- I've been lurking about the song since it's really nice to listen and noticed the title is written as "Ai Waguma". Can you provide sources that AIWAGUMA is correct and not split as "AI WAGUMA" instead?https://puu.sh/ubIs2/d01a95aca1.png
00:55:100 (1,2,3,4) - I understand at a certain point the usage of 1/6 but it doesn't feel "right" imo. It rather looks random and not well placed, I would keep 00:55:100 (1) - and delete the rest, (1) should be a Big Kat afterwards.I ask some tester for their advise before and they said it's fine. I place them cuz there actually are rather fast beats here. They can also emphasize the next heavy beat i guess
01:00:895 - 01:03:111 - The breaks at 01:02:088 - and 01:01:747 - should be mapped while 01:02:770 (52,53,54) - should be removed; You mapped 00:55:441 - 01:00:213 - quite impactful and partly because of the vocals. for the said time spots you should apply to the changes since it makes it more obvious what you mainly go for.Fixed some but not pretty like what u said.;w;
01:05:924 (74) - The stream feels.. sorta spammy and not well to play, split it a bit. And remove this note.
03:15:213 (59) - What about emphasizing the vocals here with k? It barely hurts the bgm mapping and fits very well imo.
03:15:725 (64,65,66) - I find ddk or dkk more suitable if you go by the music.
I like your style; Some part feel unfamiliar to me but not because they're bad, mainly because it's something "new" to me how this and that are mapped this way. Then again I like the rhythm you're adding with your mapping in combination with the music mapping - which goes directly by the music. You did a good difficulty here, in my opinion.really glad to see someone like my style!
00:22:713 - 01:41:804 - this is purely my personal opinion but before 01:41:804 - you should try to keep your combos at some parts shorter. I think some parts feels too long compared to the next/previous combos you did and ruins the atmosphere a bit. I will go point by point which parts I am talking about:
- 00:27:486 - 00:29:532 - remove 00:28:338 (61) - to emphasize 00:28:168 (60,62) - better.
- 00:39:077 - 00:40:782 - remove 00:39:929 (37) - , I think the d k k k d x k k ddk k setup is really nice and feels more relaxed to play.
- 00:46:918 - 00:48:963 - remove 00:48:282 (80) - to emphasize 00:48:111 (79) - better with the vocal.
- 00:49:645 - 00:52:032 - remove 00:50:924 (94,95) - , similar emphasis like the previous point.
- 01:14:787 (43) - the doublet here sounds very strange if you ask me, I wouldn't use it here.
- 01:33:282 - 01:35:668 - remove 01:34:475 (39) - which is very weak and improves the emphasis of 01:34:304 (38) - and 01:34:645 (40) - .
01:57:486 (26,27,28,29,30,31,32) - I would re-do this part since it feels very weird to go with kkkkd while there is nothing significant here which justifies that well. What about k d kdd instead?
02:13:850 (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8) - Also here I feel the stream doesn't really fit very much, split it to two triplets (mean remove 02:14:105 (4,8) - )
02:24:588 (2,3,4) - Personally I am unsure if you really have to map these unsignificant sounds of the song, it feels strange at all.
02:39:247 (20) - What about removing this note? the break and doublet fits pretty good here if you ask me.
02:50:157 (89) - ^
03:13:338 (1) - consider removing this note to shortend the combo a bit.
03:13:508 (2,3,4,5) - while I hear what you're following, I find dk kd appears very random and kicks out the rhythm you're previously following. You could try dkd k instead.
03:17:259 (1,2,3,4) - as well here I don't think you should follow /that/ sound, ddk k works way better here.
03:18:793 (13) - as well, like 03:13:338 - you could remove this note so the combo isn't that long.
03:18:963 (14,15,16,17) - again, dkd k would be a nice choice here and is still similar to your rhythm.
The difficulty is okay but it has a lot of room open for improvement. I am not the sort of modder to interrupt the mapper too much about their rhythm and pattern they use so I didn't point out too much here. However, I feel that many spots can have a better emphasis if you go by various methods like "less is more" - using less notes at some parts to have more emphasis at certain spots with notes. Something that you really should consider is a fixed scheme in what you mainly focus. You can't follow both, vocals and background music the same way. It's good to have a bit of bgm or vocals but you need to decide what you actually follow. Some parts felt weird and like you tried to follow both things, that's just a little advice after all, don't worry too much.
Something you need to consider between Muzukashii and Oni is not only to reduce the density but also to have shorter combos. You can't and shouldn't have the same lenght of combos (or even longer) for a Muzukashii. Trying to go point by point what should be changed.
00:06:350 - 00:11:804 - This is a good example because it's near identical to the Oni Difficulty. Try to delete some 1/2 and 1/1 notes.
00:11:804 - 00:22:713 - compared to the Oni, the Muzukashii Difficulty has more notes in this part. Delete for example 00:12:145 (40,42) - , 00:13:850 (4) - , 00:15:895 (11,12,13) - , 00:17:600 (15) - , 00:21:350 (12) - , 00:22:543 (18) - .
00:22:713 - 00:33:622 - Also this part can be improved a lot and use easier pattern - because to make a Muzukashii significant easier than an Oni it means to use less notes, easier rhythm (less 1/4, etc) and easier pattern. If you use them in the Oni you have weird difficulty spikes and drops at parts which aren't good.
In all honest: I've been checking the complete difficulty till the end and the same issues I just pointed out above applies for the rest of the map. You have combos like 01:33:452 (26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39) - with another following combo of 01:36:009 (40,41,42,43,44,1,2,3,4,5,6) - which is impossible to have with the current settings. Read this guide what's important for mapping each difficulty, it may also help for other difficulties too!: t/152263
What I can re-quote from the guide is: Less is more. Try to keep 1/2 patterns small. This is pretty much what you should follow in the first place because your Muzukashii cannot be the same or harder at any time or part than the Oni. And for now the Muzukashii Difficulty has for around 3/4 of the time the same density and/or complexity. Also, if you're worried about it: Don't worry too much about the Star Rating, it barely means anything today.
00:04:986 (4) - what about k? k k d sounds pretty cool and is a nice follow-up.
00:09:077 - 00:13:168 - https://derpovic.s-ul.eu/iT8peZqw.png This is STILL acceptable for a Kantan Difficulty and easier to follow. Removed the note at 00:12:486 - to avoid the long combo.
00:13:168 - 00:23:395 - https://derpovic.s-ul.eu/2Y71PYlF.png decreasing the density a bit and adding more breaks, it makes the part more suitable for newer players.
01:17:259 - 01:27:486 - for the calmer part of the song you should use less notes; remove every second note, starting with 01:17:941 (5) - then 01:19:304 (7) - and so on.
01:36:350 (15,16,17,18,19) - instead of using k d k k d - which is quite complicated, you could use k d k d k instead.
well, I can't tell much more about the difficulty since I skipped Futsuu so it's hard to judge the gap.
I just got another thing to deal with so I will fix the rest diff another some days.