I would like to start this by saying that the ONLY reason that I started this project was to save the integrity of the HSC, and to come to the defense of the real hardware users.
It has come to my attention that there is a less than honorable player among us.
This would have not been noticed had it not been for a Game 17 score presented by this individual. It has since been proven by video means that this score is impossible to reach on this game by legitimate means.
See post #35: http://www.atariage....on/page__st__25
I would also like to state that I brought this matter up with the moderator of Season 5 HSC privately with no action taken or any communication other than he acknowledged my sentiments. I also suggested amending the 7800 HSC rules with a video submission only by those using emulators..but that was rejected and after further consideration I can see where that would be a tedious process for something that is supposed to be fun...but when the season has been tainted it is no longer is fun.
I have included a pdf file of a spreadsheet that I constructed of the entire season thus far minus Fatal Run due to not being completed at this time. I have also included my own personal opinions of this persons score submissions...but I implore everyone of you to form your own opinions.
Please pay special attention to the following
1. Game 6
2. Game 8
3. Game 9
4. Game 10 (Mario Bros)
5. Game 15
6. Game 17
I wish for you to understand that I have no "sour grapes" issue here...just looking for integrity.
I know that I am a relative new comer to this HSC...but I assure you that I have been playing video games since the Atari 2600 was made public and am an avid 7800 fan. I am glad that I found this venue for 7800 fans like yourselves and am sorry to see PacManPlus leave us. He gave the community a new life and many games that are a labor of love. but I digress.
When I see a score that looks like it is too good to be true...I question it in my mind then I set out to see if the said score is plausible given the parameters set forth by the moderator. I am not saying that I am an expert on all 7800 games.. but there are other avenues of research available to each and everyone of us to use (the Internet).
I am sure that there are those that are experts on certain games and certain types of games and I challenge those who are experts of certain games to chime in with your findings.
I am also sure that many of you out there question these score submissions as I do and wish for solid validation.
If this gets me banned from this venue .. then so be it.. but this needs to be said and it is not like that this person has not been given ample time to respond to inquiries...but has chosen not to.
The moderator of this HSC has indicated that he is thinking about revising the HSC rules for season 6 but I fear that if action is not taken about this problem then participation will be at a minimum, if at all.
If there are any questions..either message me or post them here in this thread.
I know that this is supposed to fun.. but fairness has to be a factor in this as well to give EVERYONE equal chance and not be one sided.
I rest my case and leave my fate in your hands.
My real name is John.
Edited by NIKON, Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:56 AM.