The 3rd Marlo Cup Mapping Contest(Taiko)

Apology statement

Most of the rules of the competition followed the previous one, with the negligence of kuromaku, The contest led to many problems until now.

Kuromaku is here to express very sorry, and modify the rules to ensure that competition can be proceed normally. Please be sure to read the following rules carefully.

Exhibition Match

Champion

01

Song: 賽は投げられた

Author's Titular: Firce777

Final Score 84.30

Rank 1/10

Original Scores:

Firce777LuiCatHoward_Yyutong
85/10090/10085/10077/100

Note: Red fonted scores are for judges, calculated by choosing score on rank X from the judge itself, in which rank X is given by Kuromaku(Blake Saligia).

Comment:

LuiCat:

"Smooth chart, no major fault seen.

Ideas of structure treating at different ranges seen several times.

By the help of BGM, the chart has its control of varying density of the notes, thus contributes to my experience of gameplay. No bias on scoring."

Second Place

02

Song: サクラメイキュウ

Author's Titular:

Final Score 70.56

Rank 2/10

Original Scores:

Firce777LuiCatHoward_Yyutong
82/10089.6/10075/10081/100

Comment:

LuiCat:

No problems on structure, but the low-density part after intro seems too common that becomes outstanding among the whole chart. Removal of few blue notes is recommended.

Third Place

05

Song: Contrail Tail

Author's Titular: Mr.Snow

Final Score 69.05

Rank 3/10

Original Scores:

Firce777LuiCatHoward_Yyutong
88/10083.2/10083/10064/100

Comment:

LuiCat:

Awkwardness in the beginning, too bad just following the tones. The choice of colors of even-number-of-16' combinations not serious enough. Overall normal at other places.

Good structure. Obvious ideas inside sections, obvious difference between sections.

Admirable Charts

03

Song: QLWA

Author's Titular: Ral

Final Score 43.86

Rank 9/10

Original Scores:

Firce777LuiCatHoward_Yyutong
79/10077.4/10088/10067/100

Comment:

LuiCat:

No problem in slower part, not satisfying though.

Common and dumb GGT in slower part.

Chaotic structure in accelerated part. Not interesting at gameplay.

04

Song: Valhalla

Author's Titular: Eire

Final Score 47.86

Rank 8/10

Original Scores:

Firce777LuiCatHoward_Yyutong
81/10076.4/10078/10074/100

Comment:

LuiCat:

Smooth combinations, no major discomfort during gameplay.

Lacks structure treating: no obvious charactistics or structural contents such as patterns.

06

Song: Machine Passage

Author's Titular: 「」

Final Score 52.82

Rank 6/10

Original Scores:

Firce777LuiCatHoward_Yyutong
78/10077.4/10080/10081/100

Comment:

LuiCat:

Faults seen in structure treating: Not insisting on same ideas at several places.

HS<1 affects readability too much during gameplay. The changing HS is not necessary too.

07

Song: 物凄いバーニングで魔理沙が物凄いうた

Author's Titular: sasame yuki

Final Score 56.00

Rank 4/10

Original Scores:

Firce777LuiCatHoward_Yyutong
87/10077.8/10078/10069/100

Comment:

LuiCat:

Although the chart has combinations carefully selected according to BGM which is nothing wrong, it lacks treating on the structure, mostly lacking the total idea, the spirit, of the chart itself.

08

Song: サヨナラ・ヘヴン

Author's Titular: freetadey

Final Score 3.33

Rank 10/10

Original Scores:

Firce777LuiCatHoward_Yyutong
80/10067.8/10065/10060/100

Comment:

Too much universal combinations used, slightly high and unsuitable density under the combination choice, also no emotical changes from BGM is reflected, making the chart dumb and boring.

09

Song: パラケルススの残像

Author's Titular: Paracelsus

Final Score 53.39

Rank 5/10

Original Scores:

Firce777LuiCatHoward_Yyutong
85/10070.8/10078/10073/100

Comment:

Not ""taiko"" enough more or less (although it's overall ok for the GGT part), which means the ideas or combination are not inclined to how taiko charts is normally written respecting to the original taiko game. In analogy, bms creators have to as well respect the rules of note placing from beatmania.

