I wouldn’t call knowing that “basic”. Also, I haven’t really integrated Focus Attacks into my repertoire yet to be wanting to know all that, which is why I was unsure in my last reply. Mainly because, as you rightly guessed, I haven’t really finished getting the fundamentals down with Akuma. First I started with just his basic moveset, their timing and how to use them to counter my opponents. Then I moved on to his BnB combos and how to set them up. And finally, I tried mastering the art of pulling off his Ultra with the least amount of telegraphing to make it as effective as possible and also learned how to set them up. I just started learning when and how to use throws and incorporated it into my arsenal. I’ve also just learned to be in control of my territory in matches. Once I’m close to 100% effecient with the all basics alone, I’ll try to get the more advanced mechanics like FA and FADC combos into my routine, which right now, I only use to absorb projectiles from time to time.
Not that what you said isn’t helpfull, but I’m not yet totally up to snuff with Akuma in the execution department yet. And once I am, I’ll be checking out the really cool stuff you can do with him, like his FADC combos, resets and such. I’ve been maining Akuma since Alpha 2, and almost every new version of him they’ve had since then has been changed somewhat, either in execution, speed, power… Just last weekend, I went to the cinema and they had an old Capcom vs. SNK 2 cabinet. Akuma in there is closer to his 3s incarnation, but he’s still so very different than his current one. I had a very hard time just beating the CPU. :razz:
I think it’s the same with the OP. I mean, he didn’t even really know who Balrog and Vega are in the original Japanese version, nor that Rog’s TAP can go through fireballs… Not that that’s a bad thing. We all started at the begining.
We all know how to run now, but before we know how to run, we must learn how to walk. And before we learn how to walk, we must first learn how to crawl. So let’s teach blazingkim how to crawl for now. He’ll be running soon enough. :tup: