A bit of background; I’ve been a gamer since I was young but I never got into fighters. I had SF2 for SNES but only played at home. I got into the Melee metagame(but never competed) a few months before brawl came out. The level they took the game to and some of the amazing combos they were able to pull off captivated me. I already mained Marth so I went about learning to play him better. I was already one of the best among my circle of Melee play but this took things to the point where no one wanted to play me. I wanted to play SF4 since before it came out but didn’t have a console from this gen to play it. I recently got a 360 and SSIV. I plan on buying SSFIV asap.
The only problem is I would have no one to play at my level. My siblings barely play and I highly doubt they would put in as much effort as me. I want to have a circle of good players to play against and learn with/from. Is it worth all the trouble to only play against online players? Money is a problem for me so I am holding back on buying a stick until I can see where this hobby is going. I main Viper so you can understand my frustration. How would I go about finding the SF4 scene in my area? I heard about an arcade that I plan on checking out some time soon.
Thanks in advanced.