Ok let's go down the list. Cyrax needs the high damage output. Jax? His resets are complety unblockable and he has a 100% block strin that would even allow you to duck so it will kill you. Sheeva? He frana advantage after she knows you down is good like and she's the only character with actual frama traps. Baraka is underestimated but damage output is around 33 38 every singly time not most chars can do that. Striker and sonya also have frame advantage so uppercuts and sweeps can litterally save you. Ermac is a nother caracter with no low combo starters but high damage output. 1 meter 47 2 meter 52 62% xray. Even scorp has a low combo starter. F4 into spear crazy mix up potientail. Just cause you get caught by big combos doesn mean anything should change. People who can do these combos should be rewarded for it. Cause if they decreams the damage that me the big huge comboc gonna be doing 40 and your lil scrub combo aren't gonna break 10. Ha sucks for you
block strings are unintended game mechanics and get patched out, dont use it as a reason/excuse for anything.
also 30-35% is avg meterless damage for the cast.
also your assuming (and yes its making an ass out of u) i get caught in combos constantly. that is not my motivation for what i said at all. its because in my personal opinion 2-3 screw ups resulting in gameover in a 30 second timeframe seems rather anticlimactic. less damage means longer fights means potentially more fun to be had! easiest way to do that is nerf combo damage across the board. or to give players 2-3 hp bars with different colors...either way all its just messing with numbers.
also given that i can do all th hard combos on my mains (noob, csz, reptile, kano...and a bit of rain) sorta makes your comment on my abilities moot.
your last comment was straight up inflammatory about my lil scrub combo. knock it off and try to construct a actual debate.
My opinion is simple. combo damage=too high in this game, lower all combo damage for everyone by a proportionate amount means everyones still even, but fights last longer. cyrax would still be king of combo damage.
My comment about 2-3 screwups doesnt mean i screw up constantly (or dont, either way) it just seems silly that 2-3 means gameover screen.
as you can tell, i main noob for said reason (less overall combo damage) but i can still do his 50%+ metered corner game and his 100%+ multiple reset blackhole combos. and yes i think its all too high!
so instead of interpretting as "wah i hate cyrax" see it for what it is, my take on the state of the games combo system.
ps. cyrax is cool