What classic videogames do you like to speedrun, /vr/? Do you have any respectable times in a game?
I don't speedrun per se, but I do enjoy watching and incorporating some of the runner's tricks into my route. I was running Marvel Land the other day, platform games are really easy to start getting into this.
I play Yoshi's island. My RTA time is shitty but I have a bunch of IL's.
I'm happy with the ils. It's great knowing at some aspects of the game im a little better than a few of the "top level pros"
Castlevania: SotN. The game's so broken that it's fun to just fuck around in; however the latest route killed my interest because you don't even need to get the relics anymore. No-OoB any% is where it's at. Or all-bosses runs.
Super Metroid. Got bored of this one because of door transitions and acquiring items, but it's nice the game rewards you for beating it fast. More single-player games need that gimmick.
Mega Man 2, though it was more of a challenge run than a speed run. I never did the zipping.
Final Fantasy IX, because the game rewards you with the best sword if you speedrun it.
I wanted to get into Deus Ex speedrunning, but LAM jumping was kinda annoying to do.
It's next to no RNG. Spitting an enemy right at the end works on 90+% of the levels. Poochy ain't stupid is literally impossible to get a bonus, and one level In world 5 with the ski lifts is random. Bonus skipping is very optimized
I speedrun Crash 2 any%, but I'm not very good and my best is only sub 60 minutes instead of sub 50 minutes.
I also run a certain Rainbow Six game because it's short, but it's not /vr/ and I don't have any techs and tricks for it.
I also do Rollcage Stage II and Gran Turismo licenses for fun, but no one else runs those games as far as I know so I don't know if I'm allowed to claim BKT.
For anyone interested, Darbian on twitch is gonna do a tutorial for the NES Super Mario Bros any% right now. Kinda useless though, no one other than the very few people who already are trying to get the record will get it, it's too hard right now and the category is almost dead.
I always felt like my time in Lufia II was pretty respectable -- I can finish the game in normal mode in about 4 hours, especially if Big Catfish drops the Kill Everything Jewel.
I feel like I probably have a really good time for SaGa Frontier, but I've seen other people RNG-manipulate the game into giving them all the things they need immediately, so I'm probably only fast among people who don't know how to do that.
>Kill Everything Jewel
this game was actually my introduction to the idea of Limit Breaks, and saving them for use against bosses or really annoying fights. With the right jewels/rings you could equip whatever weapons you wanted and just wreck ass all across the game.
I've been wondering this. Doesn't getting Excalibur II basically prevent you from getting other items since you have to rush fron the beginning? Is true "100%" even possible in this game?
What comes to my mind, for example, is the side journey you gotta make from Treno during the card tournament, to get one of the coffees.
battletanx global assault and sometimes sega aladdin. learning goof troop co-op.
>but LAM jumping was kinda annoying to do.
iirc, no one uses LAM jumping much anymore since the discovery of that one menu glitch that let's you infinitely scale the super-speed aug.
Doing such allows you to do arbitrarily high jumps, so it effectively replaces LAM jumps.
I never understood why Caveman telling Chibi to shut up made people so butthurt. Chibi was an annoying cunt and Caveman told him to shut up in the most polite way possible. I can't fathom how this spurred so much drama.
Sage for off-topic drama.
Because nobody else was doing commentary and it would've been an awkwardly silent run otherwise. While what he said was questionable, at least he tried to keep a conversation going, so Caveman snapping at Chibi was a bit rude. Plus a lot of dank Tomba memes came out of the deal, so it's all good.
what do you guys think the reason is for speedrunning threads always turning into discussions about people rather than games?
this isn't even like the /vg/ thread, where it's been going on so long there's nothing else to talk about. why does it turn into analysis of an awkward conversation so quickly.
The time to tell Chibi to shut up was at the beginning of the run, not in the middle after being a passive-aggressive little shitstain for about half an hour.
How many runs have random people that have no affiliation with the runner force their way onto the couch? Just one, and the blame is on the runner who didn't have his shit together when it comes to arranging co-commentators.
Nox, Montezuma's Return, Die by the Sword, Zorro (msdos), Arx Fatalis (although I guess this one is a bit more recent). Decent times I guess but for most games there's only 1 other runner.
Twitch viewer here. Chat can actually be a lot of fun if you are not looking at the most popular runners. Games like the DKC trilogy, Yoshi's Island, the Zelda games and Megaman are a lot of fun to speedrun.
Off topic but er ... is it just me or has /vr/ really gotten a lot worse since the past 6 months? Seriously, so much /v/-tier trollbait posted here ...
>tfw no mods
>tfw no chat
>tfw nobody watches my stream
The biggest problem is the twitch userbase itself. You have kids who think emotes are the funniest shit ever. Watching streamers who spam retarded shit and are super SJW. I often go on twitch looking for something or someone to watch but everything isn't to my tastes.
I've thought about starting streaming again, but right now I'm just gonna work on my gaming website and then maybe just do like post-game stuff on twitch like 100%ing a game or subsequent playthroughs. Let individual playthroughs be blind and without reading memes then going back and doing optional content is when I'd stream.
>it would've been an awkwardly silent run otherwise
How the fuck do you know? And how can you possibly consider silence "awkward" after seeing Chibi and his autistic hand movements and smug-ass autism smile?
you can cut a good 20-30 minutes off that time before you need to start worrying about getting out of w1 with a decent time. getting to sub 2 is really just dying less even if you're using safe strats and fluttering everywhere
If you're on here and don't know anything about that picture at this point, you clearly are an ignorant person. I hate all that and even then I cannot help but to know what that shit is because of how many faggots shout it all over the place, and even today it's still going.
You're the cancer if you just decide to go and ignore anything related to vidya and then start discussions with your closed thoughts.
I don't speedrun, but ever since I started watching runs I like to fuck around in OoT with all the cool glitches, I can spend hours just doing "what happens if I do X with Y?" situations. Also really fun to do self-made challenges like seeing how far I can get with no sword. Just tons of replayability.
You might be interested in Max% Child. It's not really a speedrun, it's just trying to do as much as possible without ever becoming adult. With glitches that's a lot of stuff, including some of the temples.
>an event where you're supposed to talk about the run
Except if you pay attention to the video you would know chibi didn't even know what game was being played.
So, yeah, point still stands, you're supposed to talk ABOUT THE RUN, not about shitty autism pouts.
I really want to record and upload me speed running Quake 2 on n64. There has never been one done for this game as far as i know, and i know a lot of crazy level and area skips and glitches. I'm pretty sure i could set a record for it. I've practiced it a lot.