- Mar 18, 2009
Well, it's not cheating here, so don't act like it is.008Zulu said:I'm not disputing or belittling his skill, rather that he is being praised for, what would be under any other circumstances, cheating.
This is how an Ocarina of Time any% speedrun looks. This is what people do for the run. All Ocarina of Time any% runs will follow this basic route.
A speedrun is by no means playing the game normally. If this were purported as a casual run of the game, then yes, he'd be cheating. But this is a speedrun, the purpose of which being to get from the beginning of the game to the end of the game in as fast a time as possible. That's what Cosmo did, and he did it well.
You have no clue what you're talking about.CriticKitten said:Yes, clearly being able to skip 90% of the game is not a competitive advantage. How about we compete in a game of Pokemon. You start at Pallet Town and I'll start on Victory Road with a team of Lvl 100 mons. Fair, right? Totally equal.The rules do not give Cosmo or anyone else any sort of competitive advantage.
Every any% run looks like this. Every OoT speedrunner doing the any% category does this route. Cosmo has no edge over the other speedrunners other than his own skill. Every runner is on equal footing in the any% category because they all follow the same basic route.
Your analogy makes no sense. You might as well be comparing a first playthrough to a world record speedrun. They don't match up, they are nowhere near the same thing.
If only.Phrozenflame500 said:Oh, it's the old "glitches don't count" argument by people who don't understand how speedrunning works. Dammit, and here I thought we were finally getting the recognition we deserve.