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The Geometry Dash Demonlist (or Official Demonlist) is a community creation that classifies a variety of Demon levels in Geometry Dash in order of difficulty. The official list was originally a topic on the game forums but was ultimately moved to an independent website and has been receiving updates since April 2015.
Currently, the list classifies Tartarus as the hardest Demon level in the game.
The Official Demon List formerly sorted out a total of 50 demon levels and was extended in October 2017 to 100 and in June 2019 to 150, dividing the list into a main and extended list with 75 levels each. The eventual community's shift to higher refresh rate monitors enabled people to complete levels that had not been finished before due to the limitations of lower refresh rates.
The main list and the extended list include subjectively ranked demon levels which are added as a result of the average sentiment of the players given the time that had to be put on the levels and the skill required to complete them on normal mode. As a method of management, the lists are split into two to separate the hardest-in-game levels that require higher skill to complete and the average hard demon level. The legacy list contains demons that occupied the list but were pushed off as new levels were annexed. The legacy list does not follow any order and receives updates when new demons are moved down.
When a player beats a level that is numerous spots up on the list from their previous hardest, it is known in the community as a ”jump”. One of the largest jumps belongs to Geo when he beat Cold Sweat (#11) as his previous hardest was Bloodbath (#156), jumping 145 spots on the list. itriple beat Celestial Force (#49) (his previous hardest was Cataclysm (#251)) meaning he jumped around 202 spots on the list.
The Official Demon List is led by a handful of people otherwise known as list editors and helpers. They have a public Discord server in which people can get involved in evaluations of the list via polls that they occasionally post as announcements.
Each demon level annexed into the list has an independent overview of the level and the records set, including a link to the achievement's video. To submit a record, it must comply with the following criteria:
- Demons need to be rated to be included on this list.
- If a level was hacked to change the difficulty, even if the hack-verifier made it easier, the demon will be moved straight to the bottom of the Legacy List as punishment. Notable examples are Zodiac, Arctic Arena, and Furious Flames.
- If a demon gets a hacked update before being list-worthy, it will not get added.
- A demon whose original verification was hacked will still get on the list.
- Records must be legitimate and uploaded to a streaming platform.
- Posting illegitimate recordings and passing them off as legit will have the submitter's records removed from the list. Illegitimate records include, but are not limited to, speed hacks, noclip, autos, nerfs, macros, bypasses, etc.
- Since May 25th, 2020, the FPS Bypass tool is accepted, as long as players do not go above the 300 fps limit.
- Records on a level must be in normal mode and on the live version of the level or an appropriate bug fixed/low detail copy of said level. Please refer to the bugfix and LDM guidelines.
- The record holder must meet the percentage requirement of a level to be added to the list for said level.
- Videos that are submitted need clicks to be added.
- Verifications are not counted as records on the list, but still award points.
- Being in a group in which people beat levels for the same channel will cause your records to be temporarily removed from the list.
Bugfix and LDM guidelines
- Records using a level's built-in LDM are always eligible.
- Records on appropriate LDM copies of levels are eligible. Please make contact with a List Moderator if you are unsure of which decorations can or cannot be removed. Generally speaking, an LDM copy should not remove decorations that obstruct the player's vision, blind transitions, flashes or boss fights, for example. Referring to the first guideline, if the previously stated decorations are removed in a level's built-in LDM though, it is perfectly fine to use it.
Records on appropriate bugfix copies of levels for different refresh rates are eligible. Please make contact with a List Moderator if you are unsure of what is or isn't a bug.
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