The most difficult thing about playing fighting games for me currently is that I have nothing in my room to put my stick on directly in front of the tv. How do you guys all deal with this? Put it on your legs? Did you make a crazy contraption?
same here. some people play on the floor and some on their bed. it all depends on what you have available in front of the TV. i feel if you have an SE or TE you have a stable platform you can use so that’s why i use a chair and rest the stick on my lap.
I may put it on my lap, or on the floor in front of me, but then I have to sit in a weird position. I suppose one thing you could do is get a small cheap table, and attach a bunch of velcro pads connecting the stick to the table.
see, I do the stick on lap thing too but I can’t help feeling like it screws up my game.
what I was doing was putting the stick on my computer desk and turning my head to the left to see my 37" LCD where I play on. but that hurt. and was just unreasonable.
My advice: Chair+stick in lap, most universal besides the floor. You just need to get used to it. It’ll take a while but you’ll get used to it.
This is how I play mostly, even though I don’t prefer it. However it made me ease down on some of my overzealous execution to keep the stick from moving around so much, making me a better player for it.
Whenever I see pros playing in an awkward floor position and still beating down without a hitch, I’m encouraged to not let things like positioning effect me.
Just my thoughts.
While the lap is the most portable of the options, and it’s also the most child-friendly (as the kid likes to sit and slap my buttons while i’m playing.), when i’m really ready to play, i grab a foldup tray-table. The kind that you use to eat at a couch/lay-z-boy in the living room. It sits in front of me, if i want to sit back, i can lean it towards me a bit (the feet of the TE holds it against) and it feels a lot more pro than lapping it.
dont waste your money. (coming from a guy who owns quite a few TE’s) dont get me wrong they are excellent sticks, but if i was cash strapped then i’d stay with the hrap3. until finances get better
theres no significant difference between them, the only thing you can do is 6 obsf or n 30’s and 2 button plugs and swap them out.
otherwise your cool. and maybe you can search out a thread on how to put some extra weight in the stick.
only open it up if you know what your doing. (this is because ive neer modded anything, but i am reading up on how to…)
but you may need soldering skills to change the buttons on your hori, iirc. ( @ JDM feel free to jump in and correct me)
You should learn to play on your lap primarily because it’s always available in any playing situation. It will really help if you decide to play in settings where your favorite desk/table/stand isn’t available i.e. A tournament or at your friends place or what have you.
On a desk. People ask how I can play with my hands so high, and I feel like it’s my best setup. I’ve been doing it so long that I actually can’t (literally) play on my lap anymore. Preferred method is to play parallel to my monitor. But recent events has caused me to start using a 22 inch LCD and I’ve developed playing at an angle. Which, unfortunately, has yielded some unfavorable results. Jumping when pressing forward to charge, completely dropping inputs, and missing buttons. My advice to is to NOT play sideways, whatever you do.