) (First Try) - This run is pretty old… but not as terrible as some of my other ancient replays.

Jolly Ninja
--56--Malachyte - 7:56.097 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5cPA0g8Jco) (First Try)

Retribution
09-10-2012, 03:49 AM
Dude...you have no idea how much it is killing me waiting for you to get on Evo. Just promise me you'll be on it before the first DLC.

rlmergeuser
09-10-2012, 04:09 AM
Dude...you have no idea how much it is killing me waiting for you to get on Evo. Just promise me you'll be on it before the first DLC.
Sorry Amp... probably won't happen. Start reading from here (http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=8414&start=86)...

Retribution
09-10-2012, 11:13 AM
Sorry Amp... probably won't happen. Start reading from here (http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=8414&start=86)...

I must have missed that post, but hey i understand man. Sorry for having bugged you bout it all those times. Hopefully you'd enjoy the videos i put up from time to time just as i have enjoyed watching your runs. Hope your back gets better soon buddy.

rlmergeuser
09-10-2012, 10:10 PM
^^

Of course man, I always enjoy your videos - you, Murdoc, and TBN are definitely my favorite Ninja riders. Even though I don't have Evo I still love watching your runs. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/smile.gif

BTW... I was playing THD last night and I zeroed Bounce Challenge! About half a second slower than your time though... I may go back today and try to beat you. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/biggrin.gif

Retribution
09-11-2012, 11:42 AM
Nice! Cant wait to see a video of it. You probably will beat my time, that was my one and only 0 fault run on Bounce Challenge.

SparkierJoNESZ
09-11-2012, 11:57 AM
i hope you find a way to play evo without it taking over your life

rlmergeuser
09-11-2012, 07:48 PM
He malachyte i know what your talking about.
i only zeroed a couple ninjas but the ones i played absorbed me too, also had the 1 more try syndrome.
I don't feel the need to zero ninja tracks these days and its a lot more fun i can tell you.

If you think evo will completely absorb you then its better to stay away from it for your own health.
Maybe you can go on a different account playing evo in all peace, without stressing.
Still your achievements are the greatest in trials history.

Goodbye malachyte, nr 1 ninja master

rlmergeuser
09-24-2012, 09:41 PM
Record, edit, and upload passing runs on all 595 Ninja tracks, no matter how crappy they are - Working on it. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif

After that, will you upload a new ninja promo ? http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif

rlmergeuser
09-24-2012, 10:22 PM
Thanks Lumberjack - I appreciate the kind words. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/smile.gif

@Killlard - I probably won't be doing another Ninja Promo. I didn't even feel motivated to do my second one - I only did it because Shifty told me if I put another Ninja Promo he would put it on the RedLynxTrials Website (http://www.redlynxtrials.com/trials-hd/community-videos) and I could get exposure for my YouTube channel. This site was finished after Evo was already out, and you have to first click on Trials HD, and then click on Community Videos to even find it... I wouldn't be surprised if 99% of visitors to this site never found it. Haha.

mrcarnage666
10-03-2012, 03:20 PM
Lumberjack has a good point. We do miss you and your crazy skills in Trials evo but if it cause you stress just make another gamertag.
Really sad you miss all the fun and this is truly great game.

You but so much in the line in back in trials HD making those videos, keeping ninja leaderboard alive and running.
You are the nr 1 ninja for most of us and inspired us to trying getting better. Making tracks etc.
I remember when i so called taking a break and watching your runs on HD i wonder damn i make come back
Make a ninja track and wanna see this crazy dude zero fault it http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_lol.gif

But i hope you find the way just relax play and enjoy when ever you want dont get pressure about zero fault anything or about your fame.
Dont set yourself any crazy coals you have to do like your insane trials HD Ninja zero coals.

rlmergeuser
10-04-2012, 06:38 AM
All Level 3 runs have been recorded, but I haven't even begun the editing process, so it will be a while before they are ready.
Alright, I've uploaded all my old crappy runs on the Level 3s… with the exception of a few which I 0-faulted before this batch was ready… those replays should be up soon!

Level 3!

Band oF Misfitz

Awakening
--113--Malachyte - 20:23.222 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7J69Fuf3JI) (First Try) - As far as I remember, this isn't a true first try. I think I spent a long time trying to do a font-wheel-bounce-to-fender-hook on the 4th obstacle on my first try before I realized that I had a much better chance at just a straight-forward back-wheel bounce. I restarted the track once I came to this realization… but this run was my first time seeing anything past the 4th obstacle.

CPR Hermit

By 10 Can U?
--251--Malachyte - 28:09.709 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZowY-7FucwI) (First Try) - I left in a lot of faults on the last obstacle just to highlight what a pain in the *** it is...

