I’m not sure where to go with this anymore.I’ve been been on this site since 08’ and made an account in 09’ with question regarding to arcade sticks. I’m not much of a poster but I do love to sit back and enjoy the drama and discussions of the SRK community.
Mind me if I seem to rambling but I want to say that I am accustomed to this site and read most of which would be required to before asking questions. This question in particular is for street fighter 4. I am nowhere near the best fighter or even a good one but I do hold my own. The factor that separates me from my opponents that usually I am more informed than they are in a technical manner. I believe in Experience is what counts so usually players who played longer are usually more capable. Mind the little back story I believe this is the way to explain what type of player I am and for any individual out there that would be so kind to give me tips.Enough beating around the bush.I waned to get back into the fighting scene after leaving it for like 3-4 years,after hearing about the 3 fighters that would come out in 09' I would figure with the current generation of console that we are in it would be a perfect time to get back in the scene.I purchased all 3 Tekken 6,Street Fighter 4,and Blazblue. Tekken and Blazblue i'm decent in I win,I lose getting better and seeing my progress.Now here comes the problem...Street fighter 4. I suck ASS at this game I'm horrible getting trashed by mashers and anything I was clueless.I was so bad that I got kicked out of player matches in vanilla. It hurt me I am usually average at fighting games with the future of only getting better. with street fighter 4 it was like I was getting worse the more I play.After countless hours of training(well I don't believe 1134hrs is countless but a good amount.) Switching mains at the time refusing to main ryu or ken for whatever reason. I got nowhere and wasted my life.I missed out on great titles just to get better at this game this is the only fighting game I was this bad in and I played 3rd strike.After trying my hardest losing to every player who were not even trying I dropped my stick and quit. Later on I heard of super street fighter 4 with news going around that they did balancing and tweaked the game added characters.I bought it. :) What ever tweaking they did it worked. I went from winning like 1/30 of my games to 1/15. I still suck ass though and I still have DP spamming Ryu's taunting me for failing it to punish it although i spent about 30 hours practicing on that alone. I think i'm spending too much time on the dummy...I don't know.My execution is decent I learned my links lol I'm starting to think i'm the like the only low level player who tries to attempt them. I did even more training and seriously tried some of the newcomers. I had most success with Dee Jay. Focused on him trained some more but every match felt like a chore. You cant guess a spammer and the Shoto's Deep J.Hk beat all versions of his up kick except his EX or i'm doing it wrong.Seeing if it was just me I for shits and giggles picked Ryu and all of a sudden I started winning more but not by that much. I really want to know what i'm doing wrong. I am a beginner but I don't spam,I don't do random ultras in desperation. I try to BnB for Hit confirms.I study match-ups.I watch and analyze other players comment and exchange info.I train really hard. I wouldn't have cared but the amount of shitty I am at this game is not a joke.Its hard for me to sleep at night.
TL;DR I suck ass at street fighter 4.Practiced all I can to get better.Read all stickies read important threads relating to character. Avoid scrubby tactics gets beat by players abusing tactics I previously avoided.Practiced to counter tactics no go. Decent at all other fighters played. You probably thought I was a child if you saw me play. Excuse me while I now lay in a fetal position and await someone to say something negative.