I’ve been thinking recently that for the HL leaderboards we could make some new categories so we can inspire people to try something new, instead of waiting for people to run a new category (which doesn’t actually happen) and then making the category on the leaderboard page when they do. I suppose the two main things that need to be discussed are the naming of the already-established categories and then the justification and naming for new categories.
Even though I personally only feel like this applies to original Half-Life (I can’t think of why different difficulties or versions would be interesting enough for SS/RTA on Opposing Force or Blue Shift), I’m going to say this includes the expansions in case anybody can come up with a good reason to create new categories there.
So first of all, here are the leaderboards:
[ul][li]Difficulty - Should there be both Easy and Hard categories or just one of them? Should they be merged?[/li]
[li]Version - Should there be both WON and Steam categories or just one of them? Should they be merged?[/li]
[li]FPS - Should fps_max be allowed at all? If yes, should it be allowed mid-run? If not, should intentionally lagging the game be allowed?[/li]
[li]“Scripts” category - What should be the limitations? What should it be called?[/li]
[li]“No RTA tricks rule” in Half-Life + Blue Shift - Should it be removed? Should people be allowed the freedom of RTA-based routes regardless if it’s faster or not?[/li]
[li]wait - Should wait be allowed?[/li][/ul]