Having run rMME for a while now and submitting two runs, I decided tonight to look the game up on SDA. It would seem, from what they have, that the two releases of realMyst - the original from 2000 and the Masterpiece Edition from 2014 - run on totally different engines and have MUCH different movement mechanics. In particular, the original has a glitch which allows for running at twice the normal speed; I tried duplicating this in the ME to no avail. A few other things also run at different speeds or present themselves at different angles, and although I haven't played the original, it seems that the mechanic of switching between movement and interaction mode works a bit differently, too. Because of all this, the run stored at SDA is 28:20, over seven minutes shorter than my PB of Masterpiece, even though his movement through the ages is far less precise and he turned on all the marker switches at the end of the run (!?).
I would recommend creating new categories for rMME and moving my runs there.
I agree! I've been mastering classic-style rMME and, even with lucky movement and a save glitch, can't even get close, far and away not even close to the 28:20 on realMyst and the speed glitch with manual movement. New categories are a must, in my opinion.
Of course, now that you've shown that classic movement makes for a five-minute-shorter All Pages run, we could go down the new categories rabbit hole. :P
And considering I'm about to post a 25:44 for the original realMyst, I'm just pressing to see how the Moderators are going to handle the distinctions between all the different classes. :D
NICE! I just improved to 35:29 myself, but I may not submit it until this gets straightened out.