Looking Towards 2021
Our upcoming plans for 2021 and a look back at what we've done so far.
Happy new year! As we move into 2021, we've got a lot of things in the pipeline for Speedrun.com, as well as a good amount of ground we've already covered.
What's Happened So Far?
New Logo & Color Update
As you've probably noticed, we've had a bit of a refresh on our logo and color scheme. We tried to stay as true to the original design as possible while still vectorizing the logo, and we hope you'll grow to love the adjustment as much as we have.
Front Page Request Form
We heard a lot of feedback asking us to diversify the content on the front page, and we're thrilled to announce the Front Page Request Form (Beta Program). If you've got a marathon, a speedrun show, a TAS premiere, etc, we want to hear about it. As it's a beta program, we are still working out the policies on the type of content we'll accept, as well as the length of each reservation, but we're super excited to be able to leverage the front page as a place to promote cool community content.
Community Feature Program
We're also looking to start doing some written features on communities, runners, and other cool aspects of speedrunning. If you have a community/runner/topic you'd like to nominate, feel free to fill out our form here! Have a question? Feel free to reach out to our content expert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minor Externally Facing Updates
Donation perks have been turned on for everyone (except the Coin Badge)
The bug has been fixed barring users with unique characters from editing their profiles
A page will no longer 404 if a game moderator cancels rejecting a run
The rejection window is now larger so game moderators can add more detail
Users can list their pronouns on their profiles
Author names are no longer listed twice for guides
The ZeldaSpeedRuns social badge now links to the correct site
Mixer has been removed from social profiles
The Mississippi flag has been updated
The search bug causing incorrect search results has been fixed
Forum posts that have been edited will be marked as 'edited' with the date
Direct messages are capped at 10,000 characters
Image uploads are capped at 2.5 MB to speed up load time for pages
Users can no longer send stacking messages to themselves
Full And Content Moderator Applications Are Open
These are always open as we're looking to grow our volunteer base, but we wanted to shout it out in case anyone was interested in joining in the new year. The application can be found here.
We've got a few things planned for the next year, and we wanted to give you a look at some of the user-facing items next up on our current road map. Our main priority is continuing to optimize the site to handle traffic as it increases, but we also have some features planned in the coming months.
Updated News Page with better archiving
Knowledge Base for helping new runners and moderators get started
Announcements functionality on each game page for game moderators to use
Optional featured YouTube videos on the game pages
Updated Moderator Tools
As always, if you have any feedback feel free to drop it in the Speedrun.com Feedback Form, and we look forward to hearing from you!
The latest $10,000 speedrun challenge game is a 3rd person exploration game released this year. There are also changes to the format, replacing the glitch bounty with a race and expanding the number of prize-winning runs.
SpeedrunsEspanol have announced a new 10k challenge "The Recipe Run" inside of Tears of the Kingdom - featuring the grand prize, a chicken-shaped trophy valued at over $10,000!
A $10,000 Speedrunning Challenge has been announced for Oblivion Override, where participants compete to complete the game as quickly as possible in the Any Alert category for a chance to win cash prizes!
We've updated the site as part of addressing some of the performance issues; we also say farewell to Lewisandspark and welcome Meta in a new role.
We're taking a quick look at some of the game moderator tool updates on the horizon, as well as releasing the new Support Hub.