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Posted by: t1ck_t0ck on 23:28 CST :: 7/30/2005

Alright, since I already got into trouble once today by Koop. I am making the Bemani Accomplishments Thread. So that those of you who aren't just into Pump It Up can post scores too.

The following games you may post scores for:

>In The Groove
>Dance Dance Revolution
>Pop'n Music
>Beatmania IIDX
>StepMania and SMO
>etc...

If I missed anything feel free to post those to. Just as long as its not a < Pump It Up Accomplishment >. Then its cool.

Here is what I originally posted in the PIU General Accomplishments thread:

Daikenkai ONI - A - W/Out Bar (2x)
Cartoon Heros HEAVY - B - W/Out Bar (2x)
321 Stars HEAVY - AA - W/Out Bar (2x)

Drop Out HEAVY - B - W/Out Bar (1.5x)
Drop Out HEAVY - A - W/Out Bar (1.5x)
So Deep HEAVY - B - W/Out Bar (2x)

Also, post in here people for two reasons. One: so I don't look like a n00bhat for making this and Two: I know I am not the only one who plays other things besides Pump It Up.

EDIT: < http://www.popnnavy.com/viewuser.php?user=601&game=9 >

Posted by: Kenji on 23:38 CST :: 7/30/2005

DDR < http://ddrecall.com/user.php?mode=viewprofile&user=14 >
AA/FC everything
AAA Pink Rose shuffle
AA/FC PSM challenge shuffle, LoM shuffle, PS shuffle, Max 300 shuffle
6999 clear Legend Road

ITG
Clear Energy intense
Cleared all single songs except Pandemonium which was failed on the last note
Cleared all double songs

Beatmania
Clear all songs on The Final except Be Lovin another, 321 stars another, and a few of the easier 9s
FC Least 100sec hard
FC Happy course with no poors

IIDX < http://vjarmy.com/iidx/viewuser.php?user=1284 > ignore l7, it's all old
Clear all of CS 7k except Max 300, The Safari, and No.13



Posted by: Koop on 16:26 CST :: 7/31/2005

o2jam has its own thread actually.

And eh...

DDR
Twinbee Heavy - C :>

Posted by: t1ck_t0ck on 16:45 CST :: 7/31/2005

Quote (Koop @ 09:26 CST :: 7/31/2005)
o2jam has its own thread actually.

Yeah I just remembered that when someone posted in it. XD

Anyways. I played some Pop'n Music 9

Classic 8 - 9 line - 3x - 67142
Cossack - 9 line - 3x - 74407
Jet World - 9 line - 4x - 63906

Yeah, thats about it. I still suck -_-

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 16:49 CST :: 7/31/2005

DDR:
A Oni: A
Sakura Heavy: A
Burning Heat! Heavy: A
Cartoon Heroes Heavy: B
So Deep Heavy: B
V Oni: C
Drop Out Heavy: C
Bag Heavy (no mods whatsoever!): D

ITG:
Queen of Light Expert: 57.05%, C- (at home. I wouldn't have had a ghost of a chance at passing in the arcade with this score, even though I've never made it that high before.)
Anubis Expert: 73.55%, F (in the arcade--you see what I mean!?! I STILL ran out of health at this high precent!)
Da Roots Expert: 86.91%, A+ (This song effing RULES. Andamiro, take note. PUMP NEEDS MORE CELTIC MUSIC!!!!!)

Not surprisingly, Queen of Light is the one song I actually do better at home than in the arcade. The triples are much easier to hit on soft pads, and slapping the hand plants doesn't hurt like hell.

Posted by: t1ck_t0ck on 14:19 CST :: 8/01/2005

In before I paint my room. :wink:

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Posted by: the_peacemaker on 17:32 CST :: 8/06/2005

Well, Exceed was broken today (why is it always PUMP that's broken?!?), so I tried out ITG2 for the first time.

I now have a new favorite non-Pump dance song.

I loved Da Roots but I was screaming that in ITG2 there'd hopefully be a Celtic song that's just as fun, but considerably harder. Now, Fleadh Uncut is everything I prayed for. On Hard it's a very difficult 8, with long drills, and on Expert it's a respectable 10, with non-stop runs that go perfectly with the violins, but you never have to twist or double-step. And it sounds like it's taken directly from Riverdance. This song gave me goosebumps every time I played it (which was at least once on every credit). Best score on Expert: 70.23% (B-).

Vorsprung Durch (a remix of Vivaldi's Spring) is really cool too, with lots of triple-tapping on Expert. Best score: 71.54% (B-).

And FINALLY I passed the farking Anubis Expert! 70.41%, B-. Kind of odd since I failed it on ITG1 with 73.55%, but a pass is a pass, and the chart at the end actually pointed out that I "Barely!" survived the section with all the 32-note clusters.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 18:02 CST :: 8/11/2005

Sorry for the double post...are there really this few people who play stuff other than Pump?

Anyway, there seems to be an odd trend with ITG2 Level 10 Experts, in that they are considerably easier than the ones in ITG1. Rather than having long chains of 16th notes, they have tricky rhythms throughout the whole song, like gallops and triple taps, and they take a lot less stamina to do. Fleadh Uncut is a significant exception, though, with its deadly long 16th-runs...often I have to tell myself not to give up 3/4 of the way into it because I know the toughest run is right in the end.

Today I passed Agent Blatant Expert and D-Code Expert, both level 10's, and both and my first try ever. Never seen the steps before. But they fit the aformentioned description pretty well. They're even easier than Hardcore of the North Hard IMO.

EDIT: and the scores for both those songs were in the high 60's.



Posted by: WayneC02 on 22:56 CST :: 8/11/2005

A few days ago, I managed 86 greats and 2 misses on Max 300 Heavy.

Also definitely cleared the hell out of Eurobeat EX on Pop'n 8. Hell yes.

And peacemaker, that's how a lot of the easier (read: 9-10 level) ITG2 songs are; trickier rather than OMFG tiring.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 23:02 CST :: 8/11/2005

Great! That means I'll have a much better chance at passing more 10's. As everyone here knows, I suck at stamina, but gallops and other tricky moves are my forte. That's why I love Hello Crazy more than anyone else here, it seems.

EDIT: ITG at home: D on Tribal Style Expert, 50.59%, 3x, no chair or other bar-like support.



Posted by: Koop on 14:27 CST :: 8/22/2005

Hey i passed these in pop'n...

Love Parade - Study 9 Key 12
Angel Fish - Tears 9 Key 8
but failed
The Keel - EleGoth 9 Key 15

this is on Pop'n 11 for Ps2.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 08:14 CST :: 8/24/2005

ITG2 (arcade, of course):
Fleadh Uncut Expert: 75.51%, B (I still love this song to pieces!)
Tribal Style Expert: 77.56%, B+ (so much easier than at home)
D-Code Expert: 78.82%, B+ (this is such an easy 10, it's sad)
Hand of Time Expert: 67.86%, C+ (what a beautiful song!)
Vertex Hard: 64.94%, C (FINALLY! Now I only have Pandemonium left on Hard. Out of all the 10's I just listed, this is definitely the hardest one.)

ITG at home:
Oasis Expert: 62.55%, C (Hold city, actually it's easier at home.)
Queen of Light Expert: 66.96%, C+ (Again, holds AND hands get easier on soft pads.)
Zodiac Expert: 51.59%, D (This is about as hard as I can do at home, on a song without excessive holds or hands.)

Of course these home accomplishments are all with feet; with hands I got 61.72% and a C- on Hardcore of the North Expert.
:D

Posted by: Rubicant on 14:53 CST :: 8/24/2005

DDR
Trip Machine - 1 great
SP-Trip Machine ~Jungle Mix~ - 8 greats
Trip Machine Luv Mix - 9 greats
Higher - 5 greats
Highs Off You - 8 greats
Celebrate Nite - 8 greats
Groove - 4 greats

Pop'n Music
Missa Remi [h] 94K
Airport [h] 99K 4 goods
Slash Beats [h] 86K fail
Oi Punk [h] 92K
Passed a few EX's between 30 - 36 points each that I dont remember the names of



Posted by: Rubicant on 22:10 CST :: 8/27/2005

Some Asterisk Cloud and Rubicant DDR action

ACLD





ACLD & RUBI




RUBI


Posted by: cj_iwakura on 23:04 CST :: 9/01/2005

84% on Temple Of Boom Expert, first try.
Finally passed Energizer Hard, ~71%.

Looked at Bloodrush Expert. Officially decided that 12s are beyond my mortal comprehension.  :indifferent:

Posted by: WayneC02 on 21:49 CST :: 9/02/2005

Cleared DDR Megamix [H] on Pop'n 11. *flips it off* 'Bout time, too.
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 22:20 CST :: 9/02/2005

ALMOST passed Hand of Time Expert on the home version, with a Cobalt Flux pad and no chair support.

And under the same circumstance, I made it halfway into Charlene Expert before I failed.

Posted by: Rubicant on 09:09 CST :: 9/03/2005

Quote (WayneC02 @ 22:49 CST :: 9/02/2005)
Cleared DDR Megamix [H] on Pop'n 11. *flips it off* 'Bout time, too.

I can always have full bar going into The Legend Of Max, but I play at x3, so when I get there Im kinda fucked.
Posted by: WayneC02 on 11:54 CST :: 9/03/2005

Yeah, I dunno what happened. I completely decimated it this time. I can't play x3 though, because of the end. x2 isn't THAT bad if you know the beats of the songs, and who doesn't, really... it's the didders. :D
Posted by: stellar on 17:04 CST :: 9/03/2005

I played ddr in the mall. To me thats an accomplishment. :D
Posted by: t1ck_t0ck on 17:26 CST :: 9/03/2005




Posted by: Solid Gold on 18:01 CST :: 9/03/2005

Quote (cj_iwakura @ 00:04 CST :: 9/02/2005)
.....

Looked at Bloodrush Expert. Officially decided that 12s are beyond my mortal comprehension.  :indifferent:

Try a different 12. Bloodrush is the hardest one, and some people want it to be a thirteen.

See how you feel after Vertex(Stream and BPM changes), Go 60 Go(odd beats), Delirium(Broken Streams followed by long run), or Bang(All around strangeness).

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 19:37 CST :: 9/03/2005

Or Tell, if you think you can do the melody with lots of jumps scattered throughout, because there's not much to make it a 12 other than that.

I know for sure that you DON'T want to touch Bloodrush, Hardcore of the North, or Determinator.

EDIT: Don't try Euphoria either; it's not just odd beats, plus a 140-70-140 BPM change, but it's really tiring too.



Posted by: Rubicant on 19:42 CST :: 9/03/2005

Determinator is a 12? I always though it was an 11.
Posted by: WayneC02 on 21:42 CST :: 9/03/2005

Nope, it's a 12. I can do it without TOO much trouble, other than the slowdown fuckfest in the middle. That part's just not even fair.
Posted by: Rubicant on 18:27 CST :: 9/06/2005

Hallway is the best mod ever. that is all.
Posted by: stellar on 22:21 CST :: 9/06/2005

DDR accomplishments:

Heavy:
Kind Lady- B
Colors- c
Drop The Bomb- c
So In Love- B

I think I did pretty good for only my third time playing in like two years. :P

Posted by: cj_iwakura on 22:59 CST :: 9/06/2005

South Florida has a IIDX RED. Played IIDX for the first time ever as a result.

Only played Light 7; 7 keys is scary.
I was able to pass pretty much every 3 and 4; 5s and 6s I was able to do with auto scratch/five key. I need a LOT of practice, but I think I'll manage eventually.

Love Will..., Space Fight, Alien Temple, and Lion Suki were probably the ones I did best on.
I don't think I had a single A though. Nasty grading system.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 22:41 CST :: 9/09/2005

ITG Home Version, Red Octane soft pad, no chair/support:
Hand of Time Expert: 55.74%, C- (And it'll only get better from here once I try it again on the Cobalt Flux. Great practice for Remember December Expert, which I'll pass under the same conditions some day soon.)
Walking on Fire Expert: 56.59%, C (WOW! This REALLY suprised me. First time ever playing it on a home pad, much less without bar raping. I'm actually starting to get better at no-barring!)
Euphoria Expert: 5.97% (OUCH...yeah, sorry CJ, don't try this one actually. It's way harder than I remembered it to be.)

Posted by: Rubicant on 09:20 CST :: 9/10/2005

Just try Walking On Fire expert with "quick" on. I barely passed it.
Posted by: t1ck_t0ck on 09:31 CST :: 9/10/2005





Posted by: the_peacemaker on 09:52 CST :: 9/10/2005

Quote (Rubicant @ 10:20 CST :: 9/10/2005)
Just try Walking On Fire expert with "quick" on. I barely passed it.

Isn't that adding 16th notes between every 8th note? That'd make the whole song pretty much one 2-minute 16th run...heh heh, NO.
Posted by: Rubicant on 10:00 CST :: 9/10/2005


Posted by: WayneC02 on 12:22 CST :: 9/10/2005

Okay, so I played ITG here, on my Ignition 2.0 pad last night.

Passed all 11s: Charlene, Infection, July, The Beginning, Utopia, and Xuxa
Passed 3 of the 12s: Delirium, Tell, and Vertex

Only have Euphoria, HotN, and Pande left... and all 3 of those scare the hell out of me. I made it to the end of the slowdown in Euphoria, but since I had just passed those 3 12s in a row, I wasn't exactly feeling super energetic. :D Then I tried HotN, which just wasn't gonna happen.

I can't wait until we get our ITG2 cab.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 16:12 CST :: 9/10/2005

When is ITG2 supposed to come out for the PS2? I can see myself whoring Fleadh Uncut on a Cobalt Flux right now.
Posted by: WayneC02 on 16:44 CST :: 9/10/2005

Probably not until ITG3 is in beta testing stages, like ITG Home/ITG2 Arcade was.
Posted by: Batman on 06:57 CST :: 9/11/2005

Mine are pretty much just DDR

Rythm and Police (heavy)- AA
Be LOVIN (heavy)- AA
Irresisteblement (heavy)- AA
My Summer Love (heavy)- AA
Max 300 (heavy)- B <--- I will A this soon
Maxx Unlimited (heavy)- C
Paranoia Survivor (heavy)- C <--- I have not tried this song in ages
Sakura (heavy)- A
Cartoon Heroes (heavy)- A

These are all arcade scores because I do not think home counts for scores. ex./ groovestats do not have home scores

Posted by: Rubicant on 09:47 CST :: 9/11/2005

Was at regency and there were some guy thinking they were the shit cause they could STOMP playing A on standard and get a B. So obviously I had to make fun of them the whole time they played. After they got off I did TLoM (1 non combo, 94 greats >.>) V challenge S4R (Sudden Shuffle Flat) and PSMO all no bar. I dont know why I have to be such an asshole, but sometimes I cant help it. Besides the people at the arcade love me so there :P
Posted by: WayneC02 on 11:58 CST :: 9/11/2005

I LOOOOOOOOVE owning noobs that think they're awesome.

Some guy was at the arcade talking shit the first time I got to play on our brand-new (at the time) immaculate Exceed 2, the same guy that STOMPS everything possible on DDR and breaks the god damn pads. Anyway, he was like "well I can beat Max 300 on DDR, so this Pump is easy". He proceeded to fail something on Hard. Ralph and I laughed at him ALOT and then went and played Wax, Solitary 2, FA3, and Hi-Bi. Needless to say, the guy shut up really quick.

And to make this relevant, an accomplishment: We fixed the DDR machine's pads at the arcade, so now each arrow can actually register steps.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 09:17 CST :: 9/12/2005

He actually stayed and watched you do all four of those songs? I'm surprised he didn't leave right at the final triple-hold in IGYAML. Whenever something like that happens to me, they usually shut up and leave halfway through the song. Once, when someone slyly asked me if I was any good at the game after he failed Canon-D Hard, I picked X-treme Crazy, and the guy left right after the first "Pump-pump-pump-pump PUMP-IT-UP!" chorus.

Anyway: My Summer Love Heavy: AA

Posted by: WayneC02 on 11:18 CST :: 9/15/2005

Euphoria Expert, destroyed. HotN and Pandemonium, I'm lookin' at you guys next.

Also, I played alot of DDR last night here and got a ton of song records:
(Song name - greats/goods/bads/misses) all on heavy unless noted

Max300 - 30/1/1/2
Maxx Unlimited - 59/5/5/4
Legend of Max - 54/9/7/13
Paranoia Survivor Max Oni - 77/20/9/24 (Not bad for my first time EVER trying it)
Stoic - 8/0/1/0
Cartoon Heroes - 15/0/1/0
Dance Dance Revolution - 3/0/0/0
Dance Dance Revolution Oni - 14/1/0/5
Afronova - 8/3/0/4

So yeah. DDR is too easy now. :D

Posted by: t1ck_t0ck on 18:06 CST :: 9/15/2005

I suck at DDR again. :(

Round one: (Me and my friend)
Break Down 2x *Heavy* - B >>My Friend 1.5x *Heavy* - D
Kakumei 2x *Heavy* - B >>My Friend 1.5x *Heavy* - C
So Deep 2x *Heavy* - C >>My Friend 1.5x *Heavy* - He quit half way :|

Round two: (Just me)
Luv To Me (AMD Mix) *Heavy* 2x - B
Holic *Heavy* 2x - A
Max 300 *Heavy* 1.5x - B

I still think So Deep is harder then Max 300...

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 19:49 CST :: 9/15/2005

Quote (t1ck_t0ck @ 19:06 CST :: 9/15/2005)
I still think So Deep is harder then Max 300...

Don't be ridiculous. Max 300 is like a slightly slower version of Vook. Maybe it's just because I suck at drills, but I can A So Deep and I can't even pass Max 300.

EDIT: and now for a pair of accomplishments. Holy crap I was NOT expecting either of these tonight:

Remember December Expert: 61.04%, C, no chair, Ignition Pad. (The last attempt I got 27.35%...wow. I'm actually starting to like these Ignition pads, especially with bouncy songs like these.)
Queen of Light Expert: 81.26%, A-, on the painfully solid Cobalt Flux pad with no chair. My back was killing me by the end, but my score was well worth it. My first A-range grade EVER on a 10!



Posted by: Phil ver0 on 15:18 CST :: 9/21/2005

When it comes to ITG, I really haven't played it. I basically retired after doing something that gave me a reason to continue playing the 4 arrows games. Most of these are old scores of mines when I was in my prime and before I got into Pump.

All my scores are doubles and most of these are from Feb, March and April.....that's when I beat Pure Hell or Breaking Point on Intense.
Pure Hell/Breaking Point

Tell EX
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Bend Your Mind Ex
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HOTN EX Full Combo (this was the very last time I played it. Jan)
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July Ex Full Combo...........samething with HOTN, never played it again
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Tell hard S4R.......Winter NM Splits like Whut
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HOTN Hard S4R
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Vertex^2 from the beta test. Failed at the hands part.
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Vertex EX 1X.......I believe I'm the only one who actually done it on 1 speed.
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Posted by: the_peacemaker on 19:24 CST :: 9/21/2005

How much easier are the Expert doubles charts than the singles? I've heard they're usually not as hard.
Posted by: Phil ver0 on 22:05 CST :: 9/21/2005

Whoever said is bullshitting.
When it comes to DDR, Yea, its true.
When it came to ITG 1, it was equal and most of the steps made sense and was fun.
ITG2.................MJ just lost his got damn mind. I believe he didn't try nor care about any of the steps. I sware they auto-gen most of the steps and hands are just everywhere. When it comes down to it, the majority of the stuff on doubles is just stupid and it seems this time around MJ was more focus on making a hard chart instead of a hard but fun chart.

MJ is the person who make doubles charts.........also the man who said that "Pump It Up doubles chart lacks in creativeness"

Its funny, cause the majority of the stuff that's in ITG2 doubles is no different PIU............I can't forget that half double song "Habanera 1"

Posted by: Jason Dread on 22:33 CST :: 9/21/2005

The only 2 ITG charts that I've ever thought were fun were While Tha Rekkid Spinz (so-so) and Tribal Style (Fun as hell)
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 23:28 CST :: 9/23/2005

Bah, not much new stuff today.

DDR (no mods, no support):
A Oni: A, 4 misses (last record was 7)
Bag Heavy: C (didn't see how many misses...it was the first time I beat it without ever venturing into the danger zone)

ITG (with speed mods, no support):
Tribal Style Expert: 81.06%, A- (wow that was tiring)
Land of the Rising Sun Hard with Quick: 75.34%, B (not bad for a no-bar sightread with a Quick mod. I am NOT trying anything harder than that with Quick.)

EDIT: okay, so I tried Da Roots Expert with Quick. It's like, at least as hard as Xuxa Expert. Not doing it again soon.



Posted by: the_peacemaker on 21:10 CST :: 10/08/2005

No new responses since I last posted? Okay...  :indifferent:

All Expert and 3x, overhead, no support:
Oasis: 69.32%, B- (I can't pass this in the arcade since I can't slide my feet there, so this was nice.)
Do U Love Me: 52.50%, D (Yikes, this is HARD! I just played it for the first time in four months. It's both awkward AND tiring. I barely survived it at home, and I can't understand how it managed to be the first 10 I ever passed.)

Posted by: yoney on 21:17 CST :: 10/08/2005

hehe i suck at both ddr and itg, so theres no point in posting any accomplishments here
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 12:58 CST :: 10/09/2005

Pffft. You couldn't possibly suck at them more than I do. I can't even pass any of the Maxes on DDR (because I simply can't do drills), or anything 11+ on ITG. Maybe your scores suck on them compared to Pump, but you couldn't possibly play these games worse than I do.
Posted by: Panik214 on 13:34 CST :: 10/09/2005


Posted by: yoney on 15:05 CST :: 10/10/2005

hehe i can see franco's face... i think

ok fine ill put up somethin

DDR:
max 300- B like 2 misses eh i cant A anything
maxx unlimited- C i think, its been a long time since ive played it
sakura- B again like 2 misses
sakura doubles- B except like 7 misses
and my 2 favorite songs...
speed over beetoven and senorita speedy mix, both A'd on singles and doubles

all that was heavy btw.

ITG-
all garbage pretty much, dont remember %'s, but ill be playing it again soon
Do you love me- B+
Anubis- A-
Pandemonium- hehe F i got through i lot of it though

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 16:26 CST :: 10/10/2005

Okay, that's not TOO much better than me. But still, you're 13 and I'm 19. You have nothing to complain about, young man.
Posted by: yoney on 17:48 CST :: 10/10/2005

ok sorry :P
Posted by: Panik214 on 15:29 CST :: 10/11/2005

DDR:
AA Maxx Unlimited

ITG:
July-92.84 percent
Delerium-83.98 Percent.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 12:47 CST :: 10/15/2005

Panik, your Delirium score is disgusting...and yet I know there are a good number of people who can S or * that song.

This week I got...uh...68.56% on Vertex Hard, but I died on the very last mine. Actually, it's a cluster of three mines together, and they all killed me after I thought the song was over. Not freaking fair.

And yoney, are you playing in the arcade or home? All my records are at home, with terrible pads and no bar.

Posted by: Jason Dread on 21:02 CST :: 10/17/2005



Doubles, and loving those hands

Sightread

I love being DQ'ed for turning off the background...pretty damn stupid.

Posted by: Rubicant on 21:08 CST :: 10/17/2005

i had the same thing happend when i passed tell expert
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 22:32 CST :: 10/28/2005

The Mini mod is really useful...I just started using it today.

Earlier I couldn't pass these songs without a chair on a Cobalt Flux, but with Mini and a bigger speed mod I did:
Remember December Expert: 64.97%, C
Hand of Time Expert: 68.57%, C+
Vertex Hard: 76.07%, B+

Does anybody else here play drastically better on an Ignition Pad than on a Cobalt Flux?

Oh yeah, one more thing. I almost full-comboed Mythology Expert up until that stupid final run. If I tried it the arcade I think I might be able to pass it.

Posted by: Jared on 13:35 CST :: 10/29/2005

This doesn't really count as a huge accomplishment but I got my first ITG star yesterday!  Xuxa Medium, with Beat on.  96.06%, I think.  Home version on a CobaltFlux.
Posted by: t1ck_t0ck on 00:43 CST :: 10/30/2005

Holy Shit!



I PASSED! and my wrists hurt.

Posted by: bse523 on 19:06 CST :: 10/30/2005

Seeing how I play some ITG2, figured it was about time for me to post something. Well I didn't have any real accomplishments until...

I finally passed my first two experts last night! :D

Da Roots - B around 71%
Typical Tropical - C around 64% :)

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 11:46 CST :: 10/31/2005

Isn't Da Roots an awesome song? And I'm *so* close to S'ing it, too! Frankly, I think Celtic music is the only thing Pump is sorely lacking.

Wait until you try Fleadh Uncut, though. I almost creamed my pants the first time I played that song.

Posted by: bse523 on 11:58 CST :: 10/31/2005

Da Roots, even though the melody repeats itself, is indeed awesome. And I know what Fleadh's like music-wise. Awesome stuff as well. First time I heard Da Roots, I thought "This is what Bag should've been."

But anyway, I still have a few high-level hard songs I want to pass (Bouff and Oasis come to mind) before I tackle too many experts.

Posted by: t1ck_t0ck on 21:10 CST :: 11/12/2005



PARTY HARD!!! DRUMMANIA SIMULATOR OMGies!!!!

EDIT: A'ed It xD

Posted by: bse523 on 14:19 CST :: 11/14/2005

We couldn't tell from that big red A tick :)
Posted by: mclarenf1kid on 14:11 CST :: 11/19/2005

O2Jam - Stunt Flying cz on Prex 3


Posted by: valius on 18:47 CST :: 11/20/2005

Btw, guys, if you have any PIU keyboard accomplishments, there's a thread on this in Pump PC forums.  Let's leave the rest of this thread to the Bemani players. :)

Apparently, I can still pass Max 300 with a C after 6 months of not playing DDR!  Whee!!!

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 17:07 CST :: 11/25/2005

All ITG2 Experts:

Birdie: 88.14%, A+ (Total sightread, and no bar too. The only one here no bar. What an easy Expert...but I love the song, it's so cute, and really pretty! Awesome warmup song.)
Fleadh Uncut: 77.70%, B+ (Love it, love it, love it...and I will A it soon!)
Temple of Boom: 69.81%, B- (Total sightread again. Not too bad.)
Spin Chicken: 59.62%, C- (Another total sightread. Ow...that's actually pretty tough. But it's fun.)
Hillbilly Hardcore: 60.07%, F (Grrr...ran out of steam in the end. I'm not real fond of this, so I hope I pass it soon...)
Robotix: 46.69%, F (Since I knew what do for the 1337-bpm section, I ALMOST PASSED MY FIRST 11! But I failed in the last section of quick runs, about 7/8 of the way into the song. I'll get it soon.)
!: 20.22%, F (Ha. Not too hard for a 12...but I won't pass it soon.)

Posted by: Jared on 09:37 CST :: 11/26/2005

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 17:07 CST :: 11/25/2005)
All ITG2 Experts:

Birdie: 88.14%, A+ (Total sightread, and no bar too. The only one here no bar. What an easy Expert...but I love the song, it's so cute, and really pretty! Awesome warmup song.)
Fleadh Uncut: 77.70%, B+ (Love it, love it, love it...and I will A it soon!)
Temple of Boom: 69.81%, B- (Total sightread again. Not too bad.)
Spin Chicken: 59.62%, C- (Another total sightread. Ow...that's actually pretty tough. But it's fun.)
Hillbilly Hardcore: 60.07%, F (Grrr...ran out of steam in the end. I'm not real fond of this, so I hope I pass it soon...)
Robotix: 46.69%, F (Since I knew what do for the 1337-bpm section, I ALMOST PASSED MY FIRST 11! But I failed in the last section of quick runs, about 7/8 of the way into the song. I'll get it soon.)
!: 20.22%, F (Ha. Not too hard for a 12...but I won't pass it soon.)

Are those with or without the machine deducting for misses?

Also, is there seriously a part in a song that goes up to 1337 BPM?  Crikey!  Is that the new record for fastest bit in a song?

(Also I hate it when you go to California on break and don't bring the arcades back with you.  You'd better get that machine to fit in your duffel bag this time, or else!)

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 18:28 CST :: 11/26/2005

Yes, it did deduct for misses.

Robotix has one long section that sounds sort of like a plane motor warming up, and it gradually speeds up from 150 BPM to 1337 BPM. All you have to do is 8th-notes back and forth between the left and right arrows the whole time.

Fleadh Uncut Expert: 81.01%, A-! I'll show you a video later. The guy next to me was one of the top 100 in America, though, he got 91.07%.

I also came disgustingly close to passing two very tough 10's. Soapy Bubble was failed with 56.37% about 90% into the song (like a harder version of Walking on Fire...the ending is full of twists), and on a total sightread, Sunshine was failed with 50.51% on the VERY LAST NOTE.  :angry: That song is kind of like a female counterpart to the Smiley songs, and it's almost as hard as Xuxa, the runs are just not quite as long.

Posted by: WayneC02 on 18:44 CST :: 11/27/2005

So apparently I almost AA'd Max 300 yesterday without even realizing it. 55 greats and 5 misses, nothing else. About 10 less greats and I would've had it... but still, that's the best I've ever done.

Oh yeah, on ITG2 I have a bunch of stuff from about a month ago when the kit was installed for an incredible TWO weeks. :angry: I'll update with that later.

Posted by: Rubicant on 20:19 CST :: 11/27/2005

bought a new ps2 and played popn 11 again. JESUS CHRIST I suck now. I cant even pass missa remi [h] a song i used to be able to 100K
Posted by: Phil ver0 on 02:49 CST :: 11/28/2005

Quote (WayneC02 @ 18:44 CST :: 11/27/2005)
So apparently I almost AA'd Max 300 yesterday without even realizing it. 55 greats and 5 misses, nothing else. About 10 less greats and I would've had it... but still, that's the best I've ever done.

Oh yeah, on ITG2 I have a bunch of stuff from about a month ago when the kit was installed for an incredible TWO weeks. :angry: I'll update with that later.

73 greats with a full combo is a AA I believe............or is it 63. Good job man.



Posted by: the_peacemaker on 08:14 CST :: 11/30/2005

A couple other ones I forgot to mention earlier:

Hispanic Panic: around 75%, B (Total sightread. Probably the easiest 10 next to D-Code.)
Visible Noise: 66.69%, C+ (Total sightread again, this one was chosen by mistake. Pretty simple for a 10, just tiring. The song sucks, though. I won't play it again.)
One False Move: around 69%, B- (Second try. The Hitchcockian soundtrack song...kind of like Bag only a lot harder, with hands, twisty 16th-runs, and of course mines. But I think it's really cool.)
Know Your Enemy: gave up around 34% (One of the harder 10's I tried, kind of like The Beginning but not quite as tiring)
Birdie: 91.42%, S- (If I'm not mistaken, that's my first Expert S!)

Posted by: Jared on 15:06 CST :: 11/30/2005

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 08:14 CST :: 11/30/2005)
A couple other ones I forgot to mention earlier:

Hispanic Panic: around 75%, B (Total sightread. Probably the easiest 10 next to D-Code.)
Visible Noise: 66.69%, C+ (Total sightread again, this one was chosen by mistake. Pretty simple for a 10, just tiring. The song sucks, though. I won't play it again.)
One False Move: around 69%, B- (Second try. The Hitchcockian soundtrack song...kind of like Bag only a lot harder, with hands, twisty 16th-runs, and of course mines. But I think it's really cool.)
Know Your Enemy: gave up around 34% (One of the harder 10's I tried, kind of like The Beginning but not quite as tiring)
Birdie: 91.42%, S- (If I'm not mistaken, that's my first Expert S!)

Did you memorize all these scores or did you finally get one of those USB drives?  ;)

Also this doesn't really count as a real accomplishment but I did AAA High School Rock'n'Roll on Stepmania with the autogen 4-steps with the keyboard.

Posted by: KimonoThief on 19:10 CST :: 12/02/2005

Just watched the vid of Chris FCing Pandy EX with 2 greats and like 40 excellents... Christ.

I guess I can pass Driven Intense, like, everytime now, so that's pretty cool.

Posted by: Rubicant on 21:33 CST :: 12/02/2005

whos is chris?
Posted by: yoney on 21:35 CST :: 12/02/2005

wheres the vid? i wanna see hehe :P
Posted by: Phil ver0 on 18:07 CST :: 12/06/2005

Quote (Rubicant @ 21:33 CST :: 12/02/2005)
whos is chris?

I would guess Chris Foy.......that's if he  actually found time to play the game again.
Posted by: Solid Gold on 21:03 CST :: 12/06/2005

No, it's iamchris4life.

Check AIJ.

Posted by: Kenji on 22:49 CST :: 12/10/2005

Clear everything on ITG2 single
73.xx Vertex2 expert, there's a video of that somewhere.
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clear Determinator double
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FC all but 7 7's and all of the 8's except 5 on IIDX 10th 7k
including Baby Love 7k, only one other FC of it on VJA
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Clear everything on Beatmania the final except Re-Roots another
FC Genom Screams another
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clear Disabled the Flaw another
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AAA Pink Rose, Memories, Tears
Clear BMR's A edit
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Posted by: beatsofdevil on 09:29 CST :: 12/14/2005

DDR:errr A on pretty much all heavy/oni songs with no mods...except for PSMO, Cartoon Heroes, the maxes and other songs that I don't know are nine-footers   :P   im sorta a newb so i dont even know a all the songs in the game still...I just barely found out about PSMO(and what them damn letter stand for) the other day.

but ones that prolly matter...A, V, So Deep, That one gradius song with the spaceplane, ummDrop Out, what are the other songs? It's been a while because ya'know...PIU!  :wink:

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 16:36 CST :: 12/14/2005

FINALLY...on the world's worst home pad...

My Favorite Game Expert: 59.89%, C. Oh man, I suck at drills.

EDIT: and at the arcade, ITG2 Experts:
Da Roots: 90.30%, S- (Finally!)
Remember December: 74.56%, B (In fact, I would've had a B+ or A- if I hadn't gotten off the beat near the end. I was surprised at myself.)
My Favorite Game: 72.10%, B (I'm fine on this song in the arcade...)
Hand of Time: 71.02%, B- (this is definitely NOT harder than Remember December, I don't know why I couldn't get a higher grade than this)
Out of the Dark: 59.50%, C- (Total sightread, already with huge cramps in both legs.)

At the end, I had such a tremendous cramp in my left leg, it was completely paralyzed. Everything from my hip to my thigh to my calf to my foot...all of it felt like the bones were trying to come out of my skin. It has never happened to me before, but it hurt like hell.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 00:35 CST :: 12/22/2005

It's been a week. No new accomplishments? Okay...

My parents let me open my Ignition 2.0 pad early. And with it... *sniff* I passed my first 11 on ITG! Charlene Expert. The performance graph in the end looked like a mountain range...all throughout I had periods of long comboes followed by bursts of misses and unavoided mines. But at the end, I ended up with 46.85%, and still had a bit of life left, so I passed with a D!

I love this pad.

Posted by: beatsofdevil on 08:18 CST :: 12/22/2005

Is that the red octane metal pad? I got one last Christmas, it broke in less than a year >_>...
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 19:04 CST :: 12/22/2005

No, it's the RedOctane durable foam pad, which actually I like better because it's nice and bouncy, and it's not ridiculously expensive.

Went to the arcade today and passed another 11! On ITG2, it was Clockwork Genesis Expert, with 58.65% (C-). Not very tiring but REALLY WEIRD, it feels totally out of control while you play it.

Got slightly higher scores on Da Roots Expert and Land of the Rising Sun Hard too (THAT WILL BE MY FIRST HARD STAR.)

12/30 EDIT: just BARELY passed Bouff Expert at home with a D, I can't remember the percent but I think it was slightly less than 55. Lots of chair-raping. Wow, that is a VERY hard 10.

Posted by: Kenji on 19:30 CST :: 1/02/2006

Cleared Re-Roots another which was the only song on Beatmania the final that I hadn't cleared.
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Posted by: the_peacemaker on 18:37 CST :: 1/03/2006

ITG2, All on Expert.

Improvements:
Da Roots: 93.77%, S
Bumble Bee: 89.55%, S-
Little Kitty Mine: 89.23%, S-
Hispanic Panic: 83.42%, A (2nd try. REALLY easy 10.)
Remember December: 79.71%, B+ (almost an A-!)
EDIT: Do U Love Me: 72.85%, B (do NOT underestimate this song)
EDIT: Soapy Bubble: got over 70%, but failed within the last 3 measures. I HATE THOSE CROSSOVERS!

Sightreads:
High: 85.59%, A (Almost an A+. Nice starter.)
We Know What to Do: around 83%, A (Woo! Fun as hell! Kind of like a slow tap dance.)
Cryosleep: 80.44%, A- (Another very easy 10)
Wanna Do (Hardcore Mix): around 66%, C+ (that was much harder than I thought it would be!)

And finally, my favorite improvement today:
Fleadh Uncut: 86.85%, A+!!! One Decent, one Way Off, and one Miss!

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 18:57 CST :: 1/11/2006

No new posts?  :wtf:

Whatever. AWESOME day at the arcade anyway. I played all these songs at around 600 bpm instead of around 450, and I also did NOT use the Mini mod (which helps at first, but then when you know the steps, it gets kind of distracting). All ITG2 Experts, and I had to write all these down too:

(9's)
EDIT: Little Kitty Mine: 93.62%, S
Birdie: 92.26%, S
ROM-eo & Juli8: 89.71%, S-
I think I like that sound...: 89.50%, S-

(10's)
Do U Love Me: 86.99%, A+ (Full Great Combo too, holy crap! :O )
Tribal Style: 86.33%, A+
Spin Chicken: 85.02%, A
Remember December: 84.82%, A
EDIT: Temple of Boom: 83.32%, A
EDIT: Hillbilly Hardcore: 80.83%, A- (first time passing!)
My Favorite Game: 79.72%, B+ (wtf...I still suck at drills)
Sunshine: 71.72%, B-
Summer in Belize: 69.32%, B- (again...drills kill me)
Soapy Bubble: argh, didn't write this down. All I remember is that I failed it on the LAST F**KING NOTE. :angry:
EDIT: Sweet World: around 44%, F (WTF THIS SHOULD BE AN 11!!!! And the steps are so stupid too...)

(11's)
Clockwork Genesis: 68.53%, C+
Charlene: 63.02%, C
Robotix: 60.66%, F (damn! I just CAN'T last all the way through!)
The Beginning: 47.17%, F (I was actually doing pretty well but I gave up at that looooooong final run. How the hell do so many kids have the stamina to pull this crap off?!?)

The one thing that puzzled me, however, was that I only got about 84% on D-Code (didn't write it down either). It's the easiest 10 to pass by far, but for some reason I'm having a hard time getting an A+ or better on it.

Oh, and I did NOT get any better grades on Da Roots or Fleadh Uncut. Why do you ask?  :wink:

Posted by: Kenji on 22:26 CST :: 1/15/2006

FC/AAA R5 7k
clear kakumei another



Posted by: Jared on 20:12 CST :: 1/19/2006

Passed 3 ITG 8s today!  Anubis, Mouth, and Delirium, all on Hard and all on the arcade version (Anubis I had previously passed on a foam pad).

I don't remember the grades I got but then again I don't caaaaaare, I passed Delirium!

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 20:23 CST :: 1/19/2006

I remember Delirium, at least. 80.47%. An A-.

I've said it before but I'll say it again: You are well on your way to passing your first Expert, and I sense you will pretty soon because ITHACA FRIGGIN' HAS ITG2 NOW!!!!!!!!  :woot:  :woot:  :woot:

EDIT:
New Expert passed: Holy Guacamole, around 71%, B- (waaaaaay harder than Hispanic Panic. How are they both 10's?)
New A+ on a 10: Vorsprung Durch Techno, I think 86.34%, but not totally sure.
Also got an A- on Vertex Hard, almost 81%. It's actually not too bad for a 10, once you get it down. Energizer Hard is a HELLUVA lot harder...I barely squeaked by with a C, 61.49%.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 13:38 CST :: 2/02/2006

*sigh* So few people play ITG2...

Three big accomplishments:
Charlene Expert: 72.71%, B!!! (Holy crap I B'd an 11!!!)
FINALLY passed Soapy Bubble Expert, 71.something, B-. What a ridiculous 10, but the song's so great.
And...passed my first Intense Marathon! Far East, a 10, with just over 80%. A-. I knew the songs pretty well so the mods didn't bother me much at all. Though I failed the first time I tried because I set it on 4x not knowing I'd be faced with lots of Accel mods... :O

Also had a bunch of little accomplishments here and there (91.something S- on This is Rock and Roll Expert being the best).

Posted by: Jared on 21:18 CST :: 2/04/2006

Not technically an accomplishment but I started a Groovestats page today.

Also I got 91.something on Land of the Rising Sun, on Hard.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 21:39 CST :: 2/04/2006

In case you wonder why am I not on Groovestats...it's just because I don't want to be. Period. There's no other way for me to explain it.

Beat two more 11's: Vertex^2 Hard (62.92%, C) and Robotix Expert (78.84%, B+). These two, plus Charlene and Clockwork Genesis, are the only ones I possibly have the stamina to do. At this point everything else 11+ just looks absolutely ridiculous. I do, however, have only two 10's left to pass (Disconnected Hyper and Sweet World) now that Tension and Know Your Enemy are also under my belt with around 64% each.

Posted by: t1ck_t0ck on 21:18 CST :: 2/05/2006



damn 5 greats off.

Posted by: Jared on 19:56 CST :: 2/06/2006

Finally cleared every song on ITGPS2 with a controller except for Pandemonium X.  Still need to pass a bunch of marathons on Intense though.

Overall Singles Star Complete: 93.7x% -- so close to S+!

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 16:34 CST :: 2/11/2006

Holy crap, awesome weekend!

Got S-'s on four Expert 10's: Tribal Style (91.30%), Spin Chicken (90.40%), D-Code (90.10%), and Vorsprung Durch (89.53%). And I ALMOST did the same for Holy Guacamole (88.78%).

Got an S+ on Bumble Bee Expert (94.11%) and a STAR on Da Roots Expert (96.22%, my first Expert star ever!).

And...wtf. After passing only four 11's so far, I PASSED A FREAKING 12. :O Go *60* Go Expert, 59.63%, C-. It's actually not extremely hard to pass since the runs aren't that long, it's just really hard to get a good grade on.

Posted by: Jared on 16:42 CST :: 2/11/2006

Passed Da Roots X.  First X, first 9.
Posted by: Koop on 18:59 CST :: 2/13/2006

ARRRRR

So i did SM today lol, KEYBOARD STEPS ARE WTF





Posted by: Panik214 on 23:07 CST :: 2/15/2006

i win at itg.
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 08:57 CST :: 2/25/2006

Passed Paranoia Survivor on a crappy Ignition 3.0, nothing to hold onto, 1.5x. I thought I'd died halfway through the run.
Posted by: Solid Gold on 23:10 CST :: 2/25/2006

First three ITG Tri-Stars.

Da Roots-99.14
Birdie-99.24
We Know What to Do-99.02

87.76 on Driven Intense
98.19 Vorsprung Durch
97.09 Remember December
90.53 Bang

And I AAA Never Gonna Stop (Dance Maniax Mix) on a 7th mix machine.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 16:44 CST :: 2/28/2006

Today I FINALLY beat the stupidest song in the world:

Sweet World Expert: 66.37%, C+.

There is no doubt in my mind that this should really be an 11. :O

3/5 EDIT: Also had a pretty good weekend. All Expert Singles with the bar, as usual:
Birdie: 96.28%, * (my second Expert star!)
I think I like that sound...: 94.46%, S+
No Princess: 93.42%, S
Kiss Me Red: 92.06%, S
D-Code: 91.80%, S- (sooo close to my first solid S on a 10!)
Typical Tropical: 88.64%, A+ (second try, would've easily been an S if it weren't for those stupid jumps)
My Favorite Game: 86.37%, A+ (WHOA. I'm finally getting better at drills)
Hand of Time: 85.62%, A
Walking on Fire: 84.49%, A
Out of the Dark: 83.75%, A
Let My Love Go Blind: 82.25%, A- (First attempt with feet. WTF this is a REALLY hard 9)
Agent Blatant: 81.71%, A- (FINALLY managed to full-combo those beginning runs!)

Also got 66.92% on Vertex before I died, about 2 seconds before the speed change. And I made it through almost exactly half of the final run in The Beginning, and died with 61.31%. I'm getting there.

Posted by: Jared on 18:42 CST :: 3/04/2006

** on Hillbilly Hardcore easy -- first **.  (Edit: Got one on Driving Force Classical easy as well, but that's not really as impressive which is why I didn't remember it at first.)

Also passed July -Euromix- X, with 64.47 -- and I know I can do better than that.  I swear, the only reason that is a 9 is because of the 16 rolls in it.  Turn those into holds and you have a slightly challenging 8.

In other news: I am an idiot.  :P



Posted by: the_peacemaker on 19:21 CST :: 3/04/2006

No, even without the rolls I'd still call it a 9, for the two 16th-note runs at 145 BPM. They're not too long, but they're too fast and a bit twisty for an 8. I'd say it'd overall be about as hard as High Expert.

A couple of annoying close calls:
High: 93.89%, S, 0.11 away from an S+
Holy Guacamole: 88.96%, A+, 0.04 away from another S- on a 10! But I did get an S- on Cryosleep, with 89.47%, so that's one.

Also got just over 80%, A- on Twilight (I HATE THOSE HANDS) and 76.36%, B+ on Clockwork Genesis (the only 11 that doesn't tire me out royally).

And I made it within a few measures of the end of Mythology before a pair of awkward twists killed me at 70.01%. I know I can pass this.

EDIT: scratch that. I just beat it. 74.96%, B. Now I have five 11's beaten! :yay:

Posted by: Ledline on 16:03 CST :: 3/11/2006

25 EX from AAAing Karma 7k
almost AAAed Abyss -THR- 7k

Posted by: Phil ver0 on 17:57 CST :: 3/12/2006

Played DDR for the first time in 2 years.

All perfects and 1 no good on Happy Wedding Doubles

Posted by: Jared on 21:57 CST :: 3/13/2006

We Know What To Do X, 64.74%.  Afterwards it told me that I had a Just Barely and I told it to shut up.
Posted by: Kuhazan on 02:23 CST :: 3/14/2006

Pop n Music 8 :
Cleared nearly every song on the normal setting ( 9 line ) cannot read Japanese so cannot really specify what songs haven't been cleared...

Cleared a nice portion of hyper but my arms don't move that fast... yet... haha

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 16:10 CST :: 3/16/2006

Um...friggin' wow. O.o

A few "just okay" accomplishments today and yesterday:
Energizer (Hard; everything else is Expert): 79.49%, B+
Robotix: 79.74%, B+
Agent Blatant: 84.02%, A
Temple of Boom: 86.56%, A+
Queen of Light: 87.97%, A+
Bumble Bee: 95.79%, S+ (so freakin' close to a star!)

...but today I also had three accomplishments I never dreamed I would get:
My Favorite Game: 92.44%, S (FGC with less than 30 Greats, on a song with a final run full of drills!)
Tribal Style: 93.91%, S (0.09 away from an S+ on a 10!)
The Beginning: 73.35%, B!!!! Holy shit! I passed a considerably hard 11! I think it's harder to pass than Go 60 Go, even...but that's just me.

Amazing what a single can of Amp can do. :P

Posted by: Jared on 16:27 CST :: 3/16/2006

Holy shit, Peacemaker said "Holy shit"!

BUT SRSLY, 'grats on that.  Especially the last one.  I know you've been trying to pass it for quite a while.

Posted by: Jared on 18:21 CST :: 3/18/2006

Double post because I'm SEXY (cough)

Passed another 9 X (Ride The Bass) on a complete sightread.  First 9 and first X I've done that with.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 19:29 CST :: 3/22/2006

Got S-'s on two more Expert 10's: Temple of Boom (90.81) and Hispanic Panic (90.09). Also came pretty close on Out of the Dark, with 88.45. Nothing terribly special.
Posted by: Jared on 19:33 CST :: 3/22/2006

I passed my first (real) 9 on DDR today -- Tsugaru.  Other than that I have nothing much to report, other than enjoying myself immensely on a Dance Maniax 2nd Mix machine.

Edit: Also got to play some ParaParaParadise (cool 'cept I don't fit into the cabinet well :P) and beatmania III.

Oh yeah.

*** on Summer ~Speedy Mix~ on Easy.  First *** ever.  Also passed another 9 X (This is Rock & Roll) and I had to tell the machine to shut up again.



Posted by: Solid Gold on 20:52 CST :: 3/26/2006

While in Florida:

ITG2 Expert Upgrade cabinet-

Destiny:94.36(6 stupid misses, I totally screwed up a crossover or two)
Psalm Pilot:98.98(geeeeeeze)
Flying High:99.04
My Favorite Game:98.72(would've been a tri-star without the mine and great that were definately my fault)

DDR-

Drop the Bomb System SF: 2 greats
Max 300: 38 greats Full combo
PSMO: 88 greats, 6 misses

Drummania and Guitarfreaks-

Finding a place where I could play the games:100% Full fantastic combo

I'm quite amazed at how good I am considering I've only ever had a 4 panel machine of any type in my city once for about 2 months when I could barely get through Rythym And Police, and that I don't play in the arcade more than once every 2 weeks or so.

Posted by: Thanh on 05:58 CST :: 4/04/2006

I finally AA'ed Rhythm and police with 47 greats :), and I did 33 seconds of The Legend Of Max backwards on mirror.
Posted by: Koop on 07:59 CST :: 4/04/2006

Hey cool beatmania

Only major accomplishment (outside of 5.1.1 LOL):

Metal Gear Solid 5Key
Jelly Kiss 7 Key (Normal)

Then failed terribly on COlors for Radio L7 and 7Key XD

AA Moga Moba Light 7
Clear Holic, Colors, era Light 7

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 15:18 CST :: 4/07/2006

Some of these are like a few days old, some I just got today. All Expert singles, and most of these are with Beat on; it's actually very helpful once you get used to it. Kind of like a metronome for when you practice an instrument.

This is Rock and Roll Expert: 96.08%, * (my third Expert star! :woot: )
Little Kitty Mine: 95.46%, S+
Rom-EO & Juli8: 94.32%, S+
Tribal Style: 94.13%, S+ (OMG I got 94% on a 10!!!)
Vorsprung Durch: 92.59%, S
Temple of Boom: 92.58%, S
Do U Love Me: 91.20%, A+
Kagami: 90.65%, S-
Queen of Light: 90.01, S- (later got 87.86 NO BAR)
Oasis: 89.09%, S-
Hand of Time: 88.00%, A+
Hillbilly Hardcore: 86.44%, A+
Twilight: 86.14%, A+
Bend Your Mind: 85.46%, A
Charlene: 84.68%, A (Double OMG, I A'd an 11!!!)
Sweet World: 84.24%, A
One False Move: 81.06%, A- (WTF this song is SO weird)
Summer in Belize: 80.41%, A- (ugh I hate drills)
Anubis: 80.26%, A- (for some reason I suck at this song too)

Also attempted Xuxa, Utopia, Destiny, Vertex, Infection, Tell, and !, and I failed them all. I'm actually closest to passing ! or Vertex, the others are all way too fast for me.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 14:00 CST :: 4/13/2006

WTF, it's been almost a week. No new accomps from anyone else?

Double WTF: Out of the blue, I passed Monolith Expert today. O_O 61.15%, C. Horrible score, but at least I passed. Now that I can do this with "stage break" on, I'm pretty sure I'll get Dignity within the next few tries.

So now, I passed half the 11's on ITG1&2, and not a single one of them is a Smiley. O.o

EDIT: also got to play DDR Extreme. Tried Bag Heavy 1x Flat for the first time, and passed with a C.

Annnnnnnd...passed Vertex Expert! :yay: 69.91%, B-.

Posted by: Koop on 18:43 CST :: 4/16/2006

Beatmania fun:

I got an A on V Beginner 7. >>
AA on the Moby Song Normal
Full Combo...B on e-motion
MY E PENIS IS ENLARGING. <3

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 19:10 CST :: 4/29/2006

Got three more Expert stars: The Message (96.11), No Princess (96.76), and Little Kitty Mine (96.80). Also pulled Da Roots above 97%.

Queen of Light: 93.81%, S
Charlene: 89.08%, S- :O

not much else.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 12:59 CST :: 5/16/2006

Finally beat Disconnected Hyper, with a horrible score: 71.02%, B-. I'm sure I'll beat that on a good day in the future. All ITG2 10's now cleared! :woot:

Also pulled off a HORRIBLE pass on Infection, with 63.09%, C. Have now passed eight 11's and STILL no Smileys.

And:
Flying High: 95.60%, S+
Fly Away: 95.13%, S+
Hispanic Panic: 93.99%, S
Temple of Boom: 93.94%, S
Holy Guacamole: 93.24%, S
Robotix: 85.19%, A

5/18 EDIT: And right after finishing my last final at Cornell, while on three hours of sleep:

! Expert: 54.98%, D (SHUT UP. A pass is a pass.)  :annoyed:

Posted by: Jared on 12:44 CST :: 6/04/2006

DDR Extreme: B on Burning Heat Heavy, B (first pass too) on Irresistiblement Heavy.
Posted by: Panik214 on 15:23 CST :: 6/10/2006

98.2x on charlene ex
97.76 on july ex

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 16:10 CST :: 6/10/2006

Finally got my first Expert **, it was a perfect 98 on Birdie. FA-ing is so frustrating. :indifferent:
Posted by: Koop on 19:37 CST :: 6/24/2006

Ok. Did i have to memorize %s? </3
ITG stuff.

CLEARED (with some sort of % for all of the following)
D-Code Hard
Funk Factory Hyper (HOLD MADNESS !!)
Go 60 Go! Normal
Energizer Normal
One False Move Normal (of which scored Rank #1 for XD OHSHITMINES)
Anubis Hard
Bubble Dancer hard
Kagami Hard
Fly away Hard
Hip Hop Jam Hyper (offical win song)

AND OF COURSE...

Failed Xuxa hard.
Fuckin duck.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 23:41 CST :: 7/01/2006

Ha. I think that to myself every time I fail that song on Expert.

Today I discovered I'm a bit of a speed freak on ITG2, as long as I'm also using Hallway. By upping the speed mod on 160+ BPM songs from 4x to 5x (!) with Hallway on, I increased my score on Sunshine, Infection, and Go *60* Go, all on Expert, by a full letter grade. (80.13 to 89.38, 63.09 to 74.61, and 59.63 to 70.97, respectively.) I also got my first * on a Level 10 song! Temple of Boom Expert, 96.19%.

Oh, and I played DDR Extreme too. AA on Sakura, A on Paranoia Survivor, both on Heavy with 1.5x.

Posted by: Jared on 11:50 CST :: 7/02/2006

So as of yesterday I've passed 15 Experts on ITG, as well as having boosted my score on WKWTD considerably.  (I almost FC'd it too.)

Also, Peace: I sent you another challenge.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 17:39 CST :: 7/21/2006

This blew me away: I actually STARRED Queen of Light Expert today! 96.21%, and it puts me in the 71st percentile on Groovestats for that routine (my average percentile is like 34%).

Oh wait, I just said I have a Groovestats account. Yes, I do, and here's the link: < http://groovestats.com/?page=profile&id=3235 > Nothing to write home about.

And yes, that 78.86 on Vertex came from using 2.5x, Hallway, and Mini. The speedup almost killed me. :P

Posted by: Jared on 13:41 CST :: 7/23/2006

So yesterday I played ITG for like six hours and passed a boatload of 9s.

Kiss Me Red (Expert) - 57.04 - The last thing I played
Fly Away (Expert) - 62.60 - 2 out of 3 "flyers" passed!
Lemmings On The Run (Expert) - 63.04 - more like lemons jumping nuns
Hip Hop Jam (Expert) - 64.08 - Wow awkwardness but first try!
July (Hard) - 78.27 - HAY GUYS I PASSED THIS IN JULY LOLZ (also first time with feet)
Remember December (Hard) - 79.20 - I less than three this song
Psalm Pilot (Expert) - 79.31 - awesome song but I wish Reactor had expert steps :(
ROM-eo & Juli8 - 82.92 - so I've passed this one before but hey now I have a not-crappy score on it

Also of note: Baby Don't You Want Me (Hard) - 96.50 - First Hard star!  But I forgot to take a screenshot.  :tear:

Oh, and I also now have at least 90% on every Easy chart.

Posted by: Koop on 18:14 CST :: 7/23/2006

Hip Hop Jam is <3
I'd have some accomplishments...if there were more bemani machines near by. <_>

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 00:42 CST :: 7/30/2006

Starred another Expert song: We Know What to Do, 97.07%.

Also made it just to before the slowdown in Euphoria before I died.

Posted by: Koop on 05:57 CST :: 8/07/2006

I forgot my scores... but!
For a 2nd time giving pop'n a shot...

Instrumental - Airflow 9 Key Pass
Ryusei Rave - Ryusei Honey 9 Key pass
Knock Out Regrets 9 Key pass
Starmine (pop'n mixx) 9 key pass

then in 5 keyland >_>
Hyper rock and Roll
Lamento

Why must all the songs i really like be hard XD
Failed Vivcace, Lamento, Hyper R-R, Flow Beat on 9 key

BEST OF ALL
1 person recognized Koop Art at the otakon. Niceeee

Posted by: Jared on 09:00 CST :: 8/07/2006

As of Yesterday I have now passed 25 ITG experts.  Go me!
Posted by: cj_iwakura on 23:58 CST :: 8/10/2006

Some SuperNova stuff:

Passed Xepher Challenge Double, third try, with a B.
Full combo Flowers Heavy Double, sight read. (A)
Passed the Visual Burst Nonstop course on Double, first try.

I still can't AA anything, and probably never will. :P

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 18:16 CST :: 8/12/2006

It's really hard to AA stuff on Supernova, everything's so out of sync.

Some recent ITG2 scores, all Expert Single:
We Know What to Do: 97.93%, * (ARRRRRGH :angry: )
Rom-EO and Juli8: 97.28%, *
Bumble Bee: 97.05%, *
Tribal Style: 96.45%, * (WOO-HOO!)
Spaceman: 96.32%, *
Hispanic Panic: 95.39%, S+
Cryosleep: 94.00%, S+
Spin Chicken: 92.99%, S
Do U Love Me: 92.18%, S
Out of the Dark: 91.98%, S-
Hybrid: 89.36%, S-
Visible Noise: 89.19%, S- (I HATE this chart)
Robotix: 86.66%, A+

Posted by: Jared on 19:05 CST :: 8/12/2006

Little Kitty Mine Expert: 91.36% - First Expert S-level grade
No Princess Hard: 96.59% first try

e-penis +1 inch

also Solina Hard is <3 and Sweet World Hard is <3 <3  (I need these mp3s kthx)

Oh, and sent you another challenge, Peace!



Posted by: the_peacemaker on 19:54 CST :: 8/12/2006

Quote (Jared @ 20:05 CST :: 8/12/2006)
Sweet World Hard is <3 <3  

but Sweet World Expert is  :barf:  :barf:

And as soon as my computer gets fixed, I should be able to get you those MP3's. Only the game versions, though.

Posted by: valius on 03:12 CST :: 8/17/2006

Hooray for me!

Today, on Beatmania US using the IIDX Konami Original Controller:

Holic (sightread) Beginner 7-key - B

And that is the pinnacle of my achievements on IIDX... long way to go.

Posted by: Jared on 13:37 CST :: 8/27/2006

So um.

YESTERDAY I PASSED MY FIRST TWO ITG TENS!

Also I AA'd Jet World on a CF that night.

GO MEEEEEEE

Posted by: valius on 16:37 CST :: 8/27/2006

IIDX accomplishments

BMUSA
Mobo Moga Light 7 - A
era Light 7 - B
Attitude Light 7 - B

9th Style
murmur twins Light 7 - C
Beyond the Earth Light 7 - C
Love Shine Light 7 - C
Dive To My Heart Light 7 - D
Broken My Heart Light 7 - C

Quite a long way to go. :\

Posted by: Koop on 20:17 CST :: 8/27/2006

Highlights of pop'n roffling

So im stuck with Dualshock for now.

74982 Tanabata 9 Key
88970 Hi Punk 5 Key

Posted by: valius on 01:38 CST :: 8/29/2006

IIDX accomplishment!

Quasar Light 7 - C
moon_child Light 7 - b

That's the highlight of it, working my way slowly to 7 Key in the future :\

Posted by: Ledline on 19:50 CST :: 9/01/2006

Pass Be quiet [a] with an A
pass 9 dan on 8th AC

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 17:23 CST :: 9/02/2006

Pulled off a B on Paranoia Survivor Heavy yesterday, on a Cobalt Flux with NO CHAIR.

Then today I was too exhausted to do anything half-decent on ITG2 even after playing for 4 hours.

Posted by: Jared on 18:28 CST :: 9/02/2006

I PASSED SPAAAAAAACE
Posted by: valius on 03:04 CST :: 9/07/2006

My first AA in beatmania IIDX!!!

Atomic Age Light 7

Raion Suki 7 Keys (sightread) - A

Wow I'm so uber! (as if...)

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 22:34 CST :: 9/08/2006

Recent ITG2 scores, all on Expert singles (for the record, the only Expert Double I like is Fleadh Uncut, all the other ones I've seen have no flow whatsoever)

Why Me: 96.44%, *
Fly Away: 96.19%, *
Kiss Me Red: 96.05%, *
D-Code: 94.07%, S+
Walking on Fire: 91.59%, S-
Oasis: 90.39%, S-
Agent Blatant: 89.60%, S- (I suck at fast runs)
Mythology: 83.55%, A
!: 62.19%, C (Yes it sucks but it's a full letter grade better than my last record, so I'm proud of it. Nyah.)

Also played DDR, home version, Cobalt Flux, NO CHAIR:
Burning Heat Heavy: A (5 goods)
Twilight Zone Heavy: AA (29 greats)

Posted by: Koop on 09:09 CST :: 9/09/2006

k full combo (but not 100k) on Joukyo Rap 9
THen some off scored no bad clears of
Visual Enka 9
Creamy 9
X-mas 9

Posted by: valius on 19:21 CST :: 9/20/2006

I passed my first 7 in beatmania IIDX 7key mode on a Konami Official Controller!

Maria (I believe...) 7key - C

I've managed to pass most of the 6s, but it'll be a while before I can touch flashing 7s, ick :(

Posted by: Koop on 21:12 CST :: 9/22/2006

2 Good's from a Full Perfect Combo in Moe Pop 9
Still 2 goods from a FPC in Joukyo Rap 9

Clear Hip Rock 1 and 3 9
-- and Curus 9
-- and Hyper R&R 9
-- and Lamento 9

Moe Pop EX cleared too

Posted by: GreatWhiteHope on 21:10 CST :: 9/24/2006

Just starting to get back into DDR after almost 8 months after playing for about 3.  The thing that botthers me about DDR is that it looks like its from the 90's graphics wise and the timing window is so damn short!  Any way now that thats over this is pretty good for a simi noob
Bar (yhea i know shut up)
all heavy
least 100 seconds B
A B )damn littl kid ran into my feet and screwed me up while the mom stood there and just yelled at the kid to come back while doing nothing herself)
air B
senorita A
dance dance revolution A
V B WINTERRRRRRRRRRRR
failed sakura on the last 2 steps GOD DAMN IT

Posted by: valius on 04:34 CST :: 9/26/2006

Finally:

The Cube 7k - B.

Now if only I could pass one or eight, No. 13, Max 300 on L7... it's depressing when I can beat all the L7 5s and 6s without too much trouble, but always fail the 7s by 20-40% at the end :(

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 13:41 CST :: 9/30/2006

I FINALLY beat July Expert. 67.52%, C+. Then, on the same credit, I played Tell Expert just for the hell of it and managed to pass it with 53.75%. I think I had like two "barely"s in the performance chart at the end. That song is an arrow in the heart. It friggin' HURTS. O.o

Other recent Expert Single scores:

Da Roots: 97.89%, * (AAAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHH!!!!! :angry: )
Incognito: 96.62%, *
While tha Rekkid Spinz: 96.59%, *
Fly With Me: 96.39%, *
Hip Hop Jam: 96.36%, *
Dawn: 96.06%, *
High: 95.97%, S+  (double AAAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHH!!!!! :angry:  :angry: )
On a Day Like Today: 95.69%, S+ (with ONE DECENT in an EASY PART! I FC'd the runs!)
Solina: 95.53%, S+
Turn it On: 95.50%, S+
Vorsprung Durch: 95.39%, S+ (tied my Hispanic Panic record, LOL)
Funk Factory: 95.35%, S+
My Life is So Crazy: 95.06%, S+
Kagami: 94.23%, S+
Do U Love Me: 94.17%, S+

And on Hard mode:
Vertex^2: 84.07%, A

Oh, and a girl asked me for my autograph and to take a picture with me today. :wink:

Posted by: valius on 02:32 CST :: 10/01/2006

More beatmania IIDX accomplishments from IIDX 9th Style with a US Konami Original Controller:

Be Rock U 7k - CLEARED with a C
Star Field 7k - CLEARED with a C
Can't Stop Falling in Love 7k - CLEARED with a C

Still having problems clearing gigadelic L7, Max 300 L7, and The Safari L7 from IIDX RED... grrr... I HATE the endings on those!

The day I clear those will probably be the day I pass Dignity Crazy with a D on Hard Timing in Exceed SE...

Posted by: Ledline on 13:08 CST :: 10/01/2006

94.8k Symphonic Metal EX, 1 bar away from passing
87k pass Elegy EX
73k fail Hard pf EX
96k Bastard pop EX
92k Nebuta EX
89k House EX

Posted by: valius on 03:25 CST :: 10/02/2006

beatmania IIDX 9th and RED accomplishments with a US Konami Official Controller:

Paranoia Survivor Max 7k - PASSED C
bag 7k - PASSED B
listen to yourself 7k - PASSED C
one or eight L7 - PASSED C (FINALLY!  First 7 in L7 I've passed)
Can't Stop Falling in Love 7k - PASSED C

Still working on...

The Safari L7, gigadelic L7, No. 13 L7, Max 300 L7, Usual Days Remix 7k, and Regret 7k...

got a ways to go.

Posted by: valius on 01:19 CST :: 10/04/2006

Using a Konami Official Controller and IIDX 9th and USA (and all in JP scale, not US scale):

No. 13 L7 - PASSED w/C (ALL L7s in 9th style CLEARED)

Colors L7 - PASSED w/B (ALL L7s in USA CLEARED)
Attitude 7k - PASSED w/B
Holic 7k - PASSED w/C (miraculously...)
Outer Limits 7k - PASSED w/C (finally)
Paranoia Max (Dirty Mix) 7k - PASSED w/C
Presto 7k - PASSED w/D...

And my first 4 Another Clears!

Digital Mind (A/T Libra Mix) [a] - PASSED w/B
Hitch Hiker [a] - PASSED w/B
Spin The Disc [a] - PASSED w/C (barely)
in my eyes [a] - PASSED w/D (yikes)

Need to work on clearing all the L7s in RED... but I'm very thrilled about getting a mark on Anothers, even if they weren't THAT hard...

Posted by: valius on 02:29 CST :: 10/07/2006

beatmania IIDX 9th Style and RED accomplishments on the Konami Original Controller:

Max 300 L7 - PASSED w/D (1 down 2 more to go in L7)
水上の提督 7k - PASSED w/C
The Hope of Tomorrow 7k - PASSED w/C (even though I can't do the massive 32nd runs that occur twice in the song)
昭和企業戦士荒山課長 [a] - PASSED w/B (another another!)

Posted by: valius on 02:59 CST :: 10/12/2006

beatmania RED accomplishments on the KOC:

More Move 7k - PASSED w/C
Andromeda 7k - PASSED w/C

Still having problems with the last measure of Gigadelic L7 and always failing Safari L7 by 10%... Having trouble with the endings of Raspberry Heart 7k, Usual Days Remix 7k, Ageha 7k, and Regret 7k... sigh...

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 22:19 CST :: 10/13/2006

Maxx Unlimited Heavy, 1.5x, Cobalt Flux, with NO CHAIR: C

First time passing a Max(x) without anything to hold on to. :wink:

Oh by the way Valius, are there any signs of Xepher being on Beatmania for PS2, even as an unlockable? I really hope so... :cry:

Posted by: valius on 01:12 CST :: 10/14/2006

You mean the Beatmania for PS2 released back in March?  Xepher's definitely not on that game (though look for it in the next US home version).  In fact, come to think of it, Xepher's not even available in the latest Japanese versions.  It'll only be available for home play once Happy Sky comes out in Japan in December.

If it's a comfort, bmUSA has V, Colors, era, I'll Take You Higher, and Genom Screams, but that's all the DDR songs I know of, unless you count Ultramixes (that adds just two more: fly through the night and Outer Limits).

And if you get IIDX RED and IIDX 9th, you can play most of the new Supernova IIDX stuff: murmur twins, AA, No. 13, rainbow rainbow, and RED ZONE.  All of those songs are passable in DDR on Oni, but they all PWN me in the medium difficulty :P  Ah beatmania IIDX makes everything look less ungodly.

Posted by: valius on 04:29 CST :: 10/15/2006

beatmania IIDX 9th and RED accomplishments on a Konami Original Controller:

traces (kors k u remix) 7k - B PASSED FINALLY
昭和企業戦士荒山課長 [a] - A PASSED! (first A ever on an Another stepchart)

For both 9th and RED, still continually getting killed by the endings of Raspberry Heart 7k, Regret 7k, Usual Days Remix 7k, Safari L7, and the annoying gigadelic L7... sigh...

Posted by: Jared on 14:24 CST :: 10/15/2006

Quote (valius @ 02:12 CST :: 10/14/2006)
(though look for it in the next US home version).

FRICK YES WHENWHENWHEN
Posted by: valius on 16:17 CST :: 10/15/2006

Well... it's speculation that it will be in the next beatmania home version, since it's present in DDR Supernova for the PS2... but it's not confirmed yet :(  Nor is the release for the next beatmania home version set in stone yet, but it's still in the works apparently.
Posted by: valius on 02:58 CST :: 10/16/2006

Didn't get a chance to play PIU because of housework, so I played beatmania IIDX RED and:

Raspberry Heart 7K - PASSED w/C FINALLY (technically my highest score on that song is a B, but I failed the song at the end... gotta love IIDX's silly pass/fail system)

That's it for now, but I'm very happy to finally get that song on the Clear List :D

Posted by: valius on 19:21 CST :: 10/18/2006

beatmania IIDX 8th and 9th accomplishments on a Konami Original Controller!

murmur twins 7k - PASSED w/C (first Flashing 7 to be defeated)
era 7k - PASSED w/C (finally!)


Having problems with the endings of the Safari L7, gigadelic L7, spiral galaxy 7k, and emotion 2003 remix 7k... sigh... much work to be done.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 22:17 CST :: 10/20/2006

A Oni, 2x, Cobalt Flux, NO BAR: AA (22 greats)  :O Hadn't played that song in ages.

Oh, and as of 10/22, I have 30 Expert songs on ITG2 with at least one star (96%), two of which are double-stars (98%), and three of which are Level 10.

Posted by: valius on 23:44 CST :: 10/22/2006

Today was "Help a Beginner in PIU" day, so I didn't get to play anything REALLY hard but had a fun relaxing time with teaching/helping a beginner.  Oh well, no accomplishments for PIU today.  The beginner was able to get a D on a lvl 2 song at the height of her performance!  Yay for beginners more talented than I was at their level!

In a surprise twist almost too conincidental with the Konami v. Roxor case, the arcade in my neighborhood who had changed their DDR Extreme to an ITG2 has removed ITG2 and changed BACK to the Extreme software.  The pads are now fixed and in much better shape than before, and it seems the crowd's back!  Only got to play a round, but...

Spin the Disc Heavy - B
V Oni - B
Sakura Heavy - B

That's the best I've ever done on those 3 songs in ARCADE, especially one with the most brutal/IIDX-like grading I've ever played (machine might be set to almost max difficulty) and apparently my PAs improved so that my Perfects are now more than my Greats instead of the other way around. :)

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 14:23 CST :: 10/23/2006

Quote (valius @ 00:44 CST :: 10/23/2006)
In a surprise twist almost too conincidental with the Konami v. Roxor case, the arcade in my neighborhood who had changed their DDR Extreme to an ITG2 has removed ITG2 and changed BACK to the Extreme software.  

PLEASE don't tell me this is at Milpitas GolfLand.

Oh, fudge that. It has to be.

This is getting to be too much for me to handle. :smackhead:

Posted by: Jared on 14:43 CST :: 10/23/2006

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 15:23 CST :: 10/23/2006)
Quote (valius @ 00:44 CST :: 10/23/2006)
In a surprise twist almost too conincidental with the Konami v. Roxor case, the arcade in my neighborhood who had changed their DDR Extreme to an ITG2 has removed ITG2 and changed BACK to the Extreme software.  

PLEASE don't tell me this is at Milpitas GolfLand.

Oh, fudge that. It has to be.

This is getting to be too much for me to handle. :smackhead:

Hey, if it is, you've still got the Pier, right?  Or is that too far away now?
Posted by: valius on 14:54 CST :: 10/23/2006

Not Milpitas Golfland.  They got r21 upgrade while you were out.

The Southland Mall Namco arcade (10 mins by freeway from my house) that has a DDR machine removed ITG2 in favor of DDR Extreme again.  I would play there on Sundays when taking my Grandma there, but it was broken for a while.

Interestingly, NOBODY played it when it was ITG2 (no lines, crowds, etc.), and when I went and saw the Extreme again, there were crowds and a line of people (but a short line, since DDR Extreme is too old)

Posted by: valius on 00:55 CST :: 10/26/2006

beatmania IIDX RED accomplishments!

Regret 7k - PASSED w/C (FINALLY, although B's my best score)
Night Flight to Tokyo 7k - PASSED w/C


I'm getting better, but I'm still having trouble with The Safari L7, spiral galaxy 7k, and emotion 2003 remix 7k (always finish at 70%!)... oh well, maybe I'll have to adjust my hand positions...

Posted by: Jared on 05:25 CST :: 10/26/2006

Passed Let My Love Go Blind Expert with 73.xx% on Tuesday.  With it, I hit 30% completion in Expert.
Posted by: valius on 03:00 CST :: 10/28/2006

beatmania IIDX 8th and 9th accomplishments:

emotion 2003 remix 7k - PASSED w/C! (finally)
Usual Days remix 7k - PASSED w/C! (finally)
Hyper Eurobeat 7k - PASSED w/C! (finally)
B4U 7k - PASSED sightread w/C!
starmine 7k - PASSED sightread w/C!

That's the extent of my IIDX powers today, and still need to defeat spiral galaxy 7k, Beyond the Earth 7k (10-11% away from clearing), The Safari L7, and the annoying gigadelic L7.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 19:06 CST :: 10/28/2006

Vertex^2 on Hard: 66.52%, C+, but NO BAR! First time I ever passed an ITG2 11 without using the bar.

Also made it up until the last 5 seconds of Robotix Expert without the bar, but died right before the jumps.

Posted by: cpubasic13 on 22:31 CST :: 10/30/2006

SuperNOVA console today. Played for about 4 hours when I got home. Best accomplishments:

Xepher Challenge 3x - B (NEW RECORD!)
MAX 300 Super-Max-Me-Mix Heavy - B (First time passing on Heavy)
Chaos Heavy - C
Healing D-Vision Heavy - B

Four 10's in a row and completed them.  :yay: Funny, too, as when doing MAX 300 SMMM again, my PS2 fell and the wires for the audio and video came out. XD

Posted by: valius on 19:04 CST :: 10/31/2006

beatmania IIDX accomplishments today:

Giudecca 7k - PASSED sightread w/C!
Speedy Cat 7k - PASSED (finally) w/C!

That's all the notable ones for now. :)

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 19:24 CST :: 10/31/2006

Finally, at long last!

Da Roots Expert: 98.41%, **

I've been wanting to double-star that song since the first day I played it two summers ago.

Posted by: Jared on 19:15 CST :: 11/01/2006

Yesterday I double-starred Vertex^2 on Easy.  It's currently 9/122, 92nd percentile.  I play it too much.  :P  But it's my best rank on Groovestats to date.  So, um, yay.
Posted by: valius on 03:20 CST :: 11/03/2006

beatmania IIDX 8th Style accomplishments with a US Konami Original Controller:

xenon 7k - PASSED sightread w/C! (down with flashing 7s)
All Night 7k - PASSED w/C! (but has a B as high score)
Hyper Boundary Gate 7k - PASSED w/C!
R5 7k - PASSED sightread w/C!

That's all I can think of for now, but I'll see if I can take down Sakura 7k (that ending is brutal!), Beyond the Earth 7k in 9th, and spiral galaxy 7k in RED... as well as gigadelic L7 and The Safari L7... grrr...

Posted by: valius on 05:34 CST :: 11/04/2006

Only one major accomplishment, but still good on beatmania IIDX 9th Style:

quasar 7k - PASSED w/C!

Breaking the flashing 7 wall slowly but surely.

Posted by: valius on 04:10 CST :: 11/05/2006

beatmania RED accomplisment with USKonami Original Controller:

spiral galaxy 7k - PASSED w/C! (highest score is a B though)

Almost got LAB too, but faltered at the end by 10%.  Lots of flashing 7s and 8s in 8th, 9th, and RED to work on, and still need to beat gigadelic L7 and The Safari L7... grr... hate the endings.

Posted by: GreatWhiteHope on 20:15 CST :: 11/05/2006

just got back from the new supernova at lazer tag and its nice
no bar
Sakura HV A wow ive never even passed it before
across the nightmare HV A I like this song
Bag B even on 8x i still suck at this song
tisaguro (spelling?) A
bar
MAX 300 HV B 2nd time trying this with my feet and a pass!
xepher HV A awsome song

Posted by: valius on 02:59 CST :: 11/08/2006

It's Tsugaru, and yes it's a fun song. :)  Anyway...

beatmania IIDX 9th Style accomplishments:

Music to Your Head 7k - PASSED w/C!
lower world 7k - PASSED w/C!
empathy 7k - PASSED w/C!
Love Shine (yes, THAT DDR song) 7k - PASSED w/C!

Played RED, but didn't pass anything new today... oh well.

Posted by: Jared on 14:41 CST :: 11/08/2006

This just in: Elite Beat Agents is awesome, even if it only has 19 songs.  No accomplishments of note yet, though, except for passing all songs on the first two difficulties, except for the second and third secret songs (which I don't have unlocked yet).
Posted by: valius on 04:55 CST :: 11/09/2006

Hmm... always wanted to try EBA.  Oh well...

beatmania IIDX 8th accomplishments:

Sakura (yes, THAT DDR song) L7 - Passed w/A!
Blame 7k - Passed w/C!
xenon 7k - Passed w/C!

Nothing else of note though.

Posted by: Jared on 17:14 CST :: 11/12/2006

Last Friday night at the Cornell DDR club I somehow managed to pull this off.

edit: sry its rly big



Posted by: the_peacemaker on 17:19 CST :: 11/12/2006

Maybe you could try linking us to it instead...?

But yeah, I remember that. That was hilarious. I'm not sure if I got more of a kick out of that, or my 84.42% on Queen of Light Expert without using hands. :P

Posted by: Jared on 18:38 CST :: 11/12/2006

the forum shrinks it automatically once it's loaded

but yeah, that was cool too :P

Posted by: cpubasic13 on 22:24 CST :: 11/14/2006

SuperNOVA CS: A'd Xepher Challenge. 369 Perfects, 143 Greats, 9 Goods, 1 Almost, 8 Bads. Heh. I could probably beat it later.

Right now, though, I'm playing PIU Exceed since I am borrowing it, so DDR is put aside for now. :P

Posted by: valius on 02:26 CST :: 11/16/2006

beatmania IIDX RED accomplishments:

Be Quiet 7k - PASSED w/C!

That's all for now... I'll see what else I can do once I practice 7k on 8th, 9th, RED, and USA some more.

Posted by: valius on 05:19 CST :: 11/17/2006

beatmania USA accomplishments (graded using JP scale not US scale):

Summer Vacation 7k - CLEARED w/C
Shining Polaris 7k - CLEARED w/C
Love Is Dreaminess 7k - CLEARED w/B
fly through the night 7k - CLEARED w/B

And some Anothers:

Shining Polaris [a] - CLEARED w/C
Voltage [a] - CLEARED w/C
Digital Mind [a] - CLEARED w/B
M-02stp.ver1.01 [a] - CLEARED w/B
fly through the night [a] - CLEARED w/C
Mr. T (Take Me Higher) [a] - CLEARED w/C

Hopefully getting the hang of IIDX in general. :)

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 21:58 CST :: 11/25/2006

89.25% (S-) on Fleadh Uncut Expert Doubles.
Posted by: Koop on 22:35 CST :: 11/25/2006

k Pop'n.

99000 King of the Sea 9
Cleared Dar[K]Wish Hyper

Posted by: valius on 01:32 CST :: 11/26/2006

ITG2 accomplishments today...

R0m30 and Juli8 (spelling?) Challenge - A-
Da' Roots Challenge - A- (I think)
Lemmings on the Run Challenge - C-

After PIU Zero... beatmania IIDX 9th Style accomplishments...

Prelude 7k - PASSED w/A!

That's pretty much it.... too tired to do great at IIDX.

Posted by: Jared on 13:44 CST :: 11/26/2006

I don't post in this thread anymore...

A while back I got a star on ROMeo & Juli-8 Expert.  Also, the only Expert 9s that I haven't passed yet are OADLT and DFC.  So, um, yay.



Posted by: valius on 20:51 CST :: 11/26/2006

beatmania IIDX 8th accomplishments:

symbolic 7k - CLEARED w/B!
Smoke 7k - CLEARED w/C!

Almost passed Sakura 7k, but got killed by the last few notes of the song at 68%... almost got it down though.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 23:20 CST :: 12/01/2006

On ITG2 in the arcade, 80.50% on The Beginning Expert. I was really happy to get into the A-range, but also a bit annoyed since someone on GS challenged me to 81 it. :indifferent:

On Supernova, with a Cobalt Flux NO BAR:
No. 13 Heavy 2x: AA
CHAOS Heavy 2x: B (second try at it)

Posted by: valius on 04:47 CST :: 12/02/2006

beatmania 9th and RED accomplishments:

Cradle 7k - CLEARED w/B! (finally)
Ultimate 7k - CLEARED W/A! (new record)
Red Zone 7k - CLEARED w/C! (finally)
Speedy Cat 7k - B! (but no clear, because I croaked at the end)
Horizon 7k - CLEARED w/A! (new record)
More Move 7k - CLEARED w/B! (new record)

Signs of improvement... very happy :)

Posted by: Jared on 18:43 CST :: 12/02/2006

Two accomplishments.

1) Finished all the X9s on Thursday.
2) Did not do any serious damage to my hand when I accidentally cut it open at work today.

Posted by: Jared on 07:43 CST :: 12/08/2006

wheeeeeeeeee!
Posted by: WaltCip on 17:34 CST :: 12/08/2006

, Jared, revel in your pathetic victory, for that is all it is. (jk :wink: )

Nailed the following songs at DDR today:

Xenon
Rhythm & Police
So Deep
Sync (oni)
Cartoon Heroes
Tears (barely)
Healing Vision (Angelic Mix)
Tsugaru
Sakura
Twilight Zone
Burning Heat!
Paranoia Survivor (crapped out on the death runs because the pads were slippery)

And that means I pretty much officially cleared every cata in Extreme, MAX, and MAX2.

Onto MAX 300!

Posted by: Panik214 on 00:52 CST :: 12/09/2006

on our secks new ITG 2 dedicab all on eckspert.

93.90 Destiny
98.80 Tribal Style
96.25 CHarlene
86.5X Energizer

andddd.......
ZOOM 81.XX DETERMINATER AH SKEET SKEET.

Posted by: Panik214 on 20:24 CST :: 12/14/2006






IM OVER NINE THOUSAND!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: valius on 05:05 CST :: 12/15/2006

beatmania IIDX 8th Style broken records:

Sakura 7k - CLEARED w/C! (FINALLY)

Yes, it's the Sakura you see in DDR... yes, it's originally a IIDX song.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 18:11 CST :: 12/15/2006

Nice, Panik. Really nice. :woot:

I don't know HOW I did this today, but:

The Beginning Expert: 87.12%. An A+. Now compare that to the record I posted earlier on this page.

Uh.....WTF. :indifferent: Must be the R21 machines here in California.

Posted by: tuttifruity32 on 16:45 CST :: 12/19/2006

Holy mac.. wicked scores... o.o ..100?! x__x

I'm still kinda a n00b at this game, but here are my latest scores (most of them sightread..) and all that coffee didn't help much either.

All in one round:


(bad score ><.. did better the first time I played that song =/)

fun song!
and.. oh yeah

(random): jonmadhash playing Guitar Hero :D



Posted by: Jared on 18:22 CST :: 12/19/2006

my 100 was a fluke :O

also: *** on Hardcore of the North on Easy and also VerTex on Easy today.  :D



Posted by: the_peacemaker on 19:06 CST :: 12/19/2006

I happen to be terrible at all four of those songs, Tutti. I can't do drills OR long runs at 160 BPM, at least not with Stage Break on. Are you saying you're a n00b compared to ME at this game?! Gimme a break. :P

And oh yeah, from a while back: 89.42% (S-) on Robotix Expert. Funny how I find The Beginning and Robotix to be easier 11's than ANY of the Smiley songs.

Posted by: tuttifruity32 on 06:04 CST :: 12/20/2006

oop,s sorry xP
I still havn't passed stuff like Charlene and Queen of Light yet.. damn mines and freezes @.@

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 22:09 CST :: 12/20/2006

Freezes on ITG are EASY. They're not like Pump freezes at ALL. When you have lots of them that close together and they're all really short (i.e. Queen of Light, Bend Your Mind), just treat them like ordinary 8th-note streams. You don't even have to twist.

Once you get the hands down, Queen of Light is an absolute blast to play. I can break 96 on it and I'm sure you can too. :wink:

Posted by: WaltCip on 11:14 CST :: 12/22/2006

Passed Max 300 - C
Passed Maxx Unlimited - C
Cleared Paranoia Survivor Heavy - A

Posted by: Panik214 on 22:45 CST :: 12/30/2006

!-94.5
Drifting away-99.45


not much more

Posted by: Koop on 10:13 CST :: 1/02/2007

Guitarfreaks V2.
I cleared Be Proud EXT on with like a 60%
Then 78% Cleared Diamonds EXT

Its good time fun ;3

Posted by: GreatWhiteHope on 17:46 CST :: 1/03/2007

played on my new CF today on ITG also is there a way to do the screen shot thing on the PS2 version of ITG?
no bar/chair
hybrid HD 90% sightread
hybrid ex 75% sightread
boogie down EX 77% sightread
mythology EX F good till the end monster run sightread
charlene EX 73% sightread best chart ive played so far on ITG cept for mines
xuxa EX sightread 68%

bar/chair
Pandamonium HD failed out but had a 200 combo at one point but my CF started to move and slid out from under me so i just quit

i have got to get better at runs on 4 panels



Posted by: valius on 03:41 CST :: 1/07/2007

No breakthroughs on IIDX yet, but oh well...

DDR Supernova PS2 accomplishments:

Xepher Oni - A!
Doll Oni - A!

We have a ton of stuff to unlock, so nothing more than that.  And yes, DDR Supernova is too easy. :(

Posted by: valius on 04:15 CST :: 1/10/2007

IIDX RED and Happy Sky accomplishments on a USKOC!

Speedy Cat 7k - CLEARED w/B!
INORI 7K - FINALLY CLEARED w/C!
Red Zone 7k - CLEARED w/C!
rainbow flyer 7k - CLEARED w/C!
Giudecca 7k - CLEARED w/C!
Xepher 7k - FAILED w/D, but I made it through the first half with more than 100% but failed in the second half, because it's tough.

Apparently, I'm getting a lot better at this game.

Posted by: Jared on 18:17 CST :: 1/11/2007

83.00% on My Favourite Game Expert
Starred VerTex Medium
Finished double-starring Easy

Posted by: Koop on 20:43 CST :: 1/11/2007

C+ Xuxa Hard

yep

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 18:07 CST :: 1/15/2007

Breaking in a pair of brand-new shoes.

Charlene Expert: 92.20% (S)

Posted by: valius on 04:19 CST :: 1/20/2007

In an unfortunate turn of events, I was not allowed to play PIU due to people who insisted on playing ITG... so I played the now orphaned ITG PS2 version and got one single accomplishment in the short time I got to play:

Queen of Light Challenge - B+!  Forgot the percentage...

Attempted Charlene Challenge and Xuxa Challenge... but mines completely demolished my lifebar.  Going to polish up on Exceed SE tomorrow.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 16:35 CST :: 1/20/2007

Quote (valius @ 04:19 CST :: 1/20/2007)
In an unfortunate turn of events, I was not allowed to play PIU due to people who insisted on playing ITG...

...? Was there like a tournament at the arcade or something? That's kind of rude, people being arcade hogs like that.

All of these Experts were on 4x Overhead:

Xuxa: 85.37%, A (up from 73.64%)
Utopia: 84.97%, A (up from 76.40%)
!: 72.44%, B (up from 62.19%)
Yay for speed-whoring! :woot:

Oh, and also: 91.49% (S-) on Know Your Enemy Expert, which is IMO one of the hardest 10's in the whole game.

Posted by: cj_iwakura on 22:20 CST :: 1/20/2007

Well, since we're doing Beatmania...

I played a ton of stuff, and mostly got Bs, so I'll say the ones I think were special:

Narcissus At Oasis (L7) : full combo, sight read
Sylvia Drive (L7) : full combo
Glorious Days (L7) : full combo, B (this is one eclectic song)
DoLL (7K) : C, sight read
Changes & Innocent Walls (L7) : all kinds of fail.

Why does TaQ have to be so hardcore.  :indifferent:

Posted by: valius on 16:41 CST :: 1/21/2007

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 14:35 CST :: 1/20/2007)
...? Was there like a tournament at the arcade or something? That's kind of rude, people being arcade hogs like that.

Nah, it was in a dormitory in the TV lounge.  Everyone insisted we play the 70 ITG1 PS2 songs instead of the 101 Exceed SE PS2 songs... and my normal PIU "allies" couldn't topple that, so I had no choice. :\  ITG1 is ok, but...
Posted by: cpubasic13 on 21:15 CST :: 1/24/2007

Well, some SMO accomplishments...

< Bloodrush >
< Know Your Enemy >
< Moonlight > (I'm confused as to why it keeps it lowercased, especially since I made the steps... >_> )
< Chromosphere >
< O M E G A >
< LAB >
< Sweet World >
< Bloodrush (again) >
< VerTex^2 (Hiryuu started the round before I changed mods... XD ) >
< Robotix >
< Monolith >

All on Challenge keyboard. I refuse to use C-Mods for O M E G A, by the way. :P

Posted by: valius on 03:32 CST :: 2/07/2007

beatmania IIDX 10th accomplishments:

Ixion 7k - CLEARED w/C (sightread)
Boundary 7k - CLEARED w/C (finally!)

I tried others but missed clearing songs... 10th style has some toughies.


Unfortunately, PIU was played, but no new accomplishments to round out a day of IIDX and PIU.

Posted by: cj_iwakura on 22:22 CST :: 2/08/2007

Supernova: full combo Polostovian Dances & Chorus Heavy Double, no bar

Stars (2nd Style) has the most stupid crossovers ever. A 862 run connecting to a DWA? No thanks.

Posted by: Jared on 07:55 CST :: 2/11/2007

um

75.02% Remember December Expert

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 00:00 CST :: 2/12/2007

A few of my recent ITG2 Expert scores:

Bumble Bee: 98.41%, **
Oasis: 94.59%, S+
Walking on Fire: 94.26%, S+
Sunshine: 93.63%, S
Robotix: 91.72%, S- (THAT one I'm proud of)

I'm starting to hit a brick wall in ITG. I maybe improve one score by no more than 1% for every 4 or 5 hours that I play the game. :indifferent:

EDIT: well, maybe I should take that back. I FINALLY passed Destiny for the first time today. Yeah, I went to play in an arcade on Valentine's Day. I'm a loser.

Posted by: gotmilk0112 on 16:40 CST :: 2/15/2007

Played DDR downstairs in my basement today. my wireless pad was like needed to be flattened =P

Legend Of Max Heavy - B
V Challenge - A
A Challenge - B

Posted by: WaltCip on 13:43 CST :: 2/16/2007

Scored my first AAAs in DDR just in the last 10 minutes :) :
Air Standard - AAA
In The Heat of the Night Standard - AAA
1998 Standard - AA (Black flag)



Posted by: the_peacemaker on 22:29 CST :: 2/20/2007

Posting this because I'm bored. Biggest combo I've ever had playing Stepmania.

