#351 Posted by Demoskinos (14727 posts) -

Man, working my way out of the salt mines again and is suuuuuucks.

#352 Posted by Animasta (14667 posts) -

Man, working my way out of the salt mines again and is suuuuuucks.

the best way to do this is to bet it all on the one the chat is saying sucks, just in case you win (and thus win big)

#353 Posted by bigjeffrey (4904 posts) -

@demoskinos said:

@bigjeffrey said:

Oh man, that podcast talk about GB sprites. Must be done.

Rare Davis. For his super he drops an arcade cabinet on someone.

Gerstmann SSJ4

#354 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19321 posts) -

I accidentally typed in one 0 too much and lost all my money.

That happened to me once too!

Didn't let it keep me down in the salt mines, though.

#355 Posted by Demoskinos (14727 posts) -

@alexandersheen said:

I accidentally typed in one 0 too much and lost all my money.

That happened to me once too!

Didn't let it keep me down in the salt mines, though.

Yeah, this fucker is 8th on the leaderboards now. WTF maaaaaan?

#356 Edited by DocHaus (1324 posts) -

That Zinc vs. Deadpool match...the odds were so even until after that first round.

#357 Edited by slowhanded (22 posts) -
#358 Posted by Itwongo (1160 posts) -

When am I ever

ever

evereverever

gonna learn to never bet based on gut feel?

#359 Posted by DocHaus (1324 posts) -

I just hope the MUGEN community can learn something from this stream. Like agree on some sort of standard HP/size/damage/effort range put in to your characters.

#360 Edited by chiablo (918 posts) -

I think the big problem is that if you are in the "Illuminati", you have access to player stats, which a searchable database of all of the fighters with their wins and losses. So you have people who can throw tens of thousands of dollars in bets that they know the probability of, which ruins the odds of the match.

I don't know how much control Salty has over the character selection and matchups, but this database should be used to pair only players who have even win/loss percentages.

#361 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19321 posts) -

@chiablo said:

I think the big problem is that if you are in the "Illuminati", you have access to player stats, which a searchable database of all of the fighters with their wins and losses. So you have people who can throw tens of thousands of dollars in bets that they know the probability of, which ruins the odds of the match.

I don't know how much control Salty has over the character selection and matchups, but this database should be used to pair only players who have even win/loss percentages.

You vastly overestimate the value of those stats. They're nice to have, sure, but this is very unpredictable: there are so many variations of characters and match-ups can have a big effect on the outcome of a match, which is why upsets can be so dangerous and dramatic. If those stats were of so much value, every Illuminati would be rich and that's not the case.

#362 Posted by Demoskinos (14727 posts) -

@chiablo said:

I think the big problem is that if you are in the "Illuminati", you have access to player stats, which a searchable database of all of the fighters with their wins and losses. So you have people who can throw tens of thousands of dollars in bets that they know the probability of, which ruins the odds of the match.

I don't know how much control Salty has over the character selection and matchups, but this database should be used to pair only players who have even win/loss percentages.

You vastly overestimate the value of those stats. They're nice to have, sure, but this is very unpredictable: there are so many variations of characters and match-ups can have a big effect on the outcome of a match, which is why upsets can be so dangerous and dramatic. If those stats were of so much value, every Illuminati would be rich and that's not the case.

Yeah, exactly like Jeff said on the podcast today even if you have a guy who is undefeated he might have just beaten a bunch of scrub DBZ characters so how he matches up against real oppisition isn't known and thus the data given is sort of irrelevant anyways. So many random factors playing into this.

#363 Posted by Itwongo (1160 posts) -

You're my goddamn hero, Banshee!

#364 Posted by takayamasama (439 posts) -

Banshee just won me some major salt! Hellz ya

#365 Posted by Demoskinos (14727 posts) -

@takayamasama: I'm so goddamn pissed I didn't bet on him. Like christ a matchup like that only comes around once every 100 matches or so.

#366 Posted by takayamasama (439 posts) -

@demoskinos: I couldn't believe so many people went against him. He is pretty solid, and I'd never seen that other guy.

Also Grover = one of the few MS paint traps.

#367 Posted by takayamasama (439 posts) -

And Docock for another upset, I am on the right side of the salt walls today.

I fear this will give me a false sense of security, and I'll piss it all away on the dumbest bet possible.

#368 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19321 posts) -

Anyone who missed the Captain Commando vs. Nega Joe fight, I'm sorry. That was one of the most exciting matches I have ever seen, Mugen or not.

#369 Posted by Giantstalker (1604 posts) -

5:1 against Kenshiro, and he completely trashes the other guy. I love this.

Online
#370 Posted by Itwongo (1160 posts) -

@fluxwavez: Agreed, that match was intense. I've never seen anything like it

#371 Posted by takayamasama (439 posts) -

I do agree that we need a giantbomb chatroom to go with this betting, it would be nice to talk to all you fine lords and ladies, and not have to deal with Twitch chat all the time.

