I disagree and I'm sure many other people will too. OD8.5 gives a tighter judgement window which isn't ideal for newer players, who perhaps may not have experienced another rhythm game before or is new to osu!mania. They might know what key to press - but since they are a new player, their timing and accuracy might also be a bit off. This is a normal difficulty we're talking about, we design the map for the new players coming into the game, not those who are more experienced. That is simply the dynamic of how mapping for a target audience works.
dosyeru wrote:i believe OD 8.5 is optimized settings for all players.
First, this OD 8.5 does not cause beginners to fail.
those beginners who failed this map simply dont know what key to hit while playing, and will fail regardless of how high/low OD is.
it is pointless to set the OD for the those beginners.
if anyone says they failed because of OD for sure, i would reduce HP drain instead.
second, i found OD 8.5 is best settings for players who love to try getting high accuracy on easy maps.
you stated only new players would play this, but i think not only new players play Normal. this is no questions if you see the any ranking chart.
8 may be easy enough, but 9 would be enjoyable for less players on the purpose.
8.5 gives rainbow 300 (... how do you say the highest score judgement. do i say this correctly? ) to players as long as they pay attention.
this encourages Hyper or Another players who play Normal accidentally(lol), or players who, like i said, love to seek high ACC on eacy map to play Normal diff more.
these are why i use OD 8.5 in my 3 diffs.
Simply just reduce it to OD8 and it will be fine.
No-one expects 'MX' to be an LN filled map compared to a difficulty named called 'Another'. This is osu!mania, people are free to name them what they want, so long as it is consistent. The difficulty name suggests 'how hard the map is', nothing more in this case. It doesn't suggest what map features, or how many LNs it has.
dosyeru wrote:This brought me a concern. my point is that I don't want players to misunderstand what each key-set looks like before they play.
I think it's more likely to happen that player expects this 8K MX map is piano or symmetrical style and consists of LNs from its name, even though my 8k maps are obviously not.
i will change my diff names if my concern above is just a ridiculous worry , and players can correctly expect what they are going to play from those diff names you suggested.
Consistency is the big issue here, I've read the previous posts before. It's honestly best to just rename each difficulty to
- -LASU-'s 4K NM
- -LASU-'s 4K HD
- -LASU-'s 4K MX
- 8K NM
- 8K HD
- 8K MX
- -LASU-'s 4K Normal
- -LASU-'s 4K Hyper
- -LASU-'s 4K Another
- 8K Normal
- 8K Hyper
- 8K Another
to be consistent. The difficulty name doesn't suggest anything but the difficulty of the map.
Also, I'll take a look at the map again soon, and look out for some more general things. Also -LASU- should check my last post too.
Sorry if it seems like I'm being too strict, I want this map ranked too, so don't get the wrong idea. ;p