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DiscoShark
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(08-23-2012, 04:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cosmo Clock 21

Stick is back!
https://twitter.com/Skullgirls/statu...36229358686208

The tweets narcing out the guy were deleted from Twitter. Probably a good idea to edit them out from the internet.

Well that pretty much wraps up SG's string of bad luck (pretty much stick + patch shenanigans) since Evo I suppose. A happy ending for everyone.
Ravidrath
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(08-23-2012, 07:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cosmo Clock 21

Stick is back!
https://twitter.com/Skullgirls/statu...36229358686208

The tweets narcing out the guy were deleted from Twitter. Probably a good idea to edit them out from the internet.

Not everyone thought we should delete them, but since things were resolved, I felt it was the right thing to do.


Originally Posted by DiscoShark

Well that pretty much wraps up SG's string of bad luck (pretty much stick + patch shenanigans) since Evo I suppose. A happy ending for everyone.

Yeah, uh... let's not get ahead of ourselves.
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NEO0MJ
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(08-23-2012, 07:50 AM)
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Nice to hear that the stick is back.
SolarPowered
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(08-23-2012, 08:05 AM)
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Nice to see some new life in the the thread and game. I look forward to the patch and new announcements.
Master Milk
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(08-23-2012, 09:21 AM)
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. . . . . . i honestly don't give two shits about the patch at this point

i'm ready for some more characters
alstein
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(08-23-2012, 11:29 AM)
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Probably too late to delete the tweets - folks saved them and know who the guy is. I doubt he'll be allowed back at Evo (and he shouldn't). Lifetime ban from majors is appropriate for stick thieves- but hard to enforce.

Suggestion: I'd be trying to take advantage of the Persona fiasco by trying to be "big in Europe"- you guys should be the Jerry Lewis of fighting games.

PC release might help.
mr. puppy
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(09-04-2012, 10:07 PM)
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goddamn this game is dead. who cares about the patch.....unless you all start releasing new characters or just freaking anything to get hype going, its going to fall out really soon
Galdelico
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(09-07-2012, 05:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by mr. puppy

goddamn this game is dead. who cares about the patch.....unless you all start releasing new characters or just freaking anything to get hype going, its going to fall out really soon

Must say I'm starting to feel the same by now.
I mean, I love Skullgirls but in a few weeks it will be fighting games galore again: Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Dead or Alive 5, Marvel vs CAPCOM Origins... This patch took so long (and it's not even out yet or has a clear release date) and it looks like - again, right now - it will do little to nothing in order to bring back most of the people to play the game. There won't be new characters, new storylines, not even my long awaited art gallery (so sad to see that 'coming soon' which probably means 'never gonna happen' now... U_U).

Maybe the guys at Reverge should really consider the option of just switching to a proper Ultimate edition with actual 'new' playable contents... I'll download the patch and keep playing the game anyway, just feeling a bit disappointed by the massive delay and the consequent community's loss of interest.
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shaowebb
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(09-07-2012, 05:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Galdelico

Must say I'm starting to feel the same by now.
I mean, I love Skullgirls but in a few weeks it will be fighting games galore again: Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Dead or Alive 5, Marvel vs CAPCOM Origins... This patch took so long (and it's not even out yet or has a clear release date) and it looks like - again, right now - it will do little to nothing in order to bring back most of the people to play the game. There won't be new characters, new storylines, not even my long awaited art gallery (so sad to see that 'coming soon' which probably means 'never gonna happen' now... U_U).

Maybe the guys at Reverge should really consider the option of just switching to a proper Ultimate edition with actual 'new' playable contents... I'll download the patch and keep playing the game anyway, just feeling a bit disappointed by the massive delay and the consequent community's loss of interest.

If it means anything my top priority if I ever win the lottery is to throw the cash into this studio. I believe in their product and dedication. I strongly feel with more crew and more support they could really set standards in the industry. Too bad the odds of winning the lotto are ridiculously bad.

