It turns out after asking around about this on Discord and Webchat, enough people seemed to like the idea, so let's put this into action.
This is the Pokko World Record Rampage
. It's like the ones we've had for Marble Blast Gold and Marble Blast Platinum, but the entire project will be based around Pokko's levels. As of the day this began, Pokko has released a grand total of 76 levels for everyone to play and destroy.
There are videos of Pokko's levels all over the place, so it shouldn't be incredibly hard to come up with a decent path and eventually a decent time on a level. With that said, to all of you who decide to participate in this, PLEASE don't put minimal effort into a world record. If you find a level that everyone despises, you go out and get the easy world record, and never touch it again when there is room for so much more improvement, that's not ideal. Despite that, I do not want that to discourage you from getting a weak time on a level and planning to optimize it further later on.
I will indeed be accepting the lowest time achieved on each level, even if it's not world record. I will warn you that I will not be a very happy Rosie and I may go out and try to optimize that time to make it an actual world record, and I guarantee that some others will do the same
Okay, with that said, let's get on to the more tasty stuff.
You can record either on the leaderboards or offline. As far as I can remember, the only level made by Pokko that's on the leaderboards is Pokko's Short Race 1, so to whoever ends up submitting that record in the end, you may chose whether to record online or offline.
As usual, don't
abuse anything that will lag your game or whatever random glitch related to powerups or respawning that you may run into.
Activating a checkpoint while out of bounds and quick respawning at a checkpoint is allowed
Every other glitch is allowed
unless it was unintended by the developers. Please discuss before attempting runs using those glitches as they may be disallowed.
VIDEO RECORDING GUIDELINES
What I hope to have happen is for every run submitted for the rampage be recorded using the in-game .rrec system in which I will manually record them afterwards. If for some bizarre reason you can’t use the .rrec system, come talk to me (find me on Discord: Rosie#6969) and we’ll settle things from there.
If you are the person who ends up running Pokko’s Short Race 1 for the rampage and you record on the leaderboards, don’t rely on the .rrec file that automatically gets sent to the server
. There are stories of those .rrec files being incredibly buggy (it’s happened to me before) and I’m going off the assumption of whoever does the level does not want to run it again.
Submitting a record for the rampage is very simple. After you finish recording your run, find the .rrec file of that run in platinum/data/recordings
and send it to me. I strongly prefer you send it to me over Discord (my Discord tag can be found above).
Like (almost all) other world record rampages, each runner needs his/her own personalized marble skin. Before you start recording your runs
, please either post in this thread or come talk to me personally about the marble skin you plan to use for the rampage so I can ensure that no one will use the same skin as anyone else.
If this were to happen, the person who claimed the marble skin first gets priority
. The only exception to this is if the first person decides to drop out of the rampage.
If you’re using a custom marble skin, there are two things I need you to do before anything else. The first is to send me the file for your custom skin (again, over Discord or email, which have been mentioned above - attaching it to a post works too), and you’ll also have to choose a default marble skin (Please make it an MBP Official one!) that comes with the game that I can replace with your custom skin. (Don’t be a dong about it either or I will not let you have your custom skin.)
The spoiler below shows a list of each runner and the marble skin they’re using. Users with custom skins will have the name of their custom skin italicized
and the name of the replaced skin in parenthesis. (The list is in alphabetical order by runner name.)
Of course I wanted to save everyone a lot of time and effort, so I made a .zip file of all of the mission and interior files as well as the necessary skyboxes. All of that can be downloaded right here.
Please put the levels in platinum/data/missions/Pokko
so the .rrecs will actually work when I play them. It'll make my life easier.
That’s all there is to say! If you have any questions or comments, let me know. Thank you for reading and good luck, runners!
9/23 edit ayy lmao i put too much effort into writing this post