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Training Room / What Separates A Good Player From A Bad Player?
« on: March 03, 2013, 10:09:39 AM »
So yeah, I was thinking could maybe some of the good players on here make a list of ten things that separates a good player from a bad player. Don't put obvious things like "better execution" (of course its common sense we all know good players will always have better execution than bad players) but put more insightful things like what are the 10 golden rules or 10 commandments that a good player must follow like a bible. Like what are the 10 things that a good player must look for or cycle through in their mind when they are in an actual match. Maybe asking this will finally help all the new players get some of their troubles for this game out of the way

Offline Matchmaking / Re: NorCal KOF!
« on: February 26, 2013, 02:28:37 PM »
I think South Bay definitely has the potential to become the new central hub for NorCal KOF and hopefully size up to be as good as the guys in SF and maybe even SoCal in the future. So lets do this guys!!

KOF is hard don’t get me wrong though. Tbh it’s probably the hardest game I’ve ever played in my entire gaming life but the thing I see is that many experienced players on here already assume newcomers come from other fighting games and already got their fundamentals down like spacing, movement, setting up an opponent correctly, etc. I’ve started taking this game more seriously for almost 4 months now ever since I got my stick back in November and I’m still struggling to figure out till this day the mentality that goes behind KOF fundamental wise and trying to understand the flow/rhythm to playing this game comfortably. Fundamental wise as in referring to stuff like when is it the right time to jump in at my opponent, when is it not the right time to roll or knowing when I wasn’t supposed to have hopped back in this situation but to have vertical jumped instead. Tips and advice on stuff like how to tell if I am I abusing this move too much, am I attacking too little or blocking too much, or how to improve mixing up my game would greatly help. It would be nice if this FAQ could also cover such things and not so much on basic system stuff (like how to do a guard cancel roll/blowback) that can be easily found in the manual that came within the game box.

Mr. Karate / Re: EX Mr. Karate
« on: February 26, 2013, 02:21:36 PM »
I’m not sure if I'm just seeing things or what but I notice when watching pro vids of karate players, they are able to cancel their sweep into a hyper jump/hyper empty jump to get closer to the opponent that got knocked down by the sweep, in other words shorten the recovery time when doing a sweep and follow up with a hyper jump/hyper empty jump. How is this done? Every time I try to jump right after sweeping someone it feels like there’s a delay or something, the same problem goes for when resetting an opponent as well

Training Room / Re: The KOF Battle Journal
« on: February 26, 2013, 02:20:11 PM »
June 2012: Summer time was nearing so I told myself I was gonna spend this vacation break picking up an entirely new type of game that I’ve never tried before. I spent my whole life playing easy casual games like adventure games, fps shooting games, typical average games of the sort, but nothing too competitive before. I’ve always stayed away from fighting games because they seemed too hard and intimidating so I decided to finally give fighting games a shot. I was on a budget so I searched around the market and came across KOF XIII for a cheap price since it was on sale out of all the other fighting games out there. After about a week of sticking with it I thought the game just wasn’t for me so I completely threw it away and told myself I wasn’t gonna deal with playing this game anymore especially on a pad and getting my DS3 all bloodied up. Maybe I just have sensitive fingers or something but my thumbs would blister up after about 5-10 min of playing and I just wasn’t gonna have it anymore.

July 2012: Then came EVO 2012 and when I saw the grand finals between MadKOF and Bala, I thought that was the hypest shit I’ve ever saw in my entire gaming life and couldn’t get enough of it so I watched the match again for another good 10 or so times, especially the part when MadKOF perfected Bala and Bala made a stun combo comeback the second round with Takuma (That’s also the reason why I wanted to pick up Takuma so bad!). It couldn’t get any better than that just seeing both players trading blows back and forth! After that day I told myself I was gonna give KOF another try and started saving up for a fight stick.

September 2012: I wasn’t gonna start playing just yet till I got a stick first cuz I told myself I was never going back to that horrid experience I had with the frustrating pad. So instead, I spent the whole month of September, researching and reading up on basic fighting game terms and looking up guides/vids off forums to get a better understanding of how to play this game properly especially since I coming from no fighting game background at all.

October 2012: I’ve never owned a fight stick before in my life so I decided to head up to STA to see whats good and try out the sticks there that they had on their cabinets. I’ve never been there before so I was like hey why not knock out some games and might as well meet some of the guys there. Aside from getting my ass whooped by some of the top players, I at least got a chance to play some of the bigger names of NorCal there while I was at it. They were really helpful and informative about the game plus really showed me what competitive gaming was all about.

November 2012: Then came around mid-November I finally saved up enough for a brand new fight stick just in time for school semester end in which I could finally start getting into this game seriously again.

January 2013: Played in my first local KOF tournament ever and placed 3rd overall! I wouldn’t say it wasn’t much since the tournament was specifically for rookies only and that there were only 6 participants, but it still got me pretty hyped up for this game even more! I wouldn’t have gotten this far if I hadn’t had met and played some really helpful people (online and offline) along the way though.

