Player Podcast: The Savages on Balance

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Here's a provocative podcast, produced by longtime tournament regulars [gtplayer:143] (Level 43) and his brother [gtplayer:146] (Level 41), called the AADL-GT Forum. In this episode, they talk about balance, make some excellent suggestions, and air some well-reasoned gripes. Check it out! Don't forget, if you want to produce your own podcast to be published here, or come in and use our podcast studio, just let me know at eli at


AADL-GT-Forum-Ep1.mp325.48 MB



Seriously, dude, second to the library staff, I'm the oldest one here. So, don't call me kid. Second of all, I'm not a fighting person, so your challenge is worthless to me. All I'm asking you to do is to chill out and quit bashing everybody else. None of us have seen you at a tournament yet, so we don't know how good you are. If you're the best in the world at pokemans, whoop-dee-doo for you. Just stop provoking people, actually try and get along with them, and you'll fit in just fine here.
"OK, next year we're going to change the tournament name from AADL-GT to AADL-GR... "Goat Rodeo!!!" - Eli
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ill beat u up when i see u

here we go again


i dont think he knows what he is getting into!

its all good let him have his dreams...

i bet he is really good at pokemon.....i suck at pokemon....

but ill pwn him in kart and SMASH, ME ILL PWN SOME 1 IN SMASH! that hasnt happened in a long time!

Reading this blog has become the joy of my day. It's like free entertainment. I say to myself "heck with video games, I'll go read the AADL-GT blog!"

Also, I'm getting ready to send Eli an outline for the podcast. When are people free? Do people have time on the weekends to maybe come in and record a podcast?
"OK, next year we're going to change the tournament name from AADL-GT to AADL-GR... "Goat Rodeo!!!" - Eli
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any time 4 me is good!

same exept thursdays at 7

Is it just me, or does one's level of "noob-ness" inversely relate to their mastery of the English language (i.e. Spelling, grammar, and word selection)

According to that postulate, charlespokemonexpert's level of noob-ness is quite high at this moment, and will remain this high until he decides to take a 3rd grade English class.

GO READ A BOOK (We Only Come for Books! =P)! Learn how to type correctly!

Hey Tom, I don't have very much free time at all, I doubt I will be able to attend all the tournaments this year, but for the ones I do attend, is it possible to do a recording then? I can get there earlier than the scheduled start time if need be.

omega- charles i saw your youtube video but that was not you.... or was it.

it was me but i was the speaker. And also talk to me on teamspeak plz =]

Yawn... I have to say the past 75 posts made my week worthwhile
P.S. im also free all the time tom

read a book...... read a ............. book !!!!!!

derek you get it!

Tom I'd be free on weekends for the most part perferably not saturadays.

i'd totally make out with myself

omega- umm can everyone write who they think are the top ten gamers at the aadl gt so i can no how i stand i everyones opinion. Heres my list

1. orochimaru (really good at kart and smash)
2. johninabox. (really good in kart touneys which are harder then smash.
3. myself. (really good at smash and ok at kart)
4. Pwnerer. (wins most smash touneys but just sucks in kart
5. fjw ( ok in smash and good in kart
6. tp2 ( good partner and also good at kart
7. limabean ( pretty good at smash and kart
8. lain ( good at smash but just horrible at kart (4x forth place in tourney)
9. robin ( good at kart and smash)
10. ??????????

what do you guys think? Don't forget this is my opinion on who are the best GAMERS

i'm available at almost all times, with the exception of SSH (standard school hours) and 530-730, M/W

i have a few things to say about ssb and all the arguments that consistently surround it

1. D-REX kart and smash
2. JOHNINABOX KART semi smash
3. pwnerer smash ONLY
4. Monkey man kart and very good team with derek
5. tp2 kart and yea smash not bad at it
6. pwnerer smash only
7. limabean kart and smash
8. SHIN AND OMEGA smash only
9. lain smash only
10. bad driver kast and semi smash

the rest srry but not enought room
8 9 10 and 11 12 13 are close to each other so i put the best that i think but it could change if they had ONE BAD MATCH thats all that is needed. i g2g for school ill add more when i get home

read a !@#$%^&)@@#$ book!

charles you cant talk bout being the bast at pokemon and beting peole up at the same time, it just doesn't work

I find it interresting when you are deciding the best gamer you base it off of two games and many on both your lists have players who are only good at one.
These tourtaments do not find the best gamer they find the people who are good at smash and good in kart.

john your opinion sucks. Also shin wants to play you in a one on one no items kart race. You just put your people which is dumb.

d-rex is number 21 on the leader board and you put him as number one. Get off of his tip man.

