Hello, there. My name is Tre’Von ‘YinCrescent’ Carmouche a former player of Dead Or Alive 5 and currently now pursuing my new path in Tekken 7. This is my first time writing an article, or…whatever this junk is so bare with me.
Now with introductions out of the way I want to give readers some thoughts on why it’s okay for fighting games to be hard as well as addressing a few other things, such as emotions like anger or sadness from not doing well, or just hitting a wall during your journey. Fighting games over the course of its birth have had a notorious reputation for being difficult. It seems that no matter how much things change, the more they stay the same. Fast forwarding to recent gameplay of our fighters, we’ve had a massive growth of information and technicality when it comes to some fighters. Which can be a mind boggler for players such as casuals, or new players who want to start playing competitively amongst the FGC.
During the time I was introduced to fighters (Soul Calibur 4 Era) I didn’t really have a clue as to how they worked. Honestly I sat there and pressed buttons with no thoughts of frame data going through my mind. I didn’t know about mind games, how to utilize mechanics, recognize patterns effectively or adjust.
As I played fighters more and more I continued to grow and become a little more knowledgeable on how to approach and even break down the most complex situations into basic forms of info. While I still have a little trouble now, I know I’m a LOT better than I was years ago and that’s what matters most. I find that some people may become infuriated when they find a problem they cant deal with, so many things could happen. But the most common is complaining about something without taking the time to really study that situation to form a solution.
Often they would be flooded with a bunch of scrub shaming and git guds (which doesnt help depending on the person.)
I’ve encountered various obstacles and problems in fighters. But I never saw it as something I couldn’t handle. I studied and looked for various ways I could avoid these things from happening, or to punish someone for faulty tactics. Sometimes I felt like I would never be good because of these problems, I would get angry or frustrated because I know that I could do so much better. Even now I still get frustrated, It’s normal. So improving isnt impossible, its just that you need to find the right people to help you get where you need to be and exceed those limits.
Losses should be education. Not a sign of why you should give up, because the only thing stopping you from evolving as a player is yourself. It’s okay for fighting games to be hard because it opens up so many opportunities that you may have never thought possible. Think of it as breaking a limit exhausting every option you’ve had up until that point.
While it’s okay to strive to for victory don’t dwell on your pride and remember those wins, but rather always strive to be better and improve on the faults presented in front of you.
If you have any questions feel free to contact me on twitter @yincrescent
P.S I also do a bunch of artwork too.