What's the point of a large cast when people only play the same 5 characters

What's the point of a large cast when people only play the same 5 characters

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    will Ganker ever accept that fightan games are better with smaller rosters?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      In the very long run, all roads lead back to melee.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You mean street fighter 2

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They already did. There's a fighting game that originally had a 6-character roster that everyone agrees is great, with each one being a paragon of their archetype, and that such a focus resulted in a much more tightly designed and well-polished roster than the DLC characters that followed. You're just not allowed to talk about it.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What game?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's the thing, however. You either have small, tightly-orchestrated character selections which fail to attract a wider audience to the game because "there's barely anyone to play as!", or end up with excessively bloated rosters which become an utter nightmare for devs to manage/balance around, despite only ~3-4 standouts ever being played regardless. There's just no winning here.
        Also,
        >implying Tian was remotely balanced on release
        I love <That Which Shall Not Be Named> as well, but m8, she was rocking every single tournament before getting smacked with the nerf stick for like four patches in a row. Same with the grounded rushdown specialist, as was the case in said title's predecessor.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You can talk about Killer Instinct here anon

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So Combofiend is right and everyone b***hing that he was a corporate simp by damage controlling for MvC:I dropping Wolvie are just butthurt.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          And they were well within their right to be. It's Marvel vs Capcom, not Functions vs Functions.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You’re talking about the fricking not my little pony fighting game aren’t you

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You mean TFH? What's so bad about the DLC characters?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm not into the gameplay or series necessarily but my take is that the best fighting game roster ever made is the original blazblue.
      it covers every major archetype in both character and gameplay without feeling bloated like later entries. also it's small enough to give the necessary focus to each character but big enough to surprise you whenever you see a character that slipped your mind.
      I think you could still improve it by growing the roster to 18-ish, but you'd have to pick the right characters to make the slots count. this is very argueble but based on character alone my picks would be hazama, tsubaki, bullet, valkenhayn, jubei and susanoo

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Jubei
        Furry detected, frick off homosexual, your opinions are automatically worthless.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I just think he's unique looking and could fit well as the more traditional fast mixup character

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            He's a fricking cat. That is not "unique" that is stupid and moronic.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >that is stupid and moronic
              homie we're talking about blazblue, keeping things smart and nuanced is already a lost cause.

              >that is not "unique"
              it's unique enough under the parameters I'm using, the other options are even more similar and overlapping with what's already in the game. I picked him because he has ties to characters in the cast, is a fast dude and doesn't look like anyone else except for taokaka, but being a literal samurai cat is actually a pro in that regard.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                He is a FRICKING CAT you degenerate furry homosexual. It is stupid and moronic no matter what insane ramblings you try to use to justify it.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                it's just a cat and you don't have to agree, no need to act like an autist over my imaginary scenario.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I would, but I'm not the typical fighting game audience.
      That also comes with the issue that every character needs to be very good, a larger cast is more forgiving to make because several of the characters can be duds or appeal to a very specific minority.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why are Tekken threads so dead already? The game just came out.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      game already went down below 15K players after 10 days
      for reference SF6 took 6 months to hit those numbers
      game is dead

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Every single thing you stated there is false lmao. That 14k was when the game went under maintenance for an hour and you couldn't play the game and sf6 was hitting below 20k within a month

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >already about to hit 5 consecutive days below 20k a week after release
          seething and coping

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >people get filtered by the hardest fighting game and want to return to fireball throwing and mash jabbing
            oh no

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >l-le filtered!
              you paid 70 bucks for a multiplayer online game with no multiple people to play with online
              this will be you in a month KEK

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >slime rush troony spends more time on steamcharts than labbing
                biggest reason why aki is dead and so will ed

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Except the game is cross platform so there's always going to be 10x the numbers thanks to console

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                FGs are dead as frick on consoles

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                wrong

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              it's not that tekkens hard. it's that you have to lab the entire game before you even get to play. this wasn't a big problem in say DR where movelists were smaller and movement was strong enough that you could reset to neutral in most situations but in 7 it was that bad that anyone under tekken god rank was 100% scrub that had no idea how to play tekken. i can only imagine that 8 is even worse with more get in for free mechanics.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                define difficulty

