I’ve been playing fighting games on MAME32K and since I’ve started, I have seen way to many things I never remember seeing in an arcade.
Maybe someone here who has more experience with online fighting games can enlighten me.
Here are the things I see online that appear incredibly shady to me:
People who throw over and over in Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo. It seems like they must be holding down auto-fire to do this. If you get close to them, they have already thrown you. I was playing a guy the other day and he would do GUILE’S air throw every single time I jumped. I mean, I would jump and GUILE would zip up and throw me everytime.
People who obviously have the moves programmed. I believe they use Macros because they do the same moves over and over. For instance, I’ve been playing this guy off and on in SUPER STREET FIGHTER 2 TURBO for awhile now and he only switches players on different days or sessions.
Like, 1 day he is only RYU or KEN. Another day he won’t play anyone but BALROG. Even when I beat him, he goes back to the same guy. Anyway, when he has RYU for example, he NEVER does a fierce Dragon Punch. It’s always jab Dragon Punch. He will throw a fireball and when you jump it, he does the jab Dragon Punch. He never misses it. Even with the obvious lag. I have personally seen him pull off Balrog’s and Guile’s Supers flawlessly. He also will use Zangief and somehow pull off the spinning pile driver mid punch. Like, he jabbed me and then goes into the pile driver. He did it 3 or 4 times.
Like I said, I have played this guy many many times and he only changes characters on different days which leads me to believe he has the moves programmed.
Incase I am wrong about this, I am not going to mention this players name since I know he uses this forum.
But, with the lag it just seems really shady to me