It's been known for quite some time now that the Wii and Wii U do not have consistent loading times for this game, and while this is pretty negligible for most people, it can make a big difference for top runs. From the runs we've timed so far, loading times can vary by more than 10 seconds for an Any% run and are not even consistent on each Wii, meaning someone could miss out on getting a PB because of having slower load times than their previous run. For the sake of allowing top runners to compete on the same playing field, it was decided some leaderboard changes should be made regarding the "top runs" which at the moment are considered to be the Any% runs under 25 minutes.
The following is the list of the changes that were made:
- Runs under 25:00 are ranked by a "without loads" column
- Runs ranked without loads also now use milliseconds to prevent ties
- For categories besides Any%, top runs may be ranked without loads if mods decide that it makes an important difference (i.e. a player gets a time that is WR without loads but not with loads)
In the future, the barrier for runs being ranked without loads will be expanded (most likely to 25:30), but this change was made now, so that the Any% leaderboard could be more fair. I will be updating this thread as more changes regarding loads are made.
Shoutouts to FadeVanity, PidgeyProwler, TheCodingBoy, Lachurs, Gix01, and R0main for helping to make this change :)
For anyone curious how this affected the Any% rankings, here are the previous rankings: 1 - FadeVanity: 24:28 2 - Uvideo: 24:35 3 - PidgeyProwler: 24:40 4 - Brammyson: 24:45 4 - DiamondcrafterA: 24:45 6 - Tuttipullo: 24:46 7 - TheCodingBoy: 24:47 7 - Astix: 24:47 9 - Lachurs: 24:48 10 - M-Truzer: 24:55 11 - Gix01: 24:57 12 - Auchgard: 24:58
Here are the new ones: 1 - FadeVanity: 22:21.767 2 - Uvideo: 22:24.767 3 - PidgeyProwler: 22:28.633 4 - Brammyson: 22:35.567 5 - Astix: 22:36.550 6 - TheCodingBoy: 22:37.500 7 - TuttiPullo: 22:38.733 8 - Lachurs: 22:39.267 9 - DiamondcrafterA: 22:42.450 10 - M-Truzer: 22:45.300 11 - Auchgard: 22:45.533 12 - Gix01: 22:46.133