Social King K. Rool's Kremling Kutthroats: This...Is Our Finest Hour!

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I see it as K. Rool leaving the beef cold with the two for now until we get a new DKC game. When (and yes, I do feel at this point it's a when and not if) K. Rool eventually returns to the DKC series, this trailer will seem dated, but it's an in the moment fan service kind of thing. Best not think too hard on it.
Fair, but I had kind of the same worry too. Here's hoping it was just an aesthetic choice for the joke of K. Rool 2: Electric Boogaloo trailer to work. Part of me does have an irrational worry this is a hint Nintendo wants to Relegate K. Rool to a less cruel, more dopey DeDeDe-esque role, even if he is still the main antag of the DK series. Here's hoping he's still the kind of smashing buzzard to starve Kongs and shoot his captors with guns to rub salt in a wound when he appears in a non Smash title.
 

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Just got out of the mire of the current speculation craze.
I am so glad that Ridley and King K. Rool got put in the main game. I can't imagine trying to defend their claim to a place in Smash after all this time.
Banjo and Geno fans must be so tired...
It's funny how you posted this and then two days later we can scratch Banjo off that list.

I still agree, though: KKR and Ridley were my most wanted and I had basically given up on BK being anything but a pipe dream (I remember wanting them for MELEE before Rare was sold off, FFS...).

I remember seeing Isaac as an AT and cringed because I knew how many people out there were hoping to see him in the game. Extremely glad we got the roster we did.

Now if only they could do something about KKR's current place in the meta it would be GOLDEN. More balance patches soon, I'm sure...

K Rool got bodied SO HARD BY the trailer. RIP...:ultkrool::ultkrool::ultkrool:
That was a metaphor for KKR getting pushed down the tier list by unreleased characters. ;)

Again, hoping for balances patches soon...
 
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The way I like to head-canon it, at first it was nothing but war between DK and K. Rool that went on damn near forever until they both realized that in the Smash universe, everything goes right back to the way it was after a match ends. Now they're frenemies that both hate each other and casually hang together because as it is now there's no way for them to settle the score. Now they just beat the crap out of each other daily in matches and let it go after that until (as Raxxel said) we get a new DK game where they can really start the rivalry up again.
Yeah, I can imagine that repeatedly blowing up DK Island can only get so fun, after a while it can get dull for the Rool when this dimension's a loop.

 
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Nice that banjo's in but good lord that wait...I Hope DQ Hero is fun because otherwise It's gonna be a long time until my next potential secondary

I Learned my lesson that solo maining K.Rool was more trouble than it was worth and having a reliable secondary is what i really need
 
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This is the most wholesome thing I've ever seen. They've missed their fellow Rare brother and sister. Welcome home Banjo & Kazooie!!
As a Donkey Kong fan in general, that made me smile bigger than I ever have upon seeing that. Especially with King K. cheering as well! ^^ I feel so bad for him when he gets "SMASH'ed by the big rock like Grunty did...lol
 

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Fair, but I had kind of the same worry too. Here's hoping it was just an aesthetic choice for the joke of K. Rool 2: Electric Boogaloo trailer to work. Part of me does have an irrational worry this is a hint Nintendo wants to Relegate K. Rool to a less cruel, more dopey DeDeDe-esque role, even if he is still the main antag of the DK series. Here's hoping he's still the kind of smashing buzzard to starve Kongs and shoot his captors with guns to rub salt in a wound when he appears in a non Smash title.
I think it’s actually kind of endearing how K.Rool feels comfortable with his former enemies. I mean, the Kongs are probably very laid back anyway, they also never held grudge against Mario for example. So why would they worry about K.Rool? Their last confrontation in DK Jungle Climber ended quite friendly, the Kongs took K.Rool back with the space ship of Xananab while they could’ve just left him alone in outer space.

I salute it personally. It also fits the character and persona of DK, Diddy and K.Rool if you think about it. DK never actually wanted to kill K.Rool, just get back what belonged to him and give K.Rool a beating so he wouldn’t forget who he was messing with. K.Rool responded with that with wrath the first few times, but here ended without his Kremling Krew and just felt like doing a little nap at DK’s place. It’s a testimony to the laid back, easy going nature and forgiveness of the Kongs, and K.Rool being a goofball with some serious imbalanced personality.

Like, he could be an enemy that turns into an ally in a game, or vise versa just because it suits him better.

It’s great characterization honestly!

Also can we all please rally for Dixie Kong now?
 
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Okay, so I went to two online tournaments this past weekend. Last Friday, I went to Nairo's 5th Ultimate Naifu Wars tournament (bracket: https://smash.gg/tournament/ultimate-naifu-wars-5/events/ultimate-naifu-wars-5/brackets). I was in pool A9 for that one. I placed 129th out of 734 entrants. Samsora and some other top players were there, so yikes. Lost to an:ultike:in winners and a:ultjoker:in losers. :psycho:

The other one was Dabuz's Galaxy Sized Journey to EVO (bracket: https://smash.gg/tournament/dabuz-s-galaxy-sized-journey-to-evo/events/ultimate-singles/brackets). I was in pool A7. Was put into losers after round 1 already, bc my opponent kept lagging (no johns btw. I took that L, but was pretty pissed by it). However, I almost barely made out of pools to make top 64 losers' side, but lost to a :ultpalutena: (I HATE THAT MU SO MUCH AS K ROOL). I placed 65th out of 474 entrants.

