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Gaming and Grazing / So Howzabout That Super Mario Maker
« on: September 22, 2015, 02:30:37 pm »
We had a Sonic level design topic ages back, but that's dead now. It's dead, Sonic's dead, TSC's dead, and all of that other doom and gloom that was spouted in the past. Anyway, we should be cool Internet people and share Super Mario Maker levels since the rest of the Internet's already doing it. Here's what I've made.

Mushroom Mesa 1

1536-0000-00D8-C6CB

Mushroom Mesa 2

F26A-0000-00D8-C803

Mushroom Mesa 3

B9DD-0000-00D8-C933

Mushroom Mesa 4

41CB-0000-00D8-CA7D

Super Mario Bros. Threedux

16AF-0000-00DB-3300

A Puzzle of Scales

14A4-0000-00DE-0460

You vs. Boo

5EC7-0000-00DD-66A8

SMB Deluxe: You vs. Boo 2-2

3124-0000-00E0-5B66

SMB Deluxe: You vs. Boo 2-3

1988-0000-00E2-029E

What have you all made?

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Try holding a competition on something only tangentially related to TSC to broaden people's interests a bit. Hold a level design contest again, as that was really fun last time; hell, I'm willing to help provide a base game to build on. Play Mean Bean Machine online—no, I won't compete and ruin the fun. Compete in some modes in Sonic Robo Blast 2. Just organize whatever you're doing on these forums or in the site's IRC instead of in Skype groups. If you guys find something you have in common besides just speedrunning, you'll have another dynamic on which to base some community interactions, and you won't need to toss speedrunning aside completely to do it.

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News and Updates / Re: Administrator Title Change
« on: May 17, 2015, 12:57:12 pm »
Quote from: HyperSonic7701
As for what I think should happen to improve the site, I've already laid that out in numerous posts, past and present.
Like this one and this one and at the end of your sig in every post? For as much as you've said the contradictions in your posts have been anything but, I am legitimately scratching my head at this one.

Quote from: HyperSonic7701
Sure, she is one of three admins, and she can be overruled in the RN decision, but do you really think she's just going to accept that? Do you really think we'll just make up and it will be all CatBags and rainbows again?
No, I don't think you guys will ever make up. I think you two should ignore each other instead of constantly treating your time on the site as if you need opposition. That's why I'm telling you not to keep bringing her up.

I'm not always targeting her, but I do consider her part of the problem, and not the solution so long as she continues this charade of having people posting for her, since you more or less just admitted to that anyway.
I made a post telling you to go around her authority, which probably offends her to high heaven, and yet you think I'm posting on her behalf?

…

…I can't even respond properly to that without addressing you as a person instead of addressing your points. You are simply too far gone. You honestly think that the numerous posts in this topic that go against your point of view are part of some sort of Flying Fox appreciation club, that people would rig polls just to ruin *your* Race Night, that everybody is choosing to believe Flying Fox unquestioningly just to spite you… it's almost incomprehensible that you're digging your heels in deeper even as the earth crumbles beneath your feet.

I miss the dynamic we used to have. Although it occasionally went too far, I miss when we could lightly troll each other without it being treated as an offense. I miss when Race Nights weren't a huge deal and were just a bunch of people meeting to do something together. I miss us sitting together on TSC_Streams just trying to keep the channel alive post-marathon. At this point, though, you seem determined to be opposed to anybody who doesn't agree with your actions 100%, and I and others have abandoned that friendship. I truly hope that at some point you stop saying that everybody must be wrong and reflect a bit, as when so many people are disagreeing, perhaps you should consider that maybe you're in the wrong at least a tiny bit. As it stands, though, you've chosen to make this a test of endurance, and people are bailing on trying to reason with you. I can't see any way to get through without watching you dig yourself deeper, so the best thing I can do is bail too so that you stop digging.

With all of the opposition driven away, you can get the admins to do as you see fit.

Congratulations. You win.

