Joaoiyama

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  1. I've only seen Hakuho lose so convincingly and in solid fashion to Kakuryu, Kisenosato, young Terunofuji,  Asashoryu and Harumafuji. I felt to excited with Endo's win i started jumping around and screaming, it really reminded me of this epic match which in my opinion is the greatest of all time along with Takanohana vs Wajima in Aki 72.
     

     

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  2. On 04/12/2019 at 11:40, Joaoiyama said:

    1-5 Pandaazuma

    6-10 Golynohana

    11-20 Gurowake

    21-40 Flohru 

    41-80 Athenayama 

    81-120 Oortael 

    121-200 Kaiomitsuki 

    201+ Joaoiyama

     

    2020 is the year i'm going to dedicate myself to all games on the superbanzuke after three years of catching the feeling of some games and improving my knowledge on the outcome of basho, bouts and careers, it's time to break through.

    Can i still change Kaiomitsuki ? (Laughing...)


  3. 2 hours ago, Kintamayama said:

    It’s pinned to the top of the Games part of the forum, where I would suspect anyone wanting to play games would go to first..

    A lot of sumo fans don't know there's a sumo forum and don't even know what sumo games are until you see them and talking from personal experience it took me a couple years to get over this forum format of games to get into it.

    While every platform is evolving by the day the games are still with the same interface for years which doesn't catch the eye unlike the hi-tech world we live today. While games have evolved into virtual reality the forum games are still the same, it does not have anything wrong with it's format and i get more fun from sumo games than most of today's games.

    To close out my point, forum games attract a very specific public and it demands a lot of effort with little instant return while the internet world is the opposite, anyone wanting to play games wouldn't dig far enough to reach us down here unless they already know the forum, they'll probably look for a casual game app on their phone like Sumo Roll which i play too. Expecting the sumo games to fit in today's standars is the same as expecting sumo to become a worldwide sport, both had to adapt to the new world but are attached to an old culture, both seem fine as they are.

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  4. 10 hours ago, Asashosakari said:

    Casually interested people who are happy just with random social media snippets were never going to get into the games, but more committed newer fans also largely don't seem to relish the idea of spending half an hour every day to make match predictions, and I think it's because they can do a lot of other "sumo stuff" in that half hour.

    It takes time to get into sumo and even more time to get into the games, these days every second amounts to a lot of information either through games, movies or videos so everyone has short attention span be it kid or the older generation who got into the internet late.

    In my neighborhood and most neighborhoods in brazil there's old folks who watch soccer since Pelé and Garrincha through radio, followed news papers and frequented spots like bar corners that has (illegal)soccer betting place with rankings for the best players. Those bar betting corners are still full of people till this day with all ages playing and talking soccer like a real life underground forum, young kids who watch soccer since they were born bet too so i figure it's a matter of proximity, avaliability and dedication to the sport.

    While the kids are playing fifa 2020 on the ps4 they are still betting on paper games for the fun of testing your skills in a long term game that is easy to find and play, sumo forum games are not so easy to find and have fun with it instantly like almost all other games today, with the rebirth of board/live RPG games and card games like Magic the Gathering i find my generation loving this concept of "offline" long term play so i dont see the forum games dying out but actually growing back up.

    Before people connected through simple games because it was their only way of being closer to a sport they enjoy, now the world is literally in the palm of our hands so much that we got used to following people's lives on the daily basis like the SNS scandal. The sumo world is caught up right in the middle of the internet storm with it's cultural conflicts and old ways in the new world but always after the storm must come the calm.


  5. 9 hours ago, Ganzohnesushi said:

    Be happy. When I started gaming my first rank in SG was Ms87e and Jd16e (equivilant to Ms66e) in BS.

    Ganzohnesushi

    I'm just happy to start somewhere, realised that i am gonna be part of the forum for the rest of my life so i better get going.

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  6. 24 minutes ago, Sue said:

    The thing that gets me about TnoF is that he's the same age as Ura. I keep thinking of Ura as an exciting young prospect, and Terunofuji as an over-the-hill old man in decline, but both of those things are wrong.

    Just young men reaching their physical and mental prime but at the same time trying to come back from injuries that almost resulted in a premature career death. Resurrection seems inevitable.


  7. 1-5 Pandaazuma

    6-10 Golynohana

    11-20 Gurowake

    21-40 Flohru 

    41-80 Athenayama 

    81-120 Oortael 

    121-200 Kaiomitsuki 

    201+ Joaoiyama

     

    2020 is the year i'm going to dedicate myself to all games on the superbanzuke after three years of catching the feeling of some games and improving my knowledge on the outcome of basho, bouts and careers, it's time to break through.


  8. Ssireum is a great sport and has good fights with a different dynamic than sumo and just like la lutte, bokh and pehlwani it demands a bit of cultural understanding to catch the full experience of such traditional types of wrestling. Also most of the good videos are in their native language.

     

    The initiative to make wrestlers slimmer for looks and fame is wrong, it lacks respect and dignity. I would like to see fitter wrestlers for their health but their apparences shouldn't matter, such sports will never attract groupies like k-pop does, selling your soul for popularity is the curse of this era and its sad to see it overcoming tradition.


  9. What i love the most about the forum is how many people i have connected with and will still meet for the rest of my life. I'm 23 years old, i think about the future of sumo and the forum too, i want to be here to see the great people that helped build this comunity live through the next generations. 

     

    Just an honest expression of appreciation and gratitude.

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