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Fighting Gamers / Re: Oklahoma Mortal Kombat facebook group
« on: September 01, 2011, 09:45:06 am »
In 3 months, we only had 2 nights where we had others outside of the people who live in my house and the one guy we actually were able to recruit (TheTrillz).  As I mentioned before, we put out the word in force.  Went to other game nights.  Set up a system at Alien Games a few times (only one of the SF kids would play with us from time to time, the rest had no interest and neither did onlookers.), BiPolar and her infinite cuteness flooded local game scenes on facebook and on here, I flooded all the major MK sites and a couple of cross game sites, TheTrillz hunted down people in the online scene for xbox, I found a couple through ps3, we attended any/all MK tournaments within 50 miles of us.  I talked to a couple of gaming stores, one being game exchange at 21st and sheridan and told them that if people come in wanting to play mk, they could find our mk night on okgamers.

There was no lack of try or trying in the wrong areas, and there was most definitely a group effort.  People just want to play it online or not at all in the Tulsa area.  Its funny that I hear mention of "other Tulsa mk players at TnT", because a couple of them who got stomped at the tournament frequent the shout box on mku and they were discussing getting destroyed at the tournament.  I mention game night and they STILL refused to do offline play.

If people magically start appearing saying "I want to play MK Offline in Tulsa", I'd be open to the idea of playing again, but for now, I'm just going to take it at face value and call it as I see it.  Since, last I heard, the Norman group is still doing well, I will funnel the one or two people in Tulsa to them if they wish to play in a competitive OFFLINE setting.

I didn't make it to SBW because I was in Raleigh, North Carolina on a business trip for the past 3 weeks.  From what I hear though, the turnout is what would have been expected.  A couple of dedicated MK players and a few cross-gaming players.

Fighting Gamers / Re: Oklahoma Mortal Kombat facebook group
« on: August 31, 2011, 06:15:09 pm »
It is what it is.  I didn't say it was dead in Oklahoma, just in tulsa.  Also mentioned where in Oklahoma its not dead.  Your tournament is in okc, not tulsa, where there are people playing.  Can't kill something that was never alive to begin with.

General Chat / Re: Any Gaming Cafes in Tulsa???
« on: August 31, 2011, 12:04:04 pm »
Hrmm.. saif is right, can't find hide nor hair of them on the internet.  Poor business practice if they are supposed to be a game/lan center... if they even exist anymore. 

Lol, I was grinning the entire time because someone else felt my pain.

From my bajillion years of gaming experience, half of which was competitive, I'm going more with Tim on this.  When I lived in po-dunk east texas, you could EASILY get a group of 6 or more people to play any game.  In fact, there wasn't "oh, I'm a fan boy of this, I will only play this series," everyone was interested in whatever people would play because of community (and not jack else to do).

I move to Oklahoma, its broken up into cliques right off the bat and no one will budge in any direction.  2d and 3d were broken up.  Then 3d was broken up between Tekken and Soul Calibur and would laugh in the face of each other and anything 3d that's not Tekken and SC.  I will admit that I began to fall into this mindset.  After the big fight scene died down, its virtually impossible to find a group of 3 or more people who are willing to play offline, willing to meet up at someone's house, or willing to travel.  This brings me to my "hatred of console and the internet because it destroyed local community" rant, but that's another discussion all together.

If you want to have a competitive community, monthly is asinine.  You're basically saying you will only have REAL offline practice 12 times a year.  Being that offline and online play are COMPLETELY DIFFERENT with fighting games, you are really digging yourself a hole if you plan on doing anything more than casual.

I don't want to be negative about the situation because I tried really ♥♥♥♥♥ hard to have an MK community in Tulsa, but it is what it is.  When it comes to gaming, OK is pretty lazy.  I can say this because I've had the liberty of living and playing in other areas, seeing how community works there, and I can honestly say the glass is half empty on this one.

This rant only applies to the Fighting game community though.  Some communities are fortunate enough (console fps) that their game play is almost the same offline as it is online (console fps's have lag compensation and medium auto-aim for those who didn't know), so that not playing with a soul and doing well will probably mean you'll still do well in offline play.

So yes, Steven, be pissed.  We tried hard.  I worked on foot for 2-3 months, going to all the local area tournament, posting all over local area forums on major Game Forums and Local Game Forums, I went to several video game stores and put out the word, attended several game nights for other games, etc.  and I know you scoured the internet and the online scene, but people refused to get off their ♥♥♥ to play offline or just thought of the game as 2nd rate and didn't wanna put in the time. There was definitely wasn't a lack of try, just no interest.

I'm done with MK anyways.  My last month of playing, I really began to see all the duct tape holding the pretty package together and there's no real sign of any real improvements with the use of 3d hit boxes in a 2d game creating unreliable hit responses from the game, the release of DLC characters that are unbalanced and the knee-jerk reaction to nerf some stuff, buff other stuff, and in the process create more bugs in the game by NRS.  It wouldn't surprise me if the game disappeared from the tournament scene in the next year or two.  That being said, I still enjoyed playing it, but the lack of local interest just made the game more unappealing.

Again, it is what it is...  my suggestion to you now, Steven, is find whatever game people ARE playing, and just play that one, even if its one you don't enjoy as much, get in with that group of people, and then maybe you can open them up to other games.

First Person Shooters / Re: Official Oklahoma Halo Thread
« on: August 24, 2011, 06:42:03 pm »
Oh lord, more chicks e-whoring on a game forum =p

General Chat / Re: Season 3 - The Tester - I NEED YOUR VOTE... plz. :(
« on: August 24, 2011, 11:49:36 am »
You should use a more flattering picture, maybe one showing off your Tata's to get the male vote. 

General Chat / Re: Any Gaming Cafes in Tulsa???
« on: August 24, 2011, 09:27:56 am »
Died off.  Tulsa is a barren wasteland when it comes to stuff like that

go steven, go!  you feel my frustration, lol...

Fighting Gamers / Re: Oklahoma Mortal Kombat facebook group
« on: August 21, 2011, 10:06:20 pm »
I was one and Trillz was the other, but he moved to Stillwater for school and I stopped playing about 6 weeks ago.  There's a growing group in Norman though if you want to find good people to play.

Fighting Gamers / Re: Oklahoma Mortal Kombat facebook group
« on: August 21, 2011, 08:56:04 pm »
Mk never took off in tulsa.  Ssf4 is doing ok and I think there are some mvc3 players around here some where.

Fighting Gamers / Re: Oklahoma Mortal Kombat facebook group
« on: August 21, 2011, 07:30:32 pm »
Died out a while back due to lack of community interest.  Only 1-2 mk serious players, tops, in tulsa.

Won't be there.  Currently in Raleigh, NC on business til September 2.

General Chat / Re: Stuck in Tahlequah - LANs?
« on: August 17, 2011, 09:18:20 am »
You should be more concerned with getting my cat fed and less about video games >=[  poor guy, all alone with no Schnauzers to pick on...

General Chat / Re: Gears of War 3 is just around the corner!
« on: August 11, 2011, 03:59:40 pm »
So, during my house-a-thon, bipolar was going on and on about how much people in Oklahoma sucked at gow and how if there are any gow3 tournies, she would be making easy money bodying noobs.  True story.

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