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Interesting Article About Character Balance

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Interesting Article About Character Balance

Post by THTB on Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:39 am

http://sonichurricane.com/?p=2930

Maj wrote:The real question is, at what point do tier rankings factor into the perceived value of a game? Certainly they don’t matter in the beginning, because early impressions almost always turn out laughably inaccurate. It takes everyone three to six months to grasp the game’s true nature. Is it offensive? Defensive? Structured? Chaotic? Technical? Intuitive? Tactical? Instinctive?

If we’re lucky enough to find a deep, rewarding game on our hands, the next step is running it through the tournament gauntlet to ensure it doesn’t degenerate into a one- or two-character affair. As long as its top tier holds steady at four or more characters and the game itself doesn’t break down into abusing one narrow tactic, it can survive indefinitely as a competitive mainstay. This is a proven fact, because numerous such games have thrived for nearly a decade in the tournament circuit, until a sequel or upgrade was released.

Hmm...

TrollCapAmerica wrote:Top

Yamcha
Goku/GT Goku
Pikkon
Dabura

I see 4 top tier characters for IW. Smile

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Post by Forte on Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:12 pm

=\ That's taking it incredibly literal. It's supposed to imply that 4 or MORE characters, and that they have matchups that are complex and interesting. I don't think the article accounts for something as dumb as Yamcha PPPP.
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Re: Interesting Article About Character Balance

Post by THTB on Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:52 pm

It was a joke, Forte lol. I really just found the article rather interesting because it brings up some good points on character balance.

Also, Yamcha's PPPP is probably his only actual advantage, though it's a very important one. It's a very powerful string, but it's not immune to things like CH ki blasts, so while it's good, it's not broken good.

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Post by TrollCapAmerica on Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:09 am

GTV should be top tier too but when considering that maybe 3 people on the planet can play him properly I never felt comfortable saying hes top.I really dont like doing that either buts its alot like Strider in mvsC2.Heavy execution problems really can screw you while playing him hard even if your a great player

For Yamcha hes got a HORDE of weaknesses.Low damage even with a DM infinite overly tight timing on some juggles shitastic baseline his ultimate does 1050 damage [210 damage per bar spent] on a win etc.Hes got bad match-ups against Dabura and anyone with a 5 or higher baseline that can get a 2 TC advantage on him.Hes still God of course but hes a somewhat execution heavy god who doesnt look favorablly on average players.Pikkon is closer to the idea of "Easy mode" since nothing he does is execution heavy and the only guys that beat him outright are a well played GTV and Yamcha
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Post by Thalès76 on Sun Aug 01, 2010 2:45 am

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Post by Thalès76 on Sun Aug 01, 2010 2:45 am

I haven't seen a dude who can play GTV properly Gogeta is just doing random shits with him in his vids, to be good with GTV you need to use P+K and FP+K as a starter and be capable of chaining P+K, P freaking easily.
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Re: Interesting Article About Character Balance

Post by KingDiamond on Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:47 am

hes my main but i still have a hard time with those chains sometimes. I still destroy on Z tho theres way more to him than that lol >>PPP-, >>K, <KPPP-, <PKK-, all good. Best IW char.
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