Hello! I feel like I’m in a bit of a bind right now.
I started playing Street Fighter IV in June of last year and frankly, I haven’t improved much at all.
Things like spacing, defense, and the like aren’t coming to me nearly as quickly as I thought they would be and I’ve begun to realize it’s because I’ve been trying to move onto bigger things without having mastered basic fundamentals yet. My execution is also still pretty sloppy.
A few other problems is there’s not much of a scene here, so I don’t get the opportunity to have exposure to good players, and I don’t have a big group of people online to play and practice with either. I’ve got one friend who I play with a lot and we’re about the same as far as skill goes and I think that’s part of the problem for both of us.
I really am committed to this, though. This genre has been more fun for me than the shooters that I’ve mastered over the years. It’s the most fun I’ve had in years, really, and the social aspect of the community is also really interesting to me and the depth of gameplay really gives me something to invest in.
I’ve also since moved to Street Fighter x Tekken and will likely stick with it.
Anyway, basically what I’m trying to say is I could definitely use some help. Having more top level players to play with (online, as it’s unfortunately my only option at the moment) would give me a lot to take from.
I’d also like your thoughts on which characters I should be playing that could help me master the basics before moving towards more advanced play. I know Ryu’s an obvious choice, but I’m not sure who I should have for a second character right now.
Thanks in advance.