Rayman 2 speedrunning

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Re: Rayman 2 speedrunning

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New runs have just been validated on speedrun.com!

Woods of Light: Non-PC - Any% in 04m 03s by Oscarminer - 2nd place

Submitted: 17/06/2021
Platform: iOS
Region: USA / NTSC



PC - Any% in 01h 07m 24s by Darnok_PL - 1st place

Submitted: 19/06/2021
Platform: PC
Darnok_PL wrote:This was a very good run - damn me laptop keyboard not working in Prison Ship 4 and making me waste 30s...
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GG for the new record, Darnok! You might have wasted 30 seconds, but you still saved almost a minute compared to your previous run and you reclaimed the first place, and that's really cool. :up:
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Re: Rayman 2 speedrunning

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PC - Any% in 01h 06m 05s by Darnok_PL - 1st place

Submitted: 21/06/2021
Platform: PC
Darnok_PL wrote:This run was perfect (I don't know if I had any bigger mistakes). Half of the time loss was due to me not doing Iron Moutains 3 OoB skip, which saves 20s, but is scary (especially when your hands shake). ;)
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Re: Rayman 2 speedrunning

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You're on a roll, Darnok! Now that's over a minute and a half faster than the previous record (not counting the one you held for a day or two before beating it again :fou2:), congrats. :bigup:
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A new run has just been validated on speedrun.com!

Woods of Light: PC - Any% in 04m 21s 71ms by InfrontOfTheMeme - 1st place

Submitted: 13/07/2021
Platform: PC
Region: EUR / PAL
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Re: Rayman 2 speedrunning

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Hunchman801 wrote: Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:37 pm You're on a roll, Darnok! Now that's over a minute and a half faster than the previous record (not counting the one you held for a day or two before beating it again :fou2:), congrats. :bigup:
Yeah, really impressive stuff. Well done man.
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PC - Any% in 02h 51m 22s by kronkie10 - 22nd place

Submitted: 23/08/2021
Platform: PC
Region: USA / NTSC
kronkie10 wrote:This was the blind race, lot's of fun.
I'll properly start running this game OneDayTM.
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PC - Any% in 02h 20m 18s by InfinityGene - 20th place

Submitted: 22/08/2021
Platform: PC
InfinityGene wrote:Run done during the Rayman 2 community race. Considering that I wasn't allowed to use glitches, I'm fairly pleased with this run (Although lost a fair bit of time to stupid stuff)
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PC - Any% in 02h 26m 45s by stutpip123 - 19th place

Submitted: 22/08/2021
Platform: PC
Region: EUR / PAL
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Re: Rayman 2 speedrunning

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So... what's a blind race exactly? And why are Rayman 1 runners running Rayman 2? 🤪
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Re: Rayman 2 speedrunning

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Well, a blind race means that people are running a game that they don't know (or they haven't at least practiced speedrun strategies before). There were apparently many Rayman 1 gamers who are "bad" at Rayman 2.
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Re: Rayman 2 speedrunning

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A new run has just been validated on speedrun.com!

PC - Any% Glitchless in 01h 36m 55s by Darnok_PL - 1st place

Submitted: 11/09/2021
Platform: PC
Darnok_PL wrote:My first glitchless run - made rather for fun (long before setting this category).
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Re: Rayman 2 speedrunning

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Old run but still very pleasant to watch! More than all the OOBs and other glitches, actually. :P
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Re: Rayman 2 speedrunning

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Yes :D As I find other categories "dead" at the moment - too hard to me to realisticly compete them, I came on idea of "returning to the roots". It seems that there are also more gamers interested in this kind of movemement-focused speedrun.
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I'm definitely one of those people, so I'm thrilled to hear that you'll be playing more glitchless runs. I look forward to the next record now, where do you think are the biggest potential time saves?
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Re: Rayman 2 speedrunning

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Well, the glitchless run I made was my only attempt ever - and probably contained mistakes. Also I was not going for some skips, which are still possible/allowed in glitchless - mostly based on damage boost or movement mechanics. Getting sub 1h30m would look like a nice goal to me, but I have no clue, if it is realistic - glitchless is a baby category though. :)
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It's a fun category is what it is! Have you started running it yet, or is it just a plan for now?
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Re: Rayman 2 speedrunning

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Hmm, I have started a research for lum route and allowed skips already (actually even glitchless has some skips!) - without even watching my old run, because it was a poor attempt, without preparation, not taken serious. :P
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