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Recent content by Iron Kraken

  1. Iron Kraken

    The bonds of Mother and Child are strong, Rosalina and Luma to return!

    Is there even an active Rosalina discord? She must be one of the least popular characters going into Ultimate, very little discussion about her anywhere. This thread has not even brought up the fact that Luma now automatically faces the nearest opponent and that Luma has increased knockback...
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    I am really not excited for this game any more - possible spoilers

    Including DLC and counting Pokemon Trainer as 3, we're going to have 82 characters in this game. 82 characters. The gameplay is so much faster than Smash 4. Aggressive play is rewarded. Edgeguarding is actually an important part of the game again. The stage selection is by far the best ever...
  3. Iron Kraken

    Discussion of Stage Legality in Smash Bros. Ultimate

    The whole "starter picks are made with hazards on" and "counter picks with hazards off" seems completely unnecessary to me. It would be better if we simply used the best of both hazards on and hazards off. There's no justification for PS1 to be played with hazards on instead of hazards off.
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    Discussion of Stage Legality in Smash Bros. Ultimate

    I’ve heard the argument that malicious people may take advantage of this to intentionally play with the hazard toggle in the wrong position. First of all, I’d like to believe there aren’t so many people who would be so terrible. But second of all, the other person has plenty of opportunities to...
  5. Iron Kraken

    Discussion of Stage Legality in Smash Bros. Ultimate

    I don't see any downside to your proposal, it makes perfect sense. I would like to hear any tournament organizer make an argument against this that is not simply "It's not what we're used to / It's hard to get people to accept new things."
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    Discussion of Stage Legality in Smash Bros. Ultimate

    You could argue that this is the same issue in the other direction - that it makes counterpicking to Battlefield too weak (as opposed to too strong). I think it's better to just have the counterpicking player choose which "Battlefield-echo" that he wants. Again... the other player has the...
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    Discussion of Stage Legality in Smash Bros. Ultimate

    In the E3 Direct, Sakurai said that Omega and Battlefield versions of stages would differ only in background and music. It's been confirmed that the blastzones and terrain are identical between all Omega and Battlefield versions of stages.
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    Discussion of Stage Legality in Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Spectators won't care if the game is being played on hazardless Dream Land or Battlefield Dreamland. However, if stages like Battlefield/Dreamland/etc are only available as Omega/BF alternates, then these stages will only rarely be used in tournaments along with a hundred other stages. Which...
  9. Iron Kraken

    Discussion of Stage Legality in Smash Bros. Ultimate

    The hope that we may be able to toggle hazards on/off from the stage select screen can be seen here: Hopefully, that hazard icon at the top of the screen is actually a toggle. Even if it's not, at least it will be easy to see whether hazards are on or off while the stage is being selected...
  10. Iron Kraken

    Discussion of Stage Legality in Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Since we're talking about Hazards Always Off anyway (which I am not on board with if the hazard toggle is available on the stage select screen as it appears it might be but I'll ignore that for now), then how different are Battlefield and the Battlefield Echoes really? I would think they are...
  11. Iron Kraken

    The bonds of Mother and Child are strong, Rosalina and Luma to return!

    Every de-tethered Luma attack that we have seen used so far has done 50% more damage compared to the same Luma attacks when Luma is tethered.
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    Discussion of Stage Legality in Smash Bros. Ultimate

    The only argument presented here against combining all the Battlefield "Echo Stages" into a single stage for counterpicking is that it gives the player who counterpicks to Battlefield "too much power." Yes, theoretically, it gives the counterpicking player "more power." But how much power are...
  13. Iron Kraken

    The bonds of Mother and Child are strong, Rosalina and Luma to return!

    With the 50% damage increase in de-tethered Luma combined with the universal 20% damage increase due to 1v1 No Items, de-tethered Luma attacks are going to be doing 80% more damage compared to what we know from Smash 4. We're going to be seeing de-tethered Luma attacks killing *much* earlier...
  14. Iron Kraken

    Discussion of Stage Legality in Smash Bros. Ultimate

    AT THE VERY LEAST all Battlefield-like-stages (including FoD, Dreamland, and BF versions of all non-BF-like stages) should be available as options when choosing Battlefield as a counterpick and all Omega stages should be available as an option for a player who counterpicks to FD. BF / Omega...
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    The bonds of Mother and Child are strong, Rosalina and Luma to return!

    This could well be a good thing. Having Luma fall right away sounds like it would be far easier to snipe kills when the opponent is trying to recover below the stage. Also, pretty much all Smash 4 top tiers have been nerfed for Ultimate, not just Rosa. As @Tizio Random said, Rosa's recovery...
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