Trial and Error
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-Trial And Error-

Introduction:

Trial And Error is a contest similar to GGP, but much harder. It is for either masters, or poor determined souls. This is a contest with amazing prizes, and much fun to be had on the 150 levels roller coaster, with 30 Trials to be conquered.
A special thank you to bi3liu, who pushed me to create this contest, and Magniloquent, who helped make sure that levels were not out of place, and review the system that we set up.

For completing a level, a player will gain one point, all levels give the same amount of points. Each Trial will give 5 points from levels, 1 per level, for a total of 150 Points. You will get an extra 1 point for completing each trial, ending in a grand total of 180 Points.
This contest is run by AspectZero, Ashley766, IHaveDaCowboyz, lalafox, Colind, Anoromodero and Ande. If you wish to do your runs, message one of us on Discord at:

AspectZero#5472(AspectZero)
Anoro#1638(Anoromodero)
Ande#4996(Ande)
Ashley766#6618(Ashley766)
Colind#1453(Colind)
iiLogan#2020(IHaveDaCowboyz)
lalafox#4165(lalafox)


Rules:

• All runs for this contest will be done along side a judge, all runs *will* be recorded, or points will not count.

•If you complete a level, you own the point for that level, if you completed 4 levels of a Trial and did not complete the Trial, you still have those points. Additionally, you do not have to run an entire Trial in order to get back to where you were. If you beat 4 levels, you can start on the 5th level and ignore the 4 previous levels, resulting in completing the entire Trial, which will also result in your daily run being concluded, and you will not be allowed to start another Trial, regardless of having time left.

• Players are allowed to play with a judge for up to sixty minutes per day, once per day, and only one Trial is allowed to be completed per day. You are allowed to retry the same level in a trial as many times as you would like, but it will not score you any extra points after you have beaten it for the first time. If you are to fail, or get trapped, etc. You can retry during your the 60 minutes that you are given with the Judge you are with.

• Players are not allowed to do this contest for others.

• No hats are allowed for use, any stats can be used.

• No glitches are allowed. Glitches that are required to be performed for a player to beat a level are not counted as glitches. If you would like additional information, please contact one of the contest judges.

• Failure to follow these guidelines, or attempting to find or exploit loopholes in them will result in a ban from continuing this contest, and possible part removal.


Prizes:
180 Points - 20,000,000 Experience Points
144 Points - Artifact Hat(+Epic)
120 Points - 10,000,000 Experience Points
96 Points - Brew Set(+Epic)
72 Points - 7,500,000 Experience Points
60 Points - Bat Set(+Epic)
48 Points - 5,000,000 Experience Points
36 Points - Bubble Set(+Epic)
24 Points - 2,500,000 Experience Points
12 Points - Stick Set(+Epic)


Trials:

1. The Gate Guards

Hat Factory by Jiggmin (84156)
Redemption by Cooldude90 (5793214)
Apocalypse by Divinity (5877893)
Guardian by Overbeing (5161100)
The Guardian by 898ppp (6387752)

2. The Courtyard

Rapid Frustwork by Apex Frusts (6355758)
Electroman Adventures by Miniberry83 (6322428)
Cablad Caverns by Kwing95 (1557650)
Aggression by Apex Frusts (6284044)
High Anxiety by Kwing (6451283)

3. The Royal Guard

Century[Frust](Bronze) by AspectZero (6491146)
Obstaclez by Firefight (4998909)
F 145 Easy by Firefight (6272418)
F 145 Medium by Firefight (6272417)
[E]Frustration by AspectZero (6496555)

4. The Dungeons

Easy Frust by AspectZero (6492019)
Project #2032 by AspectZero (6487556)
Dragon’s Fortress by Fran10 (5691255)
Century[Frust](Silver) by AspectZero (6491146)
[Easy] Frust Attack by Intransitive (6464524)

