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April 30, 2017 02:59:23 +0000 (UTC)

Passionate

![Image](http://imgur.com/qpDEsWr.png) ###### *banner by [natsushi](http://bandori.party/user/Kudossko/)* # **Bandori.Party is Live!** Hurray! It's the start of a new website by and for our lovely rhythm-game lovers community! ![](http://i.imgur.com/LZrm7TZ.png) To start - we would like to thank a few groups: the wonderful staff team (particularly [Deby](http://bandori.party/user/db0/)) for making this website and giveaway possible; community artists, who provided us with additional prizes; and finally, [our patrons](http://bandori.party/donate/), who provide us with the funds to run these giveaways and websites. Speaking of patrons - they allow us to run our websites ad-free and enjoyable for everyone. Servers are expensive, and patrons are what funds these projects. Without them, we would not be able to hold these giveaways (but then again, the website itself wouldn't be there). And while being a patron isn't required to enter the giveaway, it does multiply your chances by 3, so please consider supporting us! ## **[Support Bandori Party on Patreon!](https://www.patreon.com/db0company)** Now, here comes the fun part - the giveaway! We have decided to giveaway some official merchandise from Japan, as well as some wonderful artworks by community artists in celebration of the launch! Entering is simple - simply click on the following link! ## **[Click here to join the giveaway!](https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/af594d132/)** Once again, you don't need to be a patron to enter, but it does multiply your chances by 3, so please consider supporting us! And for those who don't want to become a patron, it's OK! There are other ways to support us - some of which also multiplies your chances~ # **Prizes** - One (1) full set of Poppin' Party pins Brand new set of pins that got released during Anime Expo 2017 in Japan! ![Image](http://imgur.com/kAzsg4S.png) ![](http://i.imgur.com/jgRYvhQ.jpg) - One (1) BanG Dream! keychain Rimi Ushigome official acrylic keychain, coming to you all the way from Japan! ![Image](http://imgur.com/D7AlJRg.png) - One (1) custom drawing by [aorteau](https://twitter.com/aorteau) ![Image](http://imgur.com/4DaGF6d.png) - One (1) full-sized chibi by [Nacko](https://twitter.com/Yenry_L) ![Image](http://imgur.com/17xH020.png) - One (1) full-sized chibi by [princesskris](https://twitter.com/notsokris) ![Image](http://imgur.com/vzqwKzB.png) # **Rules** - Only ONE entry per person (+ extra points if any). ***We will check and remove all entries from cheaters!*** - You can multiply your chances to win by 2 if you follow [@BandoriParty](http://twitter.com/BandoriParty) on Twitter - You can multiply your chances to win by 4 if you tweet about the launch (only using the tweet template provided when you enter the giveaway) - You can multiply your chances by 3 if you support us on [Patreon](https://www.patreon.com/db0company) <3 - Follow + Tweet multiplies by 5 - Follow + Patreon multiplies by 4 - Tweet + Patreon multiplies by 6 - Follow + Tweet + Patreon multiplies by 7 - 5 different winners will be picked randomly (the randomizer will take into account multipliers) - Winners will be contacted by email, so make sure you use a valid email address! - Winners will be picked in a certain order and will be able to pick their favorite prize in that order. For example, if you're 2nd, and the 1st winner picked a custom drawing, you can pick any prize except that particular custom drawing. - The prizes are physical items, so we will need your mailing address. However, the drawings will be digital and sent to you personally! # **[Click here to enter the giveaway!](https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/af594d132/)**

May 03, 2017 01:34:14 +0000 (UTC)

Passionate

![Image](http://i66.tinypic.com/nv1w7l.png) ###### *banner by [violetR](http://bandori.party/user/violetR/)* # ***-=- [ENTRY FORM](https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc0p4CTjiavVJDn2xxyfmTQYGLX0NyxYUf_pNeOlFgxMitSxw/viewform)*** -=- ***[DISCORD](https://discord.gg/MXDdfWe)*** -=- ***[MORE DETAILS + RANKINGS](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wo9C-KYSgauLFoWJBvYnURf2L5xliRIGHMeYZyTLINg/edit#heading=h.6d9win108cm5)*** -=- In conjunction with our launch giveaway, the staff team is pleased to announce our first community event - Bandori.Party Battle of the Bands! We apologize for the various delays we've had, they were caused by unexpected errors in our planning as well as the majority of our staff team being busy for a short while, and would like to thank the users who have had so much patience with us! And now that we've finished the introduction, let us begin introducing the event~! # **General Outline** The purpose of this event is to rack up points for a band of your choice by participating in moderated live rooms! After event sign-ups are over, we will announce which band you will be representing - please keep in mind that you may not get your first choice band, but we will do our best to accommodate everyone into either their first or second choices. In each live room, we will have at least one moderator (who will be representing a band as well), as well as one player from every other band. These players and moderator will then play a song (which will be 'voted' on by players, provided that they fit with the 'theme'), and will be judged based on performance, and will receive points based on their performance. Each live room will have a specific "theme" that will be rotated throughout the duration of our sessions - a specific list can be found below. ***IMPORTANT NOTE:*** The majority of our communication will be done through Discord - be sure to have an account, and have joined our Discord group! ## **Specifics - Scoring System** The scoring system is based off a “Perfect Million” scoring system, where each player will be scored out of one million points based on their performance. More details and formula are available [here](https://docs.google.com/document/d/19jbARJPikq4OlObKmCefHEQ4shPtEmrtDeB5u-ICq-8/edit). Players will also receive bonuses to their score based on their chosen difficulty, as indicated below: - Easy → no bonus - Normal → +20 000 to total score (2% of total possible score) - Hard → +50 000 to total score (5% of total possible score) - Expert → +90 000 to total score (9% of total possible score) After each player has been scored, and difficulty bonuses applied, players will then be ranked against each other based on their total score, to receive points for their band. The number of points each player will receive are broken down as such: - 1st Place → 10 pts. - 2nd Place → 8 pts. - 3rd Place → 7 pts. - 4th Place → 6 pts. - 5th Place → 5 pts. Furthermore, there are additional bonuses/penalties! For those overachievers out there, there's a bonus for full comboing a song - 1 point on Easy or Normal, and 2 points on Hard or Expert! Also, should a player be exhausted (this will be determined by your number of Bads/Misses at the end of the song - healers will not help!) by the end of the song, there is a deduction of 3 points *(not score!)* to the number of earned points for that run. Please keep the above points in mind while selecting your difficulty for songs - be sure to play at the appropriate difficulty~ ## **Specifics - Song Rotation** As explained above, the songs that are available to be played in rooms will be based on a specific 'theme'. There is a list of these available themes, which will be randomly picked before a room is hosted. 1. Poppin' Party! {Original Songs} 2. Roselia {Original Songs} 3. Pastel * Palettes {Original Songs} 4. Afterglow {Original Songs} 5. Hello Happy World! {Original Songs} 6. Poppin' Party! {Cover Songs} 7. Roselia {Cover Songs} 8. Pastel * Palettes {Cover Songs} 9. Afterglow {Cover Songs} 10. Hello Happy World! {Cover Songs} 11. Any Song! These will be selected via a random number generator - however, moderators may repick a theme based on their own judgement, should they feel a certain theme is selected too often, or a certain theme is not being used often enough. ## **Specifics - Conduct During the Event** Of course, there's all the stuff about being nice to one another, having good sportsmanship, and other such things that needs to be mentioned in this section... But this section is not only for these matters, but also things that help make our lives easier! 1. **Changing Your Nickname in the Discord Server** - After the event begins, please include your Bandori username in your Discord nickname, if it isn't the same/already in there. You do not have to delete your existing username - for example, simply attach your Bandori username at the end of your username, like this: < Username > [ Bandori Username ]. 2. **Setting your In-Game tag to Support your Band** - Be sure to show support for your band by setting your in-game 'tag' to support your band! This also helps with keep track of who's part of what team during lives, helping us organize players, thanks for doing this in advance~ 3. **Setting your Discord Status** - If you are not available for play at any time during the sessions, for one reason or another, but don't want to be disconnected from Discord/the chat, be sure to set your status to Idle/Do Not Disturb! We will not select you to participate in a live should your status be set to Idle/Do Not Disturb. Being available when you're selected really helps with running the event smoothly, so this is an important note! Additionally, the reverse also applies - if you want to be selected, be sure to set your status to Online! 4. **Setting a Team Leader** - Please do NOT use a Perfect Lock leader for your teams! Because players will be judged based off their performance instead of their score, Perfect Lock skills will severely affect results. Yes, we get that you want to support your band by showing off the best copy of the card you have. However, we sincerely ask all users to refrain from using a Perfect Lock leader, thank you~ If you don't know how to perform any of the above things, simply comment below or contact us, and we will do our best to provide assistance! ## **Specifics - Exhaustion** Many users have been confused about our rules about Exhaustion during a live, as we cannot accurately measure whether or not somebody fails. Therefore, we have enacted a new system that will allow for more flexibility and accuracy when declaring whether somebody is "exhausted" or not. #### *Details* - At the end of the live, each player's Bads and Misses are tallied up, then added together to form a "penalty score". - For the purposes of the penalty score, each Bad will count as half a point, and each Miss will count as one point. - A player will be declared "Exhausted" if this penalty score exceeds a certain threshold. - This threshold will be determined by 2% of the total notes in the song, always rounded up to the nearest half number. - Even if a player is not actually exhausted at the end of a live, if their penalty score exceeds the threshold for that song, they will be declared "exhausted". - Conversely, even if a player gets exhausted in-game, as long as their penalty score does not exceed the threshold, they will not be declared "exhausted" for the purposes of the event. - Unlike the scoring system, this mechanic has not been tested by our moderators or staff team. This system may be changed during the event (especially regarding the % of notes that makes up the threshold value) should it be deemed 'inappropriate'. ## **Tentative Schedule** Bandori.Party Battle of the Bands will be held over a period of two "meta" periods (where events are not taking place). Here is a schedule for this next "meta" period (05.19 - 05.21). Once again, you do NOT need to participate in every session~! ### *Regular Sessions* These sessions will take