After having a good conversation with @yourvillain, we think it’s important to throw out some info on why character rotation should be a thing.
For starters. Let’s define character rotation:
A small set of normally locked characters become available for a certain time period. For example, ghalt, isic, and Kelvin would be available for this week. Next week deande, Ambra and Boldur would be available to play. Everyone can play them, even newcomers. This you be on top of the starting 7 and all characters would still be unlockable like it is currently
I’ve personally become tired of seeing the initial 7 in so many games. I’ve fought Kelvin, ghalt, and Toby once. Why do so many people stick with the originals when they start unlocking other characters?
“You will most likely continue to see the same seven BC of how the 15 level unlock system, taunts and achievements function. People have already put time and work into playing with the starter characters whether they want to or not and will probably just continue BC hey, they already unlocked all the mutations and such.” (From my conversation with @yourvillain).
So what benefit is there for character rotation?
A) Variety. Especially for people who just started playing.
B) Balance. If you open up ghalt to everyone for a week, you’ll find out very quickly what’s wrong/right with him
C) New play style. I really didn’t like rath when I started and he’s really the main melee character everyone plays. I love deande though. She plays so much better to my taste.
What do you guys think?
Edit: I should clarify. This is on top of what exists. I still want the 7 starters. But I think a small handful of extras will help. I still want the characters to be unlockable just like they are now.