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Songs of the Week and Weekly Update 1/21/2022

Welcome to this Friday’s Song Release and Weekly Update!

Development
R3 version 1.4.2 has been released. You can find the download and changelog here. As always, please let us know of any bugs you find or feature requests you may have by commenting within #feature-discussion on our FFR Discord server, or by posting within our Bug Reports and Suggestions forum. You can also find stickied threads for the ease of posting any suggestions and bugs there.

Events and Difficulty Consultants
Please welcome justin_atorSkayles, and _Zenith_ to the event team! Zenith has also returned as a difficulty consultant!

Batches
When it comes to song submission and judgment, there are currently some changes in progress to the previous system in favor of a new system. You can find more information about that in this post.

Moderation
Congratulations to Deamerai and Rapta for being upgraded to Global Moderators! The moderation team will be looking to do a full rules revamp sometime in the near future and will be hoping to implement it in places much more visible than just in the forums.

That’s all for the weekly update. Below are the Songs of the Week.

The 3 veteran files we have for you today are:

Moneko
Musician: Geoxor
Step Artist: Rapta
Song Length: 1:31
Difficulty: 13

Own Little World
Musician: Celldweller
Step Artist: trumaestro
Song Length: 3:32
Difficulty: 67

FACTORY_RESET
Musician: KURORAK
Step Artist: hi19hi19
Song Length: 1:30
Difficulty: 96

And for Non-Veteran players, these songs have went public:

Good Computers
Musician: Geoxor
Step Artist: Rapta
Song Length: 1:16
Difficulty: 11

Fur Elise Jam
Musician: The Piano Guys
Step Artist: WirryWoo
Song Length: 2:05
Difficulty: 65

hurricanic
Musician: DETRO
Step Artist: jh05013
Song Length: 2:36
Difficulty: 91

Enjoy!

-DossarLX ODI, the Game Management Team, and the Community Managers

Songs of the Week and Weekly Update 1/14/2022

Welcome to this Friday’s Song Release and Weekly Update! There have been a good chunk of changes over the last week or two, so here’s what’s been going on:

Development
R3 version 1.4.2 is on its way so keep an eye out. As in the past, there will be a changelog accompanying its release.

Season 2 started on January 1st! If you participated in season 1 (completely filled out your top 50) you should see a participation badge within the token section of your profile. There will be more badges released in the near future and there are new features being worked on to expand on your seasonal stats.

Event Team
No official events are currently active, but there’s an interesting unofficial event going on that has a cash prize for the first person that AAAs Death Piano! You can find the event thread here.

Difficulty Consultants
A couple files had their difficulty changed in the last week:

Change Yourself [Heavy]    80 -> 85
Black Chocolates    95 -> 94

If you come across any files that you feel could have their difficulty adjusted, please let us know by starting a discussion within #difficulty-discussion on the FFR Discord server, or by creating a thread within our Contested Chart Difficulties sub-forum. You can keep up with any official changes and proposed changes through our FFR Contested Difficulties spreadsheet. (You can also find this spreadsheet link pinned within #difficulty-discussion on the Discord server.)

Judges
Easy and Hard Batches for Official Tournament 15 are now open! Get your tournament-worthy files in by the end of May!

Please welcome Matthia as a judge consultant! He’ll be helping with reviewing files in our 100+ difficulty batches.

Thanks to Velocity, batch submissions now display an NPS graph! Older files missed in batches prior to the July/August 2021 batch have been updated or assigned to judges. Judges have also begun reviewing files from the October/November 2021 batch. To stay updated on batch progress, you can check out the Weekly Batch Updates thread. You can also find batch updates within #batch on the FFR Discord server.

Moderation
Our global mods have gone through and cleaned up the forum stickies a bit. This mainly involved removing any outdated/old stickies. The next step will be updating any existing stickies if needed.

General
We’ve created a new Community Manager usergroup to help centralize and convey information from every department. Each week you will see updates (if any) from each department along with the songs of the week provided by these users. On top of that, our Community Managers will be here to help guide users in the right direction with any questions or concerns they may have. Our two Community Managers are Sky Kitten and XJ-9, so please give them a warm welcome to this new department!

FFR has a new Twitch, Facebook, and Twitter! We’ll have users dedicated to each social media page to keep people consistently updated through those avenues. Spread the word!

Last but not least, please welcome our newest staff members!

M0nkeyz – Difficulty Consultant
SubaruPoptart – Difficulty Consultant
Zlyice – Difficulty Consultant

On to the Songs of the Week!

The 3 veteran files we have for you today are:

Good Computers
Musician: Geoxor
Step Artist: Rapta
Song Length: 1:16
Difficulty: 11

Fur Elise Jam
Musician: The Piano Guys
Step Artist: WirryWoo
Song Length: 2:05
Difficulty: 65

hurricanic
Musician: DETRO
Step Artist: jh05013
Song Length: 2:36
Difficulty: 91

And for Non-Veteran players, these songs have went public:

sans.
Musician: Toby Fox
Step Artist: Snupeh
Song Length: 0:50
Difficulty: 13

Blend W
Musician: MowtenDoo
Step Artist: Psychotik
Song Length: 1:31
Difficulty: 64

cafe terrace at dusk
Musician: bold expectations
Step Artist: bmah
Song Length: 2:03
Difficulty: 95

Enjoy!

