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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

St. Patrick’s Day Song Release!

St. Patrick's Day~ So, St. Patrick’s Day is here once again and boy do we have some fun in store for you and your arrow hungry fingers on this extra green weekend!

First of all, a special edition release of 5 songs plus the Veteran song from 2 weeks ago is going public PLUS we have another contest for you to put your butt on the line and potentially get rewarded with some delicious tokens + credits ;D

In the next few hours there will be details of the weekends contest, so stay tuned and keep your eye on this page! But before any of that, we are going to get into the groove of St. Patrick’s Day with some new song releases.

[March 17 Released Songs]
G runtilda’s Lair by chaoticmarin (ninjaKIWI) – Arcade (8-bit) / Tricky / 1:20
R evolutionary Etude v2 by Chopin (Silvuh) – Skill Token (Classical) / Very Challenging / 2:47
E ntry of the Gladiators, Op.68 by Julius Fucik (hi19hi19) – Classical (Classical Fanfare) / Difficult / 1:22
E lectric Daisy Violin by Lindsey Stirling (iironiic) – Dance (Folk Dance Pop) / Challenging / 3:11
N aiNai 69 by DJ Sharpnel (_.Spitfire._ + Coolboyrulez0) – Dance 2 (Hardcore) / For Gurus Only / 2:05

All of the files this week are all a little different as you will discover, but fear not, this is but a temporary case of the greens. (and as you might have noticed, the FFR banner has been slapped with a bit of green too.) There is no veteran song this week, but there is a Skill Token to add to your collection! Revolutionary Etude v2 can be unlocked by passing its predecessor, Revolutionary Etude, located in the Legacy genre.

Last of all there is the veteran’s song from two weeks ago which is now public:
Lawn Wake II by The Flashbulb (0) – Secret [42,000 Credits] (Drill’n Bass) / For Gurus Only / 2:24

If you have any comments about this release, you should direct them towards the thread.
So have a green-tastic St. Patrick’s Day, mash some arrows and get your green on!
~nois-or-e and the FFR Staff

Songs Of The Week (October 20th, 2011)

Another week here at FFR means another set of new songs for everyone to enjoy.
There are four songs this week, with the veteran’s song listed in blue. Check out this week’s new releases:

[October 20 Released Songs]
The Degradation of the Soul by MvM (Silvuh) – Misc (Industrial) / Very Easy / 2:28
Clash on the Big Bridge by The Black Mages (hi19hi19) – Rock (Instrumental VG Rock) / Standard / 3:58
Keep It Short by Beatdrop (bmah) – Hip-Hop (Techno) / Very Difficult / 2:02
No Purpose Flour by SessileNomad (iironiic) – Dance 2 (Drum’n Bass) / For Masters Only / 2:50

The veteran’s song from two weeks ago has been released to the public as well. Don’t forget to give it a try if you haven’t had the chance yet!
Beware the Purple Water (TC_Halogen) – Arcade (Game Remix) / For Masters Only / 3:24

We appreciate your feedback on these songs. Visit this thread and tell us what you think!

In addition to the new songs, there have been numerous other changes here at FFR over the past week.
Some of the biggest changes have related to FFR’s multiplayer. Specifically, multiplayer now uses raw score! Gone are the days where getting one miss in multiplayer spells instant defeat- things should be a lot more competitive now.
If that announcement gets you excited about jumping into multiplayer, why not see where you stack up against the rest of the MP community first? Check out the new multiplayer stats page here and see how you compare. This page can be accessed any time you like by following the link in the Daily Stats page.
As always, there have been numerous minor bug fixes too. These include the squashing of a credit transfer bug and minor issues with score reporting on the Velocity engine.

Looking for a way to help the FFR community grow even more? Are you fluent in a language other than English? If you are, check out this thread for your opportunity to help translate FFR into other languages!

