Well, where do I begin. Let’s see, I believe that Socal has no where to go in terms of practice like in the good old days.
SHGL was where we all met before to practice on Fri nights, now, its a toss up. You got fools going to FFA, which leaves out a big chunk of players, namely NSJ and RiCo. You got UCLA, which is really out of the way, and the parking is a bitch. You got fools going to Camelot (not really), but no one else wants to go there because it’s too far, namely R.U.N., FFA guys, and anyone else in the city for that matter, and their shit is always fucked up.
So I propose this. Why not go to Regency. Now I know this was tried before, but didn’t take off for some reason. Well I say how about trying this shit once more. I mean, lets look at the pros of this: 1. Good Comp. (granted that people show) 2. Newest Games i.e. SS5, KOF2003, plus Marvel, CvS2, 3S, 3. Big working cabinets, 4. Decent size arcade with a lot of room in the fighting game area, 5. “Halfway” point between the FFA/city guys, and the Anaheim/Pomona guys (not really for these guy, but there ain’t nothing closer).
Cons: 1. Still kinda far for people, but hell, this is as close as it’s gonna get. 2. It’s on Fri., but then again, we all met at SHGL on Fri. 3. The arcade closes at 12. But then again if everyone got there around 9 p.m. or earlier than a lot of good games could be had.
Now, I think that if everyone is willing to make some type of compromise then this could work. Sure there’s gonna be those fools who’ll say “Fuck that, it’s way too far, why go out of my way to go to that arcade when mine is already good.” Well then, don’t go, this is basically for everyone to meet up who wants to meet up, and for fools to practice together like we used to since that shit hasn’t happened in like mad months.
Maybe I’m too nostalgic of the old days or something, or maybe I just want SoCal to be sick again since everyone’s been slacking off and been divided. But if fools try and show up then maybe everyone can get hard again and represent better next time it’s socal vs. X.
Oh and just an idea… If this shit takes off, and fools actually show up consistently on Fri’s, how about we start throwing bi-weeklies since the tourney scene is all but dead. This is granted that this place becomes the established meeting spot, so it probably wouldn’t happen till like mid Jan, but then again, it’s just an idea.
Hopefully someone will actually go out of their way and try and come down for some practice. If you can’t make it on Fri. try and make it the following Fri. Let’s make this a weekly thing so we can actually try and stay on top of our games. I understand this week is Christmas week so not too many people will show (hell, I probably won’t be able to.) But next week should be good, right?