Update 4: After the maintenance the other day this will likely work much better tonight. Updates to be posted.
Update 3: A lot of progress*, will continue later.
Update 2: Reattempting as stated above.
Update: The maintenance was unsuccessful, and not enough time to try again. May do this during the day tomorrow, but I will let you know a few hours before hand via front page and social media.
Thanks so much!
For anyone who missed the Facebook or Twitter announcements, the server will be going down for maintenance at 01:00 server time. The downtime should only be about an hour, but it could be arbitrarily longer. I will keep this post updated.
[transparency]I am creating a clone of the server for a new development environment, which will allow the devs to work without the worry of nuking or interrupting the live site. This is something we have been wanting for a very long time, and which has been partially set up a few times. I’ve decided to just do it myself.[/transparency]
Greetings, FFR Community! We hope you’ve all had a great summer. Make sure to check out yesterday’s What’s Happenin’ post to get a snapshot of what’s happening on FFR this week! We’re back this month with another installment of exciting announcements and shiny new toys! Post a comment and let us know what you think.
The Skill Rating formula has received a massive update! The scope of Skill Rating has been expanded from your top four scores, to an exponentially weighted average of your top fifteen scores. Additionally, the formula can now evaluate scores well beyond the previous limitation of 28 goods – and in some cases – over 1000 goods. Visit the formula discussion thread to learn more about our most accurate ranking algorithm yet, and look at some cool graphs.
The Global Leaderboards reveal an interesting new stat: Levels. Levels are simply your Skill Rating divided by 100. Your personal best score matters the most (24.04% of your total XP), and your fifteenth best score matters the least (0.17% of your total XP). We hope this change provides a more meaningful way of understanding your skill and goal setting. To discuss this update, please visit s1rnight’s “exp bar” suggestion thread.
Halved Noteskin is a new visual modifier on the R^3 engine. Using this mod, coloured arrows appear as half their note value, making especially colourful or dense stepfiles simpler to read. This visual modifier also doubles as a cure to blue note syndrome on Legacy files by turning every blue arrow red.
The FFR FAQ page has been moved to the FFR Wiki. This change will allow its contents to be easily edited and improved by anyone. Everyone is welcome (and encouraged) to contribute to the FAQ page!
“Token Whore”, “Here We Go”, “Quickdraw”, “PianoCore”, and “The Games We Played (Full Edition)” token unlocks have been added as new recent achievements. Duplicate achievements displaying on the recent achievements sidebar have been fixed.
Any rated replay scores mistakenly recovered have now been removed from the leaderboards. The ability to delete replays has been re-enabled.
Hello everyone, just stopping in to let you know about a few things going on around the site.
Two new members have been added to the events team, please welcome Frank Munoz and Cold Kitten to the team!
We’ll be working over the next couple of weeks to come up with some Halloween events for you, and I will continue to work on piecing together the official tournament.
Edit: Have a little something to add here, there are now FFR T-shirts available as a fundraiser for events. Check out the thread for more details.
The first phase of the Hard Songs Batch has completed and is now in phase 2. Be sure to check the thread for all the latest details on that batch.
As per the final notes on sets 1 and 2 of the older batch, TC_Halogen and I are working on finishing those up and should have them in soon. You can find updates about the batches every week in the Weekly Batch Update thread.
There are some October site updates coming your way just around the corner, so be sure to keep an eye out for those.
As you may have noticed we started having an influx of spambots lately on the site. Today PrawnSkunk banned a range of ips known for spambots which significantly helped the problem. If any one you know is experiencing any issues accessing the site after this (some were seeing a maintenance message) please reach out to one of the staff members and we’ll get it fixed for you.
Lastly on the dev side, any scores mistakenly recovered from saved replays have been removed.
I could still use some help with getting videos created for the YouTube channel, so if you’re interested in helping out come on over to the thread and let me know what you’d like to do.
Have you liked us on Facebook and followed us on Twitter yet? We will be having social media only spon cons, so be sure to keep an eye on those.
Speaking of social media, I’m pleased to announce that T-Force will be helping manage the Twitter account and justin_ator will be helping me keep the Facebook page up to date.
That’s it for what’s happenin’ this week. See you next time!
Some of you may experience increased load times as we calculate the new Skill Ratings of every player. We expect the script to finish running in 12 hours, sometime this afternoon.
Thank you for your patience! This update (and more) will go live September 30th @ 11:59 PM server time.
FFR Development Team
After 48 hours 95 of you followed us on Twitter, not too shabby. I assigned each of you a number and used random.org to pick the winners. Here they are!
Congratulations to our winners! You each have your choice of token song from either the event tokens (FREEDOM DiVE, The Wisest Were Wrong), support tokens (Dendrite v2, Tell v3, Coactive [Over My Shoulder Mix]) or fundraiser tokens (Bedtime Story, The Bridgeport Run, Touhou Judgement in the Sixtieth Year) You can either post your choice here or send me a PM to have it unlocked.
FFR has a Twitter! If you follow us on Twitter in the next 48 hours, I will put you in a drawing for your choice of a token from the event, support or fundraiser token songs (number of tokens given out in the drawing will be based on the number of followers). Be sure to let me know your username once you’re following.
For tonight’s release there are two technical dubstep songs for all of you to enjoy! Comment on this week’s songs in this thread.
Alive (Pegboard Nerds Remix) [Heavy]
Step Artist: psychoangel691
Song Genre: Dance 2
Song Length: 3:08
Musician: Virtual Riot
Step Artist: Xiz
Song Genre: Dance 2
Song Length: 3:34
Have you ever wanted to help out on FFR?
We’re looking for help with a few things, so if you’ve ever wanted to contribute now’s the time!
- There are some Temporary Web Development Positions open. If you know a thing or two about web development, check out the thread for more details.
- We’re also looking for YouTube Contributors. We need all sorts of different videos to go up on the new official YouTube page, come help out!
- Don’t forget about the Hard Songs Batch. Show us your hardest files.
- Finally we’re looking for a couple more Event Helpers. If events are your thing this is where you wanna look.
With the batches getting closer to being complete I’ve started looking for files for the official tournament, but it’s still going to take some time. I’m aiming for a December start for the official tournament, however I can’t promise it yet. I will keep you guys updated on this as we progress with it.
The FFR Trading Card Game is still going strong. If you haven’t checked it out yet head on over to the thread now!
noname219 sent me some info on what’s been going on with the FFR Wiki, here’s the latest:
-A final document has been made with current corrections for the song list, this list will be made public soon for feedback. Thanks go out to Crazyjayde for helping set it up.
-With that being said, welcome Crazyjayde to the wiki admin team!
-They’re close to having 4,000 pages and 30,000 edits. They also broke 2,000 imported files earlier this month! Big thanks to our wiki team for all their hard work.
That’s all I have for you this time on what’s happenin’. See you next time!
- psychoangel691 and your Game Management Team
A thread has been created for some web development positions that cover a site for helping the FFR Wiki. Applications close September 25th at 10:00 PM EST.
Hey everyone! We’re about to start a new project to get an official FFR YouTube channel going and we need your help. This is going to be a big project to take on, but I think it will be really beneficial for the site. We’d like it to offer tutorials for newbies and some other cool tidbits for users that have been here for a while. If you’re interested in contributing to that check out the thread here.
I’m also looking to bring on two more people to the events team. You can check out that thread here.