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I'm still thinking about it since i don't have enough time for competitions and RTA Marathons.
Cuphead TASes desyncs unfortunately.
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Not gonna lie, this is probably the most creative logo ive seen for a dtc.
[14:15] <feos> WinDOES what DOSn't 12:33:44 PM <Mothrayas> "I got an oof with my game!" Mothrayas Today at 12:22: <Colin> thank you for supporting noble causes such as my feet MemoryTAS Today at 11:55 AM: you wouldn't know beauty if it slapped you in the face with a giant fish [Today at 4:51 PM] Mothrayas: although if you like your own tweets that's the online equivalent of sniffing your own farts and probably tells a lot about you as a person MemoryTAS Today at 7:01 PM: But I exert big staff energy honestly lol Samsara Today at 1:20 PM: wouldn't ACE in a real life TAS just stand for Actually Cease Existing
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EZGames69 wrote:
Not gonna lie, this is probably the most creative logo ive seen for a dtc.
The logo is obviously a Banjo-Kazooie Ripoff!
Cuphead TASes desyncs unfortunately.
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Since we have about a week left for signups, I’d like to ask for the current people signed up as individuals to find other people to participate in a team with.
[14:15] <feos> WinDOES what DOSn't 12:33:44 PM <Mothrayas> "I got an oof with my game!" Mothrayas Today at 12:22: <Colin> thank you for supporting noble causes such as my feet MemoryTAS Today at 11:55 AM: you wouldn't know beauty if it slapped you in the face with a giant fish [Today at 4:51 PM] Mothrayas: although if you like your own tweets that's the online equivalent of sniffing your own farts and probably tells a lot about you as a person MemoryTAS Today at 7:01 PM: But I exert big staff energy honestly lol Samsara Today at 1:20 PM: wouldn't ACE in a real life TAS just stand for Actually Cease Existing
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Oh, I know! I can sign up, be technically part of a team, then basically disappear off the face of the contest, never to be seen during it! That'll fill a spot! Of course, I already said I'm basically disinterested at this point, so I might be surprisingly true to the above paragraph. Do not take this as a serious sign-up and a change of mind. On a more serious note, if you're not there for your team during the first week, it gets much, much harder to find motivation on the following weeks. Everyone else has already built a knowledge base, and you're starting from scratch.
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FatRatKnight wrote:
Oh, I know! I can sign up, be technically part of a team, then basically disappear off the face of the contest, never to be seen during it! That'll fill a spot! Of course, I already said I'm basically disinterested at this point, so I might be surprisingly true to the above paragraph. Do not take this as a serious sign-up and a change of mind.
Watch you somehow get assigned to a team and still win
[16:36:31] <Mothrayas> I have to say this argument about robot drug usage is a lot more fun than whatever else we have been doing in the past two+ hours
[16:08:10] <BenLubar> a TAS is just the limit of a segmented speedrun as the segment length approaches zero
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Memory wrote:
Watch you somehow get assigned to a team and still win
Only if that team saved frames on "name entry." And have no team name as a result. One contest even had a correlation between the length of a movie and the length of the team's name!
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You could just be there to help with deconstructions, you dont Necessarily have to tas the game it’s (unless you’re also demotivated from doing deconstruction as well)
[14:15] <feos> WinDOES what DOSn't 12:33:44 PM <Mothrayas> "I got an oof with my game!" Mothrayas Today at 12:22: <Colin> thank you for supporting noble causes such as my feet MemoryTAS Today at 11:55 AM: you wouldn't know beauty if it slapped you in the face with a giant fish [Today at 4:51 PM] Mothrayas: although if you like your own tweets that's the online equivalent of sniffing your own farts and probably tells a lot about you as a person MemoryTAS Today at 7:01 PM: But I exert big staff energy honestly lol Samsara Today at 1:20 PM: wouldn't ACE in a real life TAS just stand for Actually Cease Existing
Post subject: Important Update
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So it doesn’t seem like a 3rd person is going to sign up to form a 4th team. I haven’t given up on it yet but it’s probably a good time to think of some plan Bs. So there’s a few options we can choose, and I’d like to know what everyone thinks:
  • we force two 5 player teams and have one 4 player team
  • one person leaves their team to join team 4, making two 3 player teams and two 4 player teams
  • the two individuals drop all together
Personally I would prefer the 2nd option but dont want to force someone out of a team unless they’re willing to do it. So what would everyone think is the best option? Keep in mind if a 3rd player does sign up (or a 4th player shows up if we’re really lucky), we’ll disregard all of these options.
[14:15] <feos> WinDOES what DOSn't 12:33:44 PM <Mothrayas> "I got an oof with my game!" Mothrayas Today at 12:22: <Colin> thank you for supporting noble causes such as my feet MemoryTAS Today at 11:55 AM: you wouldn't know beauty if it slapped you in the face with a giant fish [Today at 4:51 PM] Mothrayas: although if you like your own tweets that's the online equivalent of sniffing your own farts and probably tells a lot about you as a person MemoryTAS Today at 7:01 PM: But I exert big staff energy honestly lol Samsara Today at 1:20 PM: wouldn't ACE in a real life TAS just stand for Actually Cease Existing
Post subject: Re: Important Update
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EZGames69 wrote:
So it doesn’t seem like a 3rd person is going to sign up to form a 4th team. I haven’t given up on it yet but it’s probably a good time to think of some plan Bs. So there’s a few options we can choose, and I’d like to know what everyone thinks:
  • we force two 5 player teams and have one 4 player team
  • one person leaves their team to join team 4, making two 3 player teams and two 4 player teams
  • the two individuals drop all together
Personally I would prefer the 2nd option but dont want to force someone out of a team unless they’re willing to do it. So what would everyone think is the best option? Keep in mind if a 3rd player does sign up (or a 4th player shows up if we’re really lucky), we’ll disregard all of these options.
