you actually write down the maps you play or?
What I did is played and then alt-tabbed to notepad. I see myself posting these once a week in that format due to the amount of time it takes. Otherwise, I would just post single achievements such as passing a map whenever that happens.
This belongs in G&R
I know, which is why I posted it in G&R, you dummy :D
Last edited by abraker (2015-10-26 06:43:55)
Youtube also helps.
How the hell did I come up with that..
Felt like playing some standard today, not mania. I don't know, I feel capped at mania, barely improving at all. I might transfer if I actually get better in standard.
Played mania after all
Played UNDEAD CORPORATION - The Empress scream off ver [Jepetski's Empress] +HT <https://osu.ppy.sh/ss/3874132>
Managed to survive this monster on halftime somehow.
Played Hypernite Industries - Speedcore 300 [Extra]
I still have no idea how I managed to pass this several months back. What frickn' drugs I was on?
Played Qrispy Joybox - Ascalon <https://osu.ppy.sh/ss/3874119>
I love a beautifully mapped hitsound based map. I wish there were more of these! ^.^ Took me 3 tries to FC. No pp, but got satisfaction playing it.
Played Nanahoshi Kangengakudan feat. Hatsune Miku - Rubik's Cube [Rubik's Cube] <https://osu.ppy.sh/ss/3874166>
To say I am frustrated is an understatement. Been trying to pass this for months. Maybe December has something on this T_T
Played MiddleIsland - Achromat [Tristan97's 4K White Another] https://osu.ppy.sh/ss/3874194
Got another hiscore. Don't know why, but playing aggressively helps. I don't suggest it though as I have no idea what that does to me.
Played standard. Tried some maps with the EZ mod for a change. My skin is not optimized for EZ, so I need to come up with a more optimized skin for such stuff. I'm getting the hand of jump notes and stacks, but still suck big at fast sliders, clusters, and streams.
I also played a bit of mania, but not much. Played a couple random maps and made some records in the newly ranked ones. I see a lot more 4K mania maps in the 4.4*-4.8* difficulty range, which is the borderline A/B/FAIL for me. I realized that I stopped getting rid of the A's and B's I got in autoconverts ages back. Want to pick that up again if I'm awake enough. Most of those are 2-3 star junk which makes me sleepy and miss. Is there such a thing as sleepy choke XD?
Catched up on sorting the maps into the needed collection. From what I know, most players don't use collections or use it minimally. I think you would be surprised to see what mine looks like. It recently got messy as a started playing the standard mode, and don't know when I will be not lazy enough to change a couple labels (~^.^)ZZ
I want to finish mapping the HD diff of my map, but just can't find the time to do so
I also got featured in the osu!weekly as one of the developers of osu!skill. Never thought it would be that popular. The values are still off and the formulas are not the best, but hopefully that will be ironed out in due time.
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Played Soleily - Violet Soul [victorica's GRAVITY Lv.15] <https://osu.ppy.sh/ss/3880693>
Got a new hiscore in this map. Idk why, but this song and violet glowing backround hypnotizes me. I put my setting on 100% fade, but the music just triggers the mental image of this violet hypnosis.
Towards the evening, most of my time got eaten up trying to figure out how to simplify the monstrosity I derived for one of the skills. Oh and imagine that theta being expanded into even bigger an even abomination. Even if it's not exactly important to the current state of things, I just want to know what difficulty curve it would produce. Will tackle it some more Friday or Monday.
I just now realize how many maps I have C's in the standard game mode which I can get B's or even A's on now. I'd better not repeat what I did with mania by trying to clean up the mess a year after I can A or S those blindfolded.
3am. Too tired. Had 5-4 hours of sleep. Not enough hours. Wake me up when I can get enough sleep *continues to ramble nonsense, slowly falling asleep...
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Yesterday were one of those rare days where I went without playing osu!, so no log yesterday.
Started today by playing standard. I noticed that some maps follow common styles. Maybe I'll do some research concerning mapstyles and post it on the osu! forums sometime in November. Towards the afternoon, I finally got a chance to map up to 25% of the HD diff of my map KURO-HACO Nation - Density of Air (Demystify Feast Remix). Towards the evening I started to play (and rage at) mania. More info below.
Played kamome sano - eclair au chocolat [Ichi's EXHUAST Lv.14] <https://osu.ppy.sh/ss/3892857>
Sometimes I just question if I am improving at all
At this point I can barely play mania. I get this itch in my fingers. If you want to know how it feels, just think that your finger is itchy. Just the thought of it should trick your brain into thinking you are itchy. For me, I think it became triggered thing. Doing some googling, I narrowed it down to 2 possible reasons: neuropathic itch or anxiety itch.
Considering I damaged my left hand a bit back in December from 20 retried on Intersect Thunderbolt, I would not be surprised if it was a neuropathic itch. However, the itch happens on my other hand too, so it can only be an anxiety itch. And it's true. Just the build up in music make me anticipate something big coming up, making me anxious and therefore itch. If you guys have any tips or suggestions, I'm all open. This is becoming a great annoyance.
To give you a perspective of where my improvement rate lies, I keep track of my performance since day 1. As you can see, I hit my peak in November and managed to slowly improve until mid December, when the damage to my hand occurred. Since then, I only had occasional moments where I improved "magically". Going to spring, I started to play qualified maps and adjusted my skin, boosting my rank up and giving me some confidence. Now I need to S play 4.3 stars or higher to see any results, and I can't. I am hoping to magically improve in 7k, and perhaps I could go to #1,200's - #1,700's where I believe I truly belong.
