Just seeing who else is from the Southern Illinois area. I guess more specifically, the Carbondale area.
Just starting to get back into fighting games, but a long-time Street Fighter head.
SOME GENERAL INFO ON MEETUPS:
Meetups are happening at my apartment in Harrisburg. They typically happen on Thursdays, but have happened on other days as well. Usually start around 6pm and ends when the last person clears out.
Some basic ground rules:
Keep it respectful. We do talk smack, but generally, if you’re new, might want to keep the smack talk down until we know you a little bit. Random guy mouthing off = you might just be a douche. If we know you, and you know us, and you mouth off = well…YOU’RE A TOWEL!
Bring money to help with food costs. I’m by no means rich (Considering where I reside, this is clear). Just a few bucks to pay for pizza or bring an entree to share, and you’re hype.
We play on Xbox 360. If you don’t have a stick, we have a couple you can play on, so long as you don’t mind playing on Seimitsu or Korean parts.
We play quarter match style, unless we decide to run a random house tournament. We will, however accomodate requests to play certain people, doubly so if we have multiple setups on a certain date. We also lock characters on wins, arcade style. If however, you want to learn a certain matchup, feel free to ask, if any of us know that character we will work with you on it.
We have a weird tradition at game night, one that requires STORY TIME:
At one meetup, I took This Burger’s car 2 blocks to go get soda from the pizzeria when the delivery guy forgot to bring them with him. The key for his car was bent already, and I was not made aware of this. When I went to shut off his car at the store, the key broke off in the ignition. So I had to turn it on/off on the way back with a random screwdriver This Burger had on his keychain. The next week, This Burger shows up with the top half of the key fashioned into a necklace. We call this…Fail Bling.
This necklace is reserved for those who…well, fail. So basically, if you get perfected, you have to wear the fail bling. You wear it until someone else gets perfected, then it is passed on. If no one gets perfected by the end of the night, you will be required to wear it when you show up next time. If you are not at a game night, the bling cannot change hands, so in order to remove yourself from this position of shame, you have to show up and wait for someone to get perfected, or perfect someone yourself. We will also post up the keeper of the bling in the title of our thread, because we’re pretty douchey like that.
If you are planning on showing up, PM me for my address and phone number. (I have a keycard entry system at the entrances of my building, no intercom system, so you have to call or text me to let me know you are here so that I can go downstairs to let you in.)