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Forum: ESA 2016

Thread: Game Submissions and Schedule

Started by: bangerrabangerra

Hello, I have a question: I'd like to submit one part of the run blindfolded, preferred as an isolated extra run. Should I add this time to the estimate of the whole run or submit it as an extra category, even though this category doesn't exist as is in the community?

 

Forum: Limbo

Thread: LIMBO at ESA 2016

Started by: ZetZet

Hello fellow runners! As you might or might not have heard, the European Speedster Assembly is taking place this year from July 25th through July 31st.
If you don't know what ESA is yet, it's pretty much a Games Done Quick event for European speedrunners and it's taking place in Sweden. You don't have to go there for the full week, if you come. Anyway, I was thinking, it would be ¤awesome¤ to have a LIMBO speedrun going on there. 🙂 Since we have quite a few European (esp. French) runners around, I was curious whether one or the other might be interested in submitting their LIMBO run to ESA. I know I will, even though I am not the best LIMBO runner, but I'd like this game to be ran at a charity event.
The problem with LIMBO speedruns is that watching them is not as intensive as running them yourself. To simulate this race against the clock, I thought the coolest thing would be, if an actual LIMBO race would be possible during ESA! But that for we'll need more runners. So, the question is: Would anyone besides me be interested in submitting LIMBO (Normal or Hard Route, maybe 9 eggs) to ESA? I think, a live LIMBO race would be a blast and I'm sure this whole event can be one. 🙂

I hope to hear some feedback by you lots! If your time isn't that great yet, don't worry, the ESA lets you improve before they finally accept or decline you.

Edit: I just realized, I haven't linked the official category in this forums. It's here: http://www.speedrun.com/esa2016/forum

Imprtant though: Gates for submissions open February 13th and close the 27th, so you only have two weeks to submit your game(s)! You can still get rejected/back out later, but not come in at a later date. Be sure not to miss those two weeks submitting your LIMBO runs!

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Forum: Limbo

Thread: Congrats Méléagant!

Started by: XyconXycon

Buck Norris confirmed. He is the most serious threat for France right now. 😃

 

Forum: Limbo

Thread: Autosplitter

Started by: itsme_baruchitsme_baruch

I could imagine using the "detailed timer" for this autosplitter feature and have one for manual splits, to have a comparison. Would that be possible?

 

Forum: Limbo

Thread: Congrats Méléagant!

Started by: XyconXycon

I'd also like to complement Buckeye for staying on Mélé's toes. 🙂 His pbs also rocket through the roof lately!

 

Forum: Limbo

Thread: New tricks for speedruns

Started by: The_TortoiseThe_Tortoise

The Wiki was supposed to be the place where all the tricks can be found, but it's hard finding videos for everything let alone record one of everything. 🙁

 

Forum: Limbo

Thread: LimboFest 2016

Started by: RainingEndavorRainingEndavor

Hey Raining, just letting you know, I'd absolutely be interested to participate again. 🙂 It was really fun an challenging, though I had no chance against the french. 😃 Would be cool to have Stefan and Buckeye with on board!

 

Forum: Limbo

Thread: Autosplitter

Started by: itsme_baruchitsme_baruch

Good job Baruch! 🙂

I haven't tried it as of yet, but I have a few suggestions:

Pauses are great, but in my opinion shouldn't be included. For the sake of simplicity I'd say from now on we continue to use the "press start" as the start of the timer; you'd have to retime all existing runs otherwise. 😕
I don't know if pause buffering is used by anybody in a run anywhere but if one would choose to do so, the timer shouldn't stop during the menu but continue.

It's cool that you included these functions, but overall I wouldn't consider it in an RTA run. Not sure what others think of it though.

 

Forum: Limbo

Thread: Congrats Méléagant!

Started by: XyconXycon

Mélé is the new Celulith confirmed! PogChamp I'm sure, he'll sub37 hard route very soon. If he won't, I will. 😛

 

Forum: Limbo

Thread: Wiki

Started by: ZetZet

I think your tutorials are pretty good, raining! 🙂 Nice with button inputs. You can add them to the pages if you want.

I try to bring some order to the articles. I made a routing for the hard route part (my way, includes counting the jumps). I think, general routings shouldn't go too much into detail (compare to the routings at zeldaspeedruns.com, which are written very simple) and if a more complex skip is needed, that one should be mentioned in the routing and can be linked to its main article on the wiki, e.g. tire skip or bear trap skip, articles which already exist.

