Hi guys, I’d like some help with improving my game.
I’ve been playing SF4 since Vanilla came out on the Japanese arcades, and I’ve been using Zangief ever since. Now that I have time, I want to focus on getting better at AE. I’d like to learn other characters, but before I start learning other characters I’d like to figure out what I can do to make my practice/casuals sessions more fruitful.
I’ve been practicing my BnB combos and basics (anti-air, footsies, simple option selects), and I’ve been playing online and casuals more. I’ve gotten to the point where I can hold my own against opponents of a certain skill level, but anything over that I usually get blown up really fast. Especially if it’s a matchup I’m unfamiliar with. I know I have to do something more in order to get over my current skill level, but I’m not sure what. What do you suggest for me to do right now, and what do you think comes after getting a decent grasp of the basics?
TL;DR: How can I best use my practice sessions and casual matches in order to get better and prevent plateauing at a certain skill level?