I FINALLY DID IT! I made it to KILLER!
Im so happy! And i dont care how lame it is to be bragging about it in the forums!
First off, the reason im happy, is because im not a fighting game player. I had never played a fighting game, or realized that people took fighting games seriously, until i found Killer Instinct. I used to be a FPS only guy, but KI absolutely stole my heart, and ive loved it ever since.
When i first started KI, it was the most intimidating game ive ever seen. I could only play like 3 fights a day because it stressed me out so bad. I had no idea how hard it was to be good at a fighting game. It took me 3 DAYS STRAIGHT to beat the Dojo! But the game is SO GOOD, that i knew i would enjoy every step of learning, no matter how tough it would get.
I Couldn’t even play the game at silver level, but for the entirety of Season 2, i watched all of the streams, Got hype for every new character reveal, and was stunned by the love the developers showed for the community. I also loved slowly getting to know the community through youtubers like Maximilian Dood, Super Best Friends Play, and through the countless tournaments i watched for hours on end. Every time i found something new out about the fighting game community, the more i wanted to be a part of it.
After a few months of playing, and making little to no progress, i stopped playing for about 3 months. Some life events happened, and very slowly i was pushed back into a desire to play KI again. I joined the forums to stay up to date about Season 3, and then i saw the 8BitBeatDown tournament News article. That’s when i made the decision. I was going to practice, with only 24 HOURS until the tournament, get bodied in the tournament, and then NOT STOP until i became one of the best players out there. I would compete every chance i got until i made it to the top.
After the tournament and 1 week of all night grinding and lab working, I finally made it to KILLER tonight and got my level 50 Omen. (10 minutes before 2016!)
I know this is literally the FIRST STEP in the process, but i cant help but be exited knowing im going to enjoy the next 17 steps just as much. (the 17 steps are all of the other characters.)
So now i’m looking forward to getting bodied some more. Learning every character and matchup. Please if you can, suggest who my next character should be, and leave me some tips that you guys learned while getting to killer/top 32.
This is clearly an emotionally fueled post, but if i can get ANY help on how to get better from it, i will be Just as happy as when i won my KILLER promotion fight!