Landing Guesstimator

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The closest guess wins.

Formerly-known as the “Landing Rate Leaderboard”, the Landing Guesstimator is a mini-game you can play during HyperTextHero Microsoft Flight Simulator streams where you make wild, informed guesses about how hard the next landing will be.

To participate and guesstimate use the following command in chat during MSFS streams: !guess [-###] (remember the minus sign before the number).

Example: !guess -100 to guess a -100 feet per minute landing.

At the end of every season prizes are given to first, second, and third place. Anyone who wins a guess will eventually receive a sticker and, or, embroidered patch, if desired.

To keep things fresh and encourage others to participate, if you have already won 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place before and win one of these again, your prize will be given in your name to stream viewers as subscriptions or to a charity. This rule is the Wild Generosity Stipulation and winners influenced by it are marked with a heart and a ribbon like this: 💝

Although crashes usually mean a point is not awarded, HyperTextHero is the boss here and may bend the rules at times and decide to award a point to someone on a whim, depending on things like what he’s eaten for breakfast and the position of the moon and planets 🪐

Landing Guesstimator
Spring 2023

Starting soon.

Past Winners

Winter 2022

Fall 2022

  • 1st Prize: Futura_Light · Futura has chosen to give his prize to the stream and I decided to use it to get Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord as a birthday present to Schippah 💝
  • 2nd Prize: RazWasabi · $30 to stream as subs 💝
  • 3rd Prize: M0RT75 · $15 to stream as subs 💝

Summer 2022

  • 1st Prize: RazWasabi · $50 prize - Raz chose to take $20 for Sea of Thieves and to gift $30 to the stream as subs 💝
  • 2nd Prize: ZeroToHeroALEK · $30 to be gifted to the stream as subs 💝
  • 3rd Prize: Icebird4all · $15 to be gifted to the stream as subs 💝

Spring 2022

Winter 2022

  • 1st Prize: WildCraze · WildCraze has chosen to give his prize to the stream, so I have given 13 subscription gifts to viewers
  • 2nd Prize: JoeyBolo77 · India Fox Techo F-35 Lightning II
  • 3rd Prize: TimmyThumb · Escape Simulator

Fall 2021

Summer 2021

  • 1st Prize: WildCraze · MSFS BN-2 Islander
  • 2nd Prize: Schippah · IL-2 Sta, IL-2 Bod, IL-2 Kub
  • 3rd Prize: Icebird4all · IL-2 Sta, IL-2 Bod

All Time Scoreboard

HyperTextHero’s streaming base is currently on the northern hemisphere of Earth, which explains the seasons.

Thank you to SimToolkitPro for making this possible!

If you know of a way to calculate landing FPM in DCS World, IL-2 Great Battles, and War Thunder, please let me know so we can do Landing Guesstimator in those sims, too!

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