I don’t want to spend all my time in practice mode, I want real match experience. There are a few issues in my way though.
- My friends don’t play Street Fighter.
- The closest local players are over 3 hours away from my place, so going there would be too expensive for me as of now (if I can afford it, I want to go there in March. Depends on financial situation).
- My internet connection isn’t good enough for online matches. Upload is usually around 800 kbps. Even on green bars I get quite a bit of lag (I don’t mind the delay too much).
I’m not sure how I’m supposed to improve if I can’t test out my techniques. I kinda doubt that just playing against the AI will help me improve (outside of reacting to jump-ins and such).
I could see it working in the beginning, but I assume I’d hit a ceiling where the AI just can’t provide any help anymore.