I think at this point I’m a decent player. I’m not godlike, but I think I’m solid at the very least. I received a rude awakening about a year ago when I attended Final Round. I was playing casual ST matches, and I found that playing against top players was better than playing people on GGPO. I played against this strong Bison player from Florida, and he had a really good Bison, but he played Bison different than on GGPO. He didn’t really frantically rush at me like a lot of Bisons on GGPO use to do. He stayed on the ground, was really patient, and kind of found ways in on me. I found this way better than playing mash happy Bisons on GGPO.
I guess the point I was making is that a lot of played I was playing on GGPO would play really random. Like at any point of the match, they were alway hitting something. I found it really hard to win against such players. I’m a very metholdical player, and I love to train my opponent not to do certain things. But I found that I would always play matches correctly, but still get randomed out in the end. It seems like the worst thing you can do to me in a match is just get random.
I mean I know how to play a solid defensive and spacing game. But people always hit me with stuff that seems ridicuous to throw out. People may say this is clutching the win, but I’ve played high level players in the past who can still clutch it out, but not go random trying to do it. I’ll be attending Final Round next week. I have no doubt I’m prepared. But I do fear that randomness is my weakness. I can’t deal very well with randomness in players.
I find it hard to do the following: Deal with people who constantly press buttons. I find myself getting hit more than I should. People who toss out random specials/supers/etc. Even when I'm in a position to bait it, they'll throw it out. Habitual jumpers. Thisis more of an issue with online play than offline play. Offline my anti-air game is more on point, but online jumping in at me means you've beat me. Though I really want to give someone an disincentive from jumping. People constantly walking forward. I've played against people who do nothing but walk forward all match. This is bad pratice, but sometimes they walk forward and start mashing random attacks, and I get hit. People who play unsafe wakeup. I try to bait it out, but they inevitably will do it everyime on wake up.
people abusing low jab. A lot of people will do unsafe moves, and then start mashing jab after they do it. I know how to abluse low jabs, but I hate when I subject to unsafe move/lowjab spam all match.
I guess after playing online, I lose less to randomness now. That has been one of the benefits, because I’m more prepared for people who just like to throw unsafe stuff out. however, I do get REALLY frustrated by these people. how do you keep calm when you deal with a guy who just can’t stop getting random. It makes me nervous because he clearly is willing to just throw anything out.