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  • I've been playing Mario Kart Tour since release, but is it really "scummy"?
    KirbyWorshipper2465
    KirbyWorshipper2465
    It seems more to me like the mobile department is a tad clueless on how to handle things.

    Pokelego999
    Pokelego999
    It took them like 5 months to add new characters and not just a whole load of alts. And yet they're still making alts. At least we get like, Nabbit, King Bob-omb, The Hammer Bro. and it's variants, Birdo, Dixie Kong, etc.
    GamerZardEX
    GamerZardEX
    This now makes me pessimistic for the lineup of a possible Mario Kart 9.
    After dropping DK again, I cannot find a character who has his strengths but isn't exploit bait. Random button has given me characters COMPLETELY out of my field of "hit hard, kill fast, live long, spike hard".
    It sucks that mentality in competitive gaming is constantly brought up, but how to fix the mentality gets next to no mention; but when we do get these mentions, we get responses such as "tell yourself this" or "go out and do that".

    I know it probs doesn't make much sense, but exercising, going out in the sun, taking a seasonal break, and meditating have not worked to even dampen the urge to get very negative after a losing streak. I'm all out of free options.
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    GamerZardEX
    GamerZardEX
    I actually did clean my room before playing some friendlies, and I didn't get too mad about the losing streak afterwards.
    Venus of the Desert Bloom
    Venus of the Desert Bloom
    I find a clean place to be helpful in reducing stress and tension. That’s why I always make sure a room and workspace is clean when I do stuff that stresses me out. I’m glad that sort of helped :tomnook:
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    StoicPhantom
    I think it's more that how to "fix" a mentality is more personal and not something anyone can really replicate from person to person. Getting mad at losing isn't really avoidable if you have any sort of investment in competition but it is more about what you do with that fact. I don't get mad per se, but more frustrated if I don't like the way I lost. But that frustration usually dissipates within the hour unless I'm really frustrated at myself then it can last for a couple days.

    I think overall when people talk about mentality they're talking less about temporary feelings in the immediate aftermath and more about long term perceptions. If your frustrations are affecting your life and overall mental health outside of the game then you may need to prioritize a little better. If you don't have the discipline to conduct yourself in a healthy manner then you should probably limit or stop competing altogether. If it is affecting your self-esteem then you should find other things to anchor your feelings of self-worth in.

    Competition ultimately isn't for everyone, or even a lot of people, so it's not necessarily something you should engage in unless you truly enjoy it. As in, you shouldn't be using it as a substitute for other things like a sense of purpose in life or seeing it as a fast track to fame and fortune or something.
    Another interesting thing I was told:

    "Even if you play them for counterpick purposes only, unless you actually like their kit, don't play them."

    Hence why Pokemon Trainer and Palutena see no play time from me anymore, but DK, my only fun character, is too damn easy to lose with.
    I woke up from a dream that reminded me of how Incineroar, as a Pokemon, has been garnering so much hate. Now that it's on my mind, I never really understood why.
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    MooMew64
    MooMew64
    Incineroar just doesn't really appeal to me. Aside from some funny cheese moves in casual play, he just didn't click with me.

    That said, I got nothing against fire starters: Cinderace is probs in my top 10 most wanted right now, lol.
    Janx_uwu
    Janx_uwu
    I just want my boy Oshawott to come home to Smash-or at least be a decent Pokemon Assist.
    Pokelego999
    Pokelego999
    Oshawott is right now just a reskinned Piplup.
    The more time passes, the uglier Brawl's realistic aesthetic looks.
    I've been told that Min Min has the potential to be high tier, especially once the pandemic is over. I slightly disagree; she's too unorthodox when it comes to killing, and her disadvantage state is below average.
    SmashBoards: This is just a game, there's nothing to take so seriously.

    Me: I will try very hard to fix myself.

    Marss: How to TURBO TEABAG your opponents.

