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    For anyone interested I will be hosting Dead Or Alive 5 online matches on the PlayStation 3 tonight (09 August 2013) between the hours of 20:00 and 23:55. It will be a private lobby, so if you want in you have to send me your PSN ID and let me know that you want to play. (If I am a little late just wait a few minutes, but I should be on no later than 20:30).

    The matches will be singles matches only. We are not going to play tag mode because unfortunately the tag mode is prone to certain glitches that allow players to exploit infinite juggles when using certain characters. So we will be sticking to singles matches. The matches will be 3 round matches, 60 seconds per round, NORMAL health settings and all characters as well as all stages are allowed to be used.

    Please keep in mind that the matches tonight will be exhibition matches only. For those of you that don't know what an exhibition match is:

    An exhibition game (also known as an exhibition match, exhibition, demonstration, demo, exhibit or friendly) is a sporting event in which there is no competitive value of any significant kind to any competitor (such as tournament or season rankings, or prize money) regardless of the outcome of the competition. The games can be held between separate teams or between parts of the same team. Quality of play is generally valued over the result. The term scrimmage is also sometimes used, especially with regard to team sports, but is ambiguous because it has other meanings even in that context. Another synonym is preparation match. A related concept is a warmup match, where teams who will play in a tournament with one another first play in unrelated matches in order to select players for the tournament and to familiarize themselves with the playing fields.
    In other words the matches are friendly matches only. We are not playing for competition, or to see how much you can humiliate your opponent by scoring 50 perfects in a row. If you are only playing to show off your e-peen then don't even bother to show up because I will kick you from the lobby. We are playing just to have fun with the game. I would appreciate it if the more experienced players would hold back a little when going up against us beginner players. There is absolutely no need for death-combos, death-juggles, perfect victories, 20+ hit combos, 50 wins streak in a row, etc. The matches tonight are not about showing off your skill. They are about everyone having fun with the game. If you see your opponent struggling then give them some breathing room. Give everybody a chance to enjoy the game. Thank you.

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    I'm keen.

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    This thread isn't a bad idea
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    If you feel the need to "up your game" against a certain opponent based on their performance then by all means feel free to do so. Just don't go overboard. Remember that there are beginners among the players and there are people that just aren't that good in this game and there are people that just don't have the insanely fast reflexes that other people seem to posses.

    The point of the exhibition matches is so that everyone can enjoy themselves. Beginners, intermediates and advanced players alike.

    If the more experienced players aren't happy with these rules then they can go make their own lobby and beat seven shades of snot out of each other in their own lobby.

    Save your 500 hit combos, your insta-death juggles, your force-techs of doom, your resets of agony and the like for other advanced players. The exhibition matches are about just having fun and taking it easy.

    I will always name my lobby "Exhibition Game" when these rules are being enforced. So if you see the lobby name is "Exhibition Game" that means "take-it-easy-there-are-beginners-and-not-so-good-players-among-us".

    It's bad enough all the local non-tournament level players have been scared off of Street Fighter IV and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 by the more advanced players that completely refuse to give anybody so much as an inch of a chance. Seriously, you can't step into a Street Fighter IV match without your character getting disemboweled within 5 seconds. Where is the fun in that? Let's not let that happen with DOA5. The name of the game is to "take it easy" when you play in the exhibition lobby.

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    Thanks for the game last night. It was awesome
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    How is this compared to Virtua Fighter 5? Dont think I ever installed it because I really disliked VF5
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    DOA is a lot easier to play/get into than VF. It's difficult to "master" though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marmeduke View Post
    How is this compared to Virtua Fighter 5? Dont think I ever installed it because I really disliked VF5
    Virtua Fighter is made for people who live, eat, breathe, drink and sleep fighting games. People who have at least 15+ years of tournament-level experience under their belt. It is a game that requires an obscene amount of time investment before you get any good at the game. It is also a game where an Arcade Stick is mandatory if you want to be able to properly play the game.

    Dead Or Alive is "pick up & play" friendly. Meaning anyone can jump in and immediately start having fun with the game. That does not mean there is no depth to Dead Or Alive. It's easy to learn, but difficult to master. It's a hell of a lot easier to play than Virtua Fighter and Street Fighter though. It doesn't require the insane amount of time investment that Virtua Fighter does and doesn't require the completely inhuman level of reflexes that Street Fighter does.

    The tag mode in Dead Or alive is also really fun. It doesn't have that BS about if one of your characters goes down then it's match over. (I'm looking at you Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Street Fighter X Tekken).
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    It's true.
    In Japan you can't actually play VF under the age of 35.
    Even then Club Sega arcades employ Yakuza enforcers to keep civilians away from the VF cabs
    for their own saftey and to protect the grandmasters while they engage in virtual combat that involves no fun or sense of enjoyment at all.
    Apparently if you have a Japanese PS3 and a copy of VF it won't even boot without an arcade stick plugged in.
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