The knife spawn, is there a true consistent way? It always seems like there is until there isn't
8 months ago
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I've been doing what record does more or less but further left (similar to what zero did in his pamela PB but even further left, as far left as possible) because I thought it had a better chance of spawning in front of you, but then I'd still get right side spawns. I swear this was so consistent and then all the sudden wasn't. I used to just jump by the door but even that was going wrong eventually. I was hitting the house at 53 with the further left knife often, just barely though, but 53 is 53. I'm about to get back into doing runs, NES all set up and everything, finally, but this knife bothers me more than anything in the run

I do the jump right after the kill assuming that's part of getting it to spawn in front of you more but really I have no clue, maybe there's just a better chance and we'll never have a truly consistent strat.

Edited by the author 8 months ago
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From what I recall, Rossy checked this and the knife spawn was pure RNG. I may be wrong on that though

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That's too bad. My strategy of jumping past the door does seem effective in hitting a 52.5 house but sometimes I'll lose some frames because it spawns slightly behind me and I have to turn back resulting in low 52. It seems just about anyone hits it with 52.5 at best, 53 is just too much of a crapshoot. Was able to hit a bit over 53 with like this pixel perfect far left spot but that still has a problem. I guess jumping around the door just makes it more likely to spawn left period so I guess I may stick with that. It really seemed like the strat you / others used with the lighter spawn, jump was consistent at first but I was just lucky

Derusted with a 2:55 today though! I'll take it especially with the timelosses, day 1 and 2 were bad, enough to lose 3 seconds over PB. day 3 was just right minus a zombie spawn, throws were awful there in PB and a worse zombie spawn. I never expected anything near my PB on my first completed run in almost 2 years. Record though, that will take a lot of work and patience if I don't run out of it. I need to get used to the NES controller again and also feeling jittery but I should become more tolerant with that.

Edited by the author 8 months ago
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GG, that was a great run to come back to! You should be piling up Any% PBs pretty quick, assuming RNG isn't being a total jerk!

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Hopefully, I won't likely grind much if I work the next day though. I end up having trouble sleeping because of residual speedrun giddiness or something. I was on covid leave during the last time I was doing runs. But I don't work Sunday through Tuesday meaning Saturday Sunday or Monday nights would be fine (usually at least one or two of them)

only thing that sucks is my CRT whine really exacerbates ringing in my ears <_< I need one that doesn't whine so much, it didn't used to but its very old.

Edited by the author 8 months ago