My name is Dimitrije, but I usually go around forums as SirDimQuixote, Talekhine93, or most recently, this moniker that's a portmanteau of the words 'shadow' and 'aikido'.
I'm from Niš, Serbia, and honestly, I haven't seen a working arcade machine in years. There also seem to be very few people here who like fighting games more than the average Joe. I've met several enthusiasts through small low-fee fighting game tournaments, but aside from myself, there are only four to five other regulars in my hometown, and that's about it.
I first got into fighting games when I stumbled upon a Tekken 2 arcade machine in Montenegro 15 years ago. I instantly fell in love with the game, and Tekken's still my favourite FG franchise to this day. Among all its installments, I especially like T5:DR and T3.
Lately I've also been dabbling in Street Fighter, but I've still got mixed feelings about it all. Unlike many, I'm transitioning from 3D to 2D, so everything seems way more clunky and unrealistic. On the other hand, USF4 at last year's EVO tournament was so hype that I instantly recognised how well-developed a community I could enter.
After trying SFV out and ending up relatively content with the gameplay, I bought my own copy of the game just before the cinematic story update was released, and now I hope to have better online experience than in Fightcade. (As I said, not many players in my region, so I'm forced into long-distance matches with noticeably off-putting lags.)
Among other fighting games, MSHvsSF with the easiest control settings is probably the most fun I've had in the last thirteen years, Skullgirls is an absolutely beautiful game, and Divekick's just legendary - in fact, it's probably the best FG right now. I'm serious!
I like keepaway characters the best, but there don't seem to be many of 'em across FGs. I'm talking about true keepawayers, not zoners. Peacock and Mu come to mind, maybe old Dhalsim as well. Yet somehow, for whatever reason, I always seem to stick to shotos like Kazuya/Ryu/Sagat/Old Ken! Must be the inherent balance and superior experience. I've yet to master proper defence when I'm under rushdown pressure, and I also need to improve my reaction time. Some additional okizeme knowledge would be good, along with learning optimal punishment and set play.
Fighting games aside, I'm a violinist, bass guitarist, and soon-to-be solo singer. I'm very passionate about music composition, chess, Doctor Who, and epic rap battles.
...Well, this was all a mouthful. Or is that a keyboardful?
See you around! Bye!