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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Rev2 is very lenient. Remember to check if the combo you're trying to do is supposed to work against the character you're playing against

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh shit I didn't notice the combo trial prompt.
      Some trials for IAD combos require you to take a step back so test that out
      Some others require you to input the first hit waaaay early so you use the extended hitbox of it

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Speaking of fightan, I wanna mess around in one. Give me a fun game to lab. Consoles don't matter, I'll play anything.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Matrimelee

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Do you even play Matrimelee?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        wow this game looks so good, never heard of it before but wtf is that dog man bdsm furry dude lmao

        Someone play me in Waku Waku 7. Tesse and Arina are hot. I'm sitting in the fightcade lobby.

        this game looks fun! ill try it out

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'll play either Waku Waku 7 or Matrimelee with you right now. Just fire up fightcade.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Based and kusopilled. Any date for the steam port known? It's rare any steam port offers anything over FC2 but I remember hearing this one will have new characters which is neat.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Granblue has a free version and you can play it online

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Both Guilty Gear XRD and XX+R plus BlazBlue are great games for creative expression and experimentation, I highly recommend those

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        +R is also $4 right now

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you just want to frick around in the lab, open Xrd, turn risc up to 100 and try to do silly things

        +R is also $4 right now

        Why does nobody recommend Strive?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's not a good GG game

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Strive has its place as a fun to pick up and mash in semi-casual game but it is not at all fun to lab.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          not really a lab game unless you're skd

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Strive is too simple compared to other GG games, older GG games have way better options for skill expression, Strive is a great fighting game for starters on the genre tho

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Strive is the worst fighting game ever made.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You know that's not even close to being true.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Strive genuinely ruined a franchise and destroyed it's fanbase. No other singular fighting game has done that.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                None of that is the quality of the game though.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Skullgirls did it fricking worse.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                What fanbase

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You know the people who would constantly post about how awesome they are for playing GG since it's the hardcore fighting game. The ones that didn't actually play it

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You know the people who would constantly post about how awesome they are for playing GG since it's the hardcore fighting game. The ones that didn't actually play it

                Get new material.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Get some new players OH WAIT

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Bet you see scramble to post "take a shower" whenever someone mentions Smash

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                strive made people actually play gear. Fricking xturd proj yrc muh god game have a nice day

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Strive is not really a labbing game

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Bad game.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Why does nobody recommend a casualized troony game made in a troony engine?
          I wonder why.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >troony engine
            qrd?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              https://archive.is/V32uz
              You're not allowed to use no-no words while coding Unreal games anymore.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >tfw get to call hundreds of DEI/ESG slop troony games thanks to the engine itself

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >don't use whitelist or blacklist
                wow that's stupid

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Remember when Youtube started israeliteing everone with the adblock-blocking nonsense? They specifically said "allowlist" instead of "whitelist" on that screen. Make absolutely sure to call out and make fun of anyone who says allowlist.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            But Ganker is full of casuals that couldn't do a qcf if there was a gun to their head.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you just want to frick around in the lab, open Xrd, turn risc up to 100 and try to do silly things

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Soul Calibur VI

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      tekken tag tournament 2
      umvc3
      arcana heart

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        wanna play arcana heart

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Combos that start off with airdashes are not basic. The game calls it basic because what comes after the airdash is fairly simply, but I think that part along with doing two air moves before landing is what would trip beginners up. Try doing this:
    Jump HS
    Standing P
    Low Sweep
    Bandit Revolver
    Should be doable after a few try even for a beginner.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just play fantasy strike. Its not bad if you don't play fighting games all the time. Has all the archetypes and the online is fun.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Someone play me in Waku Waku 7. Tesse and Arina are hot. I'm sitting in the fightcade lobby.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    None of you homosexuals play anything.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      well, open up a uni lobby and I'll join

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don't have that gay-ass fake fighting game.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          So true real fighting games have quirky trans girls like strive

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Nice dodge

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Shit man I'd play if I had it. Buy it for me or parsec or something and I'll prove it.
            It's still gay and fake though.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Anon with the unblockable wake up option

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I play +R

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I play 3s in australia

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What did you place at BAM?

