Alien: Isolation Forum  /  Seperate speedrun categories for DLCs
  qckdthqckdth

Hey there,

lately I've been running all the DLCs up on the level leaderboard. I find it a little sorry that they do not have a seperate categorisation since they are not really levels of the main game.

The problem is that nobody really knows they are there. If you have a look at the ingame leaderboards in the DLCs "Lost Contact" and "Safe Haven" you realise there are a lot of people playing these DLCs for speedrunning. It might raise awareness to get their runs up on speedrun.com to emphasize the existence of these categories.

Now dcruze already told me it's only possible to have them on the level leaderboard because of limitations of the speedrun.com webpage. I wanted to put this idea forward anyway in case someone has an idea how to solve this.

Maybe it's even worth considering the DLCs to be "different" games, as in having another category for them (Alien: Isolation DLCs)

It's not that important though. 🙂

Greetings
qd

 
  dcruzedcruze

Having the Salvage Mode DLC here is fairly new, but they do show up when you do a Google search - so hopefully if people are still interested in running them they will find it.

I mostly added them since the Lost Contact leaderboard for Best Time is broken on PC. The other DLC have functioning leaderboards.

-d

 
  MetzixMetzix

"Level Leaderboard" should be changed to "Alien Isolation DLC's" and the whole campaign levels should be removed, noone will run them, m1 submit with over 4mins is a good example how ppl care about this.

 
  qckdthqckdth

@dcruze: I think RTA is the real challenge compared to save%reload-runs. That's why our speedrun leaderboard got its own value.

I think Metzix got the right idea. There is no value in having single missions timed. It shouldn't be too difficult to change that category name, or does it?

 
  dcruzedcruze

I think it works fine the way it is. The thing is you can't change the name "Level Leaderboard", it's uniform to speedrun.com.

I'll soon upload some save games from a slow Nightmare playthrough (lots of items), I plan to do some single mission runs with those in the future, and if anyone else wants to use them, they can.

 
  qckdthqckdth

Hey there,

so I understand dcruze's point that he wants to do seperate mission runs. One is enough to keep it up.

I posed the same question in the main forums in the "site" subforum:
http://www.speedrun.com/The_Site/thread/yxvsj

They basically say the same.

I didn't really understand this "Rom hack/Mod"-thing. It didn't sound like it was a possibility.
The thought of packsciences to handle it as a full-game category could be thought about, but it doesn't really seem appropriate to me.

So I guess we just keep it the way it is. What do you think?

Greetings
qd

 
  InfomastrInfomastr

Unfortunately, the "level leaderboard" name is a limitation of the website, not a name that can be changed on a game-by-game basis.

The DLCs are listed first since they are the most popular. The individual missions from the main campaign have been retained because there have been a few people who expressed interest in running them.

 
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