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neoangelwink
02-08-2003, 01:20 AM
so far been playing ddr, i have been working off on but know been play ever day for last week but still cant seem to get better. i finly can get most b and one 2 a on light. but stilll have hard time with faster soung like japen and healing vishon( one heart thing). what do most guy do to get bater at it? also what sound do u like on it? it great game good keep heathy. most good when want burn of that bowl of ice cream with whippcream. most any have some neat ddr story? one time i burn off 500 cal from playing for 3 hour once. does any have there own ddr look, for ex: my is with my plead short shir with a tank with kitty tail and ear. most when at katu see what i mean. but it hard play ddr in whit mage coustime. :D

Menchi
02-08-2003, 02:17 AM
me personally...i play an play an play till my legs hurt an cant play anymore. the training is helpful too. ya can get alot outta that. also not stayin in the center alot an staying on the arrows as ya use em. ummm the thing that helps out alot too is follow the rythem of the song. but is more practice on my exp.

Studmaster
02-08-2003, 02:19 AM
I'm going to move this to the Videogame Forum. And yes DDR is fun, real fun. Good you started to play it.

Babbit_Chan
02-08-2003, 02:48 AM
Originally posted by Menchi
me personally...i play an play an play till my legs hurt an cant play anymore. the training is helpful too. ya can get alot outta that. also not stayin in the center alot an staying on the arrows as ya use em. ummm the thing that helps out alot too is follow the rythem of the song. but is more practice on my exp.

Good tips - try to stay on the arrows as much as possible. It makes it easier to get around during the song ^_^ Don't be afraid to try harder songs little by little (that's how I'm getting a little into Maniac). Stretching could help with tight muscles if you have them before DDRing :)

Neko Cathy
02-08-2003, 09:13 AM
Hmm... this sounds like a reflex problem. Try playing DDR on the controller when you take a break from playing too muchon the pad. That has definetly helped me out on getting the steps down at theright time.

Another thing that was helpful to me was going to the training mode and using the handclap assist to get the feel of the song's beat and to nail it. Most of the DDR arrows, especially the Maniac arrows are all focus on the entire beat and rhythm of the song and if you can learn ho to get the step done, then you got it and it's easy. After using the handclap only and improving, it's time to move to the Track and handclap so I could really get the rhythm of the song and move to it.

Babbit_Chan
02-08-2003, 12:12 PM
Neko Cathy: I forgot all about the controller - good point :)

Neko Cathy
02-08-2003, 10:40 PM
Oh yea, another thing to add here- for your "breaks" on the controller, if you suck at that then your tired. Get some rest :)

neoangelwink
02-08-2003, 11:14 PM
think u guy helping me out ^__^ u are wonderful. ( bow head)

Neko Cathy
02-09-2003, 10:25 AM
It's no prob. DDR takes me to get use to and advance in pace. It really depends on your pace and reflex time.

Tifa
02-09-2003, 02:22 PM
To get better at DDR, I found someone at the arcade to teach me techniques, and then play with me so I can go on Heavy and he'll keep me in. He also pays for all my games 'cause I'm too cheap =P

Babbit_Chan
02-09-2003, 02:31 PM
That's really cool, Tifa! Too bad there's no one around here that I know who's like that -_-;

Tifa
02-09-2003, 02:39 PM
Hah, I know. But he has, like, hundreds of coins (CrackerJax) everytime I see him! It's crazy x.x And he doesn't have a job, either O.o But he says he gets paid a lot every week 'cause he worked at the World Trade Center. It's awesome! He worked on floor 77 *off subject* on the first building (which was hit at floor 80-something) but he was called out to some place to fix a computer that morning. Neato, huh? But the only I don't like about Arizona is that there's barely any girl DDR players, and I've only met one above my level... x.x I DON'T UNDERSTAND

tydawgsd
02-09-2003, 05:48 PM
Hmm, I can give you a few basic tips.
1. Don't look at your feet
Obviously if you are looking at your feet and not the arrows you will miss some.

2. Stay out of the Middle of the pad
This is important, If you start with your feet in the middle you not only have to move farther to get an arrow, but pulling your foot back to the middle will throw of your timing. Trying starting with your feet on the right and left arrows.

3. Try to switch feet everytime.
Also important, if you switch feet every arrow, you will start to get the feel for the pad and get used to moving all around the pad with both feet. This will allow you to get the 'pad presence', or just knowing where the arrows are without looking. Obviously if is like two right arrows in a row, you don't need to switch feet.

