OK so this is going to sound noobish, and I am willing to accept any flame you give me for it, but I am hoping to get some serious advice. I am close to quitting this game for reasons that should not influence it. I have played SF series for a long time, but never got very serious about it until SF4 came out. Now with AE here I have logged in a few hundred hours worth of gameplay. Granted not all with one character.
My current mains are Chun/Adon/Juri. Now I normally practice against the PC on Hardest to get my groove going. Then I step into the online arena and get my face kicked in. I have watched hundreds of YouTube videos/tutorials/matches/walkthroughs. I troll this forum for information on a daily basis. I am having the hardest time getting a win during online play.
My latency is fine and connections are stable, I just get the crapped kicked out of me. Local MP with my friend is good because I know how he plays and I can counter that. I can get perfects on the computer set on hardest. But I win maybe 1 out of 20 matches online.
Do you guys have any tips on how to train or prepare myself for online play? Can I set the training dummy to do anything specific that my help me work on humanistic reactions? I know nothing will match just playing online to practice, but seriously… I got beat by a Balrog last night that let me take him down to 5% life, then he came back and beat me… I turned my PC off at that point because I was ready to break something. So Online Practice is not going to happen.
Any advice you can give me about how people prepare for online while playing OFFline would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!