>How's your local scene?
The local university club (pic related) restarted his summer but the mask mandate was still in effect so I didn't attend. The mandate was lifted before the start of the fall semester so I'm attending now. It's pretty good aside from the usual university and gen Z faggotry. The obese faggot and BBTAG tranny are still around, sadly. One guy might be a tranny because he has an odd name, but he doesn't look like a parody of femininity so he might just have an odd name.
We ran a Footsies (the game) tournament last week. It's a neat little game with a single attack button that is meant to focus solely on the aspect of whiff punishing and hit confirming. I went 2-2 without knowing most of the mechanics and having never played it before. A couple of my opponents were really intense about it, leaning forward and breathing hard, which I found kind of offputting. It also gave the Street Fighter player an excuse to jerk off about how "if you game doesn't have Ryu in it, then you're not playing fundamentals" which was irksome but not unexpected. His breath was fucking atrocious for the second week in a row; I could smell it from halfway across the room.
Aside from the tournament, most of the stations were running Strive in the first meeting but Xrd and +R were more popular at the second meeting. There were a few people playing SF, Tekken, UNI, and BB. It seems like we have a decent variety of games and there have been at least 30 people at each meeting so I'm optimistic about being able to play with people who aren't total faggots.
>Got any new games you're playing or characters you're maining?
Rediscovering Xrd after playing +R for two years. It's good to be back. I'm planning to learn three or four characters as secondaries just for fun since I spent most of my real with with Xrd just playing my main. I liked Jack-O but never got around to playing her because I mentally talked myself out of it.
>Would you like to write a dissertation about how angry you are about games or players?
I played against this Ky in +R recently after having played him a couple months ago. He won most of the games and rounds because he was just better than me, but there were some things he did which underscored how stupid the mechanics in +R are.
<win neutral, do small combo, do safejump oki
<ready for punish
<"lol I did Lightning Javelin FRC and I'm doing j.H on the way down"
He didn't do any of the comparatively easy FRCs Ky has for the five or six games we played up until then, but at that exact point he did one of the hardest. Was he saving it in his back pocket? Did he try to do the easier FRCs earlier but screw them up? I don't know. There's just so much inconsistency in the game and so much character power is determined by character mechanics that it sometimes feels impossible to get past the character and actually interact with the player. And that's just a low tier like Ky; Baiken and Zappa are ten times worse.
>What controller(s) are you using?
Qanba Obsidian, which is a piece of chink garbage with a broken screw socket on the back plate but is otherwise fine. I need to replace the microswitches in a smaller Madcatz TES+ so I can have something more portable, though.