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Non-spoiler Producer Talk
« on: March 04, 2011, 09:02:07 am »
Figured there wasn't a thread for this. This is for talking about your recent Producing exploits, without spoilers, in case you wanna vent but can't find the appropriate thread.

My group name is The Squires. (見習い戦士) Leader is Haruka, Members are Yukiho and Makoto.

Released my second song, my song, and when sales stopped, I was just shy of Top 50 (I was 52 by like 1000 CDs, I thought I had another week left). So, I went ahead and padded some weeks with lessons and promotions, figuring that I should probably go for a Break for like a week, let it run out, then release my next song and aim for top 20.

My unit's been going into Humming mode really frequently, so they're very Vocal heavy and not much else. I just got Lv. 2 Appeals, and hit Lv. 10 while waiting doing mostly nothing but lessons and promotions (with the Humming mode boost). I finally got a Break on Week 24 (?) or so (facing Cineria in the process), unexpectedly throwing me to 28. I'm thinking I'm going to see if I can't make top 20 at this rate. I think I can, even if I don't do anything, but we'll see how many Keeps I can put on this.

Currently Week 26 (I think). First release was MEGARE!
« Last Edit: March 04, 2011, 09:10:44 am by Cael K. »
Cael's Im@s Ranking: Azusa, Yumeko, Tomomi, Haruka

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Re: Non-spoiler Producer Talk
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2011, 04:51:54 pm »
Ufufufufufu... The mighty awesomeness that is Katsuyuki-P is here!

I am currently producing what would be the greatest unit ever, 「Firefly」! Muahahaha! They'll be one of my greatest accomplishments as a Producer yet! I got all the elements covered!

My awesome unit consists of a model of Grace and Beauty, Takane Shijyou with the one known as the Vocal Genius herself, Chihaya Kisaragi! Then for that extra bit of spunk that every unit needs is all dovered by Mami Futami!

They've been quite happy for a while, Chihaya has especially been humming alot in the past couple of weeks. It's good especially after that disaster that was the Rising Moon Festival. But what does not kill you only makes you awesomer! Currently, at Week 30, their latest single 「shiny smile」 is already in the TOP 30!

Just a little more to go til total domination! Muahahahahahahahaha!

First release was 「my song」  and second: Me Ga Au Toki!
Days! Just a few days away!

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Re: Non-spoiler Producer Talk
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2011, 09:02:54 am »
Just beat the game (first run). Haruka Normal End (only IA Grand Prix).

B-Ranked the production.

43k was my High Score, and the game gave me a C on that. Yes game, I like you too. Well whatever, it's probably about standard.

Produced: MEGARE!, my song, Little Match Girl, Idolm@ster 2nd mix, and The World Is All One! Went out with Little Match Girl. See a trend here? I'm wondering if my next playthrough will keep my interest. Starting to think Microsoft Points would be one of the better birthday presents to get me.

Noticed two songs in the credits: i ~ and you ~, and first step. I don't recognize these.
Cael's Im@s Ranking: Azusa, Yumeko, Tomomi, Haruka

How to get stuff from Japan without causing things to explode in a shower of sparks and misery: http://forum.project-imas.com/index.php/topic,1108.0.html

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Translations: http://www.mediafire.com/?hzc4b0jy7pwll

Currently translating (text only):
S(mile)ING! (English version, singable) - http://d.hatena.ne.jp/caelk/20140911/1410422445
Neue Green, Volume 3 - Will start sometime. ^_^;;
Rockin' Girl, Volume 1 (Chapters 1-5) - http://www.mediafire.com/?z00ffkvg5ocg11e

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Re: Non-spoiler Producer Talk
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2011, 09:10:08 am »
Beat the game yesterday before starting the requests from the request thread!

SSG featuring Chihaya, Hibiki, and Takane.

It's okay Cael, my high score was 32k and it gave me a D XD

not sure what first step is, but everyone is saying that i~and you~ is a remix version of i that they sing to you if you get the bad end.

I'm hating on my other unit that I kind of did at the same time as SSG, Namco Angel's feat. Chihaya, Hibiki, and Makoto.  They don't have the same sync as SSG did >:

I'll finish this unit though, probably going to get normal end again (with chihaya... again... maybe I'll switch leaders if I get the chance).

Dunno what I'm going to do for next unit, any suggestions?

