I used the search function but not one the topics addressed what I will be asking toward the end of my writing. So I have finally started to get into SSFIV. I didnt play Vanilla just because I was enjoyed the mechanics of games like HDR, Capcom VS Snk2, etc. But I have put aside those issues and decided to learn the darn game and treat it differently.
I am not a great player by any means but I do think I am pretty smart in recognizing what is going on. So like a coach I know what takes to beat, say a great player but actually doing it is another. Dont we all :sad: What I have noticed is, as I play better competition, they truly utilize focus attacks. I understand there are 3 levels. The first is to basically absorb projectiles, maybe attacks (correct me if I am wrong) which also allow you to gain your ultra meter faster. The second allows you to stun your opponent so you can follow up with another attack and the third is an unblockable attack which allows you to come up with a big combo to inflict damage on your opponent. The first and third FA I understand how and why you would use them. How does a person get out of the 2nd level focus attack?
My next question is, do all focus attacks come out at the same speed and do all focus attacks have the same range. I use Dhalsim and it seems when I go to use my focus attacks…wait I dont use my focus attacks because they seem to come out very slow compared to when my opponents use theirs, say Chun Li, Cammy, Ryu, Ken, etc.
Any help to this would be great. And now that I have figured out that training mode is pretty sweet in this game maybe I can toy around with this but until then any feedback would be greatly appreciated.