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Please nominate eligible TASers. Voting until approx. 2016-01-15 0:00 UTC. Nominations NES TASer of 2015: Aglar Alyosha Arc MESHUGGAH Mothrayas Samsara Zekna The winner: Alyosha
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I vote for Mothrayas and Samsara.
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MESHUGGAH and Arc.
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In terms of sheer output, Alyosha knocked it out of the ballpark in optimizing and checking off well over a dozen runs from the 'First 500' project. Outstanding effort there, in my opinion. This level of output was also consistent throughout the year, which was also notable in my view. My nomination: Alyosha.
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adelikat and ars4326 both wrote:
Alyosha
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I'm going to nominate the following users: Alyosha Arc Aglar
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Nominating: Alyosha
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I am with most other's, nominating Alyosha. I never saw anyone put out so many quality TAS movies during a single year, especially for a player who became a member near the end of the year before.
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I'm agreeing with everyone else's votes for Alyosha; he did a great job optimizing some of the NES runs here. I'm also quite excited for when he branches out further from NES runs.
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Alyosha was certainly the most prolific NES TASer of 2015. So the question is how one could, hypothetically, build a case against crowning him. The most obvious method would be to use the old 'quality over quantity' argument. Specifically, one would accuse Alyosha of conquering a bunch of 10-year-old, easily beaten TASes. One might also make the even harsher claim that a significant reason for the high TAS output is from springboarding off of the workload of other authors. But, looking solely at what Alyosha did, we see many quality technical achievements: -Kid Icarus: implemented many zips and optimizations -Little Nemo: implemented wand boosting -Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu: discovered river jump trick -Fist of the North Star: boss kill glitch -Conquest of the Crystal Palace: major lag reduction -Super Pitfall: wall glitching and routing (see below) -Lolo 2: improved Pro B -Kabuki Quantum Fighter: energy/boss -Super Turrican: optimizations, especially the boss at 1-3 -Ice Climber: whole game -Mickey Mousecapade: warp/fairy -Snake Rattle 'n' Roll: many optimizations -Ghosts 'n Goblins: stage 3/5 manipulations Alyosha also did some fantastic coding research: -Wizards & Warriors III: final boss fight -Contra: stage-1 early exit -Ghosts 'n Goblins: spawns/drops from power-on If there is a downfall, it is in being overly ambitious. There may have been some haste to destroy the Old FCEU Republic in order to establish the Alyosha Empire. While brilliant at making improvements, some aspects are also a bit slapdash. My more meticulous style provides an ideal complement, allowing us to form a marvelous tag team. I think that Super Pitfall is a perfect microcosm of how our two styles work together: -Alyosha's initial Super Pitfall submission (6:10) saved only 10 seconds because of one wall clip that avoided death. -Realizing the new potential of wall clipping, I suggested multiple locations where we could save more time, such as in the dark world. -Alyosha's brute-force wall-clip script worked in a few places and cut off more time. -Realizing the potential of Alyosha's script, I suggested major routing changes like skipping the spade. -Alyosha suggested immediately wall-clipping to the key (after also suggesting a clever waterfall clip). -I discovered the disappearing elevator glitch. -Alyosha suggested wall clipping via the other warp bird (which I didn't even think was possible). -I experimented with other clips and out-of-bounds ideas. -Alyosha wall-clipped while in mid-air. -I suggested a few more route tweaks that turned out to be faster. Final time cut down all the way to 4:42. One way you could put it is that Alyosha uncloaks the invisible aspects, and I refine the visible aspects. A colorful analogy is that Alyosha can miraculously see infrared, but he tends to call any shade of red 'red.' That's when I ask, "Did you consider auburn, crimson, ruby, and scarlet?"
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I double-nominate Arc for the above post.
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