Want to thank everyone who came out last night. I had a great time and it was a nice long session
Thanks to Full Metal Ross, Artor (was I way off on the name?), Fat Bear, Rayblade, Andrew N., Mackinzie, Bobby Williams (Unkanny?), Sam B, and Grant for the great games and company last night. I can’t believe the session went until 4am last night. Should probably let people know that’s more of an exception than a rule, but it was a great time.
I still consider myself as sucking at SF4, but I feel like I got a lot better by the end of the night. Still jump in like an idiot half-the-time, but I did get more patient and got a better feel for my options in the game and just got a lot more experience. Also, playing SF4 offline is a ton of fun, a lot more fun than playing online (which is still damn fun too).
I wish I had played a lot with a lot of you guys during the CvS1/2 days. I feel like I’m playing catch up on very simple CvS2 and 3S basics, that seem to be well ingrained in Portland’s current generation of players.
Need to hit training mode hard just to fix my problems with execution, need to play more offline matches with everyone so I can calm down and not screw up my already bad execution further, need to really get myself to understand what my real options are. It’s an honor playing a great group of guys and having fun too
Full Metal Ross, even though we didn’t hook up your PS3, thanks so much for bringing it. I almost hooked it up later that night, I can bring more PS3 arcade sticks in the future in case it becomes necessary to hook up another PS3 setup. Also, I always appreciate your knowledge in the games and the variety of characters and combos.
Andrew drives me insane with his Blanka, but I’m so happy to see someone commit well to Blanka and showing me how annoying he can be in SF4–btw, he has always been one of my favorite characters.
Artoor (?), good to see you again, it’s been so long and we’ve only barely met each time. I wish we had played, but I spent too much time unlocking characters on the PS3. Looking forward to next time. Hope the rest of your Thursday evening went great!
Mackinzie, I don’t think we played much this time but it was fun watching you play people and you’re nothing like two years ago, very strong fighting game player nowadays.
Grant, we have to play more sometime Thanks for coming on out, always bringing a fun and friendly vibe to the place. I need to stop by your work more, and I hope to see you more at Versis too since we work so close to each other hehe.
Sam Y, as we wish your PS3 a speedy recovery, I’m glad you got a lot of practice in and it was fun watching you do Hard Trials and some training mode practice.
Sam B, thanks for owning me while toying around with me just enough to work on basics or repeatedly see what I’m doing wrong. Seriously, it’s a lot of fun playing with you because you’ll maintain control in the match but play in a way that either I’ll learn something or I’ll just run myself into a wall. Playing like an awesome mentor, except I don’t think you’re not the type to be anyone’s mentor, but you’re pushing me to realize the weakness in my fundamentals or at least see it 20 times before I get a clue lol. Also, I always love the honest crap you talk (it’s like you’re always ripping on something, but it’s more or less true, and it’s always coming off as harmless but funny anyways–delivery is like an oxymoron, it’s exaggerated enough to be anal, but its still laid back).
Bobby, so glad you made it out. I hope you are able to come out more. In the future, we’ll have to have more sessions on the multicade machine, playing the games we grew up with, destroying nostalgia for some games, developing new appreciation for others. Yeah… Art of Fighting still has a nice place in my heart, but it still didn’t age all that gracefully hehe.
Rayblade, thanks for always being a staple at the Fight Nights and bringing out the variety with almost the full roster, especially your Rose and Gen. Thanks for the Ryu sessions, I doubt they are your favorite thing, but I appreciate you doing that with me and Bobby and helping us better understand Ryu, bit by bit. Thanks so much for finishing the job (aside from Seth) of unlocking characters on Versis’ main PS3 machine. You turned a tedious job into a fun exhibition.
Future Fight Nights & A Big Spring Break of Fighters
I am very much looking forward to future fight nights.
Next week might even be a crazy week considering Wednesday will have Ground Kontrol (did I spell that right?) and then Fight Night @ Versis on Thursday.