im posting this here cuz i couldnt register to leave a comment on the blog.
since when did becoming top 10 become a badge of honor? its been a badge of honor for anyone up and coming trying to get somewhere. we cant all be alex valles. maybe you try your best, and all you can ever manage is 10. you’re not a top player, fine, sure, whatever. but to each individual these little accomplishments do matter. they show us that we’re moving, that we’re not out in 2. something so small keeps the fires burning. if street fighter were golf less than a percentage of a percentage of people would be jack nicklaus’s or tiger wood’s. should we all quit? hell if golf were golf, should everyone quit cuz your not top top?
a lot of us do set meta-goals. so what? its not about showing off with r.mika(not for all of us). its about proving to yourself that you can do it your way. i myself play k-groove. i wanna prove i can win with it over a-groove. i dont think anyones ever said “sure i could beat kindebu and ricky at evo if i used a-groove, but i choose to go out in 2 with k.” are we all obliged to all pick the top tiers just cuz you have no respect for those that want to do it the quirky way? in a lot of ways, those oddballs give a lot of players hope. at the very least they’re more entertaining than the average player. no one cares of joe msp gets 10th at evo. but if clockw0rk does? hell yeah we care. (wasnt he on your dvd?) if someone were to get 10th at evo with servbot/roll/dan would we care? fuck yeah. and if they lost in 2? who cares they threw money into the pot. valle himself plays ryu in 3s. WTF ryu!? why not ken? valle is true to himself by sticking to ryu, but the difference is hes a great player, he can win. we all wanna win, but some of us wanna do it on our own terms if possible.
i guess since kuroda and hayao took 3rd at sbo with Q and hugo, instead of yun and ken, they’re doing a disservice to third strike? cmon get real. no matter how you play in this day in age, JOINING A TOURNAMENT ALONE is doing a service to a dying community.
i feel this whole article is just opposite of all the things i’ve learned through playing the game. it definately struck some nerves in me. you’re telling us we shouldnt be proud of our small accomplishments? you’re telling us not to be original? with the golf comparison, are you telling us to give up?
my best game is k-groove, and i’ll stick to it, thanks.
on another note, when has inkblot gotten top 3 in a national tournament? “who the fuck are you?”
p.s.:i dont mean any disrepect, but i feel like i HAVE TO voice my opinion on this. the whole thing was just so negative. do we really wanna alienate newer players? can we afford to alienate anyone? and thanks for running evo, i didnt really mean the “who the fuck are you?” part.
edit: i tend to jump to alotta conclusions, so forgive me if im jumping the gun on stuff.