I think podcasting before/after/during the next tourney would be a good idea seeing as I have all of those dates already booked on my calendar.

D-rex had a bad tourtament becuase kart is mostly luck so you cant consitently win. Also D-rex from my point of view is a good GAMER and i have seen him playing other games besides melee

im good at cs, ddr,wii sports,marioparty,dance mania ,halo 2 , halo 3(beta), halo 1, half life 2, original smash, original kart,madden, and pretty much any game i pik up o and stepmania

and of course smash and kart

omega- mabye the word should not have been gamer. I think i ment to say who are the top 10 overall players at the aadl.(smash and kart nothing else)

Rex is so wierd. he thought his mom was a stump which he is. No offence omega. Plus im on the next podcast saturday =]

not a phrase in that post made sense to me

omega- charles your post does not make sense. Make sure you read over your comments before you post them so people can actaully understand you.

Yeah, nobody ever said anything about a stump. And I don't know what podcast you're talking about, but I'm 95% sure it's not this one.
"OK, next year we're going to change the tournament name from AADL-GT to AADL-GR... "Goat Rodeo!!!" - Eli
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Be quiet tom. ur worse

lol, like I'm going to listen to you telling me to be quiet. The only person who can tell me to be quiet and actually have me follow it is Eli. And plus, I'm worse than what? A stump? Ouch, charles. You've cut me to the core.
"OK, next year we're going to change the tournament name from AADL-GT to AADL-GR... "Goat Rodeo!!!" - Eli
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wow, im off the site for a week or two and this is what i log back in to see hahaha!

Hey is that u AJ Karr?

SHIN: 4 all you so called GREAT KART PLAYERS (MOSTLY MAPLEWOOD BROTHERS) out there i'll play YOU guys 1 vs 1 no items best 2 out 3, 3 out of 5, you name it i just want to c actually how good you guys r alone. honestly i dont think you guys r all that great alone and i think guys rely on each other WAy to much thats all. If you think this is a waste of time i wouldnt mine doing any money matchs 2 spice things up :) DIDNT EXPECT THAT FROM A ONLY SMASH PLAYER DID YA :) AND DONT WORRY GUYS ITS JUST FRIENDLY COMPETITION K

SHIN: and please dont lecture me how to do stuff or how guys do this, or how im just a smash player cause i know these things k. i just would like a straight up answer and that goes 4 anybody else up 4 the challenge me k c u the 29th :)

what about the 28th :(

and correct me if im wrong but isnt pioneers hc at the 29th? if so hahaha

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"why would i want your std?"

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all right ill play you in kart no items.... w/e but we have to do best out of 3 2 no items 1 with items!!!!!!!!!!

and watch yo self nooooob!

all right first off you asked about my opinion so i gave you my opinion. if you dont like it then think befor you talk and ask for every ones opinion but mine.

and that is what i belive is da top 10 players. they might change very soon and they mey not change at all.

what youdont seem to relize is that drex and monkeyman the hibbs brothers had to face pwnerer and lain 2 times in a row (at each turni) in single elimination. and wet to sudden death both times... they lost because monkey man killed him slef both times in sudden death. as soon as they get that down (the sudden death) then they willbe able to walk away with prizes in smash.....

also i am ahead of you in da turni standings soooooooooooooo it seams i have had a better month and if some person was to look at the over all standings he or she would see that i have had alot more experiance in the turni than you have and have been to more grand championships.

but i still respect you as being one of the bet smash players ive seen. im just saying that i pwnzor you and any 1 else in kart.

and my top 10 are the peeps i feel deserve to be up there and are good enough to be up there.

Yawn... i have to say that i agree with jon's top ten except that i should number ten :p
and also to charles (not that i belong in this conversation or anything) why and what are you talking about?

I may not be #1 but I think I deserve at least top 10
omega you based your whole list on basicly one round, no one put john on any top 10 list, then he wins a few events and suddenly he's #2? no ofence to john but I am 99% sure he won't hold that top 2 on the leaderboard the whole season
how can yo put people like robin and lain on a top 10? robin isn't good at kart, and lain might as well not play kart, he gets last EVERY time

I had one bad turny, but I don't really care because my clan mates won the events anyways. watchout next round, we bout to sweep kart

and plus I OWNEd in monkeyball which matters if your talking bout overall gamer

and a 1v1 no iems match of kart would be stupid

shin: why is 1 v 1 stupid? its pure skill unless you rely on your CLAN members alot well then i can c where your coming D REX :) and i total understand:)

shin: Anyone else ?

stragety with item !!!!!!!!!!

your a nooblet!! ok $5 buy in?????

