Please help me eliminate my supreme suckage GB SFIV community!

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#1 Posted by misterpope (405 posts) -

So I recently got Street Fighter IV for the PC. I've played quote of few hours of SSFII previous to this, and a few hours of SFIV at a friends house. 
 
I have currently suck around 30 hours into my copy of Street Figher IV. 
 
And I suck. 
 
Any Sagat, Cammy, Ryu, Ken, Akuma, basically anybody online totally dominates my face. And I don't know why! 
 
Maybe I'm just sucky at fighting games. Maybe it's the Fightpad I'm using. Maybe I shouldn't main Abel. I don't Know!
 
That why I've come to you guys for help. Please provide any tips, tricks, pointers, anything. You've helped me in the past and I expect no less from you now. Thanks from misterpope in advance.
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#2 Edited by AjayRaz (12813 posts) -

well, who do you main ? edit: oh. lol  
 
i assume there are great Abel players here. my only help is practice practice practice. i took tons of beatings online but hey, i got better somewhat 

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#3 Posted by biggblack86 (140 posts) -

practice, does indeed make perfect. and abel is one of the harder (IMO) grapplers to learn. in sfiv or otherwise. just try to get some BnB combos down, some guaranteed damage dealers, and stick to him.

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#4 Edited by Scooper (7920 posts) -

You're sucking because you put in 30 hours and your opponents have put in 100 hours, or 150, or 300, or 500 hours. That's the answer why you've been loosing.
 
Make sure they're quality hours, though. Don't spend 300 hours trying to beat Gouken in Arcade Mode.

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#5 Posted by AniMoney (962 posts) -

Just keep rollin' man. 
 
  

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#6 Posted by JJOR64 (19686 posts) -
@AniMoney:  Lmfao.  I know that guy who is playing Abel.
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#7 Posted by Driadon (3215 posts) -
@AniMoney: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. 

Anyway, back to OP. I hate to sound like a broken record: but, yeah, practice does it all. I've put in roughly the same amount and my win percentage is fucking sad: 37%. Just keep at it, figure out what you need to focus on and build a strategy.
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#8 Posted by deactivated-57beb9d651361 (4541 posts) -
@Scooper: I've played about 300 now, and I'm terrified I'm not as good as I should be for all those hours gone.
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#9 Posted by AniMoney (962 posts) -
@JJOR64 said:
" @AniMoney:  Lmfao.  I know that guy who is playing Abel. "
yeah he puts like teamkilling videos and other stuff on youtube. some of it is pretty funny.
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#10 Posted by Scooper (7920 posts) -
@GetEveryone said:
" @Scooper: I've played about 300 now, and I'm terrified I'm not as good as I should be for all those hours gone. "
Yep. Same here. Just over 300 hours. Granted I've diddle daddied from 1 character to the other and if I'd spent all the time learning just 1 character I'd be pretty good but bah. I haven't. Infact I kinda wanna just start all over again and pick up Abel.
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#11 Posted by JJOR64 (19686 posts) -
@AniMoney:  I meant I've actually talked to the guy on Xbox.  He is a Cammy player.
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#12 Posted by Stang (4755 posts) -

I can teach you my Ken tricks.
 
1. Jump kick -> sweep.
2. Jump back in the corner, especially when not necessary.
3. Turbo your punch buttons so you can do as many srk's possible each round.
4. Wake up ultra, always.
5. Taunt when you are losing.
 
Do this and you can be just like me!

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#13 Posted by wefwefasdf (6730 posts) -
@AniMoney: That video is amazing.
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#14 Edited by deactivated-57beb9d651361 (4541 posts) -
@Stang: Have any advice for the kara throw? I got a TE recently, but pulling off either that or the kara focus has proven a nightmare. Any general tips would be welcome, Ken is my new alt.
 
Edit: The mk button has become my best friend.
 
...That's mortal kombat for those not in the know.
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#15 Posted by AniMoney (962 posts) -
@JJOR64 said:
" @AniMoney:  I meant I've actually talked to the guy on Xbox.  He is a Cammy player. "
O rly? Was he an asshole like he is in the videos?
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#16 Posted by JJOR64 (19686 posts) -
@AniMoney:  Nope.
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#17 Posted by deactivated-57beb9d651361 (4541 posts) -
@SpikeSpiegel: You can be my Giantbomb brother.
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#18 Edited by Stang (4755 posts) -
@GetEveryone: You just have to practice it. I hit forward(stick), release quickly hit forward (button) then almost instantaneously push jab and short. I never use to be able to do it, now I cannot live without it. Just don't abuse it like I did here, you will get punished (2nd round).
 
 
 
3 good setups
 
1. Step kick kara throw. This is sweet because it opens the door to step kick fierce srk, which will lead to a counterhit and full ultra off an fadc.
2. Crouching strong kara throw. For whatever reason, kara throws come out like butter immediately after a crouch strong.
2. Wake up kara throw. Pisses people off. Distance yourself properly and kara throw their ass back to the ground when they get up. Give them a crouching forward xx tatsu the next time.
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#19 Posted by lordofultima (6582 posts) -

It all depends on those 30 hours, what you did during them. Are you just mindlessly playing the game, using arcade mode or challenges? Sure people can say ply 300 hours and you'll be better, but you have to spend a quality 300 hours.

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#20 Posted by SpecialBuddy (1182 posts) -

 I dont want to sound like a dick but there are WAAAYY too many of these "I suck help me" threads. Im thinking someone should just make an official one people can post there.

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#21 Posted by StaticFalconar (4918 posts) -
@SpecialBuddy said:
"  I dont want to sound like a dick but there are WAAAYY too many of these "I suck help me" threads. Im thinking someone should just make an official one people can post there. "
It seems like thats what the haunts thread was doing since we all chime in our 2 cents along with haunts there.
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#22 Posted by EvilGreenDevil (210 posts) -

I say the more you get beat the better you get. I learn so much more from getting my ass handed to me than by dominating someone who doesn't really know how to play. I think the more you play, it doesn't necessarily mean you're learning one character better...you're also learning OTHER character, that you play against better.  You learn what a typical  Sagat, Cammy, Ryu, Ken, Akuma usually do and you adapt so you're not getting your ass spanked everytime. Anytime you want some free W's let me know, I'll always play.  
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#23 Edited by turbomonkey138 (5280 posts) -

Fight me ....I am about the same skill lvl as you 
 
 
Gamertag : turbomonkey138

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#24 Posted by deactivated-57beb9d651361 (4541 posts) -
@Stang: That actually helped a lot. Before I held forward but that didn't work at all. I've just tried lightly drumming the buttons after tapping the stick and its been working a treat. Nice one!
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#25 Posted by Stang (4755 posts) -
@GetEveryone: No worries, if you need any help let me know. As you can tell I have a camera now, just ask and i would be happy to record something if you are having trouble.

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