At the request of @Hobusu and a few of the other participants in the v3 wishlist thread I’ve made this new thread to try and collate the suggested changes into one place, separated by character. The idea is to make each of those a wiki post so the community can keep editing them as ideas develop, are tested, and then accepted or rejected.
It’s important before reading on that you understand where we’re coming from when suggesting changes. Handily I did just that a few weeks back:
I’m a huge fan of Yomi v2 and fully intend to be playing it again competitively in the near future. It’s a great game, with good balance overall, and it’s thoroughly enjoyable to play. However, that doesn’t mean that we fans don’t from time to time have an idea like “If only Rook could end range with special blocks, maybe his matchup vs BBB wouldn’t be so bad…”. These are the kind of ideas we want to record, playtest and discuss.
Importantly, there are no concrete plans to update Yomi in the pipeline, but Sirlin has hinted in some recent comments that its something he’d maybe like to come back to in the future. For the time being this will remain an effort by fans for fans to enjoy as in-progress house-rules, with no guarantee that these changes would make it to v3 even if it did become a reality.
I thought it would be a good idea to try and set out the goals of this thread to try and keep it on point. As I understand it, we want to:
- Improve the worst matchups in the game to make them more even
- Compress the tiers to make even more of the cast more broadly competitive
- Retain or improve upon existing character flavour wherever possible
- Improve the intuition and clarity of the rules where appropriate
- Only makes changes where necessary, but not be afraid to change a bunch of things when that’s what’s required
(These are also up for discussion, but hopefully I’m in the right ballpark first time)
I’m not sure how the exact use of this thread will evolve, but ideally if changes can be suggested and discussed initially in the v3 wishlist thread then they can be recorded here once there’s at least some support for them. I think this would also be a good location for people to offer to test specific changes and then feedback their results.
Oh and please resist the urge to use the power of wiki to turn every section into fivec sucks memes *cough* @Niijima-San *cough*