OK. So thus far in my SSF4 career, I’ve not really bothered to learn match-ups. That is to say I have been getting by on learning which moves are safe/unsafe when used against me and baiting/punishing where I could.
That however, is not enough anymore. As a claw player I have particular trouble against Dictator and Boxer. This could well simply me being clueless on what I am supposed to do or it could be a genuinely hard match-up for Claw. I can’t parse what is happening on screen and make it into sound strategic sense: I don’t know the match-up.
The problem is…just how does one go about learning a match-up?
Following on from that: just what is a match-up to begin with? Let me put it this way: when in training mode and attempting to learn a match-up, what is the tick-list of things I need to be doing supposed to look like?
Rather than being told about what the match-up is, I want to know how I would go about learning a match-up in the first place (give me a net people, not fish!)