I'm still hoping for Konami to look at Reverge and revive their long dead ambition to create a fighting game franchise as a tie in to the Castlevania series. Judgment was terrible and they chose the wrong artist to revision those characters IMO. Reverge + Castlevania=GODLY. Plus it'd mean enough money to finally do the full console release with everything they wanted for Skullgirls eventually.

Were you guys serious during the patch stream that ended with the happy yell of "Poop!" when you said all it would take for you to finish skullgirls the way you want it is $1million? Thats ridiculously cheap for a game these days so I was wondering how serious you were on that statement.
Galdelico
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(09-07-2012, 05:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by shaowebb

If it means anything my top priority if I ever win the lottery is to throw the cash into this studio. I believe in their product and dedication.

That's out of question. Skullgirls has been something truly revolutionary and awesome for me, and I love the game (I bought it on both PS3 and 360).

Just feeling a little bit depressed by the whole 'slowing down' of the project... If I could, trust me that I would happily give them dat million, right now on their hands. :D
Ravidrath
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(09-08-2012, 04:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Galdelico

That's out of question. Skullgirls has been something truly revolutionary and awesome for me, and I love the game (I bought it on both PS3 and 360).

Just feeling a little bit depressed by the whole 'slowing down' of the project... If I could, trust me that I would happily give them dat million, right now on their hands. :D

I assure you that we feel your disappointment, too. Nothing on this project has ever been easy, and it's not so much that it's hard that it's all slow and out of our control.

Despite these delays, Autumn is still committed to the game. So all I can really do at this point is urge continued patience.

Things should be clearer in a few weeks, I think.
Galdelico
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(09-08-2012, 11:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ravidrath

Despite these delays, Autumn is still committed to the game.

At the end of the day, that's the most important thing.

Maybe it couldn't even be an option, since you have a proper publisher and all, but did you ever think about Kickstarter, in order to fund your future Skullgirls' revisions and/or other projects?
Raging Spaniard
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(09-08-2012, 05:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by shaowebb

If it means anything my top priority if I ever win the lottery is to throw the cash into this studio. I believe in their product and dedication. I strongly feel with more crew and more support they could really set standards in the industry. Too bad the odds of winning the lotto are ridiculously bad.

I'm still hoping for Konami to look at Reverge and revive their long dead ambition to create a fighting game franchise as a tie in to the Castlevania series. Judgment was terrible and they chose the wrong artist to revision those characters IMO. Reverge + Castlevania=GODLY. Plus it'd mean enough money to finally do the full console release with everything they wanted for Skullgirls eventually.

Were you guys serious during the patch stream that ended with the happy yell of "Poop!" when you said all it would take for you to finish skullgirls the way you want it is $1million? Thats ridiculously cheap for a game these days so I was wondering how serious you were on that statement.

lol Konami ... I wouldnt trust those guys with my laundry. Kojipro is the only exception.
Ravidrath
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(09-08-2012, 06:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Galdelico

At the end of the day, that's the most important thing.

Maybe it couldn't even be an option, since you have a proper publisher and all, but did you ever think about Kickstarter, in order to fund your future Skullgirls' revisions and/or other projects?

It's been discussed, but the general consensus is that there would be extreme sticker shock and we'd never get funded. 2D animation is expensive!

That whole wave seems to be in decline, too - if Mercenary Kings had that hard of a time getting $75k for a full game, I don't think there's any way we could get the $200k+ a character costs to make.
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(09-08-2012, 09:25 PM)
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Anybody still playing this game? I log on every other day for 15-20 minutes to practice alone since GAF never really picked the game up. We need to play because OTs with no game sessions going on just get depressing.

Please convince the higher ups to sell characters in pairs, Rav

Originally Posted by Ravidrath

It's been discussed, but the general consensus is that there would be extreme sticker shock and we'd never get funded. 2D animation is expensive!

That whole wave seems to be in decline, too - if Mercenary Kings had that hard of a time getting $75k for a full game, I don't think there's any way we could get the $200k+ a character costs to make.

