Report 5/1 Salty - Taunt Madness, Robo-Fortune Completed

Discussion in 'News Section' started by Flotilla, May 2, 2015.

By Flotilla on May 2, 2015 at 1:49 AM
  1. Flotilla

    Flotilla trumpets News Writer

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    Get ready to perform some esoteric inputs: this week's Salty! is all about character taunts!

    Until today, only Peacock and the latest DLC characters held the privilege of having their own taunts. That all changes with the introduction of taunts for all characters!
    • Robo-Fortune - Pulls her tail, which recedes back into her chassis as she recites one of four exciting catchphrases! Successfully completing this taunt gives your next Headrone Salvo twice as many missiles.
    • Double- Retakes the form of Sister Agatha to recite a snarky prayer. Adds one unit of meter to the opponent (100 units = 1 meter).
    • Cerebella - Smooches Vice Versa's bicep. Raises the chances of Lock'n'Load cat appearing to 1/4 instead of 1/90, until you get a cat.
    • Valentine - Chomps a bite out of a bar of dark chocolate. Restores 5 red HP on completion.
    • Ms. Fortune - Gets on all fours and has a good stretch. Restores 5 red HP on completion.
    • Parasoul - Tires of your subpar technique, and takes a quick yawn. Makes the next Egret Call always say "Well EXCUUUUUSE ME Princess".
    • Filia - Stylishly flicks Samson and strikes a pose. Hits for 5 damage, induces 8f of hitstun, cannot kill.
    • Fukua - Pulls her hair in frustration. Adds one unit of meter to the opponent (100 units = 1 meter).
    • Squigly - Happily grins as Leviathan coils around her. Makes you feel all warm inside.
    • Painwheel - Tears away her mask to show off her trademark smile. Hits for 5 damage, induces 8f of hitstun, cannot kill.

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    Robo-Fortune is complete! After nearly a year of development, Robo-Fortune has her voice acting, sound effects, gameplay mechanics, and all of her colored frames. Development on Skullgirls Encore is officially winding down as Lab Zero Games prepares for the final stretch; working towards the launch of 2nd Encore for PlayStation 4/Vita. Make sure to check out Robo-Fortune's latest additions in the Endless Beta while you still have the chance!


    Players will be able to get their hands on these shiny new taunts (alongside a handful of balance adjustments) in the next Endless Beta update. Check out the full Twitch archive of this week's Salty! here!

    With work on 2nd Encore speeding along, make sure you don't miss a beat: Catch Salty! live so that you can watch the updates unfold alongside the community! Watch Salty! here every Friday @ 8PM PST.

    (Thanks @Rakurin for compiling taunt gifs!)
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2015
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Discussion in 'News Section' started by Flotilla, May 2, 2015.

    1. BeatNinja

      BeatNinja *Sneezes*

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      nnnnnnooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
       
    2. Dio Brando

      Dio Brando ZA WARUDO

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      Painwheel's fucking taunt.....
       
    3. Ninja

      Ninja [Jazzy Diamonds]

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      quit crying, it was bound to happen eventually. Just keep the flame of Skull Girls burning bright and we can all move this game to a brighter tomorrow.
       
    4. Maddie

      Maddie Nyaines Off-Topic Mod

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      I can't wait to check them out omg

      Thanks so much for finally fulfilling so many of our requests for universal taunts, also yay congrats on robo being done! One of my favorite characters thus far and an unexpected one at that!
       
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    5. chickenwithtie

      chickenwithtie Deez Beech

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      You should be happy! Finally the team can get some rest.
      This ain't the end, it's the start!
       
    6. BeatNinja

      BeatNinja *Sneezes*

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      Okay okay. But it all went by so fast...

      ...this three-year launch party.
       
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    7. Maddie

      Maddie Nyaines Off-Topic Mod

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      Eliza
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      The reason it has been going on this long is because it never ends, bud, and it never will.
       
    8. Aden

      Aden Beep Boop Meow

      Steam:
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      Painwheel
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      Loving these new taunts, really glad they made it in.
       
    9. Caleb

      Caleb Savage Bypass

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      Argentina
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      Squigly
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      where's robo-fortune story mode
       
    10. Rakurin

      Rakurin That guy that's always kinda around.

