Just a heads up on which events we will be attending. I will be there at Dromstruction. But more importantly, we will be at Canada Cup! My buddy Javier and I decided that since we had gone to Season's Beatings last year that it would be more adventurous to go out of the state and attend another tournament. I completely agreed since Canada Cup has not been part of our experience.
With that being said, I personally will be using Dromstruction as a training ground for Canada Cup. I will take it seriously but it is to ensure I am comfortable for Canada Cup. Aside from that, come support the event and support us as well! がんばります。(I will do my best!)
P.S. I still have the posts that I promised. I'm still saving them. If anything, I will publish the posts all at the same time. Stay tuned! :)
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
After a untechable knockdown, why do some Ryus jump in with jab sometimes? I see Air doing this sometimes. Is it just for a quicker tick throw or is there some other trick to it?
Usually after an untechable knockdown, Ryu's will do a jumping heavy or medium attack (and option-selecting at the same time when it applies). The opponent will be: 1) looking to block the safe jump and 2) dealing with the mix-up afterward (frame-trap, throw and so forth). However, since the opponent is comfortable with the amount of block stun a heavy or medium attack creates their timing will change. Jumping jab, having little block stun, will change their timing and momentum in their crouch techs. The block stun will let your opponent recover much quicker leading to a faster timed mix-up. The jumping jab is also a visual mix-up. Most players are used to seeing a jumping heavy or medium. Therefore, your opponent is given less time to anticipate your mix-up. I hope this helps! :)
Monday, October 3, 2011
What are your thoughts on the balance changes of AE 2012 and where do you see Ryu in the tier list after a patch?
Well, first off I'd like to say that Ryu got his low forward back! That will definitely help. As for now I can't say anything is for sure. It will help with his match-ups and the extra damage buffs will help as well. Although, ever since I've watched Filipino Champ and Mike Ross in Japan I believe that (in my opinion) my Ryu is not completely unlocked. For what they said in their experience in Japan, they expressed how each player had unlocked just about as much as they could from their character. It literally meant that they knew every situation, every max punish, and almost every match-up details for their character. I've known this since day one. I knew that if I went to Japan and played Ryu I would struggle. Players there have unlocked their characters to the maximum potential. After that, it is about how you think about the game.
I recently spoke with Air (Kenny) and he said that going to Japan will help you learn match-ups. Afterward, it is how you think about the game. I'm assuming he meant positioning, game plan, and overall fundamentals and footsies. There is also a mix of reactions and predictions, but you get the idea. As for now I really can't tell you where Ryu stands until I go to Japan. As for now, I'm sure he will do better.
A player makes the character who they are, not the character. :)