    Me:

    This unordered tier list made by me is based on personal experience. Top and High Tiers are characters I despise yet can't play myself (With the exceptions of Pokemon Trainer, Palutena, Bowser, and Yoshi, all of whom I lost interest in), while Low and Bottom Tiers are characters I wanted to main, failed horribly with, yet I almost never beat them when in the hands of someone else. Mid is characters I'm indifferent about.

    Listen to this: Unless the MU was in your favor, blaming your character for your loss is valid. Otherwise, you should've just played better.
    psb123
    psb123
    Yeah. You should have just played better. Blaming a character for your own lack of practice is pretty darn invalid.
    Important question: When you feel very ticked, how do you quickly cool off? Nothing involving romance, please.
    Perkilator
    Perkilator
    Just put your palms together with the tops of your fingers on both hands facing opposite sides. Push in and breath for a few seconds.
    Draftey
    Draftey
    I take Benadryl and take a nap.
    Venus of the Desert Bloom
    Venus of the Desert Bloom
    I usually clean, go for a walk, or watch cute baby animal videos. Yard work tends to help calm me down - especially weed whacking. I also have a garbage pile that I use that I take empty glass bottles and break them. Like flinging them into the air into the pile or banking them off the sides of the wall. Then again, I’m a fairly calm person and it takes a lot to make me frustrated and upset to the point that I can’t function properly.
    Half the time, I feel like none of you understand my rocky relationship with this game, and those of you who seem like you do only pretend to.
    TheIrepan8
    TheIrepan8
    Gotta learn how to steel it, it's tough and I know the frustration in games sometimes but it'd do alright to hide it on here.
    Janx_uwu
    Janx_uwu
    I’ve seen your posts, and it looks to me like you like competitive Smash, but don’t want to improve, and always get mad at people for winning with lame strategies, when in reality, you could’ve just punished with the right mindset. If you play competitively without ever wanting to get better, then you’ll never see your win rate increase against these annoying opponents, or anyone for that matter. And as TheIrepan8 TheIrepan8 said, you can get mad without being vocal about it, as long as you don’t stay mad.
    TheIrepan8
    TheIrepan8
    To final this: Impressions mean a lot.

    Cause a lot of the forums who scroll to see these, see you as always mad and it doesn't leave a good impression for people wise. You might not care but it's there. That's all I'll say from personal experience.
    The only good losing animations in Ultimate.

    From that same debate, there was heavy emphasis on the concept of "outplayed". If a Ganondorf, for example, were to defeat a Peach, the Peach got outplayed; she was outsmarted, outtricked, and ended.

    This is what I usually call luck. But that mindset is being questioned by the statement of "It's not a character thing, it's player vs player". Tbh, I've had my fair share of mid-low tier upsets, so...
    Janx_uwu
    Janx_uwu
    When you outplay someone-taking their habits and using those against them while also not having too many bad habits yourself-that’s hardly luck.
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    StoicPhantom
    Luck would be more if it happened only once or twice. A trend would definitely be outplaying.
    I just got out of a debate where someone said "Every character in Ultimate is viable" and "There is no definite bottom 1".

    I can agree with the first statement to a degree, but I still suspect Krool to be bottom 1; he's just THAT exploitable.
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    StoicPhantom
    Well, what's good about him then? My general opinion of him is that he has some decent tools that don't really link in good ways and he needs to have very specific setups to do good damage. When I think of a top tier, I'm thinking of characters that can largely play around any type of defense and have a variety of tools to both approach and prevent approaches. When I think of a high tier, I'm thinking that are similar but have more holes and exploits. When I think of mid tiers, I'm thinking characters that have a decent tools and combos here and there, but are overall middling.

    When I think of low tiers, I'm thinking of characters that are forced to play in specific situations to gain access to their good stuff. When I think of Bowser Jr., I'm thinking of a character that is forced to pretty much always aggressively charge in and hope for the best. All of his good tools are designed to work up close, but very little of them actually works as an approach tool. Almost all of his stuff can be avoided by just maintaining normal spacing for most characters. Lots of his potential feints are pretty easy to bait out and his recovery and disadvantage is pretty awful.

