survivalMichisurvivalMichi

"Can I use a turbo controller or pause during a run?" this segment

Nobody cares about pauses when a run is timed RTA
which is pretty much the norm exept for one sandbox game.

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  SizzylSizzyl

@survivalMichisurvivalMichi updated that section, you make a fair point.

 
  SizzylSizzyl

Added a few sections to this after reading some forum posts.

 
  LivLiv
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Nobody cares about pauses when a run is timed RTA
which is pretty much the norm exept for one sandbox game.

99 percent of the time when someone asks if they can "pause" it means pause the timer (such as for a break), which is usually not allowed in most RTA runs.

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@LivLiv from my experience, it's pausing the game to make stuff easier (like controlling LBLJs in SM64)

Edit: This thread is finally sticky 🙂
Hopefully new players get to read it.

 
  11

Pog my record for rMC1 is pinned

Nice FAQ!

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  Lieutenant_BooLieutenant_Boo

I think I've seen this question before and it's a pretty good one so I think it should be added.
https://www.speedrun.com/speedrunning/thread/m8jw6

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is adding no capture card related stuff a good idea?

 
  SizzylSizzyl
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@danger_danger_ capture card related stuff is found under the 'how do I record' section. There's like 3 threads linked there.

Edit: added emotes section

 
  SizzylSizzyl

Sadly due to a silent update with a 1k character limit, this post won't be updated for the foreseeable future.

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  IvoryIvory

awesome 😃 Awesome thanks elosrcom

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  11

@SizzlySizzly you could move the FAQ to a markdown file on GitHub or something and link it here

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  hahhah42hahhah42
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@11 The character limit has been lifted, so Sizzyl should be able to edit his stickied posts again.

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  DjiboutiDjibouti

how to get a 1 letter name

 
  valhallavalhalla

go back in time to when the username limit wasnt real, then just take a name

 
  ||

no idea

 
  HiHi

The only way to get a 1-3 letter username would be to get the account from someone or to buy it, else there is no way of obtaining those anymore.

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  HiHi
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Originally posted by Hi The only way to get a 1-3 letter username would be to get the account from someone or to buy it, else there is no way of obtaining those anymore.

@SizzylSizzyl I think you should add this to your post, seems like it's a question that people will probably ask more in the future.
While on this topic maybe you should also clarify that usernames can't be claimed anymore if:
- they start with _
- they are an inappropiate and/or explicit word
- they contain . | @ or -
- they are longer than 20 characters and shorter than 4 characters
- they contain illegal characters or symbols.

 
  ShikenNuggetsShikenNuggets

First time seeing this. Overall, nice! Some thoughts:

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What are some good games to begin speedrunning with

This answer kinda bugs me. "A game you like" tends to be the go-to for this, but a lot of the time it's kinda... unhelpful, honestly. Also not sure how I feel about pointing people towards popular/Mario games, more developed games may be more beginner-friendly, but competing with hundreds or thousands of other people can also be very intimidating when you're just trying to figure out if you even like speedrunning.

Not sure what exactly I would change from what's already there, but I would add something about, just, watching runs. Either by just searching up games you think might be interesting directly, or looking at something like the Streams page (feel like people forget this exists sometimes) to find new things you may not have thought you'd be interested in.

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Can I be a mod for (insert game title here)?

I'd recommend leading into what you already have with "Most games are not looking to add new moderators", 99% of the time someone reaches out to me about becoming a mod we're not even considering adding anybody. Also, you have a very similar question and answer towards the bottom, with "How do I become mod for an existing game?", should probably merge these.

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How do I record my game... recording with a phone is ALWAYS allowed

I don't know about always. It certainly should always be allowed, but some communities are pretty stingy about video quality.

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How do I time my runs?

Minor thing, but it's called LiveSplit, not 'livesplits'. Could also have that link directly to the LiveSplit website. I would also mention LiveSplit One (it's browser-based, so very accessible to everyone, and unlike FramePerfect doesn't have paid features).

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pausing is generally... not [allowed in] IGT runs (In-game time)

I wouldn't even bother saying this, this is far too much of a generalization to be useful info. Also not sure why turbo controllers and pausing the game are lumped into the same answer, those really have nothing to do with each other.

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