Here’s my story with ranked,
The only KI I ever played on this new generation was offline with a friend. Long story short at the DBLXP weekend from a couple of weeks back I decided to play ranked to see what it was about and also I wanted to get my Thunder to level 50 (From 35).
Although not relevant I saw I get 50% more XP on win or loss. So that pushed me to play more, I got ranked Gold from the start lost 2 of my 10 qualifier matches. I thought I was good…lol, I got destroyed. Seriously I was given a new one (I’ll let you guess what I’m referring to).
I remained at 0 points, losing record, I just couldn’t get a break. Everyone talking about training and shadows, those are awesome and amazing tips, but they’re not for me. I don’t like playing alone. It’s a mental thing, I play it just for story mode or if I’m trying to achieve something (getting XP in survival).
Then out of the blue I started winning, I was reading instead of guessing, anticipating and baiting my opponent, honestly if you look at my record now, I’m at 50% with 90 wins and 90 losses so I’m not that good but just last Sunday I made killer status but let me tell you, sometimes I got discouraged and the only thing that made me play that extra match was the extra XP.
But now, I can’t see myself playing anything else but ranked. I think I won 1 set out if 10 in killer, so yeah, 0 points and losing record.
You have to find something that you enjoy to keep coming back to it, don’t focus on the win or the loss, focus on playing and learning, a lot of matches I would play but when I get combo’d I just watch the other character and read his auto doubles and I learned that way. The next combo he does, if I see that string I’d try to break and see if I read it right. When I did do a good read, it was damn satisfying.
I learned to lose, some people TB’d me when down and i laughed and told myself “I deserved that because I played bad”, which pushed me to play better. Honestly you have to find what’s fun for you in this game, do what you enjoy don’t focus on the win / loss ratio, so what if you lose to a killer status guy? I lost to silver players a plenty.
My profile is level 50, I have Fulgore, Thunder and now Jago at level 50 and I still suck. Levels don’t mean much in this game.
Also keep in mind I only play on weekends, 2-3 hours in the morning and 2-3 hours at night, sometimes I get lucky and can play a bit during the day on Saturday.
If I could do it, trust me so can you, as others have said, add us on on XBL and let’s pay, my GT is the same as my nick.
Most important of all, whatever you decide to do, make sure you enjoy doing it and most importantly don’t give up, if it was easy it wouldn’t be fun.