First post at Shoryuken!
I’m still deep in the noobie learning process. I find that that I can practice all day until my fingers are stiff and I’ve got perfect execution, but in actual battle my execution suffers, I panic. I overthink and underthink. I blank out on any options, or allow myself to be over-whelmed by my opponent’s agression. I fireball when I mean to DP. I mash excitedly. All the bad noob habits I try to refrain from rear up in my gameplay. I end up falling back on spamming fireballs.
How do I keep calm? How can I force myself to be more precise and accurate with my inputs in actual battle? Why is it that even though normals are as essential as specials, all I can think to do in the heat of the moment are the special inputs or spam jab? WHY DOES THAT ULTRA BAR ALWAYS LEAD ME TO MY RUIN?? Ditto for focus attacks. I know I shouldn’t even bother with them at my level, but I can’t help it! I want to burn those super stocks on EX attacks as soon as they are available. It’s just instinct.
Anyway, I feel like if I could overcome these frustrations and play smarter, I would improve greatly, but no matter how much I tell myself what NOT TO DO, I still end up spazzing out? The worst thing is, I get so caught up in all the stuff I’ve read about and have tried to practice that even my scrub button-mashing friends who haven’t learned anything about the game at all can beat me because I’m too focused on “playing correctly.”
I’ve read many beginner guides. Either it’s not sinking in or I’m not practicing smart.
Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks!