This is the Gamer Log of RoK the Reaper. Basically, Gamer Logs are going to be weekly postings talking about how my adventures in gaming. You can kind of think about it as a journal for all of my gaming activities, be it forums, conversations, or playing.
Then I began to play a little bit of Gears of War 3 with my friend Jimmy. We did pretty good in matches (While, I did, he was constantly mad at how he was going negative)and we even went into a private match and began to train him on some things. Teaching him some stuff like the “Bag n’ Tag” as well as that a smoke grenade tag will down you. Well, after all of that I went to sleep to get ready for work.
While at work, around my lunch break (Close to Midnight), I seen on his FaceBook status talking about Eddie Gordo and Hworang from TEKKEN are cheap. I call him up and laugh at him and tell him what he needs to do as far as side-stepping and countering sweep with diagonal-down-forward goes. Some people at work where kind of laughing since I was talking about gaming, did not really care, I am a gaming fanatic. I also got on MSN and talked to Dyna and she was telling me about Seasons Beatings and how I was missing it (One reason I hate working weekends, yet again, I miss all the good streaming for gaming tournaments). Coming back a bit later, she told me that one guy surprisingly, wiped out the West Coast by himself in the West Coast vs East Coast Marvel vs Capcom 3 5v5. And these people being beat included Filipino Champ, Justin Wong, Evolution 2011 MvC 3 Champion Viscant, and even Combofiend and Marn. Insanity. I hate I missed it, but I hope it is archived.
In Super Street Fighter IV, you do not really need to know combos or pull them off consistently to win. You can win with spacing and just grabs and general “pokes”, while I’m more of a combo heavy person who rarely depends on poking to win, such as 1233 and Roxy. Well, more elaborately: 1233 is more of a mix-up artist with Blanka and a poking person. He has the ability to read what the opponent does very well as well as confuse you by constantly switching sides or staying just out of attacking range. Roxy, on the other hand, plays off of the opponent’s eagerness to attack by remaining evasive and controlling space well with footsies and pokes to frustrate you. These are both legitimate tactics and show their individual style as players, but I hate fighting against them yet I can admire their ability. I just hate that you can win that way without knowing a lot of combos compared to games like Marvel and BlazBlue where you will undoubtedly lose without being able to pull off damaging combos consecutively as small hits amount to nothing in damage. But it exposed my own weakness and so I will work to step up my game and I can thank them for that (I like to have a variety of players around so I do not get too comfortable and think my particular style is unbeatable).
Next, right as I exited the room and was about to get on, Brandon got on and I told him about Torque Bow Tag and my beast score from earlier. Of course, being he loves the Torque Bow, he begins to discuss his skill and how they messed up by giving him a Torque Bow from the start. We start off joining a quick match and are taken to Trenches where we are being spawn trapped, the team is stupid and we end up losing and mainly because our team does not realize there is a different way to go out of Trenches now to avoid that. We go on Grid Lock and they are staying back, but me and Brandon both go positive despite our team actually losing out and going negative again. But we joked, had good times, and I was telling him about how I needed to go to sleep.. kind of like now.
Not long after that, Ray and Jerome got on and said that they were going to play for a little bit. So, after leaving some of my friends I was playing Quick Team Death Match with, we played a little Horde. Doing pretty good, we got Beserkers on wave 10 and a Lambent Bersker on wave 20. After playing a little bit we decided to switch over to Beast mode and finished there. Afterwards I had us go back into beast mode because I wanted to go ahead and earn my “Evil Incarnate” Title and the Onyx Medal for killing so many humans in Beast, finally got it. Going back into horde, I turned on mutators; Flower Blood was funny as hell (Jerome and Ray’s reaction made it that way). Also, let me say this: Sawed-Off Shotgun is crazy when Super Active Reload is on, killed an Armored Kantus in a single shot. Eventually they had to go and so did I, needed to sleep anyway.
After playing a little bit of BlazBlue:CS with Darien in Ragna matches, I played a bit of Marvel vs Capcom 2 with my friend Chris and his friends. It was awkward because I was so use to Marvel vs Capcom 3, but after a few matches it was as if I never stopped playing it. Played this for a little while (Props to my boy Chris for hyping me up), I began to play a little bit of Gears of War 3.
