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Mew2King: "Not all custom moves should be allowed; custom Villager ruins the game" - Cites an actual example from a Smash 4 tournament

Posted by Cheng Kai 'KarbyP' Sim • March 22, 2015 at 12:06 p.m. PDT • Comments: 41

Should custom moves be allowed in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U? Within the Smash competitive community, the jury's still kind of out on that. There are arguments for and against custom moves being allowed in tournaments.


Some major tournaments, such as the EVO 2015 Championship Series, are allowing customs. While others like Community Effort Orlando (CEO) 2015 Fighting Game Championships will instead be banning customs, simply because "too many hours need to be invested in single player modes to unlock moves for [a form of] competitive tournament play that a vast majority of players may not be able to invest in doing."

But if custom moves are to be allowed in a tournament, top Smash player Mew2King believes that organizers would definitely need to lay down some ground rules as to which moves or move sets are banned.

"All customs should not be allowed, in my opinion," says Mew2King in a tweet published late last night.

"Villager's custom trip seed combined with custom exploding balloons guarantees timeouts," Mew2King elaborates.

"ADHD barely plays Smash 4 at all, and today he used Custom villager to beat Nairo, and time out half the tournament, by using the custom Trip Seed, plus the custom Exploding Balloons.

"I am not watching the game turn into this. Custom Villager ruins the game. Custom Trip Seed should be banned. ZeRo is equally if not more adamant about Custom Villager than myself."

When asked if his thoughts on the subject were spurred by either himself or ZeRo losing to ADHD's Custom Villager, Mew2King had this to say:


EVO 2015 organizer Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cueller is currently working with the Smash community to improve the Smash 4 customs rule set for the major tournament. If you'd like to chime in on how you think customs should work at EVO -- and possibly other tournaments as well -- head on over to this discussion thread at Smash Boards. The thread also contains information on what the top six custom move sets for each character are.

How are tournaments going to unlock all of those custom moves on their Wii U machines to allow for this ruling? Here's a video summarizing what the Smash community has been able to come up with in order to expedite the custom moves unlocking process at tournaments.

Source: Mew2King. Video from JungleChief87. Sent in anonymously.
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