Mortal Kombat 11 |OT| Krypt-O-Currency

EternalWinter

Member
Oct 27, 2017
210
Oklahoma, USA
I finally made it to Demi-God with a record of 92/82. I kind of turned things around the past couple of days and I've been playing pretty well. The match that ranked me up was a Jade who had over 500 points more than me and a win would net me +94. It was a close match but I beat her in the end. Feels good. Then my first match as Demi-God matched me up against my first Cetrion. Promptly got destroyed because I don't know the match up. At least I didn't rank down.

Really looking forward to what they're going to show at SDCC!
 

cosmickosm

Member
Oct 26, 2017
857
Kombat League effectively ended for me today. I don't play over the weekends, so I never reached Demi-God. I think my record ended up being roughly split around 75-75. A lot of my losses came when I played before work in the mornings. I'd always end up matched up against higher ranked people. When I would play after work in the afternoons, a lot more of my matches were people in my rank, with nigh 50% chance of winning.

I can't say I'm much looking forward to Season 2 though. I'll still play it, but I just wish regular rank with improved matchmatching was the standard.
 

Host Samurai

Member
Oct 27, 2017
3,188
IDK if this was a glitch or not, but I just performed a Brutality during a “Finish Him” accidentally.

Also, will season 2 just start in 3 days right after season 1? I love the idea of Kombat League with getting rewards and not just fighting for LP. I hope more fighting games in the future take inspiration from MK on getting items, skins and gear. I hate using this corporate term, but it really helps to keep me engaged with the game.
 

cosmickosm

Member
Oct 26, 2017
857
Also, will season 2 just start in 3 days right after season 1? I love the idea of Kombat League with getting rewards and not just fighting for LP. I hope more fighting games in the future take inspiration from MK on getting items, skins and gear. I hate using this corporate term, but it really helps to keep me engaged with the game.

I thought I read that there will be a 1 week gap between seasons? I can't find the info at the moment though
 

RM8

Member
Oct 28, 2017
4,077
JP
So it's PC only... niceeee.
Nope, it happened to me on Switch yesterday.

You know what else has been happening to me on Switch? Constant crashes. As in, I launch the game and it crashes immediately. This doesn't happen if I turn off internet connection... I've had quite a lot of issues with the Switch version, I'm going to stick with the PC version now, really.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,008
Calgary, AB
After playing a bit more Kombat League (not much, at 14-4), a few more thoughts on what quality of life changes I want to see come:
  1. being able to only match with wired connections or have an ability to auto reject, without consequence, pings over a certain number;
  2. making sure that wins/losses are counted when someone hard disconnects;
  3. better rewards for matches in ranked outside of the seasonal Kombat League rewards. Whether it's significantly buffed koin payouts or just having random gear/skin/konsumables drop that are otherwise locked in towers or the Krypt, it'd make the grind less annoying, let people play how they want to, and again, let people move away from towers, largely seen to be the least fun way to play the game, as the place to unlock cool shit;
  4. ability to more easily go after specific skins/gear, instead of intense RNG (whether this is having specific skins be purchasable for 500k Koins or having a weekly tower that grants one gear/skin unlock of your choice or something else);
  5. ability to customize multiple Kombat League skins/presets instead of just the one via "default" option (I only use Sub-Zero, I wish I could freely change costumes on the select screen as I'm matching again and again);
  6. do away with the Kombat League decay for not playing. I get that it's meant to get players to stay engaged, but punishment for not playing is shitty when they could instead just have a reward for playing. For example, first three sets of the day don't allow you to lose points, or first 2 sets of the day have 2x win bonus or something. Basically, if the problem is a worry that people aren't playing because they are worried about losing rank, why not just incentivize the first couple of matches to be problem free. A couple of free matches per day isn't going to drastically imbalance the league ranks, but it is something that would cause people to hop on more.
  7. less duplicate towers/less towers that take 30-40 minutes to complete. I'd way rather see towers have a default of 1-6 opponents overall than the 13 opponent set up that seems like the most common. At this point, I don't need the 6k koins and random tower konsumables from the small towers within, I need to quickly get through them to unlock shit that's rewarded at the end of the towers so that I can get back to online.
  8. actually, at this point, I think that the only konsumable I would find useful is if there was one that removed the loss of points for a day in Kombat League.
  9. the menu UI looks and feels bad to me. The game is gorgeous with amazing hi-res models and an incredible fighter select screen, but the splash screens to get to those have a comic art style that reminds me of mobile games more than a AAA fighting game. Given the grinding/engagement tools on display, it makes sense, but still...it could be so beautiful. Considering a total overdo isn't realistic, I wish I could just customize what's on the main screen so that it's just "Towers Of Time," "Kombat League," "Local VS." and "Training."
  10. also, again, please make Quitalities just become babalities. I want to see my opponent turn into a crying baby and have that carry over to their next match's intro.
  11. also, please give us a Sara Connor skin for Sonya with a different voice so that Sonya mains can play her without listening to Rousey.
 

Gutsfree

Member
Jun 1, 2018
564
I just want to see buffs to low tier characters and being able to decline wifi signals above 100. Buff Frost, Kollector, Kano, and Kotal Kahn. Hopefully a fix to allow the intended setups that Kotal and Kollector had removed in the day one patch due to setting up infinites (don't want an infinite, just better set up for tick throw).
 

2n2

Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,258
This Johnny Cage Tower sucks.

Takes up the 72 hour slot for one measly skin with an input reading AI that takes miniscule damage, and with the screen blacking in and out?

and you get stuck with people who think "I got this" and don't tag. and the AI does a fatality every time you have to sit through. Not fun NRS. Blech.
 

