Alright, I put this in Fighting game discussion cause a) This was my first “tournament” and b) I was mainly in the 24 hour gaming room to begin with
And also, I know people hear don’t like reading long posts, so I’m going to divide it up by the 3 days it happened.
With that being said, here we go
Anime Boston…where nerds and all kinds of geeks meet up in a massive gathering from all over to be as nerdy as they wanna be…well, needless to say, when I got off the train, I already caught notice of a couple cosplayers, including Vash the stampede and the entire cast of Inuyasha, but I didn’t pay much attention to alot of them. I walked over to the convention, and after having to wait in line for what seemed like half an hour (which including somebody having a mild seisure), I was finally registered and ready to play some games. I had registered for Kof 98 (which was 99 dream match for dreamcast), Tekken 5, 3rd strike, and GGXX Slash. When I walked into the game room, there were a bunch of games I haven’t seen in years; they even had DUCK HUNT and Nights into dreams, amoungst others. I was pretty happy, but I didn’t even know what to play first. Before the tournament, you had to register what character you had to use before hand, which I thought was stupid at first, but when I thought about it, it did prevent “counter character” usage.
I decided to play Tekken 5, and brush up on my paul, which is who I registered with. The comp was decent, but my paul wasn’t doing so well. So I decided to try out my Marduk, which is my other main character and…I went on a 32 game win streak. I would’ve went longer, but when they finally hooked up GGXX slash, I quit and went to try that out. The biggest mistake I made was not researching the differences they made with the characters in slash, as I was registered with Dizzy, and the only difference I noticed was that they slightly changed how the angle her dp+s move can be used, but I didn’t notice any other immediate changes. A few short notes
-In Boston, Testament and Baiken are mostly overused
-My grab timing is NICE…
-…but I think I might grab too much(sometimes 10x a match)
It was nice to see roman canceling/false roman canceling put to such good use in that game, as I’m still working on how to use it with dizzy (I’ve only been playing for 3 months), it was some nice compitition in that game, my longest streak only being 4-5. I was surprised I didn’t see alot of Sol, but I wasn’t complaining:lovin:
I got bored, so I left, and decided to switch my registered character in Tekken 5 to Marduk, mainly because of the streak and it seemed like my juggles were more on point with him anyway. Then I saw some cats playing 3s, and you know I had to get on it. I started working on Ken, which is who I registered with. Now that I think about it, I dunno why I registered with Ken, cause I stopped playing aggro, and starting playing alot safer and turtling more. Needless to say, the only person who was beating me was this Remy player, who at the time, I didn’t know was WorthlessScrub from here on SRK, but I found out soon after. He’s a cool guy. But anyway, he was beating me at first, so I decided to whip out the game I REALLY came there to play: CvS2, which I proceeded to beat just about everybody in, playing C Vega(Claw)/Sakura/Sagat. I’m soooo good at CvS2 now, which was a shame, because they decided not to have a tourney in it…Another thing, there was some random A-groove user who was claiming to be “one of the best in the East Coast”, who I was owning all day. He used A Terry/Ken or Eagle/M. Bison (dictator), and he was using sooo many random CC activations, and messing up soo much. That was kinda funny. LOL at W.Scrub with the ban Sagat jokes. Sagat wins games. period
Luckily, I was getting bored when the Kof tourney started. I got paired against a Mai user, and I was using Terry (they made it single matches to save time, pretty stupid) The first round I almost perfected him, and the second round he beat me straight up, but when third round came, I started getting REAL nervous, heart started beating fast and everything. I started turtling and fell for some SLOW overheads and lost in the first round. It also didn’t help finding out that the rising tackle in that game is a dp motion.
I needed to calm down, I was angry as hell, as I should’ve did alot better, so I went back to CvS2, and after another long streak, I was cool, just in time for the 3s tournament. I switched my character to Chun-li, as she was more accustomed to my style. I got paired off against a remy (there were 3 remy in the tourney), same story as the KoF tourney, owned first round, beat 2nd round, third the heartrate came back. Which was funny, cause he BARELY won; He did the sweep motion, and I parried the 2nd hit, did the SAII+follow-up, and he did the flashkick super as he landed for chip dmg; if I was on my Ps and Q’s, I would’ve parried the whole thing and won, as I’ve been practicing parrying supers for a LONG time, and I was expecting it, but I got scared or sumthin.
2 tournies getting peaced out in the first round, and I was aggrivated after that, but I love 3s, so I stuck around for the tourney. I remember one particular match. There was one guy I expected to win; he went by the name “sora” he was an asian kid from Georgia, he was super aggressive with Ken, but he got peaced out by another asain kid. Looked like he was 17, and I don’t remember if he was using hugo or Ken, but he really took out Sora relatively easily. I was like “who is this kid?”, who later on was the first to beat me in CvS2 AND BEASTED me in MvC2…at this point, in MvC2, I HAD to find out who he was…it was none other than Pryde.
Pryde is a BEAST!!!
He left, tho, and I spent the rest of the day playing 3s, CvS2, MvSF, GGXX slash, and Tekken 5, preparing for tommorow’s tournament. Congrats to WorthlessScrub for winning the 3s tourney: It was Remy vs Remy in the finals. Who knew? Apparently, I’m one of the only ones who knows how to parry there, but it didn’t matter, because I lost anyway. Sorry for the long post, Day 2 will come up, maybe later.Till then…
P.S I forgot to add some random notes
-People need to understand that zoning and footsies,as well as move priority are alot more important than combos. I saw plently of nice combos, just not on me, with the exception of Pryde, who has a nice Yamizaki and understands this fact.
-alot of male nerds like to wear skirts…
-There was a christie cosplayer there, she had nice titties, W.Scrub if you read this PLEASE tell me you got a picture. If so, post it
-I really need to get some more tournament experience; I have the passion to get better, and I’m willing to play anybody in Mass who wants to play me
-Either I’m a very large man, or Pryde is a very tiny man…I’ll go for c) all of the above lol kidding
-and finally, I have a newfound respect for the high level tournament players now, being able to do what they do with so much pressure on them; it’s alot different from being onstage, because it’s a more you or them situation. I’m surprised they had it in Japanese format (single elimination), which was bad for my first tourney, but a good learning experience. No excuses, a loss is a loss, and I can only improve and deal with the pressure