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  DarQDarQ

it would be a speedrun in that case @thenesmaster if there was a high score category, your submission would be for 9,999,400. the time wouldn't matter on a high score board

 
  gravest0rmgravest0rm
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option 3

 
  SpacePilot3012SpacePilot3012

I personally would really like to see it added to this site. It could just be like a sub category or a tab on the side like everything else. Wouldn't really make a difference having highscores honestly imo.

 
  CoolHandMikeCoolHandMike
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Personally I have little to no interest in high scores. I won't be grinding for points. Points in a lot of games is meaningless anyway in most games I like. This seems more like a preservation effort more than anything. It would be cool to watch for some games like shooters or in certain modes of some games I suppose. Like the old Ninja Gaiden Black Challenges.

I care not for whatever option you decide to go. As long as it does not cause unnecessary clutter.

 
  ShikenNuggetsShikenNuggets

"Points in a lot of games is meaningless anyway"
To be fair, you could say the same about how fast you can complete a game. The time that you finish a game in is meaningless anyway.

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  SlevanasSlevanas

Personally I love scorerun which was mentioned on the first page, but highscorerun seems nice too.

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  SpacePilot3012SpacePilot3012

Speaking from a personal view point, I run Surf's Up and while the game isn't popular it potentially could be more interesting to new players if there was like a highscore il leader board since the actual tracks take roughly the same amount of time each run and going for the highscore in particular levels could bring some more rewarding and easier to get into gameplay. Especially for older games like arcade stuff it would be really nice to see here.

 
  RetroPacmanRetroPacman

I would just add high score to the games.

 
  aggelbeatboxeraggelbeatboxer

Or you could just go the normal way @Pac . Snake V block and other games have highscores and cauclate them in times I dont think a diffrent site or something for highscores on speedrun.com. the way highscores curently work on speedrun.com i think is the way to go.

 
  LonneLonne

But recording High scores using time is sub-optimal and quite confusing

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  PB_SpeedrunsPB_Speedruns
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Honestly, to avoid losing too much money I think you should do option 4. It seems like the simpler option and although I know creating a site takes time. And for a name, forgive me if this is stupid but the only name I can think of is HighGamingRecords dot com. But I do think adding high scores to something like speedrun.com would make the both communities a lot more popular

 
  BarraBarra

Really like scorerun.com as a sister site. Expensive but I'm sure the community wouldn't hesitate to help out here. How does it compare with the cost of Highscore.com?

Have universal formatting/themes across both sites for ease of use. Same user accounts etc

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  Wipeoutjack7Wipeoutjack7

Id love getting HighScore.com, it just seems so much more official.

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  DbloecherDbloecher
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I like option 1 & 3, but what if you could use the domain “highscores.com” (with a “s” at the end), “highscore.net” (instead of .com), or “highscores.net” (with a “s”at the end and with .net instead of .com).

Edit: Sorry, I didn’t read your post about having the “s” at the end. Never mind then.

 
  drgrumbledrgrumble

I much prefer option 4. I've always thought having highscores tracked on 'speedrun.com' was kinda silly as highscoring and speedrunning are completely different beasts and in many instances are the antithesis of each other. A sister site appropriately named with same interface and accounts etc would be cool though.

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  MaraMara

I actually used highscore.com at some point but it does indeed have few flaws and it is slightly dead. It's a shame because I like some of the more active players in there. I'd personally pick 3, but I since I only read OP, I might have missed the price of that domain. If it's super high, it may be just better to get a new domain which few good ones are mentioned above this post.

There's one thing though. If this new high score website is going to be anything similar to speedrun.com, it would be amazing to use the same account that you use on speedrun.com to avoid terrible confusion.

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  BruzziBruzzi

Any updates on this?

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  HowDenKingHowDenKing

I stand by my opinion that we should rebrand to runs.com and accomodate all runs, be it diarrhoea, speed or score.

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