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    my controller died a few days ago so I stopped playing fighting games

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Seems like you can still type. Become a keyboard warrior

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        my keyboard is super cheap so it ghosts like crazy unfortunately

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    your perspective is all messed up
    my combos are trash like c.S f.S miss the cancel window for SMS and raw nuke/HMS OTG 5K, I flub my half circles with every crossup, none of my antiairs have landed yet, I can't hold space for shit and find myself in the corner waiting for a chance to press Saperia, I sat there for like 20 seconds between arcade bridget and dizzy trying to figure out when the frick it's my turn whenever they put out a projectile, half my P nukes and 90% of my FD attempts are 2Ps, I've gotten IK mode twice and RC'd 0 moves and more than anything,
    I'm having a fricking blast, there's so many obvious paths to improvement literally doing anything feels great

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      op here, youre absolutely right thats why im having so much fun with fighting games nowadays, the learning curve feels great in most games

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    no

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What's a good way to practice defence?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Put yourself into the corner and record a few true blockstrings that can go into either overhead, IAD high, IAD into low, some backswing, whatever. Then fuzzy block it all

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      depends on the game but basically pick a matchup where you get raped, learn the basics of the other character, you don't need combos just learn their tools and how their pressure works and then record common blockstrings/mixups to defend against.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why is strive so ugly and bad

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If strive was ugly it would've just died on release like dnf duel did for having something as moronic as guard meters, 30 second combos that manage to look lame and slow, and guard break tods in a game that slow.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Dnf duel isnt ugly tho

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >like dnf did for *reasons it died*
          There needs to be mandatory yearly literacy and reading comprehension tests.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You're the one that compared Strive to DNF and quoted that it's ugly when that was irrelevant to your list about DNF.

            >if Strive was ugly it would die like [game that died for reasons that had nothing to do with it being ugly]

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I thought you would get it by now but I am explicitly not calling dnf duel ugly you illiterate moron. I said if strive was ugly it would've died like dnf duel, which died for the reasons I then mentioned resulting in it being too shit a game even for most people that like other 8ing games.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I understood all that from the begining I'm saying your point is shit and bad.
                The point of using the comparison word "like" is that the two things being compared are similar. DNF dying for bad gameplay is not similar to a scenario where Strive dies for being ugly. You should have used a game that actually died for being ugly if you were going to use the word "like" there.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >all the top players switch to playing xrd casually over strive

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why does this board get so delusional over strive? It's a mediocre/ok game yeah but no need to make shit up like this.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Its because the playerbase has become one of the most genuinely insufferable in gaming. The cool/chill people have left largely due to the freaks that have moved into it. Its not even the "game itself" that puts me or many others off entirely, though there are many who dislike the simplification that Strive has introduced I'm sure. You can say "well who cares just play what you like" and while I agree with you, fighting games are social by nature. Unless you have some close friends who like fighting games, you will likely venture out to play with others at some point either in person or online.
        I love fighting games for example, but I don't have a single close friend from growing up at school or at work who enjoy them. Any I do try to get into it never enjoy them enough to stick around. If I want to keep playing them I have to venture out to other people. Strive players have become a group I really do not want to associate with, and I really do foresee this games western fanbase mirroring the Smash bros fanbase in the future in the types of controversies that will probably surround it.

        i'm trying to find a good pad for tekken. has anyone tried the victrix one? it seems like the HORI pads are wired only
        [...]
        you do kind of need some basic confirms in xrd but just enough to set up ok. dustloop wiki has some ez combos iirc

        >you do kind of need some basic confirms in xrd but just enough to set up ok. dustloop wiki has some ez combos iirc
        I was trying to approach it from the standpoint of someone entirely new to fighting games I suppose. If you are somewhat familiar with FGs then yeah can probably move a bit faster than what I described.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          being able to hitconfirm is a basic skill newbies need to learn imo and it also informs how you approach pressure eg thinking a few moves ahead & pressing buttons intentionally instead of mashing

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          There's not liking a playerbase and then there's being assmad moronic enough to state false realities like top players playing strive moving to xrd because you don't like the playerbase or game.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I didn't say that.

            >mirroring the Smash Bros fanbase
            Smash was one of my favorite games growing up, still remember renting Smash64 by chance.
            Why is its fanbase so badmouthed? I hear it all the time they stink or are pedos lol

            There have been many cases of actual pedophilia and grooming within the smash scene unfortunately.
            I can deal with stinky people, even if it is a bit gross.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >mirroring the Smash Bros fanbase
          Smash was one of my favorite games growing up, still remember renting Smash64 by chance.
          Why is its fanbase so badmouthed? I hear it all the time they stink or are pedos lol

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The fanbase is fine, mostly comprised of casuals and manchildren. The competitive playerbase in the other hand is the one mostly made of stinky pedos

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What a dishonest gay, but that's to be expected from a GG player.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What was dishonest?

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You have to start doing the next thing before you finish doing the thing before it.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    just do a little every day. iff you have multiple monitors just grind your bnbs while you watch movies & tournaments and stuff

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What's everyone's favorite controller? I use this M30 and/or a usb Sega Saturn controller for my SF6 locals.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i'm trying to find a good pad for tekken. has anyone tried the victrix one? it seems like the HORI pads are wired only

      Don't focus on combos at first.
      Focus on basics. Footies, punishing wiffed / mixed attacks. Even if its just a quick 1, 2 punch or a throw. You'd be amazed at how many games at lower ranks you can win like this, even if its not flashy. As you get better at that, practice some very basic combos between matches. One thing fighting games have a tough time doing is gradually introducing mechanics to the player, because much of it is multiplayer versus focused, so you just tend to get dropped into the thick of it, but if you take things one step at a time it will come much more naturally, especially if you take 10-15 minutes at the start of a game session to warm up in training by just practicing some basic special move inputs to get your head space right.
      Bridget's a boy.

      you do kind of need some basic confirms in xrd but just enough to set up ok. dustloop wiki has some ez combos iirc

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Im running shitty custom hitbox, its better than anything i had used before. Maybe will look into custom keyboards some time later.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I just use a Fighting Commander, but I worry I wouldn't be able to play it if I left the house since this one doesn't have a switch for the PS5, and I hear the new version has a worse Dpad.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bought the Octa last year and I fricking love it.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't focus on combos at first.
    Focus on basics. Footies, punishing wiffed / mixed attacks. Even if its just a quick 1, 2 punch or a throw. You'd be amazed at how many games at lower ranks you can win like this, even if its not flashy. As you get better at that, practice some very basic combos between matches. One thing fighting games have a tough time doing is gradually introducing mechanics to the player, because much of it is multiplayer versus focused, so you just tend to get dropped into the thick of it, but if you take things one step at a time it will come much more naturally, especially if you take 10-15 minutes at the start of a game session to warm up in training by just practicing some basic special move inputs to get your head space right.
    Bridget's a boy.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Check the demo, try to recreate it. Most likely you are pressing your buttons too late. One way to go around it is to practice it from the last hit. Do 2DxxRevolver consistently, then try 5P, 2DxxRevolver, then j.HS, 5P, 2DxxRevolver, after that start doing airdash into j.S into j.HS. Then marry both parts.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Back in my day we gatekept Xrd and +R instead of shilling it to no skill losers.
    What happened?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      then you are the reason why strive exists

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The last FG I actually bothered and got gud was SNK vs Capcom 2.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Strive makes Ganker seethe because people actually play it instead of pretending to.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    who are the easiest kof xv characters?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      nta but I would also like to know

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This is a GG thread, piss off.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          sol badguy is just terry bogard with autism

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Being unable to shut the frick up about Strive doesn't make this a GG thread.
          Answer the question.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            no
            KOF is gay

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What fighting games did you play today?
    I played Rage of the Dragons, Akatsuki Blitzkampf, Third Strike, and Waku Waku 7.

    What character(s) did you use?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      practiced a little bit of uni stuff so i can hopefully git gud enough to play with you guys.
      probably some more tekken later, i need to get better at doing acid rain out of blockstun.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        what's acid rain?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i played uni2 and it made me want to kill myself as per usual

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >can't do a combo
    >in a game with gatling
    ngmi, give up now or suffer forever

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i only played the betas but i had more trouble doing zato combos in strive than xrd

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I genuinely like what Strive did with the RC system and I'm tired of people just ignoring it when talking about the game.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      strive did a lot of things that would be good if they weren't in strive. also chain shift in uni is basically yrc if it was good

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They're good in Strive, I'm not sorry to say that.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, CS is good because it's a YRC you actually have to earn

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    doesn't XRD have a stylish mode with auto combos and stuff? If you're struggling too much with combos, you can try playing with stylish to get a grip on the game's speed, gameplay, etc.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      no one ever used it or blazblue's for some reason and whenever i'd recommend it to newbies they'd get mad

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >no one ever used it or blazblue's
        There are people that play Stylish Kagura because of the instant flashkicks even though it's mainly a meme.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it does but it's pretty bad, and really combos are the least of most new players problems, if someone actually wants to learn they game I don't think they should use it.
      The most important things they need to learn offence wise is hit confirming into knockdowns, what buttons to use when in neutral, varying their pressure on block, and how to do a meaty without getting thrown and getting used to just mashing in Stylish mode hinders all of that. It's in the game though and if someone has fun just picking Stylish Leo and pressing buttons then more power to them.

      strive did a lot of things that would be good if they weren't in strive. also chain shift in uni is basically yrc if it was good

      GRD is good, Chain Shift is only good because its tied to GRD. There's a very good reason you aren't allowed to YRC on wakeup.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Kinda hard to have fun in Xrd period

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Why is that?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's not a very enjoyable game

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          ehh, it has a bit of a learning curve but once you've over the initial hump, which is smaller than people think, it's one of the most fun fighting games ever to just do shit in

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Xrd is one of the worst "just do shit in" games of all time

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            getting raped in the corner by some sweaty that's been playing for 2000 hours isn't fun

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Welcome to fighting games, learn how to deal with it.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              But that's not unique to Xrd or Rev 2, to be more specific. There is always a bigger fish.

              >only hits Ky landed were a roundstart DP and a random 2K
              Sure seems fun to mash in yep

              >the initial hump
              Unfortunately the Ky player was a bit inexperienced and ended up as clip material. I think the clip shows how fun Slayer can be if your opponent is not that great, the things the Slayer did are not high level.
              It was a 2D and not 2K by the way, even if you don't know the animation but you're familiar with the series, meaning you've played the games, you should know no one's 2K knocks down

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It seems pretty silly to claim a game is fun to mash in and then post a clip of one guy completely smothering the other

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                it's not fun to "mash" in, though I guess it can be if your opponent is similarly new, to actually play you need to put some work in, that's literally the first half of the single sentence in that post.
                It's fun to "do shit" in. Xrd is an extremely "do shit" game. Some characters more than others obviously but if you're willing to put the bare minimum amount of effort to achieve competence in then the reward for shit doing can be extremely high.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I've seen this clip over a dozen times and I still don't understand why Xrd fans post it like it would make people want to play their game
                >if you're willing to put the bare minimum amount of effort to achieve competence in then the reward for shit doing can be extremely high
                Xrd really does not reward effort in any sort of reasonable ratio

