LOVE seeing these Wulf buffs! I’ll be curious to see how much this helps him in practice. Sounds nice!
I’d still like to see some more variety in his move set, like giving him more options off of run like maybe a forward flip that ends in a double claw strike that hits overhead and is an opener on medium (but travels less distance), but you can hold the button to halt and go in to overpower charge on the heavy version before it lands as well as a move to stop and growl on the light version and you could hold it for a few seconds or back dash out of it. Maybe that’s making run function too similarly to TJ’s powerline and it’s six options, but I believe they’d be different enough to make the characters still feel very unique.
Oh well, I’m sure I’m in the minority, so it’s cool. Would it be crazy to ask for some type of temporary damage buff move that has similar properties to Spinal’s new move? Not really the variety I’d be looking for from a fun / visual perspective, but I always loved hulking out and doing more damage in instinct, so maybe a brief buff could help provided its balanced well? Maybe it could be an ender where he does the forward flip and then growls while the opponent is knocked back, but the move does no damage, he just gets the temporary buff.
Ah, sorry!! What am I thinking. I know this isn’t the thread to throw stuff out like this. My apologies. I let my mind wander a bit.
As for Spinal, the reason for the buff makes sense to me and I appreciate the devs laying out the reason. Seems like it will give Spinal players more to think about and strategize with and that sounds fun to me. I don’t really see why buffing or helping a midtier character would be seen as a bad thing. It’s not like low tier characters are the only ones that can be buffed or reworked slightly to be better versions of what they’re supposed to be already, but whatever. I’m the guy that asked for all the stuff above so what do I know.
Anyways, count me among the people that would like to see Kan Ra get a little help in the next patch, though I’ll confess that he’s a tough character to say “oh it’d be cool if you could do this…” He must be such an intricate character to balance to begin with.
Either way, sounds like a great patch! Looking forward to it.