Hello again. It’s been a couple years since I last posted on SRK. Back then it was me struggling to get a foothold on my skill level as a member of the community. Eventually I just stopped playing fighting games after a while. I keep searching for that game to bring me back into the fold, but I’ve had no luck. Here’s my history with fighting games over the last few years.
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom - Enjoyed the game, but didn’t yet have an arcade stick and the online was either barren or laggy as hell. Moved on to…
Street Fighter 4 - Joined in around Super, picked Gouken as my main(big mistake), and proceeded to lose 95% of my matches in both private lobbies and ranked 1v1. Was hyped for AE, but eventually quit a couple months later after I saw no real improvement in my skills
Marvel vs. Capcom 3 - Bought into the hype(both times). Biggest waste of $100 in my life. Game was too fast for me and I could never figure out a team for me.
Skullgirls - “Finally!” I thought “This game will help me become a better player.” Cut to a near dead scene, waiting almost a year to get patched up to the PS3 version, and just having 0 interest in the PC version. At this point I was done.
I know a lot of this is personal issues with myself not being able to handle defeat well. But part of it is also on the FGC itself. See, I live in a rural area that has no scene. When I made a topic to gauge interest in a scene here, guess how many replies it got? 0! So I am forced to do almost all of my matches online, where I have to deal with either a crappy netcode, or my subpar connection(even Skullgirls with its’ vaunted use of GGPO was still laggy for me). The people I used to play private lobbies with in SF4 moved on to the PC version(which I don’t own). And the online for the rest either has garbage netcode, is dead, or both.
Look, I’m not asking for pity. I just want to know what I could be doing in order to have fun again with fighting games. Is that really so hard to ask?