I’ll kick this whole thing off by saying that I’m not entirely new to fighting games, as I’ve been casually going at them since the early 90s. Recently, I decided to become more serious about them and I’ve been playing SFxTekken for about 3 weeks now. I’ve been practicing about 3 hours or more daily.
I’ve taken what I imagine are the necessary steps to understanding my characters. Sagat / Ibuki are my mains and I’ve been spending some serious time in the training room with the both of them. I’m familiar with their normals and I feel pretty comfortable executing their specials. I suppose it’s also important to note that I’m a pad player and, though I’m decent on stick, I seem to be a lot more consistent with specials / cancels on pad.
So, despite some very diligent practice in the training room (Let’s see, 21 x 3 = 63 hours) and even a growing number of online victories , I can’t seem to understand linking and what it takes to pull off great links consistently.
^ I read that, watched the videos and everything, and still can’t really understand what it takes to practice or connect links properly. Literally nothing has improved in these past three weeks and I feel like I’m doing something wrong. I feel like I can’t get the timing down and I’m aware of the consequences of early/late button presses.
If someone out there thinks I’ve been wasting my time and probably won’t get better, I’d appreciate the honesty.
If there’s a veteran around that can help out a pathetic scrub figure out what’s wrong with his executions I’d really appreciate that, too.