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trumaestro's Details
About me:
I'm trumaestro.
Being trumaestro longer.
Fav Music:
Whatever helps to get me more publicity.
Fav Movies:
Not necessarily anything with dick and fart jokes.
Member for: 17.49 years
Gaming Region:Canada
Location:asdf, Alberta, Canada
Last Activity:12-09-2023
Forum Posts:1,332
Profile Views: 26,902
Profile Votes:261
Referred Users: 5
trumaestro's Gameplay Stats Today
1586 / 3288
2070 / 3288
Tier Points
462 / 1500
trumaestro's Stepped Songs
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Disorder [Standard]02-12-23
Random Thoughts
Posted on: June 16, 2022, at 01:09:17am   [0 comments]
tl;dr - trumaestro is now my playing/scoring account, Tru for social/judge/simfile stuff

16 years with the same handle. (Insert the "profile age calculation doesn't account for leap years" post).

I've never really liked the trumaestro username. It's clunky. It stinks like the pretentious 14 year old I was when I first started using the "maestro" part of it -- immediately after we finally got home internet in 2006 and I signed up for the Insomniac Games forums.

Why "maestro" anyway? I really don't know. I don't actually have any musical ability. I played clarinet all through middle and high school but that's it.

Why "tru?" It's lifted from the TV I played my old consoles on -- a 20" RCA TruFlat. Still have it, still works. It's at least a more meaningful reference to me.

Folks have already been referring to me as "tru" or "trums"(which I think is somewhat funny but I don't want to be confused with someone with actual music ability). So I'll ..capitalize.. on this.

I'm copying a lot of people's prior name changes -- trumaestro will remain my playing/scoring/tournament account because I don't want to re-earn all these tokens and whatnot. Tru will be the name I use for everything else I do here.

So yeah,
I'm Tru.
Posted on: July 16, 2021, at 04:46:17pm   [1 comment]
202X Redux

Old one stays for historical reasons but I won't update it.

Though idk if I'll remember to update this or not lmao
Posted on: July 5, 2021, at 12:56:19pm   [0 comments]
I'm not hugely confident about placing highly in this tournament. My current skill rating lands me somewhere in the middle of the D5 placements, and I have notable rust in many key D5+ file areas. I lack a lot of the speed I used to have, and I really lack endurance for anything above 80ish. I'll give it a whirl, I'll probably last a few rounds at least. I don't see a repeat of 13.5 though.

Round 1 - THE BADDEST - 4-0-0-0
Definitely won't be repeating 13.5 at this rate lmao. Getting mindblocks toward the end. Ani Mevushal flashbacks.

Round 2 - Gym Leader Battle Music [Hi Tech Remix] - 8-0-0-1
Turns out I can be better at jacks than I originally anticipated. Cool.

Round 3 - Traveler ~Stand Aloof~ [Heavy] - 2-0-0-0
WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK HAPPENED IN THIS RUN. This better not be a AAA or die round.

Round 4 - Lucid Bass II - hsw98sfiu
Posted on: November 4, 2020, at 10:12:56am   [0 comments]
Might actually stand a chance! The top of D4 is all around my current skill level, so it'll probably be intense competition, especially in later rounds. My placement will depend on how much time I can find to actually play; how much I can spend on improving scores. If I can skillboost anything. If I luck out on files that suit my skillset.

Round 1 - Spaceship Toyvox - AAA
Sightread AAA, haven't done that since Control. Expecting the next round to be much more cruel.

Round 2 - Jackhammer Manifesto - AAA
Stepartist's advantage? Was not expecting this file to be used for a tournament because it stresses jacks so much, but cool

Round 3 - TEM SHOP (Ben Briggs Glitch Hop Remix) - AAA
Really good file for this round. AAA on second try. Feeling pretty confident about my chances right now, but later rounds will be really tough.

Round 4 - Viden - AAA
Tied for my highest AAA level so far. Competition is starting to get scary.

Round 5 - Tell Me A Story [Prolixity Mix] - 7-0-0-1
Stepartist's advantage? Scary shit. Might survive this round, unsure about the next 1-2. Hoping I'll finally get vrofl

Round 6 - Swamp Thing - 8-0-0-0
Got this lucky run early in the round. VERY fortunate because I've now got major mindblocks on the later 32nd parts.

Round 7 - Cyclone Joker - 4-0-0-2
What a bop. Sightread 7 goods. Hoping this score is good enough to get to the final round. Holy craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaap

Round 8 - Nihil Descent - 20-1-1-3
No more SDGs. This one is a real challenge. This is the least confident I've been with my score in the entire tournament. D4 is wide open, any one of the three of us can take it. I miiiight be able to improve my score later, but I'd rather see how the competition fares first. I'm just glad to finally get v0 and an event token. Or two. Or three.

Finish - Second place
Can't be mad about this placing. timetorekt earned first with a frankly ridiculous, D6-adjacent score that I was never going to catch. The tournament was a lot of fun! Most notable moments for me were the community's reaction to the ending bs in Tell Me A Story, and kadef's huge but ultimately unsuccessful grind on Cyclone Joker.
Personally this tournament forced me to skill boost a little. I started the tournament around level 71, where I had been for years. At time of writing I stand just shy of level 77. I feel I've gotten a bunch more speed and reading ability thanks in large part to this tournament.
This tournament is also the first time some of my files were used in an "official" tournament. That was actually pretty cool too.

gg D4
Posted on: September 9, 2014, at 05:40:14am   [0 comments]
Round 1 - Group B - Wheelpower & Go
(FFRMania Engine B1)

Pretty much completely bs'd the solos, just like everyone else in the group. I'm actually far more proud of how I did the non-solos than anything else in this file. I probably tried to make it to Mad of Fire like though. Not my best work, and not a song I would normally choose, but if I spent more time on the solos could probably be a nicer file.

Round 2 - Group E - Spinal Fluid Explosion Girl
(FFRMania Engine E10)

Went for a very simple approach on this one. The vocals were the worst thing to try syncing. If the song was in English it may have been a bit easier, and I would at least know where there should be a syllable. Looking back I see a few spots where I did miss syllables. I'm extremely happy with how this file turned out though.

Round 3 - Palms Read

This file may end up feeling a little rushed and that's because it is. I had to finish this file on my 6 year old laptop while out of town. It can just barely run ddreamstudio. The song probably demands a more complex file than this, but I just didn't have the time to make it so. It follows pretty much the same structure through the entire song, but it's a tried and tru method. Sort of. I guess. Didn't even have a chance to playtest this file so who knows. Maybe not the best choice of cut for this song, but I feel it's the most logical.
Comment wall
flipsta_lombax writes at 8:30:25pm on 5/25/22
Thankfully we got Discord nowadays lol. Thanks I've been alright, hope you have been as well!
gold stinger writes at 7:32:27pm on 4/7/22
certified token whore :D
radioamor writes at 6:33:58pm on 12/14/21
XelNya writes at 6:14:55pm on 11/3/21
Oh I get it now. We actually have permission for that song.
I'll send mine in soon. :D
T-Force writes at 10:06:34pm on 10/30/21
69 AAAs? Nice.
Reload.Xeron writes at 11:42:23pm on 1/3/21
gg's brother, a fight well fought, but neither of us were able to take the top
SubaruPoptart writes at 8:47:34pm on 12/25/20
ayyyy nice oni get!
timetorekt writes at 2:02:02am on 12/25/20
timetorekt writes at 10:20:28pm on 12/18/20
nice upscore on nihil btw
Dynam0 writes at 5:14:41pm on 11/13/20
Killing it with the simfiles lately, Vega was super fun for an easy chart