    If I were to compare him to another character I view poorly, Gannondorf, I would say that the Dorf has better stuff to force his opponent to play his game. Not much better, but he has better burst options in the mid range and you have to respect the his sword attacks lest you die early. Dorf still gets blown up pretty hard by a lot of characters, but he does have special mixups and good aerials for close range battles that let him combo into big damage and early kills. If you aren't careful you can blitzed pretty hard with even mediocre Dorfs, but I can't say I've ever felt the same with Bowser Jr.

    I'm not an expert on the character though, so I'm open to rebuttals. I've just never seen much done with the character that makes me think I would want to play him over almost anyone else.
    GamerZardEX
    GamerZardEX
    About getting "blown up pretty hard by a lot of characters", does this mean Ganondorf would have already lost?
    S
    StoicPhantom
    Not an automatic one no, but he gets hit harder than almost any other in disadvantage. If I were to be playing against a Lucina then I would need to ensure I never get caught in disadvantage or it's pretty much death at 30. That's still winnable provided you can hit back harder, but there are many other characters that have more breathing room.
    ZSS's Star KO scream sounds more like a KO Scream from Street Fighter Alpha than a Star KO scream.
    Some of you need to understand:

    When I rage, I do NOT drink, because alcohol tastes nasty.

    I do NOT punch holes in my walls and break anything, because if I did, I'd be in serious trouble.

    I'm not physically destructive, thank you.
    Oz o:
    Oz o:
    I don’t punch holes into the wall because I’m not ****ing stupid.

    And because the walls here aren’t made aren’t out of cartboard.
    When DLC 7 comes, there are MANY characters who need big nerfing.
    RetrogamerMax
    RetrogamerMax
    I don't think Wolf needs a nerf that much, but his Side B certainly needs a nerf. I always get caught off guard by that move due to how fast the frames are.
    Pokelego999
    Pokelego999
    Little Mac already sucks as is.
    GamerZardEX
    GamerZardEX
    And some characters need nerfs for team battles, namely, zoners, superheavies, and Little Mac. Kingn K. Rool should be hit SUPER HARD with the team nerf hammer.
    I'm in the middle of a laggy match as I'm typing this. I wish that, if the game could tell that you'll cause considerable lag, you'll be disallowed to play online.
    Kirbyciding is illegal at locals and tourneys and stuff, right? You won't believe how many people I've reported for doing that.
    GamerZardEX
    GamerZardEX
    This game is full of teabaggers and other unsportsmanlike players and I'M making MYSELF miserable?
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    Shroob
    Shroob
    You have the ability to put the controller down at any moment.

    The fact you constantly rage, quit the game, and then come back to it only to repeat the cycle shows you have deeper issues than just the game.
    Oz o:
    Oz o:
    I play Zelda and Byleth and I'm also aggressive and rarely give pauses, but I never have this happen. You can anticipate it by jumping above them and trying to spike them, or try to ledgetrap and not get that close in the first place.
    Great, now I won't be able to enjoy Crash 4 without thinking about people hating on Activision...
    Shroob
    Shroob
    People have hated on Activision for a long time, don't see why that would bother you
    KirbyWorshipper2465
    KirbyWorshipper2465
    I try to completely ignore people's kneejerk reactions and paranoia in regards to that at this point, regardless of how much better off the Crash series is these days.
    Why do some people advise against counterpicking after losing? Makes no sense to me. Why not play a better character?
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    StoicPhantom
    I think it depends on the context. Ideally you would learn difficult MUs to the point that you can handle them with your main, the character that you play and should play the most, rather than wasting time on a character you aren't going to be completely invested in. Even if your counterpick is a good MU versus your opponent's character, if they studied your counterpick good enough then you're going into that fight with a character you aren't as familiar with as your main.

