I think it was Mouko who posted this a while ago…
…but anyways, an effective method for mashing on ST is to press the stick to one point and hit buttons simultaneously (wow, every vowel in that word… did I spell it right?)
example: right+6 buttons, neutral+no buttons, right+6 buttons, neutral+no buttons, etc, etc. Except do it really really fast.
I’m not sure if that’s the proper way to do it, but that’s what I got out of his post, and boy does it work for me. I find it much better than normal mashing (wiggle+spazz). I get mad damage on my holds, and also escape them better than I did before. Sim gets 1 noogie, 2 tops on me now.
I’m not sure if it’s as effective in other games (I get good results in A3 if that matters).
Other than the mashing, I think WHEN you mash also might have something to do with it? The exact timing the animation maybe? I could be wrong, but sometimes I get the “sweet spot” or something during my holds and they go crazy fast (machine gun fast). Like how the AI sometimes does them (A3 Guy anyone?)
I’d like to know more if anyone can fill me in some more. If anything at least my mashing is controlled now, and I don’t look like a fucking retard spazzing away like I’m trying to break the stick.