Hate on Scorpion?

#1 Posted by Whitestripes09 (408 posts) -

Why does the online community hate Scorpion so much? I fail to understand why, is it because he is an easy character to use or is it because of his attacks..? He seems very versatile and has many attacks that can be chained easily.

#2 Posted by EuanDewar (4922 posts) -

Probably because everyone uses him online, its no fun to fight the same guy over and over and over and over and over.

#3 Posted by RobotHamster (4171 posts) -

It's probably because he's an easy character to learn if your starting out, and I'm guessing this is probably a lot of people first time playing Scorpion so they use him.

#4 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5260 posts) -

I haven't heard the hate.

#5 Posted by mpdebo (78 posts) -

Haters gonna hate?

#6 Posted by Bestostero (2758 posts) -

lol.

#7 Posted by laserbolts (5322 posts) -
Yeah it does get pretty boring fighting the same dude over and over. I'd take scorpion over ermac or smoke anyday though. They are so ridiculously cheap.
#8 Posted by ShaggE (6453 posts) -

I think Sindel is easier than Scorpion, so I find it funny that people always pick Scorpion as the beginner's character. Just about everything Sindel does can be chained into a simple, damaging combo. Maybe it's because "lol gurlz"? *shrug*

#9 Posted by Kyreo (4600 posts) -

He is the Ryu of Mortal Kombat.  He's easy, he's good, and he can be VERY cheap.


THAT is why  hate Skorpion.  Try being different and use someone that ISN'T the easiest character to use.
#10 Posted by chronicsmoke (996 posts) -
@Kyreo said:
" He is the Ryu of Mortal Kombat.  He's easy, he's good, and he can be VERY cheap."


            this,I dont hate scorpion but damn if people dont abuse the shit out of him
#11 Posted by keyhunter (3207 posts) -

Scorpion is cool as shit. I'd use him too if Kung Lao wasn't a million times better.

#12 Posted by Sackmanjones (4705 posts) -

Hes the character people like to start out with.  I didnt play much since psn went down but after playin a few scorpions you learn how people use him and can counter it rather easy

#13 Posted by huntad (1939 posts) -

Same reason everyone hated fighting Ken players in SF4 (they were everywhere!). Stick to what you like, and don't let anyone change your character choice. If you don't pick the character you like in a fighting game, what's the point?

#14 Posted by Gabriel (4061 posts) -

I hate Smoke teleport spammers more. 

But that's not really their fault smoke has like 3 special moves. 

#15 Posted by TheUnsavedHero (1255 posts) -

I don't necessarily hate Scorpion, but for gods sake, there are other people on the select screen. It's been established even before this game came out that Scorpion and Sub-Zero was going to be the "Ken and Ryu" pair. 

#16 Posted by shatteringlast (225 posts) -

I dont hate player who use Scorpion. Matter of fact, I probably have a 98 winning percentage against them.

#17 Posted by Kenkaze (8 posts) -

Considering the amount of time you have to waste just to get into a match it's not that much fun to run into the same character over and over.


I know from personal experience (after 500+ online matches of SSFIV) that it just starts feeling like a waste of time fighting those dudes when you could be having a match that doesn't just involve spears, teleports and uppercuts.
#18 Posted by Sammo21 (3276 posts) -
@Whitestripes09: Because people like to whine
#19 Posted by Slaker117 (4842 posts) -

Judging by the amount of Scorpion complaints I've seen, I guess I'm really lucky. I've logged over 150 matches and had maybe 10 or so be against him. The most common dudes I've seen have been Smoke and Ermac, and even then it's not an overwhelming amount. Also, I'm a Scorpion player, so suck it.

#20 Posted by pigmartyr (211 posts) -

Scorpion users can die in a fire.

#21 Posted by WoodenPlatypus (1365 posts) -


They dont hate him, they hate how people use him...

 

In this case hate the playa not the character.

#22 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -

You should try playing as Smoke, people will literally quit during the character select screen

#23 Posted by Jasta (2217 posts) -

It just gets a little tiring fighting the same character all the time.

#24 Edited by Chaossebba (285 posts) -

This is generally my feeling whenever I fight a Scorpion online with my main

 You are already Cage'd.
Two billion hours in MSpaint.
#25 Posted by OneManX (1693 posts) -

Well how many people go online and play with numerous different characters? When i could play on PSN, I stuck with scorpion and Kitana, and int he time PSN has been down I've been working on jade and Kabal. When im with friends, I would just hit random and go at it, but if Im going against randoms, stic with what I know.

People still dont respect the spear, kills em everytime.

#26 Posted by AntoineDiamonds (79 posts) -

 http://youtu.be/eoCawR9On38

#27 Posted by chstupid (806 posts) -
@Gabriel said:
" I hate Smoke teleport spammers more. But that's not really their fault smoke has like 3 special moves.  "
This times a million fuck those people.
#28 Posted by Jangowuzhere (76 posts) -

It was the same in MK vs DC. I just get the impression that people just don't like Scorpion.