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Is there no crossplay?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              There is and consoles were/are always the main platform for fighting games

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It’s been more than 2 weeks and yes that’s normal

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        kys moron

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      because the roster is fricking boring. It's Tekken 7's base roster + only a few new OC's
      They should have really switched it up for this installment to really stand out.
      First party DLC characters from T7 should have been in T8's base roster instead of only Leroy and also bring back some of the characters we haven't seen since T6 and below. The fact that we got 2 bears again is fricking moronic for example.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        2 bears makes perfect sense, once you make the one bear making the other is simpler.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yoshimitsu's base is already pretty close to his Tekken 3 design. But I'm pissed that there's no Tekken 2 style. I want the hat.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      its a fighting game. if one doesn't come along that shakes it up its just a dead genre where you'll play the same guys every day and every player is a 10k+ hours autist.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      1. This board is mostly shitters that don't want to actually talk about the meat of fighting games.
      2. Tekken is both popular and heavily about knowledge checks which filters people here
      3. People would rather play it then talk about it here like with any non discord fighter because this board has very stupid green rank opinions on fighting games.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >tldr Im autistic
        >/v likes to play more than 1 game
        >Reeeeeee
        lol

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Why are Tekken threads so dead already?
      because contrary to what the Lili and the Reina mentally ill avatargay duo made you believe, Ganker never played Tekken, this place literally never had a single Tekken lobby since PS3 days

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's rare to see a Ganker lobby for anything
        /vg/ barely have them because everyone is scared of getting doxxed or become a named laughing stock for the thread
        Usually they make a discord for a fes posters and gatekeep the shit out of it

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          man this is the problem I have with things like this too, no way in hell I'm exposing my steam ID to a bunch of mentally ill schizos ;_;

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      People are playing the game, not coming on here to argue with a bunch of trannies

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Why are Tekken threads so dead already?
      All the posters are in the general discussing forsen

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No idea why CopyPaste Torso Fighter 8 didn’t grab people.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Modern videogames suck ass, and tekken somehow feels castrated.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because it is the worst mainline Tekken game since 4 and has one of the worst rosters in the entire franchise. Every new addition was a bad one. The only viable playstyle is relentless rushdown which makes it very easy to identify characters that are complete trash (Asuka and Zafina for example) because they lack the ability to contest and abuse what other characters can. You're just constantly dealing with moves that break guard, are super plus on block, are virtually impossible to predic/punish, etc.. from characters like Dragunov and Devil Jin and Xiayou. Every counterhit or combo starter is a full stage carry that will utilize every wall or floor break and lifesteal on hits plus multiple armor options (some of which are literally safe on block too) means every match is a low quality shitfest in favor of the aggressor. Ranked is already full of people who hit high ranks on characters and are effectively bottom feeding with random other ones. That or you just constantly get the person furthest from you in rank possible to make the match itself as miserable and redundant as possible too.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >The only viable playstyle is relentless rushdown
        Welcome to modern fighting games where everything and everyone needs to be an unga bunga gorilla.
        Only French Bread and SNK are left to hold the fort.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You cannot release a fighting game without proper rollback netcode nowadays even if you're an industry leader like Tekken

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Looking through the character customtization, most characters have their original T2/T3 costumes but Yoshimitsu doesn't. Instead he's some sort of nano-tech mannequin with no face. He's as overdesigned as Jack 8.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      well i mean you can just take the shoulders off yoshi, and color the blue with the iron color and dark green pants and boom, t3 yoshi

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yoshimitsu has always looked different between games, haven't you seen his design in Tekken 7?

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >i hardly play tekken
    >own 7
    what makes the combat so different that i NEED to spend full price for it when 7 plays just fine?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What are you moronic? Enjoy playing with south americans in 7

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A lot more than the new Soulslop update, but it's still Tekken. If you barely play and just mash you won't notice anything besides heat which is the new gimmick

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >just had someone plug pull on me for the first time
    Is there any better feeling that utterly mindbreaking some seething gay desperately protecting his promotion round against people ranked lower than him?

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    SF6chad here.

    GAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How do you guys do it? You just keep winning!!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      SF6chads and Tekkenchads eating good.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    large rosters and tons of unlockables is the selling point for me with fighting games. I dont play against other humans and I've been this way for 20+ years since DOA2. I just like having variety, and getting to know all the different quirks of the characters, run through their storylines, unlock all their costumes and stages. I could care less about meta. I choose characters by their appearances mostly.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This guy gets it. Don't get mad because Strider is broken. Be happy because you kicked his ass with kobun.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Same reason why I liked SF4 and SF5, their rosters are huge in comparison to other SF games

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've seen maybe 3 bryans. And 1 in 3 games I'm fighting a Reina.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm having a character crisis, I wanted to play someone completely different from my T7 characters M. Raven and Leo but they feel pretty rejuvenated in this game. I never got too deep into Lei in T7, really wish he was in the game.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is there any way to use a ps4 controller on a PS5 game such as a setting or converter? My movement feels gimped using the shitty ps5 dpad and i keep dropping inputs

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      there's a brookes converter i think

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't like the PS5 dpad either, I bought this for SF6 and it worked fantastic. Only had T8 for a few days but this circular dpad definitely feels better for movement than the regular cross style.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I saw this and was considering it before but i never used a third party controller for tekken. Can you disable the use of those R1 and R2 buttons? I generally like mapping both punch and kick buttons to those but i feel i might press them by accident like a moron

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          NTA but you can but I'd avoid that version of the HORI Commander and get one of the older versions, if you can. The dpad on that is fricking god awful and the make is overall just cheap and plastic and shitty

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah you can map nothing to a button. The only thing weird about this controller is that the x button is slightly lower than you are used to, because there's no right stick. But you get used to it. A plus I didn't realize until I bought it that there's no trigger pull on the top buttons. They are just flat buttons.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Thanks bro i might consider the one the other anon mentioned

            NTA but you can but I'd avoid that version of the HORI Commander and get one of the older versions, if you can. The dpad on that is fricking god awful and the make is overall just cheap and plastic and shitty

            as im more comfortable with the regular dpad style

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I oughta mention that the older one I posted is a bit small and out of make so it'll probably be hard to find, and likely refurbished if you do
              Frankly after Astro stopped making them I don't really know if there are still any good third party controllers left on the market, and it's not like the DS4/5 are all that great either

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Did you mess around with the d-pad settings in the app?

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    slo-mo is the best shit ever

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Dragunov
      >noob
      Sir gay bros...

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        if my main isn't honest at least my name should be

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    for me it's the weirdo homosexual picks no one knows how to fight

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I wish more people used yo-man he's so much fun to play against

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    throw break check

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    YOSHIMITSU CHADS
    RISE

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Where can I check meta list?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >top tier (cheap, untouchable, overwhelming)
      the character the other guy is playing
      >bottom tier (honest, full of holes, exploitable)
      the character you play

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've mained Dragunov since 6 and I don't plan on stopping because some shithead thinks assigning gay-ass arbitrary "tier lists" is a useful way to spend their time.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Dragunov is the most playable character anyway.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >ling behind Raven
        What happened?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          She's not mash friendly

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This list is really just who the majority thinks looks the coolest. And Dragunov looks the best he ever has.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Why did they add him in the current political climate? Do they want to be canceled?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Its fine, Dragunov is simply on vacation in Tekken 8.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Because nobody who is sane writes off an entire country based off current year politics
            >WTF I HATE RUSSIA NOW I WILL NEVER ASSOCIATE WITH ANYTHING RUSSIAN EVER AGAIN
            Said no one ever.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Said no one ever.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I actively sabotage, kick or grief any russian players I see in online vidya.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Russians have been a plague in online vidiya for decades
                Same as the other shithole nations.
                It is really just barbarians ruining the internet.
                frick SEA Black folk
                frick slavs
                frick spics

