Euro Trip

Discussion in 'Local Scene' started by Hyun, Oct 5, 2001.

  1. Hyun

    Hyun Well-Known Member

    I am set to fly into London on Oct 13th Saturday morning and spend two weeks in Europe. And before I go on further I should clarify:

    1. I am NOT going to Europe to play VF4. I am on vacation.
    2. I don't give rat's ass about US vs Uk players or whatever is left of them.
    3. In relation to #2, I haven't touched VF for ages (actually I don't think I played ever since my last Asian trip back in Fall 2000) and even when I played I sucked. So I will not try to represent the US or Boston crew or anything.

    HOWEVER, me being a lifeless dork I am I probably won't be able to resist wasting several hours at least seeking out and playing VF4. So I would very much appreciate directions (directions that someone completely new to the city can follow using public transportation) to La Tete dans somethingorother and whichever London arcade that has VF4.

    And perhaps more of interest to others: I am planning on bringing a camcorder and taking some footage of London and/or Paris VF4 playing. Tapes I can carry would be limited but should be able to capture a few hours at least. But I need to know if people would be interested, cooperative, or would the arcades allow me to do that.

    Lone Lowell Kage, still waiting for VF4 in Boston area. Meanwhile I can be found in the Fun and Games arcade, Natick, MA once every two-three weeks playing Tekken4.

    And Peter, if you happen to read this let us know!
  2. Prince_Hatim

    Prince_Hatim Well-Known Member

    Look man, if your rubbish at VF, we couldn't give a rat's about you either, so don't even bother coming to the UK, VF or not!.

    Nah I'm just joking OK?

    Directions :) OK...You want and underground (subway whatever the hell you blooming yanks call it!) station called GOODGE STREET, it's on the NORTHERN LINE, there's only one exit, turn right out of it and walk for 5 seconds, if you don't see what looks like a seedy arcade with some really shit neon lights with the word CASINO written, then just make your way to the optician further down the street.

    OK we look forward to seeing you :) (damn it was difficult saying that!)

    We're not as horrible as they might have you think.

    <font color=red>The bigger I am....The harder they fall.</font color=red>

  3. hamand

    hamand Member

    Hyun, yes you've got the right attitude...come here with a sense of fun, nothing else, and you'll be most welcome.
    The VF players in London are an incredibly inclusive and friendly bunch of chaps so you can be sure there will be no pressure to represent the US or any such thing like that.

    Visit, see, play, enjoy.

    Now for the science bit:

    London's has its own train network called The London Underground, also nicknamed "the tube" (the underground tunnels are very tubular,) and a one day Travelcard will cost you about £8 before 09:30 and £5 after 09:30. This will allow you all-day travel on any bus or train within the city.

    If you visit: and click on "tube map" in the blue horizontal navigation bar, you can download a map of the tube network. It's very simple. The different coloured lines represent the various tube routes, serving the various locations in and around London.

    For example, if you look at the top left of the map, you'll see a place called Amersham. If you wanted to get to Baker Street, you'd get on the purple line (the Metropolitan Line) and pass through Pinner, Wembley Park, Finchley Road, etc. and alight at Baker Street.

    Basically: find out the area on the map where you want to go and then find the corresponding colour/tube-line. The only arcade that has VF4 in it at the moment is the one near Goodge Street, called Casino. You come out of Goodge Street station and turn right, and it's like 30 seconds away, past the KFC fastfood place. You can't miss it. VF4 is downstairs.

    To get to Goodge Street station, you can see that is on the black tube line (known as The Northern Line). Let me know where you're staying in London, and I can suggest to you the best method to get to VF4.

    As you can (hopefully) see, the Northern Line is obviously an English plot to upset tourists because it splits into two totally different routes at two totally different locations. I've lost count of the number of times people have got onto the wrong section of the route, but then again...I can only count to three.

    It's a strange, beautiful, quirky, busy place absolutely teeming with tourists (I've often walked around and never heard an English person speaking for hours) but it's got VF4 and lots of rain, so bring a combo and an umbrella.

    A huge, sprawling blend of Roman architecture and modern office blocks, where dance schools sit next to art galleries sit next to record stores sit next to quaint Victorian throwbacks. Ack, I'm turning into a tourist guide.

    If you need any help whatsoever, don't be shy. Post here and I'll pick it up.

    Regarding the taping issue, filming should be fine. The Goodge Street arcade recently had a film crew down here and didn't bat an eyelid. To be honest, it's a tiny, tiny arcade and I think they're glad for the interest. If you're definitely coming down, I will pop in after work one day next week and confirm with them, and let you know. Regarding the players, I'm sure that they would be more than happy to be filmed. At the risk of repeating myself, the camaraderie around VF is fab.


    Take care, "see you in the future",
  4. hamand

    hamand Member

    Oops! Didn't see Hatim's post there. It's 2am, gimme a break.

    Yeah: "what he said" except his was more succinct. is quite excellent for getting around here, you can look up Goodge Street (or wherever else you're visiting) and get brain food, i.e. knowledge.

    Bye for now.
  5. Hyun

    Hyun Well-Known Member

    Thank you guys

    Thank you guys. I believe I have enough information to find the place. Again, don't expect me to represent the US or even offer decent competition as I haven't played VF3 for long time and never even saw VF4 except for those AVIs. But after I get my video footage I will try to make a web movie for people outside the UK to see. (No pressures :)) I probably won't be able to stay more than a few days in London as I am scheduled to meet some college friends in Southern France. But I get the feeling I would end up losing a lot of money in London arcade before I leave the city.

    I would still appreciate if someone can supply me with the info on Paris arcade too.

    For Hatim: In Boston area we have our own word to call subway. We simply call it "T". And to make the bad language situation worse and add insult to the pun, they sell "T" shirts in the station. (They sell "T" shirts there, not T-shirts.)
  6. dynamic-league

    dynamic-league Well-Known Member

    Hmmm. . . . . . . .
    Keep an eye on this guy. He could be US special forces (VF division)

    "Rise to the challenge"
  7. [PKG]

    [PKG] Active Member

  8. Yupa

    Yupa Well-Known Member

    Hatim and other London VFers:
    I hope you do meet up with Hyun. He may not be the best player right now, but he is very observant and may help the rest of us learn more about how your group plays VF4 if he has a chance to write up his thoughts after his vacation.

    Hyun, it's nice seeing that your still active here too. Long time no see. =)

  9. Prince_Hatim

    Prince_Hatim Well-Known Member

    OK I'll make sure I beat him up good.

    <font color=red>The bigger I am....The harder they fall.</font color=red>

  10. feixaq

    feixaq Well-Known Member

    Noticed that Hyun registered with VFDC in '99 but made his first post this week. Uh... hi! =)


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