Just a simple question, what do people practice when in training mode?
Throughout all my years of fighting games, I just improved by playing others, I always thought that playing others, especially if stronger is the best way to improve since your getting that real world experience.
Lately I keep hearing people talking about how big of a factor training mode can be, and they make it sound as if they spend most of their playing time in training mode and that it is more beneficial to them then doing something like running sets or trying to find good competition online.
Here is an example at 42:28 sec mark https://youtu.be/_8FhlusZ-t0?t=2548
If you already have any idea of what each character can do, what are these people practicing in training mode?
Execution? but what if I can already execute all of my stuff.
Reactions with random block? ok what if im satisfied with my hit confirm ability
Reversal options, punish options etc, what if I already know that
To me, after such things, the value of training mode greatly diminishes.
But some people make it sound like there is always something that they are doing in Training mode that directly improve their game, and it sounds to me like, as if they are always there, and the value of training mode never diminishes, for example I hear a lot about how Infiltration always spends a great deal of time there.
To me it’s almost just like a boxer spending time with a punching bag or doing boxing drills, I imagine the better boxer is the one whos had many actual boxing matches than the one whos had equal amounts of boxing training without fighting as much.
What do these so called “lab rats” do in training mode? It just seems to me like time would be better spent just playing people.