On Muttonhead's question- why dont ppl just jump in more on John? It seems like he's GOING to throw a fireball a lot, so why not eat a couple dp's in exchange for a jump in?
I wanted to point out how good of an idea that was to challenge a person's strength's. It makes me see that I have an ego or competitive side that wants to win. I just realized how much stupid cheap stuff I'll use that I know will hit certain opponents, in casuals.
I also dont like to wait to play again and dont like to lose when a bunch of people are around. Time to stop caring. Thanks for the post.
@Unknown - There are two things with jumping in at John Choi (or at Ryu in general).
Let's say you jump and you hit him. You took a risk and the risk was rewarded with a big combo (as it should). You get a huge life-lead, meter advantage, position and spacing.
It's okay to jump at a player who has great fireballs and zoning. If you don't jump and challenge your opponent's fireballs then you'd be giving too much respect to them.
Now the cons to jumping are that you lose position, spacing, life, and meter (Ryu dps you and sets up another fireball chip setup). That, in turn, can add up significantly over time. It's a risk you took and didn't pay off.
Instead of taking a risk that isn't in your favor, it's better to play a solid ground game and out smart him. You have 99 seconds to jump over one of his fireballs.
Why jump at him at the 99 second mark and do significant damage when you can jump over his fireball at the 10 second mark and fadc ultra for the win? You have to look at the risk and reward at specific times in the match.
It isn't important that you jump in over his fireball. It's more important when you do it. It's a matter of conserving your master game-plan until it counts. That's when you execute it.
Also, thank you for the comment. Having an ego is okay as it reflects your confidence. However, having a ego that hinders you less likely to get better is something that needs to be worked on. I feel it's better to be open-minded since information can be given through experience and through observation. Those observing can offer great advice (whether they are strong players or not).
Hopes this helps.
P.S. Who knows... maybe he will jump at you. :)