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Forum: Team Sonic Racing

Thread: Making the leaderboards

Started by: flyingfoxflyingfox

The rules for the Races and Grand Prix categories state to Beat all Races or Grand Prix. There is no progression tied to these events so it does not make sense to require a first place finish in each event.
If first place is not a requirement, then a different word or phrase should be used. Beat would imply a first place finish. Considering a worse result, such as last place, as beating a race or grand prix is not typical. A DNF should still be prohibited.

 

Forum: Team Sonic Racing

Thread: Making the leaderboards

Started by: flyingfoxflyingfox

A Team Adventure 100% should fully complete the adventure mode which should include completing all of the expert missions as well as getting all of the stars and keys. A run that does not go out of the way to complete missions on higher difficulties could be simply called Team Adventure (All Stars And Keys).

 

Forum: Team Sonic Racing

Thread: Making the leaderboards

Started by: flyingfoxflyingfox

The Race categories have options to change the number of Teams, AI Racers, Laps, and a Mirror Mode. Are these going to be left as default for the leaderboards? I would think that lowering the number of opponents would make it easier to get a fast time and lowering the number of opponents, particularly lowering AI Racers down to 1, beats the point of doing a race instead of Time Attack. Laps can be increased to 4 or 5, certainly not an advantage. Not sure what competition there would be for longer races. I am not aware of any changes in Mirror Mode that affect times.

 

Forum: Sonic 3D Blast

Thread: Leaderboard Changes

Started by: ZurggriffZurggriff

This game needs a Best Ending category, separated by version: Genesis (to include the re-releases on GCN, WiiVC, PS2, PS3, Xbox, X360, and the Steam client on PC), PC (1997/1998 Windows PC release and re-releases also for Windows PC), and Saturn. This category adds new content to speedruns in the form of playing the special stages, playing an additional boss fight, and different routing in levels. The concept of a game having some sort of 100% completion category that adds an appreciable amount of new content to the speedrun that is easy to define and is built into the game is common throughout the speedrunning community and most Sonic games on this site have a category that includes emerald collection. The various releases of the game have different special stages that vary in length and are not competitive with each other. To alleviate some confusion, the release for the Steam client on PC is an emulation of the Genesis release and should be listed under Platform as Genesis Emulator (this includes all 3 of the existing PC runs at the time of this post). This has been implemented on leaderboards for other games, such as the Streets of Rage series.

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Forum: Sonic Mania (Pre-DLC)

Thread: Mania Plus Leaderboards - Do not submit here

Started by: wersterwerster

So it looks like the change in physics is the reason for creating a separate game entry for Sonic Mania Plus submissions. Something to consider is that Sonic Mania (not Plus) v1.05 also has the physics changes. It would make sense that those runs should also go to the Sonic Mania Plus leaderboards as they have the same physics to compete with Sonic Mania Plus..