Whats good everyone?
I am making this post to take a different approach than the typical ‘how do i get good, etc’. I have already read those posts and have been taking all the necessary steps to improve my personal game 8). The issue i am having though is that i do not quite understand how to get my foot into the community. I come from a VERY heavy competitive/professional gaming background so this is not my first rodeo with gaming communities and such, but the one genre i have NEVER even tried has been the fighter genre. I started a few months back with SSF4 and had a blast learning and working my skill up, but have now instantly fallen in love with MVC3. I read these forums daily and all of you are absolutely an awesome group of people when it comes to helping eachother out and overall constructive ideas and thoughts that help drive the progression of everyones game. (i can’t wait to be a part of it).
My problem is that none of my RL friends play fighters and since i have no background in it i am not quite sure how to start building a group of friends and training partners. As you all know compared to PC gaming or even other console games, the online engine for these games are piss poor as far as allowing you to interact with the community straight through its natural engine (i dont blame them since there is no real reason to have this when you just want to queue to fight eachother). It is actually very bland and boring when i come home from work, hit up the practice mode for some BnB work, and then just queue up for a while to get my ass kicked while i try and work on shit, and thats the end of my night. It seems like im not even playing against other people somtimes since there is literally NO interaction between us. I want to be a part of it all, but i feel as though i am just playing the game by myself. Any thoughts/ideas/tips or tricks to kind get some sort of interaction to make my experience a little more enjoyable?
I am from Cleveland, Ohio if anyone is from around that area or knows of gatherings for us nerds.
Frag heavy my friends!