They can also link to sub categories, e.g. brain slugs should all be added into the brain slug article, if one has a special setup, the routing can link to the sub heading of that article. I really like how the wiki is currently growing and flourishing. 🙂 I hope it will continue to until new runners can use it as a source of optimization!

 

Forum: Limbo

Thread: Wiki

Started by: ZetZet

Alright, I just decided to "screw that" and start it. http://limbospeedruns.wikia.com/wiki/LIMBO_Speedrunning_Wikia
Tell me your Wikia accounts, register, if you must, and I'll make you able to edit and create pages. We need help of all the people here.

 

Forum: Limbo

Thread: Rename any% hard route to any% alternate route

Started by: [Deleted user]

That's an interesting point you make, as I am actually one who currently prefers hard over normal route since I am way more consistent there.
However, I think, while you can't objectively say which route is "harder" than the other, it appears to me, that it was the intention of the developer to make this alternate route a challenging and hard part of the game. Also, the important bit is not about which route is harder but that runners understand which route is referred to and I think, nobody as of yet mixed the routes up because they think, the hard route is actually easier.

 

Forum: Limbo

Thread: Wiki

Started by: ZetZet

I looked into creating wikis, it doesn't seem to hard and wikia e.g. is very popular and apparently free. I have zero experience in it, though. Which pages would we actually need?
One article should cover "basic strats", like optimized jumping and good usage of momentum, then another - or just a category with many articles - should go into specifics, explaining fast moves for certain scenes and maybe differentiate between save but slower and faster but riskier strats to have stuff for beginners and advanced runners. Then, of course, different routes/categories should have their own page; but since many scenes of the different categories overlap, they wouldn't need everything again; maybe articles for certain scenes can be labeled "used in category: (x) Normal Route (x) Hard Route ( ) 9 Eggs" in their upper right corner or something similar.

Other pages might include "bounty", where we seek consistent strats for certain parts (like the Colette skip or my accidental tree, two times 😃 ) or even unfound but suspected skips. This page is not important though.

Then, very important, is a page with a list of swag. This is absolutely essential.

Maybe a category for runners could be available, but I'm not sure if everybody would want that/every runner page would hold up to a certain standard. 😃

 

Forum: Limbo

Thread: Race

Started by: RainingEndavorRainingEndavor

Monthly sounds a bit often to me, the "magic" could fade away from it very quick. Maybe have certain differences every race, e.g. do a hard route race once (:D) 9 eggs, LIMBO BINGO (where you have to complete certain tasks with the permission of loading checkpoints), or even True 100%.
But otherwise: Yeah, it was great fun, even my run sucked bad. Thanks again for organizing, Raining! 🙂

 

Forum: Limbo

Thread: Race

Started by: RainingEndavorRainingEndavor

Yes, I will do some practice, probably on friday evening or saturday noon. 🙂 A quick derust/refresh run or rather training walkthrough, as I want Limbofest to be my first Normal Route run.^^

 

Forum: Limbo

Thread: Race

Started by: RainingEndavorRainingEndavor

Alright, in there and slowly I can feel the hype. 🙂 Looking forward to the race, I hope many can participate.

 

Forum: Limbo

Thread: Race

Started by: RainingEndavorRainingEndavor

After checking my calendar, next saturday at that time looks good to me. 🙂
I'm now taking a limbo break to have my first Normal Route run at Limbofest. 😃

 

Forum: Limbo

Thread: Wiki

Started by: ZetZet

Hey everyone, while learning to speedrun LIMBO, I realized, there's much to learn about this game that has been discovered already but is only circulating word of mouth from runner to runner. While the French community of LIMBO is quite strong, it's not easy finding tutorials and strats in other languages, e.g. English.

So I wondered, if we maybe should set up a small speedrunning wiki for limbo where we explain certain strats, timesaves, moves and the few glitches plus maybe some individual setups explained in depth for newcomers. Of course there should be individual pages for the runners as well. 😉

Would anybody else be interested or does it seem more like a waste of time?

 

Forum: Limbo

Thread: Race

Started by: RainingEndavorRainingEndavor

Currently the time window is saturday evening/night for us Europeans. Who would/wouldn't be up for that?