Like many competitive things in life, the Psychology behind it plays such a huge role. No matter how good you are at something, one can still perform terrible if your state of mind is off.
Now being a veteran fighting game player i’m well aware of this kinda stuff, but damn. Marvel is such a strict and unforgiving game that its tough not to get frustrated. When your opponent scores a hit you really have to be detached & comfortable in the reality that you may not get the chance to use that character again, and if he does manage to survive the onslaught, he’ll be severely mangled and not much good to the rest of the team after.
Sometimes i can play entirely calm and do relatively well, and others i just can’t help but get pissed off when my opponent catches me in something. Which reflects badly on the rest of the match as i’m psychologically compromised from that point onward, and playing sloppy as i scramble & panic to evade whatever else they are trying.
A friend once told me to have a few drinks before a gameplay session, It’ll make me more laid back, calmer, and playing more effectively without being hindered. I dunno about that.
So marvel players, what do YOU do to stay composed? Perspectives? Thought exercises?