I have a friend I play a lot of SSF4 with, and he actually listens for my controller inputs (the sounds of my stick clicking / button inputs) as part of his strategy. If he hears me buffering something, he instantly goes to crouch block, or whatever. I personally think this is really lame… he has really fast reflexes, it’s kinda ridiculous. When we play online or with music on our matches are a lot more even and fun. I have to always play super defensive against him because he guards / backs off on reflex whenever he hears me inputting anything.
We’re going to our first tournament this weekend, and he’s convinced that everyone at tournaments does this… is this true? I have a hard time believing it. Am I right to feel like this is lame and not meant to be part of the game?
Really though, props to him for being able to react to something so miniscule, if I try to do it WHILE thinking about the match I just get flustered.