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Another generation?

Bing

Smash Master
Joined
Nov 8, 2010
Messages
4,885
Location
St.Catharines, Ontario, Canada
I just picked up the game seriously about 6 months ago, its awesome, I can travel about an hour and play KirbyKaze, Raynex, Unknown522, I.B(though the last tourney I went to he was in my pool but he no showed)

I love how friendly everyone is and there willingness to help younger smashers like myself(18 so technically young compared to most)
 

mizujin

Smash Cadet
Joined
Nov 24, 2010
Messages
37
Location
Davis, CA
I'm 14... been playing for a few months, got most of the techskill stuff down. I just have no one to play with and no way to get to tournaments, so I can't really get better.

PinkShinobi, where u at? :(
 

Ghostbone

Smash Master
Joined
Sep 20, 2010
Messages
4,665
Location
Australia
I'm 15, just started playing smash competitively last year...

I guess Brawl got me into Melee, lol.
 

Decae

Smash Rookie
Joined
Nov 13, 2010
Messages
2
I'm 15 and I've been playing the game since I was 6 years old. It's not that old a game yall. And with the business that brawl got, they will make another eventually. Plus, having mostly 20 year-olds playing it means that it's young. Just 'cause you lost your teen years doesn't mean you're ancient.
 

Rostigalen

Smash Journeyman
Joined
Nov 9, 2005
Messages
493
Location
Stockholm
Wouldn't say that there's a bunch of 12-14 year olds picking up Melee in Sweden atm, at least not on the East Coast. What we do have is a few 13-14 year old kids, and a huge load of 17-19 year old folks playing, including some that just recently joined our community. Sweden's looking pretty good.
 

Archangel

Smash Hero
Joined
Dec 4, 2008
Messages
6,453
Location
Wilmington, Delaware
NNID
combat22386
did anyone here go to pound 5?
did you see the ENERGY for this old *** game?

melee will never die
A community that will get together and Sing Pokemon as 1 voice melee and brawl.....that community is in no way slowing down.

It would take something serious to kill off the smash community. Perhaps a super collapse in the economy making it near impossible to travel or...some other natural/man made disaster of a large scale to put an end to melee's continued revival.
 

LLDL

Smash Hero
Joined
Apr 27, 2007
Messages
7,128
Dinosaurs will then play melee, because of their evolved minds.
 

Eggm

Smash Hero
Joined
Aug 29, 2006
Messages
5,178
Location
Neptune, NJ
My little brother has been playing this game casually for months just destroying level 1 computers in free for alls and single player mode. I recently challenged him to be able to beat a level 9 computer and said if he did i'd teach him all the tricks in the game. THE NEXT DAY he was able to beat them. So yesterday i started teaching him stuff he can already use falcon's dj, d+b, dj up+b recovery and dash dance. Oh and he's 6. He mains falcon. Oh and for fun i had him use luigi to try and learn wavedashing and out of 10 tries he got it twice. :)
 

Juggleguy

Smash Grimer
Premium
Joined
Aug 16, 2005
Messages
9,354
Location
Ann Arbor, MI
My little brother has been playing this game casually for months just destroying level 1 computers in free for alls and single player mode. I recently challenged him to be able to beat a level 9 computer and said if he did i'd teach him all the tricks in the game. THE NEXT DAY he was able to beat them. So yesterday i started teaching him stuff he can already use falcon's dj, d+b, dj up+b recovery and dash dance. Oh and he's 6. He mains falcon. Oh and for fun i had him use luigi to try and learn wavedashing and out of 10 tries he got it twice. :)
It's stories like these that make me convinced that Melee will never die.

People join for the competition, but they stay for the camaraderie. The community makes this game so much greater.
 

s2j

Smash Master
Joined
Feb 12, 2006
Messages
4,957
i started melee competitively at 18 and i'll probably play for at least the next 3-4 years, don't see myself getting bored with the game and getting stupidly drunk for no reason

gotta fk up the little kids
 

bolt.

Smash Ace
Joined
Nov 10, 2008
Messages
715
Location
Geonnecticut
I know a lot of young smashers are starting up in ct. Just from my high school there are 4 smashers that went to pound, and 4 more that have been to tournaments. This game should be around for a while.
 

hectohertz

Smash Ace
Joined
Aug 20, 2006
Messages
800
Location
Brooklyn, NY
basically, dolphin has netplay support, it needs to be improved, we don't need new technology, we need skilled programmers
 

WhiteOblv

Smash Ace
Joined
May 1, 2006
Messages
914
Location
fountain of dreamz
The amount of energy at pound 5 was just insane........

and genesis 2 is just going to be even bigger than pound 5 was.....

this game was meant to last forever
 

Professor Pro

Smash Legend
Joined
Apr 30, 2007
Messages
10,261
Location
England, South London
The fusion of the abroad communities has also assisted in nothing but the growth of the community, before everyone was a lot more secluded and to themselves without America really knowing about Europe (even though we knew about them.....sad unknown times) but with all this unity and healthy competition now we just need to set up Earth vs The Aliens in smash.
 

Stratford

Smash Champion
Joined
Oct 22, 2008
Messages
2,470
Location
Malden, MA
The fusion of the abroad communities has also assisted in nothing but the growth of the community, before everyone was a lot more secluded and to themselves without America really knowing about Europe (even though we knew about them.....sad unknown times) but with all this unity and healthy competition now we just need to set up Earth vs The Aliens in smash.
Aliens got no game.
 

TheManaLord

Smash Hero
Joined
Jun 4, 2006
Messages
6,277
Location
Syracuse, New York
mvc 2 stayed strong. it just takes the community to make it happen. as we get older if we still keep playing maybe we'll see some big *** mm's like mvc and high stakes tournies.

all until they finally do a melee 2 :p
 

Dan -Zodiac-

Smash Apprentice
Joined
Feb 10, 2011
Messages
149
Location
South Jersey
I hate melee, I seriously can't play any other game seriously while knowing how simple it is in comparison. I GIVE UP *starts practicing*

melee4ever.
 
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