Yeah at this point i’m not quite sure what capcom was intending with the seasonal changes. Like how is ryu supposed to be played optimally? Zoning style? His fireball has way to much recovery for that to really be a thing. Neutral? They nerfed his best poke and buffed some extremely slow normals. Vtrigger oriented? Sure, he gets more vtrigger bar on a successful parry but they also nerfed his recovery.
It just feels like the game is rewarding players for playing really dumb neutral(mash sweep in neutral,random dash ins,etc). It’s like, do you play solid or do you play random?
I have this feeling that capcom doesn’t know what they want to do with ryu. They’re afraid to take a direction with him so they sit on their hands.