Hey everyone! I just started playing SFxT a few weeks ago and I absolutely love it. I’ve been a member of TestYourMight (an MK forum) and have had a lot of fun making new friends there. I’d like to make some new friends here, so I thought I’d make a thread where I introduce myself, and I can update this thread with my SFxT progress. I’m posting here and not in the general SRK forum because I’m specifically interested in talking to and making friends with the hardcore SFxT players!
And here’s an introduction:
I live in Chicago, IL (originally from Virginia Beach) - I’m a musician, i’m gay, i’m a vegetarian, and I’ve never drank alcohol or done drugs in my life. That being said, I don’t negatively judge anyone who is different than me. I think it is all about making healthy individual choices, and what’s right for me may not be right for you. So right there - a lot of those things make me feel really weird/different and sometimes I have difficulty relating to others. I am a pretty awesome guy though! I have a lot of great friends - I will say that I am very lucky. Sometimes I don’t know exactly how to reach out or ask for help when I need it, but that’s a common problem. I have also struggled with suicidal thinking and depression. Good news: I’m working on it. That’s what this thread is about for me - just to share a little by little and get myself out there more. If anyone out there ever wants to talk about any related issues, feel free to message me - I’m always happy to listen.
I’ve been a video game fanatic most all of my life. My buddy and I were really hardcore about Street Fighter II when we were younger. We both had asthma, so it was a great way for us to play and have fun and not risk an attack. Street Fighter II Turbo was my favorite and I was a little less excited when Super Street Fighter II came out. I didn’t play 3, but went crazy when I discovered Capcom Vs. SNK 2.
I took a big break from fighting games, and then last year, another video game friend called me up and said “The fighting game championships are happening this weekend! Watch them online with me!!” I had no idea about EVO and was really impressed with the skill level. These pros made my best games look like kindergarten stuff. I finally got an Xbox 360, got a copy of Mortal Kombat Vs. DC, and then Mortal Kombat (2011). I joined TestYourMight, made some new friends, invested in an arcade stick, and had tons of fun playing fighting games again.
After a while, I wanted to expand my fighting game palette. I saw the SFIV games and became a huge fan of Daigo. I was thinking about getting SFIV, and then realized that I really love the Tekken characters - I last played them in Tekken 2 and 3. So I played SFxT and thought it was really fun, innovative and exciting. I liked how it felt like SF, but took the game to a new level, with tagging, gems, Tekken characters, etc. I’ve been watching a lot of the CrossCounter game/instructional videos and love getting absorbed in this stuff.
So here I am! I’ve been asking tons of newbie questions and bumping old threads because frankly, I’m just late to the game. I know a lot of this stuff is old hat for some people on here, and I know some people hate the game or have totally moved on, but it’s awesome to me and I think this will be a game I’ll be playing and loving for a really long time.
Favorite fighting games:
-Street Fighter II Turbo
-Capcom Vs. SNK 2
-Mortal Kombat 1 & 2
-Mortal Kombat (2011)
Random assortment of favorite non-fighting games:
-Braid (Really excited for ‘The Witness’ coming later this year)
-Silent Hill 1,2,3
-Super Mario World
I’ll be posting to this thread with my SFxT progress and things like that. Right now my favorites are Bob, Abel, Kazuya, and Rolento. Thanks for reading!