Mae's Marvelous Mayhem: A Speedrunner's Tale of Baldur's Gate 3 Domination
In the realm of gaming, where time is of the essence, speedrunners reign supreme. These adept individuals, armed with skill and determination, race th...
In the realm of gaming, where time is of the essence, speedrunners reign supreme. These adept individuals, armed with skill and determination, race through games at breakneck speeds, leaving us mere mortals in awe. Baldur's Gate 3, known for its sprawling adventures, has become the latest playground for these gaming speedsters. And leading the charge is none other than Mae, a Canadian university student whose exploits have shattered records faster than a fireball spell.
Mae, a twenty-year-old dynamo hailing from the land of maple syrup and hockey, has already etched her name in the annals of Baldur's Gate 3 history. Her previous accomplishment, a mind-boggling any% speedrun completed in a jaw-dropping 4 hours and 15 minutes, left seasoned gamers dumbfounded. But she wasn't satisfied with that. Mae hungered for more glory and sought to push the boundaries of speedrunning to their limits.
Recently, Mae graced Awesome Games Done Quick, a platform where gaming legends showcase their skills. There, she shared her tactics and strategies, revealing glimpses of her speedrunning prowess. Her lightning-quick any% speedrun, crossing the finish line at a mere 33 minutes, left viewers questioning their own sanity. However, this weekend, Mae returned to the realm of Baldur's Gate 3, armed with newfound strategies and a thirst for victory.
Mae's methods were as unconventional as they were effective. Like a shadowy assassin, she utilized the power of Shadowheart Invisible, transforming into a fearsome bear to pulverize her way through waves of enemies and formidable bosses. But that wasn't enough for our speedrunning virtuoso. She took it a step further, engaging in a peculiar dance of combat known as "shadowboxing." With deft precision, Mae eliminated her opponent, adding them to her inventory and bringing them along for the ride to Act 2. Talk about a loyal companion!
Unleashing her creativity, Mae unleashed the feather fall/enhance leap combo, allowing her to gracefully soar through the air and bypass unnecessary conflicts with ease. Like a moonwalking wizard, she effortlessly traversed the game world, leaving unsuspecting foes in her dust. With each leap, she defied gravity itself, defying the very laws of the virtual universe.
And what were the fruits of Mae's labor? A resounding triumph! She completed the All-Acts run with a new world record of 19 minutes and 20 seconds. But Mae's insatiable appetite for glory wasn't satisfied yet. The following day, she embarked on yet another daring quest, this time on the game's most punishing difficulty mode: Honor Mode.
Undeterred by the daunting challenges that awaited her, Mae continued her relentless pursuit of greatness. Moonjumping her way to the High Hall, she confronted the Elder Brain with unyielding determination. The clock ticked away as she unleashed her skills upon this formidable foe. And in a spectacular display of prowess, Mae emerged victorious, not only defeating the Elder Brain but also setting another world record in Honor Mode, with a jaw-dropping completion time of 21 minutes and 17 seconds.
Mae's conquest of Baldur's Gate 3 has left the gaming world in awe. Her audacious strategies, her unparalleled speed, and her unyielding spirit have elevated her to legendary status. With each record shattered, she proves that the boundaries of gaming can be pushed further than we ever imagined.
So, fellow gamers, let us raise our controllers in salute to Mae, the speedrunning sorceress, who has etched her name in the annals of gaming history. May her blazing trail inspire us all to push the boundaries of what we believe is possible and to embark on daring quests of our own. For in the realm of gaming, as in life, triumph awaits those who dare to challenge the limits.