Cunjo Carl Posted June 22, 2019 Share Posted June 22, 2019 (edited) Speedrun to Dres - Real time 150% Science Mode (Dishes clatter among the murmuring of a huge crowd. A most dignified looking kerbal stands and rings his wine glass to call for silence) *Ahem* The Kerbin World-Firsts Record-Keeping Society is proud to announce that Kerbal kind has visited all 13 of the other landable bodies in our system. We've gathered everybody involved and prepared a feast to commemorate this monumenta- *whisper whisper* You say there's 14 bodies? Surely you're joking, we would have noticed! *whisper* Dres...? Ohhhh Dres, yes. .... Oh dear. (All the KSC scientists start milling around looking embarrassed and surreptitiously raiding the buffet. As a citizen scientist you realize this is your big chance to put your name in the history books while saving the party! You have 2 hours to figure out where this Dres place is, plant a flag on it and get back before the buffet is finished off. Hopefully no one else has the same idea... Better hurry up.) We've planted 2 flags on Dres so far. Rules: This is a real time speedrun, where you race against the clock (and the other runners) to complete the challenge. Start a new Science mode career on normal difficulty with 150% science returns. Then, plant a flag on Dres and return all kerbals to KSC within 2 hours of real time to win the challenge and put your name up on the record board. The fastest player gets to claim to be the first to set foot on Dres, the lovably forgettable rock. I chose Dres specifically because most people don't have a great idea of what's needed to get there (because they never go). That makes it more interesting :3 You can time your run with any convenient way- typing "stopwatch" into google will get you one. Time starts when you first get control at KSC, and stops when you click "Recover Craft" on your last returning Kerbal. During your journey you can quicksave and load as many times as you'd like, but the timer keeps counting as you do! You can't use prebuilt crafts, and time spent building crafts is on the clock. Good luck balancing speed with precision, it's fun trust me. For reporting, it's ok to use video, pictures or text. I look forward to hearing the stories of success and defeat! To keep the playingfield level, the main competition is stock-only. It's fine to have DLC and mods installed, just don't use those parts or special abilities please (wolfhound is crazy OP). Also, no cheats or major glitches like fantom forces, rotating tanks inside eachother or reentering in map mode. To minimize lag and load times, there's a 255 part limit on crafts. This shouldn't be an issue for trips to Dres. Playing KSP on a toaster and woried about lag? No problem. If you want, apply these multipliers to your time based on your system's memory (as a proxy for power): 16+GB 1.0x 8GB 0.95x 4GB 0.80x 2GB 0.60x Literally a toaster 0.5x And finally, for those wondering how that 2 hour time limit works while the kerbals are timewarping? ... Quit asking questions and get moving- time's wasting already! Hall of Fame 1:55:40 @Mythical Donuts is the first out the gate! 1:39:35 @cubinator edges out a first place. Rogues Gallery ... no one yet! Edited June 27, 2019 by Cunjo Carl Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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