I started SF4 as a total noob and Ryu was the first character I used in arcade mode. Unlocked Sakura and immediately found her fun. Followed a guide to unlock everyone else and managed to do it over one weekend. Sakura was still the most fun.
I didn’t know what an anti air was and I didn’t know that it was possible to combo into dp. I didn’t even know that there was a name for people like me who just mashed shouoken. I thought otoshi was a stupid move and that normals were useless. I knew nothing.
Of course people seeing how bad I was always tried to suggest other characters to begin with. Most pointed towards Ryu which is why I have always hated Ryu because I wanted to make my own way and be the best I could be with Sakura. I started learning Sakura and SF4 around April 2009. August 2009 I joined SRK and learned alot about Sakura from you guys. Suddenly I started winning and made G1 then everyone was sending messages saying, “Nice Sakura”
Nobody suggests Ryu to me anymore but I still hate him for those early days…
Here are 3 videos where I talk about me getting into Sakura and my dislike for Ryu.
[media=youtube]1u6aaW3S5Og][color=red]Ranked Nubs Online Episode #1 - The Pilot[/color[/media]
[media=youtube]VIPB8bCdWsM][color=red]Ranked Nubs Online Episode #2 - Baby Talk[/color[/media]
[media=youtube]mhRqkhspU6E][color=red]Ranked Nubs Online Episode #3 - The Shoto Wiggle[/color[/media]
Various colors for each outfit. To pick one from each I say:
Original outfit 10
Alt 1 outfit 5
Alt 2 outfit 10