Hey guys, I’ve flittered around FG’s for a while now but I’ve been determined to get better at USF4 while we all wait for SFV. I’ve got a couple hundred hours spent in endless/training, afraid to lose the 300 PP I happened to earn against people who are fresh out of the box -_- Whenever I play a character with projectiles, Gouken/Ken specifically, I don’t have too terrible a time because it’s easier to set the pace of the match. I have this problem with ‘trying’ to land my combos, and after being repeatedly reminded by a friend of mine, I slowly started to figure out that I need to actually play the game; not just attempt the combos I’ve practiced. Looking for someone with all the right tools, I picked Yun. His links are easy, his DP is incredible, he’s top tier, yadda yadda… but whenever I go in on someone, I’m always stuffed out and combo’d when I’m trying to initiate something. Unfortunately, I became obsessed with FG’s after picking up MvC3 years ago and learned bad habits: staying on the ground in Marvel isn’t really a thing, so outside of jump-ins or dash forward low confirms (which doesn’t work quite the same way in SF), I have a hard time rushing someone down. I’ll go into my crJab>stJab>stJab>stStrong>________ combo, but I’m jabbed or shorted out before I even finish pressing a button. This has happened to me continuously over the hours upon hours I’ve put into SF4. I don’t get it and I don’t really understand what I’m doing wrong.
I’m not necessarily asking for someone to sit in training and coach me (though I wouldn’t mind!) I really just don’t understand why pressing a button backfires 90% of the time. It’s not a matter of knowledge… hell, I probably know more about SF mechanics than most of the people I come across; that’s not hubris, I study to a ridiculous degree for someone who is terrible at this game. There’s just something not clicking when I can’t sit back and throw fireballs while I bait jumps or focus.
I know I can’t be the only one who has had this issue starting out (though I’m a few years too late). Any tips from SNK?