March 5th , 2013. A day that will live in infamy. It all went down at Next Level Arcade . Godokunodan VF Shogun (Warlord for you gaijins). Took out Tricky in a first to five. Lol , I have nothing against the dude, he's not on the Bingo book. It's just a personal benchmark in my progress in Final Showdown. Tricky beat me a good amount of times in our final set in the last days of VF vanilla online. He beat me at the couple of team stickbug tourneys we fought . And he beat me consistently in a set we played at Summer Jam. So all credit where credit is due he is no push over
Honestly I wasn't sure I could take him. I studied how he plays at one point, but by the time I got that down he added Evade dash cancel guard to the mix, which complicates things. That may have been a key factor to me beating him actually . I tried out EDCG on the dojo training mode, it is the last lesson. Basically I could only pull it off 2/5 of the time consistently . If he was doing EDCG and only pulling it off , say, 3/5 of the time , that would explain why he was getting hit and comboed. I didn't get to watch the replay, my computer was down at the time and my asshole brother didn't pay his cable bill that week so I couldn't watch it at his house. The best part about it was Hayato's hilarious drunken commetary . That dude is a comic genius! Anyway since I don't have the video, here is a commemorative painting to mark the occasion, done by yours truly, Godokunodan . I included the pre-painted pencil drawings I did as well.