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Hello everyone. How are you doing today?

As you all know, many osu players have ask.fm accounts and they give advice on improvement, osu mechanics etc. The problem is that the information is scattered all over the place and it's simply not comfortable to browse through thousands of answers to find what you want.

So what I decided to do was make a compilation of great and informative answers from various high-ranked players that will, hopefully, make you understand things a little bit more and help you become a better player.

So let's start:

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About Improvement:

1. http://ask.fm/AmaiHachimitsu/answer/128096895647 <<< AmaiHachimitsu about improving your consistency
2. http://ask.fm/aqocyrale/answer/110624948192 <<< Aqo about improving your speed and stamina
3. http://ask.fm/aqocyrale/answer/108220293856#_=_ <<< Aqo about improving speed, accuracy and aim
4. http://ask.fm/aqocyrale/answer/108335328736 <<< Aqo about improving singletapping speed
5. http://ask.fm/aqocyrale/answer/106599569888 <<< Aqo about improving your FL plays
6. http://ask.fm/aqocyrale/answer/130970613984 <<< Aqo about improving by playing maps, which have constant difficulty instead of difficulty spikes
7. http://ask.fm/AzerFrost/answer/107952152994 <<< Azer about improving your accuracy
8. http://ask.fm/H4ppySt1ck/answer/62343188595 <<< HappyStick about general Improvement
9. http://ask.fm/H4ppySt1ck/answer/57082933363 <<< HappyStick about improvement and reading AR10.33
10. http://ask.fm/H4ppySt1ck/answer/111307391603 <<< HappyStick about retries from an improvement perspective
11. http://ask.fm/H4ppySt1ck/answer/59205429107 <<< HappyStick about hitting a wall in your improvement
12. http://ask.fm/Ripxosu/answer/123437621587 <<< haxsu about improving your consistency
13. http://ask.fm/Ripxosu/answers/135643235667 <<< haxsu about improving your accuracy (NEW)
14. http://ask.fm/jesse1421/answer/117721992760 <<< jesus1421 about improving your stamina and speed
15. http://ask.fm/kriers/answer/105942722220 <<< kriers about improving your singletapping speed
16. http://ask.fm/kriers/answer/105907615148 <<< kriers about improving your alternating speed
17. http://ask.fm/kriers/answer/109162739372 <<< kriers about improving your spinning with a mouse
18. http://ask.fm/kriers/answer/114813389740 <<< kriers about improving your spinning with a tablet
19. http://ask.fm/layneCA/answer/108905697300 <<< Layne about improving your singletapping
20. http://ask.fm/metrokatz/answer/68453302939 <<< Metro about general improvement
21. http://ask.fm/thelewa/answer/918218486 <<< thelewa about how to improve your accuracy
22. http://ask.fm/thelewa/answer/17120370678 <<< thelewa about improving your spinning
About Streaming:

1. http://ask.fm/AmaiHachimitsu/answer/107067279007 <<< AmaiHachimitsu about training your streaming speed and stamina
2. http://ask.fm/aqocyrale/answer/103459802848 <<< Aqo about various streaming tips and practice maps
3. http://ask.fm/aqocyrale/answer/107646986208 <<< Aqo about snap streaming
4. http://ask.fm/aqocyrale/answer/123836572896 <<< Aqo about a method to improve your streaming speed
5. http://ask.fm/GoldenBide/answer/109019361173 <<< Golden Wolf about the correct way to stream
6. http://ask.fm/kriers/answer/16940169644 <<< kriers about streaming (1)
7. http://ask.fm/kriers/answer/22546053548 <<< kriers about streaming (2)
8. http://ask.fm/kriers/answer/113472862124 <<< kriers about streaming (3)
9. http://ask.fm/kriers/answer/56741479596 <<< kriers about streaming with grounded or elevated wrist
10. http://ask.fm/Mercurius/answer/108126352428 <<< Mercurius about streaming accuracy
11. http://ask.fm/thelewa/answer/918231798 <<< thelewa about streaming accuracy
12. http://ask.fm/thelewa/answer/15598288118 <<< thelewa about how to play slider streams
13. http://ask.fm/thelewa/answer/63447954422 <<< thelewa about stream consistency
14. http://ask.fm/thelewa/answer/111725621494 <<< thelewa about practicing streams
About Reading:

1. http://ask.fm/AmaiHachimitsu/answer/108668483231 <<< AmaiHachimitsu about reading different ARs
2. http://ask.fm/aqocyrale/answer/109041441760 <<< Aqo about reading in general (1)
3. http://ask.fm/aqocyrale/answer/113736080608 <<< Aqo about reading in general (2)
4. http://ask.fm/aqocyrale/answer/123765882592 <<< Aqo about a method to improve your reading
5. http://ask.fm/aqocyrale/answer/111850203872 <<< Aqo about why being able to read low AR is important
6. http://ask.fm/aqocyrale/answer/68333103328 <<< Aqo about reading low AR and HD
7. http://ask.fm/aqocyrale/answer/55496051680 <<< Aqo about reading jumps
8. http://ask.fm/aqocyrale/answer/68774922464 <<< Aqo about focusing on objects and eye movement
9. http://ask.fm/Ripxosu/answer/131263225427 <<< haxsu about how to fix your reading issues
10. http://ask.fm/kriers/answer/45958129580 <<< kriers about reading patterns
11. http://ask.fm/kriers/answer/113373614252 <<< kriers about reading various patterns (in detail)
12. http://ask.fm/kriers/answer/106317301676 <<< kriers about following sliders to the end
13. http://ask.fm/kriers/answer/106591699884 <<< kriers about how alternating makes you read maps differently
14. http://ask.fm/layneCA/answer/107459272724 <<< Layne about the correct way to read and practice various patterns
About Peripherals:

1. http://ask.fm/AmaiHachimitsu/answer/110054105503 <<< AmaiHachimitsu about dealing with mouse drift
2. http://ask.fm/AmaiHachimitsu/answer/124280224671 <<< AmaiHachimitsu about dealing with mouse drift (2)
3. http://ask.fm/AmaiHachimitsu/answer/104779511967 <<< AmaiHachimitsu about playing with a rubber-dome keyboard
4. http://ask.fm/cptn_Xn/answer/128912381300 <<< cptxn about mouse vs. tablet
5. http://ask.fm/kriers/answer/53907217836 <<< kriers about transitioning from mouse-only to mouse/keyboard
6. http://ask.fm/kriers/answer/105465596588 <<< kriers about mouse vs. tablet
7. http://ask.fm/kriers/answer/105195701676 <<< kriers about high and low DPI
8. http://ask.fm/Omgfzor/answer/114475915778 <<< Omgfzor about pen grip
9. http://ask.fm/thelewa/answer/51266147062 <<< thelewa about how a mechanical keyboard will help you
10. http://ask.fm/thelewa/answer/18911374070 <<< thelewa about switching from mouse to tablet
11. http://ask.fm/thelewa/answer/19865795830 <<< thelewa about skill ceilings with mouse and tablet
12. http://ask.fm/thelewa/answer/37093265398 <<< thelewa about the difference between mouse and tablet
Miscellaneous:

1. http://ask.fm/aqocyrale/answer/64926980320 <<< Aqo about why clearing a map can be more fun than FC
2. http://ask.fm/Ripxosu/answer/124450747731 <<< haxsu about how to deal with nervousness
3. http://ask.fm/jesse1421/answer/131080147512 <<< jesus1421 about changing your approach to the game and not getting depressed
4. http://ask.fm/kriers/answer/61963248556 <<< kriers about playing for FC vs. playing for pass
5. http://ask.fm/kriers/answer/106211552940 <<< kriers about alternating vs. singletapping
6. http://ask.fm/kriers/answer/106009095852 <<< kriers about why taking breaks is important
7. http://ask.fm/kriers/answer/106322016428 <<< kriers about different skills in osu
8. http://ask.fm/Omgfzor/answer/127985702402 <<< Omgfzor about fixing you mental state and attitude towards the game
9. http://ask.fm/thelewa/answer/105762829046 <<< thelewa about rhythm theory
10. http://ask.fm/thelewa/answer/14706365942 <<< thelewa about how to become pro
11. http://ask.fm/thelewa/answer/16047595510 <<< thelewa about tensing and relaxing your muscles
12. http://ask.fm/thelewa/answer/17870376950 <<< thelewa about DT vs. FL
13. http://ask.fm/thelewa/answer/58324377590 <<< thelewa about the pros and cons of mouseclick/x playstyle
14. http://ask.fm/thelewa/answer/107787604470 <<< thelewa about accuracy in detail
15. http://ask.fm/thelewa/answer/119134438390 <<< thelewa about what should be your approach to the game
16. http://ask.fm/thelewa/answer/119141244150 <<< thelewa about what should be your approach to the game (2)

