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Title: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: solidshark on January 16, 2013, 02:52:12 AM
A new thread for a new year.

Hopefully those talking about the V-1 tournament don't mind continuing the conversation here.

This is probably the best time to ask a few things I've wanted to:

If you're looking for gatherings, tournaments, or streams for KOF, do you check out the resources on DC? The calendars (forum and frontpage) for example.

And made a list for new years resolutions/attempts of things I want to do this year for KOF, and I hope others contribute to:

 -KOF-exclusive casts
 -KOF-exclusive stream
 -KOF XIII character-specific vids
 -Online gatherings (yeah, it's not optimal like I want it to be, but it's not terrible for everyone, and it's all some have)
 -More KOF information in wikis and forums
 -More discussion about the game in-general (gameplay) on forums instead of complaining about it and only using it for comparison to shit on or prop up other games.

Even if it's just playing KOF more often or going to EVO, anyone else have a KOF resolution for themselves for 2013?
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: ChrisP on January 16, 2013, 09:11:23 AM
just to say I don't look at the calendars much.  I'm sure they are useful for some or many though
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: sibarraz on January 16, 2013, 06:25:26 PM
Hey guys, I'm back after all this months since I was studying on the college, and approved all the subjects

I'm glad to announce that the biggest chilean tournament VGM TEC, is now an official road to evo tournament, so the first 3 places will had seeding points for the event, plus the winner of each tournament will travel to EVO

The 3 games that will be played are SF IV, UMVC3 and KOF XIII

The event will be played the days 26 and 27 of January

http://www.vgm.cl/ (http://www.vgm.cl/)
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Mikel on January 16, 2013, 10:18:16 PM
I hope to better myself with Ash this year while practicing for EVO and the qualifier tournaments.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Emil_kof on January 16, 2013, 10:48:29 PM
Hey Mikel do you have anymore footage from the KCE Cup? There's a number of matches missing.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Great_Dark_Hero on January 17, 2013, 10:45:35 PM
Nippon Ichi!!

No seriously. My New Years resolution as of now is to help with tutorials, both character specific and fundamentals. I'm also going to see if I actually start my own KOFXIII events where I live, rather than just simply going to tournaments or playing casually at some coffee shop. Later on, I also intend on getting some competition started on GGPO KOF98 (and hopefully 02UM) - I just got it downloaded and I am just waiting for the chance to fight now. There's a lot of work to do. Let us continue
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: SPLIPH on January 18, 2013, 03:07:49 AM
I wish to finally play offline for the first time...

 I trained so hard last year trying to get better, even seeking out a mentor to help me up my game. Nowadays Im always losing my drive. Never training enough.

Aside from that just things I think are unrealistic.

I wish Roseville Golfland could become a place to play KoF (seems people play at Milpitas Golfland), but I just dont see it ever happening. I wish for the NorCal FGC in general to grow. I feel like so much of NorCal is alienated from the "NorCal FGC". Im in the bottom half of NorCal, yet im still too far up north to be a part of the of community. On the other hand, I feel like if I wasnt the only one, things would have already changed. There just doesnt seem to be any fighting game players outside the very south end of NorCal. How could one person change things alone?
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: selfReg on January 18, 2013, 08:03:54 PM
that's rough dude. I could have sworn there was a fledgling scene in Sacramento, though.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: azunadrop on January 20, 2013, 06:16:48 PM
Quote from: KLSADAKO
Anybody know the name of the Japanese player trying Iori's Rekka infinite?
he also had Leona and Kim on his team..

FumiFumi
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: VinnAleixoFM on January 21, 2013, 10:30:08 PM
Just a reminder: Revox (Brazil) and VGM TEC (Chile) are ROAD TO EVO events and in same weekend!!!!!
And the best thing: BOTH HAVE KOFXIII!!!!!

http://shoryuken.com/2013/01/21/road-to-evo-2013-international-events-ozhadou-nationals-11-kuwait-battle-royale-spring-edition-toryuken-ii-and-more/ (http://shoryuken.com/2013/01/21/road-to-evo-2013-international-events-ozhadou-nationals-11-kuwait-battle-royale-spring-edition-toryuken-ii-and-more/)
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: solidshark on January 27, 2013, 06:54:50 AM
What do you guys think of this Reynald Tee?

http://www.snk-capcom.com/?p=8127 (http://www.snk-capcom.com/?p=8127)

Kinda nice. Kinda.


And found an OCRemix for the NESTS Kyo theme - http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02581/ (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02581/)

It's pretty good.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: AirLancer on January 27, 2013, 01:25:18 PM
Trying to spread the KOF gospel in Oki, seem to have a few people interested.

OTOH, the liberty policy and other factors make get-togethers tough.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: PureYeti on February 03, 2013, 10:05:36 PM
KOF XIII, KOF 02 UM, KOF 98 UM, and Ikari Warriors got leaked into the steam database. I don't know if the game is planning to get a steam pc release.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=511484 (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=511484)
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Rhythmaxed on February 03, 2013, 11:34:07 PM
For the record, the majority of games that have been leaked liked this usually ended up on steam. Very few exceptions such as the final fantasy games and a few games that ended up getting canceled. A few others took a very long time to show up but did eventually.

So this is a very good chance these games would come out. I am not going to get my hopes up for good netcode like everyone else is tho.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Tyrant292 on February 04, 2013, 01:12:06 AM


Yeti!!!! You beat me to it bro!!!!!!!

That is good news. What I was hoping for is close to being real.

Atlast!!! It seems; I dont want to jump the gun. Not just yet.

http://www.gamechup.com/steam-database-shows-fez-dyad-halo-3-and-plenty-of-entries/ (http://www.gamechup.com/steam-database-shows-fez-dyad-halo-3-and-plenty-of-entries/)
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Xxenace on February 04, 2013, 04:00:42 AM
if kof gets on steam that would be pretty cool although i wanna know why i see halo 2 and 3 up on that list
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: fiol on February 04, 2013, 05:50:14 AM
i d like them to release 2k2um and 98um on psn..
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: solidshark on February 04, 2013, 07:47:49 AM
KOF XIII on stream would be pretty awesome. A whole new market to tap into, and hopefully a lot of arcade sticks would have no problem working through that PC format.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Tyrant292 on February 04, 2013, 03:05:30 PM
if kof gets on steam that would be pretty cool although i wanna know why i see halo 2 and 3 up on that list

Sorry, I know this is not related but to answer your question, maybe Windows are giving up on their PC video gaming market. Just maybe.

Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Zen Woo on February 04, 2013, 08:15:51 PM
I just hope this port has good netcode, so we can finally play kofxiii online! :D
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Great_Dark_Hero on February 07, 2013, 03:05:25 AM
So... SNKP intends to extend their market into the PC market with their more noteworthy KOF titles. If this is the case, then they should be able to somehow address to net code issues for KOFXIII, so that match-making would be a easier  task. For KOF98 and KOF02UM, things are just about to get fun, if they aren't already.
I'm looking forward to SNKP's next move...
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: desmond_kof on February 07, 2013, 03:25:41 AM
I'm looking forward to SNKP's next move...

Hopefully their next move will be confirming these speculations.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Great_Dark_Hero on February 07, 2013, 05:50:49 AM
SNKP can sure be unpredictable at times...
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: marchefelix on February 07, 2013, 06:21:30 AM
I've always suspected that while SNKP is tight on giving details, when they actually do it, you know something will get done and really soon at that.

It's the complete opposite of Nintendo, who will give out details in advance but take lots of time giving out the next big detail, leaving big, agonizing gaps in between. *coughsmashbrosgamescough*
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Zen Woo on February 07, 2013, 07:48:27 PM
I've always suspected that while SNKP is tight on giving details, when they actually do it, you know something will get done and really soon at that.

It's the complete opposite of Nintendo, who will give out details in advance but take lots of time giving out the next big detail, leaving big, agonizing gaps in between. *coughsmashbrosgamescough*

lol I feel you bro. and agreed about SNKP news policy. We really need to see if they can do a good work like ggpo, if not, why not contract them? call Mike Z.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Xxenace on February 08, 2013, 02:47:33 AM
well hoping for some news soon although im not even gonna think about buying this game until i hear good news cause the japanese aren't exactly the best when it comes to pc ports outside of capcom and i want to see if the netcode is at least decent
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: desmond_kof on February 09, 2013, 05:49:26 AM
Would any of you guys here be interested in a chat session event (on our chatango box) for gameplay Q&A/discussion and online matchmaking on PSN, XBL, GGPO? It would be for beginners who are new to KOFXIII, and for more experience players to discuss strategies, tactics and answering questions that players may have.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: solidshark on February 09, 2013, 10:10:20 AM
Would any of you guys here be interested in a chat session event (on our chatango box) for gameplay Q&A/discussion and online matchmaking on PSN, XBL, GGPO? It would be for beginners who are new to KOFXIII, and for more experience players to discuss strategies, tactics and answering questions that players may have.

