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does anyone here play melee at a competitive level
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#1
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who do you guys main and why?

also what is it like going to a local or a major, ive been thinking about starting to get into it but im nervous that i dont have enough experience

who do you guys main and why?

also what is it like going to a local or a major, ive been thinking about starting to get into it but im nervous that i dont have enough experience
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#2
26 Frags +

so much garbage in melee that makes me never want to touch a gamecube controller ever again but i do it for the 10% of the not freaks i meet and hang out with at locals and majors

dont expect to be good instantly, this game is hard as fuck to actually get good at unless ur a grinder and do that shit properly

no one cares if u suck lol as long as ur not a social terrorist ull be fine

so much garbage in melee that makes me never want to touch a gamecube controller ever again but i do it for the 10% of the not freaks i meet and hang out with at locals and majors

dont expect to be good instantly, this game is hard as fuck to actually get good at unless ur a grinder and do that shit properly

no one cares if u suck lol as long as ur not a social terrorist ull be fine
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#3
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Locals and vary a lot. Like if its in a college town, they tend to be ok. My local is a bunch of weebs that smell bad.

Don't be intimidated though, you will have fun, and you will get destroyed by somebody, possibly everybody. We all started somewhere.

Never been to a major so I can't say, but locals are definitely worth trying out.

Locals and vary a lot. Like if its in a college town, they tend to be ok. My local is a bunch of weebs that smell bad.

Don't be intimidated though, you will have fun, and you will get destroyed by somebody, possibly everybody. We all started somewhere.

Never been to a major so I can't say, but locals are definitely worth trying out.
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#4
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captain falcon
i havent been to a tournament in a year or two now tho

Geknaiirso much garbage in melee that makes me never want to touch a gamecube controller ever again but i do it for the 10% of the not freaks i meet and hang out with at locals and majors
captain falcon
i havent been to a tournament in a year or two now tho
[quote=Geknaiir]so much garbage in melee that makes me never want to touch a gamecube controller ever again but i do it for the 10% of the not freaks i meet and hang out with at locals and majors [/quote]
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#5
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Been to a couple locals, if you intend on attending some, remember my sage advice; take a couple bottles of axe or old spice body spray with you. I'll take thanks in tf2 or csgo skins

Been to a couple locals, if you intend on attending some, remember my sage advice; take a couple bottles of axe or old spice body spray with you. I'll take thanks in tf2 or csgo skins
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#6
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I play Marth. I've been to a few regionals and they were pretty stellar. The locals though are a different story. One of the first pieces of advice I was given before I went to my first tournament was "if you wanna play melee you have to be a degenerate." I thought of it as a light hearted joke but honestly...

holy shit

But I agree 100% with what geknair says.

I play Marth. I've been to a few regionals and they were pretty stellar. The locals though are a different story. One of the first pieces of advice I was given before I went to my first tournament was "if you wanna play melee you have to be a degenerate." I thought of it as a light hearted joke but honestly...

holy shit

But I agree 100% with what geknair says.
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#7
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i play spacies. i've been to a few tournies. game is fun as shit, dreamhack atl was a lot of fun, would recommend going to a major. locals are smelly, come prepared

i play spacies. i've been to a few tournies. game is fun as shit, dreamhack atl was a lot of fun, would recommend going to a major. locals are smelly, come prepared
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#8
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7GCATOc6I8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7GCATOc6I8
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#9
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Geknaiirso much garbage in melee that makes me never want to touch a gamecube controller ever again but i do it for the 10% of the not freaks i meet and hang out with at locals and majors

dont expect to be good instantly, this game is hard as fuck to actually get good at unless ur a grinder and do that shit properly

no one cares if u suck lol as long as ur not a social terrorist ull be fine

what do you mean by garbage in melee?

like some of the stupid mechanics or

[quote=Geknaiir]so much garbage in melee that makes me never want to touch a gamecube controller ever again but i do it for the 10% of the not freaks i meet and hang out with at locals and majors

dont expect to be good instantly, this game is hard as fuck to actually get good at unless ur a grinder and do that shit properly

no one cares if u suck lol as long as ur not a social terrorist ull be fine[/quote]

what do you mean by garbage in melee?

like some of the stupid mechanics or
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#10
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hitboxes and framedata are fucking garbage (ex. marth grab, falco spotdodge shine/utilt)

hitboxes and framedata are fucking garbage (ex. marth grab, falco spotdodge shine/utilt)
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#11
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I go to a weekly just about every week and usually go to regionals within an hour or so on weekends. I'll probably be PR'd next cycle.

Melee is really easy to get into these days. Get a controller (nintendo brand, either the smash4 ones or original-- 3rd party are always terrible), an adapter, and set up this version of dolphin with an iso of NTSC melee v1.02. Or if you already have it, a GC/Wii and a melee disc works fine.

Depending on where you live, locals can be really good or really bad. Mine are great; we have one weekly that gets 30 people minimum during the semester and the TOs do a good job of making things run on time. Conversely, the region to our west has at least 5 weekly/biweekly tournaments that rarely break 20 entrants and they're not nearly as competitive.

One-day regionals are the most fun tournaments IMO.

Play whatever character you like so long as it isn't absolute trash (think worse than DK/links). Until you at least reach an intermediate level, any character can work.

Don't listen to anyone that tells you that X is broken, Y is too easy, etc. The level of mutual skill required before a given situation actually becomes intractable is far beyond anything you'll accomplish within the first few months of playing at the very least. The best thing about melee is that there is counterplay to almost everything in the game.

Never gone to a major and probably never will until I think I'll be a legitimate competitor at one. Paying >$100 for venue/brackets + needing to get housing overnight is unreasonable for a tournament that I won't make it out of R2 pools in.

I go to a weekly just about every week and usually go to regionals within an hour or so on weekends. I'll probably be PR'd next cycle.

Melee is really easy to get into these days. Get a controller (nintendo brand, either the smash4 ones or original-- 3rd party are always terrible), [url=https://www.amazon.com/Mayflash-GameCube-Controller-Adapter-Switch/dp/B00RSXRLUE?tag=teamfortresst-20]an adapter[/url], and set up [url=https://www.smashladder.com/download/dolphin/Faster+Melee+5.8.7]this version[/url] of dolphin with an iso of NTSC melee v1.02. Or if you already have it, a GC/Wii and a melee disc works fine.

Depending on where you live, locals can be really good or really bad. Mine are great; we have one weekly that gets 30 people minimum during the semester and the TOs do a good job of making things run on time. Conversely, the region to our west has at least 5 weekly/biweekly tournaments that rarely break 20 entrants and they're not nearly as competitive.

One-day regionals are the most fun tournaments IMO.

Play whatever character you like so long as it isn't absolute trash (think worse than DK/links). Until you at least reach an intermediate level, any character can work.

Don't listen to anyone that tells you that X is broken, Y is too easy, etc. The level of mutual skill required before a given situation actually becomes intractable is far beyond anything you'll accomplish within the first few months of playing at the very least. The best thing about melee is that there is counterplay to almost everything in the game.

Never gone to a major and probably never will until I think I'll be a legitimate competitor at one. Paying >$100 for venue/brackets + needing to get housing overnight is unreasonable for a tournament that I won't make it out of R2 pools in.
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#12
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Falco/Sheik.

I started off playing Sheik when I started but ended up picking up Falco just for some issues with playing certain Fox styles but eventually just ended up liking Falco's combo game more and Sheik ended up becoming my secondary for just the Marth matchup as I enjoy it better than playing Falco into Marth.

Followed the game for a while but only ever tried playing the game in the past 4 years. I've attended big tournaments near me such as CEOs here and there and Paragon Orlando 2015 and didn't make it far but its still a good time since friendlies are always going on and just hanging out with some cool players.

With today's netplay scene its very easy to find someone with decent ping to become a practice buddy and just grind together. You don't HAVE to go to a local to play the game and practice due to this but locals you can meet some real cool peeps that want to have fun with the game too.

Getting into the game is fun and just learning the mechanics but don't jump into the game trying to be the fanciest player in the world trying to perform some technical stuff like multishines and all that won't be too helpful when learning the basic things like knowing how to move around with your character and neutral/punish game for said character and obviously directional influence (D.I) should come first and the rest comes with it.

Falco/Sheik.

I started off playing Sheik when I started but ended up picking up Falco just for some issues with playing certain Fox styles but eventually just ended up liking Falco's combo game more and Sheik ended up becoming my secondary for just the Marth matchup as I enjoy it better than playing Falco into Marth.

Followed the game for a while but only ever tried playing the game in the past 4 years. I've attended big tournaments near me such as CEOs here and there and Paragon Orlando 2015 and didn't make it far but its still a good time since friendlies are always going on and just hanging out with some cool players.

With today's [url=https://www.smashladder.com/]netplay scene[/url] its very easy to find someone with decent ping to become a practice buddy and just grind together. You don't HAVE to go to a local to play the game and practice due to this but locals you can meet some real cool peeps that want to have fun with the game too.

Getting into the game is fun and just learning the mechanics but don't jump into the game trying to be the fanciest player in the world trying to perform some technical stuff like multishines and all that won't be too helpful when learning the basic things like knowing how to move around with your character and neutral/punish game for said character and obviously directional influence (D.I) should come first and the rest comes with it.
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#13
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yeah i play marth in houston

games super hard to get into, i didn't get PRd until i'd been playing for like a year and a half

the whole sweaty nerd thing is kinda stupid, there's those people in every community and you just have to find the people that are chill
nobody actually cares if ur bad

also if u get the chance go to regionals/nationals

yeah i play marth in houston

games super hard to get into, i didn't get PRd until i'd been playing for like a year and a half

the whole sweaty nerd thing is kinda stupid, there's those people in every community and you just have to find the people that are chill
nobody actually cares if ur bad

also if u get the chance go to regionals/nationals
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#14
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watch it

[url=https://youtu.be/jX9hbbA-WP4]watch it[/url]
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#15
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every local has like 4-5 players that cant actually play the game dw about a lack of exp

every local has like 4-5 players that cant actually play the game dw about a lack of exp
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#16
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tatuwahyeah i play marth in houston

games super hard to get into, i didn't get PRd until i'd been playing for like a year and a half

the whole sweaty nerd thing is kinda stupid, there's those people in every community and you just have to find the people that are chill
nobody actually cares if ur bad

also if u get the chance go to regionals/nationals

what does pr mean

[quote=tatuwah]yeah i play marth in houston

games super hard to get into, i didn't get PRd until i'd been playing for like a year and a half

the whole sweaty nerd thing is kinda stupid, there's those people in every community and you just have to find the people that are chill
nobody actually cares if ur bad

also if u get the chance go to regionals/nationals[/quote]

what does pr mean
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#17
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wtztatuwahyeah i play marth in houston

games super hard to get into, i didn't get PRd until i'd been playing for like a year and a half

the whole sweaty nerd thing is kinda stupid, there's those people in every community and you just have to find the people that are chill
nobody actually cares if ur bad

also if u get the chance go to regionals/nationals

what does pr mean

power rankings

[quote=wtz][quote=tatuwah]yeah i play marth in houston

games super hard to get into, i didn't get PRd until i'd been playing for like a year and a half

the whole sweaty nerd thing is kinda stupid, there's those people in every community and you just have to find the people that are chill
nobody actually cares if ur bad

also if u get the chance go to regionals/nationals[/quote]

what does pr mean[/quote]

power rankings
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#18
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I used to play spacies pretty actively before I started grad school. I really don't play very much anymore simply because I don't have time.

If you ever get the chance go to a regional/major. Its a ton of fun hanging with the dudes from your region in a setting where you aren't competing against them like a local, and seeing how you all stack up vs players you aren't as familiar with. Watching sets on site is also cool as hell.

I used to play spacies pretty actively before I started grad school. I really don't play very much anymore simply because I don't have time.

If you ever get the chance go to a regional/major. Its a ton of fun hanging with the dudes from your region in a setting where you aren't competing against them like a local, and seeing how you all stack up vs players you aren't as familiar with. Watching sets on site is also cool as hell.
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#19
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I played a lot of sm4sh with friends for a couple years then got into the competitive scene at the end of 2016. I went to super smash con 2017 and really enjoyed it but I have always found melee to be more enjoyable to watch so I took my cousin's wii, got 20xx and I have been learning the game for a while now. The only people I ever play against are my brother and cousins but they all suck. Hopefully in the summer I can go to a few Xanadus and really start competing in both smash games.
Luigi/Falco main btw.