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            to be fair they removed all of his military shit, he's just wearing a fluffy winter coat + comfy sweater in t8

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Bro he's in full spec ops gear in his alt

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          dragunov for some reason is incredibly handsome in tekken 8 and I can't quite put my finger on why

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That's easy, he's the only white guy in the roster that they didn't give a bloated face to.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Are you implying that Black folk, muslims and chinks don't look good?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            did you really have to ask that?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Why does no one like the panda?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The other bear has electric powers

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm shocked that Lili is in the middle. Coomers moved onto Reina and Azu.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Lili isn't difficult by any means but her gameplay has never really had the 'wow' factor that more popular characters have. Tekken doesn't really have that many coomers to begin with, either

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Lili apparently isn't beginner friendly

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          She's always been in the middle, secondary.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        as someone who never played tekken, can anyone explain to me why raven is so low? he looks cool

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          he's weird and gimmicky and he's also black

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >black
            yeah but he is a blade knockoff so he is cool

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          i played raven in 7 but basically hes the slow but powerful stance character. hes a difficult character where most characters can do better with a easier time

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          He's never been cool or likable. His outfits always look like low quality cosplay or something straight out of a gay porn film. His moveset has always sucked and is arguably the worst and most boring ninja moveset ever. They swapped him out for the exact same person but with big breasts in 7 and no one cared still so they put him back in 8 and gave him a bunch of chuuni anime shit to try to make people like him and people still don't care. It isn't because he is black. It is because characters like Shaheen, Azucena, Raven, Leroy, etc.. have a single trait to them and it is their race. No one cares about diversity inclusions that bring nothing to the table. People have always compared Raven to Blade, but that does Blade such a disservice because of how boring and forgettable Raven is. They even blatantly tried to make him as strong as they could get away with in 8 and people still don't care.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Anon, that's a lot of words to just say you're racist.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          ravens always a niche character because his game plan is far from normal and you have to do a lot of readjusting for certain combos, all while being risky as shit with df4/ crouch sweeps/ back turn. think yoshimitsu but cant party as hard

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Azucena is going to be a co-protagonist in the next game/expansion, mark my words. Nu-Ogre returns in Peru and she's the guide.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      deep in your heart you know you are being carried by that character, my son

      Did you mess around with the d-pad settings in the app?

      no

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    id say i often fight about 80% of the roster, the other 20% is rarer, shaheen is rarest

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just fought a King that didn't skip intro, did his stupid heat tackle at the start of every round, did all his obnoxious bullshit and when I won I've never seen anyone cancel out of a rematch so fast. GG you little b***h.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >192cms
    >Muscle shithouse of a man
    >98kgs
    What the frick

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because fighting games are some of the most unbalanced genres in vidya. Unless you play meta you will get fricked

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Then why is Victor on top? He's pretty mid unless you're a scrub

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Goddamn this is painfully accurate. I would swap out Jun for either Lili or Jin though.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    newbie here
    I managed to reach shiryu

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How am I supposed to start my pressure when my plus on block moves is 20 frames and my good poke is only +7 on hit and even my jab is only +8?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      who do you play

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        re-read your move list

        Oh nvmd found the +14 string

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      re-read your move list

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This isn't FighterZ man you aren't supposed to get uncontestable blockstrings constantly.
      +8 is plenty of advantage to work with

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you can pressure even at a minus
      a basic example is, say your df1 is -3 or whatever, they block it and they try to take their turn back with their own df1 - you can sidestep and punish them for it

      fricking lee is a ch character with the shittiest plus frames in the game and he works perfectly fine

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What's the point of a large cast when people only play the same 5 characters
    So I can do my Lars cheesy strings free since no one knows what doing with them

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Me.

