How do you deal with rage after repeated losses?
I cannot manage the anger I feel. I just can’t. Not when I lose 95% of matches. (I actually calculated it.)
I got a lot of advice here on SRK. I feel like all the advice made me a better player. Yet, I still lose. Not just lose, but lose constantly. I lose to players of all ranks and ability. It doesn’t matter which character I play or my opponent plays. It’s just endless losing.
I can accept losing. Sure. It’s going to happen, but it’s just too often for me to deal with. I can deal with a loss when I learn something, but I never learn anything. I watch my replay and it’s like, “What happened?!”
So, I taught myself how to record and upload video. I put it up here for analysis. I get advice like, “Oh, you jump too much. See right here at xx:xx, you jumped and you got AA’d. Mistake.” That seems like good advice, but in practice it means nothing. I get baited into doing things my opponent wants me to do. (Such as jumping-in.) I can’t help it. It always seems like the correct decision at the time. I’m getting outplayed like this every match!
And before it’s suggested, I’ve gotten all the noob advice. All of it. I’ve done it all: Watched my replays, watched pro replays, looked up match-ups, learned about frame data, learned my normals, improved my execution, learned footsies… all of it was a waste. For as much as I’ve improved, it’s meaningless. I get stomped nearly every time. I could put down my controller, and it would be exactly the same as if I had tried. It’s the same result: lose.
I’ve gotten to the point I’m starting to hate this game. I can’t even think about playing without getting angry. I don’t want to play anymore. It’s no longer fun. I force myself to play, because I really want to be good. Then I fight someone that hits me with a combo that drops me to 50% of my life. I can’t comeback, and I lose. Then I fight a defensive/charge player. I punch, I get punished. I kick, I get punished. I jump, I get punished. It’s easy for them. They just crouch and wait. They’ll wait all day long. They won’t attack! They just wait! It would be okay if this was rare, but these 2 examples make up 95% of my matches! They either wait/punish or are so good I can’t do anything.
Then… I read comments like, “Street Fighter 4 is the most accessible fighting game for newcomers.” That is a total lie. I have never in my life had so much difficulty with a game! Never.
I’ve given up several times now. I take a break, and I convince myself it’ll get better. I pick up the game, go online, and it’s endless losses. Never-ending. Then it’s back to raging.
I don’t know how to handle it.