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Welcome to the Official FFR StepCon.


What is a stepcon you might ask? Itís a Simfile-creating contest open to Steppers, Mappers, Charters, Simfile Artists and Stepauthors of all skill levels and styles.
*all times listed are servertime*

How it works (Event Breakdown):


Depending on how much interest/signups we get we'll split sign-ups into Classes. Each Class will be assigned a song with a pre-made .sm file set up for you. You will get two weeks to step and submit the song to FFR under the 'StepCon 2023' Batch. The batch will be made available at: https://www.flashflashrevolution.com...mission/batch/

We will be taking sign-ups from now until September 30th, 11:59pm. On October 1st, you will find out which Class you are in, and the song that your Class will be stepping will be available to download privately. Submissions must be submitted by 11:59pm on October 14th, 2023.

After the deadline, submissions will be converted and anonymously uploaded to a private FFR Engine for the public to openly play/test/preview, and public voting will commence for each Class on their favorite Stepfile from each Class (A separate thread will be made to accommodate voting across all Classes for this event).

Public voting will last one week, and finish at 11:59pm, October 21st, 2023. At that point, winners of each Class will be announced. If there is a tie between two or more submissions within a Class, they will be judged and the higher scoring submission will win. Voting will be done via a Private Google Form, so that voters cannot view each-others votes until voting is complete and results are tallied.

Winners of each Class will be invited to compete against one another in a 'Final StepOff', where winners will be placed into a single Class, and everyone will be provided the same song to step (in the same fashion as the previous round). The 'Final StepOff' will last two weeks, and end at 11:59pm, November 4th 2023.

Public voting will commence again for the Final StepOff on November 5th 2023 for one week and end at 11:59pm, November 11th 2023. At that time, StepCon 2023's Champion will be declared, marking the end of StepCon 2023.

Image guide of dates & times provided below for simpler browsing:


Red = Stepping Period, players may work on their submissions.
* = The final day of which players may swap Classes with another player (see: clarifications).
Yellow = Judging Period, public voting is available.
Purple = The end of the final Judging Period (for Final StepOff)


Some clarifications/rules:

-After sign-ups are finished, you will receive a Direct Message on FFR of which group you are in, along with a .zip file of everything you need to participate within your Class.
-After Direct Messages go out to all sign-ups (thread will be bumped with notification as such), you may swap Classes with another person in a different Class, but this can only be done ONCE between BOTH people involved, and may only happen within the first week (cutoff will be 11:59pm, October 8th 2023). If you are unable to obtain the original .zip provided for that Class after both people agreeing to a swap, contact me (gold stinger on FFR, Goldstinger#8592 on Discord).
-You ARE ALLOWED to make cuts and edits to any song during the StepCon.
-You MAY NOT collaborate with another Stepartist/Simfiler/sign-up/out-of-tournament individual.
-Submissions should meet Submission Rules requirements (listed here: https://www.flashflashrevolution.com...d.php?t=145458 )
-You ARE NOT allowed to solicit votes or reveal information regarding which submission is yours during the public voting process. Doing so will result in immediate disqualification and ban from future StepCon's.
-As a participant, you MAY NOT vote during public voting within your own Class. YOU MAY vote in any other Classes of which you are not directly participating in.
-Songs submitted to the 'StepCon 2023' Batch that are not part of this event will be automatically rejected. Please don't submit random songs to it. Spamming the batch may result in disciplinary action.
-Treat your fellow participants and public voters with kindness. Actively putting down someone's submissions or anonymously calling people's submissions "shit" is a good way to get yourself disqualified as a participant, and banned from public voting. Feedback & Criticism is welcome during the public voting periods, but do so in moderation with respect to newer Stepauthors.
-I think it goes without saying, but please DO NOT CHEAT OR ATTEMPT TO CIRCUMVENT THESE RULES. Doing so may result in disqualification from the current StepCon and ban from future events and StepCons.

Added clarifications:
-Class placement is purely randomized. You will have a week to swap with another player (if willing) on the case RNG doesn't go your way, but notably this will not be an option for participants that reach the Final StepOff.
-All metadata, Simfile properties, and sync will be provided before-hand in the .sm file you receive during this event. You are more than welcome to change any of it to however you see fit, this is just to make the event more approachable for new Stepartists. (This includes but not limited to BPM changes, Signature changes, Colorization, etc.)
-Judges reserve the right to reject a winning file from going in-game due to incompleteness of a file in extreme situations (such-as, a joke dump file, only half of the file done and silence for the other half, 0/10-worthy files after judgment, etc.)
-1st Place Class Winners will get 1 week to submit any fixes they would like from feedback on their submission after voting results, and then song will take another week for Difficulty Consultants and finalizing for release for a total of 2 weeks between end of voting and release. Otherwise, songs submitted and processed this way will we be done so under the Batch "Accepted" status. For more information, please refer to 'Ratings and Status' in the Submission Guidelines.


Final StepOff Prizes

First
Winning file for the class put into the game during the next song of the week release. (For a total of two songs going in-game)
150,000 credits (total of 250,000 credits)
Choice of 1 event token, including Strangeprogram v0 or vROFL. (1st Place StepOff Winner has an additional choice of these two songs if wanted)
Profile Badge for StepCon 2023: Finalist 1st Place


Second
100,000 credits (total of 200,000 credits)
Choice of 1 event token (total of 4 tokens, with 1 being vROFL or Strangeprogram v0)
Profile Badge for StepCon 2023: Finalist 2nd Place


Third
50,000 credits (total of 150,000 credits)
Profile Badge for StepCon 2023: Finalist 3rd Place


Prizes (each Class)

First
Winning file put into game during the next song of the week release.
100,000 credits
Choice of 3 event tokens, one of which can be Strangeprogram v0 or vROFL (limit 1 per winner).
Profile Badge for StepCon 2023: Finalist (if not applicable for 'Finalist 1st, 2nd or 3rd'.)


Second
75,000 credits
Choice of 2 event tokens
Profile Badge for StepCon 2023: Runner-Up 2nd Place


Third
50,000 credits
Choice of 1 event token
Profile Badge for StepCon 2023: Runner-Up 3rd Place


Participants whom submit a song that follow all submission rules and qualify for voting will receive a Participation Badge on their Profile.


*May add more prizes to Final StepOff in the future to spice up the prize pool for Final StepOff. Final StepOff prizes are added on top of Winner's prizes for each Class.

**At any time, event token winners may choose to either exchange a token for 20,000 credits, or provide the token unlock to any other individual, regardless of participation. Event tokens given away in this fashion that would allow for unlock of Strangeprogram v0 or vROFL, will not be allowed to unlock Strangeprogram v0 or vROFL.

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Last Updated: September 27th, 2023
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Old 09-12-2023, 02:56 AM   #2
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not yet sure if i'll actually have the time for this, but i'll put my name down
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Just finished making good on the request from last StepCon for a broader range of badges for participation & runner-ups (as well as doing so for this current StepCon). If you participated in 'StepCon 2022' and never got a profile badge, you have one now.

Looking forward to all the love & soul everyone puts into their Songs this year
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Looks like we've just hit over 50 sign-ups, which is at least more than there was last StepCon! That means there's going to be 5 or more sets of files/songs in the first round, depending on how many more sign up.

Just as a reminder, sign-ups will close at night on September 30th, as it switches over to October 1st. At that time, all sign-ups will be given a randomized song assignment, DM'd with everything they need to participate in StepCon 2023, and the thread will be open and serving as the location if you want to swap your song with someone else's.
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