Mortal Kombat 11 |OT| Krypt-O-Currency

sandboxgod

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Oct 27, 2017
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Finally got around to focusing on MK11 a bit yesterday and got in some online matches. Had quite a bit of fun.

Getting harder to find Ranked matches. I guess this is because the hidden skill-based matchmaking system is relatively strict. It says I'm rank 82 on the leaderboards, so I don't know how that correlates to matching people up.
I think I vaguely recall you had that same issue in dbfz. It truly is lonely at the top (aka slower MM for top tier players)
 

FluxWaveZ

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Oct 25, 2017
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I think I vaguely recall you had that same issue in dbfz. It truly is lonely at the top (aka slower MM for top tier players)
Same in SFV. I guess that's just the reality of matchmaking, but it also depends on the overall playerbase. That issue wasn't a thing in StarCraft II, even when I reached Master. In MK 11, I'm now running into the same player 4 times in a row (happened earlier).

Things still work fine in Kasual, though, so if I need to, I'll play that more.
 

2n2

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Oct 25, 2017
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Finally jumped online yesterday and boy, people really don't seem to like rematching in kasual online.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I just got a Krypt Key item in a tower, the "Severed Head of Jacqui Briggs," anyone know how to use it? Unless it's just an alternate way of unlocking the 50 fatalities thing?
 

caliph95

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm biting the bullet and going more online first time in a fighting game

And honestly thanks to matchmaking I'm doing better than I thought and Skarlet is my main
 

BloodHound

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Oct 27, 2017
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The person at the top of the Ranked leaderboards has a 238/4 W/L ratio.

How is that person not winning EVO or something.
The top 2 players in ranked(Sum_Dum_Gai and Hell_2_da_naw) is the same guy, NinjaKilla.
He's a kid so doesn't travel much.
He beat SonicFox in a set 10-3 but then Sonic ran it back today in an online tourney, where NinjaKilla got 4th.
 

Lee Chaolan

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Oct 25, 2017
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New to the whole using AI on towers thing.

Who's the best to use? or is it better to switch between Noob and Sonya with like 30 points into rushdown and 30 in Kombos?
 

Manu

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Oct 27, 2017
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Today I went from 26/13 to 28/23 in Ranked. I'm not sure what the fuck is going on with me.

Also not sure why I can decline some matches and can't others in Ranked. Nothing sucks more than getting paired with the guy who just kicked your ass and being unable to refuse.
 
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FluxWaveZ

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Oct 25, 2017
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Today I went from 26/13 to 28/23 in Ranked. I'm not sure what the fuck is going on with me.

Also not sure why I can decline some matches and can't others in Ranked. Nothing sucks more than getting paired with the guy who just kicked your ass and being unable to refuse.
You can only decline a match if it's 2 bars or less in terms of connection. The game forces you to be matched with people who have what's considered a good connection with you. And that's what it should do. In FighterZ before player information was hidden in matchmaking, for example, it was a huge problem where people matched in Ranked would be very selective with who they'd want to play against in order to give themselves the best chance at winning. So there'd be constant rejections, and it got annoying. If that's one's mindset, just stay away from it and go to casual; it's "ranked" for a reason.

I'd want to be paired against the person who just kicked my ass again. That's how you adapt and improve.
 

Manu

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Oct 27, 2017
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Ah, gotcha.

About the other thing, I'm not sure. You can improve by fighting someone above your skill level for sure, but some people are way beyond me and I know that I could fight them a hundred times and they'd wipe the floor with me every single one of them. It's not really fun at that point.
 

bubumiao

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Oct 25, 2017
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Was watching some videos trying to learn Cassie's Yaas Queen variation and I somehow accidentally added this to my playlist. A good example of the morons you'll encounter online. Some of the gems you'll hear if you bother listening to this.

"You're being recorded for modding!"

As well as,

"I have to reset my IP address."
 

FluxWaveZ

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Oct 25, 2017
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Ah, gotcha.

