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Latch_ Feb 21, 2014 @ 3:45pm
*copypasta'd from /r/Divekick
Release Date - After SCR 2014 sometime Price - Free!!!!

Non Gameplay -
* Traditional Menu mode added. Now you can control the menu screens with a d-pad like you have been for the last 20 years. Two Button Menu mode is still also available, and can be turned on in the option.
* Blind selection has been added to ranked play. Choose quickly and in confidence!

Bug Fixes -
* The game now pauses when a controller is unplugged and replugged during gameplay
* The game no longer unpauses when a controller is connected when the pause screen is active.
* Menu sound effect now only plays once when entering any mode from the main menu
* The game no longer prompts the player to set their kick and dive buttons since Two Button Navigation is no longer the default method of navigation
* The player is now able to go back to the main menu after entering either Story or Versus mode
* Various SFX and audio that had been missing have been restored.

System -
* Style gem bonus is now 15%, up from 10%. Dive gem bonus remains at 6%, and Kick gem at 12%. All of these still say 10% on the gem select screen because we like it that way.

DIVE - Dive has been trying to solve the Yang-Mills existence and mass gap problem in order to win the Millennium Prize to save Uncle Sensei's dojo. As a result, he has discovered a new use for Terminal Velocity, one of his signature moves.
* Dive can now cancel a kick at any time into Terminal Velocity (air special).
* Terminal Velocity (air special) cost increased by 33%.
* Kickfactor speed buff is now 20% lower.

KICK - Kick is sick and tired of starting a party, assuming it is good to go, and attending blindly. Instead, he would like to start the party, confirm that it has started and started well, and then decide on his attendance. Kick really doesn't think about anything important.
* Party Starter now bounces the opponent at a 33% higher velocity.
* Meter gain reduced by ~9%.
* Kickfactor speed buff is now 20% lower.

REDACTED - Redacted has been dating a male skunkbear named Bruce. The male of the species is a bit more timid, so Redacted learned how to better use Cornered Beast.
* Fixed a camera bug that occured when the round ended during a wall cling.
* Feral Stance (ground special) builds meter about 200% faster.
* Cornered Beast (air special) now sends Redacted toward the wall no matter where it is used from. If she makes it to the wall, it leaves her in a wall cling state that drains meter. Tapping Dive from the cling lets her wall jump, tapping Kick lets go.
* Cornered Beast (air special) costs ~70% more meter.
* Kickfactor speed buff is now 20% lower.

KUNG PAO - Kung is learning new ways to kick portals open, but still cannot find her way home.
* Kung can now cancel a kick at any time into Dimension Break (air special).
* Meter gain rate is increased ~20%.
* Kickfactor speed buff is now 25% lower.

MR. N - Mr. N has gained 30lbs... of pure muscle!
* GTFO (ground special) moves ~30% faster.
* The startup frames on GTFO (ground special) are now invincible other than his head.
* Mr. N can now cancel a kick at any time into Marneto (air special).
* Secret Double Jump has 25% more velocity.
* Kickfactor speed buff is now 16% lower.

DR SHOALS - The medical precision she shows in the operating room now also shows in her deadly new kickfactor technique.
* Shoals can now manually cancel Death From Above (air special) even if she doesn't have enough meter to begin this move.
* In Kickfactor, her speed bonus was removed. Instead, the startup time on both of her kicks is greatly decreased. Additionally, she gets the full 8 second Kickfactor duration now.
* Fixed the "dropkick bug", which caused her to fall normally from an un-ended Kicking 1st in the wrong pose, maintaining her attack.
* Disallowed her from canceling landing recovery into Brilliant Escape (ground special) which allowed her to go backwards.
* Increased the cost per frame on maintaining Brilliant Escape (ground special) about 200%.
* Increased the startup time on both of her kicks by 1 frame each.

UNCLE SENSEI - Sensei is now higher than ever before.
* Super Jump (ground special) velocity increased by 8%.
* Using Stance Dance (air special) to cancel one kick into another now adds velocity to each sucessive kick. All velocities return to normal when he touches the ground.
* Kickfactor speed buff is now 12% lower.

JEFAILEY - Jefailey has been working out! You can call him Buff Failwell from now on.
* YOLO Gem no longer makes his head grow at the start of the fight.
* Timer Scam (ground special) pauses his own kickfactor meter, but his opponent's will continue to drain.
* Jefailey can now cancel a kick at any time into Disqualified (air special).
* Jump velocity increased 5%.
* Jefailey's gravity rating now decreases 25% more than before per head size increase.
* Builds meter about 25% faster.

THE BAZ - The Baz tier list used to say: "1.) Kenny, 2.) Bubblan87, 3.) The Baz." Finally, The Baz is the best Baz.
The Baz has essentially been removed from the game and replaced by New Baz. Think of him as a brand new character. Below, you'll read about how The Baz transformed into New Baz.
* Mighty Swing and Bazkousen have been swapped. Mighty Swing is now his normal kick button action and builds meter. Bazkousen is now his air special and costs meter.
* The Baz can only use two Mighty Swings per jump.
* Bazkousen (air special) now starts at a 40 degree angle, rotates 15% faster, and maxes out at a 105 degree angle.
* Baz's Kickfactor is no longer invincible.
* Kickfactor lasts full 8-second duration and has speed bonus of 30%.
* The Baz jumps higher. He also jumps farther and higher when using kickback (jump away).

