Songs of the Week (March 5, 2015)

Posted in Flash Flash Revolution on March 5th, 20154 Comments »

Soooo, hey there! First releases of March! Got some cool ska stuff, some kinda dark stuff from the Sonic series, and ooh, it’s one of those Portal songs sung by the original artist! That’s pretty cool! Every thing is around the middle of the difficulty range this time. But, hey, if you enjoy the files (or if you don’t), leave a comment in this week’s thread! The threads have been running pretty dry lately, and that’s no fun.

The Big Sleep
Musician: Streetlight Manifesto
Step Artist: VisD
Song Genre: Funk
Difficulty: 64
Song Length: 2:52

Supporting Me…
Musician: Richard Jacques
Step Artist: Silvuh
Song Genre: Dance 2
Difficulty: 52
Song Length: 2:16

Want You Gone
Musician: Jonathan Coulton
Step Artist: Xiz
Song Genre: Rock
Difficulty: 44
Song Length: 2:15

- Silvuh and your Game Management Team

Songs of the Week (February 26, 2015)

Posted in Flash Flash Revolution on February 26th, 20158 Comments »

I had an idea of something to write for this post but I probably would’ve had my front page posting privileges revoked. So lets just say these three files are great and so are you. Stay beautiful.

You can find the thread for this week’s songs here.

Blood of Ganon
Musician: Virt
Step Artist: hi19hi19
Song Genre: Arcade
Difficulty: 67
Song Length: 5:16

Rearranger Re-Edit
Musician: Darius
Step Artist: Gradiant
Song Genre: Dance 2
Difficulty: 64
Song Length: 2:14

Starlight [Televisor]
Musician: Televisor
Step Artist: bmah
Song Genre: Dance 2
Difficulty: 53
Song Length: 2:17

Additionally, congratulations are in order for PrawnSkunk on what I’ve heard the cool kids are calling ‘stumbling into a pool of strawberry jello’, or in other words joining the Administrative Team. Keep up the fantastic work man.

I need my own version of ‘Cheers,’, what should it be?

- OWA and your Game Management Team

Songs of the Week (February 19, 2015)

Posted in Flash Flash Revolution on February 19th, 20158 Comments »

Amidst all these funky updates, we’ve also got some more songs for all you cuties (and a mashfest skill token to boot!)

You can find the thread for this week’s songs here.

Devilz Sacrifice -shokuzai no hitsuji-
Musician: OSTER Project
Step Artist: bmah
Song Genre: Skill Token*
Difficulty: 72
Song Length: 1:50

Falcon Punch
Musician: Razihel
Step Artist: Xiz
Song Genre: Dance 2
Difficulty: 57
Song Length: 2:05

Winter Vale
Musician: Exias
Step Artist: Silvuh
Song Genre: Dance
Difficulty: 28
Song Length: 1:38

*To unlock Devilz Sacrifice -shokuzai no hitsuji-, pass Devilz Staircase with more than 666 boos

Enjoy guys! Also, anyone else freezing right now?

- OWA and your Game Management Team

NEW Skill-Based Ranking System & Leaderboards

Posted in Flash Flash Revolution on February 16th, 201545 Comments »

Greetings, FFR Community! We are excited to announce some big changes coming to the site this month. Please visit this thread to leave us your feedback and suggestions!

Ranking System Changes
Skill Rating is a new skill-based ranking system that assigns a rating to each player based on their performance on public songs. With the introduction of this new ranking system, we aim to accurately reflect the actual skill of a player after only 250 games played, and 50 unique songs passed.

Leaderboard Changes
The new Global Leaderboards feature the Skill Rating ranking system, as well as an overhaul of the classic Average Rank, Grandtotal, and Tier Points leaderboards. Players can be ranked across all leaderboards by clicking the country flags. Players of all skill and incompetency are placed into skill brackets ranging from “Novice” to “Legendary” determined by their rating.

Site-Wide Rules Changes
In order to maintain the integrity of the leaderboards, players can be reported by searching their username on the leaderboards and clicking the exclamation mark next to their name. We encourage everyone to report their alternate accounts to ensure a more accurate ranking for everyone. Verified alternate accounts will be removed from the leaderboards, but they can still view their ranks. However, users caught polluting the leaderboards with alternate accounts or abusing the report tool will not be tolerated.

Project Credits
With this update, I would like to announce Trumpet63 as the newest member of the development team! His original “Zenith Score” analysis metric violently kickstarted this project, and his continued efforts helping rework countless iterations of the skill rating formula was truly invaluable. Silvuh’s spreadsheet management and feedback during the development of “Zenith Score” sparked several innovative ideas and possibilities for the future of the rating system. s1rnight’s “GOAT Tracker” was a huge inspiration for this project, and her leaderboard logic formed the foundations of this project.

And finally, thank you very much to the following volunteers for collaborating on the “Zenith Score” survey project during the 10th Official Tournament: Callipygian, LethalMutiny, noname219, PhantomPuppy, and Tim Allen.

