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Forum: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Thread: All [Story] Missions

Started by: Mhmd_FVCMhmd_FVC

- No functional change to this except removing GT skip ban

- New category can be considered for inclusion of additional "100%" elements such as All Assets.

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Forum: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Thread: All [Story] Missions

Started by: Mhmd_FVCMhmd_FVC

I agree with you on GT skip. If this category is to be changed, then that ban can be done away with. (with runners' discretion)

Also, I quickly did realize that my initial proposal wasn't the best. I just wanted to get the conversation started. At this point it seems most sensible, taking into account some of the posts here, to modify current ASM by name and wording of rules without junking the current runs, and then hold the thought of All Assets for later depending on whether people would like to run it competitively or not. I can see its merit to exist at all, but it might not be wise to spread the categories out too thinly unnecessarily.

 

Forum: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Thread: All [Story] Missions

Started by: Mhmd_FVCMhmd_FVC

Had a thought on (current) ASM rule wording, sort of a different way to phrase what @Tirean had on the first page: how accurate would "every mission with a global minimap icon" be? As in, appearing on the edges of the minimap regardless of where you are.

All Assets could be cool but doesn't seem like a replacement for this. Possibly misc category if it happened to catch on.

EDIT: I just realized that I think that definition has been mentioned before somewhere but I don't remember where. Probably something wrong with it if it's not in use now.

 

Forum: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Thread: All [Story] Missions

Started by: Mhmd_FVCMhmd_FVC

If nothing else it could remain the same and have the name just changed to All Missions with the rules worded in a way that makes every mission currently done in that category considered "all of them", perhaps

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Forum: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Thread: All [Story] Missions

Started by: Mhmd_FVCMhmd_FVC

While discussing adding No Major Glitches, I figured that All Story Missions could be replaced by it. Clearly I was wrong in thinking it was so simple, and so will treat it as a separate matter. Now's the time to see if another leaderboard change can be made, anyway. So instead of wiping out any semblance of an all missions category (silly in retrospect), I propose upgrading it to All Missions (actually all of them).

The change would be relatively small; from my understanding, All Story Missions is every mission that changes the name of the save file, EXCEPT street races and BMX/NRG challenges (correct me if wrong), and also bans gang territory skip. All Missions would include everything, including the street races and BMX/NRG challenges, and the GT skip ban. It would unfortunately make all current ASM runs obsolete, but also make it a more complete All Missions category. This is probably how it should've been to begin with, but better late than never.

This is coming from someone who's never run ASM or 100%, so I'd like opinions. I'm open to keeping both categories available on the leaderboard for people to try out running All Missions before anything else is changed, or something else.

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Forum: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Thread: Any% No dupes

Started by: TireanTirean

Where was the word "opinion" in my post? Now you're resorting to arguing against a straw man.

 

Forum: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Thread: Any% No dupes

Started by: TireanTirean

Well sorry for changing my plans because of people's complaints. You seem to be running out of things to be mad at me about.

 

Forum: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Thread: Any% No dupes

Started by: TireanTirean

Hell, I wouldn't even want make it misc as long as people discuss the idea of actual All Missions at least (without flaming). Better if it works out for more people without half-assing a leaderboard change.

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Forum: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Thread: Any% No dupes

Started by: TireanTirean

Don't see your point @lelreset. Of course it would still be there if this didn't turn into such a big deal. I just thought it was a good chance to do a change like that. I didn't even need that GTA3 analogy anyway, it just doesn't make sense to exclude some missions cause they're not "typical" ones.

If so many people are averse to the idea of making the SA leaderboards have reasonable categories (including dupeless and actual all missions) then I guess I don't have to do it. As I said, ASM is staying until later, whenever people decide it's a good time to add All Missions instead, or not.