4. Relax
Just relax. If you are more relaxed, it will help you.

5. Practice
Practice imakes perfect, just keep on playing and you will get better.

neoangelwink
02-09-2003, 10:38 PM
Originally posted by Tifa
Hah, I know. But he has, like, hundreds of coins (CrackerJax) everytime I see him! It's crazy x.x And he doesn't have a job, either O.o But he says he gets paid a lot every week 'cause he worked at the World Trade Center. It's awesome! He worked on floor 77 *off subject* on the first building (which was hit at floor 80-something) but he was called out to some place to fix a computer that morning. Neato, huh? But the only I don't like about Arizona is that there's barely any girl DDR players, and I've only met one above my level... x.x I DON'T UNDERSTAND

sound like friend i know too. but he pays for moive and dinner. he really nice. i dont how does it some time .
think u guy so much. hug, i learn much. i have learn how to relxe some tanst up. i will try out countoer thing too.^__^

Babylon
02-10-2003, 08:09 AM
Just to add some things. I've been playing DDR for about 3 weeks now. When I first started I could barely get a C on difficulty 2 songs on light mode. I just couldn't get my feet moving fast enough and I'd tire out real easily. It frustrated me so I quit playing in game mode and only did workout mode on beginner so I would get the exercise and be able to goof around and do my own steps.

Last night I went back to game mode and now I'm flying through almost everything. I'm still have a problem with the 1/8 beat steps (especially when they're directly followed by a jump), but I'm even getting better at that. It just took playing in workout mode for a while to get my feet and legs used to playing and used to where I should step on the pad.

I'm still only doing songs on light mode (At this point I can't fathom how you people pass songs on heavy difficulty), but I've come a very long way from originally tripping over my own feet. I'm also now able to go a good two hours straight without falling over. At first I couldn't even do 10 minutes.

So there is my tip: Mess around in workout mode or training mode just to get a feel for things and to get your feet moving in a DDR way.

Also, if you haven't figured it out already, one of the main things that helped me was learning to read ahead. It can really mess you up if you loose track of the beat, but it's the only way of knowing where your feet need to be the first few times you play through the song.

Good luck! Maybe I'll challenge you to a dance or two at Katsu.

-Babylon :schitzo:

Studmaster
02-10-2003, 08:46 AM
I'm at a crossroads at DDR myself. At home I can now say I'm a 6.5 Footer, as I can now get As on 6 Feet songs, and even pass a few 7 footers on a constant basis. My song passing list grows with each go. You know what I find good.

Play your own way, Now I don't mean to toally ignore good advice, but realize that no one plays the game the same way, there are some people that can turn on a dime, and others like me who are still learning to do so. However, I find out that there are ways to cover your weaknesses by doing other things. Like training your feet to be able to handle 1/8th steps on there side if need be and other tips.

And yes Training mode is a very good way to get used to certain elements in songs, and to be able to handle them. Assists 4 and 6 are perfect for up and comers.

And oh...I just tried 5 different songs on Heavy....God Damn, it's a much different level of DDR.

hotohori74
02-10-2003, 11:05 AM
DDR is one of the best games I've seen. I can't believe how many people play it now. The problem is, the ones I see at malls aren't as good as they could be. Japan has all the REALLY good songs on the seventh mix, like Bye Bye Baby Ballon! I'm soo mad, I love that song! There are others we didn't get too, just... there are too many to name. :)

neoangelwink
02-10-2003, 04:00 PM
Good luck! Maybe I'll challenge you to a dance or two at Katsu.

-Babylon
yeas i take your change!! it will be fun ^_^ i will be at kat ^_^/ look for fairy in green on frieday , saty white mage. sunday umm kcat girl or ocean star chisato

Tifa
02-10-2003, 07:34 PM
I think a really easy song on heavy is Burnin' The Floor, so for you guys who wanna start heavy, it's a good song. (it's in Max2, but I dunno what else, but not Burnin' The Floor Momo mix) It's a 9-footer, which amazes me 'cause I can get an A, but it's my highest grade for a heavy song. The only semi-tough thing is listening to the beat; get's kinda weird in the middle. I'm working on beating Can't Stop Falling In Love (Speed Mix) on heavy. FUN. Though, 1/2 way into the song, I collapse from heat exhaustion x.x

So what level you guys mostly play, and for how long have you guys played for? Just interested; I find a lot of expert players have been playing for only 5 or 6 monthes. But there's this 11-year-old who's played for 2 years, and he's better than anyone else I know x.x ENVY.

Oh, and tips from ME (yay!): 1. CROSSOVERS. Okay, I hate crossovers, but once ya learn, ya can't stop.. >< (Crossovers are when you hafta turn to the side in order to hit a step and keep beat rather than using the other foot. It's VERY, VERY important to learn!!!!!!!!)

2. Um, I forgot. >< No wait, when you have several (More than 4, I guess) 1/8 steps in a row, use your heel. I just learned that this weekend, and it saves your energy a lot, especially if you're really tired and feel like you're having a heart attack x.x It also increases the hit rate. With less than 5 1/8 steps, just use your toe (Well, duh, I'm sure that's just logic =P)

3. Galloping! It may be hard to detect, and your best chance for noticing gallops is prolly from the dance beat, but it's very nessecesary if you wanna get better. A lot of the hardest songs are mostly just a constant gallop (which is very hard ><) They're not to hard to learn though, but trying to understand the difference between a gallop and 1/8 steps on the screen takes practice

4. I know I said it earlier (sort of), but I think it's really affective to (if you have a home set) just play on practice mode, 'cause it doesn't have any annyoing backgrounds, and you can't lose, and constantly play on Heavy (which is actually Expert mode on the first DDR). After awhile, you'll start to remember what comes next in a song, and what you keep missing, so that you can do it again, and make sure to hit that step for sure. If you play at the arcade, make friends with a really good person, and get them to play with you so that you can try Heavy, and they can keep you in. It's definately affective after awhile. Well, bye.

Babbit_Chan
02-10-2003, 09:59 PM
I've been playing for about 2 years and I'm breaching Maniac. Of course, I don't practice as much :P

neoangelwink
02-10-2003, 11:14 PM
so still on light, i should get back to playing had chanse last 3 day. becouse of coustime making. most likly i will tommow, some one told me, if exsersie or do some straches befor play help with your speed. dont think so much late your mind go help too.if u think too much try too hard.
one thing i note that get nice leg from playing ^_^

Babylon
02-11-2003, 07:45 AM
I tried my first standard difficulty song in game mode last night. I got through most of it, but failed out at the very end. The song was Ordinary World on DDRMAX. I had the hang of it for a bit and I really liked doing all the foot movements while holding a freeze. It just got to be too much for me and I tanked.

On a good note I did finally get an A on lite mode Let The Beat Hit 'Em, which was my first song with 1/8 steps. So I'm kinda proud of myself there. I did have to go into training mode and do the end part over and over until I got it right. I suppose that's what you have to do.

How long did it take most of you to get from lite to standard? (No replies from professional dancers or atheletes please ;) )

Neko Cathy
02-11-2003, 12:25 PM
<<I think a really easy song on heavy is Burnin' The Floor, so for you guys who wanna start heavy, it's a good song. (it's in Max2, but I dunno what else, but not Burnin' The Floor Momo mix)>>
It's also in Konamix :)

<<So what level you guys mostly play, and for how long have you guys played for?>>
I've been bouncing on it since early September and I have just reached Maniac nearly a couple weeks ago.

<<I find a lot of expert players have been playing for only 5 or 6 monthes. But there's this 11-year-old who's played for 2 years, and he's better than anyone else I know x.x ENVY.>>
You know... the Otakon finalist on DDR was some 14 year old boy as I was told. Dude... if I get beat by some 14 year old fuck (pardon my language) I will be great ashamed and embarassed of myself which is why I'm not ready for Katsucon compeition.

<<3. Galloping! It may be hard to detect, and your best chance for noticing gallops is prolly from the dance beat, but it's very nessecesary if you wanna get better. >>
Just curious... ever tried Rhythm and Police on Maniac? They have mutliple gallop steps going on for about 20 seconds and they hurt the hell of out my leg muscles.

