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Perhaps. We might have played in a pm event or brawl back when i was playing, espec if you have played in either Manhattan or at nyu (or northern NJ ages ago)Maybe you guys recognize my tag from offline tourneys? I live in NY and attend PM and Brawl tourneys when I get the chance. I've been wanting to go to smash 64 tournies and meet some of the players for a while. I'm looking forward to Apex in January. :^)
Play online. Also try living in the south if you think the tourney scene up north is bad.With the tournament scene in 64 basically dead in the northeast, the only tournaments with competition are basically zenith and apex now. I feel like I'm going to do poorly at apex due to rust from not having enough efficient practice. Anyone have suggestions on how to practice for apex?
come play with me and cezdoggggWith the tournament scene in 64 basically dead in the northeast, the only tournaments with competition are basically zenith and apex now. I feel like I'm going to do poorly at apex due to rust from not having enough efficient practice. Anyone have suggestions on how to practice for apex?
Play online. Also try living in the south if you think the tourney scene up north is bad.
That option has already run out for meI alt a lot on servers and when I do I use a different alt every day. I did it because nobody would play me when I went on with my actual name, but it turns out nobody wants to play with randoms either. What an interesting dilemma
that gas money thocome play with me and cezdogggg
look into ur soul and figure why u play the game what do you wanna get from it, stuff like thatI wonder why I still bother trying to play this game.
1) I guess I want to have fun. Then the next question is how do I have fun with the game, and that's the tricky part. For me the fun part of the game is comboing. But since I can't do that well in a play to win setting, I get frustrated 99% of the matches I play.look into ur soul and figure why u play the game what do you wanna get from it, stuff like that
then it's not too difficult to figure what u need to make the desire to go away
i havent played it for a long while but more importantly havent touched the emulator as well
u can do it
I was in the swimming team while swiftly dodging competitions. When finally the ultimatum came that I needed to compete in order to continue to be a part of the team, I quit.3) I don't like players being pushed to their limits or anything like that. In the same way I don't like tournaments and competitions.
I feel like you are always putting yourself down, I bet you are way better than you give yourself credit for!Salt note: I am worse than someone who can't short hop, can't z-cancel well and has bad techskill all around. I wonder why I still bother trying to play this game.
(ps: no offense to that player, I'm angry at myself)
best post i've read in a whileYou've probably read or have been told this before, but it never hurts to be told again. With an attitude like that, you are doomed to fail, Sangoku. Your personal attitude towards the game matters a great deal in your performance. If you don't think you can become a top player, or even semi-top (A-B tier) players, you simply will not reach that level because your mindset will just not allow it. But, if you believe firmly that you can improve, and you have a certain level of dedication towards that improvement, you will find that you will get better a lot more quickly, and the levels of enjoyment will likely rise.
Watch your matches, and think a little outside the box. If an old-LD(or your euro version of older LD) can beat you despite having much worse tech skill than you, there are probably things you did wrong that you may not even realize, and there are probably things he is doing correctly that you didn't exactly realize either. You don't need god-like tech skill to have decent smarts; watch your videos and you are likely to find that you are making grave errors in some areas, and often they are pretty easily correctable. After every punish that does not end in a KO or edgeguard KO, ask yourself: What would have turned that into a KO? What did I do to drop the combo? How did he evade my edgeguard, and what could I have done to cover more options? Picking up on your mistakes and actively thinking to correct them is an integral part of anything in life, not just competition in a video game.
I was in a case like yours maybe a few months ago where I just wasn't having as much fun with the game as I should have. I wasn't happy with my performance against good/better players than me, and I would often get overall demoralized whenever a really good player would maul me with multiple characters. That feeling of 'no hope' is terrible, and I hate the feeling just as much as anyone else, but it is a life lesson to not give up when you're being steamrolled by another person. On one hand, you shouldn't be playing the game if you are not having fun, but on the other hand there are probably dozens of things that you could add to your game, both character related and mindset related, that will increase your fun levels dramatically. You consider yourself a non-play-to-win type player, which by no means is a bad thing. I'm not one of those players either, one that only focuses on a win-screen. The onslaught of win-screens in my favor will come in time, when I truly deserve them. Until then I am diligent on learning every facet of my character's(Fox McCloud) movement and punish/combo/spacing options. Trust me, by no means am I the most confident type of person around in life, but you have to believe in yourself to get anywhere profitable in this planet, and this includes the 15 year old video game we all know and love.
TL;DR= Having a 'guess I might as well stop playing' type mindset is horrible. Work to fix it; by no means is it a 1 day process but if you can improve your in-game self confidence, you will likely find that you will grow as a player at a much faster rate.
you are only allowed to quit if you make me modThanks for taking the time to write all this, even though I didn't mean to ask for help. I will try to keep that in mind.
BTW, saying I want to quit is unrelated to me losing to that player. I still think I should quit when I play someone significantly better, significantly worse, or at my level. I don't want to put any blame on this player, the only problem is me and my mindset.