Arcade Edition stuff.
List of Arcade Changes
(take it with a grain of salt, this shit will probably change a lot)
More current changes for Ryu/Boxer/Cammy/Guy/Viper
New Costumes, pictures and complete release schedule.
OMJEZUS Ryu/Boxer/Viper/Cammy/Guy Changes!
Amagads! Juri/Fei Long/Vega/Rufus/Ken Changes!
WTFRAK? Chun/Fuerte/Cody/Sakura Changes!
HEY! Honda/Ibuki/Rose/Gouken Changes!
Listen! Blanka/Abel/Gen/Makoto Changes!
Oh my! Guile/Hakan/DeeJay/Seth Changes!
Great Scott! Dhalsim/Bison/T. Hawk/Akuma/Adon Changes!
Yun - A guide.
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
. 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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Step 3: Watching the pros, learning the matches
Penny Arcade Competitive Battling - Now with 100% less teams! RanBats on quasi indefinite hold
RanBat Season 3
Ranbat Season 2
Season 2 Finals
Ranbat Season 1 Spreadsheet
The PA Fighting Game Community!
We have a friends list, you can access it here!
Okay, revised ranbat rules for added clarification.
First off, let's start with some definitions:
Next: generic ranbat rules.
- RanBat - RANking BATtle. It's what you're reading about. Players compete in tournaments to earn points and get ranked based on how many points they have earned.
- Round - A single round. The announcer usually yells "ROUND X" before these start, with X being the round number. In between rounds, a player does not access any menus and cannot change characters.
- Game - A grouping of rounds, usually best of three or five rounds. After a game ends (online at least) both players are returned to the lobby ready screen and character select.
- Match - A collection of games against one specific human opponent during a single round or period of a ranbat.
Nextly, scheduling and signups!
- 99 second, best of three rounds, best of three games in a match unless otherwise specified.
- All characters allowed.
- Only the loser may switch characters, the winner may not switch characters, but is allowed to change ultras if desired.
Anyways, onto the actual RanBatting.
- All ranbats @9pm eastern!
- Xbox 360 ranbats on Tuesday
- PM ChaosHat on 360
- Log onto IRC at the start time!
There are two phases to a ranbat night, the pools period, and the playoffs period. The exact structure of these is up to the organizer, but here are some formats you can expect. First, the pools period. There are two ways the pools period is run generally, depending on turnout. On especially low turnout nights, it is not unprecedented to skip pools. The pools period is meant to select the players who will go to the playoffs period, usually a top 4 (but potentially more in the event of large turnout). Regardless of whichever method is chosen, it is vitally important that you record your match wins and losses, as well as the games wins and losses, as the games wins/losses can be used to break a tie in the event two people have identical match records.
The Pools Period!
When the time comes, the RanBat organizer will randomize the list of entrants and post this random list. You will find your name on this list and play the three people above you and three people below you on the list. You will (as of season three) earn two points per match win at this phase. After this, you'll report your record (usually in IRC) to the organizer who will compile the data and determine who moves on to...
The Playoffs Period!
Playoffs will now be a single elimination bracket of the top four players, mostly to save on time. Just for making it to the top 4, you will earn one point. You will also earn two more points for each match you win while in the playoffs.
At the end of the season, the top players will be put into a big asynchronous RanBat finals bracket to determine the overall season winner!
First, enter your data here, using this form
Then, you can view the list of players 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. If you need help configuring IRC, Blackbeard made this super cool guide:
How to get mIRC working
Step 1: Go to http://www.mirc.com/
and click Download mIRC and install it. Just do all the basic stuff and let it do its thing. It's pretty fast.
Step 2: Go file > select server. Under connect, click on servers. Then click the Add button that appears on the right. Under description, put whatever you want. Under IRC server, put irc.slashnet.org, ports put 6667, and for group put #PAFighting. Password leave blank. Hit ok when done.
Step 3: Click connect again on the left menu, and fill out the nickname box and other info (I had to also do full name and email before it stopped giving me shit. I also unchecked invisible mode in case it did what it sounded like). Click the connect button under those info boxes, and wait a sec. A box should pop up asking what channel to join. Enter #PAFighting and click join. That should do it. If you get an error at this step, you may have to reopen the server select menu, click on firewall, and add port 6667. I had to, but your mileage may vary.
Know anything I'm missing? Let me know and I'll add it.