VIP VIP turns 15!

Discussion in 'Announcements Area' started by Cats777, Dec 18, 2023.

  1. Cats777 ┬─┬ノ( º _ ºノ)

    Today is the VIP's 15th birthday! I'm terrible at making speeches, but I'm fairly competent at prompt engineering, so here's a word from ChatGPT:

    I couldn't have said it better myself. Anyway, to make this update not pointless, I'm adding a few awesome tracks!

    Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation - The Tiberian Sons - The Liberation of Gracemeria
      replacing Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation - The Liberation of Gracemeria
    Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War - The Tiberian Sons - The Unsung War
      replacing Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War - The Unsung War
    Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War - The Tiberian Sons - First Flight
    Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War - The Tiberian Sons - Zero
      replacing Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War - Zero
    Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown - The Tiberian Sons - Dual Wielder
    In this moment, I am euphoric, unironically. As I tweeted, the way this band was able to elevate these tracks is absolutely insane. They sound like officially endorsed arrangements done by professionals. They've worked professionally before with Frank Klepacki, but I believe their epic metal Ace Combat arrangements are their best works. Hell, they added over a minute's worth of glorious music to "The Liberation of Gracemeria".

    Project Wingman: Frontline 59 - Redline
    Project Wingman: Frontline 59 - Fullmetal Frontline
    Project Wingman just released its first expansion. Too bad it's exclusively for the PS5. Indeed, a very peculiar choice. >:(

    Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker - THE PRIMALS - Close in the Distance (Band)
      replacing Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker - Close in the Distance
    Keeping within the rock theme, we have this very fine arrangement by Soken's own band, THE PRIMALS. Probably unpopular opinion: This is the only track I like from them. The first few seconds sounds like the intro of "Blurry" from Puddle of Mudd.

    Sonic Frontiers - I'm Here (feat. Merry Kirk-Holmes)
    Sonic Frontiers - Find Your Flame (feat. Kellin Quinn & Tyler Smyth)
    Sonic Frontiers - Rhea Island
    Sonic Frontiers - Kronos Island: 4th Mvt.
    Sonic Frontiers: Sonic’s Birthday Bash - Action Chain Challenge
    Sonic Frontiers: The Final Horizon - Second Wind - Sonic Mvt.
    Sonic Frontiers: The Final Horizon - I’m with you - Vocal ver. (feat. Gaby Borro)
    The Sonic Frontiers OST is, dare I say, a masterpiece. It has such an excellent blend of action and emotional music. I don't think anyone expected a Sonic game to have 6 discs worth of music! The action music will sound familiar to Richard Jacques fans, even though he had no involvement in this game, unfortunately (or fortunately, seeing as how well this OST was made without him). There are also some unexpectedly emotional tracks. I never knew a Sonic OST would make me feel things. I would go so far as to say it's the most depressing Sonic OST!

    BTW, in order to further circumvent my track limit gimmick, I've decided to attach tracks to game updates, as long as they're listed in IGDB, which categorizes them similarly to DLCs or expansions. Game updates are sort of like free DLCs nowadays, particularly when it comes to gacha games. Games with ongoing content updates are a bitch to evaluate for good music, especially if the game is at least a year old with half a dozen OST releases, and each of the OSTs has some exceptional tracks.

    But that's not all!

    Some madlad (which I'm thankful for) actually subscribed to my Patreon. Each tier states that I'll add the patron's name somewhere, so I added a section in the menu.


    But wait, there's more!

    Ever since was made, I used Google Analytics with a bunch of custom event tags to see what tracks are being engaged the most. I like looking at the data, but I don't know what to do with them, so I'm sharing some of it! Here are the deets from this past year:

    Top played tracks:
    (Whether they were clicked on, played for one second, played on repeat, or just plain RNG, these were the tracks that were played the most.)
    TrackEvent countTotal users
    Grey Goo — Agile Maneuvers4157155
    Monty on the Run — Dj Space — Monty On The Run (theme remix)3531141
    Advance Wars — Sturm's Theme2504156
    de Blob — Splashback (Defiant)2309152
    Mega Man X: Corrupted — Skyway (Hurricane Hoatzin Stage)2177162
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze — Seashore War1955270
    The Sims 2: Apartment Life — Sim Will Build1750255
    Silent Hill 4: The Room — Room of Angel1732179
    Metal Slug 5 — INTRIGUE (Stage 3)1554148
    Pilotwings Resort — Glider1532244

    Top played chosen tracks:
    (These were the most played tracks among everyone's favorites.)
    TrackEvent countTotal users
    Frozen Synapse — A Functioning God15077
    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn — Ultima91917
    Punishing: Gray Raven — Hikari7938
    UNDERTALE — Heartache63021
    Namco X Capcom — Original [Namco x Capcom] - Brave New World62811
    Age of War — -Glorious morning-60716
    Risk of Rain — Coalescence60415
    Final Fantasy IX — Prelude5584
    Chrono Resurrection — Corridors of Time54216
    Sacred 2: Fallen Angel — Sacred Worlds53012

    Top chosen tracks:
    (These tracks had the highest number of users favoriting and playing them.)
    TrackEvent countTotal users
    UNDERTALE — Heartache63021
    Zombies — Modern19420
    Alan Wake — The Poet and the Muse5320
    Dragon's Dogma — Into Free -Dangan-9819
    Gran Turismo 5 — 5OUL ON D!SPLAY7519
    Shovel Knight — Strike the Earth! (Plains of Passage)6819
    Portal — Still Alive9618
    Persona 5 — Rivers in the Desert7718
    Final Fantasy VII Remake — The Airbuster6318
    Jet Set Radio Future — The Concept of Love6118

    Top blocked tracks:
    (When the playlist chooses a track to play and the track is blocked, the playlist chooses another track. These are the most skipped tracks sorted by the number of users.)
    TrackEvent countTotal users
    Rhythm Heaven — Ribbit Dance (Bright Rock 'n' Roll)2012
    Vidya Intarweb Playlist — Introduction2810
    Left 4 Dead 2 — Re: Your Brains1610
    Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island — CommodoreKulor - Subliminal Soviet Propaganda?209
    Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion — RobKTA - Octo DLC Remix159
    Dynamite Headdy — Hustle Maruyama168
    Tropico 3 — Viernes Social158
    Tropico 3 — Para Ponertelo128
    Karmaflow: The Rock Opera Videogame — The Twins817
    Medal of Honor — Medal of Honor (Alternate Version)217

    Top looped tracks:
    (These were the most looped tracks, because people just can't get enough of them.)
    TrackEvent countTotal users
    Xenoblade Chronicles — Unfinished Business7142
    Touhou Shinreibyou: Ten Desires — FELT - One More Time6054
    The Sims 4 — Topography42520
    Fez — Majesty39515
    Amberstar (Amiga) — CZ-Tunes — Amberstar [Title Theme] (CZ-Tunes Remix)2591
    Jets'n'Guns — Death From above2316
    Animal Crossing — Ben Briggs & ectogemia - Rainy Day2227
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney − Trials and Tribulations — Noriyuki Iwadare - Trials and Tribulations2061
    Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent — Orsazantos, the Creator2052
    InMomentum — Flyover1991

    I still have no idea what to do with this data. Maybe sell them to China or something.

    Aaaaanyway, Happy Holidays, everyone! :D
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  2. BiscuitCookie Cream League

    Damn, 15 years that this has been around.

    Ever since I've discovered the playlist I've always had it open on a tab on my computer, not necessarily always playing something though. Thank you for maintaining it to this day.

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