Lost 400-500 points. Re-watched matches to see what I was doing wrong, have some questions


#1

So yesterday in Street Fighter V ranked, I lost 400-500 points (1600 to 1100). Even when I went to Casual Matches I was losing. I re-watched my matches and I was able to see some flaws I had, however I’m here to ask some questions in situations I just wasn’t sure what to do. My main is Guile so some things could be Guile specific or just general situations.

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[] As a zoner sometimes I’m having trouble when to go in vs staying back and not pressing buttons. Sometimes I go too ham and press buttons/jump in at wrong time and get bopped. However sometimes I also get too scared and just block a bunch before getting easily opened up/thrown/comboed. How to find the right balance?
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] Sometimes I have trouble figuring out when exactly when to press buttons/jabs during pressure. I know it’s usually safer to block but eventually you’ll have to figure out when to press jab or other buttons to make them a little more scared to press buttons and to prevent them from throwing.
[] How often should you backdash and/or back jump? I know the general idea of both is to gain space so maybe when you feel like your offense isnt working well and you need a breather or creating space is vital in the matchup?
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] As a charge character is it worth to shimmy outside using for the occasional (tick) throw?
[] How often should wakeup EX Flash Kicks (DPs) be done? Maybe like 1-2 times a set? I think I get too antsy and want to reversal and want to not use it too much. At the same time I want them to respect that I have the option.
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] When blocking how do you figure out when it’s “your turn", is it all about matchups and frame data or just really obvious looking unsafe moves?
[] I like to throw Booms at the close-mid range to whiff punish pokes but sometimes when I throw fireballs at that range they’ll either jump on reaction or at the same time and I get bopped or have to block. Should I limit the amount of close-mid range Booms and focus more on my own normals and anti-airs?
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] As a charge character doing the walking backwards/forwards footsie thing doesnt seem as effective as if you were a motion character. Is it ever worth doing this as a charge characters? Whats a nice equivalent besides holding down back? (which can be predictable)
[] I try to anti-air almost every time someone comes whether it’s wish a Flash Kick or normals. However a lot of the time I’ll be too late and get hit. How do I choose when to just block?
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] As far as purposefully whiffing your own normals at safe ranges… is it a way to get people to make moves or keep them thinking?
[] As far as purposefully fishing for (Crush) Counter hits. How do you do it correctly? Most Heavy Normals have high startup so it’s hard to gauge when they’ll press a button without them hitting/counter hitting you first. So far, I can only get proper Crush Counters on Meaty Wakeups.
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] Probably more of a Guile thing, how do you figure out when to actually jump in? It seems like one of the few ways to start a combo/pressure with him outside trying to fish a counter hit through a meaty but at the same time you cant do it too much or else you’ll get predictable when trying to pressure.
[] I’ve been trying to incorporate neutral jumping more, when’s it good to do that?
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] * When is it generally good to sweep? Especially with a super unsafe/long one as Guile.
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#2

I cannot answer your questions since I’m new and still learning the game (and a lot of questions you just asked are questions I also have), but something got me curious. Did you get almost every match against silver and up? Yesterday I myself lost 800 points (1700 to 900). I feel that since Guile’s patch I almost always get really difficult matches.


#3

I did get a bunch of Silvers but while I didnt win any sets I was able to at least win a game/round against some of them. Was a mix of Silvers, Super Silvers, Super Bronzes, Bronzes, and Ultra Bronzes.


#4

Matchmaking is weird but it always has been. Currently sitting at about 2700 points yet sometimes I’m still matched up with people sitting on 800 points. I wonder if win streaks factor into who you’re matched with, cause I noticed that more often than not, the players that I face with much lower points and rank are on win streaks. Alternatively, if I’m on a decent win streak (roughly 6 or 7 matches), I get paired up with a gold player or higher. One time I got matched up with someone at 8k points. Honestly, I would really like to see what goes on with Capcom’s matchmaking.


#5

I’ve suspected the same, but probably seeing patterns where there are none.


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