Hello Shoryuken Forums! It’s superwii64cube (more commonly known as TheUnluckyOne) from Smogon and SDA. I have been an avid fan of UMvC3 so I’m not too much of a stranger to whats good and what isn’t. I have a specific project on SDA that I would need the community’s help on.
For those of you who don’t know, SDA (Speed Demos Archive) is a community/website that is based on the niche hobby of speedrunning, which is an attempt to beat games as fast as possible. It came to my notice that one person had a warrant for MvC3 arcade mode run (Normal Mode, I saw it on the list). Even though it was kinda odd, I decided to tackle it. I might need some help from Shoryuken to successfully make this happen to its maximum potential as there are some stuff I would need help on when it comes to research. In my best practice run, I was able to beat Galactus in 6:49 from starting the arcade mode after character select. This was very lucky because I got a happy birthday in one of the fights and fought a point Phoenix (smart teams) and I haven’t been able to emulate it since. To attempt to reach maximum potential I will need your help determining the following:
- What is the fastest team to work this? What team composition can kill a character the fastest with minimal meter usage with assists?
- How does the AI determine calling assists? How can a player manipulate the AI to get free happy birthdays?
- How do you go about killing Galactus as quick as possible?
I’m just going to describe what I did to get my current time or my “route” as people in SDA call it.
Wesker was the first thing that came to mind in meter-efficient fast damage dealer for obvious reasons. Doom Plasma Beam helps Wesker deal the damage in his combos a lot more (can someone find a better assist?)Dormammu is there because he can kill Galactus with Lv1 XF Liberation Meteors xx Super twice +a few hits while helping Wesker kill with Gunshot xx THC because Chaotic Flame is just that good. Basically did proper meter conservation and the likes but haven’t found a proper way to manipulate happy birthdays or anything of the sort.
Would be great if anyone could help out!