The events been great as always, arguably even greater thanks to the new location. Thank you to all the organisers.
The minor complaints I have are about the stream setup.
Like last year, the stream PC had astronomical loading times, creating freezing where I did not even know there was any loading done. That can be simply a waste of time in some games but also very irritating in others.
I have grown to dislike the camera angle of the runner cam. It kinda fails to capture everyone's, uhh... "Schokoladenseite" (German > English) and it also fails to capture the crowd, whenever there is one. I suspect it would look better if it were placed lower.
I didn't do any hosting this year, but (and I know I've said this before, sorry) I suspect that a pair of closed headphones could still be handy for the hosts. However this year there were loudspeakers on the tech station so I assume it was better than last year.
And on the note of acquiring hardware, I would, once again, suggest to just slap an extra 5€ on the ticket price to allocate to hardware. Between all the other associated costs of attending no one will notice the difference.
BambooShadow, Z4T0X and 3 others
Whether I'm doing runs or practice, I like to have my list of IGTs nearby to see how well I'm doing. So just in case anyone might find it useful, I'll post it here.
PS: this website has the most garbage formatting and the cyan text surely isn't helping.[Hide]
Metro - 33
Tension - 30
Push It - 11
Assault - 18
Safehouse - 84
NG+ All Levels
Metro - 38
Tension - 42
Push It - 44
Assault - 105
Safehouse - 84
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@Riekelt I pm'd Cryze on Twitter in September, didn't get an answer.
Never forget the greats. For speedlore reasons I wanna compile all important/interesting videos that we have from Hotline speedrunning.
The first runs to get a sub whatever.
Duke_Bilgewater - NG All Levels - 24:46 link
Dingodrole - 23 Jun 2014 - NG any% - 20:54 link
snowfats - 28 Apr 2015 - NG+ All Levels - 23:55 link
snowfats - 8 Mar 2017 - NG+ All Levels - 22:58 link
snowfats - 3 Sep 2015 - NG any% - 19:54 link
Jackintoshh - 24 Nov 2017 - NG any% - 15:58 link
Runs that used to be the shit and exhaustive rerouting was required to beat them.
cfb - 27 Dec 2013 - NG+ All Levels - 24:32 link
Dingodrole - 3 Mar 2015 - NG any% - 20:07 link
prokchor - 19 Aug 2017 - NG any% - 19:10 link
Jackintoshh - 5 Aug 2017 - NG+ All Levels - 22:55 link
On-Site Marathon runs.
SGDQ 13 - Duke_Bilgewater - NG+ All Levels - 29:08 link
AGDQ 14 - Duke_Bilgewater vs cfb - NG+ All Levels - 27:06 vs. 25:46 link
[FR] Stunfest 14 - Dingodrole - NG any% - 24:51 link
[FR] Stunfest 15 - [Dingodrole - HM2 NG+ any% - 41:29 link
SGDQ 15 - Duke_Bilgewater - HM2 NG any% - 46:51 link
Calithon 16 - snowfats vs Duke_Bilgewater - NG+ All Levels - 25:30 vs 27:00 link*
AGDQ 16 - snowfats - NG+ All Levels - 25:48 link
Speedcon - Urinstein - NG+ All Levels - 27:41 link
ESA 17 - Jackintoshh - NG+ All Levels - 25:05 link
ESA 17 - Jackintoshh - HM2 NG+ any% - 36:15 link
Speedcon 18 - Urinstein - NG any% - 17:23 link
[GER] Dokomi 18 - Urinstein - NG+ All Levels - 24:36 link
[FR] Stunfest 18 - Dingodrole - HM2 NG+ any% - 40:23 link
[TAS] Buffet Time - NG+ any% - 16:36 link
NG any% Tutorial - by Duke_Bilgewater link
Discussion] Sum of Best [link
[Discussion] NES Blog / Speed Game
• (12 Jul 2013) link Here Dingo plays and talks about Hotline speedrunning (presumably. it's in French so I don't know)
• (5 Mar 2015) link Dingo gives commentary on his 20:07 Ng any% (WR at the time).
• (13 Jul 2015) link Dingo talks about HM2 speedrunning, which was 4 months old at the time.
[Knowledge Dump] NASA 16 - cfb - Fortified Zone link
[First ever recorded run] Lazerlong - NG+ All Levels - 44:33 link
• Stream layout
• Chat in streaming room
• Headset/headphones for donation reader
• Practice room CRTs/PCs, space and plugs
• Splitting CRT and PC/HD practice rooms
• Floor layout, rules and trash
All in all I really enjoyed it again this year, thanks a lot to everyone.
Z4T0X, BambooShadow and 2 others
Since the newer versions of the demo don't include the escape section in Story Mode, I'll go ahead and retime the existing runs of the old versions and add a ruleset to the category with the timing ending with the crab boss beaten.
We (the mods) will from now on require submissions over a certain speed limit to have video proof. Runs below the time threshold will be rejected if no VOD is included. The thresholds are as follows:
• NG+ All Levels - 28:00
• NG any% - 21:00
• NG+ any% - 21:00
• Maskless - 22:00
• All Masks - 28:00
Other and misc categories won't have strictly defined thresholds, but moderation for those will roughly align with the given ones.
This does not mean that outside of the VOD requirements no moderation will happening. If anything seems off, lower ranking submission might get rejected as well, so providing a VOD would benefit you in such a case. Generally we haven't had any such problems however.
These rules aren't set in stone so they might change in the future.
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"Sorry if my intentions seemed different!"
Ah no, I think it was me who misunderstood you.
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"I wish this game had more categories"
I feel like it's worth pointing out, that no speedrun.com page is the ultimate authority on how to speedrun a game. Instead think of them as a communities business card: you go on there and the the most important info. And I think it's a reasonable logic that the most important info are the most popular categories of a game. It was just as reasonable to assume that any% and 100% would be fairly popular categories worth putting on here right away.
Now if you're more interested in the sr.com page having more categories, rather than "the game having more categories", then I can only recommend you to go out and find the one category that you think you'll have fun running, instead of waiting for it to have it's own leaderboard first. If you think other people might enjoy it too, you have both, this forum and the Discord, to advertise it.
The Momo4 community seems to be small fee of ego, so maybe if you're the first and only person to run a category but wish to have it included, then I'm sure people won't mind that. The worst that can happen, is that after a few months no one else has run it and it can be removed again. But in any way, actions speak louder than words.
But that's all just my opinion anyway.
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On Nov 5th and 6th (Saturday Sunday) we'll be having a Hotline Speed Tournament.
On Saturday we'll play a few (5-6) rounds of Swiss format so everyone will get to have a few races. The top 8 runners move on to the elimination matches on Sunday, where the winner will be determined.
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I was thinking about misc categories and how no one wants to create them for just one or two runs. The leaderboards are meant to be representative of the whole respective community and that should also be the case for misc categories.
I'm thinking of a list of unrelated runs, basically a leaderboard without ranking, where peope can dump any of their noteworthy runs. And "noteworthy" does not only have to be some meme category that people invented for themselves, but also marathon and tournament runs. Former WRs might also deserve more of a spotlight on the site, in those cases where they were excellent runs with outdated strats. There are also blindfolded runs and maybe other people can think of even more things of that nature.
So while a clean leaderboard is a nice thing, a speedgame also consists of its fringe runs and moments of historical significance and I think it would be a good addition to the site, if people could compile those here as well.
So yeah, just an idea of mine.
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Recommending this as a speedgame is rather bold, but since you asked specifically for a PC hack'n'slash I dare to try my luck.
I like to play CrossCode at a reasonable pace. It's a top down Action-RPG with sort of hacky combat, but with the added element of ranged combat, so it actually controls like Dual Stick Shooter. It contains some platforming at in certain parts a bunch of puzzles.
The reason I said, this is rather bold, well... it's an Early Access game and not close to completion at all. Naturally running a game in this state is kinda "meh" to say the least, so really the only timed runs have been done in an old (and most importantly free) promotional demo, with a surprising amount of substance to it. The way its structured, it lends itself rather well to being run.
If you're at all intersted in checking out the game anyway, you can play the demo either on Steam or here. I can also hook you up with the version that I like to run.
I now know why less is sometimes more in marketing. >.>
- are emulators allowed here and where can I find the rules of the site? -
- what would be the best way to split while using an emulator or playing a game on PC for someone who uses a laptop? -
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You go to the game's page and in the top right corner, right under your account related menus, there is a text "submit run". Admittedly it seems rather subtle to me as well, but most rankings are looked at rather than submitted to I guess.