I pledged $15 for Mercenary Kings yesterday. It's a sick little game. I just wish they would have gotten $175k for that four player online co-op.
Last edited by SolarPowered; 09-08-2012 at 09:28 PM.
Tobe
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(09-08-2012, 10:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by SolarPowered

Anybody still playing this game? I log on every other day for 15-20 minutes to practice alone since GAF never really picked the game up. We need to play because OTs with no game sessions going on just get depressing.

Please convince the higher ups to sell characters in pairs, Rav

I pledged $15 for Mercenary Kings yesterday. It's a sick little game. I just wish they would have gotten $175k for that four player online co-op.

havent played it in a while, i can hop on any time tho. [then it comes to if its playable cause of lag issues :( ]
DiscoShark
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(09-09-2012, 04:11 AM)
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Hmm ... guess there's not much to say in terms of issues with the money. Oh well.

http://www.twitch.tv/themixup/b/331528061
MikeZ demoing the newest batch of changes we can be expecting from the patch. Some REALLLY exciting stuff from a gameplay perspective. Fast forward to 2 minutes.
Galdelico
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(09-09-2012, 11:05 AM)
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Watching it now... Peacock's changes look neat!

Originally Posted by Ravidrath

It's been discussed, but the general consensus is that there would be extreme sticker shock and we'd never get funded. 2D animation is expensive!

That whole wave seems to be in decline, too - if Mercenary Kings had that hard of a time getting $75k for a full game, I don't think there's any way we could get the $200k+ a character costs to make.

Yeah, I totally get it. My naive side, tho, still wants to believe that - judging from what you delivered, in terms of 2D animations - people would happily throw tons of money at you. :)
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(09-21-2012, 07:11 PM)
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Looks like the thread hasn't been active in a while...

Anyways... I ordered a Canvas wrap from the Skullgirls website and it's pretty awesome. The first one came out wrong(horizontal), but the second one they sent turned out perfect. I love the quality of the canvas and colors. It's pretty awesome to look at. I gave the first one to my cousin and he loved it. I also ordered one of the back to school t-shirts(blue) for the hell of it and it's also pretty good. Never ordered merchandise before, but I decided that the shirt would be the perfect item to get for the free shipping. I totally recommend the store for anyone who has been wanting to buy something Skullgirls related. My cousin is probably going to get one of those canvas wraps for the Filia poster.

Image:

Oh, and I played Skullgirls for the first time on an ASUS VW246H I got a week ago and the game looks absolutely gorgeous. I didn't think I'd get such an improvement compared to my old 42" LCD. Everything except the black levels is damn near perfect as far as I can tell. Still playing the game on the PS3 if anyone is interested. My bro got the Xbox over a week ago so I'm a single console person now.
Pandaman
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(09-21-2012, 07:17 PM)
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dont see that one on their store...
SolarPowered
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(09-21-2012, 08:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pandaman

dont see that one on their store...

You have to customize it yourself. You can use any of their art on the canvas.
Pandaman
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(09-22-2012, 03:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by SolarPowered

You have to customize it yourself. You can use any of their art on the canvas.

How did you set it up on the customization screen?
like this?
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(09-22-2012, 05:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Pandaman

How did you set it up on the customization screen?
like this?

You have to pick a solid color to slide underneath. The colors should be on the lowest part of the art you can pick(clearly I went with black). I think they won't know what color wrap to use if you don't pick it. I also avoided streching the black all the way past the wrap boundaries. The image above is what I sent to mashon support to show them that I wanted my vertical canvas and not a horizontal one like the one below.

I think that confused the computers on my first order which resulted in this(which I gave to my cousin):

I don't know what would happen if you make the image(the main parasoul poster) go past that red border(the small red border under the grey boundary), but I'm pretty sure that I kept the whole image inside the red just to be safe.

