I really enjoy watching competitive fighting games, but never had the time to really get even mediocre at them. So I decided, with my recent unemployment, to spend some time every day to practice with a fighting game. The game I chose is Skullgirls. Why? Because it's pretty new, has a nifty art style, is a lot of fun, and I've found the tutorials quite helpful. Hopefully by putting this in video form will actually help me get dedicated.
I'll update this weblog each week with a video and put the most recent at the top of the blog post. Please fill free to provide tips, suggestions, death threats, whatever.
2012 - 06 - 02: This week I learned that playing in a tournament is much different than playing just online, even when there is nothing on the line. (No pun intended).
Also I decided to make a new one of this each month to lessen the clutter. Thoughts in the comments below.
2012 - 05 - 27: So another week goes by and I think I've made a noticeable improvement. Didn't have much luck when recording however, and lost two of the three matches. Of course this series is not really about winning, but learning. Both from really stupid mistakes on my part. In fact in all three matches I made really dumb mistakes. In the video I attribute it to poor execution, but on watching the footage I think it was more lack of knowledge of what moves beats what and so on.
When it comes to Peacock I think my zoning is getting better. Right now I'm kind of just throwing stuff out there to see what works and what doesn't. I tend to relying too much on teleporting behind, grab, then super and I've been trying to get away from that. With Cerebella, I feel I am relying too much on the armored command run to get anywhere.
2012 - 05 -19: The first week goes by! It would seem that I've improved actually quite a bit! I won't spoil the video, but things go pretty well (ok... so the lag helps a bit). Still I'm feeling great. And sweaty. Really sweaty... Actually it kind of disgusts and pleases me in a weird way.. What? Oh that was too much information. Gotcha.
Being able to watch the footage has also been quite helpful as it allows me to make note of my mistakes or accomplishments.
2012 - 05 - 12: Right now, I've been practicing for about a week and last night I popped online and played three matches for the first time since deciding to do this. I'm sure you can guess how that turned out. hah But you can watch the results here:
(more to come)