I’m fine whenever I play with my friends IRL or even at small local tourneys, but whenever I get online my hands start to get all clammy and they start to shake, my execution starts to get all messed up to the point of not being able to do a BnB correctly (Rog’s c.LPx2 -> c LK -> Headbutt >_>) and I sometimes I won’t be able to keep track of whats going on in the match (I start falling for obvious mixups, react slow to crossups, etc). How do I stop this shit.
Play more online. Practice and experience are the only things that make the adrenaline go away.
That said, online matches aren’t exactly the place to learn execution, especially with lag.
i know what you mean. when i first started playing Vanilla online, my heart started racing, hands sweaty, head aching. eventually though, i got better and realized it’s just a game so now it’s all natural to me. It’s the same concept as when you first start driving.
You just have to play through it until you get more comfortable.
I used to do the same and and still do every once in a while, it comes from knowing nothing about you opponent. It’s intimidating. Not to mention with how long it takes to find a match I get start to get antsy and worked up.
the only thing I fear now are Blankas cuz they just run away the whole match, and if I get close, BLANKA ball or ELECTRICITY, so yeah. I need to begin jabbing those blank balls.
As a Balrog player myself, here is what I can suggest. Play more defensive against rushdown characters (ie Akuma or Cammy) and if there is lag, that is going to throw off a lot. If the character is BIG in size, use Crouching fierce punch as AA instead of headbutt, and against projectile characters ALWAYS ALWAYS focus those bullshit hadokens/tiger shots, and then mix it up with TAP or jump. I also have problems with crossups too, and all I usually do is block, and then throw a jab. And above all, STAY CALM!
Lots of game time and grass helps
I have the same problem. I get opportunities to punish and I screw them up, in some cases it even costs me the game. Something I have to do when my nerves screw up execution is just play a counter attack style. Watch for over used normals or specials that you can exploit. Anytime I play a ken online I always stuff the jump-in and punish a blocked sweep. Also, everyone who says practice and experience is right. Playing the computer on hardest is another good way too.