The Road to Cookiezi-Tier

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Woobowiz
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Hi! If you don't know what this is about, then you can refer to my introduction post.

This is the road to become Cookiezi-level at Osu!

Note how I state that it's THE road, not my road.

Everyone else is welcome to share their progress too! We can all make it there together!

This is where the journey starts, I started playing around 45 days ago since this post so there's quite a bit to catch up on, this might become diary-format.

Week 1 (The first 7 days)
I found Osu! and videos of Cookiezi playing! Needless to say, I was pretty much inspired, so I tried the game out on a normal song and it was so fun!
Then I made a self-oath to devote the rest of my week to bootcamping this game and pick up the basics ASAP.

At this point I had no skin and clicked with only 1 finger and didn't know much about ZXZ or XZX and I used my mouse, so I was pretty slow...

By around Day 5, I beat and No-missed my first Hard-difficulty song!


Come day 6, I got my first FC on a hard song


On day 7, I noticed my tracking speed and rhythm were horribly unbalanced and my tracking was just too slow and could not keep up, I thought it was the mouse.

Week 2 (Tablet and Skin)
I mentioned in my Introduction post that I had a senpai that I've known since I was just some dumb tween (we've never met irl!)
He was kind enough to give me some pointers.

Half-way into Week 2, I went out an bought a Wacom Intuos Pen Small Tablet (CTL480), it was strange, and it took all day to figure out the most comfortable settings. But the biggest thing was, I didn't feel slow at all with tracking anymore!

Note that this doesn't mean Tablets will make you better, it just felt more natural to me compared to a mouse.

Week 3-6 (Getting faster)
Here I spent the time to become accustomed to my new tablet and get a little faster. Which meant I have emphasis on speed rather than accuracy at this point.

As suspected, there wasn't any FCs (at least none that were impressive at the time) and my accuracy suffered to 90-91%

Senpai also gave me a skin around this time! I loved it because the clicking sound you got from it was like instant feedback and helped a lot with my rhythm.

But I got faster, very quickly
These videos showed my progress, and some of them were first-time clears and I recorded them as soon as I beat them.





After these songs, I was satisfied with my progress, so I settled down and really grinded out the Hard-FC's

Week 7 (Stepping into Insanity)
It was pretty evident that I was setting a bit bored of Hard songs, so I started working on Insane songs with decent AR and OD

Oh! And my accuracy recovered and is hovering at around 97%

But I was AMAZED at my own progress, and instead of settling with beating these songs, I felt confident I could FC some of them, so I did!


By this point, I realized it wasn't about "Hard" or "Insane" difficulty, because I still encountered challenging songs that were difficult even on hard.
So I worked on many things, the most important being my tracking and my stamina in songs, and how to keep calm and not tense up under pressure.
And most importantly I wanted to have fun.


I really dedicated myself to become more consistent and worked on that legendary stamina and precision Cookiezi had.


Defeated Airman (Sushi hard, nowhere good enough to do Blue Dragon Yet)

Week 8 (Speed creates speed)
I'm taking my steps to become faster and faster at this game.

I cleared Wahrheit! It's pretty bad, but clearing it means I'm getting faster! Expect an FC in the future~!



FC'd another Insane song



Hiatus!

Week 9 (Finals Week)
SUNDAY BREAK TIME

Mid-Finals, got a chance to play, FC'd Cirno's Perfect Math Class


Week 10a (Training and Stuff)
SURPRISE! Nothing here, lots of FC's but nothing really impressive compared to past videos.

I lied, have some FC's



The Daily Struggle


ANOTHER FC, this was done a while ago, but the copyright claim was finally lifted


Clearing a song with a 220 BPM Stream, note at the end that I overstreamed xD


I learned to play with Hidden mod!


But there's nothing impressive done with it yet, so here's a no-mod FC

Week 10b (More training)
I broke 10k plays! Didn't have a life to begin with anyways :?

But I suddenly got A LOT better with single tapping






Also an FC

Week 11 and 12 (Down with the sickness)
DT and FC's, just rising in pp and rank!



GOT SICK WITH THE FLU, the pp-train don't stop though....until the meds wear off



No longer sick, went camping for a few days, got a little rusty, but got back into the swing of things


Training continued and hit 2210 pp
Most Contributing FC's



The Choke Life is Real Episodes 2 and 3
Part 2 got Taken Down and I got a copyright strike

Week 13-14 (We DT Now)
At last! Top 10k! I proceed to train once more and look into higher Approach Rates, so we start off at 9.6 (AR 8 with DT)

And of course magic like this happens on the first training day


And my accuracy still SUCKS

Week 15 (Had a Small Hiatus)
E3 Happened and I got all absorbed in the media.
But I bounced back into Osu! after it was all over.



