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It is possible to get 100% on a song, but if you strum an extra time in between notes, it's not considered a FC. The first know usage of the term was from the popular game series Dance Dance Revolution
. Players who hit every note without breaking combo would get an FC. The popularity of FC-ing hit its peak when the Guitar Hero franchise
was unleashed on the masses. It is common for people to attempt FCs on Expert in order to prove their skills. Sometimes, people record videos of themselves FC-ing songs and upload them to YouTube or other sites. This practice is becoming more and more popular as songs get more difficult to FC and as the concept of FC-ing comes to more instruments. This is evident in the Rock Band series
as people can FC songs on Bass, Drums, and even vocals.
Getting full combos while playing Rock Band drums is a controversial issue. While a full combo can happen by just not breaking combo, people have made it clear that full combos are generally only accepted if the player uses the correct overdrive
path (or OD path). For example: A player could maintain a combo by skipping every drum fill
throughout the whole song. Drum enthusiasts feel that that is cheating and shouldn’t be considered a full combo considering they are skipping a large amount of notes, and parts that are sometimes very difficult. Players call these paths Bootleg FC’s. More often than not, bootleg FCs are preformed to skip difficult parts in the song to maintain combo, at the expense of extra points that could be obtained by performing those sections. The correct OD path is called the optimal path. This is because it gives the player the most amount of points possible. When the correct OD path is still undetermined because of the newness of the song or the difficulty, generally most FC’s will be accepted as long as they are not blatantly skipping Drum fills repeatedly.