Just read the bold if you’re lazy. If you still don’t get it just read this post under this sentence instead.
OTHERWISE…THE QUESTION IS…
ARE YOU READY TO BE A CHEAP OLD MAN?
Here’s why Viscant won Evo…
1. He’s cheap
2. He’s old
3. He’s cheap and old
(I was going to list other things but they basically revolve around being cheap or old)
Now this may seem like a bunch of trolling based on the fact that he’s old enough to be some of you guys’ father and he picks cheap concept characters like Phoenix and characters that spam a gun all day like Wesker, but not quite. The wording I use is more in context of gaming itself than how he is as a person.
Being cheap basically revolves around not caring what tier your point characters/assists are and generally not giving a shit about the cheesy things your character can do. You got some character with 1.1 million health and can spam a gun faster than most projectiles ive seen in fighting games cuz that shit is good. You got an assist that comes out even if you get hit as long as you called him first and he’s invincible for 60 frames on both sides cuz that shit is good. You got a character that basically comes back for free if you hold on to your XF and get 5 meters cuz that shit is good. You’re not limited by what you think is too good or too cheesy. You don’t make funny 3 point man teams with no assists like Magz/Zero/Chris. You set up your team so they DHC well and have powerful assists protecting the points like Doom (any), Akuma (tatsu), Haggar (lariat), Tron (fire), Iron Man (any), Task(hori arrows), Felicia (rolling buckler) etc. or at least characters with decent assists like Dante/Mags/Dorm etc. If the character doesn’t have strong assists and you need them to be in the back make sure they’re powerful as anchor like Wesker, Spencer or Dorm. If you’re trying to win Evo…get Phoenix in the back.
Being old generally revolves around having the mentality of playing to win. You don’t play to make other people happy, you don’t play to make random stream monsters go “oh man that shit u did with Thor was cool dude”. You play to make people throw their stick on the ground at Evo when they finally get in on Wesker and then Haggar says “NO ZERKER SLASHES IN MY CITY!!!” You use your general analysis, reactions, technologies and traps to put your opponent in bad situations as often as possible.
You’re playing for this…
He’s playing for this…
Viscant built his team from the ground up to be as cheap and old as possible and deal with every possible scenario you could throw at him in some cheap way. Not to mention extra insurance if things go bad. When you think about it it’s more like “how was he not going to get the money at Evo?”
When you look at the game in an overall sense it’s just…old and cheap. Combos that either do a lot of damage to one of your characters or just flat out kill them, assists that come out even when you hit the person as long as they called it first, c.L’s that anti air, a comeback mechanic that basically doesn’t do anything but make your team really fucking cheap instead of just cheap, sword based characters with invincible normals, supers that start up 2 frames after a flash that reach the entire fucking screen across and lock your button inputs (ST style OLD MAN SUPERS), old man game style left right cross ups that you get just for being in a certain position against your opponent, block strings that last forever that are only beaten by advance guard and if you time that at the wrong time you throw out a normal and die, throws with one frame start up and a 7 frame tech window before they animate and you have to throw out a hard normal to tech them which sets up cheap mix ups, old man chip damage especially in XF, I could go on and on and on.
Long story short you’re basically playing a more balanced 2011 version of this…
(Hidden missles has nothing on Gold War Machine infinite kick super)
“MAN I WISH I KNEW WTF I WAS LOOKING AT!”
Now the jist of all of this is that this is an old game. You don’t get shitty block strings, invincible backdashes, shitty throws or burst mechanics to save you from damage. You take the damage you receive, you get blown up with BS mix ups and traps when people get close without the right instant counter reaction, and you must take it unless you call the mayor to save you first. Being old and cheap doesn’t necessarily mean stacking your team exactly the way Viscant does but it’s generally about making a team that covers a lot of bases and makes the opponent angry when you win. In a game like this the only way to win is to have a team that pisses people off. If you somehow have a team that doesn’t piss people off…it’s probably not good enough. You gotta be cheap to hang in a game like this.
Don’t expect the nerf of Phoenix and Wolverine for you to make the game more happy and fun for you. SFIV is down the corner if you want a game that doesn’t make you mad. You’re still going to lose characters in one combo and you’re still going to get hit by bullshit mixups and take retarded chip from anything.** If you wanna have fun as in…win matches consistently and not be getting BS’d all the time (unless losing to BS regularly is fun for you) you gotta be cool with making sure the other person doesn’t have fun and building your team so that is possible. You don’t have to have Phoenix to have a cheap team but you won’t have a cheap team putting 3 ok or really good points together like you might be doing now.**
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDzKjgU5dG4&feature=channel_video_title#t=7m39s (<<<<<someone is not having fun)
**PS: If you watched the video that Gold War Machine character is like what would happen if Sentinel had infinite hyper armor even if he’s doing simple things like walking towards you. How would you like to fight a character that has infinite Hsien Ko armor all the time just because? Yeah it’s actually a character YOU CANT COMBO with his only downside being not being able to actually block. Which is fine because that means he can always hit you and put you in a combo whenever he wants. **
PSS: Colossus assist is basically flying haggar assist that runs after you (has super armor i think they whole way through) and you can run after to start combos. Of course GWM on point counters Colossus assist.