Now before I get labelled a ‘scrub’ or such, allow me to specify. I have only been playing Third Strike for about two and a half weeks thusfar and, as you all know quite well, 3S is unlike any other Street Fighter (save, obviously, it’s same-series predicessors).
That said, I’ve started basic (read Ryu w/ SAIII) and have all of your standard mechanics down. I know Ryu’s bread & butter combos and bone-basic theory. I know some Denjin setups - although my execution on an arcade cabinet could stand some improvment. Parrying is key, I know, but can only improve with practice (?). Honestly, I’ve read pretty much everything I’ve been able to get my hands on but, beyond Kara-Throws, I’m still finding myself at a bit of a loss.
Could anyone offer me some pointers on how to improve my play beyond mediocrity?
My thinking in asking is that you, the players of the esteemed upper-crust, have seen much more 3S than I have, and (certainly) at a higher level of play, so perhaps you could delve into your experience and voice some of the most common mistakes made by those learning, or illuminate the secret of becoming less predictable without embracing complete randomness.
Basically, I’d just like to hear the thoughts of my betters in 3S.