I want to spark a discussion for the community to once and for all settle the basic principles of a true solo.
What is appropriate and what isn’t.
To me it seems like there are not enough basic principles or not set in stone.
To me currently there are to many grey areas that everyone seems to apply however they see fit, while it should be self-explanatory that this shouldn’t happen as "Principles or Guidelines’’ are supposed to be an assurance for both (forbidden and acceptable behaviour) alike.
Not all of us are active on discord (for whatever reason) to take part at this discussion.
This shouldn’t be something that is discussed behind closed doors amongst a few individuals.
I mean a mod could solve all of this really until that is going to happen we need a few principles of what is acceptable and what isn’t.
To often I see people being lectured over principles that make little sense to me and has never been publicly announced anywhere.
Get the community enganged in these discussions instead of turning a blind eye to those who don’t understand.
Make it cristal clear what the functions are that play a major role here and explain why it is or isn’t acceptable to speedrun for example.
People say this is cheese, you can’t do that but playing with 200% Boss damage for example is somehow accaptable but using specials to fill slots up so you have less specials spawn (I am paraphrasing here) isn’t acceptable.
There is a reason why I am writing this. You can’t make guidelines and then make them fit to whatever is or feels right to you and not accept other behaviour that doesn’t fit into your viewpoint and cast out other runs.
My question is, where do you draw the line?
I could argue that you take X amount of damage more than RunnerA therefore you hit the threat_value quicker, resulting in overall less enemies being spawned.
It’s going to be a back and forth argument without a consensus.
For me personally 200% boss damage isn’t acceptable, basically anything that seperates the true solo run to much from the basic VT2 game.
Then there is the controversial topic of Macro usage, whatever your opinion might be on this, for me also not acceptable but hard to restict. (mod could solve this)
It’s either cristal clear and same rules applicable for every run or none at all.