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FFR Rank:37
FFR Grandtotal Rank:78
FFR Grandtotal:24,691,273,030
FFR Games Played:32,289
FFR Multiplayer Level:15
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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: 7.35 years
Gaming Region:Europe
Location:Leuven, Belgium
Last Activity:10-31-2014
Forum Posts:1,309
Profile Views: 7,847
Profile Votes:161
Referred Users: 2
Callipygian's Gameplay Stats Today
1084 / 1612
1596 / 1612
Tier Points
721 / 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
_Zenith_ writes at 10:28:27am on 10/28/14
I can't haha, Hetero is my downfall big time. It's way too fast for me, I had to struggle with Poison AAA hahaha
_Zenith_ writes at 10:43:07am on 10/23/14
The burst trills in RAN can cheated by running them as jumps, but you haaaave to jump in the direction where the first trill is, otherwise you'll have a 4-0-0-0 on your hands :p Sweet Sightread too on a tourney song!! :]
Riotpolice writes at 11:21:14am on 10/22/14
Wow, I didn't think mine was a serious contestant. I thought yours was really well written and overall funny. I'm definitely voting for yours as being the most funny.
Riotpolice writes at 10:10:41pm on 10/21/14
Your story is pretty amazing, wouldn't be surprised if it won.
_Zenith_ writes at 3:30:36pm on 10/20/14
Hell nah, I'm gonna die once I reach Top 16 :]
It was so upsetting though to see Capoeira kill you :[ We were all rooting for you to pull through too!
_Zenith_ writes at 3:13:03pm on 10/20/14
Haha thanks, it's a bitch to get. I did it once not mirrored, got 3-0-1-0 and then mirrored to snag the AAA first try :p And yeah I know what you mean, it sucks but I also have nothing worthy compared to the rest of you haha
Arianni writes at 6:29:49am on 10/20/14
Heyy :) Ja gaat idd lekker bij het toernooi ^^ hopelijk kom ik bij de top 8 :)
hi19hi19 writes at 6:14:30am on 10/17/14
No more in the tournament batch. If I can sneak one into the game in the event AJ needs a tiebreaker file of a specific difficulty, I will :P
But that's unlikely.
hi19hi19 writes at 4:17:38pm on 10/16/14
I already have.
Funnygurl555 writes at 12:39:59pm on 10/16/14
a whole mug
owww that's awful
and idk why those trills gave so many people trouble. i did not expect you to get out r2. ah well. kinda sucks how just one song or even pattern that doesn't play to your strengths can be the end of you.