It happens to the best of us. No matter how good you get you will still lose to someone weaker then you occasionally, for w/e reason.
We are human, and there can be a plethora of reasons for this. Maybe you were tired, maybe your body is just low on fuel and you aren’t thinking clearly, maybe it was just a really bad match-up, maybe it was a match-up that you don’t know and it caught you off guard. The reasons are numerous.
What I want to know from my fellow SRKers, is how do you take these losses?
Do you get angry? Do you blow it off?
Personally, I try to learn from all my losses and move on from there. Currently on PSN I am ranked 1932 with a W:L record of 1840:504. And yeah quite a few of them are to weaker players, that managed to exploit a hole in my game or exposed me to something that I hadn’t really thought of before or had some weird strat.
When I take a look at those losses, I’m filled with pride. Because each of those losses taught me valuable lessons that made me a stronger player. And more then anything that’s what I want to be. A strong player who just keeps getting stronger. Those losses forced me speed up my reaction time, understand all my characters hitboxes, get my zoning down right, tighten up my execution, and work on my combos.
And yeah, some of those losses are due to things like lag and dumb glitches and…Akuma sigh:sad: Still I take it all in stride. And for most of those losses, I had to do some serious introspection after wards to understand my game and take it to the next level.
Another thing I always consider whenever I lose is that no matter what the reason is for your loss, isn’t the end result going to be the same? You have two choices really. Become strong or stay weak. So no matter what excuses you make in the end the choices are the same. And I chose the former.
So SRK, what are your thoughts? How do you take losing? What’s your philosophy on improving?