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2.6 Update Notes (LIVE!)

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  1. Liam

    Liam !Robot
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    Hello everyone! We have another update on the way!

    We know you're all clamoring for the 2.6 update, but unfortunately it's not ready just yet. Ms. Fortune is by far the most complicated character that we have implemented thus far, so she's taken a little bit longer than usual. Once you play Ms. Fortune in 2.6, we're confident you'll agree it was worth the wait!

    Given QA, App Store submissions and release processes, we're currently targeting the week of September 24th for release. We'll have more updates as we get closer to that date!

    9/25/18 UPDATE
    New updates and changes have been posted below in this color!

    The update has been submitted and approved for release, and now we're just waiting for the update to process in the App Store so that it is available. It's likely we will be releasing today (25th) but that's not 100% guaranteed.

    Thanks for your patience!


    NEW CHARACTER - Ms. Fortune!

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    GAMEPLAY OVERVIEW
    "The bigger they are, the harder they fall!"

    One of Ms Fortune's greatest strengths is her ability to dish out massive amounts of unprecedented burst damage. Damage based on max health, guaranteed critical hits, bonus critical hit damage, bleed, debuffs triggering more debuffs, she's got it all!

    Ms. Fortune also features unique cancel logic, allowing some of her Blockbusters, Special Moves, and even her Character Ability activation to link into one another in interesting ways. Did someone say air Blockbuster...?

    Oh, the thing with her head - she does that too.

    CHARACTER ABILITY - HEAD GAMES

    After MUCH iteration (like a seriously outrageous number of meetings), we finally landed on the perfect control scheme that captures what makes Ms. Fortune so unique in her Skullgirls 2nd Encore implementation. We really hope you'll enjoy her Character Ability as much as we do!

    After unlocking Ms. Fortune's Character Ability, you can "bowl" her head by activating the Character Ability button in the lower left.

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    Afterwards, her head will remain detached, and new "head control" options will be available to you on the HUD.

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    Tapping these four buttons will do different things.
    • RECALL - Hold to recall the head back towards the body, attempting to reattach it.
    • ZOOM - A head attack that covers a long distance and knocks the opponent off their feet.
    • HEADBUTT - A quick head attack that covers a shorter distance but leaves the opponent standing. When used more than once in a combo, the second HEADBUTT will knock the opponent off their feet.
    • FELINE ALLERGIES - A head attack that launches itself into the air, and also launches opponents that are nearby. This head attack cannot be interrupted once it starts. Can be activated even during HEADBUTT and ZOOM!
    These head commands can be issued at (almost) any time, so get creative with your gameplan and combos - it's puppet character time!



    Curious to see MORE of Ms. Fortune in action? Check out this article from Touch Arcade which features another awesome gameplay video!


    NEW MS. FORTUNE FIGHTERS
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    Want to know what CRAZY Signature Abilities you can expect from each of these fighters? Stay tuned to our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts in the coming days!

    MS. FORTUNE DIZZY & INTRO ANIMATIONS

    Unlike our previous new character releases, Ms. Fortune will not have any new intro animations in our 2.6 update. They will be added at a later date. Her (brand new!) Dizzy animation however, will be fully functional.

    HOW DO I GET MS. FORTUNE?

    All seven Ms. Fortune Fighters will be available via the Schrödinger Relic, which will be available in the Relic Store when her Prize Fight is live (9/27/18 - 9/29/18).

    You can also try your luck at finding her in ANY RELIC that supports random Fighters. This includes Premiere Relics, Silver Lining Relics, Gold Relics, Silver Lining Relics, you name it!

    We will be also be making Fighter Variety Packs (including Ms. Fortune Relics) available for all users this week (until 9/30/18)!



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    NEW DAILY EVENT AND PRIZE FIGHT

    Ms. Fortune's first Prize Fight - A HEAD OF THE GAME will be arriving soon after 2.6.0 is released. Her Daily Event CATURDAY NIGHT FEVER will be available - you guessed it - every Tuesday.

    (just kitten -- it's every SATURDAY)

    As always, expect the first Character Prize Fight for Ms. Fortune to be VERY competitive. Best of luck to anyone aiming for Top 10%!

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    NEW MODIFIERS
    A number of Ms Fortune's Moves, Blockbusters, and Signature Abilities will feature two brand new modifiers:

    PRECISION
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    PRECISION is a buff that will consume one stack on hit to guarantee a CRITICAL HIT. This critical hit will also ignore "defensive" Signature Abilities and prevent them from activating entirely! That means no Dread Locks damage reflection, no stun activation chance from Resonant Evil, and no unflinching from Armed Forces/Untouchable!

    DEATH MARK
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    An opponent suffering from DEATH MARK will have their BLOCK PROFICIENCY reduced, which means that they take more damage than usual while blocking. In addition to this effect, they will also receive bonus critical damage from CRITICAL HITS.

    NEW APP ICON

    To celebrate Ms. Fortune's release, we're also changing our app icon!

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    We're rolling the dice with an icon featuring a floating head screaming to the right! Fingers crossed!

    INCREASE FIGHTER AND MOVE CAPACITY

    You can now spend Theonite to increase your Move and Fighter capacity! Keep an eye out for the "+" icon towards the very end of your collection. You will also be prompted to expand your collection if you try to open a Relic while your Fighters or Moves are maxed out.

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    AI BB3 LOGIC CHANGES

    After plenty of feedback and discussion, we'll be implementing new AI BB3 logic which will offer new strategies to counter their activation.

    Here's how it works!

    The AI will only consider using a BB3 if you have been HIT, or you are BLOCKING A HIT.

    Note that the chance for which the AI will activate BB3s is dramatically increased when you are blocking a hit compared to being hit directly. What does this mean for gameplay? Here are some key highlights:

    - A true universal counter play now exists against BB3s from the AI: Don't get touched!
    - "Turtling" behind your block is much less effective.
    - Proactive players who bring the fight to their opponent will be considerably less likely to be hit by BB3s.
    - No more BB3 activation from fullscreen before you have a chance to do something.
    - NO MORE BB3 ACTIVATIONS FROM FULLSCREEN BEFORE YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO DO SOMETHING.

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    So... be proactive! The first skill that you should practice is "INTERCEPTING", which is hitting the opponent out of their dash when they attempt to attack you. For some examples, check out our earlier Tweet here:

    https://twitter.com/sgmobile/status/1038226291361701888

    Blockbusters and invincible Special Moves are great tools for beginners to use when attempting this technique. As you get more skilled, you can attempt to intercept using Launchers or Light attacks, saving your Blockbusters and Special Moves for the combos to come.

    Save your blockbuster throws for key moments when your opponent gets full BB3 meter. Save your normal throws for after the AI has full BB3 meter so they are less likely to break them. Find new ways to safely attack your opponent from a distance, or up close. Reliably activate ARMOR beforehand to prevent most of the damage... You get the idea...

    We're looking forward to seeing the impact of this change. As always, let us know what you think!

    "ONCE PER COMBO" MOVE LOGIC

    As many of you know, there have been a number of sneaky infinite combos that have existed for quite some time that use multiple Blockbusters or Special Moves in combination with increased cooldown reduction, or increased meter gain. As we work on our new 1v1 async competitive mode (mentioned in our last update notes) and continue to build towards future Sync PvP, we want to make sure that clear exploits like this which prevent the opponent from ever playing again are kept to a minimum (if not eliminated entirely).

    As such, in 2.6, you cannot use a Move in the same combo that it was activated in. Once the combo is finished, you can use the SM/BB again, but otherwise - even if the SM cooldown is complete or the BB is at full meter - it will remain grayed out until the combo counter fully vanishes. This rule also applies for the opponent.

