You have the correct attitude that is needed to progress.
We all get “stuck progression wise” or as most of us like to say “plateau”. There are many reasons for this and therefor many answers for this as well. You possess the correct attitude for progression because you realise that in order to “expand” you need to “learn” as I’ve high lighted in your post. I highlighted the word “try” because this also shows desire to improve and to note that if you only fail if you don’t try.
I’ve written down some of the things that can be done when you feel you have plateaued:
- stop playing for a few days to a week and simply have a break and come back refreshed
- stop playing for a few days and study up on the game - frame data, hit boxes, set ups, watching specific match-ups that you want / need to work on
- play only against players that challenge you, this means - elite players, yes you will lose a lot but the point isn’t about wining or losing - but progression, therefore you’re playing to learn - so instead of playing your usual game, concentrate on working on the areas that you’re not consistent or strong in
- if possible, try talk to other Sim players or to other SF community members in your area and ask them what they do when they feel like they have plateaued
I don’t have many things written here because that is all I could come up with. I could divulge on every point but I won’t because I’ll leave it up to you or others to extrapolate.
[FONT=tahoma]One thing to keep in mind is this: if you feel you’re not growing then you might need a break. But it might just be that you’re not challenging yourself. Your mind needs to be stimulated and can’t stay stagnant so put yourself in a position where you’re forced to always think and be on your tippy toes : have a set with an elite player and you both stick to your main characters in this set. As you’re playing have a pen and paper nearby where you can write notes on how that person is punishing this and that, how you need to go into training mode to practice that setup, how your crouch tech option select isn’t working properly, what ever it is write it down. Then work on those things that you found were wrong but don’t discredit what you did right, try to be happy about the things you did right as well.[/FONT]
[FONT=tahoma]Also in another thread ShawnMcCool wrote:
Sometimes when you plateau I think it’s good to do this. Go back to basics. Work on one thing during a game. That could be pokes, normals, anti airs, footsies, staying stagnant (keeping your space), play your own mental games - play in training mode stage when you’re playing against someone and the rule is "do not let the person past the middle line, only do snipes, just practice blocking - let them in your space but then do your best at crouch teching or block strings after they’re out.
I’ll upload two videos of my friends Sagat vs me and let you guys critique it as I myself am new to Sim and need the advice. But I’ll probably upload a set against a friend soon as I need all the help I can get and I also desire to get better!
Always think! Keep thinking : )