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Post #1 · Posted at 2023-01-29 06:00:02pm 1.9 months ago

Offline KexMiX
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Take up your sword, warrior….

Hey look, February is only a few days away! That can only mean one thing….

Welcome to Z-I-v Battle Royale 2023! This year will take a lot of things that worked from 2022’s BR and add some additional changes and fixes! Let’s get right to that overview, shall we?

OVERVIEW
Each week, you will upload one file. The following week, everyone will rate the files. In total, there will be three cutoffs. Four phases, eight rounds. One after the first two weeks, one after the next two weeks, and one after an additional two weeks. In each cutoff (except the final one, more on that later), half of the players will be sent to the Chambers (which will be explained in its own section). Around 34% of the participants will be left to participate in the final phase with an additional point bonus based on file consistency throughout the contest. After this final phase, the results will be revealed, and the first place winner will select themes with the winner of last year's SC in Summer Contest 2023! Again, be sure to read the whole introduction, as I will explain how the eliminations work in as much detail as I can.


Just to let new and returning participants know right away, the contest itself will be run on the Z-I-v Contest Discord! The category in Z-I-v will still be used for file submissions, but the themes and rating submissions will all be handled in the Discord.

To enter into the contest, join the Discord by clicking the icon below and send your username and Zenius ID in the #signups channel under the Z-I-v Battle Royale 2023 category! Be sure to let me or forced know if you’re new to Discord and can’t find it!


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CONTEST RULES
1. If you enter a file for a round, you are required to vote for the files that round. If you fail to vote, you will receive no points for your file.
2. No voting for your own file.
3. You may enter only one file per round.
4. Files must be uploaded by the specified deadline.
5. When uploading a file for a round, put the round number (ex. Round 4) under "Section."
6. When uploading a file for a round while in the Chambers (to be explained further down), put the round number plus Chambers (ex. Round 4 Chambers) under “Section.”

7. In the case of a tie at one of the cutoffs, all tied players will advance to the next round in their specific group.

SIMFILE RULES
1. Only one chart is required for a file. Only singles charts are required.
2. The DDR X-Scale will be used to rate files for this contest (1-20).
3. If you submit a simfile with the hardest chart being a 16 or higher, it MUST have a lower that is a 15 or below.

4. Songs must be arcade length (under 2:30).
5. Files must be pad files, no keyboard charts.
6. No auto-generated steps.
7. You must submit new files for this contest, no previously-released files.
8. You must submit a file that has not previously been criticized. If in doubt, ask me or forced on Discord.
9. Submitted files must not be critiqued until voting week begins. This is so no one gains any unfair advantage.
10. Graphics are not required, but they are recommended. In the case that you can't make graphics and don't have someone to make them for you, placeholder graphics are provided.

VOTING
During each voting period, players will rate all files featured in that round from 1-10 (excluding their own file, of course). Ratings are separated by intervals of 0.5. This means file ratings such as 6/10, 7.5/10, and 9.5/10 are valid, but no decimals other than .5 are allowed. All votes will be sent to FoRCeDNaTuRe via Discord DM.

SCORING
At the end of each round of voting, each file will have a final average score (rounded to two decimal places), which is the average of every rating given to that file plus the average of the ratings that simfile author gave to the other files. The points given to each participant each round will be the average score their file received multiplied by 100. The points accumulated at the end of each phase will be used to determine who gets eliminated at each cutoff.

For example, if my file got an average score of 7.41 at the end of a round, I would get a total of 741 points for that round.

DEADLINE
Submission deadline for both files and votes will be every SUNDAY at 6:00 pm UTC / 1:00 pm EST (18:00 UTC).

SCHEDULE
Phase 1:
February 5 - February 12: Round 1 Submissions
February 12 - February 19: Round 1 Voting, Round 2 Submissions
February 19 - February 26: Round 2 Voting
-Cutoff 1-

Phase 2:
February 26 - March 5: Round 3 Submissions
March 5 - March 12: Round 3 Voting, Round 4 Submissions
March 12 - March 19: Round 4 Voting
-Cutoff 2-

Phase 3:
March 19 - March 26: Round 5 Submissions
March 26 - April 2: Round 5 Voting, Round 6 Submissions
April 2 - April 9: Round 6 Voting
-Cutoff 3-

Final Phase:
April 9 - April 16: Round 7 Submissions
April 16 - April 23: Round 7 Voting, Final Round Submissions
April 23 - April 30: Final Round Voting
April 30: Final Results

CHAMBERS
When you fall below the cutoff, you may find that there’s still hope for you after all. That’s because you’re not quite dead yet, as you’re in the Chambers!

