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Hellbringer

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How do you help someone thats new to fightinggames to get better? Theres a guy whos playing ki for couple of months but he doesnt really seem to get better. He still has troubles doing normal combos and he lacks any basic fundamentels.
Told him to complete dojo, read guide and find other new ppl to play against but not sure if he actually tried all of this since he doesnt really improve.
He really doesnt want to give up tho and thats nice but im not sure if fightingames are for everyone.
 

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How do you help someone thats new to fightinggames to get better? Theres a guy whos playing ki for couple of months but he doesnt really seem to get better. He still has troubles doing normal combos and he lacks any basic fundamentels.
Told him to complete dojo, read guide and find other new ppl to play against but not sure if he actually tried all of this since he doesnt really improve.
He really doesnt want to give up tho and thats nice but im not sure if fightingames are for everyone.
Dude I hope you're not talking about me... If so I'm super sorry and at the same time grateful that you gave me a nearly 40 game set yesterday. I have been labbing and doing my best to implement the advice you gave me yesterday.
 

Hellbringer

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Dude I hope you're not talking about me... If so I'm super sorry and at the same time grateful that you gave me a nearly 40 game set yesterday. I have been labbing and doing my best to implement the advice you gave me yesterday.
Nah man not you someone in the KI discord.
You are deffenitly not new to fightingames :)
 
How do you help someone thats new to fightinggames to get better? Theres a guy whos playing ki for couple of months but he doesnt really seem to get better. He still has troubles doing normal combos and he lacks any basic fundamentels.
Told him to complete dojo, read guide and find other new ppl to play against but not sure if he actually tried all of this since he doesnt really improve.
He really doesnt want to give up tho and thats nice but im not sure if fightingames are for everyone.
It sounds to me like he's going to need to go very slow and in a very basic progression kind of way. A couple of suggestions along those lines:

  • If he isn't using it already, tell him to turn on Combo Assist. And right now, he should be using all the assistance it offers simply to start progressing at a very basic level.
  • He should definitely be sticking with a single character, and getting a feel for them, their normals, and their specials.
  • He should not be attempting Breakers, Counter Breakers, Shadow Counters, or even using Instinct at this point. Even enhanced Specials should be used to a minimum.
  • Even with Combo Assist, he should be keeping his Combos short, as it's more important for him to recognize the basic structure than actually pulling off damaging combos.
  • He should start by training and playing Sets against the AI. Again, the point is for him to get basic fundamentals and a very general mechanic understanding. The AI will serve for his and it's a no-pressure environment. He should start at the easiest difficulty, and should progress slowly up to Hard before really dabbling with real opponents.
  • When he does start against real opponents again, he should be facing low level, new players as opposed to experienced so he can continue to apply the basics he's learned in an environment where those basics may be successful. Again an experienced player, all that he's accomplished will still be too easy to counter and if he gets shut down just like that, he won't see that he is progressing as well.
 
GG to @Hellbringer . It was just the two of us today, which I honestly expected with the long weekend here in North America.

I'll have the Set up in a day-ish when it's done rendering.
 
@Hellbringer I've joined the Killer Instinct Discord, though I'm not the most familiar with the platform. I see people asking for "Ranks" in a specific discussion channel (or whatever sub-"forums" are called).

I assume you should ask for a Rank based on the platform you play, and the character you main?
 

Hellbringer

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@Hellbringer I've joined the Killer Instinct Discord, though I'm not the most familiar with the platform. I see people asking for "Ranks" in a specific discussion channel (or whatever sub-"forums" are called).

I assume you should ask for a Rank based on the platform you play, and the character you main?
The ranks mean what character(s) you play and what platform. You can add those in the ranks section.
 
Via the Killer Instinct Discord, I found out you could actually Customize Combo Assist, and enable or disable it's various aspects as you choose.

So you can enable or disable:

  • Assist Openers
  • Assist Linkers
  • Assist Enders
  • Assist Ultra Combos
For me, I've disabled Assist Openers and Enders, as I never used it for that. I do use it for the Linkers though, and the Ultras are handy, so I've left those on.