What's up TSC.
I should preface this by saying that I myself do not run any Sonic games, and that I'm not really sure where to post this so I'm just starting here.
I'm coming to the Sonic community for help with a problem that we are currently having in the Pokemon speedrunning community. The nitty-gritty details are not worth getting into, but in short we are debating our policies on the use of emulators for WR runs. This discussion was started by none other than werster, who some of you may know as the most popular Pokemon speedrunner on twitch.
werster has recently taken it upon himself to mislead thousands of viewers into believing that the Pokemon speedrunning community as a whole has decided to ban/void all WRs achieved on emulator, and as such he has reclaimed 2 WRs in roughly the past week (one of which tied his own previous emulator WR, the other of which beat the old emulator WR by ~2 min).
I have every reason to question the legitimacy of these two runs, as well as plenty of his others, as it is my understanding that he admitted to cheating in the Sonic speedrunning community after being accused by HDL in a pastebin that analyzed one of his S3K runs that HDL found suspicious. As HDL noticed in werster's S3K runs, werster's recent Pokemon Gold WRs were claimed quickly, with few resets, within a relatively short amount of time after starting streaming. My concern is that the Pokemon speedrunning community is naive to this fact, and that as such, his credibility is overstated. He holds a lot of power in our community and generally uses it to bully other runners into accepting his terms--in this case, that all WRs completed on emulator should be banned simply due to the ease with which they can be cheated. Conveniently, this would either give him WR in those categories, and where it does not he will surely reclaim those records before long. However, when he is directly confronted about the accusations leveled at him by HDL, and his potentially problematic past of cheating, he becomes intriguingly silent.
I'm sorry if this is the wrong place to post this, or if this is considered an inappropriate request, but I am curious to know if there is physical proof somewhere of his admission of cheating in S3K. For those wondering what pastebin I am referring to, it can be found here
. It is my hope that if his history were made known to the community at large, he would not be able to treat people as rudely as he does, and his runs would be treated with the scrutiny they deserve.
Thanks for your time.