this is gonna be long. I am sorry for any bad spelling, English isnt my native language.
If you decide to read all of this let me thank you in advance for atleast taking your time and effort to do that.
If you dont have any intention of helping me, or want to mock me, please save your time and mine.
Let me start of by saying that i am new here and decided to go for my ‘own’ thread as i have many questions and looking for** alot** of tips from beginners and vets alike, as well as opinions and it seemed the best way to get all the info i will (probably) need is to get it in 1 organised place.
That being said: i found this forum after looking around online how to improve my skills at umvc3, and this forum seems to be my best bet.
umvc3. Awesome game. I suck at it. Horribly.
I like fighting games/beat 'em up’s for as long as ive remember, from the first Tekken, to Destrega, to Streetfighter EX+A. I could hold my own in Tekken 6, Streetfighter4 etc online, although i wasnt really ‘good’ good. lets say 40/60 W/L. ive always had an interest in the mvc series, as all those other games feel sluggish and slow and i like fast paced action, but never gotten myself deeply into it until now, and i r e a l l y like the game, the way it looks, the speed, the soundtrack, the voices, everything is great for me about this game
…Except when i get beaten by everyone.
Now ive played fighting games before and i understand the basic stuff (im by far not a expert though), and although i never really took the time to fully learn/understand online game-terms etc i could still find the fun (even when i was losing) in playing offline and online
But in this game… i just cant seem to win in this game online, and im starting to lose the fun in it …Way before i even got this game i checked online to see what characters i would like, how they played, combo’s vids, ppl’s opinions, streams, checking forums (lurking on this one) etc etc. First thing i did when i got this game was pick Zero,Dante and Vergil, play arcade mode 3 times, and then to practice mode.
Ive stayed there for roughly a week before going online for the first time. Mostly grinding Zero and Vergil and swapping Dante here and there in practicemode for others but nobody else really fits the spot for me, until i knew some basic combo’s , there speed, blocking (although my def is still bad), (combo)hypers etc. Ive spend 23 hours in Practice mode total. I would say Vergil is the one im best at using.
online EVERYONE BEATS ME. when i put the search enigine to same region and same skillevel, it still feels like everyone is way better then me in every single way. Like i said i play Zero,Dante,Vergil and a team of Amaterasu,Spiderman,Tron would own me of the same skill level. Out of shame i deleted my online record because ppl would leave lobbies when seeing it (im not even kidding) or send hatemail before we even fought. The score was 1-132 W/L with me playing seriously 133 matches out of the 133.
I need help, tips, anything that could help with the following below. After looking around here i can pinpoint some of my ‘weaknesses’
I need help with the following:
-getting ground combo’s into air combo’s correctly.
i can do it offline, but cant online. I have a stable 3 to 4 bar connection so lag isnt the issue, but i cant seem to break through my opponents defenses. Even getting a simple ground combo to fully connect is a task for me in its own right. I need better ways to get things started. Also, i just cant seem to get the timing right when hitting someone in the air and following them (i.e: my Vergil hits someone,he kisses the sky, and then vergil stays down to drink thee or something waiting to get punished…)
-block/advance block (although that one i can fix myself, timing is everything i know, but my def is still so bad)
-opponents teleporting, using assists and hitting me from 2 sides, opening me up to a world of pain
-me using assists correctly (they ussually end up being shields except Vergil)
-escaping combo’s/air combo’s
-knowing when to switch characters
-knowing what kind of combo’s to use and when.
these are the major things i could figure out myself, but there’s probably more that i need to improve. Please add me up on PSN, its the same name as my username here, and if you have the time plz play against me and reply here or send me a message with any and all tips and help.
I know most answers will be: Check streams, play practice mode, watch combo vids, play with friends, use wesker etc etc but ive been doing that for almost a week now (except the wesker part, cant play with him, doesnt feel right) and still there almost no improvement on my own.
So any and all help and tips will be greatly appreciated!
Also ive got some questions:
Is my team any good? should i replace someone?
Does playing with an arcade stick help?currently using a ps3 controller
If i set up a lobby with the same skill level cap as mine, and put the title to the beginners one, will that help in finding opponents better suited for me?
If vets delete theyre online-stats, will they be able to enter beginner lobby’s ?
Is there any hope for me?
Thnx in advance.