Ok so I’ve been hooked into the MK hype after seeing videos, reading info and threads, and learning what NeatherRealm has done to achieve the best possible outcome of this game. I really would like to get into this game competitively (assuming all they’ve done to revamp this franchise will give it a nice competitive scene) but I have no real background. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve played all the MK games as I grew up, 1, 2, 3’s, 4’s, DA, SM, D, A (missed any? Those I probably didn’t touch), but I was young and didn’t play the game as an actual competitor, but more mindlessly like you would to a, let’s say Call of Duty. I’ve played many other fighters like this but I’ve only been serious competitively (learning game mechanics, competing in tournaments) since SFIV in 2009. I’ve gotten decent at that game as well as SSFIV and now of course MvC3.
Basically, now that I understand fighters more, I see the vast difference gameplay-wise between MK games and those of Capcom or even others I’ve gotten into like (3d fighters) Soul Calibur and Tekken, but this game has been appealing to me so much that I’d like to make a return to this franchise, only this time I’d be serious at it from a competitive standpoint.
So what I’m really asking for I guess is how would one make this transition, or addition into their fighting game library? What things should I look into, what will I need to know, what will I need physically, etc, etc, etc. And also, I’d like to hear other stories, maybe see what other people are going to be doing about this and how their futures look to pan out in competitive fighting games.