I'm interested. It can line up with, or be a full Dream Dojo session for this.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: desmond_kof on February 09, 2013, 05:06:15 PM
Cool, but I would suggest a different name.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: davidkong07 on February 19, 2013, 01:25:51 AM
sup peeps! i'm glad to say that I've been playing a little more recently, went to 3 sessions this past week. i'll try to be more active and post stuff around here as well.

some of us here in orange county are gearing up for japonawa coming up in may. how're yall's respective scenes doing?
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: desmond_kof on February 19, 2013, 01:47:12 AM
Things in my scene are still very small. We have a small amount of dedicated players and we are always looking for new players but people still have this limiting belief of "KOF IS HARD". Even though we share information and various ways to help them, it is still hard to increase the numbers. So, I guess its probably best to just keep playing, representing, and not worrying or trying too hard to convert players to KOF.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: yamazaky96 on February 19, 2013, 09:05:06 AM
KOF02um is still the most popular KOF here (played competitively in all of our arcades)
most of them didnt play KOFXIII because we dont have it on arcades yet and some of them say the game is easy and cheap....
however CafeID (MadKOF, Poongko and Kensouzzang) will be my guests in Dubai from 7th to 10th of march
and we are planning to make a good event
so now players are taking KOFXIII seriously and practicing the game more for the event...
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: solidshark on February 19, 2013, 06:28:06 PM
however CafeID (MadKOF, Poongko and Kensouzzang) will be my guests in Dubai from 7th to 10th of march
and we are planning to make a good event
so now players are taking KOFXIII seriously and practicing the game more for the event...

That's awesome; hope everyone has a lot of fun there, and hope a lot of guys will take notes from CafeId too, at least the ones who aren't so good at XIII.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: venusandeve on February 20, 2013, 11:35:54 AM
...people still have this limiting belief of "KOF IS HARD".

Des, I've been playing around with other fighters and TBH, KoF IS kinda hard. It's not unrewarding hard, but it has a steep learning curve if you compare it to, say, GG or SG. Although the strategic layer has enough to learn, execution is key. And no assists to bail you out or set stuff up.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: desmond_kof on February 20, 2013, 03:45:17 PM

Des, I've been playing around with other fighters and TBH, KoF IS kinda hard. It's not unrewarding hard, but it has a steep learning curve if you compare it to, say, GG or SG. Although the strategic layer has enough to learn, execution is key. And no assists to bail you out or set stuff up.

That's a limiting belief too. People need to quit insulting their own intelligence and realize that the game can be understood and learned properly. People saying the game is hard are giving up already. Every new and different fighting game can be difficult to learn at first (like any sport, or skill) but once you take the time out and practice, research information, ask questions and gain experience, you can improve and learn it.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: marchefelix on February 20, 2013, 11:51:24 PM
People need to quit insulting their own intelligence

Unfortunately, this is a problem that goes beyond the FG scene. In trying to overcome that, you would actually be attempting to fix a problem of the human race in general: that they think they are too dumb to do anything or that they are content with being dumb.

/philosophy crap
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Tyrant292 on February 21, 2013, 01:38:24 AM


Well said Desmond and Marchefelix. It's kinda of a paradox but we have to work our way around it.

About Dubai I'll try to go not making any promises. It's something I really don't want to miss.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Inspectah Ed on February 21, 2013, 06:53:46 AM

Des, I've been playing around with other fighters and TBH, KoF IS kinda hard. It's not unrewarding hard, but it has a steep learning curve if you compare it to, say, GG or SG. Although the strategic layer has enough to learn, execution is key. And no assists to bail you out or set stuff up.

That's a limiting belief too. People need to quit insulting their own intelligence and realize that the game can be understood and learned properly. People saying the game is hard are giving up already. Every new and different fighting game can be difficult to learn at first (like any sport, or skill) but once you take the time out and practice, research information, ask questions and gain experience, you can improve and learn it.

I agree with everything that's been said so far...it's funny because there was argument within my local scene about KOF XIII rather the game was hard or not was one of the many subjects about it.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: desmond_kof on February 21, 2013, 07:33:38 AM

Des, I've been playing around with other fighters and TBH, KoF IS kinda hard. It's not unrewarding hard, but it has a steep learning curve if you compare it to, say, GG or SG. Although the strategic layer has enough to learn, execution is key. And no assists to bail you out or set stuff up.

That's a limiting belief too. People need to quit insulting their own intelligence and realize that the game can be understood and learned properly. People saying the game is hard are giving up already. Every new and different fighting game can be difficult to learn at first (like any sport, or skill) but once you take the time out and practice, research information, ask questions and gain experience, you can improve and learn it.

I agree with everything that's been said so far...it's funny because there was argument within my local scene about KOF XIII rather the game was hard or not was one of the many subjects about it.

I'm not going to lie, I do believe that certain fighting games today have been dumbed down quite a bit compared to games in the past, so to have a game as throughout as KOFXIII may seem daunting to them. Players don't find a new challenge exciting or interesting nowadays.

I'd rather have people calling the game "different" rather than "hard". Plus there is good information here and other places to help people learn the game and understand whats going on. All you gotta do is use your brain.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: The Fluke on February 21, 2013, 08:37:31 AM
As i see it, the things that make people think that kofxiii is hard to learn is A) it's not sf4 even though it may seem similar B) it's fast. When you have to constantly act quickly you need to practice, alot of things have to become second nature, you don't have time to think and then think again. Strings are generally very lenient in kofxiii, but as they are generally faster than strings in sf4, most players who are used to to those are probably thrown off. Beginners might not even be able to cope with it at first, but the thing with fast strings and inputs is that it's only "hard" for so long. If you just keep playing it all gets easier and easier. All it takes is time, and this is really the problem as alot of people simply don't want to go through the process of learning a new fighting game.

[Personal story]I have a couple of friends i play offline with, less and less sadly. We played sf4, i got bored and bought mvc3 just to get to play something else. Two of my three friends enjoyed that game with me for a couple of sessions, neither of those two actually wanted to buy it though. I wasn't really into mvc3 but i looked forward to mortal kombat so i got that. We played it and two of the three enjoyed it, the third complained about it being stiff and about all the ways it differs from sf4. No one bought it, though the possibly least likely person to do so actually sat down and practiced combos and later on i got him to buy and play ttt2 with me. Come kofxiii i actually got two of them to buy the game, we played for a few sessions and they seemed to enjoy it though not equally between them or us. One of the two practiced a bit, the other started to complain over time about me practicing too much and that it's uneven, ultimately getting to the point that we should be playing sf4 because it's more even, more fair.

Kof might still get more popular over time as people might slowly gain an interest and get a taste for the games as they get stream time and if they get popular enough, the whole "it's too difficult" thing will probably be forgotten.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: solidshark on February 21, 2013, 08:40:08 AM
Maybe KOF should just be referred to as harder/deeper than SF, but manageable. If you want to throw some opinion in there like I do sometimes, you can say "KOF will actually help you get better at other fighters, and show you things you wish other fighters had."

I'm in with Desmond in thinking FGs have been dumbed down, and people have just gotten used to that. But even in those dumbed down games, there's a lot of undiscovered tech, and even characters. As daunting as it seems to be to watch some KOF streams, nothing gets a newer player motivated than showing him or her what he can do with said character, especially one fewer people play.

Come kofxiii i actually got two of them to buy the game, we played for a few sessions and they seemed to enjoy it though not equally between them or us. One of the two practiced a bit, the other started to complain over time about me practicing too much and that it's uneven, ultimately getting to the point that we should be playing sf4 because it's more even, more fair.

I've known players like that (those types still piss me off a bit). They really don't make it any easier than having to lose to them or go over step-by-step how to succeed in KOF. But it's kind of telling when they say you're practicing too much, like it's a bad thing. As I'm assuming you're also beating them in SF too thuroughly, I'd say keep playing KOF around them, otherwise they're just looking to mess around with the latest fighter out, with the one that rewards the least amount of practice.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: venusandeve on February 21, 2013, 09:10:42 AM
That's a limiting belief too. People need to quit insulting their own intelligence and realize that the game can be understood and learned properly. People saying the game is hard are giving up already. Every new and different fighting game can be difficult to learn at first (like any sport, or skill) but once you take the time out and practice, research information, ask questions and gain experience, you can improve and learn it.

KoF is was the first FG I learned to play. I can't play SF because of how weird having one jump type feels to me.
What I mean is, in KoF, you don't get to hit confirm with a 4+ hit combo like marvel or BB. Light hits have so little hit stun it's harder to combo into other stuff and heavy hits are risky. Hitstun from jumping heavies isn't that long and became even shorter post patch. Cancelling windows are much tighter than most current gen fighters and last but not least: In KoF there's a game of chess going on where movement is concerned. If you jump, you can't block. If you j.attack, you can't use another normal. AB roll? Vulnerable at the end and can be thrown.  Hit a juggled opponent? He resets to neutral. You can only hit on the lower portion of a juggled opponent (mature's NM for instance, won't hit an enemy falling down).

