Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Stairs - Fences - Vines



The stair jumps are easy, some people fly through this part.  I like to go slowly & make sure I'm sprint jumping from & to the closest points.

The fence jumps aren't too bad, I just sprint jump to them all (aside from the lower one), and shift on landing.  Sprint jumping will cause you to over jump some if you don't adjust while in the air.

When you reach the last fence post sprint jump into the vines & continue to fall forward until you reach the wall in front of you.

When you reach the wall climb up to the top.  Once up there you have to go to the wall on your right.  You'll want to leave the wall at the highest point possible with a little momentum.  Once you reach the 2nd wall do the same to the smaller wall on your left.

When you reach the top, be careful going across the fence bridge.  There's a missing post that will make you fall through.

Piston Stairs & Angled Wall Jump



Don't bother trying to run up the stairs. Just hit the first button at the same time as you jump to where the stairs should be, and you have to hit the second button when you're leaving the second block.  When you land on that 4th block, jump to the platform...don't try to walk to it.

This wall jump is pretty easy, just start from the far right of the platform before the wall, and sprint jump around & aim at the closest corner.  Shift as soon as you land.

Skinny Jump & wolfsorrow Ladders



For the first jump just aim for the back corner of the block & sprint jump. You'll want to shift as soon as you land.

For the first 2 ladder jumps a simple jump then shift to the next ladder will work.  The last ladder jump & the jump to the platform will require you to sprint jump across the top of the ladder.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Tunarific



Tunarific tried for 3-4 hours to beat my EASY course.  His reactions on the last save state are priceless.  I'm looking forward to seeing him & his friends make a video for the blue course next.

Lava Falls & Lakes



You can just jump around the first lava fall into the water without taking damage.  Then just swim through the next 2.  You'll need to drop out of the 3rd into the fire to get around the 2nd lava fall.  If done quickly you only take 1 heart of damage before getting into the next water fall.  While in the water, make sure you take the time to fully regen before attempting to get through the last lava fall.  There's no getting around this one, you have to swim through the lava, and it'll almost kill you even if done perfectly.  If you manage to get through, just swim up the water & drop onto the platform.

The next part is harder than it looks.  This ladder jump isn't that hard, but a lot of people fall here.  You don't need to sprint jump, you just need to make sure you don't hit the side of the ladder.  Once you climb up the first, you have to make a 2nd ladder jump.  Again you don't have to sprint, and after you make the jump just head into the tunnel.

This next part was designed by fellow Scottlander wolfsorrow.  It looks impossible, but there's water just beneath the lava.  So jump into the lava, and sink below the top layer.  Don't try to jump far, just up so you gain some downward momentum when you hit the lava.  Once through, you'll need to carefully swim without hitting the lava above AND below you.

Fire - Cactus - Ice



Don't even worry about avoiding all the fire.  As long as you hurry, you should have time to let the fire go out without dying.  Just wait before the cactus until the fire is out.

Depending on how fast you got through the fire, you might need to wait & regen.  When your health has recovered enough, sprint jump onto the first cactus, and jump over the 2nd, landing next to the third.  Jump onto the side of the sand block holding the last cactus, and then onto the first ice block.

With the ice blocks just sprint jump to each 1 at a time until there are only 4 blocks left in front of you.  Then just take those last 4 in a long run without stopping.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Corner Jumps - Circle Drop Downs - Wall Jump



The corner jumps aren't hard, you just need to cut down on your angles when you jump.  Making a 90 degree turn in the air is much harder than making a 110 degree turn in the air...so just watch your angles.

It's best not to try sprint jumping or jumping from a standing position with the 2 drop downs.  If you walk & jump from the very edge of the platform it puts you really close to the doorway.  You can also jump into the fire, then drop down into the doorway...but it's slower...and probably harder than mastering the jump directly into the doorway.

If you do parkour...you should already be good at wall jumps.  Again...you just cut down on the angle as much as possible, and make sure you're sprint jumping as far out as you can.

Soul Sand With Ice - Sponge - Fire Jumps



When people rush over the soul sand they normally fall a few times, but if you take your time you shouldn't fall at all.  Once you get on the first 2 block platform you'll want to get as close to the edge as possible before sprint jumping to the first single block.  From the first single block you'll want to back up to the back half the the platform & sprint jump to the 2nd single block.  For the rest of the jumps just get as close to the edge as you can before sprint jumping to the next platform.

For the sponge jumps you'll want to get as close to the edge again as you can.  When you sprint jump this time you'll want to continue running forward & swimming upon landing.  You're using your momentum to basically bypass the first sponge platform to land on the 2nd.    To transfer from the sponge to the netherrack you just swim off the corner closest to nettherrack.

The fire jumps can be timed so the damage doesn't affect your jumps.  However...I never do that...I just go full speed.  Sometimes I make it, sometimes the fire damage messes up my jump & makes me fall.  Either way...it doesn't take too long to get past.

Once you make it up that ladder if you're low on health you need to hurry up & hit the pressure plate to save your progress or get in the pool of water.

Ladders & L Jumps



Again, this is pretty simple.  I’m trying to build up your confidence before tearing you down.  The ladders are easy to transfer, just walk along the tops & look before you leap.

The L jumps aren’t that bad either.  Just sprint jump towards the back corner of the landing block & shift on landing.

Bar Jump & Round About



This entire save state is easy & just meant to show you how the save states work.  The only jump even somewhat challenging is the one to get around or under the bar.

The easiest way to go is under.  Just sprint jump from the third block from the bar onto the 2nd, and use that momentum to get to the first lower block.

The harder way is to stop on block closest to the bar.  And jumping out & around to get to the first lower block.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Super Ladder Grab



The first 4 blocks are simple 1 block gaps. The next 4 are also 1 block gaps, but diagonal in upward.  The block before the lantern, sprint jump onto the lantern to use that momentum to make the next longer jump.  After that, you have a 3 block jump that goes up 1...so you'll need a good sprint jump.

The 3 C's are next.  Getting onto the first one is easy, and the 2nd isn't too bad.  The 3rd is basically a wall jump.  So be careful not to jump out too far from the wall & jump at the far corner of the block you're supposed to land on.

Next jump is easy, and sets you up to fail the next one.  If you rush, you assume it's the same as the one you just did, but really it's a head bumper.  If you manage to get by that....you've just got 1 difficult jump left.

After a 4 block jump & a couple 1 blockers, you come to the worst of it.  This jump is insanely hard.  If you manage to find the right angle, get a good jump, and touch the ladder, you'll need to shift & look back the other direction as soon as possible.  Otherwise your momentum will take you off the left side of the ladder or the back of it.

At some point I'll get a video of me doing the entire thing.  I ran the checkpoint today & got to the last jump & failed.  I didn't want to spend all day trying to make the final jump, so I'm using a clip from Scottland Studios in which I made the jump.

Some things on this course require a little luck, a little problem solving & a lot of skill.  This one is ALL skill...good luck.