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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:07 pm    Post subject: VLefty 7/19: WT Top 1K, 2nd Hard FC! |Progress: 20/20 Goal C Reply with quote

Current Goal: All tracked score stats in the top 1000
Progress: 21/20 goal complete!

Goals for Voidedlefty:
    1. 20/all tracked scores in the top 1000
    2. 10/15/20/all tracked scores in the top 500
    3. 3/5/10/15/all tracked scores in the top 100
    4. 5 Easy FGFCs
    5. 1 Medium FGFC
    6. Appear on Bushi's Easy boards (Guitar and Bass, RB and GH)
    7. Appear on Bushi's Medium boards (G/B, RB/GH)
    8. Appear on Bushi's Hard boards (G/B, RB/GH)
    9. All sores inputted into games


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July 14th, 2018

Rank-ups:
All: +1695 to 2749th
PS3: +134 to 274th
Hard: +494 to 381st (Top 500!)
Guitar: +4720 to 8190th (Top 10K!)
Drums: +508 to 730th (Top 1000!)
Guitar Hero 3: +7436 to 8539th (top 10K!)
Aerosmith: +1051 to 759th (Top 1000!)
World Tour: +540 to 2389th
Metallica: +923 to 816th (Top 1000!)


goal progress: 20/20 goal (ostensibly) complete!


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July 7th, 2018

Rank-ups:
All: Now 4443rd
Hard: Now at 974th (Top 1000!)
PS3: Now at 407th
Guitar: Now at 12909th
Drums: Now a 1237th
Guitar Hero 3: Now at 15974th
Aerosmith: Now at 1809th
World Tour: Now at 2928th
Metallica: Now at 1738th

Goal Progress: +1 to 16/20


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February 24th, 2018

Rank-ups:
All: +2662 to 5840th
PS3: +200 to 518th
Hard: +2291 to 1774th
Medium: +236 to 886 (Top 1000!)
Guitar: +3757 to 16946th
Bass: +269 to 780th (Top 1000!)
Drums: +651 to 1717th
Guitar Hero 3: +711 to 18066th
Aerosmith: +335 to 2556th
World Tour: +374 to 3751st
Metallica: +157 to 1994th
Smash Hits: +489 to 1002nd (Really?)
Guitar Hero 5: +207 to 1000th (Top 1000!)

Goal Progress: +4 to 15/15 (Goal complete!)

Guitar Hero Aerosmith MFCs:
#2 - All Day and All of the Night

Completed difficulties:
Guitar Hero Smash Hits HBass
Guitar Hero Aerosmith Medium


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So, what is this new account that looks oddly similar to Voidedalive2x, you may ask yourself? Just what is he doing?

Well, for those smart ones out there who either have an inkling or have already guessed: This is my newly-made alt account. Specifically, my alt account to document my scores on Lefty Flip.

No, I did not typo. Yes, I'm serious. I'm going to be trying my hand at basically re-learning this game from the ground up on the other side, on Guitar, Bass and Drums. When I'm on this account, everything is going to be flipped (Except Vocals because you can't flip that, obviously), and that's how I'll play. I'll obviously just be sticking to Easy and possibly Medium for now, but with luck I can at least get up to Hard. That's my goal. Expert's a tad unlikely except for Drums, though, and even then that'd only be for 1-2 star/difficulty charts.

Just to be clear, though, this will not take over my main account. I will be playing a lot over there, and I'll likely just take a week or two a month and play this way just to mix it up. I will also likely not be shooting for FCs, and definitely won't be shooting for scores. Vocals will also not be something I'll do unless I actually have only Vox left for an OMB, at which point I will, but not for anything else.

Figuring out how to arrange my stats and stuff will have to wait for later, but I may very well start off the next week immersing myself into this new world. Wish me luck!

EDIT: May I just add how fucking weird it is to be starting a new account like this and not seeing a sig nor my Free Bird status on my name? Very weird.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Over top 500:
Green Day at 487th
Band Hero at 500th

LRB EBass FCs:
Girls & Boys
Check Yes Juliet
A-Punk

I thought I got both Green Day and Lego, but either I miscalculated or people got more points than me all the way down there.

I tried to get Band Hero done before the update, but that wasn't to be. Still, it should be good next update, and I'll make sure Lego is as well.

