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  • ZoogstinZoogstin Joined: Posts: 1,021
    Echo...Echo...Echo...Echo...Echo...
  • TactiksTactiks Spoon Joined: Posts: 709
    ReSe Update:

    Last week to preregister. Save yourself time and money by registering this week before January 13th!!

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  • vctinivctini twitter: @mizu17 psn: miz1290 xbl: tba Joined: Posts: 70
    Hi guys, not sure if you have heard but the Carolina Games Summit is coming up in February here in Goldsboro. If you can please spread the word and come out and enjoy! We're hoping to break 1500+ attendees this year!
    http://shoryuken.com/forum/index.php?threads/feb-2-2013-carolina-games-summit-goldsboro-nc.172448/
    I'll get you..
  • KresentKresent For Science. You Monster. Joined: Posts: 793
    Hi guys


    2/3 Marvel on PS3? :/
    Member of Team Hitbox
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  • purifyweirdsoulpurifyweirdsoul Brent Taylor Joined: Posts: 1,655
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    My name is Brent and I play everything
  • SieClaytonSieClayton Dark Geese Must Go!! Joined: Posts: 652
    I won. See you at ReSe
    Certainly...they existed. Those blinded by ambition... Those consumed with vengeance...
    But here, they do not exist. Only winners...and losers here.
    FOR HERE THE MIGHTY RULE!

    NEC...Mark, of the TRIAD!
  • Jon SlaytonJon Slayton Consistently Inconsistent Joined: Posts: 4,305
    I lost. See you at RESE.

    Also I hear Javier quit because James beat him. Confirm/Deny?
    "You know that sinking feeling when Zero hits you?" - MTP

    You can only be as good as those you copy, those who you seek to emulate. If you want to be great then be yourself.
  • SieClaytonSieClayton Dark Geese Must Go!! Joined: Posts: 652
    Let the provocation begin.
    I just think I'm better at everyone at everything. GET HYPE!!!
    Certainly...they existed. Those blinded by ambition... Those consumed with vengeance...
    But here, they do not exist. Only winners...and losers here.
    FOR HERE THE MIGHTY RULE!

    NEC...Mark, of the TRIAD!
  • Jon SlaytonJon Slayton Consistently Inconsistent Joined: Posts: 4,305
    Man on the real, I feel like I've kinda hit a plateau in KoF. Not even sure why I'm losing anymore lol.

    Anyone got any tips of stuff I could improve?
    "You know that sinking feeling when Zero hits you?" - MTP

    You can only be as good as those you copy, those who you seek to emulate. If you want to be great then be yourself.
  • vctinivctini twitter: @mizu17 psn: miz1290 xbl: tba Joined: Posts: 70
    2/3 Marvel on PS3? :/
    Yeah....time constraints not to mention its not really a super competitive tournament. We had to argue and fight just to keep it double elimination :(. But there is plenty of other stuff for you to enjoy! Exhibitions and vendors, bands, speakers you don't want to be stuck in the mahvel tourney all day at this event(or maybe you do >.>). 10$ covers entry to everything. This is supposed to be more of a come with ur friends and enjoy video games type event. But yeah we definitely pushed for 3/5 marvel sorry guys
    I'll get you..
  • Sofa_KingSofa_King Legendary Top 8 AH3 Player Joined: Posts: 566
    Man on the real, I feel like I've kinda hit a plateau in KoF. Not even sure why I'm losing anymore lol.

    Anyone got any tips of stuff I could improve?

    STOP WHIFFING DP! The past two weeks that has hurt you a lot.
    When you dodge, "I won't let them cut me." If you protect someone, "I won't let them die." If you attack, "I will kill them."
  • purifyweirdsoulpurifyweirdsoul Brent Taylor Joined: Posts: 1,655
    Jon you could not give up when you're losing that would be good
    My name is Brent and I play everything
  • Jon SlaytonJon Slayton Consistently Inconsistent Joined: Posts: 4,305
    STOP WHIFFING DP! The past two weeks that has hurt you a lot.


    Most of those are me trying to walk around and do a low kick... input shortcuts are so lenient.
    Jon you could not give up when you're losing that would be good

    I don't do that in tournament lol
    "You know that sinking feeling when Zero hits you?" - MTP

    You can only be as good as those you copy, those who you seek to emulate. If you want to be great then be yourself.
  • gamewizard108gamewizard108 anime swag Joined: Posts: 467
    jon u suk that's why u losing
  • Jon SlaytonJon Slayton Consistently Inconsistent Joined: Posts: 4,305
    jon u suk that's why u losing

    Damn, I never thought of it that way.
    "You know that sinking feeling when Zero hits you?" - MTP

    You can only be as good as those you copy, those who you seek to emulate. If you want to be great then be yourself.
  • SieClaytonSieClayton Dark Geese Must Go!! Joined: Posts: 652
    Jon I think you have to remember that you are the measuring stick. You win a lot and Always adapt to situations really well. I think the more we all play the more that you will learn and continue to grow. You really haven't had to make any serious changes because your stuff was always good enough to win. I am sure that you will get better. I still need to improve on a lot of things. I think the order switch is what got you this time though. Yuri on point is serious. She can just do way too much.
    Certainly...they existed. Those blinded by ambition... Those consumed with vengeance...
    But here, they do not exist. Only winners...and losers here.
    FOR HERE THE MIGHTY RULE!

    NEC...Mark, of the TRIAD!
  • PacStrifePacStrife 2.B.A. MASTER Joined: Posts: 203
    That yuri stuff we all need to get better at fighting lol.

    Jon my biggest advice to you would be stop looking to different characters to answer a player issue. You know as well as anyone that there is always something new or better we could all be doing with our characters. There is always another layer that we can reach. You do yourself a disservice when you think your characeters are slowing your progress as a player. It tends to make you think about character limitations instead of mistakes or bad decisions you made during the match.

    That said, you definitely don't have to stick with the same three characters. Just make sure the characters you do play you have confidence with regardless of what your facing. Other than that, you just gotta keep playing. We all play and get better together, might not be as immediate as you would like but the skill here is raising slowly but surely. :-)
  • Jon SlaytonJon Slayton Consistently Inconsistent Joined: Posts: 4,305
    You might be right Lu in that I never really had to switch up my stuff because it always worked before. I think people have pretty much caught up / passed me at this point though... I don't feel like I'm even top 3 in the state anymore really. Old dog's gotta learn some new tricks lol

    As far as character stuff though, I bounce around on that issue a lot too. I'm tempted to just switch Duo and Kensou and run like EX Iori / Karate / Someone top tier just so I always can blame myself for my losses but I have put a lot of time into my low/mid tier buddies to drop them now. I just don't like not knowing when it was me and when it was the matchup / lack of tools of my characters. Then again, KoF seems pretty matchup heavy, maybe we should all put some time into figuring out who on our roster beats what.
    "You know that sinking feeling when Zero hits you?" - MTP

    You can only be as good as those you copy, those who you seek to emulate. If you want to be great then be yourself.
  • Blake&WhiteBlake&White keepin' it stylish Joined: Posts: 2,099
    The character thing is really iffy, both sides of the argument have merit. You don't want to take the approach that your characters are necessarily holding you back, as that prevents you from improving as a player. But at the same time, you have to go with what you think you will be most comfortable with, which may not necessarily be a top tier.

    Also, regarding lack of tools, part of your problem may be that you are looking for quick fixes to certain issues. I feel like you always look for the path of least resistance when it comes to certain things like mixups, so if the character doesn't have some easy-to-understand 50/50, you automatically say their mixup isn't good and you don't know how to open up your opponent with them. This is one of the cases where the player skill and understanding of the game needs to catch up. Karate is a good example in that he's a really beast character in general on both offense and defense, but because we aren't on that level yet, we get too focused on his seemingly apparent shortcomings.

    Personally, I'm dropping K' and Shen for the time being. It's not that they're not good, they're both amazing characters IMO. I just don't enjoy playing either one of them particularly at this point. That being said, I'm going to pick three characters and basically stick with them for the time being. I need to take the time to really get a grip on the game as a whole and bouncing around between characters isn't helping.
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  • purifyweirdsoulpurifyweirdsoul Brent Taylor Joined: Posts: 1,655
    Yeah I was walking past Blake at work or something and we exchanged glances and blake was like "I'm dropping K'"

    the sadness in the air was palpable

    I certainly agree with Lu's and James' points on this Jon. Also yes Yuri on point is really dangerous...she gets 80% off of just a full drive bar in the corner, tools for almost all situations, great offense, a great anywhere juggle that can be applied very often, 1f invincible grab etc.
    My name is Brent and I play everything
  • Jon SlaytonJon Slayton Consistently Inconsistent Joined: Posts: 4,305
    Well with Duo Lon, obviously his real mixups come from knockdowns and such but the most you're going to get at neutral is timing mixups and varying when you do what to get people to say, jump into a cr.C when they were expecting me to throw out f+A at a certain range / time or what not, or timing cr.A staggered and trying to feign like I'm going in for a throw to get a counter hit on mashers. But things like that are really iffy, every player has different tendencies and don't always decide to do things at the same time. That's why I like having strong mixup tools, it doesn't matter what the player is doing so much with those because they either cover a lot of options or are just really effective at doing what they do.

    I can't really MAKE people press buttons. And setting up a throw is risky since they have a year and a half to decide they want to mash on you before the throw protection ends. Because of option selects, going for stuff like that is definitely in the defenders favor and you should really only go for that kind of stuff when you're 100% certain the player is scared. Being able to set stuff up safely is really big. Putting someone in block stun and mixing an overhead and a low is just better than putting someone in block stun and gambling on when they press a button. Or empty jumping and command grabbing them out of their option selects >>> whatever the hell people without 1 frame command grabs and invincible moves do to beat option selects.

    I guess my issue is dealing with overly defensive play. Hey... look Jon has issues against defensive play, where have we seen that before? Oh yeah EVERY GAME EVER THATS NOT MARVEL LOL
    "You know that sinking feeling when Zero hits you?" - MTP

    You can only be as good as those you copy, those who you seek to emulate. If you want to be great then be yourself.
  • Blake&WhiteBlake&White keepin' it stylish Joined: Posts: 2,099
    I don't want to get too wrapped up in a theoretical discussion, so I will try to be brief.

    1. I never said 50/50 mixup wasn't good. The issue is that it doesn't really exist in the same form in KOF, so if you're looking for that in a character, you won't really find it.

    2. You can't physically force someone to press a button, but if you have an understanding of the game, you can make them want to. Remember, you can't block forever in KOF.

    Just keep playing and eventually you will get it. Maybe you need to re examine how you fundamentally view offense.
    MAGNETO! WELCOME TO DIE
  • Blake&WhiteBlake&White keepin' it stylish Joined: Posts: 2,099
    Double post to spread this around.
    Alright guys, it occurred to me that I own just a few too many arcade sticks, so I'd like to unload a few of them if possible. I'll list off what I'm aware that I have and maybe add some more later (might have one or two hanging around that I forgot about). These are all PS3.

    RAP Viewlix Premium
    SF4 MadCatz TE (this is my old dual mod, it doesn't work for 360 anymore but all the hardware is in there so it probably just needs a simple repair)
    RAP3
    Wireless T6 stick
    BB MadCatz TE (limited edition, barely used)

    I'm not sure how much I'd like for these, so start naming prices if you're interested.
    MAGNETO! WELCOME TO DIE
  • Rod DriguezRod Driguez gg no t-bag Joined: Posts: 570
    I might be willing to buy one.


    I would prefer the least used, and would be willing to pay a premium for that.
    PSN Gamertag: Juggrknott
  • Blake&WhiteBlake&White keepin' it stylish Joined: Posts: 2,099
    Rod, the BB stick is the least used, it's spent most of its time in my possession in a box.
    MAGNETO! WELCOME TO DIE
  • Darlos9DDarlos9D Joined: Posts: 90
    Hey guys. I'm living in NC in the triangle area (again). Just trying to figure out when/where meetups happen.

    I play BB and GG primarily, but I can flail around with Zangief and it'd be cool to get into KoF. I would have already if it weren't for it's godawful netcode.

    Oh and I can do MvC3 and Skullgirls, if you guys do.
  • Jon SlaytonJon Slayton Consistently Inconsistent Joined: Posts: 4,305
    Raleigh is mostly MArvel / KoF / SF4.

    We have some old GG / BB heads that might come back with the new patches. I won MLG for skullgirls so... competition! (haven't touched it since the patch though >_<)

    Weekly streamed tournaments every wednesday at Champps in triangle town center mall:

    http://www.facebook.com/tierlessheroes/info
    "You know that sinking feeling when Zero hits you?" - MTP

    You can only be as good as those you copy, those who you seek to emulate. If you want to be great then be yourself.
  • Darlos9DDarlos9D Joined: Posts: 90
    So, this place? http://www.triangletowncenter.com/shop/triangle.nsf/StoresAlphaWeb/304C812965642CAA852570AF006892D1?OpenDocument

    Hopefully you do plenty of casuals there too. I'm not exactly tournament material just yet. I just want IRL experience.
  • Rod DriguezRod Driguez gg no t-bag Joined: Posts: 570
    Thanks Blake. Let me know what you think is fair, and we can talk about it.


    If you get a nice offer from someone else and want to go ahead and make the sale, feel free. I actually haven't played in months.
    PSN Gamertag: Juggrknott
  • RoboCurseRoboCurse Vault Dweller Joined: Posts: 301
    Any rides available to RESE? I live in Cary area but I can get to raleigh.
    This guy ain't gettin Pineapple Express. They gettin snicklefritz!
  • Darlos9DDarlos9D Joined: Posts: 90
    What's RESE?
  • Saisyu KusanagiSaisyu Kusanagi Oppressive Village Pillager Joined: Posts: 1,314
    Double post to spread this around.
    Alright guys, it occurred to me that I own just a few too many arcade sticks, so I'd like to unload a few of them if possible. I'll list off what I'm aware that I have and maybe add some more later (might have one or two hanging around that I forgot about). These are all PS3.

    RAP Viewlix Premium
    SF4 MadCatz TE (this is my old dual mod, it doesn't work for 360 anymore but all the hardware is in there so it probably just needs a simple repair)
    RAP3
    Wireless T6 stick
    BB MadCatz TE (limited edition, barely used)

    I'm not sure how much I'd like for these, so start naming prices if you're interested.

    $80 for the RAP 3 sound good? I can give it to you today after work or at WNB on wen.
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  • TheBobbieFiascoTheBobbieFiasco An agent of [bfp] Joined: Posts: 146
    What's RESE?
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/rockemsockem/ - Tournament this Saturday coming up.
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  • Blake&WhiteBlake&White keepin' it stylish Joined: Posts: 2,099
    Hey Rod, does 90 sound reasonable?
    MAGNETO! WELCOME TO DIE
  • Alice-chanAlice-chan Joined: Posts: 1,029
    http://www.resetourney.com/tournaments/

    We have this tournament coming up the 19th.

    http://shoryuken.com/forum/index.php?threads/jan-26-2013-mindgames-ignition-greensboro-nc.172055/

    And this on the 26th

    Get those ride situations sorted out.
  • Rod DriguezRod Driguez gg no t-bag Joined: Posts: 570
    Hey Rod, does 90 sound reasonable?

    Yes, that sounds fair and reasonable. Thank you, sir.


    I can pay for this anytime you are ready - just let me know.
    PSN Gamertag: Juggrknott
  • Blake&WhiteBlake&White keepin' it stylish Joined: Posts: 2,099
    Is tomorrow ok? I have class after work, but it usually ends between 7 and 7:30. Just let me know if that's ok and where we can meet.
    MAGNETO! WELCOME TO DIE
  • Rod DriguezRod Driguez gg no t-bag Joined: Posts: 570
    Sure, tomorrow is fine. You can swing by the crib I guess, I'm still at the same spot. I'll be home from work by then.


    Or if you want to just meet at WNB or some other event in the near future, that is fine too. Totally up to you.
    PSN Gamertag: Juggrknott
  • Blake&WhiteBlake&White keepin' it stylish Joined: Posts: 2,099
    Tomorrow it is. Hit me up with your address, been a while since I've swung by lol. You can text me at 919-357-0734, or just PM if that works better.
    MAGNETO! WELCOME TO DIE
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