Yes indeed its time to give SA2:B Challenges yet another whirl!
Rather than gather some players first, this time were diving straight in at the deep end with Challenge #1. But not before the basics are explained to any people who may play that are new to this.
SA2:B Challenges will have you performing various tasks within levels, often extremely unconventionable, and according to how well you do, you are assigned a letter rank and then awarded a number of points. There are two types of challenge: Fixed Rank and Competition. Fixed Rank has set boundaries for each Grade (Well duh) whilst Competition is an 'every-man-for-himself' type affair, where the best player gets the top rank.
Got all that? Good, here are the Points for each rank~
S: 5 Points
A: 4 Points
B: 3 Points
C: 2 Points
D: 1 Point
E: 0 Points
F: -1 Point*
G: -10 Points**
*Grade "F" will only be used for Competition challenges as the rank for the Player in last place if there are a lot of Players. If there isnt, it wont be used.
**Grade "G" is the resulting grade for lieing. You will not be notified immediatly if your stat for the particular challenge is a lie, you will simply find out when the challenge ends and thus look a fool. In conclusion, be smart, dont BS.
All challenges are to strict deadlines, no allowances will be made unless a genuince reason is given in advance. For example, Player A will be out of town for a week, and will miss a challenge. If they inform me in advance, they can have a little extra time after the deadline of the challenge to 'catch up' and do the challenge. No other exceptions will be made. You have been warned.
Now thats all out of the way, here we go~
Challenge #1: Iron Gate Mission 1 Time Attack.
Sounds simple enough, huh? Naturally there's a catch: You are not allowed to hover at any point during the level.
You may either start a brand new savefile to eliminate the possibilites of doubletapping A and accidentally hovering, or you may use your exsisting file. However consider that I cant see if you double-tap A, and although this voids your run, its up to you to be grown up enough to admit an error and simply restart I guess.
Also consider that while the Ranks for the top two grades are quite harsh, the other grades are pretty lenient in how difficult they are to achieve, this being the first challenge and all. Dont expect them to stay quite this easy in future X)
S Rank: Finish in under 2 minutes 5 seconds
A Rank: Finish in under 2 minutes 10 seconds
B Rank: Finish in under 2 minutes 20 seconds
C Rank: Finish in under 2 minutes 30 seconds
D Rank: Finish in under 2 minutes 45 seconds
E Rank: Anything over 2 minutes 45 seconds.
Ok guys (and girls) lets see if we can make this the best, most challenging, most fun, and the most succesful edition of SA2:B Challenges yet. Hell, we've never quite matched how awesome Taco's original two were, and they were back in 2003 at GameFAQs of all places.
Good luck and have fun, the deadline is EXACTLY ONE WEEK AFTER THIS HAS BEEN POSTED. Going by Time of Post.