What do you do when you are playing bad?


#1

I’m not just playing bad overall, it’s just with my main character (Ken). I can switch to Dhalsim or Zangief and play the same patient game as always and get mostly similar results against people I play regularly.

The way I’m playing Ken now is simply scrub like. I’m getting baited into reversals and getting impatient.

So what do you guys do if you hit a bad patch, more importantly, does anyone know why it’s only my Ken game that is suffering? It’s quite worrying because I have signed up to go to SVB in August, so I need to be on top form.

I’m using a new pad, so it might be frustration from knowing that I’ve been missing reversals lately. I also feel like my execution isn’t too tight but I’m pulling off stuff with the same consistancy as always in training mode. I’ve also been using my stick recently while I was waiting to get a new pad, so maybe that was the problem? I’ve also been playing GGPO, so maybe it’s a case of too many changes.

Any advice would be great. Should I quit for a while, or stick at it?


#2

Never thought I’d see you in the newbie forum, bro :wink: Anyway, small advice: play only HDR, avoid ST and SSIV. Normally I don’t think this would matter but you’re better off being consistent given that you’re attending a tourney. Besides, good players will always try to bait Ken’s DP - its the anti-Ken gameplan. I’m sure you’ll do fine, your Ken is all kinds of nasty.


#3

Pretend you don’t have a reversal for a while

Only use it in combos

Don’t even use a reversal if you have the meter to FADC it.


#4

Or if you know 100% that a throw/move is coming.

If your not gonna SRK a Dash Punch coming from across the screen, you shouldn’t play Shotos


#5

That’s what I’m doing with Dudley. I use it as a late AA, but otherwise, no mashing out of strings or wakeup.


#6

he’s talking HDR


#7

Then forget the FADC comment

Habit of the newbie forum, everyone talks about Super4 and never mentions the game explicitly. GGPO was the only give away.