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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    You could probably say the same thing about Nairo and smash 4 ZSS, yet here we are. Not saying ZeRo hasn't proven his knowledge of the character, just that we should take his word as one of the many perspectives on Ultimate Diddy (although an especially relevant one).
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    It seems to me that the developers made sure Bayo could never end up in top tier because the community made it clear they didn't want to deal with Bayo anymore. I imagine that, even though smash players are used to this stuff, Nintendo takes booing very seriously. Especially if it is at E3 and...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    Welp. Few messages are clearer to a gaming company than a crowd booing your game at E3.
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    Probably a mix of both and more. No shame in stopping competing in a game that you've lost interest in. Whatever the reason.
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    I love this list! It is very illuminating regarding mobility stats. I think some of the results are interesting and show that not all mobility stats are created equal. I wouldn't average fall speeds, because I think having a significant difference between fall speeds and fast fall speeds helps...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    The advantages between the two seem matchup dependent, which is why there doesn't seem to be a strict consensus. I'd focus on learning Roy, the character with more depth, while still being decent with Chrom. Against inkling, for example, Roy seems scarier, because the right setup into a...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    Everyone needs to be careful about that, but I do think it is truly inescapable because we always play the game with a particular character's tool set. It's why every time a top player posts a tier list someone says "top players are so ignorant; they don't know these particular things about...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    Villager's placement in high tier is, for me, an indication of how inescapable it is for players to see the game through the lens of their mains. Peach may be the only relevant matchup that villager does well against in Ultimate. Lloid and slingshots cover very well the aerial space between...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    Zero truly in the Melee team.
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    But this funny thing keeps happening where every time he learns a top tier character it ends up in high tier the next time he talks about it.
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    I mean, tier lists often have anything between 5-10 characters separating them. And matchup charts often have them in separate rates. I still can't quite decide how much it is Luci actually being better vs how much it is Marth's meta just taking longer to develop. The biggest difference from...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    I'm pretty convinced by Inkling's staying power because they don't seem to have any glaring issues such as the ones with the characters you mentioned. Their crazy mobility makes up for their small range and their edgeguarding and damage wracking capability make up for their relative trouble...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    Matches like these really should be streamed. I understand why these players shouldn't be competing for money, but I don't see why they aren't constantly streaming or something. They're all beloved players of underrepresented characters.
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    This has been said a good amount, but disadvantage in this game is also worse. It is pretty hard to get a tipper in neutral, but not that hard in advantage. I know that most people are rating Lucina higher, but I've yet to understand how Marth doesn't end up better by getting tippers almost...
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    Official Competitive Character Impressions 2.0

    I don't think English is a foreign language like others nowadays. As a non native English speaker, being fluent in English (at least the written language) is essential for anyone who dwells on the internet or works with technology. Also, and these are the numbers that matter, Smash sells a lot...
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