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Meta Knight Officially Banned!

Discussion in 'Brawl Competitive Discussion' started by AlphaZealot, Sep 30, 2011.

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  1. AlphaZealot

    AlphaZealot Smashboards Owner

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    Meta Knight will be officially banned on January 9th, 2012. Until that date, Meta Knight will be optionally banned in Unity Ruleset 2.0.

    The Unity Ruleset Committee has come to a majority agreement to ban Meta Knight by a vote of 14-0 with 1 abstaining. In order too ease into this decision and respect the largest Smash tournament on the horizon, the ban will be optional until after Apex 2012. Therefore, on January 9th, it will no longer be optional and all Unity Ruleset events will be Meta Knight banned. Until that time, users may use the Unity Ruleset 2.0 in either form: Meta Knight Banned or Meta Knight Allowed.

    This was not a decision made lightly. This is a topic that has dominated the community for many years and far too long. The URC has taken into account many things, among them: community polls on Smashboards and AllisBrawl over the last 2 years, discussions with some of the top players and minds in the community, and most of all, user created data/charts that have kept tabs on the prevalence of Meta Knight at the over 500 tournaments held yearly. It is important to note that each member of the URC who voted had their own reasons, so any number of factors may have influenced their decision. We hope this will begin a new era in the Brawl community, and while we are sure this decision will cause controversy and discussion, we also feel it will ultimately be for the best for the community in the coming years.

    Please note: This ban affects tournaments in the US and Canada - as that is the scope of the Unity Ruleset Committee. In addition, this ban is for both Singles and Doubles play.
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  2. -LzR-

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    MK ban, it's about time :D
    Time to see some more diversity in the game.
    Also interesting to see what M2K is going to do.
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    Laem Brawl Backroom Member

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    1st pager?!

    Ima add some content tho
    Im EU
    this MK ban is reasonable.
    14-0 is fishy.
    Stuff and things
    we out.
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  4. Doc King

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    Nice to see mk banned from tourneys now. Now there will be more diversity in Brawl now!

    Edit: Aw man, I wanted to be the 1st poster :(

    Well, at least I'm the 3rd one :)
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    So glad I don't attend american tourneys OMG

    :059:
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    Bowser approves.

    :phone:
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    But now I can never see Yellow Card in person anymore...
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    It should be noted for the write up that the Unity Ruleset Committee is 17 members. There were 14 members in the majority opinion towards banning Metaknight. There were 0 members in the dissenting opinion towards Banning Metaknight. There was one conscientious abstention. There were two abstention by inactivity.

    We did due diligence on the manner including pulling influence from: a variety to statistical analyses, expert testimony, discussion in this very thread, previous tournament organizing experience, and other sources of information. In fact, the level of scrutiny the URC used in coming to this decision was easily the most stringent of any decision we've made thus far.

    While we realize some may not be happy with the decisions we make on a global ruleset level, we continue to strive to make the Unity Ruleset worthy of widespread use across the entire community in the hopes that one day all tournaments are run under a uniform ruleset.
  9. Dan (Twinkie)

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    I'm gonna be moderating this thread strictly guys. Just a heads up.
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    we'll see lol
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    I'm really proud of the URC for going through with this, doing what the BBR never could.

    Great job, guys!!
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    get graped MK users
  13. Exce L

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    First Smash game where a character is banned.
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    Lawl, p glad to be in europe atm. I know some consider MK to be unfair, but this is absolutely ridiculous
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    Sinister Slush ❄ I miss my kind ❄

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    Yoshi Approves.
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    I'm fine with it considering 75% of the userbase clamored for it.

    No use shutting up a majority of the community for your own biased opinions.
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    Does anyone have a contact within the Japanese smash scene? I want to try to get their opinion on this...
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    Pros: MK is banned
    Cons: Usage rates of other high tiers will rise by a LOT

    This will probably lead to a change in the viability of a lot of characters...and we might even end up going the melee route where even less mid-tiers are played then they currently are. Something to think about, this actually might end up harming character diversity =]
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    It's just an estimate, not an exact answer to the future of Brawl.
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    So...

    All the cool kids, come to this side of the line... :troll:

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    IIT: Salty Europeans who don't want to ban MK.
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    All I gotta' say is:

    MAH FIGHT MONIES!
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    Could be worse, we could be scrubby TOs who ban **** for no reason lol.
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    No, but I doubt they would agree with our decision.
    They have no problems with MK at all.
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    BAN DIDDY BRAH, important stuff
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    LOL AZ, i love how you linked "metaknight da bess" in your post

    what will m2k do? will he quit brawl and become a full-time melee player?



    edit: holy crap...

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    Questions to the URC: Is anyone from the URC going to give some reasoning as to this decision (did you deem he was broken? purely to make some players happy?)? What gives the URC the power to ban a character?
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    D3 gonna rise up in Brawl.

    inb4coneyreturns2brawl!
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    Can't wait to see ADHD win 95% of the rest of brawl's nationals.
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    OP made my day :lol:
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    D3 gonna rise up in Brawl.

    inb4coneyreturns2brawl!
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    I see BPC is still as juvenile as ever.

    Calling anyone and everyone who doesn't agree with his obviously only acceptable opinions a scrub.
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    have you been under a rock for like 4 months?
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    Why do I feel like nothing will really change xD I think there will just be more high tiers but thats it.
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    I can answer the latter one: They're actual TOs lol

    I'm really curious to see Europe's results at Apex now. I think all 3 parties involved (USA, Europe, Japan) are in for a surprise.
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    MK banned tier list?
    lets go
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    let's go BBR tier list with no MK.

    inb4marth#1
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    That would be an interesting tier list to build, I won't lie.
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    Different high tiers will lead to different mid tier counters will lead to pickles and cream cheese on your sandwiches.

    Get ready guys.
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    imo, D3, Peach, and Ike could make a big jump in the metagame with mk gone. MK has destroyed them a lot.

    HYPE!
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