I’ve been reading SRK for quite a while now and I’m completely amazed by the level of knowledge here. I learn something new everytime I come on, although I never really saw a reason to join, since the forum is open to guests (which is nice).
However, I have a few completely unrelated questions (in the sense that they’re unrelated to each other) that I’ve been wanting to ask, so I thought I’d register and ask 'em.
So, here we go:
Since I live in the UK, the “arcade scene” has never really been what it is over in America and Japan, even when I was a kid, so there’s alays one thing that’s puzzled me: I’ve heard people say on many occassions that a good player can last the whole day in an arcade with one quarter (or equivalent). Is this true? If so, how? Surely you have to pay everytime you play, regardless of whether you won or lost. If not, any idea why people would say this?
I’m thinking about looking into buying a stick. I borrowed my friend’s SE stick and although I could use it, I preferred my fight pad for comfort. However, recently I’ve been looking more in-depth into the characters I play, and I think having the more accessible button layout could really help me out.
Anyway, I was thinking about spending a little more and getting the higher-quality TE stick rather than the SE stick. I’ve read that both the SE stick and the TE stick have a square gate, but when I borrowed my friend’s SE stick, it didn’t feel like a square gate. I mean, I could still feel the contours of an octagonal gate when I moved the stick in a full circle. Why is that? Also, since I’ve never really played in arcades, would a square gate really hinder a pad player at all?
Additionally, ould it be worth waiting until the new batch of SSFIV sticks come out?
Does everyone use the DF-DF shortcuts for dragon punches now? Is it s a good idea to do so? I know that by doing it is gives you a crouching hit box, and it’s easier to execute, but does anyone actually execute a shoryuken the original way? Obviously some people will, but in general?
I’ve recently picked up El Fuerte and I’m thinking about putting a lot more time into him and “maining” him. I seem to lose most fights, even though I wouldn;t consider myself a complete noob with him. I really enjoy playing Fuerte and wondered if you had any tips you could give me? (I would’ve asked in the Elf forum, but since it’s my first post, I felt a little intimidated. :p)
Other than Fuerte I play, very predicatbly, Ryu, as I have done with SF games since I was a kid. Ive recently become bored with him, though, and wanted something fresh; there’s only so many Ryu mirrors you can endure before you want to turn the game off…
I’ll leave the questions there, since I don’t want this to be a mass wall-of-text that no one is going to read.
To anyone that reads this: Thanks for your time.