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by Porcupine
05 Apr 2024, 10:00
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Tanita Cup 2024
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: Tanita Cup 2024

"A clash of titans! Japan's izuko and Hawaii's Porcupine! Two Fei-Yen masters are about to engage in a legendary face-off!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJhK0ciL6mY&t=9735 (Japan vs Hawaii) https://i.imgur.com/boMidei.png https://i.imgur.com/AcLUAEl.png This year's tournament featu...
by Porcupine
01 Apr 2024, 01:30
Forum: General
Topic: VOOT frame data
Replies: 8
Views: 22273

Re: VOOT frame data

A couple years ago, HerrCarl (Vogel) and izuko (Fei-Yen) independently tested and confirmed that the VOOM timer counts down quicker than real life seconds by a 30/24 factor. So 5/4 = 1.25 times faster. This is slightly faster than VOOT. Rounds last 72 real seconds, which is still longer than VOOT. I...
by Porcupine
28 Mar 2024, 11:34
Forum: OT and Forum Meta
Topic: This forum is flooded with bots
Replies: 7
Views: 2119

Re: This forum is flooded with bots

No apparent problems with site usage or speed at the moment, but... In total there are 185 users online :: 4 registered, 0 hidden and 181 guests (based on users active over the past 5 minutes) Most users ever online was 375 on 02 Dec 2018, 01:16 Holy cow, 185 users? Most I've ever seen by an order o...
by Porcupine
25 Mar 2024, 20:16
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Tanita Cup 2024
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Tanita Cup 2024

https://www.tanita.co.jp/page/esports/ The second part of Tanita Cup now occurs a week later with an event where you can compete online or in real life (if you are a little kid you can only compete online). Preliminary Round was last week and Final Round is coming up this Friday (3/30 Saturday at 12...
by Porcupine
05 Mar 2024, 02:50
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Funny Fei-Yen tournament
Replies: 0
Views: 401

Funny Fei-Yen tournament

A recent Japanese tournament was held with the rule that everyone must use Fei-Yen. (There will be tournaments for other VR in the future, except we already missed the Raiden one). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5hK1hyVoCQ&t=4044 I was Porshipine and Borkupine in this one, hehe. Vogel was calle...
by Porcupine
14 Jan 2024, 02:00
Forum: OT and Forum Meta
Topic: This forum is flooded with bots
Replies: 7
Views: 2119

Re: This forum is flooded with bots

I'll just use this place to catalog all the registered bot users that I notice. Today I newly see Brandwatch [bot], and Bytespider [Bot]. We are really popular! Also, after a day the total number of simultaneous unregistered users has dwindled back down to "normal" again, like 9 or so. Plu...
by Porcupine
13 Jan 2024, 17:46
Forum: OT and Forum Meta
Topic: This forum is flooded with bots
Replies: 7
Views: 2119

Re: This forum is flooded with bots

Thanks, everything is working normally again. There are still the same 20~40 guest swarmers, with several named bots, but it's been this way for the past years and generally isn't a problem. Now I see a Baidu [Spider] account logged in. I guess the real problem though was essentially just one or a f...
by Porcupine
13 Jan 2024, 01:29
Forum: OT and Forum Meta
Topic: This forum is flooded with bots
Replies: 7
Views: 2119

This forum is flooded with bots

Starting around maybe 5 years ago, I noticed that unknown bot armies had flooded oratan.com forum. Prior to that time, the average number of guests and registered users at any given time would be 0 or 1 people (which matches the active population of the game). When the bots came, that number often j...
by Porcupine
23 Dec 2023, 15:33
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Vogel von Formosa wins Nicht Cup 11th Final, izuko Fei-Yen wins Nicht Cup Final Masters Division
Replies: 1
Views: 1442

Vogel von Formosa wins Nicht Cup 11th Final, izuko Fei-Yen wins Nicht Cup Final Masters Division

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Bux5XsR3Do 1st bracket https://challonge.com/ja/5etk91c (Vogel Temjin 1st place) 2nd bracket https://challonge.com/ja/t704144r (izuko Fei-Yen 1st place) Gaijins swept the intermediate bracket at the final Nicht Cup, so 2 foreigners officially became Shura master clas...
by Porcupine
22 Feb 2023, 19:14
Forum: Videos, Replays, Memorabilia
Topic: Buying items from Japan
Replies: 25
Views: 56150

