You know how everyone complains about blanka?

#1 Posted by demontium (4710 posts) -

Well I was trying to mess around with some other characters, and my one friend who I myself taught how to use blanka (and his blanka play is below mine) was beating all my alt characters. 
 
This pissed me off to a point of bringing back my old favorite character. I don't want to use a character I think is legitimately annoying. 
 
So consider this an official resignation to blanka, an apology, and an entrance into some new characters. 
 
Sakura and Rufus to be exact (I am maining both until super). Of course if GB were to have a tourney, I would use blanka since I am not up to speed, but any other matches I will be switching between those two. 
 
Peace!  

#2 Posted by SofaKing (205 posts) -

wut

#3 Posted by demontium (4710 posts) -
@SofaKing: you have to have played me before to kinda understand this, but I will translate: FUCK BLANKA.
#4 Posted by SofaKing (205 posts) -

I mained Blanka for a while before switching to Bison. I get the frustration. He completely controls the pace of the match. I actually switched to Bison because I felt I was relying on the same old tricks too often. Needed a character that, when I kicked ass, the opponent could think to themself "yeah that guy kicked my ass", rather than "fuck that guy".

#5 Posted by demontium (4710 posts) -
@SofaKing said:
" I mained Blanka for a while before switching to Bison. I get the frustration. He completely controls the pace of the match. I actually switched to Bison because I felt I was relying on the same old tricks too often. Needed a character that, when I kicked ass, the opponent could think to themself "yeah that guy kicked my ass", rather than "fuck that guy". "
Yeah, exactly. It gets boring, and blanka seems to cap at a point of ability that is repetitive, annoying, and not fun.  
 
UGH, I can't believe how much I used him.
#6 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -
@SofaKing said:
" I mained Blanka for a while before switching to Bison. I get the frustration. He completely controls the pace of the match. I actually switched to Bison because I felt I was relying on the same old tricks too often. Needed a character that, when I kicked ass, the opponent could think to themself "yeah that guy kicked my ass", rather than "fuck that guy". "
This guy knows what's up.
#7 Posted by GetEveryone (4458 posts) -

I really don't have a problem with Blanka. He's got some great tools, and I really like playing him too. Sure Blanka ball spammers are a pain in the ass, but the fake-out possibilities are great and his pokes are fucking awesome. 
 
If ever anyone was annoying and deserves anger, its Seth. He has an absurd moveset, even if his stamina is miserable.

#8 Posted by JJOR64 (19065 posts) -

Blanka's getting some nerfs in Super so I'm happy.

#9 Posted by GetEveryone (4458 posts) -
@JJOR64: Haven't read that: shame. What's been nerfed?
#10 Posted by Necrotrophic (261 posts) -

Im not a big fan of Blanka, but I dont necessarily hate him either. Hes got so many unsafe moves.
 
And on Seth, hes a real pain in the ass sometimes. I hate running into people who spam the same 3 moves over and over. I wish there was a way to filter that kind of stuff out somehow. Its like, HEY GUISE I DONT REALIZE AFTER EVERY MOVE YOU DO YOURE GOING TO JUMP IN THE AIR WITH THAT LONG PUNCH THING SO IM NOT GONNA BLOCK HIGH AFTER EVERYTHING!

#11 Posted by thunderkat1 (9 posts) -

They really got to tone down how much damage he can absorb.  He's a little unbalanced.

#12 Posted by ImperiousRix (2963 posts) -
@SofaKing said:
"I mained Blanka for a while before switching to Bison. I get the frustration. He completely controls the pace of the match. I actually switched to Bison because I felt I was relying on the same old tricks too often. Needed a character that, when I kicked ass, the opponent could think to themself "yeah that guy kicked my ass", rather than "fuck that guy". "
Perhaps the most eloquent way one could put that statement.  Well done, sir. 
Yeah, I dislike Blanka simply because he makes me timid to do anything.  Jump, Blanka ball.  Dash, Blanka ball.  Get in close, electricity.  It just pisses me right the fuck off.
#13 Posted by demontium (4710 posts) -
@JJOR64: I cant believe I randomly found you lol.
#14 Posted by sho76und3wd (148 posts) -

I'm on the Blanka hate train, but it was mainly because he would stomp me.  He has a lot of unsafe moves, but I would just get totally confused and he would have his way with me.  I just read up on the match-up and actually enjoy the challenge of fighting a good Blanka player.  One thing I would change for SSFIV is that when he does electricity, you should be able to punish with LHK, and it should NEVER trade.  That move shouldn't be as safe as it is sometimes. 

#15 Posted by Necrotrophic (261 posts) -
@sho76und3wd said:
" I'm on the Blanka hate train, but it was mainly because he would stomp me.  He has a lot of unsafe moves, but I would just get totally confused and he would have his way with me.  I just read up on the match-up and actually enjoy the challenge of fighting a good Blanka player.  One thing I would change for SSFIV is that when he does electricity, you should be able to punish with LHK, and it should NEVER trade.  That move shouldn't be as safe as it is sometimes.  "
i dont know who you play as, but with Chun thats how it is. you can use c. light kick to kick him out of electricity. and while theyre mashing for it to come out, it works then too.
 
I think it worked with Ryu as well. but I really forget.
#16 Posted by Scooper (7881 posts) -

Come on Blanka's not that annoying. You just need to not let him control the pace of the match. Most Blanka's expect you to be on the defensive but if you rush em and get all in their face alot of them don't know what to do and just mash elec and EX balls which can be baited.

#17 Posted by Jeffsekai (7052 posts) -
@Scooper said:
" Come on Blanka's not that annoying. You just need to not let him control the pace of the match. Most Blanka's expect you to be on the defensive but if you rush em and get all in their face alot of them don't know what to do and just mash elec and EX balls which can be baited. "
Depends on the match-up Rufus wants to get in that ass while Ryu want's to stay full screen.
#18 Posted by Scooper (7881 posts) -
@Jeffsekai said:
" @Scooper said:
" Come on Blanka's not that annoying. You just need to not let him control the pace of the match. Most Blanka's expect you to be on the defensive but if you rush em and get all in their face alot of them don't know what to do and just mash elec and EX balls which can be baited. "
Depends on the match-up Rufus wants to get in that ass while Ryu want's to stay full screen. "
Yeah but who plays Ryu. NOBODY!
#19 Posted by Jeffsekai (7052 posts) -
@Scooper said:
" @Jeffsekai said:
" @Scooper said:
" Come on Blanka's not that annoying. You just need to not let him control the pace of the match. Most Blanka's expect you to be on the defensive but if you rush em and get all in their face alot of them don't know what to do and just mash elec and EX balls which can be baited. "
Depends on the match-up Rufus wants to get in that ass while Ryu want's to stay full screen. "
Yeah but who plays Ryu. NOBODY! "
Crap never thought about it like that.
#20 Posted by Shadow (4988 posts) -

Everyone's cheap.  That's why I love making them feel like idiots by beating them as Dan.  I had my first rage-quitter in weeks last night while playing Dan and it was awesome.
#21 Posted by sho76und3wd (148 posts) -
@Necrotrophic said:
"i dont know who you play as, but with Chun thats how it is. you can use c. light kick to kick him out of electricity. and while theyre mashing for it to come out, it works then too.  I think it worked with Ryu as well. but I really forget. "

I use Balrog and in that match you essentially have to react to everything he does.  Get too offensive and he just punishes you.  It is a 7-3 match-up for Balrog, but you have to just basically turtle and react to whatever he does. 

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