Klepek's Reckoning Death Pies

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#1 Edited by ToxicAntidote (1121 posts) -

As most of you already know by now Dan "Dirty Dan" Ryckert, master-monster of Mario Maker level designs, decided to challenge the one and only Patrick "Scoops" Klepek with the worst nightmare of a level he could possible come up with. And so The Ryckoning was born. The result was terrifying, yet very intriguing.

Gallons of tears, sweat, blood and more tears have been shed, but Patrick finally defeated the nightmarish stage during his forth stream on October 13.

Now, during the first stream the chat let Patrick know that they were going to keep count on the number of attempts during his streams.

I too decided to keep count. Not only on how many attempts and deaths, but also how he let Mario die. And since Dan so kindly put together a list of ingredients, and Patrick managed to bring them over, I decided to bake some pies. Let's have a taste shall we.

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Hope you enjoyed my pies.

Now back to playing and making more levels.

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#2 Posted by Fear_the_Booboo (1074 posts) -

I loooove dumb statistics! Thank you for doing those.

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#3 Posted by TheHT (15835 posts) -

Fuckin A+

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#4 Posted by Lagaroth (186 posts) -

I think you have the date wrong(it's in the future), but it's great to see just how terrible note blocks are.

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#5 Posted by dannyglover (188 posts) -

Cool pie charts. That note block one is the most interesting to me as those were 65% of his deaths.

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#6 Posted by ichthy (1366 posts) -

I came into this thread expecting edible pies. I'm not sure why.

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#7 Posted by ArbitraryWater (15697 posts) -

I love charts and graphs for silly things. Of course most of his deaths came from note blocks.

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#8 Posted by ToxicAntidote (1121 posts) -

@lagaroth said:

I think you have the date wrong(it's in the future), but it's great to see just how terrible note blocks are.

Haha, thanks for pointing that out. Accidently picked one week ahead.

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#9 Edited by ToxicAntidote (1121 posts) -

@dannyglover said:

Cool pie charts. That note block one is the most interesting to me as those were 65% of his deaths.

Yeah, I thought a separate chart for note blocks would be good since Patrick really hates them. =D

I see now though I made a big mistake with that. It should be deaths caused by those blocks and all other deaths. Not total deaths and deaths by note blocks. I'll edit that now.

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#10 Edited by MooseyMcMan (12629 posts) -

This is fantastic!

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#11 Posted by Rotnac (1264 posts) -

Thanks for sharing these. I'm actually surprised at the number of restarts being so low.

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#12 Posted by Demoskinos (17457 posts) -

Mmmm pie.

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#13 Posted by Naoiko (1676 posts) -

These are awesome duder.

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#14 Posted by wholemeal (269 posts) -

What is more interesting is how many deaths it took once he figured the puzzle out and compare it to dan's number in which he knew the path and he knew what was red herrings. Which is one of the reasons why dan's level is so bad (not difficult, bad) is because of the red herrings, the stage isn't hard because the puzzles were hard but they were misleading elements that had to be explored. Fatiguing the player isn't a great way to win, it just shows level design incompetence.

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#15 Posted by AMyggen (7738 posts) -

@wholemeal: I think the whole point of the stage was to break Patrick, to make it as obtuse as possible. So that's the design, not a flaw. It was never meant to be a good level played by anyone else.

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#16 Edited by None_Braver (316 posts) -

These are great! Thanks for taking the time making them. I'd love to hear Patrick talk about the breakdowns.

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#17 Edited by PokeIkzai (427 posts) -

What is more interesting is how many deaths it took once he figured the puzzle out and compare it to dan's number in which he knew the path and he knew what was red herrings. Which is one of the reasons why dan's level is so bad (not difficult, bad) is because of the red herrings, the stage isn't hard because the puzzles were hard but they were misleading elements that had to be explored. Fatiguing the player isn't a great way to win, it just shows level design incompetence.

Fun was never the point of the level.

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#18 Posted by Accolade (552 posts) -

This data must have been maddening to gather.

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#19 Posted by forteexe21 (2026 posts) -

Great, now Dan will have an easier time of picking ways to make Patrick suffer. (which is adding more music blocks and spikes)

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#20 Posted by Atwa (1690 posts) -

But Patrick played quite a bit of The Ryckoning off stream so..

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#22 Edited by ToxicAntidote (1121 posts) -

@accolade said:

This data must have been maddening to gather.

Doing this during his streams and watching his achives was actually the one thing that kept my mind relatively sane. ;)

@atwa said:

But Patrick played quite a bit of The Ryckoning off stream so..

He sure did. And of course those stats can't be surfaced here, though I would love to have it all available in here. Obviously this is just the public stats via his streams. =)

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