I’m going to start by giving some of my background, but as its a big wall of text, if you don’t wish to read it just skip to the TLDR part.
So I used to play SF4 and then later SSF4, spent hours practicing in the training room every day and many games playing other people online. However, despite all my practice, I could never come close to consistently doing even 2 frame links and the easier FADC combos that were core components of my main at the time, Cammy. As such, despite all my games and hours of practice, I never made it out of “scrub” tier.
Later I would get into Starcraft 2 and, both having horrifically bad APM, and no previous competitive RTS experience, I would start off for my first 300 or so ladder games scrub (bronze) tier there as well. I used numerous APM “improvement” programs and spent hours in practice, but no matter what I did my APM stayed abyssmally low which handicapped me against players with better reaction times and more precise timings. Eventually, however, I learned the system, found the units that required the least amount of APM to be successful with, and began to move through the ranks till I was beating diamonds and, though never quite making masters class, was a very solid player at the game, even inspite of having an APM that was a good 1/4 that of most of my opponents.
That brings me to now. I stayed away from AE do the the whole Yun/Yang/Fei imbalance controversy, but with the recent patch supposedly finally making the game fairly balanced again I want to get back into the game. My initial instinct was to go back to my old main Cammy but it seems to me that would be like if I had continued to try to use the high APM units in SC2, I would have been stuck in scrub tier forever as I’m just physically incapable of consistently performing links, FADCs, or high APM precise micro. People told me you get links through hours of practice, I didn’t, people told me your APM increases through playing ladder games, nearly 1k ladder games later mine hasn’t, I think its clear no amount of practice is going to get me to be able to perform Cammy’s bread n butter combos which all require links. As such I come to you all with the question:
TLDR: For some one who can’t link or FADC with any consistency, which characters give me the best chance to be successful.
Or to put it another way, which characters require the least amount of use of links or FADCing to play at a high level?
I’m not particularly great at performing 360 motions, and horrifically bad at performing 720 motions, but I can pull off pretty much everything else (even tiger knee canon strikes), I just seem to physically lack the quickness of finger and the preciseness of timing that links and FADC necessitate.
Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated!