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OT 14 Salt Wall
Posted on: July 1, 2021, at 10:17:56am

Final Placement: 6th place Division 5

Round 1: The BADDEST
Sightread - 2-0-0-0
Final - 1-0-0-0

Thoughts: Cute chart, will be annoying to AAA. Is it round 2 yet? Getting really really tired of listening to this song. Yeah, probably just going to keep the Blackflag.


Round 2: Gym Leader Battle Music [Hi Tech Remix]
Sightread - 19-0-4-3
Final - 11-0-0-2

Thoughts: whyyyyyyyy. I've come a long way with jacks in the past few days, but I'm having a really hard time closing out an SDG run on this. too many places im not consistent. will keep working on it. I got quite lucky to remain in the tournament here.


Round 3: Traveler ~Stand Aloof~ [Heavy]
Sightread - 8-0-0-0
Final - 4-0-0-0

Thoughts: Huge step down in difficulty from last round. Been playing poorly and want to take a short break from playing so the -4 is probably good enough. Very fortunate to get a break week. Overall the file is quite fun and still poses a challenge through its 24th bursts and outro stream / jack section. Hopefully a few days off helps me leave behind some bad muscle memory i've been developing and puts me in a good position for round 4 (where i'll probably need to step up my game a bit).

Update: My score has drifted down in placements pretty considerably since it was sent. Will work on a -2. Never ended up getting it, though.


Round 4: Lucid Bass II
Sightread - 38-0-0-1
Final - 6-0-0-1

Thoughts: Still easier for me than round 2. This chart presents a more diverse set of challenges, the main one being consistency on the minijacks (and not hitting them early). Very easy chart to choke. As of writing this I've got a -6.2 but I believe i can shave off a few more goods with the right run. Only going to bother if the rest of the players are closing out SDGs of their own. One way or another I'm feeling pretty safe this round. Will update if that changes.


Round 5: Tuberculosis
Sightread - 17-0-0-6
Final - 3-0-0-1

Thoughts: boi this file is fuggin hard. Hugely inconsistent on the intro and most of the middle part after the 24th wall. Going to grind my butt off to take top 8. I'm unsure if -3.2 is going to be safe with how stiff the competition is this round, but im cautiously optimistic that i can make it to round 6. Thanks for the kind words when i was initially grinding the file Marcus!


Round 6: Daraku No Sono
Sightread - 125-6-13-10
Final - 27-0-2-8

Thoughts: So this chart is REALLY not messing around. The trills, 48th bursts, and even some of the 24ths and 32nd streams provide constant chokepoints which make even scoring an FC on this chart very difficult. My entire win-condition this round depends on 3 very good players failing to score well and as a result I would predict this to be the end of my OT-14 run. I'll grind out scores until the very end, but as it currently stands i have a -33 and I'm not sure how much i can improve it.

As of the time of writing i have 1 day left to score and im just under the elimination line. I'll continue to put runs in but its looking like this is the end of the road for me. I can live with top 8.

Yup, thats the end of my OT14. Was fun.

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