(I haven't been on here in a while, I see)
Well honestly, I stopped playing fighting games a long while ago, because I kept doing horribly online and occasionally in single-player. Now that I recently started playing Arcana Heart 3, I still suck a bit.
Mostly I just messed around in MUGEN for a while, just playing other games on my consoles. But now that I've started playing Arcana Heart 3(I downloaded it back in 2011, but rarely played it.), I feel like improving my skills. I usually played doujinsoft fighting games like Akatsuki Blitzkampf (or "JEWPUNCHER" as it's infamously called) and Melty Blood(Act Cadenza. I didn't like Actress Again's removal of survival mode, nor the changes in two characters I liked.). With Melty Blood, I mainly played as Warachia and Nanaya Shiki(with Neco Arc Chaos thrown in for fun) and as for Akatsuki Blitzkampf, I mained Akatsuki and Adler.
One reason I strayed away from fighting games was, because I didn't enjoy Blazblue's advanced fighting system or the Marvel vs Capcom 3's(the original "Vanilla" version) unbalanced roster. But Arcana Heart 3 is the only game that has peaked my interest now, as it seems a bit more accessible.
At first, I had trouble finding any characters that fit, but just today I played through training mode and narrowed it down to Zenia and Petra. It's unfortunate that AH3 doesn't have a true "arcade" mode and I'd rather stay from Score Attack for a while.
I did consider setting the difficulty to easy, but I've decided on leaving it on "normal" difficulty, as that is how I learned to play Akatsuki Blitzkampf
Anyways, I've also considering picking up a fighting stick, as the PS3 controller isn't perfect(for some reason, I've been using the D-pad :P I used to stick with the analog stick, but couldn't do the Shoryuken or 421 motions that well on it.), but I'm beginning to question my button layout, as I have it set to what I normally used with Melty Blood and Akatsuki Blitzkampf. Not that easy to do "B+C", with B assigned to the circle button and C assigned to the square button.
However, I don't really play much, except on Friday nights(and occasionally Saturday nights) due to college and other stuff. I've heard Skullgirls is a bit accessible too, so I might check that out.(I have heard about the rough AI, though.)
TL: DR, I'm trying my best to improve my fighting game skills.
Arcana Heart 3: Zenia and Petra(it's experimental at the moment.)
I only play online on Friday nights from 11:00 PM to 1:00 AM, unless something comes up or I decide to have a nostalgia trip playing on the Gamecube or one of my other systems.