As many of you probably know, there was a discovery that playing without an SD card speeds up load times. However, they appear to have an RNG element to them. Because of this, verification was temporarily paused until a decision was made regarding whether or not runs that did not use SD cards would be allowed, due to RNG in load times just honestly being a little annoying, and having to check if there were any differences between 3ds versions. As far as is currently known, the latter is not the case. Because this was not known before a few months ago, there are several older runs with video proof that appear to have been done without SD card, and there are likely many more that do not have video proof (possibly Branlo's Leaf Cup?). Due to it being impossible to know how many times already on the leaderboards were achieved without an SD card, and there being no differences in regards to playing without SD card between various 3DS/2DS versions (as far as is currently known), PLAYING WITHOUT AN SD CARD WILL BE ALLOWED.
I understand that this may be annoying for some players due to an rng element being added to runs in addition to items, but it's something everyone is going to have to deal with, and in the short term there will be some free prs for players (including several WR times that are currently pending, but will soon be verified😉).
If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask me about anything, I know this might be a little confusing if you haven't been aware of what has been going. Starting 11/20, times will start to be verified again