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Xrd is one of the easier fighting games from last gen. It's complicated and has a lot of mechanics but not extremely demanding on execution, in many ways its easier than SF4, probably around the same level as BBCF though proportioned differently.
                If you got into the genre in the 2020s it might seem extremely difficult and confusing but really games with a lot of options are not as daunting as they seem.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Xrd is one of the easier fighting games from last gen
                Compared to what? It's definitely harder than SFV or DBFZ execution wise

                When I read "over the initial hump", I took "do shit in" as "try a thing that might work based on what I know and see if it works" and not mash as in "just press any button". I think the clip is in a bit of a poor taste since the Ky player looks a bit new (or so frustrated he was playing a bit bad) but Slayer is the character that prays on people that are too aggressive at the wrong places so I believe a "good Slayer clip" will show the opponent getting blasted in a combo or two from a good counter hit or some annoying fade away dodging followed by the opponent getting blasted.
                [...]
                Off the top of my head I can't think of a single character in the series that has a crouching normal other than 2D that gives a simple knockdown. Launches and staggers, yes, but no knockdowns. I think 2D knocking down might have been a thing in GGX already, possibly in the first game, even.

                I think your definition is strange but that might just be my opinion
                Calling Xrd anything other than a sweaty game feels insanely dishonest to me

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >I've seen this clip over a dozen times and I still don't understand why Xrd fans post it
                To me, it's funny to see two special move only-Sols set loose against each other, doing stuff that makes no sense just for the sake of it most likely.
                Why it's being posted in places where there are newer players is they're making a lot of flashy things happen with as low a skill requirement as knowing how to input the things they're doing and are likely having fun.

                >Xrd is one of the easier fighting games from last gen
                Compared to what? It's definitely harder than SFV or DBFZ execution wise

                [...]
                I think your definition is strange but that might just be my opinion
                Calling Xrd anything other than a sweaty game feels insanely dishonest to me

                I'm not going to say I think I'm absolutely right but based on what

                it's not fun to "mash" in, though I guess it can be if your opponent is similarly new, to actually play you need to put some work in, that's literally the first half of the single sentence in that post.
                It's fun to "do shit" in. Xrd is an extremely "do shit" game. Some characters more than others obviously but if you're willing to put the bare minimum amount of effort to achieve competence in then the reward for shit doing can be extremely high.

                said in his post, I'm not the only one that took it the same way.
                >sweaty game
                As opposed to games where people just let you win? Rev 2 was released in 2017 and SIGN in 2014, it's very likely someone that picked up the game before you is better than you, someone I would assume you would call a sweaty. It has to be up to the player to adjust their expectations on winning in situations like these, nothing else really makes sense without, what I would believe, would be massive compromises in design.

                Like I said, I just assume Xrd doesn't make sense as a baseline

                I find Rev 2 to be not all too different from #Reload if we ignore the RC system changes.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >As opposed to games where people just let you win?
                As opposed to games that are just "fun to do stuff in", mostly.
                Xrd asks the player at anything above the most basic level to know character specific combo routing with weights and how to run oki against variable wakeup timings. Not to mention stuff like interacting against opponent's offense with IB timings and knowing precisely how said opponent's character uses YRC as a minimum to even make marchups playable. A far, far cry from just doing shit
                >but that's any fighting game!
                No it isn't. If you played SF4 against Daigo you know he's gonna hit low forward and fireball and you know he's gonna DP you. There's no situation he's going to put you in that you needed to lab for five hours beforehand, the only thing the game will ask of you is to play the game

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Character specific combo routing
                Every character has combos that are absolutely universal, but I will admit these might be very lackluster, something like 2K-c.S-f.S-2D. I have a bnb for men and heavies and one for lightweights (females) but I'm pretty sure my character has something a bit more complicated than running down the gatling table that is also universal but doesn't give me all the benefits the bnbs would. I could say it's a matter of optimization.
                >wakeup timings
                My character also has an oki option that is very universal and some that require a more strict timing to work.
                >IB timings
                This is necessary against decent players playing certain characters, true.
                >YRC
                In 80 % of cases YRC is used to extend pressure, make a special move safe or make safe "pokes" with projectiles. You usually learn the vast majority of use cases for YRC for a certain character in a match or two.

