How much do you know about Speedrunning?

Player Rating2.65/8

"Too few ratings to be ranked"
based on 20 ratings since 06/06/2019
played 83 times (finished 14)

Story Difficulty4/8

"march in the swamp"

Play Length2/8

"So short yo' momma thought it was a recipe"

Maturity Level1/8

"appropriate for all ages"
Stories with this maturity level will not, by design, have any potentially objectionable content. An example of a type story with this rating would be a quiz on mathematics.

(Updated 6/4/2019) Added two questions and more facts.

(Updated 6/5/2019) Added three more questions with facts, and added hints as well.

 

This is a quiz about speedrunning. 

What is speedrunning? Take a look at this quote from Simple Wikipedia.

speedrun is a play-through, or a recording of this play-through of a whole video game or a part of it. The player tries to complete this game as fast as possible. This is done for entertainment and competition. The term is a compound of the words speed and run (run means playing the game here). It is usually used for games which do not have quickly finishing them as one of the main goals. 

 

Player Comments

The facts were nice, but if you don't know much about it they make no sense at all.
-- BgirlStories on 6/21/2019 1:21:40 PM with a score of 5
This was a fun test. I had to go back only once so my real score should be a 9/10. Anyway, I really enjoyed how you added facts about the answers after getting them right. They were very fascinating. Good work.
-- TurnipBandit on 6/12/2019 10:57:45 AM with a score of 10
1/8 NOT ENOUGH MEAT
-- Dreggnion on 6/12/2019 3:23:09 AM with a score of 4
Nice to see you took my advice. Update made the game a lot better and I added an extra point to the score accordingly. ^_^
-- Avery_Moore on 6/5/2019 3:18:59 PM with a score of 10
Bruh man this fire yo
-- SkytheKidRS on 6/5/2019 1:20:45 PM with a score of 10
Yes, it is a quiz. Need you say more? Yes, yes you do. While clearly you know a lot about speedrunning, and I am sure there are a large number of people who also know about speedrunning, there are likely even a larger number of people who have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about here. This first page would be a great place to jump right in and explain it. This is your chance to tell others about the thing and spread knowledge to all who visit the site. So you could take this first page and add an entire paragraph that describes speedrunning: what is it? Who says that’s what it is? Does anyone else disagree? Why do people do it? What makes it popular? Do more people watch it than participate in it? Why do they do that? This would not only educate people about speedrunning, but could also help people decide if they want to click that button and read the quiz that you’ve set up.

I like that you made some adjustments based on Avery’s feedback. Indeed, it is a longer and better with 10 questions, though it is still pretty short. It is a little harder to provide feedback on quizzes simply because they are what they are: questions followed by answers. I like that after the first question you provided a bit of rationale around the correct answer. You could do that even more, and you could even do that on pages where the reader is wrong. Instead of just writing, “Wrong, go back,” you could describe what thing they just picked so the reader could tell why that’s the wrong answer.

But hey, hopefully this one will survive a bit more and be more successful than all your other attempts at writing here. This could be a good start towards stories that people like and read here. Oh, and you could probably remove the parenthetical phrase from the title, that just makes the title extra-long and the button extra wide. You could add a note in the description saying that you updated it (and include when you updated it and what you added for readers who had already read and rated your story). Good luck!
-- Ogre11 on 6/4/2019 6:17:06 PM with a score of 4
You know, I’ve always wondered how much I knew about speed running… And the answer is nothing. Absolutely nothing at all. (Turns out I’m pretty good at guessing though.)

Despite the fact that I know nothing whatsoever and have no interest at all on the subject matter, I’d say this was a pretty solid quiz (for people who actually care about speedrunning at least.) The spelling and grammar were both pretty good. Don’t think I spotted a single mistake actually, which is quite impressive, since even the best writers will always slip up sometimes. (To be fair, there weren’t exactly a lot of words… But all the words I did see were spelled correctly, which was nice and soothing on my grammar-nazi eyes.)

The random facts you added in were actually kind of interesting. (I honestly couldn’t think of a more frustrating game to speedrun than Pokemon Red and Blue, what with the painfully long time you have to wait to run away whenever you bump into random unwanted Pokemon in the grass.) That said, I do think it would’ve been better and more consistent if you added facts like that to every page. Maybe a little blurb about Tom Votava and his many impressive speed running achievements, and what the current record is for Super Mario Bros and who holds it. Stuff like that.

As for faults, I think that with quizzes it’s generally better to set it up so that the player only finds out their score at the end, if only to make it more difficult to cheat. Also, five questions for a quiz really doesn’t feel like enough. I feel like a quiz like this should be ten questions minimum. Maybe you could dig around for some more obscure speed-running facts and expand on the game later.
-- Avery_Moore on 6/4/2019 3:43:14 PM with a score of 5
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