So first let me say, this site is amazing. Just found out about it recently, as well as SF4, and not only does it have a wealth of resources but a really active community. Glad to be here. So i am a novice and by skill standards im a noob as it gets. Ive been playing for about 3 weeks now, only against cpu and mostly just experimenting with the different characters and Ive taken a strong affinity to Gen. Since doing so Ive realized he is not the most beginner friendly character, perhaps not even suitable for a beginner at all, but i really enjoy his moves when i can get them off and would like to learn how to use him effectively. My main question here is: Aside from tutorials and resources, which are already plentiful on this site and others, what other things should i be doing to become strong with gen & should i even endeavor to play Gen being that i don’t have much fighter experience (primarily a tactical FPS player).
Also, I purchased a Qanba Q1 which through researching i decided though it may not be a TE, it would be a good stick to start with. I enjoy doing things with my hands so i will probably mod it with the highly recommended Sanwa parts. I really like the game and hope i can get good at it (in due time of course) and play online (perhaps in tournaments one day) more for fun than rewards, so i can appreciate the learning curve and im prepared to work as hard as necessary.
(I noticed there was a Gen section to the site but being a newbie, i was not sure if i should post it there or here.)