The Quest to Beat abney317

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@SummoningSalt +2213
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Vor 5 Monate
@ARCHIVED9610 +2
@ARCHIVED9610

YOO

Vor 5 Monate
@thomaswburkhart +1
@thomaswburkhart

fr fr

Vor 5 Monate
@jonj5909 +1
@jonj5909

Yes

Vor 5 Monate
@jtracome87 +4
@jtracome87

@@unrulyvictor j

Vor 5 Monate
@jeff09_
@jeff09_

Bet

Vor 5 Monate
@5MadMovieMakers +9100
@5MadMovieMakers

That last quote: "So instead of saying something silly, like I think it will be over very soon and it's been a crazy ride, I'm going to say that this game will never be over and the ride will only get crazier, and I am just participating in one small part of the middle of the ride and there are many talented people who helped build the ride before me and there'll be many talented people who help finish off the ride after me." - darbian 2016

Vor 5 Monate
@DeepSpaceVoid +456
@DeepSpaceVoid

So eloquent for being spoken in the moment. "...one small part in the middle of the ride" is such a powerful line. Carl Sagan-esque almost lmao Amazing.

Vor 5 Monate
@SharmanDoom +229
@SharmanDoom

I miss darb, hope he's doing well whatever he's doing now.

Vor 5 Monate
@mathprodigy +145
@mathprodigy

That's one small step for Darb... one giant leap for Darbkind.

Vor 5 Monate
@LRoyz +2
@LRoyz

Probably not true though

Vor 5 Monate
@Yamomshouse69n +61
@Yamomshouse69n

@@LRoyzbe quiet

Vor 5 Monate
@Bdxs33 +2153
@Bdxs33

Abney did a sub 23 yesterday: 22:58.68 in a magnificent run The goat, simply

Vor 4 Monate
@BamfIamone +86
@BamfIamone

OH FUCK

Vor 3 Monate
@AntonioFreirelol +77
@AntonioFreirelol

WOW, watching history being made in real time is crazy

Vor 3 Monate
@ashleyelizabeth6094 +46
@ashleyelizabeth6094

At this point he is racing against his ghosts from earlier runs

Vor 2 Monate
@DPH_Psychosis +9
@DPH_Psychosis

This. This right here is a comment worthy of being pinned.

Vor Monat
@Bdxs33 +4
@Bdxs33

​@@AntonioFreirelolThat was absolutely incredible, I felt so lucky to see it live

Vor Monat
@vstriker4105 +1213
@vstriker4105

It’s incredible how quickly this record is changing, just a month after this video releases, Abney gets a 22:58!

Vor 4 Monate
@christhefish11 +47
@christhefish11

YOOOOO THATS LIT!!!

Vor 4 Monate
@Estellics +14
@Estellics

LETS GOOOOOOOO

Vor 4 Monate
@ArjunTheRageGuy +3
@ArjunTheRageGuy

Now that's poggers for real

Vor 4 Monate
@MrPeach1998 +1
@MrPeach1998

No way

Vor 4 Monate
@Glitchedsquirtle +1
@Glitchedsquirtle

LETS GOOO

Vor 4 Monate
@HaysOnYoutube +1571
@HaysOnYoutube

Kazuya has just hit a world record of 23:13.35 since this video released. Legend

Vor 4 Monate
@jeredgibb5064 +179
@jeredgibb5064

The fact it's stated that a sub 23 is possible and it still hasn't happened is probably the cherry on top

Vor 4 Monate
@DragoReborn7 +17
@DragoReborn7

The saga continues

Vor 4 Monate
@Cap-ig6rh +14
@Cap-ig6rh

Please update me whenever a new world record is set 🙏

Vor 4 Monate
@midnightblitzer +1
@midnightblitzer

:0

Vor 4 Monate
@JohnFartblast +4
@JohnFartblast

update when sub 23

Vor 4 Monate
@Graymalkinn +446
@Graymalkinn

Salts you got me so stressed and sympathetic for Abney. I didn't even know he existed till 35 minutes ago

Vor 3 Monate
@isuck6049 +30
@isuck6049

He got the wr again lol (sub 23 too) dont be stressed about it

Vor 3 Monate
@lucasludwick6027 +871
@lucasludwick6027

2:40 His reaction to seeing a new shortcut in a game he’s put so much time into, it gave me chills.

Vor 5 Monate
@mikeberg6407 +108
@mikeberg6407

yea that was sooo good, especially since he seems so "whatever" when it was first said, you could tell its been a common thing that really hit different this time

Vor 4 Monate
@aeterborne +32
@aeterborne

i wish i saw the chat here LMAO

Vor 4 Monate
@justamir5 +15161
@justamir5

A shortcut being discovered in the 90s and not being globally known until 2020 is insane

Vor 5 Monate
@athenaraines +1363
@athenaraines

Older games are probably *more* likely to have stuff like this happen. They didn’t have the luxury of the record keeping we have today. Look what happened with Matt Turk and the punch out scene. Some of the known tech from back then had to be re-discovered because the community had been completely dead for years. It’s more likely a big time save from the 90s is lost to time than something from the 2010s at this point.

Vor 5 Monate
@zatcharyb3067 +282
@zatcharyb3067

I have one of these for SMB2 and can't replicate it but I know it's not a fever dream lol it happened when i was a kid and always stuck in my brain

Vor 5 Monate
@ducky27_ +67
@ducky27_

@@zatcharyb3067 can you elaborate?

Vor 5 Monate
@giantchicken2269 +31
@giantchicken2269

@@zatcharyb3067 explain it

Vor 5 Monate
@SB-ex8nt +18
@SB-ex8nt

​@@athenarainesYou don't say...

Vor 5 Monate
@eboatwright3869 +246
@eboatwright3869

I swear, this guy could talk about the history of Post-It notes and find a way to make it dramatic & interesting

Vor 4 Monate
@HongMiyo +15
@HongMiyo

Post-It notes actually kinda do have a dramatic history....

Vor 4 Monate
@MrJackHagan +3
@MrJackHagan

RetroAhoy and Summoning Salt are the absolute kings of video game documentaries.

Vor 3 Monate
@stykytte +9
@stykytte

".. and that was how the note industry stood, untouched, until in 1973, Art Fry, Did this; " *HOME - We're finally landing drops*

Vor 2 Monate
@eboatwright3869 +1
@eboatwright3869

@@stykytte _LOL_

Vor 2 Monate
@TheEthanatorNetwork +263
@TheEthanatorNetwork

The indomitable human spirit at it again. These guys are seriously nuts for this continuous grind. Mad respect.

Vor 4 Monate
@olivercharles2930 +2
@olivercharles2930

indomitable cringe

Vor 4 Monate
@HeartbrokenHeartshooter +76
@HeartbrokenHeartshooter

Imagine how alive it must make you feel to have someone take your record after 7 years, knowing that you can take it back if you work hard enough. To get to be the hunter instead of the hunted. It must feel like getting to discover speed-running all over again.

Vor 4 Monate
@isuck6049
@isuck6049

And funnily enough he got it back after only 3 weeks when this video was uploaded

Vor 15 Tage
@agrume_music +15
@agrume_music

Imagine if one day, a guy starts speedruning under the nickname of "YourMeat". Then trains for thousands of hours, give it all and challenge the whole world, just to see one day on YouTube a video from summoning salt called : "The quest to beat YourMeat"

Vor Monat
@calebos268 +316
@calebos268

Abney just took back the record with a 22:58!!!

Vor 4 Monate
@Latchback +11
@Latchback

I'm glad they are still competing and lowering it. Fun stuff.

Vor 4 Monate
@RyanL651 +6
@RyanL651

What a rushhhh! Clutch!

Vor 4 Monate
@ketch10 +1
@ketch10

profile picture brings back so many memories

Vor Monat
@gulermo +7982
@gulermo

Forest64 is a badass - discovers new gamebreaking shortcut - sends to abney even tho he never participated in his streams - leaves without elaborating further

Vor 5 Monate
@wilbababa +1721
@wilbababa

> Completely changes the MK64 speedrunning scene > Refuses to elaborate

Vor 5 Monate
@MarthSR +441
@MarthSR

And that's absolutely perfect the way it is. Create a mystique that will be talked about for years to come. I can definitely appreciate that!

Vor 5 Monate
@reidleblanc3140 +694
@reidleblanc3140

He's still doing it. Did it recently. > Discovers a way to do a 0.01 second lap > Literally refuses to elaborate. Like, doesn't tell anyone how he did it or share his inputs or anything. Only gives in like a week later

Vor 5 Monate
@gulermo +324
@gulermo

@@reidleblanc3140 bro really appeared out of nowhere and proceeded to change the whole speedrunning scene of the game multiple times

Vor 5 Monate
@KrazzeeKane +49
@KrazzeeKane

@reidleblanc3140  ugh, people like that bug me. If you're going to show off to everyone that you discovered some new tech, then don't be a dick and refuse to share and elaborate lol. Like if someone wants to keep tech to themselves, just don't go around talking about it and showing off, otherwise of course people are going to want to know how it's done. If he was in the position of the other people, he'd understand how much it sucks to have someone lord information over you

Vor 5 Monate
@Sady845 +97
@Sady845

Update: abney317 took the WR back a week ago with a time of 22:58. Yes, the first sub-23 minutes. What a legend.

Vor 4 Monate
@feuerfaustace1able
@feuerfaustace1able

Unfortunately this is not enough for a follow up video. :(

Vor 4 Monate
@Sady845 +11
@Sady845

@@feuerfaustace1able I never claimed this would be, there are much more speedrunning stories to tell than doing an update of an old subject

Vor 4 Monate
@floofiekun1875 +123
@floofiekun1875

Damn, you know you're an absolute legend when there's a video entirely dedicated to beating you

Vor 4 Monate
@cooiecub6888 +2
@cooiecub6888

a video with 3 million views, too

Vor 2 Monate
@ReddestRosa +119
@ReddestRosa

Much like a certain character he resembles, Abney is a force of nature. Grass grows, birds fly, and brother? He breaks records.

Vor 5 Monate
@daxter69420 +4
@daxter69420

Basically kind of a big deal

Vor Monat
@bowmin1 +32
@bowmin1

I love how you don't throw everything at the viewer from the start. You introduce strategies mid-video, like the Kalimari Desert one at 21:30. You explain most of the big strategies in the run, but not all at once.

Vor 3 Monate
@mphayes98 +28
@mphayes98

After over 15 months of not holding the record, Abney crushed the record by almost 15 seconds on July 27th, 2023. It looks like his story isn't over yet

Vor 4 Monate
@asdunlavey +21128
@asdunlavey

Getting namedropped in a Summoning Salt video title is an honour only previously given to Matt Turk. Congratulations, abney317!

Vor 5 Monate
@parknplay8328 +1151
@parknplay8328

I say Matthias Rustemeyer gets an honorary spot on the list because the only reason his name isn’t in the title is because it isn’t easily readable

Vor 5 Monate
@TheBluePhoenix008 +127
@TheBluePhoenix008

​@@parknplay8328well more like he could never accomplish his goal and then he retired due to Mark(or whatever his name is)

Vor 5 Monate
@Rocky712_ +160
@Rocky712_

@@parknplay8328 Is it really that hard to read? Even for native english speakers it shouldn´t be difficult.

Vor 5 Monate
@ExpandDong420 +33
@ExpandDong420

​@bleachboys3623 pics or it didn't happen

Vor 5 Monate
@juniperrodley9843 +50
@juniperrodley9843

The ability of some speedrunners to keep going is truly incredible. Just the thought of seeing a >30 second lead on the standing WR evaporate from bad luck alone is crushing to me.

Vor 5 Monate
@RealFilmOfficial +22
@RealFilmOfficial

I always loved prospects of "this incredible skip was always there and known of , everyone just kinda forgot", makes the human element shine through the TAS-like grinds

Vor 4 Monate
@HaydenDom +59
@HaydenDom

abney seems like the most chill guy ever

Vor 5 Monate
@AceIsAFemboy +9
@AceIsAFemboy

Update: Abney has a 22:58 and Kazn has a 23:06 as of today

Vor 2 Monate
@cheeseburgermonkey7104 +129
@cheeseburgermonkey7104

7 years of consistently holding a world record. Legendary man right here

Vor 5 Monate
@The_Deep_Blue +1929
@The_Deep_Blue

that beginning with abney's sarcasm about the guys discovery due so seeing so many beforehand slowly changing into absolute shock is absolutely priceless

Vor 5 Monate
@zaboomawho +89
@zaboomawho

yeah that shit was hilarious

Vor 5 Monate
@rat4992 +126
@rat4992

It’s a great reaction. Abney is also very likable

Vor 5 Monate
@thecluckster3908 +52
@thecluckster3908

He was flabbergasted when he found out

Vor 5 Monate
@DrGandW +45
@DrGandW

This is… an actual new shortcut… Lmao

Vor 5 Monate
@cholobrown4588 +5
@cholobrown4588

He blew the dude off like a POS till he saw the vid

Vor 5 Monate
@simondewitt7161 +18
@simondewitt7161

Clearly the other players who sent abney317 the new short cuts were just abney317 from the future in either a terminator or multiverse type scenario. Possibly a Bill and Ted...

Vor 4 Monate
@luigi77714 +1
@luigi77714

He started going so fast that he completed the run in negative time, going back to the past

Vor 2 Monate
@mouse_cop +22
@mouse_cop

Never forget that none of this would have been possible without the help of forest64

Vor 3 Monate
@ladderking +55
@ladderking

4 weeks after this video released, abney set a 22m 58s world record

Vor 4 Monate
@TKCEDM +10
@TKCEDM

It's unbelievable how amazing story telling can make you invested in a topic you know little about and will likely have zero interest in after the video is over. Fantastic work.

Vor 4 Monate
@anthonystazzoni2181 +10
@anthonystazzoni2181

Two high level speed runners running a game at the same time is one of the most intense things ever on the same tier as watching your favorite team and they’re rivals going at it.

Vor 3 Monate
@Nougatbars +6143
@Nougatbars

I love how Garret was sitting on that Rainbow Road skip for *decades* because he thought the community knew already.

Vor 5 Monate
@chickenswallow +735
@chickenswallow

How many existing WRs are waiting to be beaten because of some guy remembering "yeah this skip I actually figured out on accident 25 years ago" 😂

Vor 5 Monate
@scribeslendy595 +441
@scribeslendy595

​@@chickenswallowthat's the best part about WRs: even if a game is decades old, all it takes is one person fucking around to completely mix up the speedrun

Vor 5 Monate
@iaxacs3801 +318
@iaxacs3801

@@chickenswallow "Oh yeah I did this when I was a Kid made this part of the game easier" Said thing saves 3 minutes

Vor 5 Monate
@kaio0777 +60
@kaio0777

@@scribeslendy595 well my boy fuck around and found out lol.

Vor 5 Monate
@MattJDylan +52
@MattJDylan

To this day, I'm still wondering if some of the glitches I used to use in super mario bros are some kind of speedrun strats... like, that one of clipping through the wall in the underground level, kid me used to do it just because it was fun 😂

Vor 5 Monate
@mcfarvo +18
@mcfarvo

Someday we need an hour-long documentary on Summoning Salt and other speedrunning documentarians

Vor 4 Monate
@peach_total +4
@peach_total

13:20 knowing that even the top speedrunners fall off of banshee boardwalk sometimes is so comforting to me but as much as it might be sad to lose a record, u can also view kazuya’s rise as something that pushed abney to times he never would’ve reached otherwise, which i think is really cool. they’re pushing each other to get better and better

Vor 2 Monate
@_HighOnAir_
@_HighOnAir_

This comment brings back so many memories for me oml

Vor Monat
@shakthisaravanan2009 +25
@shakthisaravanan2009

Abney just reclaimed the WR 4 hours ago with a 22:58

Vor 4 Monate
@jane5886 +1
@jane5886

Holy shit what bruh

Vor 4 Monate
@NTrophy- +34
@NTrophy-

As of 4 days ago, Abney317 is back in first with a 22:58:68 with a 15 second lead.

Vor 4 Monate
@bloblizardthesquished2651 +7
@bloblizardthesquished2651

HOLY- That was the fastest 55 minutes of my life! I thought this was just a quick 15 minute video unlike summoning’s other videos, looks like i was wrong! Just proves how entertaining you are, being able to make me glued to the screen for an hour without realizing!

Vor 3 Monate
@TrozKhaoz +2795
@TrozKhaoz

I've never been so excited to watch a blue dot compete against a red dot in a game I barely play.

Vor 5 Monate
@corneredconnection +62
@corneredconnection

I feel this way with every summoning salt's vid like this XD

Vor 5 Monate
@destructionman1 +70
@destructionman1

And in most SS vids, it's a game I've never played. His storytelling skills are out of this world. People like him were the people entertaining us around the campfire 100k years ago.

Vor 5 Monate
@jmej01 +8
@jmej01

first summoning salt video? /lh

Vor 5 Monate
@rockmanfan5104
@rockmanfan5104

Play some games

Vor 5 Monate
@S2_Pot +5
@S2_Pot

Seriously, I also get so exited watching the dots play limbo on a graph.

Vor 5 Monate
@gabrielm598 +43
@gabrielm598

1st place getting hit by 3 lightning bolts and 4 blue shells on Royal raceway: “I’m beginning to think I’m not cut out for being a protagonist”

Vor 4 Monate
@ariamentio +13
@ariamentio

The Summoning Salt Curse holds strong, Abney just got a 22:58

Vor 4 Monate
@explodingbrother6038 +43
@explodingbrother6038

As of posting this comment, kazn has improved once again. 23m 13s 320ms, he set the time yesterday.

Vor 4 Monate
@sykobrawlstars
@sykobrawlstars

He got a sub 23 I think

Vor 4 Monate
@isuck6049
@isuck6049

​@@sykobrawlstars that was abney

Vor 15 Tage
@DemonzSlayer49 +5
@DemonzSlayer49

The abney317 now has a sub 23 minute world record while kazuya is 8 seconds behind him. Good luck to them both!!

Vor 3 Monate
@thepoordolphin4833 +2
@thepoordolphin4833

Imagine trying to casually play mario kart at a party with one of these guys

Vor 2 Monate
@KyrosQuickfist +5791
@KyrosQuickfist

Alternate Title: Two guys grind a Mario themed slot machine for a decade.

Vor 5 Monate
@Arceusmemesidk-zk7tm +234
@Arceusmemesidk-zk7tm

This is a great analogy for rivalry speedrunning

Vor 5 Monate
@dorianserrano2697 +104
@dorianserrano2697

I thought of it like that at first but it's more than that... all speedrunners have the same chance of getting the best seed via rng, but only the best player will be able to capitalize on it.

Vor 4 Monate
@eviljesus84 +49
@eviljesus84

The problem with that analogy, is that whatever this 'slot machine' gives you, you still have to have the skills to use it properly. The best RNG won't help you, if you're a shit player.

Vor 4 Monate
@Alfaomegabravo +110
@Alfaomegabravo

@@eviljesus84 The problem with the problem with that analogy is that the better players become the more RNG comes into play. We are not talking about random players here but the best of the best. If the players were able to perfectly execute every skip then there is only RNG left that decides the time.

Vor 4 Monate
@eelamite +8
@eelamite

holy shit thats probably the best comment under a summoning salt video in the past 5 years i've scrolled down to see

Vor 4 Monate
@talkingben5190 +33
@talkingben5190

I would normally be asleep at this time since it's 2am but I'm feeling unwell, however because of that I was able to see the sub 23 record by Abney. God is great

Vor 4 Monate
@sunex1666 +28
@sunex1666

Abney has the record back with a sub 23! Watched it live and all I can say is I doubt anyone beats it unless some new strats are created. His luck and skill was insane.

Vor 4 Monate
@isuck6049 +1
@isuck6049

I mean its still beatable but kazuya would have to get godlike rng to do it

Vor 4 Monate
@isuck6049 +1
@isuck6049

Not to mention abney already has plans to possibly even shorten it, since he mentioned some time saves he could do on stream

Vor 4 Monate
@chknnuggies +2
@chknnuggies

Update: Abney just took back the record with a sub 23 minute run

Vor 4 Monate
@maxgreineder9867 +7
@maxgreineder9867

That little Jon Bois reference to the Angels collapse was well done at 39:30

Vor 4 Monate
@herpyderpy2869 +11
@herpyderpy2869

My guy abney is literally not losing Kazuya got the record again 21 days before I made this comment at 23 mins and 13 seconds. Took abney 16 days to get it back by 15 seconds.

Vor 4 Monate
@Bismuth9 +5579
@Bismuth9

As your archrival, I can attest that this video is Pretty Good. Also, what you chose to end the video on is absolutely perfect.

Vor 5 Monate
@raynorzeraph953 +341
@raynorzeraph953

Shoot I gotta press A to like this comment.

Vor 5 Monate
@vivas555 +79
@vivas555

THis is an amazing interaction

Vor 5 Monate
@weebemo1 +135
@weebemo1

This is the type of arch-rivalry I need in my life lol

Vor 5 Monate
@jaythatguyyouknow5135 +44
@jaythatguyyouknow5135

The world needs more rivalries like this.

Vor 5 Monate
@cerjmedia +24
@cerjmedia

I was hoping you would leave a comment haha

Vor 5 Monate
@AkumaAPN +3
@AkumaAPN

Hahaha, Abney just absolutely smashed the WR and broke the minute barrier a few weeks after this video came out. Gotta wonder if this video provided extra motivation for Abney, or if this was gonna happen anyway, & Summoning Salt should've waited a few weeks to get the full picture. 😅

Vor 4 Monate
@galactic-hamster7043 +2
@galactic-hamster7043

46:23 this has to be *the* hypest summoning salt segment I have ever seen, even as someone who's watched all his videos. Ambient music can usually make or break a documentary in appeal, but it's something summoningsalt has not only mastered, but become known for in the content creation space. Matching the tension he's built through the whole video, without a single word, just the right tune, pacing and editing makes it 100x more impactful.

Vor 2 Monate
@thestarlightalchemist7333 +2
@thestarlightalchemist7333

I'm adding another comment here just to add an opinion: I think Abney and Matthias should share the role of MK64's GOAT. Both of them have accomplishments way beyond anyone else's league. I wouldn't be surprised if, despite their rivalries, they'd actually be good friends.

Vor 3 Monate
@6HappyBoy4
@6HappyBoy4

I love how with everything Abney went through he still had fun and laughed when things went wrong

Vor 2 Monate
@wheeledjustice7381 +3
@wheeledjustice7381

That moment with darbian at the end gave me chills. Beautiful job.

Vor 3 Monate
@onlysmiles4949 +1414
@onlysmiles4949

The fact that the Rainbow Road shortcut went undiscovered for over 2 decades because the guy who found it just assumed it was already known is nothing short of incredible Makes me wonder just how many other speedrunning discoveries are hidden in the same way

Vor 5 Monate
@SushiElemental +90
@SushiElemental

Yeah like did you guys know that you can backwards long-jump in Super Mario 64 to beat the game with only 50 stars? It's crazy!

Vor 5 Monate
@FerousFolly +136
@FerousFolly

I would assume it's actually quite common, the vast majority of any game's players are only vaguely aware of speedrunning, if at all, and of those who do find a skip accidentally I doubt most of them would think to check if it's a known skip, let alone seek out the community to ask

Vor 5 Monate
@redundantfridge9764 +99
@redundantfridge9764

​@@FerousFollySomewhat reminds me of the Goldeneye 007 tactic that was accidentally discovered due to a misinterpretation of an existing strat. Because the man who discovered it barely spoke English, he thought you were supposed to look down while speed running certain maps. That specific strat is still in use today (as far as I know)

Vor 5 Monate
@PoliPantev +51
@PoliPantev

remind me when someone posted a strat for vice city in SEEMINGLY USELESS GLITCHES THREAD that basicly skipped the 2nd half of the game and was probably the biggest breakthrough in all 3d era gta games, cuting vice city eun in lenght by half, san andreas by around 2 hours

Vor 5 Monate
@sephikong8323 +26
@sephikong8323

Plus it also makes a lot of sense why many of the people who may know about these and get into speed running wouldn't use it in their attempts or whatever when they start, like imagine you get into speedrunning and you see that nobody else uses the shortcut (that you know) and since you assume that they already know about it, you will probably rationalize that it's simply because it doesn't save time so they don't bother with it. Said that way, I'm sure there are quite a lot of discoveries that were missed just like that

Vor 5 Monate
@redhawkk +5
@redhawkk

id like to think there are several people like garrett who exist, who just havent revealed something because they would never think someone else hasnt discovered their accident

Vor 4 Monate
@NoriMori1992 +13
@NoriMori1992

I would have liked to hear, before the main narrative started, why exactly abney was so far ahead of everyone else even before the new shortcuts. Did he just have way better execution? Or was he using techniques no one else could pull off?

Vor 4 Monate
@kanthony9154
@kanthony9154

🗿

Vor 4 Monate
@puhskinti9358
@puhskinti9358

🗿🗿

Vor 4 Monate
@madsoncaminha2517 +6
@madsoncaminha2517

Literally just watched this, went to watch and abney is king once again. Dude is the true MVP

Vor 4 Monate
@averycolburn +2
@averycolburn

I have zero interest in speed running myself, but your story telling us very entertaining, and listening to your videos helps me get through the work day. Doesn't look like you need it, but have my subscription!

Vor 4 Monate
@rminitials +1
@rminitials

Interesting thing about your videos is the fact that even when you only had a few thousand subscribers, your content quality was always this high and super entertaining. I've never even done a speedrun and had it not been for you, not have known the names in the community. Your content is just *that* good.

Vor 4 Monate
@JLukeHypernova +3112
@JLukeHypernova

Abney is probably the most patient speedrunner out there. Always takes disappointment extremely well. That's why he's my favorite.

Vor 5 Monate
@bolson42 +148
@bolson42

The little laugh of relief he does after each new record is nice to see lol

Vor 5 Monate
@mopsnuf +28
@mopsnuf

That sounds like an excellent quality to have when running this!

Vor 5 Monate
@sgonzalez_guitarra +22
@sgonzalez_guitarra

You really need to have a strong control of your emotions to do something like this, it's quite inspirational

Vor 5 Monate
@chesney1995 +8
@chesney1995

@@bolson42 That little exhale he does every time he gets three reds when he needs it lol

Vor 5 Monate
@hydropage2855 +2
@hydropage2855

I personally kinda despise Abney because of what he did to Mathias. Sure, he's good, but he clearly has no sense of honor

Vor 5 Monate
@SteamGrace
@SteamGrace

One thing I love about abney is his charm and magnetic personality. His explosive passion once he attains a new world record is absolutely infectious.

Vor 2 Monate
@desmondruhling +5
@desmondruhling

You literally made me care about something I have never heard of before Amazingly done

Vor 4 Monate
@ExoticChaotic +2
@ExoticChaotic

During the zoomed in part. When you showed me how they performed the Royal Raceway skip, I knew which of the two broke it in that part lol, they both do it quite differently. I love the way he curves into it

Vor 3 Monate
@danwg3368 +3
@danwg3368

These videos are so interesting, and weirdly relaxing & comfortable. I'm always stoked to see you drop a new video

Vor 5 Monate
@scargarak +2
@scargarak

Great video, great work! I like this "Quest to beat" series. If Green Suigi keeps destroying SM64, maybe he'll be in this series too.

Vor 4 Monate
@LordNinja666 +1712
@LordNinja666

Summoning Salt is the only guy who can consistently get me to watch hour long videos about games I don't care about. Keep it up, man!

Vor 5 Monate
@karlbradish6486 +30
@karlbradish6486

Its quality over quantity!

Vor 5 Monate
@unmemorablehero +20
@unmemorablehero

Yeah, similar to me. I don’t care about speed runs, like at all, yet here I am.

Vor 5 Monate
@SnipiWolf +2
@SnipiWolf

Ho, it's been an hour, thanks for getting me know it. I guess it's a realy good vid when you don't even notice it's been an hour.

Vor 5 Monate
@tails183 +2
@tails183

However, that will still not make me watch sponsor segments.

