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Old 07-8-2021, 11:14 PM  
Wiosna
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Default [Pack Release] Sharpnel Instrumentality Project

yeah yeah i know this pack should've come out last month whatever



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Welcome to the Sharpnel Instrumentality Project -- the next evolution of stamina jumpstream charting and stamina capabilities in general.

Sharpnel Instrumentality Project is a 16-chart project that primarily consists of jumpstream stamina charts -- MSD difficulty range of 19 to 24. It was initially an 11-chart project, but after some discussion with a couple of people who have organised successful packs of a similar nature, I believe that a 16-chart project would have more staying power and general appeal as a pack.

I initially started this project because I felt that osu!mania and Etterna heavily lacked jumpstream (stamina) charts that had particularly strong structures (from a charting standpoint), and I felt that my jumpstream patterning ability was very lacking relatively, so I wanted to make a pack that would accomplish two things: a project that would hone my charting ability in areas that I've ignored for a long time, and a set of charts for a skillset that is very high in demand for a long time but has treated as a joke from a charting structure because of how the charts have been made over the past few years.

Songlist:


No chart descriptions because no one really reads them anymore and Etterna has a chart preview function that everyone should use.


While working on this pack, I realised that charting jumpstream with a substantial structure is much much harder than it seems on paper. Not only are you forced to create structures that are more or less on point since the rhythms repeat so many times in a song, but you have to apply charting techniques that don't necessarily apply to charts with non-continuous streams. Pitch relevance in the most conventional sense is usually completely useless if not detrimental to a jumpstream chart, and charters have to rely on a combination of varied densities (which usually is accompanied by a lot of syncopated rhythms), painstaking attention to hand/finger motions when designing jumpstream, and figuring out what makes jumpstream sequences/patterns memorable to players. The experience is both frustrating and rewarding, and I do hope that players will enjoy the charts that will come out of my experiences with JS patterning when I'm finished with the project. I certainly feel as if I've learned a lot, and I hope to apply this new philosophy of patterning into other charts in the future as well.

As for why I chose DJ Sharpnel out of any other artist, it's mostly a nod to extant Sharpnel pad packs out there, primarily SHARPNELSTREAMZ and Rebuild of Sharpnel. For anyone who wishes to learn more about pad patterning, those packs are excellent places to start, especially Rebuild of Sharpnel. Another reason I chose DJ Sharpnel over other artists is that DJ Sharpnel makes j-core that I believe is more rhythmically interesting than other j-core artists at the moment. The pack name is a nod to Neon Genesis Evangelion, which is a series that DJ Sharpnel samples very often in their music.


Credits:
- aperson, Tim/Valedict, Wh1teh, and Jole for being heavy playtesters of the charts I've made for the pack and giving very constructive feedback.
- Guilhermeziat for his initial chart for Dokudenpa and indirectly giving me inspiration to more or less expand the size of the pack.
- AutotelicBrown for giving me feedback for Quadra Girlz as I was charting it.
- VisD/aeoliancarp for going through Strangeprogram, Tactical Railroad, Fake Promise and Magic Cycles.
- heather for letting me use her artwork for Blue Army, Dokudenpa, and Moonearth. You can check out her work here.
- Izzz for letting me use her artwork for Black Chocolates. You can check out her work here.
- tosh/Miothres for letting me use her graphics for Shine!!.
- Fullerene-/Caliber and Wh1teh for being around whenever I needed help with organising a pack of this nature, I really appreciated the input that you two gave when it came to pack sizes and other things for a scoring-oriented pack.
- Various, various people for being around whenever I needed someone to talk to about my charting insecurities. Autotelic and Tim have been particularly helpful in this, so major thanks to you two especially.
- Many many people for playtesting through my Sharpnel charts in general (afrono, Lethal, Diatonic, Phil, too many to list). Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Be sure to check out the sister pack Nightflower Complex as well if you're more into something less jumpstream-oriented. I hope that there's something for you to enjoy in either this pack or Nightflower.
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