In any case, this is going to be my plan for now. I'm gonna try to get every type I have on my lefty sheet up above the top 1k and 500 before delving into going rank by rank. It does mean that some games are gonna take longer than others (and some like Gh3 aren't going to happen at all until I feel comfortable enough to play on Hard), but if I don't I'm not gonna be able to get a good measure of how well I'm doing on those boards. It kinda sucks, but that's how it is. It'll be slow going for now, since I'm on Bass and Easy (not the best combo for getting points), but more should come in once Drums are available, as well as with medium. In fact, Easy and Medium will likely be the first ones to be switched around, both to keep things fresh and because I'm going to use that to help bump my skill. I don't feel at all comfortable with jumping to Hard and the orange fret yet, but that will come with time.

(Hey, Cirri. If you could fix that stupid problem on "Scores by Game=1000" page where it doesn't load at all, that'd be great! Or anyone, for that matter)

I would like some input in regards to whether or not I should mark my 5*s or not along with FCs. I know that on Drums I'm going to 5* most of those with no problem, and it appears that on Easy I may not have as hard a time as I thought, but it might be worthwhile to track those on Medium, and will likely be required on Hard and Expert. maybe I should keep those in my sig?

Anyways, that's all for my first official update. Stay warm during winter!

EDIT: It seems I did make it on BH, it just didn't look like it at first from VL's perspective. That bug with it putting you one rank lower if you're not within the visible rankings also needs fixin', too.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fascinating project you've undertaken voided! As an ambidextrous player/person I applaud your efforts. Lefty flip on drums mostly shouldn't be too taxing and obviously vox is not affected, but for guitar and bass it can be a real mindscrew if you've been full righty the whole time you've been playing. So hope this ends up being fun for you when all is said and done!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, drama.

Btw, any ideas as to how I can organize my FCs, for those that I get? I don't want the same setup I have for 2 because I'm probly not going to be that prolific with FCs on this account (for the forseeable future), but I do want to be able to keep track of them all in some way without clogging up my first post.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ranks over 500:
Keys, at 307th
Band Hero (definitely!), at 495th
Lego Rock Band (also definitely!), at 496th

TBRB EBass FCs:
And Your Bird Can Sing
Drive My Car
Boys

Young Gun! For, I think, the 3rd time? I don't recall if Voidedmen or Voidedman25 reached more than 10 posts (though, the less we dwell on those, the better).

Band Hero and LRB are confirmed over top 500 now, without any sort of ambiguity. I also decided to take care of Keys, since that was easy enough (I suspect that the RBN (RB3) low scores are from Diachylon), though in retrospect I should've done it on RB3 instead of RBN. oh well.

Beatles is halfway through as far as scores, but there's still 4 million left. it's to be expected, as TBRB is very point-starved and has more plays than GDRB does. I'll likely have guitar, bass and drums scores inputted before it's all said and done.

But, although there aren't enough points at the top 1000 for Easy and Medium, there likely is enough for the top 500, which is likely where the next points will be. I kinda have to, since the Games category literally can't go to the top 1000 (else a lot of these totals would be easier). Getting on the boards will take a good while, and I suppose I can try to mix things up if I want, but that isn't quite as appealing to me. We'll see.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no new top 500s this week, though I kinda stayed off playing on lefty for awhile until this week.

Unfortunately, a lot of the other top 500s are in the 10s of millions or higher, which, quite frankly, is not conducive to speedily getting through all the games. And I'm well aware I'm not gonna be able to do any squeezing without some way to move the whammy bar to accomodate lefties. It's still kinda fun to do, though, and it reminds me of when i used to have it rough when I started (although it's a LOT rougher on lefty than it was on righty, even accounting for essentially being forced to start to learn on Expert instead of Easy). With that in mind, I've got a simpler system: I'm going to simply go by increments of 50k or 100k each time, more or less rotating the instruments and playing easy or hard as they come. I may shift E and M to be more than that (500K, maybe) so I'm not necessarily stuck on one forever, but at least this way I'm not plodding on on game the entire time. I can afford to as 2x, but not here.

But, I will be keeping track of when I pass top 500 marks as well as FCs, and whenever I do pass the top 500 I'll just maark that game off the list until they're all above 500. May not be updating often, but I will be updating. Stay tuned!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huh. This is a very interesting idea. I like it. Best of luck my friend!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bit late on the reply, but thanks, Pinkie!