Vor 5 Monate
@bolson42 +1
@bolson42

@@tails183 That sponsor was actually really well done tho. Ik most people just skip without even watching a second but i went through it and thought it was good lol. Or maybe i’m just a corporate shill cuz i use opera gx myself lmao

Vor 5 Monate
@mjglad5176 +3
@mjglad5176

its just wild how calm abney was through all of that..like a lot of people would be smashing controllers after so many good runs ruined at the last minute lmao

Vor 4 Monate
@thiagoene +1
@thiagoene

Amazing how apparently calm, cool and collected they seem to be after blowing perfect runs. I would’ve thrown the controllers against the tv for far less. Not made for this sh*t 😅

Vor 2 Monate
@michaeljohnson8250 +6
@michaeljohnson8250

abney317 just broke world record 3 days ago (July 27th 2023) with a time of 22m 58s. Beating out Kazn time of 23m 13s

Vor 4 Monate
@angelpardo1530 +2
@angelpardo1530

Beautiful storytelling. It actually made me tear up.

Vor 4 Monate
@abrahamben-dayan9843 +12
@abrahamben-dayan9843

*UPDATE:* About 5 Days ago, Abney317 Reclaimed the WR at Sub 23!

Vor 4 Monate
@RetepAdam +2308
@RetepAdam

You could tell it was Kazuya because he does the Royal Raceway trick like an absolute maniac lol

Vor 5 Monate
@ISesseriI +281
@ISesseriI

That was one thing I noticed, the way he did the trick looked super cool, driving into it as it turns around to go the right way. Peak style for a trick in mario kart

Vor 5 Monate
@fmkwvejf +124
@fmkwvejf

I had the exact same thought! Abney meets the shell head-on, while Kazuya does a huge hook. It looks way riskier but also super stylish how Kazuya does it.

Vor 5 Monate
@alicepbg2042 +25
@alicepbg2042

idk if it is, but it looks way harder to do than just running into it like abney does

Vor 5 Monate
@Demicol +34
@Demicol

I knew because of the difference in video quality

Vor 5 Monate
@Roshake77
@Roshake77

Ikr xd

Vor 5 Monate
@jasonblackmor8037 +2
@jasonblackmor8037

I have no idea why this came up on my algorithm and I have no idea why I watched the entire thing. I rarely ever comment on YouTube, but I'm not gonna lie, this was engrossing and you're a fantastic narrator. Great job all around!

Vor 3 Monate
@Angothunder +2
@Angothunder

saw this video went to check the leaderboard afterwards out of curiosity and saw Kazn once again beat the record 3 whole days ago,this is why i love speedruning

Vor 4 Monate
@isuck6049
@isuck6049

and then 2 weeks later, abney got sub 23 lmao

Vor 3 Monate
@MTGMitch +2
@MTGMitch

I miss Darbian's streams. I hope he is doing well.

Vor 2 Monate
@mcfarvo +1
@mcfarvo

I always wonder what would happen if these people put this kind of time, effort, and intelligence into solving real problems

Vor 4 Monate
@mcfarvo
@mcfarvo

They are, of course, free to spend their free time at this hobby, but it would be cool if we used this sort of "distributed thinking" to solve real world problems rather than decades old videogames

Vor 4 Monate
@LMMotoss +1
@LMMotoss

Gotta love tearing up in the work parking lot while watching the end of the video. Thank you so much Salt for putting this hobby into the context it deserves. FIFTY THOUSAND ATTEMPTS for Abney to be beaten. Thousands more to beat him again. This kind of dedication to a single task isn’t common. And yet we see it in speedrunning constantly.

Vor 4 Monate
@cjr3985 +1803
@cjr3985

The opening sequence showing Abney's reaction to the new shortcut really set the tone for what was to come. Great video as always.

Vor 5 Monate
@robertovillagran5364 +45
@robertovillagran5364

Such a genius way to tell the story

Vor 4 Monate
@Smogshaik +32
@Smogshaik

best Summoning Salt intro yet if you ask me

Vor 4 Monate
@aptspikeybird1005 +16
@aptspikeybird1005

The music also perfectly set the mood for his reaction and current situation

Vor 4 Monate
@kanaefukuda1864 +2
@kanaefukuda1864

i checked the record, kazn improved his world record just yesterday as i was writing this. a year of rng grind. congrats kazn!

Vor 4 Monate
@MLGLastLevel
@MLGLastLevel

Great sentiment at the end, losing my WR in a game ive played for 10+ years is a bitter pill to swallow but it's nice to have been a part of the history. Thanks for the amazing video.

Vor 3 Monate
@Legrume +3
@Legrume

Was 39:33 a reference to "the history of the Seattle Mariners" That zoom out to reveal and the "woah" is perfect The jon bois of speedrunning

Vor 4 Monate
@potatobuddyWI +1
@potatobuddyWI

Yup, I caught that, too!

Vor 4 Monate
@LilThoosieVert +1
@LilThoosieVert

Abney is a absolute UNIT. Just the brief chats ive had hes just DIFFERENT.

Vor 5 Monate
@trottyong
@trottyong

I admire all of you speedrunners and love watching your stories. Personally, i don’t have what it takes to participate but watching the stories is good enough for me!

Vor Monat
@2010AZ +1534
@2010AZ

Referring to Bismuth as his archrival is top tier character development.