Stupid slowdown. :annoyed:

Posted by: gotmilk0112 on 22:50 CST :: 2/20/2007

holy shit! 1175? nice!!  :D

my highest combo in SM is 420 or somthing. on the Lee Hyun Do - Pierrot steps that i made.

Posted by: WaltCip on 05:56 CST :: 2/21/2007

I got a 1000 combo playing "Beethoven Virus - Funbox Full Version" in SM (my steps).
Posted by: cj_iwakura on 19:42 CST :: 2/21/2007

I got a full combo on Hyper Jpop 2(North Wind - five button) on Pop'n Music 9, sight read(with a dual shock).

First time playing the game, so hopefully I'll get more used to 9 button mode. It's really hard getting used to with a regular controller though.

Music is more win than lose so far. I'm so glad I got the version with Loveholic. My favorite Pop'n song ever.



Posted by: Koop on 20:40 CST :: 2/21/2007

A long time ago.
I 100k (Full Perfect Combo) Electric Parade (Baroque Hoedown) 9 key in Pop'n

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 13:52 CST :: 2/22/2007

Today I was ONE EXCELLENT away from my first Expert *** on ITG2.

Birdie Expert: 98.97%. 19 Excellents. Crapola. :grr:

Posted by: gotmilk0112 on 16:52 CST :: 2/23/2007

well since my brother is away for the weekend, i got to play his beatmania!!  :P

V Standard - C failed

Mobo Moga Standard - B

Virtual Insanity Hyper - A

Celebration Hyper - B

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 13:30 CST :: 3/01/2007

80.75% (A-) on Go *60* Go Expert. My first A-range grade on a 12.
Posted by: valius on 23:06 CST :: 3/05/2007

beatmania IIDX Happy Sky accomplishments:

L'amour et la liberté 7k - CLEARED w/C

Posted by: valius on 04:39 CST :: 3/08/2007

And beatmania IIDX 9th CS accomplishments:

5PM Eternal 7k - ALMOST cleared at 78% with a C :(
Atomic Age 7k - CLEARED w/B (a first)
Karma 7k - ALMOST cleared at 78% with a B :(
Spica 7k - ALMOST cleared at 78% with a higher C than last time

It was the day of "almost" clears.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 20:03 CST :: 3/20/2007

I SWEAR TO GOD these are all mine. It must be the kickass R21 on Pier 39 (that actually FEELS like the pads are ATTACHED to the thing). All Expert singles:

Lemmings on the Run: 97.03%, *
Fleadh Uncut: 96.19%, * (I STARRED IT!!!! :yay:  :yay:  :yay:  :yay: )
Walking on Fire: 96.14%, *
Charlene: 94.45%, S+
Mythology: 85.09%, A
July: 81.86%, A-  O_O

Also some others from back in New York a while ago:
While tha Rekkid Spinz: 98.40%, **
Disconnected Disco: 98.38%, **
We Know What to Do: 98.13%, **
Solina: 98.11%, **
Boogie Down: 98.07%, **
Oasis: 96.19%, *
Kagami: 96.18%, *
Wanna Do: 96.05%, *
Know Your Enemy: 92.44%, S
Energizer (on HARD): 89.93%, S-
Clockwork Genesis: 88.13%, A+

I think I'm actually getting better at this game. O.o

Posted by: WaltCip on 21:09 CST :: 3/22/2007

DDR accomplishment today:
PARANOiA =Respect= - B (first pass). Had to spam the run-freeze-run, though, because of the slow BPM.

And Stepmania accomplishments a few days ago (on foot, judge 5):
Passed the following songs with a grade at least a B
One False Move, D-Code, Summer in Belize, Disconnected, Disconnected Hyper
And my Shake It Up 4-panel mod (hand drills ftw).

Posted by: valius on 03:09 CST :: 3/28/2007

beatmania IIDX 8th, 9th, and RED accomplishments:

Nemesis 7k - CLEARED w/C!
G2 7k - CLEARED w/C!
Karma 7k - CLEARED w/B!
Golden Horn 7k - 78% w/C! (I suck)

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 16:48 CST :: 3/30/2007

Holy, holy, holy crap. Out of the frickin' blue:

Hardcore of the North Expert: 74.03%, B.

I swear I could not have passed it without 5x, Hallway, and Jared offering a DDR-esque "keep steady 'till the end" comment right before the hellish speed-up. Seriously, it really helped me stay on the beat from then on.

Never dreamed this would happen from the first day I ever saw ITG 1. :O

Posted by: Jared on 09:32 CST :: 4/02/2007

Also, that night at DDR Club I got 7 Greats on Jet World Heavy.  PA is very easy once you're used to FA, hehe.
Posted by: valius on 18:04 CST :: 4/05/2007

beatmania IIDX 9th and RED accomplishments:

i can't fly, i got reason 7k - cleared w/D... yuck, what a terrible chart
Nebula Grasper 7k - CLEARED w/C!
Beyond the Earth 7k - C (almost! 68%)
Power Dream 7k - C (almost! 78%)
A 7k - C (almost! 65%)

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 18:14 CST :: 4/05/2007

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 16:48 CST :: 3/30/2007)
Holy, holy, holy crap. Out of the frickin' blue:

Hardcore of the North Expert: 74.03%, B.

I swear I could not have passed it without 5x, Hallway, and Jared offering a DDR-esque "keep steady 'till the end" comment right before the hellish speed-up. Seriously, it really helped me stay on the beat from then on.

Never dreamed this would happen from the first day I ever saw ITG 1. :O

OMG..."Keep steady till the end"...that wins. Congrats on the Hardcore of the North pass. That is a bitch.

Hmm...maybe I'll start posting my ITG/2 accopmlishments here that I've been doing on my PS2. I can finaly pass Xuxa and Charlene consistently with an A-...although 82% is still my best for Xuxa. :/ Need to improve that one day. My timing is atroscious for ITG standards.

Posted by: Glitch on 04:56 CST :: 4/09/2007

If you think something is a music game, is that an accomplishment? i was so sleep deprived that i thought my alarm clock was a music game, but i couldnt figure out how it worked, and i was trying to change the song because it was getting really abnoxious (of course using my ipod laying next to my alarm)... I never figured out how it worked so i totally sucked at the game, but at least i kept on persevering for like two hours. So thats an accomplishment right there. Insanity. woo. Man i wish i hadve gone to sleep eight hours ago.
Posted by: Jared on 17:25 CST :: 4/09/2007

AA Irresistiblement no-bar (CF)!

(Peacemaker Edit: Yeah, that was on Heavy, I was there.)

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 06:30 CST :: 4/10/2007

I never though I could do it, but I did. I finaly passed Infection WITH mines, no bar. Plus I finaly figured out a easy way to get my home scores on groove stats. Take a video of my scores, then I can input them on groovstats. Should of thought of it before. ^^;; Anyways, all scores are no bar on my cobalt flux (arcade modded).

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Anubis
Expert (10) Sgl Home
83.34     4/10/2007 109 / 136 19%
Boogie Down
Expert (9) Sgl Home
87.21     4/10/2007 96 / 113 15%
Bouff
Expert (10) Sgl Home
72.06     4/10/2007 78 / 82 4%
Charlene
Expert (11) Sgl Home
76.60     4/10/2007 133 / 142 6%
Da Roots
Expert (9) Sgl Home
93.30     4/10/2007 125 / 157 20%
Dawn
Expert (9) Sgl Home
87.82     4/10/2007 110 / 135 18%
Disconnected -Mobius-
Expert (9) Sgl Home
79.24     4/10/2007 115 / 117 1%
Do U Love Me
Expert (10) Sgl Home
84.33     4/10/2007 75 / 99 24%
Drifting Away
Expert (9) Sgl Home
84.74     4/10/2007 92 / 103 10%
Fly Away
Expert (9) Sgl Home
89.65     4/10/2007 89 / 106 16%
Fly With Me
Expert (9) Sgl Home
68.21     4/10/2007 95 / 95 0%
Flying High
Expert (9) Sgl Home
90.78     4/10/2007 90 / 104 13%
Funk Factory
Expert (9) Sgl Home
72.68     4/10/2007 97 / 98 1%
Hand of Time
Expert (10) Sgl Home
85.86     4/10/2007 89 / 103 13%
Hip Hop Jam
Expert (9) Sgl Home
91.38     4/10/2007 72 / 89 19%
Hybrid
Expert (10) Sgl Home
79.40     4/10/2007 84 / 89 5%
I Think I Like That Sound
Expert (9) Sgl Home
84.18     4/10/2007 97 / 112 13%
Incognito
Expert (9) Sgl Home
85.98     4/10/2007 93 / 101 7%
Infection
Expert (11) Sgl Home
71.67   View 4/10/2007 91 / 99 8%
Kiss Me Red
Expert (9) Sgl Home
84.64     4/10/2007 108 / 116 6%
Lemmings on the Run
Expert (9) Sgl Home
75.86     4/10/2007 96 / 102 5%
Liquid Moon
Expert (9) Sgl Home
76.80     4/10/2007 82 / 90 8%
My Favourite Game
Expert (10) Sgl Home
79.32     4/10/2007 103 / 113 8%
No1 Nation
Expert (9) Sgl Home
84.44     4/10/2007 83 / 91 8%
On a Day Like Today
Expert (9) Sgl Home
78.05     4/10/2007 78 / 82 4%
Queen of Light
Expert (10) Sgl Home
84.15     4/10/2007 111 / 132 15%
ROM-eo & Juli8
Expert (9) Sgl Home
90.44     4/10/2007 121 / 151 19%
Remember December
Expert (10) Sgl Home
84.73     4/10/2007 89 / 104 14%
Solina
Expert (9) Sgl Home
89.96     4/10/2007 89 / 105 15%
Tension
Expert (10) Sgl Home
75.28     4/10/2007 71 / 75 5%
The Game
Expert (9) Sgl Home
88.63     4/10/2007 96 / 113 15%
Touch Me
Expert (9) Sgl Home
75.02     4/10/2007 88 / 93 5%
Tough Enough
Expert (9) Sgl Home
84.07     4/10/2007 89 / 103 13%
Tribal Style
Expert (10) Sgl Home
85.27     4/10/2007 107 / 115 6%
Turn It On
Expert (9) Sgl Home
91.22     4/10/2007 72 / 92 21%
Wake Up
Expert (9) Sgl Home
82.91     4/10/2007 78 / 90 13%
Walking on Fire
Expert (10) Sgl Home
78.86     4/10/2007 90 / 95 5%
While Tha Rekkid Spinz
Expert (9) Sgl Home
92.30     4/10/2007 77 / 103 25%
Why Me
Expert (9) Sgl Home
91.62     4/10/2007 92 / 109 15%
Xuxa
Expert (11) Sgl Home
81.95   View 4/10/2007 101 / 120 15%
Zodiac
Expert (10) Sgl Home
82.01     4/10/2007 98 / 114 14%

Posted by: valius on 17:32 CST :: 4/12/2007

beatmania USA accomplishments (while access to modded PS2 is limited)... all grades are JAPANESE scoring and not USA scoring:

Bad Boy Bass [a] - CLEARED w/C!
era (nostalmix) [a] - CLEARED w/C!
Snow [a] - CLEARED w/D!

That's all for now... it's so boring to play USA often after having played the other IIDX games.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 01:12 CST :: 4/15/2007

Posting for Jared from today.

Dream a Dream Heavy (1x): AA, 1 great (the first step - yeah, a black flag) :P
Healing Vision -Angelic Mix- Heavy: C (first pass)

Both no bar and on a Cobalt Flux. Maybe there was something else too, I just forgot.

Oh, and as for me, I beat my first 8th-tier Expert song on Guitar Hero II. Hangar 18, with 84% of the notes, **** out of 5. Not bad considering I've only been playing the game on and off since I got it for Christmas, though frankly, I think all the others (Beast and the Harlot, Institutionalized, Misirlou, and Free Bird) are way harder, and so is Psychobilly Freakout.

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 13:48 CST :: 4/20/2007

AA Rythm&Police Heavy 41 greats 1 Boo (one of the gallops)
And AA'd most other songs on DDR Max USA...about ten left...some 8s,9s, and one ten ( 74 greats best I've gotten on Max300 so far :/ no AA yet).
One day I'll get better timing. I wish I had more time to go to the arcade to play Pump. Haven't had a chance in almost two weeks. Will need to next Friday! Assuming I can keep myself from playing R21 songs on the stepmania machine (I can't get enough of them!).

Posted by: WaltCip on 17:04 CST :: 4/20/2007

I played Stepmania - used an EMS Trio Linker Plus and a TX-1000 pad - and got a B on Charlene. Not too bad.
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 17:30 CST :: 4/21/2007

B on Max 300 Heavy, 1.5x, on a Cobalt Flux, with a chair.

Then immediately after that: A on Maxx Unlimited Heavy, 1.5x, on a Cobalt Flux, with a chair.

Oh, and just for reference: Without a bar, I have passed Maxx Unlimited before, but have never made it halfway through Max 300. Plus I've come pretty close to AA'ing So Deep Heavy no bar (I think my record is like 4 non-combos).

Yep, I still suck at drills. :P

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 07:44 CST :: 4/24/2007

MaxX is easily twice as hard as Max300...and you score better? Wierd. Then again we both have our weaknesses it seems. I still get better grades/miss counts on Virus, Xtreme, HiBi, and LIADZ nm then I do Solitary 2 nm. So sad.
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 07:56 CST :: 4/24/2007

Well, Solitary 2 NM is hard, and I'm not any better at it myself. It's about the same level as all those other ones, though NX apprently thinks Hi-Bi is easier and Beethoven and LIADZ are harder. If you're not good at it, it's just one song out of that whole realm of upper-level nightmares.

Don't get TOO discouraged. At least you've passed it.

Posted by: valius on 03:23 CST :: 4/27/2007

beatmania IIDX 10TH accomplishments:

Gradius 7k - CLEARED w/C! (finally!  I HATE the annoying notes in this chart)
One More Lovely 7k - CLEARED w/B! (close call)

pop'n 8 accomplishments of worth with a minicon! (yes, lame)

Hip Rock/Daikenkai (Normal?) - CLEARED
Power Folk 4/SLOW DOWN~地球よ廻れ~ (Normal?) - CLEARED
100 sec. Kitchen Battle! (Normal?) - CLEARED
Stars Hyper - CLEARED

I now have a newfound appreciation for Shindou's songs... and more appreciation for Des-Row than I used to have.

Posted by: WaltCip on 11:30 CST :: 4/28/2007

Finally passed Max 300 no-bar in an arcade. Hard to do those runs when they're scrolling by at 300 DDR-BPM.

When playing against some guy (joint premium was enabled, so we each paid half), on the second round, he told me he would pick whatever my favorite song was. I told him my favorite song was Trip Machine Climax.

He wasn't very happy.

Posted by: Koop on 06:19 CST :: 4/29/2007

9 key is the Normal Valius.

Cleared:
Motor5 EX
Japamata Hyper
Colorful pop Hyper
Electric Parade Hyper
Ele-Goth Hyper (finally )

I 100k (FPC'd) some songs as well:
Kick Rider 9
The Alien Cat song in 10 9 key
Innocence 2 9
Electric Hoedown 9

Posted by: valius on 02:51 CST :: 4/30/2007

PIU and pop'n tomorrow, but anyway, today was the day of killing strife songs.

beatmania IIDX 9th accomplishments:

Photongenic 7k - CLEARED w/C
Power Dream 7k - FINALLY CLEARED w/C
Beyond the Earth 7k - FINALLY CLEARED w/B!
Quickening 7k - CLEARED w/B!
Make A Difference 7k - CLEARED w/C!

beatmania IIDX Happy SKy accomplishments:

First 10-star song!  Little Princess 7k sightread - CLEARED w/C!
in the sky 7k sightread - 78% w/C... almost had it... sigh

All that's left for 9th style is Golden Horn... till then time to brush up on more Kanji, Katakana, and Hiragana to read the pop'n music interface and song names... and hopefully break a wall in PIU.

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 08:14 CST :: 5/01/2007

I had a decent morning of DDR MAX (JPN)
So Deep 44 greats, 1 good, one boo, => AA
Max 300 85 Greats, 4 goods, 0 boos =>A . My first time with no misses, so I'm getting closer to the AA.
True (radio) 30 greats AA
True (trance) 23 greats AA

I normaly don't fare that well on MAX 1 (JPN), so I was surprised. I should be able to play some Pump tonight. It's been about three weeks. :/ Machine was fixed last week (finaly) and finals are over. w007. Can't wait. :D

Posted by: Jared on 15:22 CST :: 5/02/2007

Elite Beat Agents accomplishments: All songs on Breezin' S'd.  Recently passed all the songs on Hard ROCK! that I had previously been stuck on, so now I'm stuck on the songs just before the final two.  :P

Current Rank: Hero's Hero.  Whee!

It's amazing how huge of a score difference there can be in EBA between a broken combo clear and a full combo clear.  Sometimes it's upwards of 100%.

Also, I might be importing Ouendan soon.  Maybe.



Posted by: valius on 16:16 CST :: 5/03/2007

IIDX 10th style...

one more strife song down:

One More Lovely 7k - CLEARED w/C

IIDX RED...

one more strife song down:

Sphere 7k - CLEARED w/C

pop'n music 10 (spamming it for the unlocks) with a mini:

MONDO BOSSA / CUT OFF A CORNER Hyper - CLEARED
BEATROCK 2 / Wish Hyper - CLEARED
CORE GROOVE / THE PLACE TO BE Hyper - CLEARED

So with enough HS, I can make it to 28 with a mini... on some songs.

Posted by: GreatWhiteHope on 19:12 CST :: 5/03/2007

on GH1
70% on cowboys from hell expert first try
80-85% on all tier 5 songs on expert
all others 4 star to 5 star
only BATM left on expert best is 64% through it
on GH2
hard cleared with 6 3 stars all other 4-5

Posted by: Jared on 17:04 CST :: 5/04/2007

EBA: All songs S'd on Cruisin'.  All songs passed on Hard ROCK! (finally!).

ITG2: Cleared Slower and Speeder, in that order, with 95.xx% each.  Also passed Breaking Point Normal a while ago with an 86.

Posted by: valius on 21:00 CST :: 5/08/2007

pop'n music 10 accomplishments with a pop'n mini controller!

My first 31!

Absolute Hyper - CLEARED.


I've cleared songs below it, but breaking 30 is monumental for me. :)

Posted by: valius on 01:42 CST :: 5/16/2007

beatmania RED accomplishments:

gigadelic L7 - CLEARED w/B... all L7s on RED passed.
LAB 7k - CLEARED w/B

and the best accomplishment...

A 7k - CLEARED w/C!

Posted by: WaltCip on 04:32 CST :: 5/16/2007

Played DDR the other day.

And I punched someone who was shadowing me while playing Xepher (Oni). THAT is an accomplishment. :)

Look on YouTube, you might find it.



Posted by: Koop on 07:24 CST :: 5/16/2007

Valius, turn off the secret unlock mode. Time unlock is a HELL of lot easier than doing it the normal way.

Oh, and i passed:
pop'n 9
90k Allegra EX
7 good'd Emotional 9 (so 97777)
95k'd Dandy H (Vs the old 80 something)
92k Lonley EX
97k Latin Enka H with 1 miss.
80k sight read Hyper J-pop 3 (the eemall one. PS; what song is the original to the Judy design?)
97k Jet Coaster Girl Hyper
90k Sotto. Hyper (though i am curious how i pulled that off.
95k Coregroove Hyper
89k Hama-Ska Hyper
95k Des-nawa 9
85k'd its Hyper too its anew clear!
81k Darkness 2 Hyper Finally!
94k Tab'n Bass Hyper as well.

12
93ish k Tin Don Dance H
Eurobeat (Love 2 Sugar) H
Contemporary Nation 2 H
Forest Snow H (finally <3)
TOZAN H

11
85k K-Euro EX
88k Russian Pop EX
88k Fantasy EX
99238 full combo Symphonic Metal 9
97k Ura-Hip Rock 2 9 (so much easier...)
96k Scotland EX
77k Elegy Hyper
Cleared Ura-Hip Rock 2 Hyper

Posted by: valius on 14:23 CST :: 5/16/2007

Quote (Koop @ 05:24 CST :: 5/16/2007)
Valius, turn off the secret unlock mode. Time unlock is a HELL of lot easier than doing it the normal way.

Already did... so I've already unlocked Beyond the Earth and stuff.  So all that's left is waiting for the EXs to unlock.
Posted by: Koop on 15:18 CST :: 5/16/2007

If you see Dracula Medley or Chikara that means your just about done.

Wait either that or finding Swedish.

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 12:14 CST :: 5/20/2007

Walked in the arcade and a guy walked off the machine with a song remaining. My friend put Pandy Expert on and dared me to play it (first song of the day with no warm up). I tried it and survived the first half. I think I might be able to pass it one day if I get a proper warm up going.

Other then that, nothing worth mentioning.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 23:32 CST :: 5/21/2007

I beat Misirlou Expert with 78% of the notes hit. Only 3 stars and like 98K, but I'm happy because I love that song. My favorite one on all of GH2. Funnily enough, I've also done Insitutionalized and Hangar 18 (the latter with 4 stars and 85%), but not Beast and the Harlot. It's just too long and tiring.

Also: 5 stars on Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart Expert, 94% notes hit, 187K. Not a very hard 6th-tier song.

Posted by: Jared on 14:54 CST :: 5/22/2007

machine at the mall is busted :( won't be up until end of the week

in the meantime: Lovin' Machine rank on EBA!

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 19:34 CST :: 5/22/2007

Lots accomplished today. My GrooveStats: < http://www.groovestats.com/index.p....id=4240 >

Passed ALL Expert 9s.
Passed all 10's except the following: Disconnected Hyper, Oasis, Queen of Light, and Twilight.
Passed all 11's ecept the following: Mythology, The Begining, and Utopia
Passed one additional 12: Go60Go

And got my first first expert star.

Overall...a productive day.   :)  13 sets of ITG and one set of Pump. Once I pass everything in ITG, I'll head back over to the light. :P

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 20:26 CST :: 5/22/2007

Quote (ShinjiKinomoto @ 19:34 CST :: 5/22/2007)
Passed all 10's except the following: Disconnected Hyper, Oasis, Queen of Light, and Twilight.
Passed all 11's ecept the following: Mythology, The Begining, and Utopia

You mean, THE EASY ONES. :D  :D  :D Other than Disconnected Hyper, those are all some of the easiest ones in the whole level. I just suck at Utopia because I don't like it.

You know, you don't have to twist those long holds sections in Oasis and Queen of Light. Just double-step them. Treat them like they're regular 8th-streams. Then the rest of those songs is cake and you'll star them with no trouble at all.

And for Twilight, the ending loop with all those triples and mines is really simple. Hop in 3/4 of a circle, do it again, then hit a quad, then hop in 3/4 of a circle again.

248
486
682
248, 486, 682.
2468
248
486, 682.

EDIT: And, hell yeah. ***** on Madhouse Expert, 91% notes hit, 277K. With a 255-note streak from the beginning. Didn't seem too hard to me, but according to this game, I just 5-starred a 7th-tier song.

Posted by: valius on 12:18 CST :: 5/24/2007

beatmania USA accomplishments:

era (nostalmix) [a] - CLEARED w/B

And the biggest accomplishment:

Colors (Radio mix) 7k - CLEARED w/C!! (finally)

Slowly but surely.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 15:53 CST :: 5/24/2007

I got my first Expert *** on ITG2.

Da Roots Expert: 99.14%.

I almost wet myself. :P

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 19:23 CST :: 5/24/2007

Congrats on the *** Peacemaker. I'm still working on getting more then one *. :P

Okay, one more 11 taken off the list.
Mythology 83.02%

I tried The Begining but failed half way through the stream. Was hitting it too fast and eventualy lost control. Didn't have time to attempt my other songs. But that leaves six more songs to go. Utopia and The Beginning are going to be the hardest ones. :sigh:

...and I tried doubles on Happy Sky. :) C'd 5.1.1. and B'd Endless Summer. Doubles on IIDX are REALLY REALLY freaken' hard. @_@



Posted by: the_peacemaker on 22:38 CST :: 5/24/2007

The Beginning is SLOW. Just remember that. And Utopia...bleah. Just play it until you get it, I guess. I don't know, that tapping part doesn't make any sense to me either, not even musically.

I just beat Expert mode on GH2. After getting **** on the Beast and the Harlot (finally) with 209K, I immediately went on to get **** on Free Bird Expert, with 283K, on MY VERY FIRST TRY at the song! :P I'm kind of surprised, it was long, but not as hard as I was afraid it was going to be.

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 19:11 CST :: 5/25/2007

Legend of MaxX ( I think it was two x....) Heavy Bar - B
Posted by: Koop on 20:30 CST :: 5/25/2007

Cleared Mongol Hyper

AND ANGRY WHITE HORSES REJOICED EVERYWHERE

Posted by: valius on 17:12 CST :: 5/28/2007

pop'n music 13 is tough... haven't passed anything in the 30s at all.

Anyway, beatmania IIDX 9th and Happy Sky accomplishments:

Abyss -The Heavens Remix- Hyper - CLEARED w/B! (on both 9th and Happy Sky... finally)

Dawn -The Next Endeavor- Hyper - CLEARED w/B!

Mei Hyper - CLEARED w/C! (The ending saves people... clearing one of the hardest songs in the game on a medium difficulty level :) )

That's all for now... seems like I need to work on 10s more often.

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 20:30 CST :: 5/28/2007

All Single Expert songs level 9-11 are completed.
Level 9 Avg: 88.36
Level 10 Avg: 82.18%
Level 11 Avg: 76.11%

Moving onto 12s...fun!

Posted by: valius on 12:53 CST :: 5/30/2007

beatmania IIDX RED accomplishments:

DXY! 7k - CLEARED w/B... finally!

Nothing significant from pop'n music 13 again... too busy to play it for that long.

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 23:37 CST :: 5/30/2007

Clockwork Genesis 79.75
I'll pass that challenege soon Peace! I'm using your ITG scores to aim for about the timing level I want to be at. :P I plan on playing ITG a lot more now. Unfortantly Pump doesn't do it for me anymore. :/ I'll still play, but since I haven't improved (in Pump) in awhile, I want to spend time on improving my timing and stamina.

Posted by: valius on 04:43 CST :: 6/04/2007

pop'n music 13 Carnival accomplishments with a pop'n mini controller:

Another lvl 31 down!

Dar[k]wish (Elegoth) Hyper - CLEARED!

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 05:39 CST :: 6/04/2007

found a DDR machine in Madrid, it was a supernova and they call it Dancing Stage..so after not playing DDR for 2 years i tried the following on Heavy with 2X bar and Sightread

Xepher, Ever Snow, and Xenon and i got a
b

Posted by: tuttifruity32 on 21:22 CST :: 6/08/2007

Heh, havn't played ITG in a while.. I decided to buy a new flashdrive to save my reccords
(I lost my old one.)

I love this song ^^


This one... We accidently picked it ><.. Last time I tried it I failed, but actually owned this time .. somewhat.


Not bad. First try. Fun steps.


I hate the machine... The owner put a higher difficulty level and breakstage on >_>
Pads are getting crappy too.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 23:51 CST :: 6/11/2007

Why does everyone love Infection Expert so much? I hate it. Ridiculously hard for no apparent reason at all, the steps don't even follow the music most of the time. Although I do love Charlene, yeah it did surprise me with its difficulty at first but I think it's a beautiful chart.

Haven't played ITG2 in a while, but some of my recent Expert scores were:

No Princess: 98.93 (damn)
High: 98.21
Touch Me: 98.08
Spaceman: 98.08
Dawn: 98.07
The Game: 97.96
Temple of Boom: 97.23
Vorsprung Durch: 96.97
My Favorite Game: 96.59
Hillbilly Hardcore: 95.81
Summer in Belize: 95.42
Bend Your Mind: 94.78
Go *60* Go: 84.93

And 91.10 on Vertex^2 Hard. THAT one I was proud of, I almost FC'd it.

On Guitar Hero II I have now 5*'d every Expert song in the Career mode except Freya, Rock This Town, Carry Me Home, Psychobilly Freakout, and all the 8th-tier songs. Damn Misirlou...it's the only one I haven't 4*'d yet.
As for the bonus tracks, I've 5*'d them all except I have only 4 *'s on FTK, Gemini, Less Talk More Rokk, The Light that Blinds, and Thunderhorse; for Six I only have 3*'s, and Jordan I haven't passed yet.

Posted by: tuttifruity32 on 15:33 CST :: 6/13/2007

Holy mac you're CRAZY peacemaker
*thumbs up*

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 18:39 CST :: 6/13/2007

At ITG2? I don't think so. Maybe for a Pump convert, I guess. But I'm a very mediocre player by Californian standards. :P

I always play with the Beat mod on, it works like a metronome for me and it really helps with my accuracy. But then again, I am a pianist, and other people find it kind of distracting.

Posted by: valius on 21:11 CST :: 6/13/2007

Milpitas Golfland got their ITG2 machine back?  I thought it was put away just recently to be replaced with another dance machine?

Or is this a location in San Francisco?

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 22:44 CST :: 6/13/2007

No, these scores are all either from a while back or from on the Pier at SF.

BTW, I didn't know you were coming back to California, are you back? I'm in Mexico now and summer classes will be starting soon, though.

Posted by: valius on 23:23 CST :: 6/13/2007

Nah, I'm not going to be back in California until July 28th also for summer classes... a little mishap has required me to finish the last two requirements for graduation in the Summer.  Oh well... it's more time with NX, until MGL gets its own NX to replace Zero (as long as they don't replace it with a Pro upgrade kit, I will be fine... having it a separate machine would be more ideal, but we've no idea what MGL is thinking of replacing the ITG2 with...)
Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 09:19 CST :: 6/14/2007

Normaly I wouldn't take a picture of a shitty score like this, but it was hard. IIDX 9th Style:



I'm caring less for Pump/ITG anymore. I'll still play at home and go to the arcade, but the fire seems to be gone. I find myself having more fun with IIDX now.

Edit: . Thought Rislm was a 7. n/m



Posted by: tuttifruity32 on 21:43 CST :: 6/15/2007

I went for another round of ITG... Our machine sucks balls >__<
well.. Havn't gotten any special scores much.. exept..



One damn miss!! Next time.. I love this stepchart xD
(well, two counting the jump I supposively missed o.O)



Posted by: WaltCip on 15:35 CST :: 6/16/2007

Why does ITG feel more fun to play than DDR? In DDR, there are certain step patterns that I can't twist, and I can barely play stuff like Legend of MAX.

ITG, I can do REALLY hard charts, even on a DDR pad. It just "feels" different. :indifferent:

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 17:05 CST :: 6/17/2007

Um, tutti, do you have a Groovestats account? < Here's > a link to mine.
Posted by: valius on 22:54 CST :: 6/17/2007

Quote (ShinjiKinomoto @ 07:19 CST :: 6/14/2007)
I'm caring less for Pump/ITG anymore. I'll still play at home and go to the arcade, but the fire seems to be gone. I find myself having more fun with IIDX now.

Edit:  . Thought Rislm was a 7. n/m

Rislim remix?  There's some weird lore regarding that song.

What other styles do you have?  (RED has the original Rislim, which I think is superior to the remix)

Off-topic mini-thing about IIDX:

The only thing about IIDX is that you can't freestyle IIDX :(  So once I've beaten a really hard challenge for me like Beyond the Earth 7k or Mei 7k... the only thing left to do is AAA it, but AAAs are so HARD to come by in IIDX that it's kind of meh at that point.  With easy songs in PIU, even if I can S the thing, there's always an incentive of thinking of interesting routines to the song that might look good with the song... and that's why PIU is still my favorite (even if I do play IIDX more than PIU, because it doesn't require physical energy :P)

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 01:30 CST :: 6/19/2007

Out of freaking NOWHERE I just 5*'d Beast and the Harlot Expert. In one run, I hit 94% of the notes and got almost 290,000 points, which destroys my old record of just over 228,000.

I guess I just somehow got the hang of that song. That'd be my first 8th-tier Expert song 5*'d, even though it was the FOURTH one I passed. :P

EDIT (approximately 24 hours later): I have now also 5*'d FTK, Less Talk More Rokk, Gemini, and Freya. FTK wasn't that hard, I don't know why I didn't do it earlier, but it took me FOREVER to 5* LTMR and Freya. Gemini just sort of happened to happen, it's a weird and surprisingly hard song that I don't play very often.

EDIT #2 (another 24 hours or so later): Today I 5*'d Carry Me Home (one of my favorite songs in the game), Rock This Town (which will never happen again), and Thunderhorse. And I also got my first 100% performance on Expert, on Heart-Shaped Box.

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 12:33 CST :: 6/20/2007

Quote (valius @ 22:54 CST :: 6/17/2007)
Quote (ShinjiKinomoto @ 07:19 CST :: 6/14/2007)
I'm caring less for Pump/ITG anymore. I'll still play at home and go to the arcade, but the fire seems to be gone. I find myself having more fun with IIDX now.

Edit:  . Thought Rislm was a 7. n/m

Rislim remix?  There's some weird lore regarding that song.

What other styles do you have?  (RED has the original Rislim, which I think is superior to the remix)

Off-topic mini-thing about IIDX:

The only thing about IIDX is that you can't freestyle IIDX :(  So once I've beaten a really hard challenge for me like Beyond the Earth 7k or Mei 7k... the only thing left to do is AAA it, but AAAs are so HARD to come by in IIDX that it's kind of meh at that point.  With easy songs in PIU, even if I can S the thing, there's always an incentive of thinking of interesting routines to the song that might look good with the song... and that's why PIU is still my favorite (even if I do play IIDX more than PIU, because it doesn't require physical energy :P)

I have 5th throught 12th. Although I've been mainly concentrating on Happy Sky the past month as per recomendation of a friend of mine. I couldn't pass fives last month, not I've gotten all but two passed (V and Love is Dreaminess). My practice is paying off. I'll probably play the other styles more once I pass V and Love is Dreaminess.

As for you comment on timing for IIDX, I find that the appealing thing. Unlike Pump where you can easily FPC the easy songs, you can't do that with IIDX. Even when you AAA a level 2 song, you normaly can get a BETTER AAA, since it is rare to get a 100% score in IIDX even on the lowest levels. Just my $0.02. Also, always been a speed fan, so makes sense for me.

Posted by: valius on 21:50 CST :: 6/21/2007

Quote (ShinjiKinomoto @ 10:33 CST :: 6/20/2007)
I have 5th throught 12th. Although I've been mainly concentrating on Happy Sky the past month as per recomendation of a friend of mine. I couldn't pass fives last month, not I've gotten all but two passed (V and Love is Dreaminess). My practice is paying off. I'll probably play the other styles more once I pass V and Love is Dreaminess.

As for you comment on timing for IIDX, I find that the appealing thing. Unlike Pump where you can easily FPC the easy songs, you can't do that with IIDX. Even when you AAA a level 2 song, you normaly can get a BETTER AAA, since it is rare to get a 100% score in IIDX even on the lowest levels. Just my $0.02. Also, always been a speed fan, so makes sense for me.

Well, to each his own I guess... I'm not ANYWHERE near consistently crushing 18s to 19s, so FPCs are out of the question for myself on any song that matters.  Not to mention the fact that I cannot twist fast enough for Canon-D CZ yet... so the game still remains difficult for me.

And yeah, I know how it feels with the low levels... I have NOT gotten a single AAA, not even on a 3-star song, even though I'm a 9-10 star player.  I've actually found that playing MULTIPLE styles increases your improvement a lot, so I actually recommend playing anything 9th to HS (you can do pre-9th too, but it's just a tad different, because of the change of system) on different days.  The different selection of songs helps train differing hand movements... it's especially important by the time you reach the 8/9 wall and later 9/10 walls.  Not to mention... I can't imagine how anybody could play the same style over and over, day after day... you'll just wear out the otherwise good selection of 83 that way.  I especially love the songlist of RED... Red Nikita, Regret, Ultimate... good stuff.

I won't be able to play beatmania till July 29th, since I've no PS2 here, so I'll HAVE to play PIU.  PIU NX, Premiere 2, Prex 3, and Perfect Collection will be my friends now... but hope IIDX will keep you challenged for a long time.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 18:17 CST :: 6/22/2007

I just 5*'d Free Bird Expert. 350K.

I'm kind of embarrassed, to be frank. I didn't think I deserved it. I only hit 89% of the notes.

Posted by: tuttifruity32 on 21:11 CST :: 6/22/2007

Holy crap, that's still pretty good o_O
My sister scratched my game before I got to experts.. so the last 3 songs and a couple of the bonus songs (incl. Jordan T,T) always freezes up.. it's annoying.. I'll try getting the game fixed =/

But yeah... Congrats on Freebird *thumbs up*

Posted by: DKUN on 11:39 CST :: 6/29/2007

ITG Stuff made a Videooo (Bat Country Expert 13)


R21 Scores:

Bat Country (above vid)


Everytime we touch (long 4 minute version) will 99 next time this was sightread


Older Official Song Scores















lots more hard ***'s but no one cares since hard mode is easy and I sightread most of those haha.



Posted by: the_peacemaker on 10:19 CST :: 6/30/2007

Two more Expert songs 5*'d: Institutionalized and Psychobilly Freakout.

I only have five left now. The Light that Blinds, Hangar 18, Misirlou, Six, and Jordan. I keep coming painstakingly close to The Light That Blinds, I've hit as many as 93% of the notes but I just can't get all those Star Powers. Hangar 18 I think I could do if I could make some more sense out of all those killer solos in the second half.

And the other three...I can't even 4* them, and I can't even PASS Jordan. I don't see those happening anytime soon. :(

7/2 EDIT: well, now I've got The Light That Blinds...

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 10:43 CST :: 6/30/2007

Sphere (Long Version) Expert 85%


Fun chart...no EggMan, but I don't have a bar to hold on to, so just as well. :P

Posted by: Matador on 20:43 CST :: 7/01/2007

C on Generic Prr 2 On Pump Pc :P

BTW, Ill use this thread for keyboard only stuff

I use the other for arcades ones :P



Posted by: Koop on 19:51 CST :: 7/03/2007

So
Full Comboing a song (be it DanDanDou Standard) does not give you a AA. Unless its like 10 or so goods.

I see why i remember hating DDR for a while huh.

I B'd Gekkou Chou Heavy too. ..

Posted by: WaltCip on 13:27 CST :: 7/05/2007

Shattered Paranoia Survivor Max Oni with a B. I'd never thought I get this far, and yet here I am; I passed the hardest song in DDR Extreme.

And I've passed every 10-footer (including Outer Limits, G3, and M300SMMM) with the exception of Fascination MAXX.

Posted by: Koop on 14:57 CST :: 7/05/2007

PS its G2
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 13:52 CST :: 7/08/2007

I FINALLY 4*'d Misirlou Expert. I love that song, and I really want to 5* it...I'm a long way away, but I've just gotta remember that that song isn't as fast as I seem to think it is.

Six and Jordan are not coming along well, though... :(

Posted by: Ledline on 20:37 CST :: 7/08/2007

5 good FC Pretty Miyabi EX (40)
99k flowbeat EX (40)
99k UK Hit chart EX (39)
93k fail Hip Rock 3 EX (42)
94.5k borderfail Lamento EX (41)

Posted by: Jared on 14:17 CST :: 7/09/2007

AAA'd Spin The Disc with a controller, and the game (DDRMAX) called it a AA.  :wtf:  So I deleted the record hoping that if I do it again it'll count.

Other than that I've been playing more Katamari than anything else.  Whee~

Posted by: WaltCip on 15:19 CST :: 7/11/2007

C'd Fascination MAXX on foot.

The song barks much but bites little.

Posted by: DKUN on 08:28 CST :: 7/12/2007

Jordan Expert



has a 24th run thats just under 25 seconds long its a ton of fun I think I'll try to get it on video its kinda my new favorite song.

Posted by: WaltCip on 20:33 CST :: 7/13/2007

Max 300 (Super Max-Me Mix) Challenge - A. I am very, VERY proud of this.
Legend of Max Hvy - A
Paranoia Survivor Max Challenge - A. Oh, yes.
Fascination -eternal love mix- Heavy - B.
Ska a go go Double Heavy STEALTH/NONSTEP - On Stepmania I passed it with a AA. In the arcade, however, an F, because the Player 1 Up arrow broke. :angry:

Posted by: DKUN on 21:11 CST :: 7/19/2007

played 3 games today played a lot of stuff I haven't in months

gonna play this again soon and go for a star because its really easy to score on (way off was pad)


pad mine at the very end im not even joking haha


pad crap at the easy start I'll probably go for a better score on this soon


First pass will do wayyy better soon (like a ton of misses and crap in the slowdown and completley messed up the end)

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 17:13 CST :: 7/20/2007

Quote (DKUN @ 21:11 CST :: 7/19/2007)
pad mine at the very end im not even joking haha

[hardcore symphony expert]

At least you didn't FAIL on one of the mines right at the very end.

That has happened to me three times now and I have still not passed that song. :grr:

Posted by: DKUN on 19:25 CST :: 7/20/2007

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 17:13 CST :: 7/20/2007)
At least you didn't FAIL on one of the mines right at the very end.

That has happened to me three times now and I have still not passed that song. :grr:

keep it up you'll get it eventually its a really tough eleven  :yep:


so i guess I can do crossovers now haha


amazing

Posted by: valius on 18:57 CST :: 7/23/2007

beatmania USA accomplishments because I've no access to a modded PS2 and a memory card:

Dancing Into the Night 7k - AA
Nemesis 7k - C
Summer Vacation 7k - B
Shining Polaris 7k - A

That's all that's significant for now... I just wish I could play Anothers again.  Just 1 more week till I get to play pop'n and beatmania again...

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 22:34 CST :: 7/23/2007

OMFG....my dream song on Guitar Hero II....

O.o

O_O  

:O

I just 5*'d Misirlou Expert!!!! 201,320 points, 95% of the notes hit. According to scorehero.com, I broke the 5* barrier by about 100 points. :P Just gotta remember, it's NOT TOO FAST. In fact, up until a few days ago, I was playing it WAY too fast and could rarely even 4* it, except on a lucky run.

Any tips on how to 5* Hangar 18? It's the only song I can't 5* besides Six and Jordan.

Posted by: DKUN on 20:27 CST :: 7/25/2007





I got to play on R16 so I could actually FA :)
Do U love me was a sightread

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 00:31 CST :: 7/26/2007

ROFL, I love that. An edit for "Do U Love Me" entitled "No, Bitch." :D Yeah, everyone hates that song's Expert chart.
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 22:54 CST :: 7/27/2007

Double post because I'm freaking ECSTATIC right now...

I beat Jordan Expert.

197K, 82% of the notes hit, 4*'s.

I've already spend the past five minutes screaming and hollering and dancing around the room so I think I can leave it at that.

Posted by: tuttifruity32 on 07:18 CST :: 7/28/2007

Hollllyyyyy crap *claps* good job o___o
D'you play real guitar?

Posted by: DKUN on 13:00 CST :: 7/28/2007

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 00:31 CST :: 7/26/2007)
ROFL, I love that. An edit for "Do U Love Me" entitled "No, Bitch." :D Yeah, everyone hates that song's Expert chart.

haha yeah I actually played it because of the title  :D  
GJ on Jordan Expert I dont play much GH but I think it looks pretty tough.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 14:45 CST :: 7/28/2007

Quote (tuttifruity32 @ 07:18 CST :: 7/28/2007)
Hollllyyyyy crap *claps* good job o___o
D'you play real guitar?

Er, no, I don't. Funny that you should ask a question just like the ones the noobs ask you when you're playing PIU: "Do you actually take dance classes?"

I have to answer exactly the same way: No, because this game is NOTHING like the real thing. Simple as that.

BTW, this might sound sad, but as ridiculous as Jordan is to pass, it's really not THAT hard to 5*. I mean, I didn't 5* it, but the rest of the song is fairly easy and the Star Powers aren't that hard to get. Six is actually much harder to 5*, it's the only song I haven't even 4*'d yet, and I've 5*'d every other song except Jordan and Hangar 18. Think of it this way: if Jordan is like Dignity or LIADZ2, then Six is like WDYRW.

Posted by: DKUN on 20:13 CST :: 7/30/2007

r16 is amazing I can FA really well :)




Posted by: the_peacemaker on 23:33 CST :: 8/01/2007

I 5*'d Hangar 18 Expert, so now I got the Log!

I was kind of hoping the Log would be the reward for 5*'ing EVERY song period, though. I see no real reason to play Six enough to 5* it now.

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 01:54 CST :: 8/04/2007

"Do U Luv Me?"
"No Bitch"
Nice. :D

Maybe I should go to the arcade today. Been forever. Till I get my new videocard, playing Pump is a pain since I have to lug my 40lb computer downstairs everytime I want to play. Plus I haven't played ITG, or ITG charts for that matter, in forever. Might do me some good.

Posted by: Flamer101 on 00:27 CST :: 8/05/2007

Actually played DDR tonight.  I finally cleared Max 300 SMMM heavy doubles; supernova oni doubles 83%
Posted by: supernovamaniac on 07:48 CST :: 8/09/2007

Ez2Dj (I have nothing else to do, except pump...):
With S&P Auto on:
Passed: Soul Destructor and Fire Storm on the crappy keys, Weird Wave and some song that I don't remember.

Without Auto (S&P Mirror)
Failed Fire Storm, but passed Weird Wave with F (This is the first time I saw that you can pass an Ez2Dj song with a F) :wtf:

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 23:23 CST :: 8/09/2007

According to scorehero.com, I have now "6-starred" 50 Expert songs on GH2, out of 64 total. That is, I beat the 5* margin on them by at least one * (the number of points in the difference between the 4* and 5* range).

This came today from a terrific run on Freya: 332K, even though I missed one SP. I actually really like this song. Go ahead and sue me.

Posted by: DKUN on 20:10 CST :: 8/20/2007

R21 VIdzzz

Blue Army
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyURVX54VSI >

One Winged Angel
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EJlVnaCYbg >

Posted by: valius on 01:37 CST :: 8/23/2007

pop'n music 8 accomplishments with a minicon:

Late Riser Hyper - CLEARED (first 32)

pop'n 8's energy bar is a bit lenient...

Posted by: Koop on 07:35 CST :: 8/23/2007

One of the most lenienet anyway.