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There's quite a few goals for VAlive, yeah, but I have some goals and markers for the lefty side, too.

1. 10 tracked scores in the top 500
Current progress: 5/10

The first and foremost goal on my mind for this account, starting out. The lack of being able to look at the top 1000 for the games is really annoying, so I have to go for top 500 on all of them. THere's also the fact that I am not that enthused about sticking to one game for over 100m points at this stage--it's slightly more bearable when I'm in the top 5 and it's necessary to get past philansemo or sjay, but it here it makes this sort of venture a little boring since I'm learning from the ground up, more or less.

So I've broken it down to something like this: The 3 instruments (Guitar, Bass and Drums; Keys is already over 500 and I will only care about Vox if an OMBFC/FGFC is imminent since you can't lefty flip it) will be worked in increments of about 300k or 500K; Easy and Medium will have increments of 500K, and if I feel like going up to Hard that will be 250K; and the games themselves will have increments of roughly 200k. These increments will continue until all the games are over the top 500, at which point the normal way I rank through the user stats will go into effect.

This distribution allows me to be diverse in what I play so I'm not too bored of any one instrument, gives me time on easy and Medium (and I might very well add Hard for the challenge, though I definitely won't have high hopes on that), while the lower values for the games lets me play through multiple in a week, potentially going through every single one in a week if I have the time. It will naturally dwindle as more of them reach the top 500, and the non-game categories will have to continue like regular stats when they hit the top 500, but by then I will hopefully have enough of a grasp I can play and FC songs on easy more often than I don't.

2. All tracked scores in the top 500
Current total: 5

Basically the natural ending for the above, so all that up there applies.


3. 5 Easy FGFCs
Current FGFCs: 05

Don't get me wrong, FGFCs are currently neither a priority nor a possibility. I still have trouble moving my right-hand fingers the correct way on the frets, and I haven't been tested as far as strumming goes yet. But I do think that these are possible and worth having as a goal, even if it may be over a year before I can even do it. (well, I could do it on Drums, but that's why one of the added caveats that there has to be at least 1 FGFC of all 4 instruments, with one extra as a sort-of wildcard

4. 1 Medium FGFC
Current progress: 0/1

This is even less likely because adding my pinky to the mix is even harder and more mangly than I originally thought. Still, it's good to have something here to shoot for, right? Just maybe don't expect this to happen soon. (Hard is not happening for the foreseeable future, btw. Don't even ask. No, not even RB HDrums, except MAAAAAAYBE The Beatles. And that's a big "maybe")

5. Appear on Bushi's Easy boards (Guitar and Bass, RB and GH)
Current progress: 0/99

These are more of an eventuality than anything, and considering I have no means to actually pursue SP paths (my inability to FC even the easiest easy songs notwithstanding) it's not like I'll be able to pursue a lot of advancement. However, getting onto the boards (sans the O211 for now since I only have Gh3 available to me) is well within my reach, and I'm reasonably sure I can get into the top 30 before I have scores on all the on-disc songs. Maybe the top 20 for the RB side because of the lack of stuff.

6. Appear on Bushi's Medium boards (G/B, RB/GH)

Ditto the above.

It's not as big a list as for Voidedalive2x, that's true, but it's never meant to be. But I do want something to go for here so I'm not just wandering aimlessly and then eventually set this aside. I will probably set this down first before I'm done with 2x, to be frank, but I think I will enjoy it for at least a year or two.

Also, no, I have no intention of doing any pro instruments here.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not much to add on this week, just cumulative gains for now.

I'm reasonably sure that I got an FC somewhere, but I unfortunately don't remember. Other than putting LRB back above the top 500, I guess I got nothing much. This will more or less by the deal for the most part, honestly. But, yknow, slow and steady and whatnot.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SO! With a new year comes new things, and in this case a kinda-needed change of pace. So I'm just gonna dawdle on through lefty mode, hopefully at a much more sedate pace than what I put myself through in VAlive. I'm not going to officially start until it's Jan 1st central time (which is in roughly 4 hours), but I can at least start some of the groundwork.

