(I named it RRRAGE QUITTER! because the way he went out of the video was so emotional/enRAGEd.)
I used to follow this guy’s channel at first to see if i could find more tools to add to my Bane mix-up game/shenanigans. I quickly realized that after about the first two videos he had nothing i could really use since his approach in using Bane was very reckless and wasteful. I continued to watch though because even though he showed match footage of him doing well, he went on and on with rants about how bad this game was, and how everything that Bane had was too slow and that he had no options of getting in, so on and so forth.
By this point i was just watching for the entertainment because he so reminds me of all those whiners on xbox live that can’t handle taking a loss, on top of the fact of having a channel to officially do it on. I found it very funny hearing a so called grown man b!tch and moan like a little man-girl on COD. I got on youtube the day we got the v1.03 update and noticed a video titled “Bane Got Buffed in Balance Patch #1 ???” on his channel. I went on to watch it expecting to hear another one of his hilarious, which i’m a dub now RR(rage rants), and boy this time he did not disappoint. Take a look.
After pulling myself together from laughing so hard, i kinda pitied the dude and felt an obligation to educate him in the fine art of Bane. I tried to give him a little constructive criticism by bluntly stating, “the way you go about playing Bane is all wrong”. I went on saying that “you play Bane like he’s a straight up rush down character”, which isn’t completely off track, but he did not even use the rest of his grappling options in a match like say Zangeif or Marduk in sfxt; only in combos. As expected from this sensitive little girl, he responds agitated “Bane is not a GRAPPLER”, which i could kinda see why he would think that because the way he showcased him is by being so mind f*cked at full screen the only option he can come up with is to go straight into lvl 3 venom and bull rush or every time he gets into jump-in range, he of course jumps like a noob, which i told him. Now on the whole “he’s not a GRAPPLER” part, i’ll let you guys decide because to me that’s where he’s completely wrong.
After that, i sent him another message in the comments section explaining my formula for Bane and got a single reply, “if you know so much about Bane then you need to upload some videos instead trying to coach me on mine”. I thought to myself anybody can upload videos of just the matches they had won whilst throwing in a little commentary, all the while having a temper tantrum. I sent him one final message explaining more in detail my methods because of the limited characters you can use in the comments section but i soon realized he didn’t want hear anymore of what i had to say. I later found out he banned me from his channel and removed everything i posted so he didn’t seem like he was wrong on the way he went about playing him all this time and that one of his subscribers was right.
The moral of this story folks, is don’t ever become this guy. Even if you are at the brink of madness through frustration because you couldn’t figure out how to make your low tier character work, which is always a long and uphill battle filled/w experimentation; especially when a game first comes out. You need to always be open or seeking new info or ideas on gaining experience on your character. One day there will emerge a tournament level bane and we will see videos on a whole new slew of strategies we never thought of and realize how much Bane has to offer. I understand why the developers designed him so i’m satisfied. I know this because i main one of the lowest tiered characters in SSF4ae (Vega) and had this same realization when i first saw players like Tatsu, Chris King, LOUD Zeus, Shin Phoenix, and German Luger display his usefulness despite his weaknesses.
I’m willing to share my methods with anyone interested in hearing them, even though this isn’t the official Bane thread, because i don’t wanna just come off as all talk not revealing the whole point of this argument. And if you were entertained as much as i was by this, then go to his channel and watch some of the other videos building up to this one. Also lend me your thoughts on how you think Bane should/can be played.