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Last update: 2017/02/15.


As you all might have noticed, I have recently been working to implement ScoreV2 for Taiko. This will be used for the upcoming TWC 2017.

I'm opening this thread up because I'm interested in discussing and hearing your thoughts about ScoreV2. I will be working with people to implement changes to make sure the scoring system works well for everyone.

THIS IS NOT FINAL
Please, do not discuss Star Rating and PP here.


Here are a few changes as talking points about the current Taiko ScoreV2 system:

General
Edit 2017/02/15:
  • Note scroll speeds reverted to ScoreV1.
  • HD also limits the view area like HDHR.
Edit 2017/01/30:
  • The note scroll speeds not adjust based on resolution. The default resolution is 4:3. As such, the track is no longer cut to a 4:3 resolution with HD.
  • HDHR now accounts for the HR speed multiplier to make notes as visible as with just HD.


Normal notes
  • Normal notes are unchanged. Scoring is 300 for an accurate hit, 100 for an inaccurate hit.


Finisher notes
Edit 2017/02/15:
  • Hitting finishers with one key no longer causes a combo break.
  • Finisher second key hits now award between 3 and 10 times (linear scale) the amount of points of a normal hit as bonus points, dependent on the number of finishers in the beatmap. In this way a beatmap with less than or equal to 30 finishers will award 10 times the amount of points, and a beatmap with 120 or more finishers will award 3 times the amount of points.
Edit 2017/01/30:
  • Finishers now give a 300/100 hit for successful hits with the first key, and 900/300 hit for successful hits with the second key. Thus the total max score attainable from a finisher is 1200/400 (4x a normal hit).
  • Not pressing the second key for finishers now results in a combo break (but not a miss).
  • Finishers no longer require double presses.
Original:
  • Finishers are calculated last and are worth 4x the score. E.g. 300 normal -> 1200 finisher. 350 drum roll -> 1400 finisher.
  • Finishers require double presses, like a double chord in osu!mania. Lenience has not been adjusted for this.


Drum rolls
Edit 2017/01/30:
  • Drum roll tick notelocking has been removed.
  • Drum roll ticks are now worth 200 points.
  • Drum roll ticks are now forced to 1/3 spacing if the beatmap has a slider tick rate of 3.
  • Drum roll ticks are now counted towards the "bonus" portion of the score. This is added on top of the 1000000 score.
  • Upon completion of a drum roll, a miss will be given if the player has hit less than 15% of the ticks, a 100 will be given if the player has hit between 15% and 30% of the ticks, and a miss will be given if the player has hit more than 30% of the ticks. This percentage is adjusted linearly based on Overall Difficulty, and is calculated linearly between minimum values of 5%/10% at OD = 0 and maximum values 15%/30% at OD >= 6.
  • Drum roll ticks no longer award HP.
Original:
  • Drum roll ticks are worth 350 points.
  • Drum roll ticks are forced to 1/4 spacing.
  • Drum roll ticks are counted towards the "combo" portion of the score, as such they affect how close you get to 1000000 score.
  • Upon completion of a drum roll, a miss will be given if the player has hit less than 30% of the ticks (unsuccessful), otherwise a 300 hit will be given.
  • Drum rolls award HP for each tick and for successful completion of the drum roll.


Spinners
Edit 2017/01/30:
  • Spinner notelocking has been removed.
  • Spinners now give misses if the player has spun less than or equal to the amount of required rotations, a 100 hit if the player has spun more than 50% of the required rotations, and a 300 hit if the player has spun 100% of the required rotations.
Original:
  • A miss will be given upon unsuccessful completion of a spinner.
  • A 300 hit will be given upon successful completion of a spinner.
  • Spinners award around half the HP of drum rolls for each hit and for successful completion of the spinner.


Health
Edit 2017/02/15:
  • All reverted.
Edit 2017/01/30:
  • HP drain for misses has been halved.
Original:
  • Taiko now has HP. HP values are calculated exactly the same as osu!mania.


And please _please_ don't spam me with PMs telling me to read a comment in here ;___;.
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what was wrong with the old scoring system

why do we need a new one to replace a system that was perfectly fine

i don't understand the reasoning behind score v2 at all
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n1doking wrote:
what was wrong with the old scoring system

why do we need a new one to replace a system that was perfectly fine

i don't understand the reasoning behind score v2 at all

Probably just to fit in with the other world cups, it's true that we don't need this.
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i was gonna write a much longer reply but yeah, really everything in here seems unnecessary without some reasoning of why things even needed to be changed at all. "trying to make things similar to other modes" isn't really a valid answer.

i have very mixed feelings on requiring finishers to be hit. from a tournament standpoint, you're losing out on lots of points already if you don't hit them (assuming they're not required), so causing a miss for not hitting them just seems like overkill. even simple stuff like a finisher at the end of a stream could be killer in a tournament with this change.

drumroll and spinner stuff is meh, i don't like breaking combo for missing either of these, but they should not really be an issue. they can break certain kinds of maps though as well, especially if TWC ends up having any gimmick picks with short spinners, you'd have to be really careful selecting maps.