Follow Arrows
--48--Malachyte - 5:18.252 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCuLzI4jLAs) (Second Try) - When I was recording this batch of replays I learned that my old first-try replay was broken, and evidently unfixable… so I played the track again. It seems I've improved a lot since then, because I remember almost timing out on my first try way back when. Although I'm sure that watching NV ii Alex's 0-fault run on this a few times helped me learn the right techniques too...

Test Yourself 2
--76--Malachyte - 8:13.548 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMkG4QRt8NI) (Second Try) - Although I came close to timing out, I did pass this track on my first try, so I rated it as a hard Level 3. NV ii Alex told me he thought it was a Level 4, so I played it a second time to reevaluate. It's definitely a Level 3 overall… the only obstacle that seems like Level 4 to me is the last one. The rest of the track really isn't too bad once you learn it.

DEADPH1SH

Concussion
--38--Malachyte - 5:03.440 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w417YSJbXqo) (Second Try) - When I was recording this batch of replays I found that my very old first-try replay on this track was broken on the very first obstacle, so I went back and played the track again. This isn't a true second try because I did restart once after spending around 50 faults on the 4th obstacle. This was however my true second try on everything past the 4th obstacle.

Miseducated
--43--Malachyte - 4:17.929 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6F3dLj6b5c) (Third Try) - I only played this track once when it was first released, but then I played it three more times much later, because there was some debate involving the respective difficulties of this track, "Djuno", and jook13's "Let's Give Up". Of those more recent three tries, my second was actually my best… so that makes this replay my third try overall.

fanbelt2

DJJ6
--220--Malachyte - 22:10.265 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTvi1EVbhDA) (First Try) - As with many fanbeltgattsu tracks, I wasted a lot of time/faults figuring out some of the very strange obstacles.

Smm2
--93--Malachyte - 12:03.940 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-Icuy0pZy4) (First Try) - Unlike most fanbeltgattsu tracks, this one wasn't particularly hard to figure out… it was just hard.

Smm3
--89--Malachyte - 10:56.005 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ssmp36HJMDg) (Second Try) - When I was recording this batch of replays I found that my old first-try replay was broken and unfixable, so I played the track again… yay?

fanbeltgattsu

DJ7
--374--Malachyte - 26:53.317 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKChegmaSWM) (First Try) - Not hard to figure out - just a very difficult track!

DJ8
--130--Malachyte - 19:46.029 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7n2hBrKnr0) (First Try) - I feel like I got lucky in a few places on this run, but I also wasted a lot of time figuring out the last obstacle.

DJ9
--226--Malachyte - 27:32.648 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=675ZyUjMw68) (First Try) - As with many fanbeltgattsu tracks, I wasted a lot of time/faults figuring out some of the very strange obstacles.

DJ_12
--174--Malachyte - 22:46.594 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USSDq3uqR-k) (First Pass) - This run is pretty old, but I'm pretty sure I remember timing out on the "clock" obstacle once before passing this track. Also, in this replay it seems like I was somewhat familiar with all the obstacles before the clock one.

Sm1 v1.4
--149--Malachyte - 26:29.616 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Cw5OKkCWeY) (First Try) - This track is ridiculous… even for fanbeltgattsu. it goes on forever, has so much random arbitrarily placed crap, so many checkpoints that are really hard to get without suiciding, glitchy obstacles, checkpoints that don't work… the list goes on So I apologize for this horrible 11-minute replay… but I just couldn't resist highlighting all the BS associated with this track… also, I got really lucky on the last obstacle.

Lifeonaboard

Certain Death
--195--Malachyte - 21:59.716 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVKy9enTaVs) (First Pass) - To be honest, "first pass" is really just a guess. This run is from way back when jhop420 still managed the Ninja Leaderboards, so I don't really remember… but when editing this run it seemed like I was familiar with everything up until the awkward back-flip obstacle (where I got most of my faults), so I'm guessing I timed out on that obstacle once… what a crappy and embarrassing run.

Murdoc Loch

Dexter Express
--118--Malachyte - 9:52.286 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UBpWSWuKZI) (Second Try) - I remember restarting once around the 10-minute-mark on the third obstacle after realizing that I was doing it wrong, and then passing the track on my "first try" coming very close to timing out. I'm fairly certain this run was only my second try.

Lowercase
--286--Malachyte - 24:55.517 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxegRH2AJDc) (First Pass) - This run is extremely old, and I don't remember much about it… but I know that this track was one of the hardest in existence when it came out, and I wasn't very good back then… so I'm sure I timed out at least once on it.

