What does it mean when someone says "(character) shouldn't even be top tier/OP"?


#1

What is typically being addressed when someone is making such a claim?

A specific example that sticks out in my mind was in vanilla Tekken Tag 2 when Hwoarang was top tier along with Lars and the Mishimas. That phrase got thrown around quite a bit whenever Hwo was brought up.


#2

It means people want to whine and complain about tier lists instead of practicing the game.


#3

It means their opinions can safely be dismissed as worthless.


#4

Because Tekken tier lists repeat themselves and hwoarang is always mediocre, yoshi lei and kuma are low and mishimas lars nina steve and bob are good.

Basically if it’s a stance character the developers make it based on stupid parlor tricks instead of a short, effective movelist and only the latter thrives in high level play.


#5

That and the only reason Hwoarang was top tier was because he could get a juggle off of a unblockable tech trap