I previously had a Qanba Q4 RAF and was having some… issues. If I tried to move the stick from 7 to 3 (or reverse) or 1 to 9 (also in the reverse), it would, about 60-70% of the time fail to actuate properly and register a diagonal, leaving me fucked and dropping the combo or move. I was told that this is just because I’m new or that my execution is off, but it would do this even in a technical setting just moving the stick and watching the input. I made a video of it here. In this I am doing nothing but holding the stick and moving from corner to corner. Not attempting moves or combos or anything. Not even watching the screen.
Suffice to say though, after enough raging, the Q4 … well it’s no longer with us.
I am now having to decide on which stick to purchase as the successor, and I’m not really sure where to turn. I’ve heard a great many things “Oh this problem is fixed with an octagonal gate!” or “Only dumb fucks use octagonal gates!” to “Get a stick that has 8 buttons for directionals instead of 4”…
Could use some direction. Against my better judgement, my budget is around $150-200 for a replacement so I can continue to play rage inducing fighting games.
Any suggestions? I know there is the “Buying a stick?” thread, and I looked through it, but the layout is pretty confusing and hard to tell what is what. One stick showed a + for a Sanwa joystick, while another showed just a = as if it didn’t matter. Not quite sure what the weighting is, so I was hoping to get a better discussion going on finding a good option.