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Forum: The Site

Thread: Why do the forums seem so dead?

Started by: GarshGarsh

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(not that I usually post, so I haven't contributed to the dead-ness of the forums but...)
Finals are happening and stuff.
Also, I find myself visiting the site less and less since the redesign. It's just too butt ugly to want to look at, especially the actual leaderboards(not too mention the ultra invasive "stats" that are now on every profile and actually discourage me from using the site 'cause most of these things are not anyone's business to know in the first place).

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Forum: The Site

Thread: I come here to complain about site staff of speedrun.com

Started by: DaroachDaroach

Them only wanting to make money would kind of imply they'd be fine with volunteer positions, though. Less people to pay.

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Forum: El Hijo: A Wild West Tale

Thread: IL problem

Started by: DJ_ShocolateDJ_Shocolate

Nah, I actually encourage people going in with a full inventory. During full-game runs, you might not have a full inventory by that point anyway, so I want ILs to be as fast as they can possibly be, so full inventory is allowed.

 

Forum: El Hijo: A Wild West Tale

Thread: Achivements not included in 100%

Started by: DJ_ShocolateDJ_Shocolate

Yeah that would work. You can even get your last steps in right beside the coffin, anyway. Both options make for a pretty anti-climatic end to the run, though, but that's just due to the nature of those two achievements 😛

 

Forum: El Hijo: A Wild West Tale

Thread: IL problem

Started by: DJ_ShocolateDJ_Shocolate

Eeeh I guess. It's a bit more of a hassle to try to do attempt after attempt, though. Your inventory is the same as it was the last time you hit a checkpoint, not what it was when you started the level, so if you restart from the level select screen, you should have the same inventory as if you'd restart from the in-game menu reset thing. It's been a while since I've played though, so I'll probably take your word for it that the inventory doesn't reset the same 😛

(In my mind, doing attempts would've looked like this: Do an attempt -> Use ammo -> Hit checkpoint so inventory is now saved -> attempt sucks so you want to reset -> gather ammo for the next attempt (kids, chests, cactus, whatever) -> hit checkpoint to save inventory -> reset)

 

Forum: El Hijo: A Wild West Tale

Thread: Achivements not included in 100%

Started by: DJ_ShocolateDJ_Shocolate

Nah, you can get caught during the run without restarting, I think. That achievement basically checks to see if you have the illuminati symbol for all levels (the symbol you get for completing a level without being caught). If it turns out that it's faster to do an "inspire the children" run of the level WHILE getting caught to reset the enemy cycles, and THEN do an any% eel run of the level, then the Son% run will just have the same level played twice. It might get kind of annoying in The Escape, though, due to the rocks being sometimes unavoidable (thanks, RNGesus), and being crushed by a rock counts as getting caught.

And yea, either El Muerto or The Adventurer would be the last achievement. Maybe do El Muerto halfway through the run(Sandstorm, maybe?) so you get a break, but for adventurer, I think you could just do your run normally, and once you get to the epilogue, you walk around until you get however many steps you still need.

 

Forum: El Hijo: A Wild West Tale

Thread: Achivements not included in 100%

Started by: DJ_ShocolateDJ_Shocolate

Awrigth so I added some categories on top of all the ILs. I also remembered that there literally is an in-game achievement(The Son) for getting all the other achievements, so I made that the name of the category.

Due to The Son wanting you to get all the other achievements, you may not need to reset the game between attempts, but I don't remember if progress is tracked between save files during a single play session. Say, for example, you walk 20,000 steps in one attempt, reset without quitting the game, and start a new attempt/save file, I don't know if you'd get The Adventurer achievement after 5,000 steps or after 25,000 steps, as intended. From what I remember (I haven't played since around christmas :P), I think it'd be after 5,000 steps, so you WOULD have to reset the game between attempts of that category.

Anyway, ILs are set up, so you can start practicing and setting times for those in preparation for full game runs.

 

Forum: El Hijo: A Wild West Tale

Thread: Achivements not included in 100%

Started by: DJ_ShocolateDJ_Shocolate

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Eeeh achievements aren't tracked in quite the same way as children are, so I considered all children to be actual 100%. Adding achievements on top could be called "true 100%" or "110%" or whatever, which I don't mind adding as a category. At that point though, I'd make it a requirement that the achievement actually pops up during your run purely for confirmation purposes, and due to how achievements are tracked at the moment*, you'd need to exit out of the game and come back in between each attempt.

(*As it say you start the game, start a run from a new save file, finish the first level, at that point, you'll get the truant achievement in-game popup. If your run dies, you go back to the main menu, start from a new save file, and finish the first level, THEN the achievement will NOT pop up, 'cause the game considers that you've already gotten the achievement during this session, and it's not programmed to allow for multiple pop-ups of the same achievement during a single game session. Truant is used only as an example, of course, 'cause it's pretty hard to beat the game without getting that achievement, but for something like Pitch Black or El Muerto, you'd really need the pop up to confirm to viewers/verifiers that you got it)

 

Forum: El Hijo: A Wild West Tale

Thread: Pitch Black Speedrun

Started by: DJ_ShocolateDJ_Shocolate

Yeah I have no problem with setting ILs or achievement/meme runs. I didn't at first 'cause I wasn't planning on doing it myself and didn't think anyone else was going to run this game anyway 😛

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Review game request

Started by: FuriousfiveFuriousfive

I was wondering the same. I assumed it was only due to the fact that I submitted my game while y'all were doing a marathon(almost a month ago), so extra wait was to be expected, but thanks for letting us know!