I feel you. SinSation doesn’t count, because that’s the first time I’d played the game so all I did was run around with akuma, throw air fireballs and try to anti-air ultra fools. I didn’t do shit in any of my other games though. 2-2 in GGXX, 2-2 in SC4. I didn’t even get to play the game I’d been practicing, HD:Remix because I had to duck out on Sunday and spend some quality time with the girlfriend. My best tournament was the free single elim alpha 3 tournament the threw. I managed to tie for 3rd since I was one of the only people who remembered a V-ism combo.
Final Round, swapped SF4 mains from Akuma to Balrog mid tournament, and it was a smart move since I tied for 17th, losing to some Rufus player named Justin and some Abel player named Hold Dat 0-2 in Tekken 5, 2-2 or 1-2 in GGXX, I don’t remember. I know Kensou put me out of the tournament and I was thinking “son of a bitch, I HATE Eddie vs. Chipp.” And I went something like 3-2 in the alpha 3 tournament. undefeated against people who didn’t pick V-ism, 0-2 against people who did :lol:
April C3, I think I got tie for 9th. I know I lost to Eric V and Hav, so solid losses.
Then had a bit of a tournament drought because every tourney seemed to happen on weekends I had to work.
Went to August c3 and was disappointed. Scrubbed out 0-2 in Blazblue. Took up Sagat in Sf4 over the summer so I could play 2v2 with my friend, a Rog player. Lost to solid players, Mammation/Steve H and DevilJ1n/his brother, but going 1-2 was not as far as I’d hoped.
SB4: 3-2 in Blaz, 1-2 in HD Remix, and 2-2 in SF4. Losing to Andre’s (NY) Bison was fun though.
The last local tournament I went to, I felt like I played pretty poorly. But I think I was burnt out and tired. After SB4, I every day off traveling 90 minutes either to see my girlfriend, play SF/Tekken or for both. I needed a break. So yeah, similar to you, I had a great start to SF4, but I haven’t leveled up like some of these guys have. Oh well, like my girlfriend tells me when I start to bitch “Have you practiced 5 hours a day like a Japanese player?” “No, Honey ”