So, as the Title says, I had a interesting talk with HyperSonic7701 during his livestream on Twitch and said he saw my blog about stop being competitive felt sad that from the things I said on my blog that he was responsible for me not being competitive anymore.
And being put on the spot, I had no way or rather not enough time to give a full answer other then short answers so let’s break this down but before that. Let’s get this out the way, HyperSonic7701 is not a bad guy, bit of a asshole, sure but he is anything but a bad guy, he is my friend / associate. He’s Just a guy who loves competition a little too much. This is not a witchhunt
I have never been fond of being competitive even, back then before I met hyper and his friends. I made a post on this here but it is missing a few more details.
So, let’s start. Before the days of knowing speedruns and speedrunners, I had always seen people who be competitive to be very toxic but was not too far off back then, huh. Which was a thing that really kept me away from being competitive. Which was a good thing.
Warning: This vent is all over the place but no hard feelings, just needed a place to unwind and release my problems or talk about them
It’s time again for a fun post and an interesting topic from me,
OnyChaos. Why I am no longer competitive or why I stopped being
competitive. Well, let’s see in the old days of CyberScore or when
I joined the competitive side of Cyberscore or gaming, for me was
fun. It was about being better while having fun, you know?
Here the thing. Me
and my friends. Auto and Shiny. We are competitive in smash but we
have fun at the end of the day because having fun is better then
trying to out do someone in a vidya game. And I am fine with people
being competitive but most of the time the environment is toxic and
by proxy it keeps me from playing with other friends.
But being competitive seems to be such a serious thing that some forget what fun is or rather the only fun is beating the other players or fun being wasting hours, days on a game to beat the score by another user that has long since stopped playing.
So. Had a writer block for months. Not fun but it’s gone. I know where I want to blog on. But, with that out of the way.
So, Cyberscore. it’s your run of the mill competitive site where players from all over the world can try to be the best and have a fun time. Granted, there are others sites that do the same thing. If the game is on the site, then you can try to be the best.
The best thing I like about CyberScore is how friendly and welcoming the community is. Everyone I met is friendly. Even when being competitive, you can see everyone trying their best to do well. This site encourages the user to do well, even if they can’t. And that’s ok. You can always try again later and you might meet some awesome users.
The staff I have met have been pretty cool, and quick to answer most questions I had about the site. That’s amazing for this site. they even have a forum, Discord server, and a Community Twitter that posts updates to the site or add members to their Cyberscore member list, which I am not apart of. Eh. :P Maybe I am not safe on Twitter.
I should note that CyberScore boards for games records, requires you to have a hard copy of a game. Emulation is not supported nor will be supported (As far as I know) so, make sure you have that hard copy of Sonic 3
CyberScore does not have boards for fan game records. CyberScore Aims to have boards for official games released on Consoles (Steam, xbox360, ps3, etc) However, if a fan game ends up on Console, it will be added to the boards. (Assuming games have ways to track records) Sonic Mania but that will be for another time.
Overall, Cyberscore is just another drop in the online sea of competitive sites. But with the community being welcoming and cool. Staff is awesome and respectful of your space. Cyberscore stands out from the rest, and that’s neat.
CyberScore is a nice site that I think anyone can join and have a good time, and post your best times. It’s easy to pick and fun to master. Join the cyber world of the score.
I don’t know how long I plan to be at CyberScore as a user or doing time attacks or score attacks, but should I ever leave the site in the future, it has been a fun ride, but I don’t see myself leaving for a long time
Off topic here – I found CyberScore thanks to HyperSonic7701. When I first found the site. I had the idea of making an account to be his rival, posting some proofs, and the site would die off or close down or I would leave the site. But this was not the case.
So, I have been told if I have any ideas for CyberScore, I should let the people over at Cyberscore know about my ideas. I know that my ideas won’t get used but I figured I post my list of ideas for CyberScore. :3
So, for a while, I seen charts that have times without no proof of any kind and some of these times always seem kind of iffy as some users have records that have not been approved and this can make some new users feel like they can’t reach the top time but fear not. I know you guys have no fear but my ideas. (Can’t wait to get some nice looks for this post)
1.1 Auto delete records
Records that have not been approved by CyberScore mods within a time frame of 30 days, should be deleted. If there is no proof, then 30 days still apply. If there is proof but can’t be found and records have not been approved, then 30 days still apply and giving the user a notice to upload a proof to match his / her record.
1.2 Running a game unpatched or patched
As we know, games of the future, have patches to fix a game and sometimes, patches remove speed tricks or glitches. I feel this makes doing time attacks pretty unfair as users can use an unpatched version of a game to get the upper hand.
An easy way to know if someone has an unpatched game is to do a side by side of times. If someone is able to get a faster time then the rest, then you have your answer.
To fix this, charts that should be marked (unpatched) in challenge charts, if you play un-patched then, you use the unpatched challenge charts for that version of the game and patched for the patched game.
Or make 2 charts for games that are played patched or unpatched, like for Sonic R. There is (No OOB) and normal charts for Sonic R, I feel this could be applied here, but that would take time to make things balanced within charts.
Because, when new users or current users see a record like this. It makes it hard to go for a record that may no longer be possible… And that’s not a fun sight to see. But that varies on the person..
CyberScore is a site where players of all skill levels can be competitive with other players, and even push each other to be better at a game and go past their own limits.
This is why I love CyberScore, it’s a competitive site that I like to upload runs or try to beat someone’s time or score for fun by using my skill. We use skill to have a fair and fun time with others.
1.3 Remove records
Something minor but being able to delete or remove a record of a game that you no longer have from your CyberScore page. It looks out of place when you have a record of a game that you no longer own. With a un-approved proof. It looks ugly and out of place. This feature would be nice but this is kinda a moot point since 1.1 is the same.
I feel as of late, what’s fair and skill has hit a grey area and if, that is the case. What is the point of being of being competitive with people or friends who use glitches that make being competitive fun, a waste of time? That’s just my thoughts on this subject.
1 Blog update
1.1 I like the blog feature but let’s say someone has a blog outside of CyberScore. Like using Blogger or WordPress.com I have not used the Blog feature. A neat idea for the blog tab would be to add your blog hosted by blogger or WordPress.com to the URL / contact info, which would show the blog through an Iframe or RSS from the blog tab
That’s it really. The other ideas would be to fix the forum Avi issue and add extra contact info but these have already been done or being worked on and the site is getting updates.
Again, these are just my ideas for CyberScore and I know they won’t be used. BUT! That’s ok. I just wanted to share my ideas and what not with you.