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FFR Veteran

FFR Rank:24
FFR Grandtotal Rank:64
FFR Grandtotal:27,714,161,075
FFR Games Played:35,195
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: 7.49 years
Gaming Region:Europe
Location:Leuven, Belgium
Last Activity:12-19-2014
Forum Posts:1,373
Profile Views: 8,253
Profile Votes:164
Referred Users: 3
Callipygian's Gameplay Stats Today
1265 / 1653
1641 / 1653
Tier Points
756 / 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
Mahou writes at 7:23:55pm on 12/17/14
On average, how much are you playing daily/weekly?
Mahou writes at 12:20:09pm on 12/15/14
And you're getting really good at this game.
Mahou writes at 10:33:10am on 12/15/14
I think I'm going to still warm up with SM and then go to FFR. FFR doesn't have the songs that get me all loosened up. :/
Mahou writes at 11:09:55am on 12/1/14
How are you liking ffr? It's starting to become almost like sm.
Rapta writes at 7:50:37pm on 11/26/14
Whhat isa whiteflag?
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