The story begins in 2005. At the tender age of 15, my interest in GoldenEye had been renewed. In fact, I had recently beaten the game completely in March of 2005 for the first time. Feeling inspired, I searched the web to learn as much as I could about GoldenEye and to attempt new challenges. Shortly after, Goldeneyeforever.com was discovered.
In the affiliates section, there was a related website called the-elite.net. The GoldenEye rankings were the first thing that caught my eye. I followed the site instructions and created and submitted my times page with the assistance of Mike Gaydeski. I officially joined the GoldenEye rankings and created an account on the message boards on September 23, 2005.
My speedrunning career has spanned over three separate eras...
(2005 - 2007)
The majority of my times were achieved during this period. The objective was to acquire all 60 and score points on each of them. Unfortunately, the best possible methods weren't used and instead I opted to use quick and easy strategies. Not dedicating myself enough to focus on consistent strafing and learn the minor details of each level were some of the mistakes that were committed. Although most of these said times have since been beaten, it was a good learning experience.
Three world world records were achieved.
Depot Agent - 0:26 (September 8, 2006)
Runway SA - 0:23 (September 17, 2006)
Caverns Agent - 1:03 (November 12, 2006)
Peak Points Rank: 54th
Nothing significant happened. A GoldenEye comeback was considered, but it never came to fruition.
(2013 - Present)
Sometime around December 2013, I began playing with the hopes to revitalize my career. My rank was 75th with a mere 1500 points. The new strategy was to acquire 50 points or more on all three difficulties for a single level.
In the past, scoring any amount of points was satisfying enough to move on. The advanced levels that I struggled with earlier had to be revisited. For example, Control, Caverns, Aztec, Jungle, Egypt etc. I've improved dramatically on most of these, though a few remain.
My most cherished times right now are the following:
Surface 1 SA/00A - 1:52
Runway 00A - 0:39
Control 00A - 4:22
59 total PR's have been achieved since the start of the comeback. The ultimate goal is top 50 and to be fully proven. Control style 1.2 is superior and I switched to it in March 2016.
Besides gaming, learning Spanish, weight training and performing cardiovascular exercises are hobbies of mine.
On the map
Lark's real name is Greg Larkin.
Lark uses the 1.2 control style.
Lark uses an NTSC console.
Lark's country: United States.
11 June 2018: Aztec - SA - 1:42
4 June 2018: Aztec - 00A - 1:45
20 May 2018: Depot - A - 0:24
17 May 2018: Bunker 2 - 00A - 1:09
23 February 2018: Caverns - A - 1:02
16 February 2018: Surface 2 - A - 0:47
3 February 2018: Cradle - 00A - 0:35
10 January 2018: Cradle - SA - 0:35
6 January 2018: Depot - 00A - 0:51
20 November 2017: Jungle - 00A - 1:03