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Brazilmurtinya2 years ago

I don't think anyone disagrees that the current LRT has its issues, but those are for EVERYONE, both with bad and good PCs. I can say for myself that in some splits I get huge FPS drops and in other splits I just stick to 59, 60 and even 61, having a really shitty PC (shouldn't be shit for this game). Obviously the current timer isn't perfectly precise, but I don't think it is far from that since most of the top runners on the sheet have similar golds. The biggest differences could also be due to execution, since KBM should be more optimal. And even with that, Derek is the one with the most golds while playing on controller.

That being said, with the new LRT, the time difference for the runners with really good PCs is about 10-12 secs, while for runners with "bad" PCs is about 30-33 secs. This means that, just because they can't afford a better rig, they'll be penalized by about 20 secs for having a "bad" PC. How's that not broken as well? The only situation in which I can say the new LRT is more fair than the current one, is if all runners have PCs with similar specs and that's never gonna happen.

Mysterion said in his post that the current LRT gives "fake" WRs. I agree with that to some degree, most of the runs on the board have innacurate times. So let's take Sawken as an example since his PC isn't all that good for this game. His WR would have an increase of about 30 secs, but if he had a PC as good as Yuushi or Shimarisu, it would have an increase of "just" 10 secs.

As I said in my previous post, we have to be realistic. If it isn't possible to fix the issues with the current LRT and the only other option is to use a P2W timer, I don't think we should be even considering this. The current one might be unfair to runners by about 1 sec (for example, two runners at a similar level could have two similar runs and still a small time difference due to LRT not being accurate). Even with the final time being "fake", this is currently the most fair way runners can compete.

Again, I hope the mods make the best decision for the community as whole, so we can keep competing at a similar level. This new LRT would make a lot of runners leave this game and eliminate most of the competition. I also hope that in a near future we can have a timer that's precise AND fair to everyone, regardless of their rigs.

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Brazilmurtinya2 years ago

I don't have much to add since I agree with what was said by Sawken and Aiden. Obviously the best option would be to fix the LRT issues while making it fair to all runners, but since we don't have this option, maybe (if possible), we could focus on what can be fixed with the current timer.

Even though it has its issues, the current timer makes it so everyone can run the game more or less fairly, so for now I think the best option is to keep the current LRT and, in the future, we could check whether the issues can or cannot be fixed.

As was said, the LRT isn't just for the top runners, but for the whole community, cause we don't know if one player will reach the top in the near future. I'm sure that a lot of runners could come to compete at the top level and I could even give some examples.

I hope the community as a whole comes to an agreement and we can keep the game fair to everyone running.

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Brazilmurtinya2 years ago

I think you must select (not type) Resident Evil 4 (Steam) and then the difficulty you're gonna play at. The autosplit option should appear by then and you should be able to activate it. Maybe make sure you are using the latest version of livesplit (idk)

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