I need your help learning offense and how to attack and pressure properly…
I’ve never played fighting games seriously until a few weeks ago, when I got into sf4/FGs on pc, so I am a complete scrub. (I’ve played wow arena, tera, CS 1.6, unreal tournament, at a competitive level)
I’ve watched all the beginner videos on YouTube multiple times, read and studied the basics like footsie, zoning, cross ups, etc. I even bought a TE stick and have been practicing with it in training mode for a couple of hours a day to work on my execution to basic proficiency along with combos, links, and cancels.(I’m still not very good or consistent but it’s only been two weeks)
Anyways, I’m struggling with attacking in general. I understand the concepts from everything I’ve learned but when it comes to actual matches, it’s so different. I played someone yesterday online for like 20 matches in a row and lost every time (2000 pp) then someone who was like 500pp and lost too. (I’m completely OK with losing but I just want to be learning)
I’ve been playing and practicing with ryu because the guides told me he’s good for learning the basics and guile because I like his style and heard he’s a good starting charge character with good normals and basics.
Tldr: when do I use light, medium, and heavy attacks? How can I start combos? How do I punish? After I block, how or when should I attack back? It seems like people are just constantly attacking me and I can’t do anything about it except block and get caught in a combo if I try to retaliate.