it seems noone's hatin' on ermac anymore. I haven't really noticed any phases of characters lately, apart from when i started playing.
I can't stand Kitana it's almost impossible to out zone her and one little mess up will result in a 3 dash eat a sandwich than combo me for a unbreakable 40-50 percent! Ive beaten plenty of Kitana spammers but a good Kitana player thats another story.
I love Ermac, he's a great zoner and probably my best character to counter-attack Mileena's teleport and D4 with force push. He's really good, but far from top-tier list. He has literally no mix-up response for so many situations...
Lately, I've seen A LOT of Johnny Cages doing his safe and annoying flying kick or whatever that is - you can barely punish it. Even more Cyrax and his over 50% reset combos. Few days ago, 2 players did his 70% reset combo on me. Obviously that doesn't need to be patched since it seems sooo HARD to do. Mileena and her annoying D4. A lot of REO's copycats. I find fighting Mileenas and Sub-Zeros pretty boring :/
I wish there were more Barakas, Jades or Shang Tsungs...
I play Baraka Im trying to learn either Jade or Stryker, dont know. Anyway if you really want a bit more variety then go to the TYM or TRMK rooms. USUALLY you get good competition that either plays a not very well known character or plays a character like Scorpion like you have never seen before.
MK9: Baraka, Kano, Sindel
SCV: Mitsurugi, Pyrrha Omega
Tekken 6: Jack 6, Roger Jr.
See i know there is an epidemic going on with Kitana, i have never fought her myself to much though. I always get the Kungs, Ermacs, Subs, and Mr. teleport himself Raiden. Maybe people are just being polite and not trying to mirror match.
Mirror matches are good, because you occasionally learn new things.
Played a Baraka today, with Baraka...and I never knew you could blade charge after his Ginsu Chop.
So straight into the training room I went, to try out new stuff. Baraka is quite easily capable of doing numerous 30%+ combos.
I always play Kitana and I've only ever had 1 mirror match, and its not out of curtesy because I always hide my character select, and i ended up winning with a babality, I think I taught them something, I'd love to come across an experienced Kitana player though purely because i know there are far better players out there than me and learning combo's is fine, but if you can't use them in a match then they're pointless.
I came across a lot of scorpions initially but I'd say my most common opponent is probably Smoke, and that makes for a very boring encounter when you end up standing still blocking against someone who's just planning to D,B,4 all the time
I do get accused of spamming sometimes purely cause i throw projectiles when i've knocked someone down when i'm at a distance, but I think the accusations a bit unfair
I'm PS3, EU version
Kitana has a very dangerous rush down game that I don't see many people taking advantage of. Many just heavily zone with her waiting for the opponent to jump. I've only been defeated three times in ranked matches and one of them was a Kitana (and the others were hat-tiers obviously).
I just came across only my second Kitana dupe player just now, won both rounds but they put up a fight, they were a lot more direct and trying to keep me in close proximity, quite an aggresive player, whilst i tend to zone and projectile a lot then jump into a combo. was interesting.
I need some advise I've found the most common types i lose to are when someone gets close to me and spams the same 3 hit combo over and over again. I just lost to a smoke player who whenever he got close to me just repeated this combo. I normally get out of that by a low kick, 4, but he had a low hit in his combo, didn't work, frustrating ! a similar thing happened not too long ago against a johnny cage player, nearly killed him, he closed me down and got close, then just did a bunch of 3 hit combo's over and over whilst im blocking trying to get a low kick in. What's the best way for Kitana to wake when trapped against the corner, my low kicks seem to be failing me lol
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