Spend less time posting on this forum then and more time practicing… then spend EVEN MORE time learning about the game engine/mechanics. Play matches online and understand that it’s 97% likely that you shouldn’t do anything your opp did…lol If you really want to know what will make you good (and therefore totally unlike almost everyone you ever played)
->Forget you even have a reversal move of any kind til you’ve played for a decent amount of time… …this will make you learn your real anti-air options and stick with them. This will take away all fear causing you to mash stupid shit… this will make you godlike…
->Don’t jump in ANY situation you can avoid it. (this doesn’t apply to all the roster… but most). You jumping around is how you lose.
->This goes with the previous… but… walk the shit fwd. Do NOT jump fwd unless u REALLY predicted (aka not hoped and went for it) your opp throwing something out.
->Forget that it’s possible to tick throw. Just quit it. Likely you play online… and face people who hold a view that when near someone you mash jab… mash throw… tick throw… or reversal. All these options being used and abused tells anyone decent you’re playing with that they shouldn’t bother. Do not copy this behavoir. Once your opp is afraid of your real options… then u can tick throw sometimes…
->Link combos. Seriously. Jump in kick, st.mp xx special move is pretty ass for almost everyone. Lrn to get near someone… avoid their footsies… land a jab or two and notice how to confirm that these hit so you can safely continue the combo.
Shit that stuff is so basic that anyone playing for any amount of time should get it… but apparently not 97% of all people I play online. They are pathetic. If you follow the above (at least until you are actually good enough to freestyle and gauge risk vs reward on the fly) u will instantly be better than 97% of the people you face online. After that the only people you should lose to are either good players… or someone spamming some cheap tac that you simply don’t know how to get around yet. The latter u can fix with some reading online… for the former… well that’s a privilege.