Today, Kouki qualified at the Hachioji UFO qualifier over Uru (CHF-Nanaya) for Melty Blood South East. This qualification strikes as a momentous occassion for all of the C-Arcueid players out there (all 1-3 of you), and reminds us that no matter how bleak things seem for your character, there is sometimes a way.
I’m writing nonsense, here’s the currently roster for M.B.S.E (7/16):
The next qualifier will be on October 11th at Takadanobaba Mikado, given the way things are going maybe we’ll even see a H-Mech qualifying?
August 29th marked the last known a-cho tournament as 33 participants gathered to battle one last time. It was a fierce fight that involved both a-cho and ATHENA Niponbashi regulars. In the end Kou (C-Seifuku) would prove to be a worth opponent to luckystar (CF-Nero) but not strong enough to dethrone the a-cho champion. The CF-Nero player has won an astounding 30 of the MB a-cho tournaments, going back to late 2008.
Speculation among the Japanese community states that the reason a-cho MB tournaments have ended is due to the lack of play seen at the arcade outside of the tournament. Machines would sit idle for most of the days between the tournament, meaning that approximately once every two weeks they were being used. It is quite a shame.
It is unknown whether a-cho regulars will seek a new place to gather or if they will simply stop playing. Personally, a-cho tournaments have shown some of the most crisp and polished play in the MBAACC scene. Biweekly, I would wait for the new videos to see what kind of shenanigans that “shield fiend” luckystar would show, or whether the strong but unstable Mudaniku would finally find a way to break his 2nd/3rd place curse, or if Beta would finally kick his slump and show the world how scary his C-Kohaku can be. We can only hope that the folks at a-cho find some way to keep the games coming. If they can’t, then all we can say is it has been a great run and thank you for the good times.
Everyone’s favorite Crescent Red Arcueid player has qualified for Melty Blood South East! In second place came the Half Moon Akiha Vermillion player Tsubasa (翼). MaSa had previously come in second at the Tsudanuma qualifier, losing to Utamaru (CH-Ciel).
The current qualifiers for MBSE (6/16):
The next qualifier will be on October 5th at Hachioji UFO, we look forward to seeing who qualifies next!
I’ve always felt sort of mixed speaking about the stuff I work on, especially on a site I don’t own. Then again, maybe it’s not so bad because the project is actually Melty Blood related. Maybe I take myself too seriously.
Yesterday I added live statistics to the site. The statistics are completely automated and update with every new added match. This is exciting for me because in the past any statistics I have done were done manually and took ages. So have a look at those if you’d like but please don’t draw any real conclusions from it all. This information is supposed to be more of a “oh neat” and less of a “well this is now fact” sort of ordeal. Still, I can’t stop you.
With this post, I’d also like to take a second to also talk about MeltyDB.
MeltyDB is a basic match video searching site for MBAACC 1.07 that enables you to find match videos for specific characters, players, and combinations of the two. The site was envisioned back in November of last year when I thought playing F-Kohaku was exciting and new and decided I wanted to find some higher level footage of her. I was so lost in it all, I had no idea where to look or search for such a thing. Videos weren’t tagged with character moon combinations outside of MeltyBread.
Thus, grungrah and I set out on a long journey that involved hundreds of hours of video watching and transcribing but the end result was great. Upon releasing it to the public, we were both surprised so many people liked it and found it to be of use. It felt really great to give something to a community and learn that they like it, and I continue to be surprised by how many people reach out to me and tell me they like the site and use it.
So, thank you Melty Blood community.
(I don’t play F-Kohaku anymore, it was a dark time, don’t judge me)
Hey, you there. Team St1ckbug is putting on a tournament at Next Level in Brooklyn, NY. If you’re able to make it for September 28th, then go! They’ve got Persona 4 Arena, King of Fighter 13, Blazblue CS Extend, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, Vampire Savior, Divekick, and MELTY BLOOD. There’s no excuse for not going if you’re in the area, because it’s sure to be fun as hell.
A new(ish) tournament has shown itself. The M.B.S.E or Melty Blood South East: a premiere tournament featuring the best 16 players in Southern Kanto. Players qualify in various arcade locations then meet up around December 14th 2013 at the Takadanobaba Mikado arcade to brawl in a double elimination format.
Thus far we’ve seen 5/16 players qualify and the current roster is:
Among those listed; Hare, Toriniku, and Garu are all seasoned veterans of Melty Blood tournaments. Most notably qualifying for Melty Night 2013 and, in the case of Garu, even attending Final Round in the U.S. A livestream seems possible for the event, however, it will most likely be broadcasted via Niconico.
Be sure to stay tuned to MeltyBread for more information on qualifiers, events, and videos for M.B.S.E.
– Over 6 GRD bar Chain Shift’s effects have been changed. – Chain Shift’s move cancellation has been changed. – You don’t get a “combo limiter” reset when you activate Chain Shift with less than 6 GRD bars. – EXS gain when activating Chain Shift has increased. – Automatic GRD gain amount has been changed. – The amount of GRD used when using Assault has been increased. – The opponent’s landing recovery will be longer if you Shield an aerial move. – Veil Off’s has increased invulnerability. – Aside from that, a few minor changes were done (they don’t tell you what it is).
We’ll keep you updated, along with videos featuring the patched version as soon as they’re available!