Like last year when AE came out there was a thread about the upcoming changes and predictions. Anyone want to take a shot? The developer change log came out way sooner than I expected so we should be seeing Hawk changes tonight or Wednesday night!
I have no idea what to expect except what we’ve all wished for. Characters in part 1 have been buffed for the most part so unless Capcom throws a curve we should be getting something cool. Personally buffing damage across the board doesn’t sit well for me because I wish the matches would go on longer so the players have more time to strategize instead of (possibly) getting steamrolled.
One of the key points in Zangief’s changes were the lowering of his hitbox for cr. RH/sweep. I had been saying that Hawk needs this change for months and sent it to Ono for a suggestion. Hawk is too easily knocked out of sweep by pokes that don’t even reach his visible body. Gief also got MORE stun on his LP 360 so he may end up being the better choice over Hawk (not that he wasn’t already on some scale).
Sim got buffed all around so that fucked up 9-1 match isn’t getting better unless Hawk gets something. Viper got some serious nerfs (YESSSSSS!) so sustainability should be better.