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Forum: Metal Gear Solid

Thread: Should "Ending" be replaced with "Rank"?

Started by: DrixqDrixq

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I don't really understand why Bad/Good Ending is an option, as Bad Ending will always be significantly faster. Perhaps replacing it with "Rank" would be a better alternative? Similarly to how it is in the MGS2 leaderboard.

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Forum: Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition

Thread: Should loading trick have a seperate category?

Started by: DrixqDrixq

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Yeah I see what you mean, perhaps it isn't worth it then for now. Maybe in the future it might be a better idea.

 

Forum: Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition

Thread: Should loading trick have a seperate category?

Started by: DrixqDrixq

Here's the best explanation of the loading trick, sourced from Slade's faq on his twitch panel:

"If you play through a segment once then kill yourself to return to the main menu, the loading times will be faster the next times you'll play through the segment.
You have to go back to the menu through the Continue/Exit screen, it won't work if you restart the game or use the L/R/1/2 + start + select shortcut.
For a single segment run, it won't work for the full game, only up to the sniper sequence (maybe a bit farther, I'm not sure yet).
This trick can save several minutes on a run (~8 minutes for a multi segment run and ~4 minutes for a single segment run)."

I understand what you are saying as yes it does only affect loads and not anything else in the run itself. That being said (as of right now) many runs do not consist of loading trick and therefore kind of seems out of place on the same leaderboard at the moment in my opinion. Perhaps my opinion will change once more runs are posted but for now I still believe they should be seperate.

It seems like views might be split on this topic so everyone please comment your opinions.

 

Forum: Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition

Thread: Should loading trick have a seperate category?

Started by: DrixqDrixq

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I believe that perhaps "loading trick used" should have its own category which is seperate from "loading trick not used", seeing as loading trick has a rather substantial effect on the time of a run. Similarly to how single and multi segment are seperate.

For example, somebody could have a much better run than slades 1:32:55 (although unlikely Kappa) however, if loading trick was not used then the run is seen as completely incompetent to Slade's. If Slade was to submit his best non loading trick run, it would still not compete with loading trick on the leaderboard and then seems pointless to upload. When instead he could upload both of his runs which would be viewed equally impressive just under separate categories. Different splits are used for whether loading trick is used or not so why not make it a seperate category?

Hope this makes sense..please discuss what you guys think, I could be wrong and it might not work:P

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Username Change Requests / Account Deletions

Started by: kirkqkirkq

Can I get my name changed to Drixq please?

Thanks 😛