I think we all can agree that currently you earn a ridiculously low amount of Fight Money from Ranked and/or Casual matches, so considering that eventually the source for earning Fight Money will end (i.e. completing all stories, trials, etc) - you’ll have to get into a grind for earning the content you’re most interested in, or spending real money to purchase said content
Now, I mentioned “most interested in”, and it’s no secret what that would be for the majority of the playerbase - new characters.
Currently, new characters cost 100,000 FM. So to purchase a character, you need to win 2000 matches, since you get 50FM per win. Slightly less if you manage to score some character level ups (1000 FM per level), so each level up saves you 20 matches. With levelups - we can reduce the amount of matches needed for 1 character to ~1500
So, let’s calculate how much time on average it would take to accumulate 100,000 FM, starting from 0
- Finding an opponent: ~2 minutes
- Establishing a connection, loading, and getting into the match: ~2 minutes
- One full match: ~2 minutes (40 seconds x 3 rounds = 120 seconds)
- One full set of 3 matches in Ranked: ~6 minutes
- Getting through the Results screen, and loading back into the main menu: ~1.5 minutes
So, to get through just one opponent (assuming you win) - it would take you total of 10-12 minutes.
Now, let’s multiply that on the amount of matches you need to win - that’d be about 18000 minutes, or 300 hours. Even if you play on a daily basis for a couple of hours - it would take you 150 days, or 5.5 months to purchase just one character.
FIVE MONTHS. FOR ONE CHARACTER. That’s fucking INSANE. So yeah.
The Fight Money system is basically designed for you to extuinguish all of it within a couple of years (even if you exclusively purchase characters with FM and not spend it on anything else), and going into futher seasons people will have no choice but to pay with REAL MONEY to buy characters, which of course will make it easier for Capcom to sell Season Passes, since it’s arguably a better deal
Something needs to be done about this, an even a slight increase in the amount of Fight Money you earn per match win (remember the betas? 200 per win and 50 for a loss) would SIGNIFICALLY cut the time you need to spend and number of matches you need to actually win to purchase the content that you actually kinda need to play the damn game if you’re intending to take it more or less seriously (especially people who enter tournaments and need to study matchups)