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Forum: The Site

Thread: 3 ideas of new things for the site

Started by: DracaarysTrophyDracaarysTrophy

The benefit of having a free text field on profiles would be that members could say as much or as little as they liked about themselves, e.g. what platforms / genres / games they run, what if any projects they are looking into, who their favourite spice girl is, whatever

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: 3 ideas of new things for the site

Started by: DracaarysTrophyDracaarysTrophy

I don't think adding the ability to include a personal profile / description to member pages is a terrible idea, matter of opinion ofc

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Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: Anybody thinking about speedrunning the game Aggelos?

Started by: CyberUraCyberUra

^ How to neatly summarise action adventure route planning in about 50 words.

 

Forum: Sword Of Xolan

Thread: Damageless category

Started by: D.E.M.O.D.E.M.O.

Great run! Do full game damageless - I dare ya!

 

Forum: Kraken Land

Thread: iOS / Android subcategories?

Started by: drgrumbledrgrumble

As someone else has previously mentioned, there is a tiny difference between iOS and Android, specifically level 1 design. I think levels 2-4 are the same between platforms but I don't know about any other levels as I only have Android.

I could make iOS / Android subcategories. However, if the difference is only in level 1 and (from what I could tell) did not make a huge difference, I am tempted to leave it. Thoughts?

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Forum: Doom & Destiny

Thread: Level-leaderboard

Started by: SaramoorSaramoor

There is a twitch vod for the run. If you cannot see it it must be something to do with your phone settings.

Btw, great job vanity!

 

Forum: Doom & Destiny

Thread: Level-leaderboard

Started by: SaramoorSaramoor

@Saramoor Hi! Yeah if you want to do a run of Episode 1 only I am happy to add a level leaderboard. Can you submit to the full game board once you have a recorded IL run and I will then add the necessary category and put it in there? Cheers.

 

Forum: Colourblind

Thread: Mobile speedrunning competition

Started by: drgrumbledrgrumble

@Ishigami Good run! As to milliseconds, this is @LaserTrapGamer 's board really so I'll leave that up to him

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Forum: Swordigo

Thread: Discord

Started by: drgrumbledrgrumble

Thanks!

 

Forum: Colourblind

Thread: Mobile speedrunning competition

Started by: drgrumbledrgrumble

@Ishigami They're in the level leaderboard buddy. Have a go!

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Forum: Granny

Thread: About layouts

Started by: JiipeezeJiipeeze

Cool. Cheers guys

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Forum: Granny

Thread: About layouts

Started by: JiipeezeJiipeeze

Is the layout on a set cycle, cos it seems quite random for me and it often feels like I have to do lots of resets to get the right one. Also, is there a way of telling whether you have the right layout immediately (when you get out of bed) without having to go to the bathroom to see if the cog is in the sink (e.g. a telltale item in the starting room)? Help please!

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Forum: Demonic Manor 2

Thread: Mobile speedrunning discord

Started by: drgrumbledrgrumble

For discussion about mobile games including suggested speedrunnable titles, resources / tips and a regular competition, a good place is the Mobile Speedrunning discord https://discord.gg/ujkXu29

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Game Segment leaderboards

Started by: drgrumbledrgrumble

@Twan_Jones I agree with you I guess, that the level leaderboard is the correct place for world runs.

The only small problem is that levels within the level leaderboard are trivialised a bit by only showing the top time on the level leaderboard front page, so it's not very obvious where the main competition in the game is. If one particular world run is by far the most popular category for the game, there is no way of showing that category by default (that is why a lot of world runs are put in the full game board e.g. https://www.speedrun.com/sdd which is technically not correct). An option to make any category (not just the full game LB or the whole level LB) the default shown leaderboard would solve that.

Hands up, I'm probably just splitting hairs.

 

Forum: Sky Chasers

Thread: Help?

Started by: SpielproSpielpro

Thanks, I have made you mod. Great run btw!

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Game Segment leaderboards

Started by: drgrumbledrgrumble

@Timmiluvs Thanks, that is certainly a potential solution. I also like the way NSMB DS has done it in the Misc category as linked by blueYOSHI although for games where 'World 1' is actually the most popular category, it could not be the shown by default LB for the game (I'm being pedantic now).

There are lots of current 'workarounds' which all work to a degree (a selection of different approaches):
https://www.speedrun.com/cb
https://www.speedrun.com/Speed_Run/full_game#World_1
https://www.speedrun.com/cblind/individual_levels

But if there was a way of fitting these categories into the site more naturally then that would be great. I agree it can get cluttered pretty easily.

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Game Segment leaderboards

Started by: drgrumbledrgrumble

Thanks for the comments.

Lots of games have, say, 30 levels, but 10 levels to each 'world' / 'act' / 'stage', e.g. https://www.speedrun.com/Sword_Of_Xolan . Each stage is a collection of levels so by definition is not an 'individual level'. Each 'world' / 'act' / 'stage' is not arbitrary, it is defined by the game.

'Segments' was perhaps the wrong word for me to have used as it has other connotations in speedrunning. I am not suggesting there should be a leaderboard for segmented runs.

I'm not suggesting this issue is an issue for all games and I agree it is meaningless for a game like OOT. It is just a little awkward I guess fitting a separate 'world' / 'act' / 'stage' category into the current LB dynamic for a lot of the games I run. It's not a huge issue, granted.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Game Segment leaderboards

Started by: drgrumbledrgrumble

On a lot of games I run it is increasingly common for there to be categories for groupings of IL's, most typically, a category for each 'World' or 'Stage' of the game. Indeed, Individual World categories are much more popular than full game in lots of games (e.g. https://www.speedrun.com/sdd ) because a 5-10 minute run is more accessible than a 30-60 minute run.

However, I don't think the leaderboards accommodate Segments (i.e. 'individual worlds' or 'stages' or 'acts') very cleanly as they either have to be put as a full game category (which technically they aren't), or as an IL (which technically they aren't) or as a Miscellaneous category (which isn't ideal especially if the IW's are more popular than full game).

It would be great to be able to add a third leaderboard type, i.e. Segment, in addition to Full Game / Individual Level, or find some other way to more neatly incorporate those categories into the game's page.

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Forum: Colourblind

Thread: Mobile speedrunning competition

Started by: drgrumbledrgrumble

Hi LaserTrapGamer. I'm from the mobile speedrunning discord (https://discord.gg/ujkXu29 - welcome to join). We periodically select a game to compete in as a community for a short while and we selected Colorblind (Iris City Any%) this time round (it was ported to mobile quite recently). Competition lasts at least a week and thereafter until someone has held wr for at least 3 days.

We don't want to be rude and take over your leaderboard but it would be really appreciated if you could:
(1) Add iOS and Android in the platform list for this game
(2) Make Mobile a subcategory (alongside PC / Web)
(3) Make 'No IAP' / 'IAP' subcategories too (our comp doesn't allow them)
(4) (Just for the duration of the comp) make me, Oxknifer and cros107 verifier only mods. We are mods of the discord and help get 'entries' in the competition verified asap.

Again, we definitely don't want to hijack your lb, we just really liked this game as a mobile speedgame and would love to take it on!

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Forum: Kraken Land

Thread: Hey drgrumble

Started by: SpielproSpielpro

Deal!