    Note that you can use the same Special Move multiple times in one combo, as long as you equip it more than once. Ex: Two "Drag 'n Bite" Special Moves on Squigly, or two Napalm Shot special moves on Parasoul. Each Move tracks its own usage separately.

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    While this may impact a handful of combos that some players have been using, for most players the impact of this should be minimal. We think this change will keep combos as fun and flexible as possible while removing the parts that are exploited.

    MORE RELIABLE BLOCKED COMBO PUNISHING

    Through feedback and play testing, we identified an unintended issue where the AI would occasionally cancel their L5 (the final hit of their ground combo string) into a Blockbuster as soon as you attempted to punish them when it was blocked. We've all gleefully attempted to punish Valentine or Cerebella after blocking their combo, only to be rewarded with a point blank Countervenom or Diamonds are Forever for our troubles.

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    Not like this. Not like this...

    To fix this, we've made a global change to all characters (both the player, and the AI) that prevents them from canceling their L5 into a Move unless that L5 HITS the opponent.

    You should feel much more comfortable punishing a blocked L5 safely with these changes. In addition to this, Cerebella and Big Band had their L5 recovery slightly increased.

    POWER UP - EARNED XP BONUS
    Previously, the total experience and level of a Fighter was ignored when using the Power-Up feature, and the amount of experience granted was a flat rate. As of 2.6, a sacrificed Fighter will grant a portion of their total earned experience to the character they are being sacrificed to!

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    Sacrificing your unwanted Fighters is a fast way to get the newest Fighters in your collection up to speed as you earn them - you'll also receive the Skill Points earned from their leveling!

    SET PROFILE "AVATAR" FIGHTER


    You can now manually set the Fighter that appears as your avatar on your profile screen:

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    This is the Fighter that other players will fight against when they DUEL you. If you're looking to practice against a specific variant, ask another player in chat to change their avatar Fighter to that variant! It's a great way to get in some practice for zero energy.

    7D LOGIN REWARD CALENDAR

    Any new players joining us after 2.6 is live will be presented with a new login calendar after logging in. Log in 7 days (non-sequentially) and get your first Silver Fighter right off the bat! Once this calendar is finished, it will not appear again.

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    For those of you who have been with us for awhile, we know you won't be able to participate in this. Instead, check your mailbox after 2.6 is live for a small appreciation gift from all of us.

    ECONOMY CHANGES

    Ms. Fortune Relic Availability
    • As mentioned above, Ms. Fortune can now be found in any Relic that supports random Fighters. That means Premiere Relics, Silver Lining Relics, etc.
    Fighter Variety Packs
    • A new $100 USD Fighter Variety Pack featuring 8x of every Fighter Relic (including Ms. Fortune's Relic) is now available!
    • As noted before, each Fighter Variety Pack can also be found in the store by all players at the start of 2.6.
    • Once again, these Fighter Variety Packs DO include Ms. Fortune. If you want to snag her for your collection early before her Prize Fights and Relics are live while also growing your collection, these offers are great value!
    Ms. Fortune Moves Pack
    • A brand new Ms. Fortune Moves offer (featuring 10x Gold Special Moves and 10x Gold Blockbusters) will also be available to all players at the start of 2.6.
    • This offer can be purchased once per day for each of the next seven days.
    • If you want to play around with all of Ms. Fortune's Special Moves and Blockbusters ASAP, this offer is for you!
    MASSIVE Canopy Coin Sale - DOUBLE THE COINS!
    • For a limited time, you can get DOUBLE The amount of Canopy Coins for your Theonite in the store!
    • Now's a great time to level up Moves and upgrade Skill Trees!
    Weekly Elemental Offers
    • Weekly Elemental Offers now feature one full Elemental Essence and 12 Elemental Relics
      • Elemental Essence Shards ... 100 --> 0
      • Elemental Relics ... 11 --> 12
      • FULL ELEMENTAL ESSENCE ... 0 --> 1
      • Price ... $29.99 --> $49.99
    Weekly Egret Recruit Pack
    • We've adjusted the $10 weekly offer to include 3 Bronze Keys, Premiere Relics, and Canopy Coins every week!
      • Bronze Keys ... 1 --> 3
      • Premiere Relics ... 2 --> 3
      • Canopy Coins ... 50,000 --> 30,000
      • Theonite ... 200 --> 0

    MOVE ADDITIONS AND CHANGES

    As we shared previously on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram page, we'll be adding some new moves to 2.6, and improving some existing ones!

