Ok, here’s what (I hope) is a familiar situation for some here who play SFIV vs. others, either on or offline: You’re playing some matches (let’s say Ranked Match mode) online. Everything’s going fairly alright. Winning some, losing some, but nothing dramatic or exciting. Then, something happens and your concentration is broken.
Either the stupid phone rings, or the baby starts crying (those of us with kids…) or your wife/girlfriend starts talking your ear off. Now everything goes to sh*ts! You’re losing to flowcharts and one-trick spammers. All your moves on wakeup are poorly timed. Your gameplan goes out the window as your previous offensive assaults now turn into runaway turtle tactics because of some serious second guessing on your part. Basically, you’ve contracted a bad case of the stupid hands.
I’m curious mostly because yesterday, it happened to me where NOTHING I did was working. Nothing!! I lost maybe 10 matches in a row (during 2 seperate play throughs at different times of the day) against players I could’ve (should’ve) been able to beat easily or at least compete with.
So my question is; what do some of you do in that situation to put things back to the original flow? Do you stop playing (as I did)? Do you have a ritual that puts you back into your “zen” flow? I’d like to know…