KingBroly wrote:Phiggle is a solid Mega Man player.
I'm wondering how you stumbled across T. Wool being useful in that run. That one weapon energy pellet you picked up will probably be your downfall at some point.
Phiggle's solid, but I can do that stage faster. Not to sound arrogant or to take away from the fight he's put up, though... Wily 2 is just a special stage. You won't get the best time just
by going as fast as you can. There's some magic tricks regarding certain points you have to be at certain times to progress the fastest. I've no doubts that I can beat Phiggle's time on Wily 2 again, but I really don't feel like getting into another battle like I did with JJ (at least right now). Besides, since I already have the record for Wily 1, I see no reason to get greedy and take away his
crowning achievement when I can't even post a replay for that stage and keep Wily 1 up there, too. Achieving what he/I did is no easy task, and since all that separates us is a few hundredths of a second (which will come from the boss and not the stage), I'm satisfied with that run and see no reason to try to topple him... unless he manages to post a better time again or enough people egg me on
Like I said, I could probably do Wily 1 faster if I kept going. The video that's up there isn't my best run of the stage prior to the final boss chamber. It isn't just the energy pickup, either; I've gotten out of the 2nd boss chamber faster before and into the final boss room almost a second faster. The only difference was that in my better runs I wasn't able to kill the last three bosses as quickly as I did in this one, which ate up my time. Right now though nobody's challenging it, and unless JJ decides to again I don't see it being broken. The small energy pickup really doesn't add much time; 0.05 seconds is all, I believe; it's the large ones you gotta watch out for. What really added time in that run was that I didn't beat the first bosses as fast as I could or negotiated the stage itself as fast as I normally can.
I suppose some crazy alien mutant like me (other than JJ) might come along someday and beat my time, though, but when/if that happens I'll just go get it back
As for Thunder Wool, I didn't stumble on it at all - just sorta hatched it up as an idea at one point. I was looking for a way to kill Elec Man quicker and figured that even if he got hit with something he wasn't weak against if it would allow me to kill him with just two saws rather than three, and Thunder Wool turned out to be the best way to hit him. I actually tried that on Slash Man, too, but unfortunately he was immune to it...
...so as far as I can tell there's no way to kill him any quicker. Tornado Man is the real clincher. You have to release those Thunder Wools at JUST the right time to hit him as he drops down and have the lightning blast him right afterwords, while at the same time be quick enough to get over to the other side before he moves across the screen instead of straight down. Getting him is by far
the most difficult part of the run, and if he spawns first you're pretty much out of luck and will have to start over.
Either way, I think Wily 3 will be my next target. I haven't even attempted that one yet and it's painstakingly easy by comparison.