February 2013: Now that it’s almost the end to yet another month of my fighting game career and journey to getting good at this game, I wouldn’t say I progressed as much or as fast as I would like to but I’m happy to say that I’ll be continuing on to sticking with this game for however long it takes to get good. Although it’s still frustrating to see why it’s so hard to get good at KOF but to see the skill it takes play this challenging game is why it’s so rewarding to me.

Offline Matchmaking / Re: NorCal KOF!
« on: February 20, 2013, 07:33:16 AM »
Gamecenter was hella dope though if u guys never had the chance to go down there before u should. The place is hella well kept and the guys there are hella chill. I really wanted to try out the Gundam game tho but was hooked on playing kof the whole time lol! Dang shoulda came earlier but had to celebrate Chinese New Year with fam in the afternoon. Well I'll be there again for NCI event and also next week's MGL one

Offline Matchmaking / Re: NorCal KOF!
« on: February 05, 2013, 04:14:18 AM »

Just found out I might be able to get off work early!! Yah lets get everyone over from other fighting games permanently into KOF. Theres so many SFIV players everytime I pass by SJSU arcade I see so many groups of players crowded around the SF cabinets and I just tell myself if only they were into KOF

Offline Matchmaking / Re: NorCal KOF!
« on: February 05, 2013, 01:34:26 AM »
Okay thank god it goes till 12, I get off work around 8-9 so I'll be a little late

Offline Matchmaking / Re: NorCal KOF!
« on: February 04, 2013, 01:37:50 PM »
Wait are u guys talking about the LaVics at SJSU? I thought I was the only one at SJSU that played kof lol about time we can finally get a scene going down there I've waited too long! Anyways I'm down for both C.O.U.P. and MGL events

Offline Matchmaking / Re: NorCal KOF!
« on: February 03, 2013, 03:30:42 AM »
Anyone live near Forest Meadows, California looking play KOF can host and if need be can rent space for bigger events latter.If ever need place to play let me known

Hey Darkguyver thanks for always offering us a place to play tho haha if only you were closer to the bay sigh

Online Matchmaking / Re: PSN KOF XIII
« on: January 21, 2013, 02:31:46 AM »
Looking for some beginners to train with.

Location: Northern California

Hey OMGITZDOOM I just started out not too long ago too. I'm currently looking for someone in NorCal that is willing to train 4-5 hours a day. Hope u dont mind me addin u

General Discussion / Re: KOF XIII 8th General Thread: KOF EVOlving 2012
« on: January 02, 2013, 09:39:37 AM »
Happy New Year to KOF 13 and all the wonderful people in this community!! Lets hope this will be the year for KOF 13 as in 2013!

Offline Matchmaking / Re: NorCal KOF!
« on: January 02, 2013, 09:33:16 AM »
If we want to avoid the problem of showing up on a dead day, I think the best way would be to make a sign up sheet where each player list the days they are most available/unavailable with. Some players might be more busy on this particular Friday than another Friday compared to others and all we need to do is figure out the Fridays where the majority will make it. If it doesn't meet the quota just cancel it. (We can choose one Friday in a month that works best for everyone). I can't imagine someone living out in the outskirts of NorCal 3-4 hours away comin all the way down here only to find out little to no one is showing up that day.

As for carpool we can always take turns. San Mateo's gamecenter is doable for me but StarBase and RAMnation might be a bit far

Offline Matchmaking / Re: NorCal KOF!
« on: December 30, 2012, 03:59:32 PM »
I am new to KOF XIII and searching for other KOF XIII players. I live in Forest Meadows/Murphys, CA and may be able to travel to Stockton or Sacramento although it would be nice to find other players closer to home. I am looking forward to joining and meeting people from the KOF XIII fighting community.

If your looking for someone that started not too long ago as well, feel free to add me online if you have PSN. I'm always looking for new people to play with! I should be on almost daily

Someone in the 408 area, please please please play DC Lam and Fatacon, they're fun to play and hang out with.

Haha DJMirror is right I can't say much more than that! If you're new in the area definitely do come out! Everyone I've played and came across so far in the KOF community, either offline or online, has been so helpful to me one way or another I really don't know how to repay them back. But I can say one thing is that I see so many top players are doing everything they can to help out new players get up to speed with this game and as new players we should return that favor by showing some support for this game and keep on continuing to play it. Even though this game may seem intimidating at first, just don't get discouraged when you lose or give up on the game just yet and maybe one day we will have a nation-wide scene like other games out there.

Sometimes I just wish NorCal players wouldn't be as scattered and come together in one small place to be more accessible like how SoCal is. Maybe someday we'll have a KOF continent made "just" for all KOF players to move to haha.

Offline Matchmaking / Re: NorCal KOF!
« on: December 26, 2012, 11:10:11 PM »
There's no way I'm missing this tourney especially since I live so close, so be sure to count me in if you haven't already

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