Beep Beep! ArchKnight AQ / ED
A lot of the original team behind ED has left, or gone on to other projects or has left AE entirely. There are still testers for each release but at the moment, as you can imagine, these are very hard times affecting the community as a whole. As much as we would like to see the team stay in high numbers it just is not possible at the moment. Nightwraith is still with ED, as well as numerous artists although they are spread between games. Unfortunately only such can be done with a limited team. Before when we had Cinderella, Big Tuna, Titan, Rabblefroth just to name a few they could afford to have higher quality releases with more people dedicated to specific areas, such as balance, programming etc. As far as I am aware Nightwraith is actively seeking a programmer. He mentioned in the previous Design Notes this year that he is putting together a document which should prove helpful to us all concerning what we would like to see.
"To help guide the direction of EpicDuel's development in the new year, we're crafting a document which should be available soon to help you provide us with focused feedback concerning the EpicDuel's past, present, and future direction. This will help us concentrate the beam of our resources to make 2021 the best year yet for EpicDuel and pave the way for a brighter future!"
As for the 2v2 question, if a particular build is working well in a particular game mode then yes it will be used widely. I know it can be frustrating to battle the same build over and over again, but if the shoe fits, why change it?