(That being said, I agree with the poster a few pages back, and everytime i see someone type "I've made a horrible mistake" I chuckle)

#372 Edited by Toastburner_B (144 posts) -

This is nights like this that I am glad I went Illuminati, 'cause I am betting TERRIBLY.

Example: FREAKIN' POWERPUFF GIRLS, WHY DO YOU CONTINUE TO BE MY NEMESIS?!

#373 Posted by Willin (1280 posts) -

OH GOD THAT BUTTERCUP / BLOB FIGHT

#374 Posted by Irvandus (2875 posts) -

Someone needs to make an interview dump-truck happen with Salty.

#375 Edited by gike987 (1752 posts) -

COMEBACK! Thank you Millia, bet most of mymoney on her. Was scared for a moment.

#376 Edited by Itwongo (1160 posts) -

@willin: Man, there are like 5 buttercups. I didn't know there was an OHKO version.

#377 Posted by Example1013 (4834 posts) -

THANK YOU BASED FLOREN

#378 Posted by takayamasama (439 posts) -

@itwongo: There isn't, but that blob is a "Take one hit, KO" toon.

The other Blob is insane though.

#379 Posted by Itwongo (1160 posts) -
#380 Posted by Toastburner_B (144 posts) -
#381 Edited by Itwongo (1160 posts) -
#382 Posted by Example1013 (4834 posts) -

@example1013 said:

THANK YOU BASED FLOREN

AMEN, BROTHER!

Floren bumped me from $800 to $3k, and freed many slaves in the Salt Mines. Truly he is a righteous and fair god.

#383 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19321 posts) -
#384 Posted by Toastburner_B (144 posts) -

And then I lost everything betting against Evil Ryu, because when has Evil Ryu ever beat anyone?

#385 Posted by Example1013 (4834 posts) -

@toastburner_b: Some of the Ryus in the game are a joke. Shin Ryu is ok, Evil Ryu is not the worst, and a couple of the regular Ryus are ok, and there's probably a couple more decent oddly named ones, but like for instance there's one Ryu that lost to fucking Blanka. Not Chaos Blanka, just regular Blanka.

#386 Edited by SoldierG654342 (1758 posts) -

I am salty as shit after that Hebiitigo vs Rinfa match. You could have done it Hebiitigo!

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#387 Edited by Itwongo (1160 posts) -

That 98 vs Psylocke match was waaaaay too close for comfort

#388 Edited by TyCobb (1961 posts) -

I just died on that Orchid finishing move. Oh that was perfect.

Quick question: Does anyone know what that noise is during the betting? It's like DUNNA... DUNNA... DUNNA. Curious what that signifies.

#389 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19321 posts) -

@itwongo said:

That 98 vs Psylocke match was waaaaay too close for comfort

Seriously. Would have lost 500k there. Dark Psylocke is trash.

#390 Posted by takayamasama (439 posts) -

Damn you mickey mouse monster....I thought I remembered you being good.

I remembered wrong

#391 Posted by AlexanderSheen (4964 posts) -

Oh wow, one guy lost 650k on one bet.

#392 Posted by Flappy (2188 posts) -

Still salty that Dee Jay lost to that Tien...

#393 Posted by skelington_ (292 posts) -

@itwongo said:

When am I ever

ever

evereverever

gonna learn to never bet based on gut feel?

If you can figure out how to master this, i.e. channel that gut instinct and let it take the reigns when it feels natural to do so, you're pretty much halfway there to making a lot of money out of real gambling.

Also, holy shit, did you see how long that Shoma Gorath attack lasted! KAPOW TENTACLES KAPOW TENTACLES KAPOW TENTACLES

#394 Posted by AlexanderSheen (4964 posts) -

And @fluxwavez is now in first place. Congrats, you bastard.


#395 Posted by jimmy_p (278 posts) -

@skelington_: Shoma gorath is fucking real.

Meanwhile I still lose way too much money on unpredictable underdog wins. How much does having more experience help with that?

#396 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19321 posts) -

And @fluxwavez is now in first place. Congrats, you bastard.

Heh, thanks.

@jimmy_p said:

Meanwhile I still lose way too much money on unpredictable underdog wins. How much does having more experience help with that?

Well, it's not really possible to predict every possible upset that could potentially happen. But I tend to analyze matchups very closely before I put a bet and I heavily consider the potential for upsets since they can be disastrous or very rewarding.

#397 Edited by Freshbandito (677 posts) -

I won't lie, sitting in the twitch chat has provided some side achingly funny comments

#398 Edited by jimmy_p (278 posts) -

PS.

Back beard is nightmare fuel

#399 Posted by zenmastah (888 posts) -

These commercials are kinda funny.

#400 Posted by Ramone (2960 posts) -

@jimmy_p said:

PS.

Back beard is nightmare fuel

Beserk OP.