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I hope this will be helpful to new players. I will try to update this as often as I can. If you guys know about other informative answers on ask.fm, please post them and if they are good enough, I will put them here. Also, if you think some answers aren't helpful and don't deserve to be here, or if they are in the wrong category, feel free to say so.
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#stalker much









jk, good job :D
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neat
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Aqo is a high-ranked player?
ok
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I knew this would come up. He may not be a high-ranked player, but he still gives great advice... Anyway, couldn't think of a better name for this thread, so please don't get caught up on technicalities. ;)
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BRBP wrote:

Aqo is a high-ranked player?
ok
He's still obviously pretty sharp about osu. Debbie downer.
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BRBP wrote:

Aqo is a high-ranked player?
ok
aqo is at least as good as a rank 1k farmer imo

this is probably the best piece of advice i've seen from him: http://puu.sh/8pVqm.png
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Akari- wrote:

BRBP wrote:

Aqo is a high-ranked player?
ok
aqo is at least as good as a rank 1k farmer imo

this is probably the best piece of advice i've seen from him: http://puu.sh/8pVqm.png
I can't tell if this is serious advice or a troll answer (probably troll) because you must have autism if you can sit down for 2 hours and do that shit. then again I've seen worse advice that people genuinely believe is good practice
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have you tried it or are you just saying things because you think it sounds stupid?
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Pettanko wrote:

Akari- wrote:

aqo is at least as good as a rank 1k farmer imo

this is probably the best piece of advice i've seen from him: http://puu.sh/8pVqm.png
I can't tell if this is serious advice or a troll answer (probably troll) because you must have autism if you can sit down for 2 hours and do that shit. then again I've seen worse advice that people genuinely believe is good practice
well it worked for me, i only did it 5 times each (because yeah, 2 hours too much) and nailed every curved/spaced stream for the next few days. my stream aim is garbage.
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imo if your rank # is lower than your total PP you're a "high rank player"

this number is adaptive and subject to change all the time so it works
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mfw I'm in the op
mfw entire thread is about that fact
tfw I knew this would come up

for people who don't like my advice: you don't have to take it
it's all based on collected experience from both myself and many others. very few of it is opinions, most of it is "I know of several people who did this (or something similar) and it worked for them, so I'm offering you to try it as well" do what you want with it.
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can teach play well? pls cookie!! very bad no play B-) B-)
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I dont have an ask.fm account and I am not famous.

But my advice is :

Play more and stop searching the board and other websites for tips or anything if you could use the time to actually improve. Always play what you cant play.


Sorry for my bad english. :P
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I have this urge to just clone this thread worded differently for no reason at all
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LOL
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Just because someone is a high rank, doesn't mean they can give good advice.
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Bauxe wrote:

Just because someone is a high rank, doesn't mean they can give good advice.
Nor does it mean they actually know about the game either, Kynan doesn't know the difference between speed and aim for example...

Rank really doesn't mean anything when it comes to game knowledge, it just means you can play well. I wouldn't take advice from a high-ranked player as being more legitimate or serious than advice from a lower-ranked player.
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Rewben2 wrote:

Bauxe wrote:

Just because someone is a high rank, doesn't mean they can give good advice.
Nor does it mean they actually know about the game either, Kynan doesn't know the difference between speed and aim for example...

Rank really doesn't mean anything when it comes to game knowledge, it just means you can play well. I wouldn't take advice from a high-ranked player as being more legitimate or serious than advice from a lower-ranked player.
Both high-ranked and low-ranked players can easily give shitty advice but I'd be more inclined to listen to someone who is ranked in the top 10 and can play most, if not all the maps in the game instead of some random 50k scrub with 1500 playcount just because I know for a fact that the high-ranker has invested way more time in the game. To me it doesn't matter if the low-ranked player spends all his time theorizing about the optimal setup, training regime, etc. if they don't apply their findings themselves and experience it firsthand. This isn't really a game where having a coach will make you a pro, the only thing that will is by playing the game itself.

Personally though I don't really listen to advice anymore because I've played the game enough to know myself what I need to do to improve, however spending the time to do so is a different story.

Also for every one high-ranker who doesn't know shit about what he's talking about, there are hundreds, if not thousands of low-rankers who are in the same boat.
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