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by Porcupine
10 May 2018, 18:00
Forum: General
Topic: A Certain Magical Virtual-On mechanics
Replies: 10
Views: 2840

Re: A Certain Magical Virtual-On mechanics

There have been many changes since the demo so it's time for an updated tier list. Although we can actually play the game now, I prefer to keep my ranking mostly based on paper theory. Except for a major mistake on Specineff's placement, I still consider my previous rankings to be exactly correct fo...
by Porcupine
24 Apr 2018, 18:00
Forum: General
Topic: A Certain Magical Virtual-On mechanics
Replies: 10
Views: 2840

Re: A Certain Magical Virtual-On mechanics

Here are techniques and mechanics mostly applicable to all versions which I did not discover or hear about until later on. Close Combat VRs with 2-hit CC strings can recover from the first hit quicker by inputting the second hit as early as possible then immediately canceling it into a dash, jump, o...
by Porcupine
20 Apr 2018, 15:47
Forum: General
Topic: A Certain Magical Virtual-On
Replies: 202
Views: 17428

Re: A Certain Magical Virtual-On

Things were looking up at first but both the japanese and overseas populations seem to be dying. It was only a few weeks before the ranked lobby would be completely empty at certain times of the day (player lobbies existed only during certain times from the start). Now the player lobby usually only ...
by Porcupine
10 Apr 2018, 19:10
Forum: General
Topic: Shooting through bombs
Replies: 17
Views: 8419

Re: Shooting through bombs

Napalm is quite useful in Virtual On Index, particularly with veteran mode Apharmd S players who like to forward dash inside their napalm, which matches speed perfectly. As far as I can tell, napalm is unpenetrable in Index. It even blocks other maximum priority things like Bal jump CW and jump RTCW...
by Porcupine
04 Apr 2018, 18:00
Forum: General
Topic: A Certain Magical Virtual-On mechanics
Replies: 10
Views: 2840

Re: A Certain Magical Virtual-On mechanics

Patch 1.02 had to be released to fix the Temjin DLC color bug, but also came with balance adjustments. Many of the actual changes I found were different than than the patch notes describe, partially due to translation error. ⋅ Plain jumps in smart mode appear to face the enemy throughout ...
by Porcupine
23 Mar 2018, 18:38
Forum: General
Topic: PSN Online IDs
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: PSN Online IDs

I refused to go to the emergency room despite being unable to move for a few days, because I had to play this game online for the first time! I was forced to go several weeks later and x-rays revealed multiple fractured ribs and pelvis in addition to whatever muscle damage I sustained. But as I expe...
by Porcupine
13 Mar 2018, 15:47
Forum: General
Topic: A Certain Magical Virtual-On
Replies: 202
Views: 17428

Re: A Certain Magical Virtual-On

Too early for our tournament, we haven't established enough players yet, some of us have yet to play online, and several of us don't know how to use our PS4 well yet. I don't even know how to use the PS3 online that well. I've never used the microphone, and while the built in streaming is nice, ther...
by Porcupine
12 Mar 2018, 22:10
Forum: General
Topic: A Certain Magical Virtual-On mechanics
Replies: 10
Views: 2840

Re: A Certain Magical Virtual-On mechanics

This game released with a day one patch. Here are the changes to version 1.01 that I've noticed. ⋅ Glitch watari only works in CC range. Blue Stalker was always this way since release. ⋅ Distance melee can only cancel after hit frames, but can also walk cancel. Blue Stalker updat...
by Porcupine
12 Mar 2018, 21:50
Forum: General
Topic: A Certain Magical Virtual-On mechanics
Replies: 10
Views: 2840

Re: A Certain Magical Virtual-On mechanics

Now that the actual game is out here are changes in the release version that I've noticed. ⋅ The backward transition dash bug has been fixed, except on Raiden. ⋅ You can watari dash once in the air, the same as on the ground. ⋅ Walking speeds drop as the distance to a l...
by Porcupine
12 Mar 2018, 18:00
Forum: General
Topic: A Certain Magical Virtual-On mechanics
Replies: 10
Views: 2840