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Should I buy Tekken 8, the game looks like it's dying fast

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've been playing it for hours each day since it came out.
      But yeah bro it's totally dead already and you shouldn't get it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >wormgay is moronic
      every
      single
      time

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it’s dead

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    EU sales are up for January, tekken in 6 days sold enough to get 6th for the month(it has stronger sales than #2 on the list in the same timeframe)
    https://www.gamesindustry.biz/european-video-game-sales-dip-by-over-7-in-january-european-monthly-charts
    Also they noted that
    >Tekken 8 debuts at No. 7. It's a strong release for the Bandai Namco fighting game, with sales up over 80% compared to the debut week of Street Fighter 6. Tekken typically has a stronger following in Europe than Capcom's friendly rival.

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I never played Tekken much before besides at a friend's house back in the day, but I play Zafina because she's one of the few characters that actually feels unique.

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'll get tekken 8 next week. I think King, Kazuya, Steve, and Raven look the coolest. I know people say Kazuya is pretty hard to learn, but what about the other three?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Steve and Kazuya require some execution, as do King and Raven but not as much as those
      They all have their more 'comfortable' ways to play though, Kazuya and Steve especially have a shitload of strings that cover about every option imaginable so you can get by on that perfectly fine and win enough matches while getting used to their harder to perform shit.
      Kazuya especially has a lot of 'levelups' you can gain while playing him, the very tl;dr explanation is that phase 1 would be just doing his strings and directional shit will get you accustomed to him, phase 2 would be getting good at using his crouchdash and the moves that come from it which will improve your game drastically, doesn't require *that* much effort compared to basically every other character in the game, and phase 3 would be to get consistant with EWGF (frameperfect variant of his wind god fist called electric wind god fist or just electric) which is pretty important but not *as* important as getting phase 2 down.
      So if you think you like Kazuya just give him a shake, as much as there is to learn about him he's still pretty beginner-friendly to an extent and as much as loyalists want you to believe he's the one true 'honest clean fundamentals' character in the game he has a few really dirty, ambiguous perfect and true 50/50s that will just carry you if you let them.
      TL;DR don't be intimidated, play Kazuya if that's what you want

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    redpill me on Dragunov

    why the frick is he the most popular character. He always seemed like one of the least interesting characters in the roster

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      he's OP right now
      but even when he isn't he has brainless gameplay that's still fun

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      fairly easy to use and his damage scaling is through the roof right now

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      One of the best things Tekken 7 did was give some characters long coats

      Dragunov in particular looks fantastic, his moves flow in a very satisfying manner

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >shoulder barges you

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He has kino arcade ending.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      hes easy to use, good pressure (make blocking opponent recover later), a grappler, and good wall combos

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Gorilla that is strong and easy to use. This is the most popular archetype in every fighting game now because every modern fighting game is designed to just be mindless rushdown.

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think most people that like Tekken anyway are happy with the way T8 turned out so that's pretty cool, it also onboarded a bunch of new people, Ganker is gonna shitpost and turn everything into a tribal war anyway

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      shame about some old characters not returning (inb4 Bob as DLC) but the game is fun

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        true, I miss my b***h Julia and it's a cardinal sin they invented Lidia at the tail end of T7's lifespan only to flush her again but I'm sure they'll both be back
        I'm kind of underwhelmed by the heat system in all honesty, but I read it was very dominant in the betas so it is what it is

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        nobody likes that unfunny homosexual bob

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          shut up skinny, unlike you he's fast and fat

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Tekken has too many characters now, they have to make room for some new characters in the initial roster else you'll get the
        >no new characters what a scam
        shitposts

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i thought they said dragunov wasn't gonna be in new tekken?

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In Tekken's defense those characters are LITERALLY made for beginners and babies. Like if you look at their "Difficulty" rating they're all 1●○○. Everyone that plays them are shit, and if you're a good player you can just fart on them with your main.

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just because casuals hate losing and will pick whatever will net them easy wins doesn't mean a large cast is bad.

