Forums  /  Hyper Light Drifter  /  Might be trying some new stuff, Please read.
  iGGyyyiGGyyy

So, a new patch came out, and it seems that the Graybeard skip as it is currently preformed is dead. Don't worry, we are working hard to make sure we play the least amount of the game as possible, but the frequent changes to skips and techniques raises the question of the validity of old runs.

As of right now (April 12th, 2016), we have 2 Any% categories on the leader boards. One for the wonderfully broken V 1.1, and one for the current patch. Now, "Current patch" isn't exactly a good description when the current patch changes, and with it, time saving skips are removed from the game. This raises the question, how do we organize the runs going further to avoid fracturing the community between patches, and preventing alienation of new runners in the future. While of course, we could run the older V 1.1 (Which currently is the fastest patch), where would that leave new runners without access to the patch, or runners on the console release of the game when that version launches.

To be honest, I can't say i'm completely sure what the best course of action is to make sure that we can maintain as few leader boards as possible. Until we figure something out, please post the patch version number on your run descriptions on the leader board, so we can more easily identify the version used to run the game. Either the version number (1.0, 1.1, 1.2, etc...), or the date of the build, displayed in the lower right hand of the main menu (4/1, 4/6, etc...), are fine for this.

Go ahead and post in this thread what you think the best course of action is. I want to make sure that runners are capable of being having fun and being competitive with whatever patch they might be using, and I don't want some of the fantastic old runs to be removed or replaced by slower times due to new patches.

Thanks for reading
-iGGyyy

 
  DaccioxDacciox

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Until we figure something out, please post the patch version number on your run descriptions on the leader board, so we can more easily identify the version used to run the game.

You could just add a variable, so you can/have to choose a version number, which will be displayed next to the run. This also allows to filter the runs after version, so only the runs with the same version are shown.

If wanted, you could set the newest version as default, so older versions are automatically blend out, but can still be viewed, if so desired. It's also possible, to just display all runs of all versions ofcourse.

Adding to that, it's possible that one person can have multiple runs on the leaderboard, if there are on a different version.

 
  iGGyyyiGGyyy

I was thinking something along the lines of allowing multiple run submission on the leaderboard, but allowing only one run on the leaderboard per patch.

 
  DaccioxDacciox

Well yes, if someone submits a second run on the same version, it will replace the old one.

Or do you mean, that only the fastest time from each patch is shown? that could also be handled with variables.