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See, this line of thinking baffles me. We've been using gimp for 10+ years now and not a single person that I know of has ever voiced a complaint or even made the connection to the derogatory use of the word. Nobody sees it as offensive and nobody in the Smash community uses it as insult so why change something we've been using for years?Wait, "gimp" is a bad word ?
I've never seen it used in its normal context ever (I'm not a native English speaker), so it only means "to succeed a low % edgeguard" to me.
If it is a bad word, then yeah, we should find a replacement for it.
I suggest "to rob" or "to dunk"
I definitely agree. though some parts of the Salty Suite were cringey, the event was awesomely entertaining. I think that it helped remind us that hype can be generated by more than loud, vulgar commentary. Instead, they showcased heated rivalries, underdog performances, and that quadruple digit money match.It's very possible to keep both the professional and grassroots elements of Smash together, even at the same event.
For instance, bringing the Salty Suite to the professional tournaments for after hours, raw, non-censored Smash goodness.
I think its this attitude that gives many of us concern about Smash "selling out". You mentioned SSS ending too late for EC to watch. SSS normally ends around 11pm PST, which is perfect for players like me, and if that's too late for people in other time zones to watch, well that's just too bad. Why should SSS be expected to degrade the player experience (cutting pools or doubles) for the sake of spectators? I actually agree with you to an extent when it comes to major events like EVO or MLG, but local events need to be about players, especially when its local events that are largely responsible for building our player base.It's not just the casual scrub on twitch that has a problem with doubles. Lots of players simply don't care about doubles. My big problem is that smash tournaments take too ****ing long to execute and the fat needs to be trimmed (whether its pools or doubles...somewhere something NEEDS to be cut). I want to watch SSS, which is a great tournament with high quality smash. But on the east coast that tournament is finishing at like 2-3am on a Sunday night. That's total bull**** and it's because there's too much excess in the current structure of standard smash tournaments. And it's not just SSS by any means, tournaments are universally running too late.
Well at my old high school they always put the band before the choir in concerts because 90% of the people there came to watch the choir. It would ensure that the auditorium would be full for band so they didn't feel bad and ****. Not saying that's a good idea at all lol. I don't think smashers care how many people are watching their doubles matchesWould it hurt to run singles before doubles? Then the hardcore doubles fans can still have their doubles but the viewers who don't care for it won't be forced to suffer through it.
This is very true.Start watching some fighting game streams, you'll find that the language gets toned down at the most important events, but aside from those the community doesn't put on a persona for the rest of the world. Smash doesn't have to either.
That was indeed awesome, but I would've loved to hear commentators really getting into the hype and going wild. Toph acted more appreciative of the combo and was pretty tame.Westballz sacred combo?