Hello dear persons,
My name is Fnzzy, some people may know me, some don’t, and I am glad to announce that there is currently on a glitchless segmented run in the making!
I got the idea after seeing a “Glitchless World Record” appearing on /r/speedruns which was a glitchless speedrun of Portal done in 45 segments with a time of 24:20. There is no doubt that this person was misinformed. First of all, the game can be beaten without the use of glitches in about 17 minutes and secondhe did not mention that the run was segmented and therefore claiming to hold the SS record. After getting feedback from various members of the speedrun community he quickly corrected his mistakes and removed the “world record” from his title.
This got me thinking though. Why not make a “real” glitchless segmented run to see how fast the game can be beaten without exploiting various game mechanics? So here I am announcing the second ever glitchless segmented run! I started organizing and setting things up 5 days ago, on the 21st of august. A few days after, french Portal runner nan0kub got interested in the run and joined the project. We are currently aiming for 16:00, which we hopefully happen to achieve. This is the first ever segmented run for me and nan0kub and we hope that things will work out fine without any bigger problems.
I haven’t done any routing in the past and I haven’t planned much but I hope to find the fastest way to beat the game while working on the project. With the help of nan0kub this should be a pretty fun task!
We are currently at 5:49 after Chamber 09, which is already 30 seconds faster than maggg0t’s glitchless SS run which he did 3 months ago. I hope my timing is right since I have never done any segments and was unfamiliar with the timing method, but I am pretty confident that my calculations are correct. Chamber 05 will be re-visited in the near future since there is still a small amount of time to save. I will provide the timesheet below so you can follow the project and correct errors that I might have missed. Any help is appreciated.
Unfortunately this run won’t be as interesting to watch as the previous segmented runs since none of the cool tricks will be used which results in a most likely boring to watch Portal shooting session. But I hope that some strats (like 16, hint) will provide some interesting material!
Thank you for reading!
EDIT: I am happy to announce that maggg0t and Kaasgeelheid joined the project!