Points and World Records Explained Posted by: Ibeechu on 2/6/14 9:42PM EST Return to the Message Index Reply
  • avatar Spinning Kappa Ibeechu Admin February 06 2014 at 9:42 PM EST Posts: 134 1

    Points System


    Not only can you keep track of your times here at HaloRuns, but every run you enter will gain you points. Your points value is a quick look at where you rank. It's based on how close your time is to the current world record and is calculated using this formula:

    P = 0.008 * e4.8284x


    Where x is the ratio between your time and the world record.

    This formula decays exponentially so, as your time gets further away from the world record, your points will level out. In other words, if you're ten minutes slower than the world record, the point difference between you and the world record holder will be greater than the point difference between you and someone ten minutes slower than you. This means that runs close to the world record will be very competitive, because every second matters, and runs far away from it will still get a nice amount of points.

    For example, let's say the world record for a full game run is 1:20:00

    • 1:20:00 gets 1000 points (for being the world record)
    • 1:25:00 gets 752 points
    • 1:30:00 gets 584 points
    • 1:35:00 gets 466 points
    • 1:40:00 gets 380 points
    • 2:00:00 gets 200 points
    • 3:00:00 gets 68 points
    • 4:00:00 gets 40 points
    • 5:00:00 gets 28 points


    The maximum number of points possible, if you were to have a record for every game and level on both difficulties, is 28,200.

    NOTE: Formerly, runs without videos were awarded half-points. As of late 2014, this is no longer the case; runs receive the same amount of points regardless of whether they have videos attached or not.



    World Records and Submissions


    Any run that has been verified by our admin (with or without a video) is able to snag a world record spot. However, if you get a record without submitting a video, you'll need to attach a video to it within 36 hours or your record will be removed. Because of how valuable a world record spot is, we need to be absolutely positive that the time is legit.

    If you're already a familiar speedrunner, your runs probably will be verified without a problem. But if you're someone we've never heard of and you post a world record time without a video, you can probably expect it to be declined. So, if you're new to running Halo, please include a video as proof when you submit world-record or near-world-record times.

    Runners who have been verified 5 or more times in a row gain auto-verification status, which means your runs won't have to be manually checked. Bear in mind that if you submit a fake run, and it's removed, auto-verification status will go away until you get 5 more verifications in a row.

    If a run is denied verification, it will still show up on your personal profile, but will not appear on the leaderboards and will not be awarded points.

    Note: Since launch we have grandfathered in existing world record times. As a result some times may not have videos associated with them. We are working on ensuring all World Records from this point forward have a video attached.


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    If you have comments or ideas on how to improve either of these systems, talk about it below! These things are entirely subject to change, and we'd like to know what would make them better.
    Edited by Ibeechu on May 15 2016 at 1:54 AM EST
  • avatar United States Reed_Tiburon Admin February 07 2014 at 7:40 PM EST Posts: 141 2
    I think auto-verification might be a bad idea Also, may want to change the wording of the site from "World Records" to "HaloRuns Bests" or "HR Bests" - I know there's a bunch of records that aren't on the site yet, and some may never be because the runners are no longer active. edit, 11/9/14: this was a dumb post
    Edited by Reed_Tiburon on October 26 2015 at 9:17 PM EST
  • avatar Spinning Kappa Ibeechu Admin February 07 2014 at 8:06 PM EST Posts: 134 3
    Goat wanted auto-verification in order to minimize the amount of volunteer hours needed to make sure the times are all up to date. I think I agree. In order to not let Johnny Twitch post a bunch of fake times, we need a verification process. But in order to make sure checking and validating runs doesn't become a huge job, we can reward runners who consistently post honest times.

    As for "World Record," I dunno. I think the thinking is that this site will eventually be ubiquitous enough that nobody would get a world record without posting it here. The idea was to just compile and aggregate everything into a user-friendly website rather than a Google doc.
  • avatar United States Reed_Tiburon Admin February 07 2014 at 8:09 PM EST Posts: 141 4
    yea i'd like to see the google docs become obsolete as well. carry on
  • avatar United States Reed_Tiburon Admin February 08 2014 at 11:49 PM EST Posts: 141 5
    Also is there any way to incentivize legendary SS/ILs? Either by making them worth more points, or making them have a longer drop off. So being 10% off the record in Legendary would give you more points than 10% off on Easy.
  • avatar Netherlands JamezvdB February 09 2014 at 10:22 AM EST Posts: 9 6
    i liked auto verification lol, and as far as this site goes, it's amaing for a beta
  • avatar SlidingGhost Verifier February 09 2014 at 3:57 PM EST Posts: 187 7
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    Edited by SlidingGhost on April 12 2015 at 12:14 AM EST
  • avatar dogwar266 April 16 2014 at 10:43 PM EST Posts: 9 8
    Agreed. Adding extra incentive to run on Legendary by awarding more points sounds like a great idea. Also in the future if the site does eventually accommodate it running harder difficulty categories like Zero Shot or Pacifist, I personally feel that it needs to be rewarded greater than something like Easy for people to bother running it.

    In Summary. I'm all up for a change to award harder runs more points.
  • avatar dogwar266 April 16 2014 at 10:45 PM EST Posts: 9 9
    Agreed. Adding extra incentive to run on Legendary by awarding more points sounds like a great idea. Also in the future if the site does eventually accommodate it; running harder difficulty categories like Zero Shot or Pacifist in my personal opinion, I feel that it needs to be rewarded greater than the usual point system for Easy. Otherwise people probably won't bother running it.

    In Summary. I'm all up for a change to award harder runs more points.
  • avatar Grumpy January 02 2016 at 10:22 PM EST Posts: 1 10
    I was wondering why MisterMonopoli's H2 SLASO run is not in a category by itself. To me, it's the greatest speedrun I've ever witnessed and it's a shame it is not recognized in some manner. Even though it was not specifically done as a speedrun, by virtue of it being the only complete run it has to be a record for speed.

    Or maybe just the levels themselves, that way he would have competition because others have completed some of the levels.
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