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How does /v/ choose their characters in fighting games? By looks or tier list?
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I usually main Uninstall-chan
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Which ever one looks cool, or I just try them all out and stick with the one I'm more comfortable with

>tier list
I'm not a faggot, so I'd rather see things for myself
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I usually go with muscular girls. If I can't play muscular girls, then I play as different people until I find one that I like.

>basing who you main off a tier-list
Fucking faggots.
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>Do they have a command grab?
>Yes?
>Well, alright.
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>>258298184
I always main 2-3 characters. One who's top tier and another that's my favorite.
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>>258298184
Generally by playstyle and feel first followed by looks
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Looks and fun to play. I often find execution requirements in certain characters that I like that makes them not very fun.
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Who ever seems the most stylish as in crazy awesome combos.
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I honestly go by how they play. If they are charged characters dropped!
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>>258299230
This.

How could you play a character you hate just because they're at the top of the tier list, it's admitting that you're so shit at fighters you need every advantage.
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>>258299532
I'll admit I tend to pick up a secondary or use a tiebreaker based on power or matchups and I do like my main to be top 50% of the game... but hell, I mained Kano with a sub Ermac in MK9
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>>258299532
Or that you want to be competitive. If winning is your utmost priority, then picking the best character is the right choice.

Excluding dark horse characters that are solid but generally not very understood.
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I usually play characters until I find one that I like the play style of. Don't really care about how they look or tier list.
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>I main grappler character
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>>258299532
Because Spencer has good synergy with Iron Fist and Doom. I got used to him over time though
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ex takuma or go home
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I pick mid/low tier characters because it makes me feel good inside when I occasionally beat serious tryhards who use top-tier characters for the sake of winning all the time.

Every game has a shit character that I fall in love with anyway
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I just pick who I like play style wise and stick with them. Unfortunately I seem to gravitate towards lower tier characters, but most of the time I just deal with it.
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FASTEST CHARACTER

ANY OTHER METHOD IS FOR FFFUUUCCCKKKIIINNGGG FFFAAAGGGGGGOOOTTTSSS
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Looks, really.
I main Dan in Ultra.
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I always choose characters with good walk speeds and dashes. I'll figure out the moveset later but they have to move the way I like.
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>>258300497
>doesn't like grapplers
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Fast, ranged characters that do lots of little hits.

Alternatively, the best girl.

In pic relateds case, both.
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>>258298184
I always choose the pro wrestler/luchador character.

Unfortunately this means I have to do grabs and I suck at those.

>read that you can buffer a 360 with a dash
>try dashing and in the middle of a dash do a 360 then whatever the button I need to hit
>he always jumps after the dash

Fuck me.
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Playstyle
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>>258298184
By an enjoyable moveset.
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>>258302052
some games have it that you don't actually have to do a full circle. Just 7 out of the 8 directions of it.
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I usually just pic characters I like at first.

Then after playing the whole cast, I play between ones I like and ones I'm good with, sometimes they overlap.
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>>258298909
what do you do if every character has a command grab.
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>>258303102
Jizz
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>>258298184
Entirely by the way they feel.
SF4 for instance I go with Makoto because everything she does feels like it hits hard and solidly, whereas Cammy's attacks feel like feather swipes by comparison and subsequently isn't as satisfying to play.
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Usually by a playstyle I can fit into.
So far, my biggest problem game is guilty gear. I really fucking love the style but I just cannot feel comfortable playing ANY character and it pisses me off because I really want to play properly.
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I try out the ones that look cool first, but I usually end up trying them all and It's not the most determining factor.

I pretty much always main female characters, so maybe it is
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>>258298184
Street Fighter for life.

UMvC3 is ToD/Broken Shit
Tekken 6 is jugglefest
KoF is dead online
Naruto is weebshit
Blazblue is godawful gg knockoff
MK9 was great, mk10 doesn't look like its going to be as good

USF4 > SCV > Literal dog turds > the rest
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>>258298184
anything with sword and speed

vergil in particular
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I practice with characters that look cool or interesting. It's a good feeling when your favorite character suits your play style.
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>>258303532
I agree somewhat, although I enjoy Blazblue as much as I enjoy USF4
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I just choose whomever looks the coolest, also i prefer them if they're charge or shotos.
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I don't really have a set system. I play Ky because I'm a sucker for the knight of justice thing. I played Jill in Marvel 3 because I liked the Feral concept. And I played Carl in BB for no other reason than to challenge myself.
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>>258303217
you should check out vampire savior then.
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Whichever character has the most annoying moves.
I like to frustrate the other player with annoying mechanics.
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>>258298184
By tier list since im not a retard casual.
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>>258304672
What happens if the number one is really awkward to control and difficult to bring the bullshit out effectively?
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>>258298184
Did somebody say, mains?
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>>258298184
how they look and play, most of the time they end up being high tier.
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Playing by tier in stupid.
Playing by aesthetics is pretty stupid but not as stupid as tier whoring.

I play who ever is fun. I played random exclusively for a while just because I wanted to be able to use every character.

I have about 3 go-to characters though.
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I like to play Marvel because not only does it look way cooler than other fighters, it's just simply the only fun one.
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>>258298184
By fun. I love Soul Calibur and Ninja Storm.
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>>258304992
>urien
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>>258304286
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>>258305160
Well that's, like, your opinion man.
It's my opinion that your opinion is a stupid opinion though.

Marvel is the ONLY fun one, huh?
That game is a broken pile of trash. It's literally 1 hit to kill 90% of the time if you're watching pros. Even online it's the same thing.

It's objectively NOT a good fighter.
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>>258304992
Sure
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Starting with MC, then looks, then randoming to see how the cast plays, after that just combining looks and playstyle.
or just plain waifufaggotry
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>>258305448
>Smash
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>>258306113
It's honestly more annoying getting into all that shit over what it really count as rather than just throwing it in the catch-all for "fighter."

Besides, at the end of the day, it's fun. Fuck smashfags, but still game itself is cool.
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>>258306113
not that anon but
say what you will about it as a fighting game...
if you have a 3DS and you're not excited for Smash there's something wrong with you.
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>>258305448
I really ought to fill one of those out but it's very time consuming
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>>258298184
i got UMVC3 after selling vanilla solely for the fact that Vergil was in it.
It's a shame he turned out top tier. I can't use him without being bitched at anymore.
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Looks
which is why I play as Q, Voldo, and Sagat
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>MVC
Spider-Man, Cap, Dante
>Tekken
Jin
>SF
Ryu
>SC
Spawn
>MK
Sub-Zero

come at me
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>>258305448
Can i get the template?
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by fighting style or confiness.

I go through most characters (girls first) if I find a confy style no matter her tier I'll use that character.
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>>258304346
FUCK YOU
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I just main whatever I am comfortable with.
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I fuck around until I find a character I like playing.
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>>258306856
Just use point Vergil

If you want to be a real dick, use Vergil/ ? /Phoenix IE Team Option Select
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>>258298184
Fighting style. I like either balanced or quicker character. (Not a shoto.)
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>>258298184
Characters I like to play
Just so happens that Marth is 4th on the Melee tier list as well
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I tend to pick my first characters based on aesthetics, personality, and fighting style based on trailers and in-game previews. After I play a bit I start trying other characters and seeing what sticks.
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>>258306610

Same.

I wish I wasn't shit at fighting games.


Also, anyone that plays USF4 on PC, have you been getting any online games out? I tried for like 20 minutes but couldn't get a single game in. I keep getting disconnected.
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>>258308078
they just take dedication.
I wish they were easier to get into so I could actually get my friends to play but they're just not.

it's why I like them though so I can't complain too much.
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>>258298184
Looks/playstyle.

I like playing as awesome ladies if possible
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>>258298184
Depends on the game frankly, sometimes you find that character that just fits your playstyle. That was Yoshi for me in Smash 64; I've been maining Yoshi ever since despite his lack luster reputation competitively, besides aMSa.

In terms of Street Fighter, I just thought Sagat, Vega and Bison looked like a total badasses, so I played them. Sagat is the only one of those three I can still play; I'd consider him my SFIV Main besides Cammy.

For Soul Calibur, I loved the design of Voldo so I tried to main him; he actually did become my main in SC3 and SCV. Cassandra was the character I most latched onto personality wise, as well as thinking she was incredibly sexy. Cassandra was my main in SC2 and SCIV. Zazalamel was the 3rd character I latched onto because of his weapon; I had always wanted to play a Scythe user.

I tried to get into Tekken with Tekken 6; mainly just for Lili but I also liked the look of Dragnov. I ended up really enjoying both their playstyles.

I never really try to play a character simply because they're high tier. I find the character that best suits my style or I learn the styles of the characters I find most appealing design-wise.
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Generally a combination of looks and liking their style. I usually do trials/practice and go through the roster based on who I like the looks of first.

Just picked up Darkstalkers 3 and I've been using Dimitri because he looks like a real A-list vampire, and I was able to do his trials without much trouble. Turns out he's not considered super strong, but he's officially my nigga for satisfying the above requirements.
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I think it comes down to

>Try character out because I like them based off of looks, ect.
>If the playstyle is fun, learn more of them
>Eventually try everyone else out
>If the playstyle is fun, they character will probably start growing on me

Regardless, I end up playing characters and liking them, simple as that.
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>Choose a character with no knowledge of tiers
>You end up picking someone incredibly high tier
>Everyone hates you
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I pick characters based on who is the qt-est
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Both, I guess. Sometimes their personality.
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>>258308078
>>258306610
Where did you make these from?
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>tfw Blanka in ST is fun as hell but his shit can get slapped so easily
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I always play defensive characters with big normals like M.Bison and whatnot. My favorite is Hakumen as his whole game plan revolves around sitting back and chillin'.
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>>258310247

http://ftggene.whitesnow.jp/namecard/ftg_generator.php


Use Google translate. It has limited amounts of games you can add to your card, but they're working on adding more.
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>>258310486
>My favorite is Hakumen as his whole game plan revolves around sitting back and chillin'.
You're going to like BBCP2.0 then because aggressive Hakus have been neutered HARD while his defensive wall game is stronger.
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>>258307073
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>>258298184
Why do people call UMvC3 Dead?
It was the second most popular thing in evo. I know Capcom lost the rights to using Marvel characters, but the game still works.
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The first character I play is always based on looks. Which is either girl that dresses like a boy, or boy that dresses like a girl.
The second and on characters are always based on play style and are usually just a form of "Like first character, but better at this"
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>>258310909
Every game that isn't my favorite game is dead.

I guess because now that support has been dropped for it we're beginning to see shades of the Marvel endgame where certain characters stand so far above the rest that it just isn't viable to use anyone else. Along with the fact that nothing new has really cropped up other than outrageous glitches (hello invisible/ invulnerable Galactus) and the meta isn't really moving forward like it used to. It's still going to pull huge numbers I guess. There are a lot of people that just like Marvel. I can't deny I've spent more than my fair share in that game.
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It's usually by how flashy a character's combos are, that's kinda why I picked Noel
Although I will use any character from any of my favourite series, and that's why I use Wright on UMvC3
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Whats /v/s USF4 win rate?

http://strawpoll.me/2317993/
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>>258298184

>Bought Both SFIV ans SSFIV

>Both times I could not get into any of the characters.

>skip IV Arcade

>Finally find character play styles I like, Yun and Poison.
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A combination of playstyle and looks.
I don't bother with tier lists most of the time, I think the only game I looked one up was marvel because half of the cast is garbage.
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I give everybody a go, then I give the ones I like aesthetically one more go, then the ones I like mechanically one more go, and after that I usually have one or two mains based on either/both. For example in Blazblue I usually switch between Taokaka and Carl depending on how I feel like playing that day.
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>>258298184

By gameplay/character desgin

I pick low tier far too often
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>>258298184
I just give everyone a chance and then stick to them if I like how they play.
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I pick the main character. I'm a boring person.
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>>258308078
Everytime I try to search, I can't find anybody ;-;
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>Fun to play as?
>Do they hit like a truck?
>Favorable hitboxes?

Some combination of these.
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>>258311404
How the fuck is there not a single character from Canada?
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I pick characters that make me laugh.

Because the games about fun...right /v/?
Fun.
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>>258298184

I chose the one that looked like me in fing of fighters,


ash crimson. except I'm a guy.
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>>258312167
>implying winning isn't fun
Plus, you're just wasting someone else's time playing your terrible character.
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>>258312167
But Platinum is the funniest.
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>>258312156
Try to come up with a canadian fighter.
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>>258312325
I respect your opinion.
But I disagree.

Fun.
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>>258312167
>Faust not godlike in Xrd
>Tao not good.
Sure m8
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>>258312754
He didn't say he purposely picked bad characters.
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>>258312754
>>258312323
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>>258311404
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>>258312323
Winning doesn't have to be fun.
Stomping some scrub who has no idea what he's doing isn't fun, and I doubt you'll want to do it more than once before finding a better opponent.
Winning with a character you like is almost always more fun than winning with one you don't.
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>>258312518
Any random guy and put his flag as Canada. Most of the American characters could pass for Canadian.

Alternatively to go the El Fuerte rout a French Canadian Hockey player that says eh on the end of his sentences.
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>>258298184
first by looks, then by comfort of moveset aka personal preference
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>>258310641
This was neat.

Thanks, anon.
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>>258312167
Who the FUCK are you to try and tell people how they have fun, fucking kill yourself you casual faggot.
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>>258312754
Well Tao's drive took a nerf in 1.1. She's not as wololo as she used to be. She took some serious hits in the 2.0 loketest but then so did everyone else. Except Azrael.
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>El Smash isn't a fighting game maymay
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>>258313232
I'm not saying to play your main always, but picking a shitty character and expecting to lose is stupid as fuck. Fighting games are suppose to be competitive.
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>>258313602
Yep. I witnessed the destruction in /asg/. I died when I asked the moon rune reader to give me the skinny.
It was not...fun.

>>258313597
Fun?
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Why aren't the Ultimate Ninja Storm games played at Evo?
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I choose the one that looks the coolest to me. I'll usually just play that character and never touch any of the others.
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>>258313792
But it isn't. It's like saying League of Legends is the same as StarCraft.
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>>258313792
>smash is a fighting game maymay xD
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>>258313980
Not a fighting game, but then again neither is Smash.
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>>258313980
Only games approved my Mr. Wizard get on the EVO main stage. People can make their own side tournies if they want but unless they bring their own set ups and stream it themselves they won't get any official backing at all.
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>>258313859
Yeah that's not being fair to your opponent, who's going to be bored out of their mind beating on your shitty alt.
But there's no problem with doing your best with a character you like even if everyone says that character is bad.
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>>258314085
>Ultimate Ninja Storm
>not a fighting game
I don't even like Naruto, but what I am reading here?
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>>258314203
It's not a fighting game, it's an arena fighter

Why the fuck would you respond to it?
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>>258313980
Are you a retard?
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Usually by play style first, but looks are always a bonus.
But all the characters I like are always considered shit tier.
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>>258314026
The level of focus and precision in high level RTS matches always amaze me.
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I just pick who I enjoy, more often than not who I enjoy is at least decent.
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>>258314026
What a stupid picture to post with that.
You know Smash's APM is really fucking high for a fighting game, and that APM isn't what makes a game deep.
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>>258303307
Yeah but Makoto's hard as BALLS. Rising tsurugus and kara karakusas were the death of me.
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>>258314474
Yeah, I always want to watch streams, but I can't stand hearing the streamer's shitty music.
I just want to listen to the game and maybe their commentary.
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>>258314721
>You know Smash's APM is really fucking high for a fighting game
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA

OH GOD MY FUCKING SIDES!
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this is how I usually find my main

>sift through characters for female characters
>pick whichever one moves the fastest

that's about it
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>>258314721
The picture is meant to be an example that a moba and an RTS are two different things. Just like Smash and fighting games.
Seriously, Smash is too foreign to be called a fighting game.
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>>258314721
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>>258314026
>obviously sped up when looking at the RTS

Also the dude is very obviously padding his APM.
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Fun and looks mostly.
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>>258314860
>>258315018
Smash isn't deeper than other fighting games, but it makes you press all sorts of pointless shit just to move around and attack.
If you'd ever played Smash or a fighting game you'd understand.
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First by design, then by feel.

When I first get the game if I see a character that looks cool I'll try them out and see if I find their style fun. Then I usually check out the rest of the cast and see how fun I think they feel. After that, I usually choose the one that felt like I could have the most enjoyable time playing.

>Garou
Kevin
>KOF 2002
Yamazaki, Iori, Kyo
>JJBA HftF
DIO, Hol Horse
>3S
Q, Urien
>SFIV
Juri, Sakura
>+R
Potemkin, Venom
>Skullgirls
Random select (Every character just FEELS good)

Those are just the games I played the most, I'm sure there are others I just can't think of right now.
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Ones who fit my playstyle.

Being a cute girl helps though
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>>258315316
Kill yourself you retard casual
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zRxruGr8-o
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>be bad at fighting games
>play at the pc with a keyboard
>play honda after Ultra upgrade
>gets into the top 30 because nobody plays honda anymore
feels good to main low tier
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I don't know really, I guess which one is the most fun to play I guess
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>>258315316
Fuck off back to your mario threads nintoddler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLp3Y0PdV94
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>>258315525
>Relius

You might not think you're my nigga, but you are
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Tier lists never play into my choice of character at all. I start by trying out the ones I find visually interesting and stick with the one whose playstyle feels good to me. From there, I might expand my personal roster by trying out characters I end up playing against or see other people play that seem interesting. I'd rather git gud with a mediocre or even bad character if I'm having fun playing them than perform better with a high tier character that I find boring to play.
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>>258315449
>thinks Guilty Gear combos are hard because of APM and not because of timing
Kill yourself you retard casual.

