Meh, Triple Post D:
Much later than scheduled, but better late than never, right?
TSC'S ALL TIME GREATEST PLAYER #5
DANIEL "NINTENDAN" ZURAD
14th out of 89 Players
Sonic Adventure (DX)
8th Place out of 66 Players
Sonic Adventure 2 (B)
14th Place out of 93 Players
Sonic Advance 1
1st Place out of 40 Players
Sonic Advance 2
1st Place out of 72 Players
Sonic Advance 3
5th Place out of 38 Players
21st Place out of 57 Players
Sonic and Knuckles
35th Place out of 36 Players
Sonic 1 (GG)
4th Place out of 28 Players
Sonic 2 (GG)
7th out of 15 Players
10th Place out of 16 Players
NintenDan’s ‘Best’ 5 Records
5th: Sonic Adventure (DX)-IceCap-Tails-1:31:85
4th: Sonic Adventure (DX)-Lost World-Sonic-1:57:30
3rd: Sonic & Knuckles-Lava Reef 1-Knuckles-1:33
2nd: Pretty much any and all of "Taco's" Advance 2 times.
1st: Pretty much any and all of "Taco's" Advance 1 times.
NintenDan’s TSC Career
When "Taco" as he has been known ever since the birth of the chat room, IIRC, joined TSC on the 12th December he was, like myself, just another member filling up the ranks, and as mike said about me, has been a complete menace in various games: namely the Advance's, and, to a lesser extent Sonic Adventure DX.
Perhaps it would be a good place to start on SA2:B, as its possibly the most 'worthy' of games to be good at, and by far one of the most difficult to do well in. Taco was up in the Top 10 for quite a while, but now has slipped back quite a few places, I recall him as high as 7th at one point. His times aren't bad, but they COULD use significant improvement if Taco played anything Sonic-based that wasn't on a GBA (If your reading this Taco that was in no way a hint >_>).
Moving on, we come to the subject of Advance 1. Taco's been CHampion of this game since forever. If you consider forever to be The 1st March 2004, and it is somewhat of forever in TSC Time :o He's held the championship ever since, excluding one day: The day TSC came back up, as mike submitted all his new times before Taco, a fair few of which that beat Taco's VERY old times and knocked him off the top spot, so that hardly counts. Taco's also had the ABSOLUTE PWN to hold 100% on the game for various periods of time during the course of his TWENTY MONTH CHAMPIONSHIP, TSC's longest as far as I know. Infact, the only reason he doesn't have 100% now is because of the Moon Zone, and all the chat regular's know mike's opinion on that one :P Bizzarely, until mike's complete overhaul of his Advance 1 times, Taco was somewhat unchallenged and he immensely outclassed all competition, its an absolute wonder he was able to keep on playing to best himself: His ultimate goal as he said on numerous occasions, was a sub 60 minutes Total, and blood Hell if he could find another 4 seconds in Total across the various levels he'd have sub 58 minutes. And as far as I know, he's beating the Hell out of the Japanese Players to boot, or he was at one stage, no idea if he still is, now if that doesn't shout out "I am the God of Sonic Advance 1" then I really dont know what does.
Taco has been just as strong throughout Advance 2, initially taking the Championship after posting good (back then :P) times for all the levels and mediocre (Sorry Taco, but they really were D:) time for the Bosses, which netted him first place on the 3rd of August '04. This didn't last long, I eventually filled out my times for EU1, and alreadyhad filled out Boss some time ago, and this added my Total times and pushed me some 200 points ahead of Taco on the 8th of September of the same year. This sparked off another of TSC's long-going Rivalry's, and is still going on, (although I have an announcement to make at the end of this post.) Not amused by this, and being Taco, he began TAing the Bosses and slowly knocking down the points, until he retook the Championship on thw 10th of October. He sat there comfortably for a little over a month, till I fought back again, and stole it back from him on the 23rd November. My reign of terror then lasted a good 7 months, counting the 3 months downtime, until Taco pwned all and retook the Championship on the 13th July of this year, which lasted some 4 days till I took it back. The Championship switched hands for the final time (As of this point in time) on the 5th of August, whereby taco steadily decreased his Point Total to sub 100, and by far and wide, it still should be (See announcement). He's remained at the top of this game mostly unchallnged, rather like in Advance 1, save for my futile efforts, which have ultimatly phailed/10 in any case, further proving Taco's Goddom, which now surely stretches over the whole Advance Series. And if THAT doesn't make him "The Advance God" then this next section surely will.
Taco also reigned supreme at Advance 3 for a while too, pwning most of the records set at that time and ultimatly being #1 across all the Advance's at once, I believe. Although, obviously, he's no longer Top Dog in Advance 3, its mostly because he, like many others, dont give two cents about it (sorry mike :P) and he's been concentrating on various other games more worthy of his time, however, he WAS the first person (IIRC) to get an absolutely AMAZING time in Chaos Angel 3, watch the video to see exactly HOW amazing.
In later times, Taco has been setting some sensational records as Sonic throughout SADX, and not to mention some pwnerific times as Tails, although, sadly, (<_<) the Knux Level Total which he had held for so long was beaten by none other than myself (>_> Sorry taco D: *run*). I also seem to recall a time when Taco was Champion of Sonic 1 (GG), I apologise for my uncertainty on this one, but I have 40 minutes to type this or it will be released on #4's day, I am VERY behind schedule D:
Couple this, with his above average rankings in all of the other games he competes in, with the exception of Sonic & Knuckles, but who can really criticise him there? He has two times submitted. One is 3rd and the other is a record by a LOOOOONG way, and the sheer amount of contribution's hes made to the site: An insane amount of video's, a far few strats, and add to that his constant livening up of the chat whenever things die down in there, and his notion of "The TSC Convention", we have one ice cool, sharp as nails Time Attacker, just nestling in the Top 5 Greatest Players in TSC's History!
(Dont worry Taco, I'll have something to say about that next time we do this :O)
ANNOUNCEMENT: Bit of a random thing, but I feel I must get this off my chest as it is highly depressing: If douglas is indeed getting thos times legitimatly and not pulling them out of his ass, if he takes 2nd Place Overall in Advance 2, I will be retiring from competing in Advance 2 (Yes, for real this time.). I worked so hard for those times, I'm barely content to have 2nd, and I'm practically at my limit, so if I were to drop a place lower I dont think I'd have the motives or the drive to go earn it back.
I'll be doing #4 tomorrow and #3 the day after, then handing it back to mike for the final two.
Rock 'N' Roll