NEW WORLD RECORDS
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Geniraul Rep. 1365
#1   22 Jan 2023
On the 15th of January 2023 (with the video dropped on the 17th of January 2023) a professional Quake Champions' Quake Pro League player Raisy established a NEW WORLD RECORD in Quake III Arena on the Nightmare! difficulty with no deaths in 39:22! 🔥

Despite of some of the settings, mentioned in the description of the YouTube video with the run, changed for more comfortable and progressive run, it stays a REALLY impressive achievement, in my opinion.

I'm truly glad to see that after more than 20 years people still improve their skill in the game and accomplish higher and higher goals ✊ The history is being made! 🙌

youtu.be/c7oLXDxHGcY

EDIT: The thread has been transformed to the one dedicated to all the new world records in the Q3A + Q3TA speedrunning, rather than just one record. There has already been a lot of competition at least indirectly related to the very first record reviewed in this topic, so I thought it would be a good idea to rename the thread to let cover all the new best runs.
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Tig Rep. 1612
#2   22 Jan 2023
@Geniraul - Wow, pretty impressive stuff. Knowing all the spawn points and bot patterns seems to be super important in getting that time.

Might have been sub 40min, but just how many games and hours of practice to reach that :)

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Geniraul Rep. 1365
#3   23 Jan 2023
@Tig - Absolutely. At the same time it's quite reflectory for QPL players to shoot straight to spawning places thanks to all the experience, so this skill at some point could have been transferred from QC ;)

I remember Raisy catching opponents with rails in the lower tunnel on QC's DM6 right after they spawned. I think id Software even had to decrease the probability of spawning down there because of these particular case series, hahah)

In his very first deathless Nightmare! run video Raisy stated that it took him 287 tries, so yes, it definitely required quite some time and work, ahah)

Btw, Raisy's just dropped another world record video, only couple of hours ago. This time it's not deathless, but it is also on the Nightmare! difficulty in 34:17.99 with loads and 33:40.39 without loads, and the run is dated by January 22, 2023:

youtu.be/i7kkIlJ52JE

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Geniraul Rep. 1365
#4   26 Jan 2023
Btw, Raisy's just dropped another world record video, only couple of hours ago. This time it's not deathless, but it is also on the Nightmare! difficulty in 34:17.99 with loads and 33:40.39 without loads, and the run is dated by January 22, 2023:

youtu.be/i7kkIlJ52JE

UPDATE:
Raisy's recent record in the Any% Nightmare! category (with deaths) was broken on the 24th of January 2023 by a Russian player FeaJz! The run was done in 33:02 LRT and 33:40 RTA.

Run:
youtu.be/KVlsPGxikQg

Table:
www.speedrun.com/quake_3_arena
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Geniraul Rep. 1365
#5   01 Feb 2023
UPDATE:
Raisy's recent record in the Any% Nightmare category (with deaths) was broken on the 24th of January 2023 by a Russian player FeaJz! The run was done in 33:02 LRT and 33:40 RTA.

Run:
youtu.be/KVlsPGxikQg

Table:
www.speedrun.com/quake_3_arena

UPDATE 2:

Today Raisy dropped a video on YouTube with one even more world record, beating FeaJz's former record, in the category Any% Nightmare! with deaths! 🔥 The run is dated by today, the 1st of February 2023, and is done in 32:37.52 LRT and 33:16.02 RTA.

Run:
youtu.be/YotGa7rhnAA
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Geniraul Rep. 1365
#6   02 Mar 2023
UPDATE 3:

Today, on the 2023.03.01, Fearz broke Raisy's former world record again, establishing the new one in the category Any% Nightmare!! The run is done in 32:10 LRT and 32:49 RTA.

Run:
youtu.be/oC0UXcGXb4I

Leaderboard:
www.speedrun.com/quake_3_arena

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Geniraul Rep. 1365
#7   02 Mar 2023
UPDATE 4:

Raisy just broke Fearz's record one more time, I had a chance to watch the stream in live on Twitch! The run was done in 30:56.08 LRT and 31:34.86 RTA (still Any% Nightmare!).

