well, either way a patching system or em just putting a serious amount of focus on the balance before they release it, would be fine to me....really, casual party game or not....there was no reason for stuff like the ice climbers chaingrab to be in the final game of brawl, obviously thats just the tip of the ice burg with this game but you get what i mean.
I knew from the very start when M2K rushed to metaknight that he was in it strictly for the money, least as far as brawl was concerned, i've been telling people that forever, but alot of em meatride him and act like he's a god....i know he's the best in brawl...but really people need to open their eyes and realise that he's honestly only playing this game for the money now.
anyway, nuff about that....yes IGN actuallly paying attention to the competitive side, and more then anythign putting it in a good light, would be amazing for the scene, slowly but steadly we could convince the non-competitives that we aren't the "evil" people they think we are, i've never seen the casual side fo ANY game show so much hate towards the competitive side, not even pkmn, usually most other communities, see the other side, and just know they exist, but not really bug em....but in smash bros case, its like an all out war of them flaming us saying we're playing the game "wrong"
cant say we haven't caused some of the problems ourselves though, obviously their are competitive players out there...that are just flat out pricks, and attack/troll the non-competitives to the point of getting em to hate all competitive players.....(good example, just go look up a person named Black stones on Aib....)
but yes, regardless, this is a very very very BIG and potentially good thing for the competitive smash scene, not only could we break alot of the stereotypes given on us over the years, but we could get both the competitive and casual players on more freindly terms.