I still "can" technically, but I would have to drive there and back myself, so I might as well just wait until one of the still-pretty-soon days where I go to Denver for um, other reasons.
>For sure keep your word to a friend. Is it like a 2 player thing?
DRC stands for Dodging Rain Competition, it's essentially an organized thing where you sign up for various categories and are paired up with someone who signed up for the same category. Usually there are both scoring and survival categories (the latter of which, your score is calculated based on how many lives you lost and how many bombs you used, so a "perfect" score is a no miss no bomb run), but this is a smaller scoring-only event.
>I can see how some would think thats kinda lame, as your whole avatar should take a hit, but nuts to those people, this is way more fun!
Well, if your entire sprite were a hitbox, some patterns would be straight up impossible to dodge. It does give you more wiggle room, yes, but it also allows the game to demand higher precision out of you. Plus, if hitboxes = sprites, grazing in Touhou games wouldn't be possible, which brings me to...
>Okay... what the hell is even going on here? haha.
This is a supergraze. In Touhou games, when your sprite touches a bullet's sprite, that's called "graze", and it's usually tied to score in some way. See how there are two numbers in the HUD going up, one of which starts at 0 and the other of which starts at 20k? The one starting at 20k is point item value, the smaller one is the graze. I'm milking that pattern for graze to raise my point item value.
That one's not even the coolest supergraze in the game; this one is. Though this one, I'm for sure not going to do in runs for DRC. It's considered superfluous unless you're going for 2.5 billion, and I don't even have 1 billion yet (my high score shows 2.6 billion because I have someone else's scorefile). And it's way too risky to be worth it just yet.
>Really? Once i beat this one ill have to check those out.
Also, the game in my webm isn't the one you're playing, it's DoDonPachi DaiOuJou, the "third" DoDonPachi game and "fourth" DonPachi game. (But nobody plays DDP 2, because it's not made by Cave and is considered pretty bad; I gave it a chance and it's not horrible, but geez, it's definitely not up to Cave's standards. DOJ is the de facto second DoDonPachi game, the true successor.)