Background: Ive decided to try to learn marvel (again) recently and i even managed to find a venue to play at. Although its an hour away the setup is pretty decent and the players are friendly (for the most part). I played my first couple of hours of matches and surprisingly it was pretty enjoyable. The players weren’t way above my level (which is a scrub) but they clearly had better combos and more time with the game. I won about half the matches i played…
Then i got put on stream and had a random FT5 against a very good player who pretty much just gave me a bunch of blockstrings, mixups, and setups that i am not familiar with, and proceeded to TAC infinite me to death after telling me he’s a scrub too. So obviously i got 5-0’d lol but it was still fun, especially seeing the infinites in person for the first time.
Afterwards i was asked why i played on stream even though im terrible, and i replied that it was just a random request, i didnt see the stream setup until after i plugged my stick in. Pretty much the guy told me that i was wasting my time if i expected to improve by just showing up and playing. When i asked him how should i be practicing, he told me that i pretty much missed the window of opportunity to learn the game and that i was too far behind to pick it up. So i ask, “so i should just quit?” and he replies “Its that, or you spend about half a year in training mode and on the internet borrowing learned concepts.”
So my question is, when you decided to play UMVC3, how did you approach learning the game? Were you a late like i was? Were you already good at fighting games?