Heya, didn’t know where else I could post this, so I thought I’d give it a try here:
I want to, correction, I am actively trying to build an offline community where I live. Since I live in a city in Greece, the country where almost everyone thinks that you have to be a 5-year-old to play videogames, that is rather hard.
After some brainwashing, my little “community” now stands at 4 members. Me, my roommate and two friends of ours. This thread is about one of the 2 friends.
He was playing SF4 off/online way longer than I did ( I never felt good with my fundamentals until some months later), but at some point, I overtook him, my roomate overtook him and he still remains the typical scrub with the typical scrub mentality. Seriously, if you read S-kill’s thread about “Leading a scrub to water but not being able to make them think”, he is the living embodiment of those words. He recently changed from Akuma to Gouken, because “Akuma was unplayable” and still sucking. I have tried to show him his errors patiently, give him info to read, videos to watch but nothing. All this time and still nothing.
However, he himself thinks that he is this awesome player that can beat me if “he shows his true skills” or something. But even so, I am more interested in developing a community that tries hard to get better via the help and rivalry of its members and not to engage in some personal vendetta for no reason.
The biggest surprise of them all is that he says he wants to get better and better, even if he already is, as he claims, a super player.
So, how can I show this guy that he sucks so that he can level up? I have tried patience, being ruthless and at some point making severe comments on his playstyle and even not playing him for a while.
I would be grateful if we could have a civil conversation.
Thanks in advance,
James / J-Slh.