    Counterpicks and secondaries should be a last resort more than the first thing you do after encountering difficulty.
    Sakurai, unless I specify that I want a 1v1, DON'T GIVE ME A 1V1. Keep me in the waiting room until 4 players have joined. I'm losing too much GSP with DK because of your **** matchmaking.
    GamerZardEX
    GamerZardEX
    I thought 1v1 matchmaking was tweaked to give you ONLY 1v1s. Also, it sounds like you have something against FFAs.
    Oz o:
    Oz o:
    I'm not into them...though I played them once or twice, just rolling with it, and I actually did somewhat enjoy it. They're not bad, I'd just rather choose than not.

    Reporting is a good feature to have from time to time, I'd just rather not abuse it. I don't want to be one of those guys that just complain and constantly resort to these things. Teabagging is really annoying when they spam it, and I was actually on the verge of doing it, but I just accepted it and tried to move on. I did, however, report this one guy that basically makes allusion to his penis size in his tag.
    S
    StoicPhantom
    I find it really annoying when I want to play teams and it either doesn't wait until all slots are filled and puts me into a three player FFA or it does wait if it's a potential 1v1 until a third person joins and then does a three player FFA. I'd rather play a 1v1 if it can't find more players within the allotted time or at least a four player FFA if I must play one. Three player FFA is the most awkward and unbalanced thing.
    I was just told that Pika-DK is 100-0. Except this is something I personally proved otherwise back as a DK main.
    I just noticed that DK and Incineroar are the only superheavies I don't have in Elite Smash. Should I try to get them there or is that too much of a risk?
    RetrogamerMax
    RetrogamerMax
    I mean, if you usually don't play with them I wouldn't recommend trying them out in Elite Smash. I would train with them for awhile first before I would do that if I didn't play with them often.
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    StoicPhantom
    May as well as the new changes have made it really easy to get characters into Elite.
    I didn't know rage quitting was considered a jerk move alongside cheap tactics. But I don't see how ditching a match that you know you can't win is comparable to Kirbycide.
    Also, if someone commits Kirbycide or Teabags, that automatically makes them a jerk and nothing else, even IRL, right? RIGHT?!!
    Venus of the Desert Bloom
    Venus of the Desert Bloom
    Yes, Kirbyciding or anything sort of unsportsmanship like conduct, including rage quitting, are jerk moves. But doing that doesn’t equate to the person being a jerk in real life. I may disagree with a lot of what you say and have issues with your behavior but I would never insinuate you are a bad person in real life just based on a few past encounters we have had. None of us are in a position judge others based solely on one or two Smash matches and using them to come to the asinine conclusion that this person, who didn’t play nicely in Smash, must be a horrible person in real life.

    Honestly; losing in Smash is extremely small in comparison to the social injustices and denial to basic human rights being committed daily around the world.
    Wario Wario Wario
    Wario Wario Wario
    Dude, Ganondorf is the KING OF EVIL - his Melee unlock literally says "a great evil walks the Earth" - are you really expecting him to be a forgiving foe to fight against? The whole point is that he can get away with despicable stuff, that doesn't make him OP, nor does that make his players A-double-dollars-holes.
    KirbyWorshipper2465
    KirbyWorshipper2465
    If it were up to me, Kirbycide would result in a ban. It's just as toxic and unfair as Melee wobbling. I hate people who play ****ish. I'm trying to get Min Min and Donkey Kong into Elite Smash.
    I don't see why people are complaining about 3D All-Stars not being full of HD Remasters. I don't see why they should be.
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    Ben Holt
    Ben Holt
    Not complaining. Just saying I'd buy them.
    Even if they were $60 individually.
    Disregard that deleted post. Tonight's Smash roller coaster hasn't affected me much. I feel fine. I might even play DK again.
    Ever since COVID hit, I've been hearing much scorn over Wi-Fi Sonic. Just now, I encountered one who spammed the hell out of Homing Attack and kept getting away with it. Is this why? Or is it his speed that Wi-Fi is making harder to react to?
    Janx_uwu
    Janx_uwu
    Tbh people are overreacting to Sonic. If homing attack is giving you problems, it has a bit of endlag after hitting shield (it can break shields at full charge tho, so be careful). Sonic mains generally try to up b or air dodge after hitting to cancel the endlag, and as long as you know which one he’ll do you can punish.
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