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I've been playing tekken since tekken 2. I've played every other since. A while back I picked up 6 after a long time away from the series played it and adapted to the new features (bounds for example). I didnt have time to play 6 online because TT2 Came out. Now, I've studied my main characters for hours in practice, know them nearly inside and out. Yet I get online and lose to a bunch of random people. Before you members start discrediting me, I mean these random people suck, more likely mashing the buttons. I just cant freaking win. I feel like I've wasted my time studying these guys and am near regretting purchasing this game, i feel like I should've gotten AC3 instead. Argh, loss after loss becomes boring and gets to a point where you cant even match your loss because it goes ahead so far. F*** this...
in ranked there are times you get owned by gamers who play in desperation mode or button mash, you know, the players you know you could beat like you i was doing well in T6 and TTT2 arcade before the console version came out, then was caught off guard with the nature online besides practice you may want to get patient. there also players who play well (you know the guys who actually could play) but are below 30-40% win loss percentage
PSN: Spectre0415 currently playing: tekken tag tournament 2, borderlands 2, nba 2k13, resident evil 6, skyrim
umm, how exactly do you know that they are mindlessly mashing buttons? It's highly possible that they are timing the attacks well and you get hit all the time. How about you watch your opponent carefully and learn to block?
well it happens that you lose to people who button mash or try to rely on spamming moves that work for them. the thing is that after a while you'll figure out what you can do against these moves and then you'll beat the sh*t out of these guys. When I started playing this game online i only won 1 out of 3-4 matches mostly to people with annoying tactics that i was unprepared for. but the more you play against people who rely on these the better you get against it. I'm now up to winning about 50% of my matches also against higher ranked players. I still lose to 'spam' from time to time but I usually find out a way to deal with it after a few matches and from then on I dont lose against these tactics anymore. It really takes dedication as said above and you'll also get frustrated a lot but the feel of joy when you finally beat that tatctic you were struggling against before, and see your opponent getting desperate is totally worth the time ;)