-DossarLX ODI, the Game Management Team, and the Community Managers

QA Time!

Posted in FFR News on June 20th, 202017 Comments »

Good evening, morning, afternoon, brunch, coleslaw, bubble wrap, or whatever time it is where you live.

First and probably most importantly, I want to thank every person that has taken the time to chat with me over the FFR Discord Server this past week or so. It’s been an absolute pleasure telling old stories, meeting new players and just reconnecting with the FFR community in general. I will maintain in my conversations that I may have started FFR but the community is why it’s still here. YOU are FFR. Because of this, I want to make sure that the community has a say in the direction that we take things and that everyone is aware of our ideas on how to move forward. What do you hate? What do you love? What does FFR need for a new generation of players? What questions do you want to ask me? The developers? The admins? The mods? We are at a point right now where we have so many people selflessly contributing their time and nearly unlimited infrastructure potential. The only thing missing is your voice.

After thinking about it for a bit, we decided the best way to host this will be through a QA session on the FFR Discord server. We are just starting to pull together the details but it’s looking like we will be hosting it next Saturday evening. A few of us will be chatting live, taking pre-submitted questions and live questions as time permits. I wouldn’t be surprised if the session runs late into the night.

We will be finalizing everything early this upcoming week and will let everyone know over both the FFR front page and through Discord. To start this off, please feel free to leave as many questions as you would like in the comments. We will start collecting and organizing them for the live session. Nothing is off-limits and no question is too small. At the same time, I am looking forward to sharing a few stories from FFR’s past.

P.S. Omg… So busy with FFR infrastructure over the past few weeks. All of us have been working hard behind the scenes. I will be updating you guys on that front with a different front page post.

Cheers,
Synthlight

New/Updated Site Rules Announcement

Posted in FFR News on September 17th, 20166 Comments »

Hello everybody, we’ve created a new and updated Sitewide Rules sticky in the forum announcements. Our hopes with this new version is to make it a lot more transparent for users which behaviors are met with which penalties, and make it a lot easier for moderators to apply the rules fairly and consistently.

You can read the new thread here:  http://www.flashflashrevolution.com/vbz/announcement.php?f=14&a=68

Thanks

Devonin

Tired of that boring, old profile chat color?

Posted in FFR News, Flash Flash Revolution on May 23rd, 201426 Comments »

UPDATE: Prices have now been cut by 60%!

Hey guys, Sprite- here,
You may now use your hard-earned credits to add a shiny, new color to your username and stand out from the rest!

*** You MUST post in this thread after credits have been sent to Sprite-, specifying which color you would like and for how long.

*PRICES* (Does not include Red or Green!!)
2,000 credits for 1 day
3,800 credits for 2 days
5,600 credits for 3 days
7,400 credits for 4 days
9,200 credits for 5 days
11,000 credits for 6 days

12,000 credits for 1 week
22,800 credits for 2 weeks
33,600 credits for 3 weeks

40,000 credits for 1 month
76,000 credits for 2 months
112,000 credits for 3 months

*BEST OFFER!!* 210,000 credits for 6 months!

Red & Green prices
30,000 credits for 1 day
Note: Red & Green color may only be purchased one day at a time.

This only applies to colors that prochat currently supports:
Red, Blue, Green, Orange, White, Purple, Pink, Black

Transfer the appropriate amount of credits to Sprite- and post in this thread when sent. Specify color wanted and for how long and amount of credits sent.
I will do my best to process your purchase as quickly as possible, but please remember my time zone is Eastern Time. If you are sending me a request at 4am my time, I will likely not process it for several hours.

*Time lost because of site downtime or any other reason will not be refunded*

Check out this thread for questions, comments, and purchases.
http://www.flashflashrevolution.com/vbz/showthread.php?t=125850

I hope to see a more colorful prochat soon :)

Cheers,
Sprite-

September Wrapup

Posted in FFR News, Flash Flash Revolution, SpinItUp on September 29th, 201120 Comments »

September is coming to an end and as we have said goodbye to summer, we have said hello to many new things on FFR – as well as welcome back to some old. From tier points, to songs of the week, here’s what’s happened in September:

Are you a follower? Keep up to date with all that’s happening at FFR on
Twitter
And don’t forget to like us on Facebook

Thanks to the ~magical~ development team of FFR, you can now take a peek at who’s roaming in Profile Chat without having to take thirty precious seconds out of your day to step in the chat room. Pretty cool, eh? Take a look at the left sidebar while on a non-forum/non-profile page to see the user list, and what each member’s user-group is.

Tier points are changing here on FFR. Thanks to qqwref, 10+ tier points can now be added to all songs. There will also be new requirements that will include some more lower level user friendly songs. Keep up to date with the tier point changes by following this thread here.

What uses a mouse and spins? That’s right, Spin It Up is making a return to FFR. You can help beta test it by playing and reporting any bugs you find here.

