The tiers become clear as crystal when you start playing at a better level aaand with those that are around equal or slightly better than yourself. The tiers start coming into form, and the same for the matchups. So a3 does rely on tiers. However I do believe that it’s a matchup heavy game.
I personally find matchup more crucial than tier, although they are sort of the same thing (low tier have more bad matchups) but there are quite a few lower tiers that do well against higher tiers, at least that’s my personal experience.
eg) I find Karin does well against shotos, Charlie does well against Gief, and Cammy does well against keepaway sim.
Charlie gets hella owned by Akuma, I have no idea how you thought otherwise unless there’s some secret tactic that I don’t know about
a) No way to stop divekicks. cr. mp/strong, flash kick, cr. fierce are all either too slow or not enough priority to beat out divekick, so basically Akuma can jump for free
b) MUCH harder to VC. IMO, Charlie’s game revolves around turtling and controlling space with sonic booms, st. rh, and cr. strong as his main weapons and his VC is built to deal with those who have gottena round this first line of defense. Unfortunately Akuma as I mentioned before doesn’t have to worry about any of this b/c he can jump for free.
So um, can anyone teach me juni/juli? i’ve seen both of them own so hard. i dunno shit about cammy, just use her pokes alot and jump in with lk as crossup -_-. so yeah anyone that can help me with those 3 would be cool =D
cammy is a bit hotter, chicks with short hair arent so top tier. but it looks like juni’s VCs own people hard, so its a tough decision. hmmm. cammy is as cool as hell, so i think online cammy might be more usefull? depends on how hard those juni VC’s really are -_-.
you don’t teach a baby how to drive a car because he has to walk first. if you’re a good gamer, all you need is information on the game and some experience in it. the best teacher is a strong opponent, not some guy telling you to do blahblahblah
Ditto. When I first started playing, I learned my Akuma basics by experimenting then later I learned some more by playing Big 5 and obi every so often. I just did some quick reading to make up some combos and whatever else I use. :tup: