For sometime now I've wanted to have a series of strategy articles on iPlayWinner, but to be honest I can never really come up with anything to write about! I know this sounds ridiculous since I go to some form of Street Fighter tournament on a weekly basis, but sometimes it's hard to put your own play style into words.
So instead of just typing away and hoping people read what I write, I figured it would be a better idea to get our community involved and see what's on players minds. If you're following us on Twitter (@iplaywinner) we will now be taking questions about strategy, tournaments and really anything fighting game related. We will be answering those questions here on the site as frequently as possible so send them over and I'll do my best to get them answered.
To send us a question just tweet: @iplaywinner [your question goes here]
A lot of the questions will be answered by me, but I'll also try to bring in other players to help respond to the questions as well. Also, don't be afraid to disagree with us! One of the best ways to learn via text is debating techniques and strategies so we all can possibly learn from each other.
Anyway, enough rambling, here are a couple good questions that were sent over just in the past day or so. If you don't see your question, don't worry, I haven't forgotten about you.
Thanks to @SpeedBrkr for the tagline, by the way.
I feel I've hit a plateau,I practice frequently and play constantly yet I dont feel I'm getting better. Any advice?
I think one thing to really look at here is what do do you use as a measurement for improvement? Is it the amount of wins you come away with while playing online or your current rank in Championship Mode? If so, know that online isn't the best way to see if you're getting better because so many variables go into online play. Everything from varied skill levels and lag will have an affect on your perception of current skill level.
Even with local casual play sometimes it can be hard to tell if you're really improving. Sometimes you will get away with stuff because the other guy is testing new strategies or you'll end up losing because maybe they have been playing all day and are just a bit more warmed up than you.
Personally, I don't use online or casual play as a way to measure my own skill -- only tournament matches and results. Tournaments will really put everything you have worked for to the test. So if you see that you continue to do better in tournament each time or keep playing better against stronger opponents each time then you are on the right track.