EDIT: Run:
youtu.be/lpWQUuDbgqU

Leaderboard:
www.speedrun.com/quake_3_aren...
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Geniraul Rep. 1365
#8   03 Mar 2023
UPDATE B:

I'm not precisely sure what's going on, yet, as I joined today's Raisy's stream close to its end, during the last run, while he was on Q3DM13, but here is how I personally understood that.

Raisy established another world record on the Nightmare! difficulty in the new category — "No jumps". I might be wrong, but I think he managed to do the run in 36:33 LRT (not sure about hundredths of seconds). And then he improved on the same stream, and made it 36:27.99 LRT and 37:07.88 RTA.

EDIT: I went back to watch the recorded stream, and here is the story: Raisy uploaded on YouTube an unlisted video with the first run in 36:33.60 in the No Jump category on the 31st of January 2023.

Then yesterday (CET), on the 2023.03.02, he managed to break his own record, making the new run done in 36:27.99 LRT and 37:07.88 RTA.

Run:
www.twitch.tv/videos/1753714054

Additional info:
Raisy's currently keeping the world records for all the 26 Quake 3 main campaign levels.

Playlist:
www.youtube.com/playlist

Leaderboard:
www.speedrun.com/q..._3_arena/levels
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Geniraul Rep. 1365
#9   04 Mar 2023
I truly don't understand people who keep saying something like: "Oh, well done, bro! Been always dying to see a pro Quake player beating bots..." It's called a speedrun. Tournaments have always been the highlight of the program because they are multiplayer orientated, and that's what makes an arena shooter keep living. However, this doesn't mean that speedruns in Quake 3 have no value, claiming otherwise is a nonsense. The world records are being brought and broken here, and the history of speedrunning is being made. It's still the inside-AFPS thing. Just like it is in single-player games, such as Quake, Doom, Doom 2, Super Mario etc. It's not because Q3 is an arena shooter that it isn't supposed to have any speedruns to be done, since the game has the main single-player campaign as well.
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Geniraul Rep. 1365
#10   09 Mar 2023
I found especially impressive the runs on DM6, TOURNEY5, DM16 and TOURNEY6, which are Raisy's world records for particular levels on the Nightmare! difficulty, so linking it here:

Q3DM6: youtu.be/Dm8MYqyC8Do
Q3TOURENY5: youtu.be/-tepzw40t-I
Q3DM16: youtu.be/3rDaT0wN1_k
Q3TOURNEY6: youtu.be/pw1PMOXCNKk

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Geniraul Rep. 1365
#11   26 Mar 2023
UPDATE 4:

Raisy just broke Fearz's record one more time, I had a chance to watch the stream in live on Twitch! The run was done in 30:56.08 LRT and 31:34.86 RTA (still Any% Nightmare!).

UPDATE 5:

Well, the famous competition between Fearz and Raisy continues, and today, on the 2023.03.25, Fearz took the lead back making it 30:24 LRT and 30:59 RTA (always Any% Nightmare!)!

Run:
youtu.be/W6u_2X1x1wg

Leaderboard:
www.speedrun.com/quake_3_arena

P. S. Raisy congratulated Fearz on the record and noticed the sub 30 min potential. Personally, I think sub 30 minutes is possible.

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Geniraul Rep. 1365
#12   02 Apr 2023
UPDATE 5:

Well, the famous competition between Fearz and Raisy continues, and today, on the 2023.03.25, Fearz took the lead back making it 30:24 LRT and 30:59 RTA (always Any% Nightmare!)!

UPDATE 6:

Well, sub 30 minutes is really possible! Another world record in the category Any% Nightmare! was established by Raisy on the 2023.03.31. The run was done in 29:56 LRT and 30:32 RTA.

Run:
youtu.be/rJG6u51xNSI

Leaderboard:
www.speedrun.com/quake_3_arena

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Geniraul Rep. 1365
#13   06 Apr 2023
UPDATE B:

I'm not precisely sure what's going on, yet, as I joined today's Raisy's stream close to its end, during the last run, while he was on Q3DM13, but here is how I personally understood that.

Raisy established another world record on the Nightmare! difficulty in the new category — "No jumps". I might be wrong, but I think he managed to do the run in 36:33 LRT (not sure about hundredths of seconds). And then he improved on the same stream, and made it 36:27.99 LRT and 37:07.88 RTA.

