Wondering if anyone else has this particular problem. As of this writing, I am currently playing SF4:AE for the 3DS, have a history of fighters (SSF2:HDR, BB:CE/CS, GG2X, SF3:3S, and about 20 others). For as much fun as I have playing matches that 'evolve' as I figure a fellow scrubs weaknesses and vice versa where it feels like some degree of improvement is made, this is so rare an instance that it's feeling a little disheartening.
I found two major tendancies that keep creeping up that I am not sure why they happen. One I try to work around, the other I really cant. 1) I seem to gravitate to unnessisarily complicated characters, more often this is in the execution front. Urien (SF3:3S), Carl (Blazblue), Eddie (GG2X), etc. and now Juri in SF4:AE. 2) Outside of 2-in-1s, my ability to execute even the most fundamental combos is just lacking. Something as simple as Juri's j.mp -> j.mp -> EX Dive ->Ultra is just a guaranteed fail in matches. I probably put 2-3 hours of practice during my regular routines, and get about an hour of actual vs. play, but suffice it to say it doesn't go too well.
I've tried going to more basic characters, but my paitence with them quickly dwindles. If I dont enjoy the character I am playing, what's the point right? It's that second issue that really starts getting to me however. Following alot of videos and reading (Dom 101, Sirlin P2W, etc), but in the end it always feels like the demand is far exceeding my abilities, and the improvement needed in order to reach a level of 'competence' is just not going to happen. (When you cant even use Fireballs to link combos with Juri, you got a problem). I've been told to play to my strengths in this regard, but quite frankly I dont have any.
What is it I am missing? Is this simply a case of moving on or is this more of a case of 'GTHO n00b'.
I feel like it really is time to move on, because when you've been playing for three months with no signs of improvement, well.. I think you know where I am heading with this. Self-ownage is a hard pill to swallow.
Is there a solution?