So… it took me 11 months to go from a 5% winrate to a 35% winrate in Street Fighter IV. I’ve read/watched all the guides. (Yes, all of them.) I’ve put in 100s hours. I’ve practiced. I’ve watched pros play. I’ve talked to people. I’ve gotten one-on-one advice. I’ve done it all.
Despite all this, I still get crushed on a regular basis. When I first started, I’d often lose 30 matches in a row. These days, it’s more like 9 or 10 at most. Still, it’s against opponents that are, quite frankly, invincible. I don’t understand how they do it. Nothing works. Blocking is impossible against their mix-ups. Offensive is impossible because their defense is too good, and they maximize every punish.
After all this time, I still cannot perform FADC combos. I cannot tech throws. I cannot hit links even when I’ve done them 100s of times. I cannot get close to characters when I want to. I cannot get away from characters when I want to. I cannot defeat charge characters. I cannot win against B or A-ranked players. I cannot hit Bison, Seth or Dhalsim with even a single normal, let alone a special.
I don’t see how to improve. I don’t understand any of this. I don’t get why it’s so hard. I don’t understand why I cannot do it. I cannot understand it. For all I’ve done, for as hard as I’ve tried… I’m extremely bad, I cannot improve, and I have no idea why.