Ah, I was there yesterday day cheesing fools with Dic.
That arcade actually has ST in one of the cabinets that’s linked to the broadcasting computer. The setup is like this. There are 5 back to back setups for CE, but the 4th set of cabinets has CE and 3s and you can choose which game to play by toggling a switch. The 5th set has CE + ST using the same switch button mechanism to change between games. So they have 2 boards inside those cabinets and to my disappointment, ST isn’t the game of choice most of the time. It still gets more play than 3s though, nobody even knows what parry is at that arcade.
I’ve been trying to play as much ST as possible at that arcade when their top CE players are there, but with the exception of a CE player that’s pretty decent in ST with N.Ryu, they just don’t know how to play ST. I’ve dipped my toe into CE in hopes that I can dip their toes in ST. I’ve been semi-successful so far. A couple of CE players asked me how to do some of the new moves, like Vega’s flipkick.
I can see them becoming very good at ST if only they learned about the minor/major differences each of their characters have in ST. For example, one of the CE guys decided to try out Guile in ST and he kept trying to backfist while still charging back so it’ll only take learning stuff like that for characters like Guile, Ryu, and Sagat for them to be competitive in ST. I think the CE Dic players are gonna have the most trouble if they ever started playing ST though.