What's wrong with a 2 player team?
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2 player team against three 4 player teams is unbalanced
[14:15] <feos> WinDOES what DOSn't 12:33:44 PM <Mothrayas> "I got an oof with my game!" Mothrayas Today at 12:22: <Colin> thank you for supporting noble causes such as my feet MemoryTAS Today at 11:55 AM: you wouldn't know beauty if it slapped you in the face with a giant fish [Today at 4:51 PM] Mothrayas: although if you like your own tweets that's the online equivalent of sniffing your own farts and probably tells a lot about you as a person MemoryTAS Today at 7:01 PM: But I exert big staff energy honestly lol Samsara Today at 1:20 PM: wouldn't ACE in a real life TAS just stand for Actually Cease Existing
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I mean I got the impression that the winning team of DTC7 was essentially a two player team... But it's definitely less preferable to the other scenarios imo.
[16:36:31] <Mothrayas> I have to say this argument about robot drug usage is a lot more fun than whatever else we have been doing in the past two+ hours
[16:08:10] <BenLubar> a TAS is just the limit of a segmented speedrun as the segment length approaches zero
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it's also a minimum of 3 people per team, now that I think about it. point is, it's not balanced.
[14:15] <feos> WinDOES what DOSn't 12:33:44 PM <Mothrayas> "I got an oof with my game!" Mothrayas Today at 12:22: <Colin> thank you for supporting noble causes such as my feet MemoryTAS Today at 11:55 AM: you wouldn't know beauty if it slapped you in the face with a giant fish [Today at 4:51 PM] Mothrayas: although if you like your own tweets that's the online equivalent of sniffing your own farts and probably tells a lot about you as a person MemoryTAS Today at 7:01 PM: But I exert big staff energy honestly lol Samsara Today at 1:20 PM: wouldn't ACE in a real life TAS just stand for Actually Cease Existing
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Dacicus, negative_seven, and I (TiKevin83) will be teaming up as team "A Team Name" - GLHF everyone!
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Awesome! :D Can I get both Dacicus and -7 to confirm in the thread?
[14:15] <feos> WinDOES what DOSn't 12:33:44 PM <Mothrayas> "I got an oof with my game!" Mothrayas Today at 12:22: <Colin> thank you for supporting noble causes such as my feet MemoryTAS Today at 11:55 AM: you wouldn't know beauty if it slapped you in the face with a giant fish [Today at 4:51 PM] Mothrayas: although if you like your own tweets that's the online equivalent of sniffing your own farts and probably tells a lot about you as a person MemoryTAS Today at 7:01 PM: But I exert big staff energy honestly lol Samsara Today at 1:20 PM: wouldn't ACE in a real life TAS just stand for Actually Cease Existing
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TiKevin83 wrote:
Dacicus, negative_seven, and I (TiKevin83) will be teaming up as team "A Team Name" - GLHF everyone!
Confirming this.
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TiKevin83 wrote:
Dacicus, negative_seven, and I (TiKevin83) will be teaming up as team "A Team Name" - GLHF everyone!
Also confirming.
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The team that provides the movie file that completes the game from power-on to credits (input end) wins.
Just for clarification, pick one: * Shortest time to credits (or otherwise a clear ending condition) * Shortest input file that, leaving the game on "auto-pilot" with null input, eventually reaches said credits I'm looking at the Frozen Laser ending of DTC6, in which the winning team reached the credits later than the runner-up team, but won because the input length was shorter. This has been a point of discussion a few times from what I can recall.
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for now I'm leaving it at last input (so auto-pilot), but if teams want it changed near the end of the contest I'd be happy to change it.
[14:15] <feos> WinDOES what DOSn't 12:33:44 PM <Mothrayas> "I got an oof with my game!" Mothrayas Today at 12:22: <Colin> thank you for supporting noble causes such as my feet MemoryTAS Today at 11:55 AM: you wouldn't know beauty if it slapped you in the face with a giant fish [Today at 4:51 PM] Mothrayas: although if you like your own tweets that's the online equivalent of sniffing your own farts and probably tells a lot about you as a person MemoryTAS Today at 7:01 PM: But I exert big staff energy honestly lol Samsara Today at 1:20 PM: wouldn't ACE in a real life TAS just stand for Actually Cease Existing
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I'd prefer it be set in stone long before the end of the contest to ensure that we're all operating under the same assumptions and know what to be optimizing for. I don't think we should be changing that last minute and have to optimize for something else.
[16:36:31] <Mothrayas> I have to say this argument about robot drug usage is a lot more fun than whatever else we have been doing in the past two+ hours
[16:08:10] <BenLubar> a TAS is just the limit of a segmented speedrun as the segment length approaches zero
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the thing is I dont know if there's an inconsistent ending input that can be used for the final boss, like if rng cause some ending input to not work. if it turns out that it's the case then I can change it. though thinking about it now, it might make more sense to change it now, and later if teams want to, change it back to auto-pilot mode.
[14:15] <feos> WinDOES what DOSn't 12:33:44 PM <Mothrayas> "I got an oof with my game!" Mothrayas Today at 12:22: <Colin> thank you for supporting noble causes such as my feet MemoryTAS Today at 11:55 AM: you wouldn't know beauty if it slapped you in the face with a giant fish [Today at 4:51 PM] Mothrayas: although if you like your own tweets that's the online equivalent of sniffing your own farts and probably tells a lot about you as a person MemoryTAS Today at 7:01 PM: But I exert big staff energy honestly lol Samsara Today at 1:20 PM: wouldn't ACE in a real life TAS just stand for Actually Cease Existing
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