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
A Penny Arcade SSFIV RanBat?!
RANBAT TIMES VOTE CARD.
(ALL TIMES EASTERN)
Ranbat Season 1 Spreadsheet
Ranbat Season 2
I figured I'd take this time to present my ideas for our Super Street Fighter RanBat that I've had bouncing around in my head. What does RanBat stand for? RANking BATtle. All RanBats, as of now start at 9PM eastern standard time. Not central.
The PA Fighting Game Community!
Players will be grouped into small round robin groups called "seeds." All players will play all other players in their seed, the player with the best record will advance from the seed to playoff brackets. The top eight players after the round robin mode of the tournament will advance to single elimination playoff bracketing. If there are less than eight seeds, then the next best player(s) (as determined by record) will advance to the playoffs. All players advancing to the top eight will earn one point. For every match won after that, advancing players will earn another two points, to a maximum of seven points for the champion. Points will accumulate week to week, to set up a player ranking.
Battles during the round robin period will be best of three games, best of three rounds. Because of the time constraints and logistical difficulty (inability to pass a turn) of attempting to run this in a lobby, it is best that you DO NOT run this in a lobby, and individually pair. Battles in the playoff period will be done as best of three games, which are best of three rounds a piece. Semifinals and finals will be best of five games. The losing player may change characters at will between games, the winning player must continue to play the same character.
Some alternative formats have been used as attendance is shaky from week to week, so you should be prepared for things that are NOT the above.
Right now, we have two singles ranbats, tuesdays and thursdays @ 9PM eastern. All characters are allowed now. There currently is no teams ranbat due to poor attendance.
So, if you have feedback or ideas, please, have at them.
We have a friends list, you can access it here!
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.
Thanks to MNC Dover, OP originator.