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Project Restarted (!!). TODO: Redo description and add songs on a weekly basis
April 6 2014: I cannot update this week. I'll be going on vacation for a couple of days orz (plus I feel lazy. Been mapping another map @@)

The aim of this thread is to help and guide mania players in improving their skills. A lot of people are asking what songs they should play first, and/or what song is good enough for them to improve their skills, so I decided to make a list of mania songs and organized them in a way I see fit.

(For a discussion on how to improve/play osu!mania, please see this thread by Drace: t/146615)

I divided the difficulties into 4 categories. Beginner, Novice, Advance, and Expert.

For the difficulties, I have spread the difficulties into 10 levels each. For now, I (along with Louis) have created a list of Beginner difficulty that only contains ranked maps and some acceptable maps.

Do take note that the list will only contain maps I feel good enough to be played by people, and that will include unranked maps as well, as long as it is of good quality.

More songs will be added in the list as time passes by, and you can suggest songs to be added in this thread. If you also feel that the some songs are placed wrong, please do point it out, along with the reason, so we can fix it.

NOTE: No more choosing maps to be added on the list or something like that. I will be adding everything on a weekly basis. I'll just tag new maps, and maps that I like or something. Maps that I recommend to be played.

BEGINNER
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This difficulty is for players who are just starting, or have little experience in the game. The players at this level know (or is starting to know) which key is which, and knows (or is starting to know) how to hit the notes accurately. They can also play songs with simple to no patterns.

Songs at this level mostly are noted one instrument at a time, and the maps are easily readable.

----BEGINNER 1----

Practice [1] - VOS
Nou Shou Sakuretsu Girl [Super Easy] - Entozer
Catastrophe [Easy] - Entozer
Flower Flag [Easy] - Entozer
Ashita Kuru Hi [Easy] - chonicle
Canon (Orgel Version) [Easy] - O2Jam
oath sign [LV. 3] - Lieselotte
osu! tutorial [7K Basics] - popner

----BEGINNER 2----

Grow Slowly (TV Size) [Easy] - woc2006
Stella [Basic Drum] - indyinyou
Chain De/struction [Easy] - Entozer
Sweet Rain [Easy] - chonicle
Mermaid Girl -Akiba Koubou MIX- [LV.5] - Lieselotte

----BEGINNER 3----

Chain De/struction [Normal] - Entozer
Flower Flag [Normal] - Entozer
Big Money [Roxas' EZ] - Roxas GD (ishimaru94)
Rhythmical Planet [Easy] - ljqandylee
NNRT [7k EZ] - ksr5445
If It takes a Lifetime [Adagio] - CoroQuetz

----BEGINNER 4----

Sweet Rain [Normal] - chonicle
Shinseitaiju [Lv. 5] - ExPew

----BEGINNER 5----

(ANB FEAT)Etude 25-12 [Shi-Ra's Basics [EZ]] - Shiragu
If It Takes A Lifetime [Andante] - CoroQuetz

----BEGINNER 6----

Uni [Normal] - HanzeR
Mecha Koi Ranman* (Piano Ver) [7K NM] - TOKI

----BEGINNER 7----

Conflict (Vocaloid Ver.) [EZ] - ishimaru94
Kyoumu Densen (TV Size) [Roxas' Normal] - Roxas GD (Chewin)
oath sign [LV.8] - Lieselotte

----BEGINNER 8----

Dynasty [Entozer's Normal] - Entozer GD (HelloSCV)
Flip Flap [Normal] - HanzeR
Stella [Amateur Drum] - indyinyou
Koi wa Chaos no Shimoberanai [LV.5] - Lieselotte

----BEGINNER 9----

Smooooch [7K NM] - DJPop
G59 [Level 9] - PROGUY
Far east nightbird [LV.8] - Lieselotte

----BEGINNER 10----

Gigantic O.T.N. [Entozer's Normal] - Entozer GD (Star Stream)
only my railgun (TV Size) [7K NM] - DJPop


NOVICE
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This difficulty is for players who have an adequate experience to be called not a beginner, but still not quite an Advance player. The players at this level can read and play notes mapped at different instrument. The players are exposed to simple stairs, jacks, simple speed changes, and holds during their Beginner time, and most of the songs in this level apply those pattern.

Songs at this level are starting to have layers in them, having notes mapped at different instrument, and basic complex patterns starts to surface. The songs could be simple in pattern but has a high note density, or it could have a complex pattern appropriate for novice players, but has a low note density.

