VJ Army dropping 5 key support

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VJ Army dropping 5 key support

Post by Amp Divorax » Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:14 pm

From the Spring Update Topic:

"The coding of 5-key support was done under the assumption that beatmania US would do reasonably well and spawn sequels, which would likely also have 5-key revivals. Instead, sadly, the game flopped and we're not going to see a follow-up, unless Konami decides to throw a curveball in. As I've mentioned a few places, 5-key support was a massive contingency case, which added an extra set of logic to nearly every function of the site. It's a significant reason 4.0 development stalled out (programmer burnout not withstanding).

With this all in mind, I'm announcing the end of 5-key support effective July 1, 2008. I don't take any great pride in cutting support for a feature that a number of people (including myself) have used, but the numbers make it sort of clear. It's been an extreme amount of logic for what amounts to 17 songs."
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Re: VJ Army dropping 5 key support

Post by danc1005 » Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:50 pm

Aww =[
My 5k section was the only filled out one.
I need me some imported bm =\
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Re: VJ Army dropping 5 key support

Post by Amp Divorax » Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:54 pm

Personally, I'm inclined to agree with this decision as 5 key in the US release was not really fleshed out at all. (Anybody who has played Beatmania The Final can understand why I say this.) Also, there are some major timing issues that make gambol seem like a cakewalk by comparison.
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Re: VJ Army dropping 5 key support

Post by danc1005 » Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:06 pm

Amp Divorax wrote:Personally, I'm inclined to agree with this decision as 5 key in the US release was not really fleshed out at all. (Anybody who has played Beatmania The Final can understand why I say this.) Also, there are some major timing issues that make gambol seem like a cakewalk by comparison.
Very true. They definitely should have spent more time on it. The 5k mode really just seemed like an afterthought...of course, the whole game kind of seemed like an afterthought =\
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Re: VJ Army dropping 5 key support

Post by WhiteDragon » Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:21 pm

Meh. Who cares about 5 key anyway? Seriously... :roll:
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Re: VJ Army dropping 5 key support

Post by Amp Divorax » Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:15 pm

WhiteDragon wrote:Meh. Who cares about 5 key anyway? Seriously... :roll:
Um, I do when it's classic Beatmania or Beatmania III, but not when it's IIDX!
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Post by Fluffyumpkins » Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:57 am

WhiteDragon wrote:Meh. Who cares about 5 key anyway? Seriously... :roll:
i c qut u did
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Re: VJ Army dropping 5 key support

Post by danc1005 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:44 pm

Fluffyumpkins wrote:
WhiteDragon wrote:Meh. Who cares about 5 key anyway? Seriously... :roll:
i c qut u did
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Re: VJ Army dropping 5 key support

Post by Izco » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:08 pm

I think they should just get rid of beatmania US altogether. It was fail.

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