I am new to this game. Been playing only a week. And I don't have knowledge of the KOF lingo used here. But I have several questions and comments here. I bought all the icons in the shop but 3 are missing why is that? Also how do you get catch phrases? Also on the achievements what is "rivals are registered in ranked versus". I have a hard time with the challenges but how do you do the 500 dmg with chin? I can't seem to do long combos but I suppose that's just because of my inexperience. The word "Decide" is spelled wrong when you go in a vs match when you are waiting for rival like let's say in challenge when it says "here comes a challenger" the next screen that shows up giving you 10 secs to press decide its spelled wrong. Claw iori seems so useless but classic iori has a lot of mobility. I'm not fond of vs because all they do is spam freaking fireballs of any character that has a ranged ability. Also I main Athena, Kula, and my third is classic iori, nest kyo, or kensou. Any tips for kula? I usually dominate with layspin+crowbite but I would like to know how to be more diverse with her. I can't seem to ever get close enough to do normal attacks. But that's why I like these gap closers and then drive canceling a lot. Also how do stuns happen? Just randomly? Also there are some stupid moves I can't seem to connect. Usually it's any move that's back+k in the air. I know my questions and comments are all over the place but I was writing as I was thinking haha. If someone can answer my questions I will be so grateful.
The long combos thing is tough. I'm not
Particularly good at them either but you can be really effective with 4-5 hit combos. It's actually pretty rare that I catch someone (or get caught by) a super long combo, but part of that is because I'm moving all the time. Learning to use fakes and the Evade are very important too and can help you get in against opponents.
The challenges are pretty tough some of them. I haven't done them all but some of them are pretty crazy.
The best advice I could give you is just KEEP PLAYING. This is one of those games that takes time to really get the hang of and there are a lot of really good players online who've been playing a long time. Try not to get discouraged. It's hard I know and it even happens to me too, but this is a truly great game and one that's worth keeping up with.