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#1 Tom Im Not

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 01:28 PM

I've started this thread in an effort to centralize the X360 CAG fighting game community. This way we can easily schedule sessions, discuss gameplay, etc.

Feel free to PM me or post any questions/comments/suggestions. I'm open to community feedback.

CAG Fighter Fight Night - Wednesday Nights, usually around 9PM EST.

GROUP GAMERTAG: CAG Fighter IV
If you don't want to fill up your friends list, add this GT. It's a silver tag so it can't send messages. When you're online, open the profile -> click view friends -> now you can see a list of other CAGs online.
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CAG Fighter Directory - Google Spreadsheet

How to sign up
1) Click on the above link.
2) Fill out the spreadsheet as much as desired/possible. Be sure to save when you are finished.

How to view and sort the lists
1) Open the list
2) On the spreadsheet, press ctrl+f and search for specific terms (i.e. PST, Ryu, etc.)
3) Right click the corresponding column letter and sort alphabetically.


09/11/12 Updates:
- Added new games including (Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Dead or Alive 5, & Marvel vs Capcom: Origins). People can start updating their info accordingly.
- MVC3 move to "other" game. Everyone who still plays is playing UMVC3 anyways


Also big shoutouts to option.iv for giving me the idea with the wonderful work he does on the PS3 Fighting Game Matchmaking Thread. A lot of the ideas come from his thread.


Edited by Tom Im Not, 14 May 2014 - 01:03 AM.


#2 Tom Im Not

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 01:30 PM

Links of Interest:

CAG Threads:
CAG Arcade Stick Thread II - Discussion on Arcade Sticks
CAG PS3 Fighting Game Matchmaking Thread - A place to match with other CAG FG players on PS3

Fighting Game News/Resources
Shoryuken - Great resource for all things fighting game related. Daily news, great guides.
Event Hubs - Another really good resource but mainly focused on Capcom fighters.
Test Your Might - News/guide site focused on Mortal Kombat
Dustloop - News/guide site focused on BlazBlue and Guilty Gear.

Edited by MtlTom, 27 May 2011 - 04:09 AM.


#3 Tom Im Not

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 01:34 PM

GGs last night to Guardian, Shinobi, asianxcore, bs, and Kensei. I need to get better at Marvel. I don't know if it'll matter that much since everyone is going to be playing AE in a couple of weeks anyways :-#

#4 GuardianE

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 01:48 PM

Good thread idea, Tom. And good games last night to you and Kensei, asianxcore, Shinobi, and bs.

It's worth practicing Marvel still. It's not going anywhere, especially with Super Marvel coming out. It's going to be a cornerstone of the fighting game community for years to come.

As for the thread, you could list CAG names/Gamertags, and list the games that each of them has in a spreadsheet maybe. I'm not sure if there'd be enough interest in something like that, but it's an option.
My name is in your Resident Evil 5 manual. ;)

#5 Rai Rai

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 01:59 PM

Hah, tom and I are from the same city and we've never even played together online.

#6 Tom Im Not

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 04:33 PM

Good thread idea, Tom. And good games last night to you and Kensei, asianxcore, Shinobi, and bs.

It's worth practicing Marvel still. It's not going anywhere, especially with Super Marvel coming out. It's going to be a cornerstone of the fighting game community for years to come.

As for the thread, you could list CAG names/Gamertags, and list the games that each of them has in a spreadsheet maybe. I'm not sure if there'd be enough interest in something like that, but it's an option.

We can probably do something with like a Google document. For now I'll just list everything in the thread, so if you wanna start listing games, etc.

Hah, tom and I are from the same city and we've never even played together online.


Haha, seriously? That's insane. For some reason I thought you were from South FL. We'll definitely have to play sometime.

#7 AlphaPanda

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 04:57 PM

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Games: Mortal Kombat, Marvel VS Capcom 3

I've always talked about hopping into a lobby with you fellas at some point, but every time bs000 has sent me an invite, it's literally right as I'm about to head to bed. That's happened about 5 times so far.

To be honest, I'm a bit intimidated about playing in a lobby with ya. Mostly because I'm pretty terrible at fighters and with not having a stick and whatnot, I just get the feeling I'd ruin the fun for you guys. Perhaps I'm just overanalyzing, and practice makes perfect, it's just one of those things.
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#8 GuardianE

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 05:31 PM

To be honest, I'm a bit intimidated about playing in a lobby with ya. Mostly because I'm pretty terrible at fighters and with not having a stick and whatnot, I just get the feeling I'd ruin the fun for you guys. Perhaps I'm just overanalyzing, and practice makes perfect, it's just one of those things.


