Agree and disagree. Xbl is better. Way better than gfwl and psn. I have all three and won’t even bother the latter two.
No. A poke is an action. It really is as black and white as I’m describing. There’s a wrong and a right way to describe what a poke is and your description isn’t one of them. I’ll use jogging to clear this up for you. I can go jogging with my legs (poking w/ st.mk). My legs are good for jogging(st.mk is a good poke). You saying something is or isn’t a poke is like this: My legs aren’t a jog (st.mk is not a poke).
I didn’t claim that was your point. Your definition of a good poke is limited because like I said there are characters that have their best pokes punishable on hit (rufus st.fp punishable on hit is some cases). If you use a good poke at the wrong time you can be whiff punished by another good poke (not f+lk). Trading scenarios are pretty irrelevant most of the time. If you are looking for ryu to throw out a cr.mk and he whiffs it then you can whiff punish that with f+fp, but f+lk won’t do anything.
What I’m saying that if f+lk is his best poke why is it used sparingly if at all in most high level Oni matches. It doesn’t make sense to say st.mp is chunli’s best poke and if no one ever uses it. If you want to point out why he’s not good in this game there is a lot simpler explanation. He’s got a shit sweep in a game that revolves around getting a utk and he can’t fadc his dp on block.
Again, having a good hit box doesn’t equal best poke in the move set. It doesn’t really matter that much unless you’re talking air to air or situational anti airs for jump ins. Good pokes should have good range and do good damage. f+lk fails both of those categories.
You never play rufus the same way you play anyone else because of his damage output and dive kick pressure. Ryu can’t use cr.mk (his best poke) against rufus for that same reason. Why should Oni be able to get away with playing that match up the same way he plays against bison / anyone else?