Hello, fellow members,
Two years after their latest appearance on the XJ frontpage with a movie called "SLABS", blackelf and Okazys came back with a new one as a christmas present for the whole KZ community!
Here are a few words from both the moviemaker and the player featured in this movie, explaining what it is about and what effort went into it:
blackelf : Hi Xtreme-Jumps,
Today I would like to present a movie about what I believe to be one of the greatest achievements in KZ history. The last unbeaten .qui 's map, qsk_ease, has fallen.
In this movie, you will see a cut version of how it happened.
Unfortunately, I really struggled with technical issues that I still haven’t resolved, therefore I couldn’t bring what I envisioned into existence.
In the end I couldn’t even produce more footage at all, but even with the limited material and after all the frustration, I think the final product is definitely worth seeing.
Okazys : Hi,
Originally, I was a little bit concerned about the appeal of my snail-like pace in the run, but I think blackelf made up for it with his amazing moviemaking skills, despite all the problems that he has faced in the production process.
After nocp-ing fu_insane at the kz-rush servers on 01/01/2021, I started looking at extreme maps differently, considering the possibility of a nocp run on maps that didn't seem possible at first. But even then, I would have never guessed that qsk_ease would get beaten the same year on 31/12/2021 (which I find incredibly satisfying).
qsk_ease has always been one of my favourite technical maps, I think it was even the hardest map that I have finished with checkpoints at some point back in 2017. Now it is without a doubt my greatest accomplishment in the game, much harder than qsk_azure-2 or qsk_aznre-3. Even though it took me about 40 hours of practice/runs, I do consider myself lucky that it didn't take much longer. I was doubting my ability to nocp it even tens of hours into the project so I'm happy that it is done.
I would like to thank shooting-star for being a huge inspiration to try and push myself. I hope I can also inspire others to try and get some of the maps done, even if they aren't XJ maps. I don't think it should matter. Would really like to see someone nocp hb_ShoCk and other maps like that... Maybe if mursux gives it a shot or I get better at longjumping.
Despite the map being released at Cosy-Climbing, we thought sharing this at Xtreme-Jumps on Christmas was a good idea. We hope you will like it!
Without further do, here is the content:
Merry Christmas everyone!