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    Final Fantasy Rumble 6.0--vote for your favorite FF music!

    It's that time of year again! I bring you the sixth annual Final Fantasy Music Rumble.

    This is a Final Fantasy music knock-out game.

    128 songs from the main Final Fantasy series (1-15) will be randomly paired head-to-head. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to pick a winner in each pairing.

    * I will be posting the match-ups in groups of 8 every few days, but all brackets (A-H) will remain open until r2, so feel free to go back and vote if you missed one.

    * The first round will remain open at least until 7 people vote.

    * Tracks will be listed with their cumulative total votes through 2018.

    * There is absolutely no standard criteria for voting.

    * In the event of a tie, the statistical underdog always wins.

    * DO NOT edit vote changes into your original posts. Make a new post. Due to the way I am counting these now, a change will very likely be overlooked if you edit it in.

    * Off-site voting: I will be extending an invitation to Mafia Universe to vote off-site this year. This usually results in 3-4 "invisible" votes for those of you keeping track here. I'll link the thread in case you're curious.

    * 7 tracks made the cut for the first time this year, adding three Final Fantasy 15 and two Final Fantasy 5 tracks into the fray, along with one each from Final Fantasies 8 and 13. 19 established tracks that failed to qualify last year will be returning. That makes 26 total entries in this year's rumble that did not appear in 2018. (Last year was 8 and 19 for 27. Seems we're pretty consistent here.)

    If you're curious, last year's winner was Final Fantasy IX - Freya's Theme.
    It beat Final Fantasy IX - Dark Messenger 6-3 in the finals.
    The semi-finalists were Final Fantasy V - Clash on the Big Bridge and Final Fantasy VII - Still More Fighting.
    Bombing Mission (FF7), The Castle (FF8), Melancholia (FF15), and Valse di Fantastica (FF15) made it to the quarterfinals.

    Random.org saw fit to pair two of the above-mentioned tracks against each other in the first match of this year's game.
    Random.org also guaranteed that, like in 2016, one previous champion will be eliminated in the first round.

    Going to be some tough Round 1 match-ups this year. I'm looking forward to it. Are you?

    Round 1A:

    [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF15, 26) vs [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF9, 108)
    [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF7, 138) vs [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF12, 21)
    [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF5, 13) vs [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF9, 50)
    [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF11, 20) vs [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF2, 16)
    [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF5, 25) vs [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF4, 9)
    [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF10, 10) vs [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF10, 56)
    [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF8, 80) vs [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF14, 16)
    [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF5, 23) vs [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF6, 36)
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    Round 1A

    Dark Messenger (FF9, 108)
    Still More Fighting (FF7, 138)
    Awakened Forest (FF9, 50)
    Tower of Mages (FF2, 16)
    The Four Warriors of Dawn (FF5, 25)
    Otherworld (FF10, 10)
    Liberi Fatali (FF8, 80)
    Walking the Snowy Mountains (FF5, 23)

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    Check it out! This year's game is running concurrently with our main rumble thread's 10 Year Anniversary competition! The top 4 contenders of each track-based knockout game are currently squaring off, and it's still pretty early in the competition. Feel free to hop in [Hidden link. Register to see links.].

    If you're curious how off-site voting is going, you can check out that thread [Hidden link. Register to see links.].

    Some personal commentary I dropped there that I might as well port over:

    I have been a fan of the franchise since Final Fantasy IV, and while I have only played 1-10, I have kept up with the soundtracks ever since.
    My favorite one to play as a kid was Final Fantasy VI.
    My favorite one to play as an adult is Final Fantasy X pending a complete cliff dive (I haven't completed my rerun yet.)
    But my favorite one to listen to is unequivocally Final Fantasy XII.

    And no matter how firmly rooted my biases may be at this point, I am committed to relistening to each track.

    My picks:
    Valse di Fantastica (FF15, 26) ~~It's going to lose in round 1 almost always here but god I love this song.
    Rabanastre Downtown (FF12, 21)
    Awakened Forest (FF9, 50)
    Gustaberg (FF11, 20)
    The Four Warriors of Dawn (FF5, 25)
    ~~This was a lot easier than I expected.
    Decisive Battle (FF10, 56) ~~Sometimes random.org is a monster and this is definitely the case for me here. Ugh...
    Fealty (FF14, 16)
    The Fierce Battle (FF6, 36)
    ~~This was the biggest personal surprise for me, I guess. I went in expecting to vote FF5, walked away feeling pretty strongly about the alternative.

