Super Smash Bros. Melee Category Extensions Forum  /  Possible minor All Characters timesave?
  SukeSJSukeSJ

I noticed from a pretty recent run of All Characters that you still get encounters from doing a RLAS whilst being one point ahead in time matches. Which would save i believe a tiny amount like a second or so. If anyone is willing to check this out further.

Run in particular is by @thetincanthetincan at 2:19:04

 
  thetincanthetincan

I noticed that as well and was surprised lol. Could possibly save time? However I feel like (after my run today) it's a faster time save to just set to 1 stock in the rules. I don't know how much time frame perfect LRAS takes as opposed to GAME!, but I feel like you'd have to be frame perfect (or close) in order to save time. There's a lot of other areas for time save right now (BTT, Adventure, character fights), but if the records start coming down to seconds/fractions of seconds I might have to revisit this lol.

I am doing another run tomorrow with the Slippi 2.3.3 emulator (apparently allowed by the current ruleset as noted by @Nami), which will take ~30 minutes off of my time. I think I've optimized the vs matches, getting an average of 2:20 to go through all the stages in order, this will drop even further when using Slippi 2.3.3.

Appreciate you making a post! This was my first speedrun EVER, and I'm really excited about running the different Melee categories.

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  SukeSJSukeSJ

Made a rough estimation of the timesave. Keep in mind since the RLAS was on reaction. It can save more time.

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  thetincanthetincan

oh wow, didn't even think about the fact that it skips victory animation! you're right, this is absolutely a time save

 
  NamiNami

That’s crazy! I remember trying to use LRAS forever ago when first theorizing this run, but since it doesn’t increment the matches when done immediately I abandoned it. Never thought taking a stock would change that.

By my estimates, sub 2:05 console/1:25 emulator run should be doable with better Adventure/BTT/fights so we’re a good ways away from the records coming down to seconds. However, those require difficult execution and good RNG (with perfection 2:00/1:20 might be possible), so any easy consistent timesave like this is super welcome in the run.

 
  SukeSJSukeSJ

Sadly i did a run today and it doesn't count for the matches. It does however count for if you are the winner or not. I highly recommend not going for it. Unless you wanna ruin a run like i did today xD

 
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