I searched the interwebs and didn’t really find an answer, however I’m sure this is a topic that has been discussed. I know the common wisdom is to pick a main and stick with it, but I wonder, is learning each character a waste of time or does it help in any way?
Knowing a character should probably be defined here because when do you truly “know” a character? So for the purposes of this thread, “Knowing” a character means having completed their trials (at least the first 20, I’m a noob so I have issues with the latter trials), and getting up to around 2000 BP online. Obviously, this will probably only give you a basic fundamental understanding of the character and how it matches up with others.
So here are some more specific questions;
1.) Does knowing other characters help you with your main?
2.) If so, how does it help you? (like does it give you new ideas or help with your execution?)
3.) Does it help with learning match-ups?
4.) Is there an ideal amount of characters you should learn? Or should you learn them all?
Personally, I started out with Sagat and have since switched to Adon, however, I have found that thanks to Adon, my Sagat play improved just because I was able to explore different ways of fighting a battle. Again I’m a noob so that’s just me.
I think I can throw out another advantage; playing the whole cast might give you the ability to find a character you may have previously dismissed but later on found to be extremely fun or more suited to your play style.