I started picking up Sagat recently and after getting a few things down I decided to head down to my local arcade to try him out. I managed to do pretty well with him, much better than expected, I managed a 6 win streak, something I have never done before (don’t laugh). I told a friend (who plays SF4 of course) that I had started picking up Sagat and he went off on me. Basically, according to him those wins don’t really count. I won’t even discuss when I tried to use my Sagat against his Chun. Another friend of mine (who plays BlazBlue, no SF4) basically had the same reaction.
Around here, I often see people complain about all the use of Sagat, Ryu, and Ken online. It’s true, I see alot of them (actually I see more Akuma then Ryu, but I digress) myself.
I just don’t understand why suddenly everyone is mad that alot of people play the high tiers in a fighting game. Nobody complained about all the Chun and Yun in 3rd Strike or the heavy use of MSP in Marvel (I never played Marvel myself, only 3S). Why is trying to be the best character to play the best you can suddenly a crime? What is this sudden requirement of using the low-tier characters. Many of the best players main Ryu, Sagat, Balrog or Rufus right? Why is it not okay for the less talented players to use them too?
I searched for a similar thread for a similar topic, couldn’t find one. If there was one, I really did try searching “tier” for awhile.