well then i’m not exactly sure what im doing wrong, aside from playing 4 bar matches (which happen every lunar eclipse)
how airtight is Roll > throw/Ex Messiah? because i’m pretty sure ive tried that and been DP’d out of it. I’ve practiced the hell out of dive kick combos (especially dive kick > target combo > Ultra) but i cant get in close enough to use it routinely. The problem im trying to get help on is how do i get in and stay in, roll helps me get in but its usually blocked and then im DP’d out and if i jump high enough to dive kick in i may as well be holding a sign saying DP me. That video is almost exactly what my mindset is when playing, but it just never works that well. from what im hearing thats because of SFIV’s lag and not my execution (which i used to think it was, but after ages of execution training I started to wonder why nothing worked online)
and i dont want to sound like im crying over the DP’s either, its just that it ravages me because on the off chance that i can get in someones face all it takes is one execution whiff and flying the airlines back to the middle of the arena (if im lucky, otherwise im eating Ultra for dinner).
Perhaps i need to work on my mindgames more and find ways to get the opponent to throw out whiffs? are there any articles on mindgames? (especially Rufus ones, if character specific strats exists)
(and thanks for all the help so far people)