I want to get better at MvC2, so I’m finally joining here, after constant nagging from a friend of mine. He’s the first personal gaming friend I’ve made who was knowledgeable in competitive games beyond just personal experience and “friends”. For instance, I’ve been part of the online Pokemon community for 12 years now and I’ve not met but a few people (at a Nintendo-hosted Pokemon tournament, JAA 2006) in person that wasn’t because of online interaction that could really have a chance at beating me in Pokemon; most people think Charizard with Flamethrower, Fireblast, Ember, and Scratch was awesome, and most people don’t remember Tauros, who was, bar uubers (all of Mew and Mewtwo), the best Pokemon in that generation.
I had a couple friends (roommates) who were really damn good at MvC2, but that was just from constant playing each other for over 10 years (and one’s twin brother), and they have really no knowledge of “proper fighting terms” like heavy and forward, which I’ve just recently learned myself thanks to Ray. I don’t know his username, though. I generally hold down the Smash Brothers end of the crew I played with, and I’m quite familiar with that game’s terminology… tilt, fair, l-canceling, fast falling, etc.
Anyway, as far as MvC2 is concerned, I like using: Cyclops (AAA), Psylocke (AAA), Magneto (Capture), Blackheart (AAA), Akuma (Expansion), Strider (I need a suggestion), Cammy (AAA), Charlie (AAA), Shuma Gorath (suggestion?), and Doctor Doom (AAA). I want to make my main team consist of Psylocke and Magneto, but I need a third, and I don’t know who to open with. I play on XBox360 and have a Street Fighter IV Fight Pad, so you know the play style I’m familiar with (I don’t have the money or the patience for a fight stick right now).
I generally know how to do Psylocke’s nifty Butterfly combo, as my friends and I call it… hit, hit, pop, hit, hit, twirl, butterflies. Whatever acronym Magneto has for his infinite, I can’t translate it, I haven’t been able to memorize the short term yet. And even after I know what it says, I won’t know any of the techniques or finger combinations because I’m a visual learner. Because of this and not being able to find youtube vids with step by step controller in hand with screen in view combo guides, I’ve always been deterred from joining here or other net communities. And everyone I’ve met online or at an arcade who is really good is a fucking asshole.
Anyway, if there are any good tutorial videos for Psylocke, Cammy, Magneto, Blackheart, or Cyclops, please link me here, I’ve not been able to find anything of worth on my own. I’ll work on learning the basic terms, and ask more questions here once I try to get them into practice. I’ve started this post 2 hours ago, got lost practicing with Psylocke, and now I’m finishing. Thanks, and HI!