GamerZard
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  • I guess my main beef with losing is feeling like I'm being teased because I lost, even though I've never been teased for losing in ANYTHING.
    Madame Lesley
    Madame Lesley
    Then find a new circle of friends who won't mock you for losing.
    Oz o:
    Oz o:
    I don’t think he’s talking about his actual friends, but online instead. I get where he’s coming from.

    For Glory left me with that sort of feeling, back in Smash 4.
    Have I ever mentioned that I hate optimism? It's an unrealistic and ignorant mentality. True passion and ambition is being disappointed in yourself and telling yourself "no, you can do better than this", not "lol that sucked whateves".
    Madame Lesley
    Madame Lesley
    If you really believe that, you can't aspire to be a "Low tier hero". Want to carry the King K. Rool meta? Look up advice, or you know, study the game.

    If that mentality is going to carry you, you're never going to become a good player.

    I'm not being optimistic, I'm just being realistic.
    GamerZard
    GamerZard
    Whoever said I main King K. Rool? This isn't even about mains. It's about anger as a motivator and people saying it doesn't help at all.
    Oz o:
    Oz o:
    The only thing anger and frustration has done for me is continue the spiral. I get so annoyed, I can’t even think straight. If I could shrug things off, it’s a lot easier to keep a clear, conscious mind and move on. You’re assuming shrugging things off means not caring about where you fell, but that is kind wrong.
    I swear to god, the more MKLeo gets 1st, the more I dislike him. He's going to ruin the meta so much that everyone will have to be forced to play Joker (who is nowhere near easy to play) while mid tiers and below become unviable. Why isn't this game called "Super Smash Bros Melee 2"?
    Leoinu
    Leoinu
    Leo is just a fantastic player whos won with many many other characters. To even think that the meta will turn into Jokers only is beyond smoothbrain. You realize Palutena has the advantage right? And yet MKLeo cooks them.
    GamerZard
    GamerZard
    How many of those other characters fell into obscurity though? You don't see people talking about Ike as much anymore.
    Leoinu
    Leoinu
    Okay? That doesnt change the fact Ike is still pretty good for what he can do. I seriously dont get you. You say you dont want to be competitive, yet the way you act says otherwise. You say you dont want to be like other players playing top tiers. Yet you follow tier lists like they’re gospel.

    What the actual **** do you want? Stop moving the damn goal posts. Pick a ****ing lane!
    People really think Ninja made a hot take with his tweet saying that getting angry at a game isn't a bad thing. The replies are taking his PSA out of context when they should back up and realize that "anger" was meant to mean "a passion to achieve something" and not everyone can just be all "happy like a hippy". Ambition is NOT a ******* sin.
    Over on Twitter, gamers want skill-based matchmaking (SBMM) to vanish. The non-agreers say it's because "We almost never win due to way too few trash players being present."

    I don't know whether to agree with the gamers or say that SBMM needs to be stricter in matching us with people on our level.
    Afternoon bump: The PGRUv2 Ultimate Tier List came out and I'm infuriated but not surprised. And people say "character choice is never the reason for anyone's struggle".
    Oz o:
    Oz o:
    I immediately disagree with anyone who’s stupid enough to think Corrin is anything lower than Mid tier.
    I looked at the PGRUv2 Ultimate Tier List. I'm am furious, but not surprised to see my main ranked so low. All DK mains need to just S T O P existing.
    Leoinu
    Leoinu
    In what way are pros being cowards LOL. Boi you are an endless waterfall of terrible TERRIBLE takes.
    GamerZard
    GamerZard
    They're not taking the character to enough tourneys, and if they are, they don't have enough knowledge to get him to win a tourney. If Krool can win a B tier tourney, there's no reason DK can't.
    Leoinu
    Leoinu
    Then you do it lol
    "35 PGRUv2 Players Teamed Up to Create an Ultimate Tier List"

    Anyone who's seen it, do I really want to look at it?
    GamerZard
    GamerZard
    I'll take the lack of responses as a no.
    In fact, I've done some searching, and learned about borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, and psychosis, none of which I'm diagnosed to have (to my knowledge), but I strongly believe I have them, alongside bipolar disorder, which worries me.
    I'm going to invest in a stress ball. It's better because it won't cut up my left hand unlike a shot glass.
    After yet ANOTHER combo clip...

    I'm actually kinda sorta waiting for the opportunity to call out a disgruntled heavy main for their character choice by saying ""I like the character" only gets you so far", even though no one will agree with me.
    I feel like the only member of the Male Byleth Gang in a sea of perverted weebs.

    I never play female characters when a male option exists. I'd have to have a HUGE likening to a female character to care about them, but here in Smash, I always prefer the male variant. I'm not even that into females.

    Does that make me a cringe person? Huh??
    Oz o:
    Oz o:
    Are female characters usually attributed to speed and mobility, though? I don't feel Smash cares much for supporting those archtypes. Games like Fire Emblem also don't support it, which is cool (i.e strong and hard-hitting females/fast & fragile males).

    And I agree with you, at the end of the day. I'm just partially into what Zard has said, because it seems to ring true for most of our community. I doubt he dislikes the female characters themselves. If he thinks like me, it's more about the stance of the community being so narrow-minded about it.
    GamerZard
    GamerZard
    That's exactly it. I feel like the Smash community cares too much about certain trivial stuff to the point that equally trivial alternatives don't exist to them.
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    ThiagoCavalcanteCarvalho
    I can even answer your question with a conversation I had with my psychologist when I was talking about female and male characters in games and how men see it, for example, when we play with them. First person games I classify as the character being us. And third-person ones as us being the character. So, in general, in third person we assume another personality. It would be stranger for it to have another genre(like female to male players) in a first person game. In Metroid Prime, Samus' armor covers what would be a female hand with manicured nails, causing it to be much less awkward, I think. When we become a character(in any media) we look for someone interesting to represent us in the game, or someone with whom we identify or identify things we like. Or even projections of expectations or something you would like to be able to do. Many subjects fit here. However, playing with someone of a different gender, assuming things that simplify our conversation like being straight and cis, has more to do with sexuality and loving relationships. Love and sex. Regardless of reality. It is exactly like what happens in books, movies, series. Of course, anything can happen when it comes to you being interested in a character without being directly personally identified. If you are an adult and the character is a child of the opposite gender, or someone of a very different age than you, but young or older, you will probably have much less interest in the character and your identification or attraction will be compromised. Although other elements such as narrative or gameplay can bring you interests over other things and compensate for the character. In addition, the character in question can combine more with the narrative, as in Caronline, for example. Having groups in a story usually solves this, as well as customizations, such as are possible in games. And of course, you may enjoy seeing yourself as someone else and someone so different from you. The possibilities are as many as ever, yet there is what is most common, that is, happening more often. So you are generally more likely to feel an attraction to the character in question. It ends up being as if you were in a relationship, where you help and support her in this endeavor that you will spend TOGETHER. Of course, in the end it's just a fantasy. Just like in a book, in a movie, in a series. And your attraction will not change like any other sensations and feelings you will have with books, films, series, music and clips (games, in this case). Be it love and eroticism in a romance, suspense and fear in a tale of terror, laughter, crying, anger. Both scenes and situations and your relationship with the character, directly or indirectly (perhaps through a character who can represent you), will produce feelings and sensations even if everything is just fantasy and no one there is real. And that of course includes games. There is certainly no problem with that. But it is important to understand these themes more deeply. Studying games and gamers. Another thing, incidentally, is that the number of male protagonists seems to make people, like women, used to it. You end up not so surprised to see another story, narrative, media, with a protagonist so distant from you, different from the strange of men with female protagonists. This ends up helping to direct the market through public reaction. Which does not detract from the importance of wanting to see yourself in the story or at least identifying yourself with something in the characters. That is why, for example, television needs to fight for different types of protagonists, in each type and variation of genders, orientation, be it from the four basic ethnic groups to the mixes, ages, nationalities, region, beliefs and the various social groups existing.
    I wish there were more DK pros with big presences. I'm tired of seeing these overrated names who main characters I hate.
    Can I say that playing as Big Bodies in any game is a cause for depression?