                I haven't played SF4 but I feel like you're simplifying things a lot. I believe Daigo would absolutely be able to put you into situations where you need to lab things out. Surely Ryu has some overheads or ways to do them, normals that are plus and frametraps in that game.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                There's a world where Virtua Fighter lived and this trash died.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                woah is that danger time? thats so poggers i love it when it happens on stream its so HYOIP

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                When I read "over the initial hump", I took "do shit in" as "try a thing that might work based on what I know and see if it works" and not mash as in "just press any button". I think the clip is in a bit of a poor taste since the Ky player looks a bit new (or so frustrated he was playing a bit bad) but Slayer is the character that prays on people that are too aggressive at the wrong places so I believe a "good Slayer clip" will show the opponent getting blasted in a combo or two from a good counter hit or some annoying fade away dodging followed by the opponent getting blasted.

                I wasn't really looking that closely but honestly it's Xrd where a bunch of shit just doesn't make any sense, maybe Ky's 2K HKDs in it. Who knows

                Off the top of my head I can't think of a single character in the series that has a crouching normal other than 2D that gives a simple knockdown. Launches and staggers, yes, but no knockdowns. I think 2D knocking down might have been a thing in GGX already, possibly in the first game, even.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Like I said, I just assume Xrd doesn't make sense as a baseline

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                the ky player has a round, he's obviously a little new autopiloting into Greed Sever like that but clearly can play to some degree. Probably still in the "Greed Sever/Stun Dipper is a mixup" stage that works against quite a few people until they adjust. Does kinda show that the bar for at least some success is pretty low, no offence to the guy.

                >Xrd is one of the easier fighting games from last gen
                Compared to what? It's definitely harder than SFV or DBFZ execution wise

                [...]
                I think your definition is strange but that might just be my opinion
                Calling Xrd anything other than a sweaty game feels insanely dishonest to me

                I would call DBFZ a current gen fighting game, fighting game generations aren't really tied to console ones. I forgot SFV would count as last gen now though, I still think of it as modern. Xrd is one of the easier pre-SFV generation of fighting games.
                Xrd is sweaty if you want to be legitimately good at it, but you don't have to be to do shit, that's kinda the point. Pick Sol or Slayer or Jam or Leo or Sin or Faust or really all but a few characters like Venom and Zato and learn just enough to have a functional gameplan and you can do a ton of shit. Contrary to popular belief the average player in Xrd, or any of these 1-200 playerbase more niche fighters, is not really that good. There are killers and you'll run into them sometimes but there's also new players and bad players and people that just want to do DP with Sol etc. You need to be able to play the game "for real" but once you're at that level, which is not as high as it seems, you have a lot of freedom in how you want to play and can start winning games.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Xrd is sweaty if you want to be legitimately good at it, but you don't have to be to do shit, that's kinda the point. Pick Sol or Slayer or Jam or Leo or Sin or Faust or really all but a few characters like Venom and Zato and learn just enough to have a functional gameplan and you can do a ton of shit. Contrary to popular belief the average player in Xrd, or any of these 1-200 playerbase more niche fighters, is not really that good. There are killers and you'll run into them sometimes but there's also new players and bad players and people that just want to do DP with Sol etc. You need to be able to play the game "for real" but once you're at that level, which is not as high as it seems, you have a lot of freedom in how you want to play and can start winning games.
                I see this point as well in Xrd discussions and with all cordial respect it just is false, full stop. It's purely bait to try and get people to buy the game and boot up and get used and abused as a training dummy.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Just for fun I joined a random lobby on sunday night at 3AM, fought the first guy I saw and had some fun but high ping matches against a random Sol that fricking loved doing shit and didn't have real combos
                Not my main, might not have been that guys main, we both switched characters a couple times before finding a matchup that was fun in that amount of lag, but if you have any fighting game experience you can get to roughly this level in a couple days and that's good enough to do shit online
                People massively overestimate the number of actual killers online. I think what happens is the absolutely brand new players run into someone like this Sol player, get overwhelmed by all the crazy shit and assume it's some 5000 hour god and not just a guy with a short headstart that's pressing 5x as many buttons as them

