I’m sure lots of you have, or still do get frustrated when playing online for various reasons. I’m still working on getting better, and for the moment I’m lingering at about the 400-500BP mark, while I’ve got Juri to about 600-700PP. So I’m not brilliant by any stretch of the imagination.
And I do expect to lose lots still!
But some losses have been bugging me a bit, firstly its the ones against players who are clearly far better than what their points suggest and are dicks about it. Example being I played a Ryu player who was around 100PP and BP, as I was searching for same skill, I never take points lightly, So I certainly didn’t scoff at his points and expect an easy game. But this guy absolutely blew me up, he was doing very long high damaging combos, FADC’s, the lot! He was probably up there as one of the highest level players I’ve faced if I’m honest. So I assume he was either playing at a mates house, or had started a new account. Neither I have a problem with. What really bugged me was that at the end of the second round, he’d got 2 lengthy combos off and had me down to about 10% health and dizzy, then stopped to taunt before finishing me off with the perfect. Surely he knew he had the ability to blow me up when he saw my points, so adding in the taunt at the end really pissed me off tbh.
The other game type that bugs me, more than it really should, is when I’m having a nice fairly evenly matched game with someone, and it is my character/matchup knowledge that screws me over. The main example this time was a really close fought game between my Juri and a Guile player. I won the first round and he the second. Third round was quite close, with both on low health, he whiffed his Ultra 1, which I knew was 3 flash kicks, so I buffered my Ultra 2, to catch him on the way down from the third flash kick which would’ve won me the game. Only what I didn’t know was that when Guile whiffs his Ultra 1, only 2 of the flash kicks came out. So my Ultra also whiffed, and he punished with an EX flash kick to finish me off.
At least I know what cost me the round/game, and I now know that when it whiffs Guile only does 2/3 kicks. So you know, at least I’ve learnt something and all that jazz. But it still bugs me, probably more than it should =p
TLDR - Some losses bug me more than they should, what bugs/frustsrates you when playing online?