#1 Posted by RedLoopz (136 posts) -

Just wanted to ask: do u fighter fans always play all of your fighters online and competitively? or do u just like to fight against AI in offline, or is that boring? i am literally the worst in the world when it comes to online play in fighting games. but seeing as most fighters today are made to be competitive, i have lost hope in getting any more fighters.

#2 Posted by Rorie (2915 posts) -

@redloopz: I pretty much never play fighting games online, when I do play them. It's either on the couch with a friend or, more likely, against the AI.

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#3 Posted by falserelic (5437 posts) -

Do I play online? Hell yeah.

In the end its just a game have fun with it. We all lose and win, but the more experience you get. The better player you'll start becoming, don't be afraid to take an asswhipping from time to time.

#4 Posted by randomcharachter (62 posts) -

When I get a fighting game I first finish the arcade mod a few times then I go on multiplayer.I don't think AI is boring but a real guy is all ways better.

#5 Posted by EternalVigil (239 posts) -

I usually play them solo or with friends locally.

I've tried playing it online from time to time, but it usually ends with me being completely destroyed. I did try my best to get into UMVC3 online, but after losing about 100 games online I just wasn't motivated to continue.

#6 Edited by HerbieBug (4212 posts) -

Most of my time with fighting games is spent in practice mode learning combos and stuff. That is the most fun for me. The only fighting game I like playing against other people is the various iterations of SF2.

edit--- and also CvS2. I love that game. Speaking of which, I would be very interested in a sequel to that, but this time made by SNK. That would be rad.

#7 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

Online, offline (vs real people) and training mode only.

@eternalvigil said:

I usually play them solo or with friends locally.

I've tried playing it online from time to time, but it usually ends with me being completely destroyed. I did try my best to get into UMVC3 online, but after losing about 100 games online I just wasn't motivated to continue.

Never really understood this mentality, if I gave up that easily when I first started with SFIV I'd be missing out on one of my favourite games of all time.

When I first started SFIV, I never dreamt to be doing Dudley's highest damage combos with regularity, but here I am! I couldn't even throw a fireball reliably without getting uppercuts to come out.

#8 Edited by MeganeAgain (123 posts) -

I prefer to play against offline competition, but I primarily play fighting games online. I only play against AI when I'm experimenting with a new game or character.

#9 Edited by EternalVigil (239 posts) -

@sooty said:

Online, offline (vs real people) and training mode only.

@eternalvigil said:

I usually play them solo or with friends locally.

I've tried playing it online from time to time, but it usually ends with me being completely destroyed. I did try my best to get into UMVC3 online, but after losing about 100 games online I just wasn't motivated to continue.

Never really understood this mentality, if I gave up that easily when I first started with SFIV I'd be missing out on one of my favourite games of all time.

I still really like the game, and I do try occasionally online, but after trying my best to get better and the feeling I wasn't getting anywhere, and with new games out I was more interesting in playing I kinda more interested came out so I drifted off.

It's weird because I've been playing Tekken for years and my favorite game was the one I always got demolished in, so I took the time to get better and learn how to play it properly.

#10 Posted by King9999 (613 posts) -

Preferably, I'd like to play offline vs other players but my options are limited. So online is the next best thing. Either way, there has to be an active community playing the game or there's no point in putting in the time.

#11 Posted by SoldierG654342 (1766 posts) -

The fun in fighting games for most people comes from playing other people, online or off. Fighting games by pretty much definition are competitive, so if you aren't looking to compete in some fashion (playing for fun still involves playing to win because someone has to win and someone has to loose) then it's probably not the genre for you.

#12 Edited by FLStyle (4707 posts) -
  • Online to get good at the game
  • At friends' houses to mess around
  • I also complete the story mode with characters once for the cool characters
#13 Posted by fox01313 (5073 posts) -

I prefer the ones where I'm just fighting against my friends either offline or online. Though after trying out a variety of the more recent fighting games, seems like MK9 is the only one I care for (great single player story to it).

