AAA Achieved on Reluctantly Accepting Temporary Overexhaustion (109) by Sillyfangirl

Posted in Flash Flash Revolution on August 2nd, 201960 Comments »

The second highest difficulty song on FFR, which had a previous top score from Ziltoid of 12-0-0-0, has been AAA’d live on stream, by Sillyfangirl.

You can watch the replay of this momentous accomplishment here.

Congratulations to Sillyfangirl, and we’ll look forward to the very top levels of D7 having one more serious competitor for the Official Tournament.

Check out the clip of the moment, and the aftermath here

New Werewolf Game Signups

Posted in Flash Flash Revolution on July 31st, 20197 Comments »

A new Werewolf Game is taking signups in the thread here.

This is not a Junior Werewolf game, so if you’re new to TWG, you should consider waiting for a jTWG to open up.

For basics about the Werewolf Game, check out the TWG Rules Thread or the basic tl;dr rules for information about how it works.

12th Official Tournament

Posted in Flash Flash Revolution on July 28th, 201921 Comments »

It’s time! Dust off those keyboards the 12th official tournament is here! It’s been a long time coming but the wait is over. Signups are open now, and the tournament is set to start August 9th at 11:59 PM Server Time. For all the details check out the thread here. To sign up click the image below.

Tournament Sign Up

See you on the dashboard!


FFR Data Breach / Account Security Announcement

Posted in Flash Flash Revolution on July 21st, 201911 Comments »

Hello everybody.

As some of you may have seen from the forums, there is reporting that there was a breach of FFR in July of 2019, resulting in the compromising of Usernames, Email Addresses, Dates of Birth and IP information, as well as Salted MD5 password hashes. We had a similar breach in 2016, and this latest breach appears to have compromised an additional ~85,000 accounts.

What this means for you is a couple of things. If you use your FFR password for any other websites or services, you need to change those passwords right away.

What it means for FFR passwords is a little more complicated. Some leveling with you is going to happen now.

Due to various issues (Mostly the non-profit nature of the site and the absence of Synthlight) it is unlikely that we’ll ever be able to upgrade the security architecture in any especially meaningful way. As well, while in 2008, salted MD5 hashes were fairly secure, that has become less so as time passes. Our version of vBulletin is as updated as we can make it, and our version of WordPress is one we’re stuck with because none of those things can be changed without Synthlight’s involvement, so in the near-term in today’s information security climate, we have to basically be frank that we lack any especially compelling ways to secure your password.

Out of the salted hashes compromised in the breach, nearly 150,000 of them remained uncracked. Those were likely users who had very strong passwords. Even with the comparative ease with which MD5 can be cracked today, sufficiently strong passwords are at least some deterrent to these attacks. So for FFR, like any and every other service you have with a password, your best bet is to use a password manager like KeePass or lastpass to generate you very strong passwords unique to each source. If you don’t want to use something like that, the usual suggestions for strong passwords apply: a mix of uppercase, lowercase, numbers and symbols, as long as possible, bearing no resemblance to any personally identifying words or phrases, and avoiding things like simple substitution (3 for e or 1 for i etc).

We are definitely sympathetic to anybody who had passwords and information compromised that are used in any other places, especially if they are newer users who joined the site after the last breach, at which time we also had to be frank about the reasons why we’re unable to properly secure user data. But as much as we would love to make the changes needed to secure FFR, our hands are sadly, tied.

Devonin and the FFR Team

Update: It is believed that the particular vulnerability that led to this breach has been found and closed. It appears that whoever carried out the breach took advantage of a disabled WordPress plugin which has since been deleted completely. As well, as a precaution, every such plugin has been completely removed. This seems the most likely source of the breach as a number of other sites have also been breached in recent months via WordPress Plugin issues. While this does appear to be a fix that will prevent further breaches exploiting this same vulnerability, the general weakness of site security remains, so all precautions above regarding passwords and data management still apply. Thank you everybody for your patience, and willingness to hear our explanations regarding our difficulties in safeguarding your data.

Independence Day Release 2019

Posted in Flash Flash Revolution on July 3rd, 20196 Comments »

Happy Independence Day! For this release we have two songs, one of them an orchestral song from Riot Games with tricky patterns and the other a catchy electronic song.

Feel free to leave comments in the thread.

Helix of Garatia
Musician: sasakure.UK
Step Artist: YoshL & PrawnSkunk
Song Genre: Dance 2
Style: Electronic
Difficulty: 72
Song Length: 2:02

Kindred, the Eternal Hunters
Musician: Riot Games
Step Artist: XelNya
Song Genre: Classical
Style: Orchestral
Difficulty: 45
Song Length: 2:26

- The Game Management Team

New Junior Werewolf Game Starting

Posted in Flash Flash Revolution on June 18th, 201912 Comments »

FFR has long been host to a thriving Werewolf forum game community. A game of deduction and intuition, full of great opportunities to manipulate, mislead and investigate.

The latest jTWG game is up and looking for players! You can check out the thread here. If you’ve never played TWG before, before you sign up, you MUST read through The Werewolf Game Rules.

The Junior Werewolf Game games are a great way to learn and start to get comfortable with the game before taking part in the full TWG games that are often much more complicated.


The FFR TCG is Back!

Posted in Flash Flash Revolution on June 16th, 20194 Comments »

If you’ve ever wanted a neat system for collecting and challenging yourself to help motivate you to keep smashing arrows, look no further than the recently revived FFR Trading Card Game.

Each week, a new challenge will be posted that unlocks packs of cards for different tiers of accomplishment. Those cards can be collected, traded, and upgraded, and eventually you can even trade in sets of cards for event tokens!

You can check out the thread for the FFR TCG here and join the FFR TCG Discord server here.

This week’s challenge is to rack up as many total arrows as you can, and even allows for arrows from outside games like Etterna or Clone Hero, so come join in!


Memorial Day Release 2019

Posted in Flash Flash Revolution on May 26th, 20197 Comments »

For Memorial Day we’ve got two alternate difficulties for charts currently ingame! Both of the original songs are in the higher difficulty range (Almost There is a 99 and Heterochromia Iridis is a 101).

Feel free to leave comments in the thread.

Almost There [Standard]
Musician: RushJet1
Step Artist: XelNya
Song Genre: Skill Token
Style: Game Music
Difficulty: 20
Song Length: 2:44
* Pass Almost There.

Heterochromia Iridis v2
Step Artist: hi19hi19
Song Genre: Skill Token
Style: Coalescent Breakcore
Difficulty: 93
Song Length: 2:05
* Pass Heterochromia Iridis with at least 1845 perfects.

- The Game Management Team

Easter Release 2019

Posted in Flash Flash Revolution on April 21st, 20199 Comments »

Happy Easter! In addition to the festivities, please enjoy the two new songs released today as well.

One of the songs is a burst-heavy chart, Credits, which contains many interesting polyrhythms throughout the chart. The other is an upbeat song from paraoka that runs at 220 BPM.

Feel free to leave comments in the thread.

Musician: Frums
Step Artist: VisD
Song Genre: Misc
Style: Glitch Bass
Difficulty: 84
Song Length: 1:17

Musician: paraoka
Step Artist: bmah
Song Genre: Dance 2
Style: Electronic J-Pop
Difficulty: 72
Song Length: 2:16

- The Game Management Team