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What's the point of a large cast when people only play the same 5 characters
    Esports meta slavery kills games. Casual fun and memorable characters create franchises that last for 20+ years

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >First Tekken game was 7, only barely played it
    >Picked up 8, went with Reina first because I like her design and her Rage Art
    Guess I'm a tard aince have no idea what the frick I'm doing, but it seems fun.
    How are Lars and Yoshimitsu?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yoshimitsu is for party animals

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yoshi is the reason I picked up t8 after only ever playing the games casually with friends
        He's easily once of the most fun characters I've played in a fighting game even if I can't make proper use of the more gimmicky shit yet

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          yeah yoshi is buffed greatly in 8. he has more neutral options and sword combos once buffed

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >hard stuck in yellow
    >can't deal with hyper aggressive players to save my life, trying to play methodically and respecting the opponent
    >try being aggressive myself
    >am now in red

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      being disrespectful is how you win until you become good enough to constantly punish other players' disrespect
      I personally am too smoothbrained to punish a stagger low with a launch unless I really REALLY focus on doing it so I just use ws4 and try not to think about it

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You can't play methodical when you have zero match-up knowledge. Going unga doesn't require match-up knowledge since it is just you and your opponent flipping coins until someone dies. This style will hit a hard wall once you fight someone that does have matchup knowledge.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just use a fast move to punish their moves and get a counter hit

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      NOW you're playing tekken
      Remember what you learnt in the ingame tutorial:
      PRESS ANY BUTTON

  37. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    no fricking way you lumped Bryan in with those five

  38. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kekken 8 already dropped below 10k views on twitch lmao

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I swear I'm seeing the same body and all they did was replacing the head

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        And yet people only complain about the girls

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        And yet people only complain about the girls

        Kekken 8 already dropped below 10k views on twitch lmao

        Honestly once you change the hair you cant even tell the Face apart.
        Kinda sucks the 2 good male characters whit unique Body types ware removed from the game.
        (Miguel was taller than an average character)

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I hope Miguel comes back

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Welcome to game development.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Still better than SF6 where every character is equally as ugly

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I love how people don't understand the choices you gotta make to have customization the way SC and Tekken do.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Who cares? If you seriously watch and care about streamers then you need to take a moment to revalue your life.

  39. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what are you trying to say? fightan is alive baby

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        this, both t7 and sf5 never got to 20k even at the peak of the peak.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pretty sad for Tekken. SF6 has been out for ages. Won't be long before Tekken returns to its 6k daily players of asiatics and NEETs.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        99% of Tekkens player base is on console, whereas 99% of Shit Fighter's player base is on PC (because they're all brown)

  40. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I got to Vanquisher so far with Kuma. Let's see how high I can cheese.

  41. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Marduk Main here. Looking to learn a new character.
    Here's who I tried:
    >Paul
    unironically too honest. having massive troubles closing off games. Turns out playing him Unga Bunga is not the best way to play the character known for playing unga bunga
    >Alisa
    She was my sub back in T7 and I liked her better there. It feels you're really funneled to playing chainsaws this time around. Back in T7 she had such great CH and poking tools but now it seems downed down a little so it's hard to play more reserved if you have to. Chainsaw mix is fun but if your opponent has knowledge it's a little hard to win if they can call you out and respect the options.
    >Jin
    Too much APM with Wavedashes/EGWF is frustrating/I keep fricking dropping his forward back combo filler thing.
    >Lars
    what the frick am i even doing the character.

    I was going to try Lili or Leo next but I'm just looking for a more aggressive character that can be more well rounded if they need to be. If only Kazumi was back...

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sounds like you need Jun, she even has a throw that leads into a FC like marduk albeit from crouch

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Maybe. I was going to wait a little bit to see how they're going to adjust her. She seems a little TOO busted right now.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sounds like you're too moronic to win with anything non broken

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        dunno why you think that. also rude. I just want someone like Alisa but more well rounded rather than CHAINSAW CHAINSAW CHAINSAW. Jin's too execution heavy and Lars is too much wtf am i even doing

  42. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have played a grand total of only 100 matches so I might not have much of a say in this, but I have yet to see a single:

    >Devil Jin
    >Leroy
    >Jack-8
    >Paul
    >Lars
    >Zafina
    >Claudio
    >Raven
    >Panda OR Kuma

    And keep in mind that besides the characters in OP's image, I've fought everyone else literally once and then never saw them again.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i saw each except for Jack-8 at least one time on my first 100 matches, maybe its a regional thing.
      and Devil Jin is fairly popular here, saw more of him than Kazuya or Jin, maybe im on the edgelord region.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I see Jacks and Mishimas mostly. And that goddamn Victor. Those arw basically the only ones I keep seeing.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've seen all of those but Jack

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Kunio if HRT

  43. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Shaheen main here; been eating good ever since launch.

