Why aren't there more character loyalists?

#1Arroyo1291Posted 11/5/2012 2:24:47 PM
This isn't a complaint topic per say but I'm just curious as to the mindset of the more experienced players. Why is it that most successful players online and offline decide to stick to characters like vergil, zero, spencer, doom, etc rather than characters they actually like? Is the need to win that much more important than the drive to win with characters they enjoy more?

I wish top players at evo level would play more low tier characters but I can understand how everything changes while playing for money.. but why online then? There's nothing to be gained but a record which I believe can be reset anyway. Before I piss anyone off and I get flamed, I'll just admit off the bat that I'm terrible at this game but I absolutely LOVE to watch veterans go at it and it'd just be much nicer to see more variety in characters.
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#2supersmashbrosfPosted 11/5/2012 2:26:48 PM
Because people want to win and who is to say they don't like Zero,Vergil,Spencer and the other top tiers.
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#3smasher61Posted 11/5/2012 2:28:17 PM(edited)
I still haven't gotten the memo that just b/c a char is good-great they can't be fun to play or your favorites.
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#4NoizyChildPosted 11/5/2012 2:28:38 PM
From: supersmashbrosf | Posted: 11/5/2012 4:26:48 PM | #002
Because people want to win and who is to say they don't like Zero,Vergil,Spencer and the other top tiers.

This.

Plenty of those people liked those characters before we even had a coherent tier list for this game or for Vanilla.
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#5koga_wolf_demonPosted 11/5/2012 2:29:13 PM
I can't speak for everyone else, but I actually do like Zero and Vergil.

I've been using him since Tatsunoko vs Capcom, used him about 95% of the time in MMX4 and 5. Vergil's just an all around badass,and yes, I have played DMC3.

It just so happens that the characters I like are top tier. Fortunately I also play Hulk, Spidey, and a few others too because I like them.
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#6MK9_ProdigyPosted 11/5/2012 2:29:25 PM
I'm Loyal to Taskmaster and Zero. Idc how good they are, I was using Zero for sure and Task I liked his playstyle.
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#7MrVilla61391Posted 11/5/2012 2:29:27 PM
supersmashbrosf posted...
Because people want to win and who is to say they don't like Zero,Vergil,Spencer and the other top tiers.


lol yea, people love spencer, that's why his game sold so many copies xD
#8lol_whatPosted 11/5/2012 2:29:51 PM
I'm loyal, it just happens the characters I'm loyal to aren't awful kappa
#9NoizyChildPosted 11/5/2012 2:30:21 PM
From: MrVilla61391 | Posted: 11/5/2012 4:29:27 PM | #007
supersmashbrosf posted...
Because people want to win and who is to say they don't like Zero,Vergil,Spencer and the other top tiers.


lol yea, people love spencer, that's why his game sold so many copies xD

People love Amaterasu too, and Okami didn't sell too hot.

Good try, though.
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#10itzshowtime8Posted 11/5/2012 2:30:52 PM
I enjoy playing my favorites, its really the only way I can play. Can't take this game seriously. Purely casual.
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