SP皆伝

I got SP kaiden today. I wanted to jot down a few things before I forget.

Results

  • stage / groove gauge / clear rate
  • p+p  / 30% / 75%
  • BSB / 30% / 58%
  • Himiko / 32% / 70%
  • mei / 58% / 73%
  • Overall 69% (nice)

Playstyle

I play a mix of TAKA.S and 1048. About 50:50 split between the two playstyles, depending on the density / scratch patterns. For example,

  • TAKA.S for the entirety of HAERETICUS
  • 1048 for the entirety of quell
  • a good mix of both for MENDES

Hardware:

  • Switch: 50g
  • Spring: 60g

Skin:

  • bomb = 9th Style
  • judge =メタリックブルー
  • notes = パステル
  • key beam = ショート
  • sudden+ = default

Progression History

  • 2006 – release of Distorted AC – first time playing 7 key, was playing 9s on USKOC back then, but stopped playing around the time Troopers was released.
  • I was playing “claw”
    • 파일:external/gigglehd.com/0aae8273b62fd1bcd78dfbf5654a3b78.jpg파일:SL4g48E.png
  • July 2015 – Round 1 Southcenter opens in Seattle. I start playing IIDX occasionally again. For a year, I was playing SDVX mostly until I hit 十段 in that game.
  • June?? 2016 – 八段
  • July 17, 2016 – 九段
  • October 5, 2016 – first 12 NC (紅牡丹)
  • December 10, 2016 – bought my DJ DAO PEE
  • December 29, 2016 – 十段
  • December 31, 2016 – Level 11 NC lamp on Sinobuz AC
  • January, 2017 – I started to feel the limits of the “claw”. During the month of January I learned 1048 while playing Infinitas.
    • My right hand still does not use the pinky. Instead, I use ring finger for #7
  • April, 2017 – started to feel the limits of non-wrist 1048 thanks to MENDES. Started learning TAKA.S — still no pinky though.
  • May 12, 2017 – 中伝
  • August 10, 2017 – 発狂BMS 二段
  • September 12, 2017 – 発狂BMS 三段
  • October 17, 2017 – Passed BSB for the first time in 皆伝 course
  • February 10, 2018 – On this day, my “BMS recommend” rating was 8.58
  • February 15, 2018 – changed GN from 276 to 264
  • February 15, 2018 – Bad Maniacs, 天空の夜明け HC
  • February 16, 2018 – MENDES, quell HC
    • Snapshot of iidx12.tk on this day:
      • NC: 2018-02-17-kaiden
      • HC: 2018-02-17-kaiden
  • February 17, 2018 – Classic 皆伝
  • February 17, 2018 – 皆伝 !!!

On the day of

  • Had a cup of coffee and then started playing around 7pm
  • Warmed up playing:
    • the trigger of innocence
    • you’ll say now
    • waxing and wanding
    • #MAGiCVLGiRL_TRVP_B3VTZ
  • Played Classic Kaiden, passed for the first time
  • And then into Kaiden…

During

  • non-ran
  • sudden+
    • WN = 240
    • GN = 264
  • no hat … because I don’t have one…
  • in the last slow section of Himiko, I “floated” and went from <10% to 32%. This helped a lot.
  • During Mei, I had 90% or so before the slowdown; came out of speedup with ~10%

What helped?

  • Coffee???
  • Learning 1048 and then TAKA.S
  • Practicing BSB separately. During October 2017 I played BSB multiple times a day (in a row) until I was comfortable.
  • Focusing on reducing BP – trying to easy clear and then into hard clear
    • Additionally, working on timing as well
  • Changing GN a few days before. I was on 276 for a few months; reducing to 264 had a huge impact, and I started hard clearing bad maniacs / mendes / quell afterwards
  • Practicing Bad Maniacs, Mendes, quell, 天空, Haereticus
  • This video: Beatmania IIDX 단위인정 개전 冥 공략 (Korean Subtitled)

What I could have done better

  • Taking a long break in November / December of 2017. I was barely playing IIDX.
  • Learning to use the pinky on my right hand.
  • Experimenting more with GN, perhaps?
  • Not obsessing over clears, but instead playing a variety of charts

Closing words

I’d like to thank all of my friends and IIDX rivals for the support.

 

Bonus – from my YouTube channel that no one watches:

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