Wakeup, Shoryuken E085 – Viscant on the First Two Months of Ultimate

By on January 11, 2012 at 12:03 am
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Our lives have been Ultimate for nearly two months now, so skisonic and I wanted to check in with our favorite Marvel brainiac Viscant to get his opinion on how competitive UMvC3 is shaping up. Who are the best characters in the game and why? What can be done to stop them? Should you use Wesker? All this and much, much more in today’s double size daily cup.

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00:00:00 – Shoryuken! Guest intro by Nick Accristo
00:00:41 – Keits & Skisonic Opener: Skisonic’s Recovery from APEX 2012
00:02:00 – APEX 2012: Recollections & Problems
00:04:27 – Keits’ Message to Tournament Director Douchebags
00:06:49 – Skisonic’s Announcement: “I’m Throwing a Tournament!”
00:08:33 – UFGT8: Website is Up
00:08:56 – APEX 2012: UMvC3 Results
00:13:14 – APEX 2012: AE v.2012 Results
00:13:41 – Skisonic’s Input on FNEX|K-Brad
00:15:37 – APEX 2012: AE v.2012 Results (cont.)
00:16:07 – APEX 2012: Mortal Kombat 9 Results
00:16:58 – “Who’s This Guy…!? Oh it’s Viscant!”
00:18:12 – UMvC3 Discussion (We in There)
00:19:00 – Vergil: How He’s Being Used Currently/Future Insight
00:22:32 – Vergil: Reasons Why He’s Not Being Seen/Optimal Vergil Teams
00:23:21 – “Wesker & Vergil are Best Friends…”
00:24:48 – Firebrand: Why the US is too Lazy to Use Him/Snapback Set Ups
00:28:27 – Skisonic’s Alternate Firebrand Set Ups
00:29:50 – Ski’s Vergil Run Back
00:32:13 – Viscant’s Failed Character Expectations
00:32:42 – Dr. Strange: Movement, Unsafe Moves, Top Punisher
00:34:30 – Nova: “How Do People Who Aren’t Combofiend Land Hits With This Character?”
00:36:08 – Nova: Vanilla She-Hulk Mentality?
00:37:49 – Ghost Rider: “He Sucks”
00:38:15 – Viscant’s Top Tier List
00:39:55 – Ghost Rider: His Match Up vs Wolverine
00:40:24 – Wolverine: Less Derp, Still Good
00:42:38 – “If Your Point Character Can’t Kill Them in One Hit, You Need a New Point Character”
00:44:20 – Ghost Rider: “Jump-S-Rider”
00:45:18 – Ghost Rider: Other Match Ups
00:46:57 – Phoenix Wright: R.I.P. (Shoutouts to Lawyers & Nintendo DS Peeps)
00:48:01 – Rocket Raccoon: No One Still Knows Anything About Him
00:48:53 – Rocket Raccoon: Keits’ Spring Set Up Insight
00:50:54 – Viscant’s Top Tier List, Expanded
00:51:05 – Zero: “The Best Character In the Game”
00:52:03 – Zero: Phoenix’s #1 Escort
00:52:58 – Viscant’s Rebuttal to Non-Believers of Zero
00:54:38 – Wesker: Free to Phoenix as Anchor/Current Wesker Anchor Mentality
00:55:22 – Other Good Anchors instead of Wesker
00:56:49 – Wesker: Optimal Position is 2nd
00:58:06 – Wesker: Phantom Dance
00:59:30 – Spencer: “I’m Done With This Character” (Why He’s Too Good)
01:00:41 – Spencer: “He Should Be Nerfed” (Viscant’s Salt of the Ocean Exposed)
01:01:30 – Spencer: Bionic Bomber Set Up Discussion
01:02:49 – Doom: Footdiving His Way to the Top/Other Set Ups
01:04:30 – Doom: Top Tier; Well Rounded Character
01:05:24 – Doom: Footdive & How It’s a Major Threat/Footdive Set Ups
01:07:28 – Dormmamu: Dem Masta CJ Haters/Dorm’s Advantage
01:08:35 – A Viscant Mahvel Motto: “Keep Doing it Til it Works”
01:10:02 – Dormmamu: Cross Up Spam/Wesker or Sent/Blackheart (MvC2) Esque Playstyles
01:11:10 – How Viscant Chose Characters in MvC2 & Vanilla MvC3
01:12:03 – Dormmamu: Spamming Counter Really Works (“Just Do It”)
01:13:38 – C. Viper: Filipino Champ’s Super Blow Up By MarlinPie’s Viper During 5v5 at EVO 2011
01:15:17 – C. Viper: Still Has Unblockables, Still Has Seismo Spam (Now With Random Optic Blast)
01:16:57 – C. Viper: Her Glaring Weaknesses
01:18:58 – Viscant’s Top Tier List – The Next 11 Characters
01:19:17 – Phoenix: She’s Still Good, Only Now With More Match Ups
01:19:45 – Phoenix: “The Best Part of Her Not Nerfed”… Dark Phoenix Set Ups
01:21:35 – Phoenix: Strider Match Up Discussion
01:23:20 – Phoenix: Morrigan & Shuma Match Up Discussion
01:25:39 – Dante: “The Magic is Kinda Gone”/”Still a Good Character”
01:28:07 – Hawkeye: A Problem for Everyone
01:29:17 – Hawkeye: Viscant Disputes Putting Him on Anchor vs 2nd
01:31:09 – Viscant’s Belief: “The New Metagame Theme Will Be Based on the 2nd Character”
01:32:20 – Hawkeye: His Shortcomings vs Other Top Characters
01:35:13 – Two Players Viscant Believes Will Come Up: Dieminion & Dios X
01:40:01 – Viscant’s Shoutouts (Check out The BOX Arena Twitch TV Stream)
01:42:13 – The Champ! SNYDER, OUT
01:42:45 – Taking Comments (2 Week Old Comments; Keits Will Stick to 10$ Entrance Fees)
01:43:28 – 50$ Price Point Discussion
01:45:14 – Venue Fee Relevance
01:46:44 – The Charm of an Open Tournament vs Invitationals
01:47:40 – Keits’ High Stakes Tournament Thoughts vs Team Tournaments
01:49:00 – 10$ vs 20$ Entrance Fees With Considering Brackets Against Top Players
01:50:50 – Regionals Shift From At-the-Door Registration
01:52:32 – The 15$ Price Point
01:54:16 – “Ski, Really Man? Screw Your Mic”/EVO 2012 Game Predictions
01:56:42 – Closing Comments
01:57:35 – Dat Skisonic Motto
01:57:57 – KO! – Out