Recently Climaxter posted a vid of Illmatic vs Tannotoitou (Ken). Sitting through this match I felt torn and I’m gonna tell you why. Illmatic won by a landslide by zoning and making every move super safe which is awesome. I personally am a rush down Gouken and zone maybe 30% in a match…I like to rush down or stay in f.st.mk range and beat the hell out of people. But I (or anyone of us) can do what Illmatic (or any high ranked Gouken) did, make everything safe by doing a jump in then cl.st.mk or just chuck plasma the whole match. It works plain in simple, but its soooo boring. And when I play, because we play Gouken and dont have the easy tools that everyone else has, when I win I feel that I actually won and really outsmarted my opponent on every level and in every sense of the match. If I zoned the whole time, I would just feel as if I spammed and didnt prove myself better and didnt prove to my opponent that I was better.
So my question: Points versus playing your way? Would you rather be the number, lets say 2-5 Gouken playing super safe spamming hados and making all of your moves safe or would you rather play your own style, playing how you play? I get torn sometimes because, not that Illmatic or other high ranking Gouken is not good, but they zone a helluva lot and just do super safe shit all the time. Any of us can do that in my opinion. I want that status and want that single digit ranking but I cant see myself playing like that. I would feel as if I’m cheating. I would feel as if I’m playing with a condom on. I would feel as I’m skating by on the most spammable thing in the game. How do you guys feel? What do you guys think? Points(status) or playing how you play now and building on that with the possibility of one day being a top Gouken?
(Please no conversation about how points dont matter and blah blah blah. Thats somewhat true but mostly bullshit. Any one of us would want 20kbp/5kpp…its says something)