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I wasn't really looking that closely but honestly it's Xrd where a bunch of shit just doesn't make any sense, maybe Ky's 2K HKDs in it. Who knows

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That doesn't look fun

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            why do jap game devs fear an online mode which has matchmaking as simple as
            >queue up for game
            >get person
            >play match
            >option to rematch or go for another contestant
            instead they force you to stay in these little fricking meme rooms which does nothing to actually help the playerbase find games

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Uni2 has that and honestly I would prefer the player lobbies

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                do either or, im not against player lobbies but when its all you have its a fricking joke
                >have to sit at your little arcade thing waiting for someone unless challenging someone else
                >can ONLY play against that person in the lobby until either you or they leave the seat
                just make a matchmaking system for people who want to rapid fire like 5 quick games in 20 minutes or something

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                every fighting game made in the last 20 years has had a ranked mode, the option is there.
                They just only stay populated in normalgay games because matchmaking is legitimately the worst way to play fighting games, in basically every niche game where only dedicated players are left the playerbase abandons ranked because player rooms give you significantly better games on average.
                There's good and bad player rooms of course, people still use ranked in Uni because the lobbies are ass single cab nonsense but all else being equal rooms are just better.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >only hits Ky landed were a roundstart DP and a random 2K
            Sure seems fun to mash in yep

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            ew

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I find having something to try to go for when you could run into a player of any skill level helps me deal with getting beat. Regarding skill levels, in the player lobbies you should look for players that have a light blue, dark blue or dark green shape by their name, it's a sort of a general indicator of what kind of people the person has won against recently and those are the three lowest ranks. The thing you want to try doesn't need to be too complicated, it could be just remembering you should generally be blocking low and to remember to use FD but I tend to find it much more meaningful to also try to actually strike back with something when you start to get a feel for when it's your "turn".
    With Sol, I think you should try aiming to make them block f.S-5H-236P (I'm assuming you're familiar with the notation) and occasionally trying to run up and just when you think they might be trying to do something to stop you, press 2D. You could also try to guess when the opponent wants to hit you with a long reaching normal and try to 6P it or trying to run into 5H range, making them block it and airdashing at them while pressing j.H. In the start, it's always OK to just do Gunflame after you get a knockdown with 2D or from anything, really.

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >best normals in the game
    >best fireball in the game
    >best DP in the game
    >best super in the game
    what were they thinking?

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Where's the lobby pic not related but can be

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Play grapplers, I got to diamond in SF6 with gief with a max combo of like 4 or 5. Fundamentals can honestly get you a lot farther than most people think

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i just love grappling bro

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >another session of Xrd vs. Strive shitflinging
    Honestly, anybody who's playing a game that came out after 2000 should be instantly banned from fighting game discussions.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what game?

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >pick up strive
    >go online
    >everyone tries to cheese you with a single combo spam
    >beat them and they immediately dip after 1 match
    wow you guys are so fun to play against

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How? The game is full of super lenient gatlings. Even the links are lenient. Are you moronic, anon?

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No. They make me angry.

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Been playing Granblue Versus again after a buddy got me back into the game, and I've been having a relaxing time easing back into stuff. Learning just not to play ranked to avoid getting assmad, player matches and lobbies are good, clean fun. Want to learn Beatrix cause her kit looks nice and Katarina cause she preddy.

    Why is Grand Bruise so goddamn dead all the time, also? I get it'd be a less popular minigame and stuff to the main game, but I have not found a single match ever while trying to search for one, I have zero clue what the game plays like in relation to Fall Guys. At this point, I just want the stupid Vyrn achievement and then I can dip.

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