LATE RISERRRRRR

Posted by: DKUN on 19:10 CST :: 8/23/2007

Quasar (im bad at crossovers)

Posted by: Kettchup on 09:27 CST :: 8/30/2007

I suck at DDR now. I only got 92% on max 300 super max me mix oni singles last weekend, and only barely passed (89%) fascination eternal love mix extra stage.

As for IIDX, all my scores here are one handed, except where I suck, as noted in the comments (ie Xepher hyper says "2 handed. I fail.")

< http://vjarmy.com/iidx/viewuser.php?user=3119 >


My best clears so far are probably 100% minimoo-G [A7] one-handed, Dawn ~the next endeavour~ [7k] one handed, and the handful of 14key charts I've passed.

Posted by: valius on 01:29 CST :: 9/02/2007

beatmania 9th Style CS accomplishments on a US KOC (two-handed):

Beyond the Earth 7k - CLEARED w/higher B
Distress 7k - CLEARED w/B (new clear!)
Kamikaze 7k - CLEARED w/A (new record!)
Usual Days Remix 7k - CLEARED w/B (new record!)
empathy [a] - CLEARED w/C (new clear!)
Somebody Like You [a] - CLEARED w/B (new clear!)

Seems like playing pop'n might've helped my sightreading for songs. :)

Posted by: DKUN on 19:21 CST :: 9/05/2007

gonna go for 80-85 hopefully in a couple more trys.


98 on Euphoria hard maybe try to 99 that sometime since I like the chart.

Posted by: Kettchup on 20:36 CST :: 9/05/2007

I ordered DistorteD CS today. That is my accomplishment.
Posted by: valius on 03:33 CST :: 9/07/2007

I'm getting that soon, although I'm looking into other games first.

beatmania IIDX RED accomplishments with USKOC (2-handed):

Ageha 7k - CLEARED w/B!
gigadelic L7 - CLEARED w/B!
DXY 7K - CLEARED w/B!

Looks like I'm getting a little better...

Posted by: DKUN on 06:10 CST :: 9/09/2007

Reachs Air (the one from the Keyboard packs)

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 20:51 CST :: 9/11/2007

Damn dude...I don't think anybody's noticing, but you're really good at 4-panel! :O

On Guitar Hero Rocks the 80's, I've 5*'d every song except Play With Me, but I'm pretty close on that one, I think I'm like 10000 points away. I got over 308K on Caught in a Mosh, which is actually a very fun song once you get it down even though it's a pain in the butt at first.

Posted by: valius on 01:16 CST :: 9/12/2007

From a single round of DDR SN after a job interview before lunch:

Love Is Orange Challenge - B
Mugen Heavy - A

Oh silly DDR.

And some beatmania IIDX 9th stuff:

6th DAN - CLEARED with 91%

Didn't have time to do more.

Posted by: DKUN on 21:47 CST :: 9/12/2007

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 20:51 CST :: 9/11/2007)
Damn dude...I don't think anybody's noticing, but you're really good at 4-panel! :O

thanks dude Im trying my best to beat more Keyboard files (Air was my first one that was actually a challenge) Holy Orders and Gargoyle Marathon version (7 mins jesus) are a couple of my new goals :)

bbblow (not a 10)


And some ITG3 sightread song scores

Charlene Rock mix


Temple of Love (will 99 this got all the greats and dropped holds in the hands that I didnt see comming)


Almost finished Gargoyle marathon on a sightread I was not expecting this to be that long haha.. 2200 steps is alot maybe I'll get it next time :)

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 16:34 CST :: 9/13/2007

DDR SN: DoLL Challenge: Failed ( :wtf: I thought that pressing twice will bring up the menu by accident, and I played in x1. I couldn't read well in x1.)
Posted by: valius on 18:38 CST :: 9/13/2007

Wanted to play Drummania today, but it was broken, so I ended up playing DDR SN AC exclusively (no PIU in that place).

DDR SN AC accomplishments no-bar (as always):

Love Is Orange Challenge - A
Sakura Heavy - strong B
Mondo Street Heavy - A
AA Heavy - A
Drivin Heavy - A
Curus Heavy - A
Flowers Heavy - A
Doll Challenge - A
rainbow flyer Heavy - A
Red Zone Heavy - A
Tino's White Horse Heavy - B
V Challenge - B
Kakumei Heavy - A
321 Stars Heavy - A

That's all I can remember for now.  Yeah, I'm not great at 4-panel... and broke on Xepher 2x since it's awkward. :(  But DDRSN... isn't THAT bad... and it's still kind of enjoyable.

Posted by: WaltCip on 19:44 CST :: 9/13/2007

The only thing I find wrong with SN is its lack of decent Oni charts.

Rainbow rainbow, Horse, and Tierra Buena could've been vastly improved.

Ah, well.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 22:01 CST :: 9/13/2007

No, SN is not bad. Just a bit underwhelming, I guess, after Extreme.

And Tino's White Horse is AWESOME. Golden Sky, Flowers, Mugen, and Xepher are favorites of mine too, but Tino's White Horse is really underrated IMO.

Posted by: tuttifruity32 on 14:13 CST :: 9/14/2007

Got bored the other night

5-pannel

<- pretty much NAILED IT

<- passed for the first time... on 5 keys anyways... break stage on, of course

4-pannel
Combo :)
First time passing this too.

Posted by: WaltCip on 19:43 CST :: 9/18/2007

I haven't played arcade DDR in ages and all of a sudden I just AA'd shit out of the blue.

Baila Baila Hvy (Festival) - AA
Logical Dash Hvy - AA
Jam & Marmalade Hvy - AA
Look To The Sky (True Color) Hvy - AA
Sweet Sweet Love Magic Hvy - AA
Electro Tuned (Subs Mix) Hvy - AA (I highly recommend playing this song. It's annoying but it's good practice for AA'ing the 9-footers)
Under The Sky Hvy - A. Um, yeah, okay. This is a 6-footer, BTW.

All no-bar on a SN machine. Yeah, I can AA stuff on my Stepmania-pad-conversion, but SNs have level 5.5 judge, so...



Posted by: cpubasic13 on 21:15 CST :: 9/18/2007

Insomnia 3

The songs are too hard to be modded like this and be fun, but eh, its a pass.

Posted by: Kettchup on 11:50 CST :: 9/19/2007

Flow (true style) oni - 3 greats, 1 good
Groove 2001 heavy - AAA (still got it!)
V oni 1.5x boost flat shuffle hidden reverse - FC AA (20-something greats?)
Fascination Eternal Love Mix Extra Stage - Fail on last step (stupid f**king pneumonia) I think if I had held the freezes out I would have AA'd it, since I had 94.something%



Posted by: the_peacemaker on 17:33 CST :: 9/20/2007

I 5*'d Jordan Expert.

I had 268,444 points, 86% of the notes hit.

This is the first time I started really using Hyperspeed for anything, though. I think I'm going to make it a habit now.

Posted by: DKUN on 16:58 CST :: 9/25/2007

Insanemidgets Crosstime


King of Lights Canon D


took some videos of me vs another local in a 3 round match I will probably upload them later songs were:
Canon D
Candyman (speedymix)
and LIADZ2 Full



Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 20:36 CST :: 9/25/2007

Guitar Freaks/ Drummania Session (I'm guitar)
Kanariya (normal)



Posted by: Kettchup on 21:13 CST :: 9/27/2007

96.1% fail on Fascination Eternal Love Mix ES today. Argh.
~97% Super Max Me Oni

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 15:31 CST :: 9/28/2007

80.26% on Vertex Expert.

Not bad considering my left big toenail fell off yesterday.

Posted by: Koop on 15:42 CST :: 9/28/2007

S perfect combo (10 100's) on September on Sweatin Mode.


lol Elite Beat Agents..

Posted by: Kettchup on 09:55 CST :: 9/29/2007

Super Max Me Mix Heavy Double No Bar - 85%
Super Max Me Mix Oni Double Bar - 94.1%
Fascination Eternal Love Mix Double ES Bar - 79% fail

Posted by: cpubasic13 on 21:25 CST :: 9/29/2007

IIDX:
Moon Normal - A
murmur twins Normal - B
Les Filles Balancent Normal - B
Go Bezerk Normal - B
Max 300 Normal - D
EVO66 Normal - B
Car of Your Dreams Normal - B
Under the Sky Normal - B
We Are Diskko Hyper - B
Alfarshear Normal - B

Not bad for someone starting out I guess...

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 21:40 CST :: 10/02/2007

I finally got the timing right on DDR, starting with Golden Sky. AA'd it.

I failed healing-d-vision though due to rainbow chart.

(it's a start. im gonna practice like @#(%$*&@#*(%!&)$%&!)*&!% until i can catch up to the upperclassmen)

Posted by: valius on 02:59 CST :: 10/03/2007

pop'n music 8 with a minicon:

Daikenkai Hyper - CLEARED
Love Sugar Hyper - CLEARED

There wasn't much more... I really need an ASC.

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 17:43 CST :: 10/05/2007

Played ITG 2 for the first time, all sight read...

I forgot the songs.. sry guys! (but got B+ and A-, one S+ and a F (colors edit by DJ. Taka... stupid 16th runs that never end!)

Posted by: tuttifruity32 on 22:04 CST :: 10/06/2007

4-panel:



5-panel:




i wiushm y feet were lke my fingers oe sometong



Posted by: MoonLight129 on 15:29 CST :: 10/07/2007

played beatmania for the first time and know like it but i can't find the usa version or an IIDX controller that is cheap 60.00 WTF

anyway i passed 5.1.1 on normal twice but with an E man the timing is H.A.R.D.

Posted by: Koop on 16:15 CST :: 10/07/2007

I thought theres the bundle Game+Controller (if you really like IIDX, keep the controller its JP ps2 game useable.)


Anyway; Daikenkai's Hyper chart rules way harder than the 9,

Posted by: Kettchup on 16:58 CST :: 10/07/2007

If you can still find the BM US package, it'll probably sell for <$30 and comes with a decent controller. It's how I got both of mine. I had to mod the turntables for them but they work great now.

Now I don't think many stores still sell them though. I haven't seen them at EB Games in a long time, and otherwise the controllers are not cheap, unfortunately.

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 19:06 CST :: 10/07/2007

AAA'd first time on Stepmania... Candy Star, T-machine luv mix, breakdown all on heavy...

not that impressive...... T.T

Posted by: cpubasic13 on 20:00 CST :: 10/07/2007

On IIDX I began clearing 6s. I can easily clear Alfarshear but I forget what else I can do as well. Mostly within the 5/6 range though.
Posted by: Koop on 20:30 CST :: 10/07/2007

Last time I played I got a B on Endless Summer Dream Beginner... hahaha


Once though i was able to clear era (nostal mix) on Beginner (a 4)

Posted by: Kettchup on 22:58 CST :: 10/07/2007

To my knowledge there aren't any 4's on Beginner - they only go up to 3. And Era ~nostalmix~ is a 5 on light7 / normal (I think it is still a 5 on normal for BMUS too).

Eh, I can still pass some 10's after 2 months of inactivity. I'm happy. But my wrists are sore.

Posted by: valius on 00:55 CST :: 10/08/2007

You can find the US version here:

< http://www.konami.com/Konami....troller >

or many copies on ebay.com.

Posted by: valius on 23:53 CST :: 10/08/2007

beatmania IIDX 9th Style on US KOC:

Golden Horn 7k - CLEARED w/C! (Finally!)
Jaegar Final Attack 7k - CLEARED w/C! (first clear, not as hard as I remember)
traces -tracing u mix- 7k - CLEARED w/A! (new record!)

Posted by: Kettchup on 19:28 CST :: 10/10/2007

Concertino in Blue [7k] clear - B
Nageki no ki [L7] AA

Other stuff, don't remember what.

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 20:18 CST :: 10/11/2007

played happy sky again

i can pass 1 and 2 with a b or c

i can bass only a couple of 3's with a d or c

dammit pink rose normal is so hard..anyway the blue keys are messing up and that GOD DAMN TIMING lol i will get it down one day :D

Posted by: valius on 02:41 CST :: 10/13/2007

Keep at it man... I was in the same boat as you when I started last year in August. :)  But I think we've done pretty well at the game for beginners, because of our prior PIU experience. :)
Posted by: valius on 00:40 CST :: 10/17/2007

beatmania IIDX 10th accomplishments:

Smell Like This 7k - CLEARED w/B!
High 7k - CLEARED w/C! (first time)

Those are the significant ones for now.

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 20:08 CST :: 10/19/2007

DDR:

V (for Extreme) - 34 greats (i think...) and 1 miss (or boo...), AA
Candy Star - Don't remember except that I AA'd it.
Trip Machine luv mix - 13 greats, AA

Posted by: cpubasic13 on 16:12 CST :: 10/20/2007

Padded Insomnia.


Not too bad.

Posted by: valius on 20:26 CST :: 10/20/2007

PIU Pro grading system no-bar as always (it's the only other PIU machine in SF at the moment outside of the lovely Premiere 2):

Regular songs:
Do You Know That Old School CZ - A
2006 Love Song NM - S
Hello CZ - B
U Inside My Dim Memory CZ - A

Pro only songs:
Oasis CZ - A

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 20:35 CST :: 10/20/2007

wow.... gay pads.

A'd V, Xepher, Max 300, Trip Machine luv mix (Xepher was only Challenge, and only song that i didn't get higher than 900,000. Others were about 35,000 from AAing)


AA'd Golden Sky again

FAILED FAXX due to gay beginning run with stupid mistake that made me do updowndupdown while it was downupdownup.....

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 13:35 CST :: 10/21/2007

FC'd Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart on Expert today, with 313,100 points.

I think I missed a Star Power too.

Posted by: Kettchup on 19:38 CST :: 10/21/2007

DDR:
AAA out of nowhere: Gorgeous 2012.
Red Zone Heavy - 2 greats.
Max 300 Super Max Me Mix Oni - 21 greats (new record/old one was 24)

IIDX:
Nageki No Ki Light7 - AAA (+5), FC. This is an 8?



Posted by: valius on 01:42 CST :: 10/24/2007

beatmania IIDX Happy Sky accomplishments:

Love Magic Hyper - B CLEARED! (Finally!)

Not much else today.

Posted by: Kettchup on 04:39 CST :: 10/24/2007

Quote (valius @ 02:42 CST :: 10/24/2007)
beatmania IIDX Happy Sky accomplishments:

Love Magic Hyper - B CLEARED! (Finally!)

Not much else today.

Yay! That song is fun.
Posted by: valius on 23:07 CST :: 10/27/2007

I just have so much trouble with the song :(

Anyway...

DM V4 accomplishments:

Daikenkai Basic - B
南風 Basic - B
We Are Basic - B
Break Down (BeForU) Basic - B
innocent world Basic - B

Sessioning GF and DM is a lot of fun!  I played some GF as well, but nothing quite as notable on that, since I'm worse at GF (13) than I am at DM (18)

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 19:54 CST :: 11/03/2007

hmm.......

90% or above: I don't remember....

Healing-D-Vision heavy: passed with A

Chaos: epic failure times 2.

Posted by: Kettchup on 08:56 CST :: 11/05/2007

Chaos is really quirky. I've AA'd it before, but I'm still not very consistent on it, and I fail about half the time. You have to practically memorize the song to be consistent on it (which I have known people to do).

After four tries, I finally passed Contact [L7]. The last three fails were at 78%. It's rated the same as Nageki no Ki, and I AAA-FC'd the latter? wtf?



Posted by: supernovamaniac on 19:01 CST :: 11/09/2007

A'd Chaos... Finally.. it worked on good pads.

FAXX: failed, but i still can work on it.

AA'd Candy Star, luv mix, golden sky, V heavy, and centerfold.

Posted by: wimawa on 22:48 CST :: 11/09/2007

Legend of Max - 7 misses

Pandemonium - 70%
FTW

Posted by: Kettchup on 23:04 CST :: 11/09/2007

Chaos single - AA (95.7%)
H-D-V single - A, ~93.5%
F-ELM single - A, ~93.5%
Max 300 SMM oni double - A, ~93.5%

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 20:53 CST :: 11/10/2007

on ITG that i borrowed from than

Tell Medium SR B-

Posted by: mariomario on 16:04 CST :: 11/11/2007

recent IIDX accomplishments:
Abyss THR hyper - AAA
Love Shine another - AAA
Eden another - AAA
about 20 AAA's on easy stuff that I don't feel like typing out
Aurora another - AA
In The Sky another - AA(first AA on a 12)
Improved my Mei another score by 102 points(still 332 under B level though)
finally cleared Just a Little Smile another(I hate this chart so much)
only one 11 left to clear on Happy Sky(100% minimoo-g, damn jacks at the end kill me every time)

Posted by: Kettchup on 23:28 CST :: 11/11/2007

That's funny, 100%minimoo-G is the only Happy Sky 11 that I have passed, and I can't do anything like what else you posted (haven't even cleared Eden [A] or Aurora [A] or In the Sky [H] or [A]).
Posted by: valius on 01:56 CST :: 11/12/2007

You guys are too awesome at IIDX. :(  I haven't gotten a single AAA to my name yet, and I'm just getting into 10s (Little Little Princess Hyper and mei Hyper)
Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 11:07 CST :: 11/12/2007

I'm oppisite. I've gotten a lot of AA's and a a few AAA's in IIDX (level 6 and below), but I have only passed a handful of 7's. I'm not good with hard stuff at all. But I don't play as much as I used to. I mainly listen to IIDX music on my Zune while I'm at work. :D heh. These days I play Pump and Guitar Freaks exclusively. Getting somewhat decent, with my hardest song passed Purple Storm Basic (63%) on V3. GF has the best music of all Bemani games, IMO.
Posted by: Kettchup on 11:36 CST :: 11/12/2007

Quote (valius @ 02:56 CST :: 11/12/2007)
You guys are too awesome at IIDX. :(  I haven't gotten a single AAA to my name yet, and I'm just getting into 10s (Little Little Princess Hyper and mei Hyper)

Little Little Princess Hyper is a good chart. But I think you could get started on 10s with something other than Mei [H]. I guess it depends on what your strengths and weaknesses are, but Abyss ~the heavens mix~ [H] and Happy Angel [A] were some of my early ones, and I know people better than me that passed Himawari [A] after I did.

Out of curiosity, does anyone else play one-handed? All of my accomplishments posted here are one-handed unless I say something in particular about it being two-handed.

Posted by: mariomario on 13:47 CST :: 11/12/2007

I started out one handed because I thought that was the way the game was supposed to be played. My reasoning behind that was the fact that in order to play doubles you would have to use one hand on each controller. Then I saw other people playing with two hands and realized how much easier it is. I was obviously wrong about the whole doubles thing because I've cleared some 9's on doubles yet on one handed single play I can only clear 7's.
Posted by: Kettchup on 20:27 CST :: 11/12/2007

Really? I've passed one 11 and around 1/3 of the 10's on single play one-handed, but can't pass anything harder than 6 on double play. I think it's mostly because my left hand is not as deft as my right, but I also have trouble just reading some of the faster ones too over 14 keys.
Posted by: Kettchup on 23:34 CST :: 11/18/2007

It's been a full week now, so meh, double post.

Max 300 SMMe mix heavy single no bar - AA, 1 miss, ~95.8%
Fascination MaXX ES - E, 7 misses, ~78%. Grr.
Fascination ~eternal love mix~ doubles, ES - E, ~70%. Double grr.

Posted by: mariomario on 13:53 CST :: 11/19/2007

A few new IIDX accomplishments:
Finally cleared 100% minimoo g [a](had to use s-random though)
Finally cleared V [a] after playing it over 100 times(though I was kind of disappointed because I was only 20 points away from AA'ing it at the same time.)
Not exactly an accomplishment, but I failed scripted connection long mix with only about 700 notes left(the song has about 4400 notes)
The next 12 I'll probably pass is rage against usual, which I am consistently finishing with 74%

Posted by: Kettchup on 19:54 CST :: 11/19/2007

Damn man, that's crazy.

My accomplishments for today:

Max 300 Super Max Me Mix Oni Single No-Bar - AA, ~95.0%
Healing-D-Vision Single ES No-Bar - A, ~93.7%
Konoko no nanatsu... Heavy Single No-Bar - AA, ~95.2%

Maybe some IIDX later.

Posted by: OrangeJuice on 10:19 CST :: 11/21/2007

I got a B on Paranoia Hades Oni! About 83%

I also almost beat Pandamonium expert but fail at the last 5 seconds :(

I can't wait to play Pluto -relinquish- I hope it's really hard.

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 17:35 CST :: 11/24/2007

Pluto ~Relinquish~? I hope it is, and I hope it's awsome too since it's by 2MB
Posted by: mariomario on 22:01 CST :: 11/26/2007

Had a pretty uneventful IIDX session today with only a couple of notable scores:
Broadbanded [a] - AA hard clear
Love Me Do [a] - AAA hard clear
Innocent Walls [a] - cleared with a B, though my best grade is an A. This song is a pain in the ass and I still haven't passed the 7K(which definitely should still be a 12).

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 22:22 CST :: 11/30/2007

97.35 on Birdie Expert
about 79 on Bloodrush Expert
84.something on Vertex Expert

for rest go find my groovestats.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 23:31 CST :: 11/30/2007

Quote (supernovamaniac @ 22:22 CST :: 11/30/2007)
97.35 on Birdie Expert
about 79 on Bloodrush Expert

I find that funny...most people I know can 99% almost all the 9's (especially the ones as easy as Birdie) before they can come anywhere near passing Bloodrush.

As for me...I pulled off an A on Across the Nightmare Oni, no bar, on a Cobalt Flux. I suck at drills and I suck worse no bar in general, but I'm starting to suck slightly less at drills that remain on just two arrows over time. The 4242424286868686 crap in the end almost killed me, though.

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 23:36 CST :: 11/30/2007

oops... i meant energizer..... snap i played too much bloodrush on itg pc today
Posted by: Jared on 14:14 CST :: 12/09/2007

passed cliffs of dover on expert last night

wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Posted by: gotmilk0112 on 10:20 CST :: 12/15/2007

My first two AAA's in Beatmania :P




Posted by: mariomario on 22:21 CST :: 12/15/2007

Not to sound negative or anything, but the fact is that those are not real AAA's. Beatmania US uses a weird scoring system, in which scoring around 175,000 gets a AAA. According to EX score, which every other IIDX game uses, those scores are only AA's. According to BMUS I've AAA'd V[a], but by EX score I'm still 22 points away from even a AA.
Posted by: Thanh on 10:47 CST :: 12/16/2007

Guitar Hero 3 - Talk Dirty to Me Expert 300k 7 notes missed

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 02:20 CST :: 12/20/2007

On GHII, I broke 400K on Crazy on You Expert. Didn't miss a single note after the intro. According to scorehero, my score calculates to 7.7 stars. Booyah. :yay:

Had an hour to play DDR Supernova today...I beat Paranoia Respect Heavy with a B after a couple tries. Tried PSMO once and failed about 3/4 of the way through. Should be able to beat it before too long.

Posted by: valius on 02:33 CST :: 12/20/2007

beatmania IIDX 9th and 10th accomplishments:

Lion Suki [a] - CLEARED w/A!
Star Field[a] - CLEARED w/higher B!

Boundary 7k - CLEARED w/higher B!

Posted by: The W on 00:32 CST :: 12/30/2007

co op through the fire and the flames 86 % with about 550,000 points
Also practiced lead and got 81 %. I just got to keep practicing the intro.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 00:15 CST :: 1/02/2008

Deleted my last post here because I now have another accomplishment that I feel is more worthy of a screenshot.

In addition to 518K on Killing in the Name Expert (885 combo, 2 notes missed), I got THIS.

Unfortunately it wasn't an FC, I overstrummed twice.

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 22:14 CST :: 1/03/2008

I tried TTFATF expert during pro-face off. It wasn't that bad; I still need to practice letting go of the taps quickly during intro. 188k, 67%.
Posted by: supernovamaniac on 22:01 CST :: 1/04/2008

TTFAF Expert: 22% through the song.

On Practice mode: TTFAF expert 75%, 215 note streak (intro of course), about 210k?

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 22:31 CST :: 1/04/2008

been playing GH3 now for 2 weeks

i beat career mode on medium, all have been 5* except for raining blood and one
beat bulls on parade on hard 4*

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 19:54 CST :: 1/05/2008

Went though 68% of the song today, died at the end of Dramatic Buildup (or something like that)
Posted by: Kettchup on 18:18 CST :: 1/06/2008

Latest DDR accomplishments -
PSMO no bar single, 93%
Fascination ~Eternal Love Mix~ heavy ES single no bar, 91%

Latest IIDX accomplishments (one-handed unless specified) -
Bloody Tears [H] - A, pass
Concertino in Blue [H] - A, pass
Era [A] - A, pass
華蝶風雪 [H] - AA, pass
Ganymede [H] - B, pass (two-handed, meh)

Posted by: Kettchup on 18:31 CST :: 1/08/2008

More IIDX accomplishments:

Xepher [H] finally passed, with an A
Happy Sky 1-Dan cleared on double.

Posted by: valius on 03:06 CST :: 1/16/2008

beatmania IIDX Distorted accomplishments:

Nageki No Ki Normal - CLEARED w/B! (Yes, I'm a wimp)
Alfarshear Hyper - CLEARED w/A!

I'll have more accomplishments later.  Distorted has a great songlist (Cardinal Gate wins) :)

Posted by: Kettchup on 05:56 CST :: 1/16/2008

It does indeed. I need to update my VJ Army page with DistorteD.
Posted by: supernovamaniac on 19:22 CST :: 1/17/2008

90%'ed One Expert, 295k
Posted by: MoonLight129 on 13:15 CST :: 1/21/2008

finally can pass hard songs (hyperspeed helsp)
bulls on parade 94%
when we were young 96%
lay it down90%

now i have a problem: i am stuck on section 7-live in japan
i can't get the intro in before i forget
the galloping triples in kinghts of cydnoia kills me
3's and 7's-the yellow/orange green/yellow destroys me

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 19:58 CST :: 1/22/2008

Oops forgot to upload One.

One Expert - 333k.

Posted by: Kettchup on 07:33 CST :: 1/23/2008

IIDX DistorteD: Finally passed Quell ~the seventh slave~ Hyper with a B. Other than that, I'm starting to suck big time at IIDX.
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 23:26 CST :: 1/25/2008

Well, I beat Through the Fire and Flames on Expert. 315427 points, 88% notes hit. Only 3 stars, but I don't care. I can regularly make it through the intro now, too.

I also got 506K on One Expert (95%), but it was on Pro Face-Off so I guess it doesn't really count.

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 00:12 CST :: 1/26/2008

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 00:26 CST :: 1/26/2008)
Well, I beat Through the Fire and Flames on Expert. 315427 points, 88% notes hit. Only 3 stars, but I don't care. I can regularly make it through the intro now, too.

I also got 506K on One Expert (95%), but it was on Pro Face-Off so I guess it doesn't really count.

Good job on TTFAF expert; man i hate that song so much

anyway 93% on impulse hard, cool instrumental song

Posted by: Tsuteto on 01:46 CST :: 1/26/2008

I screwed up my knee playing Disconnected Disco on ITG2 XP

Long story shot, saw a way to play certain parts of the song easier if I used my knees at the last tournament I was in December, and I caught an arrow too late this time around, so I went and hit it below and to the point I normally do.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 01:47 CST :: 1/26/2008

You mean Disconnected Disco Expert Doubles? Ouch. That's gotta suck. :(
Posted by: Tsuteto on 01:58 CST :: 1/26/2008

Yeah, that XD

I always forget to add doubles because it's what I normally do....

Posted by: valius on 01:58 CST :: 2/02/2008

beatmania IIDX Distorted Accomplishments:


The quest to defeat the Cardinal Gate songs and add more 10s:

Kachoufugetsu Hyper - Cleared w/B sightread!
Contract Hyper - Cleared w/C sightread!
Ganymede Hyper - Fail w/D (need to Sudden+ this, ouch at the ending)
waxing and wanding Hyper - Fail w/B (gah, ending!)

They're pretty fun :)

Others:

Apocalypse Dirge of Swans Hyper - FAIL w/C (I suck)
Bloody Tears Hyper - Cleared w/C sightread!
321 Stars Hyper - Cleared w/B (finally)
Parasite World Hyper - Cleared w/C sightread!


Not a bad day for IIDX. :)

Posted by: Kettchup on 07:50 CST :: 2/04/2008

Quote (valius @ 02:58 CST :: 2/02/2008)
beatmania IIDX Distorted Accomplishments:


The quest to defeat the Cardinal Gate songs and add more 10s:

Kachoufugetsu Hyper - Cleared w/B sightread!
Contract Hyper - Cleared w/C sightread!
Ganymede Hyper - Fail w/D (need to Sudden+ this, ouch at the ending)
waxing and wanding Hyper - Fail w/B (gah, ending!)

They're pretty fun :)

Others:

Apocalypse Dirge of Swans Hyper - FAIL w/C (I suck)
Bloody Tears Hyper - Cleared w/C sightread!
321 Stars Hyper - Cleared w/B (finally)
Parasite World Hyper - Cleared w/C sightread!


Not a bad day for IIDX. :)

You mean you tried Ganymede [H] without Sudden+? For the hyper chart, it's HiSpeed 5.0 and 400 points of Sudden+ for me, at least. I don't think I could read it without Sudden+.

Oh and for laughs, check out the Ganymede All Scratch video on Youtube.

Anyway, I got GHIII the other day, beat hard career with a 5 star on everything except Raining Blood, One, and Knights of Cydonia. Then I played through Expert career and beat everything so far except Raining Blood, and 5-starred everything except one, number of the beast, Knights of Cydonia, and something else (don't remember what).

I also AAA'd Groove 2001 again (the only chart I can consistently AAA), and AA'd Max 300 Super-Max-Me Oni single, no bar. But my PA is going to crap since I'm playing games with less strict timing lately. I'll have to play a lot more IIDX again.

Also, yesterday elegie's boyfriend and I went through Co-op career on GHIII. Made it to Hell, beat two of four songs. Woo.



Posted by: valius on 01:38 CST :: 2/08/2008

Quote (Kettchup @ 06:50 CST :: 2/04/2008)
You mean you tried Ganymede [H] without Sudden+? For the hyper chart, it's HiSpeed 5.0 and 400 points of Sudden+ for me, at least. I don't think I could read it without Sudden+.

Oh and for laughs, check out the Ganymede All Scratch video on Youtube.

Anyway, I got GHIII the other day, beat hard career with a 5 star on everything except Raining Blood, One, and Knights of Cydonia. Then I played through Expert career and beat everything so far except Raining Blood, and 5-starred everything except one, number of the beast, Knights of Cydonia, and something else (don't remember what).

I also AAA'd Groove 2001 again (the only chart I can consistently AAA), and AA'd Max 300 Super-Max-Me Oni single, no bar. But my PA is going to crap since I'm playing games with less strict timing lately. I'll have to play a lot more IIDX again.

Also, yesterday elegie's boyfriend and I went through Co-op career on GHIII. Made it to Hell, beat two of four songs. Woo.

Yeah, it was a sightread and the first time I played it... it totally caught me off guard :(

But thanks for your recommendation for how many points of Sudden+ to use... it really helped to make the big accomplishment for today with turning the D on Ganymede Hyper to B CLEAR! :D  The song's actually kind of fun, now that I can read it.  I think it's the easiest of the Cardinal Gate on Hyper...

no other real accomplishments today :\  I still continue to fail Apocalypse, since I can't read it well...


The All-scratch HS 0 vid was particularly hilarious.  Cylinder of doom :)

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 23:45 CST :: 2/09/2008

japrhgoewrhjpoagiqwhjeovgiwerivofgjwe.iwoaoiwjfioweufiarnwejoigajwofie

i had 2% to go in TTFAF, i failed. imma kill gh3.

Posted by: General_norris on 07:54 CST :: 2/10/2008

Beatmania IIDX:

No.13 Normal/8 Clear B
Alla turca con passione Hyper/8 Clear C
Doll Another/7 Clear B

I'm such a good DJ XD

Seriously, I finally broke the wall between 7-8s and higher something really hard considering how well BM works in my computer.

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 14:30 CST :: 2/16/2008

finally...

TTFAF Expert - 84% 310k 3 Stars.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 14:54 CST :: 2/16/2008

Niiiice. I think it depends on the TV too. A slight lag can really kill me at the intro.

5*'d Take This Life on Expert with 369K, 96%. It's not as horrible as I remember it to be, but it certainly isn't much fun.

Also got 315K on Mauvais Garcon Expert, which was like a 3.5x multiplier (3.6x = "6 stars"). It's not THAT hard, just really stupid.

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 15:40 CST :: 2/17/2008

I just got TTFAF on video. I'll post it up tonight, as I have to go to dinner.

331k, 85%

oh btw, I was playing a song, it lagged crazily. I don't know why, restarted, didn't lag. I have wii, and i don't try to see the zone when you strum; it's little, very little, off. However, when I only care about music, it doesn't feel it has lag. maybe it's just my eyes. heh.

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 21:56 CST :: 2/17/2008

Double Post:

Here's the vid.


Posted by: Jared on 14:00 CST :: 2/20/2008

5 stars on Cliffs of Dover, finally.
Posted by: Kettchup on 20:12 CST :: 2/20/2008

Fuck Raining Blood.
Posted by: supernovamaniac on 20:34 CST :: 2/20/2008

^ I worked with my friend to beat that today. My friend got me to Flood, I passed the Flood, bam, DWDTG Expert.

DWDTG was easy to beat, since Lou gave me level up couple of times on Hard, and I can pass TTFAF.

If you can beat Mosh, get a person who can pass Flood!
If you can beat Flood!, get a person who can pass Mosh

If you can't for both, practice.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 22:16 CST :: 2/20/2008

I never had THAT much trouble with Raining Blood...just take advantage of the game's huge timing window and don't try to HOPO too much of the Mosh or the Flood. Especially the trills in the Flood, they're much easier if you mash the strum bar throughout them.

If the timing window were like Guitar Hero II's, I would've had much more trouble with it...but as it is, I still have a lot more trouble with Six on GHII, and I've 5*'d Raining Blood several times already.

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 22:43 CST :: 2/20/2008

I have trouble on Mosh for some strange reason. And I beated TTFAF and DWDTG Expert Battle.
Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 00:43 CST :: 2/21/2008

Copy/pasta wrong. This should be correct now. Okkusenman!

Posted by: Kettchup on 20:43 CST :: 2/21/2008

Eh, I just suck at Raining Blood, I don't know why. If I took it into training once or twice, I could probably nail it, but I don't really like the song either, so I don't really feel an incentive to, except that it's the only Expert chart I haven't 5-starred in Career (not including bonus songs).

I would like to stop sucking at GH/PIU/DDR/IIDX on the whole, but I don't think that's going to happen any time soon.

Posted by: Thanh on 20:47 CST :: 2/21/2008

I can't pass Raining Blood on hard or expert.

One Expert - 340k 4 star.  Nice 20k improvement for me

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 21:17 CST :: 2/21/2008

Quote (Kettchup @ 19:43 CST :: 2/21/2008)
I would like to stop sucking at GH/PIU/DDR/IIDX on the whole, but I don't think that's going to happen any time soon.

You're better than I could ever hope to be at Pump. In fact, you're better than a large portion of American players can hope to be at Pump. And you're married, and going for a PhD in Math at just ONE YEAR older than me...from the looks of things, you have absolutely nothing to complain about. :P
Posted by: DKUN on 11:05 CST :: 2/24/2008

Bunch of Scores and a Video

Gunrock Doubles




Eggmans Quasar


#1


#2


Almost :/



Haydens Break Ya Neck (Keyboard Chart)

Posted by: $kimastri$ on 11:38 CST :: 2/24/2008

I played supernova 2 at disney quest the other day, i dont remember the songs i played, i did kinda good though.
Posted by: Kettchup on 11:48 CST :: 2/25/2008

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 21:17 CST :: 2/21/2008)
Quote (Kettchup @ 19:43 CST :: 2/21/2008)
I would like to stop sucking at GH/PIU/DDR/IIDX on the whole, but I don't think that's going to happen any time soon.

You're better than I could ever hope to be at Pump. In fact, you're better than a large portion of American players can hope to be at Pump. And you're married, and going for a PhD in Math at just ONE YEAR older than me...from the looks of things, you have absolutely nothing to complain about. :P

You'd be surprised at the amount of shit that can be going on in someone's life to make them miserable when on the surface everything seems to be going perfectly well.

Anyway.

Accomplishments... My career score on Expert is finally >10m, and I made it to Lou's Inferno on Expert with Precision Mode on, but Cliffs of Dover is the only one I can pass... I suck at Precision Mode on GH. I know it makes the timing windows smaller - does anyone know if you lose more life with a miss on Precision Mode than normal?

Anyway, I'll probably be going back to IIDX for a while to get my sense of timing back and to try and pass more 10s. Maybe if I play left-handed IIDX I might get better at those Hammer-On runs on GH?

Oh, and some DDR accomplishments - Max 300 Super Max Me Mix Oni Single No Bar - Full Combo A, Max 300 Super Max Me Mix Heavy Double No Bar - A (~88%), Maxx Unlimited Heavy Double No Bar - A (~85%).



Posted by: valius on 00:50 CST :: 2/27/2008

Some beatmania IIDX Distorted accomplishments:

ay carumba Hyper - Clear C sightread
Contract Hyper - Clear better C
Rugged Ash [a] - A... but failed at the end (78%) :( sightread
tripping contact Hyper - C... failed at the end (70%) sightread
Kachoufusetsu Hyper - Clear better B
Harmony and Lovely - Clear B sightread

That's the big accomplishments for now... gogo IIDX!

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 16:49 CST :: 2/29/2008

I don't play ITG with nearly as much enthusiasm as I used to, but today I got two new records on Expert 11's, COMPLETELY out of the blue:

Robotix: 94.39, S+
Mythology: 90.51, S-

And a * on Hillbilly Hardcore with 96.15%, possibly one of the hardest songs I've ever *'d. Not like it's hard for many other people, but... :indifferent:

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 21:23 CST :: 3/01/2008

Finally I beat raining blood, 150k, 82% i think. 3 stars

The reason why I couldn't pass before: I didn't strum fast in mosh. Strummed fast, treating it like 16ths, piece of cake.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 22:27 CST :: 3/01/2008

Hah, what did I tell you.

Take advantage of this game's HUGE timing window by strumming more and you shouldn't have too much trouble PASSING anything.

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 23:52 CST :: 3/01/2008

Actually, I just need to beat it in career. then im done. I already did DWDTG twice in my friend's house, one being as first try, beat him no problem.

I will have fun playing the precise mode, however.

Posted by: Kettchup on 15:09 CST :: 3/03/2008

+44k on Raining Blood, 224k, still no 5-star. Grr. I even got all 7 star powers.

No other real news of note.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 15:17 CST :: 3/03/2008

You were about 4000 points away. Don't stop now. :)
Posted by: supernovamaniac on 17:05 CST :: 3/03/2008

I feel like a noob right now..... T.T
Posted by: cpubasic13 on 22:02 CST :: 3/03/2008

I can almost pass 12 footers on Stepmania.

Hehe.

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 20:08 CST :: 3/05/2008

4 stars on Raining blood (185k), FC'd My Name Is Jonas (it's about time i fc'd this)
Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 21:27 CST :: 3/06/2008

I know I've been vocal before how I don't care for Guitar Hero, but I've given it another chance. Got it for the PS3 for $50 (w/controller) and played through the European Rock part ( Level 4) on Medium. Need to get used to using my damn pinky. >.< The controller is a lot sturdier then the GuitarFreaks one...think I could pass harder songs on GF if the buttons were as easy to push as the Guitar Hero one (at least the PS3 one...a friend has the GH1 controller for the PS2 and it doesn't feel as solid).

Overall...my cynicism on the Guitar Hero franchise is down a bit. It's now Spring Break (starting right NOW) so I'll try to get through Medium tour and see what I can do with hard over the break...along with clearing my other gaming backlog. ^^;; If I can beat three PS3 games, two DS games, and two PSP games I'll be set. :D

Posted by: valius on 21:40 CST :: 3/06/2008

On a (crippled/no e-amuse) Supernova 2 arcade machine (JPop-rama):

Baby's Tears (Japanese version) Expert - B sightread
Tino's White Horse Expert - B
Blind Justice Expert - D sightread :(
Vem Brincar Expert - B sightread
Doll Challenge - B
Drivin Expert - B
Flowers Expert - B
Sakura Expert - B :)
V Challenge - B :)

DM V4 accomplishments (all sightread):

Daikenkai Basic - B
We Are Basic - C
Swimming in Love Basic - C

That's about it... SN2 NEEDS e-amuse :(

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 22:50 CST :: 3/07/2008

Finally got everything 4 stars or above on the regular song section Expert. Now I have 10 4 stars, 3 FC's, and rest 5 stars.

Accomplishment:

Raining Blood - 189k 4 Stars
TTFAF - 379k 3 Stars (what's the 4 star thing for this one? 400k?)
Knights of Cydonia - forgot.... still 4 stars.
One - 338k 4 stars.

Oh, and pwned this guy over online when I full comboed My Name is Jonas on Hard. Heck, I did it on expert, hard isn't that hard.

(btw i spilled sprite on my controller. why? I was trying to check the cup's scent to make sure it was my cup (scent of sprite), but didnt realize that it had sprite. I brought it fast to my body, spilled.... it works fine though)

Forgot to mention this:

TTFAF Co-Op (both expert, me as lead) - Finished 90% percent. Heck, stupid impossible starpower section killed us.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 00:29 CST :: 3/08/2008

Quote (ShinjiKinomoto @ 20:27 CST :: 3/06/2008)
Overall...my cynicism on the Guitar Hero franchise is down a bit. It's now Spring Break (starting right NOW) so I'll try to get through Medium tour and see what I can do with hard over the break...along with clearing my other gaming backlog. ^^;; If I can beat three PS3 games, two DS games, and two PSP games I'll be set. :D

Just have fun with it, that's all that matters. That's the only real reason the game was made anyway. It's really no shame if you don't even go beyond Medium. (In fact, it's also the reason why I prefer II over III to this date: III really demands you to be good at it, but II is much more accessible for everyone IMO.)

I mean, I'm technically good enough to play in Guitar Hero tournaments but I'm just as happy playing Co-Op and goofing around on easier stuff anyway. :)

Also: yeah, the Guitar Hero controller feels a LOT smoother than the Guitar Freaks one. The GH1 controller doesn't feel any different simply because the timing window is ridiculously tiny for GH1 and you have to really press down on the fret buttons instead of just sliding over them with your fingertips.

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 13:10 CST :: 3/08/2008

Thanks. I think I will be stuck in medium for awhile. I just beat medium in career mode...but that last boss was a killer on my hands. Oh, playing Through the Flames RIGHT afterwards caught me off guard. I knew it was the last song, but I thought I was going to get a chance to break. Good thing it doesn't grade you...I didn't fair to well with how tired my hands got. ^^;; Need to build up the strength in my fingers before I go to hard. heh. Its fun, just need to give my hands a day break before I play anymore.


Posted by: supernovamaniac on 13:51 CST :: 3/08/2008

Quote (ShinjiKinomoto @ 14:10 CST :: 3/08/2008)
Thanks. I think I will be stuck in medium for awhile. I just beat medium in career mode...but that last boss was a killer on my hands. Oh, playing Through the Flames RIGHT afterwards caught me off guard. I knew it was the last song, but I thought I was going to get a chance to break. Good thing it doesn't grade you...I didn't fair to well with how tired my hands got. ^^;; Need to build up the strength in my fingers before I go to hard. heh. Its fun, just need to give my hands a day break before I play anymore.

Yeah if you just beat the game on the level that you can do (unless you used all song cheat), it will get you.

7 minutes of that crap will make your hands get tired unless you get used to the movements.

Posted by: Kettchup on 21:27 CST :: 3/10/2008

Meh, I tried Raining Blood a bunch of times afterwards, but now my controller is broken (blue fret button is inconsistent), so I kept getting ~200k, about four times in a row. Waiting on Red Octane to get their crap together so I can get a replacement controller (it's still on warranty).
Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 07:50 CST :: 3/11/2008

I attempted Through the Fire again on medium...I got 71% through it but then my left arm started feeling the fire. I mean really...from my wrist to half way to my elbow my arm started to feel pain. @_@ This is only MEDIUM! @_@  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O How do those freaks pass it on Expert?  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O  :O Now...I need to put the guitar down for today. Whew...trying to fill out the rest of my medium scores....half way there on the non-career songs.
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 09:38 CST :: 3/11/2008

The introduction is the hardest part of Expert...the rest is no harder than other 8th-tier Expert songs, it's just really long.

Think of it as...hm...a Crazy-mode full version of a Pump song with a ridiculously fast and awkward 16th-run in the beginning, and just straight runs and typical difficulty (like LIADZ2 full CZ) for the rest of it.

BTW, many of the GHIII bonus songs suck (IMO). They either sound weird or they're not fun to play (but then again I've only played them on Expert).

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 14:38 CST :: 3/11/2008

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 09:38 CST :: 3/11/2008)
The introduction is the hardest part of Expert...the rest is no harder than other 8th-tier Expert songs, it's just really long.

Think of it as...hm...a Crazy-mode full version of a Pump song with a ridiculously fast and awkward 16th-run in the beginning, and just straight runs and typical difficulty (like LIADZ2 full CZ) for the rest of it.

BTW, many of the GHIII bonus songs suck (IMO). They either sound weird or they're not fun to play (but then again I've only played them on Expert).

COUGH Fcpremix COUGH
Posted by: supernovamaniac on 16:16 CST :: 3/11/2008

I still have some problem with solo. I can constantly pass it using the easy way (store the starpower from the one before synth death), but i need 404 k or higher... - -"
Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 21:53 CST :: 3/11/2008

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 08:38 CST :: 3/11/2008)
BTW, many of the GHIII bonus songs suck (IMO). They either sound weird or they're not fun to play (but then again I've only played them on Expert).

I have to agree. There are a few good ones, but majority aren't songs I'd listen to in my free time. :/ Wish I could get my CC to work with PSN for I could buy the No Doubt track, but it always refuses my card for some reason (everything is accurate). :/

Anyways...I went to the arcade for the first time in forever today. Played Boten Anna 4x and got 84% no bar. My best is 88% w/bar, so I imagine I could do a lot better if I tried the bar out. But I did pretty poorly on other long songs, like Fer Sure where I couldn't even pass it. ;;__;; I've been going to the gym and my legs felt fine but I'm out of breath now. I need to start running again. <.<

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 21:03 CST :: 3/14/2008

FINALLY!

My b-day, few days of no gh3, then this crap: TTFAF Expert : 406k'ed 4 STARS!!

