Learning a fightstick is tough


#1

I’ve been a pad user forever and ever. I finally caved in to the pressure and bought a stick, but now my game is dropping like a rock.

In the end, though, I’m hoping it will be worth it since my commands will allegedly come out much smoother. Is there anything I should know about how to hold this controller?


#2

Eventhubs has an article on making the switch from pad to stick. It basically boils down to whatever you’re comfortable with.


#3

Thanks, that might help.


#4

It just takes practice. I personally can’t play on pad I’ve been in arcades so long, so I can understand the transition. You gotta get used to the feel of the stick.


#5

i been playing on the stick for a good 6 months now and im still messing up on my inputs! its tough but i gotten way better than where i first started. I still prefer a stick over a pad tho.


#6

I’m the same, though I used to use pad once upon a time … I switched when I brought my Jap Dreamcast (there was no way I could use the standard DC pad lol) and I remember my game dropping slightly but within 4 weeks I was better with a stick than pad … now I would never ever use a pad.


#7

Vsing people who are better helps and training mode just for simple links.


#8

Just retrain your muscles, slowly at first - even if it’s too slow to get the move, like with a DP - then speed up when you feel comfortable with it. Little and often and it’s really quite easy given time.


#9

Also, don’t be afraid to take breaks if you’re getting discouraged… I regularly do a bunch of challenge trials, work up to where I just can’t perform them anymore (Due to difficulty and what-have-you), then stop. When I come back later, even if it’s days or a week or more, I end up nailing trials that I’ve had trouble with in the previous session.


#10

pm sent


#11

I learned how to use a fightstick with many hours in the training modes~ Just takes practice


#12

I got a stick in April and I’m far from good with it (truth be told I only played with it for 2 days a week up until yesterday as I spend so much time at my gf’s I decided to take it there) and I’m struggling alot with QCF/Bx2 motions and HCF/B motions so I decided to get KOF 12 (lots of different motions) to practice how to do them effectively so I’m hopefully good for when KOF13 and MvC3 comes out.

I always think of it like this, you learned yourself to play on pad so you can do it for a stick. Hell i learned how to do combos (tandems in jojo’s) on a dreamcast pad. Basically if you believe that you can do it and are willing to learn, you will.