#14 Edited by gokaired (534 posts) -

Not too competitive, I prefer AI but it's always fun against another person however rarely online. It's better side to side.

#15 Edited by Zeik (2444 posts) -

Depends on the game. I have several fighting games I've almost never touched the online. (Either because the online sucks or I just don't care to.) Although I probably spend more time offline than on, regardless of the game, just because playing nothing but online matches can get frustrating. I can often be satisfied just messing around in training mode or fighting AI for awhile.

Your best bet for online is to just to get on and try to find some people around your skill level that can give you an enjoyable challenge without frustrating you and then try to friend them so you can play against them regularly. If all you do is rely on luck of the draw you'll probably end up frustrated more often than not if you're not that good. Keep in mind that if you want to improve you don't want to just fight people worse than you though.

#16 Posted by GreggD (4505 posts) -

@fox01313 said:

I prefer the ones where I'm just fighting against my friends either offline or online. Though after trying out a variety of the more recent fighting games, seems like MK9 is the only one I care for (great single player story to it).

Yeah, the story mode and challenge tower were exquisite. A+ effort on Netherrealm with that stuff.

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#17 Posted by BBAlpert (1477 posts) -

The fun in fighting games for most people comes from playing other people, online or off. Fighting games by pretty much definition are competitive, so if you aren't looking to compete in some fashion (playing for fun still involves playing to win because someone has to win and someone has to loose) then it's probably not the genre for you.

This is precisely why I can't get into fighting games (or Starcraft). I have to make a concentrated effort not to let myself get too into the competitive spirit because I'm unfortunately one of those kinds of people that gets super frustrated easily. And not in a "complains and makes a bunch of excuses why I didn't win, but should have" way, in a "tapping the buttons becomes smashing the buttons becomes forcefully slamming my palm down onto the control panel as hard as I can becomes throwing the fightstick I payed $80 for onto the ground and yelling 'FUCK THIS GAME'" way.

I really wish I wasn't that way, but I am, and always have been. And since I can't change how I am (in this particular way at least), I figure the next best thing is to just avoid games that do that to me.

#18 Posted by DarthOrange (3864 posts) -

Local and online. I am usually able to keep my cool and just have fun.

#19 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3154 posts) -

Local more often than not with my fiancee, because we have a similar skill level.

#20 Posted by MegaLombax (391 posts) -

Couch coop or AI. Never online. Always story mode first. I'm not confident enough to play fighting games online.

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#21 Posted by Barf_Surprise (67 posts) -

I play offline or with friends until I get bored/good enough to take it online, then it is a crap shoot as to if I stay with a game depends if I get matched against my level of play.

#22 Posted by OwnlyUzinWonHan (1480 posts) -

Usually always online, only really offline multiplayer when I play in tournaments.

#23 Posted by Belegorm (406 posts) -

I mostly play online or offline with my friends, but if I'm actively trying to improve at the game (haven't done that in a while), then I'll play a lot online. Same with Starcraft (both BW and SC2). However, with fighting games you frequently don't get much out of it playing online against random people every match, at least not until you reach a certain skill level.

#24 Posted by TechHits (1378 posts) -

The first thing I do when I buy a fighter is go online. If you wouldn't play the game online (unless it's smash bro's) I wouldn't pick up fighting games.

#25 Posted by Fivek (7 posts) -

I would play online. Tekken was laggy online. I never tried mortal combat on pc. I did not buy it because from the forum almost no players was online.

#26 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4679 posts) -

Versus AI will never help you improve and gets old quick. Online is often laggy. Offline play with others is the ideal way to play any game in the genre. Online for some games can be a decent substitute.

#27 Posted by RedLoopz (136 posts) -

@sooty: not everyone has the nerves and maybe even the time to get very good at online in fighting games. and i dont even wana mention those assholes who are like level 20 or something and come into beginners only rooms

#28 Edited by ThePhantomnaut (6197 posts) -

Online is not optimal most of the time due to latency. You might as well be playing locally and communicating with better players on how to level up. Online might feel comfortable once you get your footing but take it semi-seriously.