Most people instantly jumped on Ash's idle stance (myself included) but the truth is the pose wasn't really meant for day to day combat that we usually do, but for the dojo.One common misconception is that Nyx's idle stand and Ash's were mixed up, but that isn't true. The truth is Ash's pose is an attempt to emulate the shinobi, which makes sense since Ash is the most ninja of the space ninjas.
It is typical for a shinobi to be portrayed as standing calm and relax, with his feet in a manner similar to Ash before the change, with his arms crossed. And what do you know, in the dojo, Ash is exactly that. he stands calm and collective, with his arms crossed, and quite frankly looks like a badass. however, when you apply a gun to this pose, it simply doesn't look right. the problem with Ash's pose was that he was that the cool and calm shinobi look doesn't work with a gun, and isn't battle ready at all. his old pose was about as effective as doing push ups in a jumping jack position.
My opinion is this, keep the current pose for missions and combat, but in the dojo, switch back to the old one. The old one was superior in the dojo, while the new one simply feels at home in the battlefield.
Edited by KaPow_Best_Demolitions, 09 August 2013 - 08:44 PM.