Trying to learn but I can't win


#1

Hey guys, I’m new to fighting games and got my hands on SF3:3rd Strike last year for the Dreamcast and recently just upgraded to SSF4:AE for PS3 so that I could play online. I was the best of my friends while we were playing together offline, but now that I’m playing online I can barely ever get a win. I’ve only played around 30 matches so far, but I’ve lost all of them but three. I know the points are arbitrary, but I feel like the matchmaking system is broken when I go into a* ranked* match against someone with 6000+PP and 12,000+BP while I have 60 and 0 respectively. Most of the time I’m unable to get more than one or two hits in before I totally lose control.
I’ve always heard people say that the best way to get better is to play people who are better than you, but everyone I play is too much better than me for me to learn anything. If anyone wants to play a few rounds with me to help me out my PSN ID is matticusf


#2

Welcome to SRK.

If you have specific questions you need help with, please post them here in the Newbie Dojo. You’re also welcome to post matches of your play for advice.

To try to find people to play with online, please try the PSN section.
http://shoryuken.com/forum/index.php?forums/playstation-network.337/

To find local players, try regional matchmaking.
http://shoryuken.com/forum/index.php?categories/regional-matchmaking.110/