Vor 5 Monate
@TheGrumpyHobo +53
@TheGrumpyHobo

What's the history between salt and Bismuth? I know he also makes in depth history videos on games, but was there some actual rivalry between them?

Vor 5 Monate
@kamikazemelon787 +24
@kamikazemelon787

based and science-pilled

Vor 5 Monate
@andrerenault +367
@andrerenault

@@TheGrumpyHobo I don't think they have any beef. They go for different audiences; salt is more of a storyteller and Bismuth is more of a technical explainer.

Vor 5 Monate
@alejandrooo9495 +16
@alejandrooo9495

haha that was pretty funny imo

Vor 5 Monate
@frankstanley7079 +70
@frankstanley7079

But their audiences are still related and I enjoy both of them a lot

Vor 5 Monate
@Gregair13
@Gregair13

The thing the amazes me the most from these runs is the ability to hit on all the ANDs throughout the WR runs. It's not just one thing. It is a thing then another thing back to back over and over.

Vor 2 Monate
@maxhay9911 +3
@maxhay9911

Just checked the leaderboards again and Kazuya got a pretty monster lead now

Vor 4 Monate
@julesphobe
@julesphobe

i've watched a few before, but this is the video that really showed me why speedrunning is so loved. i felt that adrenaline all throughout this video and found myself so invested. great job, dude!

Vor 4 Monate
@MrFeatherMan +1
@MrFeatherMan

Update: Kazn has actually now beaten Adney being just 8 seconds faster then Adneys current 23;21;030

Vor 4 Monate
@wesleywright3159
@wesleywright3159

This is such an awesome story. You did an excellent job and props to all the players involved. I love stories of people trying to attain perfection or become the best at a niche craft, and this video has introduced me to speedrunning which definitely scratches that itch.

Vor 4 Monate
@bearonashark +1057
@bearonashark

The fact that "Ce_Mec" literally translates to "That guy" makes the sequence funnier than it actually is

Vor 5 Monate
@pvince8723 +55
@pvince8723

came to the comments to see if this was mentioned. Happy it was. Trop drôle

Vor 5 Monate
@lol-bg4wh +11
@lol-bg4wh

French two made me understand

Vor 5 Monate
@silverreaps6803 +3
@silverreaps6803

thats fucking hilarious

Vor 5 Monate
@bicacti5808 +13
@bicacti5808

More like "That_Dude" but yeah pretty funny, even if he didn't end up being the dude to make it.

Vor 5 Monate
@silverreaps6803 +2
@silverreaps6803

@@bicacti5808 that dude and that guy literally mean the same thing

Vor 5 Monate
@Margeshy +6
@Margeshy

Ce_Mec was the hardworking MC and Kazuya was the talented Villian 😂

Vor 4 Monate
@isuck6049
@isuck6049

Abney had too powerful plot armor

Vor 3 Monate
@izzysaucee4447 +1
@izzysaucee4447

You know, people like to assume gamers are lazy, but these guys here are proving that, if you roll up your sleeves and do the hard work, you can achieve the impossible, and constantly better yourself along the way.

Vor Monat
@xxjackirblackbloddxx7377 +1
@xxjackirblackbloddxx7377

mad credit for kazuya for being the one blip in the dominant wr holding by abney

Vor 2 Monate
@archieenry1601
@archieenry1601

One of the best videos you've done, normally I get a little bit lost and lose interest because of the complexities and repetitiveness that is inherent in speedruns but this one hooked me so good. Felt so tense at the same skips so often, great job!

Vor 4 Monate
@noi1989
@noi1989

This is your best yet. For a category I have little interest in, I was on the edge of my seat the whole way. Well done!

Vor 3 Monate
@CowMan113 +1886
@CowMan113

the sequel we didn’t deserve but will gladly take

Vor 5 Monate
@consumify +18
@consumify

Cow man

Vor 5 Monate
@TheKingOfAllHorror +6
@TheKingOfAllHorror

You're right, we deserved better.

Vor 5 Monate
@LazerN_ +9
@LazerN_

Cow Man!

Vor 5 Monate
@bargaintuesday812 +5
@bargaintuesday812

Why didn't we deserve it?

Vor 5 Monate
@kennethlasseter9264 +10
@kennethlasseter9264

@@bargaintuesday812 its just an unoriginal comment. give a little thumbs up and move on.

Vor 5 Monate
@orthochronicity6428 +1
@orthochronicity6428

And about 3 weeks after this video, Abney takes the WR back, smashing it by about 15s and getting the first sub 23 min run. Judging from the splits, there is as much as 15s on the table for the taking; the story isn't over yet.

Vor 3 Monate
@Dealve +1
@Dealve

You know, I'm curious how well you could predict a run's optimal time by fitting the world records vs time like the graph in this video to a decaying exponential function. Obviously, major breakthroughs would change the minimum time and thus change the shape of the function, but for polishing of runs I would expect a good agreement. Might be interesting to try to predict the best possible run like that.

Vor 4 Monate

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