I dont seem to have a problem on my timing in RTA for Gen 6 X/Y & ORAS. I have the start/end timer exactly so it matches to be precise with the IGT (that also includes the seconds). How do I know this? Out of so many runs I've done I've payed attention when I was off by seconds to getting a PB and based from that I started correcting it & splitting for precisement. There's a reason why Japanese end timers ends at THE END on ORAS, have you thought about that it could be that is precise there? As far as where to start the timer, simple, when it says BEGIN GAME ^_^astralslide wrote:As far as Gen 6 goes, in the case RTA is put in place I would advocate the timer start to be upon pressing the Start Game and end with the fadeout after the Congratulations page showing your team after beating the E4. That would save 10 minutes of credits and a pretty much superfluous fight. The Japanese timing rules end the timer when the THE END label appears after beating Brendan after the credits, but as it is gradual there's no precise way to tell when exactly to split. Neither of these two are the IGT cutoff time, which is after a soft reset when the game autosaves after the Brendan cutscene. I don't really mind having to sit through the credits and using the JP timings, but there have been complaints before regarding the matter.
As far as changing to RTA overall, while is a good idea to change it for some generations of Pokemon, it doesnt mean is a good idea to change them for all, they dont all work in same terms. Not going to cover points to why is not a good idea since major runners in the pokemon community doesnt give a fuk of what i say. It would be nice to see RTA display on another row along with the IGT just for the purpose of knowing the differences of RTA along runners but not to make it the official time that matters of whos run is better/faster/WR etc for many reasons, people have covered some of those reasons as well. Overall, we are humans and we have errors, by changing to RTA do you really think a run is going to be more accurate/precise when we humans dont even know when to split correctly? LOL