Noob who wants to get better here..

#1 Posted by Chokobo (1228 posts) -

I am god-fucking-awful at this game.  I consider myself lucky to even have a close game, much less win.  I just want some friendly competition to tell me what I'm doing wrong mainly.  I'm trying to main Rufus.  Maybe that's my first problem.
 
GT: CH0K0B0 (circles are zeros)

#2 Posted by Eyepatch (40 posts) -

I'd be happy to play you. GT is Ze Eyepatch (if I don't happen to add you first)

#3 Posted by AniMoney (957 posts) -

I'll play you.

#4 Posted by lordofultima (6208 posts) -

Rufus isn't a problem, he's a god.

#5 Posted by Chokobo (1228 posts) -

Oi.  Played Eyepatch.  Pretty much just toyed around with me.  Got a looooooooong way to go.

#6 Posted by Driadon (2995 posts) -

Takes time :). I'd play with you (I'm probably the most on your level in this forum) but, sadly, I only have it on PC.

#7 Posted by SoulTaker (131 posts) -

I'll play you.  My gt is: soultakerx5

#8 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

Let Stang smack you around for 15 or 20 matches.

#9 Posted by baelrrogg (126 posts) -

Hey man I'll play you...I've been meaning to add Mr. Eyepatch as well from a post he made earlier this week. 
 
GT:Dryph

#10 Posted by Chokobo (1228 posts) -

Played for a few hours.  Lost every single match.  Feeling like I'm wasting my time even trying at this point.

#11 Posted by SpecialBuddy (1110 posts) -
@Chokobo said:
" Played for a few hours.  Lost every single match.  Feeling like I'm wasting my time even trying at this point. "
Well if you really like the game and feel motivated to get good stick with it. Everyone sucks in the beginning. It just takes practice. Fighting games take longer to get better at than any other type of game.
#12 Posted by lordofultima (6208 posts) -
@SpecialBuddy said:
" @Chokobo said:
" Played for a few hours.  Lost every single match.  Feeling like I'm wasting my time even trying at this point. "
Well if you really like the game and feel motivated to get good stick with it. Everyone sucks in the beginning. It just takes practice. Fighting games take longer to get better at than any other type of game. "
Agreed. I think people maybe have unrealistic expectations when playing highly competitive video games. A couple hours should have you fiending for more, despite every single loss. That's how I felt anyway. Once you get past a certain win percentage to hours played ratio, you can just blame everything on bullshit like I do. Works well.
#13 Posted by AniMoney (957 posts) -
@lordofultima said:
" @SpecialBuddy said:
" @Chokobo said:
" Played for a few hours.  Lost every single match.  Feeling like I'm wasting my time even trying at this point. "
Well if you really like the game and feel motivated to get good stick with it. Everyone sucks in the beginning. It just takes practice. Fighting games take longer to get better at than any other type of game. "
Agreed. I think people maybe have unrealistic expectations when playing highly competitive video games. A couple hours should have you fiending for more, despite every single loss. That's how I felt anyway. Once you get past a certain win percentage to hours played ratio, you can just blame everything on bullshit like I do. Works well. "
What win percentage to hours played ratio do you want? 
 
That's a stupid way to measure it anyways because it's all about who you're playing online. There's a big difference between quality opponents that you play several matches with and some of the garbage players in champ mode.
#14 Posted by lordofultima (6208 posts) -
@AniMoney said:
" @lordofultima said:
" @SpecialBuddy said:
" @Chokobo said:
" Played for a few hours.  Lost every single match.  Feeling like I'm wasting my time even trying at this point. "
Well if you really like the game and feel motivated to get good stick with it. Everyone sucks in the beginning. It just takes practice. Fighting games take longer to get better at than any other type of game. "
Agreed. I think people maybe have unrealistic expectations when playing highly competitive video games. A couple hours should have you fiending for more, despite every single loss. That's how I felt anyway. Once you get past a certain win percentage to hours played ratio, you can just blame everything on bullshit like I do. Works well. "
What win percentage to hours played ratio do you want?  That's a stupid way to measure it anyways because it's all about who you're playing online. There's a big difference between quality opponents that you play several matches with and some of the garbage players in champ mode. "
You didn't sense the lolz at the end of my statement there? You really think I decide that I'm good based on my percentage of wins divided by my hours of play? God decided that I would be a gift, don't hate.
#15 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -

I'm down to play whenever, GT is Da Stang. My stick is magically turning fireballs into srk's, but it is all good.