I'm not an ambitious player, I'll give you that. And I can kind of manage my way around a stick. But coming back to KoF after long periods of playing something else always means woodshedding.

Now that's said, I'll add this: I hope the next KoF feels a bit more modern. KoF was cutting edge when it first came out (first game with supers) but right now, it feels rather rigid and some things are plain dumb. Not being able to OTG, not being able to punch twice in a jump, really small hitboxes on falling opponents, no air recovery (EVEN LAST BLADE 2 HAD IT!!), specials that don't link for the sake of not linking and above all, moments in which you can't really do anything (Leona's J.qcb+A comes to mind...).

I'm not "just" feeling challenged any more. I'm bored too.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: The Fluke on February 21, 2013, 10:17:11 AM
@venusandeve; Otgs exist, EX iori can pick people up with EX grabby thing for example, like anywhere juggles not everyone has them though. I'd like to see takuma get his otg punch back, just for the fun of trying to get that one extra hit. Giving some characters single hit otg moves would be cool just to create a new mixup around recovery rolls. Multiple attacks in the air wouldn't do much imo unless they also add air block or parrys, wich i could gladly go with though i don't personally think it's needed. Only hitbox issue i've had is that ryo has a hard time comboing backturned opponents for some reason. I don't get what air recovery would add to the game, you're generally not in the air for extended periods of time. When you get hit you're either stuck in a combo you probably shouldn't be able to recover out of, reset, or knocked down. Being able to reset opponents with normals is great, i like having that option, it's great for characters who can combo off of throw's for example, so they can quickly reset and immediately get back to dealing big damage.

What things specifically are dumb?

@solidshark; I have no clue, i have barely played sf4 in maybe up to 3 years now. I might be able to play footsies and do some basic combos, but i really don't know how things would go now.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: desmond_kof on February 21, 2013, 05:10:10 PM
If you jump, you can't block. If you j.attack, you can't use another normal.

I stopped reading here...
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Great_Dark_Hero on February 21, 2013, 08:11:48 PM
Personally, I do not see what the big deal is. KOFXIII is not really that complex to play, even if you do intend to play on a competitive basis.
The whole "KOFXIII is hard" outlook is only an illusion. The thing about KOFXIII (and the series in general) is that there is a lot of things to note of, such as the jumps, the rolling, the GC series, and the ability to utilize three characters in a match - among other things. The real problem stems from players that might have an issue making adjustments if they come from different fighting games such as SFIV for example. It's not that KOFXIII is hard, it is just a matter of making adjustments so that players can play the game properly. Should the players need help to learn how to play KOFXIII seriously, they can just come here and ask for help - Desmond mentioned that FAQS would probably be a big help to new players coming from different games earlier in the thread discussion. 
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: desmond_kof on February 21, 2013, 09:15:05 PM
Desmond mentioned that FAQS would probably be a big help to new players coming from different games earlier in the thread discussion. 

Okay, lets start it up. Anyone else down for that?

A thread can be made with common questions coming from people of different games, with answers to those questions. The best questions and answers will be apart of an official FAQ for KOFXIII that we will put in the tutorials section.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Great_Dark_Hero on February 22, 2013, 01:39:18 AM
Mission Complete!

http://dreamcancel.com/forum/index.php?topic=2825.0 (http://dreamcancel.com/forum/index.php?topic=2825.0)
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Great_Dark_Hero on February 27, 2013, 03:17:21 PM
Hm - I just got done watching another KOFXIII stream. Had a lot of fun. The host (from kingsofco) of the stream was speaking to me directly about character match up ignorance and meter management.
That and the Spanish commentary during the matches. This stream mostly consisted of ranbats. Lots of good fights. I already know how to play Kim, but I'm going to pick up Hwa Jai now just to familiarize myself (no this isn't a character crisis, this more of a method of studying the characters themselves and having more options available, should I participate in another tournament).
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: The Fluke on February 27, 2013, 03:54:14 PM
matchup ignorance and meter management? what did he have to say?
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: fiol on February 27, 2013, 04:38:29 PM
since is been long time we got some news from SNK JP, i guess KOF14 will be released for the next gen.(just guessing, i don t even know if they re even working on that). I bought the ps3 in order to play 13, i will not do the same for 14.
but a new game for android/apple came out recently:

KOFxGAROU
http://game.snkplaymore.co.jp/official/kof-garou/ (http://game.snkplaymore.co.jp/official/kof-garou/)

ahahah  :(
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Great_Dark_Hero on February 27, 2013, 04:43:47 PM
The host often prefers to save meter and use HD combo's as most players do. He also told me that he frequently watches how the Japanese play KOFXIII, and we both agreed on the fact that their play style is a bit scary and unorthodox; they WILL spend meter (and drive meter) whenever it is possible - they tend to outright disregard meter building to a huge extent. Some individuals only wish to finish the match as quickly as a possible... at whatever cost within the game play. The way they enforce this sort of play style is very blunt and shocking and it is easy to see how annoying it can be. Then there are players who can easily get away with playing this game as if it were 98 (there are two people I know personally who actually do that).
I believe in maintaining a cautious approach to meter management - under many circumstances, having so much as one meter can save a man's life. The thing about the meter in this game is that it provides players with so many options and methods of enforcing their game play.
As for match up ignorance... he initially asked me if I was able to go to EVO2013 this year - I only told him perhaps, sense I'm in Europe... Then the host began talking about taking advantage of match up ignorance and mind games especially, in preparation for EVO - As of EVO2012, the host of the stream mentioned that match up ignorance may have been part of the reason Bala lost (specifically against Mad_KOF's Chin). The host said he started using Daimon for the same reason, seemingly putting a little emphasis on his normal moves (though he is a big target). Another interesting point he made is that Hwa and Kim are very powerful in this game according to his country's standards on the character - saying that every other player should pick up, at least one of the two characters. Last, he also spoke about me playing things like Elisabeth or K'... you may perhaps play characters like that in an unorthodox meter or outside of their initial game plan (and then again, there are characters who can be played under many conditions and play styles... like Yuri or Kyo for example).
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: solidshark on February 28, 2013, 04:02:52 AM
Interesting stuff from the host GDH was talking to. I'd kind of want to tell you to tell him to watch more than just Japanese play; Korean and South American (Brazil, Chile, etc.) play-styles show some things the Japanese don't always take advantage of, and can use to their advantage for strategy (especially in picking high-tier vs picking characters you know can be a threat in your hands).

I understand how Hwa and Kim are so highly regarded by him, but I don't agree with him that EVERYONE should have one or the other, or both on their team; hinders match-up ignorance a bit if Kim or Hwa could've been replaced by someone who really knows how to use Ralf, Daimon, Elizabeth, Maxima, Leona, or some other underplayed characters.

Great, what's your take on the general play in Germany?
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: The Fluke on February 28, 2013, 05:28:48 AM
I like to spend meter on EX moves, in and out of combos. My general rule is, stay above 1 bar 50% drive. 1 bar is for EX reversals/zoning tools or launchers for combos, it's allways good to have. 50% bar because sometimes you can spend drive instead of bars and get good damage out of that instead, but you don't want to be too far from HD. I think that people should allways try to see to it that they are not stuck at full meter so that they end up unable to build meter.

I've been thinking about jump archetypes a bit. I split characters up into high and low jumpers and i believe it is pretty self explanatory but still; Low jumpers are characters like mr.Karate and Iori for example and can easily be jabed out of their hops. High jumpers are characters like Athena and Benimaru that hop over your jabs. It seems like alot of high jumpers have been considered relatively weak and i wonder what your opinions on high versus low jump arcs are?

To me the main benefit of low jumpers seem to be better high low mixups etc. While high jumpers have more mobility, have an easier time getting around projectiles and anti air normals like jabs etc.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Great_Dark_Hero on February 28, 2013, 05:43:15 PM
snip

A lot of characters (like Leona or Maxima for example) are slept on in KOFXIII, in spite of what they capable of.
To speak about my experience in against German players, they tend to focus primarily on EX Moves and raw Neo Max - they normal use HD combos with their THIRD character. I hardly see them use any drive cancels. As for the U.S. Army soldiers I fought at the Warrior's Zone at a cafť in Kaiserslautern, they default to playing KOFXIII as if it were 98, but I've seen several of them make use of HD combos here and there but they tend to drop them a lot despite taking 400+ health off... The French players are somewhat aggressive in my opinion when it comes to game play, because I fought several players who would not let up on their offense from their - I had another French player telling me that he really wants to work on his hit confirms and his defense after I barely defeated him. I would elaborate on Spain, but that's where I simply play 98 and 02UM, rather than KOFXIII. I'm... not too sure about Italy, but I do have a PSN friend who is from Milan, Italy... he tends to use a lot j.CD's and plays REALLY defensively...   

 
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: marchefelix on March 01, 2013, 10:42:13 PM
Germans like to use Raw NeoMAX? Sweet!