<<I've been playing for about 2 years and I'm breaching Maniac. Of course, I don't practice as much :P>>
Like any physical activity, to keep in shape and to improve is to practice nearly everyday. I lost DDR practice for 2 weeks because my pad broke, got back on it and I didn't do too well on Maniac >_<

Yea, I sort of recommend for those who want to go in DDR compeitions at cons or at malls, do a non-competitive level first unless you really think you can bust a move compared to EVERYONE OF THE 100 OR SO CONTESTANTS ENTERING! I learned it the hard way at some mall even though the machine pads were pitiful that I literally had to slam my foot down... but I got stage fright in front of 15 some people watching me that I choked up, lost focus, lost and made myself look like an idiot in front of everyone. It's a totally different environment than doing it at me with a couple of friends over.

Yes, you will see me at the non-competitive level for Katsucon... but Otakon I'm breaking full perfect combos ;).

Tifa
02-11-2003, 05:40 PM
I love Rhythm and Police! It's a neato song; but it's pretty hard. The guy that's teaching me can't even do it, yet he can get a B on Max300. The only thing, actually, I could do was the constant galloping. It's not too hard, but my biggest problem with it is stepping on the right steps, which is pretty sad for me =-.-'=

I've had the home game since last June, but I didn't really play it until September, and ever since, I think, November, I've been really getting into the arcade game (going at least one a week to the arcades). I am soooo envious of those people who get to go everyday! ><

I just started Heavy a few weeks ago, though I've been doing some Heavy songs before that. =--'= I'm 14, but of course that makes me an easy target for all the older DDR GUY players to wonder if I really ever played the game when I put my level on Heavy...

Neko Cathy
02-11-2003, 06:27 PM
Originally posted by Tifa
I just started Heavy a few weeks ago, though I've been doing some Heavy songs before that. =--'= I'm 14, but of course that makes me an easy target for all the older DDR GUY players to wonder if I really ever played the game when I put my level on Heavy...

Yea, but lucky you that you don't have to be so easily emberassed or made even look bad when you get beaten by old farts like us. And fortunately for your age you don't have to worry about goig to work, college (heh... you think HS/MS work is hard?), financial problems... anything that drags you away from the DDR pad or videogame systems by outside influences. You guys mainly stay home and don't drive anywhere so what do most of you guys do during your spare time (which you guys have more than we adults do)? Play videogames ;)

KitsuNessa
02-11-2003, 07:29 PM
yeah crossovers are really important to learn...
i taught myself to get to a 6-7 maniac level over the summer at home but i never learned crossovers...i just kinda shuffled my feet around...at my school's DDR club they named the move after me...don't ever "Vanessa" a song if you can help it, lol.

After i learned that, and gallops (which are FUN!), i moved up a LOT.

Oh, and a great tip is just CHALLENGE yourself. You'll be surprised and pushing youself is a great way to get better...
otherwise I'd have never tried No Limit (my first 9-footer aka cata) and now I'm consistently passing 9-footers...now to improve my FC (full-combo-ing) skills...

Tifa
02-11-2003, 11:02 PM
Yeah, the guy who teaches me is really lucky to get paid for being laid off from the WTC. Although, I'm looking forward to an easy career, like web designing which I thought wasn't a real job, but I know a 23-year-old who's a web designer and makes a lot more than people his age, and he works with people more than twice his age. >< Uuugghh, not faair

neoangelwink
02-12-2003, 12:10 AM
to day im finly getting A in light ^___^ im so happy. who going to play ddr at katsu?
i gree with on kid looking better. but as long as u lose graluily it not so bad. i dont mined losing, I love playing ddr, it just fun when do win. it fun to press your friend whe n do get better.

Neko Cathy
02-12-2003, 05:43 AM
Originally posted by neoangelwink
to day im finly getting A in light ^___^ im so happy. who going to play ddr at katsu?
i gree with on kid looking better. but as long as u lose graluily it not so bad. i dont mined losing, I love playing ddr, it just fun when do win. it fun to press your friend whe n do get better.

:: points to previous post:: I'm playing DDR at Katsu (I kinda have to because I'm cosplaying as a DDR character, DUH!), but only at a non-competitive level. One of my group members who's going as my DDR dance partner, Akira, is going in for it and he's pretty damn good. And so maybe another guy in my group who's going as Kaze from Final Fantasy: Unlimited.

