Today I learned that certain video game speedrunners (who shall not be named) add "placebo" steps into their runs; small but pointless steps that don't actually help with the overall run.
This is so they know when others have lifted their methods directly. Pretty nifty I think.
It's like the gaming version of paper towns. Towns on maps that don't exist in reality so that cartographers can tell when their maps have been lifted and copied. #Gaming
@ChrisWere Certain speedrunners who probably _should_ be named.
Signature strats like this feel very opposed to what speedrunning should be about: reaching ones personal best, and encouraging others to do the same.
There's enough barriers to speedrunning as-is; making new runners jump through pointless hoops on top of all that feels tastelsss at best, and downright destructive at worst...
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