So I’m looking for advice from people with a lot of experience with different styles of sticks. I have a lot of time in with my 15th anniversary edition arcade stick and I grew really used to it. Now that I’ve got a T.E. stick for 360, the differences are throwing me off a little bit. The 4 major differences I’ve noticed are:
1. Button sensitivity. (Holy shit, did I look at the button too hard? Is my T.E. stick precognitive? Those buttons are F’ing sensitive.)
I got used to having my fingers gently resting on the buttons I was intending to press… I’ve actually startled myself with this thing because my guy started doing moves I only just thought about. Where do you put your hands on this stick when you aren’t pushing the button? Do you just keep your hand completely in the air? Do you put more weight on your wrist? There’s got to be a ready / rest position that isn’t going to set off the buttons accidentally.
2. Japanese vs. American Style
I figure this is something I’ll just have to get used to… it hasn’t thrown me off nearly as much as I thought… but I am more used to the American style. How many of you use the 3 right most columns of buttons exclusively and ignore the default lp and lk buttons?
3. Ball Top vs. Bat Top
This has turned out to be much less of a big deal than I expected it to be. I know a lot of people are really opinionated on this matter, but for me it doesn’t seem to matter much. Is there a better way to grip the ball top in order to have optimum control? I don’t so much like that it spins but whatever.
4. Round Gate vs. Square Gate (I believe the term is “gate” - if it’s not someone please correct me… anybody familiar with both sticks will know what I’m talking about.)
This one is killing me. I had horrendous input failures with Blanka because my :r::l::r: actually was coming out as :df::db::df:. I am so used to working with a circle. When you have a circle and you’re pressing :l: , it doesn’t slide up or down because then you wouldn’t be as far left as you can go. Not the case on the T.E. stick. My :l: wants to slide either :ub: or :db: my :d: keeps trying to slide :db: or :df:, etc… This stick wants to be in a corner… or at least that’s really how it feels right now. I’m back to accidental jumping FFS. I think the answer to this problem has something to do with position. Should I be more above the stick rather than behind it? Something about how you have to maneuver the T.E. stick versus the 15th Anniversary stick is just way different because of this but I can’t figure out what it is.
I’ve already done something with the T.E. stick I could never do with the fightpad… and I know I’m going to love my T.E. stick once I get proficient with it, but my stick experience is with a stick that is pretty different and so if someone could articulate some of the changes in play style I need to make I would find that pretty useful. Thank you.