    For the full breakdown, just click the link to the appropriate Twitter post.

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    Parasoul - Napalm Trigger [BRAND NEW]
    Parasoul's new "NAPALM TRIGGER" Special Move will instantly detonate all TEARS on the field, which will also activate the effects of her various tear detonation related Signature Abilities.

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    Valentine - Mortuary Drop [BRAND NEW]
    Her new Special Move "MORTUARY DROP" has a % chance to STUN the opponent if she is benefiting from REGEN!

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    Parasoul - Egret Dive [TUNED - NOW AVAILABLE]
    This desperate Egret will ABSORB projectile hits, and STUN anyone who attacks him with a melee hit for a short duration.

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    Eliza - Chaos Banish [TUNED - NOW AVAILABLE]
    Chaos Banish now removes all BUFFS from the opponent and inflicts a lengthy HEAL BLOCK on hit!

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    Filia - French Twist [TUNED - New Blockbuster cancel windows!]
    Filia will be able to cancel the recovery of her FRENCH TWIST Special Move into a Blockbuster. Use this in your combos to quickly rack up stacks of BLEED in no time!

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    Cerebella - Lock N Load [TUNED - Cannot be interrupted!]
    The long start up of "Lock N Load" can no longer be interrupted. Use this move to absorb enemy blows and deliver a powerful counter attack!

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    For those of you screaming for Double's BB3 Megalith Array, it will now also be available to players in the same places you can get other Double moves! :D

    VALENTINE CHARACTER ABILITY - SIPHON

    Valentine has a new Character Ability - "SIPHON".

    Now, instead of dealing unrecoverable damage (as she does pre 2.6), she will now restore her own red life when attacking her opponents. In addition, she also receives a larger portion of red life when she is hit.

    OTHER IMPROVEMENTS

    Please note that since we are still working on this update, there will likely be more changes included in this list at a later date.

