AirborneMuffinsAirborneMuffins

I'd love to start speedrunning this title, but I'm always put off by rng manip in these situations.
I've noticed that titles like Earthbound and Final Fantasy have active any% non-manip categories, yet through google searches I haven't found any interest in one for SMRPG.
Is there an inherent reason why non-manip isn't considered for this game? Would it be possible to request the category upon submission of a complete run?

 
  lackattack24lackattack24

RNG manipulation is not needed to complete a speedrun of SMRPG. In fact, just getting lucky and not using manipulation is always faster than using it. The times would be so similar that a leaderboard split does not make sense in this case. There are only a few places where manipulation is used, so the admin team doesn't feel that a leaderboard split is necessary at this time. If you were to complete a non-manipulated run, it would go on the main any% leaderboard.

There is a lot more to this game than manipulation, which currently occurs in only two places in the run. One of them is incredibly easy to learn/execute. Check the wiki for the beginner's guide on how to get started.

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  AirborneMuffinsAirborneMuffins

Thank you for the reply. I had started reading on the manip strats and assumed they ran through a large chunk of the run, clearly I should have spent more time researching. Thank you once again.

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