Blog thing, most likely about video games.

So, I'm not a regular blogger or even writer, but I thought I would write down  a little about some games I've been playing, if only to support a noble cause
 
Ever heard of a little game called Street Fighter 4? I picked up the arcade edition the other day and have been playing a fair amount and just have to say, it's pretty damn amazing, most notably in the graphics and framerate but also the superb feel of the gameplay. 
 
Even though I'm a complete newbie, with only about 20h+ of MK9 to my name, the game feels fairly easy to get into. I could pretty much immediately do all the simple moves and make the cool effects go woosh, which is always a plus when just starting out. And after a few matches "150? I'm not sure." against similarily skilled friends I seem to have improved a lot and the game gives me a great feeling of progression in skill instead of unlockables/experiencesystems and that feeling just makes me want to keep on going. That said though, it might have felt easy to get into early on, but the step up from "I DID AN ULTRA! YAY!" to actually doing something meaningful and strategic with your arsenal of moves "not to mention trying to combo them!" is quite large and I havent really managed to step all the way over. That is the point I believe most people lose interest in fighting games and find something else to play and I can understand it, seeing someone who knows how to play really makes you feel inadequate. Though I intend to keep on trucking and aim for the lower hanging stars!
 
If this blog survives for another post, I will try and fraps a match or two and hope that someone could comment on my play ^^ or if someone just have any general tips or tricks/wants someone to practice with, I live in Sweden and main Juri. A seecond post will hopefully not look like a shitty wall of text either, but I can't be arsed in the middle of the night.
 
In addition to SSFIV:AE I've been playing a goddamn lot of League of Legends, though that has been going on for a few months, at 281 wins "and several amounts more losses" I say I've played enough to know what I"m talking about. It's just insane how addicting a game with this kind of slow methodical pace and LONG "40min" matches can be. Somewhere down the line looking up at what I've been doing most of the game, seems really freaking boring. And any outsider watching will tell me just that. But there is this feeling you get, when you know you are better than the opponent, when you know that he is outfarmed, outzoned and completely under your will, that is just unbeatable. That feeling and the one you get when a gank/teamfight was successful is worth every damn loss, every damn minute spent doing nothing but farming, every GODDAMN time Karthus got you with his ult. That is why I play the game and probably will for a long time forward.
 
As said previously, I'm in sweden "EU west" lvl 30. And if you want to play, just add me.
 
I think this is enough random rambling. If you read all of this, then I apologize and sincerely ask you to leave a comment, about anything.

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Posted by TobbRobb

So, I'm not a regular blogger or even writer, but I thought I would write down  a little about some games I've been playing, if only to support a noble cause
 
Ever heard of a little game called Street Fighter 4? I picked up the arcade edition the other day and have been playing a fair amount and just have to say, it's pretty damn amazing, most notably in the graphics and framerate but also the superb feel of the gameplay. 
 
Even though I'm a complete newbie, with only about 20h+ of MK9 to my name, the game feels fairly easy to get into. I could pretty much immediately do all the simple moves and make the cool effects go woosh, which is always a plus when just starting out. And after a few matches "150? I'm not sure." against similarily skilled friends I seem to have improved a lot and the game gives me a great feeling of progression in skill instead of unlockables/experiencesystems and that feeling just makes me want to keep on going. That said though, it might have felt easy to get into early on, but the step up from "I DID AN ULTRA! YAY!" to actually doing something meaningful and strategic with your arsenal of moves "not to mention trying to combo them!" is quite large and I havent really managed to step all the way over. That is the point I believe most people lose interest in fighting games and find something else to play and I can understand it, seeing someone who knows how to play really makes you feel inadequate. Though I intend to keep on trucking and aim for the lower hanging stars!
 
If this blog survives for another post, I will try and fraps a match or two and hope that someone could comment on my play ^^ or if someone just have any general tips or tricks/wants someone to practice with, I live in Sweden and main Juri. A seecond post will hopefully not look like a shitty wall of text either, but I can't be arsed in the middle of the night.
 
In addition to SSFIV:AE I've been playing a goddamn lot of League of Legends, though that has been going on for a few months, at 281 wins "and several amounts more losses" I say I've played enough to know what I"m talking about. It's just insane how addicting a game with this kind of slow methodical pace and LONG "40min" matches can be. Somewhere down the line looking up at what I've been doing most of the game, seems really freaking boring. And any outsider watching will tell me just that. But there is this feeling you get, when you know you are better than the opponent, when you know that he is outfarmed, outzoned and completely under your will, that is just unbeatable. That feeling and the one you get when a gank/teamfight was successful is worth every damn loss, every damn minute spent doing nothing but farming, every GODDAMN time Karthus got you with his ult. That is why I play the game and probably will for a long time forward.
 
As said previously, I'm in sweden "EU west" lvl 30. And if you want to play, just add me.
 
I think this is enough random rambling. If you read all of this, then I apologize and sincerely ask you to leave a comment, about anything.

Posted by Claude

Pretty nice blog. Needs more pictures, I like looking at pictures.

Posted by TobbRobb

@Claude: Yeah I thought so as well, didn't have any on hand though, and was too tired to make my own. Asked a friend for a banner today and I'm gonna fraps a bit of SSFIV and put a video or two in there. So the next eventual edition should be better on the eye.

Posted by Bankoiia

I feel the same way you do when playing Street Fighter IV. I like the sense of progression when you feel you get better at the game. But once I step online I'm reminded that I have a long way to go.