i think random should show a question mark throughout the entire process till the game starts.
i also think random should have a rank and random unlockables.
half the time you pick a character its always a random chance you get a random character anyways, so this can contribute to the random rank.
like starcraft has a rank system for selecting random.
Logging into the forums for the first time just to say that I completely agree.
Especially when they have the ability to "lock NPCs", because if you do that with Random then it just locks the first NPC(s) you select. :c
I think you should be able to back out of a random stage selection. I like to use the random button for stages, but there are so few that it's common to get a repeat of a stage you just fought on last match, or the match before that. There should be a small confirm/cancel at the end.
like i play against carp9105 and this foo is ALWAYS kratos.
so it's also sort of a way to show that you didn't purposely pick your main, and if you get your main it's by chance.
i think there should also be a random only ranked. so it's not about how good you are with your main, it's about how well you understand the concept of the game.
-Random until match starts
-They already have an item switch, so why not character/costume/stage switches for random.
-And a 'No Repeats' option
That should satisfy everyone.