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*** PERFECT DARK RANKINGS OVERHAUL ***
« on: April 01, 2018, 08:11:21 am »
As per council decision, Perfect Dark will be undergoing a massive change as soon as possible.

Due to the ridiculous amount of pausing seen in recent Perfect Dark speedrunning these days, it has been decided that runs will no longer be measured by gametime, but by realtime instead.

We understand that this may be a shock, but we honestly feel this is very reasonable given the state of PD speedrunning these days, and we've discussed in-depth the consequences of both the new and old methods and we believe that this is the best course of action for the community.

Terms of the new arrangement:
1) You must time your runs yourself using appropriate video editing software such as VirtualDub. Using timers such as LiveSplit or WSplit is not allowed. Timing starts on the first frame that the game switches from the intro cinema to gameplay and ends on the first duplicate frame (second frame) that the game freezes on before the ending cinema begins.
2) All existing runs will be re-timed by the council, proof moderators, and other community members who are willing to help.
3) Runs such as Chicago Agent 0:14 are not able to be timed properly due to tape faults etc. so they will be removed.
4) Region differences will not be accounted for, only raw realtime.

Discuss your thoughts on the matter here. More info will be revealed soon.
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Re: *** PERFECT DARK RANKINGS OVERHAUL ***
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2018, 08:12:52 am »
i am glad the council made this decision, the excessive pausing in PD runs makes the whole viewing experience a lot more painful.

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Re: *** PERFECT DARK RANKINGS OVERHAUL ***
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2018, 08:14:46 am »
what the crap!!!!! this is a load of bullspit...

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Re: *** PERFECT DARK RANKINGS OVERHAUL ***
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2018, 08:16:28 am »
This also removes the "round-up" problem.
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Re: *** PERFECT DARK RANKINGS OVERHAUL ***
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2018, 08:17:20 am »
Dumb. Just retarded

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Re: *** PERFECT DARK RANKINGS OVERHAUL ***
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2018, 08:18:55 am »
Dumb. Just retarded

Surely you can see why this was needed Fork? Have you seen the current state of PD runs? These videos are unwatchable, plus the plebs are using pausing in order to fake good accuracy and get headshots, there is no skill involved in this. It had to happen.

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Re: *** PERFECT DARK RANKINGS OVERHAUL ***
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2018, 08:20:17 am »
I'm sure this is an April fool's joke

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Re: *** PERFECT DARK RANKINGS OVERHAUL ***
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2018, 11:26:21 am »
Defection SA untied WR by like 8 seconds for me  :nesquik:
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Re: *** PERFECT DARK RANKINGS OVERHAUL ***
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2018, 11:36:53 am »
just bin the whole rankings
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Re: *** PERFECT DARK RANKINGS OVERHAUL ***
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2018, 11:38:30 am »
grav had a boner reading the OP

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Re: *** PERFECT DARK RANKINGS OVERHAUL ***
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2018, 11:46:11 am »
It seems like a big change but moving forward people will thank us for making it.
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Re: *** PERFECT DARK RANKINGS OVERHAUL ***
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2018, 02:21:40 pm »
so much for combat boosting  :nesquik:

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Re: *** PERFECT DARK RANKINGS OVERHAUL ***
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2018, 02:31:24 pm »
I have now achieved an untied sweep on defense using real time timing, this is an amazing change.  :kappa:

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Re: *** PERFECT DARK RANKINGS OVERHAUL ***
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2018, 02:59:39 pm »
Haha actually had me

Pause




Unpause



 for a minute or two :nesquik:

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Re: *** PERFECT DARK RANKINGS OVERHAUL ***
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2018, 03:48:43 pm »
Hahahahahhahahahahaha
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Re: *** PERFECT DARK RANKINGS OVERHAUL ***
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2018, 11:46:07 pm »
Will decimals still be truncated or are we using like milliseconds in the timing?

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Re: *** PERFECT DARK RANKINGS OVERHAUL ***
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2018, 12:27:58 am »
Will decimals still be truncated or are we using like milliseconds in the timing?

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Re: *** PERFECT DARK RANKINGS OVERHAUL ***
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2018, 01:33:17 am »
Good.. try.... no
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Re: *** PERFECT DARK RANKINGS OVERHAUL ***
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2018, 02:50:35 am »
One day you might do something of value RBlackGoose
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Re: *** PERFECT DARK RANKINGS OVERHAUL ***
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2018, 04:24:18 am »
One day you might do something of value RBlackGoose

Good.. try.... no

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Re: *** PERFECT DARK RANKINGS OVERHAUL ***
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2018, 10:52:09 am »
Won't be here, for sure  :grin:
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Re: *** PERFECT DARK RANKINGS OVERHAUL ***
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2018, 04:09:42 am »
I actually thought about this a while ago. I think it would be a great change for PD (D)LTK, where the real time / game time ratio went out of control. But that is for the guys to decide who are actually involved with that league.

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Re: *** PERFECT DARK RANKINGS OVERHAUL ***
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2018, 07:47:02 pm »
Too bad this is a joke, because it would be AMAZING, and lead to all sorts of controversy regarding encoding and timing and stuff. Be a great show to sit back and watch.

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Re: *** PERFECT DARK RANKINGS OVERHAUL ***
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2018, 01:54:28 am »
I actually thought about this a while ago. I think it would be a great change for PD (D)LTK, where the real time / game time ratio went out of control. But that is for the guys to decide who are actually involved with that league.

A far easier solution is to just ban pausing.
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