I posted this comment on latest development update 10 Youtube video, but I hope reposting it here will increase it's chances of being seen by the Bloodstained team.
I think I figured out why I, including many others, feel her jump has always seemed 'off' or floaty. It could be that Miriam has the same jump animation regardless of whether she's jumping straight up from resting position, or when jumping forward while in motion. In contrast, Alucard from SotN has 2 separate jumping animations. One for jumping straight up, when his body is in the vertical position, head directly above his feet perpendicular to the ground. And a different animation when jumping forward, where he leads with his head, leaning forward and he body is diagonal to the ground. Which feels like he has momentum carrying him forward, unlike Miriam where she seemed to be floating every time she jumps because her body is always perpendicularly aligned with the ground no matter the trajectory.
If you need a visual on body angle, running from left to right:
To answer your concern however, this is definitely something that Iga is aware of and they're constantly tweaking and refining it, also keeping in mind how her jump interacts with other abilities further in game.
I also, personally at least, feel like some of that illusion of momentum you mention comes from the fact that Alucard's hair was animated in SOTN, and so far, Miriam's is not. And while I'm not able to promise that it will be, it's definitely something the team wants to do, it's just a matter of having the time and resources for it.
So in short, we know, I hear you, and stay tuned for more.
Thanks purifyweirdshard for tagging and Angel-Corlux for replying! The Bloodstained team's interactivity with the community and responsiveness to fan feedback is absolutely wonderful. It really gives me hope that Bloodstained will reach and exceed expectations. Thank you for all your hard work and happy holidays!
Pure Miriam: I always have ideas for new threads, but i think few people would post on them, for some reason.
Oct 7, 2018 2:26:05 GMT -6
Pure Miriam: By the way, general elections on my country today (Brazil). I know this isn't a political forum, but the first place in election polls is a mysoginist, fascist, racist, homophobic stupid pro-dictactorship man...And i'm afraid he can really win
Oct 7, 2018 2:27:56 GMT -6
Pure Miriam: (Sorry if there are other brazilians here who support that thug, it is just the truth)
Oct 7, 2018 2:28:36 GMT -6
Yän: Ugh, not another one of those. Wishing you guys good luck and smart voters, Pure Miriam. Go vote, everyone!
Oct 7, 2018 3:17:46 GMT -6
Pure Miriam: Yeah, thank you Yän. Brazil elections are in two rounds if no candidate achieves 50%+1 vote at the first round. I'm hoping at least we get to second round in president elections so we can try to stop that moron...
Oct 7, 2018 3:55:56 GMT -6
Yän: I just looked up more about him and... damn. He sure is one of the worst I've seen yet. Now I'm REALLY wishing you luck, cause if he wins Brazil is gonna have to prepare for some dark, dark times.
Oct 7, 2018 4:04:09 GMT -6
Pure Miriam: Yes. It is frightening. We are already on a difficult situation and things can get much worse. I hope we don't get into such a dark future..
Oct 7, 2018 4:18:32 GMT -6
Pure Miriam: Well, going to vote. Wish me (and us) luck.
Oct 7, 2018 4:51:42 GMT -6
Scuttlest: Eh, take Smash rumors with a grain of salt. Smash rumors just seem to get increasingly random as time goes on.
Oct 8, 2018 20:09:27 GMT -6
purifyweirdshard: I hardly take them at all, actually, I just mentioned it in case Mike hadn't heard. I'm already getting it after the Simon/Richter stuff so I haven't been following.
Oct 9, 2018 7:30:08 GMT -6
Autumn: Gosh, of all the corporate collaborations that could happen, Netflix and the American Red Cross wasn't one I would have ever expected. It almost makes me wish I lived around Los Angeles.
Oct 9, 2018 9:17:58 GMT -6