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FFR Rank:23
FFR Grandtotal Rank:67
FFR Grandtotal:26,868,069,490
FFR Games Played:34,527
FFR Multiplayer Level:15
Senior FFR citizen
Callipygian's Details
About me:
PhD student, proud owner of a ginger beard
piano, reading, music, gallivanting around the interwebs
Fav Music:
Classical, jazz, some weird Japanese stuff (thanks a lot, FFR/SM)
Fav Movies:
Comedies, thrillers, anything with Jack Nicholson
Member for: 7.43 years
Gaming Region:Europe
Location:Leuven, Belgium
Last Activity:11-26-2014
Forum Posts:1,352
Profile Views: 8,124
Profile Votes:161
Referred Users: 3
Callipygian's Gameplay Stats Today
1240 / 1637
1627 / 1637
Tier Points
744 / 1000
Random Thoughts
Posted on: May 18, 2014, at 01:24:55pm   [0 comments]
Having played both quite intensively, I think that I could describe the difference as follows:

FFR vs SM:

+ No need to download tons of songs
+ Motivation to fix scores because of tier points, tournaments etc.
+ Active community
+ Some flexibility in settings that is missing or is less intuitive in SM, such as receptor spacing
+ Actually judges each arrow separately, which penalizes chord cohesion abuse

- Fundamental error in scoring system: combo-fetishism promotes mashing and leads to highly unfair unfavorable comparison between non-FC clean scores and FC boofest.

- Runs on flash, which means at least occasional lag

- Lacks some highly desirable options that SM does have, such as changing orientiation of the arrows to distant or hallway.

If FFR would change to raw score scoring system and add some more options to settings, I'd certainly choose this game over SM.
Posted on: May 11, 2014, at 07:16:27pm   [1 comment]
I wasn't getting much fun out of SM anymore, so I quit. Then my computer crashed and I lost my huge library of SM song folders. A few months have passed and my fingers are itching again. I think I'll give FFR another try. It's been a while.

The huge combo-fetishist scoring system, the almost inevitable boos, the lack of flexibility in choosing arrow perspective (distant?) and, most of all, the choppiness and lag of flash on my laptop with windows 7 add up to a lot of frustrations, but I might just play a bit anyway and see how it goes.

Edit: Since so many new songs came out since I left, with many charts I never played in the new tier point list, I'm having a good time collecting new tier points. So far, I went from 135 to 309 in a few days. I'm trying to get to 400, but I'm running out of easy TPs ;)

Edit: June 2nd 500 TP
June 5th 550 TP
July 31st 600 TP
Sept 27th 700 TP

Also: July 2nd Here We Go unlocked (99%+ public songs FC'd)
Comment wall
Pizza69 writes at 6:19:10pm on 11/20/14
Trills, runningmen, and jacks are my worst three patterns probs, would be nice to have some reason to work on those
Pizza69 writes at 11:49:46pm on 11/19/14
I will be an obedient slave, master
Hakulyte writes at 6:00:52pm on 11/19/14
Good to see you stack some AAAs.
Tim Allen writes at 5:42:53pm on 11/19/14
i've definitely tried that a few times over the years but it's really uncomfortable i'm sure i'll figure it out one day
One Winged Angel writes at 1:23:15pm on 11/16/14
lmao english translation for a really bad song from a really bad anime
TheSaxRunner05 writes at 9:28:18pm on 11/15/14
I just learned what Callipygian meant and lol'd
Had to look you up and tell you that
_Zenith_ writes at 4:48:36pm on 11/14/14
Ouchhhh, you got robbed! D:
Tim Allen writes at 10:41:18am on 11/11/14
if i play doppelganger again i'm going to cut my ears off no thank you i got my score like 30 minutes into the round i should have just stopped now i hate leaf and i hate hi19hi19 it wasn't worth it
Tim Allen writes at 8:50:26pm on 11/10/14
I'm glad he's free.
FFR Pro 21 writes at 4:47:51pm on 11/10/14
Thanks :)