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King of Fighters XIV => General Discussion => Topic started by: Rhombustible on August 20, 2016, 05:16:07 AM

Title: Approaching 3v3 style of battle (new to KOF)
Post by: Rhombustible on August 20, 2016, 05:16:07 AM
hey all,

new KOF player here, coming over from street fighter and wondering how you guys approach the 3v3 style of play. I've watched this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r75Lz1Drp8g (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r75Lz1Drp8g)  (wow, the hops are crazy) and it explained some of the differences from SF, but i'm more curious how matchups stack up in KOF as opposed to other fighters. I'm used to completely focusing in on one character and taking notes on each matchup (what i can easily whiff punish, what pokes are good/bad, and finely tuned things like that. do you guys do the same on a multi-character scale? and should i focus on just playing one character at first or should i be jumping into the 3v3 style? I know meter management between rounds is important in SF but i'm not sure what the standards are for KOF. thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Approaching 3v3 style of battle (new to KOF)
Post by: Ginorm on August 23, 2016, 07:19:03 PM
Also being new I've been doing some homework on this as well, and here's what I've picked up so far:

For myself, I'm going right in on the 3v3 play, but not before spending a little time with my chosen characters to learn some basic BnBs etc in training.  Right now my team is looking like Terry, Maxima, Vice or Terry, Luong, Maxima depending on how I feel about Vice and whether I want Maxima at anchor or not (depends on what I can get without meter).  

Ultimately if you feel more comfortable with hitting singles with 3 characters to give them quality time I say go for it. Do what you think will be best way to learn. Myself I just wanted to get into the team action sooner because  this is what separates this game from others for me.
Title: Re: Approaching 3v3 style of battle (new to KOF)
Post by: solidshark on August 23, 2016, 10:19:50 PM
First off, welcome Rhombustible to DreamCancel. I think Ginorm said a lot of what I would've suggested for getting into the 3v3 format. I agree with just jumping right into 3v3, but would advise slowly trying out characters that appeal to you, one by one, after you've got at least one team you're comfortable with.

In sticking with this game, there's a good chance that you're going to have several teams, several back-up teams or just characters you like to mess around with; the more characters you know and learn, the more your team(s) dynamic will change to your benefit.