I love to random my characters, and other than when I play ranked I always do.
Since moving into playing online with other people and not just me and a buddy in a private lobby I have noticed that nobody else ever does. Its obvious from the fact that random throws the default costume on your character, and its rare to see a default costume (for me anyway).
I get that people have a “main” that they prefer and maybe one or too other good characters, but why not diversify. If your “main” is Jago and you also like Orchid and Sabrewulf, do you regret purchasing Seasons 2 and 3 (if you did)?
I just wish you had more control over the restrictions in Lobby Mode, such as setting “Random Only” or even things like upping the match rounds to say “best out of 5”.
I was just curious as to whether they are other “randomites” out there, do you even Random?
I used to random until Season 3 hit. Now it’s just too much for me to handle because I don’t play this game very actively at all. But I used to be able to random into any S1 or S2 character and handle most lower skilled Killer ranks and below regardless of who I got. Now I’ve found myself having to stick to about 5 or 6 characters as I’ve forgotten how to play some, and others have changed too much for me to get a grip on (TJ relying heavily on juggles/flipout and a different neutral game). A huge part of it is also Kim Wu. Once I started playing her I fell absolutely in love. Why can’t every character in this game just be Kim Wu? She is hands down the most fun character I’ve played, and one of the major things that gets me coming back and firing up KI is just visualizing myself tagging someone with a standing MP. Kim Wu mirrors are SO much fun. I have so much fun with this character that I have trouble wanting to play all the characters like I used to.
I did it just today, in fact, and simply because I was in a lobby full of people that didn’t stand a chance against my Aganos (and believe me, they honestly tried). So, I decided to go a bit easier on them while also practicing with, and leveling up, other characters.
No , because why would I want to play someone I don’t even like? That’s pretty unwise. Like, if I got jago or eyedol, I wouldn’t want to play with them in the first place. So then it just ruins the rest of the match.
I never understood random select and never will. It’s kinda pointless in my eyes when I can just go and select any character of my choosing to begin with.
I don’t pick random often unless it’s with a friend (often to round out a tied set), but I do try and play across the cast. I got every character to 50, and I’m currently working on getting the Battle Worn achievements for each character. It’s taking a while, since I tend to pick favorites.
I kinda choose by Instinct, though. Even if it may be a bad matchup I just play a character I think would be a fun challenge. I’m aiming for Kim Wu, Mira, and General RAAM at the moment, and I tend to pick the one I use on impulse.
If its not for you, you don’t have to do it. I like the Random Select idea, there could be a specific lobby type associated with it so you don’t have to join if you don’t want to. Its an interesting thought.
Then again, if you are playing with friends, you can just agree to Random Select. So it kinda makes the feature moot, when it comes to programming it in.
I just discovered the wonders of random select, and I love it.
I can beat 90% of the people I fight with Jago, but that does get a little boring. TBH I usually only move outside of my comfort zone when fighting lower-ranked players, but it kinda evens out the skill gap. I actually like when I get a character I’m totally unfamiliar with and have to figure out commands as I go.
I also feel like it improved the way I play in general. When I get an unfamiliar character (maybe half the cast for me), I try to find good tools within their move set as fast as possible, and set myself up for situations where those tools will be effective. So instead of going for weird, flashy stuff like I do with my mains, I’m focused on playing solid, and just using what works.