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FFR Rank:50
FFR Grandtotal Rank:88
FFR Grandtotal:23,198,354,150
FFR Games Played:30,898
FFR Multiplayer Level:15
Location:Leuven, Belgium
Last Activity:09-30-2014
Forum Posts:1,232
Member for: 7.27 years
Gaming Region:Europe
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Profile Votes:160
Referred Users: 2
Callipygian's Gameplay Stats Today
Callipygian's Gameplay Stats Today
881 / 1575
1564 / 1575
Tier Points
705 / 1000
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Callipygian's Details
About me:
PhD student, proud owner of a ginger beard
piano, girlfriend, stepmania, science, literature, music
Fav Music:
Classical, jazz, some weird Japanese stuff (thanks a lot, FFR/SM)
Fav Movies:
Comedies, thrillers, anything with Jack Nicholson
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- FFR 3rd Official Tournament: Division 2 - Participant
- FFR 4th Official Tournament: Division 3 - Participant
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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.

I smash keys again, sort of
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)

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Arianni writes...
at 2:50:04pm on 9/25/14
Hey :D nederlandstalig :P how are you :)
PrawnSkunk writes...
at 12:51:29pm on 9/25/14
The anticipation for Scarhand was so fucking hype, I am so glad you finally unlocked it! Well deserved :D! Thanks for the encouraging words! I'd love to join you in D6 by the time the tournament concludes :3
Sorie writes...
at 10:03:40am on 9/25/14
Just wanted to say that you got some really nice consistency on the harder songs. The Rage Template/Extratone Pirate/Rave 7 you just posted looks really great. Is this "control" coming mostly from playing files on Stepmania?
One Winged Angel writes...
at 11:14:46am on 9/22/14
bae <3
EzExZeRo7497 writes...
at 7:08:21am on 9/3/14
Tier point list - a good portion of it hasn't been updated because some players haven't updated their TP since the TP overhaul, so some of them are incorrect:
Funnygurl555 writes...
at 7:52:39am on 8/31/14
excuse me
Song:My Fxxkin Desire For You
Tim Allen writes...
at 5:39:53pm on 7/3/14
thanks for the compliment
___________ writes...
at 10:40:43am on 6/3/14
That's good. I look forward to seeing you in D6 in the 10th Official (if you're competing).
___________ writes...
at 10:25:47am on 6/3/14
I like how you're mostly low D5, but speedwise you're almost D6. SM speed~
ScylaX writes...
at 7:33:23am on 5/20/14
In fact I clicked on your profile because I knew what that word meant beforehand haha
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