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Things I think that could help the mania ranking procedure improve:

- Isolated Mania ranking/mapping/modding queues with their own subforms.
- An easier accessibility to tools/guides to help mania players understand difficulty rankings beyond stars, mapping techniques, patterns, etc.
- A more streamlined ranking procedure that could help people map collaborate with difficulties to make the spreads more diverse i.e. things like https://osu.ppy.sh/forum/p/3514886/ and https://osu.ppy.sh/forum/t/115773/start=30.
- A broader recognition of the legitimacy of the mania mode of osu! as more than just a joke mode amongst the general community.
- More BATs (We're working on this, and yes I'm aware of the challenges associated with being/becoming BAT)
- More people dedicated towards taking actions to rank harder beatmaps and actually doing something about it.

We have all these people from O2jam, LR2, DJ Max, and so forth that know about how things work, granted that osu!mania has it's own style (thankfully), but we need to act upon it.

#RankHarderMaps2014

#RanklZexlMaps
#RankRaikaMaps
#BATsPls
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Agka wrote:

hi charles
no, the problem is finding people that dare mod it since even charts that play well don't get to the amount of mods BATs ask for for looking at it, and don't dare even try rank it because of fear of retaliation
Now I'm sad :(
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Aqo wrote:

I just playtest my maps with halftime, the patterns play exactly the same and you can judge whether it plays well without being good enough to play it at its normal speed :v
on standard too? because some of your maps seem like theyd still be pretty borderline impossible on halftime cough cough shut down everything
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Riince wrote:

on standard too? because some of your maps seem like theyd still be pretty borderline impossible on halftime cough cough shut down everything
what this has in common with the topic D:
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Elementaires wrote:

#ETProblems
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Riince wrote:

Aqo wrote:

I just playtest my maps with halftime, the patterns play exactly the same and you can judge whether it plays well without being good enough to play it at its normal speed :v
on standard too? because some of your maps seem like theyd still be pretty borderline impossible on halftime cough cough shut down everything
This is osumania, not osu standard
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Then make it yourself and rank it if you think that making good quality ET maps isnt a problem.

Unfortunately, most of good mappers who can actually make pretty good 6-7* (8*+ maps are pretty impossible for 90% players from top100 unless it has easy symmetry patterns, because star rating looks only on density), dont care about ranking process.
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scarykidrow wrote:

Elementaires wrote:

#ETProblems
#rankhardandfunmaps2015

Even though i'm still a Novice player. ;w;
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scarykidrow wrote:

This is osumania, not osu standard
good to know
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so you want ET maps like o2jam private server most are ETchart? (based lv on 75+ = (8star)) ''just point to 7K''

NO!!

ET maps also need to care quality based on instrument. don't make fkin overmap

scarykidrow wrote:

This is osumania, not osu standard
osu!std also got ET maps, they are equal and not ranked too

#ETmainproblemtogetrank
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ExPew wrote:

#ETmainproblemtogetrank
hear sound --> 5 notes
1/16
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my opinions
1,ET map is not always overmap.
you can choose the song has many instruments,sounds.
then you can make ET map.

2,it's ok to make challenge map for player
do you know "For Ultraplayers"?
in SDVX,it was made to kill pro SDVX player lol
and many players love this.
challenge is also good.

anyway,i love calm song,i make easy map always,so it meets easy maps.
more high quality ET map please
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People focus on ET maps and skipped quality.
When your ET maps have quality,we will agree to rank.

Why even less ranked maps recently ?
You must think about the reason.
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O2Jam has way too many bad ET charts. Now, I think that's mostly because the majority of O2Jam players now are ET, and only care about having more ET maps to play.