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 17:06 CST :: 3/16/2008

433,632 points on Before I Forget, on Expert.

Almost FC'd the entire bridge, too.

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 18:24 CST :: 3/16/2008

I can't seem to do hard mode. :/ I passed Talk Dirty With Me after numerous tries (barely), but I can't really get anything else. Maybe it's like IIDX...my fingers just don't have the strength to keep up. :indifferent:   Medium is fine and all, but like with anything, I'd like to move my game up. Maybe I'll return to it after I passed Through the Flames and Fire in medium mode. Although at this point I think I have a better chance at the level 14 ITG chart thats a more mild version of the chart on Groovestats (much better at body stamina then finger stamina).
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 20:21 CST :: 3/16/2008

Time for you to start learning how to HOPO (do Hammer-On Pull-Offs) properly.

Go to training, pick Tutorials, and go to Advanced Techniques. It's the first tutorial you'll see.

There's no WAY any of us could have beaten all those nasty Expert songs by strumming every single note.

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 21:49 CST :: 3/16/2008

For example, see 'Mosh I' or 'They're Hammer-on's'
Posted by: Kettchup on 15:09 CST :: 3/17/2008

So I finally sent in my busted GH controller in for an exchange. I was sick of failing songs because the blue button kept giving out.

I played some DDR this weekend. PSMO shuffle, LoM shuffle both passed with a B. I also AAA'd Jet World. In other news, I still mostly suck.

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 18:08 CST :: 3/17/2008

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 19:21 CST :: 3/16/2008)
Time for you to start learning how to HOPO (do Hammer-On Pull-Offs) properly.

Go to training, pick Tutorials, and go to Advanced Techniques. It's the first tutorial you'll see.

There's no WAY any of us could have beaten all those nasty Expert songs by strumming every single note.

Wow. That's the most hilarious tutorial I've ever seen! @_@ Wish I would of known this sooner, although it's still pretty tough to mentally do this. I keep wanting to strum needlessly or hammer on when I should pull off....but I think I'll get it. Probably just takes a bit of practice. At least I understand how Through the Fire and Flames expert opening is done now. @_@
Posted by: supernovamaniac on 19:14 CST :: 3/17/2008

I actually strum the really easy hammer-ons. The ones like in Knights of Cydonia, however, needs reall pull off. heh.

You'll get it someday. Just practice hard!

Accomplishment:
Holiday in Cambodia: 97% 404k

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 22:09 CST :: 3/17/2008

I got 446K on that today. :P

I sometimes strum HOPO's too, but usually it's to keep a steady beat on the quarter notes. Most of the time it's every fourth note.

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 18:35 CST :: 3/18/2008

:O  eh... I just need to combo the beginning much better.

Also, you have to count the fact that I have a guitar that's been spilled over a soda.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 18:38 CST :: 3/21/2008

HOLY CRAP HOW ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH DID I DO THIS:

433,102 on The Way It Ends, on Expert. That's 5* (3.37x multiplier), and almost exactly 100K higher than my old record. 97% notes hit, 320 max combo.

In case you've forgotten what the chart looks like:


Posted by: supernovamaniac on 18:48 CST :: 3/21/2008

WTF man.... that's the only song i can't 4 star.
Posted by: AlextheFox on 02:00 CST :: 3/22/2008

Third time setting foot on an ITG machine.
I passed Charlene expert. :D

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 16:50 CST :: 3/22/2008

464k on One Expert.... WTF HOW DID I DO THIS?
EDIT: I had a camera.



and also, I got 5* on Before I Forget, 4* on The Way it Ends.



Posted by: the_peacemaker on 13:24 CST :: 3/23/2008

Nice job getting the Star Power at 6:07. I usually miss that one.
Posted by: Jared on 14:54 CST :: 3/23/2008

Achievement: I finally put in an order for Ouendan 1 and 2.  So hopefully they should be arriving in a few weeks.
Posted by: supernovamaniac on 18:16 CST :: 3/23/2008

peacemaker, how did you 5* raining blood? all i need is that to get all 5* in setlist. (yes, i 5*'ed cliffs of dover the noobish way, but i did. be happy with it)
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 18:37 CST :: 3/23/2008

I still can't do it regularly, but I've been told more than one way to do it.

If you're good enough to survive Mosh 1 without SP, save all of it for the long passage later with lots of RBO chords in a row. If you keep an 8x multiplier throughout all of that, that'll help a lot.

If you're good enough to combo most of Mosh 1, use it there, because I've heard it's like 80,000 points if you can combo it all.

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 18:41 CST :: 3/23/2008

first choice, but that yryby part still kills me for no apparent reason. - -"
Posted by: Kettchup on 10:26 CST :: 3/24/2008

DDR - AAA Jetworld Single Heavy

IIDX - AA B4U [7k] (hyper)

~70% fail on Night of Fire [A7], B
~50% fail on Romeo & Juliet [A7], B or C, don't remember.

I was playing 6th style for a bit. Nothing else was particularly noteworthy. Still suck at IIDX.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 16:38 CST :: 3/28/2008

Ha ha ha ha ha...

While running on THREE HOURS of sleep:

Charlene Expert: 96.65%. FC'd with 3 greats, and I only had 1 before the final few steps. My first * on an 11 (though I really don't think it's an 11 at all).

I should try playing like a zombie more often. :O

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 20:42 CST :: 3/31/2008

ITG
I Can Walk on Water, I Can Fly 93%
Summer Kamp 94% 1 Way off :/

Not bad for a first day of training..although I suck at reading songs at 170bpm. Got 75% on Infection, even though its really easier then the other two songs. I have about $80 worth of tokens left...so I have the money to improve. Plus long songs save money too.

@Peace
Oh, and I am serious. Its a goal I set for myself. I know with my friends guidance and a lot of effort I can get them. My friend is 20th on Groovestats so he knows what he's doing (Soul of Ignorance)...he's helping me with my workout now and I've gotten a lot of gains, and he's helped me out with ITG before and helped with my timing (which was really bad way back). Its a goal of mine to pass those three songs before I go to Japan...I want to pass them while I'm in my prime and go on a year hiatus.

Oh, and nice Charlene score. I need to try that again. It's been awhile.



Posted by: the_peacemaker on 21:21 CST :: 3/31/2008

Quote (ShinjiKinomoto @ 19:42 CST :: 3/31/2008)
@Peace
Oh, and I am serious. Its a goal I set for myself. I know with my friends guidance and a lot of effort I can get them. My friend is 20th on Groovestats so he knows what he's doing (Soul of Ignorance)...he's helping me with my workout now and I've gotten a lot of gains, and he's helped me out with ITG before and helped with my timing (which was really bad way back). Its a goal of mine to pass those three songs before I go to Japan...I want to pass them while I'm in my prime and go on a year hiatus.

Man, consider yourself lucky that you've got someone who's willing to be systematic about helping you improve. Most good ITG players I knew were too elitist to talk to anyone of my lame skill level for longer than a few minutes.

I think if you beat any ONE of those songs, that's good an accomplishment enough for you to quit playing for a year. :O

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 21:48 CST :: 3/31/2008

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 22:21 CST :: 3/31/2008)
Quote (ShinjiKinomoto @ 19:42 CST :: 3/31/2008)
@Peace
Oh, and I am serious. Its a goal I set for myself. I know with my friends guidance and a lot of effort I can get them. My friend is 20th on Groovestats so he knows what he's doing (Soul of Ignorance)...he's helping me with my workout now and I've gotten a lot of gains, and he's helped me out with ITG before and helped with my timing (which was really bad way back). Its a goal of mine to pass those three songs before I go to Japan...I want to pass them while I'm in my prime and go on a year hiatus.

Man, consider yourself lucky that you've got someone who's willing to be systematic about helping you improve. Most good ITG players I knew were too elitist to talk to anyone of my lame skill level for longer than a few minutes.

I think if you beat any ONE of those songs, that's good an accomplishment enough for you to quit playing for a year. :O

No. some are indeed friendly (well, counting the fact that he's your teammate too.)
Posted by: Kettchup on 20:54 CST :: 4/01/2008

VJ Army page updated. Woo. I need to fill out Red and DistorteD, and that'll probably be done just in time for Gold.

The only few things of note: I'm actually starting to put "one handed" as comments on all my scores because there's no profile or anything to say "hey I play one handed." And also, Xepher [H] cleared one handed.

Oh, and on Supernova today I AAA'd Inside Your Heart. Wow I'm so good at this game </sarcasm>



Posted by: the_peacemaker on 15:48 CST :: 4/02/2008

On ITG I seem to be getting records on songs that everyone hates.

Case in point: 96.45% on Visible Noise Expert. Somehow I *'d that thing. If you don't already know that chart, watch Tiza and Chez playing it here and you might have an idea why it's so disliked:



And yeah, I suck. I'm not Tiza or Chez. Deal with it. :indifferent:

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 23:52 CST :: 4/04/2008

286K on Cliffs of Dover Expert. 98% notes hit, 827 combo. Only misses were in Intro 2B and the other OROYOBO section later on. I can't wait to 7* this (according to ScoreHero I need over 294K).

Hey Supernovamanic, what level Hyperspeed do you use? I switched from 2 to 3 today and found myself improving quite well on hard songs with long and fast solos.

Posted by: CorruptedOne on 09:54 CST :: 4/05/2008

ALL ON 4B:
DJ Max Portable 2:
-BLYTHE Hard Style Drum and Bass-89.7%
DJ Max Portable:
-SIN The Last Scene-71% could've done way better. (God damn disctracting BG images. Without them I could've passed it better.)

All the others I really didn't care about.
I'm still pissed off that Netmarble closed down their DJ MAX Online.



Posted by: supernovamaniac on 20:14 CST :: 4/05/2008

CorruptedOne: Dude we have to move on to Ez2On now. When it comes out, make sure I have you as friend. XD

GH3:
TTFAF: 431,111
One: 505k (WHA???) but 997 COMBO. WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF??????????? ugh.

Posted by: Jared on 11:15 CST :: 4/06/2008

2.804x on Impulse, yay!
Posted by: supernovamaniac on 14:34 CST :: 4/06/2008

oops sorry. i use 3 or 4, but i dont see any dif in scores that well. :D
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 14:20 CST :: 4/07/2008

Well, it depends. If EZ2On has the same charts and songs then maybe I'll play, but if not, I might not play too much, because I'm so used to the DJ max songs.
Posted by: supernovamaniac on 16:04 CST :: 4/07/2008

it's 6 keys, unique, but it was quite fun.

However, i do agree on djmax part. The songs there were really original. Thank god i downloaded some of the OST. Now i just need is get .pak files somehow so that i can play djmax using o2mania.

Posted by: GrayscaleRain on 01:46 CST :: 4/08/2008

For Stepmania:

DDR (4Panel)
-----------------------
AA on Ninzaburo (Furuhata's Theme) [L]
AA on Sync (For Extreme) [L]
A on Nemesis [L]
A on Ready Steady Go [L]
B on Sakura [L]


All at x2 except Sakura because 300+ songs aren't good for speed mods. XD



Posted by: CorruptedOne on 13:06 CST :: 4/08/2008

Quote (supernovamaniac @ 15:04 CST :: 4/07/2008)
it's 6 keys, unique, but it was quite fun.

However, i do agree on djmax part. The songs there were really original. Thank god i downloaded some of the OST. Now i just need is get .pak files somehow so that i can play djmax using o2mania.

Or get Synth'N.

EDIT: Here are some more DJMAX accomps
Portable 1, Freestyle, 4B:
-The regular SIN Level 08: 84.6% with the Oblivion Gear 2.5x
-Hamsin: 83.2% with the Oblivion Gear 2.5x
-Oblivion Rockin' Night Style: 92.8% with the Oblivion Gear 2.5x
-Blythe: 77.7% Lucky Disc with the Oblivion Gear 2x



Posted by: supernovamaniac on 16:37 CST :: 4/08/2008

come on dude. go for 6 key now.
Posted by: CorruptedOne on 18:58 CST :: 4/09/2008

I did 8k and I just gave up in a few moments.
Posted by: supernovamaniac on 05:55 CST :: 4/10/2008

8k is bs.
Posted by: Kettchup on 19:21 CST :: 4/14/2008

Groove 2001 2x Rainbow Heavy - Balance Attack, 129 Perfects/127 Greats
Posted by: Jared on 08:39 CST :: 4/17/2008

5-starred everything on GH2 on Hard.  Now for Expert...
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 14:20 CST :: 4/18/2008

Almost a full year after getting my first ITG2 Expert ***, I got two more today.

Little Kitty Mine: 99.00
Spacy Crazy Girl: 99.16

I hadn't even played Spacy Crazy Girl since last Winter Break. O.o

Posted by: AlextheFox on 01:40 CST :: 4/20/2008

I didn't get a pad miss on our DDR machine! That's a big accomplishment for the machine, I'm so proud of it.
Posted by: valius on 02:07 CST :: 4/25/2008

IIDX Distorted accomplishments:

Kagonotori Hyper - C sightread

My Just Great attack is really shot, so nothing else of worth :(

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 15:17 CST :: 4/25/2008

99.15 No Princess Expert :yay:
Posted by: cpubasic13 on 18:44 CST :: 4/25/2008


I find Insomnia 3 harder to pad for some reason...

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 21:14 CST :: 4/25/2008

My stuppidest accomplishment:

Destroying my DistorteD HDD so that now I have to wait until Troopers finish downloading. Hurray.

V Hyper : A
Xepher Hyper : A
and forgot the rest. (it was done before i screwed up my hdd files.)

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 10:28 CST :: 4/26/2008

I hit all the notes on Black Magic Woman Expert (with a score of 248,574) but overstrummed twice in the orange trills.

Also: 565,536 on Number of the Beast, 800+ note streak. My only misses were in the solo, but they included an SP, so there's still room for improvement.

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 20:32 CST :: 4/26/2008

wtf man... i only have 49x on that song (stupid intro)
Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 08:08 CST :: 5/01/2008

I passed BB Evolution w/72.xx% on hard. God damn 210bpm 16ths. @_@ But no to the expert chat. -_-
Posted by: General_norris on 15:47 CST :: 5/01/2008

Quote (supernovamaniac @ 20:14 CST :: 4/25/2008)
My stuppidest accomplishment:

Destroying my DistorteD HDD so that now I have to wait until Troopers finish downloading. Hurray.

V Hyper : A
Xepher Hyper : A
and forgot the rest. (it was done before i screwed up my hdd files.)

Wow, is Troopers around? I'm still stuck with Distorted lol

BTW: How much playing time did it took you to pass those songs?

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 21:51 CST :: 5/01/2008

Um... I had to work about 1 week or 2 weeks (only counting weekends) to try passing V at the ending (My fingers got jammed for some reason). Xepher was kinda easy for me. I just screw the introlude (w.e. it is) part (gets down to 2%) then I get it back up to 80% or higher no problem.

btw I have Dj Troopers now.

Trip Machine Phoenix Hyper - B or A
Mendes Hyper - Fail (You really need a controller for this one)
Time to Air Hyper - A
GOLD RUSH Hyper - B?
FAXX Hyper - B or C
kidA Hyper - fail (need to work on random for this)

all passed except Mendes and kidA

Posted by: Kettchup on 23:20 CST :: 5/01/2008

Quote (supernovamaniac @ 21:51 CST :: 5/01/2008)
(You really need a controller for this one)

What are you playing on now? I can't imagine IIDX without a controller.

Oh, and VJ Army page updated again. Not much new, though, as I've been sick and unable to play much.



Posted by: supernovamaniac on 06:22 CST :: 5/02/2008

Regular Keyboard. I need to purchase the US IIDX (my mom won't let get me something $90 or above...) at like $20 then get a converter.

Seriously, I need auto scratch because they screwed up something in 15th hack. you can't scratch fast in some songs (Xepher).

Posted by: Kettchup on 07:14 CST :: 5/02/2008

A IIDX controller isn't $90. Once they're in stock, I think Play-Asia has them for $50 or $60. And each game runs about the same price. Get the real stuff.

Plus, wasn't Wayne selling all his stuff for about $60 before? Why didn't you just get that?

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 08:24 CST :: 5/02/2008

1. Too lazy
2. Asian parents

Posted by: Kettchup on 15:13 CST :: 5/02/2008

Ha ha. Alright.

By the way, what're the key mappings for IIDX on a keyboard?

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 16:03 CST :: 5/02/2008

ITG2 :

I broke 96% on Cryosleepr amd almost got to 97% on vorsprung Durch, both on expert, while I was slightly drunk today,.

Mind you, I was nowhere NEAR as drunk as I am right now. :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 16:41 CST :: 5/03/2008

There's a config file for troopers that you can change the keymapping, but scratch only goes around in one way, thus making me use autoscratch most of the time. If you have a controller and a ps2 to usb, it will probably (99.9% chance) work.

With random and autoscratch, all hyper.
PARANOiA ~HADES~ Hyper - passed, B or C? =P
MENDES Hyper w/ easy - barely passed... whew. (it was during military splash course with easy on.)

Posted by: Kettchup on 20:18 CST :: 5/03/2008

During a course... as in with the red "0% fails you" bar?


Posted by: supernovamaniac on 21:01 CST :: 5/03/2008

yes.

Also, I passed Z-I-V Another with autoscratch. I can probably do it with scratch though because there isn't rapid scratch (what happens is that one key is set to spin up while another is down. if you scratch up rapidly, it doesn't register for certain amount of time, thinking that you're spinning it instead of scratching it.) i believe.

Posted by: Thanh on 00:19 CST :: 5/04/2008

I told myself before I played One tonight "I am gonna 5 star it while my camera isn't running."

It finally happened.  I finally comboed most of Darkness Verses (97% notes hit in all of them) and got all of the sps for them.


Peace can probably destroy this score in his sleep but its been my goal.

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 16:04 CST :: 5/04/2008

So with GameStop's B2G1 sale I got Rock Band for $17. I cleared New York on EASY for Solo Vocal Mode. Since the GH3 guitar doesn't work (PS3 Version) I'm going to have to stick with karaoke till then. But it's pretty fun. Most of the songs I'm not embarassed to sing unlike Karaoke Revolution...plus it has Still Alive. :D :D :D Uber fun. :D :D :D
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 08:47 CST :: 5/06/2008

Quote (Thanh @ 23:19 CST :: 5/03/2008)
Peace can probably destroy this score in his sleep but its been my goal.

Eh, for some reason I've been sucking at One recently. Supernovamaniac's much better at it now. I break my combo all the time in the triplet-taps and I can't survive the solo without SP.
Posted by: supernovamaniac on 15:58 CST :: 5/06/2008

:D
Posted by: Thanh on 17:38 CST :: 5/06/2008

Got 6 FC's on GH3 expert

Slow Ride
Sabatoge
Mississippi Queen
Bulls on Parade
When You Were Young
Metal heavy Lady

There are a few more I can probably get if I don't keep missing 1 or 2 notes.  *Stares at My Name is Jonas*

Also 5 starred Number of the Beast for the first time with 434k.  I think I can FC everything outside of the solo if I whored it out enough.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 13:49 CST :: 5/11/2008

99.02 Birdie Expert.

I actually love this song. I think it's absolutely adorable and quite pretty. ^_^

Posted by: sudocho on 22:27 CST :: 5/11/2008

I passed Afronova Single Expert with FC,A rank [No Bar] in SuperNova 2

In Korea,there is only one SuperNova2 Arcade machine.
Credit is 1000won.[It's twice of regular NX2]

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 06:09 CST :: 5/12/2008

at least you guys have sn2 around your area..... Seoul's pretty small, and anyone can get to anywhere in about less than an hour
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 14:23 CST :: 5/13/2008

I've found that I can do most of the vocals on Hard Mode in Rock Band with up to 95% of the notes hit and without failing...and a few of the Experts too, if I know the song well enough.

Even if the guitar charts aren't as exciting as the ones in Guitar Hero, Rock Band still has to be one of the most ridiculously fun games I've ever played, hands down. ^_^

Posted by: IsRaMiNe on 15:25 CST :: 5/13/2008

Now I can pass all the songs in Puercssion Freaks (Drummania 1st Mix) With "S" rank.
My favorite song to play: "Heaven Is a '57 Metallic Gray"

Posted by: valius on 00:14 CST :: 5/14/2008

Speaking of DDR Supernova 2... the Marvelous system has completely weakened all of my letter grades:

Flowers Expert - B
Doll Challenge - C
Drivin Expert - C
Blind Justice Expert - B
Xepher Challenge - stage broke :\  Might try it on 3x next time

Drummania V4 with a snare drum (yellow) that is the stiffest thing ever:

Daikenkai Basic - B
We Are Basic - C
Swimming in Love - B
Glamarous Sky - C

Got a long way to progress :)

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 11:13 CST :: 5/14/2008

270k on TTFAF Expert.... ON PC KEYBOARD!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: valius on 23:08 CST :: 5/15/2008

pop'n music 14 AC accomplishments (real pop'n music >>>>>> minicon):

Shima Uta Hyper - CLEAR
Battle Dance Normal - CLEAR
Rondo Hyper - CLEAR
Desrock Normal - CLEAR
Ubertreffen Normal - CLEAR
Sailor Moon Theme Hyper - CLEAR
Summertime (shinpei) Hyper - CLEAR
Megane Rock Normal - CLEAR
Daikenkai Full Version Normal - CLEAR

More that I can't think of... there are a LOT of songs in an arcade mix, and the transition to real pop'n music from minicon wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be.


beatmania IIDX DJ Troopers AC accomplishments:

Ultimate Hyper - CLEAR w/B

No real accomplishments, because I need to get used to the stiffness of the TT and the TT distance at the arcade. :(

Posted by: Kettchup on 22:15 CST :: 5/16/2008

On DDR Extreme:

Twilight Zone Double Heavy 2x solo - AAA

Posted by: valius on 03:08 CST :: 5/17/2008

pop'n music 14 accomplishments:

Chibikko Idol Hyper - CLEARED
Stars Hyper - CLEARED

More clears and failures that I can't remember because of the massive songlist


beatmania IIDX DJ Troopers accomplishments (my level is 7 stars in arcade, since arcade TT totally screws me over):

Ganymede Normal - CLEARED w/B

Posted by: Kettchup on 08:59 CST :: 5/19/2008

IIDX 6th -

Passed B4U Another with an A, one handed.

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 07:34 CST :: 5/21/2008



1st Proof. 2nd coming soon.

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 20:35 CST :: 5/23/2008

screw the last one. i have the full right here


Posted by: sudocho on 02:00 CST :: 5/26/2008

DDR SN2
Angelus (Expert) : A
Hunting for You (Expert) : A
Healing-D-Vision (Challenge) : Failed at last part

IIDX 8th [Small Machine]
Colors(Y&CO Remix) Another : AA with Full Combo at first try [Hi-Speed3,Random]

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 18:35 CST :: 5/26/2008

I spent two hours editing the hard chart for Lucky Star REDAliCE.... 12 hard my ass...at least a 14. I've edited to be a paddable 12...hopefully. The jumps are down from the originals 400+ to a more manageable 279. Going to go to the arcade tomorrow and test it out for real. If it takes this long to edit a step chart, I hate to see how long it takes to make one from scratch.
Posted by: cpubasic13 on 20:07 CST :: 5/26/2008

Quote (ShinjiKinomoto @ 18:35 CST :: 5/26/2008)
If it takes this long to edit a step chart, I hate to see how long it takes to make one from scratch.

I've made one in 30 minutes.

But that means nothing. Some people take hours to make one chart and others can just ctrl-r it and only fix minor things.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 11:19 CST :: 5/27/2008

464,661 on Before I Forget Expert.

Ow.. :indifferent:

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 19:18 CST :: 5/27/2008

Alright. Tried my chart today and got like a 68%. Passable, but I think I could make something better. Might just scrap it and try to make one from scratch. I really like the Lucky Star REALDiCE remix and would like to give it a fitting chart. See what I can do for next week.

In the mean time, I got a 79% on Forever Young. First pass. Fun stuff. Will try to 85% next week.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 01:56 CST :: 5/29/2008

I currently have 20 Expert songs FC'd on GHIII, with School's Out added today.

I should be able to pull off at least 30, if not 40 eventually. I have a few easy songs right now that are just shy of an FC, where I choked in some dumb spot (i.e. Slow Ride, Story of My Life), but most of those songs are pretty boring so I'll really have to push myself to play them again.

EDIT: well, I fixed Slow Ride, and HOLY crap I just got The Seeker!

Posted by: Thanh on 09:23 CST :: 6/02/2008

The Seeker sucks and my 5 star on that is super inconsistent.  I hate the GY --> YO transitions.

Anyways this is a big one for me


K now to start playing IIDX Gold for PS2

*edit*

haha Peace, I also just got School's Out on my first play of the song for the day, but that makes 11 FC's for me.  I can think of like 5 or 6 songs that are stuck at -1 right now.  

Bad star path.  I was so nervous I was going to miss an easy part I didn't whammy.




Posted by: the_peacemaker on 01:13 CST :: 6/05/2008

Nice job on TTFAF.

Honestly, I don't enjoy playing that song much. I play it only to show I can pass it, nothing else.

Frankly, I think a lot of the "hard" songs in GH3 have terrible charts (FCP Remix, Nothing for Me Here, The Way it Ends, Take this Life), and TTFAF is really just not fun.

Posted by: Turkeyslam on 01:48 CST :: 6/05/2008

I love the charts for FPCREMIX, The Way it Ends, and Take This Life. They're some of my favorites in the game.
Posted by: supernovamaniac on 01:55 CST :: 6/05/2008

Quote (Turkeyslam @ 02:48 CST :: 6/05/2008)
I love the charts for FPCREMIX, The Way it Ends, and Take This Life. They're some of my favorites in the game.

I officially love you sir.
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 12:21 CST :: 6/05/2008

Quote (Turkeyslam @ 00:48 CST :: 6/05/2008)
I love the charts for FCPREMIX, The Way it Ends, and Take This Life. They're some of my favorites in the game.

On what, Medium? That might make sense.

I seem to remember you saying that you don't play Expert. Makes sense to me, because you'd have no idea how painful those Expert charts actually are. I mean hey, I thought Chimera CZ was awesome until I actually TRIED IT and realized how un-fun it really is.

FCP Remix, especially, is an absolute mess of a chart where nothing flows. Even the "easy" parts I have trouble comboing because they're not on sync. It was one of two charts where I quit halfway through the first time I tried it because I hated it so much (Nothing for Me Here would be the other one).

EDIT: and, um, I played ITG2 the other day.
98.04% on Temple of Boom Expert, in a pair of brand-new jeans. The second 10 I've **'d.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 15:19 CST :: 6/08/2008

I've spent the last hour and a half trying to FC Kool Thing on Expert. I keep choking and getting -1's. Dammit.

I'll let you know when I actually get it. :P

Posted by: Thanh on 21:21 CST :: 6/08/2008

TWiE is getting pretty fun to play now on expert.  I stopped bs alt strumming it and actually listen to the song carefully and got 283k 4 star.  I can see a 5 star coming if my stamina was a bit better.

And I agree FCP, even though its a cool song, is really annoying to play cause of the random 16ths that are too fast to downstrum but too slow to alt strum.



Posted by: supernovamaniac on 22:33 CST :: 6/08/2008

Passed Raining Blood Expert on Keyboard.
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 01:59 CST :: 6/13/2008

Just FC'd Cherub Rock Expert with 502,850 points.

I'm pretty sure there's a better SP path somewhere in that song, but I'm quite happy for now. :wink:

Posted by: Thanh on 00:51 CST :: 6/15/2008

There's an FC I'll never get.  Nice one.

5 star pl0x?


Now my 4 star isn't a "just barely got it"

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 02:05 CST :: 6/15/2008

492,226 on Before I Forget Expert. 99% notes hit (missed 7), 503 combo (almost the WHOLE BRIDGE).

I was really happy until I saw that my multiplier was 4.380x (JUST under 7*'s). :indifferent:

Also got quite a good run on Raining Blood recently (256,844 points, 94% notes hit, around 320 combo) and haven't come CLOSE to it since.

Posted by: Thanh on 07:24 CST :: 6/15/2008

Goodness, how could you be so good at BiF?  I only 5 starred it ONCE and never played it again.

The bridge is my favorite part of the song to play, but would you happen to have any tips for the really fast chords?  (I think they might be 16ths)



Posted by: the_peacemaker on 09:59 CST :: 6/15/2008

Quote (Thanh @ 06:24 CST :: 6/15/2008)
The bridge is my favorite part of the song to play, but would you happen to have any tips for the really fast chords?  (I think they might be 16ths)

Hm...I can't combo those all the time either.

Downstrum them, and don't take them too fast. Remember, they're the same speed as the "GR-RY GR-RY" 16th-chords near the beginning. Basically, the whole song is probably slower than you think it is, so take time to find the hand positions you need.

A lot that went into that score, however, came from the different SP path I took.

Posted by: Turkeyslam on 13:31 CST :: 6/15/2008

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 12:21 CST :: 6/05/2008)
Quote (Turkeyslam @ 00:48 CST :: 6/05/2008)
I love the charts for FCPREMIX, The Way it Ends, and Take This Life. They're some of my favorites in the game.

On what, Medium? That might make sense.

Expert. And no need to sound condescending about me not having a "clue". I can play them all on Expert just fine.

I don't play Guitar Hero to play a guitar simulation. That's Rock Band. Those charts are chaotic but I have a blast playing them because they break the monotony.

And yes, I play Expert. Well, I PLAYED... until we lost the game disc a few months ago. But I cleared everything in the game other than TTFAF, which I never really tried to do.

You can say what you want, but I think they kick ass. And I love them more because they're not overplayed crap on the main list.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 13:37 CST :: 6/15/2008

I only remember hearing you say you only play Medium, a while back. I had no idea you played Expert.

I guess there are charts out there that are unique and yet suck worse. (*hack* *hack* Mauvais Garcon :barf:)

Posted by: Turkeyslam on 19:28 CST :: 6/15/2008

That chart is father fucking amazing. I enjoy Hard a little more than Expert, but both are fun as balls.
Posted by: supernovamaniac on 19:53 CST :: 6/15/2008

its different opinions guys.

someone can come out and say piu is just a rip-off of ddr.
others can say that piu is unique in its own way.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 20:17 CST :: 6/15/2008

I actually think it's pretty fun to play too, rhythmwise. It's just...a stupid chart notewise. :P

EDIT: and, um, I just FC'd The Metal. With 283,320. And I'll never play that song again.

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 20:12 CST :: 6/16/2008

one thing: fk U
Posted by: Thanh on 22:47 CST :: 6/16/2008

I absolutely hate The Metal.  Its such a simple chart yet the only thing I have trouble is the "chorus" I think, its what plays in the preview.  There are days where I'll come close to an FC and days where I don't even 5 star it.  

I got a 420k vid of TTFAF I think I'll upload it later.  I messed up what could have been a new record for me.  I mean who in the world misses the SP in the break before the solos start?

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 20:14 CST :: 6/17/2008

Me.
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 02:33 CST :: 6/18/2008

I have missed everything in that song at SOME point or another. Often when I play it I just mash stuff the whole way through. It's not like I don't WANT to be more organized when I play it, it's just...after all this time the song STILL seems really hard for me to make any rhythmic sense out of it.

Today I got my 30th FC. I was so sick of trying to FC Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll--it's one of my favorite songs in the game, and I've hit all the notes before, I just keep choking when I try to FC it. So I picked a random bonus song - Minus Celsius - and FC'd it on what has to be my third time ever playing it. :O

Posted by: Thanh on 07:03 CST :: 6/18/2008

The only reason I am improving on TTFAF so much is cause its the only song I really have a lot of fun playing anymore.
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 02:44 CST :: 6/23/2008

Got 100% on Dani California vocals, on Hard.

Also, I'm starting to get into the drums on Expert, but I'm still finding it pretty hard (how DO you keep hitting the kick pedal without hurting your leg?)

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 06:27 CST :: 6/24/2008

eh....

100% on helicopter expert but 3 chokes... - -"

Posted by: Thanh on 07:48 CST :: 6/24/2008

RB Drums is probably the only instrument I will never be able to play well in any music game.

I probably can't even pass TTFAF anymore since I never play anymore.


Posted by: the_peacemaker on 23:03 CST :: 6/24/2008

In Band Quickplay, I passed The Hand That Feeds on Expert drums, while also singing it on Easy vocals. Jared held the microphone for me.

The score was lamentable but I don't care. :P

Posted by: valius on 02:01 CST :: 6/25/2008

beatmania IIDX Distorted accomplishments with a USKOC:

Apocalypse Hyper - CLEARED w/C

Shifting to a better playing style really DOES help. :o

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 20:31 CST :: 6/28/2008

1st: Finally I get about 91% on Vertex Challenge. Whew.

2nd: Number of the Beast: 580k WTF.

3rd: Finally passed 11 million mark on career expert.

Posted by: Jared on 19:21 CST :: 7/02/2008

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 22:03 CST :: 6/24/2008)
In Band Quickplay, I passed The Hand That Feeds on Expert drums, while also singing it on Easy vocals. Jared held the microphone for me.

The score was lamentable but I don't care. :P

Incidentally, this was hilarious because half the time he wasn't even singing anything intelligible.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 23:25 CST :: 7/02/2008

Got ALL THE WAY to the end of 3's and 7's Expert before choking and missing ONE NOTE with a 921 combo.

Out of 961.

Bloody hell. :cry:

EDIT: this morning I got 100% of the notes on it, but overstrummed once and ended up with an 851 combo. Oh well, at least I've got the 5 gold stars now.

EDIT #2: and for a Rock Band accomplishment instead:
I GOLDED Paranoid on Expert vocals, with 97% of the phrases, and Dani California on Expert vocals with 99%. Never golded anything on solo vocals before. O_O
But from what I can see, getting Golds in Rock Band is all about just using Overdrive in more profitable places. For the vocals, you really have to know the song too. :P

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 17:47 CST :: 7/06/2008

5*'s on Expert Drums for Green Grass and High Tides. 371,312 points, 97% notes hit, 270 note streak. Total sightread; never played it, never even seen it before.

I don't think I was too far off from a Gold either, since I had the 5*'s for about the last minute of the song.

Problem is: I'm not getting past this tier on Expert Drums as long as Dead on Arrival is there, because 1) the song sucks and 2) the chart is ridiculously hard compared to everything else I've played so far.

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 18:56 CST :: 7/06/2008

I'm moving to my mom's place for the next two months till I go to Japan in September. A 1.5 mile walk gets me Supernova. I might turn to the dark side since thats only a twenty minute walk gets me some rhythm game fun. I can only play Pump at best a couple times a week at a friends place, so this could keep me out of shape since I'm not working now either. Kind of expensive. $1.20 for three songs, BUT double premium is enabled. So I just need to find someone to play with to keep the costs down.

So thats my accomplishment. Moving closer to Bemani. :P

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 20:11 CST :: 7/06/2008

528304k on TTFAF

almost there.... :D

Posted by: sudocho on 20:14 CST :: 7/06/2008

I played Jubeat...hm...that's all  :O
Posted by: supernovamaniac on 19:26 CST :: 7/10/2008

few fc's and finally 5*'d raining blood.
Posted by: Thanh on 21:49 CST :: 7/10/2008

Paranoid

Vocals (medium) and Guitar (hard) simultaneously at Best Buy.   I remember seeing on a loading screen to use a mic stand for a challenge so I stuck the mic in the guitar holder which happened to be at level with my mouth.  I felt cool even though I got 85%/94%.  I need to memorize the lyrics so I don't have to look at the words.  Vocals are so much fun, maybe I'll invest in a full set of instruments sometime when I have room in my house.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 02:13 CST :: 7/11/2008

You know what, it's really funny you did that.

Because I just did Dani California on Band Quickplay by myself, with Expert Guitar and Medium Vocals simultaneously (my shirt rack doubled as a mic stand).
I ended up 5*'ing it. Even crazier, I got 94% on the guitar and a flawless 100% on the vocals. :O
I've gotta do this more often now.

EDIT: did the same on more songs now. Now I've gotta move the vocals up to Hard.

EDIT #2: FC'd Don't Fear the Reaper on Expert Vocals. First Expert Vocals FC.

Posted by: sudocho on 07:16 CST :: 7/14/2008

[Jubeat] I passed Tentaikansoku Extreme with SS rank

Posted by: Kettchup on 09:21 CST :: 7/14/2008

IIDX Gold -

A'd Halfway of Promise [A] one handed.
AA'd Fire Fire [H] one handed.
AA'd Welcome [H] one handed.
Some other stuff... nothing really great.

Posted by: Noodles on 09:27 CST :: 7/14/2008

Quote (Kettchup @ 09:21 CST :: 7/14/2008)
IIDX Gold -

A'd Halfway of Promise [A] one handed.
AA'd Fire Fire [H] one handed.
AA'd Welcome [H] one handed.
Some other stuff... nothing really great.

Answer your PM!!!

I am in SC now and want to play IIDX badly.

edit: CURSE YOU AND HOME MIXES!



Posted by: supernovamaniac on 15:37 CST :: 7/14/2008

597k on number of the beast...... oh wait I just did that? wow. im getting better.
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 23:31 CST :: 7/16/2008

damn supernovamaniac...you're better than I am at gh3 in more ways than one now.

Well, not much new happened, except I got 412k on Knights of Cydonia and 266k on Raining Blood.

As usual, I've been playing songs just to FC them, songs that I KNOW I can FC, but I keep making stupid, nervous, careless mistakes. Most of the time it's my fault but sometimes it's just something not registering correctly. And it seems like the more I play those songs, the less I like them.

I think with some of those songs, I'll only play them ONCE to see if I FC them or not, or at least if I combo the hardest part or not. And then if I screw up for some stupid reason, I'm not trying again for the rest of the day/week.

Oh, and by the way, my RB's drum pedal is broken. A week after I got it. My fault entirely. I'm going to have to buy one of those steel ones from < rockbandpedal.net > now.

Posted by: Koop on 04:56 CST :: 7/17/2008

Full Combo'd


yeah yeah a 21 >_>

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 16:40 CST :: 7/17/2008

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 00:31 CST :: 7/17/2008)
damn supernovamaniac...you're better than I am at gh3 in more ways than one now.

Well, not much new happened, except I got 412k on Knights of Cydonia and 266k on Raining Blood.

As usual, I've been playing songs just to FC them, songs that I KNOW I can FC, but I keep making stupid, nervous, careless mistakes. Most of the time it's my fault but sometimes it's just something not registering correctly. And it seems like the more I play those songs, the less I like them.

I think with some of those songs, I'll only play them ONCE to see if I FC them or not, or at least if I combo the hardest part or not. And then if I screw up for some stupid reason, I'm not trying again for the rest of the day/week.

Oh, and by the way, my RB's drum pedal is broken. A week after I got it. My fault entirely. I'm going to have to buy one of those steel ones from < rockbandpedal.net > now.

Same old story, SAME OLD MFKING SONG AND DANCE, my friend.

can't fc this crap..

i have something close in knights of cydonia... but only 227k on raining blood

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 16:51 CST :: 7/17/2008

Quote (supernovamaniac @ 15:40 CST :: 7/17/2008)
Same old story, SAME OLD MFKING SONG AND DANCE, my friend.

can't fc this crap..

Yes.

Add to that Rock & Roll All Nite, Kool Thing, Even Flow, Welcome to the Jungle, 3's & 7's, Suck My Kiss, Cities on Flame with Rock & Roll, Helicopter, Avalancha, Hier Kommt Alex, and In Love.

I'm POSITIVE I can FC all those songs. I just can't get a clean run on any of them.

These songs are driving me nuts. And the thing is, I really LIKE Cities on Flame, Suck My Kiss, 3's & 7's, and Welcome to the Jungle, musically speaking. Now they're starting to give me a negative Pavlovian reaction every time I HEAR them. :nope:

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 20:01 CST :: 7/17/2008

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 17:51 CST :: 7/17/2008)
Yes.

Add to that Rock & Roll All Nite, Kool Thing, Even Flow, Welcome to the Jungle, 3's & 7's, Suck My Kiss, Cities on Flame with Rock & Roll, Helicopter, Avalancha, Hier Kommt Alex, and In Love.

I'm POSITIVE I can FC all those songs. I just can't get a clean run on any of them.

These songs are driving me nuts. And the thing is, I really LIKE Cities on Flame, Suck My Kiss, 3's & 7's, and Welcome to the Jungle, musically speaking. Now they're starting to give me a negative Pavlovian reaction every time I HEAR them. :nope:

lol I agree.

Hier Kommt Alex: I had a -1 run and got excited. After that, I never got close to FC ever again.

Also, NotB is possible for me if I practice the solo. :D

I can't strum well in Kool thing, but I really haven't tried that hard in Rock and Roll all night. Helicopter and Even Flow: 100% but no FC..... haha.

I think I fc'd in love.

Welcome to the Jungle: I have 1 hammer on section that I can barely hit and 1 strumming part that I always miss for some reason.

Posted by: Brett on 21:22 CST :: 7/19/2008

IIDX
Honey Punch [a] - AAA +78
Setsugekka [a] - A clear
R5 [a] - AA (-15 from AAA) :(
Heaven Above [a] - AAA
Second Heaven [a] - AA
20, November [h] & [a] - AAA
Blind Justice [a] - AA
ピアノ協奏曲第1番"蠍火" [a] - AA hard clear
大桟橋 [a] - AA hard clear
Solid State Squad [h] - AA hard clear
Why Did You Go Away [h] - AAA
waxing and wanding [h] - AAA
Wanna Tell That Word [a] - AAA
Checking You Out [a] - A hard clear (close to AA)
THE DETONATOR!!!! [h] AA
Shoot 'em All [a] - A hard clear
The Shadow [h] - AA
Digitank System [a] - A
Madrugada [a] - AA
High-School Love [a] - AAA
Breath [a] - AAA
Toxic [a] - AAA
Snow Storm [h] - AA FC
So Fabulous [h] - AAA FC


Pop'n Music
I've played this game way too much


Guitar Freaks
Nemesis ADV/G - 92% A (holy shit)
September EXT/G - SS 4 greats
Fat Lip EXT/G - 98% S
ギタードライブ EXT/O - S
真実~GMDM Ver.~ EXT/O - S (lv 84)
Leaving All Behind ADV/O - 89% B
Idle Gossip EXT/O - 94% A
Immortal Bind ADV/O - 89% B
Nemesis ADV/O - 89% B
一網打尽 BSC/O - D
Model DD8 BSC/O - B
Strike Party!!! EXT/G - C

Drummania
Cleared everything I had access to within one month of playing :P



Posted by: supernovamaniac on 13:38 CST :: 7/20/2008

Forgot this:

Posted by: Brett on 16:23 CST :: 7/20/2008

Guitar Freaks
Deadman's Bed EXT/G - SS 9 greats
Bad Music Freaks EXT/G - SS 5 greats

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 19:30 CST :: 7/21/2008

Wow -1 on BiF bridge... now I can aim for the mfking FC
Posted by: valius on 00:56 CST :: 7/22/2008

DDR Supernova 2 accomplishments (no-bar):

Venus Expert - FC w/B
Drivin Expert - B

That's pretty much it.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 18:12 CST :: 7/22/2008

Um...I played Supernova.

A'd Xepher Oni with like 930 million (had one BS pad Miss).
A'd Max 300 Heavy with like 926 million.
A'd Legend of Max Heavy, second pass, and haven't played it since two years ago.
B'd PSMO, first pass and second time playing. Not a very fun chart (though it's not nearly as bad as Paranoia Respect Heavy).

Posted by: Brett on 19:25 CST :: 7/22/2008

Played some DDR Extreme today, doubles is not fun at all.
In other news, aka, games that actually matter

Guitar Freaks
Revolution EXT/G - A (I should be able to S this soon)
Crane EXT/G - SS 3 greats
Leaving All Behind ADV/O - A
Nemesis ADV/O - A again (S someday)
Stop This Train EXT/G - C (new lv. 90 clear)

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 19:28 CST :: 7/22/2008

FC'd La Grange by accident :D (online wii, so it doesn't count for career T.T)
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 23:06 CST :: 7/26/2008

Golded all five 7th-tier Expert vocal tracks on Rock Band (Enter Sandman, Are You Gonna Be My Girl, Electric Version, Flirtin' With Disaster, Next to You).

I freakin' LOVE Are You Gonna Be My Girl, even in solo mode. :yay:

EDIT: just got Tom Sawyer, Highway Star, and Run to the Hills too.

Posted by: Thanh on 00:33 CST :: 7/27/2008

900k+ score on all of the songs I really like on High School Musical Sing It.  Everything else is about 750-850k unless I really don't like the song.

Yeah I actually bought this game lol



Posted by: Noodles on 10:08 CST :: 7/27/2008

High School Musical? Yuk.


Posted by: Brett on 11:40 CST :: 7/27/2008

94k Symphonic Metal EX whilst terribly drunk.
Posted by: Thanh on 10:04 CST :: 8/02/2008

I was having bad PA all day and then this came up.  2nd heavy SDG.  I'd probably have more if I had a chance to play DDR more often.


First pass.  I felt like I was gonna die. 4 panel doubles is so awkward

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 11:59 CST :: 8/02/2008

Oh gawd... doubles. >_>

DDR Extreme: Easier to AA stuff... :D For example:


YAY!

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 13:06 CST :: 8/02/2008

94.7 million?

Yeah, that would've been tragically short of a AA on Supernova. :P Nice.

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 13:49 CST :: 8/02/2008

it was single though.... i meant doubles for the comment before.

but thanks. (and also think, timing on supernova is harder)

Posted by: Kettchup on 17:02 CST :: 8/02/2008

The timing is harder, and you need 95% EX score to get an AA instead of 93%, but misses and boos don't hurt your EX score like they do in Extreme. (supernovamaniac's score is still an AA on Supernova if you do the math, since the point score was done differently in Extreme than it was on Supernova.)
Posted by: supernovamaniac on 19:08 CST :: 8/02/2008

True... but the timing makes everything different =P
Posted by: Thanh on 22:35 CST :: 8/02/2008

Max 300 doubles is much easier than the singles chart.
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 23:43 CST :: 8/02/2008

Only until you get to like the last 10 seconds before the end. :indifferent:
Posted by: Kettchup on 12:17 CST :: 8/03/2008

Ha ha, the last 10 seconds of Max 300 double are when the game remembers it's supposed to be a 10. The rest of it is hard 8 at best.

I got the third unlock code to work at the local Supernova machine, but nothing spectacular in terms of DDR accomplishments.

On Guitar Hero I FC'd 3s and 7s yesterday though.