place at the following times, provided that there are enough members from each band to do so. You may not join a room with a moderator from your own team - keep this in mind! (Moderators' teams are provided in brackets) **LatidoReMe** (HaroHapi) - Saturday / 05.20 / 6:00 UTC - Sunday / 05.21 / 6:00 UTC **BAGU** (Poppin') - Friday / 05.19 / 18:00 UTC - Friday / 05.19 / 20:00 UTC - Saturday / 05.20 / 10:00 UTC **TiffyNinja** (Roselia) - Friday / 05.19 / 4:00 UTC - Friday / 05.19 / 6:00 UTC - Saturday / 05.20 / 4:00 UTC **aorteau** (Aglo) - Friday / 05.19 / 23:00 UTC - Saturday / 05.20 / 22:00 UTC - Sunday / 05.21 / 22:00 UTC **Nacko** (Aglo) - Friday / 05.19 / 22:00 UTC - Saturday / 05.20 / 23:00 UTC - Sunday / 05.21 / 23:00 UTC **Infinity** (PasuPare) - Friday / 05.19 / 20:00 - 21:00 UTC - Saturday / 05.20 / 20:00 - 21:00 UTC ### *Wildcard Sessions* This is a new free session system. Staff will be available all day to fill in during times of high volume and traffic, as well as allow more flexibility within the schedule. They will run as normal games, but will happen sporadically. Staff are also allowed to host a session at any time besides the times they assigned themselves. The only limitation is that they are required to have 4 members of competing bands online to do so. **violetR** (PasuPare) - Friday / 05.19 / 10:00 - 16:00 UTC - Saturday / 05.20 / 10:00 - 16:00 UTC **Passionate** (HaroHapi) - Friday / 05.19 / ??? - Saturday / 05.20 / ??? **natsushi** (Poppin') - Friday / 05.19 / ??? - Saturday / 05.20 / ??? **jadii** (Roselia) - Friday / 05.19 / ??? - Saturday / 05.20 / ??? ## **Prizes** And of course, we can't forget about prizes! The prizes for this event will be badges on our site, Bandori.Party! Each and every participant will receive a badge for participating, and the members of the winning band will receive an additional badge, be sure to show them off your friends! ## **Miscellaneous Rules + FAQ** Any further questions about the event that wasn't answered in this post, or any of the related documents? Feel free to PM us or comment your question below, and we'll answer it to the best of our ability! Furthermore, should any additional rules need to be added (for the sake of organization, balancing, and whatnot), they will be posted in this section, so stay tuned! ### *Rules about Exhaustion - Read in Section "Specifics - Exhaustion"* Summary: If you miss a certain number of notes (2% of the total notes in the song), you will be declared "exhausted", regardless of whether you actually failed or not. Conversely, even if you are actually exhausted, as long as your misses don't exceed this number, you will not be declared "exhausted" for the sake of this event. In regards to this rule, two Bads will count as a Miss. ### *1. What is Garupa?* Garupa is the shortened form of BanG Dream!, taking the "Girls' Band Party" part of the name. ### *2. Does my centre have to be a member of my assigned band? Do all members have to be from my assigned band?* No, your centre/team can be made up of any member you wish. At the same time, there's nothing against it, so if you want to show off a shiny 4* from your favorite band, go for it! However, like stated above, no Perfect Lock leaders please! ### *3. Speaking of Perfect Lock leaders, can I use them anywhere else on my team?* Yes! Since their skills will NOT be activating during live shows, it is fine to have Perfect Lock characters on your team, provided they are not your leader. # ***-=- [ENTRY FORM](https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc0p4CTjiavVJDn2xxyfmTQYGLX0NyxYUf_pNeOlFgxMitSxw/viewform)*** -=- ***[DISCORD](https://discord.gg/MXDdfWe)*** -=- ***[MORE DETAILS + RANKINGS](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wo9C-KYSgauLFoWJBvYnURf2L5xliRIGHMeYZyTLINg/edit#heading=h.6d9win108cm5)*** -=- # *We look forward to seeing everyone at the event~!* ###### *edit on May 5th - addition of a FAQ, as well as tentative schedule* ###### *edit on May 12th - fixed Discord link + added rules about exhaustion*

April 11, 2017 00:44:34 +0000 (UTC)

db0

I got a lot of very agressive and hateful messages from people saying that Bandori Party is useless without cards tracking, so as a human being, I decided to share my feelings. After I worked so hard for months and really seeing the progress I made in terms of my coding skills and polishing many things, doing an all-nighter the day before and the day after the launch to fix every single bug the minute after it got reported, hearing that’s it’s “half assed” and “all buggy” seriously hurts. From December to March, I completely re-wrote the engine behind my websites so it’s easier and faster to create new sites. My original plan was to finish that v2, then update Cinderella Producers with it, then update Stardust Run, then start other websites. When BanG Dream! Girls Band Party came out, I partnered up with a bunch of great people and I put my engine re-writing on hold to work on that one first. We all agreed that it was more important: we wanted to provide the database of cards as soon as possible, which includes transparents, clean arts and detailed stats, which is something that wasn’t available yet. For us, our priority was to get that database available as soon as possible. I worked my ass off to polish lots of things, a shitton of details work much better than any other of our websites, and it’s also very very easy to use on a developer point of view (which will hopefully bring more developers, I’m really running out of sleep ^^). But now that’s the thing: one of the few things that are missing in the v2 of my engine is a generic way to track cards (or “things”). It could be done manually, like our other websites, but my plan with this re-writing is to avoid manual things as much as possible. Cards tracking wasn’t the priority in the v2 and I don’t think it should be. Here’s why: - 85% of our School Idol Tomodachi visitors only use our website to get cards, idols and songs info. The majority of users who have an account also don’t input their cards. Yes, it’s what I wanted School Idol Tomodachi to be: a tracker, but no, it’s not what it is today. - BanG Dream! Girls Band Party doesn’t have a complete database like that on any other platform, so a new website with the database is a big addition for the community. - Finally, I haven’t seen any other resource get asked for cards tracking. It didn’t seem to be a need within the existing community. In the end, the only thing I can say is that I learned my lesson. Next time I start something, I’ll make sure that nobody knows that I’m the same person who made School Idol Tomodachi. That’s probably the reason why people had this kind of ecxpectations, which I’ve never seen anywhere else for anybody else. All of that said, I've seen some positive comments about the new website and according to the traffic we're getting, it seems like people use our new little database of cards and members, so it wasn't useless :) Some people also asked for cards tracking in a much nicer and honest way, which I appreciate. I'm also happy to hear that people want that feature, and I will do my best to implement it as soon as I can. I think the feature will take me ~4 full days, so I'll either spread that out over the week after I get home from work or do that in 2 big weekends. Hopefully it will be out soon. I'm looking forward to hear your feedback on the new system I'm planning to make and also the other little things our team is working on to make our new little community a fun place :)

April 01, 2017 18:01:25 +0000 (UTC)

triangle

hi

April 09, 2017 03:33:26 +0000 (UTC)

triangle

**edit: Full art and stats are now available - click the Cards link in the top bar to check them out.** The upcoming Hello, Happy World gacha featuring Kokoro, Kaoru, and Kanon! | Normal | Trained | |--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------| | ![](https://i.imgur.com/QvBYcbg.png)  | ![](https://i.imgur.com/AbAbR5q.png)  | | ![](https://i.imgur.com/SXdW8nI.png)  | ![](https://i.imgur.com/qCb9liN.png)  | | ![](https://i.imgur.com/ZIjCXIj.png)  | | And the associated event, featuring Michelle and Hagumi: | Normal | Trained | |--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------| | ![](https://i.imgur.com/8tS0kit.png)  | ![](https://i.imgur.com/gYbW7oN.png)  | | ![](https://i.imgur.com/s6iW8Dy.png)  | | Both start April 13, 15:00 JST. Good luck, HHW fans! We (I say "we" here, but it was mostly db0 ![](https://i.imgur.com/sOEC224.png)) put a lot of work into the site, so we hope you enjoy Bandori Party!

April 08, 2017 19:35:10 +0000 (UTC)

Kudossko

Hi hi~ I do things, I gusse.

April 03, 2017 03:00:50 +0000 (UTC)

ShinyLyni

ohhai gaiz

April 02, 2017 01:13:08 +0000 (UTC)

AmbiBambi

new gacha scout! (taken from reddit) ![sdffga](https://i.reddituploads.com/b82fb0f1f0a54c8ba2acf5e87d4c8eb1?fit=max&h=1536&w=1536&s=78a13fa7c9f45cacb8302ee24291f991)

April 01, 2017 18:23:03 +0000 (UTC)

Thugisa

Woop <3 ![test](http://i.bandori.party/u/c/art/a/579Eve-Wakamiya-Happy-Sx63I4.png)

April 01, 2017 16:34:24 +0000 (UTC)

db0

Hello, world!

April 07, 2017 20:01:52 +0000 (UTC)

triangle

A note about card/member IDs: - The internal character ID is `member[id] - 5`. - The internal card ID is `card[id] - 500`. This may be useful when using Bandori Party's API in conjunction with other data sources 😎. edit `"test"` "test" 'test'

April 02, 2017 02:21:58 +0000 (UTC)

Passionate

Test~