I know it's considered inefficient to use them, but sometimes it feels like a well-placed raw NM can do more to psych up the crowd than a Max Cancelled NM.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Great_Dark_Hero on March 02, 2013, 01:42:50 AM
I used to raw Neo Max a lot with both Mai and Claw Iori throughout the beginning of last year, but then I quickly realized just how impractical it really is. It is a massive waste of meter and the most decent players are going to see them coming from a mile away (This is arguably part of the reason I got killed in WGC2012 by another Mai player - and no, it wasn't Luffy, but another French player who was fluent in English and apparently plays a lot of 02UM). If I do intend to go for a Neo Max, I will at least enter HD mode first and hit confirm into it. That's what most decent players would do. Besides, in HD mode, Neo Max will only cost two meters instead of three. If you already have three meters, you'll keep one in case your Neo Max whiffs or is blocked.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Sharnt on March 02, 2013, 03:25:46 PM
I'm so nostalgic of the era where i was alone to play Kim ;_;

I will at least enter HD mode first and hit confirm into it. That's what most decent players would do. Besides, in HD mode, Neo Max will only cost two meters instead of three. If you already have three meters, you'll keep one in case your Neo Max whiffs or is blocked.

With aerial NeoMax you can do the motion +B or +C (depending if it's with the fists or feet) to activate HD mid air and then use it. Example : jump then do Mai neomax with A+B+C, your NM will only cost 2 meters.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Great_Dark_Hero on March 02, 2013, 11:26:29 PM
I've actually started doing that months ago... and it saved my life more than a few times offline.
KOFXIII Mai plays with herself on Christmas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uarA7uA1pUo#)
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: a11111357 on March 12, 2013, 03:08:56 AM
There will be a national tournament in Suzhou,China on March 16th 2013.
guest player:ET
Hong Kong: john769 //paklun1214//chrischris
Shanghai: //CZQ// 奶王//YO哥//ANDILY
Suzhou:苏州龟王 //XQW//黄明//苏州黄毛//光头
Hongzou:yxxloveqq
Dongguan :K DASH //断水流KK+1//T哥
Taicang:大饼君//工程师//太仓KULA
Wuxi:KALA //阿星
Beijing:spelliu
Xi'an:手残流小爱
Dalian:YAMA


http://bbs.kofunion.net/read.php?tid=177194 (http://bbs.kofunion.net/read.php?tid=177194)
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: desmond_kof on March 12, 2013, 03:53:25 AM
There will be a national tournament in Suzhou,China on March 16th 2013.


Will this event be streamed? Or recorded by any chance? I looked in that thread and I couldn't find anything.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: a11111357 on March 12, 2013, 04:02:56 AM
There will be a national tournament in Suzhou,China on March 16th 2013.


Will this event be streamed? Or recorded by any chance? I looked in that thread and I couldn't find anything.
The matches will be recorded and uploaded to youku.
The organizer's youku channel  --> http://i.youku.com/u/id_UMjI1ODk0Njg0 (http://i.youku.com/u/id_UMjI1ODk0Njg0)
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: yamazaky96 on March 12, 2013, 08:12:32 AM
i was a great experience being with CafeID
these guys are so dedicated to the game
even when i came to drop them at the airport they were practicing
MadKOF is legendary

I will take KOF XIII seriously from now on (I wish Xiangfei was playable :(  )
will also try to convince the kof02um community to play KOF XIII

below is one of the few casual sets we captured off stream


KOF XIII: cafeID|MadKOF Vs Busterwolf-R (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j536-SS82s4)


 
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Light13 on March 12, 2013, 08:57:58 AM
Thanks for the heads up want to see ET again. It seems Rentime doesn't stream or at the least archive their stuff anymore.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: a11111357 on March 12, 2013, 03:05:08 PM

South East Asia Major 2013 - Road to EVO Singapore Trailer 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB6NvHiSS94#)
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: solidshark on March 14, 2013, 06:53:37 AM
i was a great experience being with CafeID
these guys are so dedicated to the game
even when i came to drop them at the airport they were practicing
MadKOF is legendary

I will take KOF XIII seriously from now on (I wish Xiangfei was playable :(  )
will also try to convince the kof02um community to play KOF XIII

below is one of the few casual sets we captured off stream


KOF XIII: cafeID|MadKOF Vs Busterwolf-R (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j536-SS82s4)


 

Glad to hear it was such a great experience playing them. Glad those guys are still able to get around too. In your opinion, what was the most impressive character, player, and match of that weekend for XIII?
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: yamazaky96 on March 14, 2013, 01:01:17 PM

Glad to hear it was such a great experience playing them. Glad those guys are still able to get around too. In your opinion, what was the most impressive character, player, and match of that weekend for XIII?

all matches between MadKOF and Busterwolf-R were so hype
i didnt get to watch every single match because I was also organizing the tournament and the brackets
Saudi players Twinleopard and Maxeto had very nice and fresh techniques using Ralf and Maxima
in all my matches with MadKOF he picked Mature once he realized I dont know how to deal with her..!
also he showed an amazing Hwa gameplay at the grand finals

Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Emil_kof on March 14, 2013, 04:44:05 PM
Interesting stuff from the host GDH was talking to. I'd kind of want to tell you to tell him to watch more than just Japanese play; Korean and South American (Brazil, Chile, etc.) play-styles show some things the Japanese don't always take advantage of

Like? I can't really think of anything, except stuff that Japanese players leave out of their metagame because it's inferior.

Also that thing about Japanese players disregarding meter management/building is nonsense...if anything, they are more aware of how much meter they need in a particular situation than other players are. But sometimes you just have to take out a character when you get the chance...does Bala know nothing about meter management because he had to use 4 bars and HD against Madkof's Chin when it didn't kill him and it wasn't Madkof's last character?
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: solidshark on March 15, 2013, 09:23:39 AM
Like? I can't really think of anything, except stuff that Japanese players leave out of their metagame because it's inferior.

Also that thing about Japanese players disregarding meter management/building is nonsense...if anything, they are more aware of how much meter they need in a particular situation than other players are. But sometimes you just have to take out a character when you get the chance...does Bala know nothing about meter management because he had to use 4 bars and HD against Madkof's Chin when it didn't kill him and it wasn't Madkof's last character?

Going by my own experience, and most of what I've seen, lots of Japanese players will go for whatever will get a HD combo off. That plus the rarity of ever seeing a team that didn't have a Karate, Beni, Shen, or other characters who use them as their strongest link, unless you're prepared to make them their weakest link. There are some great Japanese players who mix things up in characters and tactics, just not as often as I'd like.

By Korean, I'll just say CafeID, but the difference with them over many Japanese is they'll go for the available hit, and don't rely on HD combos or cancelling. My latest fight against Verna was his Terry with a fucking crazy yomi, and at least one fight against him (and MadKOF once) involved a excellent-timed raw HD. Maybe Japanese players like Shokti or Haregoro do that, but they don't do it as consistently.

I won't argue over who's better, though I have an opinion on who's better now, but I expect that to change as time goes on. It's good enough that there are a lot of great players, and multiple playstyles out there to make things even more interesting for learning and competing.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Emil_kof on March 15, 2013, 08:12:10 PM
By Korean, I'll just say CafeID, but the difference with them over many Japanese is they'll go for the available hit, and don't rely on HD combos or cancelling. My latest fight against Verna was his Terry with a fucking crazy yomi, and at least one fight against him (and MadKOF once) involved a excellent-timed raw HD. Maybe Japanese players like Shokti or Haregoro do that, but they don't do it as consistently.

While I think it was a slight exaggeration, do you know what the running joke was that was being made by the Japanese players during KCE Cup/V-1 Final, to the korean players? That the EX Hangetsuzan is coming any time now.

From what I see, MadKof is probably the only player that is on the level of those japanese players. The other cafeID members are pretty good too, especially Lacid, but they don't have the footsies and execution of those japanese players. Just because the Japanese HD combo/cancel better than the koreans, doesn't mean the Japanese rely on it more...they can just convert into it better, though honestly I wouldn't say this is the reason they are better.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: desmond_kof on March 19, 2013, 03:28:45 AM
More possible evidence for KOFXIII coming to PC: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=525912 (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=525912)
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Sharnt on March 19, 2013, 12:03:30 PM
More possible evidence for KOFXIII coming to PC: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=525912 (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=525912)

I'm afraid it's a pachinko like game which will come to PC ;_;
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Homies Over Shotos on March 20, 2013, 08:43:41 AM
More possible evidence for KOFXIII coming to PC: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=525912 (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=525912)

I'm afraid it's a pachinko like game which will come to PC ;_;

I hope you get banned if this comes to fruition.  I don't want any more of their pachinko crap coming to the home market.  BOO THIS MAN.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: LazieFreddy on March 20, 2013, 07:06:05 PM
Nah, you can't really play pachinko on a pc.  In any case, I'll buy it even if it's a straight port with no additional features.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: solidshark on March 21, 2013, 01:17:21 AM
Nah, you can't really play pachinko on a pc.  In any case, I'll buy it even if it's a straight port with no additional features.

