Is the Mayflash arcade stick that bad?

#1Ace_DefectivePosted 11/1/2009 6:11:46 AM
http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-m-49-en-70-3d9n.html
I've been doing a little research on this stick lately.

http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=142500

http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=169569

http://shmups.system11.org/viewtopic.php?t=22837&sid=943c650cb3c0262b232914857851e789

According to these guys, the stick is crap unless it gets modded. Problem is, I'm on a tight budget and I fear that modding the stick myself might screw up the thing more than making it better. However, some of the positive reviews I read said that the stick is good for first-timers and casuals. So...would YOU guys recommend this item to a stick-newbie like me? Are the flaws game-breaking?


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#2Axel_619Posted 11/1/2009 6:52:44 AM
I have the same question, since I was recently looking at this same stick.
#3ketsuiPosted 11/1/2009 9:48:00 AM
As with any stick at that price, you'll love it to start as a newbie stick user. But in 6 months time, I wouldn't doubt that something will break down. Then you'll have a paperweight unless you mod.

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#4JayarPosted 11/1/2009 12:25:44 PM
just save up for something that will last imo.
#5rhyan_mPosted 11/1/2009 12:41:26 PM
If it's easy to mod i don't think its a bad deal, cheaper than the se, case doesnt look too bad. Probably gonna break down on you really fast, but if your interested in modding it then it looks like a good deal.
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#6epy0nkaruPosted 11/1/2009 12:42:14 PM
great for modding, awesome for beginner use, terrible for everything else.

if you're not out to mod it, then don't even bother, it doesn't even have a home button!
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#7Axel_619Posted 11/1/2009 12:56:32 PM
Well then, let's just save up for an HRAP3
#8MenoJazzPosted 11/1/2009 2:00:44 PM
I modded mine, Still working fine, No problems so far.
Easy to mod, Soldering might be tricking considering the contacts are a bit close.
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#9Ace_Defective(Topic Creator)Posted 11/1/2009 2:36:18 PM
Doesn't have a Home button? You mean you have to add it yourself? Is the modding process really that easy? Where can I get the buttons and the other parts? Does it take long to mod a stick? Sorry for asking too many questions.

Seems like I either have to buy the parts and mod the Mayflash stick myself...or buy a different stick which is more expensive AND only compatible on the PS3. This baby looks tempting to buy too: http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-zl-49-en-15-blazblue-70-3c2g.html

Decisions, decisions...


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#10epy0nkaruPosted 11/1/2009 4:13:48 PM
Doesn't have a Home button?
no
You mean you have to add it yourself?
no, there is no home button period unless you get a new pcb, which destroys the purpose of getting such a stick to begin with
Is the modding process really that easy?
it's not easy at all, unless you know how to drill, solder, and sand like a master
Where can I get the buttons and the other parts?
lizardlick.com, modchipman.com, gamingnow.net, lots of places
Does it take long to mod a stick?
it can take anywhere between a half hour and a long ass time
Sorry for asking too many questions.
dont worry about it

Seems like I either have to buy the parts and mod the Mayflash stick myself...or buy a different stick which is more expensive AND only compatible on the PS3. This baby looks tempting to buy too: http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-zl-49-en-15-blazblue-70-3c2g.html

Decisions, decisions...


well the reason i say it's great for modding is because it's a cheap stick, it's ps2/ps3 out of the box, and it's a favorable size for lugging around; not because the modding process is easy.
also, the button orientation switches between ps2 and ps3. like the top 4 buttons are SQ, TR, CL, X and the bottom 4 are R1,R2,L1,L2 on ps2, while it's SQ,TR,R1,R2 and X,CL,L1,L2 for ps3.

also, if you're considering getting the stick from playasia, the price will go up to to like twice what's listed, so don't bother.

your best bets are

Considering Price:
Hori Fighting Stick 3 http://www.amazon.com/PS3-Fighting-Stick-3-Playstation/dp/B000MWE3BI/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1257116644&sr=8-3
Madcatz SE Fightstick (can be found in stores!EASY TO MOD [pop out and replace, must know how to turn a screwdriver])http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Street-Fighter-FightStick-Playstation-3/dp/B001M22WLU/ref=sr_1_27?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1257116762&sr=8-27

Considering hardcore use: (all three of these sticks come with decent parts, and replacing buttons is really easy)

Hori Real Arcade Pro
http://www.amazon.com/Real-Arcade-Pro-3-SA-Playstation-3/dp/B002FL0T8U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1257116865&sr=8-1
or [add buttons when the ones you have are screwed up]
http://www.amazon.com/Playstation-Real-Arcade-Fighting-Stick-3/dp/B001GDQRZM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1257116865&sr=8-2

You can also go with
Madcatz TE Fightstickhttp://www.amazon.com/Street-Fighter-FightStick-Tournament-Playstation-3/dp/B001M25AY6/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1257116960&sr=8-4

if you still want the blazblue stick though, go ahead. it'll probably cost you an arm and a leg more to ship it, however. all the higher end sticks are eligible for Free Super Saver Shipping from Amazon tohugh
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