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Baten Kaitos 99.92% FAQ

Jul 19th, 2020 (edited)
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  1. In July/August 2020, I completed a Baten Kaitos 99.92% Speedrun. The final time was 84:29:45. Yes, 84 HOURS. That's 3 days and 12 hours.
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  3. - 99.92%? What The Heck?
  4. OK, so you probably already know that 100% takes 14 days. If you don't, you should read the 100% FAQ first: https://pastebin.com/BRvPJ430
  5. Over the years, many people asked "how long would it be without the Splendid Hair" and the answer is simple: the 2nd longest item to evolve takes 80 hours to do so, we can only get it after 2 hours and 30 minutes of gameplay, and we also have about 2 hours of menus. So it would take a little less than 85 hours.
  6. And this is exactly what we did.
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  8. - How did you calculate it to be "99.92%"?
  9. If you add 1022 Magnus, 141 SP Combos, 50 Constellations, 32 Family Members, and 17 Animals, you obtain 1262.
  10. If you remove the Splendid Hair, that makes 1261/1262, which is 99.92%.
  11. This completely is an arbitrary method of calculation, especially taking in consideration the fact the 50 Constellations are part of the 1022 Magnus already. But even if we remove 50, 1211/1212 is 99.917% which rounds up to 99.92% anyway.
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  13. - What about the gameplay ratio? How did your split the gameplay and the pauses?
  14. There were about 40 hours and 30 minutes of gameplay. Which means a little less than 50% of the run is gameplay. You might be thinking that this is not a lot, but keep in mind that 100% only has about 18% of gameplay, and that's already considered to be a ton by many people.
  15. Here is how I did:
  16. 6h30 gameplay
  17. 2h30 pause
  18. 3h30 gameplay
  19. 7h30 sleep
  20. 3h gameplay
  21. 4h pause
  22. 5h30 gameplay
  23. 9h30 sleep
  24. 5h gameplay
  25. 2h pause
  26. 5h gameplay
  27. 3h pause
  28. 3h30 gameplay
  29. 6h sleep
  30. 3h gameplay
  31. 8h30 sleep
  32. 5h gameplay
  33. 2h pause
  34. 30min gameplay
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  36. As you can see, even if the run is "only" 3.5 days long, this is massively more brutal than 100% where you can just play 5 hours and pause for 19 hours every day.
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  39. This FAQ is a Work In Progress. You should ask any unanswered questions on this dedicated Reddit Thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/speedrun/comments/i2zmd9/baten_kaitos_9992_in_84_hours_29_minutes_and_45/
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