I’ve thought about this a lot of and on, but the other stereotype threads made me decide to share this.
It seems there’s some common aspects of players with certain fighting games. Of course, there are exceptions to every stereotype, but these seem universal for the most part.
3rd Strike player:
Complete stoner. Usually hippyish looking (long hair, beards.) These guys can sit at home all day with a dime bag and figure out every single normalfrom every character that will beat Chun’s c.mk, clean (then forget it all later.) They can play with stick AND pad because “have you ever played Urien with a pad… on weed?” I also always hear these people say, “wanna chief and play some 3s?” and they also think they play better high.
I don’t know why, but it usually seems like Marvel is nothing but some legit hustlers (cause I’m sure some are) and some not-so-legit wanna be gangsters. These dudes take this game as serious as possible and either put up some real money to play or talk WAY too much shit. These dudes ALWAYS represent their local arcade/scene and usually create the most drama for their respective game.
Guilty Gear player:
Younger goth anime nerds. These dudes are usually pad scrubs and think there game is freaking SACRED or something. Usually roll in pretty tight nit groups for fear of being seen and beat up by the Marvel players. A lot of them are know-it-all smart asses and argue about shit you don’t care about (ie, how to pronounce character names.) These players have been known to ban THE dumbest shit from certian GG tournies like “joysticks” and Millia’s “hair move.” lol
Super Turbo player:
Thirty-something married man that barely has time to make it to tourneis, but somehow convinces his wife this is the “last one” he’s attending. Usually the most normal looking of all the fighting game players and always talk about “the good old days.” These dudes usually play CvS2, too. I don’t know why.
I play all of these games and I know these aren’t true for everyone, but this is something I’ve noticed out of most of the players I see.
Anyone else notice any other stereotypes like this?
ps - SNK players: