So I just played online for the last hour or so and EVERY SINGLE person I fought literally played by only using up-forward and up-back to move around. They would only be on the ground long enough to FP Shoryuken me.
I know the age old “bait and punish scrubs” and “the air is really dangerous in street fighter” and not to mention “teach them to not do that by anti-airing them consistently” but, the problem is:
They’re all using Ken or Ryu or Chun or someone with a REALLY high priority jumping attack (J.hk by most of them).
I use charge characters and characters without very good anti airs (namely Bison but I was just trying to use Vega) and with the lack of a good anti-air and losing my charge every second because they jump as soon as they touch the ground and cross me up leading to me losing my charge I’m at a serious loss.
So to run my problem back:
I have no good anti-airs that beat their awesome jump in attacks
I can’t keep a charge because they jump all over so much
I can’t beat them air to air because their jump attack beats those too
What do I do? I’m trying to get better but, the lack of a shoryuken is making it so people can jump the fuck all over me.
Obviously this wouldn’t work against “the pros” and I know it’s not a good tactic but, I cannot for the life of me figure out how to beat them without a shoryuken. It’s a problem I’ve been seriously having with my Bison and now with Vega the problem is amplified because I just started using him.
Blocking the shoryuken and punishing is the logical answer but the amount of damage they get off of their j.hk, HP SRK or j.hk, c.hk not to mentiont he super cancelled mashed shoryuken makes them landing a single blow seriously hurt. But the thing is they are jumping around with no rhyme or reason and the mixup is so intense I don’t know what to do. This must be how the americans fighting in the pacific against the kamikazes felt.
I’m not complaining I just really need some help figuring this out because it doesn’t appear to be as simple as I would think.
side note: I rarely play online is this how everyone plays online?