I got my 30th crown today

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  1. Flandre

    Flandre Scarlet Devil Staff Member

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    I posted this on Reddit too but I figured I'd post it here. That ended up being a mistake cause making this table took forever :dead:

    Anyways, today I got my 30th crown! And here is the No Skyfall badge.

    There have been 32 ranking dungeons + 1 Gachadra event that have offered crowns in JP so far. I unfortunately missed 3 of the earlier ones... :(

    I compiled all of my ranking dungeon scores in case people are interested in seeing the score breakdowns or teams. I'm missing a few screenshots but I was able to locate most of them. You can click the score in the table below to go to a specific score, or view the whole album here.

    Fun Facts:
    • Aside from the ones I didn't crown, Hephaestus Cup was the worst ranking for me. I spent around 60 stones to get my crown score on that one.
    • The easiest rankings for me were Surtr Cup, Rikuu Cup, and Sonia-El Cup, as I got 0.1% scores on day 1 within fewer than 5 tries each.
    • Generally it takes me 1-2 stones tops now to get a decent crown score (0.4-0.7% now that they've expanded to 3 or 6%, and then another 5 or so to get what I consider a "good" crown score (0.1-0.4%). I usually end up spending 20 or so stones per ranking over the course of the week just trying to improve/playing for fun. Some, like Hephaestus Cup, Serket Cup, and CD Collab Cup, did take between 20 and 30 stones for a decent crown score.
    Ranking Dungeon Crown # Release Date My Score Crown Cutoff
    Athena Cup (アテナ杯)
    1​
    Dec. 28, 2015 102,236 (1.0%) 102,158 (1%)
    Satan Cup (サタン杯) Jan. 18, 2016 120,838 (2.0%) 124,504 (1%)
    Tokaigi Cup (闘会議杯) Jan. 29, 2016 112,880 (7.9%) 122,368 (1%)
    Wadatsumi Cup (ワダツミ杯)
    2​
    Feb. 8, 2016 115,952 (0.5%) 114,900 (1%)
    Gungho Festival Eve Cup (ガンフェス前夜祭杯)
    3​
    Mar. 7, 2016 136,382 (0.3%) 134,390 (1%)
    Yamatsumi Cup (ヤマツミ杯) Apr. 4, 2016 124,258 (1.4%) 125,852 (1%)
    Japan Cup Qualifier Cup (ジャパンカップ予選杯)
    4​
    Apr. 18, 2016 121,034 (0.5%) 119,834 (1%)
    Ace Attorney 6 Collab Cup (逆転裁判6コラボ杯)
    5​
    June 6, 2016 162,752 (0.4%) 160,504 (1%)
    Sphinx Cup (スフィンクス杯)
    6​
    June 27, 2016 141,604 (0.6%) 140,754 (1%)
    Hera-Is Cup (ヘラ・イース杯)
    7​
    Aug. 8, 2016 137,052 (0.3%) 135,752 (1%)
    Kinnikuman Collab Cup (「キン肉マン」コラボ杯)
    8​
    Sept. 5, 2016 147,120 (0.3%) 146,002 (1%)
    CD Collab Cup (「CD」コラボ杯)
    9​
    Sept. 26, 2016 115,350 (0.4%) 113,484 (1%)
    Beelzebub Cup (ベルゼブブ杯)
    10​
    Nov. 14, 2016 93,054 (0.5%) 91,806 (1%)
    Final Fantasy Collab Cup (「ファイナルファンタジー」 コラボ杯)
    11​
    Nov. 28, 2016 124,940 (0.2%) 121,600 (2%)
    Heracles Cup (ヘラクレス杯)
    12​
    Dec. 28, 2016 103,600 (0.5%) 98,800 (3%)
    Gachadra
    13​
    Feb. 19, 2017
    Aamir Cup (アーミル杯)
    14​
    Mar. 13, 2017 105,052 (0.1%) 101,016 (1%)
    Divine Queen Hera Cup (神王妃・ヘラ杯)
    15​
    Apr. 17, 2017 148,200 (0.3%) 140,908 (3%)
    Hephaestus Cup (ヘパイストス杯)
    16​
    June 12, 2017 132,256 (0.6%) 131,550 (1%)
    Surtr Cup (スルト杯)
    17​
    July 24, 2017 164,756 (0.2%) 161,658 (1%)
    Serket Cup (セルケト杯)
    18​
    Sept. 4, 2017 132,002 (0.4%) 130,354 (1%)
    Dragonbound & Dragon Caller Cup (龍契士&龍喚士杯)
    19​
    Oct. 2, 2017 148,608 (0.1%) 143,404 (3%)
    Indigo Cup (インディゴ杯)
    20​
    Nov. 20, 2017 102,158 (0.2%) 101,258 (1%)
    Xin Hua Cup (シンファ杯)
    21​
    Dec. 28, 2017 155,900 (0.5%) 150,808 (3%)
    1st PAD Challenge Cup (第1回パズチャレ杯)
    22​
    Feb. 1, 2018 157,660 (0.3%) 151,438 (6%)
    Rikuu Cup (リクウ杯)
    23​
    Feb. 8, 2018 124,554 (0.1%) 115,656 (6%)
    PADZ Collab Cup (パズドラZコラボ杯)
    24​
    Feb. 15, 2018 149,072 (0.8%) 145,640 (6%)
    Sonia-El Cup (ソニア=エル杯)
    25​
    Feb. 22, 2018 148,556 (0.1%) 127,958 (6%)
    You Yu Cup (ヨウユウ杯)
    26​
    Mar. 19, 2018 144,354 (0.2%) 140,500 (3%)
    Xiu Min Cup (シュウミン杯)
    27​
    Apr. 9, 2018 136,806 (0.4%) 131,306 (3%)
    Xiang Mei Cup (シャンメイ杯)
    28​
    Apr. 30, 2018 157,442 (0.1%) 153,100 (3%)
    Pure Cup (ピュール杯)
    29​
    May 14, 2018 154,102 (0.1%) 143,454 (3%)
    Charité Cup (シャリテ杯)
    30​
    May 28, 2018 149,854 (0.1%) 142,504 (6%)

    Special thanks to GameWith and Reni for the release date and cutoff info!
     
