I feel to push this game to the top...the AP system should be a tug of war system whatever AP gain from attacks and combos half of the AP value should be stolen from opponents. It rewards skill and can give people reason to attempt to do level 1 and 2 specials and not just play with characters who got level 3 specials that can get a high quantity kills
I think I'm the only one on this board who agrees with you. Granted, there are a number of ways you can drain people of their AP. Grabs, weapons, environmental hazards. Still, I hate that people can trust trade blows back and forth, both get level 1 supers. Then one dies. He's invincible for a few seconds and rushes in to perform a combo into his level 1 super.
Basically with two competent players playing 1 on 1 (and assuming one of them isn't Sackboy), there's not much reason to ever be more than 2 kills apart in score. I want more AP punishment for being hit with particularly powerful moves, otherwise you're forced to stay away from anyone flowing blue, unless you think you can get in a grab. It actually detracts from the games aggressiveness. I posted an idea like this before and I got quickly shot down. Expect to have the same done to you.
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those two characters and some characters with infinite combos just need to be patched then the system can work. I feel there need to be a better way to punish the person getting damaged since specials is the only way to kill opponents that the only way to punish them
i understand it will prevent people from being aggressive play...but that the point it bring strategy. if it want to be competitive there need to be some thought in going into a match, because right now it feel like a mindless button mash into u get your special then people think strategy. Also think about times where you was aggressive and was getting combos left and right on a person only to get killed by that person built up meter from fighting another player