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    Woo! Round 1A:

    Valse di Fantastica (FF15, 26)
    Still More Fighting (FF7, 138)
    The Day Will Come (FF5, 13)
    Tower of Mages (FF2, 16)
    Tower of Bab-il (FF4, 9)
    Decisive Battle (FF10, 56)
    Liberi Fatali (FF8, 80)
    The Fierce Battle (FF6, 36)

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    Round 1A:

    Dark Messenger (FF9, 108)
    Still More Fighting (FF7, 138)
    Awakened Forest (FF9, 50)
    Gustaberg (FF11, 20)
    Tower of Bab-il (FF4, 9)
    Otherworld (FF10, 10
    Liberi Fatali (FF8, 80)
    The Fierce Battle (FF6, 36)

    let's see a liberi fatali dark messenger final haha
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    The B@d one cometh to lend his two cents! Here we go:

    Dark Messenger (FF9, 108)
    Still More Fighting (FF7, 138)
    The Day Will Come (FF5, 13)
    Gustaberg (FF11, 20)
    The Four Warriors of Dawn (FF5, 25)
    Otherworld (FF10, 10)
    Liberi Fatali (FF8, 80)
    The Fierce Battle (FF6, 36)
    The following statement is true. The previous statement is false.

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    Low turnout so far, but I think more people will trickle in. Remember: you can vote in all round 1 groups at once. 1A is still open!

    Round 1B

    [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF13, 27) vs [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF6, 77)
    [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF14, 14) vs [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF12, 30)
    [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF4, 40) vs [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF13, 27)
    [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF7, 66) vs [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF8, 26)
    [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF1, 3) vs [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF8, 83)
    [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF10, 20) vs [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF7, 11)
    [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF9, 65) vs [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF11, 35)
    [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF8, 83) vs [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF15, 16)

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    Round 1B

    The Decisive Battle (FF6, 77)
    The Skycity of Bhujerba (FF12, 30)
    Prologue (FF4, 40)
    Valley of the Fallen Star (FF7, 66)
    The Extreme (FF8, 83)
    The Forested Temple (FF7, 11)
    The Place I'll Return to Someday (FF9, 65) - Tough draw for Anxiety, which is a good song
    The Castle (FF8, 83)

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    Round 1A:

    Valse di Fantastica (FF15, 26) Megaton of a duel right from the very beginning
    Still More Fighting (FF7, 138)
    Awakened Forest (FF9, 50)
    Gustaberg (FF11, 20)
    The Four Warriors of Dawn (FF5, 25)
    Otherworld (FF10, 10)
    Liberi Fatali (FF8, 80)
    The Fierce Battle (FF6, 36)

    Round 1B

    Fighting Fate (FF13, 27)
    The Skycity of Bhujerba (FF12, 30)
    Prologue (FF4, 40)
    Valley of the Fallen Star (FF7, 66)
    The Extreme (FF8, 83)
    Sprouting (FF10, 20)
    The Place I'll Return to Someday (FF9, 65)
    The Castle (FF8, 83)

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    Fighting Fate (FF13, 27)
    The Skycity of Bhujerba (FF12, 30)
    ~~first time I've ever voted against Dreams Aloft. Rip
    Saber's Edge (FF13, 27)
    Valley of the Fallen Star (FF7, 66)
    The Extreme (FF8, 83)
    The Forested Temple (FF7, 11)
    The Place I'll Return to Someday (FF9, 65)
    ~~tough rand indeed. It took me years to really appreciate Anxiety, but I can't vote for it here.
    The Castle (FF8, 83)

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    on antoher note... youtube suggested this track [Hidden link. Register to see links.] after playing fighting fate. wow

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    Round 1B

    The Decisive Battle (FF6, 77)
    Dreams Aloft (FF14, 14)
    Prologue (FF4, 40)
    Valley of the Fallen Star (FF7, 66)
    The Extreme (FF8, 83)
    The Forested Temple (FF7, 11)
    The Place I'll Return to Someday (FF9, 65)
    The Castle (FF8, 83)

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    Round 1B:

    The Decisive Battle (FF6, 77)
    The Skycity of Bhujerba (FF12, 30)
    Prologue (FF4, 40)
    Valley of the Fallen Star (FF7, 66)
    The Extreme (FF8, 83)
    The Forested Temple (FF7, 11)
    Anxiety (FF11, 35)
    The Castle (FF8, 83)

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    Off-topic: [Hidden link. Register to see links.] of A New World: Intimate Music from Final Fantasy came out today. Among the offerings, a really nice version of Final Fantasy IX's Awakened Forest (here called "Danger in the Forest") and interesting interpretations of two tracks from XIII and XIV, respectively. Overall, it's a pleasant collection with a few lesser-known songs to spice things up. If you haven't heard [Hidden link. Register to see links.], though, I'd start there. It is well worth your time.

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    I went to a new world last year should be good to hear again. also i'll post my selection soon. just listening to them. heh. final fantasy, the franchise that never stops giving lol. the cosmo canyon theme takes me back


    Round 1B

    The Decisive Battle (FF6, 77)
    The Skycity of Bhujerba (FF12, 30)
    Prologue (FF4, 40)
    Valley of the Fallen Star (FF7, 66)
    The Extreme (FF8, 83)
    Sprouting (FF10, 20)
    The Place I'll Return to Someday (FF9, 65)
    The Castle (FF8, 83)
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    Round 1A:

    Dark Messenger (FF9, 108)
    Still More Fighting (FF7, 138)
    The Day Will Come (FF5, 13)
    Tower of Mages (FF2, 16)
    The Four Warriors of Dawn (FF5, 25)
    Decisive Battle (FF10, 56)
    Fealty (FF14, 16)
    The Fierce Battle (FF6, 36)

    Round 1B:

    The Decisive Battle (FF6, 77)
    The Skycity of Bhujerba (FF12, 30)
    Saber's Edge (FF13, 27)
    Force Your Way (FF8, 26)
    The Extreme (FF8, 83)
    The Forested Temple (FF7, 11)
    Anxiety (FF11, 35)
    The Castle (FF8, 83)

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    Glad to see some first-timers in here!