Unlike Battle Royales before 2022, where you had one chance and that’s all, you are given an extra shot if you happen to fall on the chopping block. That way, the battle stays engaging for longer!

So, how do the phase cutoffs work? It is a touch more complicated than Battle Royales of old, so I will explain it all here, complete with a visual aid.

PHASE PROGRESSION GRAPHS:
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IN CUTOFF 1….
In the first cutoff, the top 50% of the participants will continue in the Battlefield group, and the bottom 50% will now be moved to the Chambers instead of being eliminated immediately.

Let’s use a running example. Let’s say 30 participants join BR2023. After the first cutoff (assuming no ties happen), 15 people will move on in the Battlefield group, and 15 people will fall into the Chambers.

IN CUTOFF 2….
In the second cutoff, the top 50% in the Battlefield group will remain in the Battlefield group, and the bottom 50% of the Battlefield group will fall to the Chambers. For those already in the Chambers, the top 25% will continue in the Chambers, and the bottom 75% will then be eliminated.

So, back to our example, 8 people in the Battlefield group will remain in the Battlefield group, while 7 will drop to the Chambers. 4 people already in the Chambers will continue in the Chambers, while the other 11 will be eliminated. So, at this point, 8 people are in the Battlefield group, 11 people are in the Chambers, and 11 people are eliminated.

IN CUTOFF 3….
In the third cutoff, which leads to the final phase, all people in the Battlefield group get to move on to the final phase regardless of performance. However, there’s a catch. Everyone who makes it to the final phase enters the final phase with a point bonus equal to 1% of the total points they’ve accumulated in the last six rounds. For example, if someone has a pretty consistent track record and gets an 8.00 in every round, they would receive 4800 * 0.01 = 48 additional points. However, the top 50% of the Battlefield at the end of third phase get that point bonus bumped up to 1.5%. So, in this case, this same example person would get 4800 * 0.015 = 72 additional points. This is so those who stayed at the top throughout the whole contest get a reward for their hard work, and everyone can get a reward for consistency. On the Chambers side of things, the top 25% of the Chambers will move on to the final round, with the 1% point bonus, of course. The bottom 75% will once again be eliminated.

Returning to our example, all 8 people in the Battlefield group move on to the final round, with the bottom 4 people getting a 1% point bonus and the top 4 people getting a 1.5% point bonus. Of the 11 people in the Chambers, 3 people move on to the final round with a 1% point bonus, and 8 people are eliminated. So, in this example, the final round will consist of 11 people, 4 of which will have a 1.5% point bonus, and 7 of which have a 1% point bonus.

SO? HOW WILL VOTING WORK WITH THE CHAMBERS?
While the Chambers will essentially split the participants into two groups, the voting will continue as if all participants were still in one group. All participants will vote for all files in the round (aside from their own) regardless of if they are Battlefield files or Chambers files. This is to ensure all files get equal attention. Do remember, though, that Chambers files for Phase 2 rounds and onwards should include “Chambers” in their section. So, for example, Battlefield files for Round 3 will be in the “Round 3” section, and Chambers files for Round 3 will be in the “Round 3 Chambers” section. The ZIPs for each round will still contain all files for both groups. This section separation is mostly to make it easier for us to track which files are Chambers files.


Apologies to those who are new or returning if that was a bit much to take in at once! Submissions will open February 5th!

If you have any questions, simply let me or forced know in the Contest Discord or in a Discord DM!

With that all said, may you all fight valiantly!


