Hey long time lurker but thought it was time to contribute a few random thoughts to maybe help out some fellow noobs.
I love playing street fighter (in particular SSFIV) and I think I put in enough time with it to be better (Have a higher win ratio and maybe not come dead last at my local tournaments) at the game than I actually am right now.
However a funny realisation I have come to recently is that the effort it takes to win a tough match almost makes me not enjoy the game as much. For example, I will win a difficult (for me) game against a skilled player that took a lot of concentration on my part but not feel as satisfied had I have just crushed some scrub with my flowchart Juri.
I think maybe usually only playing before I go to bed and being tired contributes to this.
So whats the point in this post you ask? Well i’m not too sure either but basically wanted to share my experience in the amount of concentration and effort it takes to win a game against an advanced player and every move needs to be well considered to win. You can’t even for a second rely on any ‘tried and true’ methods which tends to be my natural play style and hence my large loss to win ratio.
How do you guys get the focus for winning and what is your mindset like when you play best?