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ZenithPhantasm
I feel like they should buff aim value for high ARs again.
GhostFrog
Ability to read fast enough for a certain AR is a tricky skill to reward properly because for the most part, either you have it or you don't. Some maps are harder to read than others, but that's usually not AR-specific for a map and can't be measured anyway with the current difficulty algorithm. When you give a % bonus to aim for playing a certain AR, you're saying that someone who can play that AR (and maybe even only that AR) is a certain percent better than someone who could do the exact same thing at some lower AR, which is kinda weird. Maybe instead of returning it to its former value it would make more sense to give a low % bonus to aim pp for scores earned on higher approach rates and some flat bonus to the score's pp on top of that that depends only on the approach rate and what fraction of FC you achieved? Would make high AR more valuable for lower-ranked players and less valuable for higher-ranked players than it was previously, which I think is probably fair. In the extreme case (not suggesting this would be a good idea (though I do think there's SOME merit to it), just throwing it out there), changing the high AR bonus to a flat bonus that depends only on approach rate would mean giving a flat bonus to total pp for someone whose scores are all FCs on some specific high AR (more specifically, 20 times the bonus you get for getting a FC on one map at that AR).

Ideally there will eventually be a way to measure reading difficulty that handles both high and low AR in some map-dependent way, but until then, it's hard to say just how much of a bonus high AR should give.
jesse1412
10.3 shouldn't be rewarded because the general consensus it's actually easier for a lot of high tier maps. AR above 10.3 is already rewarded.
GhostFrog

jesus1412 wrote:

10.3 shouldn't be rewarded because the general consensus it's actually easier for a lot of high tier maps. AR above 10.3 is already rewarded.
In general, if you're fast enough to read a map at a certain AR, it's going to be easier for you at that AR than at any lower AR, but it's still a skill to be able to read that fast in the first place. I really don't have much sense of how difficult different approach rates are at that end of the spectrum though.
Yuudachi-kun
Isn't there also a bonus for low approach rates?
Multtari
Patterns in lower AR might mess you up anyways even if you can read them since there are so many notes in screen at once. Which is why there is bonus for being able to read those notes in addition to being able to read that lower AR.

Higher AR lowers the amount of note density so why it should be rewarded? For being able to react faster in a rhythm game? Learning to play AR10.3 in general gives you so many maps more to play that there is no need for bonus. Just like there isn't any bonus when you move from AR7 -> AR8 -> AR9.
Yolshka
I know there are a lot of quick players right now , but more often than not , when you are first starting out higher AR will be harder.
At that point when you can read high AR well then you've obviously become a better player.
Before that you used to play maps that are lower AR , even though there are really difficult maps with low AR by now.
But it doesn't work like this:
newer player=lower AR
experienced player=high AR
I dont think its possible to compare low and high approach rate ,depends on what maps do you usually play and got used to.
A lesser skilled player can't play an easy map if its high AR (if there are such maps), and a better player can't play a hard(>insane) map if its low AR?
As mentioned before being able to read high AR is a skill in and of itself. However when you started it didnt take that much effort to just click the circles when you had a whole year for it.
So:
Beatmaps: #=difficulty involving everything in general.
#---->##----->####--------->######################--------->WWW
Thats pretty linear.
But AR does not work like this.
Im just saying that harder maps tend to have high AR as well, and it incrases as you play harder and harder maps.
If you just play low AR all the time then thats going to be easier even if thats a rarity.
Good players tend to not take notice of the fact that it is actually quite challenging to read high AR for newer players like myself.
jesse1412

ShadyAngel wrote:

I know there are a lot of quick players right now , but more often than not , when you are first starting out higher AR will be harder.
At that point when you can read high AR well then you've obviously become a better player.
Before that you used to play maps that are lower AR , even though there are really difficult maps with low AR by now.
But it doesn't work like this:
newer player=lower AR
experienced player=high AR
I dont think its possible to compare low and high approach rate ,depends on what maps do you usually play and got used to.
A lesser skilled player can't play an easy map if its high AR (if there are such maps), and a better player can't play a hard(>insane) map if its low AR?
As mentioned before being able to read high AR is a skill in and of itself. However when you started it didnt take that much effort to just click the circles when you had a whole year for it.
So:
Beatmaps: #=difficulty involving everything in general.
#---->##----->####--------->######################--------->WWW
Thats pretty linear.
But AR does not work like this.
Im just saying that harder maps tend to have high AR as well, and it incrases as you play harder and harder maps.
If you just play low AR all the time then thats going to be easier even if thats a rarity.
Good players tend to not take notice of the fact that it is actually quite challenging to read high AR to newer players like myself.
The bonus was making high level dt overweighted so it was removed. If a new player finds high AR super hard then they're not gonna be fcing high ar maps anyway so a high AR buff won't even effect them.
Ziassan

ShadyAngel wrote:

As mentioned before being able to read high AR is a skill in and of itself.
Honnestly reading low AR on hard/insane maps is also a skill.
It's about being able to see all those circle and understanding the patterns through all those overlapping things, quick memory and such. That's also why AR<8 give a PP bonus.
I wish their was more low ar insane maps.
Barusamikosu

Ziassan wrote:

I wish their was more low ar insane maps.
If you meant more PP-giving low AR maps, I agree with you. With the way things are now, pulling off a ~120PP play with AR8 nomod is more difficult than 120PP from AR9 nomod. Getting 140+PP from nomod AR8 is so difficult it almost feels impossible. (Maybe someday when I'm good I can 99% Poinsettia)

