[QUOTE=sega saturn x]
No one ever said the game was random so not sure where that's coming from. And yes you can indeed become very good at the game, doesn't change the fact you can still mash like crazy and do well. I've done it, sure I could have played the "real" way but I didn't need to mashing worked just fine. And before anyone says "I could whip you" that isn't the point if you just button mash in say street fighter 2 or KOF 03 you WONT get anywhere at all.
Specifically where I got the random thing from was that button mashing is random. So if you all you needed to do was button mash then the outcome of every game should be random. Sorry if I inferred the wrong thing but honestly if two players just ran at each other and jammed on the buttons then it would always result in a random outcome.
Trust me I know plenty of button mashers and they aren't very good.
I understand the fact that me saying I could beat you ,which is probably true if only because I play the game a lot more than you do, doesn't mean jack. However the button mashers I do play occasionally don't really stand a chance. Button mashing can get you somewhere... against your friends and if that's all your playing then fine yeah just pressing buttons will get you somewhere... until you jump off the ledge. The same can be said for any fighting game really. Sure if you hit the arcade button mashing won't get you very far. It'll beat most casual players though.
You did say that you can get better at the game which means the game must have strategy or requires some sort of technichal skill which must be learned. I can prove that technichal skill can be and is involved in this game... however you'd have to come visit me or vice versa... which is more than likely out of the cards and more work than I'm willing to do to prove my point.
Lastly, I hope I don't sound mean in any of this. Its just that when you've invested about 4+ years playing a game and well I've become a bit defensive over it. Also I don't mind that you don't like or hate the game. Just don't hate it for the wrong reasons.