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News and Updates / Re: Administrator Title Change
« on: May 17, 2015, 01:50:12 am »
^ Flying Fox is only one admin out of three. Her having an objection is not a total bar to you getting things back to how they were, since getting the other two admins to agree would cause her to be overruled. "Literally impossible" is far from the truth, so I suggest that you stop focusing on Flying Fox and start focusing on how to get what you think is best for the site. After all, I'm sure you've noticed that the cavalcade of shit posts from her boyfriend usually come after your post contains a remark at her expense or at the expense of something she's organizing, so the way to avoid them altogether would be to stop chewing her out as an individual while you're saying you want to fix a site-wide problem.

I'm suggesting the possibility because comments such as
Quote from: Hypersonic7701
Nah, look. I disagreed with the proposed "solution", because in my own view, I believed that it would not get far (how's that going, btw? no races yet? k).
are being made, so clearly the current situation is considered to be worse than the old one. Even if you think this should have been done "long ago", TSC's always been about things that should have been done long in the past—often years too late—so this seems to just be one more of those things. A month passing is not a problem.

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News and Updates / Re: Administrator Title Change
« on: May 17, 2015, 12:43:37 am »
For all the talk about Race Night nonsense, it seems the arguers have forgotten that the guy who supposedly sentenced it and the site and everything else to death is no longer a TSC admin. Everybody is perfectly free to just ask the current admins to undo my decision; Race Night mods get their titles back, law and order is restored, and everything goes back to the sweet perfection it was before my meddling. That'd fix one of the points of argument, right?

I have personal beef with some other things that have been said in this topic, but I've aired more than enough dirty laundry at this point so I'll let those things stand as true even if I know or believe them to be false. Correcting them or inserting my opinion would probably just egg on more drama. I do urge readers not to take everything said in this topic at face value, though, and to remember that every poster has an agenda.

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News and Updates / Re: Administrator Title Change
« on: May 01, 2015, 12:23:00 pm »
These two quotes put together have me dumbfounded. So you ackowledge most of the claims you made about the community apply only to the minority yet you still decided to base your line of argumentation for your decision on admittedly inaccurate disrespectful generalizations about our community? Now, that's dickish, and I would say it confirms my assumption that your long "more direct" post was written out of spite, disregarding truth and accuracy in the process. Do you really think picturing our community in your post as a pile of assholes was a good idea? Or did it not matter to you because your level of involvement on the site had just changed? Again, I'm really sad and disappointed by the way you decided to go about this.

I'm not sure I see what could leave you dumbfounded here. It only makes sense that I would base my thoughts on the people that do things in the name of TSC and/or post on the forums. That said, I will clarify things, as you're right about my claims being inaccurate as written.

My claims hold for the vocal minority who bring drama to the forum or who do things off TSC in TSC's name. The rest of the community almost never speaks on TSC, neither in the forum nor on IRC, or has since distanced itself from it.

I would never make such a claim about the community lightly, Zeupar, as I still have much respect for this site. I didn't decide to make that post just because I thought I could slander people on the way out. The fact of the matter is that I left my position because I have this perception, and I think it's in your best interest to look at why I have that perception instead of assuming I just didn't force the super quiet people to remind me of their presence. If there is a vocal group of more pleasant people who act in TSC IRC, the forums, or other TSC-related groups instead of in private, please direct me to that group. I truly would like to meet these people. I know there are individuals in the groups I did decry that are not as bad as the whole, but I suspect those people realize I am addressing the whole and not every individual part.

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News and Updates / Re: Administrator Title Change
« on: April 30, 2015, 04:17:02 pm »
^ I find it sad that you're still hung up on the idea of "site owner" meaning anything. New members don't seek out the site owner immediately and can easily be directed to other admins. This seems like needless calling for somebody's head. We had a long talk about how titles are pretty meaningless around here, and I'm disappointed that this still matters. Who should bare the illustrious title of owner of a site in decline? Have you asked if it really affects people's perceptions of the site?

Post whatever you want on the front page, since your position is higher than mine now (hell, I could get banned), but I think when a radical site change like this happens, you shouldn't even have to question if the past or the present is more important.

I also apologize for any drama my posts are instigating in trying to take down other drama. In general, I've found that letting the assholes hide in private hasn't changed anything, but things seem to change a bit, if only temporarily, when I air dirty laundry. This is hopefully my last time ever having to do such a thing, but I see people are still yelling at each other on Twitter anyway…

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News and Updates / Re: Administrator Title Change
« on: April 30, 2015, 03:28:20 pm »
^ I think what you said is fine. I see that side of things too. However, I can handle a broken system if people can all trudge through it nicely. The community decline is what killed it for me.

Which reminds me, if you're reading any of this and thinking it doesn't apply to you, maybe it doesn't! This isn't the majority I'm addressing; it's the active minority. I'm sorry that the minority set the tone for the whole community.

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News and Updates / Re: Administrator Title Change
« on: April 30, 2015, 02:05:35 pm »
Okay, this post won't go on the front page, so I can be a bit more direct here.

I should note one caveat to my resignation. Just in case an emergency happens, I have admin powers in a secondary usergroup. I just don't plan to use them for anything super meaningful.

You guys may as well remove me from admin status too. I haven't really been a part of TSC since dropping out of IRC which isn't really fair to the community, and honestly I feel like I've gotten to the point of moving on from this site.

Note sure why you didn't just remove yourself, but okay, it's done.

I think I speak for everyone when I say we dont want you to go though? can we at least vote on it?

I basically let that happen last year when all of the silent people suddenly spoke up about it, so I returned. Unfortunately, not much changed upon my return. If anything, I can't pull the same "leave, then return" stunt twice or it starts losing meaning.

I guess the main question now is why SonicAD refuses to give up his position as site owner when he hasn't done anything for TSC in years. It's ridiculous, to be honest.
We were planning to post the "Best of March" on the front page today. Would posting it in a few hours make you feel bad?

That second one is a PM, which I guess means I'm a bad person for sharing, but I had to put those two quotes together to say "wow, that's just plain dickish; fuck you." I don't expect anybody to feel forced to say goodbye or to weep at this turn of events, but to immediately question if you can strip somebody else of a title too and then ask if you can bury this topic's announcement to post things about March at the end of April? I hope you step on a Lego barefoot for those sentiments. It was nice working with you too.

Thorn leaving changes the shift of TSC entirely. Now, whenever a dispute has to be decided, it's Gerbil making the calls, and he's probably not around often enough and/or at the "right times" to do just that (not his fault, ofc, but it's the truth).

Giving GerbilSoft the title was more symbolic than anything. The fact of the matter is that the things people have wanted fixed lately have only been accessible by GerbilSoft, so the title went to the person who has that power. Honestly, I expect that he'll notice this topic within a few days and immediately throw the title at Zeupar. It won't mean Zeupar has any more power, though.

As far as I see it, this might begin the (slow) final decline of TSC, once and for all.

No, the final decline began when the community became toxic enough to push me away, not when I took the actual step. If A leads to B and shit happens after B, blame A. I know that I made most of my points in my resignation post about how I felt out of touch, but I wasn't going to call people out on the front page. I left my position because I was sick of watching people use this website to be assholes to each other or to reward immature behavior.

BS calls have become witch hunts. The supersonic917 BS call is the quintessential example, with a few people barging into the topic without permission and a large swath of the community discussing spurious evidence in Skype groups. They may have been right in the end, but that doesn't justify the methods used. For another example, I also had people saying that the best times for the Big Foot boss in Sonic Adventure 2 must be false because they scoured the web and couldn't find anybody else that good. When I pointed out both that one of the people at the top was well respected with no reason to lie and nobody had hard evidence, I started getting yelled at and told I was "corrupt" and making "excuses". Of course, the very next day, I was messaged saying there was a non-TAS video of the top time all along. Hell, I'll give a third example: I currently have a long text file from a member regarding possible cheating in Sonic 1, but half of the arguments within are "the player didn't do this thing how other speedrunners do it" while the other half are "the player used the strategy other speedrunners use this time" but with an angry tone. How do you work with such logic? We're at a point where faking proof is too easy and making BS calls based on hard evidence is nearly impossible, but that doesn't make it okay for people to make BS calls without that evidence.

