Category: Osu

Osu! I did it!!!

HondaiMood: Hyped!
Listening to: Silhouette – KANA-BOON
Playing:Osu.
Craving: Sundubu Jjigae
Watching: Ai Yori Aoshi

YEAH! You guessed it!! I made it to 2k PP on osu last night!! I don’t know if you guys know how happy I am about this but, I remember clearly that 2k seemed almost impossible a year ago but look at me now ! ☆*: .。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆

Exactly a year ago today, I didn’t know jack about osu. I would just play the same 10 songs I had in my library for years and I was satisfied with it. Not to mention I played with just my mouse… it was ridiculous. I’m not sure why I suddenly decided that I wanted to take the game more seriously. I wanted to challenge myself to get better.

I’m actually pretty obsessive with osu. Every time I finish playing for the day I would use Mikuia to track my progress and manually enter the data into a table to graph it.

my PP graph as of today

As you can see I played the most around summer. I took a huge break during September and did a final push in October. It takes dedication to manually track all this. I was going to stop once I reached my annual goal but.. I have it set up already, why stop right? It’ll be fun to see the graph continue for another year.

I don’t know why I’m so obsess with osu in this way. I guess… a part of me just wanted to prove to myself that I, too, can be good at a game. I surround myself with competitive gamers and I felt like I was being left behind because I didn’t have the time to ‘get better’ at these games. In truth, I could have spend my time to get better at games like League, Overwatch, etc. but the reality is that I’ve lost my interest in those games a long time ago.

To be honest, at the level I am at right now, I can’t call myself good at this game. If I compare myself to people who actually play this game a lot, I have a long way before I can call myself good. But that doesn’t matter right now. Right now, I just want to give myself a pat in the back for actually setting a goal, sticking to it and accomplishing it.

my stats pulled from my osu profile.

icon credit: mixordia.livejournal


Osu! Aiming for 2k?! How To Improve

HondaiMood: Energized
Listening to: Crazy Crazy (feat. Charli XCX & Kyary Pamyu Pamyu) – 中田ヤスタカ
Playing: osu!
Craving: Passion Fruit Flavored Tea
Watching: Ero Manga Sensei 6

Wow! It’s been months since my last osu update. To be honest, I’ve been slacking since I hit 1k PP. But we all know that can’t settle for that because surely I can do much better. Actually, I think I stop playing osu for a good month because I got my new computer and my osu files kinda broke. Either way I’m still looking to hit 2k before the end of the year, is that too little or too much to ask for? Let’s talk about that.

A few months ago when I was climbing to 1k, it was honestly not a challenge at all. All I had to do was play more maps and bam, 10 PP, 20 PP, they flow in like views on a kitty video on Youtube. Now that I hit 1k, I reached a slower point where it really isn’t as easy to gain over 5 PP on a map. In order for me to actually gain a good chunk of PP, I have to perfect a map that is at least 4 stars. So the method here is to not spam a ton of mediocre maps anymore but to get good at more challenging maps. I think playing a variety is still a great way to practice since you don’t want to play a map purely on muscle memory. Also, what I learn about muscle memory though music is if you keep making a mistake at the same part of a song, stop practicing that part and jump to something else before going back to it. Other wise your muscle will be learning how to play this mistake and end up working against you. Applying this to osu, don’t over repeat a song. Move on.

In terms of skill wise, I am much better at reading now than I was a few months ago. I don’t have issues with fast hops anymore but I still can’t perfect a stream that’s more than 6 notes. It’s frustrating because it really is hindering my performances in some songs(eg. DJ Genericname’s Dear You). What I think I’m going to do is pick a nice song and make my own stream practice maps. What I can also do is copy certain choke sections of songs I want to perfect and edit it into a custom map. Haha, is that too try hard? Maybe.. But I’m sure it’ll help!

My osu stats… as you can see there’s a time when I didn’t play so my rank was dropping lol

Well anyways, I want to keep this update short and concise. I do feel like I’m still improving but the rate of improvement is getting slower and slower. I’m not giving up. Fighting!

Current Osu PP: 1380 ….1500 would look pretty cool.


Osu! 1000 PP!

HondaiMood: Excited
Listening to: Mr. Brightside – The Killers
Playing: osu!
Craving: Bibimbap
Watchingsugarcoatedkiss stream

As of today I’ve officially reached 1000 PP on osu! Woop Woop. I wish Isabelle (from ACNL) would give me some pops in my pocket, hehe.

1000 PP feels great. Now 2000 PP is going to be the real challenge. I’ve been browsing around other osu player profiles who are in the 1000+ PP range to see what maps they have in their top 100 PP list and… I’m having a hard time beating them. My current issue lies in streaming and hitting fast notes. I’m blaming it on my keyboard, the Blackwidow Chroma Stealth Edition. Because it is using the Razer Orange switches, the keys are fairly heavy and does not feel swift enough to do streams or even quick jumps. So here is what I did instead of buying a whole new keyboard: I bought a mini two button keypad with Cherry MX Red switches. We’ll see how this goes.

There are times when I feel like I’m getting good at osu. And other times when I feel like I’m bottom tier player. What really matters though if I enjoy playing the game, which I do! Rome was not build in one day so I should be happy I’ve reach a milestone of 1000 PP. It might not be anything special to the osu community, but what matters most is that it means something to me.

Current Osu PP: 1027 …. 2000 PP here I come!


Osu! The PP Climb

HondaiMood: just chill
Listening to: Dear You – DJ Genericname remix
Playing: Osu!
Craving: Asian food FTW
Watching: Bistro SMAP

So a little update on my Osu journey.. it looks like I’m climbing the PP ranking much faster than I thought. The last time I posted about Osu my PP was sitting at 629 PP. Now it’s at 709 LOL. Looks like I’m going to reach my 800 PP goal even before the end of next month if I keep going at this rate.

To be honest though, I wasn’t really focusing on gaining PP. I just wanted to get better at the keyboard x tablet playstyle. Thankfully, I got much better than last update. I can now play songs that I used to play on the mouse and some even harder songs \^-^/ yay go me! Though I still struggle at accuracy… I’ll probably work more on that later. I find that playing a lot of different maps is a much better way to practice than playing the same map over and over again (duh). It’s also a much better way to gain PP because no matter what map you play, you’ll still get a fraction PP. I also push myself to try harder maps several times before giving up on it on the first time. Sometimes when you start a new map, you just got to get into the groove and the rest of the map becomes a breeze. Also, my idol Choi stop by my stream today. Yay! He probably thinks I’m a scrub (I am LOL) but I’m glad he stop by. 😀 I hope I can meet more people that play Osu and be part of a community. Most no… All of my current friends don’t play Osu regularly. I guess it’s a side game for most people.

Anyways, not much to say besides that. Just wanted to leave a benchmark of my progress so I can remember how fast/slow I am improving.

Current PP 709.. I wonder if I can reach 1k by the end of the year or is that aiming too high (; A;)