Same for me.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Great_Dark_Hero on March 21, 2013, 02:45:31 AM
I'm going to remain hopeful - should KOFXIII make it to the PC... with better netcode, it produce pleasing results. Such as, Dream Cancel being able to host its ranbats series much more easily!
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Homies Over Shotos on March 22, 2013, 07:52:38 PM
I'm going to remain hopeful - should KOFXIII make it to the PC... with better netcode, it produce pleasing results. Such as, Dream Cancel being able to host its ranbats series much more easily!

It will probably use the same netcode, people people will hack in their own netcode and play it with great heroism.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Ky0 on March 23, 2013, 04:52:41 PM
I hope you get banned if this comes to fruition.  I don't want any more of their pachinko crap coming to the home market.  BOO THIS MAN.
FRESH!! Thanks for lols dude!  xD
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Sharnt on March 23, 2013, 11:38:44 PM
Koukou (he still needs a bit of money) and an other Jap player are coming to France for the Stunfest.

I can't afford the trip this year ...


(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8ry6nfpXk1r25knf.gif)
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Ky0 on March 26, 2013, 03:55:17 AM
Oh my!  This kof tourneys risings all over...   Beatiful!
KoF revival!... lol

That's the spirit!

KoF  KoF  KoF

;)
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: marchefelix on April 01, 2013, 10:37:37 PM
It sucks that KOF XIII isn't important enough to have its own April Fools Joke.

Where is the fake leaked info about a new version of this game?! >=(
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Rex Dart on April 01, 2013, 11:12:07 PM
SNKP is way too busy working on their next game to do an April Fool's Joke.

[spoiler]April Fool's.  :([/spoiler]
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: solidshark on April 02, 2013, 06:28:39 AM
It sucks that KOF XIII isn't important enough to have its own April Fools Joke.

Where is the fake leaked info about a new version of this game?! >=(

People's hearts have been broken enough everytime a new Pachinko game gets announced. I'd rather they balance out some good with the bad. Announce something great in-between now and next year, then mess with us.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: PureYeti on April 15, 2013, 07:31:39 PM
Hopefully Civil War doesn't start too late on KOF for this week. I bet the players competing at Texas Showdown didn't enjoyed it either
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Light13 on April 15, 2013, 08:11:38 PM
Yeah still really good matches though.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Reiki.Kito on April 19, 2013, 10:26:53 PM
Soooo, how about that Chinese KoF, eh? Think we can figure out a way to get in on this and play?
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: PureYeti on April 19, 2013, 11:00:02 PM
Sure if it getting the beta keys weren't so annoying to get
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: AmedÝ310 on April 20, 2013, 12:04:32 AM
I'm getting more keys from this site for my friends. 
http://www.yoybuy.com/en/Show/16525568484 (http://www.yoybuy.com/en/Show/16525568484)
They charge $5.53 for service fee, so don't be fool by the $0.16 price for 1 key.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Reiki.Kito on April 20, 2013, 07:57:30 AM
https://www.facebook.com/notes/snk-playmore/how-to-download-xuan-dou-zhi-wang-king-of-combat-onto-your-pc/10151414977949331 (https://www.facebook.com/notes/snk-playmore/how-to-download-xuan-dou-zhi-wang-king-of-combat-onto-your-pc/10151414977949331)

Dark Geese came up with some guide to get it.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: desmond_kof on April 20, 2013, 03:39:22 PM
https://www.facebook.com/notes/snk-playmore/how-to-download-xuan-dou-zhi-wang-king-of-combat-onto-your-pc/10151414977949331 (https://www.facebook.com/notes/snk-playmore/how-to-download-xuan-dou-zhi-wang-king-of-combat-onto-your-pc/10151414977949331)

Thanks.


Dark Geese came up with some guide to get it.

That's not him.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: PureYeti on April 20, 2013, 09:20:35 PM
Lol its not Dark Geese. Anyway that doesn't work anymore because it ended on March 1st

Another method is this


Quote
About activation key:
You got QQ account,and then
log in this website , http://xd.qq.com/web201303/getcode.shtml (http://xd.qq.com/web201303/getcode.shtml) , answer the questions and get the key.
Remember ,do it after 0:00 beijing time and please try again if you failed.

1.请选择您单机格斗游戏的经历,如拳皇、街霸、苍翼默示录等
Answer: 经常玩, 曾经玩, 没玩过

2.以下哪种格斗操作对输入节奏要求最高
Answer: 确反, 连招, 目押

3.一般格斗游戏中哪种行为绝对打不到空中的对手。
Answer: 升龙拳, 指令投, 蹲轻拳

4.格斗游戏中哪一点最吸引你。
answer: 爽快的技能, 连招压制, 切磋博弈.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: desmond_kof on April 20, 2013, 09:34:39 PM
I think I'm going to wait until the game is offically out (or has an easier way to play).
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: PureYeti on April 23, 2013, 06:10:08 PM
Follow him if you want to watch more of that game

http://www.twitch.tv/johnxuandou (http://www.twitch.tv/johnxuandou)
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Reiki.Kito on April 24, 2013, 07:29:06 PM
I'm quitting KOFXIII and gonna play XDZW. I will then be picking Brazel. K' + Iori + broken anywhere juggles. XDZW da' best
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Great_Dark_Hero on April 24, 2013, 08:42:45 PM
I am confused.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Ky0 on April 24, 2013, 08:56:58 PM
I am confused.
+1
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Reiki.Kito on April 24, 2013, 11:11:14 PM
I'm joking. But Brazel is ridiculous, you should watch Johngrimm's videos of him trying out each character. They are ridiculous.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Emil_kof on April 25, 2013, 12:08:22 AM
Stunfest is this week and Koukou the god, as well as Kyabetsu, will be coming to Europe for it.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: desmond_kof on April 25, 2013, 12:46:30 AM
Stunfest is this week and Koukou the god, as well as Kyabetsu, will be coming to Europe for it.

This is the stream url right?

http://www.dailymotion.com/3hitcombo (http://www.dailymotion.com/3hitcombo)

If not, do you know which one they will use? I wanna put it in the schedule on the front page for people to catch it when the day comes.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: AmedÝ310 on April 25, 2013, 12:55:04 AM
Stunfest is this week and Koukou the god, as well as Kyabetsu, will be coming to Europe for it.

Were you able to get footage of the KCE 5 on 5 that happened recently in Japan. I think it happened last Saturday or Sunday.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Emil_kof on April 25, 2013, 02:01:07 AM
Stunfest is this week and Koukou the god, as well as Kyabetsu, will be coming to Europe for it.

Were you able to get footage of the KCE 5 on 5 that happened recently in Japan. I think it happened last Saturday or Sunday.

No, I'm waiting for that...I heard Kaneblueriver was there and teamed up with Haregoro, Myu and some others.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: desmond_kof on April 27, 2013, 11:34:16 PM
Romance wins NCR 2013.

It was good to see Reynald rockin' Kim again in the finals. Chris KOF's comeback against him during losers finals (I believe) was too hype.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Light13 on April 28, 2013, 10:50:58 AM
What a good day for KOF with NCR and Stunfest with Stunfest being my favorite Japan and Europe put on a good show.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: KLSADAKO on April 28, 2013, 02:04:23 PM
Congrats to Rommance for taking NCR, his game is really solid, already his 4th major this year, he's gonna be tough to beat come Evo..

Congrats to Kyabetsu for taking Stunfest, also another solid player. I was a bit dissappointed with Kou Kou as coming into Stunfest he was the guy everyone was raving about, but I didnt really see anything that surprised me and his offense was very predictable he also seem to struggle with the Dou Lon match up..
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Tikok on April 28, 2013, 10:59:10 PM
Koukou and Kyabetsu took the team tournament. He was way stronger today than yesterday. I played him, he's godlike, seriously.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Emil_kof on April 29, 2013, 06:39:38 PM
Koukou is really godly, but for whatever reason he didn't play nearly as good in the tournament.

He has defeated Madkof and pretty much destroyed most of the other top players in sets, such as Tenkawa. He also won some Japanese national tournament recently.

If anything, I felt Kyabetsu didn't play that well, but still somehow won the tournament. Kyabetsu is definitely a lower level player compared to Koukou.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: KLSADAKO on April 30, 2013, 01:24:28 AM
Maybe Kou Kou was nervous, I mean this was like his first time away from Japan..
I'm sure he be ready for Evo..
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: PureYeti on April 30, 2013, 02:18:15 AM
I miss Stunfest and NCR except winner and loser finals so congrats for Romance taking it.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Great_Dark_Hero on April 30, 2013, 03:16:55 AM
Let us congratulate Romance on winning NCR2013!
The matches that followed were really intense. Lot's of good stuff!
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Tyrant292 on May 17, 2013, 10:37:08 PM
Ok there it goes.....

http://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=558880 (http://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=558880)

Hopefully its great news.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Mikel on May 21, 2013, 08:03:24 PM
Guess what game is finally coming to NESiCAxLIVE...

http://via.me/-ca2vmkk (http://via.me/-ca2vmkk)

You guessed it, KOF XIII Climax.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Reiki.Kito on May 28, 2013, 11:10:07 PM
Apparently, KOF XIII is available on steam as a searchable application. So is 98 and 2k2 UM. It's not just a rumor or anything, you can actually search up the game on their search engine. It doesn't go to anything yet, but hopefully that will change.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Killey on June 03, 2013, 07:27:03 PM
On the topic of Evo since it's a month away now.

