Amnesia: Justine Forum  /  New misc category request
  thecakepiratethecakepirate

Hello, Im new to the site but not to speedrunning so let me know if this is the wrong place to ask and I'll message a moderator.

I'd like to request a new misc. category to be added. Me and a group of friends take part in Extra Life (a 24hr charity gaming marathon) and every year we do Justine speed runs. This year we would like to make it offical and record our times. The main rule of the runs we do is that you have to save all of the prisoners and this doesnt fit into the Any% or Any% Glitchless categorys.

I would like to suggest the misc. category Any% Glitchless Save Everyone. We will be holding our event on the 28th-29th of November so a reply before then would be realy appreciated.

Thanks

 
  SkyreonSkyreon
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Hi, thecakepirate 🙂.

We have a couple of guidelines for adding new categories to the board. First and foremost, the category must be unique from other already-existing categories, otherwise we could quickly face a very cluttered board full of near-identical categories. Secondly, the new category must be at least as popular as some of the existing categories. In that regard we're looking for at least 5 runners. To boost interest in your new category it could be a good idea to encourage discussion in the Discord server, or stream attempts for the community to see.

In your case there are a few issues. Firstly, one could argue that the name is a bit misleading, as 'Any%' refers to any percentage of game completion, whereas 'Save Everyone' inclines there is at least one requirement needed, upping the percentage of how much of the game's been completed. A Save Everyone-run would essentially cover more of what the game offers, meaning at least a fixated percentage greater than Any% runs.
Unfortunately 100% definitions are quite tough to define in a story game like Amnesia, where there's no clear 100% indicator and where you lose inventory items as you progress through the game. The name 'Save Everyone (Glitchless)' would be more suitable in your case.

Secondly, ploughing through the game as fast as possible while saving the three prisoners is near-identical to the Any% Glitchless run. The only difference is a slight time loss as you stack boxes in Cells, grab an additional picture frame in Library and spin a wheel in Dungeon. In other words, the exploration factor is too slim.

Lastly I'd like to mention that speedruns don't need a dedicated leaderboard to be performed. Most players run for the sheer enjoyment of it, to beat their own time, and don't care much for a competitive leaderboard.

From what I can tell the Extra Life marathon seems like a great charity event. I wish you all the best in the participation!

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  thecakepiratethecakepirate

Thanks for the reply and for clearing things up for us. It looks like having our own leaderboad will be the best solution to this.

If youre interested in our runs I could share it to your Discord on the day we play if thats allowed?

Thanks again for all your help 🙂

 
  SkyreonSkyreon

Feel free to submit the runs to the Any% Glitchless leaderboard. The name just means "beat the game without glitches", not specifically "beat the game without glitches while skipping as much as possible". You can submit a 10 hour "pick-up-every-tinderbox-and-save-all-prisoners" run to that board and it will still qualify hehe 🙂.

 
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