So I’ve been playing SF since I was a kid. I’ve always loved the characters and action in the game. It wasn’t till around February that I realized the true competitive nature of SSFIV. A friend of mine who I also share a band with plays and competes and started getting me into the game. Now here we are in May and I’m getting ready for one of my first bigger tournaments coming up in late June (South Texas Gamers Expo).
The semester is ending for me so I am going to have plenty of time starting next week to put in practice time. I’m not as good as most of the guys in my local scene but I’m starting to win rounds and games. I started off maining Cody but since have picked up Guile Balrog and DeeJay (charge characters seem to work a lot more naturally for me). I also play a little Ibuki and Zangief.
I’m really wanting to start taking this game seriously and start playing at more local fight nights without getting completely bodied. I’m determined to learn as much as possible and apply it to my gameplay. I have so much fun playing this game and so much more fun when I actually win.
So my questions are:
At this point should I start working on a small handful of characters (2-3) or just stick with who I’m best with and work on them till they’re great? Also what would be a good ratio of training to actual play against other players?
Any other tips would also be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for reading guys!