How's the Online For a New Comer?

#1 Posted by Undeadpool (4908 posts) -

Now obviously there's going to be a learning curve, but I haven't played this game in almost ten years. I'm coming from SSFIV, and I get that they're different games, so is the online chock full of solid players who are going to run roughshod over a relative newcomer, or is the bottom of the ladder still pretty much folks learning the ropes?

#2 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

you'll run into scrubs like every game but you will also run into guys who are good.

#3 Posted by HelicopterSpy (129 posts) -

I haven't played any SF since the SNES and I've been able win a few or at least hang pretty well. Expect to see a lot of Chun Li

#4 Posted by Undeadpool (4908 posts) -

@HelicopterSpy: Chun-Li is the new Ken?

#5 Posted by cstrang (2381 posts) -

@Undeadpool: According to Jared Rae via TNT, Chun-Li is the most powerful character in the game.

#6 Posted by TechHits (1369 posts) -

The online  is surprisingly low level, only rarely do you run into someone who knows what they are doing.  

#7 Posted by HelicopterSpy (129 posts) -

Chun Li is like Smoke in MK9. It's seems like everyone that doesn't really know the game too well just uses her because she's easy to win with.

#8 Posted by Jimi (1126 posts) -

It's like playing mk9 online. Hundreds of scrubs but you will run into the odd player who will make you feel like the biggest noob in the world.

#9 Posted by Undeadpool (4908 posts) -

@cstrang: Yeah, I heard that too. But yeah, sounds like she's the Ken of this game: Scrubs love to use her RIGHT until someone starts blocking.

@HelicopterSpy: Not to be a contrarian, but that more describes...Kung Lao or Scorpion based on my experience.

#10 Edited by ThePhantomnaut (6186 posts) -

@HelicopterSpy said:

I haven't played any SF since the SNES and I've been able win a few or at least hang pretty well. Expect to see a lot of Chun Li

I barely seen any.

New player ratio list:

1. Ryu

2. Elena

3. Akuma

4. Urien.

5. Everyone else.

5000th POST!!!!

#11 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

Almost everybody I encountered was pretty experienced in comparison to me, but that could just be bad luck.

#12 Posted by C2C (855 posts) -

@ThePhantomnaut said:

@HelicopterSpy said:

I haven't played any SF since the SNES and I've been able win a few or at least hang pretty well. Expect to see a lot of Chun Li

I barely seen any.

New player ratio list:

1. Ryu

2. Elena

3. Akuma

4. Urien.

5. Everyone else.

5000th POST!!!!

Very odd, I don't see many Elena's running around. It kinda surprises me that Dudley isn't used more either.

#13 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7051 posts) -

Undeadpool, post just ONE MORE TIME. One more! Also, the online will probably be kinder to you than to me, the guy who hasn't played Street Fighter in general in years. Ow.

#14 Posted by Casey25 (138 posts) -

as far as skill level and experience, it's all over the place.  There are the vets, and there are mashing noobs, and there are people like me who are decent at ssf4 but never played sf3 and so are slightly above the complete noobs.  Don't be afraid of not having any competition, there's plenty of variety there. 
 
I've actually seen plenty of character variety online.  Sure, there are plenty of shoto scrubs running around the place, but it hasnt been a problem for me.  I still think ken is the most ideal character to start learning the game with, but that hasn't stopped me.  Being pretty new to the game (though i had played it offline a few times) I chose urien to start out with because he's badass adn i use charge characters like guile and bison in ssf4 so i figure why not try the most advanced charge character in capcom game history (afaik).   
 
So like i said there's the people that arent good at fighting games and just want to mess around, there's slightly skilled newcomers, and there are veterans (who, i find despite their experience with the game aren't necessarily unbeatable if you can outsmart them). 
 
Into the heat of battle...GO for it!

#15 Edited by Undeadpool (4908 posts) -

@MariachiMacabre: You'd LIKE me to post, wouldn't you? WOULDN'T YOU?! Well forget it, I'll not...oh FUCK!

@Casey25: I'm thinking Alex...and not just cause of TNT, I actually always liked him, even in the Dreamcast days...it's part of the reason I picked up Abel for SSFIV.

#16 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6186 posts) -

Alex can work all right. He is a lot more mobile than Hugo and can still do damage.

#17 Posted by Undeadpool (4908 posts) -

@ThePhantomnaut: I'm startin' today!

Follow-up question for the board: I'm using an old-style 360 controller, so should I go analog stick or control pad? And I'm NOT buying a new controller or a fightstick, I'm not THAT into fighting games.

#18 Posted by Jeffsekai (7026 posts) -

@Undeadpool said:

@ThePhantomnaut: I'm startin' today!

Follow-up question for the board: I'm using an old-style 360 controller, so should I go analog stick or control pad? And I'm NOT buying a new controller or a fightstick, I'm not THAT into fighting games.

analog stick is fine. But it's what ever you prefer.

#19 Posted by Casey25 (138 posts) -
@Jeffsekai:  Fighting games are generally played using the d-pad if not on a joystick, so i would say you should start with the d-pad.
#20 Posted by Jeffsekai (7026 posts) -

@Casey25 said:

@Jeffsekai: Fighting games are generally played using the d-pad if not on a joystick, so i would say you should start with the d-pad.

I hate you.

#21 Posted by Buttenator (188 posts) -

The 360 dpad should never be used for ANYTHING, least of all a fighting game.

#22 Posted by MrMazz (921 posts) -

DONT US THE dpad it might seem like a good idea but it is a lie

So far the online has been good I've gotten matched up in pretty good matches. Only gotten my shit really pushed in was by this rank 17 hugo who just actually knew how to play. There are a lot of people who don't seem to be Jwong level so you should be fine.

#23 Posted by Casey25 (138 posts) -
@Jeffsekai: sorry i didn't mean to sound dismissive, just wanted to point out  that most people use the d-pad.  If you feel comfortable with the analog stick then that's fine. 
 
Also i should have replied to his post, not yours, so I'm sorry about that.  I'm still new to posting here. 

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