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Please could the marathon date / time in the 'About' page be shown as an absolute rather than a countdown? I have tried changing my settings but it does not seem to affect it (unless I am being stupid, which is quite possible).

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I usually understand the term 'segmented run' to mean that someone has grinded runs of each segment to try and optimise each one independently, and combined the end products, whereas OP is not suggesting that there will be any 'do-overs' of any parts of the run (so if he messes up, it still ends up in the run and affects the time). Might the term 'multi-session run' be a more accurate description of the proposal?

 
 

Depends on the game. Ask in the game's forum.

 
 

Messages - Coming Soon TM is a heart warming meme at this point. Please keep.

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What speedruns have you personally attempted?
A lot, please see my profile for a full list. My main game is Swordigo.

How long have you been speedrunning for?
3 years.

What platform do you use? Do you use any specific equipment or software?
I run on my Android phone (Note 9). I use the Mobizen for Samsung app for recording and UncleRonny's Floating Speedrun Timer for timing / splits.

How do you prepare for a speedrun?
If I'm trying out a new run then I look for anything helpful on src / YT / general internet, make / learn a route and just start attempts. For the runs themselves I just get in a comfortable position and make sure (as best I can) that there is nothing likely to interrupt me.

How do you stay composed during your run? What do you do if you fail?
I remember that failed or slow runs are still good practice. If I fail I just reset, if there's time. If I am getting wound up I just stop and do something else.

How seriously do you take speed running?
Seriously in as much as I try hard to improve and spend a lot of time making notes before doing runs, but not seriously in that I never really get too upset or treat it like an e-sport.

What do you do in emergency situations for example toilet/snack breaks?
I don't play anything long enough to make toilet breaks or snacks a real concern. For emergencies like house fires, bear attacks or flash floods I stop playing and find safety.

 
 

I feel your pain. I once had got a massive LotF PB only to see the stream fail literally during the final boss death animation two seconds before the end time.

 
 

How did you get started here? What/who lured you in?
I saw a Lobosjr run of Lords of the Fallen on YT and enjoyed it, so I tried speedrunning it myself and became interested in other speedgames and the wider community.

What's the most important thing in speedrunning? Whats the ultimate goal?
It's personal to each runner but for me the most important thing is the community, I wouldn't be doing this if I had to keep all my runs, strats and thoughts to myself. The ultimate goal for me is to achieve a time that I am happy with in games I enjoy running.

Do you play or just watch? Why do you like it so much?
I play and watch, although when time is at a premium I tend to prioritise practice over watching other people's runs (except for runs that need verification). I also spend a lot of time in discords talking with other runners. I like it because things are always changing, there is normally something new going on like a new strat or a glitch or a new game being explored, and it's fun to get your teeth into that kind of thing with like minded people.

How has speedrunning and/or this community impacted your life?
Speedrunning is a massive part of my life and constitutes my main pastime outside of work/family. It means that I never usually run out of something to do, like a new game to route or a PB to try for, or 'speedmin' (speedrunning admin - trademark pending) to catch up on. I have made some good friends at the mobile speedrunning discord ( https://discord.gg/F2fJjUg in case anyone was interested) and there is always someone online there to chat with if I feel like it as well as competitions and suggestions.
The impact has not been 100% positive though. Speedrunning (especially the peripheral aspects like discords etc) can be addictive and all consuming (for me personally at least) and unless I am disciplined it can impact on my concentration and the quality and amount of time I spend on work, family and irl friends. Sometimes I feel like real life is getting in the way of speedrunning when it is actually the other way around. There are also times (which I think most runners get) when you wonder why you are doing it especially when you are running an inactive game or grinding for hours just to make small timesaves. Usually this sense of futility is replaced pretty quickly by excitement when a new glitch gets found or something else happens. This kind of thing isn't uncommon for hobbies, sports and anything which is fun but takes time, but I think it is a problem that is especially pronounced in speedrunning because it is so naturally time consuming.

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Please can UncleRonny's Floating Speedrun Timer for Android ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=il.ronmad.speedruntimer&hl=en ) be added to the Resources-Timers list? It is currently the best on-screen timer option on mobile.

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If you join the mobile speedrunning discord at https://discord.gg/F2fJjUg there is a channel dedicated to giving / requesting speedgame recommendations for mobile including a big list broken down into genre / run length / price etc.

If you don't fancy joining another discord I'd be happy to recommend something here. Are you on iOS or Android? What genres do you like running? How short do you mean? Are you willing to pay for games or free only?

If you are like "no discords, no questions, just shut up and give me some bloody suggestions"
- Super Dangerous Dungeons (Grass Dungeon) https://www.speedrun.com/sdd#Grass_Dungeon
- Cat Bird (Marda) https://www.speedrun.com/cb
- Neon Shadow https://www.speedrun.com/Neon_Shadow
- Granny https://www.speedrun.com/Granny#v1.6%2B
- Nimian Legends https://www.speedrun.com/Nimian_Legends__BrightRidge#Love_and_Tin
- Sword of Xolan https://www.speedrun.com/Sword_Of_Xolan#Any
- Space Marshals 2 https://www.speedrun.com/Space_Marshals_2
- Speed Run 2 https://www.speedrun.com/Speed_Run_2
- Super Bear Adventure https://www.speedrun.com/Super_Bear_Adventure

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I always like it when games like this have an option to turn on an in game timer. I don't think it should be on by default (as that kinda ruins the immersion for casual playthroughs), but having the ability to turn it on would be super convenient for speedruns.

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I can't think of any other games that don't require video off the top of my head, but a great place to ask the question would be the mobile speedrunning discord at https://discord.gg/F2fJjUg . You might find help with overcoming your problems with recording there too.

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Nice! The way you do the first skip is definitely quicker than the way I do it in my run (and avoids the dialogue with the old man which is a neat bonus).

I'm trying to picture where the second skip is located. It looks like you start at the scarred hills but I'm not sure where exactly. Could be useful as a nice little skip back to the elven tree after the dun morthwithyl quest.

I'm sure with a little more testing there could be more great time saves found using the warp and the broken climbing. Who knows, sub-hour any% might well be possible. Any plans to do runs?

 
 

Like ShikenNuggets said, unfortunately a lot of games will be inactive for a long time / forever no matter what you do and regardless of how good a speedgame they are. There is an abundance of games and relatively few runners. If it is vital for you that your speedgame has a buoyant community, it's best to look for an existing one.

 
 

Hey all

It seems likely this game (specifically, level 5) will be chosen for this round of a bi-weekly competition we hold at the Mobile Speedrunning Discord. Essentially, members can try and get the best time in that category and get points at the end of the week based on their rank on the board.

I thought I'd mention it here in case anyone who wasn't already in the MSD (I know some of you are, cough Cyt, Bogi) wanted to join and take part in the comp.

Comp starts 2pm UTC February 4 2019 and ends when someone has held WR for at least 3 days anytime after 2pm UTC February 11 2019. Discord is at https://discord.gg/F2fJjUg

Whether or not you want to take part, you should join us at the MSD if you have any interest in mobile speedrunning!

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Potato ftw ! In seriousness it doesn't look like it would give a material advantage. A c.4% increase in reaction time would probably not effect performance hugely.

 
 

If you would like to record a 100% run I would be happy to add a category for that on the leaderboards. Just submit it as any% and note in the description that it needs its own category, I can then add it.

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Yeah, you might be right. If you want to run a fresh game category then I think it would be quite cool due to the raised difficulty.

 
 

Good idea but it would kinda suck to have to grind all over again to get the cards back if/when you want to go back and do any%

 

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