      Location:
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      TAUNTS

      Cerebella (open)
      [​IMG]

      Double (open)
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      Filia (open)
      [​IMG]

      Fukua (open)
      [​IMG]

      Ms. Fortune (open)
      [​IMG]

      Painwheel (open)
      [​IMG]

      Parasoul (open)
      [​IMG]

      Squigly (open)
      [​IMG]

      Valentine (open)
      [​IMG]
       
    11. Gahooglydonks

      Gahooglydonks daring baby

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      wwwow painwheel's taunt is life and is a benefit in itself

      good job lab zero

      suggestion - play the happy birthday laugh if you taunt mid-match and lose
       
      Last edited: May 2, 2015
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    12. PaperBag_Sniper

      PaperBag_Sniper Come with me if you want to live

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      Is it just me or does the human part of Double's taunt look off model? Like the neck is too thin and the chin looks kind of off.

      Minor nitpick aside Parasoul and Valentine are clear favorites for me (and it helps that Valentine is my main).
       
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    13. Fat-Ass ♪

      Fat-Ass ♪ Quite cheeky

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      Double's is oddly elegant. I love it. Painwheel is fucking adorable, omg. Makes me want to hug her and quell her monstrous growls and screams.
       
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    14. Eryx Blue

      Eryx Blue NYEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!! :3

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      Awww... That's Awdawwabel!!
       
    15. Cadenza

      Cadenza Documentation Expert

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      Parasoul
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      Fukua's taunt....Best taunt.
       
    16. Kit Ballard

      Kit Ballard Adorable in small packages

      Location:
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      Dono if it's the Gif, but Valentine's seems to be kinda fast.. Else love em all.. Especially the scary Double one. Man that's creepy.
       
    17. The Dave

      The Dave Well-Known Member

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      I love the little stars on Painwheel's!

      Also, a little sad Double's sunglasses didn't make it in, though I guess those would be spoilery...
       
    18. Flotilla

      Flotilla trumpets News Writer

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      Put these in OP for convenience's sake, hope you don't mind! Thanks for getting these together.
       
    19. JamesMcCloud

      JamesMcCloud eat your teeth

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      squigly and leviathan give me life i love them
       
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    20. Kit Ballard

      Kit Ballard Adorable in small packages

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      Any news or updates planned for the replay theater? Haven't heard much about it since it was fixed up a bit..
       
    21. HeadcrabNinja

      HeadcrabNinja (ง ͡ ͡° ͜ ʖ ͡ ͡°)ว

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      My feels ;-;
       
    22. Kit Ballard

      Kit Ballard Adorable in small packages

      Location:
      Murfreesboro, TN
      Steam:
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      So, looking at Double's Taunt more, some interesting stuff I spotted. But it played too fast for me to figure it out completely so I dissected the Gif. Here's the frames from the gif. interesting stuff, and the amount of detail is pretty staggering. (note: I didn't edit out duplicate frames, so there might be a bit of scrolling going on.)

      http://imgur.com/a/c2Hec
       
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    23. Beuzer0

      Beuzer0 Bozo Zozo

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      My word, these animations are so nice! So adorable and feminine!
       
    24. Dean[SG]

      Dean[SG] Skullgirls Numbskull

      Location:
      Australia
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      I'm a bit sad they don't actually do anything to the character, i personally think that the team is clever enough to balance them to be cool and niche but i totally understand and respect the decision to just have it be for fun. Fun is good.

      EDIT: They all look absolutely amazing, fantastic work and great animation as always.
       
    25. Mike_Z

      Mike_Z Defender of the Night Lab Zero

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      Los Angeles, CA
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      Cerebella
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      "The team" gotta go on to other things yo. Game gotta ship!
       
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    26. RPG

      RPG Thicker than a McDonalds Milkshake

      Steam:
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      Robo Fortune
      Show Spoiler

      [​IMG]
      ... am i kicked off from this forum yet?
       
    27. Muro

      Muro Dazed Muro Announcer

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      Filia's taunt is called "Born With It" so Lab Zero generally had the same idea about it.
       
    28. Rakurin

      Rakurin That guy that's always kinda around.

      Location:
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      Rakurin
      Unknown
      Fukua
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      I think you're good.
      Show Spoiler
      [​IMG]
       
    29. DDB

      DDB Never mind, The Annie Train Never Ends

      Location:
      Further off the deep end.
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      DDB of the Stars
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      Ms. Fortune
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      Filia
      sev does it better, honestly.
       