Examples from the chart:

- The follow-the-tone idea in the beginning is not suitable at all, it makes the rhythm chaotic and random. The better way is to remove certain notes to form a rhythm of percussions.

- The follow-the-tone idea in the verse part before 34th bar is cool at gameplay, mainly benefited from double-same combinations (such as xxooxxooooxxxxo), but lacks aesthetic feeling.

- The part starting from 34th bar didn't have the color chosen carefully enough, together with follow-the-tone idea this part feels like plactic and childish too.

Alarming for all who think a cool-at-gameplay chart is a good chart: A chart without suitable ideas and treating on structure, without suitable choice of combinations in term of taiko games, it is barely an overall nice chart, and also awful at overall quality.

10

Song: 麗 ~うらら~

Author's Titular: Nanahira

Final Score 48.18

Rank 7/10

Original Scores:

Firce777LuiCatHoward_Yyutong
84/10083.6/10070/10068/100

Comment:

Awkwardness in low-density parts all over the chart, including the beginning. he choice of colors of even-number-of-16' combinations not serious enough. Not bad overall at other places, such as some indistinct ideas on structure seen.

It's a brave choice to raise the density of notes after the chorus, good combinations in this part too.

Exhibition Match Charts

01

Song: 賽は投げられた

Intro(untranslated): boku大几把,湿湿往哪摆?

哦喔喔~哦♂喔♂

02

Song: サクラメイキュウ

Intro: (None)

03

Song: QLWA

Intro: (None)

04

Song: Valhalla

Intro: (None)

05

Song: Contrail Tail

Intro: (None)

06

Song: Machine Passage

Intro: (None)

07

Song: 物凄いバーニングで魔理沙が物凄いうた

Intro(untranslated): 三☆倍☆アイスクリイイイイイイイイイイイイム!

08

Song: サヨナラ・ヘヴン

Intro(untranslated): 此谱面本来是用于14th的,但由于14th我没有入围,所以在此届大赛中使用,另外使用此谱面的原因是近期实在没有时间了(因为本以为初赛是没有可能晋级的)

09

Song: パラケルススの残像

Intro(untranslated): 这次能进到展览赛,一定要归功于元首老师一直以来的精心教导,为了表达谢意,特定写了这首。这是透过详细分析元首老师的カリオストロの穿孔而精心炮制的本家级大作。希望各位老师会喜欢。

10

Song: 麗 ~うらら~

Intro(untranslated):

这个卡名的效果1回合只能使用1次。

①:包含以下其中任意种效果的魔法·陷阱·怪兽的效果发动时,把这张卡从手卡丢弃才能发动。那个效果无效。这个效果在对方回合也能发动。

●从卡组把卡加入手卡的效果

●从卡组把怪兽特殊召唤的效果

●从卡组把卡送去墓地的效果

Download Exhibition Match charts

Click here to download Exhibition Match mcz Path:15th/展览赛/参赛谱面

Quest Match

Winners to Exhibition Match

Ral Ral

Nanahira(no Malody account)

「」(no Malody account)

Quest Song No.1

2D

Author's Titular:Rex

Song:Metamorphosis

Rank 1/17

Total Score 18

yutongFirce777Howard_YLuiCat
5/55/54/54/5

Comments:

LuiCat:

Moderate choice of note combinations

Good control at low note density

Uninteresting pattern at the lowest density part before chorus

Quest Song No.2

1D

Author's Titular:Nanahira

Song:twinkle noise

Rank 2/17

Total Score 16

yutongFirce777Howard_YLuiCat
4/54/54/54/5

Comments:

LuiCat:

Good choice of note combinations, although sometimes unsuitable

Well structured, patterns seen in different sections

Quest Song No.3

2A

Author's Titular:Zpm

Song:Metamorphosis

Rank 3/17

Total Score 15

yutongFirce777Howard_YLuiCat
3/54/53/55/5

Comments:

LuiCat:

Good choice of note combinations, mainly smooth

Good catches of obvious features in BGM

Well structured

3B

Author's Titular:Ral

Song:FEELING AROUND

Rank 3/17

Total Score 15

yutongFirce777Howard_YLuiCat
3/53/55/54/5

Comments:

LuiCat:

Good choice of note combinations, a little plain but suitable

Well structured, patterns seen in different sections

Quest Song No.5

1B

Author's Titular:「」

Song:twinkle noise

Rank 5/17

Total Score 14

yutongFirce777Howard_YLuiCat
3/53/53/55/5

Comments:

LuiCat:

Good choice of note combinations, also interesting

Well structured, patterns seen in different parts

2E

Author's Titular:

Song:Metamorphosis

Rank 5/17

Total Score 14

yutongFirce777Howard_YLuiCat
4/53/53/54/5

Comments:

LuiCat:

Good choice of note combinations, mainly interesting, sometimes weird

Well structured

Seems overmapped a little bit, acceptable

Quest Song No.7

3C

Author's Titular:freetadey

Song:FEELING AROUND

Rank 7/17

Total Score 13

yutongFirce777Howard_YLuiCat
2/54/54/53/5

Comments:

LuiCat:Uninteresting choice of note combinations

Well structured

Admirable Charts

1A

Author's Titular:Gttfldc.

Song:twinkle noise

Rank 9/17

Total Score 11

yutongFirce777Howard_YLuiCat
1/53/54/53/5

Comments:

LuiCat:

Uncommon choice of note combinations for taiko charts, weird rhythm

1C

Author's Titular:kokoro chan

Song:twinkle noise

Rank 14/17

Total Score 9

yutongFirce777Howard_YLuiCat
2/52/53/52/5

Comments:

LuiCat:

Unsuitable choice of note combinations

Poor structured, not sticking to patterns

1E

Author's Titular:stormling

Song:twinkle noise

Rank 17/17

Total Score 5

yutongFirce777Howard_YLuiCat
1/51/52/51/5

Comments:

LuiCat:

Uncommon choice of note combinations for taiko charts, weird rhythm

Overmapped seriously

1F

Author's Titular:Azzdx

Song:twinkle noise

Rank 15/17

Total Score 6

yutongFirce777Howard_YLuiCat
2/51/52/51/5

Comments:

LuiCat:

Unsuitable choice of note combinations

Overmapped, unbalanced note density

1G

Author's Titular:DDK

Song:twinkle noise

Rank 9/17

Total Score 11

yutongFirce777Howard_YLuiCat
4/52/53/52/5

Comments:

LuiCat:

Unsuitable choice of note combinations

Poor structured, not sticking to patterns

2B

Author's Titular:Harry

Song:Metamorphosis

Rank 12/17

Total Score 10

yutongFirce777Howard_YLuiCat
3/52/52/53/5

Comments:

LuiCat:

Moderate choice of note combinations, sometimes unsuitable

Unbalanced note density near to the end

Not really interesting

2C

Author's Titular:Touka-1601

Song:Metamorphosis

Rank 8/17

Total Score 12

yutongFirce777Howard_YLuiCat
4/52/53/52/5

Comments:

LuiCat:

Plain and common choice of note combinations

Not sticking to patterns locally

2F

Author's Titular:HXJ_Crafter

Song:Metamorphosis

Rank 12/17

Total Score 10

yutongFirce777Howard_YLuiCat
3/52/53/52/5

Comments:

LuiCat:

Plain and common choice of note combinations

Plain structured, lacks local feature

2G

Author's Titular:星语心愿

Song:Metamorphosis

Rank 15/17

Total Score 6

yutongFirce777Howard_YLuiCat
2/52/51/51/5

Comments:

LuiCat:

Uncommon choice (what the hell is these big hits, you have better choices)

The score for meme

3A

Author's Titular:-273.15°C

Song:FEELING AROUND

Rank 9/17

Total Score 11

yutongFirce777Howard_YLuiCat
2/55/52/52/5

Comments:

LuiCat:

Uncommon choice of note combinations for taiko charts, followed lyrics too much

Quest Songs

twinkle noise-Normal Lv.7

Search c15679 in game to download

Metamorphosis-Normal Lv.4

Search c15688 in game to download

FEELING AROUND-Easy Lv.2

Search c15696 in game to download

Download Quest Match charts

Click here to download Quest Match mcz Path:15th/课题赛/参赛谱面

Organizers

Man in Charge (Kuromaku)

Judgers

Competition Flow

Match 1: Quest Match

Quest Songs Published: Jan 19, 2018

Quest songs and template charts are published, download-able via Malody game.

