Sorry but i’m going to rant for a bit…but this is something that’s been bothering me for quite a bit and i don’t see much progress being made…I just had another really frustrating 3 hour session on MK9. Lost like 20+ games in a row… =( Goddamn it I hate it when i go on a losing streak.
Wanted to ask some of you guys on any recommendations on how to level up my game. (just in the fundamentals, not game specific) I’m no stranger to fighting games but it feels like even after like playing for a decade and hundreds of different games i’m still a total scrub! I mean i think i have a pretty solid idea of footsies, space control, and other foundation theories. But for some reasons from time to time i still lose way too much.
Sometimes i even lose to friends that barely play the game and that really ticks me off. Like half way through the match they’d ask on how to do things and how the system works, and then proceed to whoop me even harder. (this happens with many games that I play, VF5, KOF, SSFIV, MK9, occasionally MVC3)
I’m thinking there must be something fundamentally wrong with the way I play. Bad habits? slow reaction? What can I do to improve my game?! I’m not even asking to get to a “high level” play. i just want to get competive and not lose to people who have barely played the game! damn it this is so frustrating.
I’ve read the whole thing from Sirin and various articles on the mentality of winning, various game mechanic strategies. I watch streams/videos regularly and play onine quite a bit (around an hour a day, nearly every day) But I just don’t seem to be able to apply my knowledge in the matches!
Thus far i’ve tried going into training mode and really practicing the combos / tools / different situations, picked my main characters and tried to understand their advantageous zones, various tools (AA/pressure/wakeup/meaty/anti-pressure). I thought I’ve got the game figured out, but i still lose the majority of my fights… Any help would be greatly appreciated! I need to figure out how to get out of scrubdom!