HP system is just... why is this necessary? just because the other modes have it?

i just don't feel like anything introduced here really needed to be changed. i also don't want TWC to be a testing ground for a broken score system so these things really need to be addressed before TWC happens.

EDIT: also the notice being short on what's actually going to be in score v2 and what isn't can possibly change stuff for team selection, so if things are changing back and forth before the tourney starts, it could cause problems for some countries. because of this it might be best to stick with score v1 for this year or set a date to finalize everything and make no more changes to the system, and make that date well before registrations end.
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The only beneficial thing I've seen from Scorev2 is making spinners worth a flat 300 so Hard Rock SS is equal to a Hidden SS which has been a problem for a long time in tournaments.

Having HP drain sounds like a dumb idea on paper, a lot of maps have large difficulty spikes which would results in players failing in situations they normally wouldn't be.

In a tournament setting like TWC, I see if you don't hit finishers properly it counts as a miss in a positive way. There won't be loved mapped like Looming Shadow or other obscure loved/Unranked maps. although maps like Da x10 have been. Counting it as a miss is a bit harsh but I don't know how harsh a miss punishes you in scorev2.

Drum rolls being forced to 1/4 and counting as a 300/miss is plain stupid. Sure, you might implement a way to change the tick rate but on older fast maps that may be used could cause some issues with it being extremely difficult to hit all of the ticks. Another issues is that if you slightly miss time the head of it and don't realize it in time, you could be tick locking yourself out by hitting between ticks and it being almost impossible to get back into it.

Spinners counting as a miss if not completed shouldn't be an issue during TWC. There is a very little chance that there will be maps with ninja ones, it is completely your fault if you don't complete it and are punished accordingly.

What I see is that, Scorev2 is very punishing to players who don't play perfectly every time. From finishers counting as misses to the 1 Million score cap.
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n1doking wrote:
what was wrong with the old scoring system

why do we need a new one to replace a system that was perfectly fine

i don't understand the reasoning behind score v2 at all


the old system is all about having majority of taiko's mechanics be optional, whereas they have been mapped with intention in most parts. people skin away finisher objects to normal objects, trivializing them, spinners can be ignored, sliders can be ignored. the only thing I sort of can see not necessarily need to change is HP, but HP was always sort of silly in taiko - and is a bit overtuned right now (no idea if the hotfix for this has been pushed yet)

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The only beneficial thing I've seen from Scorev2 is making spinners worth a flat 300 so Hard Rock SS is equal to a Hidden SS which has been a problem for a long time in tournaments.

Having HP drain sounds like a dumb idea on paper, a lot of maps have large difficulty spikes which would results in players failing in situations they normally wouldn't be.

the default taiko HP system doesnt make inherent sense, though. although it being overtuned (as said), I don't mind this kind of HP at all. it works for mania, though works for taiko, too.

In a tournament setting like TWC, I see if you don't hit finishers properly it counts as a miss in a positive way. There won't be loved mapped like Looming Shadow or other obscure loved/Unranked maps. although maps like Da x10 have been. Counting it as a miss is a bit harsh but I don't know how harsh a miss punishes you in scorev2.

yeah well, if people wouldn't skin their finisher objects to normal objects and simply ignore a crucial mechanic on beatmaps that are designed in a way that they are way more tricky with playing them but absolutely trivial without (see looming shadows or no money down), this wouldnt need to be a thing. but finishers are a gameplay mechanic - and with old scores, they are entirely optional to do. ignoring mechanics that have been put with full intention to be ignored at all shouldn't be a thing. Hitting finishers should be easier now - or at least, it does actually show you hitting them, as the leniency didn't change (30ms right now I think?)

Drum rolls being forced to 1/4 and counting as a 300/miss is plain stupid. Sure, you might implement a way to change the tick rate but on older fast maps that may be used could cause some issues with it being extremely difficult to hit all of the ticks. Another issues is that if you slightly miss time the head of it and don't realize it in time, you could be tick locking yourself out by hitting between ticks and it being almost impossible to get back into it.

drum rolls being 1/2 on high BPM doesnt make sense either. drum rolls turning to 1/8 on DT neither. Having them on 1/4 is the most proper way to handle this (and making them 1/3 if tickrate is 3, which is hopefully to come, I already brought that up). Ticks are indeed difficult to hit because of some weird note locking, however, you dont have to hit all ticks. a completion is reached with hitting 30% of the slider's ticks. only if you hit less than 30%, you gain a miss. although we need to look into this note locking, I think it also affects spinners.

