I've played a few bot games, read a bunch of tutorials, joined the Giant Bomb steam group. I think I am about ready to take the plunge.
Steam name is IronSouls. Please have mercy...
If this is the kind of crying and hand-wringing that ensues, "Esports" just needs its own version of a WNBA that no one gives a shit about and no one watches because comparatively speaking it's unskilled garbage. I can remember an 8 year old boy getting close to the finals at the last EVO. Can't remember a single woman getting that far.
"Correlation does not imply causation" - Perhaps the reason a single woman didn't get that far is a symptom of the inherent misogynist tendencies of the community.
Real talk: name a single thing women have ever invented that men clamored to be a part of? Vagina doesn't count. Everything from dungeons and dragons to combat sports started as a by dudes, for dudes cool thing.
Really? Let's see... How about Dr. Grace Murray Hopper? She lead the team that created the first proper computer language, COBOL. This site and probably half the stuff you use a day is influenced by her actions.
Or maybe how about Stephanie Kwolek? Her chemical research created Kevlar. Or Patsy Sherman, another chemist who created Scotchguard? I could go on all night but what a ridiculous statement for you to have made...
If the community doesn't want to change and is willing to give up some or all of the corporate money to be free, it's their choice. The choice of the guys who were there from day 1 and paid their dues. They don't need your idealistic bullshit moral highground finger wagging.
Just because a "good ol' boy" club exists doesn't mean they should get a free pass. Times change and people are expected to grow up and change with them or they will be left behind. Of course that is there choice they are free to choose whatever they want.
Or it's entirely possible mainstream culture accepts the behavior. Look to rap lyrics and torture porn style horror movies for one. Competitive outlets must exist. You cannot shut away the primal and negative sides of human emotion because in your rainbow sunshine worldview that would be real nice.
Don't confuse free speech with acceptance of an idea, people can say whatever they want. Doesn't mean you have to listen or accept them.
Those of you going nuclear at this smack of hyper liberal idealists who are either ignorant or willfully naive about how the real world with real people works. It's ugly. We're tribal.
So it's fine to just give in to your baser side and be a horrible human being? I thought the idea was to be a better person and rise above that.
Look at your righteous indignation and understand there are people who legitimately wish one or all of their hobbies never went mainstream. Back when it was just the truly passionate working in the trenches without leeches and Johnny come latelys trying to change the shit the pioneers built. And people who wanted to be a part of it had to be able to handle it.
I was a huge time anime fan back in the day, back when we were still bootlegging VHS tapes and subtitling things with Amiga with genlocks.. I saw the same thing as anime became more mainstream. Plenty of anger from people, screaming how anime isn't pure and the new fans are posers. Isn't the point of prompting a hobby to expose to to more people? To get people to share your passion for it? You are winning, people are taking notice. I don't understand why you would push away those you were trying to attract in the first place?
This situation reminds me of the vast majority of women who tried to hang in one of my former kickboxing gyms. They would talk a good game, but the first real, full force punch to the face, and they were gone. The ones who stayed and flourished weren't the cry babies, mentally weak, victim mentality types.
I'm not even sure what to say to this? Equating sexual harassment to sparring? No one wants to be broken down, male or female.
So played a whole bunch more MvC3 this weekend. I think I'm coming to the conclusion I just am not all that good at it. I have a *REAL* hard time in the game with fireball zoning. Someone fast like Dr. Doom or Sentinel will just keep me pinned in the corner. How do people deal with the keep away pressure tactics?
Also I went and finally bought myself at Mad Catz SSF2:T Fight stick off amazon for 150.00... maybe that'll help. Probably not.
Played a bunch of MvC3 this weekend. Graphics/Sound/Presentation is fantastic. Game play is pretty fun and easy to get into but has more depth then you might at first realize. Some reason Capcom went and got the netcode from SF4 beta release and is using that for the matching system. It's fucking awful. Just BAD. I also wish the move list would list the extra moves, like Dr. Doom's Hidden missiles and M.O.D.O.K's barrier... or that matter the effect of some of the moves. Not sure why it's not better documented.
That being said I still played a bunch, I'm not all that good however. Got almost to Eight Lord rating on PSN, I haven't really gotten the hang of the air combo system yet and using the X factor to cancel into another combo. That seems to be one of the higher level play keys. Oh well more playing around is needed.
Use your keyboard!
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