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Hey everyone. Now that we have a working home-page again thanks to the work of yoshifan, I thought a good idea would be to start making some community updates for the site. I've always liked that aspect of the Mario Kart Players' Page community, and thought it would be a benefit for the FZC community as well to start doing something similar. Unfortunately I won't be able to include things like new members to the site like they do, or how many people were active in total and so on, since as far as I know there's no easy way to keep track of that kind of statistics. But there's still a lot other stuff that I think is worth mentioning which hopefully motivates this sort of update.
I'm not sure if this will be a regular thing or not – who knows, perhaps I will burn out after just writing this one update. But the idea is to do them somewhat consistently at least. Maybe once every month, but we'll see if that makes sense or not. Most likely I'll just make them whenever I feel like it and I think there's enough content for it. This month probably was the exception anyway for the amount of activity we've seen.
Also if there's something that you think is worth mentioning which is not mentioned here, then feel free to just make a reply below. So without further ado, here's what's been going on as of late:
In total, 19(!) World Records were set in the month of October (actually more than that, but I will only count those which are the current WRs). I'm not sure how that compares to other months in the past, but it definitely feels like it's been more activity than usual in this regard.
In FZSNES, thanks to the release of the SNES Classic and with new rules being introduced, it's now way more convenient to compete in the game than ever before, especially for Fast-Laps. Both EdwardFourZERO6 and zewing took advantage of this and traded Fast-Lap WRs throughout the month. Eventually EdwardFourZERO6 came out on top, and was able to set 10 new Fast-Laps in the process. Besides those Fast-Laps he also improved his DWII time to get it under 1'50 (much thanks to a new opener strat):
GX had some WR activity as well in the Max Speed category. Also here it was apparently the month of Fast-Laps as 1davidj, After Dawn and superSANIC all set new Fast-Lap WRs, and all on the same track (PRSLS), with SuperSANIC having the current fastest time. We also saw a new Fast-Lap WR on SOSS by superSANIC, as well as a new WR on GPMR by Brave:
We saw two new WRs in GPL by the current overall FZC champion RichardTaro:
And finally, Daniel makes a welcomed return to X at the end of the month and sets a new PAL WR on WL2:
Here I will just link to stuff that isn't exactly FZC related, but still F-Zero related content that's maybe worth knowing and/or checking out:
Well I guess that about covers it for this update. Again we'll see when the next one will happen (if it will at all). But I'll probably keep updating Twitter as usual, so just visit that one if you want to keep yourself more regularly updated with F-Zero related content. Keep in mind the account also auto-updates to Facebook and Discord if you prefer any of those.
Hey Dave, awesome to see you back on the site! Yeah, the community is still around and even going pretty strong as of late in terms of activity (at least for our standards). Unfortunately we've seen no new F-Zero game since 2004... but people still continue to have a genuine passion for these games which is great to see.
It's great to see that what we were doing back in the beginning was impactful enough that you guys still want to continue it. And I love that when I looked at the current players' pictures, they're mostly so YOUNG! A whole new generation of players that has no clue about the original FZC. It's a tribute to how great the games are.
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