Exactly. You could have beaten yourself in 2 games by dropping a combo, making a bad read, etc. FT3 is more assurance that the better player actually won, or at least adapted within an already short set to strategize the win.Hate it, that extra round gives you time to strategies and decide if you need to change things up. It's hard to tell with just 2, you could have just had a bad round.
I feel if you have limited time, ranked still makes no sense. As an adult that structures time accordingly I would go with private or kasual predominantly over ranked so I can jet away quick in case something comes up. Whenever I play ranked I make sure I have the appropriate time allotted so the set can complete. Exceptions to the rule happen with life so if I need to leave I back out and give the win over. More often than not if I play ranked I know what I’m getting into. A ft3 allows more adaptation imo. Time constraints are irrelevant also in an argument for 2 to 3. If you set the time aside for ranked 2 or 3 games matters not. If times a huge issue you won’t be in ranked. Unless “time” is a straw man for something else? With that said I reiterate the purpose of the game is fun. More mk is fun to me, not less. I understand some people like to blaze through play 1 match to win and leave without a run back. Personally if I’m going to play I’d like to ply a few games. Nothing is learned in a first to 2 that isn’t greatly expanded on in a ft3. Iv seen plenty of games go 3- 0 after a 2 game deficit, and I’m sure the argument can be made for a 2 - 0 after a 1 game loss, but it just doesn’t seem as substantial. I feel 3 is the way to go for ranked to give the most bang for your buck in competition. That is if you have the “time” for ranked. If play time is limited, kasual it is for easy turnover.Play time is limited. I am an adult I don’t have the luxury of playing MK 24/7, so yes time is precious. With the time I do have I’d rather play someone’s main opposed to a random pocket character in ranked. More of a reason why I usually run sets with other folks from TYM. Now how do you feel?
Reminder that Pro Series is 2/3 for pools and 3/5 for top 8. FT2 is the format dictated by time constraints, and FT3 is the format where skill is the principal consideration.Game Settings: 2/3 games, Top 8 will play 3/5 games.
Requested by who? As far as I know the NRS FGC spokespeople like Mr. Aquaman called for FT3 at Tournaments and they insisted TO's should let the Kommunity decide how they want to play their game. Top 8 was FT3 at Combo Breaker aaand personally I don't give a flying fluck about what the tourney stanadard is. I want to play enjoyable FT3 sets and as I see the poll most of you want that too. We can enable or disable Tourney variations in Kasual, why can't we choose how we want to play Ranked? They should have added a FT2 option to Ranked and if you choose that you would be paired up with people who also want to play FT2. And all the FT2 and FT3 fans would have been satisfied.Everyone prefers more matches in sets. The change was made to align with the tournament pro series rules, which was requested. No one who is a good player really prefers ft2 over ft3, but if that’s the tournament rules for pools, it’s only logical that ranked sets follow suit. Ranked already follows the tournament variation rules.
While i get what you are saying the divide the playerbase argument is still somewhat of an excuse. RTS for example did do it and they were still enough player in any mode.Something like this would divide the player base to far. Kinda like how dice does battlefield on consoles. All these modes for choice and always, I mean always players choose to neglect the extras and it all ends up with everyone funneled into one game type while the rest are a barren wasteland.
I think precedent from other games show it to be quite true instead of an excuse. The harm? 2 ranks.. how is ranked gauged when there are two? While I personally don’t really care about rank, a great majority seem to live or die by how well they do in a game. It affects them mentally, and physically to a degree. Some people are really prideful abou that aspect of games. Dividing ranked with two will only lead to more divide with one leaderboard ranking calling out the other saying “ you aren’t legit cause you had 1 or less game than I did”. And it would be a war between ranks. Now yes I know ranks can be cheesed but that’s a problem of harm off the top of my head. Customs tend to be more overpowered and unbalanced and I believe that’s why they aren’t in the tourney variations or ranked. The argument can be made for balance but many people like to feel op and win based on op bs so they go with the most broken moves and character possible and avoid ranked. I try to stay away from any move that isn’t tournament legal cause that’s where I see their balance priorities being, and I want to have the most level playing field possible, but that’s just my preference.While i get what you are saying the divide the playerbase argument is still somewhat of an excuse. RTS for example did do it and they were still enough player in any mode.
If they make separate ranked for ft2/ft3 and the playerbase is split 50/50 where is the harm? At the end its better than forcing people into something. Also not much difference to people abondoning the mode cuz they dont like the rules. Its basically the same issue as customs variation. They didnt include a ranked mode for customs but enough people still dont bother with ranked cuz they prefer customs and there isnt a ranked customs.
And if a mode stays barren they could simple remove it again. Its not like we are talking about a completely new modes here.