From teamspooky?s stream of winter brawl go to 47:08
excerpt- ?This is a sweet team tournament. When I run one of these babys I think I am going to make it so that teams can?t have duplicate characters.?
I thought about it and as a player I would absolutely hate this rule but then as a spectator I would love to see it because there are a lot of viable teams and characters out there people don?t use. Everyone wants to be lame and use the top teir characters and win. Granted we haven?t figured out the top teir yet however once we do we will just see a lot of the same stuff over and over again and this will disengage the casual spectators.
I know people are very against ideas like draft mode and any mode that limit gameplay but these rules are not for the players, these rules are to make it interesting for the viewers. If it were up to the players then they would figure out the most optimal strategy and lame it out. With rules in play to prevent such a thing it would attract more viewers. A game lives and dies buy how many spectators it can bring to watch tournaments and streams. You can have the most interesting and deep game out there but if it doesn?t attract the viewers then the tournament scene dies. People want to see many under used characters being played and not 2 sentinels dueling it out. (I know sentinel may not be top teir but he is getting annoying to see)
In ssf4 i cringed every time 2 guiles met each other in a tourney.
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