This is very hard to understand for most people and even harder for those who do not speak english.
While I agree there is good information in here, most of it is common sense to people with musical talent, and those people are the only ones who can really understand it.
It also helps a lot
to be over the age of 20, which the majority of osu is not.
And finally, there are so many exceptions that this isn't really all that useful in the long run. I just wrote it as a spur of the moment thing to detail how I like to map/play osu. If it strays from these criteria too far, I'm not going to like the map, but that doesn't mean everyone else won't (just take a look at guruppo
; I can't play this map with the audio because it's overmapped so badly, but it's got a fairly high rating and 10 more favorites than hates).
Ekaru wrote:Hey now, I've gotten 30 maps ranked without understanding any of this!
...Much to everybody's annoyance. <3
Though, why don't we have a thread full of links to the threads new mappers/modders should read at least? There are like a dozen+ now, and you could put it in Pending as an Announcement thread. You could call it a "mapper's/modder's resource".
FYI your maps aren't perfect to me, but they're not unbearable, which is a good thing. You also like mapping lyrics which is really
hard, so I don't complain much (you'll just probably never get a 9 or 10 rating from me, and I've probably only given out like 20-30).
Pretty much all of my guides are good resources, you can find the links in my user page (which is in my signature). But alas, I can only speak english and half assed spanish, so I can't do much for the large amount of east asian mappers/players.
Also, I second the idea of a "how to" thread. I spent a while trying to find the "how to make a taiko" thread and couldn't find it because we have 4 different forums where "guides" can go.