View Full Version : The competition I've got as far as DDR goes?
06-09-2003, 01:18 AM
Um, yeah. Hi. I'm Joe. But you already knew that. I'll be at Otakon. You knew that too. This time, I'll actually be out of costume for the Dance Dance Revolution competitions. I started this thread to find out what I'll be up against, mainly because I'm (warning, ego attack) pretty confident that I'll be kicking the tar out of quite a few people. Anyone mind posting what they're capable of? Yes? Goodie. My latest accomplishments are the Dancemania oni course, getting about halfway through Legend Road (I got slaughtered at Legend of Max, no way in hell i can do that without missing 3 steps), comboing Max 300 (AA on maniac), passing Maxx Unlimited with an A (don't ask me how I did it in legend road), Sakura - AA maniac, passing Legend of Max with a B.. and.. yeah. I'm basically trying to find insanely fast shit to use as tourney knockouts against people that can give me a run for my money.
My question, in short: how good are you people?
06-09-2003, 01:57 AM
crap, i can't even beat max 300
but I'm not much of a competitor anyway, so it works for me :P
...Shit. The only 10 foot I can pass is Bag, with a B o__o;
Well, only one I know I can pass...
I think I.. yeah... Sakura with a C or D, don't remember...
Max300... I can pass with a D on a good day -_-; ...I think. I haven't tried in a while o.o;;
I can pass most 9 foot songs with A-C... i rarely get AA's
06-09-2003, 01:06 PM
well just keep in mind that you may be competing on soft home pads. and i have found the hardest songs to be very tricky to pull off on those.
06-09-2003, 01:14 PM
I know, I know. I should really see if I could bring my metal pads along.
I think we should just hope that Otakon scores an arcade machine... heheh...
06-09-2003, 02:51 PM
Uh... we'll just have to see about that so save the boasting for later until the torney comes. I highly doubt they will let anyone bring their own pads because "it takes too long to set up things!" That means they have to unplug the pads they spent a lot of time setting up (putting the pads together, taping them down to the floor and test them to see if they work and stay in place while DDRing on it) and try to set up other people's pads over and over. Yes, they have to tape them down so they wont slide into the other pad and cause a "distraction" to the other DDR player going against you. I see it being too much of a hassel on EVERYONE participating, taking up everyone else's time at the convention and the event itself.
Trust me, I don't see that happening, especially when Otakon's DDR torney is HUGE with a lot of other compeitiors entering it. They already had problems last year organizing it which took the entire Saturday from 9 in the morning to the time the evening Masquerade started! There is nothing wrong using the soft inch thick home pad, It's probably sponsered by Red Octane who make excellent DDR pads, they work the same as the metal ones and it won't go bad because it's meant to last long and outstand heavy weights.
To get back on the topic, I'm a fairly decent DDR player. I don't bust out on many AAs, but I'm excellent when to comes to freestyling. I would probably be one of the better Female DDR cmpeitiors out in the torney, but that' as far as I can guess. I do an average of an 8 footer and I can bust out on a couple of 9s.
06-09-2003, 03:00 PM
Yeah, but for some of us that have metal pads at home (and pretty much live at the arcade 24/7), its' VERY difficult to get adapted to the old soft pads again (lack of screws to remember where you're standing, etc), and they're plain just not as sensitive as the other pads are, which leads to steps not being counted, combos being broken, and lots of swear words being thrown around. And you can just throw my metal pads down and they won't budge. Amazing how that works.
06-09-2003, 11:04 PM
Are they that heavy? The only problem would be if they accomodate one person, they need to fit round EVERYONE'S preference which means switching pads compeitiors brought w/ them over and over and holding up the entire DDR torney. It wouldn't be much of a tornament if everyone was "accomodated" and the unlucky people who didn't or couldn't bring their own pads get screwed out or have to wait for resetting the soft pads. It also could depnd on who's sponsering it like Red Octane or so...
I sort of know the guy who's hosting the Otakon DDR Torney, met him at Katsu and he's the best DDR player I know. He can bust out every DDR song in AAs, some in AAAs as I hear. That dude is a DDR God O_O;
06-09-2003, 11:49 PM
good competition, then.
06-10-2003, 12:40 AM
Oh wait, u said DDR, not Soul Caliber 2.....never mind, yeah I'm thinking you can beat me like a read headed step child in that......
06-10-2003, 12:52 AM
:::liz gets wind of another ddr thread::: i will school you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
yeah right..... i'll just hug my standard mode-ness.
*pats Lizzy on the head* You'll 0wn em in the Trick tourney. Leave the Maniac to us ;D
06-10-2003, 03:04 AM
Um.. sorry to break it to you, but if I can compete in all divisions, you'd best run fast. I either AA or AAA trick songs.
I'm hellbent on winning something for once in my life. Just hit me if I start getting too cocky and braggart life, please. ^^; I'm normally not like this.
06-10-2003, 08:06 AM
*hits Bitterbeing* ;) j/k
I completely suck at DDR and won't be entering(lol, that would be a sight), but we don't need a "I'm better than you are thread" going on. Let's keep the cockiness and boasting debates off the forums and in the tourney's, ok? :bigtu: At least keep it to a dull roar here...
Best of luck to anyone entering! :)
06-10-2003, 02:29 PM
Point taken. M'kay, I'll tone it down. ^^;;
06-10-2003, 04:06 PM
DDR? I'll go to Otakon just for that!! Want me to bust out my Macarena routine for Have You Never Been Mellow - regular? >=D You can't beat that. >=D
Woof. >=D Spring Ruffin'. >=D
06-11-2003, 12:28 AM
my feelings on the ddr thing..... i say if you can do heavy easily... you shouldn't compete in trick/standard..... that's not fair to us peeps that just physically move that fast.... let us tricksters feel a lil good about ourselves. ^^
anyhow.... that's just me. boast all you want.... i'll just boast that i CAN'T beat max 300 on standard. ::Grins::
06-11-2003, 12:47 AM
I love DDR. But what the heck are all those arrows for? ^^
(Old geezer mode)
Back in my day, we didn't need arrows to tell us how to dance. We just needed a decent song and maybe a partner. My times have changed.
(End Old geezer mode)
06-11-2003, 01:49 AM
Actually, as far as PA'ing (perfect-attacking (or marvelous, depends)) goes, light and standard are just as difficult as maniac. Concentrating to get all perfects is a pain in the ass, no matter how you slice it.
06-12-2003, 06:57 PM
Well, I think I will not enter the Heavy Tourney for this Otakon. I may do a some Heavy's, but I will not be competing at that level. If the Standard Division is Friday night, I may give it a shot.