Hey guys… I’m kinda shy of entering the ranked matches ;/… been playing for less than a week… just got it this week but had SF4 before.
I’m afraid of losing in ranked matches, I’m not afraid of losing in any other mode though.
Is it okay to lost in ranked matches? Should I except people my level? or people who are way better than me? Can someone explain to me what happens if I lose?
Ranked matches are seriously just another type of match. You are primarily pitted against players of “similar skill” however, there are edge cases of people far above or below you. Points really don’t mean too much, though. I’ve never understood why people get so stressed and angry over points. This is a game. If you get so worked up over losing a handful of meaningless points, you probably aren’t going to have fun playing this game.
Believe it or not, SF4 is simply a game. It’s a game many of us are very passionate about, myself included, but above all have fun with the thing. If you’re playing casuals (which I consider “ranked” play to be) have some fun with it! Smile! Laugh! Drink some coffee and relax! Serious business time is offline tournaments or money matches.
Don’t be overly concerned with rankings or wins/losses. Be concerned with getting better. You’ll really never improve your game if you aren’t losing. Always winning just means you’re playing the wrong competition.
Shrub’s right, you’ll find every single kind of person online, higher skilled, lower skilled, Shoryuken throwers, everyone. Don’t worry about the points, they’re just a number. If anything, when you have lower PP, people tend to think you’re free, show them that you’re not and steal the win from them. Basically, you wont hear anything better from anyone on this forum then what Shrub the scrub (Haha, jk man, see you on the Maritime forums) said.
And plus! Playing people from SRK is a lot more better than people on ranked. Here you can share insights on each other’s gameplay and tell us what we need to work on. Those people that you play on ranked would never talk to you nor would they reply back to your messages if you send them one. They wouldn’t even reply to a “gg.” Even if you lose you asked a few simple questions, they wouldn’t reply.