How dare you project modern racial categories on Art History?
That already happened like 200-400 years ago, and I think maybe you should ask yourself why you’re taking issue with this blog, which is trying to fix or at least address that, rather than compounding the situation I’m trying to fix?
How dare you American person write about European Things?
Again, I’m addressing a situation that already exists. European Colonists decided that European History was American History, not me.
Why aren’t you talking about the intent of the artists who made the art? THEY didn’t have any concept of “race!”
Because that’s not what I’m doing here. In fact, the entire point is that this is different from your Art History class, your Western Civ class, et cet.
Someone said The Bad Thing about you! What are you going to do about it?
Probably nothing. This is the internet, people can say I am actually a butter sculpture of Jesus and I don’t wipe my butt, and you get to choose whether or not to believe that. If this is actually about something specific I said, I highly encourage you to check the corrections tag and/or the apologies tag. Or you can ask me about it.
I’m Belligerently Unconvinced of Something!! Aren’t you going to jump through these hoops I have arbitrarily set up for you to prove what I have decided your point is?
Outlook not so good. I’m more about throwing information and sources out there and starting discussions.
Basically aside from Center Skills which only activate at the beginning of the live (and which I’ll explain later), each card has its own individual skill that can activate many times depending on the type and RNG luck! I’ll go through the different card skills first before talking about strategies.
Types of Skills
First, there are the scorer cards. These come in 3 different flavors, Perfect, Combo, and Timer.
This one is a Perfect Scorer. What this means is that the card activates based on how many Perfects you tap during the live. In this card’s case (though I wasn’t able to cap everything), every 18 Perfects, there is a 39% chance of your score going up by 440.
This one is a Combo Scorer. This means that the card skill activates depending on your combo. For this card, it says that every 20-hit combo, there is a 38% chance of your score increasing by 400.
Now in this case, this is a Timer Scorer. For this one, the card skill activates based on–you guessed it–the time that passes in the game. It doesn’t matter how many hits or misses, perfects or goods, or even your combo, it still has a chance of activating after a certain amount of time passes. In this case, the card skill says that for every 18 seconds there is a 36% chance of your score increasing by 540.
Then there are the perfect locker cards. The rules are the same as the scorer cards except that what these do is that they turn Bads and Goods into Perfects no matter how you mess up the timing! As long as you don’t completely miss the note then the card will turn it into a perfect during the time its skill is active.
if you see BAD以上をPerfect in the skill description then it’s a perfect locker! You can’t see those keywords here in this picture unfortunately but this card is also a Perfect Perfect Locker (that…sounds rly confusing I’m sorry) which means that the card skill activates depending on your number of perfects. For this one, every 15 Perfects there’s a 36% chance that Bads (and Goods) will be turned into Perfects.
Again, it’s the same rules as the scorer cards! Generally, for SSR cards the perfect lockers can guarantee 4 seconds of perfects and if you have more than one card, the skills stack! Here’s an example using the recent Danshi Tarumono Matsuri song:
(it actually was kind of difficult taking this picture…)
But here, you can see that the one timer that’s highlighted (Summer Tamaki on the left) is the one that’s active and counting down! If any of the other cards activate while Tamaki’s timer is still going down then it just adds to their frozen counter that will then light up when it’s their turn to start counting down!
Also remember that Center Skills are also very important! These increase the overall point value you get for every time you tap a note of that card’s attribute (Shout/Beat/Melody which you can tell by the color of the background during the live). Always make sure to have some type of SSR as your center and look for the word right before “UP” to determine how much your point value will increase! From weakest bonus to strongest it’s:
It’s also important to note that the earlier cards like the Outdoor Fes and Unit cards (the 大きく cards typically) only have a 50% chance of their center skills activating at the beginning of the song. The やや (it started with the Joker Flag Event SSRs and it’s now present in all new SR cards) have a 75% chance of activating and the かなり cards (all new SSRs as well as the Trigger Ordinary Days SSRs!!) have a 100% chance of activating. So this is important to look at when choosing your friend live assist too!
Team Building Strategies
First, you want to look at your strongest cards! The おまかせ button comes in handy here, as it automatically picks your five strongest cards in the attribute that you choose (strongest Shout, Beat, or Melody cards).
After that, it honestly depends on what kind of player you are. In terms of scoring cards, I tend to really like Perfect Scorers because my timing is usually really good and I can get the card skill to activate I like to try and combine this with a Perfect Perfect Locker (I need to find a better name for that) because the Perfect Locker helps the Perfect scorers activate more often. However, other people like the Combo Scorers instead because even if their timing is off, they still have that chance for the card skill to activate based on their combo (which is another reason why it’s good to try and aim for at least a Full Combo). Timer Scorer cards on the other hand activate the least but they also tend to be the strongest.
However, if you’re looking for help with combo requirements (for Kinako challenges or bingo cards) then any of the Perfect Lockers are what you need to use!
Hey there! Glad people are enjoying the most recent update :)
Just as a heads up, over the next few days I’m trying to reorganize the blog a little bit - adding a long overdue FAQ page, a separate page for fan art, plot-related questions, and illustrated asks, along with seeing about setting up a queue for stuff :) So thank you in advance for being patient with me, and if you see anything weird it’s probably Fatal messing with you just me figuring out how to Tumblr more properly. When I’m all finished I’ll make an announcement and we can celebrate with snacks :D
That’s right, only 3 days left to back 8 Faces: Collected on Kickstarter.
Since we’ve already achieved our funding goal, many people have been asking us about stretch goals. After a great deal of thought and research, we’ve come up with the following (which we’ve also added in more details to the campaign page and our FAQs).
£50,000: updated interviews: If we reach £50,000 in funding, we’ll conduct short-up-to-date interviews with everyone in the book.
£55,000: Even better cover material: We’ll upgrade the material we use for the book’s cover, making it even more special.
£60,000: everything online: We’ll create an online version of the book: a responsive website that will work across devices.
Elliot Jay Stocks has been speaking to Robert Bringhurst — author of The Elements of Typographic Style — and he’s confirmed that he’ll be happy to be one of our new interviewees for 8 Faces: Collected! This is seriously exciting; as any type fan will attest, Robert’s book is pretty much considered the bible of typography.
Help us make this the most awesome typography book ever: bit.ly/8Faces
I’ve begun upgrading www.samspratt.com with the help of the awesome Jonathan Black. There’s an updated portfolio and client list, added in a FAQ, Press page, Contact form, Gear list of some of the equipment I use or recommend, added more ways to connect to my other sites, the gallery is now more swipe-y and will soon have larger resolution images, and a few other odds and ends added or tweaked. Take a look.
fun fact: i started using dark-colored themes on my blog, desktop background, and browser theme because my laptop’s battery was slowly dying and i wanted to extend my battery life by using colors that wouldn’t over-exert my monitor. it worked to an extent, but now i guess since i have a ‘new’ laptop w/o that problem (and my old one’s battery has indeed died), i guess i don’t NEED to keep using dark themes…but i can’t stop lol
We can’t stop - here are more previews, including one of the six splash pages from the book! With so many incredible reactions to the theme of “beauty,” we’ve divided the upcoming issue of Dirty Diamonds into six sections that all deal with similar subject matter. Each section will be headlined by a stunning splash page illustration. The first is by contributor Noni Garcia (teenytinynoni) for the section about Bodies.
Updates about the Kickstarter campaign: We’ve added FAQsto the project page, and we’ve announced a pledge upgrade option. If you increase your pledge by $20, we will include Dirty Diamonds #5: Comics with your reward package, regardless of which reward tier you’ve selected!
Let’s keep this thing rolling! Please help us out by either backing this project or helping spread the word with a reblog. :) We’re doing great, and it’s all because you’ve been such amazing supporters so far!
i spent the entire day on my computer doing “business” stuff like updating my FAQ, and changing some pages and adding stuff and i changed my sidebar again so that it can work on mobile and i changed some youtube stuff and made a new banner for twitter and i made myself an official facebook page and i’m sorry that my blog was so boring today but i just needed a day to clear everything up and junk so yeah thank u
Hateful or antagonistic messages will simply be deleted, so don’t waste your time or mine. (X)
Honestly, I don’t read past the first sentence if it’s hateful. You are immediately blocked (Anons included) and I report you to Tumblr. Same goes for Twitter. It seems a fruitless endeavor.
However, you all have a wonderful amount of passion and energy. These are admirable qualities, so I thought we could redirect those God given talents. May I suggest Catholic Charities? There are several worthy causes if you are looking for something to champion. Any of these charities would be lucky to have you. I wish you all the best in any of these endeavors. Go with God!