Porcupine wrote:I was in a different part of California so I only played with the Camelot/SHGL crew a few times. I might never have met you. Or I might have only met you once back in the VOOM days, because I don't recall any Fei Yen player in VOOT other than myself. I knew Koichi, but mainly in VOOM days, and I wasn't sure that was him in the picture.
I have a feeling that there was a Bal player in the Camelot crew? If my imagination didn't play tricks on me, who was it?
I don't think I ever met Torin. That might explain why I had no idea about him, some posts back. Who did he use? Or it could be that he was another player that I only met in VOOM.
There is a tremendous improvement on the pad for Xbox 360 over the Dreamcast, mainly because using the analog stick for turning works totally different. The big problem on Dreamcast was that the way they programmed the stick was weird and it was really picky about how precisely you moved it, in order to rotate. If you didn't do it in the perfect direction, you might not rotate at all, or worse it might count as Up/Down and activate your Hyper Mode, wasting your HP. And since it was in a weird spot, you could not really rotate and walk at the same time, or move your finger to it quickly.
The Xbox controller fixes these issues. Although, I hear many serious players will set LB/RB to rotate anyway, in place of the right analog stick. I haven't bothered doing that myself (yet) even though I do wish I could access rotation more immediately. If I use my index fingers for LB/RB, I imagine I might have to use my middle finger for LT/RT and that feels weird to me. I wonder if that's what the other players do?
In regards to the Up/Down/Left/Right direction pad, I find the Xbox's controller to be imprecise. I have a hard time getting out diagonals or certain directions, getting them mixed up, although this depends on the individual controller. If you are lucky, you will have a properly working pad. Some other players get around this by using the left analog stick to move, instead of the direction pad. The left analog stick works perfectly, but I don't like its placement, and it is farther away from the right analog stick which I don't like. I like being able to access the right analog stick with either my left or right hand as quickly as possible for various kinds of turning.
Ah I do remember a Fei Yen player a long time ago. But he stopped coming. Don't know if that was you.
Ezara wrote:A friend might loan me a xbox 360 slim and another just gave me a 1 year gold sub card they don't need. If I can find someone to mod my dc ts or sell me a pair I am good. Are the controls on the pad just as bad as on the dreamcast?
The 360 controls are much better than DC. The DC control feels much cheaper quality and hollow. Zaarock, PPX, & FlyExponent, does complicated motions rapidly on the 360 pad all the time without much problems.
Cool, I will have to live with the controller for sometime. Hopefully I will see someone people to kick my butt soon.