MARKMAN - Markman is spending a lot of time improving the Kickbox, but not a lot working out. As a result, precision mode is far more deadly, but Markman himself is a bit less so.
* Upkick (precision mode special) has ~33% more velocity than before.
* Upkicks cost 20-40% more precision meter, but the auto drain on precision much slower.
* If you don't use any Upkicks, precision mode now lasts about 40 seconds.
* Markman recovers from Search (ground special) 6 frames faster.
* Upkick attack boxes no longer go past Markman's knee.
* Decreased kickback distance by about ~8%
* The angle that Markman travels after using Feint (air special) has changed. He falls down much more sharply now.
* Increased his Kick startup time by ~17%.
* Kickfactor speed buff is now ~38% lower.
* Kick speed is 9% slower.
* EWGF is ~16% slower.

STREAM - Monstering alone isn't nearly as fun as doing so with other monsters. Stream has invited his friends to play in his all new Kickfactor mode.
* Stream's Glitch Pop SFX no longer plays when there is a round time out.
* Can now launch a second Flame Bait (air special) even if another is already active on screen. Doing so will cancel the existing Flame Bait. You can still only use one Flame Bait per jump.
* Some instances of buffering bugs that caused unwanted special moves have been fixed.
* Stream can now turn invisibility off manually by using Spooby PLS (ground special) again.
* In Kickfactor, Stream no longer gets any speed buff. Instead, taking any basic action (Jump, back jump, double jump, air back jump, or kicking) will summon a Mini Monster Missile. This can be done every 90 frames (1.5 seconds) during Kickfactor. His Kickfactor duration is now 10 seconds.

S-KILL - Adelheid was right.
* A few instances in which S-Kill could get stuck in various situations have been fixed.
* Replaced his teleport jumps with normal jumps.
* In Kickfactor, his speed buff has been removed. Instead, he gets his teleport jumps back for the duration. His Kickfactor mode now lasts 40 seconds. We call this Boss Mode.
* Moved Parry (ground special) hitbox up about 50%. It now ends at the level of his elbow in this pose.
* Increased the recovery time by 400% on his Parry (ground special), including a new frame of animation to show he is vulnerable.
* When using a Kickback (back jump) or air Kickback in Kickfactor, the teleport VFX is rotated 90 degrees.

KENNY - Kenny's abilities now more accurately represent a heavenly warrior's true skill level.
* Kenny can now attack after Spirit Bullet Homing (air special) in all stances.
* Kenny can now cancel a kick at any time into a Spirit Bullet Homing (air special).
* Kenny's Air Spirit Bullet SFX now stops playing after the opponent is hit by the bullet.
* S-Kill stance now behaves like the new S-Kill, including special Kickfactor.
* Kenny can now mimic Stream's new Kickfactor mode.
* Kenny can now mimic Dr. Shoals' new Kickfactor mode.
* Kenny can now fire or place multiple Spirit Bullets (air and ground specials) on screen at the same time.
* Other balance adjustments to characters base stats have carried over to Kenny.
* The Baz stance has been removed. Kenny has no rope.
* The base cost of Spirit Bullet Homing has increased by 50%.
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Miles Perhour Feb 26, 2014 @ 11:59pm 
cool. definately looking forward to this. maybe its because of sleep deprivation, but I can't wrap my head around new baz
Briefs Mar 5, 2014 @ 7:11pm 
Basically the new baz is all the rope whip move, and his lightning is now his special
Briefs Mar 5, 2014 @ 7:13pm 
Also, RIP old s-kill. It'll never be the same.
He'll still be my main though.
Darxio Mar 6, 2014 @ 7:25am 
After seeing the changes in action, I think S-Kill(and Kenny indirectly) got buffed. Really good buff.

7 frames shaved off his jumps(But same velocity and height) is HUGE. Even if they enemy can see it. Quick reactions on S-Kills side will makes a good S-Kill nigh unstoppable.

The parry change for S-Kill did make me frown a bit, but I guess it's not 'Unacceptable!'. Hahahahaha Geese parry unacceptable so much pun kill me.

Sensei's high jump buff might be extremely significant. It was quite high in regular standing stance. Didn't see it in handstand, but if it's higher, it'll be majestic(if possibly too high to hit people outside of those with high jumping abilities already, making standing high jump the go-to one). Velocity change is negligible I feel, but probably helps on a tiny scale with the feature creep(If he gains velocity on his kick while switching during the dive into the air, it could actually be frightening, though that'd be an unintended feature. I want to experiment with this).

Steam's kickfactor is now freakin' scary, but it should be hard for him to enter is with good pressure.

On the flipside, Shoal's kickfactor will be easy to enter, and will be extremely scary.

Kick doesn't build meter well anymore, and Dive, while able to be tricky, won't be that much better than currently(But he does have new options).

Markman got hit hard in the normal kicking department. Kickbox's higher dragonkick, while amazing on the ground, might end up being a liability in the air. Quicker search is hilarious though.

For The Baz, I'm shocked(hahahah so punny seriously please kill me) with his changes. Looks very fun though. Can't wait to try.

Jefailey might be viable now with new mix-up options.

Kung pao is going to be frightening.

Redacted became a boatload of scary.

I think Mr. N's going to be the new top tier, in my opinion. His bag of tricks just got serious.

Kenny seems more frightening with the addition of more air spirit bullet options. Here's to hoping he also gets the new character's stance(Since Baz was removed from his random option). Not counting his kickfactors, which I saw bugged and not nerfed for the characters that had the speed nerfed.

And since there's at least one new character, who knows what spot on the list he'll be in too.

PS: I feel like I'm not going to be playing Sensei as much as a main if Kenny feels much more reliable/fantastic with the update. Though I think I'm going to pick up Kung Pao(I'm bad with her, but I feel it'll be worth learning).
Last edited by Darxio; Mar 6, 2014 @ 7:26am
Scruffy Apr 24, 2014 @ 8:08pm 
I'm happy this game is still getting updates, but would you be able to implement boss skill and old baz as extra characters, at least for offline play?
K Jam May 1, 2014 @ 3:40am 
I second that. The old baz was my favourite character.
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