From an outside perspective, the skill gap looks too strong in North America with Romance/Reynalds/Luis Cha/Mr.KOF and the occasional appearance by Xian dominating the NA scene. The North American scene is starting to look stale with overall entrants for KoF on the down turn, though I did hear that UFGT had 70+ entrants, and less stream time in general. I also haven't seen a lot of TC guys attend a lot of the NA tournaments like RealKim, Ricardo, Yoshi, and ChrisKOF so they might have changed things up. Not really sure what's really happening in the USA scene for KOF, tbh, but I remember when TRB use to get 40+ players and now they're struggling to get 20 participants.

This being said, Evo looks to be even more interesting this year with a lot more strong foreign players showing up. I've read that a lot of the strong Mexican players will  be participating this year. I think last year, not all of the players had transitioned to XIII at the time but at this point most people have made the switch. Based on the Tijuana tournament last weekend and the tournament/ranbat vids Bala has been posting; the Mexican player base looks incredibly strong. It also looks like Bala is leveling up considerably in Mexico, due to the stronger player base but this is purely speculation on my part. I heard he had some Visa issues so not sure if he's able to attend Evo this year.

Japan will have a stronger presence at Evo this year with several notable players entering including Kaoru, Kyabetsu, and Gosho (Gyosou?). Given the extra year for the Japanese to absorb KoFXIII, I wonder how strong they are now. Kaoru was one of the favorites to make top 8 last year but he ended up losing in top 32 and Kyabetsu was just shy of making top 16 I think. Should be interesting to see their development since Evo. Tokido and Mago haven't been attending as many North American tournaments this year so we haven't seen a lot of KoF play from them in a while. I'm not sure how sharp their skills are at the game now. On top of this, there's a lot more anti-character strategies vs Hwa Jai and Mr.Karate now.

Xiaohai and Dakou went MIA in KoFXIII since last year so not sure where they're at in the game. Last year, it seemed that both players were more focused with SF4. For those who do follow SF4's player base we saw Dakou almost make top 16 (I think?) while Xiaohai made top 8 at Evo and eliminated Daigo from the tournament. Xiaohai also participated in Topanga League's recent tournament with a 4th place finish; however, his words after wards indicated he was going to train even harder at the game. Xiaohai just qualified for Evo in SF4 by winning a Chinese major with Dakou taking 2nd.

Cafe ID said they would be returning to Evo this year but it looks like they've been streaming other fighting games on & off. Poongko has been practicing with Cafe ID this year so I'm sure he's improved since then but he wasn't particularly strong in the game. I'm not sure whether Mad KOF will be able to retain his championship this year but I guess part of this will be the luck of the draw in pools.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Ky0 on June 03, 2013, 08:32:09 PM
The biggest KOF Tournament ever?

Potential other names?
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Killey on June 03, 2013, 09:27:21 PM
The biggest KOF Tournament ever?

Potential other names?

Not really sure, there's a ton of players I would like to see show up from last year as well. ZeroBlack from Chile was just shy of making top 8 getting eliminated by Mad KOF.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Great_Dark_Hero on June 03, 2013, 11:29:08 PM
Oh man. EVO2013 is just around the corner. We got a some pretty really intense competition going on as usual - especially according to what Killey shared with us.
G.E.T. H.Y.P.E. Some other players that I know who are going to EVO as of now are ShinKensou, JuiceboxKing, Tofusoup, and Renic. (Juicebox and Renic are seen constantly training against each on the stream - Renic already showcased a lot of improvement in a very short period of time). Naoki himself is also going to EVO as well. I saw a lot of Kula's replays on DarkGeese's youtube channel and that guy is a beast! Last, but not least several of cool members here on DC are already making arrangements to go EVO2013.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Light13 on June 04, 2013, 01:30:05 AM
I didn't know Naoki was coming that's great. Dune also mentioned Koukou and woo were coming to EVO on a tweet although he didn't say if those players were trying to come or are confirmed. I also hope Mexico can send their strong players here.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: KLSADAKO on June 04, 2013, 03:28:03 AM
The biggest KOF Tournament ever?

Potential other names?

I think it will be the biggest KOF XIII Tournament ever no doubt about that..

Another guy to watch out is Yang Yao Ren, this guy is my pick to win it, based on his movement and spacing, I have seen no one play like him.. his Ex Iori is on another planet..

I just hope it gets as much stream time as it did last year, but what with more games in the evo line-up..
I think we're looking at finals on Sat..
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Light13 on June 04, 2013, 04:12:47 AM
We should be able to see more of Ren and ET this month on South East Asia Major. I have hope KOF will have a Sunday spot since it was so hype last year.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: KLSADAKO on June 04, 2013, 05:43:42 AM
We should be able to see more of Ren and ET this month on South East Asia Major. I have hope KOF will have a Sunday spot since it was so hype last year.

I think Sunday finals will be the main 2 capcom games, Injustice and Tag2..

Kof was mad hype last year, but ppl complained that it took to long, which is why it will prob be moved to Sat, along with MK9, P4 and SFXT..
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Kane317 on June 04, 2013, 11:30:43 AM
Not really sure what's really happening in the USA scene for KOF, tbh, but I remember when TRB use to get 40+ players and now they're struggling to get 20 participants.


In all fairness, we hit 40 like once or maybe twice.  In the 30s like 4-5 times.  The rest hovered in the 20s and teens depending on time of year.  So if you consider TRB on every week for the last year plus, it's not easy to maintain high numbers every week...
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Mr Bakaboy on June 04, 2013, 12:00:54 PM
Of late I've noticed a resurgence in the amount of midwestern players on XBL. I don't know if any stems from UFGT, but. I've played a ton of 4 bar matches this past week.  I still think there is a good chance XIII might end up like 3rd Strike and have a continous flow of players coming and going.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Killey on June 04, 2013, 04:46:38 PM
Not really sure what's really happening in the USA scene for KOF, tbh, but I remember when TRB use to get 40+ players and now they're struggling to get 20 participants.


In all fairness, we hit 40 like once or maybe twice.  In the 30s like 4-5 times.  The rest hovered in the 20s and teens depending on time of year.  So if you consider TRB on every week for the last year plus, it's not easy to maintain high numbers every week...

Ah thanks for shedding some light on that. I didn't keep track of the numbers but the times I did tune in to TRB the amount of people that entered KoF was high. I know a lot of people here, myself included, were expecting to see KoF take off after that amazing top 8 at Evo but that didn't seem to pan out.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Sharnt on June 15, 2013, 03:29:16 PM
 Ogosho, Koukou, Kaoru, Wuu, Tokido, Mago, Picnic, Kantoku, Sange and Haregoro are officially coming to the EVO this year.

With this the Evo will really be a KOF 13 World Championship.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Ky0 on June 15, 2013, 04:28:14 PM
Damn, so...  Can't w8!!!!
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Light13 on June 16, 2013, 08:54:27 AM
Yo that is godlike. Also hate to bring this up again but there is less hope of KOF being on Sunday with SF4 being best of 5 for top 8.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Rex Dart on June 21, 2013, 08:08:30 AM
Ogosho, Koukou, Kaoru, Wuu, Tokido, Mago, Picnic, Kantoku, Sange and Haregoro are officially coming to the EVO this year.

With this the Evo will really be a KOF 13 World Championship.

Fucking.

Hype.

!
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: PureYeti on June 21, 2013, 04:44:05 PM
Wow that's a strong showing for Japan
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Killey on June 21, 2013, 07:52:36 PM
There's an excel sheet floating somewhere with all the Japanese players coming to Evo and what games they are participating in.

If you guys caught the TRB stream last night, Kane317 and TheAnswer were going over all the international players (that they know of) that are coming down to Evo this year. The line up sounds absolutely crazy this year and the pools are going to be concentrated killers. I'm actually kind of glad I'm not competing this year, as this will let me try to record as much of pool play as possible. Plus, I'll actually be able to explore Vegas and get in as much casuals as possible.

From what I can remember of the stream, Kane mentioned there's going to be an exhibition area somewhere. I'm hoping Kane can provide more details about this on the forums because I'm definitely interested.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: desmond_kof on June 21, 2013, 07:58:19 PM
Ogosho, Koukou, Kaoru, Wuu, Tokido, Mago, Picnic, Kantoku, Sange and Haregoro are officially coming to the EVO this year.

With this the Evo will really be a KOF 13 World Championship.

Whoooo, this is gonna be very interesting! I think Japan is gonna take it.