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Re: Non-spoiler Producer Talk
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2011, 05:26:37 am »
Just started my second production.

I couldn't help but notice, though... I mean, I saw it last time when Haruka was walking with her hands behind her back but...

... Miki's... hair... clips... with... self...

Seriously, there's a lot of clipping in this game. Miki's hair clips with itself, Yukiho's has the habit of clipping into her shoulders, Hibiki's sleeves clip into her elbows at times...

The cel-shading does some weird things, too.

My unit, Brave License (ブレイブ・ライセンス), is (Leader) Hibiki, (Members) Yayoi and Mami.

EDIT: Decided I liked Mami better than Hibiki, and Mami's the leader now.

Thinking first step could be a song played in the True End, or in the... Not A Capella Bad end? If the second, I'm not sure I'll ever hear it.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2011, 07:09:54 am by Cael K. »
Cael's Im@s Ranking: Azusa, Yumeko, Tomomi, Haruka

How to get stuff from Japan without causing things to explode in a shower of sparks and misery: http://forum.project-imas.com/index.php/topic,1108.0.html

Memories of Melon Pan: http://d.hatena.ne.jp/caelk/
Translations: http://www.mediafire.com/?hzc4b0jy7pwll

Currently translating (text only):
S(mile)ING! (English version, singable) - http://d.hatena.ne.jp/caelk/20140911/1410422445
Neue Green, Volume 3 - Will start sometime. ^_^;;
Rockin' Girl, Volume 1 (Chapters 1-5) - http://www.mediafire.com/?z00ffkvg5ocg11e

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Re: Non-spoiler Producer Talk
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2011, 12:39:07 am »
Alrighty, time to review my four playthroughs so far...
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Unit 1: MERCURY
Leader: Hibiki
Support: Makoto and Miki
Song Order: Meisou Mind, shiny smile, Kosmos Cosmos, Me ga Au Toki, Idolm@ster 2nd Mix

I got a Bad Ending my first playthrough, and oh lord was it depressing for me... T_T

Hibiki actually had character development through her story so I was quite happy with that. I wish I knew how the over-powered strength that is quintet lives BEFORE I spammed them for the sake of spamming quintet lives, I was pretty upset with myself when I found out about Super Breaks... ~_~;

Overall though, this got me into playing IM@S 2. I love the system in this one MUCH more than the original IM@S, but I will miss those epic auditions with Picup...

Ohh, and that overall evaluation of E was a great slap in the face. Thank you NBGI, thank you so very much.
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Unit 2: Melody
Leader: Takane ( However, it was Chihaya originally. )
Support: Chihaya and Yukiho
song Order: i, Kiramekirari, My Best Friend, Do-Dai, SMOKY THRILL

I felt compelled to use every song in this game ATLEAST once, so I decided a unit with a beautiful voice would make using the SUPER DUPER CUTESY songs easier on my ears.

Takane's story was... hard to follow at times. This time around I got a Good End with Takane, so that was nice to get. Apparently at long as you win the Grand Prix award, you will get the Good End. If you get some awards but NOT Grand Prix, it's the normal end for you. I say because I didn't do a single Utahime Fes on this playthrough. My original reason for making i my first song was because of the bad end. I figured if I screw up again, there might as well be more meaning as to why they sing that song.

I also managed to get a Super Break on Do-Dai, goddamnit I loved them numbers in my sales. Managed to get an overall evaluation of C this time.
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Unit 3: Starlight
Leader: Makoto
Support: Haruka and Mami
Song Order: GO MY WAY!!, MEGARE!, The world is all one!, relations, my song

Holy crap, 2 millions sales on The world is all one! I guess the world is all won... Okay that was terrible, ignore that please. I love me some Super Breaks.

I am very surprised at how much I liked this unit. My major successes during might be a factor to how much I liked them, but hey! Ain't nothing wrong with that~

Makoto's story was just... blah. No character development, no real storyline, just... ehh. It was just random slice of life events. Hokuto was funny though.

I even got the True End with Makoto this time around, and even though her story felt like a filler, her ending was hilariously golden. Loved it to bits.
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Unit 4: 765 Fairy
Leader: Miki
Support: Hibiki and Takane
Song Order: Idolm@ster 2nd Mix, Me ga Au Toki, relations, shiny smile

These girls sound awesome together, they really do. But... THEY NEED TO STOP FIGHTING OMFG.