ExPew, I don't think overmapping is always bad. Some overmapping is fun, and plays good. Not all. But some. Overmapping IS rankable: t/125409/
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how to judge good or bad
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Mania is not for smashing your keyboard, it's for playing the music. In a good map I can tell what sound each object is supposed to represent and that's impossible at that difficulty, there's just too much clutter. Above 5-6 stars maps only represent the energy and flow of the music, which makes the mode devolve into osu!standard.
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Some maps just represent same sound with more notes (like 3 notes for one sound instead of 1 note) and I think it's okay
As long as map is not very overmapped and/or doesn't have ghost notes every 1/1 it should be okay to rank
Also @Tear, pepole want some challenge in maps, or they just get bored and go to other games
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Guys, the thing with this is, as other people pointed out already, that these maps either lack in quality and that pretty much no one can point these errors out.
For my part, I dont know shit about mania mapping or playing, but Iam sure that 11 star maps (such as the kakuzetsu) are pretty much overmapped. Like, wtf is >this< supposed to be. It basically looks like >this< to me, if one would compere it to std. Random shit scattered across the map. It's possible to hit, but Iam sure you wont, unless you play this map many many times.
Who is supposed to give these maps a proper check if even 50% speed would confuse the hell out of them. Things get unranked for being too difficult on one part (-> Jenny's FLOWER for example), even though they look good and playable, so how are these extra difficult mania maps supposed to pass the test?

If you want to play overmapped and bad-quality maps, go ahead and map your own, play unrankeds or go to another mania game.
Why dont you guys try to get into modding yourselves? None of these will ever see the light of the ranked section, unless you find a way to properly mod these diffs.
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I want to play harder maps and I DO mod them if I have a chance to do so. I also try to map tem decently. That doesn't really change a thing tho.
Also I don't think anyone wants 11 star maps ranked because they're obviously retardedly hard. This topic is more about maps of difficulty similar/slightly harder then current top rated maps such as Thunderbolt or IN2k6, and there are good quality maps that could be ranked (like Chaosmaid, which even appeared in MWC Finals), which do have a full spread, but they don't get attention they need and slowly die
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Tear wrote:

Mania is not for smashing your keyboard, it's for playing the music. In a good map I can tell what sound each object is supposed to represent and that's impossible at that difficulty, there's just too much clutter. Above 5-6 stars maps only represent the energy and flow of the music, which makes the mode devolve into osu!standard.
I'd kindly recommend playing an instrument if your main concern is being able to play music. This is a rhythm game, not an instrument simulator.


Are you implying high density maps aren't "good" simply because you can't tell what specific sound every single note is representing? If that's the case I'd like to remind you that your criterias as to what makes a good map are heavily biased by your own skill and your previous exposures.

Skill
This is a game first and foremost. You should be having fun when playing a game, that much is elementary. And as people get better it's only normal that harder maps become their standard. New players will look at the maps that you currently think are awesome and perfect and all they'll see is simply how much more dense and difficult they are compared to what they play, the exact same thing you're currently seeing on maps above your own level. People on the overjoy scales and triple digit o2jam have fun and hold their own opinions as to what makes a good map at those levels. And surprise surprise, you'll find their criterias to be completely different.

Exposure
Did anyone notice how the majority of the LR2 community believes over half the maps here are complete shit and o2jam is nothing but a joke? Of course they're not right, but they're also not completely wrong. They've been exposed to a certain type of charting and have grown attached to it. The foreign o2jam'esque style mania has picked up (LNs and SVs galore) is simply not amusing to them because what they look for in a chart is simply not present. Since LR2 has the bigger community, is it then safe to generalize mania's map pool as bad? Absolutely not. The same thing is also happening the other way around. A large majority of this playerbase that tries the bms converts labels them as "Bullshit Mania Spam" (lol)

What is mapping anyways?
Personally, I like to think of mapping or charting as a form of art. There's nothing wrong with doing anything in your creation, the only consequences is the more obscure creations will yield less affection. Usually, in the world of arts, it's the people that created something special to express themselves that makes something exceptional, and less the ones that makes something within the boundaries of a set of rules and standards to impress others.

Where am I going with this?
This "quality" everyone is talking about is completely subjective in this field where everyone finds different things "fun". If people had fun playing it, even if it's only a few, the map has every right to be considered a product of quality no matter how bad, unpolished or ridiculous you might believe it is. Why? For the simple reason that the map accomplished it's main purpose, to be played and enjoyed by others. Trying to set general standards as to what makes a map good or not is completely ridiculous.

Telling mappers they aren't allowed to do something in their maps because "some" people don't like it is like telling an artist he's not allowed to use a certain colour because "some" people don't like it. Expand your horizons people.
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