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Do you map? Do you plan to map?

I do not plan on mapping.
16.00% 149
I plan on mapping sometime in the future.
43.82% 408
I currently map actively.
35.12% 327
I no longer map.
5.05% 47
Total votes: 931
Polling ended 2016-04-26 00:58:53
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Grim Rapper wrote:

The only thing that prevent me for mapping (because I'm no professional)is mainly:
1. Manual BPM setting (so tedious, is there any alternative I wonder...)
2. Abbreviation and other things that I didn't understand(SV, 1/2, 1/3 I don't understand)
3. There's so many things to do, but can't really tell the actual phase of it (like step-by-step or something)
4. Unwritten rule about certain things (maintaining the flow, set a fitting AR, CS, and OD for each difficulty [FAQ is not related], and other)

Is there anything that can help me solve this problem, then I'll map right away
Gotta agree with this :D
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Khelly wrote:

I never plan to map or interact with that terrible community.
What happen? o.O
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Grim Rapper wrote:

Khelly wrote:

I never plan to map or interact with that terrible community.
What happen? o.O
look for mods/suggestions probably

or maybe coz memes
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The mapping community is an ever-evolving mixture of people who know what they're talking about, don't know what they're talking about, who know the mathematical basis of all modern music, those who don't know what a stanza is, people who map for attention, people who map for creative expression, people who map because they crave accomplishment.

Music, and thus to a necessary lesser extent, mapping, has been since its conception a race between creativity and formulation: A never-ending, self-fulfilling ouroboros of interactivity and mutual competition more relevant to the human psyche than any sort of spiritual or material experience.

And we're all just along for the ride.


Oh, and there are people who make penis sliders. They're the real heroes.
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Khelly wrote:

I never plan to map or interact with that terrible community.
It's hardly a community, when basicly if you're new you're alone, since little people will be willing to spend their time to teach you, if you have experience you don't really need the community to rank your maps
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I tried many times to map but I can't create any maps which can follow the rythm of the song. Sooo, it's really annoying for me to map, it needs too many practice and time.
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I was constantly thinking of mapping but it got me back. By the way, which songs are good to map in nature?
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Garygoh884 wrote:

I was constantly thinking of mapping but it got me back. By the way, which songs are good to map in nature?
Anything with clear, consistent beats so that you can time them without too many problems and that you actually have something to place notes on. Also songs with variety so that it won't get too repetitive and boring, which is one of the reasons why DnB songs are often cut in osu unless it's a marathon.
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Anxient wrote:

or maybe coz memes
Is everything a meme to you now or can you not understand I hate the community
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still mapping actively tbh =w=
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Khelly wrote:

Anxient wrote:

or maybe coz memes
Is everything a meme to you now or can you not understand I hate the community
i understand why you hate it and i added memes to one of the reasons why. is something wrong
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Grim Rapper wrote:

The only thing that prevent me for mapping (because I'm no professional)is mainly:
1. Manual BPM setting (so tedious, is there any alternative I wonder...)
2. Abbreviation and other things that I didn't understand(SV, 1/2, 1/3 I don't understand)
3. There's so many things to do, but can't really tell the actual phase of it (like step-by-step or something)
4. Unwritten rule about certain things (maintaining the flow, set a fitting AR, CS, and OD for each difficulty [FAQ is not related], and other)

Is there anything that can help me solve this problem, then I'll map right away
The first one is something you can solve, by using a bpm analyzer. It's sometimes not accurate, but gets a good bpm pretty often, from what I hear.

The second one I think can't be solved. For any task, words people will use a lot will become abbreviated, it's just life. But normally you can ask the person about it and they'll tell you. (Oh, and just for completeness: SV = slider velocity, how fast the slider goes. 1/2 and 1/3 refer to a number of beats, e.g. half a beat, one-third of a beat, etc.)

For the most part I agree with the rest of your post. Mapping if you're new is like swimming for the first time and being pushed off a 12-foot diving board. I know of a couple people who are putting in effort to make the mapping community a better place for new mappers, and others who have expressed interest in creating tutorial series to help people learn technique. I'm far from experienced, but if I had any advice to give, it would be focusing on creating something that's fun for you, instead of basing your opinion on your work on what other people think about it.
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If you're planning on mapping, I wonder what's been stopping you from pursuing it so far ;o.

Timing can be quite a hurdle for new mappers, but I recently discovered statementreply's timing analyzer: https://osu.ppy.sh/u/126198. It's surprisingly accurate when the song is a single bpm but won't work as well on variable bpm songs. (Generally speaking though, mapping variable-bpm songs as your first map isn't the best idea)

I'm hoping to see more new faces in the qualified section xD. I can't really name any "2016 mappers" that weren't also 2015/2014 mappers aswell.
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Monstrata wrote:

If you're planning on mapping, I wonder what's been stopping you from pursuing it so far ;o.

Timing can be quite a hurdle for new mappers, but I recently discovered statementreply's timing analyzer: https://osu.ppy.sh/u/126198. It's surprisingly accurate when the song is a single bpm but won't work as well on variable bpm songs. (Generally speaking though, mapping variable-bpm songs as your first map isn't the best idea)

I'm hoping to see more new faces in the qualified section xD. I can't really name any "2016 mappers" that weren't also 2015/2014 mappers aswell.
Mapping is good, and fun. But maybe, people often aim making it rank or qualify. While some just want to map for the justice in not finding a good mapset, some focus on getting "fruits on their labor" or something like that XD
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I map alot, but I find it very hard to find modders (or even playtesters o.O) for hard mania 4k maps .-.
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Monstrata wrote:

If you're planning on mapping, I wonder what's been stopping you from pursuing it so far ;o.

Timing can be quite a hurdle for new mappers, but I recently discovered statementreply's timing analyzer: https://osu.ppy.sh/u/126198. It's surprisingly accurate when the song is a single bpm but won't work as well on variable bpm songs. (Generally speaking though, mapping variable-bpm songs as your first map isn't the best idea)

I'm hoping to see more new faces in the qualified section xD. I can't really name any "2016 mappers" that weren't also 2015/2014 mappers aswell.
I happen to use that program since the past 1 or 2 years.
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ehh, mapping is fun. except the ranking part of it
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Back into mapping since my pc has been fixed~
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Anxient wrote:

i understand why you hate it and i added memes to one of the reasons why. is something wrong
That the term meme is overused and that that would be one of your presumed reasons because apparently it exists?
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I'm new but I don't really have any plans to do mapping
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