Alright hey. (new)
Been on here a while but figured it was time to sign up and post; got into SSFIV pretty recently, bought a PS3 and SSFIV was in the tray when it got delivered, so I figured I’d try learn the game. Before that my only experience with fighters was mashing on the Namco ones.
I’ve been playing on a pad for about 2months and gotten, decent ish. Just got over grasping most of the mechanics (ie I know what to do it’s just a matter of execution), so I thought it’d be a good time to get a stick now… so I got a MadCatz TE R2 (I love it).
It’s pretty cool… but I’m having trouble with some inputs (whilst at the same time I can also do stuff I could NEVER do on a pad (like doing anything with a charge character consistently). Specifically what I’m having trouble with is QCF.
A clanmate of mine told me it was bad to ride the edges, but this seems the easiest way to get the move out, if I don’t hit the very corner of the gate with my stick input, it doesn’t come out. I’ve been practicing by using Sagat and pressuring with fireballs. Sometimes I can do 50 in a row, sometimes I can fail 5 in a row.
What would be a good way to practice and generally faster transition to be more comfortable on a stick? is what I’m experiencing natural for the transition and if you’ve been through this how long did it (approx) take you to become comfortable with a stick? I’m also a little curious as to what kind of grip I should be using for the stick, sometimes I hold it kind of like a wine glass, others like a ‘claw’, not sure if you know what I mean.
PS: I know this type of thing might be easier with an Octogate but I’m pretty adamant to learn on my squaregate. Oh and I forgot to say, I play Adon (but I like to be somewhat familiar with every character).