Tacoma/Lakewood

Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,148
anything going on in tacoma or lakewood? what about dorky's or b&i arcade?
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  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,148
    Guess not...
  • LadyLuckLadyLuck Joined: Posts: 11
    Theres going to be a tournament at the game store Super Smash Games thats on 56th st South Tacoma Way this saturday, May 11. Games are SSFIV, Tekken Tag 2, Injustice and UMVC3. If you got facebook theres more information on the store's facebook page.
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,148
    That's good. Nah, I don't have Facebook. I don't have a stick anymore so don't know if I can play. What are the prizes/entry fees?
  • LadyLuckLadyLuck Joined: Posts: 11
    It's kinda of on the pricy side in my opinion. 8 dollars venue fee and 10 dollars per game. Prize is just 70/20/10 I think? 100 dollars bonus to the game with the most entrants. Your free to borrow my stick if I'm not using it.
  • WWDeityWWDeity Humble Huart Joined: Posts: 251
    I'm from Oly and I'm pretty sure I heard that the Tacoma guys have casuals every Thursday at Super Smash Games.
    3 dollar venue fee for the weeklies I think?
    Last time I went, there was a lot of Tekken but I'm pretty sure they play AE too.
    "Huart the Human"
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,148
    Would the fee be waived if I bring a copy of CVS2 (PS2) for a few hours or so...
  • WWDeityWWDeity Humble Huart Joined: Posts: 251
    probably not :P
    "Huart the Human"
  • LadyLuckLadyLuck Joined: Posts: 11
    Ya probably not, though to be honest I don't think you'll be finding many players to play cvs2 with over there. I'd play cvs2 though I'm not the best at it plus I don't go there on thursdays.
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,148
    Seems like the NW section is dead...
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,148
    Seems like the game store by the mall in Tacoma closed down or something.
  • LadyLuckLadyLuck Joined: Posts: 11
    You talking about Gamerz Edge from way back then?
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,148
    No was talking about the one off of S. Tacoma Way and 47th street i believe...
  • The Platinum PatriotThe Platinum Patriot The Eternal Challenger & Future Contender Joined: Posts: 2
    Nope! I will confirm that contenders are alive and well in Tacoma/Lakewood. I happen to be part of a passionate and ever growing Fighting community from PlayLIVE gaming. We may not have a lot of tourney experience, I happen to peak w/ the most in a couple store affiliated tournaments, but rest assured my guys are good. Magi has only picked up UMvC3 in a short amount of time & he friggin' owns. My buddy Knives, one of the staff at PlayLIVE, has had reasonable success in LoL and CoD and has taken an interest in learning the nuances of the game.

    We have Thursday Night Fights, our designated fighting league night, from 5-9PM every Thursday. We cater to casual players to learn the game, but I'd love to see some hardened tourney players and we welcome the opportunity to test our skills. For more info about what we do at PlayLIVE, check us out at Http://www.playlivegaming.com and meet up with us at SouthHill Mall. I'll surely be there. Will you?
  • The Platinum PatriotThe Platinum Patriot The Eternal Challenger & Future Contender Joined: Posts: 2
    ...and I can clarify that, yes, the Tacoma Mall store DID close down because the mall wanted to jack the rent. Any other questions, feel free to come in to our new home in South Hill Mall & ask the guys behind the scenes what is up. They're getting ready to celebrate their 2 year Anniversary at that spot very soon. Check out their Facebook page for more updates and awesome stuff.
  • Shredder253Shredder253 Hella Free Joined: Posts: 438
    Tacoma has plenty of talented fighting gamers. I play a few different fighting games. The sessions most of us frequent are in Auburn because there are so many good players there too. GameBreakerz Lan Center is a great place to start.
    ~Matt~

    The True Titan of Tacoma
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,148
    Anything going on this weekend? Next weekend?
  • Lord_RaptorLord_Raptor Joined: Posts: 8,810
    Yo gonna be back in Spanaway wendsday, a bit from Tacoma but I'm willign to go out to stuff.
    Are you right? Are you READY!?
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,148
    So that place by the mall on South Tacoma way; what do people play? Do they play any SSF2T or CVS2?
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,148
    I might go to the place by the mall on South Tacoma way
  • OGSFOGSF Joined: Posts: 713
    anything going down this weekend anywhere? CVS2 and SSF2T and maybe some SFIIITS
    "The few prosper, while the rest suffer." - OGSF
  • PsyChronPsyChron Joined: Posts: 7
    Hm. Wondering if Tacoma has an FGC. I might be moving there soon so I wanna ask ahead of time.
  • LadyLuckLadyLuck Joined: Posts: 11
    Every Thursday people meet at a game store on south tacoma way to play Tekken. That seems to be the only consistent event that comes to the top of my head.
  • ax0rax0r alpha 3 fiend Joined: Posts: 624
    OGSF wrote: »
    anything going down this weekend anywhere? CVS2 and SSF2T and maybe some SFIIITS


    where u stay? we can ru nsome casuals on the cabinet if ur down to play
  • OGSFOGSF Joined: Posts: 713
    edited September 2014
    You have a cab? Which games?

    EDIT:

    LadyLuck wrote: »
    Every Thursday people meet at a game store on south tacoma way to play Tekken. That seems to be the only consistent event that comes to the top of my head.


    Only Tekken? Is there a fee or something?
    "The few prosper, while the rest suffer." - OGSF
  • LadyLuckLadyLuck Joined: Posts: 11
    edited September 2014
    There is a fee for four dollars and from my experiences it is almost all Tekken and most guys who show up probably don't play CVS2, ST or Third Strike. I'm down to play whatever, though I don't always go there so if you plan on going you should let me know and I'll try to make it. I'm better at CVS2 than ST and Third Strike but I'll play any of em. Probably gotta bring your own setup if you wanna play anything non-Tekken but there should be provided TV's and I think there is even a CRT for any old systems though I've never seen anyone use it, might not even work.
  • PsyChronPsyChron Joined: Posts: 7
    LadyLuck wrote: »
    There is a fee for four dollars and from my experiences it is almost all Tekken and most guys who show up probably don't play CVS2, ST or Third Strike. I'm down to play whatever, though I don't always go there so if you plan on going you should let me know and I'll try to make it. I'm better at CVS2 than ST and Third Strike but I'll play any of em. Probably gotta bring your own setup if you wanna play anything non-Tekken but there should be provided TV's and I think there is even a CRT for any old systems though I've never seen anyone use it, might not even work.
    I'm being told the big scene is in Olympia. That's where the variety is. While I do play TTT2, I also play heaps of other games. I wonder if anyone opens their house as a venue. I have some people that might wanna participate, but they're all about free venues unless it's EVO. Understandable. Maybe get other games popular in the Tacoma area. What do you think?
  • LadyLuckLadyLuck Joined: Posts: 11
    "I'm being told the big scene is in Olympia. That's where the variety is."

    I've been to a couple of Olympia meets and played with their players a decent amount of times. They primarily play at a comic store every week which has no venue fee and is primarily casuals. You have to kind watch your manners while your in there so don't get too rowdy. As for the variety, your probably talking about the semi bi-weekly in Rcaido's garage that has a bunch of cool cab (the most important one being CVS2) set ups for console games and arcade games. Though the player base from my experiences seemed to have their competitive focuses mostly on SFIV still.

    "I wonder if anyone opens their house as a venue. I have some people that might wanna participate, but they're all about free venues unless it's EVO."


    House events usually are more limited to people who know each other around here due to strangers eventually causing incidents and stuff getting stolen. If you or your friends really wanna get better you probably should just fork over 10 to 15 dollars every other month or so at the monthly tournaments such as Gamebreakers in Auburn after training with each other. By showing up and meeting people, maybe people will invite you to some training sessions at people's places. I don't use facebook but I'm sure people have told you that the scene is mostly on facebook up here so you should probably check that out if you haven't already.

    "Maybe get other games popular in the Tacoma area. What do you think?"

    To be honest I'm not really that active in the scene right now but I'll show up to your meets sometimes if you ever have any. I don't play any games at a competitive level right now but I still randomly show up to tournaments and gatherings and I'm pretty open to different fighting games(even though most old fighting games are better) compared to most players.

  • PsyChronPsyChron Joined: Posts: 7
    LadyLuck wrote: »
    I've been to a couple of Olympia meets and played with their players a decent amount of times. They primarily play at a comic store every week which has no venue fee and is primarily casuals. You have to kind watch your manners while your in there so don't get too rowdy. As for the variety, your probably talking about the semi bi-weekly in Rcaido's garage that has a bunch of cool cab (the most important one being CVS2) set ups for console games and arcade games. Though the player base from my experiences seemed to have their competitive focuses mostly on SFIV still.
    I'm not sure where exactly I'll be, but that's the general area. In and around Tacoma or a bit of a ways away from it. When I have specifics, I'll let you know. Does this comic book store have a variety in there? I don't care about non-competetiveness. I'm FGC free right now, so I'm not about to sit up here and call anyone a scrub anytime soon. Or ever. Since it's a no-cost venue, I have extra incentive to be there. I don't play much Street Fighter, but I do play pretty much everything except it. I'm really trying to get at Marvel 3 and Injustice. Those are my top right now. But I'm not exclusive! Tell me more about this comic book store.
    LadyLuck wrote: »
    House events usually are more limited to people who know each other around here due to strangers eventually causing incidents and stuff getting stolen. If you or your friends really wanna get better you probably should just fork over 10 to 15 dollars every other month or so at the monthly tournaments such as Gamebreakers in Auburn after training with each other. By showing up and meeting people, maybe people will invite you to some training sessions at people's places. I don't use facebook but I'm sure people have told you that the scene is mostly on facebook up here so you should probably check that out if you haven't already.
    That's understandable. From what I've researched, there is no Northwest FGC Facebook profile or group of any kind. If you know of any, link me please. It'll be good for me to network when I do get over there. Not much I can do about it now. Like I said though, the name of the game right now is free practice. I'm not trying to shell out 10-15 dollars before I even get set up with work and a living space! Priorities first. Which means; I'll have to go free until I get my money right. Do you have any experience with new movers/people that network and find FGC friends to play with?
    LadyLuck wrote: »
    To be honest I'm not really that active in the scene right now but I'll show up to your meets sometimes if you ever have any. I don't play any games at a competitive level right now but I still randomly show up to tournaments and gatherings and I'm pretty open to different fighting games(even though most old fighting games are better) compared to most players.
    I won't be hosting any meets until I get a place of my own. I'll be in going-to-meets mode when I arrive. Maybe the opposite later. Looking forward to your reply.
  • The_HamptonsThe_Hamptons Joined: Posts: 9
    I recently moved to Kent, I'm looking to meet some new people to get some training in. My goal is to make it to EVO next year and not make an A** of myself. I'm down to host, but I do have an apartment that could only fit 6-8 people and still be comfortable. Anyone playing on Xbox live down to get some online practice in?
  • OGSFOGSF Joined: Posts: 713
    ok, so is rcaido doing his cab get togethers anytime this month? I have a PS2 but I don't have any arcade sticks. Just the PS2 pads...
    "The few prosper, while the rest suffer." - OGSF
  • PsyChronPsyChron Joined: Posts: 7
    I recently moved to Kent, I'm looking to meet some new people to get some training in. My goal is to make it to EVO next year and not make an A** of myself. I'm down to host, but I do have an apartment that could only fit 6-8 people and still be comfortable. Anyone playing on Xbox live down to get some online practice in?
    Crap. You're pretty far from Tacoma (where I'll be when I move). We should still link up in person somehow though. It's good for me to connect with others now before I move.
  • rcaidorcaido Dynamic Bayside Duo Joined: Posts: 8,420
    My next schedule gathering is next Friday, September 27. It would be a good idea to go to Olympia Cards & Comics first to introduce yourself or join my facebook group here...Olympia Mother Russia https://www.facebook.com/groups/318728931553833/
  • LadyLuckLadyLuck Joined: Posts: 11
    Sorry for the late reply, been kind of busy this week.
    I'm not sure where exactly I'll be, but that's the general area. In and around Tacoma or a bit of a ways away from it. When I have specifics, I'll let you know. Does this comic book store have a variety in there? I don't care about non-competetiveness. I'm FGC free right now, so I'm not about to sit up here and call anyone a scrub anytime soon. Or ever. Since it's a no-cost venue, I have extra incentive to be there. I don't play much Street Fighter, but I do play pretty much everything except it. I'm really trying to get at Marvel 3 and Injustice. Those are my top right now. But I'm not exclusive! Tell me more about this comic book store.

    All I meant by not being rowdy is that the store is supposed to be family oriented so try not to swear or anything like that in there. As for Marvel and Injustice, they have players who play Marvel pretty consistently and a couple of people who play Injustice, or at least used to.
    That's understandable. From what I've researched, there is no Northwest FGC Facebook profile or group of any kind. If you know of any, link me please. It'll be good for me to network when I do get over there. Not much I can do about it now. Like I said though, the name of the game right now is free practice. I'm not trying to shell out 10-15 dollars before I even get set up with work and a living space! Priorities first. Which means; I'll have to go free until I get my money right. Do you have any experience with new movers/people that network and find FGC friends to play with?

    There definetely are Northwest FGC Facebook groups around but like I said I don't use facebook so I don't know most of em at the top of my head. The only two that I can think of right now is the Olympia one which the above poster gave a link to and the Blazblue community's group which is something like 'PNW Airdasher's' (not sure if its the exact name but close enough). I'm 100% sure there are other PNW facebook groups for other games and areas in Washington. As for movers, sorry I don't know of any though if your moving some place in Tacoma thats close to my place and I have time maybe I can help you out, can't guarentee that though.
    I won't be hosting any meets until I get a place of my own. I'll be in going-to-meets mode when I arrive. Maybe the opposite later. Looking forward to your reply.

    Thats cool, if you ever want to maybe we can carpool to some meets.
  • ax0rax0r alpha 3 fiend Joined: Posts: 624
    We have been beasting on the cabinet, my decapre is a scumbag. Can't wait to sesh in the future
  • OGSFOGSF Joined: Posts: 713
    You put USF4 in a cab?
    "The few prosper, while the rest suffer." - OGSF
  • ax0rax0r alpha 3 fiend Joined: Posts: 624
    OGSF wrote: »
    You put USF4 in a cab?

    I retrofitted a dynamo cab with 1080P and a PC, so we are playing the PC version on it, The cabinet is sick tho.


  • OGSFOGSF Joined: Posts: 713
    Weren't you in the sonoma county area before?
    "The few prosper, while the rest suffer." - OGSF
  • ax0rax0r alpha 3 fiend Joined: Posts: 624
    No I moved here from Miami Dade county FL
  • rcaidorcaido Dynamic Bayside Duo Joined: Posts: 8,420
    Pics of cab!
  • ax0rax0r alpha 3 fiend Joined: Posts: 624
    IMG_0066.jpg


    Looks a lil ghetto in pictures but its basically a gutted Dynamo cab, that i retrofitted.

    Has new microswitches on the HAPP buttons so I didnt feel like chopping the panel up to retrofit sanwa, and we got used to it ne way :)

    Monitor is pretty close to lagless as I could find locally.


    Its pretty much just for my bro and I to play since we havnt touched street fighter since the ECC days when I lived in the east coast.

    Bless
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