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Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: Remove RNG from speedruns

Started by: BYKBYK

IMO there is a place for mods which remove specific RNG if enough people are interested in running it as a separate category. For some games it could make an otherwise near-unrunnable game runnable and for others it could simply open the game up to more runners. As long as no one is kidding themselves that they can be judging such runs against unmodded runs then I see no harm.

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Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: Speedrunning to reach a target score?

Started by: RetroEsportsRetroEsports

There are score based games that are speedran on a 'time to x score' basis (e.g. https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​Doodle_Jump#10_000_Points ) but personally I am not a fan. Seems a bit arbitrary but just my opinion.

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Making good leaderboards

Started by: PrincessRescuerPrincessRescuer

One bugbear of mine is boards where they rank by IGT but the RTA is also provided for just one or two of the entries so you have a column that is pretty much empty apart from one or two times.

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Forum: Fist of Awesome

Thread: RNG

Started by: drgrumbledrgrumble

Cool, I'll probably nominate it next time round (this coming Monday)! DtM has been suggested for comp before, unfortunately Oddmar is ineligible as we only play games that are free on both iOS and Android.

Feel free to drop by the discord!

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Forum: Fist of Awesome

Thread: RNG

Started by: drgrumbledrgrumble

Game looks fun. My question is how much RNG is there, particularly in the opening stage, i.e. are enemy spawns (number and type of enemies) random, and is damage output partly RNG? The reason I ask is that we have a competition in the mobile speedrunning discord ( https:/​/​discord.​gg/​F2fJjUg ) every couple of weeks and this could be a good game to choose (first stage only probably), but if there is a big element of luck then probably not.

 

Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: Need help with ruleset for a speedrunning competition!

Started by: MunkBusinessMunkBusiness

Ah sorry I didn't spot that there is IGT. Ye IGT is likely to make it pretty hard to cheat (but never underestimate the resourcefulness of a scumbag).

 

Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: Need help with ruleset for a speedrunning competition!

Started by: MunkBusinessMunkBusiness

"NO VIDEO SPLICES! All runs must be recorded from start to finish with no stops/cuts"

I'm not familiar with the game so I don't know what splice tells there might be (e.g. cycling animations between level transitions, continuous music during loads, etc), but you may want to set some criteria for videos, e.g. "Must include game audio", "Must be recorded in 480p minimum" etc. If there are no game features that provide giveaways for spliced runs, then it might be tricky to root them out regardless of video quality though.

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Forum: Dark Riddle

Thread: new categories

Started by: Pixel-Master64Pixel-Master64

Sure thing. Hopefully it will pick up some more runners.

 

Forum: Dark Riddle

Thread: new categories

Started by: Pixel-Master64Pixel-Master64

Lol, sorry just seen you already joined!

 

Forum: Dark Riddle

Thread: new categories

Started by: Pixel-Master64Pixel-Master64

Hi! Can you describe in more detail the proposed categories? Like, a daytime only category would surely just be running around the back of the house to trigger the cutscene then running back home...

Also, great run! If you are interested, there is a mobile speedrunning discord at https:/​/​discord.​gg/​F2fJjUg , it's a great place to find new mobile speedgames, share your progress or just chat.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Alternative WR History Charts for Speedrun.com

Started by: klbyteklbyte

Nice! Also, "Subscribe to player for PB updates" - I had completely glossed over this when reading your other post. Definitely downloading!

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Forum: Cordy 2

Thread: Game in 2019

Started by: StingyMaxdogStingyMaxdog

I haven't seen heromaster around in a while but if I were you I would do a run and submit it, and if he doesn't respond for a 3-4 weeks you can ask a site mod to be added as a moderator for the game.

If you are interested in mobile speedrunning then please join us at the mobile speedrunning discord at https:/​/​discord.​gg/​F2fJjUg

 

Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: best speedrun game that i could easily get on an emulator or free ;0

Started by: waevwaev

Consider mobile. Lots of free games and (contrary to popular belief) a lot of them are credible. If you want any recommendations then let me know what genres you like and whether you are on android or ios.

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Forum: Poppy Kart

Thread: New Sub-Category Idea

Started by: zir0niczir0nic

My personal opinion would be a general subcategory and accept some messiness in the non applicable categories but if you want to keep things neat then I'd be happy to share the load in creating the subcategory for half the levels if you wanted to make me mod temporarily just for that purpose.

 

Forum: Swordigo

Thread: Triple Jumping

Started by: Sw0rdnesSw0rdnes

Hi Sw0rdnes, thanks for posting and great to hear from someone else interested in running this game!

The triple jump has been the subject of some debate. The biggest issue I would take with your list is that it is not easy for everyone to do. The difficulty seems to vary across devices and on some (including mine) it is impossible. I have tested and experimented it to death and have never once gotten a triple jump. Accordingly, it's not quite the same as the other glitches

The above said, the MOC instakill is also device dependent and (for instance) much more consistent on my device than on zarcatus'. There is definitely an argument that it is unfair to allow MOC instakill but ban triple jump because both are device dependent (this is why I deliberately didn't use MOC insta on more recent runs including my all bosses).

I'm not really keen on adding a further subcategory for with / without triple jump as the boards are already over-heavy on categories and light on runs.

Zarcatus and I were chatting recently and think this is probably worth a vote. Easiest way of doing that is in the discord which you will see linked on these boards, so please join!

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Resigning as Admin

Started by: kirkqkirkq

Speedrunning owes you a debt kirkq. Wishing you the best of luck in the future.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Marathon date / time

Started by: drgrumbledrgrumble

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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Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: Multiple sessions, same run

Started by: ShekillShekill

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?