Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena


Hey guys. I just picked up Persona 4 Arena today due to the Gamestop sale, and I’m really enjoying it so far. How is this game dead? With the lower price it should have easier time getting new players who were on the edge. Anyways, the only fighting game I’ve been playing right now is Marvel. I don’t know what to expect from this game combo/play wise, if anyone could link me to helpful sources I would really appreciate it. I’m thinking of picking up Teddy as my main right now, but I’m having a good time with most of the cast. Hope you guys will welcome a new player! I’m one of those guys who is relying on the autocombos for most of my damage right now haha.


When people say game is “dead”,its really not with a few exception. Persona 4 Arena is not “dead” as of now, thats the infamous stream monster logic

Its fine to start getting the hang of the game relying on autocombos at first. The Tutorial Mode is a good spot to get spotted. The Challenge Mode is another good place to start learning some of Teddie stuff. Otherwise just slowly move on from auto combos to basic combos to some of the more advanced stuff like IMC and Burst technology



And don’t worry about auto-combos, the whole point of them is to have an easy go-to conversion so you can learn the rest of the game without having to worry about inputs. Get used to the core mechanics first (DPs, rolls, bursts, the fact that throws can’t be option-selected like in Marvel and they have whiff animations, your character’s overall style - i.e.: managing items for Teddie).

Once you’re comfortable with those, you can hit up training mode and work on better combos.


The amusing thing about that whole bit is that with DSMoove in Japan, Dacidbro dumped Akihiko and is going Chie for now, lol.


Yeah, I recently picked this game up due to the GS sale and this game from what I’ve messed around with seems awesome. I hope I can get comfortably good by the time EVO rolls around:) That being said, considering SRK is more Capcom based, is there another forum out there I should be visiting for more information?


Dustloop, pretty much.

It’s felt like the game’s been getting a bit more active now that P4’s been announced for EVO2K13.

Ranked matches work like this:

If you are F rank to D+, any three wins in a row will rank you up. Any three losses in a row will rank you down. The opponent’s rank does not matter in these cases. If you’re D+ and you lose three times to SSS people, you will still drop to D.

From C rank to A+, you can only rank by either winning 3 in a row or losing 3 in a row to players who are within a ‘half-step’ of you. So if you’re C+, only matches against C and B will count toward/against your rank.

When you reach S, you can only rank up by winning 5 in a row to players who are within a half-step, but you can rank down by losing only THREE in a row to players within a half-step. So from S and higher, you need to be more consistent.


Dustloop or Mayonaka Midnight Forums, although this thread used to be pretty active pre-release


I’d never even heard of MMF before you mentioned it, actually. And it’s REALLY good to see people getting active with this game since it’s been announced for EVO. It’s like…before people didn’t think it had a chance to make it in and so they kind of were considering giving up on it, and now that it’s in, they’re starting to realize that we can actually do it and get our games in and are giving it more of the love it deserves.


Pretty sure you don’t have to lose matches in a row and it doesn’t matter the rank that you lose to. The thing is, once you’ve reached the point where you will derank, you must fight someone who is within one rank higher/lower than you to get the “Lose and rank down” match.

So technically, as an S rank player, you can lose a ton of matches to an F rank player, but until you fight someone who is in A+, S or S+ rank, you won’t get the “lose and derank” message.


That being said though, if you’re an S rank player, you probably shouldn’t be losing to an F rank one unless you’re just getting started on trying to pick up a new character.


It makes sense that an S rank could lose a ton of matches and not have a derank match until playing an A+, S, or S+. But if that’s the case, it lends more to the idea of ‘lose three in a row.’ I’d hate to have a record of like 100 to 3 against an F rank and then find myself in a derank position next time I come across someone within a half-step of me just because I lost 3 times or something.

That aside, I’m pretty sure 3 in a row losses within a half-step of your rank results in rank down. That’s been my experience, but I’ve only reached S+. I can’t verify with certainty on anything higher than that.


I’d love to help verify too, but well, I’m still stuck at C, lol.


we tested this months ago, ciddypoo is correct.

you can tell if you’re battling for ranked if “rank battle” appears on the loading screen (if you arent within the rules, the “rank battle” wont display)

also i think master rank can only rank up vs other master ranked players, but they can still rank down from SSS



I just bought a new PS3 and decided I’m going to Evo this year. Looks like a lot of other people are coming back too, that’s great!


After looking for like 10 minutes through the broken forum I thought we’d been deleted ;_;


Hello.  I was wondering if anyone could give my tips for how to execute trials 24 and 30 for Yu Narukami.  Those two in particular are giving me a lot of trouble.<br>


Hey there was an update today and I can’t find a thread about this or news, anyone know what this affected?


Hmm…? Really?! I have no clue myself, but if there is an update, perhaps we can be a bit hopeful to see some future DLC! I love this game and play it every weekend with my buds, but it would be nice to see some updates. Even if they are minor.

Do you know the size? I’m not at home to test this.


I received no updates. Either you have not patched Persona 4 Arena since they fixed the Yukiko Fire Break Agidyne glitch (which was a long time ago) or something else.


Anyone knows where to find the the FRXVI videos of P4A?