I am relatively new to the “scene” but not new to fighting games and I have a philosophical question:
Do most of the top players out there “main” a character or do they “match” an opponents character?
What are the accepted advantages/disadvantages of both in your collective opinions?
Is “match-ing” considered “cheap” and “main-ing” considered “pro/noble” or do people care anymore?
Back when arcades were still more than a memory, I would “match” the hell out of people in SF2 (vanilla, I’m THAT old) and AoF/FF… and as the scene got bigger, I started to “main” because I felt it was a bit more enjoyable. But now with the tag-based fighters and huge rosters, I feel like “main-ing” is quite literally only experiencing a tiny portion of what the game has to offer, so I kind of want to start “match-ing” again, but feel like I won’t ever get the level of depth that I used to have with the characters back in the day of 8-10 character rosters.