Edit:

Made one quick as an example. I made sure to keep the image within the red border so I wouldn't lose any of the type in the Parasoul image on the top or bottom.
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Galdelico
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(09-22-2012, 12:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by SolarPowered

Oh, and I played Skullgirls for the first time on an ASUS VW246H I got a week ago and the game looks absolutely gorgeous. I didn't think I'd get such an improvement compared to my old 42" LCD. Everything except the black levels is damn near perfect as far as I can tell.

Got the same monitor a couple of years ago and, yeah, I'm still totally pleased but its quality.
Also, I agree about Skullgirls looking especially vibrant and stunning on that screen.
Pandaman
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(09-22-2012, 12:20 PM)
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thanks for your help, but it seems they only ship to the states anyway. -.-

i saw state/province in the shipping address option and assumed canada was a shipping option, guess not. :(

they do have an 'armed forces canada' option though, lol.
Ravidrath
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(09-22-2012, 05:18 PM)
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It's cool to see people digging the store and making stuff with it!

Also, since it's being discussed... the MashOn store will have an exclusive, limited-edition Halloween shirt on October 1st. Alex's design for it is really fantastic - I think people are going to flip when they see it.

...And we're still working on the patch, of course.

Most of the programming and tech bugs seem to be out of the way now, so I'm mostly cleaning up localization bugs now that Konami's beating on the FIGS versions. There are lot of those, since we added all-new character tutorials and completely relocalized the FIGS tutorials so they aren't unfollowable gibberish any more.

Also, I can't announce it officially who it is yet, but... a contract with a Japanese publisher was finalized this week!

Originally Posted by Pandaman

thanks for your help, but it seems they only ship to the states anyway. -.-

i saw state/province in the shipping address option and assumed canada was a shipping option, guess not. :(

they do have an 'armed forces canada' option though, lol.

There is a way to ship to Canada through a service called Borderlinx, but I think it might be an additional charge. There should be instructions on how to set all of that up in the FAQ on the site.
Master Milk
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(09-22-2012, 05:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ravidrath

Also, I can't announce it officially who it is yet, but... a contract with a Japanese publisher was finalized this week!

What's this? Finally gonna have an arcade presence? Yoooooooooooooo!
Pandaman
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(09-22-2012, 05:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ravidrath

There is a way to ship to Canada through a service called Borderlinx, but I think it might be an additional charge. There should be instructions on how to set all of that up in the FAQ on the site.

Thank you for your interest in Borderlinx. In order to start using this service you, please pay 27.31 USD.
Ravidrath
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(09-22-2012, 07:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Master Milk

What's this? Finally gonna have an arcade presence? Yoooooooooooooo!

Just PSN initially - we're still hammering out the arcade contract.

Originally Posted by Pandaman

Thank you for your interest in Borderlinx. In order to start using this service you, please pay 27.31 USD.

...Well, guh. :\
DiscoShark
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(09-22-2012, 08:58 PM)
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Hey, thanks for the update Ravid. SG expanding its influence to other regions is undoubtedly great news. It'd be pretty surreal seeing the game eventually played in Japanese arcades, kind of an exciting prospect to see what kind of crazy tech those guys would come up with. Patch or no patch I'm still having a ton of fun with the game though, really it's sort of become my definitive fighter of 2012.

Here's hoping increased sales go to expanding the game's DLC possibilities~
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Originally Posted by Galdelico

Got the same monitor a couple of years ago and, yeah, I'm still totally pleased but its quality.
Also, I agree about Skullgirls looking especially vibrant and stunning on that screen.

Skullgirls is like the planet Earth of fighting games. I tried Mahvel, BlazBlue and Persona, but none of them look quiet as good as Skullgirls does on this monitor. Story mode in particular has absolutely gorgeous colors. I'm gonna have to play the whole game again just to appreciate the art.

So... what settings are you using for yours? Maybe there are even better settings than mine.

Mine:
Scenery mode
Brightness 90
Contrast 80
Saturation 57
Color temp R82 G77 B78
Skin tone Natural
Smart view off

Sharpness 45
Trace free 100(I have absolutely no idea what this does)
Aspect control Full
ASCR off

It really doesn't get much better than this. I'm definitely looking forward to some sessions with friends in the future using this monitor.

