Okay, I need a little advice, or at least a hint that maybe I don’t have what it takes to play this game, but I’ve been playing CvS2 off and on for a little bit ow, and I just can’t seem to a) break old habits b) learn the nuisances that will break you from mid level average, to higher.
I’ve been playing SF for years, but since I’ve played mid to low level people, I’ve been in a rut. I’m not a horrible player, but I grew up playing SF in a very slow paced environment, where things like throwing was cheap (I never really saw it that way, but it was the general rule) rushdown was unheard of, and fireballs were taboo almost. Now I sit and try to adapt to higher level play but I can’t help but think either my mind doesn’t click to this fast enough, or I can’t break out of the old ways.
A few examples. I can’t poke. Well maybe a little, but I get outpoked bigtime, and I get outpoke when I’m sure I should have the higher priority. I just don’t think I know how to poke well. I try to do pressure strings, and I get stuffed a lot. I can’t zone too well.
Also I have trouble comboing. I work for a long time trying to figure link timing but it never seems to come to me. I’m not sure how to work it. I try watching for a point in the animation, but that doesn’t work. I try a to work in as a rhythm, but that doesn’t work either. God forbid I try in a real fight, as I get all nervous and f-it up. That and I have this stupid vice of mixing my combos up, ie: I’ll practice with Geese, and start doing Geese combos with other characters, (ie: Bison trying to jab, jab, jab, cr. RH) it’s quite embarrasing in my head that I have these mental blocks.
Also I just seem to get raped when I’m cornered. I don’t understand reading my opponent. My watching for patterns usually ends with me in the corner as I try to figure it out. and as I can’t poke to test very well, I just get stuffed there.
I guess overall what I’m asking is that is this normal stuff to go through, or am I at the no new tricks for an old dog? I’d like to get better but it gets so frustrating to lose when you know what’s coming.