What do you guys do?

#1 Posted by sho76und3wd (148 posts) -

What do you guys do when you get in a SFIV rut?  I had a couple of really bad online sessions the other day and was getting extremely aggravated.  I has getting hit by random wake-up ultras, getting shoryued out of block strings, and just basically getting hit with new-player tactics more often than I should have been, due to being really agitated and doing stupid things.  (Ken has Ultra and no life left, I think I'll full screen dash punch! So mad at myself!)  
 
I know we have all had days like this, but how do you guys remedy it?  I just stopped playing online and started practicing combos for a couple of days. 

#2 Posted by jaycee13 (523 posts) -

I say "EF DIS EFFIN GAME!!!" and go back to 3rd strike for a few days. Then when I comeback I spend an hour in training mode.

#3 Posted by skrutop (3615 posts) -

Pop in Rock Band and come back to SF4 the next day.

#4 Posted by Elazul (1327 posts) -

Stop playing it for a couple of days. When you're burnt out on a game, forcing yourself to keep playing it will get you nowhere.

#5 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -

Play something else and take a break from the game. I barely ever play Champ mode now because people tend to be no fun to play since you only get to play them once so they be really dirty.

#6 Posted by JJOR64 (18790 posts) -

If I do Championship Mode and start getting really pissed off, I go to Ranked Matches and eat some noobs to calm down a little.  SFIV pisses me off a lot, but I can't stop playing it because it's so much fun.

#7 Posted by CornontheCobbe (2645 posts) -

Street Fighter generally pisses me off when i cannot even complete Arcade mode on Medium against the CPU. Whenever i play against actual people online i don't get like this even. 
 
I usually swear a lot and turn off the game.

#8 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

I slam my controller against my knee and then get at it again. The microphone holes on my 360 controller actually made quite a deep cut in my leg which actually gave me problems with running for a few days >_> 
 
I don't think it's a good thing to do really, but if I stop playing the game for that session I probably won't get onto it again for days.

#9 Posted by lilbigsupermario (840 posts) -

I punch the carpeted floor until my knuckles get red...then I play a different game for a couple of days until I miss playing SF4 again hehehe!

#10 Posted by Necrotrophic (261 posts) -
@sho76und3wd said:
" What do you guys do when you get in a SFIV rut?  I had a couple of really bad online sessions the other day and was getting extremely aggravated.  I has getting hit by random wake-up ultras, getting shoryued out of block strings, and just basically getting hit with new-player tactics more often than I should have been, due to being really agitated and doing stupid things.  (Ken has Ultra and no life left, I think I'll full screen dash punch! So mad at myself!)    I know we have all had days like this, but how do you guys remedy it?  I just stopped playing online and started practicing combos for a couple of days.  "
whenever i lose like 4 or 5 straight i just take a break. getting frustrated isnt going to help you, and t he only thing that seems to help is to walk away for a bit
#11 Posted by Necrotrophic (261 posts) -
@CornontheCobbe said:
" Street Fighter generally pisses me off when i cannot even complete Arcade mode on Medium against the CPU. Whenever i play against actual people online i don't get like this even.   I usually swear a lot and turn off the game. "
you wanna beat arcade mode on medium?
 
pick chun li, hit medium punch and hold forwward the entire time.
 
the ai is really stupid.... I sit in arcade mode in between matches and thats all i end up doing
#12 Posted by TheLastNeo (433 posts) -
@JJOR64 said:
" If I do Championship Mode and start getting really pissed off, I go to Ranked Matches and eat some noobs to calm down a little.  SFIV pisses me off a lot, but I can't stop playing it because it's so much fun. "
 
I tend to do this, or player matches... just to mix it up.. But it never fails... every time I go to ranked matches , i PWN...  (not that im awesome, but it clearly seems like the good players play "player or champ" modes)
#13 Posted by AniMoney (957 posts) -

take a break or play someone you can joke around with online

#14 Posted by Necrotrophic (261 posts) -

I hate  ranked mode. No matter how much  you condition someone NOT to do wakeup ultras/srks they just do it anyway(disregarding the fact they lost 9/10 of their life because of it), and i always think "they cant be THAT stupid.... time to go in for the kill"
 
then I eat an ultra.

