They say sharing is caring so I guess it's high time I started sharing my struggles as a player. I have habits. I can barely keep track of them, let alone break them. I lack a game plan with any of my characters. At best, I might react to certain situations with a character deliberately. But generally I have nothing but knee jerk reactions that clearly make me predictable and easy to manipulate. I'm also bad at seeing through other people's game plan it would seem. I'm terrible at training mode. I know the basics about setting up situations and practicing my response to them. But it doesn't change the fact that I screw up all the time in game, even if I should be familiar enough with something to make the right choice. Even with training mode, my execution is spotty. I've been running Peacok/Fortune/Big Band for a long time. I then switched to Fortune/Peacock/ Big Band. These two teams were ok (read: ass). So I've finally began the journey of expanding my horizons. My new teams are now Big Band/Peacock Fortune/Fukua/Eliza Beowulf/Robo/Eliza, this was my 2nd squad but I never used it. Now it's my third and it sees a bit more play. It's easy enough to observe and analyze other matches but the trouble I have is applying that to my game play. I seem to be trapped in a an infinite vortex of general knowledge where nuance and detailed understanding continues to elude me. I always fall just short of making it out of pools at majors with only one exception. So I figure it's high time I set some goals for myself. Goals: 1. Identify and correct detrimental habits. I'm sure this will be a never ending process as I continue to play, but it's important to always take note of. 2. Master 3 or more bnbs with each character I play. From each bnb, determine each reset point. Honestly, the amount of things I can do with my characters is frighteningly small. Embarrassing really. I quit working on headless stuff halfway through. It's high time I finished the skippy video. 3. Hit confirms. When I'm pressuring the opponent, from common stray hits/throws, and max range confirms during the neutral game. From each situation I need to be aware of what combos they lead to and what resets they lead to. 4. Air tight resets. Burst baits. The characters to use each one on. 5. Max damage combos. For each individual character. Tacking on extra damage with assists in combos. Team specific combos I can do for more damage. 6. Team specific set ups. Whether it's oki, resets, or pressure. 7. Technical skills. Always polish my ability to pbgc. Always know how to move my characters as fast as possible and cancel my movements as I need to . 8. Expand my knowledge on every single character in the game. This is self explanatory really. I need a broader knowledge base to be able to fight everybody including knowing how to pbgc popular block strings. That way it's easier to zero in on things that are throwing me for a loop and know how to respond to whatever situation I find myself in. Failing this I need to know how to avoid undesirable situations where I'm stuck in a guessing game. 8. Use this knowledge to craft a plan at each range of the game in every match up. I need to consciously be aware of how I need to move, but not so caught up on that that I miss opportunities.