@ rick derris
I was a late comer to SF4.
I picked Ken too because his shoryuken and shinryuken looked wicked cool. Plus I wasn’t really into SF2 when I was little because I didn’t have a manual so i didn’t know any moves. But when I decided to try it i wanted to use someone who was a “overall well rounded character at all aspects”, so it was between ryu and ken. I picked ken because I did not want to pick what I thought was the “main character” which would be ryu.
Months before I got SFIV let alone getting that wicked ps3 deal last boxing day, I learned about “Ken Scrubs”, and was disappointed to know that i was planning on using a character labelled as a scrub. I said, fuck it i’ll play better than scrubs! when I goti it i felt like I was doing great, weeks after I finally got SFIV. I realized my game was lame as I still could not applying FADCs into my gameplay, I never ended hit-confirms with a SRK, my only hit confirm or block string was always a cr jab, and that I cannot pull a true block string when I wanted to end the jab string into cr mk to hadoken. when I use cr mk to poke I linked it to a RH tatsu instead of hadoken which meant I whiffed the tatsu very often.
The good thing is that I can read scrubs online, but I cannot react in time. Why it took me 7 matches to win 1 match against a ryu scrub. But that made me realized that this makes me a ken scrub at all so I couldn’t send any sort of hate mail or else i’d be the only scrub in this case, so I told that guy he needed to train ryu more, as he switched to sagat after losing with ryu.
I now am learning Fei and Fuerte. Sadly I still cannot jab into rekka or even do CWs consistently.