Hiya! So I'm making this thread because there are some changes that I put in the rules and leaderboards for most games except Dodonpachi (I'm not a moderator for that game). The old thread that I made like a year ago was irrelevant so there is something I think you guys should look at the changes.
Anyway, I separate Continue (you can use continues in a run (putting more coins if using Arcade is okay because of getting more continues) and 1cc (no continues basically) apart just so anyone who can't get a 1cc run will put their run as Continue run instead. I saw some runners that were able to have 1cc runs though.
Since I got Mushihimesama and Dodonpachi DaiFukkatsu on PC, I was able to look at the two games and thus I add some details for Novice and Arrange. For Novice and Arrange, I put them as misc because Arcade doesn't have them.
I put a rule where you can set lives before starting the game in the option for Mushihimesama (XBOX360/PC) and Dodonpachi DaiFukkatsu (XBOX360/PC). This is for Novice by the way.
I took out the Best Ending category for both Dodonpachi games (it was there like a year ago before I decided to remove them) because I think it's unnecessary to put them in the leaderboards and besides I don't think anyone would be interested to speedrun it.
I probably leave versions alone unless some major things make the game fast not for scoring.
For iOS, I would probably gonna keep the platform because to me, the Cave games in iOS mostly felt the same (except for one that you can change the difficulty in the main menu but that might be minor to me) when it comes of finishing the game as possible. Sure the mechanics for scoring is obviously different comparing to other platforms of the Cave games but score runs would be kept to the scoring leaderboards (if they actually exist). Overall, the iOS would stay in the leaderboards even though no one (including me) wouldn't have a chance to play the games.
For score runs, I wouldn't let them get submitted because they are pointless for them to be in the leaderboards and they are usually very long for the game to be finished because of getting the highest score as possible.
Overall, for these changes, I think this should be good enough for now. I was able to put the runners time into the right categories while working on changing details for the leaderboards. Please let me know here if there are some questions you are concerned about the changes that I worked