If this is too hard... Let me know. I can change it.
So... I posted a contest on Saturday morning...
And it's been five days... And I haven't gotten a single entry yet. Not even a bad one of someone taking ten minutes to slowly inch along the course at a snail's pace, let alone any speedruns or anything. I'm wondering why I haven't gotten any entries yet.
I mean, you get to win a 6-inch Replica Battle Rifle
or a Full-sized Replica Energy Sword
, so I know it's something people might want. And there's a cool prize for Canadian (or European, or anywhere else in the world) winners if I can't ship them a miniature replica gun or full-sized replica sword.
So have the Halo: Reach owners who've tried it out found it too hard, or is it too much work for a crappy prize? I can start offering a copy of Halo: Reach Legendary Edition if I need to...
A Reminder of The Rules
1) This should be obvious, but you have to run the full length of the course without modifying it or spawning a replacement Mongoose for one you let fall into the ocean. I know no Destructoiders are classless enough to do that (or stupid enough to do it and think I wouldn't notice), but I wanted to say it and get it out of the way.
2) No course jumping. While I've done my best to make sure people can't do it in the one place which was obviously ripe for it, I'm sure the more inventive of you will find a way to sequence break this somewhere. Don't bother. You've got to follow the course as laid out in the DestructoidC HowTo video on my file share for your run to qualify. This includes touching all three platforms leading down to the bottom. If you miss the first two... You gotta do it all over again. If you miss the third, you can drive up to it and bump it before driving to the centre of the bowl, but it'll add that time to your run.
3) You have to post the filename in your fileshare and a link I can copy and paste or click on TO your fileshare so that I can download the successful run clip and record an official time. And I don't want the full video with all your unsuccessful runs, I just want the one which is
successful. If you're not sure how to use the theater editing mode of Halo: Reach, check out this tutorial
which explains everything. But instead of mailing it to them, you post a link here.
4) You can
submit multiple entries. I'll update this contest every couple of days or so with leaderboards showing the top 5 best times or whatever, and if you really want the Energy Sword replica you can submit a faster run to try to dethrone the current champ.
5) The deadline for entries is March 26th, 2011
. Any entries after that don't count.
6) The winner of the contest, obviously, is the one who does the course the fastest. I may have a consolation prize for the runner up if I get enough entries.
You can find the course AND a clip of how to run the course on my file share, right here
! Or you can just do a search for content using the gamer tag Zen Rain and it'll pop right up!
LOOK WHO CAME: