Originally posted by Brad172
...oh AND YOU CAN'T USE SKILL WITH ITEMS, IT DOES NOT TAKE SKILL TO WIN WITH ITEMS, IT IS ONLY CHEAPNESS.
Please agree with me to stop items getting the best of you in this tourney by replying. =)
(Edited to remove some caps used for emphasis since they might make me look like I'm angry, which I'm not- I'm just stating my side and why I think that it's stupid to think that items require no skill to use. It's honestly NOT about throwing them until you win.)
I beg to differ. It takes much more skill than you think to use items correctly.
Smash Balls too cheap? They are super moves, intended to give OHKOs. Normal fighting games don't instakill with them? They generally give only one life. KO the foe, both players get restored health for the next match. SSB series has multiple life and NO health restoration until the next game.
Hammer too cheap? Hammer randomly breaks, making it useful for your foe, and Golden Hammer randomly becomes Squeaky. Not as often as normal usage, but still happens. And they can be dodged. High ground. Speedy character. Projectiles to stall. Or better yet, use your own items on them. Search for a Bob-omb, throw it at them. Fun if it hits.
Spam the Home-Run Bat? Try jumping higher than your foe when they throw it at you, and if it doesn't go off the stage, get to it before them and do what you will with it. Do note that it is MEANT to be thrown, pretty much. Its Smash attack isn't that useful half the time because few people are really gonna get hit by it unless they are stunned or otherwise trapped. (I will admit that it is a bit frustrating to be KO'd by someone just throwing the bat at you until you die, but what can you do? It's utterly worthless any other way.)
There's also the matter of surviving. Sure, you can use items all you want, but your foe is going to hit you, too. You can't say there's no skill in surviving. Can't win on items alone, you have to survive and recover, too.
Really, what's so bad about items? I use them all the time, and while I am good without them, I prefer them to be on because it adds that unexpected quality to matches, AND I know how to use them correctly. i will always adamantly oppose people who demand items be turned off because it requires "no skill" to use them. [insert word here that I will not say]
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