Current Goal:
Get 15 stats above the top 1000

Standings: 5/15

Not really any other way to start, in my opinion. I'm not really interested in sitting through one single game for this, especially in cases of high DLC volume (coughRBcough), so I'm instead just going to play each game as they come, on Easy or Medium (and possibly Hard, though I definitely won't focus there until I have to), by each instrument as I come to them (with the exception of Vocals, which I won't play at all unless I'm going to try for OMBFCs/FGFCs). There are some I expect will reach the top before others (such as The Beatles or Van Halen), so this might not actually take as long as I think it will.

As I mentioned before when I laid out some basic goals for this account, I've set some point thresholds for each of these so I'm not sticking to one game or another for too long. But, I'm going to modify the totals compared to that one, so these are the new amounts:

Difficulty: For Easy, it will be 1 million points; Medium will have about 700K; and Hard, should I ever need/want to play on that difficulty, will have 400K. While Medium and Hard have more points available to them, I will not be playing them as much nor get the same amount of points from them as I would for Easy, so their thresholds are much lower. If any of these difficulties happen to reach the top 1000 I will still play them, but if I get to the top 500 I may consider moving off that difficulty for the time being. Expert will not be under consideration for the forseeable future, and I honestly never expect to get to the point where Expert is even possible, even for the most basic songs out there.

Instrument: Each instrument will have about 500K-600K allotted to them, which works out since only Guitar, Bass and Drums are under consideration. I doubt Keys will ever get enough players to even have 500 stats up, so it's not going to matter until we get to proper stat rankings.

Game: Each game will get about 300-400K, although I'm considering giving the GH games up to 500K simply because they have more points than the RB games do. While I'm cutting out RB1 and RB2 due to imports, I haven't decided if I want to do anything on them when the time comes for FGFCs besides FCing any non-importables.


And, since I might as well mark where I'm starting from, here's my stat rankings for the start of the year:

All: 31,401st with 5.8 million points
PS3: 2,744th with 5.8 million points
Easy: 2,612th with 4.4 million points
Medium: 8,600th with 1.2 million points
Hard: 20,279th with 109K points
Guitar: 40,375th with 1.2 million points
Bass: 2,562nd with 2.9 million points
Drums: 6,640th with 1.5 million points
Keys: 315th with 26208 points
Guitar Hero 3: 30,418th with 136K points
Guitar Hero Aerosmith: 4,320th with 391K points
Guitar Hero World Tour: 7,456th wth 342K points
Guitar Hero Metallica: 3,644th with 870K points
Guitar Hero Smash Hits: 2,857th with 278K points
Guitar Hero 5: 2,902nd with 231 points
Guitar Hero Van Halen: 1,238th with 267K points
Band Hero: 502nd with 1.1 million points
Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock: 1,713rd with 250K points
The Beatles Rock Band: 1,096th with 764K points
Lego Rock Band: 501st with 461K points
Green Day Rock Band: 496th with 148K points
Rock Band 3: 1,668th with 263K points
Rock Band Network (RB3): 274th with 220K points

I'm not going to bother listing Bushi's boards because I know the only board I'm on is the EBass board for...I think every category. GHLive and RB4 aren't included since I can't even play those yet.

So that's where I start. We'll see just how long it takes for me to do this. For now, I'll make sure the edge cases are definitively in the top 500, then work from there.

Welcome to 2018 everyone!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rank-ups:
All: +4971 to 26431st
PS3: +491 to 2254th
Easy: +496 to 2117th
Medium: +2499 to 6102nd
Hard: +3125 to 17155th
Guitar: +5446 to 34930th
Bass: +220 to 2343rd
Drums: +1155 to 5486th
Guitar Hero 3: +5105 to 25314th
Metallica: +321 to 3324th
Smash Hits: +438 to 2420th
Guitar Hero 5: +440 to 2463rd
Van Halen: +180 to 1059th
Band Hero: +8 to 494th (Top 500!)
Warriors of Rock: +150 to 1564th
The Beatles Rock Band: +86 to 1011th
Lego Rock Band: +8 to 494th
Rock Band 3: +181 to 1488th

It does feel weird to be marking rank-ups like this, and somewhat time-consuming, but it's not like I have any other way that I can think of to do it. Granted, it'll be easier once more and more drop into the 500's, but still.