5. Cavernous Wasteland

ClubStep by rafaelrosa123 (6424027)
Frustration by Apex Frusts (6313250)
[Easy] Co-Frust by Vipa (6461695)
Century[Frust](Gold) by AspectZero (6491146)
Frustrator by Munim (6393244)

6. An Attack In The Night

Chill Frust by Bubbel Doge (6481847)
~Ultimate Frust~ by Miniberry83 (6345680)
Frust (MEDIUM) by Miniberry83 (6376962)
frust by Firefight (5809725)
Co-Frust by Vipa (6461681)

7. Hunting Bandits

~Ultimate Frust 2~ by Miniberry83 (6351839)
Time Trial - Hard by Firefight (5769160)
Adept Frust by Apex Frusts (6274523)
[2min]Frustration by Munim (6447607)
The Legend by nerdy (798121)

8. Deep Dark Forest

Quick Frust by Apex Frusts (6355648)
[Easy] Fragile by Shattered Remains (6473923)
Skilled Frustration by Munim (6448860)
Death Temple by 898ppp (6316674)
Frust (HARD) by Miniberry83 (6375890)

9. A Small Stream

WTFrust by Apex Frusts (6277632)
Baal's Frust by Apex Frusts (6370927)
Tobias by Frust (6403157)
1 by Frust (6403141)
Ascension[Easy] by AspectZero (6488945)

10. Roaring Flames

Volcanic Inferno by Pounce (4866546)
[Expert] Volcanic Inferno by Pounce (5396064)
Flame Frustration by Flame God (6468005)
Sakupen Hell by -Level Editor- (6478070)
Dragon by SirGalevant (6486153)

11. Boss Hunter

Quest For Perfection[Remaster] by SirGalevant (6485737)
Deadlocked by Rafaelrosa123 (6430488)
Quest For Perfection by -Level Editor- (6476785)
Deadlocked by -Level Editor- (6467130)
Deadlocked[Remaster] by SirGalevant (6485760)

12. Words, Words, Words

Platform Racing 2 by Kwing95 (1775268)
Your Wife by Kwing (5900711)
Rainbow Dash by TRUC (6301789)
Fluttershy by TRUC (6358271)
Depression[VE] by Kwing (5964198)

13. Soaring High

Break Frust by Apex Frusts (6276320)
Dessication by Apex Frusts (6315245)
Brachios by Apex Frusts (6317864)
[Easy]Serpent[Frust] by Magniloquent (6472971)
[Easy] Sonia [Frust] by Apex Frusts (6406583)

14. The Fortress

Frustration Easy by Intrpd (1048085)
Frustration 2 Easy by Intrpd (2062832)
The Blueprints by Kwing95 (1843211)
Instinct Frust by Skilledzz (6490314)
Thunder Cloud by SirGalevant (6486097)

15. The High lord

Repent [Frust] by Apex Frusts (6416976)
Skill-Test [Frust] by Apex Frusts (6281698)
2017-Frust [Easier] by Vipa  (6467721)
Return 3 by 898ppp (6482699)
Blue Blues Frust by Romen. (6497247)

16. The Fortress Dungeons

[Easy] Boastful Frust by Shattered Remains (6473788)
ClaFru Easy by Kwing (5857068)
Falling Up 2 by -Level Editor- (6478160)
Falling Up by -Level Editor- (6478071)
Snake [Frust] by Genius Shadow (6471195)

17. The Eye Of The Overseer

Raphael [Frust] by Apex Frusts (6381203)
7 Minutes [Frustration] by Munim (6437914)
Frustrator’s Warm Up by Munim (6484860)
Frustipation by Lich (6449691)
Frustration Course by Munim (6452125)

18. Overseer's Minions

[Easy]Sticky Situation by 898ppp (6484510)
Joker Jr. [Frustration] by Munim (6436403)
Aarflon’s Lair by -Level Editor- (6466730)
Perfectionist [Frustration] by Munim (6433730)
150 Steps(Easy) by Fire N Screw (2101367)

