What are tiers?
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What are tiers?
03/26/2007 05:42 PM EDT
Im always hearing this term but i have no clue what it means.
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RE: What are tiers?
03/26/2007 07:04 PM EDT
Tiers mean what level of strength a character has.

For example, a tier in Mortal Kombat in MK2 would be:

Shao Kahn. He is the strongest
Kintaro: He is the second strongest
Shang Tsung: His is the third on the tier list.
Etc. Etc.


Sometimes, people like to create threads to speculate what the top tiers are, and who ends up being the middle and lower tiers.
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03/26/2007 07:59 PM EDT
Ah i see. I alsways thought it had something to do with like difficulty to control or combo related.
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RE: What are tiers?
03/26/2007 08:18 PM EDT
outworld222 Wrote:
Tiers mean what level of strength a character has.

For example, a tier in Mortal Kombat in MK2 would be:

Shao Kahn. He is the strongest
Kintaro: He is the second strongest
Shang Tsung: His is the third on the tier list.
Etc. Etc.


Sometimes, people like to create threads to speculate what the top tiers are, and who ends up being the middle and lower tiers.


Mileena and Jax are the god tier characters in MKII, though.
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RE: What are tiers?
03/26/2007 08:43 PM EDT
Ninja_Mime Wrote:
outworld222 Wrote:
Tiers mean what level of strength a character has.

For example, a tier in Mortal Kombat in MK2 would be:

Shao Kahn. He is the strongest
Kintaro: He is the second strongest
Shang Tsung: His is the third on the tier list.
Etc. Etc.


Sometimes, people like to create threads to speculate what the top tiers are, and who ends up being the middle and lower tiers.


Mileena and Jax are the god tier characters in MKII, though.


yeah I know what you're trying to say.
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RE: What are tiers?
03/27/2007 01:20 AM EDT
outworld222 Wrote:
Tiers mean what level of strength a character has.

For example, a tier in Mortal Kombat in MK2 would be:

Shao Kahn. He is the strongest
Kintaro: He is the second strongest
Shang Tsung: His is the third on the tier list.
Etc. Etc.


Sometimes, people like to create threads to speculate what the top tiers are, and who ends up being the middle and lower tiers.


Disregard this post as a whole.

Tier list are a ingenuous list ofcharacters in order according to their ef-ficiency, damage and win potential and ease of use. This means, that a top tier character has easy to use moves that have high damage potenti-
al. Example:

In MK2 Jax has huge damage potential thanks to his moves, overall versatility: has moves that serve well in any scenario etc etc. Sub-zero on the other hand is low tier thanks to his complicated input for the slide, the general slowness of the ground freeze and the easz to avoid freeze blast.

Another example: Shang Tsung inn MK3 is low tier thanks to his short range of the roundhouse /worst roundhouse in the game/ and low da-mage output. Or Dairou in MKD who has a shamelessly powerfull move called TS Drop what leads to god knows how many combos with unblock-able damage. And let me not mention Bo Rai Cho in the same game, he essentially overrules any character.

This is what matters, not the seeming powerfullness of the characters. Storyline and mythos is irrelevant to gameplay.




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