Hello everyone! Long time Street Fighter fan/spectator and have longed thought about trying out one of the games for myself. I've always been just one of those guys that needs competition. I can't just play a game for a little bit and be satisfied y'know? I have to either become great at it..or ultimately it's juste a waste of time in my eyes. Trouble is the current popular competitive games I'm just not that into. Starcraft while great is very stressful and right now crazy over saturated with great players. As for league and DOTA...well I'm just not that into the genre. SFIV has these super ridiculous specific/hidden timings in order to do some of the most basic of combos. (seriously have any new player try to do the trial mode and no matter how you slice it -- there's just no intuitive way to learn the game.) And...UMvC seems to just be a super move spam fest... : /
So my questions to you guys are as follows....
1. Are there any tournaments currently being held for this game? (whether online or at some event)
2. Is SF3 plagued by the same crazy specific strict timings that SFIV had to string basic combos?
3. What format is the game most played on? XBL? PSN? GGPO? (is there at least a decent xbox crowd? cause that'd be my first best...have a good arcade stick for it
4. What advice would you have for a new player looking to get into the game?
Thanks in advance for any well thought out input : )