I'm pretty good, but I'm not THAT good compared to some people. Sure I could take a loss and all but it makes it look even more sorrier that someone who's very younger than you whoops your ass easily with an extremely high score than yours. :razz:

Tifa
02-12-2003, 06:25 PM
*being stupid* What's Katsu?

neoangelwink
02-13-2003, 12:48 AM
im going see bout try to conpet. i knoe going loos but i want to see how i can go. see last longer then did at shojo con.
katsu is a convishion, ^_^

tydawgsd
02-14-2003, 05:12 AM
I've been playing about two years, and I have gotten to a point where I can beat all the songs in the mixes up to Max2. Right now I am learning how to consistently AA heavy songs, and AAA standard and light mode.

Momoko
02-14-2003, 01:43 PM
It took me a while to get good at DDR. Now I'm ok, but I can't go much farther beyond trick. How the hell does one do that???

KaineMaxwell
02-14-2003, 05:11 PM
I got lure din by the DDR urge today. Any recommended starting songs for 4th and 5th Mix (only ones at the arcade- if I decide to try it there and not embrass myself).

Tifa
02-17-2003, 12:09 AM
=--= The only mixes I've ever played are 1, 6, 7, and 8; sorry. Uhg, I keep getting worse at everything, except for Can't Stop Falling in Love (Speed Mix) on heavy. I was so positive I was gunna get a D, but I got an E >< And I had a full bar the entire song, except for the last 1/6th (or less, or something)!

Anyway, stream is easy once you get into DDR; it's a really good way to get better, although not too many songs provide a smooth stream. Also, if you get bored with your level on DDR, play reverse (when it scrolls to the bottom); I did that for the first time today, and it's so fun!

Spectre
02-17-2003, 01:38 AM
5th Mix is the best yo! Some good beginner songs include (in order of difficulty)

Song Title - Artist - (difficulty on 1-9 scale)

Baby Baby Gimme Your Love - Divas - (1)
Odoru Ponpokurin - Captain Jack - (1)
Remember You - NM feat. Julie - (1)
Dancing All Alone - Smile.dk - (2)
Only You - Captian Jack - (2)
Abyss - DJ TAKA - (2)
Eat You Up - Angie Gold (2)
The Next Step...
Butterfly - Smile.dk - (3)
Higher - NM feat. Sunny - (3)
Kick the Can - Bus Stop - (3)
Absolute - DJ TAKA - (3)
Can't Stop Fallin' In Love - Naoki - (3)
Never Ending Story - DJ-AC-DC - (3)
Petit Love - Smile.dk - (3)

I hope this helped and good luck with DDR!

Neko Cathy
02-17-2003, 05:20 PM
<<It took me a while to get good at DDR. Now I'm ok, but I can't go much farther beyond trick. How the hell does one do that???>>
Try reading the previous posts and keep up to the thread. :)

<<Any recommended starting songs for 4th and 5th Mix (only ones at the arcade- if I decide to try it there and not embrass myself).>>
Try "Cutie Chaser" or "Look to the Sky" for beginners. You won't learn them within a day and to get better at DDR is practicing everyday. I recommend doing a song that you like and you can get a feel of the beat. That's one of the things that will keep up you motivated to continue if you screw up.

<<=--= The only mixes I've ever played are 1, 6, 7, and 8; sorry.>>
5th mix is only for Japanese retail so you won't see it in the US... and I think it's the same with 2nd. I recommend trying 3rd mix because it features more of a challenge and I like the songs in the game a lot better. 4th is also good too.

<<5th Mix is the best yo! Some good beginner songs include (in order of difficulty)

Song Title - Artist - (difficulty on 1-9 scale)

Baby Baby Gimme Your Love - Divas - (1)
Odoru Ponpokurin - Captain Jack - (1)
Remember You - NM feat. Julie - (1)
Dancing All Alone - Smile.dk - (2)
Only You - Captian Jack - (2)
Abyss - DJ TAKA - (2)
Eat You Up - Angie Gold (2)
The Next Step...
Butterfly - Smile.dk - (3)
Higher - NM feat. Sunny - (3)
Kick the Can - Bus Stop - (3)
Absolute - DJ TAKA - (3)
Can't Stop Fallin' In Love - Naoki - (3)
Never Ending Story - DJ-AC-DC - (3)
Petit Love - Smile.dk - (3)

I hope this helped and good luck with DDR!>>
Unfortunately, some of those songs you listed are in the japanese version games only (such as Smile.dk). Dancing All alone in 4th mix was a joke (but in 5th they revised it because the song was meant for a demo step in 4th). kneedrop, kneedrop, kneedrop, hand plant, kneedrop... This sucks, let's play Butt Butt Revolution now ::sits on the DDR pad and smacks the arrows w/ her hand::

