Forums  /  ROBLOX series  /  Robot 64  /  new category that ends once you hit the 32 icecream block? (Locked)
  tooptoop

there's many reasons i want this category. any% is a great run but a large problem of it is the sunfight.
the sunfight was designed poorly. it wasnt what most of this community expected, and not many people today like it at all.
here's some of the flaws about the sunfight

roughly 1/3 of the run is the sunfight, as it can be 5:40-7 min long
it loses so much time if not done perfectly.
its very easy to die.

it kills tons of runs because if you fail it your pretty much done because you lost so much time (unless its your first run or your run before that is extremely bad)
even if you had a bad run before, you would have to be saving almost 7 minutes going into the sun fight. that's a lot of time that can be lost if you die on the final part of the fight
there is many people who dont like any% just because of the sun fight. the rest of the worlds are alright, with the exception of new neocity. me and some people were talking about this in the discord, and theres people who would definitely run this category. i believe without the sun fight, this would be a much more optimized run and more people would run it. i know i would.
that's why i propose for this to be a new category.
maybe we can do a poll
cya,
-toop

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  kyokyo

Okay, let's do a poll
If you're for this, like my reply.
If you're against this, like toop's post.

We'll see how many people want this ^^

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  StaryStary

This category would be great, it would make for way faster runs ( in that category ) i think it would be nice, cause we have not gone sub 20 minutes in a full game run. and i think that a 32 icecream run would be nice to the Any% category, sorry this was Long, just said that 32 icecream block is a good thing, ik any% is well any% but i think 8-16 icecreams are too easy.

 
  KaiwalaKaiwala

Yeah the sun fight is a completely different type of genre compared to regular platformers, which Robot 64 happens to be. The issue is that this is the only time the "bullet hell" 2D shoot em up gameplay is introduced, and for the final boss with seemingly no justification. It doesn't take previous skills you have learned and test you, it's like studying for your exams only to then have to make a chair out of tin foil. It makes no sense. Whilst the rest of the game is also horribly designed it at least still makes for good speedrunning and is consistent, so i wholeheartedly agree with this change.

Also name it Fun% pls kthx

 
  kyokyo

I'll either call this Fun% or Any% No Sun

 
  kyokyo

I'll either call this Fun% or Any% No Sun

 
  roblox8192roblox8192

I've heard a bunch of people not wanting to run any% because of the sun fight. Beating the last phase of the sun fight under pressure from the potential to pb/wr is difficult and very frustrating if you die. This change would actually make any% run to run...

 
  SingZingXingSingZingXing

Hold on, how would we time this new category? The thing with other categories is that the in game timer stops at the end of the sun fight, but without that how would we time it? Would we use an external timer or in game stopping at a certain point?

 
  StaryStary

Probably do a Long jump dive into it and right WHEN the block breaks we stop it, tricky but works

 
  SingZingXingSingZingXing

Or would we stop it once the 32nd IC is collected?

 
  kyokyo

You just check the in-game timer on the frame when the block is removed. If you're not sure about it, just let the mods time it.

 
  tooptoop

we discussed this in disc, for any% it's when you hit the 32 icecream block
for 100% 53 ic and 63 ic (w/o sun fight ofc, thats why its -1) it ends on last icecream collect.

 
  StaryStary

Alright, so we want it
So have we decided on adding it?

 
  kyokyo

I'm gonna close this thread now ^^