The Future of SFxT


#1

Hey guys. I have been doing a lot of research on Cross Tekken tournaments and it appears that people are just dropping it as a main game (let alone a side game)

This I find very unfair to those of you who have kept with the game from day 0 until now.

I am technically still “new” since I came back to this game due to DLC and I find that if you look past the stuff that people complain about, its a fun game and enjoyable at a high level. People just hate on Cross Tekken because its the cool thing to do.

With this in mind, sadly, the public eye is dropping SFxT as a main game, making it impossible to rely going to a tournament for SFxT. For those who do not play other games this is VERY unfair to those of you. Game is not even a year old and its being dropped as a main game while games like Marvel 3 are only surviving due to its name sake.

The only way you can make sure SFxT stays alive from a competitive standpoint is to go to tournaments and support it as much as you can.

How can you go further than that: Bring a setup to your major! This is asking a lot for some of you, you might imagine.

Sadly, this is the only way to guarantee its going to be at major events. Tournament organizers are more than happy to run “unofficial” tournaments for this game, just as long as the community is running it and showing their love. Maybe, something I hope; Is that if enough of us go out and support SFxT “unofficially” they can put it back in the main rotation.

The problem is numbers, I want to try to show them (the organizers to these events) that SFxT has a community to back it with numbers and with support.

I don’t want to see a game like this die when the ways of saving it are incredibly simple.

Please, do your best to bring setups to majors, all you need is 4 setups to make it a tournament. There is enough of us going to events where if brought consoles to the event and were vocal enough about it, we can make anything happen.

I know for damn sure I’m going to start doing it.

Its our personal responsibility now to support this game at events, not the tournament organizers.


#2

didn’t you already make a topic like this before?


#3

game is ass, let it die.


#4

Great insight.


#5

People are like, lol SFxT trololololol.


#6

nah joke.

future of sfxt? really dont know. I’m a day one player too but i think a lot of guys play this game right now cause of those 25th. anniversary tournaments. I dont know what happens after does tournaments end tho. I’ll main Tekken Tag 2 in 2 weeks when it comes out so…yeah.


#7

I just feel that from a support standpoint, this is the only way to support it. I don’t get why topics like this don’t get footwork because this is an obvious, and easy solution. The anime community does it, the 3df community does it, why don’t we?


#8

Maybe people just plain don’t like the game. Other games have been unpopular and had tiny communities and still managed to stay alive due to the dedication of their communities. If SFxT is dying and its own community isn’t even working to support it, then that’s their own fault. Just because SFxT is a Capcom game doesn’t mean it automatically deserves support from tournament organizers and other community members who have no interest in it.

it sucks when a game you like starts dying off but that’s the reality of the situation. People play games, then sooner or later they move on to other things. it’s up to you to keep your game alive, I have been struggling to keep Guilty Gear alive in my local scene for years so I know what that’s like.


#9

Thats what I’m saying. A problem that I noticed is that since TOs are not supporting its up to the community to bring setups and support it. Show them the community cares (which is does) I feel like the TOs in general are just not being far to the players who are commited to play it and want to play it. I play GG i know what its like LOL


#10

I said this a few weeks ago when Wizard said there would be no SFxT at Evo, but the entire thread was taken down since they have yet to officially announce anything. This game deserves a fair shot it’s so much more fun than SF4 but people put that shitty game on a pedestal for some reason. I think 25th is doing a good job in doing so, but these majors can’t keep screwing with the game and expect the numbers to be there.


#11

here’s one of the bigger issue. for me i missed summer jam because i lacked funds. money dictates how a community can get to said tournies for a game. I want to try to save the game but the means to is out of my power at the moment. We def need to plan out a tourney to show up to and go in numbers. at least 20+ people. I’m trying to get people to come to a richmond tourney so sfxt can get some spotlight. SF 25th shouldn’t be the only tourney where people can go play sfxt. Also consider the skill gap is huge.
I’m better than most players online and offline. I do lose but it’s not very often. New players want to win and not get scrapped badly. Some even give up and head back to marvel of sf4. There’s a lot behind why Tos are scrapping this game but it always stems back to us the community to get out there and support it.


#12

Game is good.
Future is bright.

Smart people are realizing this, but some stubborn fools still find it fun to say things like game is ass, etc.