Playing some, I eventually find RaS on and we ran a couple of matches of Quick Team Death Match (Both of us were doing terrible), and eventually got into our groove for a second before he had to go to work. Afterwards, I began to play a little bit with IdoTattoos since Bankai (Henry) could not get his Gears 3 to work because of not being able to get past the loading screen, and I hate that. We did so well with the Beta and he is someone I can always depend on. I do hope that Epic finds a resolution to this problem very quickly.
I also went to EventHubs and checked out some videos from the recent Seasons Beating Velocity and they had some good matches up. I also seen the match from Flocker, the dude who supposedly won the WC vs EC 5v5 solo and won Grand Finals. I admit, the guy is pretty good but he did use Dark Phoenix and his Zero was very campy, he also had Tron’s “Gustaf Fire” as an invincible assist type. I began to talk to Dyna about this and everything, and she was saying he played well and his defensive aspect is really a decoy from his actual skill and everything, I do not know. But we again began to talk about the game and everything, particularly her skill and how she downs herself for absolutely no reason when she plays well. I do wish she could see her skills in the way that I do.
Also today, I played some Bejeweled 3 because I contacted PopCap for a review code because I noticed it was out (Thanks to my good friend and fellow review Otaku Dante) and they graciously gave me two review codes so that I may partake in their current creation. I was hype and still is because they obliged me and it shows that I was taking the first step within the right direction. I also gave a review code to my friend, Chris Carter, who is a Bejeweled fanatic and could better aid me in saying what is different, what is lackluster, and what has stayed the same to help me give an accurate portrayal of the game I was playing. With that, I did my best to make sure the review was good and I am hoping that this causes me to be able to do more games in the future. I was even so happy I contacted DICE about getting a copy of Battlefield 3 for review, though, that is very slim to nearly impossible it was still worth a try while I was cooked up on adrenaline.
SFX-360.com also got me setup on what all I am suppose to do, including their conversation on Skype that is open 24/7 and shows that I am really a member of the team now. It is a bit complicated and they use Word Press instead of Blogger (Blogspot) but I will learn in time. I will just have to see when I am expected to start and I wonder if I will be able to consistently find something available within the anime/manga department that will be suitable. I will do my best and review the materials as best as I possibly can in order to keep up with the deadlines as well as contribute here to my own site. It is an opportunity I cannot take lightly and is likely another stepping stone in my pursuit towards the top.
SFX-360 also teamed up with “Beyond Gaming” in order to host “COGtoberfest” event on their live stream where it was a Free-For-All team event. We played Execution and the two highest scores from either team (4v4 with a Beyond Gaming spectator on each team) would move on to a final round where 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place got some type of prize. I made it to 3rd place in the first round and was unable to move on, but I did very well and will be uploading the video to YouTube later on, so look forward to that.
Afterwards, I was playing a bit of Gears of War 3 with Dyna, Rasean, Trained By God, Brandon, and Angela. Truthfully, I am glad Angela could play because I was always kind of iffy where we stood after that argument and tonight it showed we were pretty good friends; same with Trained By God after he rage quitted after we lost a Quick Team Match Match. We had some fun and were making inappropriate jokes but hey, it was all in good nature. I finally unlocked MVP cole for getting 100 MVP awards, which was something I liked. Pretty cool character but I’ll be sticking with Anthony Carmine for now and Bernadette Mataki when she is released on November 1st with the first load of DLC content for Gears of War 3.
All-in-All, I had fun tonight, including talking about BlazBlue:CS with one of my best friend’s, Darien. I learned that I need to step up my Makoto game as I lost every Ranked Match I had tonight and I should have won because I seen the combos and the traps but could not react fast enough. Dropped combos as well as having a lapse of what to do in a certain situation (Situational, impromptu combos) also made my opponents win because they capitalize on my mistakes and obvious lack of current knowledge. I plan on trying to get back up-to-date before BlazBlue: Extend releases.