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Songs of the Week and Weekly Update 9/24/2022

Welcome to an easy last Songs of the Week Release for September!

Three new musicians this week and some end of the month reminders for everyone. The Aug/Sept 2022 batch closes next Friday on the 30th and Season 4 ends on the same day.

SwedenC418
Musician: C418
Step Artist: Rapta
Song Length: 1:38
Song Style: Contemporary Piano Solo
Note Count: 158
Difficulty: 10

C418Home | Spotify | SoundCloud | Bandcamp | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Enemy (Orchestral Version)mercurialkenny
Musician: mercurialkenny feat. Samuel Kim
Step Artist: gold stinger
Song Length: 1:54
Song Style: Pop Remix
Note Count: 559
Difficulty: 37

mercurialkennySpotify | SoundCloud | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | TikTok

Samuel KimHome | Spotify | SoundCloud | YouTube | Twitter | InstagramSamuel Kim

Spontaneous Me
Musician: Lindsey Stirling
Step Artist: WirryWoo
Song Length: 1:18
Song Style: Folk Dance Pop
Note Count: 550
Difficulty: 55

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

Herald of Gargos
Musician: Mick Gordon feat. Christopher de Leon
Step Artist: T-Force
Song Length: 3:53
Song Style: Metalcore
Note Count: 1520
Difficulty: 61

Identity (Part 4)
Musician: SHK
Step Artist: Ghost_Medley
Song Length: 1:56
Song Style: Trance
Note Count: 1185
Difficulty: 66

Dimensional Doors
Musician: Strobe
Step Artist: M0nkeyz
Song Length: 1:36
Song Style: Chiptune
Note Count: 934
Difficulty: 75

Enjoy!

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

Songs of the Week and Weekly Update 9/17/2022

Welcome to another Songs of the Week Release for September! For veterans, they may recognize one of the songs as being part of the 5-part “Identity” series from SHK.

The biggest update for this week is about upcoming changes to our leaderboard system. The info on this can be found in the previous front page post created by Velocity.

Season 4 and the Aug/Sept 2022 batch both end in about two weeks on September 30th, and accompanying this week’s songs are two new musicians!

Herald of GargosChristopher de Leon
Musician: Mick Gordon feat. Christopher de Leon
Step Artist: T-Force
Song Length: 3:53
Song Style: Metalcore
Note Count: 1520
Difficulty: 61

Christopher de LeonTwitter | Instagram

Identity (Part 4)
Musician: SHK
Step Artist: Ghost_Medley
Song Length: 1:56
Song Style: Trance
Note Count: 1185
Difficulty: 66

Dimensional DoorsStrobe
Musician: Strobe
Step Artist: M0nkeyz
Song Length: 1:36
Song Style: Chiptune
Note Count: 934
Difficulty: 75

StrobeBattle of the Bits

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

The Solution Awaits
Musician: Virt
Step Artist: M0nkeyz
Song Length: 1:14
Song Style: Astral March
Note Count: 717
Difficulty: 68

Alchemist
Musician: Savant feat. Gino Sydal
Step Artist: Psychotik
Song Length: 2:28
Song Style: Chiptune Drumstep
Note Count: 1404
Difficulty: 71

Cris Fortress
Musician: Se-U-Ra
Step Artist: Elite Ninja
Song Length: 2:00
Song Style: Trancecore
Note Count: 1342
Difficulty: 74

Enjoy!

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

Global Leaderboard v3 Changes

Posted in Flash Flash Revolution on September 16th, 202215 Comments »

Hello everyone, today I’m going to talk about upcoming changes beginning at the start of Season 5 (October 1st, 2022) to the global leaderboards, division boundaries, and skill rating in general, along with a new difficulty AAA token for a recently released song.

Top 15 -> Top 50

For a few years FFR has used a system where the Skill Rating of a player was based on a weighted curve of their Top 15 scores, with the majority (76%) of the rating coming from just your 5 best scores.

With the introduction of seasons nearly a year ago, we experimented with basing the skill rating for those players using their Top 50 scores on a more even curve, thus requiring more scores and a better balance in how players are ranked against each other.

The global leaderboards will be switching to the same Top 50 system Seasonal leaderboards have used since the beginning. Overall this will result in a drop in Skill Rating for basically all players as your best score no longer counts 24% of your skill rating but just 3%.

The long term goal is to reward players who excel in a more general skill set instead of just a hyper focus on a handful of songs. This should also lessen the effects of overrated / underrated songs on a players overall skill rating.

Division Boundaries Changes

In addition to the skill rating curve changes, there are also changes to the division boundaries that will smooth out the increments between lower divisions. Each division will always result in a skill range that is smaller than the previous division, as shown below.

Old Boundary
D1 0 0
D2 26 +26
D3 50 +24
D4 59 +9
D5 69 +10
D6 83 +14
D7 94 +11
D8 101 +7
New Boundary
D1 0 0
D2 24 +24
D3 42 +18
D4 58 +16
D5 72 +14
D6 84 +12
D7 94 +10
D8 102 +8
D9* 108 +6*

This should hopefully decrease the time it takes to pass through the lower divisions while not affecting the upper divisions as much.

Along with the changes, we will also be including the Mythical division D9 for the first time with a skill rating cutoff of 108. While this division will be exceedingly small and with the changes going forward no current players qualify, this acts as the final milestone that players can strive to achieve.

In regards to Season, Seasons use a different set of boundaries and those will not be changing at this time, nor will that include D9 as it doesn’t seem realistically achievable currently.

Token Changes

Tokens that once relied on getting a AAA within a certain range such as the OTAKU SPEEDVIDEs and St. Scarhands will now just have a lower bound, awarding the tokens for any AAA above that difficulty. This will bring it in line with OWA Raged at Home Run Derby as that currently is provided for any AAA on a 95+ song.

Going forward, in the event of a new score meeting the conditions to unlock multiple of these tokens, all of the tokens will be granted at once. Furthermore, these AAA tokens can now also be unlocked retroactively by having met the AAA requirements and visiting your levelranks.

Even though there have been some drastic changes to the division boundaries, the lower bounds of these will not be changing and will act more of a difficulty milestone as opposed to a division milestone.

In regards to a recently released song, Heartbreak Furry Fandom will be moving from a public file into a new token and have a song difficulty of 0. This token will be for achieving a AAA on a song with a difficulty of 102+.

Visualizing Changes

During the development of these changes as both a means to test alternative song weights and amount of songs in a more timely manner, and also present the effects of these changes to staff during a recent meeting, the following tool was created.

[Leaderboard Graph Visualizer]

This tool shows the Top 500 players on the leaderboards and depending on the page selected, the song weight curve will be displayed at the top, with the division boundaries below that, and finally followed by the leaderboard as affected by the ranking option.

At the top of the page there is a multitude on different options based on the following groups:
- Old vs New Division Boundaries
- Song Weight Curves
    - Exponential Curve (OG)
    - Linear Curve
    - Even Weights
- Ranges:
    - 15
    - 25
    - 50
    - 100

The changes going into effect are effectively the [50 Seasonal - New] option as presented in the tool.

TL;DR
- Top 15 Scores -> Top 50 Scores
- Division Boundaries Changes
- AAA Milestone Token Changes.

Also there’s a thread for discussing these changes found here.

- Velocity (no longer D7)

Songs of the Week and Weekly Update 9/10/2022

Welcome to the second Songs of the Week Release in September! We’ve got some files in the high 60/low 70 difficulty range this time around, also featuring a song from Savant!

Nothing really interesting to report for this week on the news side of things. The staff had a lengthy meeting last weekend, so there will be plenty of updates in the near future. Enjoy the new songs and the new musician!

The Solution Awaits
Musician: Virt
Step Artist: M0nkeyz
Song Length: 1:14
Song Style: Astral March
Note Count: 717
Difficulty: 68

AlchemistGino Sydal
Musician: Savant feat. Gino Sydal
Step Artist: Psychotik
Song Length: 2:28
Song Style: Chiptune Drumstep
Note Count: 1404
Difficulty: 71

Gino SydalSpotify | Twitter

Cris Fortress
Musician: Se-U-Ra
Step Artist: Elite Ninja
Song Length: 2:00
Song Style: Trancecore
Note Count: 1342
Difficulty: 74

Enjoy!

