A lot of people hate x factor because it adds many things that some say random. Here are the ways that it could be changed to make it better for everyone. Sorry if it sounds dumb…
Remove the power boost or make it minuscule. This game is all about the crazy combos with high damage, x factor removes the need for cool combos and makes the damage catastrophic.
Nerd the speed boost, but not as hard as the powered nerd, maybe half.
Have certain characters have majorly increased hit stun on certain specials or normals. These can be called “extenders” or “ex’s”, although that would be a bit confusing. Regardless what this would allow would increase the depth for characters as well as letting people do some crazier combos. Also, thanks to damage scaling, it would do a lot of damage but not 3 hit death combos. Things like Dantes jam session x factor loop or x 23s loop would be more common place. This would make for a more refined and deeper game that allows everyone to enjoy it. Newer players spend more time learning the game and are more gratified of the cool combos they are doing, and pros find little things that up their game significantly. Although there would have to be a way to stop infinites. Like I said, this is just an idea.
Make Dark Pheonix not have the ability to x factor, or not depending on the state of the game in a year or two.
Anyways I would love to hear some opposite sides of view for this idea, or any complamints. Just like to get the discussion going, however, please keep it reasonable.