I can't wait to see all of this go down.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Killey on June 22, 2013, 07:29:05 PM
Anyone catch KoFXIII at South East Major? I missed it but I'm reading on twitter that Yao Ren pulled out the EX Iori and Benimaru infinites in tourney matches.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: KLSADAKO on June 23, 2013, 03:19:20 AM
Anyone catch KoFXIII at South East Major? I missed it but I'm reading on twitter that Yao Ren pulled out the EX Iori and Benimaru infinites in tourney matches.

I did, well from what they showed which wasnt a lot..

yep Ren looked amazing he busted out a dp drive cancel to 5 rekkas to a DM..
and with beni he did the lightning loop about 10 times in one go..

this is why Ren is the dark horse to win evo..

for wot its worth even Xian busted out about 2 rekkas in the Iori infinite.. ^^
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: desmond_kof on June 23, 2013, 07:21:51 AM
Anyone catch KoFXIII at South East Major? I missed it but I'm reading on twitter that Yao Ren pulled out the EX Iori and Benimaru infinites in tourney matches.

I did, well from what they showed which wasnt a lot..

yep Ren looked amazing he busted out a dp drive cancel to 5 rekkas to a DM..
and with beni he did the lightning loop about 10 times in one go..

this is why Ren is the dark horse to win evo..


Here is Ren's match with the Iori rekkas and the crazy lightening loops:

SEAM2013新加坡大賽 KOF XIII THEBEASTANDY VS 阿仁(REN) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BhiO6MoEIA#ws)

There are a few more matches uploaded at the NESTS Zero channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/NESTSZERO/videos (http://www.youtube.com/user/NESTSZERO/videos)
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Sharnt on June 23, 2013, 10:45:43 AM
Is ET coming to EVO too?

I heard MOV was going dunno if he is going to participate in KOF13.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: KLSADAKO on June 23, 2013, 12:12:18 PM


Here is Ren's match with the Iori rekkas and the crazy lightening loops:

SEAM2013新加坡大賽 KOF XIII THEBEASTANDY VS 阿仁(REN) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BhiO6MoEIA#ws)

There are a few more matches uploaded at the NESTS Zero channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/NESTSZERO/videos (http://www.youtube.com/user/NESTSZERO/videos)

Yep Ren did very well to win it, he looked nervous and was dropping basic stuff in the final round of the winners final with Tokido. i guess it will help him at evo that he has played through intense matchup situation..

Tokido looked strong and looks to have upped his game from last year.

Xian done good he got 2 reversed OCVs against ET..

And ET didnt seem that great as i have been hearing.. once his Clark was taken out his game seem to fall apart..
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Kane317 on June 23, 2013, 11:43:04 PM
Specifically:

yep Ren looked amazing he busted out a dp drive cancel to 5 rekkas to a DM..

http://youtu.be/9BhiO6MoEIA?t=4m (http://youtu.be/9BhiO6MoEIA?t=4m)

with beni he did the lightning loop about 10 times in one go..

http://youtu.be/9BhiO6MoEIA?t=7m5s (http://youtu.be/9BhiO6MoEIA?t=7m5s)
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: fiol on June 24, 2013, 03:53:05 AM
lightning loops trophy? is it for real? Oo
nice though
i know a chinese guy i play with (i m in china) and he does the loop to me every freakin time.. when it starts i just leave the stick and wait for the ko lol
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Killey on June 24, 2013, 04:21:19 AM
The trophy is not real. It's just a clever stream overlay.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: fiol on June 24, 2013, 04:55:17 PM
ahaha damn they got me xD
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: AmedÝ310 on June 24, 2013, 11:55:08 PM
Evo schedule is out. KOF starts Saturday and finals are on Sunday.

http://shoryuken.com/2013/06/24/announcing-the-evo-2013-tournament-schedule/ (http://shoryuken.com/2013/06/24/announcing-the-evo-2013-tournament-schedule/)
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Ky0 on June 25, 2013, 11:41:39 PM
Finals on Sunday!!!!  <3   :)   :*
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: selfReg on June 26, 2013, 01:21:03 AM
ssssssssick.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: KLSADAKO on June 26, 2013, 02:51:48 AM
chances are it will get the 9am time slot but who cares as long as its hype and we get a great GF is all that matters..

A Reynalds vs Madkof GF would be madhype..
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: LazieFreddy on June 26, 2013, 02:34:32 PM
Actually I do hope kof gets the early slot.  That way I could free up the rest of the day and go play some more kof with everyone.  :)
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: PureYeti on June 27, 2013, 12:12:15 AM
I see KOF will be going first then Injustice afterwards
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Mr Bakaboy on June 27, 2013, 04:54:41 AM
Call me silly, but does anybody know the time zone for the evo schedule? Kinda important for me cause work wants me to cancel my vacation on Sat. and I need to know how much sleep I would get if I stayed up and watched it. Hoping it's EST, but betting on Vegas time.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Kane317 on June 27, 2013, 08:16:16 AM
Vegas is PST.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Ky0 on June 27, 2013, 11:08:09 PM
Wa wa wa... What?!  MOV expected to KOF @ EVO?! Is that true?!...  Oh my!

http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2013/jun/27/list-japanese-players-set-attend-evo-2013
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Malik on June 27, 2013, 11:46:20 PM
Wa wa wa... What?!  MOV expected to KOF @ EVO?! Is that true?!...  Oh my!

http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2013/jun/27/list-japanese-players-set-attend-evo-2013

He played last year along with his GF who really likes the game
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: PureYeti on July 02, 2013, 03:22:10 AM
EVO pools

http://evo2013.s3.amazonaws.com/brackets/index.html (http://evo2013.s3.amazonaws.com/brackets/index.html)

Total EVO numbers

AE2012: 1601
UMvC3: 1297
SSBM: 696
Injustice: 580
SFxT: 545
KOFXIII: 433
P4A: 400
TTT2: 355
MK9: 201
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Rex Dart on July 02, 2013, 05:41:51 AM
EVO pools

http://evo2013.s3.amazonaws.com/brackets/index.html (http://evo2013.s3.amazonaws.com/brackets/index.html)

Total EVO numbers

AE2012: 1,632
UMvC3: 1,344
SSBM: 736
Injustice: 624
SFxT: 592
KOFXIII: 480
P4A: 432
TTT2: 368
MK9: 240

Honestly, I'm a bit disappointed. I was hoping KOF could at least beat SFxT. I remember there was some doubt as to whether or not SFxT would even make into this year's Evo.

Does anyone know many KOF players there were last year?
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Killey on July 02, 2013, 05:56:27 AM
I don't know the exact numbers but pretty sure KoF had over 1000 entrants last year but a lot of people entered for the free t-shirt.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: PureYeti on July 02, 2013, 09:14:48 AM
1072 but its hard to know the real numbers because of free t-shirts
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: KLSADAKO on July 02, 2013, 10:28:43 AM
I remember hearing that around 800 ppl showed up for pools..

I think it has done alrite this year, it has more entries than newer games like Tag2 and P4..

Remember SFxT had a update version which a lot of ppl did like and meant for less time outs..

I'm surprised with Injustice I thought it would break 900..

The kof pools look stacked.. alot of names will be going home early ^^
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: selfReg on July 02, 2013, 07:18:06 PM
looks like MAD_KoF and Poongko are sponsored by Razer now? Pretty cool.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: desmond_kof on July 02, 2013, 08:23:28 PM
Are people really surprised and disappointed at the number of registrants KOFXIII got for EVO? If you are, then why didn't you sign-up and register to make the numbers higher than you thought they would be? Also, as mentioned before the large number of registrants from last year mainly came from a t-shirt with a quarter (or more) of those people not showing up to their pools...and the fact that it was a new game and first KOF on the main stage.

We got lucky to have a second chance at EVO this year...it may not comeback next year. Plus, 430 (or whatever) isn't bad, there might be better matches and competition due to the smaller numbers. The large number last year probably had 70% scrubs and fanboys with the 30% of good high level players.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: The Fluke on July 03, 2013, 06:01:35 AM
There being less entrants for kof is a bad thing, but probably not as bad as it seems. It seems like alot of good players are going to show up and the quality of the matches are probably going to be good. The initial hype is gone (long gone i guess) and i'm sure alot of players fear the skillgap between them and "the pros".

Psn seems more active than ever with players new to kof and good players i've never played against before, atleast in europe the game seems to be growing nicely.

I think evo will be great to watch for kof fans and i don't think the numbers should be seen as a sign of things turning bad.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Malik on July 03, 2013, 04:50:45 PM
Are people really surprised and disappointed at the number of registrants KOFXIII got for EVO? If you are, then why didn't you sign-up and register to make the numbers higher than you thought they would be? Also, as mentioned before the large number of registrants from last year mainly came from a t-shirt with a quarter (or more) of those people not showing up to their pools...and the fact that it was a new game and first KOF on the main stage.

We got lucky to have a second chance at EVO this year...it may not comeback next year. Plus, 430 (or whatever) isn't bad, there might be better matches and competition due to the smaller numbers. The large number last year probably had 70% scrubs and fanboys with the 30% of good high level players.

