Fighting Games Spammers
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Posted 8/1/14
What are your personal thoughts on people who spams a lot in fighting games. Here's mine. If you want to read, click on this link. > http://www.crunchyroll.com/user/NintendoFan05/pages/In-Defense-of-Spamming-In-Fighting-Games
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Usually the people who complain about spammers are the ones who aren't really good at fighting games in general. I believe that a better player can deal with them pretty easily and I also believe it helps out. I tend to get better at blocking, getting a better mindset when approaching and gets me into a better mindset. I've been playing Skullgirls for the past few days and when dealing with a character named 'Big Band' people tend to spam his 'Power Fist' (Least I believe that is what it is called) and his super. Now I do tend to get annoyed by this, but at the same time it is easy to block and then I can punish right after. It is usually my fault for being impatience and rushing in when the player gets me. Overall I see spammers more helpful then annoying.

If you pointed these things out in your 'blog' post then I apologize I sorta skimmed through it.
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Posted 8/1/14
In the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 scene, a player by the name of Chris G has dominated most of the tournaments over the last couple of years. He pioneered a bullet hell-esque play style of Morrigan with Doctor Doom where he fills the screen with Soul Fist projectiles from Morrigan backed up with the Hidden Missiles assist from Doom. He literally pins you down with projectiles. To the casual observer it will seem unfair, cheap, etc., but it can be beaten as evidenced in this year's EVO grand finals where Justin Wong defeated Chris G.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pPKV8lH9qI

So while "spamming" can be annoying to play against and it can be boring to watch, I feel that it's as valid a strategy as any out there. To an outsider or casual player it may seem nigh unbeatable, but you just have to step up to the plate, so to speak, and play your own game.

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Posted 8/2/14

miGneto wrote:

In the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 scene, a player by the name of Chris G has dominated most of the tournaments over the last couple of years. He pioneered a bullet hell-esque play style of Morrigan with Doctor Doom where he fills the screen with Soul Fist projectiles from Morrigan backed up with the Hidden Missiles assist from Doom. He literally pins you down with projectiles. To the casual observer it will seem unfair, cheap, etc., but it can be beaten as evidenced in this year's EVO grand finals where Justin Wong defeated Chris G.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pPKV8lH9qI

So while "spamming" can be annoying to play against and it can be boring to watch, I feel that it's as valid a strategy as any out there. To an outsider or casual player it may seem nigh unbeatable, but you just have to step up to the plate, so to speak, and play your own game.



Chris G X Morrigan lol.

Chris G is so godlike with Morrigan.
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In Street fighter, for shoto characters - Shoryuken, Hadouken, Tatsumaki Senpukyaku, repeat. Not to mention that those moves are easy to combo. For someone who knows how to play with them, rage is only thing you can feel!
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I think they actually teach us a lesson of versatility and pattern recognition by viewing their repetitive moves and combos. The more spammers use their patterns over again, the more predictable they become. Also, they will make us recognize certain characters' animations and hit boxes. Once they are read, fighting spammers will be a breeze, especially with counters.
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Posted 8/4/14

NintendoFan05 wrote:

What are your personal thoughts on people who spams a lot in fighting games. Here's mine. If you want to read, click on this link. > http://www.crunchyroll.com/user/NintendoFan05/pages/In-Defense-of-Spamming-In-Fighting-Games


I was going to give my two cents but I'm going to keep this response short... so...
^^^^^^^^^ This(NintendoFan05's link) ^^^^^^^^^
Having fun in any game is always important. This(link above) is a fantastic reminder to have fun while you play. Learning the nitty gritty of fighting games is NOT necessary to have fun with them. Loved the article btw.
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If a person wants to constantly spam, that's ok. Just accept the fact that, in doing so, he/she chose the easy path. Don't try to convince everyone else that it isn't, and don't go telling them that they are the ones who need to practice more. That's why it's frowned upon, and that's why a person is going to hear complaints about it. Granted, many of the newer games at least try to take spamming into account (Try to beat a spammer with Zangief in the original Street Fighter 2, back when midair blocking and the Banishing Flat didn't exist. It's not that fun.), but it's still the simplest "tactic" to use with the highest potential for victory. I expect to see it in a tournament, because the point of a tournament is to win prizes... sweet, glorious prizes, but in casual play, against casual players, I have to ask, "Why?" The whole point may be to have fun, but I don't think it should be at the expense of someone else's fun simply because they didn't put in the hours necessary to counter something that the opponent figured out how to do effectively in a fraction of the time.
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