Today, we're very excited to announce a new and special "Just Beat It" event!
Our famous donator ropz contacted us in private and proposed a big deal.
We created a poll and sneaked into our community's mind to see which would be the 3 most beloved maps out of all that we have.
The most prestigious maps are:
1. bkz_goldbhop – [ WR: 01:27.97 by shNz ]
2. kzno_xtremeblock – [ WR: 01:48.74 by patchouli ]
3. kz_cliffez – [ WR: 01:25.38 by LEWLY ]
And the deal is: Anyone who will manage to get a world record at the end of the challenge on any of these 3 maps will win a little Christmas gift – €250!
The prizes totaling €750 make this challenge a competition with the biggest prizepool in XJ's history.
Thanks again to ropz for being so generous to let this happen. Santa, people!
The deadline, for the moment, is set to 24/12/2018 at midnight (GMT +1) but can be extended depending on the activity of this tourney.
You must use the "Tournament Record" listing while uploading your demos for this event.
Today is a good day for a new release!
There we go with some lovely new maps!
kz_toilet by Rachel
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Rachel came up with a very interesting idea into the Kreedz reality with his indoor toilet design which has plenty of amazing jumps and beautiful details that will make you wonder throughout all the map. You know how to use the toilet right? Start the timer and clean up the mess. Enjoy the unseen toilet world.
kz_xj_experience by KarLi , perd0 , jaguarBR , SAJKEE , Jeronimo , spr1n , Counterparts
Challenge: Easy / Average
kz_xj_experience Screenshot 1
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kz_xj_experience is about experiencing climbing in many different ways such as bhop, slide, climb along in different map themes on each room. This map was made by the XJ community for the XJ community coming up with a surprise at the end of the map. Enjoy the trip!
kz_lain by jaguarBR
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Another beautiful map with simple design but enjoyable to run. This map's architecture is nicely done and has a few details here and there. The mapper has made sure to include a variety of jumps including slide, bhop and kz. Stop wondering... Start wandering!
kz_lain_h by jaguarBR
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Just like kz_lain the ez version but now things get challenging! Are you excited enough?
kz_morning by maiLyyy
Challenge: Easy / Average
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Take a trip through the ravine at dawn. Start your adventure at the bottom and climb your way through a cave that gets a little too close to hell. This map might look easy, but trying to get good combos may prove challenging. Rise and shine, is it early morning yet to climb?
kz_arsacid by maiLyyy
Challenge: Easy / Average
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This map will bring you back to the Arsacid period times. It has a solid colored design and jumps that are set very well in the map. Get ready for an Arsacid challenge!
fu_frosty by FuZzy1
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A map for this winter season! This map is made for every climbing player out there, has nice details and solid design with a nice snow effect. Enjoy the snowish ride!
fu_xtremeblock by FuZzy1
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Remember when kzno_xtremeblock used to be hard? Well, now you will struggle to finish it once again... in a different way!
chk_rocks_h by chorykapitan
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Here we present you the map with the rocks. Variation of jumps and nice details all around. This map will make you train and warm up before you climb it at its best. Join the club!
Thanks to everybody for making this release happen.
Mappers, XJ Staff, Map Team, and everyone else...
Download all maps in 1 archive:
Download from MEGA.NZ
XJ Mapcheck Team
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cg_arizonabhop done in 01:32.51 ( 01:32.97 shNz )
ins_air done in 01:11.20 ( 01:11.71 rawe )
kz_anubis done in 02:37.63 ( 02:38.05 deniS )
kz_kzsca_hell done in 01:54.97 ( 01:55.03 shNz )
kz_kzsca_still done in 01:46.77 ( 01:48.54 shNz )
risk_sector done in 01:06.96 ( 01:07.40 shNz )
clintmo_bhoptoon done in 00:33.14 ( 00:33.40 afu )
kz_fairy_island[+secret] done in 00:10.08 ( 00:10.10 afu )
gbc_script_destroman done in 13:07.48 ( **:**.** n/a )
kz-endo_aztec done in 01:27.84 ( 01:28.04 surRendi )
kz_concise[easy] done in 02:39.74 ( 02:41.84 fanzeng )
kzro_raincliff done in 01:46.64 ( 01:47.03 shNz )
kz_kzsca_mineblock done in 11:26.87 ( 11:41.63 LEWLY )
kz_yosemite done in 09:33.59 ( 09:37.24 rawe )
kz_synergy done in 02:01.38 ( 02:03.25 Dolphin )
kzra_blackpearl done in 03:57.00 ( **:**.** n/a )
Read the extended news post for demos that were improved or didn't quite make it.