^
There would have been more players but circumstances come up disabling players such as myself & others to not make it & the final number count after the T-Shirt monsters is about accurate but that's a good sign of the percentage of our actual players. If we want to see our game next year then we have to continue to support it by any means & everyone should try to get out to EVO next year.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: desmond_kof on July 03, 2013, 05:46:07 PM

There would have been more players but circumstances come up disabling players such as myself & others to not make it & the final number count after the T-Shirt monsters is about accurate but that's a good sign of the percentage of our actual players. If we want to see our game next year then we have to continue to support it by any means & everyone should try to get out to EVO next year.

If people can't go due to financial reasons or other obligations then they should not be surprised by the numbers. I feel many people are unfairly comparing this year to last year because of the shirts and the newness of the game being added to EVO. All smaller games that are added have a big boom in numbers their first year, then decrease or don't come back the next year (look at Melty).
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: solidshark on July 04, 2013, 07:42:58 AM
The numbers are lower, but the hype could be bigger with more representation coming out this year. XIII shines and gets hype when there are only good players left, and there isn't really a shortage of those this year, minus really good players in the same pool early on.

Speaking of #s, maybe some new news

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=526038210778009&l=2e7bba85e6 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=526038210778009&l=2e7bba85e6)

Arcade Shock putting in $1000 pot bonus at EVO for KOF XIII

(Mai & Andy wrote the check)
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Malik on July 04, 2013, 07:58:01 AM

There would have been more players but circumstances come up disabling players such as myself & others to not make it & the final number count after the T-Shirt monsters is about accurate but that's a good sign of the percentage of our actual players. If we want to see our game next year then we have to continue to support it by any means & everyone should try to get out to EVO next year.

If people can't go due to financial reasons or other obligations then they should not be surprised by the numbers. I feel many people are unfairly comparing this year to last year because of the shirts and the newness of the game being added to EVO. All smaller games that are added have a big boom in numbers their first year, then decrease or don't come back the next year (look at Melty).

Those people that are judging the #'s in that way probably aren't KOF players that are serious about the game or the community, just spectators that play something else & don't know the reason why but I still think it's a good turnout regardless especially with all the international players. This years' tournament will have better quality matches since it's people who are at least somewhat serious about playing the game & care about it. Hell honestly the Top 8 will probably look better since we've all had time to learn most of (if not all) character matchups so it'll be about players adapting to each other.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: The Fluke on July 07, 2013, 04:35:01 PM
I just noticed that holding "the other" punch button while trying to activate mash punches stops them from coming out, i tried holding down a kick button just to see if it differed and yes, kicks do not stop mash punches from coming out. I tried holding A and mashing C as well as holding C and mashing A so it's not a priority thing.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Ky0 on July 08, 2013, 10:26:36 PM
Sponsors moves??!!
Nice reads here!...
Kof's ways...  Beatiful worlds are beatiful  :)

(Mai & Andy wrote the check)
 LOL!!!  xD
And, for the love of kof (@left)!  xD
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: AmedÝ310 on July 09, 2013, 01:54:58 AM
Kof is the first game on Sunday at 10. Thank god. That's 1 for me. Means more time to do other things after gf is over and there is still daylight outside.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Light13 on July 09, 2013, 02:02:43 AM
I just hope it gets a good crowd and a hype top 8. Hopefully I can get lots of games at EVO.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: selfReg on July 09, 2013, 04:10:03 AM
just wanted to say that if you missed the Team Lago tournament, check the archives. Some extremely hype matches and the grand finals were insane. I'm not sure if this was described anywhere, but day 1 was the complete tournament and day 2 was all personal matches. Good games all around.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Killey on July 09, 2013, 06:10:50 AM
Yeah, those grand finals were insane. That was pretty much an Evo grand finals for me because the level of play was so intense.

I'm disappointed that neither BALA nor Koopa can attend Evo this year. I know BALA had visa issues or something but Koopa would have been a nice substitute and a favorite to win the tournament or at least get top 8. I have no idea who's making top 8 this year since the competition is heavily concentrated this year than last year. There's a lot of wild cards this year and I'm expecting a lot of unexpected results and upsets.

A friend and I are going to try to record as many of the non-streamed pool play so if you guys see someone with a monopod and camera please make room. lol
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Mazinkaiser on July 09, 2013, 09:21:09 PM
just wanted to say that if you missed the Team Lago tournament, check the archives. Some extremely hype matches and the grand finals were insane. I'm not sure if this was described anywhere, but day 1 was the complete tournament and day 2 was all personal matches. Good games all around.

Agree, best moment Bala with Ryo parry a CD blowback of Karate and punish it. Gorgeous. This EVO would be serious entertainment again.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Great_Dark_Hero on July 09, 2013, 09:56:01 PM
After that Team Lago, there is DEFINITELY a lot of cool stuff to look forward to. So now it is time to get hype for more KOFXIII - it is literally just around the corner.
Good luck to all those who are playing KOFXIII at EVO2013, especially other Dream Cancel members! Get hype!
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Ky0 on July 10, 2013, 12:37:55 AM
This EVO would be serious entertainment again.
Agree!

Anyone knows if there will be any sort of show/special opening hmmm...  like japan vs us or dreams teams versus... something on this way??
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: AmedÝ310 on July 10, 2013, 01:02:22 AM
Holy shit. KOF XIII is now second at 12:00pm pst on Sunday. Smash can't be streamed thanks to Nintendo.

10 hours of KOF XIII pools will be streamed on Saturday. Hot damn!

New Schedule:
http://shoryuken.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/evo2013-final-stream-schedule.png (http://shoryuken.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/evo2013-final-stream-schedule.png)

Now Persona 4 will be the first game on Sunday. Good for those guys. Oh wait, Lord Knight can't play in Top 8 because he's set to leave Sunday morning at 7. That sucks hard balls. Nintendo ruining two tournaments with one stone.

Hopefully, any top 8 KOF players don't have any time-conflicts like that.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: a11111357 on July 10, 2013, 05:41:11 AM
Smash is back.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: marchefelix on July 10, 2013, 08:47:52 AM
Smash is back.

Ninja'd :P

I was gonna say just that.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: selfReg on July 11, 2013, 07:09:39 PM
from CafeId's Facebook page:

"Team CafeId is at Paris Hotel now. Our current room is too small to invite people today. We're moving to a bigger one tomorrow for KoF 3v3 and exhibition 5v5.

If you're staying in a non-smoking room and want to invite CafeId players today, let us know. Thank you.

Right now, we have..
KoF : Madkof.Kensouzzang.Poongko.Millionz.Verna
SSF4 : Poongko, BigDanmul, DaeHwan Kim Kensouzzang
Tekken : Knee."
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: desmond_kof on July 12, 2013, 12:47:58 AM
Like always, we will be having a KOFXIII EVO chat party by embedding the link on our front page while people chat on the chatango box. We will be placing the stream on Saturday for pools and changing it for grand finals for Sunday.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: PureYeti on July 12, 2013, 05:15:58 AM
Dang I will be missing out the chat party in Saturday maybe. Hopefully everything goes how I wanted so I can join in the fun :D
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: desmond_kof on July 14, 2013, 03:38:01 AM
My favorite matches from today was Polly vs Dave-0, Fox vs MadKOF, and Fox vs TC Yoshi. Top 8/Grand finals will be hype tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Rex Dart on July 14, 2013, 08:00:03 AM
My favorites were the Haregoro match in pools (can't remember who he was playing against) and Mr. KOF vs. Pao Yen Ren in both winners and losers brackets.

There were lots of other excellent matches, but those three are the ones that stand out in my mind.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: solidshark on July 14, 2013, 11:37:09 AM
My favorite match was probably Ren with his Athena. Really wanted to he him styling with Athena in Top 8. Next to that was Fox vs Yoshi.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: Great_Dark_Hero on July 14, 2013, 10:04:04 PM
KOFXIII EVO2013!!!!

Reynald takes KOFXIII for USA! EVO2013! KOFXIII! Make some noise!
Shout outs to all KOF players and all those who participated in EVO2013 KOFXIII!
Congratulations Reynald! GG's Woo!

Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: desmond_kof on July 14, 2013, 10:09:44 PM
Big congrats to Arcade Shock Reynald for winning EVO2013. I'm glad I was proven wrong when I said in this thread that Japan was gonna win. USA all the way!

Time for a new thread I suppose?
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: AmedÝ310 on July 14, 2013, 10:42:02 PM
KOF XIII again ends at EVO with the pure hype. Congrats to Reynald for taken it.



Time for a new thread I suppose?


I agree.
Title: Re: KOF XIII 9th General Thread: New Year, New EVO, New Challenges in 2013
Post by: solidshark on July 14, 2013, 11:07:42 PM
Big congrats to Arcade Shock Reynald for winning EVO2013. I'm glad I was proven wrong when I said in this thread that Japan was gonna win. USA all the way!

Time for a new thread I suppose?

It is time. (http://dreamcancel.com/forum/index.php?topic=2984.0)