EDIT: oops didn't see the AR<8 part. Well, I'm all for AR7 and under too. :D
Momi
i swear if low AR actually gets rewarded, even if ar8 will be just balanced, easy mod will be the ultimate pp farm
cs2
Mahogany

[ Momiji ] wrote:

i swear if low AR actually gets rewarded, even if ar8 will be just balanced, easy mod will be the ultimate pp farm
cs2
You'd need to completely rebalance how the system works with OD to make EZ a viable PP gaining option even remotely possible.
Momi

Mahoganytooth wrote:

[ Momiji ] wrote:

i swear if low AR actually gets rewarded, even if ar8 will be just balanced, easy mod will be the ultimate pp farm
cs2
You'd need to completely rebalance how the system works with OD to make EZ a viable PP gaining option even remotely possible.
i have taken it into account
especially if acc aim speed (and reading?) get separated
Vuelo Eluko
AR will likely never be a huge factor in pp, the same kind of people who think low AR is god hard are basically the reverse of people who think high AR is hard, i.e people with little experience in it. like how your average newb playing ar6 normals thinks ar10 is impossible.
Yuudachi-kun
I remember being rank 140k and wondering how ar10 was even followable.
DroidBass

Multtari wrote:

Patterns in lower AR might mess you up anyways even if you can read them since there are so many notes in screen at once. Which is why there is bonus for being able to read those notes in addition to being able to read that lower AR.

Higher AR lowers the amount of note density so why it should be rewarded? For being able to react faster in a rhythm game? Learning to play AR10.3 in general gives you so many maps more to play that there is no need for bonus. Just like there isn't any bonus when you move from AR7 -> AR8 -> AR9.
Completely agreed with this coment. Reading AR9 or superior is rewarding by itself just because it allows you play most of [Extras] and +5 stars maps... and I don't like the idea that this bonus raises precisely these maps that already have harder patterns difficulty just because being higher AR by itself. Appart that AR is a really polemic fact because a map can be easier if played on AR8 but harder at AR10 meanwhile the opposite can happen ... high AR (below AR+10.33) can make the same easier or harder depending each individual player and I don't find just that players with only higher AR reading that can't read well AR9 or lower at all get more rewarded from AR than players that can read AR9 and AR10's alike.

Changing topic, EZ is not a really balanced mod at all but it's viable ranking with it (if you can :P). If you look at millhioreF you can look that EZ is really fine on this algorythm, 98% of EZ is equivalent to 91% FC at no mod (on OD7 vs OD3.5) thing that I find really fair. It can't be considered farming because the really effective EZ players are really strange exceptions and players with atleast 1 EZ rank are less than 250's in total. The only thing I don't like at EZ's pp distribution is how bad accuracy scales because of the really low OD, it's more likely "FC is enough and worth, I don't need at all raising accuracy". And I would say EZ should NOT have a pp boost from reading difficulty because that could make it somehow overrated and if AR is no longer considered EZ should been beneficiated from this.
Yales

DroidBass wrote:

Completely agreed with this coment. Reading AR9 or superior is rewarding by itself just because it allows you play most of [Extras] and +5 stars maps... and I don't like the idea that this bonus raises precisely these maps that already have harder patterns difficulty just because being higher AR by itself. Appart that AR is a really polemic fact because a map can be easier if played on AR8 but harder at AR10 meanwhile the opposite can happen ... high AR (below AR+10.33) can make the same easier or harder depending each individual player and I don't find just that players with only higher AR reading that can't read well AR9 or lower at all get more rewarded from AR than players that can read AR9 and AR10's alike.

Changing topic, EZ is not a really balanced mod at all but it's viable ranking with it (if you can :P). If you look at millhioreF you can look that EZ is really fine on this algorythm, 98% of EZ is equivalent to 91% FC at no mod (on OD7 vs OD3.5) thing that I find really fair. It can't be considered farming because the really effective EZ players are really strange exceptions and players with atleast 1 EZ rank are less than 250's in total. The only thing I don't like at EZ's pp distribution is how bad accuracy scales because of the really low OD, it's more likely "FC is enough and worth, I don't need at all raising accuracy". And I would say EZ should NOT have a pp boost from reading difficulty because that could make it somehow overrated and if AR is no longer considered EZ should been beneficiated from this.
It takes a lot of practice to read high AR / low AR in the first place so I don't see why it wouldn't give any reward, already that "reading a map" doesn't give anything at first... So yes... obviously, EZ should have a PP boost, or in any case, the AR has to be considered in my opinion.

AR10 might be easier on some maps, same as ar10.3 but it's only easier if you can actually read it. Poeple spent weeks to learn to read this AR, I think it's something harder to do than just playing some AR8 / 9 and get the same amount of PP than someone who has gotten a new skill.

Like...seriously, someone who plays AR10.3 only all day won't be able to play Easy at all. It would need a lot of time/practice to do it. And when he will finally be able to FC a map with Easy he will probably get nothing because DT gives way more PP than anything else. So for a system who's supposed to work on INVIDUAL skill...
Yuudachi-kun
I think EZ having a pp boost for AR doesn't really matter as much since the od is mangled.
B1rd
AR under 9 should get a pp boost. Just a little for ar7/8, but it should give a good 10% boost for EZ. There's no reason why reading skills shouldn't be rewarded. It's not subjective, high object density is difficult for everyone and requires a lot of practice to master.
Momi
congratulations, now your 60pp easy plays can become 66pp plays
the 'it's still not worth it' and 'there's more to it' effects could be nullified by separating aim, speed and acc, and creating a separate category for reading.
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