Heh... I went to Katsucon and the entire DDR compeition was so disorganized that it was disgusting. Otakon was a heck of a lot better that Katsu from what I heard X__x

KaineMaxwell
02-17-2003, 08:07 PM
I'll likely play when I can ge tto a mall without wearing my boots with all this snow lately...

j-chan
02-21-2003, 12:50 PM
ha! last post. :D

anyway- i absolutely love ddr. it's a godsend. i got it for christmas, i play it a couple of times a week for about an hour. :3 right now, i'd say i'm about a... 7.5 footer? yeah, that's probably about right. i'm making my way through heavy- i can beat all the 7-footers except for the "fast" ones (i have no stamina) & can beat some of the slower 8-footers. oh, and if you wondered- i'm sixteen. >D i wish there was an arcade nearby, but as such i'll settle for ddrmax on my darling little ps2.

as for tips, mrh... i'd say practice. if you do it a couple of times a week, you'll notice a *big* difference. go to training mode and play a *difficult* song several times in a row. that's how i first broke through light mode by beating paranoia. :3 make note of your trouble spots & practice songs with those in 'em. for me, i have problems with stamina & gallops. (I HATE GALLOPS!) try to play some "easy" songs in between, though, so you don't get annoyed & slack off. always drink water inbetween songs & keep cool. stretch. oh, and if you don't want to be scared off by heavy mode, don't look at the steps for "sana..." they're scary, man.

remember, too: there are three "plateaus" in ddr. one is 5-6. the next is 7-8 (where i am now). the last is 9-10. each set is wholly different from the step up above it.

btw- do any of you fabulous people post on the ddrfreak boards? what name do you post under? i'm "manpurse." ;D

KitsuNessa
02-21-2003, 05:05 PM
heee hee I LOVE gallops!!!
maniac: Cowgirl, In the Navy, My Generation, Rythym & Police, oh yeah ;)
but I HATE arrow crunchers >_< (songs where the arrows are all overlapping or really close to each other)...hehehe I bypass them with speed mods :D
songs like Sana, My Summer Love, Orion 78 (all on maniac)


how many of you use speed mods?
i'm quite fond of 2x for songs under 175 bpm (beats per min.)...

neoangelwink
02-21-2003, 11:07 PM
i played ddr in katus iwas cat girl ^_^ i was in torment and lost ^_^ but i had a great time. gave a good show. still have much percatise to do.

Tifa
02-21-2003, 11:59 PM
I just came back from the arcades. I think my stamina's improving, but I played Can't Stop Falling In Love only once, in which my shoe got stuck on the nail a couple of times (which always happens on the version of DDR Extreme at the arcades). I don't really have a range of feet I can do, 'cause it really depends on the song for me. I did get Bs and As on songs I got Es on the last time I played, but I think it's 'cause I'm actually trying. (All until today, I haven't been actually trying DDR Extreme 'cause the screen sucks and the pads are sooo off, so I try to convince my "teacher" not to play on it)

Recommendations for DDR Extreme (since I don't know where each of these songs came from):
1. R3? (Something like that)
2. Love Shine (Really easy for people starting Heavy!)
3. Umm, I just know it's by Naoki and can only be played on challenge (not Oni course, but when you choose Heavy on regular arcade, and step back twice again)
4. Serena? I have no clue, but I saw some people playing it; it looks fun and easy. There's not many steps, and it keeps right to the beat.
5. Freckles (I bet I said that earlier; it's also in 7th Mix/Max 2)
6. I'll think about it.. =--= I haven't played too many different songs on Extreme yet..

Neko Cathy
02-22-2003, 09:35 AM
<<oh, and if you don't want to be scared off by heavy mode, don't look at the steps for "sana..." they're scary, man.>>
A better way that helps not to look at all those arrows is slightly increasing the speed. You won't see them approaching you in large numbers so you'll have less worries :) But that's only for Max, with other DDR games you gonna have to deal.

<<the last is 9-10. each set is wholly different from the step up above it.>>
Silly... there's no 10 footer. Just a 9 :razz:. That would be insane to have a 10 footer.

<<btw- do any of you fabulous people post on the ddrfreak boards? what name do you post under? i'm "manpurse." ;D>>
I just recently signed up there as the same name I use for Cosplay.com.

