Hello. I was playing street fighter alpha 3 on fightcade. Playing as Sakura. I have been playing fighters for years and years. After all these years. I still dont understand fighters or what to do in a fight. I have a few questions.
There is alot of small and big movements my opponent do. I don't know what to keep track of to predict him with high accuracy.
For example my enemy is ryu
a subtle jitter to move forward and move back.
Just outside my kick range. He might throw a fireball, or jump in, walking then back out. But instead he walks forward and combos me.
I don't understand why players do this. Why at this time?
Most of my wins is do to just pressing buttons and maximizing damage on true combos and I win somehow.
during my attack I just hold down back and I magically block they moves after I finish my attack.
I hold downback and I block everything most of the time.
Sometimes I just stand outside of the enemy range and whiff punish out of luck! But I get counter.
I whiff punish with a special out of luck most of the time
To me alot of situations look like a dice roll guess.
What is an optimal move?
Also how is it possible to do an optimal move when you dont know your opponent next move?