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    Official Newcomer/DLC Speculation Discussion

    As many others I got quite excited at the idea of Nakoruru despite not knowing the character beforehand, and was pretty disappointed to hear all the most prominent leakers suggest Terry. I'll try to keep an open mind though. A tag-team :ultpokemontrainer:-like character would be actually...
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    Meta SSBU Stagelist Discussion

    I think you might be limiting yourself by making a sort of stagelist 'template' and then attempting to fill it out with the most appropriate stages. Stages are complicated things with a lot of different factors at play. Slants, ledge-to-blastzone, walls, platform height, 'open-ness' etc. All...
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    Meta SSBU Stagelist Discussion

    Prism is definitely my favourite semisoft too, just because of what it adds to the stagelist (btw you can group the semisofts together if you're using pXp1 so they effectively occupy only one spot)
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    Meta SSBU Stagelist Discussion

    where'd you find this ?
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    Meta SSBU Stagelist Discussion

    Dittos are weird, you can technically go to any stage for any match in the set. However, player preference is a thing, so in that case it'd become the deciding factor. So, to go back to the original point, let's say BF is P1's favorite stage, and SV is his second favorite. Now let's say P2's...
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    Meta SSBU Stagelist Discussion

    I'm using a sort of 'omniscient' point of view. If a stage is P1's 3rd best stage for that particular match against P2, then it automatically is P2's 8th best stage (if there are 10 stages). Basically I'm assuming that both players are using their bans 100% optimally (which means taking into...
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    Meta SSBU Stagelist Discussion

    When I say '3rd best stage' or '8th best stage' I don't mean it based on that particular player's preference or character, but rather in the context of that particular set. So if I say stage A is P1's best stage, I mean it's the stage that favours him the most against P2. This may not...
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    Meta SSBU Stagelist Discussion

    I don't really agree but it's not something you can be super objective about. In any case the point still stands, with 3 bans campy char still gets one of PS2/TNC, close-range char gets to pick between SV & LC. From my point of view, 10 stages works best with 2 bans, especially if you look at a...
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    Meta SSBU Stagelist Discussion

    If you're gonna have FD, KPL, TNC & PS2, you need one of CS/WW if you value balance above all else. (in order from most to least advantageous) "Campy" stages: FD, KPL, TNC, PS2 "Anti-campy" (cramped? crampy?) stages: CS/WW, YS, YIB, SV/LC So if you get 2 bans, campy char is guaranteed TNC...
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    Meta SSBU Stagelist Discussion

    See my post on the previous page. From my point of view FD KPL TC PS2 are all 'campy stages', so you need 4 'anti-campy' stages to balance that out: CS/WW, YS, YIB, SV So if you're running 2 bans, zoner is guaranteed TC (or PS2), anti-zoner is guaranteed YIB (or SV)...
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    Meta SSBU Stagelist Discussion

    The problem with that is you can't use it as your counterpick anymore. Basically if I'm playing against a zoner, but my character gets ****ed up by the slant on CS, then my opponent can afford not to waste his ban on CS, and he gets another ban. Whereas with WW that would never happen, so it's...
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    Meta SSBU Stagelist Discussion

    I mean, that works too it's just that the slant might make the stage unviable for some chars who depend heavily on certain ground options or projectiles that get messed up by it so they can't pick it as their small stage anymore whereas WW really has no jank of that sort.. It's a very...
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    Meta SSBU Stagelist Discussion

    I really think WW should be a legal counterpick. That or we cut one of FD/Kalos/TnC/PS2, which would be unfortunate. In Melee, YS' side-blastzones were ~175, as opposed to 180 for WW (source) and it's width was 112, as opposed to 117 for WW (source). The average stage size in Melee was 146.11
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    Meta SSBU Stagelist Discussion

    The 10 stage list (BF FD PS2 SV LC YIB YS UPL KPL TNC) is not as balanced as the original Genesis 6 list (with CS). At the end of the day what really matters is not the stage widths, or blastzones, or anything else, but rather: which types of characters does this stage benefit? Which types of...
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    Meta SSBU Stagelist Discussion

    I wanted to add that I don't think WW is worse than CS in this regard. There's a good chance CS has some dumb abuseable strats with certain characters (there's already some stuff with Palu) but it might take a bit of time before we see them actually affecting tournament matches. WW is just a...
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