  2. Shinigami Yuki

    Shinigami Yuki Things are getting hectic.

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    Saw it on reddit as well. Nice job Flandre!
     
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  3. mtb911

    mtb911 Master Teambuilder, Mediocre player

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    I think the thing that is most impressive is that you used a different team every single time! Great job man, you are a master at this game.
     
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    sgt502 ばかぷれーやー

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    If you live in Japan, I think you might get a chance to obtaining the pro license in this game. Congrats on your spectacular achievement. That's a nice looking crown.
     
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    Flandre Scarlet Devil Staff Member

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    I think this is also a testament to how varied Gungho has been able to make the ranking dungeons in order to try to change up the strategies people use. The non-fixed rankings lately have mostly kind of evolved (devolved?) into the same general strategy though, which is Ilmina/Diablos x some other combo lead and running a lot of buttons and bicolor spam, but typically these teams are fairly low on time extends so it's still a fun challenge to play them. And despite this, each ranking does feel pretty unique and there's usually something memorable (for better or for worse) about each one. Wish I could say the same about the endgame content that they've put out over the past year or two...

    Haha

    I unfortunately live in the US so I'm not eligible to compete for the pro license :(

    I don't think I'm good enough yet to beat those guys who play in those tournaments anyways, I still have a ways to go before I can consider myself on their level. I do wish there were tournaments here in NA though other than the few that they have at various conventions like PAX and Anime Expo. I enjoy competing against other people and seeing/studying how other people approach boards.

    My dream has always been to one day be considered one of the best players in the world at the game alongside god gamers like Yuwa, Reco, Daks, Dacho, etc. It probably won't happen because of lack of representation from the NA scene in Japan as well as the top JP players just being on a whole different level, but it's still a goal I like to keep in the back of my mind. I'll never be content with my skill level in the game until I reach that point, so I'm always trying to improve my game and incorporate new patterns and techniques.
     
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  6. sgt502

    sgt502 ばかぷれーやー

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    I can't help but think why GH don't held some kind of International tournament to give a chance for players outside Japan to be recognized.
     
  7. ko300zx

    ko300zx Well-Known Member

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    The 4 sec 7x6 pairings I've been seeing (and saw you used too) just blows my mind. The combination of starting a match immediately while being able to make 8 or more combos in 4 secs is crazy impressive.

    I don't know how you do it. Halfway through a bar of stam I get fed up with RNG and want pull my hair out. That normally just makes me play even worse rather than improve. My two best runs yesterday in Rikuu were back to back and after I had taken a break. Went through a bar of stam today and started getting frustrated early on and just got to the point where I was screwing up every bicolor board.
     
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    Flandre Scarlet Devil Staff Member

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    I noticed that some JP players have switched to using Dark Ideal, but I always find that I end up fumbling around with the extra movement time and while I can make a few more combos, ultimately using all the extra time adds up and hurts me more than it helps in the long run, so I try to stick to either just Anubis or Narga.

    I used to be the same way when it came to ranking dungeons, I got really frustrated when I couldn't crown and couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong. Over the years I've learned what it takes to score well on them and improved my own personal skill at the game so now I've come to enjoy most rankings, though sometimes there's still one that tilts me hard or is really not fun to play at all.

    It still blows my mind how sometimes I have what I think are amazing runs with insane luck and fast times, and yet I still come in several thousand points below the top 3 in JP...the gap between the scores I get at 0.1% and the handful of top scores is insane.
     
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    Flandre Scarlet Devil Staff Member

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    Well there was the PAD Mario International Tournament back in 2015 where 4 representatives from the NA qualifier got to go and compete, and a couple of the competitors did decently well. The Japanese commentators even mentioned that the foreigners were impressive and did better than they expected. There were some EU representatives as well, but to be quite honest, none of them were good and they all got stomped in the first round.

    I was kind of hoping that NA having a pretty good showing at that event would encourage Gungho JP to hold more international tournaments but I guess not. They're doubling down on esports this year but apparently don't have an interest in doing so for NA... :/
     
  10. HappyNoms

    HappyNoms Ogliarchial collectivist

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    "Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have immortal longings in me." --William Shakespeare
     
  11. sgt502

    sgt502 ばかぷれーやー

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    Yeah the lack of competition sure can bottled up some skilled players to show what they're capable of. It's works on all sports. You don't compete, you won't get good.
     
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    HappyNoms Ogliarchial collectivist

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    Well. I think it's more the mindset, when you compete, and lose, and in losing realize where you need to improve, (plus keep the feeling of being driven.). People who don't compete don't overly "lose" and thus tend to get a little complacent.

    OP already seems in possession of the driven/analysis mindset.

    The top tier of sports rankings are often a distribution called a Lotka Curve, where the tip top handful of players aren't just slightly linearly better, but are weirdly substantially better, multiple repeat champions, streaks of titles, etc. It's a curious pattern that shows up across a lot of divergently different fields of endevour: sports, research papers, all kinds of stuff.

    Figuring out what it is the lotka curve outlier people are doing, (training, psychological thought patterns, etc) is often fascinating.
     
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    Iluvatar Semi-IAP..damn you GH

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    Gogo gadget no skyfall badge!
     
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    awkward.fistbumps semi-retired from pad. Full stam most days

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