    Round 1C:
    [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF7, 27) vs [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF4, 26)
    [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF1, 27) vs [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF4, 51)
    [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF5, 46) vs [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF9, 7)
    [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF14, 28) vs [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF6, 33)
    [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF6, 37) vs [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF14, 33)
    [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF9, 28) vs [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF15, new entry)
    [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF15, 29) vs [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF14, 5)
    [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF11, 58) vs [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF14, 8)

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    My picks:

    The Final Battle (FF4, 26)
    Gurgu Volcano (FF1, 27)
    Home Sweet Home (FF5, 46)
    Starlight Celebration (FF14, 28)
    Wailers and Waterwheels (FF14, 33)
    Unsettling Aura (FF15, new entry)
    Melancholia (FF15, 29) ~~It's a shame the FF14 option here never goes anywhere. I always walk away from it feeling like they started out with a great idea for unorthodox combat music and dropped the ball.
    Ronfaure (FF11, 58)

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    Round 1C:
    Cid's Theme (FF7, 27)
    Fight 2 (FF4, 51)
    Home Sweet Home (FF5, 46)
    Last Dungeon (FF6, 33)
    Wailers and Waterwheels (FF14, 33)
    Unsettling Aura (FF15, new entry)
    Melancholia (FF15, 29)
    Saltswept (FF14, 8)

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    A right challenge, this one. But, onward and upward, as someone, somewhere, once said!

    Round 1C:
    Cid's Theme (FF7, 27) <-- I do adore FFIV's final battle theme. One of the most adrenaline-pumping tracks of the whole franchise, to be sincere. But, Cid and his ^%$^#%& theme are the $#^@%$& $^$%& for me, so %$#&% if I'm not going to #$#@% pick Cid's $#^%$& theme.
    Fight 2 (FF4, 51)
    Kuja's Theme (FF9, 7)
    Last Dungeon (FF6, 33) <-- Nothing pumps me up more for one final showdown with that crazy fool than his own theme song.
    Wild West (FF6, 37)
    Unsettling Aura (FF15, new entry)
    Melancholia (FF15, 29)
    Saltswept (FF14, 8)
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    Going to listen. now that the website is back haha.

    Man i'm finding making a choice harder than usual this time.

    Btw seems the sweet sounds of FF15 have all taken us in hah or you wanted to support the new contender. either way we all agree!

    Round 1C:
    The Final Battle (FF4, 26)
    Fight 2 (FF4, 51)
    Kuja's Theme (FF9, 7)
    Last Dungeon (FF6, 33)
    Wailers and Waterwheels (FF14, 33)
    Unsettling Aura (FF15, new entry)
    Melancholia (FF15, 29)
    Ronfaure (FF11, 58)
    Last edited by PforPianist; 05-12-2019 at 09:34 PM.

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    Round 1C

    Cid's Theme (FF7, 27)
    Gurgu Volcano (FF1, 27)
    Kuja's Theme (FF9, 7)
    Last Dungeon (FF6, 33)
    Wild West (FF6, 37)
    Final Battle (FF9, 28)
    The Hand That Gives the Rose (FF14, 5)
    Ronfaure (FF11, 58)

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    I know the outage set us back a bit, but I'm going to keep rolling along since old brackets can still be voted on anyway:

    Round 1D
    [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF4, 55) vs [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF6, 108)
    [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF13, 25) vs [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF7, 62)
    [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF3, 3) vs [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF9, 55)
    [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF3, 12) vs [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF5, 17)
    [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF13, 3) vs [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF4, 21)
    [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF11, 17) vs [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF6, 47)
    [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF5, 6) vs [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF4, 33)
    [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF10, 82) vs [Hidden link. Register to see links.] (FF3, 14)

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    Round 1D
    Dancing Mad (FF6, 108)
    Birth of the God (FF7, 62)
    Song of Memories (FF9, 55)
    The Boundless Ocean (FF3, 12)
    Illusionary World (FF4, 21)
    The Mines of Narshe (FF6, 47)
    Ahead on Our Way (FF5, 6)
    Battle 2 (FF3, 14)

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    Round 1D

    Red Wings (FF4, 55)
    Birth of the God (FF7, 62)
    Song of Memories (FF9, 55)
    Cursed Earth (FF5, 17)
    Illusionary World (FF4, 21)
    Selbina (FF11, 17)
    Ahead on Our Way (FF5, 6)
    Battle 2 (FF3, 14)

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