Spinners counting as a miss if not completed shouldn't be an issue during TWC. There is a very little chance that there will be maps with ninja ones, it is completely your fault if you don't complete it and are punished accordingly.

even with, imo crying about ninja spinners is really just crying, because completing them isnt even remotely hard and ignoring them should be as punished as finishers (same reason)

What I see is that, Scorev2 is very punishing to players who don't play perfectly every time. From finishers counting as misses to the 1 Million score cap.
that's the idea. there is the same accuracy/combo weighting as in mania right now (iirc? don't quote me here). Taiko relies less on combo and tiering score increase now - and taiko always punished those who don't play perfectly every time, so this isn't really a concern


All in all, I think doing this is the step into the right direction, HP drain is harsh and can't behave like in osu!standard (dunno if it considers NCs, if yes, it shouldn't), OD ratings stayed the same and I think we didn't really talk or look into mods (HD, HR, DT, HDHR) yet, so you shouldn't judge that just yet, however preliminary suggestions always work out.


The argument wheter we need this or not is uuuh, let's say that Taiko is probably the most lenient game mode in all of its aspect but hit accuracy (has the harshest hit windows of all game modes), however Taiko allows you to ignore pretty much over the half of its mechanics and just faceroll through all the normal notes. ScoreV2 gives the other half of the mechanics a way higher weightening, changes how maps play and reduce the cheesing through game mechanics (here again: SKINS) and make the maps and its elements be played the way they are supposed to be played.
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i don't think anyone who would be playing in a world cup or tournament setting, knowing that finishers need to be hit for higher score, would be using a skin that ignores them. they'd already be screwing themselves over by doing that.
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For maps that make use of finishers like looming shadows do, people rather skin away the finishers than trying to get the extra score, because the odds of missing is way too high.
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Loctav wrote:
For maps that make use of finishers like looming shadows do, people rather skin away the finishers than trying to get the extra score, because the odds of missing is way too high.

i can see that for difficult sections because i do struggle reading some finisher spam sections, but still, what if there were 100 other finishers in the map that were easy to read? you'd be missing out on the easy score bonus for those 100 notes, which essentially is the same as missing in the tricky part and not getting your combo back for 100 notes.

i just don't think anyone who goes for score in a tournament setting like this would be using a no finisher skin. only really targeting this because it's the only argument you really brought forth.
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That 1000000 max score would be a pretty fun mod
however i think it would be a bad idea to be the main score system

EDIT : ok i thought mandatory big notes and survival hp was a glitch back then so eeeeee please do not do that or don't call this game a TnT simulator anymore

but like i said if it's only a mod for some tournaments then it would be pretty cool, but not as the main score system because of the fact that (almost) all of the maps have be created for the current score system and loooooooot of stuff would be unplayable with this system
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I love Taiko converted map, Ranked taiko map are rarely fun without HR

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I will probably quit if this gets though

20% of the unranked maps will be unplayable because of the finisher rule (katacheh maps for example)

the finisher rule is also really harsh to 2 finger players, all the more with the new ranking criteria

2 finger players cant hit a finisher on a stream
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I will probably quit if this gets though

20% of the unranked maps will be unplayable because of the finisher rule (katacheh maps for example)

the finisher rule is also really harsh to 2 finger players, all the more with the new ranking criteria

2 finger players cant hit a finisher on a stream


I REALLY wonder how mania people do that witchcraft. also who cares about unranked maps?

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That 1000000 max score would be a pretty fun mod
however i think it would be a bad idea to be the main score system


care to elaborate why?

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Loctav wrote:
For maps that make use of finishers like looming shadows do, people rather skin away the finishers than trying to get the extra score, because the odds of missing is way too high.

i can see that for difficult sections because i do struggle reading some finisher spam sections, but still, what if there were 100 other finishers in the map that were easy to read? you'd be missing out on the easy score bonus for those 100 notes, which essentially is the same as missing in the tricky part and not getting your combo back for 100 notes.

i just don't think anyone who goes for score in a tournament setting like this would be using a no finisher skin. only really targeting this because it's the only argument you really brought forth.


but they do use no finisher skins already. this is all speculation. the sheer option to cheese through this game mechanic shouldnt be a thing in the first place. sure some maps are not designed to work with that change, but I think none of these are ranked.
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Loctav wrote:
I REALLY wonder how mania people do that witchcraft.

Why should that factor into a scoring system for taiko?

Loctav wrote:
also who cares about unranked maps?

You use looming shadow as an argument for finishers but it's not like that's ranked lol.
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please don't make drumrolls and spinners more than what they are: "useless" bonus points.


I'd argue the same for finishers but I don't even want to argue about this.
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Invective wrote:
Loctav wrote:
also who cares about unranked maps?

You use looming shadow as an argument for finishers but it's not like that's ranked lol.

better be only ranked taiko maps in TWC this year, there are plenty of them so it shouldn't be a problem right? since unranked maps are unimportant
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