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Forum: Introductions

Thread: New here, what games should I run?

Started by: pokemonsta433pokemonsta433

Join the hype https://www.speedrun.com/asm2gb

But really, you should pick something you think looks fun to run. Welcome to the community!

 

Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: Any short games I can speedrun?

Started by: carketycarkety

https://www.speedrun.com/tafgb I did this one today, took less than 2h learning/running combined

 

Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: Can I speedrun a game I don't have experience with?

Started by: MajorGamerMajorGamer

ya I just wanna clarify. Blind to me is taking hours upon hours in finishing games not at all quickly. That's not to say that one cannot complete a game within reasonably speed from a blind play. Usually though, blind plays are horribly long playthroughs with individuals dying alot and wandering around in despair before reaching the next progression point. That's how I define it for me personally anyway. But there's always exceptions I suppose.

Poor wording from me.

 

Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: Can I speedrun a game I don't have experience with?

Started by: MajorGamerMajorGamer

https://www.speedrun.com/moderationrules

"A minimum effort requirement is reasonable. It is recommended to at a minimum accept a first playthrough done in one sitting with an intention of playing the category quickly."

" Runs that are clearly not making an effort to beat the game's category quickly may be rejected."

Depending on how blind this so called blind run is, it could arguably not meet the criteria. When I say blind, I do not define that as a first attempt speedrun, that would have meant you actually studied and have learnt the route and in fact am genuinely speedrunning.

 

Forum: Gyruss

Thread: Should we update the rule to the Start timing?

Started by: CzaRCzaR

Referring to the negative timer? It should not be added as an enforced rule, but you could add to rules "timer starts upon pushing play select (-13.72). Alot of runners will still time it manually from old SDA days (character control) without negative timer. Either way, mods should be able to framecount so it shouldn't be an issue.

Edit: Ahh, you're referring to wanna start timing the run upon character control instead from menu select. Yes, I'd vote for that change as well, just re-timing previous runs to meet the potential new standard. Starting timer from character control is what most games do on NES anyway.

 

Forum: Gyruss

Thread: Leaderboard Has Been Overhauled

Started by: CzaRCzaR

This is acceptable, well done. Only thing missing now are emulation rules essentially. Castegories looks fine though. Thanks for adjusting it!

 

Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: When a run is submitted for an unrestricted category, but also qualifies for a different (restricted) category

Started by: EmeraldAlyEmeraldAly

I specifically remember a case for CV2 whereas one runner went through the glitchless category and submitted the same run to both any% and glitchless. Which at the time, was both considered strong times for the categories respectively. So sure enough, it got up on both categories.

At the same time, I would hope that not every runner would grind for glitchless and submit said run to both categories as a given rule, just because they can or that it is technically allowed. I think if it's just by rare occasion then I would just let those few individuals slide, but if the whole community suddenly decides to stick to that, I may have a say on the matter.

 

Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: Can I speedrun a game I don't have experience with?

Started by: MajorGamerMajorGamer

If you're asking whether it's possible to LEARN to speedrun a game you've never played before, then yes: I do it all the time. I'm not sure if you're asking that or the possibility to submit a blindrun, that is a no no.

Hope that clears it up for you. GL!

 

Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: Opinions of WR's with no Videos

Started by: Megalan7Megalan7

@MooreaMoorea Let's say sure, WR's need to have backups: maybe backups of the backups, on USB, external drive, cloud, email and what have you. It still falls upon the individual to preserve it. If a runner cares enough, they take it upon themselves to make sure their runs cannot easily be lost. By no means should it be put on the mods to do the work for you in preserving runs.

No vid, no did!

 

Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: Run Killers In Video Games

Started by: Patrick_BarrettPatrick_Barrett

cats.. If you have a cat, close it out from the room you speedrun at. I've seen them kill routers, reset consoles and covering game screens. Cats are the biggest RNG in gaming history

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Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: Any FromSoftware NG+

Started by: WykettWykett

Ask the communities in their forums

WykettWykett likes this. 

Forum: Ikaruga

Thread: Let's get rid of 1CC

Started by: xenkaroshixenkaroshi

This is an old relic used in the past, enforced by places like Twin Galaxies or SpeedDemosArchive. The modern world as it functions come speedrunning, is that every runner will have their own separate goals when it comes to speedruns.

Some of them will obviously attempt to 1CC as that's generally considered good and with minimal timeloss for the speedrun itself. Others however, will have a slightly less ambitious goal of just clearing the game and submitting a time, but not per se with 1CC in mind. Resulting in timeloss, but granted still a speedrun nonetheless..

1CC will only prevent this community growth and neglect runners of various different levels as the thought of attempting the game 1CC will effectively scare some individuals off.

I think it's for the this community's interest to get rid of it and broaden the acceptance of the general speedrunners capacity a bit wider.

 

Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: Games with no moderator

Started by: MookeMooke

^ basically when that happens, someone new is gonna have to submit a run for the game and they usually become mods because they are the only one alive at said moment to currently care about x game.

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Request leaderboard moderation (Read the first post before posting!)

Started by: DaravaeDaravae

One of the mods for Rondo just signed in though

 

Forum: Talk

Thread: Isolation

Started by: [Deleted user]

speedruns

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: If I submit a game, does the run i submit with it have to be fast?

Started by: FalcoDash107FalcoDash107

my bad, guess I missed the headline! But ya when it comes to routing new games, no standard has been set and anything you do will be outdated given time and new strat discoveries regardless. The core rule for submitting for new titles is to make an effort to go fast. Which basically translates to "Don't game over 25 times or get stuck for 2h on this one segment of the game". An effort to be fast should be made and you should have some understanding of what you're doing. Do not submit a blind playthrough basically.

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: If I submit a game, does the run i submit with it have to be fast?

Started by: FalcoDash107FalcoDash107

A given rule is to beat the last place runner for the game you're running, that way you're guaranteed to make the cut, if there's such a thing. Common sense applies, don't submit a 6h run for a 5min game. But you don't need to be amazing to be a speedrunner no, most communities are just happy to have new runners taking an interest in their game.