it shouldnt be banned. it should simply be patched, because its a game-breaking glitch. itd be easy to patch where it doesnt end the game, and that wouldnt affect game balance. you also have to take into consideration the online play, where people wont care about “tournament rules” and banned/not banned tactics.
this is the only case where i support patching out things. this doesnt nerf zero if its gone
It should be patched, but in the mean time banned, just because it’s in the same vein as the Gambit Glitch or Dead Body Infinites. But it CAN be done by mistake (so many things happen on screen while Sougenmu is going, you might do a snapback at the wrong time). Patch it, which Capcom probably will.
It’s possible that it could happen by accident if you’re not thinking about it, but very unlikely. Definitely ban it, but be sure there’s no incentive to use it (e.g. free restart to a game going badly). The rule I would use running a tournament is: If you do it and you lose at the time out, you lose the game, if you do it and win, you replay the game.
The Zero team has to get a life lead on you and then spend 2 bars in a situation where they have two characters in a juggle. If they have two bars to spend when they have two characters in a juggle, you’re probably in bad shape anyway.
I’m not too concerned about it wrecking tournaments in between now and whenever Capcom patches it.
Actually I immediately thought what I posted above (‘ban it like the Gambit glitch’). Using this online would be a way to pile up delicious hatemail though, since there isn’t really anything that can be done about it online.
And seriously, if you do it you lose. That’s how banned techniques work. You could say it’s possible by accident but anyone with any game-sense at all isn’t going to do this by accident. Think of how many conditions are required: Your opponent needs to have an assist on screen AND you need to hit them AND you need to be in Sougenmu (which is rarely used outside of XF Hadangeki spam or Install->tag-out) AND you need to willingly input :qcf:+assist AND you need to make the real Zero’s snapback whiff and hit with the shadow. If you aren’t paying attention to what’s on the screen and you cause a glitch that prevents the game from continuing that’s entirely your fault.
/coming from someone who will play Zero in every match until this game dies
Not every glitch puts the game in an unplayable state. Debates just like this happened with Gambit glitch in MvC2, IC’s freeze glitch in Melee, MK infinite dimensional-cape glitch in Brawl (all of these were banned), and probably a bunch of others I’m not aware of.