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Forum: Diablo II: Resurrected

Thread: Starting point

Started by: IndrekIndrek

See, I get where you're coming from Indrek. Diablo 2 as a game will always be a clusterfuck of categories because of how classes and difficulties work, and wanting to keep it manageable is a great goal, especially with how dedicated you seem to be about recording the history of the community and the game (Something I find genuinely admirable, kudos!). But you have to look at it this way, too: as the leaderboard grows, any runs that aren't done in PX will be pushed further and further down the leaderboard without filtering, and like it or not, not being able to easily see your progress or relative position on the board WILL inevitably lead to a lower quality and quantity of competition for those other player settings because of both lack of exposure and motivation. And having 3 separate settings plus SC/HC on one single leaderboard is still going to become a huge mess to sort through, especially for the people who just like to casually scroll through leaderboards and watch whatever. I don't have answers for the best course of action going forward, but I do strongly still believe that at least P1 and PX should be separated.

 

Forum: Diablo II: Resurrected

Thread: Starting point

Started by: IndrekIndrek

I don't know, when two of the settings can't compete with the fastest one it feels unfair to those of us who have no interest in running the latter. Sure, you can argue that filters and separate tracking fixes that, but it's far from being the same thing as seeing your name on the actual leaderboard. Keeping it mixed until more runs get submitted is an absolutely salient and valid point however, and I support it, and we could wait with having this discussion until then.
To expand on my second point though, I'd like to point out that the LoD leaderboards at one point in time had all classes in one category and it quickly becomes a mess that serves nobody. If nothing else, I would at least recommend taking this into consideration before coming to a decision either way.

 

Forum: Diablo II: Resurrected

Thread: Starting point

Started by: IndrekIndrek

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The only really pressing issue to me is separating P1/PX/P8 into their own separate categories much like how the Diablo 2 leaderboards are. This is not an issue of "Diablo 2 did it thus so should Resurrected", but rather that 1) they're disparate enough to warrant separating and 2) having 3 settings + SC/HC will make the leaderboard a clusterfuck to view and filter if it's all on one page. Speaking of SC/HC, I would personally also like to see them be separate, but I am more open to having this be a variable if most people don't think it's necessary. Player settings however I feel far more strongly about.

 

Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: I put together world record history

Started by: IndrekIndrek

A very minor correction: I was the first one to finish a Normal P8 SC Paladin, and as such my time technically was the WR until it was beaten by either Blazer or Bender (I can't remember who of them specifically did it first).

 

Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: 3 months since the rules changed - looking for feedback

Started by: IndrekIndrek

All I can say for myself is that the rule requiring VODs to have no muted portions at all put a complete, unequivocal stop to my speedrunning of Diablo 2. The way I stream, and enjoy streaming, there is going to be a lot of muted portions of all my runs; my history of submitted runs should back this up. I fully understand and acknowledge that the rule changes weren't made to target me or any other runner who feel similarly, but it still has affected me profoundly. I am looking into finding better solutions for my specific case, but it's been overwhelming in more ways than one.

Also, I'd like to personally and unequivocally thank the moderators for all the work you've put in over all these years. The community and interest for the game would not exist like it does if it hadn't been for what you've done over the years. Proverbial hats off to all y'all.

 

Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: New? Duriel Cheese

Started by: blazer-flamewingblazer-flamewing

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Getting Duriel stuck on the right side pillar in a way where the Holy Freeze aura doesn't touch you looks easier and more consistent than this, but the prospect of letting melee builds and hammerdin cheese Duriel is extremely appealing. Very neat find!

Also, cheesing Duriel with Necromancer doesn't make much sense since you can just use Bone Prison.

EDIT: For the record, here's the right side pillar cheese I'm referring to: https:/​/​clips.​twitch.​tv/​GleamingLachrymoseFlamingoGingerPower
I am 100% convinced there's a way to make the setup very consistent, but I tend to just yolo it and it works often enough.

 

Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: Potion buy bug during run

Started by: Superdennis89Superdennis89

Yes, that is a known thing and is most easily avoided by never left click buying potions too quickly. We have lost runs to it in the past, which is always painful.

We've never had a run rejected because of that or from having the game crash or accidentally closing the game down mid run. Mods are free to correct us if we're incorrect.

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Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: Make /players x an official category

Started by: nightfallxnightfallx

Big shoutouts for reconstructing the whole leaderboard! Not a simple task, I imagine. My respects to you. ❤️

 

Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: Make /players x an official category

Started by: nightfallxnightfallx

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As somebody who has very little objection to the official inclusion of pX/p8 as categories, I also have very little interest in running either of them and would feel kind of betrayed if p1 was in any way bumped down to the status of a lesser category. Making them equal as subcategories is the most fair and logical move in my opinion. Anything to help include more runners both old and new without diminishing what's already there is a great idea. ❤️

Edit: I also would like to add that the fastest "true any%" category isn't always the primary one for a game.

 

Forum: SUPERHOT

Thread: where is ghost IL's

Started by: grvodagrvoda

Done. Go wild!

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Forum: System Shock 2

Thread: I started working on an autosplitter

Started by: EllieceraptorEllieceraptor

Sorry for being extremely late, but I updated the autosplitter to work with the latest patch. If anybody has any issues, please let me know and I'll try to get around to looking into it.

 

Forum: System Shock 2

Thread: System Shock 2 Steam Update (Patch 2.46)

Started by: Mucus.MiddletonMucus.Middleton

That new pipe is incredibly weirdly and inexplicably placed. It's easy to work around though, but I have to burn another speed booster the way I circumvent it. https://clips.twitch.tv/ThankfulThoughtfulRatUnSane
Does anybody have a better/faster workaround?
Note: Quicksaving and quickloading cancels speed boosters, so doing the clip works the exact same.

Also, I'll work on updating the autosplitter Soon™.

 

Forum: ESA 2017

Thread: PC Runners -- Gaming PCs

Started by: oasizoasiz

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SUPERHOT is a bit weird with performance, but the 2nd tier ought to be fine. The graphic settings do not make a huge difference, especially considering the speed with which it moves when you speedrun it.

EDIT: One small thing to note since somebody else mentioned it for their game, you quit out of the game and load it back up partway through the game. This is part of the actual game and cannot be skipped in Any%, but it hasn't caused me any issues for a very long time.

 

Forum: ESA 2017

Thread: Round 1 Cuts

Started by: flickyflicky

I feel comfortable enough with my consistency in going below 23 minutes in SUPERHOT, so I lowered my estimate accordingly. With enough practice I should be able to consistently go below 21 minutes, but there's a lot of things that can go sideways so having some safety buffer is good.

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Forum: ESA 2017

Thread: Round 1 Cuts

Started by: flickyflicky

Since submitting SUPERHOT Any%, I reached my goal of sub-20 minutes which is considered a fantastic time and one which pushed me up into top 3. I'll keep working on it to try and become more consistent, intermixed with other categories to see if I can't wreck those PBs as well. :3

 

Forum: ESA 2017

Thread: Round 1 Cuts

Started by: flickyflicky

Interested to know why Sound Shapes was cut. No reason other than curiosity. :3

 

Forum: System Shock 2

Thread: Breaking load triggers with quicksaves

Started by: EllieceraptorEllieceraptor

I can't quite figure out how to do that quicksave thing to break the load triggers to max your Agility like how m1_account did during his AGDQ run (Which was awesome, by the way). How does it work and how do you do it? Any help is super appreciated.

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Forum: System Shock 2

Thread: I started working on an autosplitter

Started by: EllieceraptorEllieceraptor

The autosplitter is now integrated into LiveSplit! I haven't done any proper work on it in a bit, but I still intend to figure load removal, final split and other things out.

 

Forum: Dishonored

Thread: samuel jump kills him ??

Started by: Nuts2.0Nuts2.0

You need to crouch mid air before bouncing on Samuel's head to avoid killing him. It confused me at first, too!

 

Forum: System Shock 2

Thread: I started working on an autosplitter

Started by: EllieceraptorEllieceraptor

Made some small quality of life updates to it while I try and figure out how to autosplit at the end and including load removal. You can now choose where you want the game to split in the LiveSplit UI. If anybody wants to add or change splits, please let me know and I'll add them!

Now, all I need to do is wrap my head around Cheat Engine and be creative..

http://pastebin.com/SqwhVSvh