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Retrospective: Bad Takes

Second Saint

A man with too many names.
I was watching K&M's new video on prepatch Triborg, and there is a certain part where Ketchup is going over the perceived weaknesses of Smoke at the time. I immediately thought to myself, "Oh, I hope he goes over those lunatics who thought invincible EX Fade was bad." I was very much not disappointed in that regard.

So let's dig up some of the old takes that just didn't age well, or were awful even then and proved to be worse with time. I can't remember the thread, but I do recall a time when a lot of people were talking about how bad Ronin Takeda was. Months go by, and the world changed. Hayatei the god descended from the North, shattering delusions and shaking up the meta. More months go by, and this thread gets necro'd, nobody notices the date, and everyone in it got positively roasted.

Think we can do more of that? This website is an archive of a lot of things, and one of them is horrible opinions that have been proven horrible, and I want to see them all from MK 9 to now.
 

REO

Undead
Premium Supporter
For MK9:

"MK9 had a very bad poke system"

"MK9 anti airs were auto pilot"

"MK9 was slow and clunky"

"Baraka in MK9 was bottom tier"

MK9 had it's fair share of flaws, but any time I read any of the above statements from someone you can easily tell they didn't properly understand the game at a technical level.

It's mind boggling having to still read some of these comments in 2019-2020.
 

Wigy

There it is...
For MK9:

"MK9 had a very bad poke system"

"MK9 anti airs were auto pilot"

"MK9 was slow and clunky"

"Baraka in MK9 was bottom tier"

MK9 had it's fair share of flaws, but any time I read any of the above statements from someone you can easily tell they didn't properly understand the game at a technical level.

It's mind boggling having to still read some of these comments in 2019-2020.
Was baraka not low down in the tier list?
 

REO

Undead
Premium Supporter
Baraka was around the same level as characters like Mileena, Sektor, Raiden, etc. Mid tier. Definitely not bottom tier.
 

Dankster Morgan

she don’t call me daddy she call me Grandmaster
Abysmal Tremor and mid tier Quan are cheap shots, too easy.

Honest Johnny Cage (MKX before A-List was butchered, but before people thought it was good) is a good cantidate

But MKX piercing Mileena being called a character that requires great fundamentals and footsies, but even I could figure out how to ass blast people with an 11 frame mid with no recovery that also anti airs and is a potato hit confirm. Among other things like low profiling everything. Akromaniac's thread roasting Tom Brady as a sly way to defend Mileena was one of the worst fucking things I read in my life and I don't like Tom aat all.
 

zerosebaz

What's the point of a random Krypt?
Batgirl, Sinestro, Tremor, Kenshi (mk9), Doomsday, Zod...I remember lots of people thinking they were bad or mid tier at the beginning.