>>258315641
Tekken does have really high APM for movement.
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>>258315807
Relius isn't even my best character but I still use him cause he just so damn fun to play. My best character is actually Noel
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>>258298184
I don't give a fuck about looks nor any arbitrary tiers. If you're good, you can beat anyone with anyone, and looks have zero impact on a character's performance. I select favorite fighters solely by their fighting style, opting to go for heavy-hitting bruisers rather than speedy fucks because I prefer raw power over technicality. Fuck your grabs, grapples, counters and dodges, give me a haymaker that hits like a goddamn train and I'm good.
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I only play waifus
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Whoever I feel that attraction to
Stepping into a new fighter(except skullgirls because of short roster) there are usually like 5 or 6 characters with designs that speak to me.

I play with each of them until I figure out which ones I like best and they become the characters I get good at. The other characters I don't choose are for intermediate play and everyone else is just for casual play.
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>>258316515
Will you still play her in 2.0?
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>>258315525
you might wannt to pick 4 mains when all stars versus comes out
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>>258316515
>I only play broken pieces of shit
I shit love Kokonoe though
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>>258316515
Nigga got kneecapped.
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>>258316302
Holy shit you are fucking stupid
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>>258298184
Looks and personality, as well as how fun it is to see that character in motion.

The only time tier lists ever come into play is if the character is meant to be crap in every way purposefully because its a joke character. This happened with Dan, as I really wanted to main him because muh father until I found out he's not supposed to be a viable character at all.
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>>258316515
Kokopuffs isn't even the best waifu.
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>>258316715
You don't know what the fuck you're talking about, try playing Guilty Gear before you dickride it.
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>>258316302
This is bait
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Depends on how comfortable they feel to play as, although I'll start by trying out the characters I think look the best.
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I just kinda go with whatever. I don't even play fighting games competitively. What's wrong with me?
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>>258317095
If you need a downvote there are better websites for you.
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By playstyle.

If I like how they play, I'll play them.
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>>258317163
do you have the template version of this?
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>>258317334

not that anon but I got you nigga
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I usually play whoever I think looks the coolest and do my damnedest to git gud with them

>playing SF2: World Warriors or whatever the fuck edition it was for the first time
>You mean I can be a swole as fuck Native American that grabs people by the face, swings them around like a ragdoll and drives them face first into the earth after a jumping practically off the top of the screen? SOLD!

T. Hawk is mah nigga. El Fuerte, Hakan, Hugo and Rolento are also up there
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>>258316302
Please kill yourself you casual retard.
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>>258316467

Only Kuroda could really beat anyone with anyone. That motherfucker was insane. For every other mere mortal, there are limits to what can be presumed, even if you are good. In a couple games, there are even some matchups that are simply impossible, because a character has no answer to a problem and the only way to win such a match isn't by being good but by the opponent being bad (and thus unable to exploit his advantage).
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>>258317334
I just changed KI for F/UC because I didn't play KI.
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>>258317334
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>>258316786
I bet you like Noel
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>>258317517
Please stop shitposting.
The thread's moved on and you're still being a retard.
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By how comfy they feel and play. Not necessarily by how impactful they prove to be.
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>buy USF4
>try Cammy
>do great just by mashing buttons
>do shit when I try to play smart
fine I'll try someone else
>try Juri
>don't win unless I spam fireballs, which isn't fun
>try Ibuki
>barely ever win
>try Makoto
>don't ever win
I'm running out of waifus. I think I'll either need to settle mashing buttons as Cammy if I don't gitgud with someone soon.

And no, I'm not playing the dudes.
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Try out every single character and see which ones suit me.
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>>258317878
>Still trying this hard to bait
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>Do they have tits?
>Then let's go, bub.
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Looks, special attacks, background, always.
>inb4 some pleb mains depending on cheapest toons
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>>258317878
Holy shit you really are a casual idiot
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>>258318027
Are you that insecure of your sexuality?
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>>258318027
You should play poison!
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>yfw no one cares about Melty anymore
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>>258317556
I meant it in the broad sense. Tourneyfags make up a very small minority of fightan players, and while playing online against other random people for fun, which I know can be a hard concept to understand for some people, you really can beat anyone with anyone. I've yet to find a fighting game that would have a character that literally couldn't win a single fight. If a char can inflict damage, then it has what it takes to beat any other character in the game. And since every fighting game ever has been balanced enough that you could fight anyone with anyone, with the advantages/disadvantages being extremely minute or even non-existant unless you go into the topmost levels of competition, tier lists IMO are a bunch of arbitrary opinions shared and followed by a small percentage of tryhards within every game's community. Everyone who isn't a tourneyfag usually ignores that shit.
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>>258318545
>anymore
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When I was a kid (I mean 1992) I picked Blanka because his special moves were easy and kids like monsters.
I have mained Blanka ever since. And now I am 30 and people who begun playing fighting games after 2008 call me cheater, and tell me my character is cheap and shouldnt exist.
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>>258318921
He is a cheap fuck, sure. That doesn't mean he shouldn't exist. What point would there be in competitive games if everyone was exactly and equally balanced? Might as well then just leave Ken and Ryu in the game and discard everyone else.
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Always by looks

If I really like the look of a character, I will stubbornly stick with them no matter how shit they or I am.
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I go by fighting style. If someone has ice powers I pick them right away. I fucking love ice powers. Otherwise I pick who feels has my favorite fighting style and design.
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>>258318415
>insecure
if I were insecure, I would ONLY play dudes.

>>258318462
I messed around with her a little and wasn't crazy about her. I didn't like spamming fireballs as Juri, and that seems to be the bulk of Poison's game (though used differently. And it looks way more difficult),

I accidentally picked Chun Li once in Ranked and won, so I guess I'll give her a shot, even though I never play charge characters. I'll probably save Sakura last, if only because I think Steam could use less shotos.

I'm really fucking sick of fighting the same five or so characters over and over.
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Absolutely by looks.

I played Marth in SSBM because he was a cool sword guy. I played Rafael in SCV because he was a cool rapier guy.

If I enjoy a game enough, I might look into finding a relatively high tier character that I think looks cool so I can get comfortable maining them.
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>>258319120
It is not like he ever has been better than mid tier.
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>>258318821
There are some tiers that really are insurmountable though. CS1 Rachel was shit. SHIT. She did not have a single good match up to her name. It's not like Tager where if he can at least grab you he can do a fuck load of damage, CS1 Rachel could not do anything. The only reasons anyone would ever have to pick that character is either because they really really like Rachel or they're trolling their asses off. On the flip side SF2 Akuma was so fucking stupid that the only way he could lose is if the person using him somehow fucks up. Character strength is a thing that exists. Some people have no problem getting around the glaring weaknesses of a character and that's fine. But you can't blame someone for not wanting to use a weak character that can barely do anything.
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I prefer offensive characters who are quick and have short combos that deal good damage.

I main these:
Tekken: Steve
MK9: Sub-Zero (exception, because he is my favorite)
MVC: Wolverine
SF: Ken
Injustice: Batman
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>>258319281
Stop being such a roneryfag.
A lot of the guys in Street Fighter are good, and it doesn't make you gay for playing them. Fighting games aren't for you if you can't deal with that.
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>>258298184
I usually start with the chicks first. Chun Li in SFII on the SNES was sex, even though half of her moves were worthless. Got into Cammy with SSFII (and the Game Genie code that allowed for Air Specials made the game even more fun). Soul Calibur I mained Xiang Hua & Seung Mina, King of Fighters Athena & Yuri were my best characters, Didn't really get into Tekken until V when the gameplay felt more polished and I went with Asuka, Mortal Kombat I never played much of (enjoyed, but got bore of quickly)...though I own each BlazBlue game I haven't gotten into the games much yet, and for Darkstalkers Hsien Ko/Lei Lei & Lilith.

My friends won't let me play as Hsien Ko in UMvC3 because I destroy them. It's all timing.
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>>258310641
Needed more slots.

I fucking hate blazblue
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>>258320106
>My friends won't let me play as Hsien Ko in UMvC3 because I destroy them.

How? They don't know how to stop Gold Armor?
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>>258320123
So why not take it off the card?
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>>258319995
>fighting games aren't for me if I don't play with guy characters
I'm not sure why you're so offended by how I pick my characters, but I'm pretty sure the whole point of fighting games is to gitgud with whoever you want.

Or you can get mad at anonymous people on the internet for playing fighting games different from you do. That's probably the reasonable option.
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>>258320297
Because I wanted four. You're right though, I might add Arcana Heart though I haven't played it much.
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>>258303532
>SCV
>Better than anything
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>>258318027

You don't spam fireballs with Juri. You store them to add safety and pressure to your normal strings or extend combos. I haven't played since Super, but I doubt they improved her fireball game so much that could could zone anyone but T. Hawk with spam.
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>>258298184
If I played it as a kid, I nostalgia super hard.

If not, I pick the one character who does the most "awesome" thing. For example, I know nothing about persona, but when I played the fighter I picked folding chair dude purely because of the folding chair.
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>>258298184
Execution
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>>258304992
>>258305448
>>258305228
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i choose characters that are easiest and best abuse the mechanics of the game. this is easily determinable for me and i know before tier lists are created.
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>>258320185
>Gold Armor
You must think me a scrub. They hate her because they can't predict her.