2800+ pp (Time Based Journals Too High Maintenance)
Including all videos that were uploaded after the previous section

THE CHOKE LIFE IS REAL PART 4


At this point, getting to 3k pp was sort of a mental block, but eventually I got there





3000+ pp (Woah, I did it? :) )
The ride never ends


UPDATE : Happy Lucky's run has since improved to a 184 pp play

I move onto 3100 pp



NC, also 3200 pp


3300+ pp (LF > Talent, hard work too time consuming)
This is starting to look more like a video collection than a journal :I

Got dat 3300 pp


Incoming 160 bpm heartrate panic attacks (not really panic attacks, but man do I get shaky)



GOT MY FIRST 200 pp PLAY
It was Daydream Cafe, I already uploaded a lower pp play

3600+ pp (Ever improving, and some physical health concerns)
While it's lovely that I'm improving, I've recently been having concerns with my right hand, the joints are very stiff and I'm inclined to believe I might have arthritis (there isn't much hint of CTS or RSI so I'm safe in that regard). Update from future me, it wasn't arthritis, I was just a little bitch that played too much

Anyways, videos

The 200+ pp plays are real

MIRACLE 260 PP PLAY

Just working towards 4k now

Yep, anytime now...

4000+ pp (I cringe at my old posts in this thread :^) )
NEED TO TRAIN AND CRACKDOWN, 4500 IS THE NEXT GOAL, THEN 5K AFTER THAT
Also Big Black Attempt, I'm sure I can clear it now though

Training is going well I think, aim and speed still carrying me

Another 200 pp play (I cringe at failed streams)


RIP SS


I'm almost 4200 pp

4100~4700 pp ( Stahp downvoting my videos ) - Current
moar plays this one is old, I already got a new score on it and got higher in the top 50 for it


same with this play, got higher acc, thus more pp


not as impressive


now I guess we're getting somewhere?


not sure


oh I'm pretty proud of this play though


even prouder of this play


shit, I messed up like 17 extra pp
Vuelo Eluko
cringe

just kidding. good job setting long term goals
usa
no one can become cokezi.
even if you play 1-6 hours daily for 4-5 years, you can't become cokezi.
just take it easy because once you're here, you're here forever anyways.
Topic Starter
Woobowiz

usa wrote:

no one can become cokezi.
even if you play 1-6 hours daily for 4-5 years, you can't become cokezi.
just take it easy because once you're here, you're here forever anyways.
Noone will know until they try! ^-^
Vuelo Eluko

usa wrote:

no one can become cokezi.
even if you play 1-6 hours daily for 4-5 years, you can't become cokezi.
just take it easy because once you're here, you're here forever anyways.
cukesy got to where he was in like 3 years or so no? Sure not everyone has the talent or raw potential he has but you never know.
Liiraye
I did sort of the same thing just that I didnt aim to get good, I just documented my plays from the first hour I played the game to well, now? :P

First map


A few weeks back
GoldenWolf
Who?
Topic Starter
Woobowiz

Liiraye wrote:

I did sort of the same thing just that I didnt aim to get good, I just documented my plays from the first hour I played the game to well, now? :P

First map


A few weeks back
:O So fast! I still need to get used to higher AR's

I guess I know what I'll train on for the next few days then!
TheVileOne
1 Year later FC Big Black

^ You'll have to tackle this song at some point. How long do you think it will take?


Also noone becomes cookiezi tier without S ranking this map
Topic Starter
Woobowiz

TheVileOne wrote:

1 Year later FC Big Black

^ You'll have to tackle this song at some point. How long do you think it will take?


Also noone becomes cookiezi tier without S ranking this map
I'm not quite sure how long it will take me to reach that level, in terms of just clearing those songs, I'd give it by the end of summer? (You can laugh if you want)

I'm gonna work on AR, then Streams, then I'll step into faster songs. After I get comfortable with AR 9 and OD 8/9, then I'll work on FCing Talent Shredder (I've been practicing it on Half-time for a bit, but stopped because Senpai said Half-time is a bad habit to fall back to).
Coffee Hero
What are your short term goals? (within 1-2 months)
winber1
you should only one goal when you start osu! If you have any other goal, you are doing it wrong.

That one goal is to quit and stop playing this game
Topic Starter
Woobowiz

Shirokami- wrote:

What are your short term goals? (within 1-2 months)
A month seems to be a lot of time ^-^
I hope that by the end of the month I get used to AR 9

By 2 months, I want to be able to be consistent with streams.
Kukuthemoogle
This is a fresh post compared to the usual, I like it!
I wish you luck on your journey to becoming Cookiezi-Tier :D
I hope to see a lot of other players recording their progress here.
piruchan
I've been here since December and can only pass "easy" Insanes with C or B. Have to practice more.
[ Stellar ]
It's good to see there are still people playing at their own pace and not taking any shortcuts to be good.
Keep up the good work!
Rewben2

TheVileOne wrote:

1 Year later FC Big Black

^ You'll have to tackle this song at some point. How long do you think it will take?


Also noone becomes cookiezi tier without S ranking this map
pfft, chipscape is easy compared to four dimensions/taisou fc
GoldenWolf

Rewben2 wrote:

pfft, chipscape is easy compared to four dimensions/taisou fc
er, no, it's only less hard
takaharrue
lol @ anyone who says you will never be able to compete with Cookiezi.
just a sad excuse to give up, ofc anyone can reach cookiezi level within 4 years ez. just don't take any breaks longer than a week, play every day. consistent practice is probably the most important factor.
TheVileOne
I don't think you really need to FC Freedom Dive to be cookiezi tier. I mean rrty hasn't even FCed Freedom Dive. Getting over 2000 combo in Freedom Dive should be good enough to be considered in that top echelon of players IMO. You're probably never going to do something that rrty can't/ hasn't done yet.
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