Mannequin? Rat-burgers? That’s right – it’s back! The 5th Official Photo Hunt has been announced and will be starting Oct. 2nd. Get your cameras ready and keep your eyes on this thread for some good laughs!

As always, we’ve had our songs of the week. However, this month, we welcomed back veteran songs. Each week, one song has been exclusively available to veterans for two weeks before being released to the public. This month’s veteran songs were:

analyzed (Jimerax)
pain night grand tin (Silvuh)
Lives Without Meaning (MarioNintendo)
World Revolution (Niala)
Papyrus’s Adventure (Niala & bmah)

And here are your songs of the week for this month:

[Songs released on Sept. 1, 2011]
analyzed (Jimerax) – Rock / Very Challenging / 1:35
Counting Snow (0) – Classical / For Beginners / 0:36
Maintenance Bot (woker-X) – Dance / Tricky / 2:00
Ready to go (bmah) – Funk / Challenging / 1:31

[Songs released on Sept. 8, 2011]
Footsteps (cry4eternity) – Rock / Standard / 0:55
Radiant (Gundam-Dude) – Secret / Challenging / 1:28
Subconsciousness (leonid) – Dance / Difficult / 2:26
pain night grand tin (Silvuh) – Funk / Very Challenging / 1:50

[Songs released on Sept. 15, 2011]
Interlude (samurai7694 & qqwref) – Dance 2 / Challenging / 2:03
Shinryuu (Silvuh) – Classical / Tricky / 1:10
Until Tomorrow (bmah) – Dance / Standard / 1:40
Lives Without Meaning (MarioNintendo) – Misc / Very Challenging / 1:50

[Songs released on Sept. 22, 2011]
Happy Happy Shining Star!! [Light] (MrPopadopalis25) – Dance / Standard / 1:30
Space Entropy (cry4eternity) – Misc / Very Easy / 1:37
Wind Waker Unplugged (who_cares973) – Classical / Very Difficult / 2:17
World Revolution (Niala) – Rock / Very Challenging / 1:47

[Songs released on Sept. 29, 2011]
Kyomu no Kareha no Tsumugiuta (Silvuh) – Arcade / Difficult / 1:40
Papyrus’s Adventure (Niala & bmah) – Classical / For Masters only / 2:55
Town Theme 1 (WIP Edition) (Reshiram) – Classical / For Beginners / 1:00
Yukitsukiyashou (leonid) – Secret / Challenging / 2:06

[New Simfile Artists of This Month]

Gundam-Dude

[New Song Artists of This Month]

Syrsa
Fen
Positively Dark
Tsukasa
Guna
KV
Attack Attack
Shirajira Sawa Kyou
Clonepa
Burn7
FreddeGredde
CandySoup
ORANGENTLE

And finally, we say goodbye to a long time staff member. Devonin has decided to resign his position as administrator, as he has become busy with other things in life. We wish him luck in the future, and thank him for all his contributions to the site.

Keep active in the community forums for many more updates to come!

- psychoangel691 and the FFR Staff

(For anyone wondering, Velocity banned himself for the time being.)

Maintenance Early Monday Morning

Posted in FFR News, Server Updates on July 11th, 201146 Comments »

So I am going to take a fourth shot and completely switching out hardware this Monday. We are transitioning into more space and more resources which will allow for our dev team to create true isolate dev environments and much more. To you, it means more features faster, less disruption and faster page performance through better caching.

We are aiming for 1 hour of downtime between 7am-8am Monday morning CST.

Cheers,
Synthlight

Faster Better Stronger

Posted in FFR News, Server Updates on February 5th, 201162 Comments »

Howdy!

While this should not affect your ability to play the game or browse the site in any way, we are experimenting this weekend with a multitude of different web servers to see just how much we can accelerate page loads for everyone. Let us know if you find any problem pages and we will address them asap. Personally I have seen an average improvement of around 0.4 seconds. Do things feel any faster for you?

Cheers,
Synthlight

In memorum, Stephen Van Ness (aka Jellygod) and Card

Posted in FFR News on December 19th, 201038 Comments »

Hello fellow FFR’ers.
As many of you may already know, our friend and old-time avid community member Jellygod (or Stephen Van Ness) had passed away only a few weeks ago. This has saddened us and brought to our attention just how close our community is. I just wanted to take a moment to remember Jelly and say that we shall all miss him dearly.

Furthermore, I have already begun passing around a card and sheet of paper, being mailed around to people that wanted to be involved, who are signing the card and writing how they remember Steve and how great a guy he was, then mailing it on to the next person. We only have about 8-10 people involved right now, but I would really like to see more people involved, as I find this would be a great thing to do to help support his friends and family in a time of need. The final delivery, once I make sure that everyone who wants to be involved is, will go to danceguy (or Peter), one of Steve’s closest friends, so that he, eurostud and ickalanda can give it to Steve’s parents. If you want to know more, please feel free to view this: http://www.flashflashrevolution.com/vbz/showthread.php?t=116013 and please, let’s all be respectful.

So, if you would like to be involved, please PM me with your mailing info. And phone number (for texting/update purposes) and I will make sure the card gets to each person and continued on.
Thanks for listening in,

Sincerely
- revolutionomega