NV ii Alex

& ME 2.99 (AM 3 Remake)
--117--Malachyte - 10:22.139 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoMrPTNJcck) (First Try) - This was my true first try on this track, however I was of course already familiar with the original, and I think I had already watched NV ii Alex's 0-fault run on this remake as well before playing it.

Sanctuary N3
--50--Malachyte - 11:29.488 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbrtb71vGfQ) (First Pass) - It's embarrassing to admit… but I'm pretty sure I timed out once on the last obstacle before passing this track, although I think I wasted a lot of time taking the wrong approach. From running out of time straight to a 50-fault run seems odd, but I'm fairly certain that's what happened.

Unlucky 4
--133--Malachyte - 27:12.153 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvrlodLFO8U) (First Try) - As the name suggests, NV ii Alex originally submitted this track as a Level 4, but I just couldn't qualify a track I passed on my first try as Level 4… in fact, the only obstacle that felt like Level 4 to me was the third one - the rest really aren't so bad. This track was later remade into a harder version, "U4 Advanced", which did qualify as Level 4 mainly because the third obstacle in this version was absolutely ridiculous. "U4 Advanced" was finally remade again into a more balanced Level 4, "Dedication", in which the third obstacle was made a little easier, and the rest were made a little harder. Good times.

Pyyheliina

Dusty Cavern
--12--Malachyte - 2:17.544 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff2KMxRRdjM) (Meh) - I spent a while playing this track at some point just for fun. I'm pretty sure I could 0-fault this with a bit more practice…

Hell
--134--Malachyte - 21:50.603 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MIULAgs3pU) (First Pass) - I timed out once on the obstacle with the I-beams because I spent the entire time doing the wrong thing. I even wasted a good chunk of time on this run still doing the wrong thing… why the hell are those lower I-beams there if there's no effective way to use them?? So misleading…

Spargokuroth

Eden
--150--Malachyte - 20:01.218 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csJFepUsso0) (First Pass) - I timed out several times on this track just figuring it out - if I recall correctly, once on the third-to-last obstacle and twice on the second-to-last. In fact, I ended up asking Spargokuroth what I was supposed to do on the second-to-last one… it just didn't occur to me to backflip - I kept trying to just get on top of the rotating pillar thing, which I eventually succeeded at… but that accomplished nothing. This run was my first time getting to the last obstacle.

Leviathan
--221--Malachyte - 29:25.893 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xA4mBbqBDVw) (First Pass) - I know I timed out at least twice on this track… maybe even three or four times. I was actually on the fence about rating this as a Level 4, but I talked it over with both Spargokuroth and sugatin, and in the end we decided that it was mainly hard to pass just because the obstacles are hard to figure out, but that once you knew what to do they really only required Level 3 skills. The ridiculous length of the last obstacle is definitely a factor too though…

Mind Warp II
--187--Malachyte - 23:25.991 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGfur_kJECg) (First Try) - I wasted a LOT of time figuring out the second-to-last obstacle, and a fair amount of faults figuring out the last one…

Shiva
--53--Malachyte - 7:07.264 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vTL2v9vi-U) (Second Try) - I don't remember playing this track more than once… but I'm pretty sure I came close to timing out on my first try, and I seem somewhat familiar with the track in this replay, so I guess this must be my second try? I really can't recall…

Ultima
--128--Malachyte - 13:19.738 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npiSqSlUuGI) (First Try) - Originally rated as a hard Level 2, but later moved to Level 3 after consulting with both Spargokuroth and NV ii Alex.

Storm HOZz

Reseau
--461--Malachyte - 26:32.289 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx_PI8JFLco) (First Try) - This was actually submitted as a Level 4, but I ended up deciding on Level 3 not only because I passed the track on my first try, but because it's very unbalanced. #5 is really the only Level 4 obstacle. Everything leading up to it is only Level 1 or 2, and the two obstacles after it seem harder, but still only Level 3-ish. I guess that makes the track a hard Level 3 overall…?

Storm uniQ

Element
--153--Malachyte - 16:57.196 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo7eRKbVKIA) (First Try) - Not really a true first try, because I accidentally played an unfinished version of this track that Storm uniQ was sharing for some reason… if I recall correctly I passed three obstacles before I realized I was playing an unfinished track, so only the second half of the track was new to me during this "first try" run on the finished version.

sugatin

BB (Brown Boxes Remake)
--271--Malachyte - 20:21.821 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4iiQmxELV0) (First Try) - Although most of the obstacles in this track are only Level 2, I thought that the one I got most of my faults on was hard enough to be Level 4… so I rated the track as Level 3 overall.

Groundhog (Groundhog Forever Remake)
--132--Malachyte - 9:02.253 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6MCLZpHbsg) (First Try) - Some people suggested that this track was only Level 2, but I strongly believe it's Level 3. The third obstacle is probably Level 3 - it's really tough to clear that TNT box AND get enough distance for the jump. The fifth obstacle is DEFINITELY Level 3… a HARD Level 3 obstacle at that. I left in a bunch of close calls so you can see what I mean. While the rest of the track isn't harder than Level 1 or 2, I believe that obstacle #5 is by far hard enough on it's own to push the track to Level 3, and #3 is pretty hard too… so that confirms it for me.

Infe ( Inferno II Remake )
--247--Malachyte - 15:03.310 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giE_zWlqP_c) (First Pass) - I know I timed out on that ridiculous fifth obstacle at least once… and I'm pretty sure I restarted on it at the 10- or 15-minute mark a few times as well… that's why I'm so good at the first four obstacles in this run. This was my first time passing it and seeing the rest of the track. I almost decided on Level 4 because of that obstacle alone, but eventually settled on a really hard Level 3. Let me know what you guys think!

KotH (King Of The Hill Remake)
--137--Malachyte - 16:12.423 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghpi8clqCno) (First Pass) - I'm pretty sure I timed out once before passing this track. As far as I remember it was towards the end… maybe even the 2nd-to-last obstacle since I seemed to already know the correct technique for it in this run. Also, sorry about leaving in so many faults on this one… I just had a lot of close calls that I wanted to keep in the replay. Finally, what the hell happened on the last obstacle?? Why did I rocket forward like that??

No Name Ver2
--320--Malachyte - 29:35.936 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDlD6wjHcWw) (First Pass) - I know I timed out at least twice on this track, and was on the fence about giving it a Level 4 rating… however in my second time-out and much of this run, I had no idea what to do on the last obstacle. Once you know the right technique it's still hard, but on the other hand I think I would have passed the track on my second try had I known what to do on it, so I went with a hard Level 3 rating.

Rookie?
--125--Malachyte - 10:18.907 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTr6B8gwSC4) (First Try) - This track is fairly unbalanced. While most of it is actually relatively easy, I decided that the fourth and the third-to-last obstacles were hard enough to make it an easier Level 3 overall.

Track 01
--154--Malachyte - 22:08.648 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y03zHOLQ70) (First Try) - This is a pretty tough track… but my fault count could have been lower than it was. At first I was trying to recover from my failed attempts on the big-awkward-pile-of-boxes obstacle near the middle of the track, but it appears I became frustrated with it and started using faults when I didn't need to… bah. Also, sorry for leaving in so many faults on the second-to-last obstacle - I just wanted to show how annoying it was.

TBNSoty

http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_razz.gif
--112--Malachyte - 15:30.965 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV_Yi1_44r4) (First Pass) - I'm pretty sure I timed out at least once on this track… maybe even twice. I know that this run was my first time making it to the "squeeze" obstacle though, since evidently I didn't know that I would just explode if I didn't go down the narrow opening.

T.B.N. =Easy= (The Beyond NJ Easy)
--110--Malachyte - 19:21.349 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKJc6Wc5W-c) (First Try) - While this was my true "first try" on this track, it was after I had already passed all the individual obstacles from the Level 5 version, so I may have gone a bit easy on it's rating. This could very well be a easy Level 4 rather than a hard Level 3. Also, funny that my fault count on this run was actually higher than my fault count when I finally passed the Level 5 version of this track much later…

TheMovement81

Insidious
--344--Malachyte - 24:53.891 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CffSOvFAt0) (First Try) - This run is pretty old and crappy… I'm sure I'd do much better on this track if I tried it now.

WILLYUMZ

Nibiru
--325--Malachyte - 21:31.904 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Dp3UgufL1s) (First Try) - This run is very old and embarrassing… I clearly wasn't very good when this track came out, and it seems like I also lost patience with trying to recover on the third-to-last obstacle - I was doing it at first, but then I just started using faults when I didn't need to… ugh.

xX GoSLiNg Xx

Underpressure
--277--Malachyte - 25:53.288 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q6bAcbjkVc) (First Try) - This track is EXTREMELY unbalanced… while most of the obstacles are probably only Level 1 - definitely no harder than Level 2, that ridiculous second-to-last obstacle is at LEAST Level 4… bordering on Level 5. I even got lucky doing the last part of it on my first try when I finally made it past the TNT boxes, but if you look closely you can see there isn't even a checkpoint there, so if I had screwed up that front-wheel-bounce-to-fender-grab part I would have had to start the entire obstacle over again. Even with my stroke of luck on the last part, I still spent over 90% of my total time on this obstacle and came pretty close to timing out. Therefore, despite the rest of the track being relatively easy, I didn't think it was right to rate it anything less than Level 3… Finally, I know it looks like I didn't finish the track at the end… but watch my timer - it does stop. Even though I exploded I somehow triggered the finish line at the same time.

However, this goal...


Record, edit, and upload passing runs on all 595 Ninja tracks, no matter how crappy they are - Working on it. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif
... still isn't complete because of this:


… with the exception of a few which I 0-faulted before this batch was ready… those replays should be up soon!
... so I can't quite check it off yet. Just a few more replays to upload! http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif

rlmergeuser
10-04-2012, 10:44 PM
However, this goal...

Record, edit, and upload passing runs on all 595 Ninja tracks, no matter how crappy they are - Working on it. ... still isn't complete because of this:

… with the exception of a few which I 0-faulted before this batch was ready… those replays should be up soon!... so I can't quite check it off yet. Just a few more replays to upload!


Just added a batch of my own replays!


Level 2 ( http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/mad.gif )

Mongold 13

Concrete Hell
--0--Malachyte - 42.212 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK4e5SOIdnM) - 1st place!

HEETSAUCE

Badlands
--0--Malachyte - 1:43.470 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e4Is-cXypE) - 2nd place. I originally set out to try and beat Lestropie on this one, which I still think I could do… but my save in this run was just too epic to overwrite with a faster run. Now that this run is uploaded and immortalized I may go back and try to improve my time at some point.

Murdoc Loch

Fault Line 01
--0--Malachyte - 52.102 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7_Bk9JiX88) - 1st place by 40 seconds!!! This run turned out to be virtually perfect… I'm very proud of it. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/biggrin.gif

Fault Line 02
--0--Malachyte - 1:14.120 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srlGNezYbqo) - 1st place & first documented 0-fault run! This run is pretty sloppy… but I'm happy enough to just have zeroed this track. It was tough!

Mountain Ninja
--0--Malachyte - 56.935 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi4RK-yaBjQ) - 1st place & first documented 0-fault run! Good save on the last obstacle.

False Pretenses
--0--Malachyte - 1:04.747 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwmPLtlQBS0) - 2nd place… only 2 seconds short of beating JJ. So close!!!

Level 3 ( http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_evil.gif )

jhop420

Sensei's Dungeon
--0--Malachyte - 1:05.825 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvmQwjA2pSE) - 1st place & first documented 0-fault run!! All jhop420 Ninja Tracks zeroed!! Very proud of this run. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/biggrin.gif

Spargokuroth

Nymph
--0--Malachyte - 26.173 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4_sXtyWX9Y) - 1st place!!!

DEADPH1SH

Bounce Challenge
--0--Malachyte - 17.215 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2CezWUpDDE) - 2nd place. Just couldn't beat Amplitude/Retribution on this one...

Murdoc Loch

AM 3
--0--Malachyte - 1:25.562 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTGY6BRRzBk) - 1st place by almost 30 seconds!!!

Bounce
--0--Malachyte - 44.154 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swovfv2dM3o) - 1st place, and OMG I BEAT JJ!!!!!! http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif

Djuno
--0--Malachyte - 1:06.881 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n93k8b5XNs4) - 1st place by almost 30 seconds again!!! Also, I love this track.

Record, edit, and upload passing runs on all 595 Ninja tracks, no matter how crappy they are (http://malachyte.net/NTVL_Malachyte.html) ?

All goals complete | October 4th, 2012 http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif

rlmergeuser
10-04-2012, 11:09 PM
Congrats Malachyte!! http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif

rlmergeuser
10-04-2012, 11:24 PM
Record, edit, and upload passing runs on all 595 Ninja tracks, no matter how crappy they are (http://malachyte.net/NTVL_Malachyte.html) ?

Click the link. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif

I made a new version of the Ninja Track Video Leaderboard with only my own runs - you can easily switch back and forth between the complete leaderboard and this one by clicking the links at the top for "View Malachyte's Replays Only" and "View all replays".

Just for fun. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_razz.gif

rlmergeuser
10-05-2012, 12:14 AM
Are you ever going to move on to Evo? If you did, it would be just in time for DLC. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_lol.gif

Jarr3tt88
10-05-2012, 02:08 AM
Woooooooooooop! This is a great accomplishment my friend! Congrats! http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif e-cookie for you and a shot in your honor!

CagBall
10-05-2012, 10:19 AM
Amazing work dude. I doth my cap squire!

rlmergeuser
10-05-2012, 11:44 AM
All goals complete | October 4th, 2012 http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif

Congratulation !!!

MALACHYTE
THE LEGEND

http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif

rlmergeuser
10-05-2012, 11:54 AM
you are amazing!

treat yourself to some evo man, you deserve it. you dont need to play it as serious as you did thd. today with bmx and all, grab it and have fun man =)

Nytmair
10-05-2012, 12:38 PM
Huge congrats my friend. You are a legend!

mrcarnage666
10-05-2012, 01:02 PM
Congrats http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/clap.gif
You are amazing.
Malachyte truly legendary Trials NINJA!!
Now HD -> Evo http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/wink.gif

ihazfaults
10-05-2012, 03:01 PM
WOW http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/eek.gif http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/clap.gif

Maradical
10-05-2012, 04:48 PM
I think I'm going to spam the clap emoticon now

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rlmergeuser
10-05-2012, 08:05 PM
just... http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/clap.gif <--- add infinitium

rlmergeuser
10-09-2012, 01:07 AM
Hey everyone, thanks for your support and congratulatory messages. For the people still asking about Evo, I'm sticking to what I said - I won't be getting it any time soon. Think of it this way - I'm like a recovering alcoholic and playing Trials HD intermittently is like my non-alcoholic beer. Getting Evo would be like subscribing to a six-pack per day for the next several years.

Despite all my petty complaints about the curved drive lines, the fact is that the game looks freaking amazing... especially this new DLC pack. I just don't trust myself to be able to play it in moderation. As I've mentioned, the only reason I'm still playing Trials HD is because I'm (painfully slowly) recovering from a back injury that is preventing me from getting out and doing the things I really want to do - mountain biking, snowboarding, disc golfing, hiking, etc.

I have a script (for my job) which automatically calculates the total running time of a folder of movies. I was scared of what I might find, but I ran all my Trials HD folders through it just to see how ridiculous my obsession was over the last few years. Here are the results:


Trials HD Video Stats:

In-Game: 146 videos, 4:32:51

Non-Ninja Customs: 250 videos, 3:49:38

Ninjas - 0-fault runs: 359 videos, 6:52:56

Ninjas - Passing runs on Level 4s and 5s (plus individual obstacles on 5s): 33 videos, 3:18:51

Ninjas - Crappy unlisted first-try or first-pass runs: 272 videos, 13:25:38

Ninja Promos: 2 videos, 0:17:15

Grand total: 1,062 videos, 32:17:09
These stats speak for themselves. This is why I'm sticking to my decision and not getting Evo.

rlmergeuser
10-09-2012, 01:11 AM
Time to go to gamer rehab then? *bites nails* Need... to... play... trials! O_o J/K

rlmergeuser
10-09-2012, 07:57 PM
32 minutes isn't that bad! http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/wink.gif

Fair enough, man. Life first, game second... that is the definitely the way it should be.

If it's any consolation... I think THD was more fun than Evo is. Or maybe I'm just wisening up. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_lol.gif

Jarr3tt88
10-10-2012, 01:41 AM
I think you've played a bit more than 32 hours...lol

rlmergeuser
10-10-2012, 02:01 AM
I think you've played a bit more than 32 hours...lol
Those stats are for all the Trials HD videos I've uploaded to YouTube... not my total playtime. Imagine I spend two or three hours trying to 0-fault a Ninja track. I get a 1-minute replay out of it. THAT'S what those stats are. I don't even want to know what my total playtime is...

Chicago__AJ
10-10-2012, 02:45 AM
....are you getting Evo now?


EDIT: YOU'RE NOT?! I HATE YOU. I'VE BEEN WAITING TO SEE YOUR REPLAYS ON NINJAS.

rlmergeuser
10-15-2012, 09:48 PM
In case you get the chance to watch it (or TBNSoty posts it), someone re-made The Hard Way in Evo... TBN has it down to 8 faults, when I watched his replay last night. It really puts the differences in THD/TE into perspective.

rlmergeuser
10-15-2012, 09:54 PM
In case you get the chance to watch it (or TBNSoty posts it), someone re-made The Hard Way in Evo... TBN has it down to 8 faults, when I watched his replay last night. It really puts the differences in THD/TE into perspective.
Here is a video of the Evo version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV8Bhy6QxUw&list=UUe3eQI0vzIsXEhODu7_adzw&index=1&feature=plcp
And here is the THD version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWLnf7Boq-o

rlmergeuser
10-27-2012, 07:54 AM
This doesn't really pertain to my Trials HD goals since I've already completed them... but I figure I may as well post these links here as well (just copied and pasted from the Ninja Track Video Leaderboard thread as usual):



Just added a batch of my own replays!


Level 2 ( http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/mad.gif )

DEADPH1SH

Felony
--0--Malachyte - 1:10.228 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HGQCwAP3aI) - 1st place! Pretty happy with this run.

ginodeergun

Ninja Track
--0--Malachyte - 1:07.205 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL8kA1xVYz4) - 1st place & first documented 0-fault run!

Tires
--0--Malachyte - 28.292 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL7TENbWrtQ) - First documented 0-fault run. (The only run on the leaderboard before now was my own first try)

InfernoTrials

Legend
--0--Malachyte - 48.066 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6VMdXpA8l8) - 1st place & first documented 0-fault run!

Traveller
--0--Malachyte - 1:23.690 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb7H0su8Cl4) - 1st place & first documented 0-fault run!

ALFdoubaka

Goblin
--0--Malachyte - 1:59.827 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDKEOT-YMiY) - 1st place & first documented 0-fault run!

High-Tec
--0--Malachyte - 56.651 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdQe-kXXHwo) - 1st place & first documented 0-fault run!

p_i-w-i_q
--0--Malachyte - 1:34.135 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxpusoaUcfU) - 1st place by 45 seconds!!!

CypherDextrous

Dizzy Ninja
--0--Malachyte - 1:29.418 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ln4aYRVerFQ) - 1st place & first documented 0-fault run!

xXDonReneXx

Errando Discas
--0--Malachyte - 57.074 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZzMOUrxzWw) - 1st place & first documented 0-fault run!

Jolly Ninja
--0--Malachyte - 1:49.596 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9-Z7HPoe_Y) - 1st place & first documented 0-fault run!

HoRiZoNTaL Xx

Night Shift
--0--Malachyte - 1:16.279 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkFGZ6dNg1Q) - 1st place & first documented 0-fault run!

Colors Of Life

Doomsayer
--0--Malachyte - 56.255 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4ROHt89zvg) - 1st place & first documented 0-fault run! Also, the platinum time on this track is fairly demanding at 1:00… I had to zero it a few times to get platinum.


Level 3 ( http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_evil.gif )

ginodeergun

Ninja Level 4
--0--Malachyte - 2:10.312 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIaNJ76gH6I) - First documented 0-fault run. (The only run on the leaderboard before now was my own first try)

Lifeonaboard

Certain Death
--0--Malachyte - 1:14.756 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39IpjE3ZmlE) - 1st place & first documented 0-fault run!!!

TheMovement81

Insidious
--0--Malachyte - 1:16.601 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cp_9xInH8U) - 1st place & first documented 0-fault run!!!

Pyyheliina

Dusty Cavern
--0--Malachyte - 1:02.037 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDHDLpX4UbE) - 1st place & first documented 0-fault run!!!
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Finally, a few notes on why I chose to work on these particular tracks… just for fun:

Level 2:

I was never a huge fan of "Felony", but it was the only Level 2 by DEADPH1SH that I hadn't zeroed, so I went for it.

As for ginodeergun's Level 2s - Ninja Track and Tires, I only went for these after I zeroed his Level 3 track, "Ninja Level 4"… OCD took over and I wanted to zero the remaining two tracks once I had the hardest one out of the way. Meh.

I zeroed InfernoTrials' Level 2s, "Legend" and "Traveller" because I really enjoy his tracks, and considering he has a whole bunch of Level 1s and only two Level 2s I figured why not… also, he's always been a huge supporter of me on YouTube, as well as my music.

I've always enjoyed Japanese track design… although I seem to be the only non-asian person who does. I really love the unconventional obstacles because they force me to really perfect my finesse and learn new techniques that never show up in "traditional" North American or European track design. I know most people tend to think that they are just awkward and sloppy, but I love them. I focused on ALFdoubaka's Level 2s in this batch simply because he's one of the few Japanese guys who doesn't make insanely difficult tracks like TBNSoty, sugatin, tateyosi, and fanbeltgattsu…

A lot of you are probably wondering why the hell I bothered with CypherDextrous' Level 2, "Dizzy Ninja". The answer is simple. I did it for lolz. That's right. This track is probably the worst and most sloppy Ninja track ever built. It's so bad that it's good, like a really over-the-top B-Horror movie… so I thought it would be hilarious to try to zero it. http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_razz.gif

I zeroed xXDonReneXx's Level 2 tracks for a few reasons - I have always been a huge fan of his track designs in the first place, and additionally, like InfernoTrials, he has always supported me by commenting on my replays and expressing interest in my music.