TheRealCanadianBros

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
743
This Johnny Cage Tower sucks.

Takes up the 72 hour slot for one measly skin with an input reading AI that takes miniscule damage, and with the screen blacking in and out?

and you get stuck with people who think "I got this" and don't tag. and the AI does a fatality every time you have to sit through. Not fun NRS. Blech.
Yea, its a bitch. I got paired up with a Sonya main and the user basically destroyed the AI, I didn't even get a chance. Lucky me.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,008
Calgary, AB
This Johnny Cage Tower sucks.

Takes up the 72 hour slot for one measly skin with an input reading AI that takes miniscule damage, and with the screen blacking in and out?

and you get stuck with people who think "I got this" and don't tag. and the AI does a fatality every time you have to sit through. Not fun NRS. Blech.
In general, I like the idea of the tag team against a boss fights in the towers, but there are a couple of problems with them...
1 - The UI/theatre mode etc. is unintuitive and so many players still don't realize that in the three person matches, they can spam assists and in the two person matches, it's beneficial to tag when you've taken a bit of damage so that you can heal. Over the course of a full match, you can probably regen an entire life bar between both players;
2 - The boss life pool isn't my problem, it's the other mechanics they almost always introduce - from gravity fields to pitch black screens to armor, not a single one of those adds anything to the fun factor of the fight.

Got so close on my first try with a random Jade. If they'd just tagged to regen health once we would've had it easily. Ah well.
 

2n2

Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,258
In general, I like the idea of the tag team against a boss fights in the towers, but there are a couple of problems with them...
1 - The UI/theatre mode etc. is unintuitive and so many players still don't realize that in the three person matches, they can spam assists and in the two person matches, it's beneficial to tag when you've taken a bit of damage so that you can heal. Over the course of a full match, you can probably regen an entire life bar between both players;
2 - The boss life pool isn't my problem, it's the other mechanics they almost always introduce - from gravity fields to pitch black screens to armor, not a single one of those adds anything to the fun factor of the fight.

Got so close on my first try with a random Jade. If they'd just tagged to regen health once we would've had it easily. Ah well.
They need some sort of flashing message box or something to remind people to tag.

I was able to get it once paired with someone who knew how to approach it. It just took a lot of tries.

If you still need it, lemme know.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,008
Calgary, AB
They need some sort of flashing message box or something to remind people to tag.

I was able to get it once paired with someone who knew how to approach it. It just took a lot of tries.

If you still need it, lemme know.
Thanks-I managed to get it the next match with a good Baraka tag partner.
This is the first tag match I think I'm gonna give up on.
It’s worth checking if you have augments that can help out. I 100% ignore them, but turns out there are actually some really useful damage buffs in there too.
 

Nemesis_

Member
Oct 27, 2017
912
Do augments work in Ranked as well? Surely not, but thought I'd ask.

Also PSA for those who can't be bothered farming AI Battles. The O.G. Ninja skin for Scorpion is in the Premium Shop.
 

Lee Chaolan

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,650
This is the first tag match I think I'm gonna give up on.
I was finally able to do it by staying full screen as often as possible with Liu Kang and doing double fireballs while Cage does his little Parry animation. He'll still gain ground, but try to knock him back and repeat. Easier said than done, but Got a couple victories with laming this way. haha
 

RSTEIN

Member
Nov 13, 2017
678
Been playing Johnny 24/7 with a huge grin on my face the whole time. he sucks, but he’s a blast. High projectiles. High 11 frame starter (wtf). Low damage. But the staggers and footsies! It’s so rewarding when you win.

My other mains (Sonya, Kabal, geras, Baraka) feel like cheat mode.
 

bubumiao

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,268
I really want to learn Geras. I've only been playing with Shang Tsung, Baraka, Jade (not much), and Liu Kang. Also would really like to play with the special forces characters and Kitana. Need to win the lottery and pay off my student loans so I can be a YouTuber and play video games all day.
 
Last edited:

Nemesis_

Member
Oct 27, 2017
912
I'm really looking to branch out with Kitana a bit but I need to really look into how to use her Half Blood stance effectively. I'm pretty ok with her first variant, Fan-Fare though.
 

BurnKnuckle21

Member
Nov 17, 2017
481
I went through and changed everyone's 1st and 2nd variations to match the tournament loadout for practicing and now Jax' cosmetics won't apply in ranked. What gives? Does it seriously have to be default even though that isn't the same as the tourny variations?
 

FluxWaveZ

Member
Oct 25, 2017
6,830
I went through and changed everyone's 1st and 2nd variations to match the tournament loadout for practicing and now Jax' cosmetics won't apply in ranked. What gives? Does it seriously have to be default even though that isn't the same as the tourny variations?
Why did you do that? In Practice mode, you can go to "Practice Options" and select tournament variations without customizing them yourself.

And yes, default variation gear is what applies to any variation online.
 

Rommaz

Member
Nov 27, 2017
1,354
Kitwe, Zambia.
So I finally got the game and y'all were right baraka is hella fun and pretty easy to handle. That damage is sooo good lol. Thanks for that advice

I've a question, in ranked is there a way to play with skins or gear?
 

Zombegoast

Member
Oct 30, 2017
3,990
A day to spare I finally did it.




Online ranking needs improvement. Have ping dynamically change rather be a static number because the in game ping is much higher than what's displayed before accepting a match. Get rid of the Bar Connection quality, it's a lie and I see post here showing "Green Connection".NO NO NO! And ban players who failed to the benchmark test in ranked matches.