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 18:34 CST :: 8/03/2008

i had -1 on that... ugh
Posted by: Thanh on 08:01 CST :: 8/04/2008

Genom Screams doubles sightread.  Easy 9?
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVmYFACVDXk&fmt=18 >

Posted by: Brett on 20:35 CST :: 8/06/2008

Quote (Thanh @ 07:01 CST :: 8/04/2008)
Genom Screams doubles sightread.  Easy game?

yes

getting back into drummania, having to relearn the game
Concertino In Blue EXT (96) - C :(
over there ADV (80) - B
Die Zauberflöte EXT (95) - A
Daydream EXT (99) - C
bunch of songs 60 and under S

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 21:31 CST :: 8/06/2008

Holy crap you're REALLY good. :O
Posted by: Brett on 22:15 CST :: 8/06/2008

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 20:31 CST :: 8/06/2008)
Holy crap you're REALLY good. :O

Do you also play?

more accomplishments
Midnight Sun ADV - S
You Can't Do IT ADV - A
Tamayura EXT (97) - B
Under Control ADV - S



Posted by: the_peacemaker on 22:29 CST :: 8/06/2008

Quote (Brett @ 21:15 CST :: 8/06/2008)
Quote (the_peacemaker @ 20:31 CST :: 8/06/2008)
Holy crap you're REALLY good. :O

Do you also play?

Not anything above a 35. :cry:
Posted by: Brett on 23:03 CST :: 8/06/2008

drummania takes a while to get used to
More
Model FT2 ADV (60) - S
Samauri ADV (60) - S
When I Come Back (65) - A
Zenith ADV (55) - S
Yamato Nadeshiko (63) - S
Ring EXT (67) - A
Venus EXT (67) - A
Guitar Drive EXT (67) - S
Karma EXT (50) - S

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 12:50 CST :: 8/07/2008

i can play up to about 60 (with autopedal =p)
Posted by: Brett on 13:56 CST :: 8/07/2008

auto-bass really defeats the purpose of even playing the game.


Posted by: supernovamaniac on 14:49 CST :: 8/07/2008

true
Posted by: supernovamaniac on 20:33 CST :: 8/08/2008

Lucky?Staff - ps controller, C. (Guitar Freaks 1st Extra Stage)
Posted by: Brett on 21:07 CST :: 8/08/2008

Guitar Drive EXT/G - S again, what a good song and chart
Forever free ADV/G - S This is the best song ever
Ring EXT/G - A, I know I can S this.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 02:17 CST :: 8/15/2008

After duct-taping my broken bass pedal together, I managed to pass Tom Sawyer on Expert Drums, with just under 4 stars. :D
Posted by: valius on 05:23 CST :: 8/15/2008

pop'n music mini on pop'n Carnival CS:

Dark Opera EX - CLEAR... no idea how I survived...

Posted by: Thanh on 11:21 CST :: 8/22/2008

Today was an awesome day for me.  

< Stricken 464k > - Made some dumb mistakes.  2nd part of the solo kills me.

800+ notestreak!!  I downstrum the whole song not that that really matters.  Its just a playstyle preference.  For my comment on scorehero, I wrote "sup peacemaker" 8)


1100+ notestreak!! Finally nailed those pretty bridges in a run without choking.


Broke 500k on TTFAF.  I'm so happy right now :D  I passed the solo without using any of my SP so I had a full bar by the time I got to rampaging dragons so I activated there and wala.



Posted by: the_peacemaker on 23:57 CST :: 8/22/2008

Nice work there. I haven't played GH in a while, mostly because I've been finding it a bit frustrating.

And I haven't passed TTFAF in like forever, because I really don't enjoy playing it at all and I really don't see it being worth the time it takes to do any better than 4 stars on it. Maybe some of it has to do with my TV, for which I keep calibrating the lag over and over again and it STILL doesn't improve my chances of making it through the intro.

The bottom line is, I'm finding that song incredibly annoying, and there's really not much else for me to do for other than to try and FC more stuff, which is annoying enough by itself.

Posted by: Turkeyslam on 00:03 CST :: 8/23/2008

Why don't you just play for fun?
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 00:26 CST :: 8/23/2008

I will, as soon as I'm not sick of this game anymore.

Playing it with my 12-year-old cousin this week did help allay some of that feeling, a bit.

Posted by: Kettchup on 07:17 CST :: 8/23/2008

I tied the level 5 CPU on SN2's battle mode yesterday, after three hours of Pump. I won two 8s, and lost two 9s. Other than that, haven't played much bemani lately.
Posted by: Brett on 12:13 CST :: 8/23/2008

Cleared Model FT2 ~Miracle Version~ EXT/G (lv. 97) holy shit that was intense.
Posted by: Thanh on 12:18 CST :: 8/27/2008

FC'ed 3 songs today.

Hit Me With You Best Shot <----Played this at Walmart and got 3 -1 runs in a row in different spots each time, so I figured I could get it at home with hyperspeed.
My Name is Jonas
Can't Be Saved

That makes 17 FC's

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 01:06 CST :: 8/31/2008

hello dualshock 1.


Posted by: Thanh on 17:59 CST :: 8/31/2008

2 vids
'
One 541k 1200 notesreak

< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ed57Fwr7Nk&fmt=18 >

TTFAF 502k

< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGUQ96za8mQ&fmt=18 >

Posted by: Jared on 18:12 CST :: 8/31/2008

haha, does that have ENK on it like the GB beatmania with the same theme?  if so, consider that a vid request :P

edit: response to supernovamaniac

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 19:07 CST :: 8/31/2008

I don't think I have it... I'll check the extra mix that I have, but from what I believe, its limited to GB.

I found a vid of it though.


lol now I realize why you requested it.



Also, taking any requests for Guitar Freaks, Beatmania 2ndmix, DDR 1st and 2nd mix, and Pop'n Disney edition.



Posted by: Brett on 21:12 CST :: 9/01/2008

while I am not great, I am improving a lot




Posted by: Thanh on 21:31 CST :: 9/11/2008

holy shit holy shit holy shit holy shit



< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfcvL81Ht1o&fmt=18 >


And a better score on Six



Getting much better at the fast strumming but I still miss the SP.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 21:37 CST :: 9/11/2008

NIIIIIIIIICE. :woot: I think that 5* score actually beats mine. I haven't played GH2 in ages.

And yeah, I was kinda hoping for an epic reaction, but eh. :P

Posted by: Thanh on 23:02 CST :: 9/11/2008

My girly scream wouldn't come out for some reason.
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 19:10 CST :: 9/14/2008

Hey Thanh, did you notice you just got post 666, the Number of the Beast? :O

Anyway...I think I finally started to get the hang of ITG2 this summer. I'm not sure where all my recent improvement came from since I don't get to play on this dedicab that often (though it might have something to do with my working out in the past few months). All Experts:

Temple of Boom: 98.04 (**), 2nd ** on a 10
Holy Guacamole: 97.61 (*)
D-Code: 97.48 (*)
Xuxa: 95.17 (S+), FC'd it too :O
Mythology: 94.06 (S+), 1 miss at the very end :O
The Beginning: 91.76 (S-), FC'd the death run (badly) :O
Utopia: 91.58 (S-), though I did it a while ago and might improve again
July: 86.59 (A+), I might improve this too
!: 80.68 (A-)
Tell: 80.00 (A-), yes, exactly 80

And after all this time, I FINALLY passed Hardcore Symphony with a 74.68 (B). That chart is so painful in so many ways. :P

Posted by: Thanh on 12:56 CST :: 9/17/2008

Really nice for not ever being able to play.  I've never had a ** ever.  I've * a bunch of 9's last time I ever played but thats all.  

Hardscore Symphony scares me and I'd rather play Euphoria.

This isn't really an accomplishment but I think its kinda cool.  

Trying to do a PIP video for guitar hero.
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrZRSL-tsYs&fmt=18 >

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 17:57 CST :: 9/18/2008

peacemaker: at one time, my raking for NotB on scorehero wii was 66th. i needed one more.. >_>
Posted by: Thanh on 08:20 CST :: 9/19/2008

Alright so I found a GH3 ps2 custom online and it has some DLC on it.

DWDTG expert - 333k 3 stars.  Harder than it looks.  2nd try.

Posted by: sudocho on 20:30 CST :: 9/19/2008

Here is My recent accomplishments

DDR
(Single) BeForU For U : Clear
(Double) PSM Double Challenge : Clear

beatmania IIDX 15
(Single) Class 10 dan : Clear

Posted by: valius on 22:25 CST :: 9/19/2008

Supernova 2 AC no-bar (and a brutal life bar):

Xepher Challenge - C!  Finally!

Nothing special accomplishments:

Jupiter Expert - C
Saturn Expert - C

More Bs and Cs on other 8s and 9s, because my PA sucks worse than before :(

Posted by: Thanh on 19:14 CST :: 9/20/2008

425k on Black Widow. I was never able to pass Black Widow on the GH2 engine.
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90McO5EHdzY >

493k on Soothsayer
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ9VnJvLdaI >

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 20:47 CST :: 9/21/2008

Erm...ITG2 Experts.

ROM-eo & Juli8: 99.08. 6th Expert ***.
Fleadh Uncut: 97.58 (*), this is my favorite ITG song of all time, period.
Utopia: 93.01 (S)
Clockwork Genesis: 91.04 (S-). Good grief this thing is hard to score well on. It took me THIS long to break 90 on it even though it was the second 11 I passed.

Also AA'd Sakura Heavy on a really old DDR Extreme machine with 35 greats.

Posted by: Thanh on 06:01 CST :: 9/22/2008

Yeah Fleadh Uncut is such a goooooooooooooood song.  Thats a pretty nice score on it.
Posted by: Mimi-Loves-You-All on 07:50 CST :: 9/22/2008

DDR:
Fascination MAXX Oni - E XD with bar of course XD
Destiny Lovers Heavy - B (forgot how to play this song 'Oo)
I don't play DDR much....

Beatmania:
Love is Orange Normal - A Full combo (many goods because of bad keybord (I can't play on right side .-.))
Lucy Normal  - A
Scorpion fire Normal - B.
So close to clear Mei Normal

Posted by: Kettchup on 21:26 CST :: 9/23/2008

Quote (Mimi-Loves-You-All @ 01:50 CST :: 9/22/2008)
Beatmania:
Love is Orange Normal - A Full combo (many goods because of bad keybord (I can't play on right side .-.))
Lucy Normal  - A
Scorpion fire Normal - B.
So close to clear Mei Normal

I think you mean Beatmania IIDX. Beatmania is a different game.
Posted by: sudocho on 09:48 CST :: 9/25/2008



:O

Posted by: kpopgrrl on 13:06 CST :: 9/25/2008

Quote (sudocho @ 19:30 CST :: 9/19/2008)
Here is My recent accomplishments

DDR
(Single) BeForU For U : Clear
(Double) PSM Double Challenge : Clear

beatmania IIDX 15
(Single) Class 10 dan : Clear

This is OT but where is a there a DDR machine in Seoul?
Posted by: valius on 22:03 CST :: 9/25/2008

beatmania IIDX DJ Troopers AC!  New playing style is paying off :)

Blind Justice Hyper - CLEAR w/B
scar in the earth Another - CLEAR w/B
Wanna Party? Hyper - CLEAR w/B
satfinal Hyper - CLEAR w/B

As on other stuff that's too low level for significance.  Played more of this today, because of the line for...


pop'n music Party AC!

Chibikko Idol Hyper - CLEAR
oratorio Hyper - CLEAR

That's all.

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 05:30 CST :: 9/29/2008

I got to play JewBeat, and it was awesome.

Oh, and I can manage easy oni songs in Taiko...muzukashi up to 8.

No real accomplishments, but being to play those..yeah.

And just about every other bemani game except DDR. I have yet to see a single DDR machine anywhere in Rifu or Sendai. But I'm having enough fun with Taiko and JuBeat. I'll post real accomplishments later on when I have some.

Posted by: Kettchup on 05:52 CST :: 9/29/2008

On IIDX Gold:

FC'd all 5's except Love Again [A]
FC'd all 6's except The Detonator [N]
Close to AA on Halfway of Promise [A]

Blargh this game hates me.

Posted by: Thanh on 05:57 CST :: 9/29/2008

Devil Went Down to Gerogia expert - 447k.  On vid but I didn't notice the camera wasn't focused =/. I keep trying to redo it for video but I can't even pass this song anymore LOL
Posted by: Oni-91 on 06:06 CST :: 9/29/2008

Dancing Stage Fusion Hard 2 Course (Across the Nightmare [H]-You're Not Here-xenon-PARANOiA survivor): Cleared with A

Dancing Stage Euromix 2 Hard 1 Course (So Deep [S]-ECSTASY-era (nostalmix)-DXY!-VANITY ANGEL): Cleared with FC

Posted by: Kettchup on 07:41 CST :: 10/04/2008

The Detonator [N] FC/AAA'd. Going to work on FCing all 7's on Gold. Laser Cruster down, 5 more to go.
Posted by: valius on 16:18 CST :: 10/05/2008

pop'n music 12 is awesome!

Mugen Hyper - 90k CLEAR :)

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 16:34 CST :: 10/05/2008

Oh, you beat it? Nice.
Posted by: sudocho on 10:06 CST :: 10/06/2008



Posted by: the_peacemaker on 00:20 CST :: 10/07/2008

I haven't touched Guitar Hero II in a long time, but I picked it up again today just because I miss the music. After a few tries on various Expert charts, I found there are a few I can actually still improve on.

YYZ: 257817. 98% notes hit, 322 note streak. 4.5x average multiplier (7.1*'s). I used to suck at this song...now I can regularly FC all the verses. I love this song. :wink:

Posted by: Kettchup on 16:52 CST :: 10/08/2008

IIDX Gold, one handed:

Halfway of Promise [A] - AA hard clear, 32 misses. This is not an 11.
Fire Fire [H] - AA hard clear, 3 bads, 2 poors. Almost FC (one screw-up spot).

Posted by: Thanh on 17:51 CST :: 10/08/2008

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 01:20 CST :: 10/07/2008)
I haven't touched Guitar Hero II in a long time, but I picked it up again today just because I miss the music. After a few tries on various Expert charts, I found there are a few I can actually still improve on.

YYZ: 257817. 98% notes hit, 322 note streak. 4.5x average multiplier (7.1*'s). I used to suck at this song...now I can regularly FC all the verses. I love this song. :wink:

Umm.....your score on this song is about 80k higher than mine >_>
Posted by: Thanh on 22:05 CST :: 10/09/2008

yep....


Posted by: Oni-91 on 16:00 CST :: 10/10/2008

C'd everything on beatmania European Edit (on that old system where 85+% is a C...)

Now I just need to turn my scores on Manmachine Plays Jazz and THE EARTH LIGHT to Bs...

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 02:32 CST :: 10/11/2008

Picked up GH3 again. I'm starting to hate this game now. All I do is play for hours on end with nothing but frustration and failed attempts. If I make a mistake, I HAVE to start over or I won't get the score I want...I mean, it's really embarrassing to make mistakes and finish songs with crappy scores and combos, but I just keep making mistakes and can't get clean runs.

And NO amount of lag calibration will EVER get me to do a decent job on TTFAF on MY tv. Ugh. I can't even PASS it anymore. (No, I CAN'T get that elbow-strum tapping trick to work.)

All I got was a 20K increase on Down 'n Dirty, of all songs. Tried for about 3 hours to FC stuff and get better runs...NO other improvements.

I've really got to stop playing this game now...it's gotten the point where it isn't even fun anymore and all I do is waste time with it.

Posted by: valius on 05:31 CST :: 10/11/2008

pop'n music 12 accomplishments w/mini-con:

Mugen Hyper - CLEAR w/92k

and my first 33!

Swing Kayo Hyper - CLEAR w/79-80k?
looking for... Hyper - CLEAR


I really need an ASC.

Posted by: Thanh on 13:36 CST :: 10/11/2008

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 03:32 CST :: 10/11/2008)
Picked up GH3 again. I'm starting to hate this game now. All I do is play for hours on end with nothing but frustration and failed attempts. If I make a mistake, I HAVE to start over or I won't get the score I want...I mean, it's really embarrassing to make mistakes and finish songs with crappy scores and combos, but I just keep making mistakes and can't get clean runs.

I know how you feel =/  I'm trying my best not to feel this way about the game and try to play it just for the sake of playing it.  It was much easier to play GH2 and not worry about high scores and stuff.

*edit*

Okay I'm so late on this but I was never able to hit the chorus consistently until now




Posted by: valius on 03:14 CST :: 10/12/2008

beatmania IIDX DJ Troopers AC:

Flowers Hyper - CLEARED
scar in the earth Another - CLEARED
shift Hyper - CLEARED
Zero Hyper - CLEARED

Failed all 9s I tried :(  ristaccia Hyper is rough :|

pop'n music Party AC:

Taiga Remix Hyper - CLEARED! First 28 at Arcade :)
Girlhood Hyper - CLEARED sightread!  First 30 at Arcade :)
Apocalypse Hyper - CLEARED sightread... not as hard as I thought
Tsuki no Waltz Hyper - CLEARED sightread
Celtic Wind Hyper - CLEARED sightread
Cure EX - CLEARED sightread... yeah, it's not that hard

Lots of pop'n songs cleared, but nothing worth mentioning (anything below 27-28)

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 12:46 CST :: 10/12/2008

thanh: still didn't beat my old score... I think i had like -2 on one of the runs, almost slammed the guitar on the floor.


peace: im in the same situation as you man... especially with the fact that my whammy bar is broken..... im just waiting for gh4 now....

Posted by: Guest on 17:04 CST :: 10/12/2008

"Strutter" from GH2 on expert with no misses.
"I wanna be sedated" from GH1 expert with 4 misses. :D

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 17:15 CST :: 10/12/2008

On ITG2: 99.29 Bumble Bee, and 91.30 Soapy Bubble, both on Expert.

Both surprised me, because that's my first time ***ing Bumble Bee and I REALLY hate Soapy Bubble on Expert. :P

Posted by: Thanh on 17:19 CST :: 10/12/2008

Still downstrumming everything..........


Posted by: the_peacemaker on 00:43 CST :: 10/14/2008

My Destroyer pedal FINALLY came in the mail, about two months late.

5*'d Cherub Rock and Flirtin' With Disaster on Expert Drums, each with 96% notes hit. :yay:

EDIT: more Expert drums.
Golded Sabotage with 99% notes hit. Not hard at all for a 5th tier.
Golded Mississippi Queen on the LAST NOTE. :yay: Had 98% notes hit.
Passed Next to You with 3*'s and 89% notes hit, and I will never play it again.
Put in the Track Pack, and 5*'d March of the Pigs, also 96% notes hit. That song is FUN.

And, holy crap...FIVE STARS on FOREPLAY/LONG TIME. 94% notes hit. Phew. :P

Posted by: Thanh on 17:55 CST :: 10/16/2008

I was shaking after Fast Solo A because I activated before FSA out of instinct in the darkness verses without breaking combo.  I was thinking "please don't fail FSA" and when I passed it, I was a nervous wreck >_>  I overstrumed the fast strumming before FSB.  FC'ed the whole acsending and descending scales in FSB and then poceeded to mess up the rest of the song.  I overstrummed under SP in Solo Bridge.  Missed random notes in harmony solo and outro.  

OH WELL I'M HAPPY =)






Posted by: the_peacemaker on 18:12 CST :: 10/16/2008

Holy smokes that's a godly run there. :O

Don't discredit yourself, dude, you're definitely a better player than me in many ways.

Posted by: Thanh on 20:25 CST :: 10/16/2008

I'd say we're about even, I'm a lot better at the harder songs it looks like but you kill me in a song like Before I Forget.
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 22:08 CST :: 10/16/2008

Like I said, I only play what I find fun to play, and for the most part it isn't the hardest stuff there, which I find more frustrating and messy and thoughtless than fun. I think you said a while back that TTFAF was the only song you had fun playing, which was why you improved on it so much...doesn't make any sense to me. While I don't exactly find Before I Forget to be a FUN song, at least I can get a grasp on it and make sense and consistency out of it, rather than just mashing stuff.

I do like One, though...the problem is, it's too long for me to practice enough to get a clean run on.

As you can see, I'm trying to play this game less than before.

Posted by: Thanh on 22:29 CST :: 10/16/2008

Yeah I liked TTFAF a lot because I really like fast alt-strumming passage.  Beast and the Harlot (Just absolutely love this one), The Way it Ends, Misirlou, and KoC are also on my list of fun to play.  Six would be fun if it didn't feel like my arm was going to fall of everytime I played it.

Yeah One is sorta like Freebird to me.  Pretty bridges biggest problem pre-darkness riff until I figured out how to use the HO/POs in them so that I hit them everytime.

I took ~month break from GH3 with GH2 and was magically better overall at GH3 when I got back to it.  When I played GH2, I didn't feel like I need to get high scores or anything, since the timing window was too tight for me to be consistent with HO/POs.  

I think you should keep to Rock Band if you are still wanting to keep away from GH3.  Its such a nice way to take a breather.  I would love to do vocal career myself if I had it.

Posted by: valius on 00:40 CST :: 10/17/2008

pop'n music 12 CS with a mini:


Swing Kayo Hyper - CLEAR with 82k :)


pop'n music 9 and 14 coming up... can't wait to try out those new songs :)

Posted by: valius on 17:17 CST :: 10/21/2008

pop'n music 13 (Saturday):

Parade Hyper - CLEAR (first 34 on Carnival)

pop'n music 9:

North Wind Hyper - CLEAR w/80+k :)

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 02:37 CST :: 10/22/2008

I've golded all the 1st-tier Expert Drum charts now, plus now I have Blitzkrieg Bop, Should I Stay or Should I Go, Dani California, and Enter Sandman. I like how Enter Sandman was stuck all the way in the 8th-tier when it's really no harder than 2nd. :D

Maps is really hard to Gold for some reason. I've gotten 175K on it, 99% notes hit, 708 note streak. Still no Gold.

And, as much as I suck at drills on Pump, I suck at them a hundred times more on drums. My left arm is THAT weak. I can't 5* Orange Crush regularly and I can't get more than 40% of the way through Run to the Hills, unless I use my fingers/hands on the drum pads (instead of the drumsticks) and then I can get about 50% of the way through.

Oh, and the Expert drum chart for Epic really sucks.

Posted by: Thanh on 22:11 CST :: 10/22/2008

I can't figure out how to play drums for the life of me >_>

Wow I'm on fire today

Re-FC paint it black.  Score went from 289k to 309k =D

New FC's - Lay Down, Miss Murder (stabs the song), La Grange, and Even Flow.  All of these songs I had have -1 runs on.  Miss Murder the most though, I've literally miss the 2nd to last note, overstrummed, or missed early in the song and kept going.  

Stuff I found sick

TWiE 481k


TTFAF 532k

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 01:21 CST :: 10/23/2008

5*'d Tom Sawyer on Expert Drums, 95% of notes hit. It's actually not as hard as I thought it was originally.

That's THIS chart (and no, I'm not azuritereaction, I'm not nearly this good):



I may be very right-handed, but for some reason my left foot is stronger on the bass pedal. :P

Posted by: Thanh on 07:01 CST :: 10/23/2008

I've actually played that chart at Best Buy with the auto kick.  It was the only one I couldn't 5 star =O
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 08:04 CST :: 10/23/2008

You 5*'d Run to the Hills on Expert with auto-kick on, then? WTF. Like I said, my left arm just won't work that way. That song and the drills are WAY too fast. Plus it actually changes its speed by about 5 BPM up or down every few seconds or so. How did you keep up with that?

Dude, getting the kick pedal down *does* take practice, but I'm sure some who's as good at Guitar Hero as you are could get really good at it before very long at all.

Posted by: Thanh on 15:58 CST :: 10/23/2008

Oh no haha, it was a demo so Run to the Hills wasn't on it.  The demos had an auto kick.

I'm able to pass hard mode songs like When you were young and Reptillia on hard drums on the real game but I'm barely getting by.

Posted by: Jared on 20:12 CST :: 10/24/2008

I wish they'd kept an auto-kick option in the final release.  I would have been able to do Expert decently.  :(
Posted by: Thanh on 20:55 CST :: 10/24/2008

Yeah I 98% Chop Suey on expet drums at walmart on a demo.  It felt so awesome but then I thought, crap I'd never be able to do this with the kicking.

4 starred both Chop Suey and Peace Sells on my sightread on expert Guitar O_O.

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 23:12 CST :: 10/24/2008

i played RB2 today at best buy

93% 4 star Peace sells  expert on a shitty guitar. i am going to assume that some little kid broke it unless the official RB2 is really terrible

Posted by: valius on 01:12 CST :: 10/25/2008

pop'n 9:

Peach Idol [h] - CLEAR w/60+ k sightread... this is a rough chart.


My ASC will be here tomorrow, so prepare for some temporary score plummeting while I adjust :)

Posted by: valius on 02:45 CST :: 10/26/2008

Hooray for Desktop Arcade pop'n controllers!  pop'n with an ASC > pop'n with minicon

pop'n Fever accomplishments:

1/6 billionth Hyper - CLEAR (first 35... period.)
Colors Hyper - CLEAR
Swing Kayo Hyper - CLEAR
POMPOKORIN Hyper - CLEAR
fragments Hyper - CLEAR

pop'n Carnival accomplishments:

Mambo Kayo Hyper - CLEAR
Darkwish Hyper - CLEAR
Der Wald EX - CLEAR
Moon Hyper - CLEAR
ffffff Hyper - CLEAR (finally)
Casino EX - CLEAR (it's not that hard)

pop'n 9 accomplishments:

North Wind Hyper - CLEAR


Wall of failure for all 3 mixes:
jewelry girl Hyper (this song is not a 31!)
Forest Snow Hyper
Toybox Hyper (this song is not a 30!)
Suikoden Hyper

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 02:18 CST :: 10/27/2008

I've 5*'d all the Expert drum charts up to the 7th tier, and have 20 total Golds.

I will probably never 5* Dead on Arrrival (because I hate the song/chart) or Train Kept a Rollin' (because that drill is eeeeeeevil).

Oh, and with some practice I'm now able to do up to an easy 28 on Pop'n.

Posted by: Mimi-Loves-You-All on 07:49 CST :: 10/27/2008

IIDX
Passed mei Normal
A'ed Lucy Normal
Passed Pink Rose Hyper..
Going to try all 5lvl songs

Posted by: valius on 01:26 CST :: 10/28/2008

Welcome to the brutal world of IIDX :P  IIDX stuff is on hold till GOLD arrives for me.  AA (the song) is worth a shot if you're looking for 5s... or ULTIMATE (if you have RED)

With a pop'n ASC

pop'n 10 accomplishments:

Place to Be Hyper - CLEARED
Nostalgic Hyper - CLEARED
Night Out EX - CLEARED (tough chart to get a high score on)

Played Fever, but nothing notable today.

Posted by: valius on 15:05 CST :: 10/31/2008

pop'n music Fever accomplishments with ASC:

Swing Kayo - higher 80K Clear

Wall of failure:

DesRock Hyper sightread - OUCH, this chart's hard
Dance of Shamshir (Battle Dance) Hyper sightread - I will get this chart next time.  It's tough.

Posted by: Thanh on 21:26 CST :: 10/31/2008

Started playing IIDX again
Car of Your Dreams [Hyper] - AA < http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2dN6V6rH2c >
Setsegekka [Normal] - AA < http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUiHfuoCOOg >
High School Love [Hyper] - AA
And cleared a bunch of 8's on Gold



Posted by: valius on 01:51 CST :: 11/01/2008

pop'n Fever with ASC:

Dance of Shamshir Hyper - CLEAR w/80k (take that!)
Be Lovin Hyper - CLEAR (same!)
High School Love Hyper - CLEAR w/90k :)


That's all the significant ones today :)  I'm getting better.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 11:41 CST :: 11/01/2008

Correction:

I'm not only terrible at drills on drums...I'm terrible at ANYTHING that forces me to move my left arm away from the far left (red) drum. :P Seriously, my right arm does about 95% of the arm work on ANY drum chart.

Golded Ballroom Blitz on Expert drums even though I STILL can't make any sense out of the ending. :indifferent:

Posted by: valius on 01:16 CST :: 11/02/2008

A great day for pop'n?  pop'n ASC

pop'n Fever:

BLAST! Hyper - CLEAR, 80k, sightread... phew
Dance of Shamshir Hyper - CLEAR, 83k

pop'n Iroha:

Mugen Hyper - CLEAR, 78k
Swing Kayo Hyper - CLEAR, 76k

pop'n Carnival (steamrolling):

jewelry girl Hyper - CLEAR, 88k (at long last, finally, it's cleared)
Queen's Knights Hyper - CLEAR (at long last...)
pop'n Argument (Megane Rock) Hyper - CLEAR w/83k (take that!)
Forest Snow Hyper - ALMOST CLEAR... 1 inch away due to final chords :(


Wall of Shame:

Sayonara Heaven Hyper (still too tough)
Beyond the Earth Hyper (still too tough)

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 01:23 CST :: 11/02/2008

Quote (valius @ 00:16 CST :: 11/02/2008)
Queen's Knights Hyper - CLEAR (at long last...)

You mean Expert?

And is that unlockable on Fever or is it still only on Carnival?

Today I beat my first 29's: A Shooting Star Hyper and Balalaika Carried With the Wind Hyper.

Posted by: valius on 01:30 CST :: 11/02/2008

Ah, you're right, it's the EX chart not the Hyper chart

And no, it's not on Fever :(


I didn't actually expect to clear all three of those songs in the same sitting after failing Sayonara Heaven :o

Posted by: Mimi-Loves-You-All on 15:42 CST :: 11/02/2008

IIDX
Les filles balancent [normal] - A lol

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 19:26 CST :: 11/02/2008

some guitar hero world tour sightreads

< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP6ZotkQuEM >

< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKovD4VGszY >

Posted by: valius on 01:46 CST :: 11/03/2008

pop'n music 13 accomplishments:

Forest Snow Hyper - CLEARED w/88k (finally!)
Legend of the White Forest (Nocturne) EX - CLEARED w/76k... hard to read this
jewelry girl Hyper - CLEARED w/87k... it's not a fluke.
Queen's Knights EX - CLEARED w/88.5k (new record!)
citta del Sol EX - CLEARED sightread... thank goodness for the fact that the ending is easier than the middle :)

pop'n music 12 accomplishments:

Sayonara Heaven Hyper - CLEARED w/80+k (finally!)
Beyond the Earth Hyper - almost cleared w/80+k (3 bars away :( )
Mugen Hyper - CLEARED w/90k (first time with ASC)


Wall of Shame:

Ryusei Honey Hyper (BS ending)
Swing Kayo EX (ouch)

Posted by: Thanh on 08:05 CST :: 11/03/2008

Snow Storm hyper - B 324 combo (4% away from a clear)
Gold Rush hyper - Cleared.  I think I got an A, but it could have been a B that was like 10 ex away from an A.

Posted by: Thanh on 23:10 CST :: 11/04/2008

Cleared a few 9's today.  I decided to make some vids too.

Second Heaven [Hyper] - A & cleared. This isn't a 9 but its pretty hard to clear because of the ending.
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHLDdUvEZAs&fmt=18 >

Snow Storm [Hyper] - A & cleared. Fuck yeah!!
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNlHtB1SOhg&fmt=18 >

Treasure X Star [Hyper] - A & cleared. Easy but loads of fun
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piY3XYR4jEE&fmt=18 >

CaptivAte ~裁き~/ CaptivAte Sabaki [Hyper] - Almost AA'ed & cleared. I just think this is a fun 8.
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6d__PWXVSI&fmt=18 >

Posted by: valius on 02:23 CST :: 11/05/2008

I have joined the
IIDX GOOOOOOLLLLLDDD!!!! club... haven't really had a chance to play so much (I really need a second TV), but just one significant one today:

Blind Justice Hyper - Cleared w/B

And blah Kakumei Hyper :|

Posted by: Thanh on 08:47 CST :: 11/05/2008

Yeah Kakumei can go die in a ditch lol
Posted by: valius on 03:33 CST :: 11/06/2008

IIDX Gold accomplishments:

Gold Rush Hyper - CLEAR w/B sightread (tough at the end)
snow storm Hyper - CLEAR w/C sightread

Posted by: valius on 02:03 CST :: 11/07/2008

One single IIDX accomplishment:

CaptivAte~誓い~ Hyper - CLEAR w/B sightread... the ending's tricky

Posted by: Mimi-Loves-You-All on 15:20 CST :: 11/07/2008

IIDX
I like to play on left side but... damn... one button didn't work...
I play really bad on right side but still....
Lion Suki - Hyper - B
Pink Rose - Hyper - B, close to get A

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 01:25 CST :: 11/09/2008

Played one song on Pro today because I miss this chart:

24 misses on Hello NM, 84.79%, A (i.e. passed with Stagebreak on and Pro timing).

Posted by: valius on 02:09 CST :: 11/10/2008

beatmania IIDX GOLD accomplishments:

Fire Fire Hyper - CLEAR w/C sightread... not as hard as I expected...
Photongenic Hyper - CLEAR w/C... still got it :)
Candy Galy Hyper - ugh...

Lots of hard 10s in this game :(

Posted by: valius on 02:00 CST :: 11/11/2008

beatmania IIDX GOLD!

Kakumei Hyper - CLEAR w/D?  Seriously?  (this chart is ugh... cleared by BSing most of it :|)
the shadow Hyper - CLEAR w/C
metallic mind Hyper - CLEAR w/B (weird chart)

Posted by: davyn on 05:37 CST :: 11/11/2008

Quote (valius @ 00:00 CST :: 11/11/2008)
Kakumei Hyper - CLEAR w/D?  Seriously?  (this chart is ugh...

You're probably anti-random but there's a lot of patterns you can get that make this song really easy.

I'll probably play IIDX again once Troopers CS is out.

Posted by: valius on 01:37 CST :: 11/12/2008

Quote (davyn @ 03:37 CST :: 11/11/2008)
Quote (valius @ 00:00 CST :: 11/11/2008)
Kakumei Hyper - CLEAR w/D?  Seriously?  (this chart is ugh...

You're probably anti-random but there's a lot of patterns you can get that make this song really easy.

I'll probably play IIDX again once Troopers CS is out.

Ah, true... I hadn't thought of checking the song out on Random... maybe it'll actually make the chart fun :P

pop'n music 12 accomplishments:

Beyond the Earth Hyper - CLEAR w/80+k (finally!)
Mugen Hyper - CLEAR w/92k (matched my minicon record)
Forest Snow Hyper - CLEAR w/90k (new record!)
Swing Kayo Hyper - CLEAR w/83k (new record!)
Magical Shower Acapella EX - CLEAR w/80+k sightread :)
Ryusei Honey Normal - CLEAR w/99k (4 goods away from 100k :( )

Sayonara Heaven Hyper - 1 bar away from clear :|  I suck at endings
Ryusei Honey Hyper - ugh... 2 bars away... I could clear this if I were better at the ending :(

Good run!  Amazing how not playing half asleep actually helps :)

Posted by: Mimi-Loves-You-All on 11:37 CST :: 11/14/2008

IIDX
Lion Suki - Normal - A (had to help my friend)
Bloody Tears - Normal - B
Spring rain - Normal - A
Love is orange - normal - A

Posted by: Jared on 12:19 CST :: 11/15/2008

Cleared Stratosphere on MGD today (keyboard).
Posted by: valius on 02:26 CST :: 11/16/2008

pop'n music Fever:

forest song EX - CLEAR sightread
The room of mush (CABARET) EX - CLEAR w/cheating/towel on TV (first 37!)
High School Love EX - CLEAR sightread
Blessing EX - CLEAR sightread
Psyche Planet-V Hyper - CLEAR sightread
hora de verdad Hyper - CLEAR sightread (first 36!)
The Least 100 Sec Hyper - CLEAR sightread
Cloud Hyper - CLEAR

pop'n music Carnival:

jewelry girl Hyper - CLEAR w/89k

Not a bad run today :)

Posted by: Mimi-Loves-You-All on 02:48 CST :: 11/16/2008

IIDX
Pink Rose - Normal - A, really close to AA
AA - Normal - B at last I passed it!
V - Normal - B
Les filles balancent - Normal - B, close to get A

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 02:50 CST :: 11/16/2008

I beat my first 30's on Pop'n today.

I also beat a 32 (the Rock Opera song on Carnival with the long Italian title and the whale in a tuxedo), but the rating's completely wrong and it's really more like a hard 27 so it shouldn't count.

Posted by: Kettchup on 13:51 CST :: 11/17/2008

Everyone bitching about Kakumei [H] should play it on all-scratch.
Posted by: Mimi-Loves-You-All on 14:20 CST :: 11/18/2008

DDR:
Pluto - expert - Fail .-.

Posted by: Thanh on 16:48 CST :: 11/19/2008

I hate this game.

Beat my old high score by 111k.



Posted by: Mimi-Loves-You-All on 13:41 CST :: 11/24/2008

IIDX:
Love is orange - Normal - A, full combo
Les filles balancent - Normal - B, 2greats need to get A >_<
Kachoufusetsu - C, passed!
Passed Yoshitaka course with C (I was so tired after PIU)
DDR:
V - Expert - B
Honey Punch - Expert - A

Posted by: valius on 16:10 CST :: 11/24/2008

pop'n 16 AC on Sat.:

NEDESHIKO ROCK Hyper - CLEARED sightread (easiest 33 I've ever faced)
the keel Hyper - CLEARED first try
The Man From Far East EX - CLEARED sightread


Lots of failures, but not too shabby.

Posted by: valius on 15:09 CST :: 11/27/2008

pop'n Carnival w/Life 3 put on again (knocking me down a level :|):

Butterfly Hyper - CLEAR finally w/88k... blah chart
Legend of the White Forest EX - CLEAR w/81k new record!

More bare failures than clears due to Life 3, but oh well....

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 08:30 CST :: 11/28/2008

Found a DDR Supernova 2 machine last week. Got my "Enjoy Points" up to level 11. :P
It's fun, but the timing is fucking hard. I have yet to AA any songs, and I'm getting C's on crap like Legend of Max, MAX300, and MAX Unlimited. :/ Game is decent price. 100 yen a play, which is cheaper then the machine where I lived in America, $1.25 a game.

It's not Pump or ITG, but I'm learning to like it. I just wish there wasn't such a huge jump in difficulty for boss songs. I probably have the stamina to do most, but I can't fucking read the shit! :tear: :tear: :tear: I play any song 180bpm and below 3x, and 120 below 5x. So when I try crap like Healing D-Vision, Eternal Love Mix, etc. I just fail before I even get to the hard parts.  :(

If anything I just need to work on my timing. Do easy stuff again and work my way up. Been playing stepmania more now and I'm doing decent with anything under a 10 I get a AA. The only 10 I've AA is Legend of Max, while I still have just an A on MAX300 for some strange reason. :/ I'll start playing more once I get over my cold.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 12:34 CST :: 11/28/2008

Quote (ShinjiKinomoto @ 07:30 CST :: 11/28/2008)
Been playing stepmania more now and I'm doing decent with anything under a 10 I get a AA. The only 10 I've AA is Legend of Max, while I still have just an A on MAX300 for some strange reason.

Is that Supernova timing? Where you need 95 million out of 100 million points to get a AA?

Or is it just old-school AA-timing, where as long as you don't get more than like, 10% of the notes missed or something, then you'll get a AA?

I liked that way so much better. DDR really hasn't been much fun to play since they changed the timing window and rating system. :(

Posted by: Koop on 12:36 CST :: 11/28/2008

VALIUS YOU'RE A LIAR Nadeshiko is a hella hard 33 D:<
Posted by: Jared on 17:44 CST :: 11/28/2008

Woohoo!  DJ Max Portable, cleared a whole game of 8B!  Only 90.05% but hey, I'm not complaining.
Posted by: valius on 03:21 CST :: 11/30/2008

Quote (Koop @ 10:36 CST :: 11/28/2008)
VALIUS YOU'RE A LIAR Nadeshiko is a hella hard 33 D:<

Fine, fine, it's not THAT easy :P  Harder than Swing Kayo in some parts, but it's easy to clear since the stuff near the end of the song is kind of repetitive and not actually that hard.

Oh and pop'n Carnival on Fri. with Life3:

ffffff Hyper - CLEAR!

pop'n Fever with Life3:

Blast! Hyper - CLEAR :)

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 20:12 CST :: 11/30/2008

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 20:34 CST :: 11/28/2008)
Quote (ShinjiKinomoto @ 07:30 CST :: 11/28/2008)
Been playing stepmania more now and I'm doing decent with anything under a 10 I get a AA. The only 10 I've AA is Legend of Max, while I still have just an A on MAX300 for some strange reason.

Is that Supernova timing? Where you need 95 million out of 100 million points to get a AA?

Or is it just old-school AA-timing, where as long as you don't get more than like, 10% of the notes missed or something, then you'll get a AA?

I liked that way so much better. DDR really hasn't been much fun to play since they changed the timing window and rating system. :(

Old-school AA rating for stepmania. It is annoying that you need the 95 for AA in Supernova 2. So freak'n hard. This is one of the reasons why I miss Pump. Pump is a feel good game. I could play something hard and still get an A with moderate misses. Plus the boss songs are impossible to read. <.< They went way out of hand with Supernova 1&2 with the gimmicks. >.< So basicly all I play now are heavy songs and a try to improve my MAX(insert version) score since I can't read the new stuff. :/
Posted by: Thanh on 22:26 CST :: 11/30/2008

In stepmania and older DDR, you need 93% of the max DP to get a AA.

Not sure if anyone here knows this song but this is ridiculous for me


And here's crap MA

Posted by: moskausan on 22:28 CST :: 12/11/2008

I f**cking owned the Club tour in DJ MAX Clazziquai, got to the ending. Just 4 missions got stuck in "MAXIMUM". Man I´m so happy, can´t wait more for black square.
Posted by: Thanh on 10:30 CST :: 12/14/2008

Oh my gosh..............


Posted by: the_peacemaker on 15:13 CST :: 12/14/2008

WAT :O
Posted by: Thanh on 19:51 CST :: 12/14/2008

Alright I'm home from work now and just uploaded the video.  I started playing again like 2 days ago for the Scorehero leagues.  I decided to give TTFAF a whirl and FC"ed Synth Death in a real run and was like oh snap *practices it for consistency.*  I played a bit this morning and got it on my 2nd try.  I got lucky enough to pull together parts of the songs I can keep a streak in together and not mess up in easier parts of the song to get myself to 331k coming into Synth Death.  Normally I get about 280-300k there.


Posted by: Mimi-Loves-You-All on 07:17 CST :: 12/17/2008

Normal:
Love is orange - A, full combo
Lucy - A, full combo
So Fabulous!! - A
Lion Suki - A, full combo
Les Filles balancent - B 2 greats left to get A TT_TT
Bloody tears - B, at last I got that stupid stream-jump
The dirty of Loudness - D, failed, I played it just for 7-key pressing XD
Hyper:
Pink Rose - A



Posted by: C18 on 23:10 CST :: 12/19/2008

does someone knows where can i get the itg3 simfiles?
or can someone share it plz?

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 10:12 CST :: 12/23/2008

i just got ghwt. ill work on the songs after i unlock everything

DDR SuperNOVA (PS2. We have metal pads in school)

Chaos Challenge - faile (WTF.... WHY)
AA, DoLL, Xepher on hardest modes for their respective songs - A

Healing-D-Vision Challenge (yes bar) - B. PASSED IT!!!

Posted by: Koop on 12:01 CST :: 12/23/2008

I cant wait to pass BBLLAASSTT Hyper on ASC controller :<
Posted by: stsung on 16:17 CST :: 12/23/2008

I failed at figuring out how to take videos of me playing with both the screen and legs to be in the video... but in doing so I managed to capture

sexy planet oni 1 great
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLrWvsQZvvY >
---------------
cleared 9* - reminiscence with A in IIDX DJ Troopers

Posted by: valius on 04:41 CST :: 12/24/2008

Quote (Koop @ 10:01 CST :: 12/23/2008)
I cant wait to pass BBLLAASSTT Hyper on ASC controller :<

Once you know the rhythm and the formation down for the repetitive parts, it's not as bad as one would think.


Taiko no Tatsujin Wii accomplishments with the Taiko drum:

Motteke! Sailor Fuku! (Lucky Star OP) Normal - CLEAR w/320k

Made it to 1st DAN in the dojo.

Posted by: Koop on 10:41 CST :: 12/25/2008

I plaed Happy sky.

I AA'd Vault of Heaven Normal
and A'd Recollection Hyper. <- this was a nice surprise.



I AM NOW A NI DAN.

Posted by: valius on 17:16 CST :: 12/31/2008

IIDX GOLD!!!!  Dusted off the TTs after playing other games

Made it to 5th DAN with higher percentage, which means I'm still able to play at a decent level

Kamaitachi Hyper - CLEAR w/C sightread
花吹雪 ~IIDX LIMITED~ [a] - CLEAR w/B sightread... tricky chart


I'd have more, but I'm a little rusty :P

Posted by: valius on 23:50 CST :: 1/01/2009

Taiko no Tatsujin Wii:

Mori no Kuma-san Oni - CLEAR (first Oni... yes, it is very easy)
Wrath of Requiem Regular - Gold CLEAR/Full Combo :)

That's pretty much it... 4-star Onis are hard. :(

Posted by: The W on 09:52 CST :: 1/03/2009

thats what you get on rock band 2 87 percent expert no screen.
Posted by: valius on 03:17 CST :: 1/06/2009

Taiko Wii:

Kiseki Oni - CLEAR (first 3-star)
Summer Matsuri Difficult - CLEAR!
Angel Dream Difficult - CLEAR
Ego Ego Atakushi Difficult - CLEAR


Other stuff, but not significant

I'm getting a little better... wait till I have access to the "2000" series :|

Posted by: Koop on 13:29 CST :: 1/06/2009

I full combo'd trigger of innocence then AAd it with misses of course..
Posted by: valius on 01:21 CST :: 1/08/2009

Taiko Wii:

Tsubomi Oni - CLEAR w/8 misses... this is only a 4-star for being hard to read :o
Soba ni Iru ne Oni - CLEAR w/<10 misses... this is a 5-star only for being hard to read
Odoru Ponpokorin Oni - CLEAR, finally
William Tell Overture Difficult - CLEAR
Wrath of Requiem Difficult - CLEAR
Happii de Rippa! Difficult - CLEAR

Wall of shame
Yume wo kanae te Doraemon Oni - almost clear, gah, so little room for error
Natsu Matsuri Oni - I know I'll get this down someday

I'm getting better at this...

