Hey guys! First post here, but been lurking for a while. I’ve mostly played Brood War before I got started with Street Fighter a few weeks ago. I owned the game (Super) and MvC3 for a while, but only ever really played in the trial mode and watched tournaments (none of my friends play fighting games and it felt impossible to get started having never played them before). It wasn’t until I saw AE was on sale on Steam that I decided to learn how to play the game. But enough about that!
I’m a pretty scrubby player and I was having a lot of difficulty practicing links in training mode because I couldn’t figure out the timing for it. It seemed like I was guessing when to push buttons and whether or not the link happened had more to do with luck than anything. So I thought of counting the BPM of the links to see if it’d help me, and now I’m able to link everything pretty consistently in training mode (don’t get me started on real games though, I still suck haha). I’ve been told this wouldn’t work because the timing for links are different, but so far it’s worked so I don’t actually know.
Anyways, I decided to make a video to hopefully help other new players out there practice their links more easily and to demonstrate the concept (you can use any song or even a metronome). I’m probably not the first one to think of doing this, but I hadn’t heard of it before. As I said I’m a pretty inexperienced player and I’m not actually sure if this is the best way to learn it, but I figured it’s one way to learn the timing at least, and it’s been working great for me so far.
(All links are from Kail’s link training (non-FADC and non-FSE) thread found here: Link Training)