I went solo :ultkrool: for both. It might be time that I pick back up :ultmario: as my secondary and my first original character loyalist.
 
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Okay, so I went to two online tournaments this past weekend. Last Friday, I went to Nairo's 5th Ultimate Naifu Wars tournament (bracket: https://smash.gg/tournament/ultimate-naifu-wars-5/events/ultimate-naifu-wars-5/brackets). I was in pool A9 for that one. I placed 129th out of 734 entrants. Samsora and some other top players were there, so yikes. Lost to an:ultike:in winners and a:ultjoker:in losers. :psycho:

The other one was Dabuz's Galaxy Sized Journey to EVO (bracket: https://smash.gg/tournament/dabuz-s-galaxy-sized-journey-to-evo/events/ultimate-singles/brackets). I was in pool A7. Was put into losers after round 1 already, bc my opponent kept lagging (no johns btw. I took that L, but was pretty pissed by it). However, I almost barely made out of pools to make top 64 losers' side, but lost to a :ultpalutena: (I HATE THAT MU SO MUCH AS K ROOL). I placed 65th out of 474 entrants.

I went solo :ultkrool: for both. It might be time that I pick back up :ultmario: as my secondary and my first original character loyalist.
Congrats! But I definitely think you should pick up Mario. Definitely a solid secondary to our boy. Some match ups just aren't fair for us.

It's honestly so heartbreaking and feels so unfair, but I really don't think K Rool can win or go even in every match up. I truly think solo K Rool is completely unviable. I'd say most match ups are not in our favor, but some are just completely skewed, like 70/30 skewed. If I could change anything, it would be this. Feels bad man.
 
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Congrats! But I definitely think you should pick up Mario. Definitely a solid secondary to our boy. Some match ups just aren't fair for us.

It's honestly so heartbreaking and feels so unfair, but I really don't think K Rool can win or go even in every match up. I truly think solo K Rool is completely unviable. I'd say most match ups are not in our favor, but some are just completely skewed, like 70/30 skewed. If I could change anything, it would be this. Feels bad man.
Oh yeah it does suck. I just wish they buffed K Rool tbh and that the devs do not listen to the wrong side of the community. Some matchups are just so frustrating despite not being unwinnable, but I wish that K Rool has better tools to prevent opponents from pressuring him too much up-close since his OOS options are slow and quite laggy. Plus he doesn't have a lot of great get-of-me tools to reset neutral (only has like jab, up-tilt, nair and dash attack, but all of them are so easy to punish).

I won't give up on solo:ultkrool:just yet since I still have yet to master the matchups, but I feel it's soon time for me to pick up :ultmario: along with him.
 

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Oh yeah it does suck. I just wish they buffed K Rool tbh and that the devs do not listen to the wrong side of the community. Some matchups are just so frustrating despite not being unwinnable, but I wish that K Rool has better tools to prevent opponents from pressuring him too much up-close since his OOS options are slow and quite laggy. Plus he doesn't have a lot of great get-of-me tools to reset neutral (only has like jab, up-tilt, nair and dash attack, but all of them are so easy to punish).

I won't give up on solo:ultkrool:just yet since I still have yet to master the matchups, but I feel it's soon time for me to pick up :ultmario: along with him.
I mean, don't ruin the game for yourself. I know those match ups aren't fun, and it's frustrating playing a losing match up constantly. I think picking up a secondary is always a good idea. If nothing else you'll learn something new about the game.
 

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Man those look good. Makes me even more sad that they weren't alt costumes.
On this subject, why the bloody, flipping hell isn't Nintendo offering costumes like these for sale as DLC...? (or at all?)

Wedding Tuxedo Bowser, Meowser, Kaptain K., Roolenstein… there's a disgusting amount of potential for costumes.

I'm normally not one to encourage companies to go full greed mode in their games, but they could fund a SSBU esports league and finance future development of DLC for a decade plus on the sales of costumes alone...
 
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On this subject, why the bloody, flipping hell isn't Nintendo offering costumes like these for sale as DLC...? (or at all?)

Wedding Tuxedo Bowser, Meowser, Kaptain K., Roolenstein… there's a disgusting amount of potential for costumes.

I'm normally not one to encourage companies to go full greed mode in their games, but they could fund a SSBU esports league and finance future development of DLC for a decade plus on the sales of costumes alone...
Nintendo absolutely has us in a position where we're willing to pony up and spend whatever amount of money needed to make our video game experiences better, as evidenced by the idea of DLC costumes being mentioned in the first place. If they're delivering quality products, we're gonna pay.

Hey, I can't be mad at them. It's business. That's the hard truth.
 
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