Ok, so the idea came to me last night, and to my knowledge, i havent seen it done in any fighting games before, or even mentioned anywhere on these pages, but nevertheless thought it was still a pretty good idea, so here we go.
Shield Helicarrier stage. Yes it is very dark, yes it is also very hard to see certain characters/ especially with certain colours. I have no doubt it has caused people problems during gameplay before, so how about you could “turn it off”.
Go to the options screen, and there would be a setting called “stage selection” or whatever, pull this up, and now it displays every stage in the game (either a small graphic or just the name of the stage) with toggle switches “on/off”
By setting a stage to “off” ensures that this stage NEVER gets selected when you now play a game and choose “random” stage. The ability to play the stage is still there, but only if you physically select it yourself from the stage select menu. The ‘Random’ button will only choose from the stages that you allow it to from the stage select menu. No more shield helicarrier.
then i realised you could do it for any other stages for whatever reason you like
Ghost and Goblins stage (cant tell where the stage ends)
SSF4 Drive in stage (slowdown issues)
Asgard stage (slowdown issues)
This could be applied for any fighting games. I think we are never going to escape the fact that fighting games are always going to have the more crazy looking stages, and i am not trying to promote outright banning stages in any way. Just im sure that say tourny organisers or more serious players etc might have a use for this feature, to ensure more lagless matches, better streaming quality, visually challenging stages etc.
This would obviously be crazy easy to implement as well, just one option.
i honestly dont expect that this will make it in to Ultimate, but you never know, maybe one of the Devs might get really drunk and read this one night and decide to just wing it in. We already have voice toggle options for every character which obviously has no effect on gameplay, so why not this too?
also please set the default stage to random and not danger room next time capcom