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Forum: Kirby's Dream Land

Thread: New runner, have some questions.

Started by: BlueyLewisBlueyLewis

Hi everybody! I started running yesterday, and I'm loving it. Current PB is 12:33, and looking forward to bringing that lower and lower.

A few questions:
Do you folks have a discord server?

How much time does curry kill save? Is it only faster if you get both kills? Best I've been able to do is 1 kill. At that point is it even worth it?

I don't understand the swallow trick. So you're supposed to spit an enemy, and then immediately press down to also store the swallow? How quickly do you have to do this?
I've sometimes gotten the spit and then been fast enough to get the swallow animation/sfx, but it doesn't seem to do anything? I'm really confused.

Is there a known way to manipulate rng in your favor? Seems like you can lose a great run just because Kracko or Dedede decide not to cooperate. So it just comes down to running over and over and over until you happen to get the rng to work for you?

Thank you!

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Forum: Axiom Verge

Thread: Has anyone tried the Switch version?

Started by: BlueyLewisBlueyLewis

How does it stack up against PC? I tried the Wii U version last year and it was unoptimized in a strange way. Very very bad for speedrunning.

 

Forum: Axiom Verge

Thread: Flamethrower w/o Redcoat, and Drone Teleport w/o Address Bomb

Started by: CrazymerioCrazymerio

Thanks for posting!
We've actually known about this for a while now. It was actually used in a few places to completely reroute 100% (that nobody runs). It can also be used to skip the Sentinel (only in 100%) which shaves off a good 30 seconds.

 

Forum: Metroid: Zero Mission

Thread: Goofy TAS thing I did a while back

Started by: BlueyLewisBlueyLewis


Not exactly relevant to speedrunning, but I'm not sure how to get in touch with the TASing community.

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Forum: Sonic 3 & Knuckles

Thread: Category for JUST sonic 3 section (up through Launch Base)?

Started by: BlueyLewisBlueyLewis

Hey! I'm wanting to speedrun this game, but sadly Sonic and Knuckles cart is pretty hit or miss these days, I've only gotten it to work once in the last year. My Sonic the Hedgehog 3 works just fine however.
It looks like you guys run the entire game though. Is there another page for just Sonic 3? I've searched and haven't been able to find anything, but there are speedrun vids on youtube that only go up to launch base.
Thanks!

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Forum: Axiom Verge

Thread: Tom's metroid rom hack

Started by: BlueyLewisBlueyLewis

Stumbled upon this earlier while trying to find release date for Wii U/Xbox versions. It's a rom hack he made of the original metroid, programmed for the GBA in like 2002. He made it before Zero mission was out, which somehow makes it even more impressive. The sprites and animations are crazy good for the GBA, and you can really see his style in the art. Just like in AV the backgrounds have several different layers of parallax scrolling. It's cool to see how he took what he learned here and implemented it in AV.

Dunno if this fits the speedrun forum, but I thought you guys would be interested.

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Forum: Axiom Verge

Thread: Community Goals

Started by: BlueyLewisBlueyLewis

Hey, thanks for welcoming me to the "community" but I'm not really new. I've been running on and off for like 6 or 7 months now. I haven't been very social though.

Not meaning to sound like I was trying to pawn some of this stuff off on the mods. Just seeing what people think, and seeing if anyone knows more than me on these things. I'm more than willing to do any of this stuff, but it's going to take a long time.

I might do a video tutorial any way, maybe for some of the more advanced stuff, like how to skip the sentinel boss in 100% runs. But we'll see. Like you, I'm also getting busier, and don't want to spend all of my free time on this one game.

But I'm still hopeful we'll get more people running on the future. Just trying to think of ways to grow.

 

Forum: Axiom Verge

Thread: Community Goals

Started by: BlueyLewisBlueyLewis

Sup. Here are some things we could look into to help grow the community. In no particular order:

1. Create video tutorials for any% and 100% runs. I'm the only person running 100% right now, so I can do that one.

2. Figure out if AV is compatible with Hourglass so we can do some TASing

3. Create a video for World of Longplays, a youtube channel with about half a million subscribers. This could drum up some interest for the game. Info for video requirements are found in the topics here: http://www.longplays.org/forum/viewforum.php?forum_id=22

4. Are you guys still doing weekly races? If so, I/more people could join in. If not, the game is only about 40 minutes long, I'm sure we can figure out a way to race with some regularity.

That's all I got. Feel free to volunteer for one of these, or suggest your own.
The game is being released on several more platforms next month, which may bring a few more people into the community. I'm hopeful at least.
I'm getting back into running again. So expect more submissions from me in the next few days.

 

Forum: Axiom Verge

Thread: Tips?

Started by: M3TOXIM3TOXI

Hey! I'm planning on creating video tutorials for both any% and 100% runs. Community isn't too big right now, but it'll still help for people learning in the future.

 

Forum: Metroid: Zero Mission

Thread: Does this game still have much of a community?

Started by: BlueyLewisBlueyLewis

I've recently started learning 100%, and doing TAS videos, but it doesn't seem like there many people playing anymore. M2K2 seems all but dead. Seems sad.

 

Forum: Axiom Verge

Thread: Low% Category

Started by: BlueyLewisBlueyLewis

Thanks for the reply. I suppose I could make a video of how I did it in 6% and let you be the judge of if its valid or not?

 

Forum: Axiom Verge

Thread: Low% Category

Started by: BlueyLewisBlueyLewis

What are the rules for submitting low%? Legit, 9/10% is lowest, but ZX and I just figured out how to do it in 6% with use of major glitches and abusing the passcode tool. Does that invalidate it for speed running?