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> Towel? What?, Yeah, I'm a newbie. Go me.
HikaTen
post Dec 10 2004, 02:18 AM
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I keep seeing people referring to using a towel for something or other when they're discussing ways of playing PNM... but as I've not yet had a chance to play on a CS version (or much chance to hit an AC version, for that matter), I keep seeing this and having no clue what it means. Anyone care to enlighten me, please?
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post Dec 10 2004, 02:29 AM
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What they're talking about is using a towel to obscure part of the screen. Think of it as a variable Sudden smile.gif.
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post Dec 10 2004, 02:40 AM
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Ah, OK... I suppose that makes a certain amount of sense... So is that intended to ramp up the difficulty, or does it have some other effect that's not as obvious?
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post Dec 10 2004, 02:50 AM
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Supposedly it makes it easier to read notes. Especially at slower BPMs.

But I've never used a towel, so I wouldn't know.
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post Dec 10 2004, 03:33 AM
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It makes reading notes easier (for instance, the last part of 10's Study Land I failed like twice in a row due to the slow speed then I covered up most of the screen and passed) and it also makes the timing much easier on slow songs. I can score much higher with a towel on particularly slow songs than without, particularly if there's a lack of speed mods high enough.


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post Dec 10 2004, 12:50 PM
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If you want to see what Towel does, look at my score on Miracle Hyper. It starts at 105 BPM I believe, as soon as that part is over, I throw the towel off the screen because it speeds up to 210 and then goes to 420 after. Towel mainly helps you read slower songs and have better timing. If you normally read at high speeds, it is definitely necessary on mixes that do not have x6 or x8.


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post Dec 10 2004, 06:34 PM
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OK, so then I have to ask, how are you attaching the towel to the screen? my TV doesn't exactly have clips attached to the sides or anything...
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post Dec 10 2004, 06:58 PM
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usually people just drape the towel over it so that the weight of the towel on top or behind the tv will counterbalance the weight of the towel in front of the tv.
myself, I don't use a towel. I use a thick piece of paper (two-page) that i have folded in places, so it's like i have preset lenghts of paper that I use depending on the bpm.
kinda hard to explain.


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post Dec 10 2004, 08:00 PM
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Aah, I think I got what you're talking about. Makes a bit more sense now, at least. I imagine it will all be made clear once my copy of PNM10 finally shows.
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post Dec 13 2004, 12:46 PM
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I think Pop'n 10's Hi-Speed settings are a little faster than older games. HS4 seems way faster, and 6 is incredibly quick, I have to back away from the TV around 135 now, and on 9 I can use HS6 up to 168 BPM. Anyone else have this problem?


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post Dec 13 2004, 06:55 PM
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yes, just by watching my brother (KYLE) play it's definitely faster on 10.


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post Dec 14 2004, 12:12 PM
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The point of the towel is to increase your responsiveness to the pop-kun's - you see it, immediately go for it, and with the towel in the right place, you can have it fine-tuned as to where you'll have perfect reactions every time. It's nice. I didn't realize what it did until I first started trying to clear Radio EX.

My towel is a piece of cardboard duct-taped to my TV. happy.gif
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post Dec 14 2004, 07:31 PM
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Man, now that I got 8 I'm barely without the thing. Anything less than 170 BPM (which is fairly common) is now towel all the way for me.


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post Dec 15 2004, 12:44 PM
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Ojama HS6 for anything at 130 or under. biggrin.gif Anything 100 or under = HS8


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post Dec 15 2004, 06:49 PM
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I tried that, but it's too hard to see with the DANGER!! background in the way.


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post Dec 17 2004, 12:18 PM
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That's why I started using the towel. It's funny how logical songs like J-R&B3 EX and Reggae Hyper become when toweled far enough.

And also funny how Glam Rock EX still makes no sense.
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post Dec 18 2004, 04:30 PM
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...How the hell can you towel Des-Reggae? Isn't the fast part impossible?
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post Dec 18 2004, 05:09 PM
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You can just quickly yank off the towel at that point (or tie a string to your shoe tongue.gif). That's what I do for Miracle.


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post Dec 21 2004, 07:57 AM
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Miracle I can reach over and pull the towel off the screen, but Des-Reggae, ugh, on the EX you have NO TIME to remove the towel, so I'll have to try the shoelace thingy. biggrin.gif


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post Dec 25 2004, 04:32 PM
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So I passed Des-Reggae EX, but my score is 84K sleep.gif. And the shoelace thing doesn't work. I dunno, it's funny how I'm #6 of 14 on the score thing but I'm 1 of 3 on there who can clear it sleep.gif.
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