Submission Time: GMT+8 Jan 20 00:00 - Feb 2 18:00

Participants starts mapping and submit their charts.

Submission Publishing Time: Feb 3

Judging Time: Feb 3 - Feb 9

Judgers evaluates the submitted charts, and rankings are calculated.

Accepted charts are uploaded to the server, keeping participants anonymous by marking with numbers. Proxy statement is allowed if some participant wants to speak on behalf of its chart: Two oppotunities, up to 280 letters (bytes), send Blake the text and which place the statement to be published by original method of submission.

During this stage, stable charts of lower difficulties are published for play.

Result Published: Feb 10

Results(scores/ranking) of Quest Match are published. Member list who are admitted to Exhibition Match is also published.

Approved charts are set stable after match.

Match 2: Exhibition Match

Submission Time: GMT+8 Feb 11 00:00 - Feb 17 18:00

Submission Publishing Time: Feb 18

Top mappers create charts freely for competation.

Judging Time: Feb 18 - Feb 24

Result Published: Feb 25

Submission Methods

By Email

You can send your chart file(.mc or .tja)to the organizer's e-mail address ([email protected]), note your Malody id in mail. After reply, your chart is accepted to the contest. Check your mailbox frequently to receive feedbacks.

By Tencent QQ

Add Friend to Blake at QQ 248971727 with annotation "Marlo Cup" and your Malody id. Then, send your chart file in way of Offline Files. After reply, your chart is accepted to the contest. Please keep contact with us.

Submission Requirements

After downloading template charts, you can use In-game Editor or any other notepad tools for mapping. We only accept charts in .mc or .tja formats.

The level of accepted charts must not be lower thanLv.15-Lv.39, which is Extreme(Oni) 5- stars to 10-stars based on standard from Taiko no Tatsujin (before AC15). Chart with over-ranged level would be rejected.

About .tja format: #GOGOSTART#SCROLL, #HBSCROLL, #MEASURE, #BARLINEOFF, and other unlisted commands for effects is banned from current match. Please be noticed that any uses of these commands will be removed with or without noticing.

Scoring Rule

In the judging section of Quest Match, each participant is given original scores in 0-5 from every judge. Total score of not less than the top 40% of the players admitted to Exhibition Match.

In the judging section of Exhibition Match, each participant is given original scores in 0-100 from every judge. Then final score is calculated by algorithm:

(1) Normalize scores of each judge.

For some judge, the maximum score from the judge is Smax, and the minimum is Smin. Normalized score S' is calculated by original score S:

S'=100*(S-Smin)/(Smax-Smin)

(2) Calculate the average score with half weight of the best and the least score cut down. (See descriptions below)

For some chart, the normalized scores are sorted to a list Si, with i between [1,n]. The score to be cut down (by standards of chart format) is Mis. Final score Sum of the chart is calculated:

Sum=(ΣSi-(S1+Sn)*0.5)/(n-1)-Mis

The Kuromaku also gives scores, for replacing scores of participated judges from themselves: If the judge get rank X from the Kuromaku, rank-X-score from the judge itself is used for a replacement.

Awards

Admittion to Exhibition Match (Quest Match Only)

For all contestants, at least forty percent of participants is admitted to Exhibition Match.

Prize (Exhibition Match Only)

Exhibition Match's top few will be rewarded, the amount and the number of winners is to be determined.

Stabled Charts

Qualified charts are set stable, lower difficulties being completed by organizers.

Conclusion

The purpose of the competition is "exchange first, competition second", so we hope the participants, the audience and the members of the organizing committee be active and harmonious in discussions in compliance with the match rules, and try to avoid conflict with others.

Competition organizers (the Organizing Committee) has the final interpretation of match rules and all arrangements. Any comments or suggestions on the contest may be conveyed in any public communication ways, where members of committee are able to learn and reply, and we appreciate your discussion.

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