I agree with you man. I think its such a fun game but there are certainly issues to sort out.
A. Yes, this happens too often. You have two options though: 1. increase your skill to counter their spam. 2. Wait until Superbot implements appropriate nerfs.
B. As long as you pay attention to your character's placement and avoid corners and thick groups of people on the stage then you should be fine. The less people there are, the easier it will be for you to spot a Sly trying to be sneaky. Also, as you play the game you will learn how to avoid his level 1.
C. I hate that, dude.
D. See letter C
E. I don't ever get messages when I win, but there are plenty of foolish people spewing garbage over the airwaves. The solution? I just mute the TV and listen to my iPod while playing.
sometimes, there is just no way to "increase your skill to counter spam", here is an exemple:
toro level 2 is a falling star, easy to dodge, unless you get by doing a combo first, and throw em in front of you then cast lvl 2
raiden level 2 is about running around for a long time, and killing.
well, when you get spammed for like 5 second, then decide to spam, its already too late, because they've spammed first & already got almost enough to lvl2. in that case, all raiden has to do, is grip ONCE to get 80 ap+, almost enough for level 1.
Other: Kratos, Parappa, Heihachi & Sly
English is not my main language, so im sorry about my mistakes.
I can't play a single match without:
A. A Kratos, Raiden, or Drake doing the exact same thing over again.
B. A Sly abusing the invisibility.
C. People who quit when they realize they arent winning
D. Lag, rubber banding, and disconnecting
E. People spewing a bunch of **bleep** over the mic and sending me messages when I win.
A: Kratos is the only one that is in most games for me. What can you do with a small roster and kids playing?
B: That's like moaning about other characters "abusing" block. It's the name of his game.
D. That either down to your crappy internet(happens to me) or ragequitting. To help they should merge hosts.
E. Mute mics problem solved.
I play for fun. Win or lose it doesn't matter but my aim is to win however I won't have folk tell me how to play a game I paid for with my own cash. If I want to play as Kratos and spam I will. If I want to shout abuse down the mic I will. I do none of these things but still. The points still stand. There is a solution to every problem. If you don't like playing with randoms as it seems you don't then find some buddys from a site like this or another and play with them.
I think a lot of people, my self included, have had to deal with guns or using the Kratos grab that I can't help but feel that this game just wasn't tested enough otherwise these problems wouldn't be in here, the fact that we keep coming back to it is proof that there is enjoy meant to be had here just not with strangers, so I think it best to just play with friends. At least until they fix the issue's, oh and boycott the dlc until they decide to fix it that's my plan.
Well, if you want people to stop using the same character, it's not going to happen unless nerfs happen. Sackboy was nerfed, and now that he's no longer overpowered, he's used about a tenth of the time.