hi, newbie here. i will start with a little introductions so that you guys can help me with my problem. i am a very competitive player, but nothing has puzzled me as much as fighting games. because for some reason i can't seem to be, at least, good at it. my typical forte for games are RPG's, strategy, shooters, and platformers.
i've played SF before and a little tekken but i have to admit it wasn't pretty(button mash, panic, cry in defeat). and since im very competitive i usually take it so hard that i train, and then try again, but its usually the same result. and now recently i have slowly improved, i can say im pretty good at it, but when im only using the D-pad. now, here in lies the problem. of course if you want to show and test your skills your going to have fight in arcades and casual matches with friends right? and most of the time its the [dreaded] joystick/analog stick that they're always using. i can't seem to "feel" the joystick and the result would be me looking like a total noob, which i am.
so, what do i need to do to improve with the stick? is it really just practice till my left hand dies out? or is there some sort of "feel", like what my friends told me, to the joystick. i really want to get into fighting games, because i think its a very fun way of showing-off skill and precision, -and well of course the bragging right is a bonus.
PS: i prefer SF. seriously, i have 0 future with tekken and those juggles. i hate those juggles to the very depths of hell.
PPS: and yes, i have seen videos but to no avail.