I can assure you that hold notes have become more difficult than before (especially in LN heavy charts). The new LN mechanic punishes players for not releasing the note at the end, and will cause a miss no matter what. Currently, if you hold down your key even when the long note ends, you get 200/100, but doing so with the new LN mechanic will cause a full miss. For example, I was getting close to 93% on sisters noise with the current LN mechanics, but I get less than 90% with the new LN changes. I think the 1.5x leniency is a good idea.
aphixia wrote:Hold notes
Personally i am against more leniency, hold note patterns are just another technique players can choose to learn and play, there are people who start from stepmania and hate hold notes simply because their game didn't start with them and so they have to specifically improve in hold notes to reach a point where they can play ln as well as they can play fast patterns. Whilst people learning to acc hold notes may not be too much of an issue, hold note patterns have the potential to use more technique then single note patterns, i however lack the experience to say how much hold notes should be weighted compared to single notes in terms of a pp system as this would require judging how much technique is required for hold notes in any given map via a formula