#15 Posted by Heylook (235 posts) -

FACT: One of the best ways to release mental frustration is masturbatory therapy. 

#16 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

I stay away from online play on SFIV because it's so bad when you are used to playing offline.

#17 Posted by sfighter21 (793 posts) -
@Necrotrophic said:
" I hate  ranked mode. No matter how much  you condition someone NOT to do wakeup ultras/srks they just do it anyway(disregarding the fact they lost 9/10 of their life because of it), and i always think "they cant be THAT stupid.... time to go in for the kill"  then I eat an ultra. "
HAHAHA!!  OMG, That happens to me TOO often!!  I tell myself, "No way they're gonna wake up ULTRA.  I just punished every single one of there SRKs"  *ULTRA'D*  lol.  UGH!!
#18 Posted by sho76und3wd (148 posts) -
@Necrotrophic said:
" I hate  ranked mode. No matter how much  you condition someone NOT to do wakeup ultras/srks they just do it anyway(disregarding the fact they lost 9/10 of their life because of it), and i always think "they cant be THAT stupid.... time to go in for the kill"  then I eat an ultra. "
LOL! That sounds exactly like my experience sometimes.  I swear I feel like I am mixing up my opponent well and they will just do something so outright ridiculous, like launch a full screen ultra, and I'll be dashing in to close the gap and I'll eat the ultra.  It drives me crazy.
#19 Posted by Gunner_Thor (74 posts) -
@sho76und3wd:
If I get in a rut or find myself getting easily beaten by BS, then I stop playing.  I can tell when I'm not 100% because I'll let someone walk up and throw me, or I'll start jumping too much.
#20 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -

I usualy try and learn a new character. Right now I'm bored and annoyed so I am starting to try out Gouken.

#21 Posted by VicRattlehead (1397 posts) -

i take a break for a while..... just took a 2 week break and started back playing today....instead of raging at all the mashing kens i just chuckled......

#22 Posted by Killroycantkill (1361 posts) -

I rage until I get one win, then pop in rockband and play some metal on expert drums since that gives the most bashing.

#23 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -

I never lose thus I never get bothered.  Good deal in my opinion.

#24 Posted by Leo (73 posts) -

I just hit up challenge mode. It's strangely calming.

#25 Posted by YetiAntics (1489 posts) -

I stop playing for a couple of weeks. 
Then when a friend of mine whips out SF4, (and usually humiliates me normally btw) and i beat his ass in straight sets. 
 
I'm weird like that.
#26 Posted by sho76und3wd (148 posts) -
@Scooper said:
" I usualy try and learn a new character. Right now I'm bored and annoyed so I am starting to try out Gouken. "
How is that going?  I'm actually doing the same thing except I can't decide who I want to use.  I might work on my Rufus or try and improve my Akuma. 
#27 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -
@sho76und3wd said:
" @Scooper said:
" I usualy try and learn a new character. Right now I'm bored and annoyed so I am starting to try out Gouken. "
How is that going?  I'm actually doing the same thing except I can't decide who I want to use.  I might work on my Rufus or try and improve my Akuma.  "
It's not going too badly. I tried playing as him a while ago but gave up almost imediataly and ended up going with Rose for a bit instead. This time I'm gunna be more persistant. I'm actualy having a little trouble with his s.HP to palm. I don't know why but I think it's just me not used to the timing. 
 
If you want to play sometime while you're learning your new characters just message me. I'm almost always up for playing.
#28 Posted by GetEveryone (4454 posts) -
@Scooper: I'm sure the window there is massively lenient. Just dial in the HP and the dash pal right after, don't wait for any cues.
 