Of course, my friends may simply suck, too.
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By looks and how they play
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>>258320468
oh I know that. I just don't find hanging back and throwing out fireballs to be very fun or exciting. Like...yea, of course I can hold a heavy fireball for jump ins and pop a hadoken with a light fireball kick and throw my own underneath. I just think it's boring to play and boring to watch.
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>>258320807

If you're playing point Hsien-Ko and winning, they probably suck.
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>>258319839
>But you can't blame someone for not wanting to use a weak character that can barely do anything.
And I don't. It's completely understandable if you pick up a game, then try out a character for a few matches, decide you don't like it for some reason, whether it's the moveset, or the fighting style, or because you think they're weak, and you move on. That's fine. What I had in mind were the kind of people who buy a new fightan, and the first thing they do is google a tier list, and then proceed to only ever use the topmost-tier chars regardless of everything else in hopes that it'll make them somehow better at the game instead of trying out all the characters for themselves and picking out one or two that they actually like playing with despite their perceived tier. Also, as shit as Rachel was, and she was shit, you could still beat any other char with her. Maybe you'd need to get lucky, maybe you'd need the opponent to fumble a bit, and it sure was somewhat harder to win with her than say Carl, but that doesn't mean that some couldn't use her because they legitimately liked using her and get good enough to kick serious ass.
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>>258320308
>straw man
I said you shouldn't limit yourself to just playing females because you said yourself it isn't working out for you. Why do you have such a hard time playing as a guy, are you insecure? I'm just saying if you ever want to get good at fighting games then you need to branch out.
Most of the girls in SFIV are ugly anyway. Play BlazBlue or DoA if you want to get your dick hard.
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I pick by look, then playstyle.

If I can't find a character I like the look of, I'll pick someone I work well with when I play him/her.
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grapplers lets go!
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>>258298184
There are actually faggots who play low tier & use the excuse "I'm playing low tier" when they lose, not because of character playstyle.

>See Q
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>>258320456
SCV is by far the best game in the series
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>>258298184
Big dudes doing big dude things
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>>258318821

Even in the broad sense, I don't think you understand the disparity between some characters and just how easy it is to find even average online warriors who know how to abuse a matchup. Super Turbo Akuma is the most infamous example, what with nearly the whole cast having no answer to his air fireball, his one-hit kills thanks to stupidly easy redizzy, his insane movement speed and his inability to be dizzied, but the attempts to fix him made him even worse in some ways in HDR.

But let's go online with another game... say MvC2? What can you do against any average Sentinel or Storm with Roll/Servbot/Dan? Having used this team trust when I say, being good matters so much less than your opponent being bad, because the difference in damage is so great that your opponent needs to be ineffective at nearly everything for you to take the lead. It doesn't even have to be a top character--Blackheart can run out the whole game on you pressing one button. You don't have to be a tourney player to do this.

Third Strike Chun was also insanely strong. And it wasn't hit confirm into super, it wasn't Kara throw, it was just the hitboxes on her normal buttons that have her some 9/1 matchups. And it should be even worse for average players because they won't be as able to get past her normals. These are people that can't get past fireballs in SFIV, no way are they going to option select parry to get in on Chun.

Let's look at MvC3/UMvC3. Say...LeiLei or Wright versus a Dark Phoenix or Dark Virgil.... or let's consider that even one of the best Haggar players can do nothing about Magneto/Doom spamming repulsion.

The idea that players online aren't using this so simple stuff to their advantage makes me wonder if you are even playing online regularly.
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>>258322363
mfw
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>>258298184
I pick characters I think are cool. It annoys me when people only play the characters that are top tier

Namely I had Bob mains. Fuck Bob
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>>258298184
by gameplay
>keepaway master race
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I playa round with different characters until one feels right, and sometimes I jump to one first because the character is appealing too.
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>>258319821


CvS2. But that's the only time I can think of him being good. I'm pretty sure he's been meh in all the Street Fighters.
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>>258322886
>There will never be a good traditional 2D fighter with wrestlers as characters
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>>258323157
>tfw
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>>258322805
>The idea that players online aren't using this so simple stuff to their advantage makes me wonder if you are even playing online regularly.
I know they are, but not everyone's completely gung-ho about using nothing but top-tier chars and abusing cheap shit. Most of the people I meet online in fightan games are clearly playing for the fun of it, using all kinds of chars regardless of any perceived tiers. And that's how it should be.
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>>258321042

>Juri with her hair down.

I'd let her stomp on my nuts with her bare feet.

