Hi guys, i just recently got my first arcade stick about 5 days ago (fusion ivory) and i've been training myself to use stick instead of pad. So far things aren't going as bad as people say they do. Links in SF4 have become easier, my third strike Urien game as improved, but the one problem that im having is with UMVC3.
For some reason, i can only get an SRK motion from the right of the screen (2p side) about 3/10 of the time, while on the left i get SRK almost as consistently as when i used pad, which was 100% of the time. This problem only exists for me in UMVC3 and i dont know why. My friend suggested that i get an Octagonal gate, he says they're better for SRK and QCF motions but im hearing mixed opinions about this.
Basically i have two questions, the first being: Which is better for SRK and QCF motions, octagonal or square? (Or is it just personal preference?)
And: Are there any specific techniques to getting consistent SRK and QCF motions on a square gate? (hitting the gate, not hitting the gate, etc.)