No haha looked like you just started a topic to express how bad you were
- Should I even bother with a XBOX 360 Controller on a PC or should I start with a stick?
I personally have a hitbox-esque setup on my keyboard when I’m playing on steam:
Where Q/W/D/Space = Left/Down/Right/Up respectively and the numbers are punches and kicks, light to heavy. This is very similar to a “hitbox” arcade setup, costs nothing and is more accurate to an arcade stick experience than playing on pad, so it might act as a good acid-test. Nothing wrong with a pad either though, and plenty of players use them; they even hold advantages over a stick in some respects, such as silent inputs.
- Is there a way to play against people on my level online or is there only the quick match option?
You’re right to use the “Similar Skill” setting like you have been so far. I’d also advise adding anyone as a friend who you come across that you feel is closer to your skill level. That was you’ll quickly build up a gallery of players to request battles with; I don’t think I’ve ever logged on, since doing that, without seeing other street fighter guys online. In addition, most of them “level up” at around the same speed once added. It’s a positive loop.
In addition, check out the SRK matchmaking thread:
Real-life, side by side gaming is undoubtedly the best way to learn, so if you have the time and the resources, head to your local club, you wont regret it.
Is it normal to play over 100 games and only win 5 for a beginner?
One of my most common posts in the Saikyo Dojo consists of reassuring players that the first 100 are a breaking in period. By now, you should have polished out most of your mashiness, gotten a good grasp of what Ryu can do in terms of Ultras, Supers, Specials and Command Moves and gotten confident at trying out different approaches in different matchups. The fact that you’ve found you way onto SRK is a good indication that you’re getting there. Next step if trying the Ryu subforum and following any of the numerous Ryu guides on youtube, on SRK and in the newbie stickies. CrossCounter and Beyond Technical both had solid Ryu guides, off the top of my head.
Is Ryu a good char for a beginner or should I start with top tier characters like Yun, Akuma and Evil Ryu?
Ryu is widely considered the epitome of a beginner character in almost every SF game he features in, SSFIV included. The majority of players learn Ryu before moving onto other characters. I’d wager that there’s more beginner guides for Ryu out there than all other characters combined.
Yun is a level up I’d say; give Ryu a chance while you’re grasping footsies, breaking into your supers/ultras and basic fundamentals, but Yun is undoubtedly viable. Akuma is a great character to learn with, due to the sheer mass of tools (teleports, air hado’s, red hado’s, divekicks etc) that he has to hand, however he has low life and a low stun factor, meaning he can be very frustrating to a beginner, despite all his shiny toys. Evil Ryu is often the graduation step for Ryu players, particularly if you move onto Ultra. Similar to play with, likewise, in AE, I think his Stun and Health are lower, but he combats that with hella damage and long, frustrating, flashy combos that can really push an opponent around. A basic shoto like Ryu is a good starting block, before moving onto E. Ryu.
- Is this stick any good http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B004MYFKWS/ref=s9_simh_gw_p63_d0_i2?pf_rd_m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1VB5KMHM37RRCA6685T8&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=455353687&pf_rd_i=301128 ?
I’d say the Brawlstick is great value for money and severely underrated. Judging by the link you’re in europe, which also makes it one of the easiest to get hold of (for a good price). As a first stick, don’t bother with second hand and don’t bother with cheap. Check the stickies in tech talk for a buyers guide.