I hear no one plays on PC any ways. Viper is rare on every system. Why would people sitting in their basement eating nachos and playing SFIV inbetween football games pick Viper? Viper is almost too complicated for a SF game for random joe shmoe scrub who makes up 75 percent of online play to pick Viper. Everyone else knows Viper has limits and stick with easier safer characters that aren’t prone to losing matches due to the slightest of delay and Viper’s natural defensive issues. Viper only really works in an environment where people are playing offline all the time and you can go through the trial and error required to play Viper seriously.
Most people who pick Viper and are able to be a threat are mainly Guilty Gear players or people who have been playing other serious fighting games for years. Viper requires you to think on a crazy level just so you can lose to BS characters like Gief, Rufus and Rog. :lol: To be truthful Viper has the tools to win against all of those characters but it requires too much effort on her part compared to the lack of effort they put in. With the exception of Gief who your high damage strategies don’t work on so you’re basically trying to snipe him with low damage fireballs and then when you get grabbed the game is over. Otherwise…the fact that Viper can potentially hit you and end the round from near anywhere on the screen is cool but the work you have to put in to do it is worthy of a 100,000 dollar salary. Seriously.
Basically people know Viper is hella work and requires you to basically learn how to play Guilty Gear or Marvel in a game where everyone else is playing a much easier game.