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just_2swift

King of Edenia.
In variation 3 I'll rather have the lighting than that wave move you can amp. Just seems underwhelming and out of place
 
What I was just thinking, how does Rain not have a move where he pushes water with a force at the opponent, that lasts for 2-3 seconds and pushes them backwards. Or a shower of rain that he can place or move that once the enemy stands underneath it will get hit with purple electricity or makes them slower as if trapped.

The waves are cool as a kick move, but there’s not much of a focus of water as such. I still feel characters are very limited when it comes to moves. All classic characters miss big moves that they could easily add as customisable...hopefully with the final pack each character gets 1-2 more moves.
 

Lt. Boxy Angelman

(NOTHING)
Premium Supporter
Maybe the big changes for KP2 is that the are FINALLY allowing for custom variations on kombat league or something? No? Yeah, I know, I don't believe that too, just wishful thinking.
Big money DLC guests + easy as hell meta for casuals >>> innovative and interesting competitive meta. At least that's the biggest and most inescapable impression this game has given me since launch.

I absolutely love that Rain is back, more than Mileena because because I did not for a moment think he was going to be a part of the roster and also purple is my favorite color. But this pseudo-variation experiment is by far and away the most boring MK meta there's been since probably MK1, and not even the Edenian Prince himself will change that. I'll just hustle up a way to get KP2 for free. I want to see how they all play out, especially the man Rain, but I refuse to give these people any more of my money when damn near everything this game is lacking and the outcry from the community has gone unaddressed.
 
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Arqwart

Return to Monke
What variation are you guys most interested in so far? I expected to be drawn to one but all 3 looked like they have pretty good tools.

V1 looked cool but to me it didn't feel like Rain, more like a Raiden-Fujin fusion. If the bolt is not too unsafe I might give it a go.
V2 seems quite impressive to me cause I usually go for combo heavy variations. Also restand is +++
V3 was quite flashy looking but I sooo wish the water bubble projectile was universal instead.

Overall, to me V2 stands out the most.
V2 all the way. Stagger potential for days, what I can guarantee will be one of THE most annoying moves in the game (palm strike), a potentially useful anti-zoning tool, and a secondary combo special that doubles as an anti-air. All of this plus not a single base ability lost to variation specials overriding them means V2 will also have the main combo ender / armor breaker, the baseline combo extender, a projectile, and the phasing invincibility.

As I said before: my body is ready.
 

mook

Noob
I‘m excited to have my fav back so it‘s not like a krappy Kombat Kast is gonna scare me away from the character. They‘ve definitely made some choices with Rain that I don‘t really like, but he has seemingly retained the combo-ness he used to have at the expense of damage since they wanted to give him a whole bunch of other stuff.
 
can you find the link where this was stated, I've seen it quoted many times but never with any source...
this is the closest source that I could find and it doesn't state quite what you and others repeat.

Direct quote:
Ed: "Rain was a DLC character in, um, MK9. So, the only thing I would say to that is, his chances would be less likely."

Ed Boon never stated that. The original IGN Gamescom 2014 interview is no longer on YouTube. But I do have a video that shows snippets of him stating Repeat DLC is "Less Likely."

So we should hate them more? Got it
 
Rain is giving a jax vibe. f2 advancing mid that you can cancel into a low i assume f2d4 like jax. fast projectiles and low damage combos and his a set play character from what we seen. But he has better throw kbs.
 

just_2swift

King of Edenia.
V3 is the closest thing to mk9 rain but without lighting. I bet he can land a beefy combo with his chuck norris kick and end in restand bubble into 50/50s keep sipping that v2 cool aid cause v3 is a problem.
 

Zviko

Noob
V3 is the closest thing to mk9 rain but without lighting. I bet he can land a beefy combo with his chuck norris kick and end in restand bubble into 50/50s keep sipping that v2 cool aid cause v3 is a problem.
V2 has a restand not V3. But I'm wondering if V3 can use 2 launchers in the same combo as well. Maybe if you hit the bubble first then it should but is it fast enough to cancel into it from any of his strings. I'm also wondering if the low special launches in the corner or maybe even works as an extender.
 

Kiss the Missile

Red Messiah
V2 has a restand not V3. But I'm wondering if V3 can use 2 launchers in the same combo as well. Maybe if you hit the bubble first then it should but is it fast enough to cancel into it from any of his strings. I'm also wondering if the low special launches in the corner or maybe even works as an extender.
His water bubble can restand with meter. Its one of the directional inputs.
 

Zviko

Noob
What? 41:11 clearly shows Scorpion land on his feet
Ohhhhhh I see it now. It looked like he just gets up really fast. But like I said, is that bubble even fast enough to combo from strings? Also, for this one he needs meter anyway. I'd rather use it to combo for damage and end the combo with a string that knocks down point blank. He has 2 of those and I'm pretty sure they give him free crossup.
 

mook

Noob
Does Super Kick get replaced by anything? Wonder if you can make a custom with Bubble and Lighting. Feel like the Water Gun could also be really good, restands for days.
 

Arqwart

Return to Monke
Does Super Kick get replaced by anything? Wonder if you can make a custom with Bubble and Lighting. Feel like the Water Gun could also be really good, restands for days.
Doesn't appear that Super Kick is replaced by anything in any of the variations or at least it wasn't mentioned. The only one I noted was in V1 where the lightning rift / dash replaces the bubble dash.