All - I want to get much better with my Akuma… I realise that it’s a long journey and that he’s one of the more challenging characters to master, but am ready to commit to it. I used to be tournament level Ryu/DeeJay during SF2 but haven’t played in a while… hehe. Been lurking on SRK for a month or so and have learned LOADS, so a MASSIVE thanks to the contributors (esp. Muken, Lord, Gator, Shinakuma, LoyalSol, etc… ).
However, I’m having some major problems playing online. I live in Hong Kong, and 90%+ of connections I get on PSN are 1 or 2 bars. Usually it’s playable, and if not then I get disconnected anyway. If I find a 3 or 4-bar connection I invite the other guy to my friends list :bgrin: Haven’t seen a 5-bar yet!!
My question is this: what adjustments do you guys make when playing in poor connections? I don’t want to not play online because of this, though I realise that it’s not optimal for improving my game, but I just want to get more games in online as the only time I can play is late at night after work.
Some adjustments I’ve had to make:
- No FADC combos: I’ve managed to get these to 70-80% offline, but realistically any SRK->FADC->Shaku or FB->FADC->XXX combos are unlikely to end well if you can’t see wtf is happening
- No hit confirms: Offline I go for cr.LP, cr.LK, crMP confirms before going into either FB or TSK combos. Online I settle for safe cr.MK->FB or cr.MK->ex.TSK type combos as I can’t confirm whether I connect the first hit and whether opponent is crouching/standing. I know I’m losing alot of damage but what to do?
- Less cross-ups: These are harder to time online I find, and often end up whiffing. Such a waste since ambiguous cross-ups are so strong in SF4.
Any thoughts? Appreciate any help…
Btw, sorry for my long first post.