I would like to play SF competitively


#1

A bit of background; I’ve been a gamer since I was young but I never got into fighters. I had SF2 for SNES but only played at home. I got into the Melee metagame(but never competed) a few months before brawl came out. The level they took the game to and some of the amazing combos they were able to pull off captivated me. I already mained Marth so I went about learning to play him better. I was already one of the best among my circle of Melee play but this took things to the point where no one wanted to play me. I wanted to play SF4 since before it came out but didn’t have a console from this gen to play it. I recently got a 360 and SSIV. I plan on buying SSFIV asap.

The only problem is I would have no one to play at my level. My siblings barely play and I highly doubt they would put in as much effort as me. I want to have a circle of good players to play against and learn with/from. Is it worth all the trouble to only play against online players? Money is a problem for me so I am holding back on buying a stick until I can see where this hobby is going. I main Viper so you can understand my frustration. How would I go about finding the SF4 scene in my area? I heard about an arcade that I plan on checking out some time soon.

Thanks in advanced.


#2

Here is theregional matchmakingsections of the forums…from there you can figure out the region you reside.


#3

Oh wow, thanks a lot man. It seems that arcade is as big as I heard.


#4

Would help if you told us where you’re from, heh.


#5

I live in NYC. Seems that there is a big crowd around here.


#6

just come down to Mott St, after 5:30 is usually a good time. Friday is even better. If money is an issue, just spectating is ok until you feel like have confidence to play. You will get beat down, alot, I still do, but take your lumps.


#7

Yeah, Living in NYC you have access to many resources moreso than most people…

2 places you should check out:

Chinatown Fair arcade as Tonedef has said…

And 8 on the break arcade in Dunellen, NJ which holds PS3 weekly tournaments every tuesday night (train station is literally across the street)


#8

I’ll pass by this week


#9

Be ready to make some huge sacrifices if you are serious about this…cause you still don’t know just how deep this rabbit hole really is.


#10

With online play available it is easy to condition yourself for competition. Not only that you live in NYC, the second largest area for SF comp in the country. I know guys that live in small rural towns that manage to become good without any nearby comp.


#11

Yeah, check out the stuff in NY and play a lot. That’s how you start :slight_smile:


#12

i will likely be there at CTF in the afternoon on thurs i can give canti the 5 cent tour lol


#13

How much are the machines?


#14

SF IV Blazblue KOF 12 are a dollar per play most of the other older ones are a uarter per play