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Forum: The Site

Thread: Feedback thread

Started by: PacPac

Hey, this has probably been brought up at some point by someone, so I apologize beforehand.

I mainly enjoy playing/viewing IL leaderboards and one thing that always bugs me are the empty time boxes since I don't know if the category simply hasn't been performed yet or it can't be performed for some reason.
I wish that moderators had a tool or something to mark the unplayable IL time boxes, so they wouldn't misrepresent as being unplayed due to lack of interest from the players.

I noticed that the Croc 2 community already made their own solution to this by creating a fake user and blocking those categories as a N/A 0.01s fake player. https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​croc_2/​individual_levels

I do wish there was a more sophisticated solution to this though, like a tickable toolbox for modders which would make the rectangle darker and put a white cross over it or something like that.

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Forum: Race Driver: GRID

Thread: Updates and feedback

Started by: UniwersalUniwersal

Hello!

Since I've been added as a mod here, I've made some changes to the page and fixed quite a few mistakes that were lingering about. Here's some stuff that I changed.

• Added background picture

• Changed Speedrun.com logo to a more "Grid" style (viewable only in night mode)

• Changed Emkay's original japanese track times to their correct times (instead of being rounded down to lowest second)

• Changed timing priority to In Game Timer (Used only in level leaderboard and in the newly added "All tracks" USA/Europe/Japan region leaderboard) and fixed everybody's runs who mistakenly used their final in game time in multiple timing methods.

• In level leaderboard added the vehicle that the players used to everyone's runs that hadn't added it themselves.

• In "All Japanese Courses" re-timed everybody's runs and created pastebins which shows all track times for every driver. (Hopefully people can do that themselves in the future, if not then I'll do it)

• Made Level Leaderboards class based (May expand in the future) based on the most frequently used vehicles and moved everybody's runs into the appropriate class.

• Reworked the "Misc" category which featured all Usa/Europe/Japan courses into an "All Tracks" category, which features the regions as subcategories. Also made the rules for those less obscure and easier to understand.

• Changed the rules for every category in general to a simpler, yet concrete form.

• Made it so that only correct vehicles could be added to your run in level leaderboard. (Can't do that for the subcategories in "all tracks" mode due to site limitations, which is why every vehicle can be chosen. Only the appropriate regional vehicles will be approved by mods though and added region behind every car to make it easier for people. I could eliminate the problem completely by making the 3 subcategories into full classes, but it doesn't look as nice.)

• Added an IGT - Ingame Time Calculator to the resources. It's main purpose is to help people interested in the "All Tracks" category by making it easier to add up the track times.

If there's any questions or someone would like to see anything else added/changed/removed or doesn't like any of the changes I made then you can post your feedback here.

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Forum: Race Driver: GRID

Thread: Trueno Run -The unbeatable record

Started by: WanWan362WanWan362

Just improved to 3:03.47
First part ended with 1:10.11 which is pretty good (think my best is 1:09.72)
Second part went really well and ended with 2:18.56
Last part was horrible, it could've been a 1:02.xx for sure, but was too nervous after seeing 2:18.56 and just wanted to make sure I finish and prayed for no traffic.

You don't have discord or anything WanWan?

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Request leaderboard moderation

Started by: DaravaeDaravae

I would like to request to be a moderator in Race Driver: Grid https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​grid

The game currently has 2 mods. I was unable to contact the current super mod emkay and he hasn't connected to the site in over 4 months and his last activity that I could find was over 2 years ago when he approved a run.

I was able to contact the regular mod JV through reddit and got him to add me on discord too. He approved my first run but after that I haven't been able to contact him neither on reddit nor discord at all, despite seeing him online on discord and having frequent log-ins on this site. Perhaps JV has a lack of interest for moderating Grid nowadays, if I had to guess. Either way, I have some runs pending for over 21 days and I'm keen on continuing to run the game a lot more in the future and help improve the leaderboards.

 

Forum: Race Driver: GRID

Thread: Trueno Run -The unbeatable record

Started by: WanWan362WanWan362

I do think that flashbacks should not be allowed on a run as it pretty much constitutes as a TAS run in that case. Also 3:03.72 sounds awesome.

I'll be busy with work for a while now and will be moving shortly. I'll try and improve the runs sometime in November probably. And ye, I'm up for giving you some healthy competition in Grid in the future ^^

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Forum: Race Driver: GRID

Thread: Trueno Run -The unbeatable record

Started by: WanWan362WanWan362

3:04.38? Nice time! Too bad you didn't record it...
But no worries, I've got you covered!

Here's what a 3:04.38 looks like:

Funnily enough I got the exact same time while trying to beat your 3:04.38, which is rather difficult, especially considering the constant traffic messing runs up.

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Forum: Colin McRae Rally 2.0

Thread: Community Discord

Started by: benjacastellonbenjacastellon

the link may want to be updated

 

Forum: Race Driver: GRID

Thread: Updating the Level Leaderboard suggestion

Started by: UniwersalUniwersal

I'd love to drive both Skyline and the actual fastest car in the game (Audi R10 or Mazda 787B, depending on track). The pro tuned cars are really fun to drive, but putting Skyline in same class as Audi R10 is like using a tractor in a Formula 1 race.

I've done some runs with Impreza so far, but I guess it takes a while to verify.

