magic9mushroom: My level 55 Dragonite went through most of them without a hitch (I think it ran out of Wrap PP when I was facing Gary at the end). Slowbro laughs pretty hard too.
Aug 20, 2014 18:30:53 GMT -8
magic9mushroom: The AI's "never use moves of a NVE type" turns Lorelei into a joke vs. Slowbro, Bruno has zilch besides Hitmonchan's ThunderPunch which is off garbage Special anyway, and then you're home free unless the rival has Venusaur.
Aug 20, 2014 18:51:09 GMT -8
Isa: I can't believe people have the patience to use Wrap versus the AI.
Aug 20, 2014 23:59:16 GMT -8
magic9mushroom: As the guy himself pointed out, that's a pretty silly definition of "beating" the game. He glitched it into showing him the ending; what did he "beat"?
Aug 23, 2014 15:39:48 GMT -8
jorgen: The system, man
Aug 23, 2014 16:45:05 GMT -8
jorgen: along the same lines, there's a 17 second Yellow run out there which basically abuses the fact that you can turn your items list in your PC into a hex editor
Aug 23, 2014 16:46:20 GMT -8
jorgen: well okay maybe not legitimately 17 seconds, but it's still super fast.
Aug 23, 2014 16:50:13 GMT -8
Isa: Those corrupt save files to get where they are, this is not. I consider this to be just as legit as Cosmo's speed runs of Ocarina of Time at 18 minutes.
Aug 23, 2014 16:59:57 GMT -8
magic9mushroom: Well I've seen a 10 minute run of Portal that was a bit like this. But the only speedruns I care about are those that don't use major exploits like "buffer overflow and hack the door to take you into the Hall of Fame".
Aug 23, 2014 17:51:51 GMT -8
magic9mushroom: A "legit" speedrun in my eyes has to actually beat at least Gary.
Aug 23, 2014 17:52:53 GMT -8
jorgen: I think there's a save corruption run of Skyward Sword that abuses how you can get stuff from other save files to bleed into a new game. Lets you beat the game in like 10 minutes. People mostly consider that a joke category.
Aug 24, 2014 6:09:16 GMT -8
jorgen: There's also a G/S run showcased at agdq that uses a similar trick. It's pretty anticlimactic imo, but then again the run pushes an hour even with it, so I guess it's understandable to cut a GB RPG run like that for a marathon.
Aug 24, 2014 6:11:37 GMT -8
jorgen: It ultimately comes down to which category you have a preference for.
Aug 24, 2014 6:12:49 GMT -8
magic9mushroom: Hey Isa, Upokecenter's damage formula disagrees with the Showdown calculator. How sure are you that the Showdown calculator is accurate? EDIT: lol I r derp, false alarm, as you were.
Sept 1, 2014 16:46:55 GMT -8