Hi everyone, Arisune here. You may (or may not) have noticed some times being changed on the leaderboard, and that is because the timing rules are being changed! As I'm writing this, noneleft is currently working on Monkey Meadow times, so you will see the updated times there first. For all maps/categories besides Monkey Meadow, we will be working on retiming only the top 5 runs. (So please be patient, there are a lot to go through.)
The timing rules are being changed to the following:
"Timing ends the frame the fast forward button reverts back to one arrow at the end of a run (which will not be highlighted anymore.)"
This video shows what "the frame the fast forward button reverts back to one arrow at the end of a run" means. If you're not sure though, feel free to message either noneleft or myself.
The reason the rules are being changed to this is for more accurate and consistent timing across the board. The old timing method of going from the first frame the play button is pressed to when the first frame of the victory banner appearing left a lot of room (up to a second in the worst case so far) for inconsistency.
The amount of frames it took from when the fast forward button reverted back to the first frame of the victory banner was extremely random. This meant that some times were better simply because it took less frames for it to appear, not because of the player's efforts. By changing to the new rules, it gets rid of that inconsistency and allows for more fairly timed and accurate runs.
That's all I have regarding the new timing rule, but if you need anything cleared up or explained, feel free to ask noneleft or myself.