<<but I HATE arrow crunchers >_< (songs where the arrows are all overlapping or really close to each other)...hehehe I bypass them with speed mods
songs like Sana, My Summer Love, Orion 78 (all on maniac)>>
Blah... My Summer Love is one of my favs. I find the song easy to move too I guess. I can do crunchers, but I fail to underestimate the gallops X_x.

<<i played ddr in katus iwas cat girl ^_^ i was in torment and lost ^_^ but i had a great time. gave a good show. still have much percatise to do.>>
I think I remember seeing you... was it the qualifications or the actual tournament?[/b][/color]

<<Recommendations for DDR Extreme (since I don't know where each of these songs came from):
1. R3? (Something like that) >>
Hell yes... I love that song. I never tried Extreme yet, but it's on Konamix.

tydawgsd
02-22-2003, 03:10 PM
I post on DDRFreak, I am Ty Dawg SD there too.
Lets see for DDR Extreme try
Aoi Shindou (It is kanji, but is says Naoki fet Yuki (for ex))
Colors by DJ Taka isn't too bad.
A is fun, but halfway thru it goes from slow to fast for the remainder of the song.

Try those 3 and let me know how it goes.

j-chan
02-22-2003, 04:43 PM
aha, neko! but there is at least one 10-footer that i know of... max300, heavy mode. that song is by far the most frightening thing EVER. 300 bpm, arrow crunchers, gallops... urgh! it's enough to scare anyone away!

as for speed mods... eh. i try not to use them. :D part of the challange of ddr is beating these tricks they throw at you. it just doesn't seem right to bypass them! of course, that's just my silly opinion!

Tifa
02-23-2003, 01:00 AM
Just got back from the arcades again =P But I didn't play much. I watched a lot, though. This one guy is the same age as me, but he's the second best player I know. He got a max combo on V, challenge mode of DDR Extreme for the second time; and I haven't seen anyone come even close to that before. He didn't get a double A, just an A, though. Oh well =--=. I got a B on R3 today, but then I played it again later and got a D. I'm actually get worse and worse at a song once I play it a few times and finally get a B (well, that's most often the case). Does it seem that way with any of you guys? And do any of you think reverse scroll (where it goes down) is easier? I do better that way with certain songs, like Freckles. *is weird*

chrisscrewball
02-23-2003, 10:37 AM
I've been playing for about 3 months and I play on heavy. I'm not the best but I can A almost every 7 foot song, and pass most of the 8 foot ones.

Neko Cathy
02-23-2003, 01:08 PM
Originally posted by j-chan
aha, neko! but there is at least one 10-footer that i know of... max300, heavy mode. that song is by far the most frightening thing EVER. 300 bpm, arrow crunchers, gallops... urgh! it's enough to scare anyone away!

as for speed mods... eh. i try not to use them. :D part of the challange of ddr is beating these tricks they throw at you. it just doesn't seem right to bypass them! of course, that's just my silly opinion!

I thought Max300 was a 9 footer on heavy.... And yes that song is the devil of all DDR songs aside from Orion.78 (civilization mix), Paranoia Evolution 2000 and Healing Visions (Angelic mix). Evil, evil song, if you can bust out on it for Maniac with at least an A or B I give you a lot props. Hell, my Akira can only do it w/ a C score rating and he kinda came in sceond in the DDR compeition for Katsucon (dude, mosty of his selected songs were pulled out with speed arrows).

Speed arrows and Boosters are fun! They help space the arrows out more so I won't loose out on the beat. Most of the time I don't do mods on my songs, but it just gets boring without having them modded like putting them in reverse, boosters. Plus I find them a big help at times.

Tifa
02-23-2003, 04:23 PM
The guy who "teaches" me (Oyi, I'll just call him Dorry from now on) got a B on Max300 once; he even has a picture =--'= He also did it three times in a row, and got a C on final score; it's neat. This one guy got a B on that one really hard Paranoia (only on DDR Extreme) in extra mode. He's been trying for so long to pass it (after all, I think you can only get a few misses, because once your life gauge goes down, you can't replenish it). Now he's going for Legend of Max, which is an awesome song.

