Training for offline events?


#1

I’ve been playing SF4 for a bit, started out playing it on my ipod back in 2011, then I moved onto AE 2012 for the PC, and now I’ve moved on to Ultra for Xbox.

Been an online warrior for a bit now, and I think I could do ok in an USF4 tournament. (probably Civil War VII when that comes around) I’ve looked at a few articles that say about training offline, but there isn’t much of a scene (that I know about yet) in the area where I live (Hampton Roads, VA) and my friends won’t be convinced to get into fighting games.

Also, I’ve read some stuff that says when you’re in training mode, that its a good idea to practice matchup knowledge, but I don’t know what they mean by that.


#2

Matchup knowledge is basically knowing how to react to what character your opponent picks. If you pick character X, you should know what characters he’s got a good chance of beating and what characters would statistically win. Knowing what to do in a bad matchup is vital to victory, but that really goes without saying.

About your offline training, there’s a matchmaking category somewhere on this site. If you can’t drive very far, you’ll have to keep with the online shit, but keep talking to people. Networking is a good way to find out about places and people who are willing to play.