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Thread: Leaderboards moderation requests thread

Started by: GyooGyoo

Yes I would like to be mod for Super Princess Peach. The only current mod there seems to have been inactive for about 3 weeks with no form of contact. I have routed the game and completed the only run thus far, and come on this site often. I currently am mod of 5 other games, one of which I am super mod for Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Thanks for ROMaster and Stachemallow posting on my behalf.

Thank you for consideration.

 

Forum: Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Thread: The Issue of Additional Categories

Started by: AllegroAllegro

Sjorec pretty much hit the nail on the head. The idea of miscellaneous categories is a weird grey line. I don't think there's anything wrong with doing challenge runs, or speed running with a route that you personally prefer even if obviously not optimal (Like "no Double Jump" routes, for instance).

The problem lies in creating so many categories that have a leaderboard that it typically dilutes competition. I've had people ask me about TTYD Glitchless, just today I came across someone with a "TTYD BP Only" personal best in their Twitch bio and put "WR" next to it. The reason this is a problem is because there's a lot of people who look at speed running in terms of WR's, and how many they can hold. Whether or not that's your personal goal, that's all some people strive for.

So how does one obtain as many WR's as possible? Run as many easy or noncompetitive things as you can since the bar is lower. If we split TTYD with 10 challenge categories, people can have their own personal record, and while nothing is intrinsically wrong with having a record, it draws people away from the more difficult categories, and keeps the competition in those relatively small.

I think the best thing for TTYD is to acknowledge that miscellaneous categories or challenge runs are fun and have some value, but their place on a leaderboard in terms of comparing people competing for a world record is ultimately unnecessary. Miscellaneous categories should be confined to said community, and displaying records not available to the public, only as to not create confusion.

Otherwise, feel free to speed run whatever you wish at your heart's content!

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