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Questions About Speedrunning

ChessMasterGS
  1. Do you have to stream on Twitch or YouTube during the speedrun?
  2. Can you instead submit a recording?
  3. Is there a list of previous records?
  4. Would all admins be informed that an alt is a speedrun account? I don't want to get banned in the middle of the speedrun and need reassurance.
  5. Do refunds exist?

That was a lot of questions but I just wanted to clarify things before my...  now you all know sad.png

1Username2awesome3

yes stream twitch i want to watch you speedrun either 1/10 solo or 1/4 wft chronicles so i can learn how to beat you there for more farm grin.png

1Username2awesome3

also plz put the link somewhere easy to find like your profile

1Username2awesome3

AND NO AD BREAKS

ScatteredWealth

6. What's the point of a speedrun?

JCrossover_14

there is a page where Tom posted information about applying for verified alternate accounts. You have to fill out a google form which will ask you a couple of questions such as your username and why you want a verified alternate account. Speedrun accounts fall under the category, and if you do get approved for it, yes you do have to stream while doing it, and the admins will keep track that it will be your alternate account. Whether or not you could submit a recording, you can ask admins for special permission to do that since it is not far off from streaming.

TheUltraTrap

1Username2awesome3 why dont you try 8 player chess instead? you are a penguin

ChessMasterGS

I don't have Twitch or YouTube, nor do I have the intention to currently make one, but I can use Microsoft OneDrive to share the recording files.

TheUltraTrap
ChessMasterGS wrote:

I don't have Twitch or YouTube, nor do I have the intention to currently make one, but I can use Microsoft OneDrive to share the recording files.

If recordings are allowed, here is some test footage so that the admins can see my setup.

Link Removed - Doesn't work for now

LOL

ChessMasterGS

I can't guarantee that there will be sound, but I can submit a 720p or 1080p quality recording by OneDrive or chess.com embed.

AdamRaichu

Alternate accounts are not allowed, even for speedrunning. Alternate accounts by famous players are watched carefully by staff.

https://support.chess.com/article/596-can-i-have-multiple-accounts 

ChessMasterGS
AdamRaichu wrote:

Alternate accounts are not allowed, even for speedrunning. Alternate accounts by famous players are watched carefully by staff.

https://support.chess.com/article/596-can-i-have-multiple-accounts 

That being said I might not be able to do an "offline" speedrun, I could just close this account and then start a new one grin.png

e4bc4qh5qf7

Yes, you must stream, but you don't have to webcam for it.

In the article it says, "This kind of thing is not allowed otherwise, and only happens with special approval from Chess.com staff." @AdamRaichu , administrators here are well connected with staff, and we clear this with them before we approve of 4PC-specific speedrun accounts. Hence, chess.com staff approval.

ChessMasterGS
e4bc4qh5qf7 wrote:

Yes, you must stream, but you don't have to webcam for it.

In the article it says, "This kind of thing is not allowed otherwise, and only happens with special approval from Chess.com staff." @AdamRaichu , administrators here are well connected with staff, and we clear this with them before we approve of 4PC-specific speedrun accounts. Hence, chess.com staff approval.

I've seen players like @Karmas_Revenge close and make like 5 "new accounts" (not alts) and play games on them. I won't be doing this, but how on Earth is this allowed? It's entirely possible to go back onto old accounts, such as in the case of @IntelligentChessOwl8, so I don't exactly understand how "new accounts" work compared to "alt accounts".

xSlash85

WHAT´S THE SPEEDRUNNING?

AdamRaichu
e4bc4qh5qf7 wrote:

Yes, you must stream, but you don't have to webcam for it.

In the article it says, "This kind of thing is not allowed otherwise, and only happens with special approval from Chess.com staff." @AdamRaichu , administrators here are well connected with staff, and we clear this with them before we approve of 4PC-specific speedrun accounts. Hence, chess.com staff approval.

Thanks for correcting me! happy.png