    My hot take is that they're always the worst archetype to play as given how difficult they are to get in with and not lose with.

    I refer to these players as "delusional" or "masochistic".
    Jack_White
    Jack_White
    You should probably take a long break if it stresses you out.
    Wigglerman
    Wigglerman
    Big bodies also happen to be some of the most fun characters to play. Yes, they are difficult but this isn't some well kept secret. Only in rare instances are big bodied characters actually good (See Abigail in SF5 for example or Earthquake in Samsho to a lesser extent). You usually play these characters because you like them and enjoy a challenge. Not going in expecting to body people (Outside those who don't know the match ups so you wash them for free). You're only 'delusional' if you've got the mindset you're going to win more than you lose (Against equal/higher skill opponents).
    GamerZard
    GamerZard
    Actually, I play DK mostly for the cool stuff he has such as cargo, four spikes, a bury move, and super armor specials. I hate being challenged, but I also don't want to win too easily. Unfortunately, equal skill opponents are too rare.
    I left the DK Discord because even THEY disagree with my opinion of him.

    "So an IG clip of DK getting styled on reflects the characters whole playerbase? We're nothing but useless sandbags?"

    Okay but how many clips of an styling DK do you see on the regular?
    Oz o:
    Oz o:
    If I put a DK 0-death with Byleth, I'm a failure.
    Jack_White
    Jack_White
    Why are you being such a *****?
    Wigglerman
    Wigglerman
    Not everyone is going to agree with you. Up and up leaving a community over a disagreement or one that isn't shared by the majority isn't a mature thing to do. But you're also admitting to walking into a proverbial beehive, shaking the nest and getting mad when the bees sting you.
    Well, I did it. I made two alts on SmashLadder AND made an explicit call out. Now I'll get banned from that place for sure. I can't stand people memeing me and acting like I don't exist.

    Without that site, I'm sure to feel better.
    Mamboo07
    Mamboo07
    Long-Term Growth.
    Coolboy
    Coolboy
    no that's a infamous youtuber who is very scrubby, he blames literally everything and everyone except himself, if he loses then his opponent is the scrub for winning and he often ragequits.
    GamerZard
    GamerZard
    Oh, you mean Low Tier God. I've heard the name but never watched him. But guessing by his name, his scrubbiness is justified.
    If you're looking for a sandbag to show off your combos on, look at Bowser.

    He's heavier than DK and I won't feel bad because I'm not a Bowser player.

    People need to stop using my character as a guinea pig; it makes me feel bad about myself.
    Wigglerman
    Wigglerman
    Why? Why should you feel bad about yourself, as a person, because of someone making a video using a character in a video game? That's a whole level of mental gymnastics to feel bad about something that literally has nothing to do with you, personally or reflects on you in any shape or form. You have got to stop taking video games, Smash specifically, so personally. The game matters not. You do. Stop letting it rule you.
    Is getting drunk good for major depression?
    GamerZard
    GamerZard
    psb123 psb123 Sorry, but I've been seriously contemplating "drowning my sorrows".
    psb123
    psb123
    GamerZard GamerZard Don't. It won't do anything good for you and it won't make your depression go away. In fact it will make it worse. Alchohol in of itself is a depressant. Meaning it causes depression.
    Ben Holt
    Ben Holt
    I could give an honest answer based on my personal experience, or I could give the politically correct answer.

    Alcohol is a depressant. It slows your brain down, and the high (drunk) you get from it makes the depression worse in the long run.
    It is not uncommon at all for people to have occasional bouts of depression, and if this is your first time, I'd say give it time.
    If the depression is chronic, then seek therapy and possibly medication. LEGAL medication.
    So I've just been told "Your negative self-beliefs manifest into you being a scrub".

    Does this mean I'm supposed to say stuff like "You're doing great, GZ!" and "You got 3 stocked but at least you tried your hardest!"?

    Isn't that being a little TOO optimistic?
    So people are saying "It's never the fault of the teabagger. They're having a good time and you're at fault for being weak."

    So this behavior is acceptable???
    Oz o:
    Oz o:
    RealPokeFan11
    RealPokeFan11
    That was a really good Zelda play
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    link2702
    link2702
    that WAS a pretty nice zelda play. You can't hang around TOO long on the results screen, but you can hang there for a decent enough amount of time to be annoying. Also you can quickly press b after closing the screen to reopen it quick enough(if you wanted to double check your results or gsp w/e, save the replay) AND the opponent will see that you reopened it. You can do this repeatedly as a sort of results screen "taunt" against them, until the timer runs out.

    It's little things like that. Ultimately though there isn't a whole lot you can do aside from style on them in the match, report them and block them.

    if you REALLY wanted to be an ass you could try to hunt them down on youtube twitch or w/e based on their username(s) and mock them for their teabagging/posting a video of you destroying them to their channel or w/e, but by that point you have drifted from just owning a teabagger, to straight up bullying and harassment, and really...we don't need any of that. By that point you're doing things that make you far worse an individual than the teabagger was.
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    The DK discord says DK is low tier yet they also say I'm not obligated to believe them; I can either say he's mid tier or don't care.

    If someone who doesn't even pocket the character says he's mid tier, I'd rather go by that than what some biased character group has to say.

    inb4 people tell me "Just don't give a ****".
    Checked the patch notes. All I see is shield growth for just about every character and annoying, hard-to-play characters getting buffed. I'm mad.
    GamerZard
    GamerZard
    Why should those nerfs matter when my main hardly got buffed? If you mained DK, you'd understand my frustration.
    Leoinu
    Leoinu
    BOI HE GOT BUFFED THIS PATCH AND LAST PATCH LOL
    GamerZard
    GamerZard
    A shield size increase with head invincibility is hardly a buff. A buff would be fixing his poor neutral and disadvantage options. His shield was fine already.

    And the previous patch still didn't address his disadvantage state, which is legit barely doable.
    In every game they appear in together, has Ken always been better than Ryu?
    Night Gale
    Night Gale
    As a character Ken is subjectively superior in every game. Objectively speaking, it depends on the game and or one's playstyle.
    Wigglerman
    Wigglerman
    Depends on the game. I believe for a lot of SF4's life span Ryu was a monster and far better than Ken. But ironically, most of the time in game Ken is 'better' than Ryu despite Ryu, lore wise, supposedly being the superior of the duo (Though Ken is by no means a slouch). For whatever reason, Capcom seems to REALLY love having Ryu be the 'easy to learn' character but not making him too crazy while Ken (and Akuma by extension) let you take what you've learned from using Ryu and up the ante.
    This "playing-to-win" mentality is what's taking away the fun from Smash Bros. for you. When you lose, you learn about why you lost and see it as a way for you to improve.

    Self-improvement starts from the self, and not from crying out to the heavens.
    Madame Lesley
    Madame Lesley
    The key here is not to play when your mind is poisoned. Back during my Mobile Legends pub games, my mind wasn't at its usual pace. I got distracted by my wants...and I lost. To say that I wasn't playing at my best is an understatement.

    I'm no MkLeo or Zackray or Shuton or anything, but I enjoy learning from experience. I'm never the best, and in fact, the best way to enjoy a competitive game is to not be the best. I play because of my love for the game and let this love guide my mind and heart into staying positive when playing.
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    Oz o:
    Oz o:
    This is especially true when you go online. I feel like a lot of us go in with the mentality of trying to get points for winning. We play for the points. **** the points. The points don't mean anything. I've seen the most questionable players on "Elite", and this is no offense to people. The reason I mention this is because it's the same thing, in essence. I try to encourage for people to use online to try and practice and learn things they otherwise wouldn't (with CPUs, for example). You should be able to try things, without the fear of losing. I've dipped as low as 100k the other day, only to make it to 6m in a day with my main, Zelda.
    Oz o:
    Oz o:
    I learned the most when I detached from this pointless sense of ego, of being afraid I'd look like a fool, for that. Look at what I learned, because of it:

    https://streamable.com/e5xge

    I made that up, nobody taught me, and neither did I see it in a Youtube/Twitter video. I theorized it ages ago, but never really finished it until that point. You have no idea how much better the game gets, when you are able to tap into that mindset.
    Byleth is my last chance to get any enjoyment from this game, because honestly I'm just not into it anymore. If/When he fails me, I'm quitting this game and going back to BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle. Good news for you all.
    Oz o:
    Oz o:
    GamerZard
    GamerZard
    Seeing these, I'm reminded that as soon as I go into disadvantage, my mind goes into "Well, there goes my stock/my win." It's a thing where DK's disadvantage state is all I can think about and I autopilot hard, when I could be staying in the neutral mindset.

    But for real, I'd cry if that first combo happened to me, especially since DK has no neutral resetting tools.
    Oz o:
    Oz o:
    Look, I'd be willing to help you out, if you help me help you. I saw a match you posted like 2 months ago. You didn't look terrible, but I feel you'd still have room for improvement. I'm not even that great myself, but I know there's always something I can tweak and adjust for improvement.

    Throw me a recent match one of these days.
    SmashLadder out here acting like DK can be salvaged. Delusional fools.
    Oz o:
    Oz o:
    look at dat adorable krool and bowser avatar
    and boysilver's adorable kirby avatar
    Leoinu
    Leoinu
    Hes on that GamerZard **** again. SNOOOORE
    GamerZard
    GamerZard
    How am I wrong about DK? It's universally agreed upon that his advantage state is the only good thing about him, and even then, it's hard for DK to even gain advantage. What part of that is wrong?
    SmashLadder said I'm a low level version of Tweek, since we panic when we're losing and we're constantly switching characters. How is Tweek doing anyway? Has he committed to anyone? Gotten better? Asking because I feel for him now.
    Someone told me I suck at this game and lose a lot because I'm too obsessed with using impractical moves to get undeserved kills. Evidently, they're not wrong. My idea of fun is skewed. Disrespect is more satisfying than just blandly grabbing or throwing out an aerial or ftilt. "Boring, but practical" seems less "No thanks" now.
    I want a DK player to place higher than top 24 at a tourney, then maybe I'd hate the character a little less.

    If a Krool (a lower tier character) could win a B Tier tourney, DK should too.
    FeelingDrowzy
    FeelingDrowzy
    I would love it if either one does make it in a higher tier tourney
    Oz o:
    Oz o:
    What the hell happened to DKWill after Brawl? The guy has taken a set off of Atomsk, a DDD. That's a -4 ****ing matchup. Virtually unwinnable. DK nor any other character in this game or Smash 4 has anything close to that.
    The hate for the recent Direct ruined any hype I had for its contents. Thanks a ******* lot, fandom. I don't give a crud about what Sakurai does because I'm not emotionally connected or something. Is that so wrong??
    GamerZard
    GamerZard
    I was genuinely excited for the character despite the rule-breaking from Sakurai and the redundancy this character features. But because almost no one shares my view and would rather complain than accept it, I'm completely upset.
    Leoinu
    Leoinu
    How weak is your mindset that peoples disappointment remotely affects your excitement. Good lord *facepalm*
    psb123
    psb123
    Leoinu Leoinu Oh don't even start with that. People need to stop acting like every single negative reaction to Byleth is reasonable disappointment. They're not. There are far too many cases of Sakurai and people who are looking forward to Byleth being harassed for looking at this positively for that to even be remotely true.
    I bet come Byleth's release, DK will receive a huge nerf where he can never escape disadvantage against characters he loses to, essentially always losing a stock.

    ...

    Wait, that's already a thing? Okay.
    Seriously, it's like literally no one shares my views on anything.
    Wigglerman
    Wigglerman
    Not everyone will see everything the same way. I always see it as a potential learning opportunity when my views aren't shared. Might see something in a light I didn't before. Likewise I may influence someone to at least challenge their own view a little.
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