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  QuivicoQuivico

Bounties for runs are a thing sometimes, but they're pretty rare. Money and speedrunning can be controversial, especially with gambling. Kind of messes up the community aspect, though tournament money is still fine.

Speedrunning will never be part of the Olympics. If esports are already tough to include, I can't imagine a niche, very decentralized hobby would make sense at all.

 
  KrayzarKrayzar

I don't think I'd be as interested in speedrunning if it was all money motivated. Most of what drew me to speedrunning was the community - it's often less about direct competition than it is about collaboration and figuring out the best possible strats.

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  MitsuneeMitsunee

if you only pick up hobbies that will make their investment back you must not value fun very highly. The closest thing to cash rewards are the very few glitches in games with large communities that want a setup for it like the original TLoZ:Windwaker.

Your olympics comment is very weird, given that speedrunning a game requires that specific commercial product, which is not a thing they would endorse in that fashion, which is one of the reasons esports may not be included anytime soon.

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  TalicZealotTalicZealot

I wouldn't want someone like you anywhere near our community,

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  LonneLonne

Speedrunning for cash prizes is just asking for all sorts of trouble

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  KrayzarKrayzar

So long and thanks for all the Trolls!
FINGER GUNS
THREE ELABORATE FULL-BODY WINKS
A LITTLE JIG
JAZZ HANDS

 
  SeydieSeydie

I love when people start trolling and deleting their messages after

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  KrayzarKrayzar

Aww darn, I think I mighta hurt their feelings. Do hope they actually try a run though.
It's fun, and we're friendly to non-jerkholes.

 
  QuivicoQuivico

I think the cleanup thread got to em

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  KrayzarKrayzar

I know, I was doing a bit of trolling myself there. =P