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I just can't get better at it.

I just can't get better at it.

Bastinelli

This game takes years to be competent at. I have 650 hours in and only made it to usurper which is nothing. You can't just expect to be good at it after a few weeks, this is a legacy game people have invested decades. Best way to stay motivated is learn a combo or frame trap, something that you can try to pull off in a match. When you do you'll be really pleased with yourself and just build off that motivation. That's how I stay engaged, learn new things constantly.


keker0t

This guy said it bro few weeks is nothing it will take you months or maybe years to get down fundamentals, and I play jin he is a legacy character and although he is well rounded ,I kid you not is one of the hardest characters to play as you will need to utilise all of his kit to win in almost all matches ,also to get decent damage from him electric is needed which will again take you months and then there is the microstep which will also take months, all that comes after you get fundamentals. To add one more thing movement in this game is the most important thing before anything else in this game but it will only come after putting in many many hours into the game.So instead of getting frustrated just practice lil bit every day and eventually things will just start to click.Learn new things and maybe watch YouTube videos for traps and playstyle for the character.Goodluck also learn about the frame data of the characters you get dunked on by, it will help you ALOT.


gabrielphoenixx

Yeah, man. Jin is definitely a bitch, especially for a noob like me. First timer Tekken player + One week in. Although some of my friends warned me about him, I couldn't help it; I like karate, and Jin not only is a karate fighter, but his looks are neat. Plus, I wanted to get to know the game, not just go ahead and pick an easy to mash char, you know my feeling?


gabrielphoenixx

Thanks for the help, man. I know I'm really flawed, I accepted that, which helped alot on absorbing less frustration out of the game as a whole, but I still get some nonetheless. One of the biggest problems I have to deal with, is backstepping and number uno, AUTO BLOCK; I hate the auto block system– my brain doesn't seem to work well with it.


Bastinelli

Never depend on auto block, it doesn't block a lot of stuff. Always hold back it's way more reliable. Also you need to eventually learn the Korean back dash to help create the space you need. Look up some videos to get a break down of it. There is a cheaper version where you do back, back, sidestep, repeat. It's not the best but it creates space.


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This is the biggest mistake modern players make. You don't need to master the game to have fun with it. When I was a kid playing Street Fighter 2 for the first time I could not for the life of me, do a consistent dragon punch motion. Hell at first I had issue with a simple hadoken (different game I know). Yet I just played and had a good time. Just enjoy the game and you will learn. I did. Never judge your ability by the training mode.


gabrielphoenixx

Yeah, well, I guess the older we grow, the more we tend to get competitive about stuff. It's not bad, exactly, for some people; but for others, it can just ruin stuff.


darmarho

I suggest first get comfortable with your moveset, it takes more than a few weeks, but it becomes muscle memory quickly. Then you see which moves work, which don't, weed out moves that people punish you for. More you rank up, more and more moves will become unusable, because opponents will learn how to defent against them, but it will force you to use other moves and get creative. After you master your character, you will have to learn to watch your opponent, recognize what he's doing, and react to it and punish his whiffs, and moves he's overusing. Replay mode is your friend when someone smokes you hard. You watch the replay, go to practice and learn how to counter it, and next time someone throws that out you'll be ready. Play around with few characters to find best fit, all of them are viable, and all of them are unique. All of this takes a lot of time, as you can imagine, but it doesn't get boring because there is a lot of details to this game and skill ceiling is extremely high. You can get better at it, but it takes a little time and commitment.