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Forum: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Thread: Any% No dupes

Started by: TireanTirean

If there's to be an All Missions category it should just be All Missions. ASM doesn't fulfill this. It's like if GTA3 had an All Missions category that specifically excluded the offroad missions. I don't view ASM as a real all missions category, but some sort of wrong solution to this very issue (wanting no dupes) from two years ago. That's my issue with having this and ASM on the same board. Of course, ASM has been somewhat established for a while now, but that's no excuse to fix the board up.

 

Forum: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Thread: Any% No dupes

Started by: TireanTirean

Making the change at 7 PM EDT. Unless I'm given a good argument against replacing ASM with this, don't bother posting.

 

Forum: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Thread: Any% No dupes

Started by: TireanTirean

@s. I think that was discussed in Discord and someone suggested judging on a case-by-case basis. I say it should be treated the same way as an accidental cheat (reject), since in principle it's the same thing.

 

Forum: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Thread: Any% No dupes

Started by: TireanTirean

Wrote out some guidelines.

- Category name: Any% (No onmission Flag Manipulation)
- Rules: Same as Any% with a note on the bottom saying "Any glitch that affects the onmission flag is forbidden. This includes mission duplication."
- Runs: Every Any% run that exists that fits the rules should be added, past or present. Runs should not be in two places and the pre-duping runs better fit this category, even if at the time it was the normal Any% route.

The name can still be referred to as dupeless; nothing's stopping you. However, the name and rules can't simply be "Any% Dupeless" and the rules being "no duping" because people's ideas of duping extend beyond what duping is, e.g.,
gang territories skip. If there are issues with what I wrote here in terms of the name or rules, then they can be ironed out.

Also, this category cannot coexist with All Story Missions. People wanted ASM as a way to run the game without dealing with dupes anyway. The name/rules are somewhat inconsistent, and I get the feeling people would far prefer this anyway, if given a choice. If this category is added, All Story Missions is going straight to GTAMemes (or the trash can).

 

Forum: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Thread: Any% No dupes

Started by: TireanTirean

The only reason VC has an Any% split is because of the extent of SSU's effect on the run. You don't see dupeless for VC All Missions or for 100% either. The only way SA Any% is getting a similar split is if someone finds a glitch that totally upends the run to a similar degree that SSU did, and even then the "No SSU" would just be what Any% is now.

Personally, I think the run is far more tolerable without dupes, but I don't think that warrants a category split yet.

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Forum: Age of Empires III

Thread: Cheats in Aoe 3

Started by: All_That_JazzAll_That_Jazz

It generally goes without saying that cheats aren't allowed. But yeah, no cheating.

 

Forum: Age of Empires III

Thread: Request for individual act categories.

Started by: JulzJulz

@Julz I've added the acts for the campaigns as separate subcategories.

 

Forum: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Thread: Initial Forum rules drafting

Started by: JoshimuzJoshimuz

I just deleted a bunch of trash off of here, sort of what cooller said. There's probably more hidden in some decent threads that I haven't seen but let me know if there's anything that needs to be policed. I locked all of the threads that Josh linked as bad examples rather than deleting because hopefully people will see one of these examples and think something along the lines of "this guy stole the words out of my mouth! oh wait, I probably shouldn't post about it here then!"

Also stickied what was a reply by S to a category suggestion because it gets the point across that they really shouldn't be half-developed ideas, especially on the main game.

 

Forum: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Thread: New category suggestion

Started by: Diewott1Diewott1

Context has been removed on accident but S's post here explains well that any suggestions for categories shouldn't be posted without thinking about it and how it'd actually fit it on here, and whether or not it's an actual good idea. All suggestions of that sort can go to https://speedrun.com/gtamemes

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Forum: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Thread: Y-AXis Mouse Sensitivty

Started by: LukeMcLukeMc

Which mouse are you using?

 

Forum: Age of Empires II

Thread: AOE 2 HD

Started by: ObechoscObechosc

Yes, ever since this leaderboard has existed, original version and HD edition runs have lived side-by-side. I don't know of many differences between runs arising from the HD edition, but I don't think anything warrants split categories.