I went to Golden Token a couple weeks ago when Clockw0rk came down and I went last Friday just to get a few games in. It seems like that’s the new main place to play these days. I’m trying to get back into playing shape for ECC, so I’ll probably be around a bit more these days.
Also random stuff:
K-Yama doesn’t lose to Todo necessarily. Todo has to get him near the corner first. My match with Tokido at Evo2002 is a pretty good example of that match. Game 1 I absolutely destroyed him. Game 2 I made a few mistakes and fell down near the corner and got chopped down. Jab headbutt also has surprising reach in this match. It’s not the most fun in the world to get cornered, but it’s not like the match is suddenly over either.
Guile vs. Vega is historically a terrible match for Guile. RC and groove options give him a chance, but he still loses to Vega I’d say.
Ryu vs. Vega is also pretty bad. Vega does great on shotos just with poking and zoning. Vega vs. shoto low strong is exactly the same as Blanka vs. Ryu/Ken (not Akuma) low strong. Exact same spacing, exact same counter (slide). To be honest, Ken has a way better chance on Vega than Ryu does just because of dizzy factor, better combo off crossup. Of course, he still shouldn’t win this fight just because he gets zoned away from his mixup range, but he at least has a chance to get that 1 lucky shot. Ryu doesn’t even have that going for him.