Astro's Playroom Forum  /  Network Speedruns
  MuchWhitteringMuchWhittering

Would it be possible to get the Network Speedruns added as ILs please? Preferably using IG time since it gives you a time at the end.

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  PeteDorrPeteDorr

Not sure why considering the game has built in global leaderboards for those levels already. That would defeat the purpose of having IL’s for them here since the game itself already tracks the best times.

However, I was thinking that having an “All Network Speedruns RTA” category would be kinda neat, where all 8 runs must be done back-to-back in an RTA setting. This would actually provide a different experience than the built in global timer already in the game since the IGT “total time” is based on essentially your sum of best times, so being able to do all 8 in a row would be a cool test of skill since you need to perform these runs without any mistakes or retries in between.

 
  ShikenNuggetsShikenNuggets
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There is absolutely still value in having a managed leaderboard for them here despite the presence of the in-game leaderboard. While so far the times on the global leaderboards seem legitimate (though we can't really know that for sure without video evidence), generally those are notoriously unreliable and will most likely get hacked at some point, rendering the whole thing useless. Also, while this certainly won't happen any time soon, it's worth noting that inevitably at some point Sony's just gonna shut the thing down and all that data will be lost forever.

Doing all of them at once also sounds interesting. I only just picked up the game and haven't done any formal runs yet (or even played it that much really) so I'm sure my take here isn't worth much, but IMO, both the ILs and the 'All Network Speedruns' category would be good to have here.

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  Bluely
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Added! Included IGT also!

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  ShikenNuggetsShikenNuggets

Awesome! May want to uncheck "show empty time columns" in the game settings so the IGT column doesn't show on the categories where it isn't used.

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  Bluely

Unchecked show empty time columns!

 
  PeteDorrPeteDorr

I didn’t even think about hacking and how the game doesn’t provide replays of any kind, so yeah, definitely having IL’s archived here makes a lot of sense now that I think about it. Plus, in the end of the day there’s really no harm and it only helps the speedrun community for this game grow here.

Also, for the rules for All Network Speedruns, do we think timing should be allowed to start on any level as opposed to on Mountain Run and forced to end on Rolling run? If these rules are strictly enforced for everyone then I’m fine with it, but for me personally I would arrange my start and end splits based on how reset heavy the levels are (Rolling is very reset heavy for me, for example).

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