Originally Posted by Pandaman

thanks for your help, but it seems they only ship to the states anyway. -.-

i saw state/province in the shipping address option and assumed canada was a shipping option, guess not. :(

they do have an 'armed forces canada' option though, lol.

Such a shame.
shaowebb
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(09-24-2012, 10:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ravidrath

Also, I can't announce it officially who it is yet, but... a contract with a Japanese publisher was finalized this week!

YES. God I hope this means you guys get to keep putting work in on this game and eventually build the full retail disc version with all the cast you originally dreamed making it into the series someday.

Does it look like things are going to build up towards this with the new publisher? Just what can we reasonably expect as possibilities from Reverge and this game in the future with this news? Will the studio be expanding its staff once this deal is announced?
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(10-01-2012, 07:45 PM)
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You all still haven't finished the freaking patch yet? Well, indie developers gotta indie :\
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(10-01-2012, 08:45 PM)
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Whatever happened to Skull Girls coming out on Steam?
Master Milk
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Originally Posted by MisterLuffy

Whatever happened to Skull Girls coming out on Steam?

The same thing that happened to the patch, likely.
Raging Spaniard
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(10-01-2012, 10:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by mr. puppy

You all still haven't finished the freaking patch yet? Well, indie developers gotta indie :\

You people get spoiled by mega corporations with all of the money and forget how these things actually work sometimes ;)
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Anyone here still playing the game? I wouldn't mind doing a ft15. It doesn't have to mean anything. I just like having a specific number to stop at.

Edit: I see the store's customization features have also been upgraded and the new Peacock shirt is out.
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Originally Posted by mr. puppy

You all still haven't finished the freaking patch yet? Well, indie developers gotta indie :\

It's nearly complete - bug testing/fixing with Konami should be ending any day now, and then it'll be submitted to MS/Sony. If all goes well there, I think it should be out in around 2 weeks.


Originally Posted by MisterLuffy

Whatever happened to Skull Girls coming out on Steam?

It's still being worked on, but has been delayed for the same reasons the patch was.

We're hoping to get it out this year, but we can't promise anything... we're always running into unforeseen circumstances, some of which will be made clear when the patch hits.


And, yes, the Halloween T-Shirt is out!

Here's the (awesome) art Alex whipped up for it:

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shaowebb
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(10-01-2012, 11:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ravidrath

It's nearly complete - bug testing/fixing with Konami should be ending any day now, and then it'll be submitted to MS/Sony. If all goes well there, I think it should be out in around 2 weeks.




It's still being worked on, but has been delayed for the same reasons the patch was.

We're hoping to get it out this year, but we can't promise anything... we're always running into unforeseen circumstances, some of which will be made clear when the patch hits.


And, yes, the Halloween T-Shirt is out!

Here's the (awesome) art Alex whipped up for it:

Is that I-no's hat from Guilty Gear?
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(10-02-2012, 04:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Raging Spaniard

You people get spoiled by mega corporations with all of the money and forget how these things actually work sometimes ;)

no, a guy who is in control of the dev team and can't make up his mind about patcing =/=big corporations pushing things out
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Originally Posted by mr. puppy

no, a guy who is in control of the dev team and can't make up his mind about patcing =/=big corporations pushing things out

Sorry you're frustrated, but I would strongly recommend against speculating about what the cause of the delays are until the patch is out.
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(10-02-2012, 06:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by SolarPowered

Anyone here still playing the game? I wouldn't mind doing a ft15. It doesn't have to mean anything. I just like having a specific number to stop at.

Edit: I see the store's customization features have also been upgraded and the new Peacock shirt is out.

Yeah man, if you're on PSN absolutely hit me up. I'm still thoroughly enjoying the pre-patched game at the moment.

