I’ve played this game for well over 1000 hours. That should be more than enough time to get ‘good’ at it, but I’m currently on 1300PP, which is very poor (the highest I’ve been is 2500PP), and I find myself losing to most players I encounter online. But that’s not the worst part. The worst part is that I find myself unable to do even basic things which I know I should be doing in the course of a game. E.g. I was just playing this Bison and for my character (Sagat) the best strategy is (apparently) to zone him and punish his jump ins and stomps. I.e. if you see him jump you TU and if you see him stomp you jump back fierce. But I’m playing this guy and he’s jumping and stomping all over me and I wasn’t able to punish him once the whole game. I could see what he was doing just fine but the necessary inputs just wouldn’t come out. That kind of shit happens all the time, but it’s not just that. I often also mess up simple combos (e.g. Sagat’s BnB: c.LK, c.LK, c.LP > TU) in-game even though I can hit them 80%+ in training mode. Plus I suck at footsies. It feels like every time I press a button in footsies my opponent is one step ahead of me and hits me during startup (I suppose this basically just comes down to me not understanding spacing).
Anyway, point of this thread is to find out whether I should just give up or if there’s hope for me yet. I.e. after 1000 hours if I can’t AA at least somewhat consistently and play footsies with at least some competence, it’s time to hang 'em up, right? I would post some footage of my play to get feedback if I thought it would help, but what’s the point if I already know what I’m doing wrong but am unable to change it? Also, any tips for breaking bad habits, such as not AA properly?