On a related note, GH3 may not even get there since I'll still need to play all of Easy, Medium and Hard (OD+DLC) and I might still not reach the goal. Games like RB3 feel like they have way too many points to get through despite having less than 2000 scorers.

I've found myself being distracted by the strangest things, sometimes. One distraction I knew I'd face is the whammy bar because it doesn't like to stay straight up where it won't get in the way of my left arm or have the metal part touch my skin. One I didn't really expect was that I couldn't figure out if I had my palm open with my other fingers resting below the body, or if I had them balled up. The balled-up position was really hurting my fingers, though, and a quick glance at my natural righty position showed me palm open, so that got fixed. I still don't really have a good position for alt-strumming or activating properly sometimes (my palm likes to completely miss sometimes, it seems like). And, of course, fretting is still a work in progress. RB chords in particular are really hard to do in 1st position, for some reason.

On drums, my left foot can't seem to keep the pedal depressed all the time for some strange reason, though I don't know if that's weakness or if it isn't used to it yet. I've also still have the habit of starting with my right instead of my left. Drums are still the best point-grabber, though. Despite these it's the easiest to transfer between the two sides, I've noticed, while Guitar/Bass are a really big paradigm shift.

Band Hero and Lego Rock Band are back above 500 where they were. Beatles and Van Halen are the closest ones so far, both being right on the cusp of 1000. That'll be 2 more. After them, I think Metallica and Smash hits will come, then probly WoR or RB3. These are just guesses since I can't really see the scores beyond there. It'll all depend on how fast I climb the ranks and how few point differentials there are.

I'm surprised that I'm feeling some fatigue when I'm only a week in, but I'm certain it's not fatigue from this but fatigue from something in my life that's dragging on me. I don't know what that is, though, but I have to admit I don't really care much either. *shrug*
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Balled fingers only when alt strumming.

Nice progress. Your "All" rank-up is quite something.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mercurial wrote:
Balled fingers only when alt strumming.

Nice progress. Your "All" rank-up is quite something.

Maybe. I know on Righty I simply grip with my thumb and forefinger with the other three splayed out, but given how completely non-trained I am with...well, basically everything I've learned on righty over the last 10 years, I don't know if that would fly. maybe balled fingers on alt-strumming would be fine. Definitely only doing it then most likely, though.

And yeah, when you manage to add nearly 3mil in one week at this low a rank, it'd probly do that. I'm sorta expecting all to be the one to jump the farthest, but not the fastest, if you get what I mean.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ran-ups:
All: +12549 to 23883rd
PS3: +243 to 2012th
Easy: +412 to 1706th
Medium: +259 to 5844th
Hard: +2440 to 14716th
Guitar: +3092 to 31839th
Bass: +203 to 2141st
Drums: -1 to 5485th (well, then...)
Aerosmith: +381 to 3940th
World Tour: +915 to 6542nd
Metallica: +208 to 3117th
Warriors of Rock: +176 to 1389th
Beatles: +73 to 939th (top 1000th!)

Goal progress: +1 to 6/15

I got 10 million points now! Woohoo! Now I'm on the climb to 100mil for sure. Might not make it before I switch back to 2x, but yknow, lofty goals and whatnot.

Could've sworn I did more Drums than that, though I guess it was only enough for that one rank-up. Shame. Guitar had a big jump, though we try not to compare things to the All stat. We know he's the braggart of the bunch.

The Beatles is the first game to drop into the top 1000! It was the one I expected to drop first, honestly, but I had though I put some Van Halen songs in this week. I...might have forgotten to put those scores in, though, so that's probly on me. So, technically both VH and TB are in the top 1000, but it'll only show next Saturday.

I'm beginning to notice that Easy is becoming more....ah, not routine, but I think I may be at the point where I can play Easy and not miss, like, 98% of the time on about 97-8% of all songs (the 2% being the songs that still have some tough points even on easy like Ernten, TTFaF, etc.). I probably won't go into straight "FC or nothing" mentality like I am with 2x because that's born of a self-confidence that I should not be non-FCing easy or Medium songs with damn good reason (i.e MLM(L)'s broken chord, RB songs with broken talkies), but so long as I don't screw around I should be able to FC most of them.