#29 Posted by CHIEFMEGADETH666 (110 posts) -
@Whitestripes09 said:
" Why does the online community hate Scorpion so much? I fail to understand why, is it because he is an easy character to use or is it because of his attacks..? He seems very versatile and has many attacks that can be chained easily. "
I dont care what people say...I love Scorpion and is my Favorite character...Since number 1
I ain't going to change that for no body!
If i want to use him over and over i will
#30 Posted by joeq1159 (111 posts) -

I use Scorpion, I don't see what the big deal is. And for the most part once I start to get bored I use other characters in king of the hill fights 

#31 Posted by Kissing_Toast (2 posts) -

nonScorpion users can DIAF.

#32 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5144 posts) -
@pigmartyr said:


                    Scorpion users can die in a fire.

                   

               

In hell fire?
#33 Posted by CrimsonNoir (401 posts) -

was getting my ass handed to me today jumping trying out striker, smoke, and ermac. the only characters i used that really gave me a fighting chance were noob and scorpion. so while i didn't want to go with scorpion, he's kinda too well rounded not to be used by new players.

#34 Posted by Enigma777 (6073 posts) -

I don't hate Scorpion. I hate Smoke though, cause he can do his smoke fireball teleport move on you while you're down and then chain it to a crazy aerial combo that takes half your health while you literally can't do a single thing about it. I really hope they nerf him...

#35 Posted by Buttenator (189 posts) -
@Enigma777: The majority of the cast can take half your health away in a single combo.
#36 Posted by Enigma777 (6073 posts) -
@Buttenator said:
@Enigma777: The majority of the cast can take half your health away in a single combo.
Yea, but you can usually block/evade those, unlike the teleport which hits you while you're down and you can't do a single thing about it.
#37 Posted by President_Barackbar (3462 posts) -
@ShaggE said:
I think Sindel is easier than Scorpion, so I find it funny that people always pick Scorpion as the beginner's character. Just about everything Sindel does can be chained into a simple, damaging combo. Maybe it's because "lol gurlz"? *shrug*
No, I think its because Scorpion has several 3 button combos, a diverse set of special moves, and is a well known series character. People who didn't get into MK until now don't have a clue who Sindel is.
#38 Posted by Buttenator (189 posts) -
@Enigma777: Um, no. You can't block or evade a combo once it's already started. That smoke bomb is part of a combo just like any other.
#39 Posted by Slaker117 (4842 posts) -

I'm hoping more hate moves to Kung Lao as people start picking him due to his tournament success so I can use my noob-friendly character in peace.

#40 Edited by Enigma777 (6073 posts) -
@Buttenator said:

@Enigma777: Um, no. You can't block or evade a combo once it's already started. That smoke bomb is part of a combo just like any other.

I realize that. I meant that you can usually block a combo before it starts, but you can't do it if you're down like with the smoke bomb combo which is why everyone I played today with was spamming it like crazy.
#41 Posted by HadesTimes (804 posts) -

I believe Scorpion has been elected as the new KEN.  Poor guy, never had a chance.

#42 Posted by ShaggE (6453 posts) -
@President_Barackbar said:
@ShaggE said:
I think Sindel is easier than Scorpion, so I find it funny that people always pick Scorpion as the beginner's character. Just about everything Sindel does can be chained into a simple, damaging combo. Maybe it's because "lol gurlz"? *shrug*
No, I think its because Scorpion has several 3 button combos, a diverse set of special moves, and is a well known series character. People who didn't get into MK until now don't have a clue who Sindel is.
I was half-joking, I know Scorp is the iconic go-to, I just think newcomers would be pleasantly surprised if they tried some of the lesser-knowns. 

Having not taken it online yet, I'm curious: how common are Sonya players? I cannot get over how speedy she is in this one. Seems like MvC expatriates would flock right to her.
#43 Posted by Gargantuan (1882 posts) -

Smoke is much more annoying.

#44 Posted by President_Barackbar (3462 posts) -
@ShaggE: Sonya is actually pretty underused. I only see her pop up from time to time. But usually when you do see one, its someone who really knows what they're doing.
#45 Posted by ShaggE (6453 posts) -

I could imagine. When a definitive tier list pops up (as opposed to the slapdashery already out there), she'll probably be near the top. 


(look at me talking like a guy who knows fighting games :P)
#46 Posted by Buttenator (189 posts) -
@Enigma777: It's 100% blockable when you're down on the ground doing a delayed wakeup and any other time it just whiffs unless it's part of a combo. Believe me, if it was a free juggle after any knockdown you'd be seeing a LOT more Smoke players.
#47 Posted by Slaker117 (4842 posts) -
@ShaggE: In the recent PDP tourney one Sonya player made it to the top 16. Of the final 8 Kung Lao and Ermac were the clear favortives, with Raiden and Cyrax also showing strong. Not that things can't shift, it's still early, but so far, those four seem to be the real competitors.
#48 Edited by LiquidPrince (15949 posts) -
@Whitestripes09 said:

Why does the online community hate Scorpion so much? I fail to understand why, is it because he is an easy character to use or is it because of his attacks..? He seems very versatile and has many attacks that can be chained easily.

I guess he's like the Ken of Street Fighter?
#49 Posted by Bestostero (2758 posts) -
@Slaker117 said:
@ShaggE: In the recent PDP tourney one Sonya player made it to the top 16. Of the final 8 Kung Lao and Ermac were the clear favortives, with Raiden and Cyrax also showing strong. Not that things can't shift, it's still early, but so far, those four seem to be the real competitors.
Yeah, there weren't many Scorpion players at all except when they were weeding out the more average players.

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