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22 June 2005 @ 08:38 am
Challenge for the week of 6/22/05-6/29/05  

ITG challenge: clear Pandemonium on either Easy or Medium with the skippy modifier on. Highest grade wins.

DDR challenge: AA bag on Heavy with a speed modifier of <3x and the flat modifier on. Least amount of greats wins.


ITG challenge: clear Disconnected on Hard or Medium with the flat and float modifiers on. good luck reading this one...

SCORE TO BEAT: 87.66 (A+ by fusiontheory)

DDR challenge: clear Kind Lady on Heavy or Standard on 3x. Bonus points for flat or a modifier > 3x


ITG challenge: get a one-star rating or higher on Vertex on Easy on 2.5x.

DDR challenge: get all NG arrows on AND clear Tsugaru on light. Don't be an ass and turn the freezes off... come on, man, really.

post your scores, pictures are pretty much necessary.
current beat: infection- Inspector K
miss_skilletmiss_skillet on June 22nd, 2005 11:00 pm (UTC)
I would *so* do this if I were good enough to do either. Just *barely*. Maybe I'll try the pandemonium easy when I get to an ITG machine.

Good luck to the contestants!
イ-サン コンfatass_mcgee on June 23rd, 2005 12:07 am (UTC)
you know, you bring up a good point. i'm actually going to start a heavy, standard, and light challenge. i want ddr players of all caliber to be able to go at this if possible.

thanks, i suppose!
Javijavitud on June 23rd, 2005 07:13 am (UTC)
just posting to say im in for future challenges. wont be able to post pics after the week of the 30th.

btw, i tried that "heavy" pandemonium challenge on medium (on controller)...holy fuck, is that even doable on foot? lol

screw pictures, somebody get a vid of them clearing that. :)
イ-サン コンfatass_mcgee on June 23rd, 2005 02:57 pm (UTC)
Easy is definitely clearable. Let's just call the medium steps an unofficial Oni challenge. :)
catbus on June 24th, 2005 09:04 pm (UTC)
I don't have access to a good digital camera. (well, I sort of do...)


I'm an exception right :D Or maybe if you witness it. lofl
イ-サン コンfatass_mcgee on June 25th, 2005 01:12 am (UTC)
yeah, i guess since you live in town i can watch you pass it.
Corinthe Maraschino8greenstar8 on June 24th, 2005 09:34 pm (UTC)
Jesus Christ.

I would so do that if I had pads that worked and some clue what songs those are or the modifiers you're talking about.

(I have basic DDR for PC and crap dance pads)
イ-サン コンfatass_mcgee on June 25th, 2005 01:12 am (UTC)
oh, yeah, totally, we'd let you pass on home pads. NOT.

these are arcade challenges only. you'd not have a chance on anything else.
Corinthe Maraschino8greenstar8 on June 25th, 2005 01:48 am (UTC)
... oh. apparently i'm completely ignorant of DDR culture.
イ-サン コンfatass_mcgee on June 25th, 2005 02:16 am (UTC)
well, you are a n00b, so it's no big deal. i used to think they'd accept pad scores on score-recording sites, but i was wrong.

if you're thinking of playing seriously, move to the arcade. the pads doe not break, they are sturdy, and you have more than 100 songs to choose from. and at avalon it's only a quarter a game.

and, just cause:
Corinthe Maraschino8greenstar8 on June 25th, 2005 03:41 am (UTC)
... I did want to play seriously, that's why I bought DDR in the first place!

Where are there DDR arcades in Portland? And what's up with the whole lineup system? I've noticed there seems to be one, but down in Salem once a month at best it's hard to understand what's going on. Also, how do you keep from sweating uncontrollably in the arcades when it's always so much warmer?
イ-サン コンfatass_mcgee on June 25th, 2005 05:34 am (UTC)
Lineup? Do you mean competitions? Ask Phylicia (catbus) she knows much more than I.

And there's the Avalon on SE 35th and Belmont, there's Tilt at the Lloyd Center, which has the superior In the Groove. However, I don't recommend you start out with ITG because the easier steps are bleemin' boring and the harder steps are crazy hard.

I know there are other DDR machines in portland, so just check http://www.ddrfreak.com to find out.

