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halfcoordinated
It disturbs me to see mashing put on a pedestal by some speedrunners. Is it a skill? Yes, however it is a skill that will destroy your hands over time. Within my accessibility consultation work I always advise "NO MASHING" because it's bad for you and blocks so many from play.
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halfcoordinated Feb 6
Replying to @halfcoordinated
With that I say that as a general tool turbo should by default be allowed in speedrunning. Root out exceptions where access to turbo-capable hardware is a major issue, or turbo changes the function of a game in a dramatic and unexpected way that cannot be reconciled.
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halfcoordinated Feb 6
Replying to @halfcoordinated
The exceptions are needed because speedrunning is so vast and the different games will behave in massively different ways. Due to that, iron-fisted rulings across all games will never work. Despite that, do your best to allow people to play and stay healthy while doing so.
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Macsen Phloudio Feb 7
Replying to @halfcoordinated
It’s a competition, and the highest percentile looks for whatever advantage to win, and sometimes accept certain risks. It’s just like any other competition or sport.
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halfcoordinated Feb 7
Replying to @macsenplays
Saying that people *should* harm themselves for a sport or especially a hobby is arrogant and ignorant.
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Ash Feb 6
Replying to @halfcoordinated
It's inciredibly annoying especially in the non japanese RPG speedrunning community as mashing is in the vast majority of cases only for text boxes, and removing the damage on your hands from having to constantly mash through them would be amazing and the right thing to do.
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Ash Feb 6
Replying to @halfcoordinated
Honestly, on some level, I see it as gross elitism and not wanting to remove barriers of entry to games because it would make them seem less "prestigious" or something to the people already running it.
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Vesper Vidya Feb 7
Replying to @halfcoordinated
It's not even a skill, it's just press a button as fast as possible which just about anyone can do. It's just elitism built around self harm. There is way more to speedrunning than mashing, and those things are the ones that should be valued.
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Vesper Vidya Feb 7
Replying to @halfcoordinated
There is no reason a JRPG run shouldn't allow you to use a turbo controller, mashing through text only requires endurance, not skill. It almost seems they want to gatekeep their precious times from being beaten, and want to deter as many people as possible from running.
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DanGodOfThunder Feb 6
Replying to @halfcoordinated
I think it depends from game to game. Is it a core part of the run? Is it interesting? How much is there? I wouldn't want it on most shmup's or bullet hells, but it really adds nothing to rpg's.
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theydies lets get this head Feb 7
most bullets have had autofire for quite a while, CAVEs the main ones I can think of with the tap for shot, hold for laser but DOJ and Ketsui at least support C button shot autofire natively.
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