Re: A Certain Magical Virtual-On mechanics

Here are some mechanics and general ideas that were more appropriate to discuss later. Walking Since walking does not get slower with distance, at close distances walking in veteran mode tends to be about as fast as a transition dash, slightly slower than a plain dash, and faster than most dashing a...
by Porcupine
12 Mar 2018, 15:05
Forum: General
Topic: A Certain Magical Virtual-On
Replies: 202
Views: 17428

Re: A Certain Magical Virtual-On

I had the same question earlier, the Tutorial is under Missions and completing it is necessary to unlock some titles and get platinum trophy for the game. I decided I'm not going to back up my 1.01, I would have done it had I not accidentally updated Fate/Grand Order VR game to version 1.01 too and ...
by Porcupine
08 Mar 2018, 17:00
Forum: General
Topic: A Certain Magical Virtual-On mechanics
Replies: 10
Views: 2840

Re: A Certain Magical Virtual-On mechanics

Here's my very early guess at a tier list based on an unfinished single player demo. Apharmd S He is unbeatable, for he can crash the game anytime in just one second by simply doing a backward transition dash. I'll keep the input secret for now but it's easy and can be deduced by anyone who studies ...
by Porcupine
05 Mar 2018, 16:50
Forum: General
Topic: A Certain Magical Virtual-On
Replies: 202
Views: 17428

Re: A Certain Magical Virtual-On

Damn, although 1.01 saves are compatible with a raw 1.0 install, the replay files are not. This means all replay files up until now will be useless since you can't choose which version to patch to. Also, this means patch 1.01 will become rare, so I'll have to change my plans and re-patch to version ...
by Porcupine
03 Mar 2018, 16:16
Forum: General
Topic: A Certain Magical Virtual-On
Replies: 202
Views: 17428

Re: A Certain Magical Virtual-On

Since I haven't bothered to open mine, can you check what the theme is like and if it says it expires? There is another recent Magical Index Virtual-On theme in the dengeki magazine which Varryo got. I'm wondering if it's the same one.
by Porcupine
03 Mar 2018, 16:12
Forum: General
Topic: PSN Online IDs
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: PSN Online IDs

My Japanese PSN account is Porcupine-VO4 but I've only have one 2 day trial on it this weekend. Afterwards I plan to rollback the patch and finish unlocking everything offline for a week. Unfortunately I just hurt myself really bad in the middle of playing this game and I am trying not to go to the ...
by Porcupine
28 Feb 2018, 18:17
Forum: General
Topic: A Certain Magical Virtual-On
Replies: 202
Views: 17428

Re: A Certain Magical Virtual-On

I got my FromJapan shipment on February 26 as well. They forwarded it a bit late but I'm not complaining. Their service is practically free. They packaged it similarly to my earlier order of figures from Chara-Ani, so now I'm wondering if the Japanese manufacturers usually package this way, or if th...
by Porcupine
28 Feb 2018, 04:05
Forum: General
Topic: Oratan.com online player roundup
Replies: 45
Views: 20544

Re: Xbox 360 online player roundup

I like VOI but it looks kind of like VO1 which could be confusing. I also just call it Index sometimes. I've seen others call it ACMVO. It's probably going to end up having multiple acronyms, like Force and VO4, VOOT and OT, VOOM and OMG.
by Porcupine
23 Feb 2018, 16:44
Forum: Gaming News
Topic: Anyone interested in going to Japan to get the new VO game?
Replies: 5
Views: 2410

Re: Anyone interested in going to Japan to get the new VO game?

It was a pretty good trip. If anyone else wants to go to Japan anytime, I will be up for returning if you think you can put up with me. We hadn't expected it, but Silber Live picked us up from the airport, introduced various players, and showed us around almost every day. He paid for a lot of our me...
by Porcupine
21 Feb 2018, 16:06
Forum: General
Topic: A Certain Magical Virtual-On
Replies: 202
Views: 17428

Re: A Certain Magical Virtual-On

It was, and even though it was explicitly described as a pre-order bonus, it wasn't. As long as you buy one of the initial copies, you got the booklet. The same was true for all the store exclusives, which weren't always explicit on whether they required a pre-order. Even all the store workers in Ak...
by Porcupine
19 Feb 2018, 13:07
Forum: General
Topic: A Certain Magical Virtual-On
Replies: 202
Views: 17428

Re: A Certain Magical Virtual-On

1080 yen for all the colors seems okay I guess. If it was for every VR that would be terrible.