I think it’s a lot more winnable than netcode… in fact, I can’t believe it’s a debate - I didn’t know anyone had any doubt about this. News to me.
I’m not trying to start shit or be a dick about this by any means. As cheesy as it sounds, my only interest here is the truth. The guy posted a genuine question, and I want to make sure he isn’t led astray.
The only point I will concede is that I’m sure technology has improved since I had my first super-laggy monitor experience in 2009, but that certainly doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t do some research before you buy a TV. And again I say just go with a CRT anyway. You can play lag free SF and watch football at the same time. Boss, right?
Quotes from 5Star aka Kobe Bryant aka Yi Wang regarding the 3SOE tournament that Iron Galaxy had on laggy monitors (and this was in 2011, not early 2009):
“Yet, these guys also have the audacity to sell match packs from a tourney played on laggy monitors. I mean, I was invited to this event and trust me, as soon as I found out that there was laggy monitors used by people at Capcom, the ones that made this game, I already knew this game was going to suck. I mean if you are the staff making this game and you play on laggy monitors and not notice a difference, lol, you must know nothing about the game at all.”
“3. Laggy ass monitors at Capcom who make these games. Need I say more? Had Pyro actually shown up, he would’ve sat down, played one game, win or lose, got up and just went home. I played Boss first round of the tourney, we played one round, Makoto vs Ken and just looked at each other and laughed at how much of a joke this was. I lost to Boss when he hit me with a Hayate cancel into Seichusen, I had gotten up already, let go of the controller, only to see that, he did not even correctly link into Seichusen, lol.”
So, yeah, I feel like the science, some of the most experienced and accomplished SF players in history, and my own personal experience, which I would have shared with confidence regardless of other sources of support, all point to the same thing, and there’s no real point discussing it further. Oh yeah and otori says so, too