In the end, I became a fan of Mai.
I had never tried Dance Moe before because I always thought that there were no arcades with Dance Moe machines in the city of Taiyuan, even though I later found out from the rhythm game map that there were.
During the holidays, I mostly stayed at home and chatted with online friends. I rarely went out to play, except for a trip to Shanghai in mid-July for BilibiliWorld 2023.
During a chat, I noticed that many people in the group were playing Dance Moe DX, so I decided to give it a try. I packed my phone and changed my clothes, then headed straight to the arcade by subway.
Since it was my first time playing, I didn't search for any information or have any experience beforehand, so when a stranger who was playing alone on the machine signaled for me to join, I felt lost.
In the end, I relied on the helpful group members to figure it out...
The arcade I went to had DX cabinets and orange cabinets. The DX cabinets were almost always occupied, while the orange cabinets were mostly ignored.
I played a few beginner charts for the first time, and then started trying charts of medium difficulty and speed (7 - 9). The results were decent, at least the accuracy of the charts I played on August 19th was mostly above 90%.
I didn't wear gloves because it seemed difficult to control the Dance Moe screen with the gloves I had at home, and my hands were dry with rarely any sweating; I also didn't bring headphones because my only pair of 3.5mm jack headphones was broken.
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