Forums  /  Haunting Ground  /  New Game? or New Game+?
  pekoron

Hi. I would like to ask one or more moderators to respond. If I wrote something wrong, please point it out.
I watched Swordfish4649 's "DEMENTO (Haunting Ground) SpeedRun A END 1:07:02 WR" video, he has already appeared in "Hard Mode" and "Secret Room" on the first select screen . And skipping ED movies.
This is impossible without completion data in the memory card, and it is impossible in the rule of the category of "New Game" [Running without a Memory Card / Without Haunting Ground saved data is encouraged as it saves real-time due to I think that it does not meet the condition of some cutscenes not showing unless you have prior completion data.
In consideration of fairness to other newgame speedrunners,I think the exact category of this play video is "New Game +".
I am waiting for a reply from the moderator.Read thanks.(google translate)

 
  Super ModxDrHellx

Hi

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Running without a Memory Card / Without Haunting Ground saved data is encouraged as it saves real-time due to some cutscenes not showing unless you have prior completion data.

This doesn't mean that having a save file is banned, it means that having a save file is not recommended, mostly because having a save file would put you at a disadvantage compared to people who does New Game runs without a save file (or memory card).

Also, of course, using a save file lets you skip the last cutscenes, wich lowers In-Game Time quite a bit. However, the leaderboard has been using RTA (real-time) as the main timing for the game, wich means that In-Game Time matters less (but i will not remove In-Game Time from the leaderboard, because i think it's still important to have it).

I will update the rules for New Game category because of this, and also to prevent runners to use New Game+ items while running the New Game category (example : Adamas plate and costumes).

I think doing this will be OK, i also think it is fair, because RTA timing is what matters on the leaderboard, and while using a save file or memory card lowers In-Game Time, it adds extra cutscenes wich makes RTA slower (disadvantage when using a memory card).

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  Full ModLiv

New Game runs when done with prior memory card data are slower RTA-wise, which is what this game goes by.

IGT is generally just there for consistency sake as there are believed to be some descrepancies with how it operates, which is why it isn't the primary timing method.

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  pekoron

I am grateful for the polite and prompt reply from xDrHellx and Liv.
I did not feel it in the same run category,but I understood that the rule "run without memory card" is not mandatory but recommended. I was satisfied with the recognition of the two moderators.
Thank you both:D. (Google translate)

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