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If you need help with a match in Adventure Mode, stacking a Metal Spirit and a Giant Spirit on your highest Primary Spirits with Bowser... then trying to use your Smash Side Bs... that just breaks most matches. Something to consider if you're stuck though. Particularly with a Stamina Match.
Pichu's a big pain in the butt. I didn't expect them to have an obviously imbalanced character this time around, and Pichu's self-harming attacks are both toned down in terms of how much they hurt him (most of them do less than 1%) and have plenty of knockout power to go around. He's quick and falls fast which makes him a very aggravating opponent when played in an aggressive style, and his tiny stature means a lot of your attacks to trip him up will whiff.
GSP is so silly, I have like 1.7 million with every character from just playing the singleplayer. I go online with a character for the first time, get one Quickplay win with them, and I'm up to 2 million lol. I don't understand how this works.
At least I'm not in Elite Smash with anybody yet, I'm guessing you have to play a certain number of Quickplay matches as that character regardless of your GSP, which is good.
A few days ago, I was trying some Quick Play with King K. Rool, and something weird happened. After one match and waiting for the next one, the game seemed to be stuck on searching for players. One of them had stuck around from the previous match, but it still showed them as being on the results screen the whole time, and the other two slots never got filled even long after the countdown had ended. Even if someone wanted to admire their results for that long, I don't think the game would let them. Eventually, I quit out of the waiting room, and discovered that I somehow managed to reach Elite with the unruly king, of all characters. I guess that's why it could no longer match me with other players at the time, since I was considered in elite but was still in a regular queue. You'd think the game would have bumped me out though, in that case.
I guess it's nice to have reached it once for prosperity's sake, but I don't think it's a place I want to be; I've a feeling it's just full of tryhards who like to play boring 1v1s on flat stages with no items. Pass. I'll probably not play the character again until he naturally falls out of Elite from inactivity. Still, might as well share a shot for the street cred:
Man, setting up the My Music stuff really does take forever. I've only completed the Zelda stages.
I'd love a customizable event match mode (including multiplayer-focused stuff). It would be so fun to set up crazy, Spirits-like multiplayer matches, like three players vs. one giant player, on a Lava Floor with random Bob-bomb Festivals. The interface would be an absolute nightmare, though.
Do you guys use Stage Morph or the Final Smash Meter much? What's your standard setup?
@Mop it up Yeah, people are free to play however they'd like, but items are so fun! The crazy emergent chaos is my favorite part of Smash.
Speaking of items, they definitely omitted a few this time around. I want my Cracker Launcher back!
And now I'm in Elite Smash with Pit, Dark Pit, Wii Fit Trainer, and Little Mac. The process was pretty quick (I only played 9 games with Wii Fit Trainer before I got in), so I'm guessing I got a boost due to all the singleplayer I've done.
Which is to say...all of it? I've got all Challenges complete, Classic Mode complete with every character, Adventure Mode 100% on Hard, and all Spirits collected (aside from Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee, which I think you need those games to get).
@Anand Oh dang, I've yet to use Stage Morph even once! It's a cool feature, too. Can you use it online?
And yes, it took me at least five hours(!) to get My Music fully set up for every stage. It was fun, though! There's a lot of tunes that just don't get played on the stages unless you crank up their probability, including some of the new remixes. That said, I tend to limit each stage to 4-5 songs, and try not to repeat any songs on multiple stages. I figure with so many stages, I'm only going to visit each so many times, so I might as well have my favorite tunes show up regularly on them.
Love this game, but online is an absolute joke. Since Nintendo has just put me in time out for the first time after I quit a laggy 3 player match, now is as good a time as any to air my grievances.
Even after the update, I still have inconsistent results when it comes to getting the match type I asked for. There's no way to do the fun stages with hazards off. Lag is horrible (worse than Smash 4, even). I will try to do simple strings of moves that I've done plenty of times offline against humans and CPU, only to absolutely drop the ball in online. I will know my opponent's attack is coming, properly read what move they are going to do, and input the command for a counter in time, only for my character to sit there and take a huge smash attack because the lag ruined the timing of my counter. This doesn't happen to me offline.
Even in games with good connections, I've felt the sting of increased input delay, which is just shameful at this point. The ranking system is worthless, since it puts 4 player, items on, free-for-all's and single player in the same boat as 1v1's. The rankings mean absolutely nothing. Every time I try to take it seriously I just end up getting pissed off about how unfair the online makes things feel. Offline Smash, Dark Souls, F-Zero GX, MVC3 with friends- I can have the shit beaten out of me in those games and I won't mind a bit. But applying myself in Smash Ultimate's online, only to get tea-bagged by some kid spamming PK Fire because poor online fucked up my timing? That aggravates me like no other.
I want to enjoy online. I really do. But at this point I have to put it in the same category as casually fucking around with items on in 8 player games. It's fun if you don't give a shit.
I've completed all of the challenges! I feel relieved that there's nothing as ridiculous as some of Smash 4's set; those ones that were "Collect every _____" were a real drag since I had no way of actually controlling the rewards I got, so I left those undone. That said, a lot did feel pretty easy and uninspired, but I s'pose that's just the nature of achievements.
If anyone wanted some hints or tips on any of them, feel free to ask. One general tip I'll give for the Smash mode ones is that the only options you need to set are the ones listed in the challenge, every other option or mode can be whatever you want. Think about everything available to you in Smash mode, and you may yet find yourself coming up with creative solutions to the task.
@DrFinkelstein I completed it first with Ganondorf and I think that's a good general suggestion. His smash attacks are absurdly powerful, and since enemies are slightly weaker in Classic than normal, it doesn't take very many to send 'em flying. The toughest battle will be the last one against Link and Zelda, if you whiff that first smash then things can get out of hand fast. Speaking of hands, he'll have to fight both hands at once, but his smashes deal loads of damage to them and can quickly reach the stun phases, so it's manageable.
If you're rubbish with Ganondorf then I'm not sure who else to suggest. Find a character you can handle well who has matches against the fewest number of opponents at one time, as those tend to be easier.
I didn't use a ticket, but one of my friends used a ticket for the challenge, so I can confirm that you can use a ticket and it'll still count.