Hey all, just signed up.
I’ve played Street Fighter on and off, just dabbling every now and again, and I’m trying to learn as fast as I can to get a decent Chun going. I’ve only really played Endless, and just about everyone I’ve played against has been quite clearly 10x more familiar with the game than I am, they’re doing FADC combos into ultras and flogging me consistently with Dan, or showing me that Guile has a better air grab than chun while stomping me into dust. And they’ve all got 2000+ PP, lol, I’m not going to catch a break any time soon, so the only solution is to get good fast.
Anyway, what is the most important skill to acquire in order to get good at this game? Some people tell me that I need to learn more bread and butter combos, but I can’t find any tutorials for them on youtube, and when I do, they are more for flashiness than for damage, and they feel impractical. I’ve gone through 20 trial mode challenges, and those combos don’t seem all that smart, some of them FADC at random and unnecessary points wasting half a bar of super for no apparent reason… wth? What are the most practical combos that you use? Do I need to have a combo that links into ultra? Should I use Ultra I or Ultra 2? Should I be using the D-Pad on my Xbox 360 controller, or the stick? I’ve been fiddling with both, but I can’t work out which is better, the stick is at a funny angle, which I have managed to get used to, but at least I can consistently hit diagonals with it and not have my thumb slide all over the place.
Or should I be learning matchups and frame/damage data? Or even just mastering the fundamentals then worrying about all of this stuff when I reach a point where I can’t improve? Something tells me I should be mastering everything, but I feel like everything I see people do is just for show, so it’s hard to tell whether I should spend precious time learning it or not. Edit: there was one thing I did bother learning for show. FA absorb fireball --> Taunt. lol. I did it to some guy, and he got pissy and crushed me into a corner in a matter of seconds! bahahaha.
Any help/advice will be greatly appreciated.