Simply decided for Dishonored this week because it's one of my favorite games. Also, people started using the Void Walker's Arsenal only recently, so there is a little bit more going on with it at the moment and I hope I can keep the thread alive a little bit better thanks to that.
Anyhow, let's continue with the categories, shall we?
I'm not going to list the two DLC's here, because I've only seen them a few times and have never played them myself. Also, I feel like listing them isn't really worth it, since both are only around 6mins long. And I ain't going for single mission runs on other games either.
Now then. First off we got typical Any%, getting through as fast as possible using glitch-exploites and all. Next is Non-Lethal/Ghost, which revolves around the Non-Lethal and the Ghost Achievemtn, which basically means that you are not allowed to be seen by anyone(excluding civilians) or kill anyone, the run makes it look easier than it is, believe me. Third off we got the 'All Collectibles' category, this revolves around the stat-screen at the end of each mission (same goes for the Non-Lethal/Ghost category btw). That stat-screen shows how many of each collectible were on the map one just played, and how many one got. It also shows things like how many people you alarmed. 'All Collectibles' does not include the coins that lie around on each map tho, else nobody would actually run this category, because everyone who played this game a few times knows at what stupid places coins can lie.
The last category is Legacy, which is Dishonored's version of glitchless%, ergo same as any% but without glitch-exploits. So far there is only one run that uses the Void Walker's Arsenal DLC, which basically gives the player 500 extra coins and a few bone charms after the first encounter with the Outsider. Even so the DLC is quite old, it only started being used during the last week, also I'm not sure if that was just because nobody wanted to or because it was banned from using in routes before.
Let's take a look at the actual records next.
Any% is currently led by MrWalrus with a 34:11.9, followed by Fripic with 34mins 35secs and 700ms. Also one has to wonder how long those records will stay, with the Void Walker's Arsenal Rout being faster, but nobody exactly knows how much faster yet. Janmumrik is currently holding the world record in NLG (Non-Lethal/Ghost) with a 41:28.42(the only VWA run on the Leaderboard while I'm writing this), he got that wr one day prior to this post. After him comes Derkman12345 with a 43:02.27 in second. The two top record holder in 'All Collectibles' are Joelnir (44:40.98) and xerian (45:19.420). And last but not least is Legacy which is led by Fripic who is 22.5secs ahead of Bisnap with a 37:15.93.
Most of the runs use two main glitches, the first one being elevator-glitch and the second one being simply dodgy collision exploits. I feel like collision exploits don't need much explanation, but basically you can most of the time get your camera through doors and small walls and grap something through it or use the teleport skill to clip through it.
Elevator-glitch is a little bit more tricky. Basically, when you stand in a corner, looking at the wall you want to get up to, then there is one pixel that will push you at the top of the hitbox when trying to climb it. Pretty hard to pull off and one needs to know exactly where that pixel is.
(At least the white lines make it more seeable)
As for guides, there aren't any VWA route guides out yet, so in case you wanna compete with them you will have to watch the streamer that use them, like MrWalrus or Janmumrik. When it comes to older Any% guides things like FearfulFerrets Any% guide should do the job, since most of it is only about at what point you want to take manapots, where to take runes and when to use how many teleports. But when it comes to the manapots this little list should help a bit. The latest guide for All Collectibles is from Xerian and is already around 8 month old. When it comes to the other routes I'd recommand just watching runs to get the routes, since there aren't real guides for them out there.
When it comes to competition on the leaderboard, I'd say it's pretty competitive. There might be 72 people on the Any% Leaderboard, but the time difference between first and last is only 13mins and 50secs. The NLG category has currently only 15 runner, but the time difference is only 12mins ad 14secs, not all that much I'd say. 'All Collectibles' has 12 runner and 14mins in-between first and last. Compared to those three Legacy is a bit more easy-going, if I might say so, with 16 people competing and the first having around 16mins on the last place. In case you wanna try getting your records in there I wish you good luck.
The Leaderboard can be found under: http://www.speedrun.com/Dishonored
This is all for this week. Looking forward to every kind of feedback so feel free to go ahead.