Via @azaaell (this post) – you should watch this if you care about high-level Tekken. I think more of Heihachi and Armor King for JDCR, but here he’s showing his extraordinarily badass Dragunov. And Knee is running Heihachi, rather than his more typical Bryan or D. Jin.
I haven’t done that complete writeup yet, but I’ll get to it in the next few days for sure!
Thanks for asking about this – it means a lot that somebody cares, and that this will be useful!
Last night was Tekken & KOF night at The Sharkade in San Jose! (ie, the fighting games with Kings and dinosaurs in them)
It was basically the hypest thing ever. There were a few dozen people out, and we played all the TTT2 in one room (with one Virtua Fighter setup), and all the KOF XIV in the other room. I’m getting into KOF, and I meant to go play some, but I got too wrapped up with all the Tekken happenings…
I played a bunch of interesting sets with Paul Z (took some games off him!) and Miguel G (he used to be *much* stronger than me, but apparently he’s rusty and I’m getting better, so now it’s an even matchup), and got run over by Tyler2K, as one does. I didn’t get to play everybody, even! And towards the end of the evening, we did some pair play, which is always super fun!
Gotta play more KOF so I can meaningfully step into the other room next time…
Art by the illustrious & inimitable @spookychan!
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KOF is so charming
Tonight’s little adventure in modding – I put a Sanwa JLF into my HRAP v5.
It turns out to be really straightforward to switch out Hori and Sanwa parts – they fit into exactly the same mounting plate. Very nice!
So all I had to do was unscrew the back metal panel on the stick (removing the warranty sticker, which covers one of the screws), take off the ball top, unscrew the Hori stick, put the Sanwa stick in there and screw it in with the same screws, then close everything back up! Also I had to be careful not to put the dust washer on upside-down, because that looks silly (it’s fixed in that second-to-last picture).
In that last picture, everything’s put together, with the Sanwa joystick and associated octagonal gate! You really can’t tell by looking at it! I really prefer how that lever feels, though – it’s much clickier. I like the Hori Kuro buttons just fine, though, so no need to swap out *all* the parts.
I’m still not good at J-stick, but I can more reasonably do Tekken things with this. I could EWGF maybe ¼ of the time, and reliably do crouchdash moves. Gotta build up the muscle memory for wavedashing and backdash canceling, though.
You might wonder why I had a spare Sanwa joystick hanging around – this was actually from my MadCatz TE2+, which I turned into a hitbox. Post about how that mod went forthcoming – I just need to clean it up a little bit aesthetically!
So now I’ve got a spare Hori joystick, a bunch of nice Sanwa 30mm buttons, and the top metal/acryllic panel from a TE2+… GUESS I’LL HAVE TO BUILD ANOTHER STICK.
Some ranked matches from Friday and Saturday – this time, Jun & Jin Kazama!
Maaaan, I really hope they bring back Jun for T7. She’s pretty great.
My Jin is not great, but using him gives me the added benefit that Jun gets rage *really fast*. This is the toned-down Tekken analog of Dark Phoenix-ing in Mahvel. If mom’s not happy, nobody’s happy.
Excellent, more Tekken fans. :D Nice to hear from another Dragunov player as well(I might be a bit of a fan.) I do dabble in Jin and Jack(though it is just dabbling.)
For frame data, I usually go to the site rbnorway, which you can find here:
As for combos, those come in time with practice, BUT Tekken Zaibatsu does offer some resources there!
You can find relevant threads for those characters here(I’ll post them for both Tekken 7 and for Tag 2, and you can find older Tekken threads here as well):
(Tag 2 Dragunov)
(Tag 2 Jin)
(Tag 2 Jack)
Hopefully some things here can get you started. if you want I can post a few decent combos with Dragunov right here!
Practice and practice some more. Pretty much what you need to run with.
It’s good you’re going for the punishment game, since punishing your opponent’s attacks is pretty important. As you start to learn frame data(I’d also check out the Level Up your Game series on youtube; they have a few misses in there, but a lot of hits, and they can go over pokes and key moves for characters which can help you out with matchup knowledge.)
Finally check out the Tekken Reddit(it’s actually well moderated and very chill), and they have a whole series of threads with bits and pieces on how to deal with stuff. It’s in the ‘Weekly Character Discussion’ area:
Anyway thanks for the message! :D Hope this stuff can be of some help!