For my second post I hope nobody will mind if I share a little bit about a project I've been working on for the last couple months. It's not a mod or a hack, but it is a Sonic related project and I couldn't find anywhere better to post about it. It started out with me realizing that Sonic 3K is one of those rare games that never gets old to me, so I thought I'd start making videos to kind of track how my personal playing style progresses as time goes on. I was aware of tool assisted Sonic videos but I naively thought I was good enough that I could also put mine online and they would stand out for being unassisted, but of course other people had already done something similar in the form of unassisted speedruns. Those videos differed from mine in that they were strictly about finishing the level as quickly as possible and often used glitches to bypass parts of the game, while mine I would say (hopefully without sounding condescending, as that's not the case at all) were more focused on style. Never the less, in terms of accomplishing our respective goals, even the levels I was good at could hardly compare to the level of quality set by others, in particular the videos by MRMIdAS2k (who I still literally can't believe some of them but that's another story), and I needed to seriously practice my bad levels. At that point my goal shifted to not only recording my own way to play the game, but to also becoming better at doing so, so that I could have comparable recordings of my ideal playthrough of at least many if not all of the levels in the game. I had already done several of my good levels by then, selecting them from the character/save menu and recording the entire zone in one go. After that, I had to enter the level select code and just practice recording 1 act at a time in order to achieve what I felt was an acceptable level of a quality. And that's where I'm at right now. I've finished 3 acts and 6 zones so far. I surprised myself how much I improved by practicing one act at a time in the zones I'm bad at, which has lead me to consider whether I should re-do the zones I'm good at in this fashion as well. But I feel like the few, minor flaws present in those videos are outweighed by the fact that it's an entire zone clearly being finished in a single, continuous playthrough. As I mentioned above, I don't focus entirely on speed, but at the same time, by no means could what I do be considered a true style or ring run, either... so, I have been wondering whether my gameplay constitutes a valid, perhaps kind of hybrid, playing style in itself or if it isn't really just sloppy and lacking any real direction? I'm curious what the community and those in the Sonic scene would think about this, and I hope I explained it clearly enough that it makes sense Sorry for the long post. If you read it all, I thank you. I'll also be thankful for any and all feedback about my concerns in the paragraph above and about the 2 of my actual videos below.