Page 1105 - Sibling Smash

18th Aug 2018, 6:00 AM in The Return of Harmony, Part 1
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Sibling Smash
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Newbiespud 18th Aug 2018, 6:00 AM edit delete
Getting those screenshots turned out to be more involved than I expected. It was all worth it, though!

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ThatGuest 18th Aug 2018, 6:06 AM edit delete reply
Discord is a scrub confirmed, I bet he plays on stages besides final destination.........with items.
Crisis 18th Aug 2018, 7:59 AM edit delete reply
You know, I'm really tired of people looking down on others for wanting to play with a game feature that was included by the developers.
Digo Dragon 18th Aug 2018, 8:13 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I avoid the competitive scene of Smash Bros for that reason.
ThatGuest 18th Aug 2018, 8:15 AM edit delete reply
It's not my fault you can't Z cancel backdash flippledorp down smash zingazam ledge guard.
Blyndpwn 18th Aug 2018, 9:43 AM edit delete reply
There is no force on Earth that can convince me those aren't legitimate pro-gaming terms.
Rakaydos 18th Aug 2018, 10:45 AM edit delete reply
I used to be on the edge of the melee competitive scene, able to casually defeat casual players of the game (even with items on on any stage) but not quite measure up to fox mains.

I also mained Mewtwo, which got me kudos for doing as well as I was.
aerion111 19th Aug 2018, 2:51 PM edit delete reply
As someone who enjoys playing with increased item-spawn and on 'weird' stages... If I was actually gonna play it competitively, I also wouldn't want items and I'd ideally want a simple stage. Items and weird stages, while fun, add an unnecesary element of chance and detracts from the challenge of fighting.
Specter 18th Aug 2018, 6:09 PM edit delete reply


Rakaydos 18th Aug 2018, 6:13 PM edit delete reply
Marth players always freak out when they parry Shadowball, and it turns around and hits them anyway.
Hankroyd 18th Aug 2018, 6:10 AM edit delete reply
First : Happy birthday ! (Better late than never :) )

Second : I'm afraid I don't understand the joke and must show my complete ignorance of Smash Bros : Could someone explain why a Matchup Sonic VS Zelda is bad ?

Third : I guess the curse for RD will be pretty enjoyable for her : Stay in the room and have fun not playing the RPG.
Guest 18th Aug 2018, 11:14 AM edit delete reply
Zelda has guided, delayed-blast fireballs, teleports, and a reflector shield. All of these have light knockback on startup. For hand-to-hand, she's a little slow, but the attacks themselves linger a bit and can catch people who try to dodge or run through them.

Sonic, on the other hand, is 100% mobility, and even his "projectiles" use himself as the projectile. Meaning, he hits you in the face with himself, and then he's in your face hitting your face.

Generally speaking, the end result is that Zelda can't really hit Sonic, but Sonic can't stay close to Zelda. It just kinda goes on forever. Or, it does if the Zelda doesn't turn into Sheik, which completely flips her moveset and playstyle around. But, most people who play her tend to stick with one or the other, since the two don't exactly fill in for each others' weaknesses.
Needling Haystacks 18th Aug 2018, 2:08 PM edit delete reply
IIRC, of course, Sonic still damages Zelda in that scenario. If you know how to bluff with his similar-looking moves (...which I don't) you can hit-and-fade while taking less damage than you give. Still not the most thrilling of matches as it mostly involves dancing around a lot.
Discord 18th Aug 2018, 6:11 AM edit delete reply
Unless you want me to remove a D from your name.
ThatGuest 18th Aug 2018, 6:25 AM edit delete reply
Crisis 18th Aug 2018, 8:00 AM edit delete reply
You're not allowed to play Smash Bros anymore.
Discord 18th Aug 2018, 1:55 PM edit delete reply
Oh very funny.
Using a Melee Meme.
Oh Little Mac.
Here's a Smash Ball.
Your opponent is ThatGuest.
Digo Dragon 18th Aug 2018, 6:27 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Apparently Discord's player has my super powers of Stealth. The problem with my powers are I. Can't. Turn. Them. Off. For real, I could be walking with friends in the mall and they'll suddenly jump because I apparently "came out of nowhere" in their vision. I'm like... I was right here the whole time!

It's useful for games of Hide-n-Go-Seek, but outside that even I get annoyed at how often I sneak up on people without meaning to! Maybe I should wear a bell around my neck?
ZhonLord 18th Aug 2018, 6:44 AM edit delete reply
I know what you mean, I do it at work all the time without wanting to. "Hey so what did you-" "AH! DON'T DO THAT!" "...All I did was walk up."

The sad part is it only works when I do it by accident. When I WANT to startle someone it's like I emit a pheromone that announces "Guy right behind you" and they turn to see me.
Draxynnic 18th Aug 2018, 6:53 AM edit delete reply
I've been the "He" of a "He's standing right behind me, isn't he?"

