Personally i havent heard any reasons why the players in my area have dropped it. They just dropped it.
If amy one thing is to blame, i’d point at evo not having it as an official game… That REALLY hurts. Probably more than double or “long combos”
Valle i think last week or the week before was still streaming it, saying that its what the people wanted to see. This makes me think people like the look of the game, and want to follow it, just not play it when there are already so many fighters that people “want” to play yet have little time for. The average person can only really handle learning 2 fighting games at one time. Of course they could learn more, but there will be a dropoff in skill… Justin wong is a very good example of a very good player that is just spread to thin.
Hopefully these patch changes bring people in. But to be quite honest the only real way to bring people in on this game is to constantly stream it and to constantly release newer and newer videos of tech/combos/traps/resets etc. this keeps peoples minds on the games while simultaneously teaching them how to play at higher and higher levels.
I didnt mind the 8 characters at the start, but now i really find myself hoping that that dlc gets here as quick as possible as i only really resonate with one character. Inthink other people may have similar issues of being able to find a character that they actually dont mind using.
Tbqh i wouldnt play this game if painwheel werent in it.mnow look at those people that are like me only they dont like painwheel either… Having a character that you like to use in a fighting game is one of the biggest key ingredients… Its why ryu and ken and chun are in every goddamn capcom game.