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How speedrunners make Robin Hood a COWARD

How speedrunners make Robin Hood a COWARD
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According to popular legend, Robin Hood was a nobleman who, with help from his band of Merry Men, became an outlaw by stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, opposed by his chief rival, the Sheriff of Nottingham. An honourable hero of English folklore, to be sure! And an ideal protagonist for his own classic adventure, Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood, designed by Christy Marx and released by Sierra On-Line in 1991. 

But being a hero is time-consuming, which doesn't lend itself well to speedrunning. Perhaps not surprisingly, no one had seriously even attempted it until 2019, when speedrunning extraordinaire OneShortEye became the first to tackle it. His first attempt: a promising but relatively pedestrian 26:06. Although being the only one on the speedrun leaderboard at the time, there was nothing relative about it! OneShortEye was the world record holder, by virtue of being the one and only. 

He kept at it, of course, and managed to find many tricks and secrets to whittle down his time on Conquests of the Longbow, but having thrown down the gauntlet to the speedrunning community, the challenge was accepted and the race was on. In his new video feature, OneShortEye details both his own tactics and those of the speedrunner commmunity, who "broke the game" beyond anything he thought possible to get the final play time down to a staggering... well, that would be telling. You'll have to watch the video to see! Just don't expect Robin to be quite so noble by the time they're done. 

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