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This is the kind of nonsense that has damaged this game.
All these fake and stupid rumors targeting it.
I never seen a game and a solid game at that, receive so much toxic stupidity and drama all around it.
Hence why I feel like the FGC has passed me by.
Do you guys remember last November when that NeoGAF guy spread a false rumor that Capcom was filing for bankruptcy, citing an article that you could have done a 1-second google search for to realize he didn't exist, and didn't even post his source? The day that went out, it started getting some buzz on twitter as Maximillian retweeted it, apparently thinking it was true. I caught up a couple of hours before I left work, and then went to the gym and came home to see that Capcom was now trending on twitter. I thought if it had gone that viral that perhaps there was some credence, but nope. Everyone just wanted to nut themselves dreaming about Capcom selling off their IPs to whoever and it wasn't until like 8 PM that someone finally called the guy out, and the buzz eventually died off.
People wanna get so caught up in their hate trains that they can't even check their sources. That's basically what happened to MVCI. There was negative buzz about the game that it ultimately never recovered from, people were calling players who liked the game "shills" for a long time. My favorite insult it got was that MVCI "was inspired by SFxT's engine" like that was a bad thing. They didn't even explain why that was bad, it was just that statement, which by itself is pretty neutral, was used as a weakness. Considering a lot of players who cut their nails in SFxT are now doing very well in other games (Coolkid and Esuta in SFV, and Fergus in Tekken 7), I'm not sure how that's a bad thing.
MVCI basically became the pariah for all things people hated about Capcom in the FGC.
As someone who kept the lights on with SFxT for 6 years because I chose to continue with that instead of follow the money, it can get difficult to find anyone who will give you a challenge when it becomes clear that the sponsorships aren't going to be there.
That being said, I wouldn't in my wildest dreams think that would have happened to Mahvel. The fact that I cant' wrap my head around it actually bodes well for anyone looking for the money, because there's gonna be a ton of support for that game even without EVO. Real talk, if Mahvel players thought the game was shit, they would have moved on, and many of them did, but there were just as many who stuck around waiting for things to turn around. I own DBFZ, I've played it for a while, but the combos don't feel quite as satisfying as they do here. I don't know, maybe the rest of the FGC passed me by, but I think MVCI as a game is hype. And I get why Disney did what they did, because my office pops off for this game especially since BP and Venom got revealed, but we all know that Mahvel isn't a game for the weak of heart not matter what kind of changes Capcom may make to make the game more accessible. That combined with no X-men (which is a cardinal sin for the FGC, and I completely agree even if Capcom would have easily put a couple of them in if they were allowed to) and an aesthetic that is completely contrary to what the FGC looks for in Mahvel...yeah.
Real talk though, I feel like the FGC has passed me by looking at what games are at EVO on the main stage and what people pop off for. I'm playing DBFZ but I know I wouldn't give this game any time if it didn't have DBZ in the name, and seeing people pop off about it on twitter watching the matches doesn't get me as hype as it should.
XV2 isn't supposed to be a pure simulator like Tenkaichi. Its system was inspired by Zenkai Battle Royale which was made in the vein of the Gundam Vs series. If you're treating it as such you're not playing it correctly.
What's funny about Xenoverse players is that the actual fight system Dimps made for it is 100x better than anything Tenkaichi did and could be taken seriously alongside Gundam Vs if Bamco actually allowed it to be as such. Instead they do dumb stuff like allow RPG Levels in the World Tournament events and ban the base roster.