I think you're overanalyzing a bit. People drop in and out of our lobbies all the time. It's no big deal, and playing against others is never a waste of time. Maybe you'll have a trick we've never seen before and vice versa. Like I've said before, you don't have to worry about offending anyone. Just play and have fun. We pretty much always play some fighting game on Wednesday nights, so just plan to put away the CoD or Halo for one day. :P

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Edited by GuardianE, 26 May 2011 - 05:48 PM.

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#9 BackInBlack

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 12:03 AM

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#10 AlphaPanda

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 02:17 AM

Thread was locked, but now it's unlocked...hmph.

A fluke, or can we continue this whole thing? I think this thread's more productive than the other one.
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#11 KaneRobot

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 02:23 AM

Thread was locked, but now it's unlocked...hmph.

A fluke, or can we continue this whole thing? I think this thread's more productive than the other one.


...that's probably why it was unlocked.
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#12 AlphaPanda

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 02:27 AM

Touché.

Anyway, now that Mortal Kombat has been out for a month or so, who's your favorite character? I've been starting to really like Reptile, personally.
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#13 Tom Im Not

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 03:23 AM

Thread was locked, but now it's unlocked...hmph.

A fluke, or can we continue this whole thing? I think this thread's more productive than the other one.

There was a slight misunderstanding but it's been resolved.

As for being intimidated, everyone is friendly. We're all here for the same reason - to have fun and get better.

EDIT: Added a Spreadsheet to keep track of all the member info. See OP.

Edited by MtlTom, 27 May 2011 - 03:57 AM.


#14 Action!

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 08:17 PM

Went ahead and added myself, dudes. Hopefully connections will be smooth with most of us being on the East Coast.
Been meaning to try to hop on with some CAGs. I got a tournament to get ready for.

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#15 MildObstruction

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 08:27 PM

cool idea. I'm always missing the cag action at night, but maybe I'll find someone to smack me around in the early mornings.

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#16 BackInBlack

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 09:01 PM

I see Guardian finally upgraded to VF5 :)
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#17 GuardianE

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 07:07 AM

I see Guardian finally upgraded to VF5 :)


I've had it for forever, but I'm sooooo terrible at it. I have no idea what I'm doing. If you want to school me sometime, let me know!
My name is in your Resident Evil 5 manual. ;)

#18 BackInBlack

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 12:26 PM

Question for the spreadsheet, how do you return/enter within a cell? I have alot of fighting games I want to add, and want to make it look like Guardian's and Tom's but I can't.

Thx
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#19 Tom Im Not

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 01:31 PM

Question for the spreadsheet, how do you return/enter within a cell? I have alot of fighting games I want to add, and want to make it look like Guardian's and Tom's but I can't.

Thx

Fixed it for you. You just had to put spaces between the comma & next game & it automatically expands the cell. Otherwise it thinks it's one big long string of text.

#20 Tom Im Not

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 10:41 PM

So wait - people play Battle Fantasia? Is it anygood?

#21 Woltaire

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 10:56 PM

Just filled out that Google Spreadsheet. A bit hesitant to play against the regulars since I'm still learning at a casual pace, but I'll give it a shot when I have the time.
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#22 bs000

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 01:31 AM

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#23 GuardianE

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 02:17 AM

So wait - people play Battle Fantasia? Is it anygood?



I have it, and played it a little bit with Shinobi for a few hours way back when. Nothing extensive, and I have very little idea of what I'm doing. Very few people had it so there was little motivation to learn. It's an Arc system works game, though, and is pretty important to the genre. For starters, it helped to solidify for Capcom the notion that a 2.5D fighting game could work, paving the way for SFIV. Also, the story mode is similar in format to that of BlazBlue.

If others decided to play it, I wouldn't mind popping it in.


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Edited by GuardianE, 30 May 2011 - 02:35 AM.

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#24 BackInBlack

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 02:57 AM

Let's organize some BF/BBCS nights please. I bought Valk/Makoto dlc when they were on sale and I got the new Platinum dlc yesterday as well. Looking for any excuse to get good at BB now. I can only hope there won't be a big update soon so my time invested with a character won't get flushed down the toilet too soon. Guardian/Shinobi/Tom hit me up if you want to body a fool.
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#25 MangoRyu28

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 05:33 AM

Good stuff Tom! Can't wait to play some A.E!

#26 Tom Im Not

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 12:20 PM

I'd say let's get a BBCS session this week then. I was talking with Kracka McKracka (fatboyjam) and I know he's interested in picking it up as well. I don't think you have to worry about another patch for a while since the one that hit a few weeks ago was pretty major and I don't think there have been any arcade patches since BBCSII came out.

Just over a week until AE. Get hype!

Edited by MtlTom, 30 May 2011 - 12:30 PM.


#27 GuardianE

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 07:15 PM

I think I'm in the mood to play some BBCS tonight if anyone wants to get an early start. I'll probably be playing some Mortal Kombat or MvC, but send me a message and I'll switch games. :)
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#28 Tom Im Not

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 12:41 AM

GGs to Guardian today in MVC3. I'm thinking of dropping Doom because I just don't feel comfortable enough with him. He's just too awkward. I played with Jimbo Sunday and he said Doom is probably my weak link right now.

My replacement options right now are Akuma (which is what I was testing today), Dante (Weasel shot), or Iron Man (Unibeam). I'm basically looking for someone who has an assist that can extend the other character's ground combos and also create openings. I'm afraid I'm going to have the same problems with Iron Man that I did with Doom, and I don't think he's a viable anchor.

TL;DR. I can't wrap my head around Marvel but I can't quit it either :wall:.

#29 Kensei

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 12:57 AM

Who are your other 2 characters? Are you looking more for an anchor or a useful assist?
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#30 GuardianE

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 01:24 AM

GGs to Guardian today in MVC3. I'm thinking of dropping Doom because I just don't feel comfortable enough with him. He's just too awkward. I played with Jimbo Sunday and he said Doom is probably my weak link right now.

My replacement options right now are Akuma (which is what I was testing today), Dante (Weasel shot), or Iron Man (Unibeam). I'm basically looking for someone who has an assist that can extend the other character's ground combos and also create openings. I'm afraid I'm going to have the same problems with Iron Man that I did with Doom, and I don't think he's a viable anchor.

TL;DR. I can't wrap my head around Marvel but I can't quit it either :wall:.


Well, I'm generally against having an assist only character on a team. Not to say it's a bad strategy (see Tron), but you shouldn't feel helpless when a character gets snapped in. You should probably either practice a lot to get more comfortable with Doom or pick another guy to even out the ranks.

The biggest issue I noticed you have is taking advantage of your approach options and knowing when to call assists. This is really the same issue that Gootecks has on Marvelous Adventures. Wolverine is so mobile that you should be either dashing in with an attack or putting me in a blockstring as Doom comes out with Plasma Beam. That's really the ideal situation because you can basically do whatever mixup you want on approach when I'm locked in. If Wolverine (or any point character) is crouching and doing nothing, but not in blockstun? You're doing something wrong. You should be pretty much constantly moving.

Ultimately, I'm a big proponent of picking a character you have an affinity for and making them work for you, unlike the other way around. If you like Doom, you can learn Doom. Iron Man's options are limited, but he still has plenty to work with at the level we're playing at. I really believe that every character is viable in this game right now (perhaps more gimmicky in some cases). The ONLY condition for a team is that you have OTG/DHC options... but you already have those with both Wesker AND Wolverine. Is a beam approach option assist great for a team? Yes. But I don't really have one on my main team (Dante's Weasel Shot has limited applicability and mostly works in cross-up situations), and I do okay for now. I think it ultimately depends on your gameplan, and what strengths you want to enhance with your assists.

Even taking a look at your current team with Wolverine and Wesker. Doom's probably your weakest link, I agree, but are you fully comfortable with Wolverine and Wesker? And also, they're both very strong characters, but do they complement each other as well as other possible combinations? Honestly, Wolverine and Akuma are pretty much BFFs right now in MvC3, as they work together perfectly. Maybe start using those two and adding a third character that can mix things up. Maybe Haggar with lariat assist for offensive shutdown. You'll never know what works until you try.

I really think that you'll start getting stronger in the game if you focus on a few characters and their team dynamics in training mode. If you keep switching teams, you will only touch the surface of what your team is capable of, and you'll never be fully comfortable. Unless you're using Wolverine. Everyone's comfortable with Wolverine. Just take some time in training mode to get comfy with approach options and how your character moves.

I hope there was something that made sense in that rambling block of text.

EDIT: Eh, I hope that didn't come off as too preachy. I didn't mean it to be. Just my initial impressions.

Edited by GuardianE, 01 June 2011 - 01:50 AM.

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