So, I feel like I’ve hit a wall with my good friend Cody. For someone with a new job, a new house, and a wedding coming up, my play is limited to a few times a week, online ranked. Few months ago best I could get was about 2000 PP, 5000 BP. Hit a wall and can’t seem to get past 1400/3800 now. After a particularly rough stretch, pretty sure my PP is below 1000 at this point.
ANYWAY. I’m starting to think my problem now is overthinking - that I’m too aggressive trying to get in, and just trying to frame trap to death once I get in instead of using my reads and reacting accordingly. I played a decent Gen in a few matches not too long ago - it was a pain to get in, and when I did, I feel like he could read every attempt to break him down via F+MP, throw, or overhead. It almost felt like by the time I was able to start my game, I already lost half my life.
For the first time since Super was released, I’m contemplating moving to a new character - if only for fresh perspective that maybe I can translate back into a better gameplan with Cody again. Right now whenever I haven’t played Cody, I’ve messed around with Dan, just because think he’s a lot of fun (and rewarding when you can actually win) and my top choice for a new main is probably Gouken or Poison. I haven’t decided. Gouken so that I can start fresh with a character who excels in zoning, or Poison because she just has a lot of options.
I suppose my general question is - when you hit that wall with Cody, how do you start to analyze where the mistakes are coming from? I know the main problem is not the character, it’s the player…but is it a matter of just walking away and coming back? Or is there a mantra you can tell yourself to right the ship?
Thanks for listening to me vent!