Oh SFIV Online, you frustrate me so

You've just had a close match after 10 mins of searching, then it won't connect you to any yellow or green bars, but never hestitates to connect to red bars where you're either kicked or have a lag-tastic match. I've never going to be able to compete with my fellow G2ers if I get slaughtered once every 20 minutes of trying to find a match.


Speaking of which, where did all these G2-E people come from who I never fought in G3 who are twice as good as me? Talk about a jump in difficulty. Then I almost beat a G2-A Guile who seemed a slightly above average Guile player to what I'm used to ... what the hell is going on.
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Posted by FLStyle

You've just had a close match after 10 mins of searching, then it won't connect you to any yellow or green bars, but never hestitates to connect to red bars where you're either kicked or have a lag-tastic match. I've never going to be able to compete with my fellow G2ers if I get slaughtered once every 20 minutes of trying to find a match.


Speaking of which, where did all these G2-E people come from who I never fought in G3 who are twice as good as me? Talk about a jump in difficulty. Then I almost beat a G2-A Guile who seemed a slightly above average Guile player to what I'm used to ... what the hell is going on.
Edited by mubress

Can't help as far as the lag-tastic matches go, I have the same problem.

In regards to the G3 to G2 jump in difficulty, yeah I noticed it too. The problem with this system (or any points system I guess) is that it doesn't take into account how long you have been.playing. Therefore the only above average guile you speak of may have been playing solidly since the patch came out.

Either that or he's played a load O' scrubs :)

Posted by End_Boss

A possible solution to your problem may be hosting matches rather than searching for them. It doesn't make much sense, but when I do it it almost guarantees a smooth match.

Posted by Fr0Br0

I am always discouraged to play online due to these type of problems. Some days, after the 10th straight "Could not connect" pop up I just turn the game off without getting a single match in.

Posted by Scooper

I haven't had the chance to try this but aparentaly the trick if you just want to get some player matches in is to play some arcade mode and have that option for people to join your game on. Vinny said sometime on the Bombcast that he can't even get a fight between the CPU because people keep challenging him.

Edited by Agnogenic_delete
Scooper said:
"I haven't had the chance to try this but aparentaly the trick if you just want to get some player matches in is to play some arcade mode and have that option for people to join your game on. Vinny said sometime on the Bombcast that he can't even get a fight between the CPU because people keep challenging him."
The same thing with me. I just normally host matches and wait though. Much easier than searching.
Posted by FLStyle

I'm pretty much close to giving up on SFIV, I'm probably going to sell my copy at the end of the week, I've got better things to do than win four out of one hundred G2 matches everytime I play. It seems to me like everyone knows something I don't. Most importantly, it just isn't fun anymore.

Posted by slinky6
FLStyle said:
"I'm pretty much close to giving up on SFIV, I'm probably going to sell my copy at the end of the week, I've got better things to do than win four out of one hundred G2 matches everytime I play. It seems to me like everyone knows something I don't. Most importantly, it just isn't fun anymore."
when things become challenging, give up, that's what I always say.   I host matches and I've got no problem getting into fights, sure I have to kick out people with low connections fairly frequently but it's not too bad.   Sounds like you're more of a sore loser than anything.
Posted by keyhunter

You should play ranked matches and use Ken.

Edited by FLStyle
slinky6 said:
"FLStyle said:
"I'm pretty much close to giving up on SFIV, I'm probably going to sell my copy at the end of the week, I've got better things to do than win four out of one hundred G2 matches everytime I play. It seems to me like everyone knows something I don't. Most importantly, it just isn't fun anymore."
when things become challenging, give up, that's what I always say.   I host matches and I've got no problem getting into fights, sure I have to kick out people with low connections fairly frequently but it's not too bad.   Sounds like you're more of a sore loser than anything."
I've never been a sore loser at anything in my life you cheeky bastard. I have no problem admitting to being inferior than all the other G2 players, way to try and make a video game discussion personal.
Posted by Jolly_Lolly
FLStyle said:
slinky6 said: "FLStyle said: "I'm pretty much close to giving up on SFIV, I'm probably going to sell my copy ... [more]
I wouldn't really take anything slinky6 says too seriously, he's the new troll here apparently.

But don't worry man, shit happens. Fighting games are meant to frustrate the shit out of you. Hell, sometimes I feel the urge to chuck my controller at my TV out of sheer frustration.

I'd say give it some more time, play around with it, host your own matches, take breaks, and play with some people you know. It really is a fun game.

..unless you've already sold the game, then disregard this post :p
Posted by FLStyle
@Jolly_Lolly:

Naaah I've still got it, I've decided to fight the beast at its own game and entered into the GB PSN tourny, should be fun :P