When is it good to get a second stick?


#1

I was wondering because I see people with more than 1 stick. I don’t know the reason other than collecting them.


#2

Tournaments using other consoles they don’t have access to.
Bored of their original stick.
Collection of course
Guinea pig for modding
Just for the fuck of it.
Layout/Parts preference


#3

Good question, I ask myself the same thing(but I play on pad)

Answer - when you feel you have the funds available and see a deal that you cant pass on, you may want to grab one for a backup…especially when it comes to pads, sticks however are more moddable, and if you are into that, then you can just get replacement parts if something breaks.


#4

I have four sticks:

Two for the PS3
One for PS2
One PS1 Namco

I really only use one of them though - my PSX Namco (modded with Sanwa buttons). I have converters, so it means I can play on the same stick regardless of platform with it, which is a huge plus. I love my (Sanwa) PS3 AIAB too, but it’s out of commission currently, and a lot of the local players here play on 360 so it wasn’t cutting it in that respect either. The other two are a (PS2) Hori Soul Calibur II stick and a PS3 SE with Seimitsu parts. They mostly get used as loaner sticks for the local 360 players.

edit: So mostly…
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[]For cross-platform play (but really, get a dual mod or equivalent for this)
[
]To have a loaner stick so you can both teach people to play and provide for people who play on another system and don’t have their own multiconsole stick (yet).
[*]Transportability (a smaller stick is easier to travel with)
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#5

No point to having it, unless you want to play on multiple consoles. Even then, it’s much more cost-efficient to just get a single dual-modded stick.

Other people just like blowing their money on the newest and greatest fighting stick, even though they’re all pretty much the same shit at those upper price brackets.


#6

On second thought, sticks are expensive enough I think it isn’t as comparable to having a backup pad in case it breaks, so no valid reason I can think of to spend that much just for a backup.


#7

One for guests.

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#8

For collecting. I have 10 so far. Markman has like 9 billion. Not just madcatz sticks but almost every single one made


#9

because why not, variety is the spice of life. :slight_smile:


#10

This is why I have two; Sometimes, you want to play these games with people. Those people might not own or might not want to lug their own sticks.


#11

It’s time to buy another fight stick when you WANT to buy another fight stick.

I bought a Fighting Stick 3 to first start, 2 of them so I could play with my friend.(first fightsticks).
After a few months I realized what people were talking about when they referred to quality of the buttons and joysticks, so I moved up and bought a HRAP3 with semimitsu buttons. This did me wonderfully, so I gave away my old sticks to my brother, my friend got one so I didn’t need 2.

Another few months passed and I was on eBay, drunk, looking to get a 360 stick to dual mod. I find a HRAP3-SA (Sanwa buttons) and bid on that shit fast. It wasn’t until the next morning I realized I bought another PS3 stick, so now I have 2 PS3 sticks when I needed one for xbox.

And then recently I decided to bite the bullet and just buy a great dual-mod stick. The first HRAP I bought I put in a LED mod and plan on just using it as my “experiment stick”.

But the short answer is: buy a new stick when you want one - there are people out there who go to EVO and place top 16 while using shitty PS1 fight sticks, or some custom rig made of literal cardboard boxes, etc.


#12

lol - when is it not a good time to buy one?

just wait for a sale or if you see one on ebay under $100.


#13

Bought my first stick 2 days ago, www.newegg.com , they have the SfxT Pro Line stick for 99$ shipped, and its brand new.
I believe they also have the Soul calibur V V.S for 99. But the SFxT rivals the TE sticks, full sanwa parts, and has the slanted front for resting your wrist.


#14

Keep an eye on second hand stores, facebook groups, and craigslist. I bought a MvC2 TE (xbox360) for only $75 and the Chun Li TE-s(PS3) for $50.


#15

whenever u want one man. just do it. buy it.


#16

Yo!
Lend me a PS3 stick. I want to see if I want to buy one


#17

Ugh. I just bought a 3rd fightstick for no discernible reason apart from the fact that it was $30 on Amazon and I couldn’t resist. If anyone’s interested, it’s the WWE Brawlstick by Madcatz, and it’s currently on sale at Amazon with free shipping. I feel a bit silly, but I’m sure I could fix it up and find a buyer if I needed to. There’s absolutely no reason I can think of to have three sticks, but it was just so cheap I couldn’t help it.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004M23RAC/ref=ord_cart_shr?tag=cheapassgam08-20&ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER


#18

I’ll probably end up w/ 3-4 sticks. It’s rather fun to have a couple to play some old school games on PS3/360 or on your PC. Ah, 4-player NFL Blitz is actually a lot more fun on stick.


#19

Im up to 4 myself but i don’t even use them at home. I go to lans and have 2 monitors hooked up to 2 xbox 360’s and the 4 joysticks are there for others to play on since not all the people there have their own joysticks. 2 of them are the qanba q4raf sticks and the other 2 i just bought are hori fighting edge sticks.


#20

Swag, my friend… It’s all about the swag…