As for projections, ignoring Van Halen, it appears like WoR and RB3 are in contention for being next in reaching top 1000. The instruments will likely come around in the 2nd go, and while Medium or Hard (which I think I will try to do more in, if in a limited fashion) aren't gonna be there yet Easy may likely fall in the 2nd go, or the 3rd. It's up in the air right now.

Enjoy the weekend.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rank-ups:
All: +4550 to 19334th
PS3: +417 to 1596th
Easy: +116 to 1591st
Medium: +1985 to 3860th
Hard: +3609 to 11108th
Guitar: +1993 to 29847th
Bass: +299 to 1843rd
Drums: +928 to 4558th
Guitar Hero 3: +2326 to 22989th
Aerosmith: +287 to 3654th
World Tour: +748 to 5795th
Metallica: +254 to 2864th
Smash Hits: +231 to 2190th
Guitar Hero 5: +405 to 2059th
Van Halen: +101 to 959th (Top 1000!)
Warriors of Rock: +82 to 1308th
Rock Band 3: +92 to 1317th

Goal Progress: +1 to 7/15

RB3 MBass FCs:
Should I Stay or Should I Go

So there's the Van Halen update that was supposed to happen last week. I'm making progress, yay!

I've been getting the feeling that, while going for long than either a 6-song set (for WT-like games) or maybe 5-6 songs (for non-WT-like games) is good enough either for a passing the next score threshold or just for playing for that day, playing just to the next threshold and no more is a bit too constricting. I obviously don't want to load myself up too much each day, so sticking to a max of 10 songs a day is a good limit, but doing less than, like, 3 songs feels like a waste. 5-6 a day is a good average, though for RB3 I will have to dip into doing 10 songs at times.

Guitar and Bass are still a little iffy. My strummng hand can't seem to get comfortable, and trying to alt-strum (or just hold my hand so I can do doublets quickly) is still awkward. I don't even remember how I eased into it as a righty, so there's no help from that side. It's not like getting used to it is impossible, but it still kinda chafes--even though that's just because I can do it as a righty and it's somewhat annoying I can't do it as a lefty really fast, either, despite how dumb that sounds.

As for drums, if I thought I had no endurance in my right arm, I have less than none in my left. Just trying to get through 1979 on HDrums required at least one pause because my left arm got so tired. Even then I'm still needing to try and force myself to lead with that arm for rolls or for more denser patterns (like patterns, for example; it's not the same visual as on Drums, but you get the picture, I hope).

Speaking of Hard, I'm feeling slightly more open to playing on Hard on Drums and minimally so on Bass. I'm a little iffy on doing so for Guitar because I'm don't quite feel ready to start really adding in the orange fret, but it's getting there slowly. HBass isn't quite as heavy on the fret or all the chords, so it's a nice stepping stone. MGuitar, meanwhile, will provide a good amount of chord practice, since chords still feel very awkward and hard to fret.

Easy continues to feel more and more, well, easy as time goes on, so I will likely pull back a little on the score thresholds there and at the same time bump up the Medium thresholds. Hard will likely see a slight uptick as well, though not by a lot.

FCs and scoring are still on the backburner, though I won't say no to an FC here or there. Getting on Bushi's boards isn't until later, and I'm thinking that after that point I might start considering some EFGFCs. There are some options. At the same time, I have been thinking about lowering the goal down to 10. On one hand, getting to 15 seems like a stretch when there's only about 22 actual stats to track here (and two of them, GH3 and All, will definitely take the longest to get near 1000, much less 500) (also, 23 currently tracked, plus about 4-5 for Expert and GH1, 80s, Live and RB3). On the other hand, part of the reason for switching to lefty was to take a break from 2x, which is where I do actually try very hard and do set some lofty goals. I don't quite want to do that yet, although I know the first thing I will do is finish the last two top 10s I didn't manage to last year. And I don't really like to do non-even-like numbers (3, 4, 7, etc.) unless I have to. I may have to make a final decision when I do reach 10/15, if I want to stay on Lefty or move away, if temporarily. Leaning toward Lefty at the moment, but that might change.

WoR and RB3 are still the front-runners for hitting 1000 next, although PS3 and Bass are catching up as well. All things considered, it does seem like I'll hit 10/15 by February at least. Probably in 3-4 weeks, I imagine.

Until next time!
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