Tifa
02-23-2003, 08:12 PM
Oo, the guy that got a B on Paranoia, extra stage, beat the IIDX(?) Oni corse. It's the first time anyone's beat it on that machine; but me and my friends missed it when we left for 2 minutes to go across the street for a drink >.o

I finally passed Can't Stop Falling In Love!! But I got a D, and I can no longer pass it anymore >< I also got a B second time I did Still in my Heart. It's a good song, but the slow mish-mash is really hard to understand...

neoangelwink
02-23-2003, 10:50 PM
wow ^_^ that great . most im noww worlking on getting better on regler. because i alway do light. so trying to get use more arrow.

KitsuNessa
02-24-2003, 10:03 AM
hehe, my college has an official DDR club, and one of our members recently got an A on Max 300. He's also passed some 10-footers on Extreme, such as Bag, Max Unlimited, Paranoia Survivor...and those are DAMN hard, lemme tell you. All without holding the bar too...

j-chan
02-24-2003, 03:42 PM
!!!

i must say, i bow to his 1337 skills. :o that's very, very impressive. i tried max300 once, just to see. i still have nightmares.

Neko Cathy
02-24-2003, 04:34 PM
Originally posted by KitsuNessa
hehe, my college has an official DDR club, and one of our members recently got an A on Max 300. He's also passed some 10-footers on Extreme, such as Bag, Max Unlimited, Paranoia Survivor...and those are DAMN hard, lemme tell you. All without holding the bar too...

Dude... a DDR club. Now that's awesome. Too bad I'm in Maryland :(

Tifa
02-24-2003, 05:07 PM
Oh, yeah; Paranoia Survivor..that's the one that Mike (the best player I know) got a B on on extra stage. x.x I'll never be able to do that. Oh, and Dorry got a 360 combo on Max300, but then he practically failed for the rest of the song, so he still ended up with a C, I think. I know this one guy who has probably gotten a max on Bag; it's so weird when he plays, it bugs me >< Why can't I be that good =--=

cartoon_hero_
02-24-2003, 05:19 PM
i've passed eevry song on ddr, except the legend of max.. song to hard and too fast on reverse, now im just working on AA ing songs now, work on perfect steps. just keep trying, dont be discouraged, it took me like... years just to be this good.. a few weeks aint nothing girl.. you will see a big jump soon in your ddr abilitys :skidude2:

KitsuNessa
02-24-2003, 10:00 PM
Originally posted by Neko Cathy
Dude... a DDR club. Now that's awesome. Too bad I'm in Maryland :(

http://cornellddr.ddrcentral.com/

check it out!! :D
we have forums too!! LOL we like to brag about all our accomplishments and such...hehe.

neoangelwink
02-24-2003, 11:28 PM
Wow your lucky. 90% people don't even no what ddr is where I live. live wher anime and ddr is just get populer. i have been get more poeple in to convinshion now.

tydawgsd
02-25-2003, 03:36 AM
Bah, Max300 is a wussy song. It is pure stamina. If I have the energy, I beat it every time. MaxX Unlimited is much harder because it is trickier, and it's my nemesis right now. 3 times I have died on the last freeze arrow, the last note of the song. I will beat it one day!

Props to that guy who can beat Bag and Paranoia Survivor, those are hard, I can't even come close to beating them yet. Still Legend of Max has got to be the hardest song ever, I don't think anyone in the US has beat it yet, but that is probably false considering the amount of time EX has been out.

KitsuNessa
02-25-2003, 07:21 AM
http://www.aaroninjapan.com/ddrvideos.html

have you guys seen this?

heh.



oh, and that guy in my club I was talking about DID pass MaxX Unlimited.
http://cornellddr.ddrcentral.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=284

Tifa
02-25-2003, 05:35 PM
Hey, I was just looking at that site yesterday, as a link from my friend's site. Weird. O.o Uuuhhhhgggg, I'm gunna die before I get to the arcades on the weekend! x.x Can't...wait...any...longer... Oh, and I'll be gone for the next few days (we're redoing the floor), so my computer won't be hooked up to the internet, so celebrate my absense while it lasts =P

KitsuNessa
02-25-2003, 05:53 PM
http://24.187.94.203:83/pV/DDR/DDRXNYDS/KandyBag1x.MPG

here's how Bag is done...
(be patient, it takes a while to load, but it's very much worth it!)

tydawgsd
02-26-2003, 04:53 AM
Heh, Aaroninjapan.com. Those guys are insane. I think between the two or three of them they have AAAed everything except MaxX Unlimited, Legend of MaxX, and maybe a couple others.