So my friend and I are playing AE, and I miss a sonic boom with guile and a light punch comes out, at the exact same second I press the button, my friend does his ultra, and because a light punch came out I was able to block it in time. My assumption was that the sound of me hitting the button on my arcade stick is what made him do his ultra.
I further tested this not only in AE, but in other games as well. Both the opponent and I are blocking and I randomly press a light attack and the other person reacts on the sound of the button press. I started realizing that I could abuse this because he was cheating, in that he was waiting to hear me do something before he tried to counter me. I would randomly hit buttons so he could waste ex/ultra/super, then go in for the attack, and it actually was working.
And today it happened again at a local arcade. I was playing against some guy, I missed a flash kick and the second I pressed the button for the kick he did an ex attack, and he was blocking right before that!
So my question is, is this a form of cheating? Reacting based on sound of a button hit on an arcade stick? Maybe it’s just at a subconscious level for some players. I notice that in a lot of tournaments happening now, the 2 players with their arcade sticks are right next to each other and they can clearly hear the buttons being pressed. Maybe what we think is godly visual reaction is actually sound reaction!
Anyone encounter this before?
I press a button on the arcade stick, and my opponent responds based on the sound the button makes on the arcade stick, as is hes waiting for me to press a button then ultras me based on sound reaction. Is this cheating?