I totally forgot I play Gouken....
 
*runs to SF4*
#29 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -
@GetEveryone said:
" @Scooper: I'm sure the window there is massively lenient. Just dial in the HP and the dash pal right after, don't wait for any cues.  I totally forgot I play Gouken....  *runs to SF4* "
I can do it but I most of the time but sometimes I have trouble with things like crossup MK, s.HP - EX Palm. I think it's because of the way I've been playing with a pad and I have trouble canceling a HP (LB on pad) into a move. I just need to keep practicing until I'm comfortable with doing it more.
#30 Posted by GetEveryone (4454 posts) -
@Scooper: Yeah, after crossing up its a total pain, I often get a kongoshin instead of palm. Its a great way to look like a tit.
#31 Posted by Renahzor (980 posts) -

The only correct answer is: Take a 6 month break from the game, and come back 3 weeks before super comes out to knock the rust off.  During that 6 months, be sure to play completely random crap, Including C&C generals, Borderlands, Forza, WoW, Rock Band, and more....
 
Or!  just take a day or so off and come back to it.  A day wasn't enough for me.  FU champ mode.

#32 Edited by sho76und3wd (148 posts) -
@Scooper said:

" @sho76und3wd said:

" @Scooper said:
" I usualy try and learn a new character. Right now I'm bored and annoyed so I am starting to try out Gouken. "
How is that going?  I'm actually doing the same thing except I can't decide who I want to use.  I might work on my Rufus or try and improve my Akuma.  "
It's not going too badly. I tried playing as him a while ago but gave up almost imediataly and ended up going with Rose for a bit instead. This time I'm gunna be more persistant. I'm actualy having a little trouble with his s.HP to palm. I don't know why but I think it's just me not used to the timing.   If you want to play sometime while you're learning your new characters just message me. I'm almost always up for playing. "

Sure. I'll probably be on tomorrow if you want to play.  I have a weird work schedule, so I am often off during the week as often as I am the weekends.
#33 Posted by lordofultima (6186 posts) -

Take a walk when it's late, and pick apart things in your game that are unnecessary. It's pretty therapeutic as well.

#34 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

I BREAK DISCS WITH ONE HAND.
 
So, if you're thinking what I think you should be thinking, then yes, you are correct, and yes it sucks, but it's fine.

#35 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -
@Napalm said:
" I BREAK DISCS WITH ONE HAND.  So, if you're thinking what I think you should be thinking, then yes, you are correct, and yes it sucks, but it's fine. "
Don't tell me you've bought more then 1 copy of SFIV. Tell me it ain't so!
#36 Posted by demontium (4707 posts) -

keep playing.

#37 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -
@Scooper: Oh no. I just lost it one night and broke my disc, so I'm patiently waiting for Super.
#38 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -
@Napalm said:
" @Scooper: Oh no. I just lost it one night and broke my disc, so I'm patiently waiting for Super. "
hahahahaha
#39 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -
@Scooper said:
" @Napalm said:
" @Scooper: Oh no. I just lost it one night and broke my disc, so I'm patiently waiting for Super. "
hahahahaha "
Laugh it up, hombre, laugh it up.
#40 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -
@Napalm said:
" @Scooper: Oh no. I just lost it one night and broke my disc, so I'm patiently waiting for Super. "
Wow, and I said you mature!
 
THANKS FOR PROVING ME WRONG.
#41 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -
@Stang: SHUT UP, STANG.
 
This was awhile ago. Almost a month, actually. Since then I've been playing a good bit of HD Remix. Now I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to get back into Super IV. HD Remix has my style and frame of mind all fucked up.
#42 Posted by RenMcKormack (1071 posts) -
@Scooper said:
" I usualy try and learn a new character. Right now I'm bored and annoyed so I am starting to try out Gouken. "
this 
and pet my dog. AGRESSIVELY PET

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