#13

Can’t travel nearly as much as I’d like to, but I have been going to locals when I can and plan to go to larger local events, and make my way to EVO next year (I’m a broke fool so I have to save money up waaaay in advance, lol). I’m waiting on word for Devastation right now, and I might make it out to the 25th Anniversary Tourney in LA, depending on how things go.


#14

how is the future bright when this game has been dropped from most weeklies, is put on side streams or isn’t streamed at all at majors, already has the rumor mill going that it won’t be at Evo 2013, and every time capcom is interviewed concerning SFxT the questions are always “when are you going to fix it?”


#15

Yes, this game lacks the variety of SG. The number of teams and strategies you can put together
in that game is just staggering.


#16

Just because it’s dropped doesn’t mean people won’t try to run stuff on the side at EVO for it.

VF5FS doesn’t even get played by a lot of people at majors either, is it dead? No. There’s plenty of dedication. Like 10 or 12 cats came out for it at Next Level at the St1cKBuG tournament the other week I was present at. One dude had the most poverty stick I’ve ever seen, all bandaged, taped, screwed and bolted up and he still showed up with it to play VF5. That’s dedication.

Even if a game is or isn’t at EVO doesn’t predetermine it’s sustainable growth. Look at Mortal Kombat 9… it gets low numbers too but it’s still at majors. I’m sure SFxT can push more numbers if people headline it, but even if it doesn’t at this point Season’s Beating’s may be the last stand for people to come out at a major this year from what’s announced.

You can’t quantify these games based on EVO line ups. Yeah if it was announced people will go there for it. It doesn’t mean elsewhere pre and post-EVO can’t have it. If people want to play it they’ll play it. I’m 110% sure SFxT still has more thriving players online than VF5FS & SkullGirls combined.

People say they want to play “good” games? Why don’t they try to take a jab at those games? VF5FS too hard and mentally challenging? SG is easy and very newbie friendly but nobody wants to memorize 5 minute combos and slow paced fighting. People don’t even play it at the Break or Next Level much anymore outside of dedicated gatherings. All hypocrites. So please, think.

My question is when are people going to learn to play a game first before spewing b.s.? Never. It’s just a huge cesspool of people regurgitating the same crap. A ton of people probably did give SFxT a second chance after the DLC characters were dropped.


#17

What are you trying to imply? That SFxT isn’t ass?


#18

How can you call SFxT ass when people play Marvel?

Something stupid happens in marvel, you just say “oh well its Marvel”

If something stupid happens in Cross people just go, “oh well the game sucks”

People just play marvel because its fun to watch and has fake hype. Just does not make sense to me that Cross tekken is the game thats dying and not marvel because people just dick ride marvel for the name sake.


#19

To be fair every game has it’s strengths and weaknesses. If I could get into Marvel I would, though. Everybody has a fighting chance at something despite how small it can be with low tiers and how high it is with top tiers. The game is “hype” because there’s a lot of undiscovered stuff from all the different combinations of characters and when something new they don’t know about pops up it’s interesting to watch. It’s fun for the randomness.

A bunch of top players over the SF25 weekend in NYC talked about and agreed that SFxT is better to play but not better to watch and Marvel is the total opposite, it’s just not as fun to play but it is fun to watch. Honestly, I couldn’t agree more. I can’t get into Marvel because I can’t play it properly and I can’t keep up with random stuff.

The best defense in SFxT is blocking attacks whereas the best defense in Marvel is avoidance/dodging space. You can’t quantify these games though, Joe Lewis. I won’t bash Marvel much beyond a few designs I don’t agree with and can’t be repaired such as Xfactor, TAC infinites that they’re leaving in, and character balance. But, SFxT just has way too many bandwagon haters with that mob mentality that it’s probably better just to not answer to.

Marvel’s gotten the SF4 treatment. It’s been made to be dumbed down enough to cater to casual masses so they sell more games. Easier to understand and easier for people to keep watching and playing. If you want to celebrate the Marvel vs Capcom games, why aren’t more people running and streaming MVC2? Because it’s buggy and a cluster fuck. But it’s what created all these gaming celebrities in the first place.

But hey, people will keep playing Marvel 3 because of the casuals. Do you know why?! Do ya?! Ya wanna know, guys?!

It’s $$$$$$$$$ and franchises.


#20

I’m implying that SG is godlike in comparison. It has everything SFxT doesn’t…like…:confused: