Doing Matches at 6 AM on X-box Live

hakan

#1

can really hurt a guy’s ego. I normally do quite well as Hakan, but at 6 AM, the only people who are playing are way above me in skill. Besides the embarrassment, they’re actually really ideal. There’s a lot of unsafe stuff that I do that I never realize is unsafe because it goes unpunished. But playing against someone of a higher skill level lets you know when you’ve done something unsafe.

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#2

I have a personal rule: Don’t play online after 1 AM. It’s nothing but misery and woe. Doing fight request last night, I had matches against 2 15,000+ point Ryus and a 16,000 point Vega. Made me want to kill myself.


#3

how else are u gonna get better?


#4

Yeah, I enjoy the punishment because it lets me know what I’m doing wrong.Unfortunately, I’m apparently doing a lot of things wrong.


#5

On the flip side of that, I play to have fun. I only get to play maybe two hours (if that) a day, and I don’t want to spend the entire time getting pummeled.

Why? I am of the mindset that you don’t get better from getting plastered to the wall. In a game that is purely about mental sharpness (as to quote Abel, street fighting is about analysis, prediction and reaction, nothing more), I find that getting a winning streak going helps me focus because I actively think less about the mistakes I might or am making. The power of the winning streak and being able to go “that went well” is incredible for lubricating the thought-processes of the brain.

Not to mention, sometimes it just makes one feel better to pound the crap out of a few scrubs before playing against tougher fare.


#6

I actually figured out just why it was so hard at the time… I had moved my 360 to a HDTV, and I didn’t have the TV on “Game Mode”, so there was a bit of a latency issue. Once I swapped back, I wasn’t messing up so much!


#7

My favorite thing about playing Hakan is beating people with 420 or WEED in their name and getting Hakan’s “Smoking’s bad” win quote.

This usually happens after midnight.