Jet Set Radio Future Forum  /  Petition to remove IGT from the official any% boards
  TwoWorldsTwoWorlds

It's no surprise that Jet Set Radio Future is no longer a beginner friendly speedgame, due to the ridiculous amount of hoops you have to jump through to simply be competitive. The amount of new runners is absolutely abysmal, because the vanilla game experience is basically discouraged, and all but made obsolete.

Speedrunning should be as simple and streamlined as possible, 99% of potential new runners are not going to download a million things just to speedrun a game they're not even completely invested in, they're going to get discouraged, and as a result, leave before they even start. The community is going to grow stagnant and many valuable and skilled new runners are going to pass up this absolute gem of a game due to the ruined state it's in.

The easy fix to this is to remove IGT from the primary Any% category, and make it a separate category or remove it entirely.

I invite all potential new runners lurking the forums here to like this post if you've felt discouraged seeing the sheer ridiculous amount of effort needed to simply run this game.

Something needs to change. Thanks for reading.

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  HeliowolfHeliowolf

I genuinely can't tell if this is a meme or not.

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  yomsayomsa

Here me out. Vegans are incompetant at pretty much everything, cows are also incompetant. All cows do is walk around eating grass, vegans just walk around eating grass. Cows = Vegans. The only difference is that vegans won't shut up about the fact that they are vegan, at least cows are quiet about how much grass they eat.

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  xsnithxsnith

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  AcebatsAcebats

Petition for TwoWorlds to be funny

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  PignickelPignickel

calling change.org right now, hopefully this one gets to the senate.

 
  mourasjak02mourasjak02

It's no surprise that Jet Set Radio Future is no longer a beginner friendly speedgame, due to the ridiculous amount of hoops you have to jump through to simply be competitive. The amount of new runners is absolutely abysmal, because the vanilla game experience is basically discouraged, and all but made obsolete.

Speedrunning should be as simple and streamlined as possible, 99% of potential new runners are not going to download a million things just to speedrun a game they're not even completely invested in, they're going to get discouraged, and as a result, leave before they even start. The community is going to grow stagnant and many valuable and skilled new runners are going to pass up this absolute gem of a game due to the ruined state it's in.

The easy fix to this is to remove IGT from the primary Any% category, and make it a separate category or remove it entirely.

I invite all potential new runners lurking the forums here to like this post if you've felt discouraged seeing the sheer ridiculous amount of effort needed to simply run this game.

Something needs to change. Thanks for reading.

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  xsnithxsnith

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  EmarceeEmarcee

As someone who attempted a new run for the first time with no prior knowledge, I can say that reading about and comprehending the IGT was not very difficult. The only thing I think could improve is having a link to the resources page from the rules. Getting the igt timer to work was as simple as putting the xbe in the same folder as the game's default xbe.

The main detractor from running the game isn't the requirements to be allowed to post a run, but the game's gameplay itself. Coupled with its unavailability and invisibility on the market. JSRF is better enjoyed casually in my humble opinion. Though, then again, you could say the same about most games. But JSRF in particular has finicky controls, and the graffiti camera can be devastating to those who haven't put in the practice to circumvent it.

Asking people to run an in-game timer that is as easy to install as copying one file and then using it with the emulator you already had to learn to use is not a big ask when literally every other game requires OBS and Livesplit.

To record my run I merely had two install 3 items. 2 of which would have been virtually mandatory for all other games to begin with.

I appreciate your concern. However, I think the best way to make this game grow is simply to tell people about it and spread the word it even exists. If the game resonates with someone, they will jump through the one or three hoops they need to go through. 🙂

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