In the rules for each category, this appears:
"No items allowed from other accounts or from the crown store. Only mount allowed is the Broomstick gained from completing the "Stop The Maker" Quest.
You may NOT work with another person. Any other people in battle must be completely random."
Except for Unicorn Way. So, technically, if I were to use my other character's mount during a Unicorn Way run and recruited someone to help me, it would still be a valid run.
By setting the creature set as a variable instead of an entirely separate category, you can see all of the runs at one time. I don't see much of a reason to split them, since they don't really have much of an advantage over each other. Even if, for whatever reason, you wanted to only see runs that used a certain set, you could do that with the "Filter" option.
I have a run that I'm doing right now (not very good though, it's about 30-40 minutes long) and I have all the achievements except for the Test. For some reason, the True and False buttons don't do anything when I touch them.
I used Firefox originally, and then I tried doing the Test on a different computer using Chrome, which didn't work either. Both computers use Windows 10.
So how do I fix this?
My suggestion is to have speedrunning categories for adventures. (These would be listed on speedrun.com as ROM hacks for Spore, just like Mario ROM hacks and custom maps for Minecraft.)
Sure, you have the in-game leaderboards, but those don't have any videos so you can't see how the times were achieved, and for all I know they might not even be legitimate.
Main rules for adventures:
- The adventure must be accessed using Quick Play. (Accessing the adventure from the Space Stage means that you cannot see who created the adventure, making it hard to verify that the user is playing the actual adventure and not an easier version of it.)
- The video must show the user selecting the adventure from the Sporepedia. (This is also to verify that the user is playing the original adventure.)
Some adventures would have their own categories and rules. For example, Bahaha 500 Time Trials would have two categories, Any% and No Shortcuts. (In No Shortcuts, you must stick to the main path to get to the end.)