Planning to run this game. Bitterblack Isle (Any%) Category looks pretty fun and challenging: not too short, not too long. It has only few runs and the WR is 3 years-old. Don't know if it can be optimized further, but I guess some newer strats from base Any% are viable in this category too.
Main Question: is there a Category where you need to defeat Daimon Awakened Form too?
So, I finally analyzed and timed all the Top 10 runs on the leaderboard and this is what I got.
To keep the leaderboard skill-based, fair and the competition alive I think it's time to make some changes to the Categories.
The more precise thing to do would be to re-time runs without time loads (or at least without the main ones: Area Loads and Warps), but that would take a lot of extra work for each new submit.
The smartest thing to do imho is to split the leaderboard in two and have a PS2/PSP/PSTV Category and PS1 one. You can also split it into three and having the JAP version separated from the USA one (but I think emulator runners will always prefer the fastest one).
Obsolete runs from players who switched to a more "enhanced" version of the game should be re-integrated into the new Leaderboards.
I think that having more than one Category is more fun, and would allow player to chase a PB in every single one them.
Let me know what you think. I hope this can be helpful to the community!
Hi there! I just started running this game (N64 version) and I'm unsure to which Category should I submit my runs.
Unfortunately, I'm on Mac (I know...) and the only working N64-emulators are OpenEmu (mupen64plus core) or Sixtyforce, but I don't know if the rules are ok with these. Also, I don't seem to find a way to display my input on macOS.
My other option would be playing it on a modded Wii. Does this fall under the N64 Category or the N64 EMU one?
Thank you for the help!