Posted by: Thanh on 06:33 CST :: 1/08/2009

Started playing IIDX Distorted again like 2-3 days ago.

< Tashikanamono [Hyper] - AA >
< Deep Roar [Another] - A >
< Quasar [Hyper] - A >
< 華蝶風雪(Kachoufusetsu) [Hyper] - A (clear) >
< Waxing and Wanding [Normal] - AAA >
So Fabulous [Hyper] - AA
Apocalypse ~Dirge of Swans~ [Hyper] - B (clear)

The first four videos came out so good.  W&W is older which is why its screen only.

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 16:30 CST :: 1/08/2009

World Tour new scores, wow 4X really helps a lot

3 songs FC expert: Jessie's girl, monsoon, and Today
4 star Trapped under Ice expert

Eagles track pack-all expert
5 star one of these nights
4 star-Fail grasp on the big picture and life in the fast lane

Hendrix track pack-all expert
4 star Fire
5 star little wing and if 6 was 9

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 20:29 CST :: 1/09/2009

636k on overkill drums expert. 17th on online leaderboards on wii :D
Posted by: Sprite on 22:58 CST :: 1/10/2009

ITG2:

Passed One Winged Angel AC no bar sightread:


Posted by: sudocho on 03:14 CST :: 1/13/2009

DJMAX Black Square 4BFX Internet Ranking

I got 1st place.

Posted by: valius on 03:02 CST :: 1/16/2009

Taiko Wii:

Natsu Matsuri Oni - CLEAR finally
Blue Bird Oni - CLEAR finally
Donko's First Date Oni - CLEAR sightread
Taiko March Oni - CLEAR sightread (not as hard as I thought)


Played pop'n Fever as well, but did miserably. :|

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 03:43 CST :: 1/16/2009

I beat my first 9-star (out of 10) Oni on Taiko no Tatsujin, though it was probably the easiest one in the game.

And we've unlocked the 2000 series of songs. They're like, the Max series of Taiko. Oh joy. :P

Posted by: youngtekneek on 22:22 CST :: 1/23/2009

ITG 2
Destiny 93.57% Bar
Bloodrush 89.86% Bar
Hand of Time 96.17% Bar
Vertex 91.24% Bar

Posted by: valius on 04:17 CST :: 1/25/2009

Taiko Wii:

First "2000 series" Difficult:

Saitama 2000 Difficult - CLEAR

Posted by: Thanh on 00:12 CST :: 1/29/2009

Wow I'm getting very consistent with 5 starring this.  I 5 starred it with at least 570k 5 times in a row so far.


Vid is two different runs put together and with a lower score.  586k

Posted by: valius on 03:42 CST :: 1/29/2009

IIDX GOOOOLLLDDD!!!!

Reached 6th DAN

Last Message [a] - CLEARED w/C
Ave de Rapina [a] - CLEARED w/C

Did ok, but no new 10s, because it's rough. :(

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 03:14 CST :: 1/30/2009

On a Pop'n arcade cabinet, passed Caring Dance and Dar[k]wish on Hyper.

Dar[k]wish is really easy for a 32. :indifferent:

Posted by: Brett on 20:41 CST :: 1/30/2009

Clears on IIDX
Icarus [a] 12
1st Samauri [a] 11
Blue Rain [a] 11
Mental Meltdown [a] 11
Mendes [h]
雪月花 [a] 12
Innocent Walls [h] 12 almost hard cleared :<

Posted by: valius on 03:21 CST :: 1/31/2009

You people are insane (referring to Brett's clears) :o  Setsugekka, Mendes, and 1st Samurai are insane. :|
Posted by: Brett on 02:45 CST :: 2/01/2009

Pretty much the best video on djTcs
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzX8Tg_xkew >
HOLY SHIT SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCH!!!!
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CYBiAwS3I0 >
Almost an S, pretty unfortunante
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgW6gMgCb7U >
This was an extremely bad idea
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgJJ-xAODVs >

Posted by: Brett on 23:39 CST :: 2/01/2009

Cleared Colors [a] 12
Posted by: Jared on 00:18 CST :: 2/02/2009

First GH EX FC - My Name Is Jonas.  Woohoo!
Posted by: Mimi-Loves-You-All on 09:58 CST :: 2/02/2009

IIDX
Pink Rose -Another- B, I will train more Anothers and Hypers
DoLL -Normal- B, 1 more great and could get A >_> luck wasn't on my side
I didn't play IIDX for 1 month >_>

Posted by: Brett on 00:33 CST :: 2/05/2009

clear colors hyper all scratch :D
Posted by: Kettchup on 09:54 CST :: 2/05/2009

Quote (Brett @ 18:33 CST :: 2/04/2009)
clear colors hyper all scratch :D

wtf man... do kakumei next. or faxx.
Posted by: Brett on 01:04 CST :: 2/06/2009

already did kakumei, it's the video titled "This was a really bad idea"
Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 23:12 CST :: 2/06/2009

Anyone play DDRX? The new song list is pretty decent, and the new machine is fucking hot. But somehow I can't time for shit on them. The Japanese can't either. I have yet to AA a song...or seen anyone else AA a song for that matter. :/ On DDRX that is...there are lots of AA/AAAs on the SuperNova2 machine.

DDRX has the best interface of all DDR games. Finally 0.5x mods! 2.5 and 3.5 mods FTW! Just wish they had some Cmods for the Boss songs, since I will never be able to pass them because of the need to read 1x. >.< Why Konami!? Why!? If they added Cmods and "Rythm and Police" into it, this would be the best DDR mix since Extreme.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 03:11 CST :: 2/07/2009

Quote (ShinjiKinomoto @ 22:12 CST :: 2/06/2009)
If they added Cmods and "Rythm and Police" into it, this would be the best DDR mix since Extreme.

I wouldn't say so...even then I feel that for every step forward DDRX made, it made like five steps back. ¬_¬

Even so...how've you been Shinji? You haven't been around much at all...I guess you're getting really accustomed to life in Japan by now.

I played some Drummania and I'm still pretty terrible at it, considering this is the first time I played it for any longer than like, 15 minutes. :indifferent:
I can beat up to a 57, if I know the song really well. I cleared Heaven's Cocktail on Advanced (53) and Heaven is a '57 Metallic Gray on Extreme (56). Love those songs.

Got to the last reprise of Concertino in Blue on Basic (59), but failed.

Oh, and Cosmic Cowgirl is really fun. :)

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 07:49 CST :: 2/07/2009

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 11:11 CST :: 2/07/2009)
Quote (ShinjiKinomoto @ 22:12 CST :: 2/06/2009)
If they added Cmods and "Rythm and Police" into it, this would be the best DDR mix since Extreme.

I wouldn't say so...even then I feel that for every step forward DDRX made, it made like five steps back. ¬_¬

Even so...how've you been Shinji? You haven't been around much at all...I guess you're getting really accustomed to life in Japan by now.

I played some Drummania and I'm still pretty terrible at it, considering this is the first time I played it for any longer than like, 15 minutes. :indifferent:
I can beat up to a 57, if I know the song really well. I cleared Heaven's Cocktail on Advanced (53) and Heaven is a '57 Metallic Gray on Extreme (56). Love those songs.

Got to the last reprise of Concertino in Blue on Basic (59), but failed.

Oh, and Cosmic Cowgirl is really fun. :)

Life here is good. Spring Break has started, so I'll have a lot more free time. In the process of trying to get a part time job for some moneys. Don't have the cash to go to Korea or other places in Japan like I wanted to originally, so I want to get a job for I can at least enjoy the local area as much as I can.If I have a part-time job, I'll play DDR and Taiko more. :D

BTW, nice to see your doing so well on Drummania. I tried it three times and got up to the 20s, but I prefer Taiko, even if it's twice as expensive.
Taiko no Tatsujin. 2 songs. 100 yen
Bemani games. 4 songs. 100 yen

I can do some easier oni's, but I'm still a long ways from being decent. Cost a lot to get good. Games are ALWAYS a 100 yen, and there is no token system here, so stuff is always expensive. If I get a job, I might try to budget myself 3000 yen a week for DDR and stuff as opposed to my 500 yen limit.

Taiko=LOVE

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 02:36 CST :: 2/08/2009

Taiko no Tatsujin is awesome. I think I'm finally starting to get the hang of this game.

On the Wii version I passed a handful of 9* Oni's - Menkui Mirakuru, Ego Ego Atakushi, Angel Dream, Mechadeath, and Motteke! Sera-Fuku (YES, I beat the Lucky Star Theme! :D ).

Got about 7 bars of life away from passing my first 10* (Toccata and Fugue Rock).

The one I REALLY want to beat is Yozakura Shanikusai < http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rayAeVl3P5o > , but I don't know when THAT's going to happen...

Posted by: Brett on 13:09 CST :: 2/09/2009

9 dan is hard, 10 dan is fucking impossible.
Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 07:31 CST :: 2/10/2009

Wow. I can barely pass the Lucky Star song on Muzukashi, much less oni! Nice job! Then again, I can do harder stuff on the PSP/DS, but wielding those large sticks takes a lot of energy. ^^;;

Oh, Spring Break started this week, so I'm going to try to go play DDRX more. I went today, and for the first time saw a guy AAA'ing everything. He played the same song four times, but I saw that he had AAA's on every song surrounding it. I wanted to say somthing, but either he was there for awhile or the presence of a gaijin made him feel uneasy and he quickly left.

But whatever...apparently DOUBLE JOINT PREMIUM is enabled now, with FOUR SONGS! @_@ I played five sets of doubles!
Fuck yeah! Although I couldn't get higher then a B on any of them. I tried playing Can't Stop Falling in Love (speed mix) four times in a row, and all I could manage was 79 greats. I'll get DDRX timing down soon enough!

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 08:07 CST :: 2/11/2009

Played another five sets today. I tried putting the arrows back on, and put the "dark background" setting that I see other players use. Helped my timing a little bit, but not enough to get a A on anything yet. Not sure why my timing sucks. The machine is in good condition. My scores are normally like this.
Perfects>Marvelous>Greats
So yeah...I need to fix this badly. On the bright side, I got one decent accomplishment in today.
Xepher Doubles Expert: C 24 Boos, dont wanna mention the other stuff. @_@
I'll probably go back to my old 160lb weight if I keep playing five sets a day. lol.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 11:36 CST :: 2/11/2009

Don't worry too much, DDRX timing is ridiculous. :(

By the time you manage to get back on a Pump machine here in the US, your PA just might be good enough to knock your old reords clear out of the water. :)

Posted by: valius on 19:53 CST :: 2/11/2009

Taiko Wii:

Ekiben2000 Difficult - border CLEAR
Toccata and Fugue Rock Difficult - Clear w/200k
Tenjiku2000 Difficult - border CLEAR


Getting better, I guess.

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 02:41 CST :: 2/12/2009

I'm going to take a break tomorrow. But I almost have the timing down. I got A's on some stuff below 12. It seems you have to hit the arrow before it hits the targets on top. In any case, some pictures of my crappy scores and the sexy DDRX machine.
Double Prem FTW!



Posted by: Brett on 23:21 CST :: 2/12/2009

Cleared a bunch of custom courses on DJT that are all 12s, I particularly like my
Ristaccia, Oratio, Ristaccia, Oratio, Ristaccia [a] course

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 21:55 CST :: 2/13/2009

I finished Rock Band on Expert Drums.

I'd never even gotten more than halfway through Run to the Hills before I beat it today, then I 4*'d Won't Get Fooled Again on a sightread.

I think all this Taiko has helped. :P

EDIT: Just Golded Green Grass and High Tides, 419k, 99% notes hit. Hitting the lower rim on the long blue-tapping section with the middle of the stick really helped.

Posted by: valius on 01:34 CST :: 2/14/2009

IIDX EMPRESS accomplishments:

MY FUTURE Hyper - CLEAR w/C sightread
Mahoroba Hyper - CLEAR w/B sightread
Punch Love ♥ 仮面 Hyper - CLEAR sightread

pop'n Party:

Caring Dance Hyper - 85k CLEAR
Toukarenjou Hyper - CLEAR sightread!
CONTINENTAL EX - CLEAR sightread!


Not that great of a day (lots of failures on sightread), but that's ok.

Turii Hyper is hard. :o

Posted by: Brett on 18:44 CST :: 2/19/2009

Quote (ShinjiKinomoto @ 01:41 CST :: 2/12/2009)
But I almost have the timing down.

If you are getting more greats than perfect or marvelous, I wouldn't say you have the timing down. If you need to practice timing play easier songs and focus on marvelous attack.
Posted by: Thanh on 21:20 CST :: 2/19/2009

Finally broke 600k :D  I've been stuck around 570-590k for about 2 or 3 weeks now.

< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8JKboqDU-w >


Posted by: the_peacemaker on 21:59 CST :: 2/19/2009

I'm not playing anymore dude. You can stop getting so good now. :P j/k
Posted by: Thanh on 23:52 CST :: 2/19/2009

Haha this score was seriously out of nowhere.  The run I finished before this was ended with about 520k

I'm close to FCing Cliffs of Dover, #otB and Cult of Personality but I have trouble staying consistent with them.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 01:43 CST :: 2/20/2009

No seriously, now you're almost as good as the best player in Cornell a while back; he was a freshman when I was a senior. He was like, in the top 10 among the state of Kentucky.

FC'ing Cliffs of Dover and Cult of Personality were among his two last accomplishments before he quit to focus on studies. I think he almost FC'd Take This Life, but got tired of trying to get clean runs on it.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 04:01 CST :: 2/22/2009

On Pop'n (home version), I passed Colors Hyper with 87k. First 33. Great chart too.
Posted by: valius on 04:15 CST :: 2/22/2009

Yesterday:

pop'n Fever CS:

Sunshine Dance EX - CLEAR

Today:
pop'n Carnvial CS:

jewlery girl Hyper - CLEAR w/84k (FINALLY)
Kokyutos Hyper - CLEAR sightread (tough, but doable... not a 36)

pop'n Fever CS:
Love Love Kuracchi Hyper - CLEAR sightread
Mahou no Tamago EX - CLEAR sightread


A few songs where I was close to passing, but not quite (e.g. Ubertreffen Hyper, ferris wheel EX)... but a good day for pop'n! :)

Posted by: Brett on 20:45 CST :: 2/22/2009

AA Unreal :D
Posted by: valius on 20:41 CST :: 2/24/2009

pop'n Party AC accomplishments:

Oedo Kayo Hyper - CLEAR (finally!)
Blind Justice Hyper - CLEAR (finally!)
jewelry Girl Hyper - CLEAR w/84.6k (still got it)
Continental EX - CLEAR
Surf Rock Hyper - CLEAR sightread
Flowers Hyper - CLEAR w/65k (meh chart)

Wall of shame:

Echoes Hyper
Dance of Shamshir Hyper
hora de verdad Hyper
Tino's White Horse Hyper

Pretty good day with pop'n anyway :)

Posted by: Brett on 13:23 CST :: 2/25/2009

Still trying to clear PARANOiA ~HADES~ challenge, but it's the most exhausing chart ever. I'm just as tired from that as I get from Chimera.
Posted by: supernovamaniac on 23:36 CST :: 2/25/2009

seriously, PARANOiA ~HADES~ is just plain stupid.
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 23:59 CST :: 2/25/2009

Just about every 10-footer-or-equivalent boss song on DDR after Extreme was pretty stupid, I think. There are a couple exceptions though - Xepher's not half bad, even though it's not as good as I think it could've been.
Posted by: valius on 03:53 CST :: 2/26/2009

pop'n party AC accomplishments:

Echoes Hyper - CLEAR 79.8k :o
Stars EX - CLEAR (wow, this is harder than I remember)
Late Riser Hyper - CLEAR
Istan Beats EX - CLEAR (finally)
Toy Box Hyper - CLEAR (on a new mix, it is so much easier to read)
Snow Flower EX - CLEAR (on a new mix, I can see it!)

Wall of shame:

Dance of Shamshir Hyper - 1 bar away from clear :(

Old songs + new system = more fun :)

Posted by: Brett on 11:44 CST :: 2/26/2009

I love the boss songs, even though they are all extremely hard and for different reasons. PARANOiA ~HADES~ is a stamina test, pluto is about memorization, ngo is reading jumps, relinquish is about speed, and dead end is just being able to do pure shit.
Posted by: Kettchup on 15:55 CST :: 2/26/2009

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 17:59 CST :: 2/25/2009)
Just about every 10-footer-or-equivalent boss song on DDR after Extreme was pretty stupid, I think. There are a couple exceptions though - Xepher's not half bad, even though it's not as good as I think it could've been.


I have to agree with peace on this one, except I've never really thought any of the 10's on DDR were well done except perhaps the first two Maxes (well, Max and MaXX anyway). I don't like charts that require you to memorize the song in advance (chaos, relinquish) or that don't flow well with the song (HDV). I understand it's a measure of adding difficulty to the game, but Pump, IIDX, GH are all able to make hard songs(respectively LIADZ, Mei, and TtFatF for example) without adding in elements that are essentially arbitrary in relation to the song, like stops/speed changes and stupid step/note combinations, or just throwing in more steps to make it harder. (I would add a GF/DM reference as well but I'm not as familiar with the game.)
If you're going to make a song for the sole purpose of adding a boss song to a game, give the song depth so the steps make sense in relation to the song.

< /rant >

tl;dr - You can make songs stamina draining and fast and challenging in many respects without making them stupid.

Posted by: Brett on 19:38 CST :: 2/26/2009

I've gotta disagree with you there, I think all games have hard gimmick songs
IIDX - Mei [a], Pluto [a], FAXX [a] (speed changes), Please Don't Go (Fast 4 note chords plus scratching), Rage Against Usual (Double scales high bpm)
Pop'n - Kei-Row Punk, Hip-Rock 3 (Speed Changes), Spy, Spanish (Cool window only), Classic 8 (Jackhammers),
GF - Daydream (Ridiculous guitar solo), Model DD Series (Fast double switching), Concertino (fast hyperpicking)
DM - A.Dogma, Rock to Infinity, The Least 100 Seconds, Model DD Series, Model Fairy Tales 2 ~Miracle Version~ (Crazy solos and patterns)

Posted by: valius on 21:53 CST :: 2/26/2009

mei [a] is insane, but at least it makes sense with what the song is musically...

But yeah FAXX and Please Don't Go are blah.

So is stuff like Inscrutable Battle Hyper and EX

Posted by: Kettchup on 07:27 CST :: 2/27/2009

Quote (Brett @ 13:38 CST :: 2/26/2009)
I've gotta disagree with you there, I think all games have hard gimmick songs
IIDX - Mei [a], Pluto [a], FAXX [a] (speed changes), Please Don't Go (Fast 4 note chords plus scratching), Rage Against Usual (Double scales high bpm)
Pop'n - Kei-Row Punk, Hip-Rock 3 (Speed Changes), Spy, Spanish (Cool window only), Classic 8 (Jackhammers),
GF - Daydream (Ridiculous guitar solo), Model DD Series (Fast double switching), Concertino (fast hyperpicking)
DM - A.Dogma, Rock to Infinity, The Least 100 Seconds, Model DD Series, Model Fairy Tales 2 ~Miracle Version~ (Crazy solos and patterns)

I didn't mean that those games didn't have hard gimmick songs. I meant that they had a number of songs that were hard simply due to the nature of the song itself, without the difficulty feeling "forced upon the song" like in many of the newest DDR boss songs.

And I have to disagree with you on Mei [a]. It flows perfectly well with the song, and the notechart is perfect for it. It does have speed changes, but that's because the song has speed changes. I'm talking about the unnecessary speed changes like in FaXX (DDR or IIDX), Chaos, or Relinquish.

Another note - Mei could have easily been a 400bpm song, either both at the beginning and the end, or they could have left out the slowdown to 100 bpm and built it up to 400 bpm at the end. But they didn't. Again reinforcing my point that songs don't have to be super fast to be difficult. < glares at ddr production team >

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 07:57 CST :: 3/03/2009

So yeah. I was bored. Here is the Taito I frequent for BEMANI!


One more Pop'n Video. A low level one, but whatever. :P I wish I had my friends camera. Such great quality!

Posted by: valius on 15:38 CST :: 3/04/2009

Empress and Party!  And I guess jubeat is over there too.  Nice :)


pop'n Party accomplishments:

Tentei Hyper - CLEAR sightread
jewelry girl Hyper - CLEAR w/85.1k
Tamayuri Hyper - CLEAR sightread
Beyond the Earth Hyper - CLEAR w/80k finally.


Cleared some old songs, but that's all the notables for now.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 19:14 CST :: 3/04/2009

I got mind-numbingly close to passing Toccata and Fugue Rock on the Wii version of Taiko last week, which would've been my first 10* Oni.

I kept failing I think by 2-4 bars, and once I actually was one bar INTO THE PASSING RANGE before failing out of it right at the end. :angry:

Posted by: valius on 01:56 CST :: 3/14/2009

One notable accomplishment on pop'n Party AC:

Aqua Hyper - CLEAR (first 36!)  Though is this really a 36?

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 21:55 CST :: 3/14/2009

I randomly put Guitar Hero II back into my PS2, and just got a 7* run on Less Talk More Rokk Expert. 344,317, with 99% notes hit and a 293 note streak. Missed an easy SP too.

I'm unplugging my PS2 now. This game is WAY too addictive. :O

Posted by: skibblesx on 20:34 CST :: 3/15/2009

This is from "R21Freak Joke Simfile Pack"
Fast Food song grade S. I only got the miss because my shoe was a little loose and slip off a little.

Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 17:58 CST :: 3/16/2009

So been playing some more JuBeat as of late. Passed my first 6 Expert.
こんなに近くで
Konna ni Chikaku de Expert B.

Think I'm close to passing 7s. Need to go back and up some of my scores to S grade. Started getting S's for 2s&3s...A's for 4~6s. It's so much fun. :D

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 14:58 CST :: 3/18/2009

5* on Detroit Rock City Expert drums. Around 145k. This song is all a matter of timing.

EDIT: aaaaand...just BARELY Golded Flirtin' With Disaster Expert Drums! 227k, 98% notes hit. I'm actually kind of confused by that, because I've seen lots of videos where 227k wasn't a Gold.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 01:01 CST :: 3/21/2009

Taiko no Tatsujin for the Wii:

1 missed note on Anataboshi, 2 missed on Bluebird, 3 missed on TRAIN TRAIN, and 4 missed on Prism. All on Oni.

The first three of those are 6*, and Prism is an 8*. Still can't pass any 10*'s.

EDIT: just passed one. :yay: Toccata and Fugue Rock Oni, 93% notes hit, 136 combo, 494k. Passed it by one bar, within the last four notes. Woo!

Posted by: valius on 02:43 CST :: 3/21/2009

Taiko Wii:

Train Train Oni - CLEAR :)
Ginga Tetsudou 999 Oni - CLEAR

Need to work on more Taiko

Posted by: valius on 01:21 CST :: 3/29/2009

pop'n Party accomplishments:

Dance of Shamshir Hyper - CLEAR w/83k (finally!)
hora de verdad Hyper - CLEAR w/ 73k (finally!)
ZETA Hyper - CLEAR... bleh.

A good day for clearing strife songs. :)

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 02:01 CST :: 4/05/2009

On Taiko no Tatsujin for the Wii:

FC Anataboshi Oni, and 1 miss right at the end of Natsu Matsuri Oni.

Toccata and Fugue Rock Oni is also the only 10* that isn't ridiculous. :indifferent: I'm beginning to think it's like the Sakura Heavy of Taiko.

Posted by: valius on 02:50 CST :: 4/05/2009

Taiko Wii:

William Tell Overture - CLEAR

Posted by: Sprite on 19:29 CST :: 4/07/2009

ITG:

bar:
Through the Fire and the Flames Flash version:



no bar:
Quasar:




Posted by: valius on 01:14 CST :: 4/22/2009

pop'n party accomplishments:

Dance of Shamshir Hyper - CLEAR w/85k :)
jewelry girl Hyper - CLEAR w/88k
Midori no Kaze EX - CLEAR w/93k (ONE miss) :o


Good run after having not played for a while.

Posted by: Jared on 20:02 CST :: 4/22/2009

We have a DDR Extreme machine now.

I've been playing it.

Also I helped to fully unlock it.

So those are my accomplishments.

Posted by: Matador on 13:40 CST :: 5/11/2009

Well, i have some guitar freaks scores.

GF8

Russian Roulette EXT Guitar A
Across The Nightmare EXT Guitar B
Fire Long Version EXT Guitar A
To The IST EXT Guitar S
Breakdown EXT Guitar S
5º Stage Song EXT Bass E ( But survived )


GF11

Dragon Blade EXT Guitar A ( Light on)
Agnus Dei EXT Guitar B ( Light on)
Black Sheep EXT Guitar C ( Light On)


GFV3 ( Home Version with GH Guitar lol )

Jake In The Box EXT Guitar B
Midnight Sun Long Version ADV Guitar B
Venus EXT Guitar A
Ring EXT Bass A
Classic Party Long Version B

Posted by: Thanh on 16:38 CST :: 5/11/2009




Posted by: Sakubo on 05:21 CST :: 5/25/2009

This calling drums expert 5 stars 153,000

Panic attack 100% expert vocals 5 gold stars

Visions expert drums  4 stars like 120k score

Posted by: Thanh on 08:10 CST :: 5/25/2009

Shit man This Calling is nuts.  I've choked on Panic Attack so many times at the "Run, try to hide" part after the solo whenever I successfully hit it presolo.
Posted by: Sakubo on 01:14 CST :: 5/26/2009

Quote (Thanh @ 08:10 CST :: 5/25/2009)
Shit man This Calling is nuts.  I've choked on Panic Attack so many times at the "Run, try to hide" part after the solo whenever I successfully hit it presolo.

Yeah that part is the most difficult in the song.

So you also play rock band 2 eh?

if you play it on xbox 360 add me x)

GT = ROD Innis

also this is an anti-accomplishment, I broke my pedal xD

Posted by: Thanh on 07:16 CST :: 5/26/2009

I play it on PS2 :[

My friend has a 360 but he only has RB1.  One day I am going to convince them to get RB2 though, since I love breakneck speed and vocals on RB2 are a lot easier I think.  

I played with a foot pedal for the first time last Thursday and I have to says its a hell of a lot harder with it.  I've played demos with autokick on plenty of times and its still taking a bit of adjusting.  So basically yesterday was my 2nd day playing drums correctly.

Passed this by hording overdrive lol.  I give myself like a month of consistent playing before I start holding combos/5 starring stuff on expert.



Drummer kitty is not impressed

Posted by: Sakubo on 23:11 CST :: 5/26/2009

Too bad u.u

I love that song to bad I can't 5 star it on vocals ><

Also I love your cat

Also photos of accomplishments lol










Yes Paramore I like them because of Hayley Williams >_>U




Posted by: Thanh on 00:48 CST :: 5/27/2009

Speaking of paramore...I finally 5 starred that song on drums for the first time.  I broke my friend's pedal playing Maps though and I have to get them a new pedal :/

I'm just a bit annoyed at my progress rate, I was hoping to get better faster than this cause of previous experience with rhythm games.  


Posted by: Sakubo on 01:10 CST :: 5/27/2009

Rock Band 1 stock pedals suck

Good job for the five stars

To get good on the drums, my advise is play songs that like too much, then play like 2 or three songs for your personal challenge and you'll improve in no time

Posted by: valius on 01:13 CST :: 5/28/2009

pop'n Party AC accomplishments:

jewelry girl Hyper - 87k, so-so
Stars EX - 84k
Nightmare Carousel Hyper - 83k (FINALLY!)
Angel Fish EX - 90k
Link Hyper - 80k (took three tries, but good enough)

Wall of Shame:

Ryusei Honey Hyper - 65k (TWO BARS, GAH!)

Posted by: Jared on 19:46 CST :: 5/29/2009

Um.

I hit 20% collection on DJ Max Portable 2.  Woohoo.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 01:51 CST :: 5/30/2009

Quote (Thanh @ 00:48 CST :: 5/27/2009)
I'm just a bit annoyed at my progress rate, I was hoping to get better faster than this cause of previous experience with rhythm games.  

I'll give you one full month to get better than me at this.

Come on, you know you're going to do it.

Posted by: Thanh on 21:45 CST :: 5/30/2009

Rolls and awkward (to me at least) pedal patterns are the death of me >_>  I'm going to try to become a decent drummer though, I just can only play on days when me and my friend both don't work.
Posted by: Sakubo on 23:30 CST :: 5/30/2009

Finally Visions 5 stars on drums Expert  :O
Posted by: ShinjiKinomoto on 05:19 CST :: 6/01/2009

I passed my first 9 in JuBeat.
Snow Goose Expert 9 79k. @_@ I went from failing the first time to almost B'ing it the second.

Now...to go back, raise my grades, pass more 9s....and hopefully pass one of those legendary 10s by the end of the month.

Posted by: Jared on 19:54 CST :: 6/02/2009

40% collection rate on DJ Max Portable (the first one, international version).  Rank: Basic DJ.  Yay!

Now to work on getting some more combo unlocks.  Next one I have is at 4500, and after that I have 39 more, with the highest at 90000.  Also, you HAVE to break your combo to actually get the unlocks, and you can only get one at a time.  Who thought this was a good system?  :wtf:

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 18:28 CST :: 6/15/2009

5*'d Green Grass and High Tides on Expert Guitar.

Just saying it because I never did play the song enough times to do it before.

Posted by: Thanh on 21:35 CST :: 6/15/2009

Peace you are definitely good enough to Gold Star that if you put some time into it.  Its just a really long song thats all :/

Love this song.  So happy I am able to pass it on expert.  I have a lot of trouble with hit + bass + hit + bass alternating patterns.  Any tips for that guys? Its 1:17 in < this video >


Friend got an Xplorer and this song is playable now.  Tilting for SP gives me a lot of stupid misses.  If I work on this a bit, I should be able to get an FC outside of the solo.  The verse are giving me quite a bit of trouble but I'm sure I could do them without much trouble if I had breakneck speed.


Posted by: modarius on 23:03 CST :: 6/19/2009

im alright at iidx i've aaa'd a good handful of 12s
A [a]
fake time [a]
moon_child [a]
oratio [a] (aaa+44)
ristaccia [a]
troopers [a]
tripping contact [a]
v [a] (aaa+69)
close to
AAA-20~ flowers [b]
AAA-17 on laser cruster [a]
AAA-11 on candy galy [a]
AAA-13 on colors [a]

cleared everything except time to air [b] - 74% >:[ and mendes [b] (lol)



Posted by: valius on 03:24 CST :: 6/20/2009

Wow at all those IIDX accomplishments :o  Those songs are tough!


pop'n Party accomplishments:

In the Ruins Hyper - CLEAR (first time!) :)
Place to Be Hyper - CLEAR w/89k (new record)
Caring Dance Hyper - CLEAR w/89.7k (new record)
Sayonara Heaven Hyper - CLEAR
Mighty Guy - CLEAR sightread (close call at the end)

Wall of shame:

Orange Airline EX - UGLY chart... it is not a 31!
Dance of Shamshir Hyper - Failed by exactly 1 bar :|
hora de verdad Hyper - Failed by 2 bars :|


Passed more, but no new records... somehow I'm still getting better?

Posted by: Noodles on 08:31 CST :: 6/20/2009

Quote (Thanh @ 22:45 CST :: 5/30/2009)
Rolls and awkward (to me at least) pedal patterns are the death of me >_>  I'm going to try to become a decent drummer though, I just can only play on days when me and my friend both don't work.

I have the same problem too.

It's like the pedal throws me off because it isn't in tune with the song.


Anyway:
I don't care FOB (RB2) Drums - 99% Drums (the chart for it is really fun, i enjoy it)

Posted by: valius on 21:50 CST :: 7/01/2009

Oh yeah and one more pop'n accomplishment:

Ubertreffen Hyper - CLEAR (first time!)

Posted by: valius on 01:27 CST :: 7/11/2009

Short run at SVGL with a lack of sleep, so here goes.

beatmania IIDX Empress:

Jack Hyper - CLEAR sightread w/C
Zero Hyper - CLEAR w/B

Hyperion Hyper - Fail sightread... wow.


pop'n music Party:

Blind Justice Hyper - CLEAR w/80+k :o
Echoes Hyper - CLEAR w/80+k
Oedo Kayo Hyper - CLEAR w/82k
Midori no Kaze EX - CLEAR w/90k and 1 DUMB miss :(
Caring Dance Hyper - CLEAR w/87k


Also played Technika, but nothing new there.

Posted by: moskausan on 08:53 CST :: 7/15/2009

I finally completed "Hatsune Miku Project Diva" at 100%. Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii That girl is so darn cute >u<
Posted by: valius on 01:04 CST :: 7/18/2009

Ah that Hatsune Miku PSP game... she's exploding in popularity. :P


Anyway, SVGL

beatmania IIDX Empress:

Turii Hyper - CLEAR w/C!  New record and it's my first 9 at the arcade :o
Bridal Festival Hyper - CLEAR w/B!
smooch Hyper - CLEAR w/B!  (Take that, song)
Queen's Tragedy Hyper - CLEAR w/C
evergreen Hyper - CLEAR w/C?

pop'n Party:

jewelry girl Hyper - CLEAR w/85k... so-so
Midori no Kaze EX - CLEAR w/98.1k... and ONE Bad :(
Place to Be Hyper - CLEAR w/85.6k!
In The Ruins Hyper - CLEAR! :)  This is a fun chart.

Played Technika but nothing really substantial, since the line was too long.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 03:01 CST :: 7/21/2009

This HAS to be my favorite Rock Band accomplishment to date.

I did this by myself, using my shirt rack as a microphone stand.

Yes, I died on the guitar once, but I had beaten it this way without dying at all before...I just never did this well on it before.

I love this song...but Thank God it's easy to sing. :P

Posted by: Thanh on 11:02 CST :: 7/21/2009

I was actually going to do that myself once I find myself a good mic stand.  Snow is probably my favorite song to sing.

I concentrated on the vocals too much on this run.



98% Guitar/96% Vocals on Almost Easy Expert with 5 star.  330k or something like that idk I didn't care.

Posted by: Jared on 17:24 CST :: 7/21/2009

Nice accomps guys!  I can't sing for shit while I'm doing anything else, including guitar.  :P

Accomplishment for me today!  Playing DDR Extreme - Yozora no Muko Heavy (8) - A, on a sightread (would have been AA-FC but I flubbed the ending, and I was surprised when I comboed the whole intro)

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 13:23 CST :: 7/24/2009

5* battery drums, GS chop suey drums after 1~2 month break, all expert.
Posted by: valius on 01:49 CST :: 7/25/2009

beatmania IIDX Empress:

Turii Hyper - CLEAR w/C... better
No Crime Hyper - CLEAR w/B sightread
Twelfth Style - CLEAR w/B

pop'n music Party:

tir na og EX - CLEAR w/76k
ffffff Hyper - CLEAR!
hora de verdad - Failed by three bars -_-

DJMax Technika:

Fate - CLEAR w/C


Decent run, though I'd probably do better with more sleep :P

Posted by: valius on 01:23 CST :: 8/01/2009

beatmania IIDX Empress:

Hyperion Hyper - CLEAR w/C
凛として咲く花の如くHyper - CLEAR w/A sightread :o  (FIRST A on a 9-star at arcade)
Turii Hyper - CLEAR w/C (2 whole Flashing Greats from a B :o)
Drivin Hyper - CLEAR w/B
Punch Love Hyper - CLEAR w/B
mind mapping Hyper - CLEAR w/B

pop'n Party:

hora de verdad Hyper - CLEAR w/88k (new record!)
Oedo Kayo Hyper - CLEAR w/90.1k
Beyond the Earth Hyper - CLEAR w/87k!
Sun of the Andes Hyper - CLEAR
In the Ruins Hyper - CLEAR

DJMax Technika:

Area 7 PP - CLEAR w/D
Remember PP - CLEAR w/D
Fury PP - CLEAR w/D (first six!)
Clear Blue Sky PP - CLEAR w/D


Failures:

Captivate2 Hyper - This is hard for a 9...

Dance of Shamshir Hyper - 4 bars away :|
Ryusei Honey Hyper - 2 bars away :|
Sayonara Heaven Hyper -2 bars away :|

Melody PP - Failed for going too fast on the song.



Stellar day at the arcade today for me!

Posted by: F-haru 1952 on 18:57 CST :: 8/04/2009

DDR:
Passed TLoM, Max 300 SMMM Oni, and PS doubles, sightread.
Almost passed PSMO doubles sightread too (got to the slowdown before the end).

Playing Pump Nightmare makes DDR doubles so easy.



~fh



Posted by: valius on 01:43 CST :: 8/08/2009

DJMax Technika accomplishments:

Supersonic PP - C
Fury PP - C (new record!)
Y PP - D (first pass!)
Melody PP - D (This song goes to too many offbeats... and I keep going too fast)
Come To Me PP - C (first pass!)

pop'n Party accomplishments (didn't play much):

Dar[k]wish Hyper - CLEAR w/94.4k (new record!)
Emo Hyper - CLEAR w/94k

beatmania IIDX Empress accomplishments:

Mahoroba Hyper - CLEAR w/B
Be Rock U Hyper - CLEAR w/B (first time at AC)
Silvia Drive Hyper - CLEAR w/B (6 Just Greats from an A :|)
ULTIMATE Hyper - CLEAR w/A (first time at AC)
Turii Hyper - CLEAR w/B :o
Second Heaven Hyper - CLEAR w/B
SPARK! Hyper - CLEAR w/B
snow storm Hyper - Failed at 74% :|
Ganymede Hyper - Failed twice at 76% :|

Getting better at IIDX AC and Technika!

Posted by: Jared on 22:17 CST :: 8/09/2009

Cleared One on GH3, yay!  332,214, four and a half stars.

This would be one of my favorite songs if it weren't for the ridiculous 5-second long shitstorm of notes three quarters of the way through.  :annoyed:

Posted by: luciusxx on 00:48 CST :: 8/10/2009

o2Mania
Gaussian Blur/EZ - level21: 5misses

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 02:40 CST :: 8/14/2009

100% on Ramblin' Man Expert vocals while slightly intoxicated :P
Posted by: Jared on 18:37 CST :: 8/15/2009

Which would help you sound exactly like the Allman Brothers!  :P
Posted by: Thanh on 22:57 CST :: 8/15/2009

Played ITG2 over vacation.


Posted by: ndre on 11:14 CST :: 8/16/2009

hiya, where's your shirt, Thanh? :D
Posted by: Thanh on 14:40 CST :: 8/16/2009

Its gone :P  We were at some hotel next to a pool and this game room had no one so no one cared.  Its so nice to play without a shirt on, like I HATEEEEEEEEEE when my shirt gets sweaty and stuff.  My friend and I call it "Super Duane Dancing" cause like in DBZ, they fight without shirts on when they power up all the way and so this goes true for our dancing.
Posted by: valius on 01:25 CST :: 8/18/2009

DJMax Technika:

Ladymade Star PP - A w/2 (dumb) misses
Fate PP - B
In My Heart PP - S (first S ever!)
Here In the Moment PP - C (new record!)

Failed lots of stuff but oh well...


pop'n Party:

Mugen no Hikari Hyper - CLEAR w/89k

Not much else because the machine was hogged, so...


it was mostly a IIDX day!

beatmania IIDX Empress AC:

Deep Roar Hyper - CLEAR w/B
Ganymede Hyper - CLEAR w/B (new record and first 10 at AC!)
snow storm Hyper - CLEAR w/D (finally!)
Bridal Festival Hyper - CLEAR w/A FC! (new record)
Turii Hyper - CLEAR w/C (7 Just Greats from a B :|)
Blind Justice Hyper - CLEAR w/B (the pop'n chart is almost carbon copied from this chart :o)
Punch Love Hyper - CLEAR w/B

Failures:
Ristaccia Hyper - FAILED w/C... ouch, this is still hard.
mei Hyper - FAILED on HS 1.5... I might try HS 2.0 and see if it goes better next time.


Overall, I'm getting better at IIDX and languishing in other games :|

Posted by: Thanh on 10:29 CST :: 8/18/2009

I can't pass Mei myself but an idea for reading could be setting up a sudden+ and then hiding it when the song starts and show it again by tapping start twice when the slowdown and then hide it when the song speeds up.
Posted by: valius on 12:22 CST :: 8/19/2009

Ah, that's actually a great idea!  It'd be a little tricky to do that RIGHT before and after the slowdown without missing notes, but I'm sure I could figure something out.
Posted by: valius on 01:52 CST :: 8/23/2009

DJMax Technika accomplishments at the new machine:

Play the Future PP sightread - C.  It's not that hard.
Fury PP - C
Miles PP - C finally!

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 20:49 CST :: 8/23/2009

I passed Trim Heavy on an American DDRX cabinet.

Could I call that an accomplishment? :P

Posted by: Thanh on 20:55 CST :: 8/23/2009

Yes cause those cabinets are HORRIBLE.  My best friend can easily SDG 9's and under and he was getting D's on 7 footers >.>
Posted by: valius on 01:31 CST :: 8/26/2009

I wish we had the cabs that the Asian countries did... it would make the experience more enjoyable.

Anyway, quick round of Technika:

Here in the Moment PP - B (new record!)

Posted by: valius on 02:07 CST :: 8/29/2009

Technika:

Creator PP - D sightread (a bit of a strange chart, but doable)
Play the Future PP - C
Fate PP - B


pop'n Party:

hora de verdad Hyper - CLEAR w/79.9k and full lifebar?!


IIDX Empress:

Turii Hyper - CLEAR w/better B
Doll Hyper - CLEAR w/A
Hyperion Hyper - CLEAR w/C
3y3s Normal - CLEAR w/B finally
mei Hyper - Fail w/50%... someday.
Ristaccia Hyper - Doing all right, until I blanked out at the very last scale run :(

Not a bad day considering it was after work. :P

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 02:05 CST :: 8/30/2009

As of today I have only two Taiko no Tatsujin (Wii) charts left to pass that aren't 10*: Stage 0'11 (or whatever it's called) - which is not that hard, I just don't like it much - and Rotter Tarmination, which is ridiculous for a 9* but regrettably much easier than all the 10*s except Toccata and Fugue Rock.
Posted by: valius on 04:02 CST :: 8/30/2009

Taiko Wii:

Kamikaze Remix Difficult - CLEAR
Carnivorous Carnival Difficult - CLEAR with full bar
William Tell Theme Oni - CLEAR first time!
Ekiben 2000 Difficult - CLEAR (barely... ouch)
Kamisama no birthday Oni - CLEAR first time!
Ware wa Muteki no Dokon-dan Difficult - Gold CLEAR (full combo) :)
Wrath of Requiem Oni - Failed 2x with 2 bars left :|


Seems like I got better at reading charts in the game since I last played :o

DJ Max Technika:

STOP PP - CLEAR (forgot the grade), not as hard as I thought
Enemy Storm PP - CLEAR w/A (ONE good :|)

Cleared a bunch of stuff, but no broken records today... oh well.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 22:16 CST :: 8/30/2009

5*'d Panic Attack Expert guitar on the last note, on a complete sightread. I'll Gold it next time.

EDIT: ditto for Painkiller. Visions is by far the hardest chart in the PS2 game.

Posted by: Mimi-Loves-You-All on 11:19 CST :: 9/04/2009

IIDX:
Ageha [n] - A
Narcissus at Oasis [n] - A
POODLE [n] - A
Harmony and Lovely [n] - A
Tashikanamono [n] -AA
DoLL [n] - A
sync [n] - B, almost A, sightread (it's more like 5, not 6)
Love is orange [h] - A
Pink Rose [h] - A

Posted by: Thanh on 00:56 CST :: 9/07/2009

Played DDR at a place called Boomers today for my last day in California.   The Extreme machine is locked so I had to play TLoM on extra stage and PSM wasn't available at all.  Slippery pads, off centered screen and weak sensors but I still enjoyed myself.

No bah
Yozoro No Muko - 14 greats
Every other song I basically played - 23 greats
9 footers - 30-40 greats ;_;
Maxx Unlimited - A with a crappy score.  Machine score was like 88 mil.

Bah
TLoM - 112 greats 2 misses.
Max 300 - 81 greats 1 miss

My DDR technique is HORRIBLE by the way.  My footwork looks so bad :[

Posted by: valius on 04:06 CST :: 9/19/2009

beatmania IIDX Red CS (prepping for AC later):

Red Nikita Hyper - CLEAR w/100% life bar... I used to be SO BAD at this song, but all that pop'n helped. :o
The Safari Hyper - CLEAR w/100% life bar... same as above
Red Zone Hyper - CLEAR w/100% life bar... same as above


Played at the arcade with IIDX, pop'n, and Technika... it was the weirdest thing where I passed songs well but had the worst PA ever.

beatmania IIDX Empress AC:

Ganymede Hyper - CLEAR w/higher B... I can still do this?
Punch Love Kamen Hyper - CLEAR w/higher B.
Zero Hyper - CLEAR w/higher B
marie antoinette Hyper - FAILED sightread... this chart is hard, but maybe I shouldn't have used HS 1.5 :o

pop'n Party AC:

hora de verdad Hyper - CLEARED w/HS 2.5... looks like I can read 700 BPM at AC now


DJMax Technika:

Here in the Moment PP - CLEAR w/C
Stop PP - CLEAR w/C
I Want You PP - CLEAR w/A (yeah, it's nothing difficult, but high grades are hard to come by)
Melody PP - CLEAR w/C
Come To Me PP - CLEAR w/B

Failed Colours of Sorrow 2x... I need to work on this.

Posted by: Mimi-Loves-You-All on 13:48 CST :: 9/19/2009

IIDX
Aoi Shoudou [N] - A
Poodle [N] - A, almost AA and almost fc >_<
Starmine [N] - A
LUCY [N] - AA, my 2nd AA ^^



Posted by: WaltCip on 19:05 CST :: 9/19/2009

DDR (all scores no-bar):
Your Rain (Rage Mix) - 2 greats

More to come when I can get the pictures off my phone.

