CdF #2

Some 2 weekends ago we had the second "big" meeting at CdF. As you might know, this is the only place where we can play arcade 3rd Strike in Italy. It's a private house and it's outside Milan, but the setup is well worth the trip. Also worth noting that the owner of the place, Steve, is now in Japan and will be there possibly forever, lol. We'll be able to play there again anyway though, so it's cool.

This time we had 3 fully working 3s setups (2 vs city, 1 normal), Blazblue CS and even Guilty Gear AC... Don't get all excited though, only 1 GG head showed up. We're far from having a scene for that here but whatever. Fenrir, the GG guy, ended up playing Elena in 3s so it's all good!
He wasn't the only new player this time. lalbeldc experienced the offline environment for the first time and really enjoyed it, while showing off a solid Oro. Goon went all out and for 2 days he kept playing at a very basic level just to get the hang of the game... Hopefully he'll come back for more. Jeel (BB player) and other guys played as well. Valmaniac (NE) and Togo (Q) were there as usual, doing well most of the time. Togo really stepped up his game this time! I've seen proper Q combos and patient play from him, and that's cool.

About me... I'm pretty satisfied, I didn't really lose matches I shouldn't have and I did better than usual against Fran. Still, Yun is my nightmare, not a news here. I've got a good amount of games with LEVA as well, and it's something I needed quite badly. Had a lot of fun playing him.
I feel like I'm completely comfortable to play on cabs now. When I come back to play on PS2 with the stick on my knees, well, I feel I can't really do my best now. I know, it's an excuse (it really is, especially playing Chun), but still the feeling remains. Whatever, one of the best things of a VS setup is WIN STREAKS. I love that shit. On PS2 with my opponent on my side always complaining about how harsh life is if you don't play Chun, I really don't bother much about freeplay and I actually lose a lot, using different characters. On the cab there's no way I can give up a streak easily. I had several short ones and a 54 wins one which was lovely, lol. Fran wasn't there though, and when he arrived he ended it but like on his 3rd/4th attempt. You just get the rythm when you're there. Lovely.

On sunday (this time we spent 2 days there, no ranbat on Saturday due to another of our SSFIV events happening in Milan) we had a dan'isen session too. No details on this until we can show a decent looking ranking, but things are working, in my opinion. Also, it's much easier to run this thing on cabs, with no stick switching and such. Several people had fun so I guess it's cool, even though there was as usual one single negative feedback that bothers me... Nothing much we can do I guess. We have to keep trying it, somehow, if we want to make it something solid.
If you ask me, I think this dan'isen thing has the potential to hype things up in a while. SSFIV heads are trying it as well. They follow the lead as usual, lol.

Togo's unstoppable Q desperately trying to find a way to lose this match. Think fast! You have a lead and time is running out~


Game Versus Dan'isen summary

Found this on 2ch several times (anonymous poster as usual), guess it's worth some little translating work every once in a while, so here we go.

Your reference is GV's site anyway: http://www.game-versus.net/danisen/grade.html

Alex | 猛者 | Hiro-chan 
Chun Li | 智将 | Rikimaru www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm11806613
Dudley | 名将 | Kokujin, Aiku www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm10705665 www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm11641820
Elena | 猛者 | K.O, Teppe www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm9457410 www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm12632838
Gouki | 王者 | Boss www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm9910520
Hugo | 強者 | YSB www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm11232240
Ibuki | 王者 | Higa www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm10377875
Ken | 名将 | Matsuken, Nuki  
Makoto | 智将 | Boss www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm10705665
Necro | 猛者 | Yakkun, Uni, Sugiyama www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm10057679 www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm12694093 www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm12843609
Oro | 王者 | Hiro-chan www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm12870051
Q | 王者 | TM www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm12632838  
Remy | 強者 | Pierrot, Mukuremy www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm9899162
Ryu | 猛者 | Vanao, Yuki Otoko, Ruu, Magu www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm10225234 www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm12278491
Sean | 十段 | MOV
12 | 十段 | Nagao, Moge
Urien | 猛者 | RX, Choppa, Afuro www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm9898976 www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm12475756
Yang | 王者 | Furo, Boss www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm12278726 www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm12901065
Yun | 名将 | Yakkun, Nitto www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm9910520 www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm12963997


Based on the highest rank achieved by every character:
智将 Makoto, Chun Li
名将 Dudley, Yun, Ken
王者 Gouki, Ibuki, Oro, Yang, Q
猛者 Elena, Necro, Ryu, Urien, Alex
強者 Remy, Hugo
十段 12, Sean

智将 - Chisho Rank
名将 - Meisyo Rank (Coach)
王者 - Ouja Rank (King)
猛者 - Mosa Rank (Man of Valor)
強者 - Tsuwamono Rank (Strong)
十段 - 10th Dan

I'll leave any consideration to you, but it's certainly good to see every character in this. And that sort of tier list is awesome, to say the least. Mind you, it's not a reliable tier list, it's not even a proper tier list actually. But it shows that even a Q can do that much.

Also, I won't bother making those videos clickable here. Sorry :/
Anyway, if you're too lazy or if you don't interact with NicoNico (I don't see why, but your choice!), you know where you have to go: http://www.youtube.com/theshend


SEGNALAZIONE - Nasce Hadouken.it

La community italiana di Super Street Fighter IV ha finalmente una nuova, definitiva casa. Si chiama Hadouken.it, e nasce dall’unione dell’esperienza di Arcade-Extreme con l’entusiasmo delle nuove leve che in questi ultimi 2 anni hanno contribuito in modo fondamentale a cambiare la scena fighting games italiana.

Il nuovo sito (coming soon) si propone come necessario punto di riferimento per tutto quello che riguarda la community, con news, annunci e resoconti direttamente da tornei e ritrovi italiani (e non), senza comunque trascurare le più importanti notizie riguardanti SSFIV.

Il forum invece rappresenta il cuore della community stessa, e parte con il preciso obiettivo di accogliere in un unico luogo di discussione sia le new entry e i giocatori inesperti, sia quei giocatori che preferiscono un grado di approfondimento maggiore e le discussioni tecniche tipiche della saga.

Si tratta di un progetto ambizioso e di non semplice gestione, ma siamo certi di poterlo portare avanti al meglio, con il vostro supporto. Soprattutto, si tratta di un progetto a lungo termine, con diversi potenziali sviluppi ma in ogni caso destinato a durare. Ne siamo sicuri, perché al contrario di altre iniziative italiane riguardanti Street Fighter IV, in questo caso l’unico motore è la passione, e l’unico guadagno possibile sta nei giocatori stessi. Si tratta insomma della classica iniziativa in stile AEX, da giocatori per giocatori.

Fatevi accogliere fin da subito nel nuovo forum, partecipate attivamente, entrate in prima persona a far parte della community italiana, nel ruolo che preferite. E se non vivete di solo SSFIV, non dimenticatevi del forum di AEX.
Che la nuova battaglia abbia inizio... Hadouken!