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It's time for another ROTW. This time, a duo from Czech Republic fykseN and blackelf took care of ROTW #209!
Please enjoy the flawless run typical for latter fykseN 's results edited by blackelf , who put his best in every single piece of his art.
Please appreciate a few words said about this movie by the moviemaker himself in the end of this newspost.
RUN OF THE WEEK #209
Time: 03:19.81 (-00:07.13)
Previous holder: DeathClaw
WR: WR Release #733
You can also download a better version here: -link-
The original idea behind the edit was to boost the map feel as much as possible. Neon, synthwave and wet surfaces really fit together. I tried to get some 80' vibes on this one, so again, It's something I've never done before. I regret I couldn't include some of my ideas, because of the render time needed, but I think it's still a movie worth playing, and a big step forward for me. This was my first edit, where I grabbed a paper with pencil.
Stay tuned for an interview with the star of this ROTW in one of the close-future newsposts.
Today, we're happy to announce you that we now have an official Discord server for our community!
Thanks a lot to fykseN who made it possible.
Discord is a modern gaming platform that makes communication very convenient.
We believe that the benefits of having our own Discord server could be narrowed down to the following:
1. Easier approach/communication between KZ players in general,
2. Comfortable platform for announcing news related to KZ,
3. Easier contact with admins as well for support, etc.
Feel free to join us!
Today, we present you the new (and late) episode of our "Run Of The Week" series,
And this time, it's rawe on kz_space2!
Let's appreciate what the world recorder has to say about this map,
I think it started one day on the Argentinian public server we usually play in, CiNdOR^ was with me that day, and the people in the server voted kz_space.
It was the first time I played it, and of course I wanted to try the fun way, doing the shortcuts. CiNdOR^ is the kind of player that has more ease to do those kind of boost shortcuts, edgebugs, and so on, so he was trying to help me, but it was too hard for both of us to do it like it was done on the WR, so we changed to kz_space2 to see if we were able to do it with the map destroyer, but it was probably harder than kz_space.
After typing /wr and seeing that it was held by krbunny, I checked it on YouTube where I found Juice ._. 's and SAMNY's runs, that's where I saw the shortcuts and I was encouraged to try it. It took me a lot of time to "master" it, every time I was closer to gain enough consistency to do the first shortcut on run, but it still had it randomness, and I had to change the way I was doing it after a couple of fails.
At first, I was forgetting the map every run, I was constantly forgetting where to go, I don't know why, but after remembering the run, I saw that krbunny's record wasn't hard, it was pretty easy actually, since the first shortcut, even being a bit random due to the way it is, was pretty doable on run.
After a couple of tries I beat it, but with fails, I wasn't happy with my demo at all and it was the first step to start improving it, I beat it a lot of times, getting down to 01:09, which was 7 seconds better than krbunny's record, but after having researched, I knew it wasn't World Record, it was still SAMNY who officially had it, even if his demo wasn't there, his demo was actually legit, it just wasn't there because of the update of the routes, he just had to resubmit it to have it as official World Record, so I wanted to beat him, and that made me try it with the second shortcut.
After analizing the run, I made to the conclusion that I was even able to beat Juice ._. 's cheated time, 01:02, but I just couldn't get both shortcuts in one run. There were two ways of doing the second shortcut, like Juice ._. or like SAMNY, which meant straight from the ramp to the timer, or to the final boxes, which costed me a couple of seconds. It took me several hours of trying, probably due to my lack of knowledge about these kind of shortcuts, I just couldn't get consistency on it, in my head, it was random, so I was just repeating it again and again with the same mentality, "one attempt will be succesful", but I just wasn't.
It wasn't until I realised I had to spam my mouse wheel and pray for the best that I did the World Record. After watching I beated SAMNY's WR I had two feelings, relief and disappointment...
I don't know if disappointment is the right word, but I wanted to beat Juice ._. 's time, because I knew I was able to, but sadly I didn't.
I already failed before the run I wanted, I missed the surface of the rock that has the timer on it, only by a couple of units, and that was a 01:02 run, probably beating Juice ._. 's time (01:02.80), and that would've meant making a truly World Record on that map, but after trying it so much, 01:05 was a good time, I was just tired of trying the map again and again with so few success.
Tt was a good journey, even though I'm not a "shortcut maps player", I think I did a good job, and even though I could've done better, I'm still happy with my demo, and to know that I have the World Record on a map that I didn't even think about one week before.
RUN OF THE WEEK #208
Time: 01:05.70 (-00:10.76)
Previous holder: krbunny
WR: WR Release #732