----NOVICE 1----

Grow Slowly (TV Size) [Normal] - woc2006
Nou Shou Sakuretsu Girl [Easy] - Entozer

----NOVICE 2----

Mermaid Girl -Akiba Koubou MIX- [LV.10] - Lieselotte
FREEDOM DiVE [LIGHT] - IIDX

Shining Collection [NM] - Ishimaru94

----NOVICE 3----

Catastrophe [Normal] - Entozer
agony (TV Size) [Normal] - woc2006
Shinseitaiju [LV.9] - ExPew
Rhythmical Planet [Normal] - ljqandylee


----NOVICE 4----

Chain De/struction [Hard] - Entozer
Toki wo Kizamu Uta [7k NM] - Hanyuu

Game Brain [Easy] - Agka

----NOVICE 5----

Stella [Pro Drum] - indyinyou
agony (TV Size) [Hard] - woc2006

----NOVICE 6----

uni [Hard] - HanzeR
Big Money [NM] - ishimaru94
oath sign [LV.14] - Lieselotte
Toki wo Kizamu Uta [7k HD] - Hanyuu

Catastrophe [Hardl] - Entozer

----NOVICE 7----

Sweet Rain [Hard] - chonicle
Smooooch [7K HD] - DJPop
Conflict (Vocaloid Ver.) [Pew's NM] - ExPew GD (ishimaru94)

----NOVICE 8----

Far east nightbird [LV.13] - Lieselotte
Flip Flap [Hard] - HanzeR
Workaholic [Normal] - Agka

----NOVICE 9----

Mermaid Girl -Akiba Koubou Mix-[LV.16] - Lieselotte
Shinseitaiju [Lv. 15] - ExPew
Kyoumu Densen (TV Size) [Roxas' Hard] - Roxas GD (Chewin) (lol)
Shining Collection [HD] - Ishimaru94

----NOVICE 10----

Sweet Rain [Insane] - chonicle
Workaholic [Hard] - Agka
Game Brain [Normal] - Agka
Catastrophe [Hard] - Entozer


Advanced
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This difficulty is for players who have proper exposure to common simple/complex patterns. Players at this level can easily play simple patterns such as the stairs.

In this difficulty, songs starts to have a pattern unique to the song itself, and those patterns cannot be applied to other songs most of the time. Players at this level starts to learn about specialized patterns. At this level, the type of players starts to branch out. Some players will start to play songs that are mostly Hold-oriented, some play songs that have a lot of speed changes, and some likes to play song with high density.

----ADVANCED 1----

Chain De/struction [Insane] - Entozer
G59 [Level 18] - PROGUY
Utakata, Ai no Mahoroba [LV.21] - Lieselotte
Game Brain [Advanced] - Agka
Graviton [Normal] - OmegaJack *I'm not sure why this one is mapped in 1/16...*

----ADVANCED 2----

Far east nightbird [LV.23] - Lieselotte
Nou Shou Sakuretsu Girl [Normal] - Entozer
Workaholic [Insane] - Agka
Catastrophe [Insane] - Entozer

----ADVANCED 3----

Graviton [Hard] - OmegaJack
Fantastic Future (TV Size) [7K Liese's LV.24] - Lieselotte GD (?) (victorica_db)

----ADVANCED 4----

Workaholic [Extra] - Agka
unfinished (TV Size) [7k Burst] - ljqandylee

----ADVANCED 5----

Game Brain [Lunatic] - Agka
Shining Collection [Pew's Style] - Pewpew's GD (Ishimaru94)

----ADVANCED 6----

Wintersun (Bobby D'Ambrosio Mix) [7K Winter] - ExPew
Loop Vision [Insane] - Entozer New!
Catastrophe [Entozer] - Entozer New!

----ADVANCED 7----

Milky Way [SC] - ExPew New!
Kono aozora no shita de [EXHAUST] - Cirno

----ADVANCED 8----

Ascension to Heaven [7K LV.36] - LieselotteNew!

----ADVANCED 9----

G59 [Level 36] - PROGUY
Fermion [7K Another] - PROGUY New!
Polygon [SHD] - Entozer New!

----ADVANCED 10----

Nou Shou Sakuretsu Girl [Hard] - Entozer
Shining Collection [Erox' Shining Time!] - Erox GD (Ishimaru94)


EXPERT New!
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This difficulty is for players who have achieved mastery of the simple patterns, and has a large experience with complex and unique patterns.

At the time of writing (August 8, 2013), ranked osu!mania maps do not have what I consider an "Expert" difficulty. Until more maps suitable for "Experts" are available, the list for expert will be kept blank.

If you think you are in the Expert category or higher, you can find some un-uploaded maps of higher difficulties often shared in #osumania. In addition, other generous osu!mania players have converted challenging maps for you to play (See Drace's thread).

----EXPERT 1----

Ende [SHD] - Loctav

----EXPERT 2----

TRIGGER HAPPY (Extend Ver.) [Entozer's Mania] - Entozer

----EXPERT 3----

Oni Kanojo [Extra] - Entozer

----EXPERT 4----

Two-Faced Hammer [Hard] -Entozer
Shuffle Heaven [Pew's SHD] - ExPew GD (Nemis)
Rosen Vampir [Pew's World] - ExPew GD (Alumetorz)

----EXPERT 5----

Ascension to Heaven [7K LV.44] - Lieselotte

----EXPERT 6----

Xepher [SHD] - rickyboi

----EXPERT 7----

Music Revolver [Hard] -Entozer

----EXPERT 8----

Heart of Witch [SHD] - rickyboi
Nou Shou Sakuretsu Girl [Insane] - Entozer

----EXPERT 9----

Kakuzetsu Thanatos [SHD] - Entozer

----EXPERT 10----

Music Revolver [SHD] - Entozer



ET
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This is where the real thing starts. Expert difficulty songs are becoming boring to you, and you want more. This difficulty is for players who are on their way to the top. ET players are good in every common pattern you can find.

In this difficulty, the things you learned in Expert stages begins to form a whole new concept in ET songs.


Changelog:
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August 13 2013: I can't update the list this week. Sorry.

September 23 2013: I have partially added Jin Xero's suggestions to the list (Unlinked yet)

November 6 2013: I have (again) partially added Jin Xero's suggestions to the list. Some are linked, but some are not yet. I still haven't checked them yet, but I trust Jin Xero's list. They may get changed soon though. Also applied some of the suggestions (Hanyuu, PyaKura, and Crimat). Will add the other ranked maps soon.

March 30 2014: Restarted Project. This time I'll just add all songs. I will be adding songs on a weekly basis starting today. (Every Sunday)
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  • The most important thing for this thread is PLAYER FEEDBACK. So far, Entozer and I have reviewed each map to see if they are good enough for playing, and discussed to decide the "level" of the map. As hard as we try to accurately measure the difficulties, they'll always be subjective and prone to error. By having the community comment on errors, we can make this list as accurate as possible.
  • As our mappool grows, it becomes harder to keep track of each and every map. If you notice any errors such as incorrect spelling or broken links, please tell us, and we'll try our best to fix them. If any of these maps are deleted, we'll try our best to contact the mapper, and obtain their permission to re-upload to Dropbox.
  • If you see your map listed here, and you plan to make major changes to it (including deleting), please let us know if possible. It's not necessary, but it definitely saves a lot of time and effort.
  • We appreciate map suggestions!
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Very interesting ^^

Something like this is very helpful to orientate players when the difficulty criteria are all over the place. It could easily push them to set up goals and ultimately increase their improvement rate.

Great idea
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Thank you very much for this thread. Have been searching for something like this. :)
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Can I put a link of this thread in my userpage? This is a great help to people who want to try some mania :D
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iceey <-- *Shining shining little star*
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chonicle wrote:
Can I put a link of this thread in my userpage? This is a great help to people who want to try some mania :D


Of course! Please do. It'll be great if we can get more people to notice this :)
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Stumbled onto this thread today and I have to say, that it has been a great help already. Thank you!
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This is exactly what I needed. The rating system for Osu!mania is all over the place, I can SS 5* maps but only B 2* maps. I'm looking forward to the release of the novice collection, thanks for the thread.
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chonicle wrote:
Can I put a link of this thread in my userpage? This is a great help to people who want to try some mania :D


Yes. Like Louis said, please do!

I have updated the list; adding an incomplete novice section and included the newly ranked mania song in the list.

The novice list was quite hard to put together, so there might be some errors in it. The songs might be misplaced as "harder" or "easier" than other songs. If anyone has found some inconsistencies or anything alike, please post in this thread \o/

Drace, Taadashi, vahetpole, and milky228. Thanks for the feedback! We appreciate it no matter how small it is.
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I have myself made a difficulty level list upon someone's request. Maybe it would be a great help here.

If you think that this would help, I would upload it somewhere :)
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I've got a question about the list or well, 2 questions actually:

1. When would be a good time to move on from one song to the next one? Once you get FC or something like that?

2. Have you listed the songs difficulty-wise in the sub-categories. For example in Novice 10, are the songs difficulty sorted from easiest at the top to hardest at the bottom?

Thanks. :)
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You don't have to practice to some certain skill level to move on. The idea for this is to give you an idea of how hard these maps are in a detailed scale. Personally, I try to find the maps that I can barely pass, or even maps that I fail, and practice on that stuff, rather than stuff I can A, or S, or FC.
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Bobbias wrote:
You don't have to practice to some certain skill level to move on. The idea for this is to give you an idea of how hard these maps are in a detailed scale. Personally, I try to find the maps that I can barely pass, or even maps that I fail, and practice on that stuff, rather than stuff I can A, or S, or FC.


And how does that work for you? Just a question of interest. :P
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Well I just broke a skill barrier, thanks to this playthrough of an o2jam chart I converted. It seems to be the fastest way I've found to learn things. But it also means your accuracy suffers on easier stuff. In my experience anyway.
Looking for mods for my mania map Minori Chihara - Kyoukai no Kanata (TV Size).
Need some tips on how to improve in osu!mania? Try reading our guide and map suggestions!
Need some tips on how to map in osu!mania better? Try reading this guide!
Looking for the o2jam skin I use? This folder has it and a few other o!m skins!

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Bobbias wrote:
Well I just broke a skill barrier, thanks to this playthrough of an o2jam chart I converted. It seems to be the fastest way I've found to learn things. But it also means your accuracy suffers on easier stuff. In my experience anyway.


Ah I actually went and watched that on your youtube channel right before you posted, haha. Great play, bro! :)

And also thanks for your answer, think I'm going to try that method out a little on 86 degrees (hard), which I currently only C (in rare occassions B). :)
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