Hey all, I’ve decided I’m taking a much needed break from this game, and you can probably tell from the title. I dunno why, but SSF4 has got me more pissed off than I ever have in my life, and I used to think of myself as quite a calm person. People could go at me for so long saying the most offensive shit and it wouldn’t bother me, but this game? Damn, it’s like there’s a beast within me lol.
So today I lost to the most bullshit Ryu and Ken in history, like I’m not even gonna talk about it because I’m sure you people have played these people, the majority of people I know will have just laughed it off and played another match, but me? I got pissed off to the MAX, like this guy was playing so bullshit and I genuinely felt like getting up and snapping my SF disc in half, that’s how angry this game gets me sometimes lol. After 2-3 minutes of calming I’ll think about how much of a twat I am for seriously getting annoyed over a video game but I dunno, I’ve never experienced anger at a game before I played SF lol. The same happens against characters like Dhalsim or extremely turtles like Guile and Chun, where not getting in will push me over the edge, which is fucking dumb but that’s just how I am lol. Sometimes I just feel like putting down my stick and not bothering to play the game. But how do some of you stay so calm, but more importantly, learn from your losses against bullshit/randomness etc. etc. I never get angry if I lose to someone genuinely better than me, or if I get outplayed, but when it’s someone playing so stupid it’s unreal it gets on my nerves…BAD. Now instead of me nearly breaking my console or punching my stick or something incredibly stupid, how can I learn from my mistakes. Because honestly, when I look back at the replay, I’ll just be like “WTF, how the hell did I lose” and that’s it, I won’t gain anything nor lose anything from it.
So I pose two questions.
- How the hell do you guys not get incredibly pissed off at this game and just break everything in your view?
- How do you take something back from your loss and learn from it, ensuring you don’t lose to that same randomness/bullshit again
Apologies if this is in the wrong area of the forum, I usually just post in a character specific ones. Thanks for the taking the time to read this and the replies that will be posted in advance