Lantern Run Stats, Day 1

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As many of you are aware, on Friday, Brad attempted to complete a successful lantern run in Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet with Patrick, Will, and Ryan. I thought I'd share some stats I quickly threw together from their eight attempts on that day.

Just so we're all clear here (because I've never played ITSP, and I wasn't!), here's the terms for success:

  • Reach the ninth "arena" in the path. Completion of the ninth arena isn't necessary.
  • Earn 1,000,000 points in a single run.

With that, here's your table of stats per run:

AttemptArenasDurationFinal ScoreDistance ScoreBrad's ScoreWill's ScorePatrick's ScoreRyan's Score
123:15189,18877,30021,11125,39037,08028,307
246:59461,441216,40082,42361,35362,54738,718
346:11396,146187,30064,34346,34746,17951,977
457:55459,060230,70072,82846,05565,37044,107
568:14570,170253,30067,72784,573103,12161,449
658:04545,101269,30090,85354,74756,04574,156
7710:01753,251313,900100,985159,41184,96693,989
834:44367,143151,80057,06756,88653,68047,710

In graph form, that looks a little like...this:

Lantern Run Day 1 Scores

All a bit short of the goal, but definitely growing promise over most of the run.

Here's how everyone performed during all of the runs combined:

Score Division - Day 1 Totals

Pretty even, but Brad and Will hold slight contribution advantages over the rookies.

Here's how it split during the best run of the night:

Best Run Score Division - Day 1

Will pretty much killed it here. As he told me on Twitter, "I lucked out and got a couple of sections I'm familiar with when people had died." No kidding, and it paid off. His score for what I assume is enemies destroyed was 109,125, the only time anyone earned that much for an individual category the whole night. It looks like Ryan got a little more credit for (what I assume is) carrying the lantern than Will in this run, though.

How about the two worst runs of the night? How does the score divvy up if we only take those into account?

Worst Runs Score Division - Day 1

As you can see, when Patrick's rockin', that tentacle monster will come a-knockin'. Either that, or when Brad, Will, and Ryan falter early on, the run's fucked.

Anyways, just some quick stats I threw together. While I ran out of time for any further analysis tonight, I'd be happy to take suggestions for more stats/metrics to measure and investigate on these lantern runs.

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Just Go Right.

As many of you are aware, on Friday, Brad attempted to complete a successful lantern run in Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet with Patrick, Will, and Ryan. I thought I'd share some stats I quickly threw together from their eight attempts on that day.

Just so we're all clear here (because I've never played ITSP, and I wasn't!), here's the terms for success:

  • Reach the ninth "arena" in the path. Completion of the ninth arena isn't necessary.
  • Earn 1,000,000 points in a single run.

With that, here's your table of stats per run:

AttemptArenasDurationFinal ScoreDistance ScoreBrad's ScoreWill's ScorePatrick's ScoreRyan's Score
123:15189,18877,30021,11125,39037,08028,307
246:59461,441216,40082,42361,35362,54738,718
346:11396,146187,30064,34346,34746,17951,977
457:55459,060230,70072,82846,05565,37044,107
568:14570,170253,30067,72784,573103,12161,449
658:04545,101269,30090,85354,74756,04574,156
7710:01753,251313,900100,985159,41184,96693,989
834:44367,143151,80057,06756,88653,68047,710

In graph form, that looks a little like...this:

Lantern Run Day 1 Scores

All a bit short of the goal, but definitely growing promise over most of the run.

Here's how everyone performed during all of the runs combined:

Score Division - Day 1 Totals

Pretty even, but Brad and Will hold slight contribution advantages over the rookies.

Here's how it split during the best run of the night:

Best Run Score Division - Day 1

Will pretty much killed it here. As he told me on Twitter, "I lucked out and got a couple of sections I'm familiar with when people had died." No kidding, and it paid off. His score for what I assume is enemies destroyed was 109,125, the only time anyone earned that much for an individual category the whole night. It looks like Ryan got a little more credit for (what I assume is) carrying the lantern than Will in this run, though.

How about the two worst runs of the night? How does the score divvy up if we only take those into account?

Worst Runs Score Division - Day 1

As you can see, when Patrick's rockin', that tentacle monster will come a-knockin'. Either that, or when Brad, Will, and Ryan falter early on, the run's fucked.

Anyways, just some quick stats I threw together. While I ran out of time for any further analysis tonight, I'd be happy to take suggestions for more stats/metrics to measure and investigate on these lantern runs.

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Posted by washingmachine

:O

Posted by Sparklykiss

YES, GRAPHS. It's been too long. You're crazy, but I love these.

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Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

I want to get all up in your graph's business.

What? It's not dirty if they're willing and over 18.

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Posted by InsidiousTuna

Awesome.

Posted by ManiacMaysin

This is great. Great job.

Posted by rmanthorp

I could see these evolving in during the live-stream. As expected stupid amounts of graphs! AWWW YEAH!

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Posted by Vexxan

Always be graphing.

Posted by TheJohn

These are great, as always. Thanks for taking the time

Posted by Shikon

yeah i love these! i loves your stats during the show as well ^_^

i hope they do one of these again in the near future so we get more graphs like these.

(but more so that we get some more intense video moments!)

Posted by deathstriker666

Ryan sucks

Posted by dvdhaus

Patrick still had the best war cry of the night when screaming after surviving a very close call with the tentacle monster.

Posted by Oni

SCIENCE!

Posted by Mento

The tension made that stream difficult to watch at times - I can't think of any content Giant Bomb's made that had so much drama. Some of those dudes really wanted the achievements.

At least it doesn't look like they have a weak link. Ryan did the worst, but only just and by his own admission he wasn't that familiar with lantern mode; he usually kills it whenever the guys compete on any other game. Towards the end Patrick basically admitted they couldn't do it at that point because they were all frustrated and on-edge, so I bet if they all got in some practice and tried again they'd pull it off within an hour. Either that or they're never touching the game again.

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Posted by Ravenlight

Can you work a Venn diagram in there, too?

Posted by Sparklykiss

...You know, a good one would be to see who is power up greedy and who just lets the other guys take 'em all. I bet that'd make for some interesting stuff to track.

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Posted by AlwaysBeClothing

That event was amazing, and now we have statistical proof of how amazing. Thanks again for crafting this up Mr. Egg, I've missed your graphs!

Posted by Swoxx

@PsEG: You are insane and I love you for it.

Posted by FLStyle

Knowledge is power and I thank you for it.

Posted by KarlPilkington

Very interesting Peace Egg. I hope they try again soon.

Posted by Jonnyflash80

Great job. I love stats. It's looking hopeful for their next lantern run. Especially if they each practice up before hand.

Posted by ajamafalous

You are awesome.

Posted by ionkinetic

This is awesome. Keep up the good work.

Posted by willsmith

@PsEG: This is rad sir, thank you for your statistical analysis!