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Have the mighty fallen? We discuss how nerfs and V-Shift might affect Street Fighter 5's Seth, Akuma, Urien, M. Bison, and Rashid in Season 5

EventHubs Podcast episode 144

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • February 24, 2021 at 7:50 p.m. PST • Comments: 52

We've been exploring Street Fighter 5's latest update for a few days now and are starting to see the new picture a bit more vividly as Season 5 brings a ton of potential change to the game.

The newly added V-Shift mechanic is already affecting the meta, but we've only just begun. Catalyst and I discuss some particulars here, and then examine how it and the nerfs given to Rashid, M. Bison, Akuma, Urien, and Seth seem to be affecting these top tiers of Season 4.

Catalyst had a notable break through in understanding the new meta during a recent EventHubs training session, and, along with the explanations he gives in this week's episode, he strongly advises listeners to check out his latest matches on CFN. Just search for "EHCatalyst" and you should have no trouble finding some good examples... especially the ones against Snake Eyez.

We also welcome on Dakota "DarkHorse" Hills to discuss his impressions from the Guilty Gear Strive beta. He and many others have found the latest Strive experience nothing short of addictive, and though it's certainly a departure from more traditional Guilty Gear, that doesn't mean it isn't a ton of fun.

There are definitely some wrinkles to iron out with Strive's notably bad lobby system, and hopefully things change by the time the game launches in April. If they don't, however, DarkHorse does offer a quick quality of life tip for navigating it and getting into matches more rapidly.

Check out this week's broadcast either directly via the embed below or on most major podcast apps. As always, please review, comment, like, and share with your fighting game friends.


00:58 - DarkHorse's Guilty Gear Strive beta impressions, netcode = fantastic
03:15 - GGS online vs. SF5 online
06:14 - The game feels "hefty" while you play; comparisons to previous GG titles
12:40 - Strive is simpler, but is it trading fun for simplicity, or can you have both?
15:18 - That damn lobby system... but also one quality of life tip to make finding matches easier
21:48 - Shifts in Street Fighter 5's meta thanks to V-Shift
38:02 - M. Bison: what's changed?
49:48 - Akuma: what's changed?
01:02:05 - Urien: what's changed?
01:12:25 - Rashid: what's changed?
01:18:55 - Seth: what's changed?

Editor's note: We've noticed the timestamps appear to change depending on the medium you're using to listen. The ones above may place you a few seconds before when each respective topic actually comes up.

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