    All Characters

    • All characters can now activate an attack when they land from enter the screen after their previous ally was killed. Previously, there was a very brief (2F) window where you could only block, but you could not activate a Normal, Special Move, or Blockbuster. It is now always safe to queue an invincible attack to fire as soon as you land!
    Parasoul
    • The hitbox on tear detonation is now much larger and matches the art correctly.
    • Fixed one instance of the issue where Parasoul's troops would leave early after BB3 activation. If you still experience this bug, please share a recording!
    Big Band
    • L5 (the final hit of his advanced ground combo) is slightly less safe on block.
    • Resonant Evil - SA2 can no longer fire at the same time SA1 activates. He must have the ARMOR before you attack him in order to STUN.
    • Fixed an issue where Big Band would sometimes stop blocking and get hit by specific attacks, such as Cerebella's L2.
    Cerebella
    • L5 (the final hit of her advanced ground combo) is slightly less safe on block. It can now be punished by the entire cast.
    • Fixed missing hit SFX on SM - Battle Butt.
    • Fixed errant Super Shadows being turned on during SM - Butt Slam.
    Eliza
    • Can now properly cancel L5 into Special Moves.
    • Will now always face the correct direction when activating a Blockbuster. It should now be impossible to activate BB3 in the wrong direction.
    • The AI can now defend against her unblockable Charge Attack better when it is used with precise timing.
    Peacock
    • Fixed SM - George at the Airshow vanishing when it moves off camera during a BB activation zoom in.
    • Fixed BB3 - Deadly Airport killing opponents early. Now only the final plane is capable of killing the opponent.
    Double
    • Rainbow Blight - All Diamond neutral variants are now PINK. Goodbye, Silver Blight...
    • Fixed an issue where Double's MASTER Daily Event had lower rarity rewards compared to other MASTER Daily Events.
    Valentine
    • Marquee Ability - Trauma Center no longer activates when Valentine is dead.
    • Valentine's L2 pulls the opponent in on hit, instead of pushing them away.
    Squigly
    • Can no longer cancel her taunt at any time during the animation. She can cancel her taunt when the buff applies like everyone else, and the buff activation happens earlier in the animation now.
    • The AI can now defend against her unblockable Charge Attack better when it is used with precise timing.
    • Fixed a bug where STAGE FRIGHT would errantly activate MOMENTO MORI when a projectile was spawned that had zero life.
    Painwheel
    • Increased the hitstop and blockstun on her Launcher, so that it is easier to react to and punish when blocked. The move is also slightly more unsafe than before.
    • Painwheel's Air Grab (Throw input during Flight Risk) can now be teched just like a regular ground throw.
    Moves
    • Fixed an issue where using a Move while another Move is active would override the damage multiplier values of the previous one.
    • Fixed an issue where using a Blockbuster as your opponent is standing up after being hit with a Blockbuster would prevent them from taking any action.
    • Fixed an issue where some characters could backdash with precise timing to avoid a BB3.
    That Checkmark Fade In Animation That Plays When You Claim Your Daily Login Reward
    • It has been given the JUICE. It rotates way more now like a cool skateboard trick. Looks super sick!
    Modifiers
    • EMISSION SPECTRUM (Light Prize Fight)
      • Now cycles through buffs in a fixed order. It will now be impossible to roll FINAL STAND or INVINCIBLE twice in a row, for example.
    • DISABLE TAG-INS
      • Fixed an issue where game could soft lock if a BB3 is waiting for the enemy to stand still, but the enemy is dead, and tag-ins are disabled due to a modifier, so the next enemy never jumps in.
    AI
    • Fixed an issue where the AI was responding to Charge Attacks with Charge Attack counters even when they are on the other side of the stage nowhere near you. The AI should perform desperate escape actions only when they are cornered with nowhere to go.
    Node Map
    • Fixed an issue where the Fighter Score of a node would change between the node map view and fight preview view.
    Sprite Rendering
    • Hopefully (4th time's the charm!) fixed many of the "missingno" sprite issues (corrupted/glitchy characters) players experience on team select, and during combat.
    Localization
    • Fixed missing "UNBLOCKABLE" text on BB3s in Japanese.
    • Numerous translation issues fixed across multiple languages.
    • Fixed a few English spelling mistakes in Parasoul's Origin Story.
    • Fixed an issue where Japanese rules for the chatroom were not displaying correctly.
    Chat
    • Added the ability to MUTE another player. If someone is causing trouble, tap their name, report them, and MUTE them! MUTES will stay in effect until you restart the app.
    UI
    • Several UX issues have been fixed with the new iPhone XS MAX.
    That's all for now, but make sure to keep an eye on our Social Media for more details on Ms. Fortune's Variants and their Signature Abilities between now and our release date! We're always listening to feedback, so if this update didn't include something that you were looking for, please let us know down below in the comments, or in a separate thread.

    Any questions? Leave a comment down below and tag one of us (@Liam) and we'll do our best to answer as soon as we can. =)

    Thanks again for all your tireless support!

    ~ Hidden Variable Studios ~

    A small preview of what's to come for 2.7 and beyond...
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    More details to come...
     
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  2. REWIND

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    Sad my suggestion wasn't added to the game where 7 days but with changes like adding elemental relic and gold relic at day 30 or something
     
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    Also finally we get megalith been waiting for this for my whole life
     
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    some questions
    1)"ONCE PER COMBO" MOVE LOGIC
    so let me put this in even simpler terms, unless my combo counter resets, any move/bb i have used cant be used again? what if i have multiple of the same special moves?