I played a lot of sm4sh with friends for a couple years then got into the competitive scene at the end of 2016. I went to super smash con 2017 and really enjoyed it but I have always found melee to be more enjoyable to watch so I took my cousin's wii, got 20xx and I have been learning the game for a while now. The only people I ever play against are my brother and cousins but they all suck. Hopefully in the summer I can go to a few Xanadus and really start competing in both smash games.
Luigi/Falco main btw.
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#20
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I main captain falcon because taunt to SD is my favorite combo
only gone to locals a couple of times because of my old work schedule. will probably start going again real soon
I would say 75% of the people I've met thru smash are pretty cool, normal people. The really good people aren't gonna care if you suck, they usually get excited about new players wanting to learn the game and will help you out a bit

I main captain falcon because taunt to SD is my favorite combo
only gone to locals a couple of times because of my old work schedule. will probably start going again real soon
I would say 75% of the people I've met thru smash are pretty cool, normal people. The really good people aren't gonna care if you suck, they usually get excited about new players wanting to learn the game and will help you out a bit
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#21
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fox
locals are 99% garbage players with ~3 people that are decent and 1, rarely 2, that are actually good, that only show up for the free check
majors are fun to go with ur goons
pr means pretty much nothing unless ur top ~3 in a region, considering only about 100 players are actually good, and arcadian players in regions like norcal/socal would easily be on a pr in a weak region like nj or canada
can potentially be the least fun game of all time when u have to play dash dance camping marths w no neutral, falco or a ics/samus player

fox
locals are 99% garbage players with ~3 people that are decent and 1, rarely 2, that are actually good, that only show up for the free check
majors are fun to go with ur goons
pr means pretty much nothing unless ur top ~3 in a region, considering only about 100 players are actually good, and arcadian players in regions like norcal/socal would easily be on a pr in a weak region like nj or canada
can potentially be the least fun game of all time when u have to play dash dance camping marths w no neutral, falco or a ics/samus player
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#22
8 Frags +

ya dont play melee if thats gonna be ur attitude ^

ya dont play melee if thats gonna be ur attitude ^
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#23
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tatuwahya dont play melee if thats gonna be ur attitude ^

theres nothing wrong with being a bad player
its just true that 99% of all players are bad, especially so in regions like the midwest or south (except florida) where the top prd players aren't even top 100
outside of top 100, there's probably around another ~50-100 players that are actually good, but can't go to nationals to show how good they are

[quote=tatuwah]ya dont play melee if thats gonna be ur attitude ^[/quote]
theres nothing wrong with being a bad player
its just true that 99% of all players are bad, especially so in regions like the midwest or south (except florida) where the top prd players aren't even top 100
outside of top 100, there's probably around another ~50-100 players that are actually good, but can't go to nationals to show how good they are
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#24
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im sorry that ur definition of bad is being not top 100

im sorry that ur definition of bad is being not top 100
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#25
-6 Frags +

i play a mean demoknight in tf2center if that's what you mean

i play a mean demoknight in tf2center if that's what you mean
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#26
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accepting all tf2 player mms at fight pitt 8

accepting all tf2 player mms at fight pitt 8
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#27
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I play fox, I go to most locals and pretty much any major tournament in the Netherlands(which comes down to syndicate) and plan on going to Heir 5.

If you don't have any experience playing melee you will be getting absolutely trashed by almost everyone you play against for at least half a year depending on your region, so don't get your hopes up because you have competitive experience elsewhere.

And don't go to tournaments to "do well". Go there to get bracket experience and play friendlies against people you don't see in your own region. Experience matters far more than a set win

I play fox, I go to most locals and pretty much any major tournament in the Netherlands(which comes down to syndicate) and plan on going to Heir 5.

If you don't have any experience playing melee you will be getting absolutely trashed by almost everyone you play against for at least half a year depending on your region, so don't get your hopes up because you have competitive experience elsewhere.

And don't go to tournaments to "do well". Go there to get bracket experience and play friendlies against people you don't see in your own region. Experience matters far more than a set win
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