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FFR 7th Official Tournament (Blog)
Posted on: August 5, 2012, at 06:20:24am
Round 5 Video:
Sorry for not recording more videos, ended up getting lazy.
Finished in 3rd place.
Division Placement: D6
[-] Left handed trills
Round 1: Spoils (AAA)
The very first file in the tournament and it has my very weakness... left handed trills. I don't have a problem with them at this speed but they are a bit rigid. Played this when the tournament started and it took a good 3 attempts to AAA, no problem so far. Although, this tournament will mean some serious business with difficulties this high in the starting round.
Round 2: Since 1983 (AAA)
To be honest, this is so much easier than Spoils. Sightread AAA (had to do it again because it wasn't on the dashboard at first). This is stream-oriented with small polyrhythms thrown in there, fluent patterns and no difficulty spikes. Kind of wondering if Since 1983 and Spoils were mixed up, because Since 1983 you can actually think ahead of the patterns and get a good score. Unlike Spoils you don't know what's coming its way. Oh well, onto round 3!
Round 3: Shotgun Surgery (AAA)
Wow. This was rigid as fuck compared to the last 2. The one handed trills in the beginning were stupid and the problem is I can't start them correctly about 70% of the time since I have to put a lot of control into them. The rest of the file was fine for me, but still can be a nerve-wrecking file due to it having 3000+ notes. Overall, I didn't like this file at all except for the solos, far too repetitive.
Round 4: Speedmix Strikes Back (AAA)
Kind of tired and didn't expect this to be burst heavy haha. For a bmah file, this was actually fun to play through in my opinion. Although Yamajet I don't like personally, but it was really well charted. The file itself, I can say it will be nerve-wrecking and bad habits could develop immensely. But, I can really see the cut off being rather low if said bad habits don't develop. Good job to bmah, really liked this chart.
Round 5: Phi-dentity Crisis (AAA)
Called it, knew this would be for next round. This marks the point where I'm recording my runs from here on out, the second half of the tourney matters most to me. Anyways on to the file. I actually had fun playing this one, the most out of the other songs before actually (rigid as all hell of course). The hand jacks in the beginning are rough as well as the 32nd streams, the middle-end part in between the longer 32nd rolls I could have easily blocked if I hadn't got the AAA any time soon. As for the ending, it is nerve-wrecking and tough to hit the dual minijacks, sucks that D6 has to get the longer stepfiles :(. Good job on the chart though hi19, really liked it and very well deserves a replay from me.
Round 6: Extratone Pirates (Drunk Optimus Remix) (AAA)
Fucking finally... 504 plays (about 100 or so on my laptop in Illinois) and I finally AAA this. Honest to say, this file is really fun to playthrough even if it's a mess of anchor patterns. But, holy shit if this wasn't ragebait. Staying consistent on this is nearly impossible for me... the small 3212321 runningmen patterns in the jumpstream, the awkward transitioned trills in the beginning, trill to jack before the jumpstream... a lot of my screw-ups came from those parts. If I actually got home from Illinois on Sunday as it was planned, I could have AAA'd this in at least 7-10 tries. But, instead I had to play this at least 100~ times on my laptop and my curiosity just nearly fucked me over with this AAA. Ugh... onto Round 7.
Round 7: System Doctor (3-0-0-0)
Well... was anticipating this stepfile to be in the tournament for a couple weeks now. 1700~ notes into the file is not a problem until the next 300~ notes... split rolls leading into 8th dual jacks, then split rolls to 8th jumptrills, then an awful transition (1324). To top that all off, 260bpm 16th stream leading into a 32nd wall at the end which can be extremely nerve-wracking if you wreck everything else in the stepfile. I have to play this on mirror since I can't hit that transition as it is, fortunately at least I can hit it on mirrored but haven't figured out a way to manipulate it so 1 good is the max I get from it. Which I plan to only get on this for the tournament is a blackflag, I can possibly manipulate all the split rolls but only the first 3 consistently. This is at least relatively easier to play than Extratone since both are at a difficulty rate of 90.
[b]Round 8: Jamais Vu ([color=orange]4-2-0-1[/color])[/b]
And finally the tourney ends with a stepfile that relies heavily on stamina, about time D6 got such a file. 230BPM 16th runningmen-oriented jumpstream, that's rough on me. Thankfully this file is consistent because you actually know what's coming. The 16th left handed trills in the beginning are tough, especially with jumptrill or split roll transitions following after them. I only played this quite a few times during Sunday because I started school on the day after, and ending up with 4-2-0-1, which I was staying at. I was happy and content knowing I played as best as I could in the tournament and placed in a position I predicted I was going to place in. 3rd place is great for me and it was really fun participating in this tournament. Would like to congratulate AJ for winning his first (and his last, according to him) official tourney after being dumped out of Top 3 multiple times before, you did good man. :) Also good job to Luis as well for 2nd place, sucks school had to come around this time though because you could have destroyed this tournament. Shoutouts and a congratulations to the winners of every other division as well, it's good to see a lot of people have improved during the tournament. Now, after going through a nerve-wracking 2 months, I need a break from rhythm gaming, especially because of school. Again, it was fun participating and was a great tournament (despite some situations which I will be completely oblivious to and won't acknowledge it), and thanks to Jae for running this official. See ya around.