So, once upon a time Fulgore having meter meant much more than the rest of the cast, tell me what it means now though.
It takes 2 pips (half a meter) and 3 fireballs to still not do as much as Jago’s regular uncharged meterless fireball.
He can no longer pip cancel to beat out a shadow counter.
He can no longer pip cancel lasers into fireballs.
And while his instinct gives him access to as much pip cancelling as he wants for 15 seconds, he doesn’t gain access to anything new, no new pressure tools or real damage or anything like that. He can’t do anything that he wouldn’t have been able to do if he had meter for it anyway. But his instinct also doesn’t make up for the fact that he doesn’t get access to shadow moves or counters from it, because he’s not actually getting meter.
That said, the rest of the cast gets about twice as much meter AND when they get instinct (at least in almost every case) they get access to something they wouldn’t normally have, whether its pressure or damage or whatever.
My issue, maybe I haven’t stated it clearly, is that Fulgore has already been balanced around the assumption that he’s going to get a lot of meter by reducing what he can do with it through the earlier season 3 patches (whether through damage or options, they’ve chipped away from it). Which is fine, as I’ve said before he needed SOME nerfs. But we’re currently at a place where after losing most of what made his meter special, he now also doesn’t get meter. So what’s the point?
I feel like you’re playing under the assumption that Fulgore still has as many options as he did at the start of s3 provided he’s got meter, I can assure you, he doesn’t.