Hey folks, been a while since I posted something mind numbingly bad for the community to sigh at so here it is.
Well, I don’t know wether to be proud or embarassed but here goes.
It didn’t take a lot for me to notice that after countless threads here on the Balrog Forum over the (almost a) year I’ve been a member asking for help to up my game, I still haven’t made much progress. I had a 50 game session with a random person in Arc Req in Vanilla SF4 on GFWL last night and while it was 39-11 to me (5-6 of the losses being when I switched to alts despite having a 97% Balrog record with no real alt character experience) that doesn’t mean I feel I won much because I was any good or even that I was better than the opponent.
On the contrary, 75% of the games I win are because of bad habits and stupid gimmicks that only people of my level would really fall for.
I’m a TAP happy mongloid who’s won so many TAP>EX HB Ultra matches it’s not even funny because some bright spark thinks it’s wise to throw something out on wakeup rather than just block it and punish my ass…
But this isn’t about crying about my lack of skill and ability, it’s to have a talk about gimmicks… Failing that, maybe just trying to give someone something to smile about - I may not be a pro but I’m having a barrel of fun and whipped together a quick movie out of last nights nonsense.
For discussion purposes, the silly low level tricks I’m on about are:
** Above mentioned TAP to Headbutt (Generally desperation for Ultra - Bad idea against an opponent with a braincell).
** Headbutting over an untechable knockdown opponent to spank them from the opposite side. God knows why but I tend to leave this for corner only which is stupid as it puts me in the corner and lets the opponent out if they block… Then again it seems a lot of people don’t expect that.
** Meaty Overheads on Wakeup vs Non-Shoto characters.
** Meaty DLStraight on Wakeup vs Shoto characters.
** Whiffing Uppers on crouchers for Throws or Combos.
I’d love to know if anyone else out there has other funky gimmicks or tricks they find ‘common’ use for such as a movie I’ve seen where Keno (:rock:) makes good use of whiffed Overheads on waking opponents to mess with their heads or other things like that.
Failing that, you’re free to watch my crappy movie but it won’t do well for your brain watching me failing
Thats the fun side of it all with some added nonsense from Bison thrown in purely because I’ve only played him 5-6 times this year and was so proud to have won a match.
It’s all fun and games when the stupid things work but having watched two matches against the Akuma in the above movie, I notice how I seem to be playing somewhat sane at the start but once the pressure is on I just go to complete mush - For actual fight you can watch this one:
[media=youtube]e2cCmx_iFMc"]YouTube - ?SF4? RopeDrink [BAL] vs [AKU[/media]
How much do gimmicks and tricks form your actual strategy and, if any, do you save it for when you’re being fancy or do you base your style on it?
I’m generally just curious rather than looking for advice - I’m pretty sure I’ll always be at above level but I’m a 100% Online Casual, thats whats to be expected.
Big thanks to everyone who has entertained my posts in the past, I’m just trying to give something back… Even if it isn’t all that great