Challenge Runs

At what point does a self imposed challenge veer into "tedious bullshit for the sake of it" territory?
I respect the autism but jesus frick Runescape can't be this boring that you're doing this for views.

now that I've baited your attention with eceleb shit, talk about challenge runs you've done or have seen others do and that you enjoy. My favorite challenge run was Mega Man X5, unarmored, no sub weapons, no upgrades and no lives/checkpoints(restarting the entire level when dying) on Xtreme. X5's often seen as one of the worse X titles but I think a lot of its qualities appear when you play a challenge run like that and it becomes a really good game for like 75% of the levels, no amount of challenge runs are going to make Dark Dizzy or DUFF MCHWALEN™ and their shit levels+fights any good

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm not reading all that

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Based settled enjoyer. Best I can personally do is 1cc Star Fox runs on SNES.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like doing Unarmored X, buster only, X-treme runs on X5 every now and then. Flawed game, but I like the bosses quite a bit.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Which is your favorite boss?
      And why is it Volt Kraken?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Guessed it right
        Probably something to do with needing to really pay attention to your wall kicking/sliding while being unarmored. It activates something inside me.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    challenge runs that force you to change the way you play the game instead of just making the game generally harder (like not getting hit) are better
    mods that randomize item locations in metroidvanias are an easy one to like and enjoy for example.
    you have to have some knowledge of the game, but it turns it all into a neat puzzle, rather than a super hardcore challenge for gamers only
    in my opinion, thats when game challenges are at their most fun

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yea, randomizers for metroidvanias and things like Dark Souls are really fun if you know where most random chests and whatnot are, since you get the whole "wonder what I'm gonna get this time?" every place you go to that has some squirrelled away shit.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Four Job Fiesta is a classic, would recommend for anyone that's played FF5.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      seconding this. the game is practically built for challenge runs

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You've baited me with that pic because I can't decipher it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Challenge run for runescape where he gets an inferno cap.
      The twist is that he can't move unless he's "unlocked" a tile, and tiles can be unlocked every 1000 of exp. Basically runescape with loads of extra grind

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        only problem is outside of the initial few eps, there's not really any actual challenge to speak of. Oh, I need X amount of tiles for objective/quest Y. Time to afk for Z hours doing [skill]. Now I have X tiles.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          once he got to sand crabs it was basically him making shit up to extend the run time. Nightmare mode is interesting, but i dunno if it has legs

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            indeed. Donno how I feel about Nightmare mode, at least it has an interesting central premise and an actual challenge. Shame that there's less narrative drive compared to his Swamp series.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            At this point it's pretty much won because any boss where prayer reduces instead of nullifies damage is off the table and he already has prayers. It's just the matter of when he'll be sleep deprived enough to frick up.
            The real issue is the lack of anything entertaining. Swamp was also just a load of autistic grinding but it had some clever shit behind it and there was kind of a narrative and the actual challenge was obvious(needing to do a difficult raid with very limited gear options). It's the same with just about all of these accounts, they all treat it like a powerpoint presentation of "I got X levels in Y skill" followed by clip of rare drop and interchangeable OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD, NO WAY, OH MY GOD reaction

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My favorite challenge runs are Solo character runs, I think because I played DQ1 before FF so having a party always felt like I Wasn't cool enough to save the world on my own

    So I've played every DQ/FF/Tales/Random JRPG at some point with just the main character and a pile of corpses next to them for show

    Octopath was great for this cause I got to do it 8 times (well 16 with the sequel) But perhaps the most Satisfying one was Being the full Monster Arena in FFX with just Tidus if only to prove that with the power of autism you can in fact Tidus only NesSlug if you wanted

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >At what point does a self imposed challenge veer into "tedious bullshit for the sake of it" territory?
    It's for views. Yes, Runescape is that boring.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    His new challenge run is great though. McTile was basically vanilla with having to take a month break every once in a while to grind tiles. The 1hp run is actually pretty unique.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Runescape can't be this boring.
    The game where you do fricking nothing for two thousand hours, boring? No way.
    Runescape players are bigger autists than eurotruck and fricking farming simulators,at least there you do something.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I watched one episode of his 1hp mode and realized it was going to be boring and pointless right away

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >tedious bullshit for the sake of it" territory?
    The whole fricking game is already this

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I tried watching this but it got really boring very quickly. I think I also just had a severe disconnect since I don't play MMOs and the guy said something like "I'll just do a quick 40 hour grind" which just made me wonder how anyone can enjoy anything enough to do that.

    In terms of challenge runs I tend to do things that limit my options, like not using certain characters/items or forcing myself to only progress using things I normally never interact with.
    I play FE games a lot, and it's become pretty much the norm for me to randomly select my final team before a playthrough then make sure nobody else ever gains exp, with some exceptions depending on the game. I like using randomizers to change just join order as well without changing classes, seeing how characters perform when introduced at different points in the game is interesting.
    Theory crafting can sometimes be more fun than the actual game sometimes, me and a pal once discussed a solo run in a jrpg and we just talked about which bosses and areas would be roadblocks instead of actually playing the game. Though with that genre the solution is usually just over level yourself which might be why.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the guy said something like "I'll just do a quick 40 hour grind"
      Grinds like this are as far as i know unique to RS. It's an incredibly grindy game. A few OSRS channels i watch have been pleased because thye've "only" had to do a 100 hour grind. Then you've got the one chunkers who spend literal months in one square of the map killing the same thing over and over.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Good ol' Limpwurt.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the guy said something like "I'll just do a quick 40 hour grind"
      Grinds like this are as far as i know unique to RS. It's an incredibly grindy game. A few OSRS channels i watch have been pleased because thye've "only" had to do a 100 hour grind. Then you've got the one chunkers who spend literal months in one square of the map killing the same thing over and over.

      You're both morons, the quick 40 hour grind was a joke. RS is also one of the only games that really can get away with it because it's very easy to second monitor it.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why does runescape have more kino youtube than anything else? I watched episode 1 of the new Gilenor Games and I'd unironically would rather watch this than most movies and I never even played runescape.
    Same with minecraft, haven't played it since the Xbox 360 days but I watch an hour or two of hermitcraft each week

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You gotta check out the previous seasons of GG too, they're all cinema

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah I'm going to after this current one ends

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          honestly, not that anon but you should probably watch the last one (or two) considering they kinda lay the foundations for a lot of the conflict/how people interact, though some of that stuff is from completely unrelated content like Torvesta v Skillspecs. The first season is probably skippable, wasn't terrible by any means but it was very much a first attempt/not really ironed out, and there was less driving personalities among the players, and whatnot.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      runescapers have been grinding and innovating in the youtube scene since the beginning so there's loads of experience and the game is sandbox so it lends itself to creativity

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >talk about challenge runs you've done
    I don't really do "challenge runs" but I do skip some items that are so powerful they ruin the fun like Mom's knife in Isaac (unless I'm playing as an already hard character) or the armor that halves your damage in the 3ds zelda game (even without it that game feels a bit too easy).
    When I was younger we did a thing with a friend once where we did a turn based rpg and each of us got to choose what 2 of the party members did which was fun
    >or have seen others do and that you enjoy
    my favorites on youtube were the nathaniel bandy ones where he tries to collect every coin in various mario games

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I had an idea to try playing minecraft survival without touching any grass blocks.
    >If you're on grass, you can't move
    >If you spawned on grass, if you can't get a block to place underneath you without moving, make a new world
    >have to place blocks on top of grass to navigate the world.
    >if you wind up on grass for whatever reason, you can either try to die, or have something move you off the grass, otherwise its game over.
    Was pretty fun tbh.

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