Not sure if that really counts as super-stealth, though. The speaker wasn't exactly being hush-hush.
Space Jawa 18th Aug 2018, 7:02 AM edit delete reply
I know that exactly feeling. I can't tell you the number of times I've unintentionally given someone a jump scare.
Draco Blair 18th Aug 2018, 7:24 AM edit delete reply
I feel you there, man...
Skorzah 18th Aug 2018, 8:37 AM edit delete reply
Dear lord do I feel this. The worst is when I’m trying to talk, and I’m talked over by everyone in the room, because no one is even aware that I’m trying to. It’s a real hit to the self esteem. Not to mention that I’ve been locked in rooms by teachers who thought they were empty, left places by friends who forgot I was there, or asked where I am. To my face. Like, a counseler walked up to me and was like, “Hey, have you seen Skorzah?”
Lasair 18th Aug 2018, 1:30 PM edit delete reply
Wallflower... is that you?
Needling Haystacks 18th Aug 2018, 2:14 PM edit delete reply
Skorzah: You haven't been using magic rocks to erase memories, have you? :P I hypothesize that was part of Wallflower's issue as she was quickly forgotten even after being acknowledged.

I am unable to sneak up on people generally speaking, but if I don't walk about I do seem to fade into the background for some reason. Happens to my mom, too (though as she is shorter and lighter she can often walk about without being noticed, too), so maybe it's a genetic super-power.

Gets annoying at gatherings. I used to just sit/wander off by myself a lot as a result. These days I either politely excuse myself (...sometimes several times so that someone actually notices I'm leaving and people don't wonder what happened), or I talk insistently enough that people can't help but notice. The key to the latter is generally not volume per se, but how well the voice carries. Mine does reasonably well, if yours doesn't results may vary.

Or sometimes break out a cell phone or 3DS game or even a book. Invariably, when you don't WANT anyone interrupting you, someone will.
Clearly Invisible 18th Aug 2018, 9:28 AM edit delete reply
I have been the only person in a room, sitting in the middle of a couch, and had people who were looking for me enter, survey the room and leave.
Kuraimizu 18th Aug 2018, 9:38 AM edit delete reply
Being naturally stealthy is awesome.
Sure I scare co-workers and customers frequently when I don't mean to. But being able to run up to someone from behind, while being completely silent is a very useful talent. Also being able to hide in places others wouldn't even think of is very fun when playing games similar to hide and seek. I even have used a whistle in hideand seek sardines to give the other players a fair chance at finding me. Having other players confused when they are sure they heard the wistle come from a nearly empty room and still can't find me when they are less than 3 feet from me is very amusing.
FanOfMostEverything 18th Aug 2018, 10:04 AM edit delete reply
I'm six feet tall. Plaid and Hawaiian shirts make up a significant portion of my wardrobe. I can still enter or leave a room without anyone realizing it if I don't announce myself.
Auren Dawnstar 18th Aug 2018, 11:25 AM edit delete reply
I earned the nickname "Lurch" in high school because of my uncanny knack for walking up on people without anyone noticing. Didn't matter that I was taller than most everyone at the time, and it happened even if they were in the middle of an open room with some of them facing my general direction.

What always amused me about it was that it was completely unintentional on my part. I'm just naturally light on my feet. It still happens even now regardless of my preferred footwear these days being boots.
redwings1340 18th Aug 2018, 3:58 PM edit delete reply
I can do that too. I'm just naturally pretty quiet, so when I hear an interesting conversation I walk towards it and don't usually announce myself. Its pretty fun, except for when I can't talk over people, because my voice does not carry far or over anything at all, even when I try to make it do that.
aylatrigger 18th Aug 2018, 7:16 PM edit delete reply
I had a character like that. Rolled Double Shadow on a Maids RPG Butler... and rainbow colored suit. Apparently I was ordered to wear the suit to make me more visible. It did not help.
EdreaFlufftail 18th Aug 2018, 8:00 PM edit delete reply
I do that *even with a bell around my neck*. The people who happen to be able to notice me coming, though, tended to notice over the sounds of hundreds of other people in a crowded hallway. I had this one teacher back in high school who was always like ':D she's on her way here! I can hear her! yay!' where everyone else was like 'OMGWTF WHERE DID YOU COME FROM?'
SilverSahdow4 18th Aug 2018, 8:52 PM edit delete reply
I just scared the shit out of a coworker like 2 hours ago because I walked into the room lol
I do enjoy jumpscaring people (I'll apologize if it was an accident but I'll still laugh) but it does suck getting talked over all the time. Even in voice chats online with my mic turned up! It's really frustrating during D&D Sessions when I want my character to do something while other stuff is happening but nobody will breathe. By the time they stop talking long enough for me to get a word in, the whole situation is over :(
Jennifer 19th Aug 2018, 1:17 AM edit delete reply
I had that issue as a kid in the car. I was a voracious reader, and long car trips (we had a lot of those) were ideal opportunities. Both my folks would forget I was there for hours on end, until I spoke up to ask a question about the reading. "Mom, what's 'antidisestablishmentarianism' mean?" and they'd both jump and shriek like little girls.
DeS_Tructive 19th Aug 2018, 4:50 AM edit delete reply
I don't have any layers of "natural obfuscate", but I am really good at stealth. I can even sneak up to dogs and cats.