About the other thing, I'm not sure. You can improve by fighting someone above your skill level for sure, but some people are way beyond me and I know that I could fight them a hundred times and they'd wipe the floor with me every single one of them. It's not really fun at that point.
Yeah, though if you're matched with them, they're probably closer to your level than you think. The matchmaking has generally been good about that. It depends on your focus, really. If it's to win, I can see how that wouldn't be fun. If it's to improve, then focusing on a small thing that you keep messing up against them and making it a point to adapt so that one thing never happens again, even if you lose, would be a success and all that matters, really. W/L is meaningless.
 

Manu

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Oct 27, 2017
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Seriously, something's fucking off with me today. And I know I should stop playing because I keep losing and I never lose this much but I want to find out what's wrong so I keep playing and losing and getting angrier and angrier every time. I seriously should stop playing.
 

NeoRaider

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Feb 7, 2018
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Seriously, something's fucking off with me today. And I know I should stop playing because I keep losing and I never lose this much but I want to find out what's wrong so I keep playing and losing and getting angrier and angrier every time. I seriously should stop playing.
When you lose few in a row best thing is to stop playing. No matter the game. You will just get more frustrated.
 

Quacktion

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Oct 27, 2017
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Jeez is there a more pointless mode than AI Battle? And why would you EVER not ragequit when your AI is about to lose, since you only get the good stuff for winning and the game doesnt punish you for leaving? They even introduced AI only online battles if you wanna test your AI so its double pointless.
 

lucebuce

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Oct 25, 2017
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Jeez is there a more pointless mode than AI Battle? And why would you EVER not ragequit when your AI is about to lose, since you only get the good stuff for winning and the game doesnt punish you for leaving? They even introduced AI only online battles if you wanna test your AI so its double pointless.
you're in-game so you count as a playing user.

All about them statistics baby
 
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The 4th tower of Armed to the teeth ("Turnt up") gives a Roiling Magma Tower Key (that unlocks costumes for Scorpion and Liu Kang) if you finish it on Brutal difficulty (1h30 left).
 

sandboxgod

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Finally jumped online yesterday and boy, people really don't seem to like rematching in kasual online.
The random I fought the other day we rematched several times.
When you lose few in a row best thing is to stop playing. No matter the game. You will just get more frustrated.
This is why I enjoy fighting against friends and people on Discord. I got real used to losing in FGs real fast. And getting advice has helped me out
I'll stay play with randoms tho esp in a game like this that will reward me with the win if they RQ
 

2n2

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Oct 25, 2017
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Fuck, they fixed the chest that had unlimited krypt keys? Damn
The rule of thumb for any NRS game is if you find anything that works in your favor, jump on it asap because they will nerf/patch it. That's why I got over 20 of those keys first.

The 4th tower of Armed to the teeth ("Turnt up") gives a Roiling Magma Tower Key (that unlocks costumes for Scorpion and Liu Kang) if you finish it on Brutal difficulty (1h30 left).
Dang. When I was sleeping. Been waiting for a couple of these.

The random I fought the other day we rematched several times.
I had better luck after I got an initial batch of matches played.
 

caliph95

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Oct 25, 2017
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Jesus this scarlet tower and it's bleeding mechanic ridiculous

The bleeding thing takes out a ridiculous amount of health
 

Tyaren

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Oct 25, 2017
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I was already saying in the Ubisoft press conference thread that they should've announced Terminator for MK11 before. Now, after E3, whenTerminator is confirmed to be in every other game, people will only yawn when he is finally announced for MK11.
 

Ryce

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Oct 25, 2017
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I was already saying in the Ubisoft press conference thread that they should've announced Terminator for MK11 before. Now, after E3, whenTerminator is confirmed to be in every other game, people will only yawn when he is finally announced for MK11.
Gears and Ghost Recon only appear to feature generic endoskeletons, though. MK getting Arnold's likeness and voice (or a soundalike) is a much bigger deal.
 

Slaythe

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Oct 25, 2017
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So i'm freaking out about Ash again.

Honestly with the last Bruce interview that was already really negative for the character appearance and all the DOOM teasing.... I'm not too hopeful anymore...

What a shame.