So recently I’ve been having a bit of slump in my gameplay online. I’ve been playing SF4 for a few years and used to do pretty well. Lately though, I’ve been playing worse and have been losing a lot more frequently these days. Although people keep telling me that offline vs. online is completely different, it’s hard to convince myself otherwise. I feel like it’s an issue with my playstyle instead.
I’ll admit that I have lost a bit of passion for the game and play it less than before (which could account for others improving in their game while I have gone stagnant) in addition to the added lag. But I can’t help but feel discouraged with my recent performances online.
I dislike making excuses for my poor performance and don’t like blaming the lag/online environment, but I feel like there’s more to the story as well. I’m definitely looking to improve but I was just wondering if anybody else went through something similar? And how you felt was the best way to deal with it?
Just a bit of background, I frequent streams and matches of top level players and also take the time to reflect on my losses. I think having a different pair of eyes analyze my play would be helpful but it is not an option at the moment. I’m a Ryu player but have several other pocket characters (sort of having a character crisis as well) and used to range around the low-mid 3000’s PP but now linger around the low-mid 2000’s.
Thanks for listening.