So you wanna be a Street Fighter?
Step 1: Fundamentals
The information in the spoiler will help you get started!
Step 2: Getting more serious.
More information than you thought existed, and arcade stick info.
Step 2a: Getting a fight stick.
The Joystick Rant
Just buy a god damn TE
Step 3: Watching the pros, learning the matches
The PA Fighting Game Community!
. Don't ask in the thread, don't second guess it, don't read reviews online, don't poll your friends. Do you know what everyone is going to tell you? GO BUY A GOD DAMN TE
. You know what people will say if you ask if you should get an SE? Save yourself the trouble and buy a TE. And then you'll be like "Why is the TE so much better than the SE?" and we'll all say "The buttons suck and you'll have to replace them and it just saves a lot of time and probably money just to get the TE." And then you'll ask us "But what about a Hori stick? I heard those are good." And then everyone will say "Yeah those are okay but they're not as good as the TE or even the SE because it's harder to mod" and then some silly goose will say "Hey, I like Hori's" just to confuse you but then someone else will be like "Yeah Hori's are fine but is it better then the TE?" and the original silly goose will be like "Oh no nothing is better than the TE" because nothing is better than the TE
. And then you'll ask us why the TE is so good and the answers will invariably involve the modability, out of the box professional quality parts and the overall sexiness and build quality. But then of course because you have to make this difficult you'll say "I can't use Japanese parts because I need an octo gate, I can't use a square gate, also I need a bat top and some sort of adapter to make it work and blah blah blah" and invariably someone will come in and link you all the things you just mentioned above
and tell you where to buy it from.
So I just saved the whole thread like three pages of people trying to be the first to recommend the TE and the ridiculous questions that come with it. JUST. BUY. THE. T. E.
Now that we have that out of the way, here are some stick related links:
The SRK Tech Talk Forums
: Everything you need to know to mod or build your own stick.
Switching from a pad to a stick.
Arcade Stick Guide
- Complete with reviews, faq and glossary!
Slagcoin's Ridiculously In Depth Joystick Guide
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The PA SSFIV AE Friends List of Friendly Friends! Add yourself to the form here
, view the list here
If you're on the 360, you can add the metafriend: A PA SSF4
We also made a super cool IRC room!
#PAFighting at irc.slashnet.org:6667 You can use this web client if you're SUPER UNCOOL.
So people know, we are naming ourselves LFG_YourName in irc if you're looking for a lobby, and LFM_YourName if you're looking for more people! Simply use /nick to change your name in chat. You should use a non web client because sometimes the web client breaks while the server is still up for some unknown reason.
Know anything I'm missing? Let me know and I'll add it.