  44. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Game is doing fine, quit yapping.

  45. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its always been a point of pride with me in fighters to get good with everyone. Random is the best character to select.

  46. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I can't pick a main

  47. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For me, it's the Haute42 T13

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm a controller guy but I am tempted to buy one of these since they are cheap and the smaller version could easily fit into a pocket

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I was tempted to buy the smaller one as well, but this mid sized version just looked comfier to hold on my lap and for resting the palms on. It's also super flat so it will fit easily in any backpack, it's not any bigger than a standard notebook. Realistically, you would carry the smaller one in a backpack as well, so I ended up choosing the comfier version.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i wish 16 button controllers were more common. let me fricking cheat my egwf. only easy option i've found was the cross up but that shit's rare as frick

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wouldn't you prefer a stick that you can sit in your lap? Might as well just use the keyboard at this point

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >No lever
      SOULESS

  48. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    OP quit watching koreans, it's going to kill your joy of the game since most of them are in the "pick a top tier" school of thinking. Also if someone is telling some character sucks, don't listen to them they are trying to sell you down a shit river.

  49. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the real question is when the frick are they going to retire the bears for good

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what can't press run during knockback to gain extra hits in? cant sidestep to avoid their pokes?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        no, I just wanted miguel :'(

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just dump Panda. Kuma is better.

  50. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Picking this game up today, I'm pretty excited. I've always liked Law so I think I'm gonna focus on learning him. Street Fighter 6 is the same way though--when I play online, I practically never ever fight against a DJ, Dhalsim, or Blanka.

  51. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how do you deal with low rage drives or heat smash or whatever it's called
    yes I am talking about victor

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you block low when you think they're gonna do it, it's launch punishable if you block it
      it's basically a single use hellsweep

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You accept that Tekken is 50:50 luck game.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      if you're not flinging your arms like a moron so he can punish you, you crouch and block
      you're welcome

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        but I'm not doing that and when I think he's going for it and I block low but instead he does the shayee and I'm 50 feet up in the air

  52. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    tekken bloodline was good or bad?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bad

  53. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Man, i wish Azucenas entire personality wasn't "muh coffee".

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      just embrace the meme

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      AMARGOSO

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      She's just like me

  54. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  55. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >completely gut Laws DSS and execution requirement
    >he plummets in popularity despite being as popular as Paul in 7
    Thanks Harada
    Not even yellow rank wifi 3bars want to play him
    I'm having fun though, he's still somewhat hard to play because everything is timing based

  56. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a degenerate coomer, which character should I play?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kazuya

  57. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tekken 8 is fricking trash

  58. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >armor moves that are -9 on block or safer
    >heat moves that are plus on block or a faster than hellsweep low into guaranteed damage
    >heat activation being anything but -1 on block so that people can't just throw it out for free and get a mixup after
    >making running moves easier to access yet also making them stupidly plus on block mids for every good character
    >powerup mechanic for anyone other than Claudio
    >gimmicks or unique traits in heat mode beyond just augmenting some attacks
    >ways for certain characters to regain heat bar while in the mode

    None of these things should be in the game.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The WR moves being so easy is really bad, Rip played Azucena and got to blue ranks just spamming WR3, 2 over and over. Because of course he did, because it's a fast mid-high that jails on block and leaves you plus, that semi tracks so even stepping may fail. It's beyond ridiculous that shit like that is in the game.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        People complain about slime rush or Granblue's 66L destroying neutral, but these plus WR moves and heat smashes are complete cancer and a big part of the reason why dealing with certain characters is so miserable. Seeing someone like DJ getting a fullscreen psycho crusher that is plus on block and leads into a stance mixup is so fricking stupid. I don't think I've seen a single person even try to argue Heat was a good addition. People are either indifferent to it, complain about it, or just quietly stay silent. Nothing 8 added was good. It's just dumb gimmicks and things absolutely no one wanted.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      forgot to mention safe on block wakeup kicks. just more bullshit for the shitty characters with bad anti-ground options to deal with

