As a kid I demolished all of my friends at fighting games in the 90’s. I was the best. I stopped playing for about a decade until SF4 came out. I played for a few months with Guile and did good enough by just spamming Sonic Booms and still destroyed my friends. I didn’t bother to learn anything. I didn’t know there was anything TO learn. I thought the game manual had all the information I needed. I thought a Focus Attack was an unrealistic thing to utilize in a real match and it was only for the best players on earth.
Now, I’ve been playing USF4 for 4 months and I’m godawful. I cannot believe that players with low PP are busting out DP > FADC > Ultra on me like it’s nothing. It’s a miracle if I can pull that off in training mode. I now realize that I’m a beginner and that jump-in HK > crouching HK doesn’t work anymore. Just because you can do a FB or DP doesn’t mean you’re not a beginner. This is the lesson I’m struggling to believe and accept. I’ve watched several videos and read some pieces and I still have very little understanding of what an option-select or a safe jump (etc) is. I’m hoping this site will be my savior.
Anyone else feel my pain?