I know Superbot has given us 4 characters two of which were free and levels as well. They even released a "nerf" patch so they are listening to us, however there is one thing that needs to be done. Sometimes this game can be so frustrating when you have an oppenent who spams the same move over and over again but with a technique that makes it hard to defend against. Or people who use the same combo the entire match, or the people who use dante and use that cheap way to kill someone with the level one (when they do the square 3 times and like jump and dodge so they are able to now do their special). What this game desperately needs is a patch that reduces the ammount of AP gained for the repeated move/combo. I don't like bringing smash bros into the forum but even there if you spam a move it'll do less and less damage so it prompts the player to change up his/her moves and make the game more interesting. I think instead of nerfing people they should've just done this say for instance I do a move that grants me 30 AP the second time I do it it gives me 30 ap but the third it gives me 15 and then the fourth time 7 and it stops there. So half it then half the half and once you do a differnt move/combo it resets. Also there needs t be a penlty for rage quitting cause someone can quit the game and they end up being the host and the fight you were in gets lost and the person who quits faces zero penlties. What are your thoughts?
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What you're talking about is Smash's Stale Move Negation.
I think this game desperately needs something like this. As much as people on this board complain about spammers, this game basically rewards it. So why wouldn't they spam the same combo over and over?
The sad thing is, a combo spammer is a real thing.
There are two types of combos.
a) Stringing a sequence of attacks together based on the situation
b) Stringing the same sequence of attacks regardless of situation
The case of b) is the most common in this game because thats how it was designed. Raiden, Dante, Nariko, etc all have multiple combos, however being FFA, only 1 or 2 are safe and easy to use.
It there really any difference from a Radec spamming his sniper and a Raiden spamming SO, SS, DO, US, X, S S S S
The answer, not really. Both Raiden and Radec are repeatily using the same sequence of attacks. In the case of Radec, its less buttons, and I call it the FT, FT, FT, FT, SO, UO, FT, FT, FT, FT, FT, FT, FT, FS, SO, UO, FT, FT, FT, combo
However, I do agree with the OP in that AP generation should be reduced accross the board, or at least increase the cost of all level 1's. With Radec, almost everything he does is 20-30AP, so I super about every 4 to 5 hits.
So my question is... WHY IN THE HELL should I go for a combo that gives LESS AP? For the sake of being flashy? I think not.
It makes no sense to do a combo that gives less AP if I know a combo that gives more AP. It's really simple guys.
Raiden, Dante, Nariko, etc all have multiple combos, however being FFA, only 1 or 2 are safe and easy to use.
You hit the nail on the head. In the chaos that is FFA, you can't and won't have time to execute most of your favourite combos (especially those that keep you grounded) as you are free to supers and interrupts. The combos that quickly take opponents to the air and generate the most meter are the ones any smart FFA player will use. Sure it's repetitive, but so is everyone else. Certain "attacks" or moves are ideal for a FFA situation and safe to use, so people use them. It's the same for combo characters. If we want to win, we have to use what's safe and generates the most possibly AP in the shortest amount of time, or get punished for it.
I think the idea of something similar to the Stale Move Negation would be cool, perhaps it could give a boost aswell if it saw that the player was using a wealth of combos/moves. I think the style meters in Devil May Cry 3 and 4 along with Bayonetta could also be a good way of stopping spammers. If there is something that encourages you by saying you are "Smoking Sick Style" and your character recieved a boost for achieving this and everyone could see the other players style rating beside their info thing at the bottom of the screen then this might subconciously pressure/encourage players to vary their style. The bonuses could be costumes for achieving a certain style or getting belts faster by having a higher style. They'd have to be pretty thorough so that there are no ways to get SSS/Pure Platinum by spammnig but if it was managed than not only would the game become very unique among other fighters but it might improve online experiences for everyone. For those who have played any game which has a style meter-esque rating system you will know what I mean when I say that you play those games differently to those that have no rating system. Ideally the style meter would be most similar to DMC 3's one as you would have to keep up the pressure to maintain the style ranking and never rest on your laurels.