some shit has been bugging me lately when I hear other people talk about 3rd strike like if they actully know wtf they are talking about.
In particular I heard “you know why (insert some ‘famous’ akuma users names here) don’t post any videos on the web? because they aren’t stupid and they don’t exhibit any videos for people because they don’t want people to see their strategy and akuma’s mixups”
First off, I don’t really give a shit who does what or whatever the fuck anyone trys to prove that a character is like some sort of “secret” top tier character that only they and a few people know about, and frankly no one else does either.
If you want to say why something is top tier at least make sure its top tier according to whatever else is top tier, and not base bullshit off of the scrubs you play at the laundry mat while you wash your cum rags.
As much as alot of people make the arguement that “there isn’t a top tier” and “its all in the skill of the player” and SURE, that is true to an extent. Lets face some quick and easy facts here on why Yun, Ken, Chun, Urien, Dudley, Makoto, and Ryu (if at all barely made it on this list) are top tier and everyone else isn’t top tier.
I didn’t even like the idea of putting Ryu on there based on the fact that denjin only works in the corner at close range, and getting someone in the corner with Ryu is not even remotely as easy as Urien getting you in the corner. In short, Ryu is just like playing a shoto urien without a mid screen unblockable and c.mk is his best poke.
But when it comes right down to the nitty gritty of it. First and most important, if Ken does a c.mk xx SAIII on your character while crouching and it does about 40-50% of your life bar, its not top tier.
If your character relys on a wakeup move frequently OR its the only answer to some characters getting off you, its not top tier.
If your character doesn’t have more rewards then with minimal risks on MOST of their ground mixups, its not top tier.
If your character has 3 or more mixups (both ground and aerial) that leave gaping holes at the end that require you to attempt to spam something else for another risk/reward factor, its not top tier.
While we’re on it, we might as well say that if you buffer command moves in a mixup within give or take milliseconds on recovery 50% of the time and it does not have a payout, its not top tier.
Infact, if you even buffer a command from another command and it hasn’t hit yet (even if you didn’t use it or hit confirm and the option to do so was there and you thought about it or not), its not top tier.
The last 3 or 4 things I said probably makes you look retarded when you do it anyway, and thats enough. If YOU look retarded when you do it, its not top tier.
Anyway, I just needed to get that out there. Been pissing me off lately because people like to talk shit when all it really comes down to is playing the game the way it is. I don’t want to hear anybodies stupid theory about why so and so is top tier because of (insert shit here). You can tell me that when you could deal with a mid screen unblockable or genei jin or a dudley mixup. until then, STFU
edited to help with the reading…I hope