Dickish behavior is being tolerated and even applauded for some reason. When The Kid throws a tantrum and further destroys broken charts, the correct response is not to glorify the act in YouTube videos and give him lots of Twitter attention. When there's drama between notable site members that threatens to draw everybody in, calling the head admin of said site part of the peanut gallery and saying he'd better not get involved is not the right course of action either. When I do get asked to be involved in drama but I need to do something in the real world such as go to work, I don't care to hear that the timing of my real world obligations is "convenient" for dodging the drama (that we just said some people didn't want me in anyway); I couldn't imagine telling my students that their teacher couldn't make it to class because he had to solve problems for a Sonic the Hedgehog site. Coming home to drama like this after work was never fun.

Everybody seems to want to be a special snowflake lately, and if that special snowflakeness isn't shown to everybody on the site, it's not good enough. It's also the case that people are holding other people to standards that don't actually affect anything on the site. For instance, The Kid destroyed those charts even though everybody who knew him was aware of his zero-point championship just because the site wasn't giving him the title. Zeupar just asked for SonicAD to relinquish the "site owner" title as if somebody else having the words "site owner" in his/her profile would make the person more special or powerful. The two former TSC Race Night moderators started snapping at each other because they each believed the other wasn't upholding the ideals associated with the title, and one of the two even said that without the title, he/she would not do any more work for Race Nights because he/she wouldn't feel special. Even being a moderator on Twitch channels with 10 viewers is considered important to some people around here. These are all just arbitrary titles and aren't worth drama!

Speaking of drama, I found an amusing Twitter exchange that talked about two people claiming they'd stop dealing with recent TSC social drama but that had a screenshot of what looked to be such drama. How exactly does bringing it up again help? Pretend it doesn't exist and use your block button liberally if it gets overwhelming (note: admins don't have the luxury of burying their heads in the sand like that). Poking around Twitter right now, I see a few TSC-related profiles that are mentioning recent drama even now because everybody's so helpful!
  • "what the hell is drama i don't even know :^) :^) :^) :^) :^) :^) :^) :^) :^) :^) :^) :^) :^) :^) :^) :^) :^) :^) :^) :^) :^) :^) :^) :^) :^)"
  • "Getting a little tired of seeing stupid shit spread with a friend of mine. Leave him be. I don't want to hear a single fucking word about this whole drama situation anymore."
  • "…what I saw was a person that I had respect for has been washed away and I am so sick of people doing this shit. Stabbing others in the back and talking shit behind others, starting drama."
Twitter, Skype, Twitch, etc. have block buttons for a reason. Use the damn button instead of acting like kindergartners and then having everything traced back to TSC. Similarly, if you want to minimize drama, don't give people moderator powers in your Twitch channels and Skype groups unless they can use the power responsibly; friendship does not equal responsibility.

My two cents to many of you guys would be to start managing your online friendships better while putting less attention on being some special, recognized person, as your missteps drag in everybody around you. Don't throw around accusations you can't prove, don't shit talk as much (and certainly not publicly), don't award assholery, and branch out of your closest circles of friends once in a while. I have a special Skype group for my closest friends from another website, but I also speak in the site's many IRC channels and touch base with every friendly site member there. Perhaps you could do the same with #soniccenter to stir up a friendlier community? I shouldn't have had to look at a group of my friends who identify as furries—the stereotypical Internet drama group—and think "Wow, if only I had such open, friendly, and accepting people on my website!" Of course, I don't have to think that anymore, because it's no longer my website. :)



FUCK do I hate having to organize these sorts of rants. On a lighter note, does anybody feel like actually having a good time doing anything online? I'm free tomorrow night and I know 200cc Mario Kart 8's been a blast. :P I've been interested in D&D and Pathfinder lately too. Also, as always, I'm looking to polish my waning Puyo Puyo (Mean Bean Machine) skills if anybody wants to puzzle like it's 1993.~

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News and Updates / Administrator Title Change
« on: April 29, 2015, 11:15:08 pm »
After much thought, I've decided to pass the torch of Head Admin on to the next person. I've been sliding out of touch with the speedrunning community as of late and haven't had the motivation to work with the site. I also don't have the knowledge of all 52 games and two DLC expansions on the site that I need to in order to separate valid BS calls from invalid ones nor do I have the power to fix some issues on the site. I don't get to see any of the social scene on TSC anymore, as it's moved off-site into smaller pockets in which I don't get involved unless called for. When I do get called for, it's typically not for good things; for example, I've recently watched old friends go at each other's throats over events tied to the site. All of this has been a bit much to deal with (and frankly makes me come off more than a bit whiny when all I experience is the negatives), so I think it's time that I give my title to people more willing to invest time into the site with a positive attitude.

As GerbilSoft currently has the most power on the site, he will carry the Head Admin title from here forward.

Thank you to everybody who's been pleasant and helpful during my time heading the site.

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Hiya Folks / Re: Oh no, not this guy
« on: March 28, 2015, 12:23:08 am »
For submitting things outside of text guides and videos, you're probably looking to get in touch with this guy via PM. In any case, welcome to the site.

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I'm definitely a fan of the Persona series (moreso the style used in Persona 3 and 4 than the one from the prior games), and I'm disappointed that I won't get to play the 5th one due to lack of a modern Sony console.

I like a few franchises that have their roots on the original PlayStation. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Crash Bandicoot, and Spyro the Dragon were a huge deal to me when they were new. I haven't really gotten into the newer entries in these series, but the older ones have a special place in my heart.

I'm a sucker for first-party Nintendo franchises as well. I play Mario Kart, Legend of Zelda, Super Smash Bros., and Donkey Kong Country games all the time.

I also enjoy Puyo Puyo and Tetris, although I'm only mediocre at each.

Ace Attorney is awesome and you should all play every game in the series because I said so.

Lastly, I've acquired a taste for tabletop RPGs, partly due to my lucid dreaming hobby; it's fun to fit how I act in such dreams into a game where those actions accomplish things. I can't claim to have played or DMed much due to being unable to maintain a constant group of interested friends (although that may be changing), and I've only played D&D 3.5e and Pathfinder so far, but my interest seems to be increasing and I may explore more avenues for this sort of thing.

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News and Updates / Dreamcast Emulators Banned From Competition
« on: March 05, 2015, 10:37:11 pm »
Due to findings presented here, we have no choice but to ban Dreamcast emulation from competition. With that in mind, know that it is simply not possible to sift through the rankings and identify all emulated statistics. If you know you used an emulator, please talk to us about having your statistics removed. We really do need to use the honor system here, and we appreciate everybody's cooperation.

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News and Updates / Sonic 3 Remastered Campaign Active Again
« on: February 11, 2015, 05:15:55 pm »
I previously wrote about a fan effort to get a Sonic 3 & Knuckles remake made by Simon "Stealth" Thomley and Christian "The Taxman" Whitehead—the creators of the official Sonic CD, Sonic 1, and Sonic 2 widescreen remakes—backed by SEGA and formally released to the masses. The campaign took a short hiatus to get itself better organized but is back again, this time using an online petition instead of just a Twitter hashtag. Give it a look!

Petition
Prototype video
Campaign website
Stealth's opinion on the matter

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Competition Central / Re: WTF
« on: February 06, 2015, 06:30:05 pm »
Though Softspeak does have a point; this is most likely connected to some member that was banned and is trying to ban dodge. Unless the admins didn't bother with an IP ban, I don't know how they're getting in unless they found a workaround. There's also an abundance of salty kids running around lately, which may explain something :V

Proxies aren't exactly difficult to figure out; an IP ban doesn't fix this issue. We know who's doing it and we are taking steps to prevent it from happening again.