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Haven't played much today.
I played some sub 1 star mania maps today to see where I am in terms of accuracy. 994k is still my limit, with 996k being the record. Then I played some 9k, which ended me with adjusting my skin to add a column line to separate the far right columns from the rest and had it shaded a bit lighter. After playing some 9k, I noticed I was messing up on something that I wouldn't mess up on if my 8k was better. So I went ahead to play some 8k with gradual star increase. 3.8 stars seems my limit for 8k.
Haven't had a chance to post a log the last few days, so here is a summary. I managed to make several new hiscores in mania. It took me some time to realize I was playing on native resolution with hitsounds muted. When I went to the 1200x800 res and turned on hitsounds, I had 7% less on maps. So yea, another placebo effect made me improve! Why placebo? Well it's not the first time I had that setup. I guess the key for quick improvement is to change something I think it works.
I think I found the formula needed to model the odds of hitting a hitcircle considering distance, circle size, and instability. I will have to do some verification to see if it really works, but the next step would be figuring out the odds the player would press a key are a certain point at a certain time. Time to spend another several weeks coming up with theories.
I've also noticed that I am much less active in the osu! forums than I used to. Back in spring and summer I was overly active in the help forums, replaying to almost every single thread. My 1k post count mostly came from those times. Then I extended to the off-topic and general subforums and slowly became less active in the help forum. I don't remember exactly why, but I think it was because I was sick and there was too much to catch up to after that as well as Trosk, VeilStar and TheVileOne addressing 95% of the threads.
Now-a-days I'm so split between so many various osu! social platforms that catching up to stuff takes an hour at best. osu! Forums, osugame Reddit, osu!public slack, disqus, etc... I've never been so active on the web as I am now.
Well that's all for the backlog. Now to today's stuff!
Today I started off by playing standard. I mostly played maps I have C's on. I pledged to myself not to use DT or HR anymore as that really ruins, if not already ruined, my standard experience. So it will be quite a while until I start gaining pp again.
I finished off by playing some of the lower ranked mania maps I didn't get to play before. I tried some 4 star maps, but my speed wasn't sufficient today. Oh well, there will be a day where I will trigger God mode someday.
Nice blog. Do you have any advice for a noob? I can only do like 2star 4K or 1.5* 7K max. I've been focusing on acc mainly.
Working on acc is good, but not really important at your stage. That becomes more relevant when you get to 3 star maps. At your stage I can only recommend to practice. When my limit was around yours, I kept on messing up buttons fairly often. I recomend playing 2 star maps with long notes to build up your finger plasticity. Also dont think you will be better in 7k if you just focus on 4k. The skills are only partially transferable. So give both equal exposure if you dont mind.
Today I mainly focused on 7k maps. Started out by catching up to the unplayed lower star maps, then played some lower star noodle maps. <insert complaint relating to the broken SR system here>
played Avicii ft. Salem Al Fakir - You Make Me [RC's 7K MX] <https://osu.ppy.sh/ss/3916707>
This is perhaps the one of the hardest 7k 2 star maps. The long notes on this map really challange your finger plasticity. I almost S'd, and I'm sure I will the next time I'll play it. This shows that I'm improving finger flexibilty, so not all is lost in mania!
played Sawano Hiroyuki - Blowin' [Hard] <https://osu.ppy.sh/ss/3916761>
Just barely made a new hiscore. This map starts off at a reasonable difficulty but then turns to a noodle hell at the middle. Well not like long notes everywhere, but 3 asynchronous long note are quite hard to keep track of. Playing this makes my hand feel like it is mental or something... maybe like the crazy hand from brawl
I think I will start abandoning 4k and go to the higher keymodes. I just don't have the speed with my current piece of crap keyboard. The amount of force needed to push one of the buttons is comparable a bit more than the force needed to push a mouse button. Weirdly, if I tap at just the right frequency and the right force, my finger ricochets off the key on its own. This can bea good or bad thing depending on how I do it. For one, it's nice tectile feedback, but do it too much and your finger is in for a world of hurt.
Away with my play status, I came up with an algorithm to measure how complex the map's rhythm is. It needs some testing, but I believe I am on the right track. Teaser of the data being collected for analysis as I am writing this log.
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This log will be short and all over the place because I forgot to post the log yesterday and not much happened today.
I started out by playing standard then went to play mania.
played Various - Yolomania Selections Vol. 2 [kors k - Monkey Business [rCaliberGX]] <https://osu.ppy.sh/ss/3920812>
Wow I actually managed to S this! 2 skill breaks today, and in 2 different modes. Today must be one of 'em good days!
Then I went and mania on multiplayer. I tend to get fixaded on intermediate 3 star lobbies so I can compete with HR on. It's always fun to see if my accuracy can match the overall skill of lower ranked players. I thin it's 50/50 right now and my acc is crap.
Speaking of multiplayer, I used to go on multiplayer a lot when I first started. Like I got 3/4 of my 12k maps from multi. I still go to multi, but not as often. Maybe once a month you will see me there just because I am tired of single player. Most other times is because someone invited me. Send me an invite. If I am not busy, odds are that I will join!
played Yooh - Shanghai Kouchakan ~ Chinese Tea Orchid Remix [EXHUAST] <https://osu.ppy.sh/ss/3924998>
With enough concentration I got a hiscore.
played Zeami - Music Revolver [Insane] <https://osu.ppy.sh/ss/3925146>
This is a very alternation/bracket heavy map and it seems like I got rusty on such patterns. All those HT scores are from May when I despreately pushed myself to succede at the pattern. I finally managed to pass it July.
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