Posted by: Mimi-Loves-You-All on 11:09 CST :: 9/20/2009

IIDX
Pink Rose [h] - AA, yes!!
Xepher [n] - A
Sphere [n] - A



Posted by: sudocho on 12:11 CST :: 9/20/2009

My Recent pop'n music result

[38] Alipro EX : 4 good / 2 bad
[38] Emo EX : 12 good / no bad
[38] Suisei Rave EX : 3 good / no bad
[40] Flow Beat EX : 8 good / 13 bad
[40] World Tour 2 EX : 25 good/ 10 bad
[41] Ancient Euro EX : 18 good / 5 bad
[41] Des-Raggae EX : 48 good/ 28 bad
[42] Collapse Jazz EX : 59 good / 29 bad
[42] Cyber gagaku EX : 49 good / 32 bad
[42] Enzetsu EX : 45 good / 26 bad
[42] Genka Drum EX : 50 good / 29 bad
[42] Grunge-DES EX : 84 good / 33 bad
[42] Hard pf EX : 38 good / 34 bad
[42] IDM EX : 39 good / 24 bad
[42] Trauma Punk EX : 51 good / 43 bad

Posted by: MoonLight129 on 20:26 CST :: 9/20/2009

World Tour
Foxy LAdy SR expert 4 stars
Freedom Expert SR expert 5 stars

RB2
Less talk more Rock Expert SR 4 stars
Get ready 2 rock Expert SR 4 stars 2nd solo sucks

All on guitar

Posted by: valius on 00:50 CST :: 9/25/2009

Mentally exhausted, so I didn't do that well, but...

beatmania IIDX Empress accomplishments:

Brightness Darkness Hyper - CLEAR w/B... first time at arcade.
Alfarshear Hyper - CLEAR w/A
Punch Love Kamen Hyper - CLEAR w/B (close to a B)
mind mapping Hyper - CLEAR w/A

played pop'n, but didn't break any new records


DJMax Technika accomplishments:

Colours of Sorrow PP - CLEAR w/D (first pass!)
Fate PP - CLEAR w/A (1 miss :\)


Oh well.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 01:22 CST :: 9/29/2009

Golded Chop Suey on Expert Vocals after a few drinks  :P
Posted by: valius on 03:31 CST :: 9/29/2009

On my last run of Technika:

Oblivion PP - A w/1 miss :|
Landscape PP - D (first pass!)
Stop PP - C
Here in the Moment PP - B
Remember PP - B

Getting better... slowly.  Headphones for a REALLY soft machine really helps. :P

Posted by: valius on 02:29 CST :: 10/02/2009

Eh day for all non-PIU rhythm games.

beatmania IIDX Empress:

Horizon Hyper - CLEAR w/B
Empty of the Sky [a] - CLEAR w/B
marie antoinette Hyper - C (FAIL)

pop'n music Party:

kouyou EX - high 80s, first clear on arcade

DJMax Technika:

Stop PP - B
Divine Service - B w/2 misses :|


Oh well... I always have PIU :(

Posted by: Mimi-Loves-You-All on 11:45 CST :: 10/02/2009

IIDX
murmur twins [N] - A, sightread

Posted by: valius on 00:02 CST :: 10/10/2009

beatmania IIDX Empress AC accomplishments:

mahoroba Hyper - CLEAR w/B
Drivin' Hyper - CLEAR w/A
radius Hyper - CLEAR w/A

"Almost clears":

marie antoinette Hyper - 74% :(
Ganymede Hyper - 72% :(
snow storm Hyper - 78% :|


DJMax Technika accomplishments:

Stop PP - B
Melody PP - C
Fury PP - C
Area 7 PP - still D
Freedom PP - B :\
Your Own Miracle PP - B

Still can't clear the easiest Technical Course because of the last song (Come to Me by Clazziquai) :(


pop'n music Party accomplishments:

BLAST Hyper - CLEAR w/79.8k :o
Oedo Kayo Hyper - CLEAR w/89k

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 02:04 CST :: 10/18/2009

FC'd Cathedral Expert on my first time playing Guitar Hero Van Halen -- not that it's all that difficult a chart. It's a nice one though.

Spanish Fly Expert is crazy, but awesome. Passed it after a few tries, and I should be able to 5* it eventually.

Posted by: Thanh on 07:52 CST :: 10/18/2009

Turii ~Ranta Rhei~ [H] - B clear.  This took like 4 tries to get >.>  
Dazzlin Darlin [H] - AA
Ballad For You [A] - AA <---<3 this song
Love is Orange [H] - AA

I'm trying to get back into IIDX now that Empress is out.

Posted by: Thanh on 21:57 CST :: 10/28/2009

Played some Empress.  Passed a bunch of 9's and AA'ed 2.

One More Lovely [H] - AA
Tsubasa [H] - AA

Random vid of Kakusei.

Posted by: valius on 03:45 CST :: 11/04/2009

beatmania IIDX Empress AC:

Happy Angel Hyper - CLEAR w/B
Blind Justice Hyper - CLEAR w/C (surprisingly doable, even though I have a hard time finding a good speed mod for this song.)
mind mapping Hyper - CLEAR w/A
Punch Love Kamen Hyper - CLEAR w/B
Ristaccia Hyper - FAILED at 68%... so close...

So-so day, but I guess I can still do ok even with less sleep :P

Posted by: Thanh on 07:43 CST :: 11/04/2009

You're closer to passing Ristaccia than I am lol.  

Mei Hyper - B failed RIGHT WHERE THE SONG SLOWS DOWN TO 66 BPM.  I made it to the end with 82% and choked really bad -_-

Posted by: valius on 03:35 CST :: 11/12/2009

I can pass Ristaccia on the KOC at home, but not at arcade. :\  It's so easy to mess up that last section.


Anyway, DJMax Technika:

Your Own Miracle PP - B (finally better at this song)
Colours of Sorrow PP - D (eh chart)
Miles PP - B (new record!)

Almost cleared Electro SP... I think this course is even easier than First Step :\  Come to Me TP is way harder than Love Mode TP :o

Posted by: Mimi-Loves-You-All on 04:20 CST :: 11/12/2009

IIDX DistoreD =_=
Love is orange [h] - AA
Tashikanamono [h] - A
Ballad of feathers [h] - A
DoLL [h] - A, random
Harmony and lovely [n] - AA
One More Lovely [n] - A
waxing and wanidng [n] - A, at last I passed it
Nageki no ki [n] - A, fail; B, passed, lol
V [n] - A
Pink Rose [h] - AA
Setsugekka [n] - B, very close to A
Kagonotori [n] - B, really close to A
sync [n] - A, fc
Marmalade reverie [h] - A, sightread <3 it

Posted by: valius on 02:20 CST :: 11/13/2009

Played some pop'n, IIDX, and DJMax with no records except:

Aoi Shoudou Hyper - CLEAR w/B

Access TP - Full Combo with probably an A or S

ALMOST passed Electro SP but I screwed up near the end of Love Mode TP at the very last few notes... I know I could beat this with more sleep...

Posted by: Thanh on 07:53 CST :: 11/13/2009

Nageki no Ki [H] - B not cleared x[
Quasar [H] - A clear 9 away from a AA x[
Frozen Ray [A] - A first time clearing this
V [H] - A Clear!! First time clearing this :D
Eden [A] - A clear first time getting an A :D
Anisakis [H] - A.  Failed it with 78%.  Come on really!!??
Second Heaven [A] - AA clear :D First try in a while.

Posted by: Thanh on 18:47 CST :: 11/17/2009

2 new 10 clears for me today.
Ganymede [H] - A clear (My friend got it and that made me go after this.)
Sakura [H] - A clear (I switched to no HS and a high S+ and this is sudden a hell of a lot easier. Took 2 tries)
Waxing and Wanding [H] - AA 76% x[
Scream Squad [H] - B 78% x[
Kakumei [H] random - A clear.  I haven't gotten a non random clear of this yet >.>
Ristaccia [H] - B clear.  This is REALLY hard for a 9 :/  I'll go for an A sometime.

Posted by: Mimi-Loves-You-All on 02:28 CST :: 11/21/2009

IIDX:
wish [h] - A, fc, yay!!
in motion [h] - B, almost A
Love is Oeange [h] - AA

Posted by: Thanh on 10:16 CST :: 11/21/2009

Cleared 4 10's before work. Go Beyond [H], Mei [H], Monkey Dance 09 [A] and Punch Love ♥ [A].

I got B's on all of them haha.  I need to improve my timing.

I remember somewhere in this thread, I stated that I would NEVER clear Mei.  Its so strange that i finally got it.  I had 100% going into the final slowdown.

Posted by: valius on 03:04 CST :: 11/22/2009

Quick run at Technika, IIDX, and pop'n with lack of sleep.

Technika:
FINALLY cleared Electro EP:
Access TP - A (I'm sure I S'd it last time when I FCd it)
Miles PP - B
Freedom TP - B (interesting chart)
Love Mode TP - C (gotta let it go... :\)

First clear on a Technical Course :)


IIDX:
mind mapping Hyper - A, 14 JGs from an AA. :o


Nothing unusual for pop'n.


Maybe I should try playing well rested. :)

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 03:28 CST :: 11/22/2009

Pop'n Party Arcade: Got over 90K on Caring Dance Hyper but failed it by 2 bars. Then I played it on 6x and passed it 2 bars from full.

I should try to read around 600 BPM now.

Posted by: Mimi-Loves-You-All on 15:18 CST :: 11/30/2009

IIDX
SigSig[h] - C, passed, yay
Mobo Moga [h] - A

Posted by: mrCLICKman on 00:05 CST :: 12/03/2009

I guess I can post some ITG stuff here lol.

Tribal Style - 99.00 (My second ever tri-star)
Pandy - 80.xx (First pass on Pandy)

I don't play officials as often, but I'll keep posting scores up.

Posted by: valius on 02:47 CST :: 12/14/2009

Technika accomplishments from last week:

Fury PP - C

Access TP - A (full combo)
Freedom TP - B (new record!)
Love Mode TP - C (new record!)

Somehow getting better at this game. :o

Posted by: moskausan on 17:51 CST :: 12/23/2009

Just finished the Beatles Rock Band. Boy, that wat easy. It just took me two days to get the hang of the guitar.
Posted by: valius on 15:22 CST :: 12/29/2009

DJMax Technika:

Freedom TP - B
Love Mode TP - C
I Want You PP - A (yeah, I've never gotten this)
Fate PP - A

Sweet Shining Shooting Star PP :(

Posted by: cpubasic13 on 22:37 CST :: 12/29/2009

DJ Hero
Groundhog (Beat Shuffle) Expert - 5 Stars, somewhere around 50000 for score.

Posted by: sudocho on 08:53 CST :: 1/01/2010



I just FC this song yesterday! yay!

My best is 962k

Posted by: Jared on 10:29 CST :: 1/01/2010

Oh, just a smidgen under a AA too.  Good job!

...I had no idea you play 4-panel too.

Posted by: cpubasic13 on 22:35 CST :: 1/04/2010

DJ Hero
Groundhog (Beat Shuffle) Expert NO EUPHORIA - 5 stars, better score than the previous one I posted.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 12:57 CST :: 1/16/2010

RB2: Golded both Livin' On a Prayer and You Oughtta Know by myself, on Expert vocals and guitar.

I could probably double-FC both of these with some practice.

Posted by: Thanh on 19:31 CST :: 1/18/2010

Was visiting the girlfriend over the weekend and I played DDR while she and her friends went shopping. I did terrible warming up and then I progressively got a bit better.  The NXA machine's monitor was not working.  Oh well, its been quite a while since I had a good DDR session.  I always told myself I'd play better on good pads.

All no bar
Midnight Blaze - 24g
Paranoia Eternal - 38g (lol I am terrible at reading 400 bpm. So much double stepping and yet I still FC'ed it)
Do You Remember Me - 8g
Genom Screams - 7g
Witch Doctor - 19g
Rhythm & Police - 20g
PSMO - A.  First no bar pass actually.  I FC'ed the first death run and then flailed my way through and barely passed. I'm so embarrassed to post a simple passing score while Jimbo has a flag on it above me :[

Bar
Rhythm & Police Doubles sightread - 24g.  My friends told me this was pretty hard and well, I thought this was SO fun.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 03:07 CST :: 1/19/2010

Taiko no Tatsujin for the Wii:

FC'd Bluebird (6*) and Seasons of Asia (7*) on Oni, both of which I should've gotten much earlier.

I find that on easy 9*'s I can get 95% or 96% of the notes hit, but I still have a lot of trouble with any 10*'s.
I got REALLY close to passing Yozakura Shanikusai Oni, which is probably the easiest 10* there (besides the Toccata and Fugue, which I already beat). I was actually above the passing line, and then the ending came along. -_-

(That's this chart, BTW)


EDIT: It's in the bag now. :yay: 94% notes hit, 490k (though I had a failing score of 512k).

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 03:46 CST :: 1/20/2010

Passed my second (EDIT: now third) 10* on Taiko no Tatsujin: Koibumi 2000. Fast, but very straightforward. It might actually be easier than Toccata and Fugue Rock.

Also FC'd Natsu Matsuri (6*), Train Train (6*), William Tell (7*), Sakura(Haru) (7*), and We Are! Invincible Dokon Gang (8*).

Posted by: sudocho on 11:10 CST :: 1/21/2010

Today's my DDR result!

Brilliant 2U [Challenge] 4 greats AAA
TRIP MACHINE PheoniX [DIFFICULT] 5 greats AAA
NGO [DIFFICULT] 20 greats AA

Posted by: Mimi-Loves-You-All on 12:16 CST :: 1/21/2010

DDR
no bar:
Votum stellarum [expert] - AA, 97.xx%
sync [expert] - AA, 98.99% shit
blind justice [expert] - AA, 96.xx%
CaptivAte ~Chikai~ [expert] - A, 93.xx%
Chaos [expert] - B, 88.xx% almost
AA [expert] - A, 94.13%
Supernova2 machine is broken TT

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 01:07 CST :: 1/22/2010

Taiko no Tatsujin:

97% notes hit (11 misses) clear on Lucky Star Theme Oni (9*)
97% notes hit (15 misses) clear on Rotter Tarmination Oni (9*, first pass - it's a lot easier if you switch hands properly)
97% notes hit (17 misses) clear on Megadeath Oni (9*).
96% notes hit (29 misses) clear on Toccata and Fugue Rock Oni (10*) :O
97% notes hit clear on Ego Ego Atakushi Oni, and 96% notes hit clear on Angel Dream Oni (both 9*), but I don't remember miss counts.

Passed Yozakura Carnival on Oni again, just to be sure it wasn't a fluke the first time. Had 94% notes hit. I love this chart now.

96% notes hit clear on Kaze no Fantasy, tough 9*.
98% notes hit clear on Ra Moreena Kumonai Oni; a weird 6/8 time chart, but not that difficult for 9*.
98% notes hit (10 misses) clear on Menkui Miracle Oni, another one of the easiest 9*'s.

Posted by: mike_head on 03:13 CST :: 1/22/2010

StepMania: Canon in Air CZ (from our stepmakers section)
perfect:1750
great:54
good:7
bad:0
miss:1
max combo:1681

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 04:13 CST :: 1/25/2010

-3 on Menkui Miracle Oni. I almost FC'd a 9* on Taiko. :O
-10 on Megadeath Oni. This is pretty fun once you get it.

I've also FC'd every J-Pop song except the first 8* one.

Posted by: sudocho on 08:28 CST :: 1/26/2010

Dance Dance Revolution SP EXPERT 4 greats AAA!
Posted by: sudocho on 01:05 CST :: 1/29/2010

lol double post... :P

anyways

more deep (ver 2.1) SP Heavy AAA
Blue Impulse (for EXTREME) SP Heavy AAA

EXTREME for PS2.

Posted by: davyn on 02:25 CST :: 1/29/2010

I played Extreme PS2 a lot last year. I think I had 6 songs without AAA. On controller.

Played the new IIDX at Enter. Cleared Shounen A hyper but failed Scorpion Fire. I need to be able to clear that again.

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 14:12 CST :: 1/29/2010

Shounen A hyper is a fun chart.

Elite Beat Agents 2 star mode (whatever its named) cleared in one day, one shot.

Posted by: sudocho on 09:42 CST :: 1/30/2010

Angelus SP EXPERT 10 Greats AA
Baby's Tears (sky girls opening) SP EXPERT 6 Greats AA (OMG!)
Blue Impulse SP EXPERT 5 Greats AAA :D

Posted by: Mimi-Loves-You-All on 13:58 CST :: 1/30/2010

Max300 ex - A, bar
Chaos ex - A, no bar
Konoko no ko nanatsu no oiwaini ex - A, no bar

Posted by: valius on 01:48 CST :: 2/06/2010

DJMax Technika:

Son of Sun PP - survived but F... I know I can get this to D. :\

Finally passed the First Step Course!
Come to Me MX - C... and this used to kill me?


That's pretty much it, but maybe now I can take on missions and/or more difficult Technical Courses.

Posted by: valius on 23:52 CST :: 2/12/2010

DJMax Technika:

Son of Sun PP - C!  FINALLY, my first 7!  (And I STILL can't beat Sweet Shining Shooting Star right :p)
In My Heart TP - A w/2 misses sightread

Tried missions today and beat:

The New Start
MAX Combo Challenge

Failed DJMax Classic 1, but I think I can beat it next time.

Posted by: valius on 20:43 CST :: 2/19/2010

DJMax Technika:

Son of Sun PP - better C
Sweet Shining Shooting Star PP - D, phew.
Flea PP - C (finally)
End of the Moonlight PP - B
Jealousy PP - B
I Want You TP - D (finally)
Creator PP - C?

Missions

DJMax Classic 2
Clazziquai Collection

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 05:17 CST :: 2/21/2010

I played Pro today. I managed to pass a few 11's on Half Double and Nightmare with A's on sightreads, with some pads that are literally about 90% broken (1P  PIU-3 , 2P  PIU-5 ). Ignition Starts NM is amusing.

And LIADZ2 Half-Double is complete garbage.

Posted by: WaltCip on 14:25 CST :: 2/21/2010

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 05:17 CST :: 2/21/2010)
I played Pro today.

Why subject yourself to such torture?

I believe Dread charted Ignition Starts NM. No idea who did LIADZ2 HDB though.



Posted by: the_peacemaker on 16:21 CST :: 2/21/2010

The NXA machine wasn't working, that's why.

I would've been happy to explore more of the Pro charts, but the pads were just that bad.

Posted by: valius on 21:40 CST :: 2/26/2010

DJMax Technika accomplishments:

Your Own Miracle TP - C sightread
I Want You TP - C (getting better at these silly girly songs :P)
Keys to the World PP - D sightread (confusing)
Acid Jazz TP - D sightread.  (strange chart)


Mission Mode:

Trainee Graduate

Failures:

Sin PP :(
Lover PP
Dear My Lady TP

Getting there...

Posted by: valius on 00:22 CST :: 3/12/2010

DJMax again:

Blythe PP - D (first pass!)
Colours of Sorrow PP - C


Failed the Weekly, just need to get JBG TP down...

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 03:31 CST :: 3/14/2010

Pop'n 17 (Movie): I passed a few 31's on sightreads including that "Russia 2" one (which is really nice overall), Natsu Matsuri on EX (which is totally not a 33 at all), and one 33 from Pop'n 15 ("Percussive 2" or something?) that was really only a 33 for having a really dumb gimmick.
FINALLY passed that "Nocturne" (Legend of the White Forest) from Pop'n 13...beautiful song, but it's so slow I was never able to read it well enough to pass it.

Tree in Lake, the new Nekomata Master song of the mix, really doesn't disappoint. I've always loved his works.

And I'd love to be able to pass Rin Toshite on Hyper, but that final passage is just evil. I could be passing the WHOLE WAY and then get slaughtered by that passage, and then build my way back up, but then fall 1-2 bars short of passing.

This is a great game but it's so hard... :P

Posted by: valius on 22:27 CST :: 3/30/2010

DJMax Technika:

Sin PP - C (after practicing Blythe PP over and over again because of the Weekly, this is much easier to read)
Blythe PP - most likely a C, passed with the life bar on
Clazziquai Collection mission - B


Not bad... Proposed, Flower, Wolf part 2 TP is so hard :(

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 23:51 CST :: 3/31/2010

Taiko no Tatsujin for the Wii:

Passed Yokuderu 2000 on Oni, my second 10* 2000 song and my fourth 10* overall. I had 38 misses, 94% of the notes hit.



Not too difficult for a 2000, but man, this song is annoying. :P

Also got within 3 bars of passing The Carnivorous Carnival on Oni. That one is hard.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 02:20 CST :: 4/04/2010

Pop'n Music 17 (Movie):
Beat a handful of more 30's and 31's on a sightread, and a few 33's (Make My Way Hyper, Swing Kayo Hyper, Colors Hyper.) Came very close to passing Echoes Hyper and Poririzumu EX, but failed by 1-2 bars each time.
Blind Justice Hyper I was doing fine on, but then the ending came along... :P looks like this'll be one to go for.

And after all these months I FINALLY beat Rin Toshite on Hyper. I passed it by two bars.

And this was all while running on 2 hours of sleep. :P I should probably stick to reading around 600 BPM in the future, if not a little less (but no less than 550 or 560).

Posted by: valius on 03:14 CST :: 4/04/2010

IIDX Sirius:

Admiral of the Seas Hyper - CLEARED w/C... first time at AC
Roots of My Way Hyper - CLEARED w/B sightread

pop'n Movie:

fantasia Hyper - CLEARED, but this chart is PAINFUL to do and lame


So reading at a speed of 750 BPM does help :P

Posted by: valius on 21:18 CST :: 4/06/2010

DJMax Technika:

Freedom TP - B
SuperSonic TP - C (first time to make it to the end in Technical Mixing)
Love Mode TP - B
Fate PP - A w/1 (dumb miss)
Son of Sun PP - C
Para Q TP - D sightread (YUCK)
Creator PP - near full combo, assuming a B (played in the Weekly)

DDR X:

rin toshite Expert - B
Zero Expert - C (this chart is meh)
A Geisha's Dream Expert - C
Sakura Expert - C

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 01:39 CST :: 4/07/2010

Passed Taberuna 2000 Oni on my third try. Another 10* on Taiko no Tatsujin down.

I swear I could FC most of the 8*'s regularly if I could play on an arcade drum. :P

Posted by: WaltCip on 11:03 CST :: 4/07/2010

AudioSurf (all on Vegas):
Despised Icon - Furtive Monologue - 208955, 1st Global
Zigzag - VerTex - 118580, 2nd Global, 1st Nearby
Strapping Young Lad - All Hail The New Flesh - 348087, 1st Global
Outphase - Quasar - 146549, 1st Global
Nightmare - Epileptic Crisis - 219216, 1st Global
Austrian Death Machine - Get To The Choppa - 218526, 1st Global

It's very difficult to get onto the leaderboard for some of the major label songs, and I imagine that this game doesn't have that large of a professional community compared to DDR or ITG. Still, I'm pleased with these scores.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 14:16 CST :: 4/11/2010

That's still impressive. Audiosurf isn't easy. :P

Pop'n Music MOVIE:
Passed Bluebird EX (hard 32), Echoes Hyper, Matsuri Japan Hyper (never touching it again), Toukarenjo Hyper (yay for passing a Terra song on Hyper! :yay: ) and Sun of the Andes Hyper (where the last two seconds alone are harder than the rest of the chart combined).
Also re-cleared Rin Toshite Hyper with 92K and a full bar of life.

Failed lots of other stuff though (Megane Rock Hyper, Hanafubuki EX, Hydrangea EX, Forest Snow Hyper, Jewelry Girl Hyper, Flowers Hyper, Mugen Hyper). I hope I get comfortable with 32's and 33's soon, and maybe do a few 34's regularly.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 02:20 CST :: 4/18/2010

Pop'n this week:
Passed Mugen Hyper, Flowers Hyper (by ONE bar--ouch), Magical Voice Shower EX, Poririzumu EX (not a 34), Summertime EX (which is like the For You NM of 35's), and Megane Rock Hyper (my first real 34!). I'm getting to a point where I'm failing a lot more songs than passing them, but it's good to be able to explore more.

Sayonara Heaven Hyper is overcharted garbage...I scored 90k+ on my first try but am nowhere near hitting enough of those clusters to pass it.

I also scored about 91k on Forest Snow Hyper but failed it by one bar on the last chord. :( Love this song...I'll get it next time.

Posted by: valius on 15:05 CST :: 4/19/2010

beatmania IIDX Sirius:

Beatchic Kamen Hyper - CLEAR w/B
GOLDEN CROSS Hyper - CLEAR w/C (border clear) :o
quell -the seventh slave- Hyper - FAIL w/76% at the end :(
Hyperion Hyper - CLEAR w/C

pop'n IIDX Movie:

Kicky Kemari Kicker Hyper - CLEAR first try
hora de verdad Hyper - CLEAR (first time on Life 4)
Megane Rock Hyper - CLEAR (first time at AC)
Make my way Hyper - CLEAR (not a 33 at all)

DJMax Technika:

Melody TP - CLEAR w/C? (Played in weekly)  Silly chart, but easy for being mostly the same as the PP.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 12:30 CST :: 4/20/2010

Rock Band 2:
100% on New Kid in School Expert Vocals. :D This song is so fun to sing. Working on an FC of Spoonman Expert Vocals too...probably my favorite song to sing in the game.

Pop'n Music:
First pass on Blind Justice Hyper with 92k, 94k pass on O-Edo Kayo Hyper on a near sightread, first pass on Jewelry Girl Hyper with 94k (yay! :D ), cleared Rin Toshite Hyper with just under 95k (I can finally read the hard ending part!).

I am beginning to wall a bit but I do like my progress. :)

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 01:56 CST :: 5/08/2010

Pop'n Music:
Cleared Beyond the Earth Hyper with 91k on a total sightread. This is not a 35.
Cleared Gamelan de Couple Hyper on my second try. Too easy to be a 34, but a fun chart.
Cleared Manhattan Sports Club Hyper right after failing it by a few bars on a sightread. Weird chart, but pretty fun.
Cleared Moon Hyper with 91.8k. This is actually really fun now that I got it.
Got Rin Toshite Hyper up to 96.3k with 12 misses. I can actually FC the whole ending now.

Going for Shamshir no Mai Hyper now but it will take time...
5/19 EDIT: cleared it by 4 life bars today with 89k. :D My fourth try at it.
Also sightread a 33 called Hagoromo on Hyper and cleared it...though it wasn't very hard for a 33.
Cleared Sayonara Heaven Hyper with 90k, second try. Ugly chart but not a 35.
Cleared Forest Snow Hyper with 88k by ONE life bar...just barely managed to hold on to the ending. :O
Cleared Battle Without Honor or Humanity EX (the Kill Bill song)...another false 35.
Cleared Aim of the Nautilus EX with 91k. This is tough, but at least I can read it on 640 BPM.

Posted by: Mimi-Loves-You-All on 07:37 CST :: 6/12/2010

DDR:
AA ex - AA, yaaaay :D no bar
Brilliant R.E.D. ex - A, 92.9% no bar
Holic ex (dbl) - AA, no bar

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 03:14 CST :: 6/13/2010

Recent clears on Pop'n Movie for me include fffff Hyper, Hanafubuki EX (finally! :D), Stories Hyper (not a 30 :O), Cocytus EX, Asian Mixture Hyper, and V Hyper (which is identical to the Hyper chart on IIDX). V Hyper's the only 37 I'm going to be able to pass for at least several months, which would probably long enough for me to decide if I really want to keep playing this game. :P

Also managed to score 97k on Mugen Hyper, no Bads on Hanafubuki Hyper, and a 650+ combo on Caring Dance Hyper with 3 Bads at the end. All some of my favorite songs in the game.
And I HATE Ryusei Honey Hyper now. :indifferent: Love the song, but hate that chart.

Posted by: Thanh on 21:08 CST :: 6/18/2010

Two weeks ago, my girlfriend bought me Rock Band 2 and the drums for the Wii for $20.  :D

I've been playing that a lot lately.  I'm starting to get consistent with 5 starring the easier stuff on Expert but really tricky stuff with a lot of offbeats murder me.  Anyone wanna offer me some tips for drums?  Fast rolls and a lot of movement across the pads while kicking really gets me.  Also, stamina seems to be an issue for me too.  If it wasn't for my foot getting tired, I'd be able to 5 star The Number of the Beast on expert but the 8th note kicks OVER AND OVER AND OVER are just killer.

Posted by: supernovamaniac on 18:18 CST :: 6/25/2010



I am about to eat someone alive.

Posted by: delrio on 10:47 CST :: 7/19/2010

Went to Chipper's the other night for some DDR Extreme AC.

No-bar FC of Paranoia Survivor heavy.
Groove 2001 heavy no bar, 8 greats AA.
Afronova heavy no bar, 31 greats AA.
Dam Dariram heavy no bar, 21 greats AA.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 23:44 CST :: 7/24/2010

Short session today on Pop'n Movie, but...I FINALLY PASSED RYUSEI HONEY HYPER by one bar. Didn't even break 80k but I don't care. :P

Also passed BBBLLLAAASSSTTT!!! Hyper by two bars with 90k. Fun and not too hard for a 35.
Got 91k on Manhattan Sports Club Hyper, 91.7k on Arm of the Nautilus Hyper, 92.7k and just 18 Bads on Super Mole Hyper (FUN 34), and 93k on Megane Rock Hyper. I'm using less palm and more fingers now, so I think I'm getting somewhere. :) Still can't pass Tino's White Horse (Mongol) Hyper yet though.

EDIT:
Other new passes include hora de verdad Hyper with 88k (36--really fun, and not THAT hard; now I want to break 90k), Votrum Stellarum Remix Hyper (not at all deserving of its 37), Kicky Kemari Kicker Hyper (FINALLY), King of the Sea Hyper (fun 35, though the ending is tough), and Aqua Hyper (89.8k with a full Lifebar! I admit it's hard, but most 36's are probably harder than this one).

Didn't pass Toukarenjo EX but it seems pretty manageable for a 37. Other 37's I've tried are much harder (Tree in Lake EX, Ubertreffen Hyper, Flowers EX--that one is AWFUL), and even some 34's are more confusing than this. Seriously...if you think Pump ratings are arbitrary, try Pop'n. :P

Also got 91.8k on Asian Mixture Hyper (tricky 33--I'm better at comboing runs with a flat hand now), and 97k on Jewelry Girl Hyper (I was surprised. That's a good score for a tough song, even if I *do* know it well by now).

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 01:35 CST :: 8/11/2010

I don't really play guitar games anymore, but I Golded Bodhisattva Expert Guitar on RB2, with 210,073. 94% notes hit, 396 note streak. 95% on the first solo and 90% on the second (though my record on the first is 97%).

I love that song and chart, so I'm really happy. :D

Recent Pop'n records:
Passed Fantasia Hyper (34) with 91k, Love is Orange EX (35) on a complete sightread, "World Tour 2" Magical 4 Hyper (34) on my second try after not having the right speed mod at first, "Japanese Progressive" Hyper (33) with 92k on another sightread, "Silent" Ongaku (34) on Hyper with 88.9k (held on with 2.5x speed), Hydrangea EX with 94k, "Negame Rock" Hyper (35) with 90k on my first try, In the Ruins Hyper (35) with 87k, "Collapse Jazz" Ergosphere Hyper (a fun and easy 36) on my second try, and a fun chiptune called Opportunity on EX (35) with 90k. All by at least 3 bars.
Passed Tino's White Horse (Mongol) Hyper by ONE bar, finally. :P
97k on Jewelry Girl Hyper, 93k on Battle for Honor and Humanity EX, 94k on Darkwish Hyper, 5 Bads on Sorrow Hyper, and 3 Bads on Continental EX--I think I've got a chance at FC'ing a 31 or two, even if they're not very hard for 31's. I also got a 98k FC on Natsu Matsuri EX--it's a totally fake 33, but I love the song.

I also tried Jewelry Girl EX (37). I was passing most of it but couldn't quite hold on at the end and failed by about 4 bars. I know this song well and I CAN pass this.

EDIT: passed Ubertreffen Hyper with 84k by 4 bars. YESSSSSSS. :yay:

Posted by: coolstarmon on 10:05 CST :: 9/17/2010

ITG PC
Finished Insomnia 1,3, and Finale Normal  :D

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 01:33 CST :: 9/26/2010

Recent Pop'n clears:
Starship Hero EX by ONE bar with 94k (fun but a solid 36 - needed 665 BPM to pass it), Sweet Sweet <3 Magic Hyper (36, bad chart), Implementation Hyper with a 90k record (36, the Goa Trance song, also a bad chart), Platonic Love EX (35, the old "Misty" song, messy) Psych Planet V Hyper with 90k (35, fun run), and whatever that Symphonic Metal 2 song is on Hyper (36, not hard except for the final run).

Other records:
97.8k Cocytus EX (on a 34? :O ), 97.4k Make My Way Hyper, 95k Hydrangea EX, 94.2k Sun of the Andes Hyper, 93.4k Forest Snow Hyper, 91k Aqua Hyper, 90k 1/6 Billionth Hyper, and 98.8k on Caring Dance Hyper (probably my highest score on any chart).

And I've failed so many new charts I can't even begin to name them all. :indifferent: It's a really tough wall, getting into the 36-38 range.

Posted by: ureanempire on 11:24 CST :: 10/05/2010

Just finished all of the WinDEU super-course in Normal and Intense in SM3.95 in good result...  :D

Insomnia, Insomnia 2, Insomnia 3, Insomnia Finale, and Final Round.
Insomnia : No Special...
Insomnia 2 : Epileptic Crisis needs luck to pass it.  :smackhead:
Insomnia 3 : Ah Shwe Bah is very loooooooong.
Insomnia Finale : Not too hard, but not easy either. Especially on Intense.
Final Round : Do It!! Do It!! scripts is addicting! But Shift is super-hard. No wonder winDEU calls this course "Final Round".

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 10:44 CST :: 11/18/2010

Haven't posted Pop'n accomplishments here in a bit, but I've gotten to a point where I'm pretty comfortable with 34's and 35's, and have beaten several 36's and a handful of 37's (including Swing Kayo EX and Toukarenjo EX).

I also got ONE bar away from passing Caring Dance EX, which would have been my first 39, at a point where I haven't beaten any 38's or most of the 37's. :P

Recently passed Jewelry Girl EX (37) with 95k, by ONE BAR, on the VERY last note. Literally a Border clear. O_O

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 03:01 CST :: 12/11/2010

We just got all three rhythm games upgraded in SVGL - we now have Pop'n Retsuden, Beatmania IIDX Resort, and DJ Max Technika 2, so our arcade is going to stay very crowded for a while. :P

On Pop'n I beat most of the new 36's and 37's with scores of 92k to 94k - the A.I. Date Pop song is awesome and really fun to play on EX even if it's not much of a 37. The new Starmine Remix is also fun (but is more of a 35 than a 37), and the Tsugaru EX chart adds a lot more spice to what I remember from playing it on Heavy in DDR. For the most part, this mix goes back and changes lots of old ratings so they make more sense.

Finally got a chance to play the Suikoden V Remix EX (35) in the arcade since it no longer is a home version exclusive...cleared it with a 97k. Love this song.

And...*sniff* I FINALLY beat Caring Dance EX, by one bar! 88k. Granted, it's been downgraded from a 39 to a 38, but it's still my first 38 and it's my favorite song in the game. :D

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 13:02 CST :: 12/31/2010

Beat my second 38 on Pop'n yesterday. :D

Sakimori Renka (防人恋歌) EX - the title translates to something like "The Border Guard's Love Song". Beautiful song, and absolutely one of my favorites on Pop'n Retsuden - although at this point, anything that's been given a 38 is probably not a very hard one if I can beat it. Still, I'm really happy, because I love this song.
Here's the song with the EX chart:


Posted by: pipo221 on 17:52 CST :: 1/15/2011

Making this post in the correct thread this time!

89.04% on Tres

Not my score, but I thought I would post it since it is a pretty good score on a tough custom chart I made. Played on LeanBeefJerky's PIU PRO PC setup on his GX Cabinet.

It has a nasty 200 BPM stream that lasts for a good 17 seconds...I can't even survive 7 seconds of it.

Posted by: pipo221 on 08:49 CST :: 1/16/2011

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-

LeanBeefJerky getting a 98.09% on my custom simfile for Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot. Great score, considering the "booty shake" part at 2:40.



I can't even beat a lot of the stuff I make.  :P

Posted by: pipo221 on 18:37 CST :: 1/27/2011

Again, LeanBeefJerky playing my simfile for Tres by Juanes (CZ 13) ...with a GODLY score. As it would say in Chimera...ULTIMATE SPEEEEEEED




Posted by: the_peacemaker on 04:22 CST :: 3/06/2011

I got to play Pro 2 for the first time today, and I liked a lot of what I played. I played a few charts I didn't like too, but here were the good ones:

Played a handful of 10's including Lolitabot CZ, In the Night CZ, Rave until the Night is Over CZ, each with 96-98% and maybe a miss or two here and there.
S on Rave Until the Night is Over NM, total sightread. Around 97.6%. This is not the 11 that it says it is.
1 miss on Chaotic White CZ (11) with 94.4%. The miss was due to an FX monitor glitch. :indifferent:
1 miss on Cowgirl NM, 96.62%. Sightread; I had to play it because I wanted to see why it was an 11. This is actually really fun.
4 misses on Rainspark NM (11) with around 93.8%.
6 misses on Star Command CZ (12), around 91.5%. Pretty tiring, but fun.
8 misses on GO! EK Mix CZ (13), around 92.8%. Pretty fun, and not hard for a 13.
18 misses on Tell Me a Story Compendium Mix NM (13), 88.39%. Total sightread, and one of my favorite charts I played.
21 misses on Rockhill CZ (13), 84.05%. It's the Celtic song, and I totally love it. I was really happy to beat this too, because it's really tough. Reminds me of Phantom [a] CZ and the My Dreams charts.

Failed UFO Catcher NM (14) about halfway through it. It's so much harder than it looks in the video.
Rockhill NM (15) is ridiculous, but Hardkore of the North NM (15) is just laughable.

I have videos of the Nightmares of Rockhill, Cowgirl, and Tell me a Story that I'll be uploading here later. Also, Routine mode is really fun. :)

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 15:24 CST :: 3/06/2011

I'm posting the videos on the new page since there are already plenty on the last one.

Rockhill Nightmare. Again, the Crazy is great, so don't judge the song off of this alone. :P


Cowgirl Nightmare. FX monitor glitch at 1:33.


Tell Me a Story Compendium Mix Nightmare

Posted by: LHoT on 20:00 CST :: 9/27/2011

So, I played DDR today... Because I dunno...

Anyways, this.


Posted by: delrio on 15:45 CST :: 9/28/2011

I got a AA rank on the ALL 130 expert course in Beatmania the Final. How the fuck on earth does this game even work?
Posted by: mrCLICKman on 16:44 CST :: 9/28/2011

I tried playing ITG with no shoes on. My feet hurt after doing Determinator and Summer Speedy lol
Posted by: LHoT on 09:21 CST :: 10/21/2011





Posted by: the_peacemaker on 17:12 CST :: 10/21/2011

Would you say these Double Challenges seriously compare with the top-tier Pro 2 and PIU Nightmares and Doubles charts?
Or would you say that you've just lost a bit of familiarity with 4-panel by now?

In any case, these are cool.

Posted by: LHoT on 12:55 CST :: 11/20/2011

Quote (the_peacemaker @ 17:12 CST :: 10/21/2011)
Would you say these Double Challenges seriously compare with the top-tier Pro 2 and PIU Nightmares and Doubles charts?
Or would you say that you've just lost a bit of familiarity with 4-panel by now?

In any case, these are cool.

Overall difficulty? Not really, but it's definitely getting close. Part of the reason that I'm doing as badly in these videos as I was, was simply because I hadn't touched 4 panel since 2009.

Playing through these now I am B-ing them without effort, could A but honestly I don't care.

But I definitely approve of the direction that it's heading, and they could shortly be challenging PIU in terms of difficulty.

I will say one thing. The ending to Possession Double Challenge, when played as written and following the turns, was the single most difficult task I have ever surmounted playing dance games. It's not even funny how hard that is (I have a video of me cheating the ending).

Additionally, New Decade Double Challenge feels exactly like a Pump chart, it's so much fun (Probably a 20 by Pump standards).

Anyways, here's the videos of me taking out Valkyrie and Possession.



Posted by: the_peacemaker on 00:18 CST :: 6/05/2012

Sunnyvale Golfland got jubeat knit and I just bought a card for it, so I've played every song available.

I have exactly one SSS, with a score of about 99.5k - Natsu Matsuri on Advanced. It may be only a Lv.6, but I haven't played any chart more than 5 times before, so it does seem like it doesn't take TOO many tries for me to do fairly well on most of these. I have S's on a handful of 7's and a few 8's.

These were all on Extreme and all on my first time trying them in the arcade:
I've passed every 9 that I've tried - In Scottish Highlands, Rin Toshite Saku Hana no Goku, Sumidagawa Natsu Koi Uta (隅田川夏恋歌) , Black Swan Orchestra, Green Green Dance, 情熱大陸 (Jōnetsu Tairiku), Sayonara Trip (the Dormir song), Orpheus in the Underworld, eyes, Goodbye Chalon, Love♥km, Shine on Me, Sweet Angel, and at least one other where I can't remember the name. I had B's on most of them, a couple C's on the harder ones, and then Orpheus in the Underworld was the only one where I got an A.
I've also passed three 10's so far - Russian Snowy Dance with a C, Macuilxochitl with a C, and Far East Nightbird with a B. Russian Snowy Dance is by far my favorite song in the game, but I think Far East Nightbird EX might be my favorite chart. It's just beautiful.

I also tried I'm So Happy...hahaha. Failure. 55k - it'll be really hard to get that 70k. :P

Posted by: delrio on 12:55 CST :: 7/16/2012

95.77% no-bar on Treme-Vook FS on the Pro at Brunswick Zone somewhere near here.

Now that I'm in Denver, I really need to find a good Korean mix to play on. All I can think of is a shitted up Exceed 2 at Laser Quest, and the absurdly-expensive and never-anything-resembling-good NXA at D&B. I don't want to drive 80 minutes north just to play a good mix. :( At least there's something I can play, even if it is Pro. And, in fairness, some of its charts get to be fun. Most of them, I hate, but things like Round & Round NM are pretty fun.

Posted by: valius on 14:54 CST :: 7/20/2012

delrio, thinking of going to USPF?  It doesn't help much, but at least Vegas has Fiesta EX :\
Posted by: delrio on 15:33 CST :: 7/23/2012

Yeah, I'm definitely planning on going this year. I'll actually be able to plan for it and afford to go. Yay!

I did manage to hit up the Dave and Buster's in Denver. Pads are almost playable, but overall pretty miserable. At least it's NXA. At least the 2P panels aren't all stuck this time. I'd really love to find somewhere I could leave a machine if I were to buy one.

Posted by: TheCeruleanEmerald on 15:31 CST :: 8/07/2012

I just got a perfect on Remix 10 on Rhythm Heaven Fever. Now I have perfects on all the single player songs! I'm so happy right now. I feel like screaming!!!
Posted by: the_peacemaker on 23:30 CST :: 1/19/2013

Indianapolis's Pro 2 machine is now the closest machine to me.

FC'd a handful of 9's and 10's with scores approaching 98% (Into the Night CZ or Shooting Star NM was probably the closest one).
FC'd a couple of 11's (Chaotic White CZ, Disco Punks on Jolt NM sightread - not an 11 at all).
12 misses Euphoria CZ sightread, around 89%. I could do better but I was exhausted when I tried it. Not sure if I like this chart better than the ITG Expert...it's much easier for sure.
Tried Summer Speedy Mix CZ (13)...I could beat it. Too tired today though. This chart is definitely more reasonable than the ITG chart.
Got Rockhill CZ (13) down to 14 misses today (88.46%), including a couple missed drops. I'd love to SDM it.
Tried to pass Hardkore of the North CZ, UFO Catcher NM, What Happened NM, and GO! EK Mix NM (all 14's), but couldn't survive them.

GO! EK Mix NM isn't on Youtube, so I might tape it the next time I go. It'd be great if I could pass it first since it's such a fun song, but the second half is pretty brutal.

Also, I hate to admit it, but Oh Oh Oh Sexy Vampire NM (11) is actually really fun too. :P

Posted by: CorruptedOne on 22:40 CST :: 3/16/2013

Has anyone else seen this? A custom ITG that uses Pop'n buttons? Except they're arranged in standard Up down/Left right position?
Well anyways, yeah:
V01D's Better than Yesterday : 85.xx% (forgot the exact amount lol)  :D not that great of a score but quite an accomplishment for me cause it took me a whiiile to get to that much
i really don't like the judgement system on ITG but yeah any tips on getting higher percentages ?

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 21:10 CST :: 4/21/2013

Played Pro 2 a couple more times in the past few months. FC'd lots of 9's and some 10's/11's on sightreads, and got SS's (i.e. FPC's) on a few 9's and may be one or two 10's. Nothing above 99% yet, but I've come pretty close.
I also passed a handful of more 13's (What Happened CZ, Hell Flame NM), but no 14's yet. I could probably beat Right Back Up NM if I tried it, but I've been really low on stamina lately.

Also, Span and The Next Step are two nice songs with fun Level 12 Nightmare charts.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 23:27 CST :: 8/31/2013

Pro 2 in Indianapolis, because there's no Pump around.

Span CZ: 98.90%. 21 perfects, 1 pad Great and 1 pad miss. Easy but fun 11.
Go EK Mix: 94.99%, 5 misses. Easy but fun 13.

Maslo and Mind Your Matter are two pretty good Level 11 Nightmare charts by Jason Dread. Photosynthesis NM, though...really didn't have to be a 12 and it didn't work for me.
Rainspark, Maslo, and Dawn Perpetual Mix are all fun Routines (though Rainspark is hard).

At least I got a chance to play out here.

Posted by: the_peacemaker on 15:01 CST :: 10/11/2013

Played Pro 2 for the first time since the last post.

Online CZ: 99.76%. 3 perfects. It's only a 6 though. :P
Oh Oh Oh Sexy Vampire CZ: 97.80%, S with 1 great. I don't remember getting this high a score before.
Maslo NM: 96.73%, S with 1 good. Definitely one of the better charts in the game.
Mind Your Matter NM: 96.67%, 2 careless misses.
Nightmoves NM: 96.06%, 2 misses. I played this once, years ago, back in UC Davis. It's probably one of the best charts from Pro 1.
Rockhill CZ: 91.62%, 8 misses. Yay for an SDM on my favorite song in the game! :yay:
Passed Right Back Up NM with 86.59%, 20 misses, first try. Feels a bit like We Goin' Fly NM (D19). Not very hard for a 14, but it's the first one I've passed.

I'm REALLY out of shape, but at least I can get a few good scores on the rare cases that I do get to play.

EDIT: One week later - I managed to squeak by with a pass on UFO Catcher NM. 81.23%...47 misses, but a pass is a pass. I also tried GO [EK Mix] NM again...I'm convinced it's way harder even if it's not as dense.

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