Oof. Pneumonia sucks. Hope you’re getting better.Pleasing to see that pneumonia can take me out for a week or two and shit don't change in the shitposting thread (other than some of it leaking out into other threads apparently ...).
I'm a bit late, but I hope you're OK, pneumonia is horrible. The shit leaking everywhere is funnier more than anything really though.Pleasing to see that pneumonia can take me out for a week or two and shit don't change in the shitposting thread (other than some of it leaking out into other threads apparently ...).
Not that I disagree with any of those points, but there's a much more salient reason to disregard the poll as meaningful: statistical reality. Even if we are conservative in approaching the figures, we can still safely say that at least 7-10 million people have played a Soulcalibur game and thus represent the pool of people who might have an opinion on a "best" character. So even if you're argument is that Project Soul would cater first to character popularity rather than who they think would best balance the game and serve its aesthetics--a questionable conclusion in itself--then this poll would be absolutely useless to them for determining who those popular characters were. Possibly four thousand people participated in that poll (if there was no double voting whatsoever). That means the poll tapped the opinion of about one in 3000 people who represent potential return players for a new Soulcalibur game. That is a completely statistically useless for the purposes of market research. And by that, I don't just mean that it's weak evidence, I'm saying it means f***-all nothing.It's not surprising, considering the mainstream appeal of SoulCalibur didn't happen until SoulCalibur II, where Hwang was a half-character in Assassin and Yun-seong was the new Korean boy. Then Hwang was only a half-character again in SoulCalibur III, with his identity, but was a bonus character moveset with admittedly a bit more polish than other custom styles but still not a fully fleshed out moveset until Arcade Edition, but then he didn't return to SoulCalibur IV, while Yun-seong was going strong in all three of these games, sooo... it's not exactly a fair comparison. It's impressive that Hwang placed as high as he did more than anything else, really, considering his place and representation in the series.