Ganelon, post: 4909617 wrote:
Yeah, zass, your topic was here: http://shoryuken.com/f2/war-stories-japan-130492/
I wasn't actually aware you coined that term so that's a nice bit of history. So in your opinion, would o.Sagat, claw, and perhaps boxer and others be considered soft-banned in the US as well now then? I mean, if I'm playing claw against damdai, he'll also make a face and tell me that claw is seen as uninteresting (in stronger terms of course).
And what do you think about quite a few claw players in JP casuals and tourneys nowadays? Are the standards different or do different people/areas have different standards?
mrdhalsim, post: 4909637 wrote:
btw as a reward to all the people that check this thread, the one all about me, XSPR, I think I'll be the first one on srk to post this for you guys:
Sega Installs ?Toylet? Games in Japan?s Urinals | GameLife | Wired.com
I gotta try that out next time I'm there. I'll have to be sure and prepare by drinking a lot of caffeinated beverages so I can piss like a race horse right before I start.
mrdhalsim, post: 4909636 wrote:
"Soft ban" term: For what it's worth, Sirlin said something effectively similar about A2 Chun Li during the A2 days, that of the top California players, everybody (or almost everybody) hated Chun Li, so in big tournaments you didn't find too many Chun Li's in the top 8 but I think quite a few at the start/mid sets of brackets. Zass was the best if not one of the best Chun Li's in that game in the US I think but few others at his level and above chose Chun Li so I think that's kind of like a "soft ban" in the US, would you agree Zass? What about SF3:3S and Chun Li, similar?
zass, post: 4909634 wrote:
I will say this. I found Japanese ST to be a much more pleasurable environment because of the lack of Claw/O Sagat. I agree with Yoshimi that the game is more interesting and fun without those characters.
Don't get me wrong. Claw is my oldest main. I'll play him in US ST to win anytime. But the *environment* is just much more fun without them imho.
geo, post: 4909641 wrote:
God bless you. Here's an idea, how about ST tournaments with a ban on Claw and O.Sagat? But of course it could never happen. How sad.
krknight, post: 4909642 wrote:
or you can have all o sagats and claws in the same pool and put them in their own corner.
ultracombo, post: 4909643 wrote:
lol @ superiority complexes and discrimination from other people who use top tiers
ultracombo, post: 4909643 wrote:
But Dhalsim and rog are totally OK? Who's gonna counter sim?
mrdhalsim, post: 4909590 wrote:
Chun Li is powerful esp when you have her beat by almost half her lifebar, but you know you can't rest because in a couple seconds, two fast walk up throws can win her the round.
papasi, post: 4909623 wrote:
lol @ ganelon regrets picking claw as his main.
It's ok gan, I won't frown upon you when you pick claw. I'll just concede the match
Ganelon, post: 7221681, member: 3349 wrote:
I don't remember which thread my original discussion with XSPR over the relative strength of competitive scenes took place in but I just wanted to note here that based on Evo 2012 results where MAO and Kusumondo dominated, I have to agree that the top active JP players are currently noticeably stronger than the top active US players.
mrdhalsim wrote: »
Ok now that EVO 2012 is done, I'll go into a little more of my time travels. I am back from the past and have set history straight, however I'm going to need YOU to help, ah, what's that phrase? "Keep it real". When you see the proof that my time machine works, please go to the Controlling Space thread and click "Like" on my post there at the bottom (mrdhalsim).
Here is the proof- it's a bunch of reading, with other unrelated stuff included to make it mesh well with the universe and avoid potential calamities, however, buried somewhere in my verbose writing is nested the essence of controlling space and where Seth clearly got his inspiration. Apparently, in some timewarp factor incident during my travel, Seth and Ponder (Inkblot's twin brother) commented on it themselves in some rare spin of cosmic justice or something- still workin out the calculations for all that, not sure how it happened exactly yet, but in any case you can see what they say. Or, should I say, have already said. btw Ponder kinda counts as Inkblot himself, because you know they probably have some genius twin power activation where Ponder wrote it on his computer and like, in some other location, Inkblot gets the spider sense and looks up like "huh? I just got this strange feeling like someone just wrote the basis for a thesis on the fundamental fighting game strategy that people will refer to again and again." Here it is: https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!topic/alt.games.sf2/N5JPN7DF0hU
Ok so read all that, or just the parts about controlling space, and Seth's comments. THEN go to the modern day Controlling Space thread, and see MY comment (mrdhalsim, which should be all the way at the bottom) and click LIKE on it: http://shoryuken.com/forum/index.php?threads/controlling-space.1816/#post-7177868
This will demonstrate to the world that the real is something that, above all, must be KEPT.