Why you aren't improving at osu! "HOW DO I GET BETTER?!?!"

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Drudeger
So I know this is an oldish post, but I've read through the whole thing and I'd like for someone to help me identify some of my habits and whether or not I'm correctly snapping to notes with these replays:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/rluw0fx5r9e9i ... u.osr?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/41yymcnipu85h ... u.osr?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6pe740qlh3tzk ... u.osr?dl=0
I already know I have a bit of a timing problem but I've been working on that for a while now. I honestly don't know of any habits I may have (other than restarting whenever I mess up on a relatively easy part) or if I'm snapping correctly because I really can't feel it. (I kinda freaked out at the end of Everything Will Freeze and Blue Zenith ;-;) Could somebody help me identify some of my problems and whether or not I'm snapping correctly?
Canadian Cake

Drudeger wrote:

So I know this is an oldish post, but I've read through the whole thing and I'd like for someone to help me identify some of my habits and whether or not I'm correctly snapping to notes with these replays:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/rluw0fx5r9e9i ... u.osr?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/41yymcnipu85h ... u.osr?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6pe740qlh3tzk ... u.osr?dl=0
I already know I have a bit of a timing problem but I've been working on that for a while now. I honestly don't know of any habits I may have (other than restarting whenever I mess up on a relatively easy part) or if I'm snapping correctly because I really can't feel it. (I kinda freaked out at the end of Everything Will Freeze and Blue Zenith ;-;) Could somebody help me identify some of my problems and whether or not I'm snapping correctly?
You like fine to me once you get to harder difficulties you will start to realize what you are bad at.
Drudeger

Blueishtea wrote:

You like fine to me once you get to harder difficulties you will start to realize what you are bad at.
Ok. I'll try to get myself to improve naturally to get to that point. Thanks.
Reminiscent

Drudeger wrote:

So I know this is an oldish post, but I've read through the whole thing and I'd like for someone to help me identify some of my habits and whether or not I'm correctly snapping to notes with these replays:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/rluw0fx5r9e9i ... u.osr?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/41yymcnipu85h ... u.osr?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6pe740qlh3tzk ... u.osr?dl=0
I already know I have a bit of a timing problem but I've been working on that for a while now. I honestly don't know of any habits I may have (other than restarting whenever I mess up on a relatively easy part) or if I'm snapping correctly because I really can't feel it. (I kinda freaked out at the end of Everything Will Freeze and Blue Zenith ;-;) Could somebody help me identify some of my problems and whether or not I'm snapping correctly?
After analyzing your replays, I see some issues that actually do take a while to fix, but these are fixes that can be mended naturally when playing harder maps.
1. Your snapping looks a bit too "flowy," sort of ironic, but I see it within Blue Zenith and Everything Will Freeze. Just be a little snappier like in your Invisible replay.
2. This is not really an issue, but just a warning and my preference, | https://s13.postimg.org/555xohhpj/screenshot030edit.jpg |, you will probably see a pattern like that in maps faster than that. I would recommend that you would practice using two fingers, I used paint to show the pattern.
3. To improve, put DT on those songs. Then once you become comfortable, then start going up to harder songs. Well, that's a longer way of saying "just play more."

Last thing, why does your replays show that your M1 is being pressed? It doesn't look like it is interfering with anything, but I am just curious...
Drudeger

Selestial wrote:

After analyzing your replays, I see some issues that actually do take a while to fix, but these are fixes that can be mended naturally when playing harder maps.
1. Your snapping looks a bit too "flowy," sort of ironic, but I see it within Blue Zenith and Everything Will Freeze. Just be a little snappier like in your Invisible replay.
okee. Though Idk what you mean by "flowy"?
2. This is not really an issue, but just a warning and my preference, | https://s13.postimg.org/555xohhpj/screenshot030edit.jpg |, you will probably see a pattern like that in maps faster than that. I would recommend that you would practice using two fingers, I used paint to show the pattern.
Two fingers problem (mostly) fixed. I just needa learn how to do it correctly. :3
3. To improve, put DT on those songs. Then once you become comfortable, then start going up to harder songs. Well, that's a longer way of saying "just play more."
I'm guessing you mean Double Time? If so, ok. Though I'd like to play offline to do so, so this doesn't affect my overall accuracy, but idk how. Do I just log off of my account, or is there something in the settings?

Last thing, why does your replays show that your M1 is being pressed? It doesn't look like it is interfering with anything, but I am just curious... I recently just fixed this, but I play with a tablet and when I would tap and hold with the pen, it would register it as a left click and hold. This not only messed me up on some parts because it would randomely register clicks, but it prevented me from using two fingers, because my left click key on my keyboard wouldn't register left clicks properly. I learned that turning off mouse click inputs in the osu! settings would fix this, so I can now play using two fingers :3
Reminiscent

Drudeger wrote:

Selestial wrote:

1. Your snapping looks a bit too "flowy," sort of ironic, but I see it within Blue Zenith and Everything Will Freeze. Just be a little snappier like in your Invisible replay.
okee. Though Idk what you mean by "flowy"?
Hmm, I don't really know the best way to say it, but when your snapping from circle to circle, it's like liquid. When snapping really fast towards a circle, you'll tend to have an initial forward motion as you try to get your cursor to the hit circle/slider, then once you reach that destination, there will be a backwards motion to keep it in place.

