Going to your local scene?

CustoCusto Joined: Posts: 2
Do you guys have any advice for someone going to their local scene?I went to my local scene once,but I was a bit nervous,not knowing anyone there.Anyone have any tips?Thanks!
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  • Geese PantsGeese Pants No thanks..... Joined: Posts: 15,541 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Show up ready to play.
    Get some matches in............more fun than jut watching.

    Don't be afraid to ask questions if you are new to the scene................you can start conversations with others that way.

    Don't smell.
    The Prince of Masturbation.........

    "Please do not use such strong words...........it makes you look weak."
    -Traitor Aizen Souske
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  • Trouble BrewingTrouble Brewing Salty about Ultra Joined: Posts: 4,657 mod
    It's basically like the first day of school. Go, be friendly, try to make some friends, and learn something.
    The artist formerly known as Starcade RIP
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  • XthAtGAm3RGuYXXthAtGAm3RGuYX WHAT DOES THE SCOUTER SAY ABOUT HIS HOLY LEVEL!?! Joined: Posts: 8,507 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Do you guys have any advice for someone going to their local scene?I went to my local scene once,but I was a bit nervous,not knowing anyone there.Anyone have any tips?Thanks!
    Just dedicate to going, dont stay home at the last minute. Im goin to SB this year and it will be my first tournament period. Hell, it will even be the first time that my opponent in AE is right next to me. But ive already reserved my hotel room and pre registered as a competitor, so with $300+ already sunk into the trip i cant just decide not to go.
    Bottomline: Make it impossible to find a reason to stay home. Thats my strategy and im hoping it works :D
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  • BemaniAKBemaniAK Regitrd usr Joined: Posts: 618
    Don't smell.
    This.
    Please this.
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  • eltroubleeltrouble Joined: Posts: 5,614 ✭✭✭✭
    Do you guys have any advice for someone going to their local scene?I went to my local scene once,but I was a bit nervous,not knowing anyone there.Anyone have any tips?Thanks!

    Show up, be willing to talk to people, don't be a dick, be friendly.

    Shower and wear deodorant. This is extremely important.
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  • ThancruzThancruz Joined: Posts: 2,456 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Cause as well all know, tournament players never take showers...ABSOLUTELY!
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  • WTF-AKUMA-HAXWTF-AKUMA-HAX I'm well Aware Joined: Posts: 9,902 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Somewhere else, same sorta topic maybe

    Something cool or interesting happened in a match? Talk to the guy next to you also watching it. Boom, you made a friend or broke the ice at least. You're all there for the same reason, the sooner you get over the nervousness the sooner you can get in there and get over the Tournament nerves!
    You wouldn't even understand if I told you.
    People will forget what you said.
    People will forget what you did.
    But, people will never forget how you made them feel.
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  • Jasin WalravenJasin Walraven Joined: Posts: 298
    When you show up for the first few shows be cool, but don't try too hard to make friends. The only thing you have in common now is games. Just play and be polite. You will makes friends in time.
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  • Jasin WalravenJasin Walraven Joined: Posts: 298
    Just dedicate to going, dont stay home at the last minute. Im goin to SB this year and it will be my first tournament period. Hell, it will even be the first time that my opponent in AE is right next to me. But ive already reserved my hotel room and pre registered as a competitor, so with $300+ already sunk into the trip i cant just decide not to go.
    Bottomline: Make it impossible to find a reason to stay home. Thats my strategy and im hoping it works :D
    There will be plenty of Detroit people there, including the members of CORN. And you may not know the slang since it is your first major, here is a guide posted by CORN member Antwan Ortiz today.
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    5 hours ago near Detroit, MI
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    [SIZE=11px][SIZE=13px]Some tips and tricks for the #FGC when translating CORN verbage:
    "I'm about to fuck" - I'm going to win; beat someone
    "I'm fuckin" - ____ player is going to lose to me
    "Get fucked" - Continue losing
    Toss Up - Someone who comes to casuals and loses to everyone
    Tossed Up - synonym of Get Fucked
    "CORN PORN" - Youtube Footage
    "Put Ya Foot In The Pussy" - Beat him down, really bad
    "Bum" - A player who
    isn't very good
    "GET CHO BUM ASS UP" - Unplug your controller and stop playing
    "I'm DONE WITH THE PUSSY" - I no longer want to play you
    More Tips coming soon B)
    #CoRN[/SIZE]
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  • BNIC CeasyBNIC Ceasy Grabbity Squeeze. Joined: Posts: 29
    ^^ SO mothafuckin classy.
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  • DanDanDanDan Yeah! Joined: Posts: 1,209 ✭✭
    Just go.
    You'll end up a muuuuuuch better player and you're all gathered there for a common reason, which is fighting games.
    Whether you are there to make friends, play casually, get better, or kill time. Essentially you are there for FG's.
    Be cool. Friendly and ask questions.

    I was nervous when I first went to my local scene, but after a few visits I adjusted.
    I've noticed I'm much better player now and I don't go online much anymore.
    Took me until last weekend to ask questions about the game I'm playing (Fucking Clark's Bowflex! Asshole... :rofl: )
    Ate some lunch w/ these people. They were complete strangers to me when I walked in, but after a good half hour of KOF they invited me for some SubWay sandwiches afterwards. talked about the game, got to know each other and played some more.
    Ask Questions! Don't be afraid! GO FOR IT MAN!
    Be grateful you have a local scene. Not many have that opportunity so might as well take advantage of this.

    Also as others have mentioned.
    Pllleeeeeeeeeease don't smell.
    Shower, cologne, all that good shit, clean clothes!!!!
    KOF and AE 2012
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  • NecrotrophicNecrotrophic キコケン Joined: Posts: 2,162 ✭✭✭
    As soon as you walk in, try to draw attention to yourself. Always make jokes, no matter how uncomfortable you feel. Also, use a lot of fighting game lingo, typically anything you see stream monsters say in chat rooms. Although related to the last concept, make sure you use the term "godlike" more than any other word.
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  • D.R.E.D.R.E. The Ritual Joined: Posts: 881 ✭✭✭
    just go and play..

    try not to feel bad if you miss a couple fight nites or ranbats..

    ppl understand you have a real life. just show up and be cool to ppl and they will be cool to you and play u in some FGs

    and if your new they will probably troll u and kick your ass...but they still want to be cool w you..lol
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  • KikuichimonjiKikuichimonji Watch out, I know frame data Joined: Posts: 4,584 ✭✭✭
    As soon as you walk in, try to draw attention to yourself. Always make jokes, no matter how uncomfortable you feel. Also, use a lot of fighting game lingo, typically anything you see stream monsters say in chat rooms. Although related to the last concept, make sure you use the term "godlike" more than any other word.
    Okay, I'm pretty sure he's being sarcastic here. Please, nobody actually do this.
    Domination 101 by Seth Killian - The original blueprint for competitive fighting game thought.

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  • D.R.E.D.R.E. The Ritual Joined: Posts: 881 ✭✭✭
    Also checking into your respective scenes SRK forum every now and again doesnt hurt
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  • NecrotrophicNecrotrophic キコケン Joined: Posts: 2,162 ✭✭✭
    Okay, I'm pretty sure he's being sarcastic here. Please, nobody actually do this.
    u sure?
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  • GordonsBeardGordonsBeard QCF+P Bad Stoned Joined: Posts: 379
  • ShadowbreakerShadowbreaker Ebeneezer Goode Joined: Posts: 18
    I don't have one. Our arcades consist of penny pusher machines and half broken lightgun games from the early 90s.
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  • eltroubleeltrouble Joined: Posts: 5,614 ✭✭✭✭
    I don't have one. Our arcades consist of penny pusher machines and half broken lightgun games from the early 90s.

    It doesn't have to be an arcade. Local scenes happen whenever any group of people get together to play games. Check out the regional matchmaking threads and tournament section to see if there's one near you.
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  • ShadowbreakerShadowbreaker Ebeneezer Goode Joined: Posts: 18
    It doesn't have to be an arcade. Local scenes happen whenever any group of people get together to play games. Check out the regional matchmaking threads and tournament section to see if there's one near you.

    I'll take a look some time. Just doesn't seem to be much interest in my area at least. I thought I'd find some people at uni but the gaming society is all babby's first fps players etc
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  • KikuichimonjiKikuichimonji Watch out, I know frame data Joined: Posts: 4,584 ✭✭✭
    I'll take a look some time. Just doesn't seem to be much interest in my area at least. I thought I'd find some people at uni but the gaming society is all babby's first fps players etc
    Don't go through university, I experienced the same thing. You want to find your regional matchmaking thread. Seriously.

    I would never have found my scene without SRK regional threads. And it's a steady 30 people involved, so there's at least enough to keep me somewhat busy.
    Domination 101 by Seth Killian - The original blueprint for competitive fighting game thought.

    Maj's Footsies Handbook - It's like the Bible, but for Street Fighter.
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