Hey guys, just noticed this thread. I'll keep this simple for now.
Speaking strictly in terms of Tekken and Yoshi knowledge, this site has given me A LOT! Especially from Tenshi - who I seem to compliment so regularly, but she really was like a Yoshi mentor to me. Turns out she's a Yoshi forum mod on TZ now, no wonder she ain't around here no more!
Anyway, I'd now like to give something back. Something big. Collosal even. It will be a while before I write it up and post it, but it will be massive, and it will not be in the form of a FAQ (because I understand that most Yoshi FAQs out there are incomprehensibly huge).
It will be a step by step Yoshi tutorial, but it won't be a teaching guide. Rather, it will be a collection of MY Yoshi secrets, which I'm hoping will serve as a learning guide for the rest of you who want to better their Yoshimitsu game.
For those that don't really know me, I'm a self-proclaimed Yoshi expert. I confess that I hardly play human opponents, which will be the most difficult part in writing this thing up (I've already got a name for it too), since many anti-CPU strategies aren't effective against real players. As a result, I will also be presenting the links and commentary to certain videos of other Yoshi players in action, and why I think their personal "secrets" are (in)/effective.
I will also like to jot down some of my personal theories on Tekken playing, and on fighting games in general; things like differentiating between "Adaptation" and "Calibration" and how one's dynamic while the other's static (doesn't make sense now, hopefully it will when I get this project going).
Anyway, let's hope I won't get too lazy as I normally do. This thing's been running through my mind for a few weeks now, and if I do decide to go through with it I hope it won't be for nothing, *cough cough*.
Enough rambling - and keep this thread alive!!,
EDIT: Orite, so I made an incomplete and unsorted list of some of the things I'd like to cover for now. Here it is:
-baiting (offensive and defensive)
-calibration and adaptation
-unpredictability (and using predictability to ensnare fear into the opponent)
-the double-edged sword of effective tactics
-unorthodox tactics (in-game and out-of-game)
-exploiting inexperienced players
-picking out their weaknesses
-importance of winning match vs. winning round
-encouraging reckless behaviour in opponent
-offense (mostly poking)
-defense (stopping opponent from poking)
-importance of momentum
-element of surprise
-psychological defeat (re-framing before the match begins)
-gauging opponent's skill level
-useful combos and timeless strategies
You can see, I need your support. =P
This post was edited by BigChief (2007-03-15 11:30, 10 years ago)