Night Shift… this track is like the Pure Trials and Real Trials series by QcChopper, or the Fault Line series by Murdoc Loch. It's this type of really technical track that I enjoy the most - no high speed jumps, just technical and awkward slow-speed obstacles.

Doomsayer - this track is just really fun. I thought it was really awesome back when it was first released, but back then I didn't really have a chance at zeroing it, so I finally came back to it.

Level 3:

Ninja Level 4 - This sounds silly, but I decided to try to zero this track just because I thought it would look funny in the video title to have "Ninja Level 4 (Ninja Level 3)"… lol. Also, despite all the stolen ideas from Pyyheliina and TheMovement81, I thought this track was quite fun. It's basically much easier versions of obstacles I had practiced extensively for Pyyheliina's Level 5, Challenge.

Certain Death - not much to say… I thought this track was awesome back in the day when I first discovered Ninja tracks, and I had always wanted to come back to it some day… so I finally did!

Insidious - Well, I always thought this track was awesome, but I never intended to try to zero it just because it's insanely difficult… however after zeroing ginodeergun's "Ninja Level 4" and "Ninja Track" I felt really guilty for spending time on these crappy rip-off tracks without dedicating my time to the track from which the ideas were stolen… so I set out to zero this beast after all. This may very well be the hardest track I've ever zeroed… it took nearly a week of practice, and was extremely stressful to work on. I made it to the last obstacle in zero faults FIFTEEN TIMES before finally zeroing the track. Don't get me wrong, this track is obviously WAY better than ginodeergun's crappy rip-offs… it's just ridiculously hard. I'm VERY proud of finally zeroing it though… I considered giving up a few times.

Dusty Cavern - Again, not much to say… this is an awesome track, and a lower Level 3 that I actually thought I had a chance at zeroing, so I went for it!

rlmergeuser
10-27-2012, 03:16 PM
I enjoyed watching these. I'm a bit late to the party but nice job anyway!

rlmergeuser
01-09-2013, 02:47 AM
Just added a batch of my own replays!


Level 1 ( http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/eek.gif )

BlazingDude123

Confusion
--0--Malachyte - 7.352 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eajm207oj8I) - First documented pass.

Hp venomZ

Destroyer
--0--Malachyte - 28.647 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzZJ38QRDhc) - First documented pass.


Level 2 ( http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon/mad.gif )

BlazingDude123

Firestarter
--0--Malachyte - 52.395 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7yOuRnb5ho) - First documented pass.

Snipen108

Perdition
--0--Malachyte - 1:03.350 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuNzdlhcgKk) - 3rd place… meh.

T3CHNO M4TTY

The Ninja
--0--Malachyte - 1:08.183 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWfgFtiCQz8) - 1st place & first documented 0-fault run!

x Professi0nal

Constant Motion
--0--Malachyte - 14.159 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoGayB07Ryc) - 1st place!

Dosto707

A Track
--0--Malachyte - 1:27.419 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T3qRPDVqjg) - First documented 0-fault run. (The only run on the leaderboard before now was my own first try)

HEETSAUCE

Bloodclot
--0--Malachyte - 1:17.492 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv716IUC6qM) - 3rd place… meh.

Hp venomZ

Ninja Revolution
--0--Malachyte - 1:00.911 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riGqPK5kgDg) - First documented pass.

JJtheGerman

Natural Selection
--0--Malachyte - 18.344 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C18VZGjDPUk) - First documented 0-fault run. (The only run on the leaderboard before now was my own first try)

Ninja Style
--0--Malachyte - 1:01.952 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqxVaI2TmuI) - First documented 0-fault run. (The only run on the leaderboard before now was my own third try)

Pruppets

Pepperidge
--0--Malachyte - 1:40.751 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcuoJzSexcQ) - First documented 0-fault run. (The only run on the leaderboard before now was my own first try)


Level 3 ( http://forum.redlynx.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_evil.gif )

Murdoc Loch

Insatiable
--0--Malachyte - 4:20.553 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvNzLgDmiY4) - First documented 0-fault run. (The only run on the leaderboard before now was my own first try)

Lowercase
--0--Malachyte - 2:18.198 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM4oCIt6owA) - 1st place & first documented 0-fault run!!!

Dexter Express
--0--Malachyte - 1:10.539 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH70Q4iR30Q) - 1st place & first documented 0-fault run!!!

stiggyhead
01-09-2013, 03:03 AM
Enjoyed this batch Mal, amazing runs. The run on Insatiable is inhuman, Murdoc hit the checkpoint limit on that if i remember correctly.