Drudeger wrote:

Selestial wrote:

3. To improve, put DT on those songs. Then once you become comfortable, then start going up to harder songs. Well, that's a longer way of saying "just play more."
I'm guessing you mean Double Time? If so, ok. Though I'd like to play offline to do so, so this doesn't affect my overall accuracy, but idk how. Do I just log off of my account, or is there something in the settings?
Yeah, you can log off, or turn on Spun Out mod. The difference is that spun out will do the spinning for you, but it will unrank that play. I honestly wouldn't worry if your overall accuracy decreases. If I have low accuracy (which I still do), then I would be more willing to improve myself.
Osten
Hmmmm dow do i get better easy you practice on stuff that is hard for you :^)
I practice with the HR mod cus it makes things faster and smaller
KtkC
:oops:

Selestial wrote:

Hmm, I don't really know the best way to say it, but when your snapping from circle to circle, it's like liquid. When snapping really fast towards a circle, you'll tend to have an initial forward motion as you try to get your cursor to the hit circle/slider, then once you reach that destination, there will be a backwards motion to keep it in place.
Would you say the difference is shown between these two gifs, where I've exaggerated the motions?:

flowy/liquid: https://gfycat.com/MadeupAlertAmericanbulldog

rigid: https://gfycat.com/GoodnaturedYellowGartersnake

If not, bleh ok oh well

Imagine tracing your cursor's path:
- When you land and press on the circle, your cursor should briefly stop, as if drawing the corner of a polygon
- Compare your cursor's movement to the autopilot's (which is near-optimal, if not optimal), you'll notice the autopilot far more rigid, precise, in its cursor movement. It moves to a circle, stops, presses, moves to the next one
- The autopilot won't sweep over circles while clicking on the way through them, which is what "flowy" looks like (the gist of it)
- This seems a bit odd at first but it's to build solid consistency and lets people play faster without getting into a mess
But I'm sure some people out there make it work somehow...
Dusk69
Is this necro? Pls don't kill me.

kthxbai

Anyone plays OSU!?

:o
Suissie

Francis wrote:

Anyone got tips on how to stop yourself from moving your mouse before clicking the circles? I always end up missing dumb and easy notes cause I move my mouse before I click the circle with my keyboard.
wot... Just get used to your sensitivity. And just get better at Osu lol.
Reminiscent

KtkC wrote:

Would you say the difference is shown between these two gifs, where I've exaggerated the motions?:

flowy/liquid: https://gfycat.com/MadeupAlertAmericanbulldog

rigid: https://gfycat.com/GoodnaturedYellowGartersnake
Exactly what I meant.
zeno61
Just sharing. Peace.

Ever since I switched to tablet and just had a "oh f*ck it, who cares" personality with my score, I actually got out of the normal difficulty after 2 YEARS!!! Damn that was long.



I was actually still using mouse when I got into the hard (3*) levels and I switched to tablet ever since we got one. For me, I adapted easily since I'm used to using pens. That said, I still had a hard time when I first switched and really went tsundere with the tablet and prefered the mouse when playing. But when I got used to it, insane (4*) levels became easier. Now I use the tablet whenever I play.

And half a year later after starting hard, I got here and still improving. There are times when I get slumps and hurt myself when playing but it didn't stop me.

Ronja
thx
Spirit Depelo
some of this is working but i can't understand how you are spelling for god coast sake i understand lol gtg and all of that other stuff bout you lost me here..................
Lexiand
This page is now going to be a note to self
InfiniteDark007
Alot of things happened to me from what you said. I passed some difficulties and still challenging others. The important thing is that ( you can see in my profile ) i kept trying and I have a steady style of training. ( Mostly Easy and Normal not kiiling myself since i'm not incredibly skilled ). My timing sucks, the more intense the music ( doesnt matter the actual mapping ) the better/worse I play and my focus runs out quicker that a piese of wood with gasoline set on fire .
*this is fu%#^&g long reply*
*couch* Point is that trying and liking the game ( I give up games that I dont like on the first try ) are extremely important.
Next -> Is tablet better than mouse?
No its not!!! The thing is that the mouse has advantages ( for me ) over the tablet. Since my focus isnt too good i'm not gonna split it between both keyboard and mouse or keyboard and tablet or try a new style of playing with tablet only. Use the one that you are accustomed with ( did I say it right? ).
Example: My sister uses her phone ( the PC IS MINE ) so tablet would be closer to her style. ( not always but just an example )
I use my PC 80% of total technology time ( maybe even more ) so mouse is better for me.
But as it was stated above PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT!
This is everything that comes to mind right now. Maybe it wasnt important what I said ( I dont give a f%$^ ). But at least I said that what he said was really important and useful.

Good Luck and have fun with Osu!


Signed by : ME :D
XiidosPZX
Hi.

I know this is pretty much a dead thread now that it's been three years since it was posted, but I wanted to say thanks for putting all of this information in one place, I found it very helpful.

P.S - My mouse and keyboard are both wireless so they're shit :)
My Angel Raphi
I wonder if being able to play a musical instrument or having the knowledge of musical terminology helps with osu
XiidosPZX

ozholic wrote:

I wonder if being able to play a musical instrument or having the knowledge of musical terminology helps with osu
I don't think so. if it does, then it helps very little. I Have been playing cello for around four years now and I didn't seem any better than anyone else when they first started.
-Nurcey-

lazyrifi wrote:

LOL rrtyui got SS in The Big Black, time to update the post :)
He said that no one can SS the big black "in his first day". He didn't say that no one can ever SS the big black... :D
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