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  • Bad Export for You:
    • The original Technika's Platinum Crew updates, in the overseas version, trailed the Korean verison's updates by a year. Technika 2 corrects this so now players outside of Korea get updates at the same time.
    • Tap Sonic Top isn't bad in the gameplay sense, but rather in the translation department, which is a huge problem considering it comes with a rather lengthy story mode, causing few Blind Idiot Translations and Narms. There's also the the fact that the game is perpetually behind on updates due to the age-old problem of having to wait for official translations.
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  • Big Name Fan: As noted in this interview, the rather unusual Guilty Gear crossover DLC pack happened because Arc System Works approached Rocky Studio first. Daisuke Ishiwatari even (supposedly) provided the master tracks himself for the Respect dev team to play with.
  • Channel Hop: Likely due to the lawsuit and subsequent out-of-court settlement, Konami gained the rights to manage Technika's network infrastructure in Japan.
  • Executive Meddling
    • Forte Escape, the producer of DJMAX Trilogy, left Pentavision sometime last year, leaving Trilogy update-less since April 2009. Not anymore. Two song updates this year, yeah.
    • The dissolving of Pentaision by Neowiz, separation of the staff into different departments, abandonment of Technika Tune, the decision to focus solely on mobile games, and Technika Q being (at the time) updateless since Summer 2014, led to the death of the franchise. Thankfully the DJMAX team made Nurijoy, and in 2017, Neowiz released DJMAX Respect .
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    • Bexter cited costs of obtaining an ESRB rating as the main reason why Respect didn't get a physical release in North America.
    • The artwork of SHIHYUN, the artist and designer of Respect's mascot characters El Clear and El Fail, ended up getting replaced with new artwork due to allegations that SHIHYUN associated themselves with former radical feminist website Megalia. Values Dissonance may be at play here, as the general South Korean reaction to feminism overall may be seen as over-reacting at best to Westerners.
    • On Respect V's debut livestream, one of the developers noted that any new DLC that they come up with will always be delayed by at least a few weeks for the original PS4 version since all digital store items on the platform are subject to an approval process by Sony before release. Their intent was to keep both versions in sync, at least in terms of the song list, but the approval process bottlenecks them from doing so. The League of Legends pack for V didn't even get to make it that far, as licensing requirements demand that the pack stays on Steam.
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  • Invisible Advertising: Played straight for much of the series prior to Respect. Rocky Studio's CEO noted that the series "did reasonably well" in the West despite this situation, and they sought to avert this trope hard with Respect by engaging directly with their player community — a promise they still fulfill to this day with a community livestream that happens on their YouTube channel once every three months.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: With DJMAX Online gone, the only way to play it now is through pirate servers.
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  • Milestone Celebration: Respect celebrated its 1st anniversary by briefly replacing the usual opening song with Portable 1's Ask to Wind (Live Mix). The official YouTube channel also put out a video thanking the players for their support and recounting the game's history since its announcement back in 2016.
  • No Export for You:
    • DJMAX Online never left Korea, Japan, or China. At the least, foreign players could use the latter two versions with no obstruction besides likely language barrier and hoop-jumping in order to do microtransactions, while the former, like most other Korean online games, required a legitimate Korean resident identification number (in other words, you need to not just be in South Korea, you need to live there) to make an account for.
    • The first three DJMAX games and Trilogy never officially left Korea, though they all have Japanese and English language options for importers. Black Square was released in Japan, at the least.
    • Fever inverts this trope, being released in foreign markets but not in Korea. Not that Korean players are missing out on much, as it's just a selection of DJMAX Portable 1 and 2 songs with the latter's engine and interface and a couple of new songs.
  • No Port For You: The League of Legends collab on DJMAX Respect V won't be ported to the PS4 version.
  • Schedule Slip:
    • After the Technika 2 DLC was released for Respect, fans were expecting Portable 3 to show up three months later, since the trend up until then was alternating DLC releases between the mainline series and Technika. Instead, Technika 3 showed up in its place. When Bexter was asked about what happened to the Portable 3 DLC on Technika 3's reveal livestream, he claimed that the development team was having difficulties implementing Portable 3's remixing gimmick for Mission Mode, so it ended up getting delayed. In fact, it's so delayed that the devs put out two crossover DLCs, songs from Online (which was similarly speculated to be Vaporware by fans), and even a full-priced pack with Respect V original music, and Portable 3 is still nowhere to be found.
    • In a general sense, all of Respect's crossover DLC released several months after the other party's crossover. To be fair to Rocky Studio, all of the music games they've crossed over with so far (Groove Coaster, Cytus, Chunithm, and Deemo) do not have keysounds (every note plays part of the music) nor dedicated music videos, so they have an easier time getting their end of the crossover finished.
  • Screwed by the Lawyers:
    • The Clazziquai Edition DLC for Respect remains incomplete (and will supposedly remain so) due to licensing issues with licensed music composed by artists other than Clazziquai.
    • The League of Legends DLC for Respect V are Steam-exclusive since they were licensed only for that platform.
    • The ability to adjust timing windows in the options menu in Respect — a feature that's arguably essential for every Rhythm Game — got Dummied Out in Respect V because Konami has patented this feature. In turn, this feature, as well as the ability to display early and late timings, was also removed from the PS4 Respect.note 
  • What Could Have Been: Brown Dust(Now tilted Brave Nine) was planned to be the last DLC pack in the first wave of collaboration DLC for Respect. It ended up going largely ignored until the second wave of collab DLC came around, where it was reduced to one song, "Void", which released for free alongside the Deemo pack.
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