Focus Multi-Punish Awareness and Defense
Note that UNIST does not save bots separately and it does not save them between uses of the game, you must re-input a bot whenever you restart the game, so we have used much simpler inputs that can be used across multiple characters (it keeps the inputs when switching characters).
This bot is intended to be used to help players learn to keep multiple different punishes and combos in mind, while still playing strong defense. It also has a specific secondary purpose for higher level players or execution-focused players, of letting them practice the execution for their various Option Select inputs. Generally MikaBot is not too likely to try to stick close, but will often approach once there is space between her and the player's character. The main stress is that she has multiple good methods for approaching, especially if you are used to reacting to any forward movement from opponents with your character's poking low. A few spacings she can get into will also force certain characters to use more combo routes.
MikaBot can simulate additional stressors for players if they try to actually shield her attacks. Though she does not use many lows, she does have the ability to suddenly do a grab at range, meaning that a player who shields pre-emptively too often may be caught by this and be put into GRD Break state. Depending on inputs she may cancel her Force Function differently, stopping the player from simply instantly punishing it with an approach or approaching move. Though it is not part of the point system, learning to deal with her air approach may also be important, since she is a character with a lot of ways to change what she does in the air long before she reaches the target.
Mika is the best character for inputting the Mika-Type bot for training characters such as Enkidu and Mika herself (as well as being the way to get a sort of 'SpamBot' for the characters where the 'regular SpamBot inputs' don't work: Byakuya, Nanase, Merkava). On a good day Mika's flow is unpredictable, but solid and not too 'spammy', and you won't see her specials much more than her normals. On a suboptimal day she often uses too much of her Command Grab, and it's easier to tell which move will follow which other move.
Settings for 1P are VIT Gauge - Varies (see Goals section below), EXS Gauge - 0%
Settings for 2P are VIT Gauge - "100%", EXS Gauge - 200%
Universal settings: EXS Gauge Default (it does not increase automatically), GRD Gauge - "Default", Health Recovery - "Auto Recovery Off".
Completing each action gives 1 point. Whenever your opponent is defeated, check your health rating, and set your Health to approximately that value for the next round, and continue your count. Try to get to 10 points without being defeated (if you are, reset your health to 100% and restart your count).
- A - Block Mika's Force Function (Mika Crash dive punch) and punish it (no points for whiff punishes on this)
- B - Block or evade Mika's 66C (flying dropkick) and punish it (points given for whiff punishes on this)
- C - Block and punish Mika's 3B (you can replay Action #2 by itself to remind yourself what this move looks like)
- D - Tech Mika's throw and command throw attempts (points given for both)
- Easy - Points given for ABCD
- Medium - Points given for BCD
- Hard - Points given for BCD, but points for B are only given if you use an optimal combo
- Extreme - Points given for C and D only, but points for C are only given if you use an optimal combo
Special UNISTBot Input Instruction Notes
UNIST starts recordings using the X button/Confirm button on controllers. It begins the recording instantly. However, it will also accept the input that is bound to this button in the Controller Configuration as the first part of the recorded input, if you hold down the button when you start the recording. It also gives you just enough time to hold a direction as well. Use this method to record the inputs. For example, Action #5, change your X/Confirm button to A+B in the Controller Settings, and you should be able to get it to accept 6A+B as soon as possible.
Record from close.
4A, 1B, 123 end recording instantly
The 1B is more important for Enkidu than for Mika, and most of the SpamBot characters 'don't care'. This input should not be able to do any specials when played by itself. If it can, you wiggled too much or went all the way to 6 at the end, but if you do it quite cleanly/quickly, jumping over Mika's head may trigger her 623A, which can be helpful.
3B, hidden , end recording instantly
This simply does Mika's 3B when played by itself. Depending on your precise timing and speed she may do a short dash before doing the move, but generally there's very little harm in this. She should not be able to do the dash and the 3B separately, but it is fine if she can just repeat 3B without ever dashing. This input is easy to redo for most people and can be used to change if you are using a 'SpamBot' but the rhythm of the bot will be affected quite a lot if you change it to anything other than a command normal. Since this bot already has a charged 6C, we suggest not using any charged normals here either.
1C (can hold this without a problem) 9 1, end recording instantly
The timing for hitting the 9 and the 1 are actually strict. They have the same timing as a Jump Cancel from 1C, so you may want to test that a few times (we suggest choosing Player Character as Mika or Enkidu when doing so, since forgetting to stop recordings early enough while testing can erase or corrupt other recordings, in UNIST). Basically, start with 1C and 'Jump Cancel the Options Button' to get this right.
6C(hold) hidden [6A+D] 565 end recording instantly
The intention here is to get a dash, and when played by itself it should be able to do a 66C. Try to optimize it so that you do not end up inputting an entire dash, just the 565 (neutral, forward, neutral) at the end. This helps with a few things in the rhythm of the bot. This input is not long, even though one needs to hold the C until you get the charged 6C. Optimally the end of the recording is before that move finishes animating completely. Generally when played by itself it should just repeatedly 66C, but some rhythms can whiff throw as well and this isn't a problem.
4B 6B+C hidden  end recording instantly
The 6B+C is not hidden, on Mika especially this will cause her 5BB. Try to make sure not to go all the way back to 4 in this input. Since it starts with 4B, though, when played back into itself it will still do a character's 214 move. If done with a particular speed, it can also use certain other moves one might not expect when the player jumps over, or similar. Therefore it's hard to understand sometimes if this input is flawed, so be careful. This is the input that affects the bot's outputs the most. Therefore this is the Character type specific input, this one is known as the 'Mika' type input.
Still in progress.