Two new releases everyone! Can't beat that, right?Our first new simfile was released on April 4th; a well-known song called Chaoz Fantasy! Many people in the rhythm gaming community know this song to be part of the many Chaoz songs written by ParagonX9. Here are some words about the chart from the simfile artist, Nocturne!
"I had been contemplating stepping this song ever since I first heard it when I first got into stepping. My first rough version was made roughly a couple years ago and after losing the file and getting a new laptop, I decided to rework the song and throw in some current techniques just to improve on the charts. ParagonX9 never lets down when bringing new head-bopping beat, and will always have a home in gaming sites."
Give this jumpstream thriller a try, but be wary of the occasional BPM trick or two!
Play Chaoz Fantasy now!
Our second simfile was released on April 11th to the store; Raatid Fiah! As if we needed more Renard, this particular song was written by Renard's alias Jackal Queenston. More on that from the simfiler, DefTeaMachine!
"In our last post, we notified you all about our "neglected artists" and used Renard as an example. For those that didn't catch it, that was sarcasm. A joke. We can not explain to you how severe the need for LESS Renard is. Raatid Fiah was even shoved in the store because we didn't want to flood the game so much with the same artist. In order to protect myself from assasination, I will not be stepping any more Renard. Hopefully."
This new simfile can be purchased in the ThirdStyle store for 850 stylepoints.
Purchase and play Raatid Fiah! [as Jackal Queenston] now!
A couple of quick final words! Notes from Batch 002 should be released very soon, so keep an eye out for them in the simfile forum! Also, any and all simfilers, please take another look at the Submission Rules for ThirdStyle thread. There has been an update to the rules for submitting as a collaboration file, and we'd also like for everyone to adhere to all submission rules fully. From now on, if you have not followed the submission rules properly, your file may be rejected without being judged until it is properly submitted.
Finally, we have recently transferred to [yet another] new server, so please report any bugs or problems here. Thank you!
All of us in the special, pink judges circle would like to remind everyone that the batch has one again OPENED!! So if you have a fresh file that needs to be judged, or if you have a previously rejected file that you've fixed up, be sure to send it in by 11:59 P.M. EST on Sunday, March 24th.
V4N Edit: I'd also like to take this opportunity in congratulating ichliebekase and krunkykai22 on their promotion to Simfile Mods for their work organizing and managing the new batch system. We're getting some great submissions and look forward to releasing a lot more songs more frequently in the future! Thanks again guys :D.
It seems as if Thirdstyle's first batch was a success! We've had two new releases since the end of judgment, so let's get this party started!First, we have another long and exciting DragonForce song added to our ever-growing list of marathon songs! Clocking in at 7 minutes and 45 seconds, Scars of Yesterday is exactly what you expect out of any DragonForce chart; speed, streams, and the feeling that carpal tunnel is in your future. Scars of Yesterday is a collaborative effort, with speedcore simfiler Jonny pumping out the colorful hard chart and DefTeaMachine providing medium, easy, and beginner.
Are you up to the task of playing another marathon simfile? Play Scars of Yesterday now!
Fortunately, our second release isn't another marathon, so when you're done killing your hands for almost 8 minutes, hop over to the store and cool-down with our new simfile the Dream of Scarlet! Written by popular artist dBu, this song is very well known throughout the rhythm gaming community, but was originally featured in the game Embodiment of Scarlet Devil. To be able to play this simfile, you must first purchase it from the store for 375 stylepoints, but first, let the simfiler himself, eiddiM, tell us a bit more about the simfile!
"It's a 200 BPM short chart. It doesn't require much stamina, and the reading it isn't that difficult, it's all a matter of, "is the climax going to get you?" I think. It starts with a difficult intro, then it gets groovy with an anchor on the 3 key and jumps to the background instruments. After that you get that very memorable 12th note guitar rift going, a break and then back to the guitar riff. I stayed away from jumping the snares because that 12th stream is a very memorable Stepmania and FFR memory, and as to what I know, it's never been jumped. So it draws a reference from those. But then, you get back to the grove of the drums, and then the climaxing jumpstream just kinda of kicks you in the face and really just seals the end of this short chart up for you. It's a rather simplistic chart, but I still think that climax is just going to wreck a run or three."
Purchase and play the Dream of Scarlet now!
One final note for this post! The judges are re-opening the batch this upcoming Monday, March 18th! You may send in more files to go through judgment to the batch email (firstname.lastname@example.org) until 11:59 P.M. on Sunday, March 24th. Also, if you have any fixes to send in for previously judged files, whether the original was accepted or not, be sure to send those in too!
Hey TS, snow fairy here. It's been a while since the front page was graced by some new news, so what better time to give TS some lovin' than to post on the day of love. How are you couples going to celebrate Valentine's Day this year? And for you foreveralone people, fret not, because JasonKey is handing out free pats on the back and a hug if you are lucky enough.
As you guys can see, not much has happened on TS this past month and we haven't had a new level in far too long! Someone bug the simfilers to get stepping and get judging! Don't worry though, we have some awesome events planned for the summer to make up, some literally mind=blown stuff that may sup even the great Touhou event. So, keep your head up high (and your _____ down low) and enjoy a romantic evening with hopefully something other than arrowmashing!