Want to make the switch to fighting games! Help!


#1

Alright so i’m a semi professional starcraft2 player for pmsclan.com , Biggest gamer girls organization in north america, i play for H2O their male counterparts.
Anyway i’m actually getting sick of starcraft, in order to compete with the best in that game you need to be playing at least 8-10 hours a day, with school and a part time job, that seems highly unlikely and i should of stopped sc years ago.

After watching Evo 2012, i was hooked, there was something about this years evo that just changed my mind about fighting games. I watched 2011 and i liked it too and i always told myself i would give fighting games a try, but 2011 didnt get me hooked like evo 2012.

My question is should i be getting a xbox? or a ps3?
I’m not trying to go fully pro or anything cause i do go to school/work, but i want to be able to go to a evo or any tournament and at least make it through day 1 , thats my goal this year.
Is it true that xbox live plays the games better? and all the pro players are on live?
What is so bad about the ps3 and pSN?

I most likely will be playing AE, marvel and mk9. thos are my favorites

thanks for your help! I really hope to be a part of this awesome community.


#2

First off, welcome, you’ll enjoy it.

It’s important to note that fighters aren’t like SC where online is fine to play… you’ll be able to learn some from playing online (ps3 or xbox, doesn’t really matter, I think the playerbase is bigger on xbox) but as far as where “all the pro players are” it’s not online, it’s arcades, it’s peoples’ houses, it’s weekly tournaments and such. Check out the regional matchmaking threads to find out what’s going on in your area.

AE, marvel, and mk9 (to a lesser extend) are hugely popular right now so you can rest assured there’s stuff for you to hit and people for you to learn from.

Finally, I’m all for shooting for the stars, but don’t be too disappointed if you don’t get top 8 at EVO your first year…


#3

Thank you so much AnDy!


#4

You’ll be better served in the Fighting Game Discussion section. GD is for NON fighting game talk.