I know I am about two months overdue, but I have been consumed by many changes in my personal life and work that have taken much of my attention. To all that participated in the contest, I beg your considered understanding; please accept my most sincerest apologies for the lack of communication. Honestly, I never intended for it to take this long to catch up.
In any case, without further delay, I present to you... in all their resplendent glory...
The Official Winners
Of The 2015
Carol vs. The World! Championship
Christmas Championship Extravaganza
Top Ranking Elf: grips03 - 16,955
It seems like grips03 cemented his position early in the game, and even though pimpmaul69 put up a heroic effort in his last sprint towards finish line, it was not enough to take the crown from Grand Master grips03.
Even though grips03 masterful score did not break the World Record this year, it is impressive in its own right, and a testament to his skills and endurance. Moreover, grips03 remains one of the very few who have managed to pass 9,999 points to roll over the score display to yellow -- no small feat on a game that awards you three to five points per item in a level.
Top Rank Prize (Rookies):
Top Ranger Elf: SiLicone toaD85 - 4,244
Top Helper Elf: stupus - 2,589
Top Novice Elf: Nour K. - 1,101
Top Elite Knight Prize (Veterans):
Master Elite Knight Elf: pimpmaul69 - 14,062
Runners Up (Rookies):
Top Elite Ranger Elves:
- Opry99er - 3,828
Top Elite Helper Elves:
- BurritoBeans - 2,171
- Iwantgames:) - 2,073
- Saturn - 1,223
Top Elite Novice Elves:
- Shmeg - 1,074
- Illtiger1 - 1,059
- Gorfy - 1,048
- save2600 - 1,007
- Apollo's Bow - 861
- gamer1867 - 853
- atariron82 - 714
- Murrex Ferreus - 693
- intellivotion - 647
- BuckoBrand - 447
Special honorary mention goes to Darrin9999 for his valiant effort in competing for the second place. Who would have known that pimpmaul69 was so desperate for the win that he applied his entire obsessive acumen of compulsions to beating the game?
Nonetheless, Darrin9999 is only one of two players who played and submitted a score every day of the month, and earned the Twenty-Four Days Of Christmas Carol and the Elf Of The Month achievements. (The other player was, of course, pimpmaul69.)
Along with the prizes, we've also awarded some extra-special virtual achievements to recognize some outstanding accomplishments this season. These are also posted in the official leaderboard for all the world to see.
The participant who earned the most achievements by far.
pimpmaul69 (40 achievements)
The participant with the most marked score improvement throughout the championship.
grips03 (From 172 to 16,955 points)
The participant who played for the most consecutive days.
pimpmaul69 (31 consecutive days! The entire month of December!!!)
The participant who submitted the most individual entries.
pimpmaul69 (129 entries wowie!)
The participant with the highest average score from his first entry to his last.
grips03 (From 172 to 16,955 points in only 27 days)
Head Of The Class:
The participant who advanced through the most ranks throughout the championship.
grips03 (5 ranks)
The participant who played for the most days throughout the championship.
pimpmaul69 (31 days!)
Rookie Of The Year:
The first time participant with the highest average Novice Elf score.
Dante Is Awesome (From 118 to 447 points in only 2 days)
The first time participant who earned the most achievements as a Novice Elf.
Illtiger1 (7 achievements)
On behalf of myself, the judges, and the AtariAge leadership, I would like to thank everyone who participated in the competition. It warms my heart seeing everybody enjoying themselves through Christmas Time and the fact that my game can bring so much fun and joy to so many, is the best Christmas present anyone could ever get.
Thank you not only for playing the Christmas Carol game, but also for sharing your progress and for maintaining the spirit of community and camaraderie that we all cherish. It is this spirit that turns a simple high-score contest into a magical experience year after year!
I hope to see you all next year!
Merry (belated) Christmas & Happy
New Current Year!
Edited by DZ-Jay, Sun Mar 6, 2016 6:48 AM.