Really though... mods, please make the level leaderboards car class dependant.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: New Games page

Started by: PacPac

Yes, it definitely was a cluttered mess before. Maybe a solution could be to give some predetermined genres. Like 30 or more most used genres and a misc or unknown option for those really obscure games that don't really fall into any genre. Main thing would be to cover the most basic stuff like 2-d platformer, 3-d platformer, real time strategy, first person shooter, etc. Could check the currently most used tags on this site to determine which genres are most used.

I don't know anything about programming so this kinda stuff might be too much work to implement right now, but just throwing an idea out there.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: New Games page

Started by: PacPac

I do wish you could search games by genre. I play pretty much exclusively racing games and I only own a PC.
So if there was one additional drop down menu, my ideal search would be "PC" "Most players" "Racing".
Currently my best option is just "PC" and "Most Players" and scroll until I see something that looks like a racing game.

The current search function helps in 2 categories: Finding the games of your gaming system and finding the games that other people play. I think it's missing the function to find the type of game that you yourself would enjoy. An extra drop down menu for genre/tag would help mitigate that.

p.s. Sorry @ShikenNuggetsShikenNuggets, tags were useful to me. Hopefully to some other people too. I can't be the only one who enjoys speedrunning just a few genres, or just 1 in my case.... Probably.... xd

 

Forum: Race Driver: GRID

Thread: Updating the Level Leaderboard suggestion

Started by: UniwersalUniwersal

There's 3 categories right now for some reason, 2 for drift cars and 1 for any car of your choosing. This seems rather random to me, especially the fact that people in 1 lap column don't even use the fastest cars, instead they tend to use the Japanese Pro tuned cars.
I would feel rather bad at beating WanWan's nissan skyline run with a pagani zonda for example, since it's not even fair at that point.
I was thinking that maybe we could change up the columns to represent a vehicle class type, instead of 2 random drift cars and then any other car
There's 14 different classes in the game:
1 ) Drift (7 cars)
2 ) Pro Muscle (6 cars)
3 ) GT1 (6 cars)
4 ) Pro Tuned (4 cars)
5 ) LMP1 (4 cars)
6 ) Prototype (3 cars)
7 ) GT2 (2 cars)
8 ) Touring Cars (2 cars)
9 ) LMP2 (2 cars)
10 ) Prestige (2 cars)
11 ) Demolition Derby (1 car)
12 ) Formula 3 (1 car)
13 ) Formula 1000 (1 car)
14 ) Club GT (1 car)
People in the current leaderboard have used pretty much exclusively 2 types of cars, Drift (the AE86 and Subaru Impreza) and Pro Tuned (Toyota Supra and Nissan Skyline). So how about making it into 3 categories for now, such as Drift column, Pro Tuned column and Any Car column.
That way when making changes, no ones runs would have to be removed, just moved to different category.
And I could actually use faster vehicles without feeling guilty 🙂
Although, if it were up to me, then I'd probably have 5 columns, Drift, Pro Tuned, Pro Muscle, GT and LMP, but I realize that 5 columns might be too many if there aren't any players.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: New Games page

Started by: PacPac

Yes, I agree, I believe that sorting through with the total player amount in mind is better than actual run amount. Mainly since there may be games with a TON of categories and 1 run in each of them done once by a single player (like a racing game with 100 tracks) and an RPG that might take 5 hours to complete and was played by 10 people for also 100 runs total. Nothing wrong with either of them, but this search gives rather different kind of results. Someone who uses this search function is most likely looking for either only former or the latter example, not both.

Changing the most/least runs to most/least total players might give people a more accurate search.

Or could just not remove anything and add the most/least players anyway even though it might yield rather similar results and look a bit more clustered, but hey, more data choices is almost always nice.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: New Games page

Started by: PacPac

@xenkaroshixenkaroshi We already have Most/Least Active and Most/Least Runs. Adding Most/Least players to the mix of that is pretty redundant and would just yield in having 3 different search types that result in almost identical results. No need to have so many similar dropdown search options, it just makes it more clustered.

 

Forum: Race Driver: GRID

Thread: Le Mans race in 100%

Started by: AnanasAnanas

I'm still playing through the campaign and if I am to start doing runs then they will be single lap runs. I really don't have the stamina or time to do 100% as it takes waaaay too long and the any % is really not fun since it's less actual driving and more about menu-ing for at least half an hour.

 

Forum: Race Driver: GRID

Thread: Le Mans race in 100%

Started by: AnanasAnanas

Ye, I agree with Speedey. 100% should unlock everything there is to unlock and win everything there is to win, so you would have nothing else to do... you know, 100% completion.

I really think the rules should be cleaned up on this site though, I might start looking into this game myself too, I've quite enjoyed my first time single player campaign of this game.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Feedback thread

Started by: PacPac

I believe you both missed my core issue with this. I know that there will always be bots and stuff. My point was that this is the only site where I have to reveal personal info to the public. It's something that scammers seek, a hub for free contacts on random people, allowing them to contact people on social media sites where they normally wouldn't be able to. Discord, facebook, steam and some others being the obvious ones. I'd prefer these scammers/bots not to flow to my other communication devices just because of speedrun.com.

I don't expect any action to be taken from this. Just wanted to spread awareness to moderators of the site that these things do happen on a more frequent basis than they are reported and it is an issue that is most likely to grow as the site gains popularity. Being a moderator of a game is currently equivalent to giving your phone number and all your contact info to an advertising company.

The recent email verification for moderators was a great addition for the site's security. I just wish that user security and user privacy would be taken a look at as well as the site continues to grow.