Hey guys. I was wondering if you folks could offer some advice. I’ve been playing fighting game since Street Fighter 2, but not until SF4 did I get serious about learning how to actually play. SF5 is such a good fundamentals based game and I really like it, but I’m having a hard time. I know that the legitimacy of online play is arguable and an argument can be made that “points don’t matter…” but if it’s any indication of where I’m at, I fluctuate between 900-1600 league points. I can’t seem to get past that level. Some days I would win 3-4 out of 5 matches that I would play, some days I would accumulate losses of up to 10 in a row. I don’t even know where to begin, but below is a list of things that I think I’m doing wrong but I don’t know how to correct. I know it’s hard to answer them without any visuals, but I have yet to get around uploading matches online. I also know that strategies are on a case by case basis and dependent on characters, matchups, and opponents. Also, I don’t have friends who play fighting games.
- Stopping an offensive character/player/playstyle.
- Practicing fundamentals: footsies, anti airs, blocking, combos.
- Knowing what to do when to do it: When to defend, when to start an attacking, when to start playing footsies.
- How to get better at reading an opponent.