Someone messaged me on XBL today that “You didn’t earn that win bitch, stop choosing top tiers” This was after i had beat him using my terribly played Ryu. At first i thought nothing of it, but i started thinking, I think hes right. He was using Makoto. On paper I didn’t really “earn” my win considering how high Ryu is on the tier list vs Makoto.
Since i won by a sliver of life both rounds and he won 1 round by a sliver, you could say we were of the same playing skill. So we pretty much fit that tier requirement of “players of the same skill” part.
If you check I had posted a question asking how I went like 15 rounds in a row using stupid shotos but couldnt pick up a win using Seth or Rose. At that point I still thought tiers were bullcrap, but after my recent winning streak of top tier loveliness I’m starting to wonder if because i’m playing lower tiers usually I’m “earning” my wins moreso than the guy who just won using Ryu or Chun-Li. (aka i lose alot and get a hard fought win every once and a while whereas most would get an easier win against me).
Only reason i ask is because im debating just dropping everyone im using now and just learning Chun-Li, Guile, and Dictator. Im getting fed up with working hard only to get shut down because the higher tiers have better priority on moves.