So I finally got a stick and as everyone has already said on this forum a ton of times it takes some practice to become fluent with it. They were right, when I try to use it I feel like I just stepped on a skateboard for the first time. I feel completely lost and uncomfortable, I even stumble with the start/select buttons! But, this is not the reason for my post. I’m aware that comfort will come soon enough the more I play with it.
My biggest problem so far (despite not being able to excecute my specials cleanly) is when I have to do a crouch attack to a QCF or QCB.
I’m playing as Ryu and I’m trying to do his C. MK to either fireball or hurricaine kick but, I can almost never get it to come out. The only way I can get either to work is if I input them so fast it’s like I’m doing 1 move instead of 2. Granted this is the POINT of cancels but, it just doesn’t seem like it’s working right to me.
It’s almost like the crouch doesnt count for my down in the motion.
The other problem I have with it is when I’m crouching I’m pretty much touching the gate (read: AM touching the gate) so when I try to do the motion (which I usually do without even hitting the gate) I end up riding the gate which is nearly impossible to do on a square gate.
Long story short, because I start on the gate rather than in neutral I’m having trouble doing the QC-motion when I start on the gate because I have to do it like it’s a totally different move from the way I’ve already learned to do QCFs on the stick.
Or is that cancel just something you’re meant to do extremly fast and I’m overreacting and should be hitting it like it IS a compeltely seperate move?
One last note about my new stick, sometimes when I throw fireballs he’ll throw out a light punch before the fireball comes out despite the fact I’m only hitting LP once and the input display only says I’m hitting it once. What’s up with that?