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    30. K.Radical

      K.Radical Ultimate stranger

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      Glad to see you're finally reaching the final stretch!

      Oh and i didn't knew Painwheel was Faust all long!
       
    31. Zidiane

      Zidiane Writer for SRK

      Location:
      Rhode Island
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      zidiane5
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      Cerebella
      I was always hoping Cerebella would get a grab taunt of some kind, I thought that would have been funny if you literally say "I knew you were holding downback and could have grabbed and killed you but instead I did this".

      Also, Mike of course isn't listening to anything and won't do anything more, but I was hoping we could get silly or simply cool things for taunts. Like, Bella's Taunt making the next Battle Butt two hits so I can get 4000 points, or Val throwing two sets of scalpels during her lvl 1 during the time freeze for only a little extra dmg, or Parasoul sniper shooting three times (first hit launches, second hit launches the other way, third hit crumples), or making Death Crawl a little longer for a small dmg buff and letting you control which way she crawls so you can dance back and forth over them. Just like, fun things for little benefit (or no benefit; dmg could have stayed the same for all I care). But, I'm typing for no reason. Like most times I type.
       
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    32. Kit Ballard

      Kit Ballard Adorable in small packages

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      XBL:
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      Personally I'd love to see the "head recall faster" thing implemented and the taunt could of been a quick way to squeeze it in. *shrugs* No effect is cool though
       
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    33. MyLifeIsAnRPG

      MyLifeIsAnRPG Member

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      I agree that I'm a little sad the new taunts font do anything. I hate moves that are there for no reason than to make people salty. It increases overall toxicity of online matches greatly and is a good way to make people feel unwelcome. I would have much rather seen them do something simple and possibly even close to useless, negligible health or meter gain, slight damage increases (like cerebella is just begging to have her taunt increase the damage of her next Titan punch) or something.

      At the same time i accept the team has to move on to other things and time is limited. I guess personally I wish the taunts weren't there rather than there and meant only for insult value. Anyway I wish you guys all the best luck in whatever you make next either together or as a team. Skullgirls is still the best fighting game I've played period so whatever project gets you guys next is fucking lucky.
       
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    34. Flotilla

      Flotilla trumpets News Writer

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      That's kind of the entire point of taunts though... like, down to the definition of the word 'taunt'. And if I wanted to make someone angry in SG, there are way better ways I could do that. Clap clap clap grab bag dynamo after KO, playing a funny song on the trumpet, teabagging, etc. By comparison, Val taking time out of her day to eat some chocolate is pretty tame

      I'd like for taunts to do things too, but more along the lines of what Duck said; something so stupidly minor that it seldom goes used in serious matches, like Dudley's rose. Not necessary though, IMO
       
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    35. Dime

      Dime The power of BEAT EXTEND

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      My thoughts go like this:

      If a taunt isn't an actual taunt (meaning it's more like a personal action) the id like them to do something. But if a taunt is an actual taunt (laughing at the other character, flipping them the bird, mooning them, etc then Im All for taunts doing nothing.


      But cute little "taunts" make no sense to me, especially when they do nothing for gameplay.

      I personally would at least like a "good job" or something to that effect taunt that you can use either at face value when the opponent does some cool shit, or you can use sarcastically when they fuck up.


      But I'm still happy that taunts are in in the first place.
       
    36. Muro

      Muro Dazed Muro Announcer

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      Can't be stressed enough how risky introducing a taunt that actually does anything would be at this point of development. Robo-Fortune patch is the final one. If there's anything wrong left in it, it will be there to stay.

      Give a noticeable taunt boost to character X. Someone develops safe routes to call the taunt over and over, making the character considerably better than everyone else. Come EVO, the whole top8 consists of teams build around character X and his taunt, as it's simply a more effective approach than anything else. And at that point, there is no one to fix it. Curtain.
       
    37. erkicman

      erkicman I'm the MASTER of non-arguments

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      Why is there a dragon in Double's taunt? Does that make her a Double Dragon? PogChamp
       
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    38. Dean[SG]

      Dean[SG] Skullgirls Numbskull

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      Yeah, you right! I'm actually super stoked to see where and what everyone goes on to do next. :D
       
    39. Eryx Blue

      Eryx Blue NYEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!! :3

      Location:
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      Valentine
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      I wonder if these taunts can be executed easily or not.

      Cause I wanna see that Squigly taunt FOREVER!!
       

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