you're the last person I would expect to play osu for some reason
Yeah, I don't usually like rhythm games, but for some reason I liked playing osu. I don't care for most of the music on there, but when I started I found enough stuff from games I've played and the like 5 anime shows I've watched, and now since I like the game I just play whatever. I've been playing for about 2-3 months now.
Post by Madman Mohamdu on Jan 4, 2014 14:16:17 GMT -5
i don't even think rhythm games are an asian thing anymore, ever since they put those machines in the arcade i've noticed pretty much every race seems to play them (even though it was mostly asians way back in the day). same with fighting games, it used to be an all asian thing, now it's pretty much a battleground for japanese/koreans vs negros, but no one's excluded. pic related typical fightan progamer
all the best rhythm game players are asian or european, especially for osu. I think the only rhythm games that north americans are considered okay at are guitar hero, rock band, in the groove, and stepmania, which are all created by americans, lmao.
for the record, I was an average osu player in terms of skill (right now I'm way below average) and for stepmania, I'm only okay because of the accuracy/timing on my scores. I'm pretty shit at both games in comparison to the true asians and europeans, regardless of which, but I honestly don't care about playing anymore.
I re-uploaded that ascension to heaven replay as an unlisted vid with the key inputs at the side
from rank 26 to 73, man nerds got too good at this game
this is literally the only map I can play with flashlight because I memorized it
my rank dropped from 13th in canada (at my best) to 59th in just over a year—I played regularly during my 4 month break between winter/spring and fall semesters in 2012. really shows how much time and effort you have to commit towards grinding to keep those stats. a buddy of mine, that I know in person, plays every single day for more than two hours in order to keep his place in the canadian top 5. I don't even know how he has the motivation and time to keep doing this shit
I bought Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence on launch day and immediately went online. By the end of the day, I ended up being the best ranked player in Canada and something like 4th or 5th in the world. I tried to maintain it in the subsequent weeks but it eventually became not worth my time as other people learned how to play the game and had less of a life than me.
I don't want to keep derailing the thread, but I'll just leave this last comment here.
I'm glad that StepMania doesn't have any sort of online leaderboards or rankings because I'd be very concerned as to just how high I'd be placed in Canada. For absolute certain, I wouldn't be at the very top, but I'd be somewhere amongst the top 10 players in the country or some shit because I literally wasted all of my free time in high school (and the time before starting college) playing the damn game practically everyday with the sole goal of becoming one of the best in the world. Back then, I was extremely autistic and would never get bored of playing the same game repeatedly and kept striving to be the best only because I wanted to be recognized by other people for being "good at something"—admittedly, having extreme self confidence issues in high school really affected this mindset I had and it didn't help at all that I was angsty as fuck. I also began to create simfiles with a similar intention of becoming a recognized figure in the StepMania community, which I did pretty much achieve over time, but I'm not even proud about it and I absolutely hate when people treat me like I'm some idol (yes, this happens all the time to me, and it bothers me to no end).
If I did have some arbitrary bullshit number slapped onto my scrubby username to represent just how good of a player I was in the country, I'm almost certain I'd still be playing that shitty game every single day up until now. It doesn't mean much to any of you guys, but to me it's absolutely disconcerting because StepMania did in fact take control of many aspects of my life—I wholeheartedly regret putting so much time and effort into the damn game when I could've been doing better things.
As of now, I'll play StepMania literally once or twice a month out of complete boredom and as a time killer. I don't give a fuck whether or not I'm the best anymore, and I don't give a fuck whether the so-called skill I developed over all those years deteriorate. The only things that I'm grateful to StepMania about are the people I've met through it and for introducing me to a wide variety of music genres and artists.
tl;dr version, these kind of games (osu!, StepMania, etc.) are prime examples where you absolutely must have no life and a fuckton of time to be really good at. If you play them casually, like you should, keep it that way.
I think this is the first post I've made in a long ass time where I'm not being brain dead retarded.
edit: actually I retract that statement, I'm talking about step fucking mania, this post is still brain dead retarded.
Post by Madman Mohamdu on Jan 15, 2014 22:34:40 GMT -5
it's ok patcake i basically got kicked out of uni because instead of going to class i would just skip all my classes and stay at home watching starcraft tourneys. and it's not even like i'm good, i'm still scrub-tier as fuck. starcraft 2 isn't even fun it's just a good way to waste time making a ton of units. never made any friends because of starcraft either, if anything I just lost a ton of friends (also a ton of opportunities to get laid because girls would think my starcraft obsession was scary and i'd avoid leaving the house because of it)
long story short if you have to pick between smoking crack and playing starcraft, smoke crack instead