I find the fact that they were not at evo very surprising. In the past console only characters have always been banned, and for good reason. As a Justice PLayer in GG I love the idea of allowing them. I welcome any and all challenges. But when trying to get Justice allowed in Tournaments 2 main points kept comming up.
Here they re aas hypothetical questions for discussion:
- What if they are good?
The console characters seem to suck now. So People ignore them, let them slide. But what if they somehow get good in the future. What if they become A tier, and possibly S tier. Would you change your mind then? Would you suddenly say that these characters were not tested enough, and now that we see that they should be banned?
Or suppose its only 1 or two players that dominated with them. Would you then say it is the character that makes them so good and NOT the players skill and hard work?
- What if an Arcade Player loses?
Say if a great player that only plays arcade, loses to a mediocre console only player in tournament. Say the arcade player loses only because he knows nothing of the matchup. Would you accept the console character player a better SF4 player? And Would you think its acceptable for the Arcade player to Bitch and complain afterward? Also Is it right for this guy to be forced to buy a next gen console and SF4 just to be able to familiarize himself with possible matchups?