    2)POWER UP - EARNED XP BONUS
    IS THAT BEOWULF LEVEL UP NUMBER REAL? lvl1-27 IN ONE GO?! from what i gather those are lvl10ish silvers?
    i can see evolved gold fighters raining.

    edit: wait no. thats a bronze beowulf...nevermind...i was so excited too
     
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    YAY!!!
     
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    This will definitely be another exciting update. But I gotta say...
    Why?
     
  7. Mentos

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    damn that's woke dude
     
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    Gotta stay woke man
     
  9. Kassem Shour

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    YYYAAAAAHOOOOO!!!!!!!! Finally, after such a long long LONG time, my kitty-cat is finally joining the roster. THANK YOU SOOO MUCH. I am extremely grateful, thank you and ALLAH bless you all game devs.
     
  10. Liam

    Liam !Robot
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    If you equip multiple special moves, then you can use that move multiple times in the same combo.

    If you start a combo, let's call it COMBO A, and you use "Drag N Bite" in COMBO A, then you cannot use Drag N Bite until COMBO A ends.

    If Drag N Bite is still in cooldown after COMBO A ends, and you start COMBO B, you're allowed to use it in COMBO B once it comes off cooldown, since it was used in a different combo.
    The screenshot is real, yeah!
     
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    Well then, that's gonna be a lot to unravel, but here i go!

    I think people have been wondering for quite a while now how Ms Fortune's head would be implemented and i for one think this looks like an excellent solution! Not only that, it's shaped like a god dang cat's paw? Are you kitten me??
    It looks like it'll offer quite a lot of variable combo potential, so it'll be fun experimenting what works for her (I'm just hoping me, a mere casual can pull of some cool stunts as well)
    Definitely excited for the ever popular catlady to come along, especially with these cool palettes (though i was hoping we'd get Celty Sturluson's pallette :c )

    These certainly look interesting, more ways to deal with some of the more obnoxious defensive abilities are always appreciated too!
    And death mark sounds really scary if you are in a bad position yourself and can only block - though that of course depends on how strong it ends up being!

    Glad to see this, as my Collection is always bursting at the seams!
    Still, and i know i say this on like every single opportunity i get, but please also add a way to see stats on moves immediately on the reward screen when you get them, as well as the ability to sell them then and there!
    Seriously, this QoL change would make me the happiest little camper!

    ...well that is, if i wasn't already one because of this! That gif is certainly fitting
    I feel like this is a good step in the right direction, though for this to be a good startegy i feel like it would be great if we got more ways to actually engage the AI more proactively as this suggests.

    Punishing enemy dash attacks is possible, but from what i've seen personally, it doesn't offer all that much combo potential (i.e. not all that much damage dealt). If you punish with a launcher, you'll be missing out on Dash and L5 damage of course, as well as all the meter you'd have gained through that - maybe intercepting an enemy like this could grand bonus damage?
    Something along the lines of ~if a fighter's dash attack is intercepted by an enemy attack, they will take X% Max HP damage on top of the enemies' normal attack damage~ or some such.

    I feel like something like this would be needed at one point, as in higher levels missing out on your L5 damage will be dangerous in it's own right, as enemies get more and more HP.

    Also as turtling will be punished by BB3s, more ways to open the AI up to attacks would be needed, as currently a lot of the gameplay revolved around "block enemy attacks > wait for opening > dash attack > L5 >etc..."
    Making risky moves like intercepting dash attacks a better option by making it less likely to be Tuba Tuba Tuba'd to death is a great incentive, but i feel more ways to start your own attacks on your own accord would be great in the future.

    Nothing much to say here - less cheese, less infinites. Nothing that affects me personally as far as i know, but a step in the right direction of keeping the fights challenging.

    THANK YOU! This was getting on my nerves quite a bit.
    I've felt this pain far too often the past few months.

    Nice little change, i like it :)

    Praise be HVS! Finally.
    Byebye Harlquin, i'm not gonna miss you ;)
    I'm gonna enjoy not having your smug mug looking at me all the time!
    And hello my baby Ultraviolent peacock '3' <3

    Well now you've got me curious Ü

    Napalm trigger sounds fun and seems like it would make me enjoy playing Parasoul a lot more, as well as egret dive giving some nice defense.

    Sounds good. Will this also remove the bug where non-Val-fighters would also not leave you with any chip damage to regen?

    YEEEEEEEEEES. This has been grinding my gears FOREVER!
    Get rekt Bella, i will finally have my revenge! WHAHAHA!
    Now this has me curious... would that be the aforementioned PVP...? Or could this be Co-op/Clan-based activities :O

    Well this post has become quite long, but this is oodles and oodles of good stuff coming our way soon.
    Great work guys!
     
  12. Kassem Shour

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    Great points dude, I just can't wait to finally play with my adorable kitty-cat
     
  13. Liam

    Liam !Robot
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    Most skilled players intercept using L1, which will allow you to get a full combo, and avoid all of the damage that you would have taken on block. Some characters are harder to punish than others (Painwheel), but with practice you can hit these intercepts very reliably for full damage combos. You also have to get used to the speed and hitbox for each L1, and understand the nuances. Ex: Parasoul can't hit Valentine out of Dash Attack, since she ducks under her gun.

    The goal is less about making sure that you never get BB3d again, but making sure that you have options to practice if you want to avoid them. Even when using some of the "Counter Play" variants in 2.5.2 with WITHER, or someone with access to fast ARMOR stacks, the AI will sometimes activate their BB3 before you have a chance to make your play. Since they have to catch you first before it activates in 2.6, you should always have room to "execute a play" which can prevent the BB3, be it an intercept, Blockbuster shutdown, tag out, SA activation, etc... How you use that space is up to your strategic thinking and skill... it's something available to practice, get good at, and experiment with, and that's what makes it so exciting!

    Likely! The code has been completely rewritten. If any new bugs pop up, let us know!
     
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  14. evilgordo

    evilgordo New Member

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    Well, this news came at a good time, I was just about to use my 12k theonite on Premier Relics.
    Gonna hafta earmark some gems for these Schrodinger Relics.
     
  15. Tom Kulczewski

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    Woah, that Hack n' Splash Ms. Fortune variant has more FS than level 1 Wulfsbane, and almost rivals Harlequin! She's gonna be broken!
     
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    * Squeals *
    That exactly meme was me when I saw the point about BB3s. I was extra salty one day when I went up against Robocopy and he BB3 me before I could combo him when he had 1hp left.
     
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    So Ms. Fortune won't be available in regular premier Relics on launch..?
     
  18. FateFTM

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    She will not, how it usually works is she will be in all relics in 2.7

    These are probably not the actual FS but just place holders. Similar thing happened with Squigly having her 10k but in reality she didn’t hit that without MA help
     
  19. Tom Kulczewski

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    I mean, you think the Bronze variants could be any lower FS-wise? That's why it seems legit to me. Or do you think they would only inflate the Gold variants? o_O
     
  20. rexturtle1120

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    Woah this is AWESOME
    And if your ever need something besides characters (and Yknow story and bug fixes and all that G.I. Jazz) in the near future, how about adding some elemental daily events. There could be one for each day of the school week (5 days) and then we could have the mega elemental prize fight we usually have on The weekend.
    The progression is okay now but waiting a month just for the elemental water prize fight to come so I can grind to get half way there isn’t preferable. OF COURSE I know that diamond fighters aren’t supposed to be easy- I mean I still have to get one more gold valentine for my surgeon general since she’s the only one I could upgrade-But regardless I just think this would be something cool to give us a bit of a boost.
    Anyway thanks to anyone that read this and thank you devs for the truely spectacular update that about to come!

    (P.S.YAY more modifiers- can you imagine the new possibility’s now that we have these? But I’m just happy to have more character varients and possibly more silvers and Bronzes just for the fun of it- alright now I’m really done!)
     
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