I know there are at least two threads dedicated to Stick related FAQs and other questions, but I could not find certain answers I’m looking for. I appologize if I’m asking something already answered before, but since I could not find answers to them under the search feature or in the thread, I figured I would ask here.
First, what is the most commonly allowed number of buttons for Fight Sticks? I’ve heard most tournaments only allow 6 buttons, even if your current stick is built with 8 (or more for any reason). I have no problem with six, but if I’m allowed 8, I want to practice with every advantage possible.
Second, I have a Mad Catz SFIV TE stick for the 360, and want to get the best out of it. There are 8 buttons to the controller, but X and A are diagonal of the rest, which are inline with one another. Is there any advantage to mapping your punches and kicks to the left 3 (which are diagonally fixed), or the right 3 (which are inline)? Why would someone prefer one to the other?
If you need clarification to that, I will provide it as best I can.
Finally, do you prefer to hold the controller in your lap or to a fixed surface? I find I like a fixed surface better, but a table to place it on isn’t always available. I don’t like holding it to my lap for some reason, mostly just discomfort I guess.