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Post #2 · Posted at 2023-01-29 07:07:06pm 1.9 months ago

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After my long hiatus from both this site and StepMania itself, I have decided to enter this contest.
The simfile for this contest is currently in progress; I will submit the simfile when the window to submit opens.
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Post #3 · Posted at 2023-01-29 07:44:23pm 1.9 months ago

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Let's Do It!
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Post #4 · Posted at 2023-01-30 12:02:41am 1.9 months ago

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Let's go. >;3

Post #5 · Posted at 2023-01-31 02:46:57am 1.9 months ago

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Hmmmmmm
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Another fart another shart another tart

Post #6 · Posted at 2023-01-31 07:05:37am 1.9 months ago

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As cool as it'd be to try these again, my current StepMania copy isn't working and I have no idea where I can get the newer versions; I remember running into a bunch of bullshit when trying to install newer StepMania versions. so I'm trapped on beware's EXTREME (3.9.)

If anyone has recommendations on what StepMania version will work with Windows 11, I'd appreciate it.

Post #7 · Posted at 2023-02-01 01:33:28am 1.9 months ago

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As cool as it'd be to try these again, my current StepMania copy isn't working and I have no idea where I can get the newer versions; I remember running into a bunch of bullshit when trying to install newer StepMania versions. so I'm trapped on beware's EXTREME (3.9.)

If anyone has recommendations on what StepMania version will work with Windows 11, I'd appreciate it.

OutFox!

Post #8 · Posted at 2023-02-05 06:02:50pm 1.7 months ago

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As Round 1 has started, this is the last chance to sign up, so get in now!
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Post #9 · Posted at 2023-02-05 06:36:08pm 1.7 months ago

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Tii / Neiokõsõ
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Song length: 1 minute, 30 seconds.
From the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest, Estonia's entry.

Behold, the first simfile I've made in 3.5 years. Please be gentle with me as I'm kinda rusty. I don't expect to do too well as I've just gotten back into the swing of stepping, but since I got into Eurovision I wanted to step songs from the contests' répertoires so I chose one of my all-time favorites without a simfile yet. I hope you enjoy it.
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Post #10 · Posted at 2023-02-05 08:23:06pm 1.7 months ago

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Post #11 · Posted at 2023-02-05 10:33:50pm 1.7 months ago

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Let me take y'all back to 1998 with one of the most underrated songs of that entire decade.


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Post #12 · Posted at 2023-02-07 06:22:28pm 1.6 months ago

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CHIMERA -DDR EDIT
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Why did I invert the graphics? You'll see in due time... ;)
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Post #14 · Posted at 2023-02-14 07:45:28pm 1.4 months ago

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Post #15 · Posted at 2023-02-15 02:46:26am 1.4 months ago

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AitaCRASH! by M-Neko
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Post #16 · Posted at 2023-02-19 04:02:00pm 1.2 months ago

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Довбуш / FIINKA
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Ой попід, ой попід
Попід гай зелений
Ходить до, ходить до
Довбуш йде молодий
І мені, і мені
Тоже тре Довбушя
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Бо гуцулска душяExclaimation SignExclaimation Sign

From Vidbir 2023, the national selection to decide the song representing Ukraine this year at Eurovision...Happy

Trying to expand my stepping horizons a bit and do some more interesting things with my files, even though this is only the second one I have made "seriously" since 2019. I hope you'll enjoy it, it was honestly a bit hard to make...
Don't forget, I'm angel for yoooooooou(|[*'v'*]|)
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Post #17 · Posted at 2023-02-22 11:59:57pm 1.1 months ago

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ROUND 2
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--EDMix1 -Future Festival- New Pack Update 2/24/23--
⤑[FUTURE CORE] Another You / nanobii
⤑[MELODIC BASS] No Sleep / Last Heroes
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⤑[FUTURE HOUSE] Not Alone / SICK INDIVIDUALS & Justin Prime ft. Bymia
⤑[DRUM & BASS] Where Do We Go / Mazare & RUNN

Post #18 · Posted at 2023-02-26 07:14:32pm 1 month ago

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Cha Cha Cha / Käärijä
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It's crazy, it's party, it's Cha Cha Cha. Challenge Challenge Challenge
Finland's entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 and maybe the most BEMANI-coded Eurovision song of all time.
The expert chart is a bit more straight-forward whereas the (cha cha) challenge (cha cha) chart is more gimmicky and whatnot, with footswitches, spins, and even inclusion of the traditional "1, 2, cha cha cha" dance move and rhythm during the "cha cha cha cha cha cha cha" part because why not?
Enjoy Smile
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