3 years ago
Vermont, USA

How much time can we still reasonably save, before the WR comes down to a matter of milliseconds, eventually becoming unbeatable?

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Michigan, USA

15 seconds at the absolute max, 10 seconds is probably likely

Edited by the author 3 years ago
Marshall Islands
He/Him, They/Them
3 years ago

Probably around 3:30, and Futu's TAS isn't that perfect, she said that there was some time wasted and could be improved drastically.

Michigan, USA

I guess I'll just throw this in because I can. Here are all of the timelosses from the 3:49 that could be saved with perfect play. -Better color blocks (-3s) -Better paint movement (-1s) -Better jail movement (-2s) -Perfect race skips (-1.5s) -Better typing movement (-1s) -Getting "Dying All The Time!" at the right spot (-0.5s)

With better routing, another 5 seconds might be savable on top of that.

It's also worth noting that we may no longer have enough time to walk in order to get the "Walking to One Thousand!" achievement. After finding that we could push away the achievement by walking while waiting during the Arcade, it created a nice buffer, but the times will get so fast that eventually, we'll catch up to that buffer, and the record will then be unbeatable. There are simply no other significant periods to walk while waiting, besides maybe during the test.

And just for the record, sub 3:30 is impossible.

Surrey, England

Would you be able to look at futu's TAS and estimate how much time could be saved from her run also? Seeing as it's very close to 3:30

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Michigan, USA

Definitely 8 seconds at least. (EDIT: this aged well.) Sub 3:30 is clearly possible for TAS. Notably - Lamp Skip (-1s) Jail Movement (-3s) Test Movement (-0.5s) Not dying on the way to Pink Guy (-2s) Faster deaths at the end (-1s) Remembering how to talk to e-Guy (-4 or 5s) But there are some things done in the TAS that can't be done in a speedrun, notably speedy conversations or inhuman movements, so it would be unreasonable to think that humans can ever reach that time. But as I've said, I'd love to be proven wrong.

Edited by the author 2 years ago
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