It's yet another Thursday, so time for yet another weekly update.
A quick recap of our promotions this week among the Elite Guardsmen and women (those since last update are bold):
SeikenSamurai : Private
dustynickel : Private First Class
Rabindarath: Private First Class
Macavity : Corporal
-Pzy- : Corporal (for real this time lol)
BillySchwaggles : Sergeant
dl_Monk : Sergeant First Class
GreenVeinVince : Sergeant Major
Recon_Rebel : Captain
A few extraneous FYIs about the rankings before I move on:
Seiken is the first user I've actually tracked up into the Elite Guards. The rest of you lot I've more stumbled across while you were already here. He also did me the favor of cementing the ranks. Unless someone snuck in I don't know about, as of this writing, there are 220 Elite Guards ... and I know 183 of them lol Also, Captains range from 221 to 374. There might be more than two people camping out at 1500 and 1501 total BPs, but I doubt it.
As of now, stafffighter needs THREE BPs to become a Master Sergeant. He's been fairly consistent around 70/day so I don't think we'll have to wait to congratulate him the way we did with staphita lol
The firefight for 3rd place continues with a vengeance between TheJoe324 and fixit, but that's actually not why I'm bringing this up. Both of them should become Brigadier Generals well before the weekend is over. When ramagi and Ryo_Hahn got there, it required 19,500 total. This will be our first real test to see if BP rank scaling exists, and is dynamic. Another one to keep an eye on is GuineVir, who has been stalled at 6031 for quite a while. If he suddenly drops from Master Sergeant to Sergeant First Class, you know we've got trouble right her in River City.
Featured User of the Update:
This user was one of the first batch of people I "discovered" after the startup posting in this thread. As usual, I did some digging, which included the fact that they actually make flash in addition to voting on them *gasp* The name gave me pause as I was kind of curious what nit would use a name obviously indicating they are female, along with 666. I was rather surprised to find they were listed as over 18. Sorry bite, but usually it's the younger teenagers who do things like that. The regularity of name changes recently kind of cemented them in my head, as did the constant changes in details. Back in April this person was also rated #1 in popularity, after having been the Toons page's featured artist. Pick any of them, they are all the same account.
This week's FU:
Date Age Location Sex Name
22/6 23 Unspec F blonde_bitch666
24/6 19 Unspec F maijin_jezzika
29/6 15 Georgia M x-death619
Apparently (s)he has also recently discovered the Fountain of Youth ~shrug~
One of his (her?) favorites, who looks to have slipped under the radar, is DuckyofAlarcon. You would probably know him better for 16-Bit VS 8-Bit or Crono VS Everyone, but I actually remember his first flash. Valentines Day Surprise was surprisingly well done for a first, and is good for a nice stick-free chuckle.
Pac-Man Pizza, by DAVE-ISHAX0RED is worth watching if you haven't seen it yet.
At the time x-death was a "Featured Artist, (s)he was still blonde and apparently had an A+ batting average. It's since slipped to a C+ and, after I waded through his (her?) submissions to see what was available, I think I can see why. ~sigh~ Just about everything is video/videogame clips (unattributed) done with commercial songs. If you like DBZ and "wazzup" dbz wazzzzup is worth a look. I'll keep quiet about the rest lol
Due to a combination of factors (mostly that all the crap flash makers from the US spent the 4th of July weekend with Mommy and Daddy rather than abusing us), everyone will be available for Newgrounds next week. Not a single person broke 90/day. fixit wasn't even first as Crono- edged him out 88.29 to 89.43 (that's eight votes).
On to the stats ...