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I have noticed that the rules don't mention anything about having weapons on or off for full-game categories. Furthermore, it just says that you need to complete the extreme contest, which to me means to qualify for all races and end the contest with more points than any other racer (in particular, it is not required to get first place in every race except in mirror). Because of this, I have found it faster in some races to run into my own proximity mines in order to kill myself and end the race early. I have found this can be done about once every 4 races without losing the point lead for the contest as a whole (so it can be done once in atomic, twice in critical mass, and three times in meltdown).

With the rules as they are stated, I don't see why this wouldn't be allowed, but I have noticed that the current runs on the leaderboard don't use this technique. I have submitted a run of every full-game category months ago, but it seems the only moderator for this game has disappeared off the face of the internet about a week before I submitted my first run for this game.

However, given this "deathwarping" tactic, I can imagine other runners may not like this, so it may be a good idea to have two different leaderboards for each category; one with weapons on and one with weapons off. In the weapons off case, killing yourself through any means would be banned (like running into walls until your health depletes, for instance, though I suspect that would be slower).

If ever moderation for this game becomes active again, this is probably something that should be decided.


Sorry for being late responding to this, I wouldn't see why it would be a problem. It IS a speedrun, I thought of something like this before but dismissed it as I wasn't quite sure if it'd work. I'll have to see what I can come up with.

Been so busy that I've not had the time to post this.