#16 Posted by AniMoney (957 posts) -
@lordofultima said:
" @AniMoney said:
" @lordofultima said:
" @SpecialBuddy said:
" @Chokobo said:
" Played for a few hours.  Lost every single match.  Feeling like I'm wasting my time even trying at this point. "
Well if you really like the game and feel motivated to get good stick with it. Everyone sucks in the beginning. It just takes practice. Fighting games take longer to get better at than any other type of game. "
Agreed. I think people maybe have unrealistic expectations when playing highly competitive video games. A couple hours should have you fiending for more, despite every single loss. That's how I felt anyway. Once you get past a certain win percentage to hours played ratio, you can just blame everything on bullshit like I do. Works well. "
What win percentage to hours played ratio do you want?  That's a stupid way to measure it anyways because it's all about who you're playing online. There's a big difference between quality opponents that you play several matches with and some of the garbage players in champ mode. "
You didn't sense the lolz at the end of my statement there? You really think I decide that I'm good based on my percentage of wins divided by my hours of play? God decided that I would be a gift, don't hate. "
No my spidey senses are down because of the snow. I think the DC area got the worst of it. 

#17 Posted by Thrawn1 (1340 posts) -
@Stang said:
" I'm down to play whenever, GT is Da Stang. My stick is magically turning fireballs into srk's, but it is all good. "
you should see a doctor about that
#18 Posted by Scullinator (512 posts) -

Im a returning noob.  This forum actually inspired me to get back in to playing SF4 and get ready for SSF4.  My main is unsure right now.  Back and forth between a few.  Blanka, Ken, Sagat sometimes.  I like Ryu but when I play as him I find myself just wanting to be Ken.  Anyway, I just sent out some random friend request to a few of you.  Scullinator on Xbox360.  Looking forward to getting my ass handed to me by all of you. Dont worry, I wont take it personal.

#19 Posted by Kumo (124 posts) -
@Chokobo:
I'm pretty awful at the game myself, but I'll get some games in with you sometime soon. I'll send a FR in a sec.
#20 Posted by vik (1 posts) -

Nice to see there's other people struggling, I recently started playing for the very first time, have never played street fighter in my entire life and I'm in love with this game. I totally suck though, but I'm determined to get somewhat better at it. I do realise online is where it's at, but since I can't beat the Arcade mode on easy, the thought of human opponents is terrifying. I've not decided on a main yet, Ryu or Abel are the chars I'm looking at atm. When I first started out, easiest kicked my ass but I've been trying the trials and those really helped me get a slight idea of what I'm doing. I'm capable of doing some basic combo's now that I would never have pulled off a week ago, so I guess practising really is the key. I'm dedicating two hours per day to that for the next few months, maybe I'll be somewhat decent by the time SSFIV arrives.

#21 Edited by Majinken (136 posts) -
@vik 
 
I'd say Ryu's a safer bet, though an Abel in the stable's not bad. What probably helped most for me was playing a little as everyone and learning some of their ins and outs. The challenges (at least the earlier ones) also go a long way in teaching you the basics. As well, the awesomeness of EventHubs cannot be overstated.
 
What system do you have it for?
#22 Posted by Scullinator (512 posts) -

@ Majinken
 
Thanks for the EbentHubs link.  
 
 
Scullinator  Xbxo360

#23 Posted by Bobby_The_Great (1002 posts) -

GT is : Bobby The Great.
 
Best advice I can give is visit the "Noobs" forum on Shoryuken.com and read all the pointers on there, that's what I did. Also, if you want to get some "easier" wins, get good with Sagat, he is top-tiered and noob friendly. I personally use Blanka.

#24 Posted by lordofultima (6208 posts) -
@vik said:
" Nice to see there's other people struggling, I recently started playing for the very first time, have never played street fighter in my entire life and I'm in love with this game. I totally suck though, but I'm determined to get somewhat better at it. I do realise online is where it's at, but since I can't beat the Arcade mode on easy, the thought of human opponents is terrifying. I've not decided on a main yet, Ryu or Abel are the chars I'm looking at atm. When I first started out, easiest kicked my ass but I've been trying the trials and those really helped me get a slight idea of what I'm doing. I'm capable of doing some basic combo's now that I would never have pulled off a week ago, so I guess practising really is the key. I'm dedicating two hours per day to that for the next few months, maybe I'll be somewhat decent by the time SSFIV arrives. "
Correction, offline competition is where it's at. But online will do, too =P
#25 Posted by Necrotrophic (261 posts) -

I agree with ultima. Rufus is beyond awesome. If you want to play me, im down. im not like super awesome or anything, but I definitely can give insight. my XBL name is the same as my giantbomb name

#26 Posted by Chokobo (1228 posts) -

Recently my internet company has had it's head up it's ass so I can't even get through a round w/o D/Cing due to awful connection speeds.  Unfortunately I am in Iowa. No scene and even fewer arcades.  :\  So I could pay 40 bucks a month for high speed that I can't afford or I can wait until July when I move in with a roommate to get high speed to split the costs.  Probably the latter.

#27 Posted by lordofultima (6208 posts) -
@Chokobo said:
" Recently my internet company has had it's head up it's ass so I can't even get through a round w/o D/Cing due to awful connection speeds.  Unfortunately I am in Iowa. No scene and even fewer arcades.  :\  So I could pay 40 bucks a month for high speed that I can't afford or I can wait until July when I move in with a roommate to get high speed to split the costs.  Probably the latter. "
I feel your pain, I pay 80 bucks a month for internet and it still sucks ass.
#28 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -
@lordofultima said:
" @Chokobo said:
" Recently my internet company has had it's head up it's ass so I can't even get through a round w/o D/Cing due to awful connection speeds.  Unfortunately I am in Iowa. No scene and even fewer arcades.  :\  So I could pay 40 bucks a month for high speed that I can't afford or I can wait until July when I move in with a roommate to get high speed to split the costs.  Probably the latter. "
I feel your pain, I pay 80 bucks a month for internet and it still sucks ass. "
I pay £7 and change for 8mb broadband. How does my ass taste.
#29 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4950 posts) -
@Scooper: Tastes like ....weed
#30 Edited by AniMoney (957 posts) -

My mommy and daddy pay for my internet :) 
 
@turbomonkey138 said:

" @Scooper: Tastes like ....weed "

wtf 
 
edit: BOALS
#31 Posted by nobull6 (238 posts) -

Yeah, I'm not very good at this game either. I've only played a few hours so far; haven't picked a character to stick with. I did beat the arcade mode on very easy, though! I'd love to add the gamertags of some other people that aren't good at this. Any takers?
 
GT: NoBull6

#32 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -
@turbomonkey138 said:
" @Scooper: Tastes like ....weed "
What
#33 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4950 posts) -
@Scooper said:
" @turbomonkey138 said:
" @Scooper: Tastes like ....weed "
What "
err don't ask
#34 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -
@nobull6 said:
" Yeah, I'm not very good at this game either. I've only played a few hours so far; haven't picked a character to stick with. I did beat the arcade mode on very easy, though! I'd love to add the gamertags of some other people that aren't good at this. Any takers?  GT: NoBull6 "
Im new too, lets play soon.
#35 Posted by EvilGreenDevil (197 posts) -
@Stang said:
" @nobull6 said:
" Yeah, I'm not very good at this game either. I've only played a few hours so far; haven't picked a character to stick with. I did beat the arcade mode on very easy, though! I'd love to add the gamertags of some other people that aren't good at this. Any takers?  GT: NoBull6 "
Im new too, lets play soon. "  
so sad hahaha
#36 Edited by Chokobo (1228 posts) -
@Scooper said:

" @lordofultima said:

" @Chokobo said:
" Recently my internet company has had it's head up it's ass so I can't even get through a round w/o D/Cing due to awful connection speeds.  Unfortunately I am in Iowa. No scene and even fewer arcades.  :\  So I could pay 40 bucks a month for high speed that I can't afford or I can wait until July when I move in with a roommate to get high speed to split the costs.  Probably the latter. "
I feel your pain, I pay 80 bucks a month for internet and it still sucks ass. "
I pay £7 and change for 8mb broadband. How does my ass taste. "
pthbththththththth.  7 Pounds is about 50 Dollars American at this point, if I'm not mistaking.
 
P.S. I understand that I'm mistaking.

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