That’s it for this update. Enjoy your arrow smashing!
~hi19hi19 and the FFR Staff

Memorial Day Special Release & Random Updates

I figured we hadn’t done a special release in a while…  so I wanted to do something for you guys.  Enter Ievan Polkka, by Otomania, quite possibly the catchiest song ever.  It may sound familiar, as Pretty Green Onions is a mix of the same song.  IMO, it’s a Low FMO…  the jumpjacks with 3-framers are JUST enough to make it not be VC, but I’m willing to listen to other opinions.  Mad props to my main man jimerax for this awesomely fun chart that you will won’t be able to stop playing.  Oh yeah…  it’s on Page 1 of Dance2 for easy access.

In other news, I haven’t forgotten about all of you.  Don’t think that I have.  :(.  The P4U fix that resulted in the chart being offsync is being worked on again, and should be sync’d by the time you read this.  Also, I like cake.

-Tass

Oh yeah…  if you care about the batch, notes should be up tomorrow.  Maybe I’ll even be nice enough to unlock the discussion thread.

Put the Retrigger on the Bong-Ra and hide the children

Bong-Ra:
Bong-Ra, Jason Köhnen’s electronic alter ego saw life in 1996. Hailing form The Netherlands, Bong-Ra initially started as a dj, but quickly focused his priority on producing his own music in 1997. Since then he has set up two record labels and released well over 40 albums on many record labels (including Cock Rock Disco.) His latest release, the Vitus Blister EP, features the song many of you have probably grown to love, Nomina Nuda Tenemus, which was released a week or so ago and was stepped by here. It’s either an FMO or FGO, there seems to be a lot of disagreement about the actual difficulty [it's just jumpstream, right? :-) ].

Retrigger:
Retrigger is an electronic musician from Brazil, also known as Raul Costa, who has been producing hard and experimental music since the year of 2001. He has released tracks in labels from different countries, in 5 different continents. His sounds range from breakcore to 60s psychedelia, from punk to funk, from garage rock to hip hop or anything he’s listening at the time, mostly sounding like all of those at the same time. Just last week, resident stepfiler and FFR stepfile judge kommisar[os]‘s file for Jeanie and Caroline became public and it’s an FMO focusing on Retrigger’s wonderful drums. Check out his website for free music and keep an eye for a release on Cock Rock Disco.

Hope you all enjoy the new breakcore!

-blu

SotY 2009! Take me back 5 years!

Song of the Year took a break in 2008, because we didn’t have anything awesome enough for it.  There were rumors of Mario or TMWT…  but it all came and passed.  And now it is 2009.  And we have SotY again!  We’re going to party like it’s 2004!

The full name of the song is OSTER Project presents World Tour 2004.  Seeing as how that is both a mouthful and redundant, I labeled it simply “World Tour 2004″.  Artist is, of course, OSTER Project.

Now, why does this song classify for SotY?  Because each one of us can relate to it.  The song hits music from all over the world.  It also happens to be the longest song in FFR and the song with the most notes.  A AAA on this will net you over 6 million points!  It is 8:38 and 3940 of goodness by behanjc.  It’s FMO for some jacks and length and PAing 24th jumpstream…  but it’s not TOO bad.

How can you play this, you ask?  All you need is 20,009 credits and you’ll find it at the top of page 3 of Secret.

Enjoy and Happy New Year!

-Tass

{Big Boss}. Brackets Can Only Mean One Thing…

New cornandbeans! That’s right.  {Big Boss} sounds like it should be right out of Castlevania, but I’m pretty sure it’s straight from CnB’s big musical brain.  Stepfile is by the under appreciated and eccentric Vote4Nixon.  Currently in funk, but I’m sure jx will be moving it in the next 24-48 hours.  Also, *gasp*, it’s NOT a purchased song!  The song is short and sweet and Very Challenging.

Subbies get some Orange Dust in the form of Patashu‘s Dead and Direct.  It’s a low-mid FMO.

-Tass

CCCP… Not Soviet Russia!

No, not russia.  It’s our most recent song!  Counter Clockwise Chant Pattern by Terminal 11.  It’s… beyond words.  Mega-FGO.  Good luck trying to even FC this file.  You can try for it for 7500 credits in purchased (the last of the purchased releases for the time being, yay!)  You can thank gnr61 for this mass regurgitation of arrows.

Subbies get a new behanjc file in funk.

-Tass