As Lance Boyle said, my keyboard is a saitek eclipse. If there's anything special in the wy that keyboard works, it's just that the keys are quite lightweight and fast to press / release. I remember to feel some slight improvement in DoDonPachi when I bought it.
That's funny, I actually have the same keyboard, although I just bought it because of the flashy lights
I've also grown to like the lightweight feel to it though, even though I don't do a lot of PC gaming.
Not sure what I'm gonna do with this yet, some people tell me they find it hilarious, some feel it's a bit too offensive... The more feedback I get, the better I can decide, so definitely thank you for your opinion!
I didn't find it offensive, but it did seem out of place. Up until then the whole paper was so serious, so it took a second to register that it was a joke.
While we're on that topic:
Absolutely important if you're going for a world record, not so much if you are not.
By the way, I hope you are not.
Was that more trolling, or were you being serious? I just found it funny that you were making this guide to help people get better, but at the same time advising them not to aim for the top.
Did most of the guide only talk about stuff you already knew?
Yes, although it was nice to see them spelled out so clearly. For example, I never really thought much about specific dodging techniques until recently when I started getting some of my friends into shmups, and watched what kind of movement they used.
Actually, I'm thinking of showing this guide to them the next time we play - even though they don't play shmups that much, I think they would enjoy reading it.
Is the techniques section the only one you found truly useful? If not, which other parts taught you something?
I thought the section about setting up a training routine to contain a lot of useful information as well. And like I said earlier, I liked the story at the end. I think a lot of players don't understand the competitive spirit or what kind of determination it takes to become the best at something, which is why I enjoyed reading about your rivalries and the struggles you had later on.
About my skill level, I'd say I'm decent but nothing special. This
score are probably the most indicative of my level right now.