I’m wondering if anyone else is like this.
I really really enjoy playing my friends on Street Fighter. One of my friends is exactly at my level of skill. Sometimes he wins, sometimes I win…just a great time when we play Endless matches. I laugh at my mistakes, no hard feelings when I lose…so what.
When I started Street Fighter none of my friends had the game, so I was playing ranked matches most of the time. Some miracle happened and I got above 1,000 PP; told myself I’d never play ranked matches again. Well this morning I got on and said, “Hey, I’ve been practicing with my friend for at least a month now with a bundle of characters; I can handle ranked matches now.”
I hop on some ranked matches, fight people who have lower PP and BP than me…and I lose. I lost 5/5 matches before I called it quits. There goes my PP to some people that don’t deserve it(in my eyes they don’t, but they won fair and square). My heart was racing through the whole matches; I couldn’t concentrate! I could barely execute a medium kick into hadoken! How is this happening? Someone who mains Viper couldn’t even do a basic combo with Ryu!?
I lost to an Ibuki my first match. He/she was a good player. Good combos, resets, pressure…just a solid player. I don’t mind losing to that. Then my second match was a Ryu player; spamming uppercuts, random ultras…that kind of Ryu. Now that I mind losing to. I know I can read a Ryu player like that easily…but somehow I cant? After that it just went downhill… Am I getting mind-fucked or something?
I know my main problem is that I have absolutely no clue how to block. Everytime someone jumps in on me they get a hit…which leads to a combo. I have great execution and timing, but my blocking is worse than anyones! My buddy picked up Street Fighter for the first time and he had better blocking than I did.
So in closing I have a few questions:
- Are you guys like me? Chill on Endless battles but crack under pressure in Ranked?
- Is it even worth playing Ranked?
- How can I improve on my blocking?
- Should I stick to one character(Viper)? Or play about four or five? (Viper, Sakura, Ryu, Ken, Gouken)
Thanks for your help.