Did Capcom ever wise up and give her an alt with her hair down?
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>>258323157
>even if there was best guy would never be in it
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So how are those Naruto games anyway? I like SF and Soul Calibur well enough but I wanna get more into the genre.
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>>258323629
Fun, very pretty, but not great as fighting games.
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to the guy saying online warriirs dont pick the easy stuff ...they do. ken was seen as the easiest in vanilla 4 by online warriors, then it was either sagat or zangief for his lariat being untouchable on both top and bottom in the first initial frames. then marvel they pick dante because they mash or jump s all day
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>>258323493
Yes.
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I find a waifu and main her
Ibuki and Filia qt to the max
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>>258324072

>pick Dante in Marvel

bullshit, they all picked Wesker and Wolverine with a beam or drone assist because it's babby's first teleport mixup along with the easiest combos in the game.

At best, the Dante players did the day one launch into killer bee into flame wheel super shit, and more often than not dropped combos and spammed missiles and helm breaker.
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I'm too lazy to do it, But lets all imagine I made a character sheet and put Steve Fox in every box. Niggas just so fun to play
And then Dudley in 3rd Strike
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>>258321042
don't talk shit about my waifu if you can't play her for shit. plebs in fighting games truly anger the fuck out of me
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>>258324263
My brother felt that Dante was Cable 2.0 since he had the guns that were easy enough to fire
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>>258323445

But if we acknowledge that there's a difference between how things "should" be and how they actually are, then it makes no sense to say something like "if you are good, you can beat anybody with anybody." Especially when most people who are playing how the game "should" be played aren't actually good and even good players winning with bad characters depend on a disparity in matchup data between them and their opponent, and people playing for fun simply depend on their opponent just not being good at all.

I mean, I really did play Roll/bot/Dan at arcades and learned all these tricks like Roll's throw being so fast you could just hold forward and spam it because it was hard to tech and hard to roll if you failed the tech, her flowers stopping trijumps, 'bot doing crazy chip, or Dan AAA gaining invincibility... but I still needed my opponent to suck.

Just "being good" doesn't really make everyone playable on a meaningful sense.
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>>258303532
>kof is dead online

thats from day one, i hate the way snkp handled or the way they din do nuffin at all for tha game after they got their greedy shekels
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>>258324430

>Dante
>Cable 2.0
>not Deadpool

People seriously underestimated how stupidly easy Deadpool's zoning was. Was it the best? No, but Deadpool's definitely a slept-on character.
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>>258324103

Well, that outfit is kinda stupid, but this plus Elena means Capcom will probably get my money.
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I tend to start with the cutest girl, end up trying everyone, and then settle on a different girl than what I first went for. I'm pretty new to fighting games, so I like characters that I can use to catch with well, since I cannot will my own fingers to hit the buttons necessary for long combos. Lastly, I don't care much for plain weapons and fighting styles.

Oh and fuck tiers.

Dead or Alive 3: Ayane
Soulcalibur 4: Amy, Talim
Soulcalibur 5: Aeon
SSBB: Pikachu, ROB
Elsword (if the PvP counts): Sakra Devanam
Skullgirls: Painwheel

Probably missing something.
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>>258298184
I play as characters that I like.
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>>258325027
>using Talim
You are literally worse than Hitler.
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Marvel vs. Capcom: Megaman, Morrigan, Captain Commando, Gambit
MvX: Rogue, Gambit, Ken
SfXT: Hworang, Nina, Ken
TTT2: Michelle, Nina, Heihaichi
UMVC3: Ametarasu, Zero, Felicia, Rocket Raccoon, Phoenix Wright, Wolverine
SFA3: Karin, Ken

I have no clue about tiers but they're all fun to play.
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>>258320585
sf4 = abel

muh nigga
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>>258324345
>Steve Fox
MY.FUCKING.NIGGA
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I usually end up maining the "evil" characters, because for some reason they often have the most fun fighting styles. Nightmare, Devil Jin, Grant, Akuma, the lot.
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Looks, playstyle and lore
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Here's my old template from before. Disregard Mahvel because I suck at it. Also I don't know much about Persona but when I played it I played as the chair guy.
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>>258325743
The feeling of just dodging hits with bob'n'weaves just makes me rock hard. He's the only reason I play Tekken anymore. Well, Also Tekken ball I suppose
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>>258310695
No!.... NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!
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>that feel when you love counter-based characters, but they usually have their counters as an afterthought, and you aren't psychic so you can't utilize counters to 100% efficacy
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tfw p4u2 already killed uniel and it's not even out yet
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>>258305448
>Deathstroke
My ultimate nigger.
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