I also enjoy pranking others. Cause I'm apparently the Spawn of Santa.

My personal record was when I managed to startle my then-gf so hard she jumped, screamed and then repeated the whole process two seconds later. Apparenly she hadn't gotten it all out of her system in one go.

And no, it wasn't the breakup reason.
Jessie Bear 19th Aug 2018, 7:50 AM edit delete reply
Seriously, I think the human race just fails their spot checks far too often, based on the number of these replies alone.

I, too, regularly surprise my co-workers. While walking around wearing THREE JINGLY KEY-RINGS.
Kaze Koichi 20th Aug 2018, 2:17 AM edit delete reply
- Doctor, I have a problem. Everyone is ignoring me.
- Next.
Rakaydos 18th Aug 2018, 10:50 AM edit delete reply
Just finished binging this the other day, might as well introduce myself.

I'm a gamer and a furry, but not a brony. I've got 20 years of gaming stories to tell, (tail of AD&D2e/Alternity to D&D5 and SW:EoE and GSS) but it looks like I missed all the storytime prompts.
GD 18th Aug 2018, 4:40 PM edit delete reply
Hey, we're always down to hear more stories. If you had some for old prompts on a day with no prompt, just lay it out. I'm sure nobody will mind.
DuoScratch 18th Aug 2018, 3:00 PM edit delete reply
I'm just gonna say it, cuz it's been on my mind a lot. Professional Smash ruins the game, and it's point, and it needs to just go away...far FAR away from Smash. Forever.
redwings1340 18th Aug 2018, 4:01 PM edit delete reply
Professional smash and casual smash are just too different things in my mind. I'm not very good at smash, I usually play Pikachu and spam thunderbolt a lot, but I still enjoy playing it.

If people want to play competitive smash, that's ok, but that rarely effects me whenever I play it, which is almost always at a friends house with several people over.
Rakaydos 18th Aug 2018, 9:26 PM edit delete reply
The best way to "casual play" is Winner Out, imo. That encourages natural handicapping for fun games despite skill differences.
modulusshift 19th Aug 2018, 2:39 AM edit delete reply
Sheesh, that's a little can approach casual Smash very competitively, or competitive Smash very casually. The rules don't matter nearly as much as the assholes playing them do. Saying that, I've had much more fun playing with friends on the competitive ruleset than I ever have on the casual one.
modulusshift 19th Aug 2018, 2:44 AM edit delete reply
I suppose I'll follow that up with this: I always main Kirby, and I primarily play Melee. My character is tied on the tier list with a nerfed version of Pikachu. Against a good player with a different main, or anyone with a reasonable amount of Fox experience, I'm not worth much.
Wulfraed 19th Aug 2018, 12:59 PM edit delete reply
I'm not an active player -- and have never (between GCN, WII [on loan], and WII-U) figured out how to do those recovery moves when blown off a stage...

That said, the only character I routinely run is Fox <G>
Valtharr 19th Aug 2018, 2:40 PM edit delete reply
Sorry, but you never figured out how to press Up and B at the same time?
Wulfraed 20th Aug 2018, 5:26 AM edit delete reply
Timing... I usually managed half of the double needed to get back.
Vegetalss4 19th Aug 2018, 7:04 AM edit delete reply
It was pretty smart to save Dash for last since she was waiting in the room with the video games. After all one of the reasons you try not to split the party is that it involves a lot of waiting around.

Based on my experience with how long roleplaying scenes takes (i.e. longer than one would think) she has probably been alone for more than an hour by now. That would have been a long time to sit twiddling your thumbs.
Kaze Koichi 20th Aug 2018, 5:16 AM edit delete reply
And on the next page RD is saying: "Sonic? Who said my MAIN was Sonic?"
HappyEevee 20th Aug 2018, 7:48 AM edit delete reply
Actually, I DO kinda want to see that...
belmontzar 20th Aug 2018, 11:31 AM edit delete reply
HAHA dash playing sonic, id expect more captain falcon myself, with the explosive punches. Speed and explosive power feel more Dash than Sonic as wierd as that is to say. I am also one of the scrubs who plays with a buttload of items, a bunch of random cpus, and just revels in the chaos that is smash brothers. My god Smashcan be a hella chaotic game, and ultimate is gonna just make it even better :3 -happy squeak- I hope the Gm didn't mind Dash playing on thier game system. i always get kinda mad when someone plays on my saves and beats a time limit or goal I was working on.
But... 20th Aug 2018, 1:14 PM edit delete reply
It's good, but need to remember that not everyone in the world play Smash Bross
SylveKit-_- 10th Nov 2020, 8:27 PM edit delete reply
I want that!