Cheers,
PrawnSkunk
FFR Development & Design

Something Big is Coming to FFR…

Posted in Flash Flash Revolution on February 16th, 2015100 Comments »

Update goes live @ 6 PM PST / 9 PM EST / 2 AM GMT

Cheers,
PrawnSkunk

The Reappearance of Hatsune Miku

Posted in Flash Flash Revolution on February 14th, 201529 Comments »


Hope you are all having a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
Here at FFR, we have heard you guys loud and clear:
Disappearance of Hatsune Miku -Theatrical Version- was a really fun file, and it was a shame to make it into a token.
So we went ahead and made the file PUBLIC AGAIN!

Of course, we couldn’t just make it public again without replacing it with something…
What replaced it?
Well, that’s for you to figure out by AAAing a 89-difficulty or harder file.

However, I was instructed to leave you with the following hints:

With love,
~hi19hi19 and the rest of the FFR staff

Songs of the Week (February 12, 2015)

Posted in Flash Flash Revolution on February 12th, 20157 Comments »

Greetings everyone. Valentine’s Day is coming soon and we have another three songs to add this week. For those in Massachusetts, I hope you’re all staying safe and warm — there’s been heavy accumulations of snow in the past couple weeks.

You can find the thread for this week’s songs here.

Aquarium
Musician: paraoka
Step Artist: Gradiant
Song Genre: Dance
Difficulty: 8
Song Length: 2:05

L’aventale
Musician: Sakuzyo
Step Artist: DarkZtar
Song Genre: Dance 2
Difficulty: 59
Song Length: 3:01

Moonglow
Musician: Venetian Snares
Step Artist: samurai7694
Song Genre: Misc
Difficulty: 75
Song Length: 3:28

- DossarLX ODI and your Game Management Team

Songs of the Week (February 5, 2015)

Posted in Flash Flash Revolution on February 5th, 201530 Comments »

Another week, another trio of classy stepcharts for clickity clack consumption.

Crow Solace
Musician: m108
Step Artist: hi19h19 and ilikexd
Song Genre: Dance 2
Difficulty: 74
Song Length: 2:27

Phantasmagoria Mystical Adventure
Musician: IOSYS
Step Artist: YoshL
Song Genre: Misc
Difficulty: 61
Song Length: 1:39

Slam Crunk
Musician: Holiday Parade
Step Artist: VisD
Song Genre: Hip Hop
Difficulty: 45
Song Length: 1:56

Annual Forum Awards

Results are up! Thank you to Sky Kitten and YoshL for hosting, as well as everyone who voted. See the results for the Forum Awards here and the TWG Awards here.

I can’t really think of anything else to say at the moment but this post would be kinda short if I just left it at that…so here’s a picture of your favorite poster for 2014.

- OWA and your Game Management Team

Songs of the Week (January 29, 2015)

Posted in Flash Flash Revolution on January 29th, 201534 Comments »

Greetings keyboard cowboys. Another shorter songs week, with all three files once again clocking in at under two minutes in length.

The thread for this week’s songs can be found here.

DARK KNIGHT
Musician: taqumi
Step Artist: hi19hi19
Song Genre: Rock
Difficulty: 64
Song Length: 1:49

Firstaidvision
Musician: Pygmy Guru
Step Artist: DossarLX ODI
Song Genre: Misc
Difficulty: 87
Song Length: 1:22

My Suit & Tie Life (D.licious Live Edit)
Musician: D.VELOPED
Step Artist: Xiz
Song Genre: Hip Hop
Difficulty: 39
Song Length: 1:39

Tier Points

New list is done! Exactly 200 songs from difficulties 50 to 99 appear on this list, with a total of 1500 points up for grabs. We also have some pretty sleek badges ready for you guys for gaining entry to each new tier level. The tier levels are as follows:

Tier 6: 1450 points
Tier 5: 1250 points
Tier 4: 1000 points
Tier 3: 750 points
Tier 2: 500 points
Tier 1: 200 points
Tier 0: Earn your first tier point!

Tier badges can be found where your profile badges are located.

Huge thanks to Silvuh for the fantastic badges, Velocity and Zageron for sifting through and creating a ton of code to make this fully functional, and PrawnSkunk for helping with the implementation of a dynamic AAA tier bonus that adjusts the AAA requirements automatically as new songs are added. The first bonus point is awarded at 50% of total songs (including tokens) in FFR AAA’d, with another point awarded for every additional percentage gained. 51% of AAAs will award a player with 2 points, all the way up to 50 points for 99% of songs AAA’d.

As a general divisional rule of thumb (meaning there are indeed exceptions), having 4 points on any one song places you at least as D3. Having at least 5 points on anything, minimum D4. 6 points, D5. 7 points, approaching D6 or low D6. 8 points, mid D6. 9 points, approaching D7 or low D7. 10 points, mid D7. 11 points, high D7. And 12+ points on either of the 14 point songs, wtf-tier (which at the moment is solely held by none other than you know who). Happy tier hunting!

Annual Forum Awards

Deadline’s coming up in just a few short days. If you plan on submitting votes for the 2014 Annual Forum Awards or TWG Awards, get them in while you still can! Votes will be accepted up to 11:59 PM server time on February 1st.

Also fully expecting feminist backlashes in the comment section for the salutation.

- OWA and your Game Management Team