As for sweating, hope there's air conditioning. And, after a while, you start building up stamina and stop sweating so much. I did three sets in a row today, only to break a slight sweat at the end. Phylicia is barely fazed by ten footers. Scary skinny Tim isn't fazed by ten footers and apparently doesn't perspire. Ever.
Corinthe Maraschino8greenstar8 on June 25th, 2005 07:04 pm (UTC)
...okay. I'm kinda conditioned to sweat since I do Bikram yoga (90 minutes exercising in 105 degrees and 40 percent humidity) but I'll just change clothes before I go DDR. I didn't mean competitions, I meant how you figure out who was there "in line" first, there's something with coins isn't there?
イ-サン コンfatass_mcgee on June 25th, 2005 08:47 pm (UTC)
coin lines? they're self explanatory. get a coin or some fetish of yours and use it to hold your place in line while you go play something else. id's or tickets work great.
catbus on June 26th, 2005 08:06 pm (UTC)
not a lot of people know about them usually, especially non-regulars at arcades, so very little of the time in that situation do I attempt to establish a card line. But hey, the more people who know the card line system, the better, and the less often you have to stand around the machine to hold a spot ^_^

And most the time, the front of the line is on the left-hand side, so you put your card/coin at the right end of the line :) That's how it usually is around here, but watch out for the few occassions where someone has it going the other way. I know they do that more often in like, Washington and stuff.
イ-サン コンfatass_mcgee on June 26th, 2005 09:22 pm (UTC)
yeah, cause in washington, everything's bass-ackwards.
catbus on June 26th, 2005 08:11 pm (UTC)
As for sweating, hope there's air conditioning. And, after a while, you start building up stamina and stop sweating so much.

I dunno man, everyone on heavy (including self) sweat so much... but we're also usually playing ITG. Well, I just persoanlly think sweating on heavy is inevitable.

Phylicia is barely fazed by ten footers.

@_@ well... I'm fazed by flashing tens, to say the least :D And I still can't beat PSMO X'O
イ-サン コンfatass_mcgee on June 27th, 2005 01:29 am (UTC)
speaking of PSM, I was playing with this new guy, and he just picked PSM without saying anything, so I had to clear it on heavy on 1X!!! and i just barely got a C.
イ-サン コンfatass_mcgee on June 28th, 2005 06:16 pm (UTC)
So the deadline will be extended slightly, since we've just started out.

I'm gonna see if I can do some of these today.
T-Bone²fusiontheory on June 29th, 2005 11:53 pm (UTC)
Disconnected Flat and Float
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T-Bone²fusiontheory on June 29th, 2005 11:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Disconnected Flat and Float
Did this last thursday, just finally uploaded my screenshots now.
イ-サン コンfatass_mcgee on June 30th, 2005 12:50 am (UTC)
Re: Disconnected Flat and Float
very good job! you're the sole competitor for medium.
T-Bone²fusiontheory on June 30th, 2005 04:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Disconnected Flat and Float
Looks like I'm the only compeditor period...
イ-サン コンfatass_mcgee on July 1st, 2005 04:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Disconnected Flat and Float
in fact, feel free to email me (englodroheim@gmail.com) your challenge for next week's ITG Standard.
alarmspideralarmspider on July 11th, 2005 10:33 am (UTC)
I'm doing the Tsugaru one right now, seems like the only one I could actually do :D
alarmspideralarmspider on July 11th, 2005 10:54 am (UTC)
Damn, I just realised 4 things.

1. My hard mat is fucked due to Max 300 Heavy x5 shenannyguns
2. My soft mat cost me £5 and therefore is crap
3. Getting an NG on the really tiny Freezes is harder than I thought
4. This contest ended about a week or two ago

Oh well :)
イ-サン コンfatass_mcgee on July 12th, 2005 02:55 am (UTC)
1. we're not accepting pad scores anyway.
2. nor are we accepting dancing stage scores, EUROnymous.
3. yeah, but on tsugaru it's no big deal. i cleared it.
4. no biggie. i'm still accepting scores.
tyty573 on August 11th, 2005 01:44 am (UTC)
Bag is the worst song ever. Not only that, but its not quantized correctly. If you play it on beat, you'll get greats every time. What a gay ass challenge. But i'll do it.
イ-サン コンfatass_mcgee on August 12th, 2005 02:28 am (UTC)
uh, ok.

this community is somewhat dead, mind you.


perhaps i or someone else will revive it.