EDIT: I went back to watch the recorded stream, and here is the story: Raisy uploaded on YouTube an unlisted video with the first run in 36:33.60 in the No Jump category on the 31st of January 2023.

Then yesterday (CET), on the 2023.03.02, he managed to break his own record, making the new run done in 36:27.99 LRT and 37:07.88 RTA.

Run:
www.twitch.tv/videos/1753714054

Additional info:
Raisy's currently keeping the world records for all the 26 Quake 3 main campaign levels.

Playlist:
www.youtube.com/playlist

Leaderboard:
www.speedrun.com/q..._3_arena/levels

UPDATE B2:

Yesterday, on the 2023.04.04, Raisy made a second improvement in the category Nightmare! No Jump, therefore the new world record is now 33:06.15 LRT and 33:45.18 RTA. This is around 3 minutes and 21 seconds improvement over the previous record.

Run:
youtu.be/O77JrOYVyuk

EDIT: Leaderboard for the category Nightmare! No jump appeared: www.speedrun.com/quake_3_arena
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Geniraul Rep. 1365
#14   03 Jun 2023
On the 2023.06.02 Fearz established the new world record in the category Nightmare!/Any%. The run is done in 29:49 LRT and 30:21 RTA, which is a 7 second improvement in LRT and an 11 second improvement in RTA over the previous record by Raisy.

Run:
youtu.be/hl_KUbFmZ0A

Leaderboard:
www.speedrun.com/quake_3_arena
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Geniraul Rep. 1365
#15   26 days ago
Date: 2024.01.27. Verified: 2024.01.29. Runner: 🇭🇺 Raisy. Category: Nightmare!/Any%. Time: 29:33 LRT | 30:14 RTA. Improvement: 16 seconds. Previous record holder: [RU] Fearz.

Run:
youtu.be/oqnEU2oS-do

Leaderboard:
www.speedrun.com/quake_3_arena

Runner's notes:

Time without loads: 29:33.78
Time with loads: 30:14.17

Leaderboards: bit.ly/3J4bv6O

Splits: pastebin.com/n9AN7s3r

I used this "baseq3\q3config.cfg" file: pastebin.com/vQeCTeH5

I started off the run by restarting the map vs Crash so that she immediately spawns into the arena instead of at 12 seconds (like she otherwise would,) making it faster to complete the first map.
The command is: map_restart "0"
I used this method of force spawning the BOTs many times throughout the run so that I can get to fragging faster.
Against Ranger on the 2nd map I respawned until I got the optimal starting position. I did this on most other maps, as well.
I did something similar for "DM18: Space Chamber" to start the map off by getting a spawn telefrag.

I turned off the BOTs' chatting, so that they don't idle around wasting time.
bot_nochat "1"

I used 800 DPI with this in-game sensitivity without mouse acceleration:
sensitivity "2.75"

I used this FOV:
cg_fov "120"
with this Zoom FOV:
cg_zoomfov "35"

Had the FPS and the Timer displayed during the run.
cg_drawTimer "1"
cg_drawfps "1"

Used the Speedrun.com approved
com_maxfps "333"
for consistent max jump height,
and so I also needed to use:
sv_fps "333"
so that the game wasn't stuttering.

Had to use these commands for the proper in-game resolution (which also makes cinematic cutscenes be a black screen for some reason.)
r_mode "-1"
r_customwidth "1920"
r_customheight "1080"

I used an easier to see model for the enemies.
cg_forceModel "1"
headmodel "orbb/blue"
model "keel/blue"

I used low graphical settings to make it more optimal for better visuals.
cg_draw3dIcons "0"
r_gamma "1.5"
r_overBrightBits "0"
r_mapOverBrightBits "10"
r_picmip "4"

I had the simple items turned on for personal preference.
cg_simpleItems "1"

I made the teleporters see-through with this command:
r_fastsky "0"
(It also turns on the skybox.)

Turned off the smoke trail from Rockets.
cg_noProjectileTrail "1"

I made the LG beam not be delayed.
cg_trueLightning "1"

Due to me playing on the Vanilla 1.32 Quake III Arena version (as I bought it on Steam) there is no way to turn off the screen shake when getting hit - it would require the OSP mod.

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