wow.. meterless 41% off a tele-kick lol W/o the just frame.
Yes, they toned down his damage. He definitely needed a nerf on his wall combos but I think they were a bit too harsh on his midscreens. You can barely do 30% midscreen now. You either need to use meter or start with teleport+3 to go that high...
Does anyone have tips against people who base their game around teleporting then the really quick kick? I try to poke them and they are faster, hard to time a quick uppercut. It seems like it's not punishable for them as long as they do the kick after the teleport, there has to be something I'm missing. I play as Kabal and Cyrax mostly.
I still can't stand Kung Lao and all of the people who play as him, he's just too easy to abuse...
He IS easy, that's why most people play as him online.
Interesting MK9 Character popularity Statistics
I was looking at the Character stats on Themortalkombat.com website, and thought I would share my observations with yall....
btw all the following stats are from both consoles (PS3 & 360)
Most Popular Female/Male:
PRINCESS Kitana / Scorpion (not surprising)
Least Popular Female/Male:
Sheeva / Quan chi (Sheeva not really a surprise / Quan Chi is badass, very surprising)
Top 3 males used:
1.Scorpion (Not surprising)
2.Raiden (really? above Sub-Zero and Liu Kang)
3.Sub-Zero (very Surprising)
Top 3 Females used:
1.Kitana (Not surprising)
2.Sonya (Not surprising)
3.Jade (very surprising, above Mileena?)
Most/Least Popular Cyborg used:
Cyrax (predicted) / Sektor (below Cyber Sub? extremely unexpected)
Most/Least Popular "ninja" :
Scorpion (-_-) / Reptile (Even below Ermac and Noob?)
Most/Least Popular female assassin/"ninja" :
Kitana (of course) / Mileena (so much for the new female face of MK)
BTW I didn't include DLC characters for obvious reasons.
This is nothing conclusive either. This is 100% me having to trust your opinion on your experiences. I have no idea who you fight or how good they are. Please.... go fight anyone top 32 at EVO. With kung lao. And beat them. He's not as easy to play as you make him out to be.I hardly use him at all and I can still beat people without much difficulty, even if they are just as good as me or better.
Against who? Zoner's destroy him mid distance, and can recover fast enough to punish a teleport that comes on reaction from far distance. Rushdown characters control the screen upclose and even slight mid screen where you're only a dash away.He just has so many tools and he can control most of the screen easily.
He has a safe advancing normal
That grants the opponent free pressure when blocked lol.low starter
Yes but all characters have strings like this LOL. What's your point? Every character has safe strings or strings that put them at nuetral advantage or at + advantage. Kung lao has 1 string that leaves him at nuetral no matter where he stops during string. Where most of the cast can duck most of this string and uppercut him, or D1 him for advantage.lots of strings that can only be punished by a fast specials
6 frame special
hat toss can be anti-air also
teleport with all options
dive kick is good for counter-zoning
his spin hits even on the back so he has a counter-teleport move, low hit box, X-Ray that can easily be combo'd into and out of. Also his normal that has a low 2nd hit and the 3rd hit can be a grab or an overhead...
There has to be trade-offs with characters. Take Cyrax for example... He doesn't have a low starter, his specials are hit or miss so you don't get much chip damage, and other aspects. But the trade-off is that he has a high damage output.There are examples for every character. Noob is good at zoning, and his corner game is great, but the trade-off is that he's not so good up close.
tl;dr but you miss my point, you read my post wrong. I didn't mean that most players online play as him, I meant it that most of the people who play as him play as him because he's easy. You can talk about all of the frame data you want, but there is a lot more to it than that. If he isn't easy then how come me as well as a bunch of other people can pick him up with little to no experience and do well? I never even practiced his combos before, but I have no problem pulling them off on the fly and winning easily with him without trying much at all.