Re: Buying items from Japan

Made my first order with DeJapan. Overall probably good, but a few problems. Their faq pages are not well written, but DeJapan charges 100 yen per item , and not per order like I'd thought. This is still pretty good. They are most directly comparable to From Japan, since only these two services do n...
by Porcupine
24 Dec 2022, 10:07
Forum: Videos, Replays, Memorabilia
Topic: Buying items from Japan
Replies: 25
Views: 56150

Re: Buying items from Japan

There's another relatively new, really good proxy DeJapan. I'm hoping to try them soon. Their commission fees are supposedly zero if you just use them for forwarding (this is amazing considering that unlike most forwarding services, they will also help you to pay, which is critically important). And...
by Porcupine
27 Oct 2022, 23:45
Forum: Videos, Replays, Memorabilia
Topic: Buying items from Japan
Replies: 25
Views: 56150

Re: Buying items from Japan

Looks like I haven't updated my activities here in ages. From Japan was the best proxy service by far for a number of years, and they mostly replaced Japonica Market for me (they could never replace them completely, as each proxy service has their quirks, and From Japan has never accepted mercari or...
by Porcupine
22 Sep 2022, 19:59
Forum: General
Topic: OMG (VOOM) tier list/match-up chart
Replies: 5
Views: 13981

Re: OMG (VOOM) tier list/match-up chart

https://i.imgur.com/sYqzc4y.png Here is an updated tier list by ifield. It seems to me like VOOM became way more popular in the PS4 Masterpiece era and the play level has improved, at least compared to the PS3/Xbox era. Some "master-class players" now exist that only started in the PS4 er...
by Porcupine
16 Jun 2022, 20:23
Forum: General
Topic: Tier list thoughts?
Replies: 49
Views: 76178

Re: Tier list thoughts?

https://assets.st-note.com/production/uploads/images/47437777/picture_pc_8dfe1a34d1ada50120c88e3c2be01a97.png This is a more recent tier list that was supposedly compiled by AZY, who has long been one of Japan's elite arcade members and one of the best Cypher players. We've sort of been transitioni...
by Porcupine
12 May 2022, 20:17
Forum: General
Topic: Technical review for PS4 Masterpiece
Replies: 2
Views: 5268

Re: Technical review for PS4 Masterpiece

VOOM is going to be simple: it's pretty much identical to Xbox 360. (PS3 had a color subsampling graphics problem). I'm not sure what the 3D rendering resolution is, probably 1080p, but it doesn't look any higher than Xbox 360 and PS3, so I now suspect that VOOM on those consoles was in 1080p as wel...
by Porcupine
20 Apr 2022, 20:23
Forum: General
Topic: Technical review for PS4 Masterpiece
Replies: 2
Views: 5268

Technical review for PS4 Masterpiece

After hearing many complaints about Masterpiece's technical qualities, I decided against purchasing it and have stayed away from VO for 3~4 years now. Various other reasons also contributed to my decision. Now a variety of circumstances have led me to return, and I plan to play often and increase my...
by Porcupine
07 Dec 2021, 16:44
Forum: Projects
Topic: Gross input latency test on PS4 Masterpiece, OMG and OT
Replies: 2
Views: 10074

Re: Gross input latency test on PS4 Masterpiece, OMG and OT

Excellent testing, thanks very much for this. I had tested VOOT frame data some years ago (I never posted close combat frames, although I did finish a detailed investigation on how CC frames and inputs work in general, and completed testing for Fei-Yen). I did not use any external hardware like you ...
by Porcupine
02 Nov 2020, 19:00
Forum: Videos, Replays, Memorabilia
Topic: Video game soundtracks
Replies: 0
Views: 15936

Video game soundtracks

Although progress has declined lately, people are now able to rip and play the proprietary sampled music formats for most games and consoles in their original quality. These are typically lossy ADPCM based formats, which perform worse than transformation based MPEG audio formats at low bitrates, but...
by Porcupine
23 Mar 2020, 19:30
Forum: General
Topic: VOOT frame data
Replies: 8
Views: 22273

Re: VOOT frame data

I had neglected to post this when I added the red recovery data earlier: the VOOT timer counts down quicker than real life. It calculates using 25/50 fps PAL format instead of 30/60 fps NTSC format which is how the game actually runs. Therefore the default 80 second time limit is actually only 66.67...
by Porcupine
20 Mar 2020, 20:20
Forum: General
Topic: VOOT frame data
Replies: 8
Views: 22273

Re: VOOT frame data

After carefully watching a Japanese replay video, I noticed there is a different timing when doing the jump glitch after Temjin's surfboard hits the edge of the stage. When the surfboard expires normally there are 8 unmoving frames at the end with the surfboard still lit, followed by 16 unlit recove...