Over 30 matches yesterday with @Israel We were pretty evenly matched. His Filia's quite good. Ggs w/Eccentric Fellow, who had a tough Parasoul. -My longest set was with tonakai01: over 40 matches?! I won a bit over half against his solid Filia/Fukua team. Got a message in hiragana afterwards. Used to know how to read Japanese long ago. It was probably ggs. :) I'd like to get an arcade stick to spare my thumb, but I need to be careful with spending. -ChiK4N0_X, IceManCometh, Smashblade, and Mugen_No_Edge were some other people I played. -Spent a little time in Training, trying to push myself to learn longer combos I've found in character sections here. Never really bothered with Training or online w/other fighters over the past 20 years or so (except for DOA5U for a while). Repeating each part in chunks is fine, but when I try to remember it all, and put them all together, it doesn't work for me. Keep in mind I'm 40, and have had chronic pain in my palate for 2 years. I've had to make due with shorter combos in SF3TS, CVS2, Marvel2, etc. up to this game. -I used to just play in arcades, and do arcade tournaments once in a while. Never was an expert, so I'd finish in the bottom half, but it's been a fun hobby. -Fundamentals of spacing, defense, footsies, mind games, and execution are decent, but never perfect. Sometimes if I don't sleep well, it can really affect my physical ability. -I can only play weekends when I visit my brother w/a PS3. This limits my time, but I'm thankful just to play SG. -Managed a long enough combo w/BB once to make someone use a burst! -Dropped Peacock for Bella. As a animator, I love the character, but it's such an uphill battle for me with her. Maybe if I had an arcade stick. So she & Fukua are reserve characters I use if I'm tired of my 3 mains. I still switch around between 2 & 3 people teams & sometimes use solo to see what works best against certain people, and for some variety. And I'm still picking stages between each round because I don't care for Marie stage & some of the music. :) Thanks for reading!