First of all, I’m definitely not your typical Shoryuken user. I’m not really current with the popular fighting games (I’ll get to that in a minute), I’m a rather poor player to be honest, and I don’t choose my characters based on tiers (Though I do acknowledge that they most certainly exist), but I do love fighting games regardless of all that and play them very often.
However, I don’t have any of the current-gen consoles, so I cannot play some games that I would really like to play, like SSF4, Blazblue and MvC2. So, I’ve been instead playing a lot of classic fighters on GGPO, as well as (probably the fighter I’m best at, though that’s still not saying much) Melty Blood Act Cadenza on PC. I’m also quite versed in Jump Ultimate Stars, and am considered to be one of the oldest and most knowledgeable members of the English-speaking JUS community. Hey, I may not be that great at playing the game but damn if I don’t know the ins and outs of the engine. My hands just don’t work fast enough (and that’s pretty much why I’m still a noob-class player in most fighters), sue me.
As for my past as a fighting gamer, I bought Street Fighter II shortly after I bought my Genesis (Though I had wanted The New Challengers but I didn’t know the difference between the many versions so I ended up buying the Championship Edition) and played a friend’s Mortal Kombat 1-3 pretty often as well. I played other games like Clayfighter and Primal Rage during that era, but never really got into them.
I bought Marvel VS Capcom on PS1 shortly after it came out and then after that… Well, I pretty much ignored fighting games for years, up until I got JUS, and my friend pressured me to get Guilty Gear XX#Reload and Melty Blood Re-Act: Final Tuned. But now I’ve gotten back into fighting games and… can only wonder why I ever stopped =/
I’m also really excited for Marvel vs Capcom 3. I need to get a 360 for that, SSF4, Blazblue and MvC2…
For the hell of it, here’s a list of what I play and who I play. The GGPO-supported stuff is subject to change though as I only recently got into it.
Melty Blood: Ciel (seeing as how I based my username on her, and she’s in my profile image, it’s safe to say that she’s my primary character), Kohaku, Maids (As Kohaku), Mech Hisui.
Guilty Gear: Bridget. Always Bridget.
Jump Ultimate Stars: (Keep in mind, JUS has a TON of characters) Dio, Train, Eve, Luffy, Zoro, Robin, Rukia, Bo-Bobo, Naruto, Sakura, Arale, Tsuna, Kagura.
Street Fighter: Sakura (when available, she’s my main), Ryu, Ken, Akuma, Dhalsim, Ibuki (when playing 3S). (I’ve been playing Alpha 2 most lately)
Marvel vs Capcom (1, since that’s all I’ve played): Mega Man, Morrigan, Gambit, Wolverine, Captain Commando
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Jotaro, Dio, Mariah
Vampire Savior: Felicia, Morrigan, Hsien-Ko
King of Fighters (2002 is all I’ve played, on GGPO): Terry, May Lee, Mai
SSBM: Young Link, Dr. Mario (Remember, no current consoles, so I don’t have Brawl)
Aaaand, that’s it, I think.
So yeah, I hope I fit in and I hope, if I decide to ask for some matches in something at some point, I don’t get beat too bad.
(Also, I watch a lot of Anime/read a lot of Manga, so if you’re into that sort of thing, and are curious about what I’ve seen, my MAL is in my signature.)