Thanks, I am I’m kinda slow to response. Yes G2-C is precisely where I’m stuck at. Unfortunately face to face player interaction is extremely difficult in a town with less than 400 people (not a lot of people my age and most play Modern Warfare, I’m the only serious Street Fighter). My nearest competition I can go to is at least 2 hours away, and that’s not easy on gas money, etc. So basically, I have been filling my friends list with SF players I’ve met in players matches, since I’ve really stopped play Championship mode. If you can believe it, about a day or two after the DLC launched I was actually in the top long enough to get 1 replay saved.
Anyway, I will try to gather some Bison players for some perspective. I try to take my online training seriously, and have been trying to get my block strings and timing adjusted to online play. My combos work in training and during computer matches, but online the timing is off, which kills me on Bison’s cr.short x 3 xx lk. scissor kick. I’ve had people mash a shoryuken out of that a hundred times. Everything you described is 100% accurate to my experiences, but you can add Zangief and Vega to that list of trouble characters with Guile and Chun Li. A GOOD Dhalsim gives me trouble, where I can hit and wittle him to near death, but I can’t get the clean kill.
I will take your training advice though, and if you don’t mind I’ll send you a Live invite soon. And I am thinking of giving Juri a go when SSF4 comes out, I don’t know why, but lately I’ve been drawn to the evil cast, and I am a Tae Kwon Do blue belt, so I’m glad to see her in it, and look forward to maybe having a second main.
@Kelter Skelter, The best I’ve come to understand pokes, they can do what you described, but they also serve to distance yourself from your opponent, or him from you if he likes to get in close, while at the same time, do some small damage. If you watch good Vega players sometimes, that’s a really good idea of what poking can do. It’s a quick reaction move that does moderate damage, and if done enough, that damage adds up, for when you can’t get close enough to your opponent or don’t want him in on you. Like me, I use Bison’s st. forward and st. roundhouse, cause I don’t want Gief close to me at all.
Also, does anyone know if those combos in challenge mode are viable at all in regular play? I mean, I was practicing some of Honda’s and Fuerte’s hard trials and they seem unfeasable in higher level play, whereas some of the stuff I learned from Ryu, I have actually used in the midst of battle for good damage. I don’t know, some of it seems crazy, is it good at all in battle. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Butt Slam into Honda Super move online before.