Online? Everyone is a mindless masher. Yes, I can bait and punish it (although Vega isn’t the best character to fight mashers with) but that’s not the point. I can’t learn how to play against actual intelligent opponents when everyone I play is an online warrior. Not to mention the lag completely ruins my play, and my internet suddenly broke despite every effort to fix it, to the point that the game is pretty much unplayable unless I play at six in the morning.
[S]Offline? There isn’t much of a scene here. The only person I can play against regularly is my brother, and no offense to him, but he’s really bad, to the point where I’m constantly sandbagging. Nobody organizes any meetups here, and I definitely can’t do it.[/S]
Training mode? Okay, I can spend hours in training mode learning how to link Vega’s cr.LP into cr.MP. Then what? How am I actually supposed to learn how to play against a real person spending hours memorizing how to do one link and smacking (clawing?) around a target dummy?
[S]It feels like if I don’t live in California or New York, there’s no way to practice in this game.[/S]
EDIT: I was mistaken about the offline part, turns out there’s an offline scene here in Jax, so ignore that.