trying not to bother u too much i’ve put a couple of spoiler to let you understand my situation without reading a full wall of text ;), Let’s Start
Hi all, I’m trying to learn akuma
I can only rely on ONLINE MODE and I don’t care about my PP and BP, I have to learn Akuma using Training Room and Online mode
But I need your help during my training: I’m asking u to think about when u started, to think about which things u constantly repeat to urself while playing … to some limitation you imposed to yourself in order to vary your game, how did you set the dummy to train reactivity to air attack or how did u learn the common habit or loop of ppl u fought against. or to tell me about the day u’ve realized that ur approach is wrong and u stop focus your attention on combo or timing and started watching opponents habits or so on… nothing technical… i can read data on other topics… i just want to hear your story, your tips and your experience cos it’s the one it helps me the most!
From the begging till nowadays:
[details=Spoiler] I started with FEI on 2009 and i was a complete noob of SF series.
I fell in love with this game and I started to study everything about it.
I’ve learned the lingo and read almost everything about gameplay frame data footsies guide
specific matchup while i was playing Fei first and Ibuki and Cody after.
I play focused and only with the aim of become a better player. I’m not following easy patterns or chasing ppl weaker than me with the aim of making points. I don’t care
I constantly watch my replays and the match of the pro players from EVO and other tournaments
at June 2011 i’ve choose akuma as my new main and fell in love with him!!
after a couple of month i’m able to perform consistently the BnB combos and hit confirm and some FADAC tricks Atm i’m working on “resets” and pressure and vortex [/details]
The disclaimer :
I have no friends who play SF and no one can give me tips. I’m on my own and I know that I need months to start winning with the one I think they play worse than me and years to win against ppl of my level and I’m not scared about that. for that reason I’m here asking I follow this forum since 2009 so please be patient with me and answer cos i’ve searched every single post and if i’m asking is cos i think i didn’t foud the right answer to my questions yet
my playing style (aka bad habits):
I’ve realized I play a little bit too predictable. and i often take big risk that usually gives to my foe the opportunity to punish me hard, i don’t play AA effectively and my fireball zoning has still some problem
my workout (aka how i’m trying to solve my problems) :
[details=Spoiler] Every day I play a 15min session on Training mode to train my muscle memory doing BnB and Combos And FADAC
And then i play let’s say 10 match online where i try to win but most of all i try to learn from my mistake and I impose to myself some “RULES” like:
I have to use low and medium attack until I had the opportunity for a big punish where i can use High punch and roundouse (in order not to open up my guard to my foe)
I have to attempt only 1 SRK per round point blank. other can be used only as AA and as a combo finisher. (or 1 full screen demon flip attack or something similar)
I have to rush him down to test his pressure reaction and if he resist i have to backup to some sort of “safe game” [/details]
tnx in advance ;D