Red Pantie Addict Anonymous: Sakura General Discussion!

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  • Sh!nStarw!nSh!nStarw!n Sakura of the Southwest Joined: Posts: 492
    check out my pic any one Jelly?

    Dat shit cray.

    You going to Austin for the 25th anniversary tournament?
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  • LegendLegend Joined: Posts: 187
    check out my pic any one Jelly?
    Lol I was right there watching that happen! :D
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  • Pcutta24Pcutta24 PHS Sharknado Joined: Posts: 36
    Lol I was right there watching that happen! :D
    Thought you guys were the other Sakura players I seen you guys go up to him after I left. I tried to find you guys to talk but I couldn't find y'all :(
  • Pcutta24Pcutta24 PHS Sharknado Joined: Posts: 36
    Dat shit cray.

    You going to Austin for the 25th anniversary tournament?
    Saddly things came up at the last min I can't go I am so sad
  • LegendLegend Joined: Posts: 187
    Thought you guys were the other Sakura players I seen you guys go up to him after I left. I tried to find you guys to talk but I couldn't find y'all :(
    Yeah I tried to talk to him, more like the girl that was with him, but she spoke no english so language barrier fucked me over and wasn't able to find anyone to ever translate. :| I found Zhi when he was busy and Tokido once I couldn't find Uryo, so it was just a gigantic blowup. Oh well, would have been cool to ask him a couple things.
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  • Fergus2k8Fergus2k8 Let's Rock! Joined: Posts: 2,642
    check out my pic any one Jelly?

    Very!
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  • BlackShinobiBlackShinobi Making moves Joined: Posts: 2,284
    I'm trying to encourage new players to post videos to make it easier for people to give them specific advice to improve their game, theres a sakura video that was posted today, if anyone has time please watch it and post a critique for the poster in the thread. Hopefully really good and helpful replies to the first few videos will encourage more people to start posting vids

    http://shoryuken.com/forum/index.php?threads/beginner-match-analysis-gameplay-critique-thread.164969/#post-7300742
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    New player gameplay video critique thread. CLICK THE LINK AND CHECK IT OUT.
    Help the community grow one beginner at time.
  • DeebsDeebs Joined: Posts: 934
    Tournament time. Gotta fix my pathetic competitive track record.

    Good luck, me.
  • CallistoCallisto Level 3 Fireball Trap Queen Joined: Posts: 1,605
    I'm playing lights-out in casuals this week, still going 1-2 in actual tourney matches lol. Been landing some really nice combos though, not sure what the hell happened with my execution this past week but it's gotten much better.

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  • Fergus2k8Fergus2k8 Let's Rock! Joined: Posts: 2,642
    Everyone stop talking and look at this SICK SETUP!

    Credits to Ganoon for creating the setup.

    It's at the end.

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  • DeebsDeebs Joined: Posts: 934
    Everyone stop talking and look at this SICK SETUP!

    Credits to Ganoon for creating the setup.

    It's at the end.


    Holy shit that's sweet. Can you combo from it? My stuff's not setup at the moment
  • DeebsDeebs Joined: Posts: 934
    Also, was that an unblockable he was doing? (neutral jump, st mp, jumping mk or something like that)
  • hehwathehwat I'm cute & funny Joined: Posts: 604
    Holy shit that's sweet. Can you combo from it? My stuff's not setup at the moment
    yea you can but it doesnt work on cammy and fei but i got it to work on akuma ryu ken viper. Would be nice if some one can try it on fei and cammy i hate them.
    Main: Sakura
    hmmm <3
  • DeebsDeebs Joined: Posts: 934
    Waiting to find out when our next monthly is, if it's but that weekend I'll see if we can get a Chicago group up there. I gotta get my brakes fixed before I can drive that far, but I should be able to pull that off by then.

    You and Chicago coming?
  • CallistoCallisto Level 3 Fireball Trap Queen Joined: Posts: 1,605
    g/f claimed almost my entire weekend lol, packing + apartment hunting...did end up getting my car fixed too :(

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  • gzxgzx Joined: Posts: 79
    Also, was that an unblockable he was doing? (neutral jump, st mp, jumping mk or something like that)
    He used j.lk so I think it would have been a fake xup
  • Fergus2k8Fergus2k8 Let's Rock! Joined: Posts: 2,642
    Does anyone else feel a bit weird about how Sakura's evolving as a character?

    I'm not really liking all the 50/50s she has now, I feel they take a bit away from her character (if that makes any sense), ofc I would use them but I don't really like how she's a "one hit" character now, before the 50/50s mixups were discovered, she was about mixing up after lvl 3 meaty hado, and any mixup you hit them with felt legit, like empty cr.lk or walk up throw, tatsu etc, but now it's just outright guessing left and right now and it just irks me a bit.
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  • WilkenWilken Joined: Posts: 70
    Personally i've been upset for a long time since the lvl 3 meaty hado was discovered and i had no more reason to do stupid reset shenanigans (that never worked but i loved anyways), i'm not sure that the 50/50s are aways optimal over the meaty hado so i'm still hoping that they add some variety to her oki.
  • DeebsDeebs Joined: Posts: 934
    Yeah i've been leaning away from always doing 50/50s in the corner. Sure, if they guess wrong they're eating a lot of damage and will be near stun, but if they guess right they get out of the corner for free. That's just not the game I want to be playing.
  • ShogunFlowShogunFlow Stream Warrior Joined: Posts: 801
    i only apply the reset game if im playing someone in a set. usually i just try to maximize my damage with sakura.
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  • CallistoCallisto Level 3 Fireball Trap Queen Joined: Posts: 1,605
    I'm personally a fan of the 50/50 reset game. I love leaving people with the feeling of WHAT THE HELL JUST HAPPENED with dash-under/empty jump lows/fake crossups. I feel like it puts more emphasis on the rock/paper/scissors decision-making game and less on the execution game of extending combos for max damage.

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  • DeebsDeebs Joined: Posts: 934
    I only do resets for one hit stuns (instant overheads, etc) or if i'm really desperate for some damage. No offense to Destin, but I kind of hate how the "guide to advanced Sakura play" puts so much emphasis on ending ex tatsu combos with j. Hk.
  • LegendLegend Joined: Posts: 187
    I agree. I was never really big on resets. Having played Marvel 2 first (MSP), this seems strange. But I feel like I should play Sakura incredibly solidly rather than 'gimmicky'. That said, on certain characters, I may still reset them just because they have limited options vs it; however, I still prefer dash > sweep or 2x otoshi after ex tatsu. As far as the corner, I've been using the crossup/fake crossup setups less too and just sticking to meaty fireball. I frequently would end up in the corner after a hard knockdown without a hit on them, and to me, that doesn't sound like 'solid' sakura play. My 2¢.
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  • CallistoCallisto Level 3 Fireball Trap Queen Joined: Posts: 1,605
    fwiw as the resets are becoming more known, I have the most success by setting up the common resets then just not doing them and hitting the person from the front.

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  • WilkenWilken Joined: Posts: 70
    I don't go much for resets anymore, but my experience has been similar, too...The dash -> j.HP landing in front is the reset that hits the most for me. I tried some weird stuff like cl.HK walk under on the corner or cl.HP x Hadoken x FADC but most people just mash out of it.
  • Bowser-DaimaoBowser-Daimao Joined: Posts: 35
    Any other males here who get crap for playing as Sakura for no other reason then she's a moe-esc school girl type character? I constantly get things from my family like "you only play as her so you can see her underpants" and other comments along those lines. My brother once went as far as saying "stop playing as the hentai character!"
    Mains: SSBM Marth SF3TS, Dudley. SF4, Sakura and Dudley.
  • LogiaLogia Flare Drive Joined: Posts: 334
    No offense but your family don't know what they're talking about
    :coffee:
  • Fergus2k8Fergus2k8 Let's Rock! Joined: Posts: 2,642
    Lol I get that quite often.
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  • CallistoCallisto Level 3 Fireball Trap Queen Joined: Posts: 1,605
    My g/f gives me crap all the time, since I like quick rushdown characters I end up on small females...a lot. That and how particular I am about the sundress...

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  • Sh!nStarw!nSh!nStarw!n Sakura of the Southwest Joined: Posts: 492
    Any other males here who get crap for playing as Sakura for no other reason then she's a moe-esc school girl type character? I constantly get things from my family like "you only play as her so you can see her underpants" and other comments along those lines. My brother once went as far as saying "stop playing as the hentai character!"

    Your brother is a weaboo.
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  • Bowser-DaimaoBowser-Daimao Joined: Posts: 35
    Isn't a weeaboo a person who pretty much worships Japan? That's so not my brother.
    No offense but your family don't know what they're talking about
    Absolutely none taken, you couldn't be more correct if you tried.
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  • dragonballjosephdragonballjoseph 8-Star Douche Bag Joined: Posts: 248
    My friends tell my I have a school girl fetish.
    I don't see what the problem is. #Kappa
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  • sandwichcookiesandwichcookie Unregistered User. Joined: Posts: 1,179
    Isn't a weeaboo a person who pretty much worships Japan? That's so not my brother.

    .


    I believe part of the definition includes using japanese words, like hentai, in normal english conversation.
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  • FakeSteveFakeSteve Mayhem Enthusiast Joined: Posts: 2,499
    Hey Sakura forum! I've come across a dilemma, would be interested to hear absolutely anyone's thoughts on this so i can come to a decision :D

    I main Sakura. In my heart, anyway. Right now I pretty much main Cammy. Since I have very good execution, a good nose for sniffing out new frame traps and setups, and strong use of normals (so this doesn't sound egotistical imma say I really suffer in the mindgames/getting conditioned to do stuff department.. work in progress. I was a Brood War player, gimme a break!), I picked Cammy up pretty quickly and she's as strong, if not stronger, than my Sakura now. I really love playing Sakura, but I'm having a hard time finding a matchup where she makes sense now.

    Here's the deal: I have Sakura, Cammy, and Chun-li to work with.
    Cammy's bad matchups (imo):
    Balrog
    Guile
    Gief
    Bison
    Blanka
    Honda

    These are all pretty nasty for Sakura as well. They're covered by Chun.

    For the rest of the cast... I can't think of a matchup that isn't easier for Cammy. Going down a short mental list, cammy has fewer 5-5s and more 6-4s

    So which matchups is Sakura worth picking over her? I wanna win tournaments and shit, it's a LOT harder to defend against Cammy's shit than Sakura's
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  • Fergus2k8Fergus2k8 Let's Rock! Joined: Posts: 2,642
    snip

    I would pick Sakura for the likes of Juri, Gouken over Cammy, I can't really think of many matchups where Sakura does significantly better than Cammy overall lol.
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  • FakeSteveFakeSteve Mayhem Enthusiast Joined: Posts: 2,499
    ive got a lot of experience vs gouken, cammy is definitely stronger against him. both characters have advantage though, i agree. seth, dhalsim are the same way. i just cant think of a 5-5 cammy matchup that sakura has a better matchup in lol
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  • LegendLegend Joined: Posts: 187
    I also play Cammy and I don't think there's a matchup I would pick Sakura over Cammy if I mained Cammy. Cammy is a easier and has a reliable reversal. I'd say stick to a main. I have friends that tell me I should main Cammy because in some time I would be better with her than I currently am with Sakura. I can't say I disagree; however, I <3 Sakura.
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  • FakeSteveFakeSteve Mayhem Enthusiast Joined: Posts: 2,499
    i don't think you can get away with playing only one character at tournament level anymore. for learning the game, sure, it's good to stick with a character so you can develop context for what goes wrong. but i don't think nowadays anyone can get by being a character specialist. i don't think you HAVE to play the top tiers, but you're handicapping yourself if you can't cover your character's bad matchups. that's why i'm at this crossroads with Sakura.

    is she really gonna end up just a pocket/MM character for me?! :'(
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  • Fergus2k8Fergus2k8 Let's Rock! Joined: Posts: 2,642
    Completely unrelated

    But I got my results from my final exams in high school and I got beyond what I needed for my course!

    So I'm gonna move into the local city for my first year of college and that's where the Irish scene is centered, expect more tournament footage from me!

    WOOOOOOOO
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  • LegendLegend Joined: Posts: 187
    i don't think you can get away with playing only one character at tournament level anymore. for learning the game, sure, it's good to stick with a character so you can develop context for what goes wrong. but i don't think nowadays anyone can get by being a character specialist. i don't think you HAVE to play the top tiers, but you're handicapping yourself if you can't cover your character's bad matchups. that's why i'm at this crossroads with Sakura.

    is she really gonna end up just a pocket/MM character for me?! :'(
    I disagree with not being able to use one character. Many many people use only one character in tourneys and end up in Top 8's frequently. Bad matchups require practice. They're bad, but not so bad that you can't win, especially with Sakura. In the end, just stick to what you want. If you want to main her, put in extra time. Learn the bad matchups and what options you have.
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