I was downright furious at the Marvel setup. Three cabinets. One doesn’t work. One is in an early-90s reject box where you have to look at a screen that’s four feet off the ground from a range of six inches. The third’s in an even worse early-90s reject box where the controls are rotated 15 to 25 degrees off of the parallel of the screen. Note for future reference… cabinets with rotated controls are only good for firewood… not for being the centerpiece cabinet in the primary game at the biggest tournament the NW has ever held.
It was to a point that I spent most of my time in the back playing ST, partly because it’d been so long since I’d had that many people to play at it, and largely because I was just trying to keep my mind off of how badly the MvC2 hardware sucked. Seriously… why is it that Lanwerx tournaments consistently put MvC2 in the second rate hardware? I honestly would have preferred the sit-down cabinet over the crap that was being used.
It was fun playing ST so much, and I hope that there are more tournaments at Lanwerx for it. Because quite frankly, after I got eliminated from ST as well, I walked out the door and never looked back. I honestly don’t think I’m going to come back to Lanwerx, ever, unless there’s another ST tournament there. I’m already mildly tired of MvC2 as it is, and that was just in-freaking-credible. I spent much of the day remarking to people who thought I only played MvC2 that I can’t play CvS2, 3S, and A3 and actually like it because SF2 has ruined me for the inferior crap that’s come out since. And after that experience, I think it may have ruined me for MvC2 as well. Certainly it’s ruined me for MvC2 at Lanwerx.
I’m sorry I didn’t stay around to say goodbye to people, because there’s more than one of you I may literally never see again. But I was simply too disgusted with how that all came down to stay. I hate to be the snake in Eden, but I was extremely disappointed by this tournament.