I spent a long time going through all of my screenshots. I have a lot of them, and I pulled nearly 100 to show, but I’ll try to reduce the number.
So I started playing this game when it was introduced to me by my brother some time around 2007. He was, and still is, a DDR player who played index for accuracy on SM3.95. I played on and off because I didn’t have my own computer until around 2011 when I finally got my own computer with enough power to record plays. If you check my youtube channel, you can see some of my earliest plays from that time period. They aren’t great.
Skip forward to May 2016. I’m in college now, and I can dedicate all of my time to playing. From that point to mid 2017 when I found Etterna, I grew to about a 20 rating overall player.
The earliest screenshot I have is the picture below. It’s from September 2017. It’s the first time I managed to pass this particular file. This will be important later.
And remember the score from the beginning? Well that happened to be another one of the first files in the tournament. And I finally AA’d it for the first time, and grinded out the best score I could for what felt like hours.
On a regular day in August I thought it would be funny to play with a beatmania controller that had sticky buttons. It produced some funny graphs, but also warmed me up for what was my best jack scores at that time:
But because school this year was particularly harsh I could not keep up the pace completely. By September, I began to work on accuracy on slightly easier files while occasionally trying to set more PBs. I’m happy with this FC:
Awesome! I appreciate you being willing to take the time to really mill through all of your scores over the last year and a half, and paint me a picture of your progress as a player! You have certainly made many steps forward on all fronts, and I respect that greatly.
God I still need to get Lovely Bomb, I always get denied on that file. NRG is also a pretty wild ride, I imagine 1.2 must be quite difficult! I wish you the best of luck on TLD 1x! I imagine you should be capable if you can do lovely bomb and machine 1.05, you just need a good session and hopefully no nerves to ruin it.