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

Songs of the Week and Weekly Update 9/3/2022

Welcome to the first Songs of the Week Release in September, after the end of the 15th Official Tournament! Songs of the Week will resume with three songs a week, with releases on Saturdays at 12 AM Server Time as of now.

Before getting to our song releases, there are a couple long term-events to talk about:
First, we have the FFR Pattern Labeling Project. This event was put in place to better define FFR files by the hardest patterns within them. You can earn 100 credits per song you help with, and there’s still plenty of songs to add pattern labels for. Check out the thread for details and consider helping out if you have the time!

The second ongoing event is The Official New Musician Reward System. This event awards our stepartists that step a song for FFR with a new musician. You can earn 10,000 credits per accepted file, and up to three event tokens a year depending on how many files you get accepted. If you’ve ever considered stepping songs from some unused permissions for FFR before, now is a great chance to do so!

As always with any event we host, please carefully read the rules within the event’s respective thread before participating.

Oh, and a quick reminder that there’s roughly a month left before the Aug/Sept 2022 batch closes.

You’ve all been playing difficult files during the tournament, so let’s have a calmer release this time around. For those that live in the U.S., this is also Labor Day Weekend!

It should also be noted that this release marks 3000 files in public levelranks. Before today’s release, we were at exactly 2999 files in public levelranks. As part of this milestone, all three files this release will be made available immediately to all players. Additionally with this week’s releases we have three new musicians to talk about!

Hero
Musician: Pegboard Nerds feat. Elizaveta
Step Artist: Rapta
Song Length: 2:26
Song Style: Brostep
Note Count: 295
Difficulty: 10

Elizaveta
ElizavetaTwitch | Bandcamp | Spotify | YouTube

Prestige
Musician: Blacklolita
Step Artist: jh05013
Song Length: 1:51
Song Style: Dubstep
Note Count: 606
Difficulty: 44

Blacklolita
BlacklolitaSpotify | SoundCloud | YouTube | Twitter

Stay
Musician: SirensCeol
Step Artist: WirryWoo
Song Length: 1:36
Song Style: Dubstep
Note Count: 683
Difficulty: 63

SirensCeol
SirensCeolSpotify | SoundCloud | YouTube | Facebook

Enjoy!

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

No SOTW, just a single song instead.

Posted in Flash Flash Revolution on August 27th, 202213 Comments »

GMs are away, post Time Signature today!

Time Signature
Musician: kyou1110 & Takuya Namba
Step Artist: Velocity
Song Length: 1:21
Song Style: Experimental IDM
Difficulty: 103
Arrow Count: 1238

Also Known As:
7/8→6/8→7/8→6/8→7/8→6/8→17/16→10/8→3/4→7/8→14/16→6/8 →9/8→4/4→7/8→6/8→1/16→7/4→4/4→13/16→5/8→3/4→14/16 →4/4→14/16→10/16→5/16→7/8→ 3/4→11/16→7/8→3/4→9/8→7/8→4/4→3/4→5/4→7/8→3/8

Also it’s a secret file for 250k credits.
Neat.

- Velocity

Post-FFR 15th Official Tournament

You can also check the 15th Official Tournament thread for more info.

We have finally come to the end of FFR’s 15th Official Tournament! 81 songs released involving 28 new Musicians, contested between 265 players for the best score, over 2 months of tournament-filled, edge-of-the-seat competition.

We’ll be working around the clock to get the prizes and awards out for everyone that participated in the 15th Official Tournament, but we wanted to give a huge shout-out again to all the Stepauthors, Judges involved in QA and Difficulty Consultants finalizing the difficulty of songs for this tournament. It literally would not, and could not happen at the scale or quality that this operates at!~ Also, a big massive thanks to Mr. Birdman for a lot of the ‘under the hood’ work on the OT, from automation of rewards to UI / Graphic layout of the preview streams, making them as big as they can be! And to top it off, thank you to everyone whom participated in the tournament, conversed and watched the previews! I couldn’t have asked for a more friendly and loving community <3

Let's also give a round of applause for our podium finishers for each division this Official Tournament!