  59. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Simple inputs
    >Auto combos
    >Getting stronger at low HP
    >Free 1 button super move you can do every fricking round
    >4 DLC characters a year
    There's way more to complain about be Modern fighting games is a disgrace to what made fighting games cool

  60. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can't fricking play the game until they fix the Polaris Crash.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      just stop buying shitty Radeon cards

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        tbh I'm probably done with AMD GPUs yeah, next PC I'll probably switch to Nvidia for good
        Still no excuse for Bamco to pretend the issue doesn't exist

  61. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    To all idiots and anons who keep saying WIFi is just fine, pic relates is why it's not.
    Top is what we cable users get when YOUR WiFi its at its best, bottom is when your packets are lost(WHICH YOU WILL NOT SEE BUT WE WILL).
    And this is a best case scenario cause this user was from my own country.
    >inb4 "i played against wifi players and it was fine"
    i have too, some people legit have good connections, but they're not the norm, most people on wifi dont have connections that are good enough to even compare to cable, most people on wifi give results even worse than picrel

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No other fighting game or online game for that matter has this problem.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you're a lying moron

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Prove me wrong.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I played against a WiFi Black person that kept having 4 second delays every 2 seconds.

      The whole match took 10 minutes to complete as it was 3-2 to the lagging prick

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Unironic skill issue

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >t. WiFi Black person

          so you're telling me wifi works?

          It doesn't. More chance of a lagger on WiFi

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            yes but you said wifi works

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I played hundreds of matches so far and not a single one lagged. You just got your ass kicked and are looking for something to blame.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              100% could download the replay and show you that WiFi Black folk should be avoidable.

  62. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    for me
    i'm the weirdo character player that fights the tide of NPCs. i feel like the anime protagonist when i play fighting games.
    that Rebellion bit in the T8 story is my every day story in Ranked, except all the Jack8 clones are King, Reina, Draganov, and D.Jin.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >entire identity is based off of using random wacky character people have little matchup experience against
      >feels special because of it
      You are the best example of a NPC. You're like the losers who listen to some random subgenre of music on Youtube that millions of others listen to, but somehow thinks this makes them better and comment on how bad modern music is

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        thanks for your input and putting forth an opposing opinion!

  63. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I need another fighting game. Is soul calibur 6 any good? Is it dead?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      All fighting games outside of Street Fighter and Tekken are doomed to be dead Discord fighters within a month or two of their release.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      deader than dead

  64. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like Raven
    Of all the Raven playstyle characters, Raven is my first choice

  65. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >play Dragunov since 6
    >stick with him after nerfs in 7
    >will stick with him after the inevitable nerfs in 8
    I don't care if people think I'm a tier prostitute I just want to do sambo.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >nerfs in 7
      >nerfs in 8

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Dragunov was nerfed almost every season of 7 post-launch, and in his current state he's bound for more nerfs in 8.

  66. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Literally can't tolerate this piece of shit air juggling laggy shitfest anymore. I should've just bought a real fighting game.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just leave your mom's house and pick a fight with some rando, be a man.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Honestly probably a better experience than modern Kekken.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      skill issue

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Tekken requires skill and IQ to play decently, so it's not surprise that you suck at it.

  67. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tekken peaked with King and Yoshimitsu

  68. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm honestly confused on if a move is "bad or good" because sometimes I see characters have similar moves but for one character it's "good" the other one it's "bad" despite having similar frames and data.

  69. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      My homie I can't see shit

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Guess recordings don't like HDR

        :/

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      glad to see you put the 2000s resolution filter on, truly an oldschool homie.

  70. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    stop recording your shit in HDR holy crap.

  71. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    so you're telling me wifi works?

  72. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you sound like a ser-gay anon.

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