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Leaderboard Disputes / MOVED: WTF
« on: February 03, 2015, 01:14:59 pm »
This topic has been moved to Competition Central to avoid having to deliver a record number of tempbans. Dumbassery by one unknown user is not a reason for everybody to follow suit.

http://www.soniccenter.org/forum/index.php?topic=6076.0

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Competition Central / Re: WTF
« on: February 03, 2015, 01:13:42 pm »
It's a moron on the internet, guys. It's really not something that should be this surprising. Flying Fox seems to have already taken care of the problem and cleaned up the mess, so a big thanks to her. EDIT: I'm now being told that SonicAD stopped by and ran a script behind the scenes too, so thanks all around.

I'm going to move this topic out of Leaderboard Disputes and pretend it was never there so that I don't have to issue a record number of tempbans. The rule about getting permission to post there doesn't stop applying because an idiot exists on the web. C'mon, I thought all of you were smarter than to let some dumbass make you all mentally deficient. :(

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Leaderboard Disputes / Re: ATTN: flower
« on: December 27, 2014, 01:39:42 pm »
Update: Yet another account was made and banned while I was asleep this morning.

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Leaderboard Disputes / Re: ATTN: flower
« on: December 09, 2014, 01:30:38 pm »
This issue has been resolved without any of the questions being answered. Flower made another account today, so he is being removed from the site for rules violations and ban evasion (as his previous account was revoked from submissions until these issues were addressed).

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Leaderboard Disputes / ATTN: flower
« on: December 08, 2014, 03:07:48 pm »
While I usually like to handle this sort of thing in private nowadays, it's become a bit ridiculous and more than one person has questions, so here's a forum topic.

First of all, why do you have not one, not two, not three, but four accounts? The competition rules clearly state that a person may have exactly one account.

Second, several of your submitted statistics have been under suspicion lately, and today you outright admitted to submitting a video to TSC that had a save state loaded halfway through the level and spliced footage; these things are also clearly against the competition rules. What's the deal?

To be clear, you'll need a damn good explanation for my questions and any questions that get approved by any administrator to be posted in this topic, because you're going to be banned completely without one. Please respond as soon as possible.

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News and Updates / Re: Social Media is a Thing
« on: November 04, 2014, 02:45:36 pm »
As for the assets, keep in mind that S3(K) has been re-released several times since 1995 with all of its music intact (SMC, Gems, etc).

These are all emulations of the original game, not remakes. How Sonic Jam got the original music despite being a port instead of an emulation is beyond me, but evidence is continually pointing toward issues with music rights. It's already well known that SEGA doesn't own the rights to the Sonic 1 and Sonic 2 soundtrack, leading to weird situations such as Splash Hill music in the background of the Green Hill stage in Sochi Olympics, and we've even found that Ice Cap's music is an unreleased single from The Jetzons. If there truly is a legal hang-up, it's the music.

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News and Updates / Re: Social Media is a Thing
« on: November 03, 2014, 08:56:26 pm »
I edited some wording and highlighted part of the original post. If you're not communicating that highlighted information (the message, of course, not the provided example), then your Tweet is basically useless!

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News and Updates / Re: Social Media is a Thing
« on: November 03, 2014, 08:31:31 pm »
^ You're just jealous you can't fly be naked!

That said, I think the non-phone ports can come after getting the approval for the project at all. Let's take baby steps.

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News and Updates / Social Media is a Thing
« on: November 03, 2014, 08:19:09 pm »
Sonic Retro's been discussing this proof of concept video from The Taxman and Stealth of their initial work on an Android and iOS widescreen version of Sonic 3 & Knuckles. As you know, Sonic CD, Sonic 1, and Sonic 2 have all been released on these platforms in widescreen. Many people are pushing for Sonic 3 & Knuckles to receive this treatment, but SEGA has indicated no interest at this time, with a few people hinting that they have information pertaining to the supposed issues preventing the game's remaking (e.g., music). One thing that all are in agreement on is that SEGA of Japan is the biggest hurdle in the way of such a project, and fans are hoping to harness to power of social media to get attention.

Now, I can't imagine anybody on TSC would want such a thing. After all, a remake would have less glitches, and the current Sonic 3 & Knuckles competitors on TSC are all about splitting the game wide open and making the engine cry while performing time attacks that avoid as much of the actual level as possible. Wouldn't making people play the levels from start to finish as intended spoil the fun?

However, if you're feeling sympathetic to the average Joe who may want the game anyway, there's a Twitter hashtag going around that you can use to help further the cause. Use the hashtag #BringBackSonic3 and address @SEGA_OFFICIAL with your thoughts. Be sure to mention your awareness that it may require changing some assets due to rights issues (e.g., Sonic & Knuckles Collection was a release of the game for Windows 95 that used new music in many parts of the game), because if SEGA believes we'll only take a 100% faithful port of the game, then rights issues will bar any release. If you either really want the game or just like hopping on the bandwagon, try supporting the cause!

While you're there, if you want your Twitter home page flooded with records, why not follow @TheSonicCenter? Also, why not follow my page so that I don't ban you? *flees*

EDIT: GeneHF's thoughts on the topic.

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Information Kiosk / Re: sonic rush
« on: October 29, 2014, 07:07:24 pm »
Tell me why I shouldn't give you a one-day submissions ban for competing without reading the rules. The answer to this question is spelled out plain as day.

EDIT: To clarify, this is nothing against zackoon. However, lacks of rules reading is a serious offense for any submissions.

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Competition Central / Re: S3K Ring Attacks questions
« on: October 25, 2014, 12:24:25 am »
I don't know if they're your "posse" or not, but a vote among such a small crowd opens itself up to such a possibility. I'm not slandering any person in particular.

My reasoning is that I've been repeatedly told that part of the aim of TSC's charts is to set the highest scores possible regardless of method. Things usually have to reach "complete bullshit" levels before a ban falls into place, and all I've heard about this so far is an element of randomness that the site is very much used to. Again, I'm keeping an eye on this topic, and if everything about it is indeed "complete bullshit" beyond what the site allows in most circumstances, I'll bring down the banhammer on the technique.

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Competition Central / Re: S3K Ring Attacks questions
« on: October 24, 2014, 11:51:06 pm »
^ Because you're just that: three people. To say "truly no one" when only judging on a group of three people is extremely presumptuous. In the past we've put issues up for a vote and received many responses, not just three, and doing it with three opens the door for "I'll just vote for what works best for my posse, not for what makes sense for everybody". I'd think a trick like this serves to further the skill gap between the skilled and unskilled, which would let you sit on an even loftier pedestal given your skill. Beyond that, as the person who gets called first when an actual issue arises with these charts, I get a say too, as do other admins.

Also, the only one calling it "unrelated" is you, good sir, and your post also ignores a lesser example I gave of a situation in the same game. The method of execution changes but the concept is similar.

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Competition Central / Re: S3K Ring Attacks questions
« on: October 24, 2014, 02:15:30 pm »
Everybody already gets the choice to take Super Ring items from under the end-of-act signpost in Act 1 or leave them until Act 2, and this just looks like a method of doing that with normal rings. Granted, I don't compete in ring attacks for Sonic 3 & Knuckles, so I'll keep an eye on the issue, but it seems like we allow so much other bullshit that this shouldn't be the straw that breaks the camel's back. :P

You know what else is "stupid and random"? Random ring items in later games. There's even a way to change them all to 10-ring items in Sonic Advance 3, but we let the randomness into the competition.

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^ There was no formal "TSC meetup", but TSCers have met in other places such as Games Done Quick marathons.

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Wikkity! / Re: The anime thread
« on: October 09, 2014, 01:38:17 am »
I could talk about anime, but I'd rather just say "holy fucking shit, it's magnum12".

*ahem*

Holy fucking shit, it's magnum12.

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