This is my current playthough, and I released my fourth single only a few weeks ago in-game. I only just got into the Top 20, so my performance is hurting alot more this time around because of the delay. Due to them hating each other constantly, or making each other feel bad, e.t.c, my high scores are alot lower than they should be. Very frustrating.

Azusa and Ritsuko seem to have a SLIGHTLY bigger role in Miki's route. Miki is constantly talking about them both. Not to mention Azusa has appeared in atleast two more story events than my other playthrough, so here's hoping Azusa's role will get slightly bigger by the end... hopefully... maybe... probably not... WHY AREN'T YOU PLAYABLE AZUSA WHYYYYYY T_T

Simply aiming for a Good End this time, shouldn't be hard to get at all.
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Pica, if you haven't already picked a unit, I have a suggestion~ You could use:

Yukiho, Haruka and Miki - Just for something different.

OR

Hibiki, Chihaya and Takane - Because I know you love the IM@S STATION trio! xD

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Re: Non-spoiler Producer Talk
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2011, 07:55:35 pm »
'Beat the game' only once with my first unit. I'll just use the format that Himoto is using.

Unit Name: Firefly
Leader: Takane
Support: Mami and Chihaya
Song Order: my song, Me Ga Au Toki, shiny smile, My Best Friend, The world is all one!

Got the bad ending, and I believe Takane's plot is explained in the other topic. Though~ Will have to go for good or Normal Ending at least next time!
Days! Just a few days away!

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Re: Non-spoiler Producer Talk
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2011, 10:13:54 pm »
Still playing mine, but...

Unit Name: M@rune
Leader: Haruka (originally Mami, hence the unit name)
Support: Mami and Takane
Song order: Do-Dai, shiny smile, The world is all one!!, Kiramekirari, Little Match Girl

I miss having Mami as leader XDD

Also, my Producer ID is 096107.

096107.

Maybe I should produce Project Fairy next...

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Re: Non-spoiler Producer Talk
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2011, 02:45:14 am »
(Woah, I'm kind of embarassed to post on this topic when it's been so long anyone has posted anything...)

Hmm so, I just finished my first playthrough, and got a bad ending...(But my unit singing "i" acapella was awesome! ;A;) My unit was Yukiho-Miki-Yayoi (Miki being the Leader). And I have to say...So. Much. GENKINESS.
Well...It may have something to do with "Normal Mode" on ps3, which I heard was easier than the standard Xbox one...But still! They were ALWAYS in such a good mood! Here are the songs I produced:

-MEGARE!
-Little Match Girl
-Ai LIKE Hamburger
-My Best Friend
-Mega Au Toki

"Little Match Girl" was a total failure, barely got in top 100, but Mega Au Toki got some success! (Herm...Well, if you can call 47th out of 100 a success...Don't hit me ; it was my first experience with Im@s!) I got good communications all the time (I can't even read Japanese, but somehow I began to understand that answers finishing with "...." are never good, while answers finish with "!" are almost always good xD) and my stats were pretty goods too, especially in visual (I was image 17) but what killed me was the number of fans, but mostly my ranking...I never got to top 20 ._.
...Yeah.

Anyway, I'll keep a good souvenir of my first Im@s experience, and I absolutely loved going shopping with Miki! My second Unit (Presently at week 3) is Miki-Chihaya-Haruka.
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Re: Non-spoiler Producer Talk
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2011, 03:33:37 am »
Didn't know there was an image level 17 in any of the iM@S games :|

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Re: Non-spoiler Producer Talk
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2011, 04:18:11 am »
"Little Match Girl" was a total failure, barely got in top 100, but Mega Au Toki got some success! (Herm...Well, if you can call 47th out of 100 a success...Don't hit me ; it was my first experience with Im@s!) I got good communications all the time (I can't even read Japanese, but somehow I began to understand that answers finishing with "...." are never good, while answers finish with "!" are almost always good xD) and my stats were pretty goods too, especially in visual (I was image 17) but what killed me was the number of fans, but mostly my ranking...I never got to top 20 ._.
...Yeah.

Your first playthrough is pretty much just a bust XD Like, regardless of what you do. NBGI sets you up for failure, so don't worry about it XD You unlock stuff that helps you do better later on, and you have more money to do stuff, as well. Not to mention there's stuff that you can only buy from the store after you complete the game once, so even if you managed to gather a ton of money I don't think you could buy the most powerful accessories and junk (then again, maybe the PS3 version is different, I donno).

That being said, I failed my first 2 playthroughs, haha. It took me a long time to get the hang of the game.

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Re: Non-spoiler Producer Talk
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2011, 04:20:15 am »
YAHO~!
Mari-P here~ Hello everybody~!

I just finished my second playthrough earlier today...got the bad ending on both...*lesigh*
GOING FOR AT LEAST ONE AWARD NEXT TIME, LET'S GO! (OCEAN BLUE, OCEAN BLUE!)

My first unit was BananaMILK which featured Mami as leader with Miki and Takane as support.
 Their first single was My Best Friend, followed by Kosmos Cosmos, Megare, Ai Like Hamburger, and Do-Dai.
 No Awards...
Rank: E...
*sigh*...
I know some Japanese but was def not prepared for this game...

Second playthrough was a wee bit better. This time the unit was LuckyLEMON with Takane as the original leader (later switched to Hibiki) and Yukiho.

Single Releases in order were:
The idolm@ster 2nd-Mix
i
Go My Way
Smoky Thrill
Shiny Smile

No song in the top 20 on either playthrough and still...no awards... D:
Rank: D

I finished with Hibiki as leader but still didn't get Beyond the Stars...Wai?

Also helping my non- Japanese speaking im@s-fan friends (I have those now, YEAH!) with their idol groups. One friend has the group CherryBomb which has Makoto (leader), Hibiki, and Yayoi. The other friend, whose group I'm determined to get at least one award with, is called SpicyPeach, and has Haruka (leader), Makoto, and Yukiho.

:)
The extra episode with RK is super great too...
I just wish they could be in my idol group (IORI, MIKI, YUKIHO GROUP AAAAAAGH)

My next group has yet to be named (gonna continue with the food theme...), but it's going to be Chihaya, Yayoi and Miki.

It's good to see that everyone is enjoying their games~ :D

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Re: Non-spoiler Producer Talk
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2011, 05:37:11 am »
Also helping my non- Japanese speaking im@s-fan friends (I have those now, YEAH!) with their idol groups. One friend has the group CherryBomb which has Makoto (leader), Hibiki, and Yayoi. The other friend, whose group I'm determined to get at least one award with, is called SpicyPeach, and has Haruka (leader), Makoto, and Yukiho.

If by friends, you mean, friends you know and regularly physically see on a regular basis... then wow. That's better than I've ever had.

Also, you could stop by the gameplay thread to try to get a better ending. You can make a Good Ending on your first try, but getting the True Ending on a fair-play first run... well, maybe it's possible, however infinitesimally small...
http://forum.project-imas.com/index.php/topic,1136.0.html
Cael's Im@s Ranking: Azusa, Yumeko, Tomomi, Haruka

How to get stuff from Japan without causing things to explode in a shower of sparks and misery: http://forum.project-imas.com/index.php/topic,1108.0.html

Memories of Melon Pan: http://d.hatena.ne.jp/caelk/
Translations: http://www.mediafire.com/?hzc4b0jy7pwll

Currently translating (text only):
S(mile)ING! (English version, singable) - http://d.hatena.ne.jp/caelk/20140911/1410422445
Neue Green, Volume 3 - Will start sometime. ^_^;;
Rockin' Girl, Volume 1 (Chapters 1-5) - http://www.mediafire.com/?z00ffkvg5ocg11e

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Re: Non-spoiler Producer Talk
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2011, 06:20:36 am »
Andy P here!
Unit "PeaPod"- Haruka (leader), Yayoi, Miki
Song- Ai Like Hamburger

Just started so not much more other than that.

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Re: Non-spoiler Producer Talk
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2011, 02:15:17 pm »
First.... does it count as first?

Unit Team : Miki (L), Yayoi, Makoto
Name: DFC Loli (suggested name by my stream viewers, please dont kill me :<)
Song: Forgot.
Survival time: Up to week 21, than i rage quit (Hyper mode first time ever)

1.5 Playthrough.

Unit Team: Yukiho(L), Chihaya, Takane
Name: ヴィーナス
Song: World is all one!!
Kosmos, Cosmos
Me ga Au Toki
Little Match Girl
Megare!!

True Ending it, i had some assistance money from the first attempt.