All of us fighting game players have been through this at least once in our lives. You play your favorite game, whether it’s Street Fighter, Guilty Gear, Capcom’s Versus Series, Tekken or whatever, and you play and defeat your friends pretty easily.
Then you go out and about and end up playing someone who just flat out destroys you in record time. In my case it was Street Fighter 3 - Third Strike. Months prior, I was learning some pretty good moves with Dudley. When some friends of mine got together, I was pretty much able to beat anyone with him.
Until I went to Atlanta.
It was at AWA (Anime Weekend Atlanta) when I was playing a guy who I believe was named Rashaan. He picked Chun Li, and as usual, I picked Dudley. It was an all out parry-fest. EVERY thing I tried was parried and blocked. Normal attacks, Specials, Supers, everything. I couldn’t get in, I couldn’t get a rhythm going, and I was outmatched. Plain and Simple. At least I learned that you can parry every bit of those multi-hit supers. I just have to work on my timing.
So, SRK, what fighter incident did you go through that told you that you might not be as good as you thought?