19. Cornering The Beast

Succession Easy by Aspect0 (6486230)
2017-Frust by Vipa (6467716)
Terror[Frust] by AspectZero (6492049)
[Epic] Co-Frust by Vipa (6461694)
Ascending Order by -Level Editor- (6485902)

20. The Overseer's Wrath

Portal by AspectZero (6500493)
Ezra by Hard 77 (6474083)
Broodmother Lysrix by SirGalevant (6486134)
Michael[Frust] by Apex Frusts (6381545)
Lucifer[Frust] by Apex Frusts (6376269)

21. Running From Danger

Alcazar by Hard 77 (6473917)
Quirk by Hard 77 (6473785)
[Frust Fear] by Alvesta (6502198)
Fragg Frust-work by Apex Frusts (6313914)
Equitable [Frust] by Genius Shadow (6466702)

22. Boarding The Flagship

The Challenge by Fran10 (2533544)
Grim Easy by Firefight (2596657)
BOSS [Frust] by Genius Shadow (6467027)
Gabriel[Frust] by Apex Frusts (6383885)
Century[Frust](Platinum) by AspectZero (6491146)

23. Commanding The Fleet

Succession by Aspect0 (6486227)
Tales of Gold by AspectZero (6495488)
Serpent[Frust] by Magniloquent (6472969)
Frustration by AspectZero (6496554)
[Frust] Sticky Situation by 898ppp (6484512)

24. Facing The Enemy Fleet

Lazuli by Apex Frusts (6315126)
Element. By Hard 77 (6474201)
Depth Charge by Hard 77 (6473857)
Frust by Polyban (6489260)
[Legend] Co-Frust by Vipa (6461699)

25. Floating On Wreckage

Memorial Frust by Shattered Remains (6474047
Asus Frust by Curs3d (6478349)
[Hard] Fragile by Shattered Remains (6473922)
Boastful Frust by Shattered Remains (6473579)
[Impossible] Co-Frust by Vipa (6461738)

26. An Island

Free Frust by Shattered Remains (6472429)
Level Collab 2 by Kwing(4th Row Only) (5907535)
Frustration Easy by Fran10 (2175592)
40 Steps to Freedom by Aspect0 (6486545)
Depression[E] by Kwing (5964196)

27. Overseer's Lair

Challenge by Kniight (5087590)
Tough by Kniight (5077698)
Horde by Aspect0 (6486937)
Tenth Judgement by Taco2 (6247159)
Frustration by Intrpd (1045634)

28. The Sentinels

Challenge [Hard] by Fran10 (5349440)
Prince Of Persia by Fran10 (5440263)
Ascension by AspectZero (6488925)
Frustration 2 by Intrpd (2061284)
Pure Skillz by Fran10 (5311059)


29. The Door Guard

Sonia[Frust] by Apex Frusts (6402401)
Nightmare by AspectZero (6496081)
Hypertension by AspectZero (6490344)
F 145 Hard by Firefight (6272416)
Rage 101 by 898ppp (5659427)

30. Battling The Overseer

[Frust]Overseer by AspectZero (6495525)
[E]JIGGMIN (Unlimited Time) by -LP- (6483938)
The Net Dance by The Unforgiven (6416205)
The Gauntlet by TRUC (6469850)
Frustration 145 by Firefight (2623529)
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Leaderboard:
bi3liu - 162 Points
AspectZero - 156 Points
Vipa - 114 Points
Tibere - 100 Points
Lich - 96 Points
LP - 84 Points
Joseph - 68 Points
Death - 64 Points
Ande - 62 Points
Okbob3 - 48 Points
Fran10 - 42 Points
Skilledzz - 30 Points
Anoromodero - 27 Points
Fresh Cookies - 27 Points
TRUC - 27 Points
Battle Hawk - 24 Points
Mysterious - 24 Points
m210md - 16 Points
Covid19 - 15 Points
ExplosionZ - 12 Points
IHaveDaCowboyz - 12 Points
-Yolex- - 12 Points
Superduck10 - 10 Points
Arvid - 6 Points
Camer999 - 6 Points
Campaigns - 6 Points
~JBG~ - 6 Points
Jorn - 6 Points
Lalafox - 6 Points
manadb1 - 6 Points
Magniloquent - 6 Points
S.Iverson - 6 Points
Usamah - 6 Points
-xXzakXx- - 4 Points
Minimania of EE - 3 Points
Penguin10 - 1 Point
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Good luck everyone! We gonna need it lol.
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It is an absolute honor to be a judge of this contest, good luck everyone! Smile
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I'm surprised you didn't call this Trial and Terror
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(5th July 2020, 7:42 PM)Minimania Wrote: I'm surprised you didn't call this Trial and Terror
I will have to consider this.
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(5th July 2020, 5:43 PM)AspectZero Wrote:
26. An Island

Depression[E] by Kwing

There goes the RIP for 99,99% of PR2 if they want a shot at 180 points lol
Also, 1 hour per day per player ???
Good luck to judges, js
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(5th July 2020, 7:52 PM)TRUC Wrote: There goes the RIP for 99,99% of PR2 if they want a shot at 180 points lol
Also, 1 hour per day per player ???
Good luck to judges, js
Frustration 145 is the only one I would worry about.
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I have a feeling with enough practice you can do that one by kwing in under an hour
this contest is quite forgiving in the sense that you don't have to string levels together, but also is a good challenge
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Jesus H. Christ what did I just read
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(5th July 2020, 5:48 PM)AspectZero Wrote:
Leaderboard:

AspectZero - 6 Points

If this was the old JV, you'd get a contest strike Tongue
@bls1999 keep your banhammer close !

EDIT: just a side thought, take it with a grain of salt from my GGP experience, and coming from someone who could frust a bit back in his days, BUT...

The fact that you've pretty much made half this contest WAY OUT of most people's reach is your choice, I respect it, and it's all cool until you decide to participate to grab those conveniently great chosen prizes. Let's be honest, you might have only 2 or 3 people in the whole game, not counting yourself, who can reach 180 points WITH grinding. Not even sure you'll have more than a handfull even getting to 96 points.

What I'm trying to say is, don't make yourself look like a greedish contest host by organising this whole thing for your own profit, and flex your insane skills. I doubt it's your intention to begin with, but it the end you MIGHT eventually give that impression if you set the bar too high. It's a master frust contest, yes, but simply be careful of where you have decided to set the bar (aka extremely high) and what you show by participating. Remember that GGP times were pretty lenient for a reason: accessibility.

Then again it's your call.
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Don’t understand how anyone think its greedy to participate in thier own contest, somebody’s gotta set a example to prove it’s possible at a equal level Tongue and it aint like its a monthly contest either. So everybody gets a equal chance of getting the prizes if they are up for it.
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i really dont see why not the host can participate in this contest, if i am allowed to participate in SotM if i host it, why not he can if someone else is judging along side him. its not like he is giving him free parts, he still has to do all the work.

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(5th July 2020, 5:43 PM)AspectZero Wrote:
1. The Gate Guards

Hat Factory by Jiggmin
The Guardian by 898ppp
Redemption by Cooldude90
Apocalypse by Divinity
Guardian by Overbeing
I was thinking oh another contest maybe I will enter. Then I looked at this. I literally can't beat redemption solo. Noob
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(6th July 2020, 11:17 AM)TRUC Wrote: If this was the old JV, you'd get a contest strike Tongue
@bls1999 keep your banhammer close !

EDIT: just a side thought, take it with a grain of salt from my GGP experience, and coming from someone who could frust a bit back in his days, BUT...

The fact that you've pretty much made half this contest WAY OUT of most people's reach is your choice, I respect it, and it's all cool until you decide to participate to grab those conveniently great chosen prizes. Let's be honest, you might have only 2 or 3 people in the whole game, not counting yourself, who can reach 180 points WITH grinding. Not even sure you'll have more than a handfull even getting to 96 points.

What I'm trying to say is, don't make yourself look like a greedish contest host by organising this whole thing for your own profit, and flex your insane skills. I doubt it's your intention to begin with, but it the end you MIGHT eventually give that impression if you set the bar too high. It's a master frust contest, yes, but simply be careful of where you have decided to set the bar (aka extremely high) and what you show by participating. Remember that GGP times were pretty lenient for a reason: accessibility.

Then again it's your call.

I'd put it more at a dozen, honestly, who could reach 180. Besides, those are some really, really big rewards. There are very few ways to get the Artifact Hat. GGP is a grind with what some would argue are unfamiliar stats. CotM requires either amazing artistry AND level design or an expansive knowledge of the history of PR2 levels, either of which are either grinds or simply being a part of the game for years on end.

Honestly, though, the EXP rewards are even bigger. Right now, I'm a 42 + 8 RTs, so rank 50 overall. With all the experience rewards added up -- 35M EXP in total -- that would put me at almost 57 + 8 RTs, so rank 65 overall.

Just like other contests, it should be a grind, so in the end I'm totally fine with this, especially with how massive the prizes are. The EXP prizes justify the difficulty -- in better perspective, 48 points = almost base rank 50, from down at rank 0. That's massive, and as a result I'm fine with that.
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(6th July 2020, 11:17 AM)TRUC Wrote: If this was the old JV, you'd get a contest strike Tongue
@bls1999 keep your banhammer close !

omg that's a reference

I got it

I got the reference

this is so sad

can we get 50 likes


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(6th July 2020, 12:55 PM)platform guy Wrote: Don’t understand how anyone think its greedy to participate in thier own contest

(6th July 2020, 2:05 PM)Addy Wrote: i really dont see why not the host can participate in this contest

(6th July 2020, 5:38 PM)Fresh Cookies Wrote: I'd put it more at a dozen, honestly, who could reach 180. Besides, those are some really, really big rewards

My point is not about the big rewards, frusting is a hard game mode after all, and I'm not even thinking about the prize rarity, but rather the sheer difficulty of the contest at its limit.

Also, 12 people reaching 180... hell no. Depression (E) has been considered to be impossible for a human for a long time by people like Fran10, Suuper, Firefight and even Kwing himself, until AspectZero beat it, with a ridiculously good time given the circumstances. ONLY one person (aka AspectZero) has the skill in the game right now to even possibly beat it again under an hour. Also, Frustration 145 is probably the most cruel frust there is out there.

So nope, I'd say only Aspect has a shot at 180. MAYBE a few people can reach 175 (bi3liu, muNIM), and I seriously doubt the list is much bigger for 170 (Magniloquent, Lich, Vipa but he's banned right ?).

Lower prizes tiers are still very worth it, but past 144 and probably even 120 it's a big flex.
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(7th July 2020, 1:41 AM)TRUC Wrote: So nope, I'd say only Aspect has a shot at 180.

bi3liu, Tejs, Munim, Magniloquent, and Vipa are good enough at frusts to reach 180. Whether or not they try is up to them. In the end, skill is just muscle memory, and muscle memory is learned over time. Every one has a shot at 180,  whether or not they want to practice is their decision.

Edit: I think it should be said that if a player is close to beating a level and running out of time, it's up to the judge whether or not they want to give the person a few extra minutes, after all, it is the judges time being taken up.
It is also encouraged for players to practice levels before their run, so that they will take up less of a judge's time.
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I need judges with very different time zones from the current judges. If you are interested, please DM me on Discord.
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Fixed the weird formatting issue where spaces between 4 and 5, 7 and 8 disappeared when I made an edit.
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