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Aw shoot, it’s Ink-tober.
It’s probably just me and the fact that I’ve been playing Smash for almost 12 years, but when I see someone like Max who is good at (or at the very least competent) at most of the fighters play Smash, it’s really sad.
I cut him slack just because he’s new to playing the game competitively, but there’s some fundamental things that he just doesn’t seem to grasp and it just surprises me that he, of all people, doesn’t get it. Watching that video in particular is painful because I’m watching the Palutena player do the same things over and over again, and hear Max respond to it by calling her a “direct counter”. It’s so full of Johns that it’s insane.
To be clear, it’s not really the fact that he’s not THE GREATEST at the game that bothers me, because I don’t expect him to be. I mostly just find it upsetting to hear him give tips for how to use a character he isn’t even good at using. I get that he’s learning, but a lot of people who follow Max take what he says about any fighting game like gospel, since a lot of his subscriber base is full of people who are also learning.
You don’t turn on Easy Mode on MvC1 to learn how to play, let alone take advice from the person doing that. So, when you’ve got a person who has said on stream that he’s happy that he doesn’t have to play against level 9 CPUs again, maybe you shouldn’t be learning how to play from him.
I see all these comments about how Palutena is so OP and how she needs to be nerfed and it’s really sad because that player isn’t even good, but because it’s Max, Palutena must be overpowered because there’s no way he could lose because he’s so good at all the fighting games he plays. But I’m fully aware that it’s probably just me.
Smash comes out on Friday (Thursday Night).
Do you hear that bass?