Well, if anyone wants to learn VF5 in general, I’ll do my best to help them learn the game. I can’t promise much, just that I would do what I could.
If they had a specific question regarding what they’ve seen happen during their matches, I could probably be more helpful.
I also intend to keep writing VF5 mini articles for the Northwest Players.
And for people in WA, I hope to make more trips up there during the Summer.
Yosuke is only staying 3 weeks in SoCal after Evo, which is still awesome. He’ll be back in Seattle in late September, maybe earlier. Depends on what happens.
Playing Yosuke will force you to improve many aspects of your game. But if you at least understand what’s going on or the general flow of the game. He’ll force you to tighten up your game, but the hardest part will be to go for high reward, but high-risk stuff. And you will have to do that at times.
Until he gets back though, I hope to do my best to do what I can to see the general Northwest scene improve–which includes Seattle and even Vancouver, BC. I’m not saying I’m the best in the area, even after Yosuke, but I think I can help a lot of people get past the early hurdles of the game. Especially simple things like annoying low punches (which is easy to beat), good times to use throws, maximizing damage with a character, flowcharting, etc…
Learning how to play the game with Yosuke as the first person you play, will be tough. It’ll be very difficult to see what you’re doing wrong and well, it will be a challenge for him to really pin down how you should improve (there would be a huge laundry list and he might have trouble knowing where to begin to explain what you could do better).
I think in the meantime, exploring the game with others who are also learning the game helps a lot. I think playing some of the people from the Portland group if/when we come up there could help. We’re not as strong as SoCal, but I could give you some detailed comments on what you could expect from the top contenders in the US as well as Yosuke.
Would just love to see a stronger VF scene. And the more the merrier.