Division 2:
1st Place – 1M0
2nd Place – beamswordsman
3rd Place – DeltaNein

Division 3:
1st Place – InstaKill195
2nd Place – MysticChromium
3rd Place – sellyme

Division 4:
1st Place – Takasakii
2nd Place – justin
3rd Place – Mkdasher

Division 5:
1st Place – The~J~MaXx
2nd Place – kmay
3rd Place – QwertyVibin

Division 6:
1st Place – sploder12
2nd Place – 3lijah
3rd Place – EppuJoloZ

Division 7:
1st Place – Nikita3006
2nd Place – Akaunei
3rd Place – Ghost_Medley

Division 8:
1st Place – play more
2nd Place – Matthia
3rd Place – AnMaO

We’re going to be taking a short 1 week break to finalize anything and everything related to the Official Tournament so there is no ‘Songs of the Week’ this week unfortunately, but we will resume regular song releases for you all to enjoy, following next week!

Also a short reminder that if you did participate in the Official Tournament and you feel like you haven’t received your prizes by let’s say, Monday, August 29th, 2022, then please post in the Official Tournament thread or contact gold stinger directly through DM’s and we’ll work on getting it resolved!

- gold stinger, the Game Management Team, and the Community Managers

FFR’s 15th Official Tournament – Round 8

You can also check the 15th Official Tournament thread for more info.

This is it, the final round! We’ve got a stellar lineup of songs and bangers for you all to sink your teeth into. It’s been an incredible ride of an Official Tournament, but all good things must come to an end unfortunately. That being said, we’ve got an ‘extra chunky’ release for you this week. Find your new favorite song below:

Division 1/2:
TWILIGHT BLOOD
Musician: OSTER project
Step Artist: Psychotik
Song Length: 1:47
Song Style: Big Band Jazz
Difficulty: 67
Arrow Count: 1068

Division 3:
CENSORED!!
Musician: t+pazolite
Step Artist: Psychotik
Song Length: 2:25
Song Style: Hardcore Rave
Difficulty: 77
Arrow Count: 1599

Division 4:
toroidal earth society
Musician: Sinc-X
Step Artist: M0nkeyz
Song Length: 2:26
Song Style: Liquid Funk
Difficulty: 87
Arrow Count: 1632

Division 5:
Angel’s Ladder
Musician: xi
Step Artist: bmah
Song Length: 2:01
Song Style: Piano Tech
Difficulty: 92
Arrow Count: 1588

Division 6:
Clockwork Dragon
Musician: millstones
Step Artist: Ghost_Medley
Song Length: 1:57
Song Style: Epic Speedcore Fantasy
Difficulty: 102
Arrow Count: 2083

Division 7:
PEACE BREAKER
Musician: xi
Step Artist: DarkZtar
Song Length: 3:34
Song Style: Orchestral Chaos
Difficulty: 105
Arrow Count: 3621

Division 8:
Heartbreak Furry Fandom
Musician: Yuuyu
Step Artist: hi19hi19
Song Length: 4:44
Song Style: Chipcore Maxima
Difficulty: 120
Arrow Count: 6748

We’ve also got TWO new Event Tokens coming your way. ‘GG NO RE’ will be part of the regular set of Event Tokens that you may choose from when participating in Events, and ‘Warriors (OT MASHUP MIX)’ will be given to anyone that has participated or registered a score during the Official Tournament:

Event Token 1:
GG NO RE
Musician: F-777
Step Artist: Tru
Song Length: 2:39
Song Style: VG Dance
Difficulty: 80
Arrow Count: 1729

Event Token 2:
Warriors (OT MASHUP MIX)
Musician: gold stinger ft. a Lot of People
Step Artist: gold stinger
Song Length: 3:01
Song Style: Battle Chant
Difficulty: 65
Arrow Count: 899

And furthermore, have a few Extra Files to top things off for the week:

D. Kruger, Cat Chaser
Musician: Shnabubula
Step Artist: M0nkeyz
Song Length: 2:12
Song Style: Contemporary
Difficulty: 58
Arrow Count: 694

Mdrqnxtagon
Musician: Frums
Step Artist: Matthia
Song Length: 2:08
Song Style: Densecore
Difficulty: 101
Arrow Count: 1946

