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General Discussion / Re: The King of Fighters XIII Video Thread
« on: December 02, 2010, 04:17:38 AM »
http://www.mmcafe.com/nico.html#sm12914901

Footage from the Shinjuku Carnival ratio tournament. Looks like they recorded more than I originally thought :D

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General Discussion / Re: The King of Fighters XIII Video Thread
« on: December 01, 2010, 12:23:48 AM »
That tournament took place at a-cho in Kyoto, the best arcade for fighting games in western Japan (I used to go there all the time when I lived there). 1on1大会 just means it's a one on one tournament. Sometimes they hold 2on2 or 3on3 team tournaments for certain games.

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I only recall one person using Raiden in the tournament since it was a 4 point ratio system, I think he got knocked out pretty early. But there were lots of Raiden players playing casuals on the last machine. Or maybe it was just the same two or three people, most were watching the tournament.

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Back from the ratio tournament at Shinjuku Carnival, though I didn't actually get to enter because I came late (got distracted talking a cute girl in a band :P). It was pretty cool, two of the three cabinets were used for the tournament, the last one was for casuals. Almost all the characters got used. There were lots of Yuri, Ryo, Clark, Kim and Vice players but no one picked Daimon or Takuma. Matches for the top 4 were recorded, so I'm guessing they'll be online soon.

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General Discussion / Re: Balance issues and constructive suggestions
« on: November 25, 2010, 03:08:47 PM »
I don't agree with nerfing Raiden or Elizabeth, they're very strong but not broken imo. Honestly, I have more trouble against a good Kyo or Andy than Raiden or Elizabeth.

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BTW, of all the arcades I've visited with KOF XIII, I've only seen one that used a ratio system for their tournaments. Just keep in mind that it's not a standard, so the ratio list is better off seen as just a tier list.

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General Discussion / Re: KOF XIII at EVO 2011
« on: November 13, 2010, 02:35:03 PM »
The great thing about Hey is that they have 4 machines set up for KOF XIII :D

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Has anybody else noticed that Takuma has become very in these videos now? I know he lost his EX bug, but is there that big of a difference where people dont want to play him anymore? and did anybody notice in that latest video that goro tried to do his ground pound move and lost ALL his meter?
Takuma gets played a lot even if he doesn't appear as often in videos. I would say that in a lot of arcades you'd commonly see the team Takuma/Andy/Kyo.

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I was just wondering, the way the cross-ups work in this game seem weird. I clearly see character cross-up but then they land in front of the opponent instead of behind. I see it's still in 1.1 version. Is this a glitch or was this intended?
Any videos with this happening? From what you're describing it sounds like a fake crossup you see in other games.

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General Discussion / Re: The King of Fighters XIII Video Thread
« on: October 27, 2010, 08:54:03 PM »
I'm not familiar with KOF players, but these videos are matches against Hiroto (1P) and not Dune.

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Hmm, I'm wondering now myself, what do they use the ratio for?  Ranbats or Tourneys?

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In related news, our first ratio tourney was a great success and the feedback was very positive from the several people I asked.  15/16 players participated (16th player didn't know about it, in all fairness, she didn't even know she was participating in the tourney PERIOD) and a 15th player, happened to choose a team that adhered to the ratio system (he also didn't plan on participating--he was our HD Direct Feed boss man, and he was kind enough to complete the 16 player pool).  End result, 31 out of 31 characters were used for the tourney, mission accomplished. =)

As far as I've seen, the ratio system is used only at Shinjuku Playland Carnival for their tournaments. The next tournament will be held on 11/27. For those curious, the rules are (if I can remember):

1. 1P and 2P are decided by Rock-Paper-Scissors.
2. You have to choose your characters each match to fit the ratio, no random select.
3. Character changes must be made verbally to the organizers (in order to not time out or go over the ratio).
4. Report any buttons or stick malfunctions beforehand, any made after the match will not be accepted.

BTW, can't wait to see the AI tournament videos.
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The page I saw mentioned tournaments specifically. I also saw the 2002UM ratio chart hung up near the tournament bracket for that game, so it's definitely used for them.

I don't know the Japanese term for ranbat, so I can't help there.


It's just ランキングバトル

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I'd say it's still going strong for the time being. KOF XIII does get played more than VF5 and SFIV, despite those games usually having more cabinets but nowhere near the amount players as T6BR or BBCS.

I'd love to record some footage, but cameras aren't allowed in arcades and the workers are constantly walking around to wipe the buttons, clean the ash tray, etc. so it's hard to record without getting noticed.

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I'm loving that there's been an increase in the variety of characters used at different arcades recently. There was even this guy beasting on people with King/Joe/Chin, it was awesome. Of course, top tiers still dominate but it's nice to see people changing things up. Characters that I still never see used are Maxima, Hwa Jai, Duo Lon and Vice (seen more people using her in training mode though).

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Meet & Greet / Re: (・ω・`)
« on: October 22, 2010, 07:54:02 AM »
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That's REAL great news, awesome.  You plan on coming back or did you move there permanently?
For the time being, it's temporary but I'm working on moving here permanently.

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Meet & Greet / Re: (・ω・`)
« on: October 21, 2010, 10:19:25 AM »
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Welcome, did you used to play at Golfland then?  Alex Valle used to play '97 and '98 with us.  How is the scene for XIII doing over in the Land of the Rising Sun?
Actually I got into the scene after SHGL closed, but I met Valle when he came to the arcade at my college and I lived very close to his apartment so I that's where I lived to play competitively.

The XIII scene here is still going strong. There was an influx of more K' and Raiden players after Tougeki and a massive decrease in Mature players after 1.1 hit, but that's to be expected. But in comparison to the KCE videos I've watched (I watch them randomly), there's a lot more variety in characters than you would be lead to believe.

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