PSN is DiscoShark
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(10-02-2012, 10:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by DiscoShark

Yeah man, if you're on PSN absolutely hit me up. I'm still thoroughly enjoying the pre-patched game at the moment.

PSN is DiscoShark

I'll add you. Just post here if you ever want some matches. I barely answer my messages because PSN notifications are practically invisible compared to the ones on the 360.
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(10-02-2012, 06:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by SolarPowered

I'll add you. Just post here if you ever want some matches. I barely answer my messages because PSN notifications are practically invisible compared to the ones on the 360.

Sounds good, when are you available? Im pretty much free for the rest of the afternoon.
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(10-03-2012, 01:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by DiscoShark

Sounds good, when are you available? Im pretty much free for the rest of the afternoon.

My apologies for my terrible performance. You are the first human opponent I've fought in months on this game. TBH I didn't expect to run into anyone that good on GAF. All I could do was block the mixups to the best of my ability. Man... Mahvel 3 is like a baby game compared to Skullgirls. This game would be absolutely unforgiving if there were no unblockable protection.
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(10-03-2012, 01:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by SolarPowered

My apologies for my terrible performance. You are the first human opponent I've fought in months on this game. TBH I didn't expect to run into anyone that good on GAF. All I could do was block the mixups to the best of my ability. Man... Mahvel 3 is like a baby game compared to Skullgirls. This game would be absolutely unforgiving if there were no unblockable protection.

The very notion of unblockables in Skullgirls terrifies me given the custom assist option. I still love playing Peacock/Valentine BTW. I don't have live anymore though. I'm cutting all expenses in anticipation of moving soon.

I love Peacock's character, but to be honest its Valentine whose moveset really sings to me. Them bottles and her air projectiles feel so good to me during combos and footsies that I just love playing as her. Super fun character IMO.
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(10-03-2012, 04:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by SolarPowered

My apologies for my terrible performance. You are the first human opponent I've fought in months on this game. TBH I didn't expect to run into anyone that good on GAF. All I could do was block the mixups to the best of my ability. Man... Mahvel 3 is like a baby game compared to Skullgirls. This game would be absolutely unforgiving if there were no unblockable protection.

No need for apologies, you had a pretty firm grasp on the fundamentals of both Parasoul and Peacock and your pressure game with Parasoul in particular was actually really solid stuff. Really all that remains is some touching up on the finer points of what you can and can't do in this game and you'll be golden.

Universal Options :
Alpha Counter Alpha Counter Alpha Counter.
This mechanic in Skullgirls is VERY useful and one you're going to want to make use of often if your opponent is adept at keeping the pressure up while you play. Parasoul in particular has a fantastic alpha counter with her Napalm Pillar assist and it can be made (nearly) safe with spending a second meter for her motorcycles.

The ability to combine special moves + assists.
This is something MikeZ touched up on when he was doing a bunch of the walkthroughs for the game and it's criminally under utilized in the current state of the game. The point is this, you can actually use a special move input combined with an assist call on the same frame to be able to utilize both at the same time. Examples of this would be with say Filia Hairball + Double assist. Since Filia doesn't have any Quarter circle back moves with Punch I know that her hairball (QCB+Kick)is going to take priority over whatever motion I use + assist call (which uses a punch and a kick). So I do something like QCB + (LP+MK), this makes Filia simultaneously MK Hairball and call out Double assist to make it safe afterwards. Needless to say something like this can really revolutionize block string creation and can make safer your reversal attempts (Dragon-Punch like special move + pressure assist call for example).


Parasoul :
It goes without saying that the HPx2 -> LP Napalm Shot gives a pretty large window for someone to reversal out. It's no where near a true block string. Unfortunately because we lack the new training mode I can't tell you with 100% certainty what you could do instead but I think you have a couple alternatives.
  • HPx2 -> MP Napalm Shot has, in my experiences, been much more difficult to reversal out of.
  • HPx2 -> Rapid Cancel Soldier call to immediately cancel the lag of your move and either bait out a reversal attempt or continue pressure outright. It's worth noting that it may also be useful for baiting out an alpha counter attempt and punishing your opponent afterwards.
  • HPx1 -> One of the aforementioned options. This is really to just make it less predictable for your opponent for when to attempt to reversal. Not doing the full HP chain or cancelling it earlier at any other part of your block string is a VERY solid way of keeping your opponent on your toes. Relying on HPx2 in every situation is just asking to get Alpha Countered every single time.
Just know that ending your block string with any Napalm shot leaves you at a slight disadvantage so going into any sort of attacks after a blocked napalm at close range means you're going to get beaten out if you haven't combined it with an assist.


Peacock :
She's the kind of character that really evolves the more you learn to grasp the different aspects of her tool set, to be a competent Peacock is to be able to know when and where to use different escape or momentum breaking options you have available to you. It's very easy to get into a sort of comfortable complete keepaway mentality with Peacock and this can be a dangerous thing. A great Peacock knows how to make use of options that put her on the offensive at times to beat their opponent.

In this case I would say the biggest single thing you're simply missing out on is her fake teleport (Teleport motion + punch). This thing is KING at momentum shifting as it gives you ample time afterwards to combo or otherwise force your opponent to block and you're going to want to use it at a point where your opponent is all but on top of you.

Aside from defensive options though Peacock has a lot of tools to keep her opponent out of the area where her projectiles don't actually reach. She has, oddly enough, probably some of the best air normals in the game and I've put into more than one situation where a Peacock player has simply shut down my Filia's air options. A combination of j.HP, j.MP, j.HK, and AIR THROW (use this more)make up a pretty large portion of the framework for her air defense but it really feels like the character has distinct uses of ALL of her air normals. I've seen recently j.LP used as a quick and high priority option to either trade or beat out my airdash offensives. An opponent is naturally going to try to take to the air in order to approach a Peacock out and a Peacock player is going to need to meet them there to discourage that option, requiring a shift to the offensive in order to do so.

Turning a habit into a legitimate strategy.
You jump a lot when cornered with Peacock, it's a natural instinct I think in terms of how the character is typically played but it can be turned into something distinctly momentum shifting if utilized correctly. Enter j.MK. This move is AMAZING for keeping a grounded opponent blocking and can be airdash cancelled into another j.MK to send yourself down to meet your now blocking opponent.

Instant Airdash cancel offense.
Just a quick aside, Peacock can do really fast and low to the ground overheads by jumping -> airdashing -> inputting normal attack before she gains positive momentum. Just yet another tool to keep your opponent on their toes.


And yeah! That's about it I think...
Riposte
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(10-03-2012, 04:55 AM)
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I'm pretty sure I've completely forgotten how to play this game while waiting for the patch, lol. So many fighting games this year.
DiscoShark
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(10-03-2012, 05:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Riposte

I'm pretty sure I've completely forgotten how to play this game while waiting for the patch, lol. So many fighting games this year.

For me its been KOF and Skullgirls this year ... which basically means Skullgirls online entirely and KOF offline entirely. Was kinda interested in P4a but then the BlazBlue CP announcement happened. GG Aksys marketing.
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(10-06-2012, 11:49 PM)
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Thanks for the critique a couple of posts up. I know I played better than last time, but I could have done more today. I've taken a lot of the stuff you said to heart and I am trying to apply it to my game.

Oh, and I have a good reason for falling apart a lot against Painwheel today. It's because... I got my elgato HD capture device a couple of days ago! I recorded some crappy 480p footage and the sound is really delayed while capturing which basically puts me in a SFxT sound vortex 24/7. I decided to capture 720p footage of us playing next. I promise two things. I will not upload our matches without permission and I'll warn you next time I want to record something. :P

The sound was also turned off for my matches which let me play better. I just have to figure out a way around the sound issue and this thing is perfect. Before you get mad... you were the person who convinced me to get it. Our last matches were so good that I felt the need to record them for future reference and maybe as a small way to provide footage for Skullgirls in these dark times. :P

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