Like I said earlier, THIS is not a good enough "incentive" to make people rush for the game, just like Cosplay Pikachu, or Notched-Ear Pichu, or even Ash-Grninja.
So then why the complaints about the means of distribution? Again, it seems like one wail after another of "this form is lame and I hate it but I'm mad they're distributing it via event!"
What? No. In no conceivable way will this hurt it, at all. That's indefensible.
People were expecting that this would one of many new add it's for the Ultra games
No one of the slightest good sense is going to say "boy, I was
going to buy Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon, but SOLELY because an event-exclusive Lycanroc form is one of the upgrades, I'm going to not." That's ridiculous.
only to find out it's just it's own thing that more than likely region locked.
"Region locked" is meaningless enough to be inaccurate in this case, because there's minimal if any chance that other regions won't see the same Rockruff event.
If people were already hesitant, then now their back to thinking there's nothing else new to hook people in this game. This is what should've been a sign of new things to come but now it's only treated as an extra, fluff. And the "sales" or "they've done it before" excuse is enough to save this action.
See above. No one in their right mind is going to let this be the sole deciding factor - or even a significant deciding factor - in buying one of these games or not. Especially since it would be exceedingly foolish to think this Dusk form constitutes the entirety of the differences from the original Sun & Moon. That too is a ridiculous assertion.
It's strange because I thought Dusk form Lycanroc was going to be one of the selling points for buying USUM.
would you have thought this? What is it that years upon years of games just like this, from this very franchise, would lead you to believe a third and largely inconsequential form of an existing Pokémon was going to be a primary selling point for a pair of new games?
People seem to like wavering back and forth on the value of the form as it suits their argument. It's either so lame and awful that no one would ever want it and Game Freak is a bunch of lamebrains for implementing it, or making it event-only is going to "ruin everything." Which is it, people?
We'll be over this in a week, or a month. Whenever they introduce the next new feature that's somehow the worst thing ever and is going to ruin these games on its own.