I noticed that a lot of the people that post on Shoryuken come either as experts or fancy themselves as experts, want to be experts. They know that milliseconds matter.
That’s why there’s lots of discussions on parts. and for some strange reason that might be the reason why my idea of a Sinister stick is scoffed that.
there is a difference between an off-the-shelf Mass retail joystick and a custom just for you joystick.
Most srk posters seem to be looking for customs to gain milliseconds and single percentage points of accuracy by mixing and matching equipment.
I on the other hand am of the First kind. I thought fighting games are fun and I did decent vs computer but against my friends I will shut out.B Then I figured out why. I felt I always know the strategy of doing the dragon punch when people jump at you with a kick. The problem is execution. I think it, but I can’t do it.
And the biggest cure for that for me was a right-handed joystick, which they never made an off-the-shelf six-button version of.
I am aware my beginner arrangement is not so organically perfect in the sense that there’s no fingers reaching problems.
I am also aware that if you try 180ing a standard joystick the results are the contour is more of a hindrance than a help that right stick should one who would be helped by it.
I understand I’m not the kind of joystick that’s what be showing up on the world championship circuit. i understand I’m the kind of joystick that people buy in the store when they first want to play fighting games. Especially if they have no idea whether they’re left-handed or right-handed or if it depends on the fighter or the game or other factors than just 100% Righty or 100% Lefty
Pretty soon there will be second generation fighting game champions. Soon just like the parents of kids participating in sports are called football moms and dads, soccer moms and dads, cheer moms and dads, etc there will be Street Fighter moms and dads. When I grew up, there were no video game dad’s, let alone Street Fighter Dads (using “dads” because I’m a guy.)
Is there a way I could create a poll? I just want to know for example if you’re a baseball, hockey, or golf mom or dad, which of these questions do you usually answer first, Is it…
a) what brand of baseball glove or hockey stick or Golf club does your kid use,
Or B) do you try to figure out if your kid is left handed or right handed for the purposes of your respective sport?
In other words if your kid is 5, and they want to play baseball, and all inventory of the better brand is of the wrong glove hand, do you tell him suck it up and throw with the wrong hand because you’re getting a higher quality glove. Or do you tell them technique is more important then material goods and if your technique is better opposite-handed, you will go with the opposite handed equipment even though it may be technically inferior?
If you beleve the second it’s because no amount of equipment superiority will overcome clumsiness. If it’s a game about equipment that it becomes an arms race like IndyCar and F1 and other machine based Sports. NASCAR is more about the driver than the car bring the star, and rules tend towards technological parity. That’s the way reason why car and associated companies front and center sponsor IndyCar and F1 more because the results show up on the field versus NASCAR which sells more merch pertaining to a driver a driving team as a larger percentage vs. car and part ownership.
If you saw my original Sinister Stick, at the time called “The Confirmer”, most of you would probably laugh. Every who was there also did when I went to one friend’s house that day…
Until. I blanked everyone on a day I got my first win against these guys. Then gave the power to others.
The question is what’s the more important aspect: the man or the machine? At the beginner and early intermediate levels it’s more about the man in the machine. It’s when you get good enough to win a local that you start worrying about equipment to get that edge over the higher people. but until then it’s more about fundamentals and execution and basic understanding of strategy and technique.
Besides, if Street Fighter is a passing fancy for your kid would you want to pay big bucks for a custom stick that they put away in 2 days, or do you want to see them show interest in it with a basic off-the-shelf stick before you spend the money on making their stick better?
I’m trying to design that basic off the shelf fighting stick. And I understand experts dealing in milliseconds and tenths of a percent percentage rating are going to scoff at me, but remember they were at the bottom too.
I’m solving a problem that no one saw and most people just say “suck it up” as their standard response. The last fight stick that was ambidextrous and authorized by the system maker was not even a 6 button joystick.
By the way my testimonial story is true and is intended to get beginners to question left-hand only stigma Get them to think maybe the reason why one does poorly is because one can’t execute well because the joystick is backwards for that person.
The Golden Rule is the reason why Street Fighter joystick start out left-handed: he who is willing to give hold makes the rules.b the people who had the gold were arcade ownersz not individual players as far as Capcom was concerned.
But Street Fighter 2 shows there’ll be lines, and a guaranteed moving line, and unlike signle player games, it doesn’t matter if it’s left or right handed when the while point of the game is Vs.
It just got so engrained that few remember the old days. (Not that few. I would like to see shoryuken.com typical age breakdown. By answering "Name what game (preferably fighting game, if young enough. Of non video game if old enough, otherwise any game will do.) that was big when you were 10, and were you into games yet? My answer is, I had a Colecovision, and dad brought home Me Do’s Castle for CV on my 10th Birthday. And dad frequently found lots of Coleco sales in bargain bins. We hit the motherlode. I’m a 1974 baby.)
if you think a five-year-old could wear Air Jordans and become instantly Michael Jordan-in-his-prime-like caliber player just by putting on Nike Air Jordans, you probably have the same imagination as that 5 year old.
There are two ways you can play like the pros, either In style by using their endorsed parts, or indeed by doing well with basic beginner fundamentals and running up the charts in your age group. Rich kids mainly do number one, and young natural talent does number 2.
Everyone’s got their role in the community. if my design every becomes more widely accepted as a first stick for fighters and arcade style games in general, mainly by having a mass joystick manufacturers manufacture these, then I’ll be happy not being even the county Street Fighter champion, and instead be known as the person who gave people a choice.
I never thought I’d be a dexterity crusader on srk until I saw the results I’m not just me but for my friends improve with my stick and thought, “If I can improve, and four other people out of 4 who tried can also improve, and the only thing we did different with switch hands, maybe quite a few more people can improve that way too.”. trust me if I was the only one then improved because of it I would not be such a crusader and think it was just me. But when four out of four friends tried beat a person who later became a 00s basic cable video game champ, I really think I’m onto something.