8 Bonus Ship Level = 0
9 Ships Per Game = 5
17 Free Play = 0
18 Starting Difficulty = 5 Moderate
19 Progressive Wave Difficulty Limit = 15 Moderate
21 Planet Restore Wave Number = 5
Special Notes: These are Twin Galaxies Tournament Settings
543,950 (Rank 1)
Dispute Evidence / Rationale
This score was done using a leeching technique which is banned. He would stay on the same level and just shoot baiters over and over again. I propose that this score be moved to a track that allows baiter hunting or leeching.
Does anyone have info on the 2nd place score. I believe he also used baiter hunting.
Now, neither of these have been made premium, and so are not worthy of Guinness recognition. For more on this, see this discussion started in April 2017: //www.twingalaxies.com/entry.ph...TG-Site-Update (as stated here, members may write to TG for member created tracks to be made premium, otherwise, a minimum of ten scores must be achieved on any given score board track for that to happen)
Nothing should be enough for people to vote world records or other records. Completely insane practise. -Janutzska
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Technically, ’Baiter Hunting’ is not a banned technique, as it was never discussed openly on the forums. And the reason for that was – of course– that no one (except Bill Jones and some of the judges) was aware this leeching technique existed. And the judges were under oath not to discuss the gameplay. And so competition on this track was killed. Several years later, the possibility of ’Baiter Hunting’ came up in our fb group (dedicated to Williams’ video games), and eventually Stephen Boyer decided it was time to confirm those supicions. There’s no question Baiter Hunting is a leeching technique, and would in all likelihood have been banned if discussed openly on the forums. Personally, I would like to separate Bill Jones Baiter Hunting score from the others, creating a track where Baiter Hunting is allowed. Anyone up for it – feel free to kill baiters for a few hours. (Not an easy feat, to be sure, but as the score shows: way easier than doing it ’straight up’).
This track is so utterly messy it needs to be split up in 3 different tracks: a 3-ship classic track; a 5-ship modern era track, NO BH; a 5-ship modern era track, BH. (Loose the newly created No Baiter Hunting track, as it allows ”any official romset on default settings”. It should be Red ROMs only).
DEFENDER TGTS (Arcade):
1. 543.950 (108K/ship) Bill Jones Aug 15 2008 (Video) – 5 ships – BaiterHunting
2. 472.150 (94K/ship) George M Barton Sep 17 2009 (Referee) – 5 ships - ?
3. 264.450 (52K/ship) John P McAllister Dec 31 2008 (DVD) – 5 ships – ”Straight Up”
For reference here is how a 30 year vet and Extreme Master plays tournament settings Defender straight up and flat out.
I believe when Simon was dabbling in this format of play, he has done better but it wasn't recorded.