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WalesZigZagGamer4 years ago

Since the game's release Arcade mode only had Arcade modes for regular difficult and a Hard difficult but has also now added a "Random" course selection which is 3 new stages for Arcade mode.

What i'm trying to decide here is do we include the random stages for 100% now?

Of course the Random stages introduce elements of RNG giving you different opponents and makes the run alot longer in general but that is now the true "100%" requirement, I was thinking about adding a sub category for Arcade 100% so runs could be submitted for this new true "100%" requirement but also still have a board under Arcade 100% for the old rules of just playing through the normal and hard modes.

What do you all think? should the board just be left alone and we ignore random for 100% altogether or do we add it into it's own board?

WalesZigZagGamer5 years ago

Thanks! Can’t wait to run some SBR

WalesZigZagGamer5 years ago

Can we get SBR on the boards Please just feel like id like to have the high difficulty events on here because that would be fun to run the other events are all Pretty easy once you have maxed meta teams. Thanks in advance for considering!

WalesZigZagGamer5 years ago

Can we get SBR on the boards Please just feel like id like to have the high difficulty events on here because that would be fun to run the other events are all Pretty easy once you have maxed meta teams. Thanks in advance for considering!

WalesZigZagGamer5 years ago

So ive been gone a while but not off Dokkan and I see the records are drastically different... but ive been a bit of a whale on the game guys and Im back... See you soon!

WalesZigZagGamer5 years ago

That's a better attitude to have, let's keep everything equal no matter who the runner is, gives all runners much more enthusiasm to compete in the game :D

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WalesZigZagGamer5 years ago

I'm curious what everyone is running and how stacked their teams are and how they find it helps or impedes them from speedrunning on this game.

I currently now have 3 teams I enjoy running and 2 of them are Solid. I'm running Fusion & Realm of the gods mostly with an okay Potara too.

My Fusion consists of a Lead: 2 Dupe LR Gogeta SSJ4 Gogeta 3 dupes 100% Str Gogeta 2 Dupe Teq SSJ3 Gotenks Phys Gotenks AGL Bullpan

My realm of the gods is: Lead: UI Goku LR Goku Black/Zamasu LR Vegito blue 100% SSBKK Goku 2 Dupes AGL Rose Black 2 Dupes Str Godku

These teams all consist of units with multiple dupes or at least all available orbs open and almost all units are SA10 making speedruns so easy and it feels ridiculous now on Global.

These are definitely 2 of the best teams with Potara probably being the current best team.

WalesZigZagGamer5 years ago

What an awful page, mods don't have to record anything to prove it? lmao sounds like some mad cheating going on in here

https://www.speedrun.com/Pac-Man_Championship_Edition/run/yj43pn7y

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WalesZigZagGamer5 years ago

times were turn back to RTA after a little discussion the ease of RTA is just generally more appealing than switching to no loads and it messed up the boards because so many runs were left as RTA times anyway, this way is just better for people to enjoy I think, I must admit I was a bit advocate for having non RTA runs to even out the difference but it just didn't seem as appealing to run later on.

WalesZigZagGamer6 years ago

Dropped a follow craig I always like to see some DBFZ speedruns time to time live :)

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WalesZigZagGamer6 years ago

You need to time your run without the loads, there is a guide that shows where to stop the timer and resume is in the guides section like Xur mentioned it's pretty much universal across all Arcade runs and most runs in general. Because the runs that existed before were submitted before we added the "Without loads" the times are automatically assumed to be without loads and I have not had spare time lately to retime previous runs that existed other than Snake Way, this weekend I should hopefully be free but i've been working everything non stop lately and just don't have time or energy to watch and time the other runs at the moment.

Considering you're on PC your load times wont massively reduce your time and alot of the other runs are on PS4 so it may or may not be the current best time but for now if we consider with loading times it should be but the leaderboard prioritises "Without load" times and all old runs are automatically assumed to be those kinds of runs so I have to go back and retime the runs eventually.

WalesZigZagGamer6 years ago

Fighting games don't typically separate DLC into their own runs, DLC will be allowed in all runs unless there's some revelation in future that drastically changes things.

WalesZigZagGamer6 years ago

So it's clear that PC players have a massive advantage over other players and with alot of the runs using alot of time to simply sitting and loading the next fight this begs the question of whether or not we should time runs without load times.

On one hand timing with loads forces everyone to play on PC to compete and on the other hand timing without loads focuses purely on the run itself and removes the barrier for entry for those without a PC.

The big issue is that it will be very easy to time these runs for shorter Arcade mode runs but as we approach story runs with alot of loading screens this could be more hassle than it's worth, however I just wanted to make this thread to gather some ideas on what we think.

Keep it the way it is or change times to be without loads and if that's the case then should all runs not include load times or only a select amount?

WalesZigZagGamer6 years ago

When everyone else gets a copy on PC we'll all be straight back at the top don't worry ;) Loading in 10 seconds faster to each fight makes a huge difference on arcade! Could easily take my 4:07 to a sub 4 easily, but it's great to see a new runner you seem to have some competition behind you too! welcome!

WalesZigZagGamer6 years ago

The thread has been further updated and I think I have correct any mistakes where I gave out too many or too little points last week, this is our current rankings. As always if i've missed you I am sorry and just post here so I can post you to the rankings.

WalesZigZagGamer6 years ago

I assume the changes to Expert missions? the runs were reset due to new rules

WalesZigZagGamer6 years ago

The thread has been updated now, see the original post for changes.

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WalesZigZagGamer6 years ago

I'll update this at some point today with the new way of adding things up which should make things look more fair. Every saturday will probably be when the rankings are updated.

WalesZigZagGamer6 years ago

You can follow my stream here - https://www.twitch.tv/zigzaggamer95 Always looking for follow other runners too! :)

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