Is THAT why I haven't been seing many E. Cole's online lately? (Though that could still be because of Kat and Em)
I don't see how many E. Cole main's was able to consciously use him in that manner. The first time I used E. Cole was online (me and my friend xFeyBlade -- who's active on the forums -- decided to do a random online match and I got E. Cole) I had no idea what his moveset were. I learned what triangle did and I learned what circle did and I went 5-0. And I felt horrible doing it. This nerf was a long time coming.
Surely SuperBot didn't mean for E. Cole's confrim to be that easy to pull off.
I'm glad it recieved some sort of change, honestly giga punch is still ridiculously strong for what it does, but with this change they get rid of the overly defensive playstyle of "I have my level 1 ready, I'm going to hold block until you mess up and give me a free kill". It's so much more manageable now.
I just played a few games online as Evil Cole for the first time, I'm pretty sure getting beat up in general makes his charge drop, not just blocking, gives a nice "use it or lose it" aspect to the move.
Yeah, this isn't new...
According to some members of All-Star Arena, it has been as such since the start.