I was thinking about how in SSF4 there is great balance between characters and yet the business of using each character to its full potential is something different altogether. Thus I cooked up a few learning curve charts that attempt to illustrate how hard it is to use that character effectively at first, and then the journey to use it at its optimum potential.
I’m not a statistician. The correct way to do this would be to analyze data from beginner players and data logs for thousands of players. No, I don’t have access to that information. This is just how it feels like for a average-talented guy who has been playing FGs for 20 years and SF4 for about 2 of them. No bigge here.
The time criteria are:
- Few days of game time
- Weeks of casual play
- Weeks of serious play
- Months of serious play
- 1 year or more of serious play
and the skill criteria are
- Average, dominates basic character mechanics
- Dominates singular character mechanics
- Is fully competent with the character’s capabilities
- Maximum character potential explored
And here it is :
I’m working on a few more too for fun.
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