Setting priorities

I feel that most of the people here on the forums just suggest stuff without thinking on a larger scale, what I mean by that is that we have to set priorities, like the developers have to do and show them what we want the most and not everything we want.

Everybody would like to have a KI with 30 characters with 10 custumes each and 100s of accessories, adjustable colors, ultimates, no mercies, respect taunts, different intros/outros depending on the characters that were selected, better story mode with expensive cut scenes etc. But thats impossible.

Now I don’t want yo tell anyone what should be a priority, that’s your own opinion. I’m just asking for you to think about it when you suggest something. You want IG to implement feature X and that’s fine but do you really want them to spend resources in feature X if they can’t invest in feature Y because of that anymore?

90% of the ideas in the forum are good or ‘nice to have’ but 80% of them will never make it in to the game. Focus more on the important stuff which is the 20% instead of asking for everything that would be kind of cool.

I think what you’re really asking is for everyone to simply be a bit more practical. :wink:

That being said, while I do agree with you, I’d be careful not to take it too far - it’s creative thinking outside of the box that usually yields the greatest results. So don’t discount the community yet - you might miss something great in the process of trying to be practical. The devs are smart enough to pick and choose what’s good and what’s not. Personally, I wouldn’t worry about it so much…

Here, I hope this’ll help you feel better in the meantime: :gift:

That better be a Shadow Jago in that box!

For every couple dozen or so “Can’t be done, at least not yet.” ideas, there’s at least one “SOLD!” out of them.

AND quite often, those sold ideas are due to brainstorming all the ‘wrong’ ideas first.

Priorities may have limits, ideas do not.

I’m not saying that you shouldn’t think outside of the box, what I mean by priorities is that for instance in my opinion everything that adds something to the gameplay is worth more than lets say cosmetic stuff and I like cosmetic stuff, I wish every character had 10 costumes but I wouldn’t want that over new game modes or stuff like that.

If you can’t do great things, do small things in a great way :smiley:


You’d be surprised at how many people may disagree with you on that point - a lot of people LOVE their cosmetic options and prefer having that over game-changing features, since ITO, the game’s already great.

Personally, I think the developers should simply go ham - the more choices there are, the better, I always liked to say (unless it divides the community, of course - that’s bad, which is why I like that the WIndows 10 edition that’s coming out later is cross-platform). :slight_smile:

I know, that’s why I said ‘in my opinion’.

Costumes and characters? No no no, there are tons of suggestions that are far more dumb and ridiculous.
“Hey, how about a KI movie!”
Yeah, let MS waste millions on a movie that is guaranteed to suck like all video game movie adaptations ever (with super rare exceptions).
Not to mention that KI’s lore is absolutely shallow and exists just for the sake of it.

It’s a good point, and I totally understand your frustration. I think this gets mentioned a lot in the various discussion threads out there. I don’t think people are likely to listen because they don’t think much about the ACTUAL practical realities of what they are asking for. How many times have you seen people post a response akin to “What resource issue? MS has tons of money!”

I’m in favor of lots of suggestions that I would call low priority. Respect taunts, no mercies, ultimates, more stage ultras. Classic stages, new outfits. These things are all great. But I’d rather see new characters that are well made and balanced. That has to be the #1. Followed by fully functional game modes. Then maybe we can worry about some of these “nice to have” things.

In my opinion, it’s not so much that people suggest things (it is a forum after all) it’s that they get upset about not getting what they want. How many people complained about the stage Ultra poses. Really guys? It’s fine if you want better stag Ultra win poses for certain characters, but is it really that big of a deal? People will take the smallest thing and then go on about how the game is garbage unless you add some trivial thing that they thought of.

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Thats a very Good point and its actually what i meant without even realizing it myself. The more suggestions the better but people really get upset about stuff that in my opinion would be a low priority without even thinking how much work it is and how much would it cost and what else could be done with that resources/time.

You just did what you told people not to do!

“It would be nice if people thought 2 seconds about IGs priorities vs. their limited time. Sadly, it’s not a priority to the people who want every little nice thing.”

Just teasing. I agree with this.

I don’t say we should agree with IG’s priorities, we have our own, and it our job to let IG know what ours are. I might be negative in some suggestion topics or not even comment even if I like the idea, because I think to myself: Well that’s kinda cool but there’s like 10 rings I would rather have before this. I like the respect taunt idea but I don’t remember even commenting on the thread because out of all good ideas that would be a low priority to me.

That’s what I thought for a long time about the respect taunt… Then I realized that the existence of the respect taunt would make the regular taunt feel a lot worse. Then the regular taunt would probably fall into almost complete disuse. And when it is used, it’ll feel worse than it does now.

When you get taunted, there’s always the possibility that the other player is doing it for fun/respect/to simply interact with you somehow. Respect taunt would remove all doubt about the intention behind the regular taunt.

Plus, as you said, there are better things they could work on right now.

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Wow, now that’s a really good point…