when SF4 came out I was very eager to play it. So I ordered the game and the TE stick. My plan was to practice a bit offline and then jump right into the online action. But when I finally started playing I had to realize that I am probably the worst fighter ever.
First off I went into training mode, memorized all moves for C. Viper and practiced them so that I can steadily perform them. Next I started an arcade game on easy difficulty. But the first fighter totally owned me. He won and I didn’t have the slightest chance. Okay, new game, very easy. The first fighter owned me. It took me 5 tries to defeat him. And thats pretty much what happened in every arcade match I played. And Seth? I didn’t beat him once.
Next I went online, knowing that I will lose. I played about 30 matches on the first day and lost every single one of them. Until today I didn’t win once.
And when I am playing against a friend it’s even worse. Most of them didn’t play SF4 before and don’t know any moves, while I can perform every move for my character. And still I lose against somebody who is doing just something.
What am I doing wrong? How can I practice effectively?