Shuu no Hazama (Rainshower)
Musician: Silentroom
Step Artist: Wiosna
Song Length: 2:22
Song Style: Drum ‘n Bass
Difficulty: 95
Arrow Count: 2266

Delta-for the DELTA (Camellia’s “PLANETARY//DUBSTEP” Remix)
Musician: Camellia
Step Artist: suicidaln00b
Song Length: 5:45
Song Style: Hi-Tech Dubstep
Difficulty: 102
Arrow Count: 4186

MEGATON BLAST (tpz Overcute Remix)
Musician: t+pazolite feat. BlackY vs. Yooh
Step Artist: Velocity
Song Length: 2:16
Song Style: Happy Hardcore
Difficulty: 69
Arrow Count: 1386

Lolipon
Musician: Slax
Step Artist: Elite Ninja
Song Length: 2:13
Song Style: Loli Tek
Difficulty: 80
Arrow Count: 1511

Random
Musician: Sobrem & Silentroom
Step Artist: ositzxz369
Song Length: 2:12
Song Style: Random Jazz
Difficulty: 73
Arrow Count: 1256

Quick reminder that the Dump Batch will be closing in less than two weeks. We’ll also be returning to our normal Friday SOTW schedule starting next week.

There’s one difficulty change that was applied this week:

DIST SQUAD – 97 -> 99

There’s also a few new musicians to check out!

Sinc-XSoundCloud | Bandcamp | Battle of the Bits | Twitter

BlackYOfficial Website | SoundCloud | Spotify | Twitter | YouTube

YoohSoundCloud | Bandcamp | YouTube | Twitter | Tumblr

SlaxOfficial Website | SoundCloud | YouTube | Bandcamp | Twitter

- gold stinger, the Game Management Team, and the Community Managers

FFR’s 15th Official Tournament – Round 7

You can also check the 15th Official Tournament thread for more info.

As we move down from Top 8 to Top 5, things are starting to get spicier than some habanero-infused burritos! Mmm, burritos. With two prestigious music artists that have both seen their roots in FFR taking the helm (and people’s lives) in Division 7 and Division 8 this round, it’s anyone’s guess who will crack under the pressure, and who will persevere! Have a look at your weekly ‘choices of spice’ below:

Division 1/2:
Forgot Ya
Musician: Sobrem
Step Artist: ositzxz369
Song Length: 2:02
Song Style: Acapella Musical
Difficulty: 63
Arrow Count: 879

Division 3:
Chapter II (Then)
Musician: Sufferer
Step Artist: Skayles
Song Length: 2:27
Song Style: Post-Hardcore Rock
Difficulty: 73
Arrow Count: 1521

Division 4:
Raid Ethnic
Musician: PeriTune
Step Artist: hi19hi19
Song Length: 1:51
Song Style: Ethnic
Difficulty: 84
Arrow Count: 1298

Division 5:
Boulafacet
Musician: Nightmare
Step Artist: Wiosna
Song Length: 1:59
Song Style: Broken Breakcore
Difficulty: 92
Arrow Count: 1509

Division 6:
DIST SQUAD
Musician: DJ Sharpnel
Step Artist: mi40
Song Length: 1:33
Song Style: Breakcore Speedcore
Difficulty: 97
Arrow Count: 1564

Division 7:
F.F.R ~FINAL FRONTIER RESOLUTION~
Musician: KURORAK
Step Artist: gold stinger & Ghost_Medley & Pizza69
Song Length: 2:42
Song Style: Glitch Rock
Difficulty: 106
Arrow Count: 2800

Division 8:
goTe EX
Musician: Frums
Step Artist: Deamerai
Song Length: 4:15
Song Style: Hybrid IDM
Difficulty: 117
Arrow Count: 3765

Extra Song:
Your Face When I Finally
Musician: Venetian Snares
Step Artist: ositzxz369
Song Length: 6:09
Song Style: Glitch IDM
Difficulty: 83
Arrow Count: 3349

Two other updates for this week:

-Tanaka has had its difficulty changed from 97 to 96.

-More new musicians! Socials for them are below.

SobremSoundCloud | YouTube | Twitter | Twitch

PeriTuneSpotify | SoundCloud | YouTube

- gold stinger, the Game Management Team, and the Community Managers