the best way to do cmode all the way through is to come to cmode nights, friday and wednesday on the gamecube (sorry, know not the xbox
) at 6pm pacific time. meet some nice people who know what they are doing (i can name at least 6 whom regularly attend), get their card, and cmode all week baby, yeah!
actually, i don't know if you are a good player or not, but i'm going out on a limb here.
TO ALL OF YOU PEOPLE DOING YOUR FIRST RUN THROUGH CMODE: its ok to be new, just don't be a n00b! i'm done here. ::coughiwaskindofajerkahwellcough::