Alright rules and first date seems to be decided upon. Join up with the SXT Online Tournament Series (OTS). All information tournaments are in 2nd post.
IRC Connection tutorials:
I really enjoy this game and I know that I am obviously not alone. What I would like to do to help contribute to the community is throw bi-weekly(?) Tournaments for the the individuals on live (looking for volunteers on pc/psn if wanted). They will be free to enter and I will even work on recording matches (winners, losers, grand finals). I would love to just see this game grow and progress through this rough patch it is in.
We can decide dates and times but, for right now I want to see what people think about experimenting with gems ON for some of the events (maybe for the first 5 events)? Capcom repeatedly reminds us that the game was designed with gems in mind and considering it would be an online tournament series, time constraints are FAR less of an issue than offline events.
This also purposes that we come up with a common list of accepted and banned gems. I would prefer, personnaly that we do not allow the defense and throw tech gems off the bat but up to the community. Also are there any other questionable gems that we should be concerned of?
Anyways, this was a passing thought of mine while reading through the evo sxt thread :X. I will be doing lots of online gaming in the next few months so, might as well support a game I enjoy quite a bit.
There are a few options for connecting to IRC via PC. I am going list a few here (there are so many variations) and a quick tutorial with pictures.
Step 1: put http://www.efnet.org
in your browser bar and hit enter.
It will take you to EFNET irc web based client.
In the upper left hand corner, input the handle (name) you would like to go by in the chat and enter the channel (room) you would like to enter.
In the example, I put my own nick "Halfro" in the nickname section and "#sfxt" in the channel section. After entering your information, click the "Login" button and it will take you to the connect page.
Click the "connect" button in the middle of the screen. A bit redundant since we have already hit login on the previous page but hey, its free right? lol
Chat to your hearts content! You have completed all the steps and should be able to chat with everyone else in the room at the time.
Step 1: You can either enter http://www.mibbit.com
OR you can click the following link http://client02.chat.mibbit.com/?server=irc.Mibbit.Net&channel=#Mibbit
. I will put instructions from either or just so people can navigate to the chat.
If you went to the mibbit home page, you will come to the screen above. You will need to click one of top channel links in the grey bar under the frog.
I typically just click the first link "#mibbit" in that area, it really does not matter which one you click you are just trying to get to the next page.
This is the page is your next step to logging on. There are two tabs in the upper left hand corner. You are going to want to click on the "Home" tab so that you can log into other channels and servers.
First thing you are going to want to do is connect to the correct server of our chat room. There are a few that will give you access but, I usually use EFNET. From the "Connect" drop down menu you should select "EFNet" as pictured.
Next you will want to enter your nickname you wish to go by in the "Nick" section and the Channel (room) you would like to enter which is #sfxt. From there hit "connect". This will bring up 2 new tabs at the top of the screen. One will be of the server that you connected too and the other is the room that you have entered.
There you have it, you can now chat. Have at it!
I personally like mibbit because of it's youtube function allowing you to watch videos while still in the chat.
MIRC Step 1: Download Mirc here: http://www.mirc.com/
Step 2: Install the program and start it up.
Step 3: Start the program and this is the first screen you will see. First thing you want to do is click the the "file" option in the upper left hand corner as pictured. In the file options, select "select server" from the choices.
Step 4: A small box will pop up with various options. Click the "Connect" option at the top of the left hand panel. It will bring up the option to put in your nick name. Choose whatever you like. Then Click the "servers" option next.
Step 5: Select "EFnet" from the options in the server choices and select a specific server (I typically just choose random unless I am having issues connecting, choose whichever works best for you). Select the "OK" button.
Step 6: Hit the connect button (which sort of looks like a lightning bolt) which is directly under the file option in the top left the screen. It will eventually connect for you and will bring up the screen in the picture. This is the last step, just add the rooms you would like to join: #sfxt , #capcom, #efltalk, #snkplaymore, whatever you are trying to join (cross tekken room in this case).