3 races random stages?

2 with no items and 1 with items!

omega- dude smash is gone. US will take 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in smash all the time so smash is wrapped up really tight in a box. John just because you won in kart does not mean your the best. Also just because you have more experience then me at the aadl im about 1000x better then you and smash and in kart there will not be any constant winners. Just because you improved a little in kart don't get big headed. There can never be any best kart player in my opinion.



Yawn... ey man would you mind chillin' with the caps they're kinda giving me a headache please and thank you

I think that beyond the Royster brothers (they really are quite good at Kart, they just need slightly better item management, and everyone obviously knows about their Smash skills), I'm the most balanced player at AADL-GT. I can get consistent wins in both Smash and kart, unlike a lot of people here.

Yawn... well i get consistant losses does that count?

i know im not the best so y did you put me at 2nd place?

you went by this season only and there is no way in hel that im gonna stay in the top 5 the rest of the season...

i got lucky in the turni so cleary you the noob at picking the top 10 people!!!!

and i only wanna take $5 from you thats all im going

SHIN: Wait, your talking about my brother i didnt make that top 10 chart when you see SHIN or OMEGA the one thats talking k. Also he was talking about the top ten players for this season so far. Okay then $5

OK Shin the reason we dont play money matches is because we play kart the way it was meant to be played and dont try to make it all skill becuase whats the fun in that. 1 on 1 item kart is all about waiting in last place so i will play you 1 v 1 in kart no items but im not going to put any money over it.

I dunno who this Charles is, but all I know is that he is a troll. He is most likely created by another player to yell at those who he/she doesn't like. Don't bother arguing with him, you're just feeding the troll.
Oh, and see you all on the 28th or 29th. Whichever comes first...


u guys is snorking

no its not charles.

jw what food was served in round or jimmy johns?

"STD at my house on friday!!!!"

"why would i want your std?"

Holder of the 9000th post!!!


johninabox, i eliminated monkeyman and drex no problem. we never went to sudden death.

neither do cisco. where ever did you acquire that bit of fiction?


no in team you numb nutz...

i think alot more people hate me now!!!


i think johns talking about when me and cisco teamed and monkeyman killed himself under great bay on sudden death

"STD at my house on friday!!!!"

"why would i want your std?"

Holder of the 9000th post!!!

maby but there (hibbs ) are a great smash team that got unlucky with who they played!


in teams either. no team (besides maybe shin and omega) could take me and cisco.

i love it most when they complained and moaned about it. ;)

hahaha we will se next turni and your be mad when derek and ryan get a prize!!! and you dont!!!

Shin: Why in the world do u think derek and ryan stand a chance agaist lain and cisco? plus its gonna be easier to take them out since team attack is off. Sorry but i just dont c it happening

Shin: no im sorry i can only c them winning wit items

I'm soo glad that the talk here has turned back to trash talking.

Also, john, I was the lead voice against your drums, and even though we've become friends after that, my vote would still be for no drums. But that's just me.
"OK, next year we're going to change the tournament name from AADL-GT to AADL-GR... "Goat Rodeo!!!" - Eli
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i understand for the sake of being able to hear eli i wont bring them back

ill show you it in the next turni WHEN KART FREE PLAY STARTS!!!!!!!!!!! ill tell you what happens ...... but i wont tell you how to do it!!!!!!

Noise Machine clan revival???

I'm in.

lol no just past season jokes

omega-alright i now want to know who you think are the top 5 most BALANCED PLAYERS.

lol not me!!!!!!!!!!

dale w

yea thats right we have the possabilty to win in both catagories.

me not so much but if i get 2 good spots in single elimination then i can do it
derek me and ryan have always mde it to at leats stage 2 of kart and we almost always make it to 3 and 4 and win something.

srry no 1 from your clan is up there but you all suk at kart!

omega- your an idiot john. If you knew your facts limabean is in our clan. Also shin made 6th in kart overall did better then limabean. Also we have Mike s. which is better then everyone in kart that you put up there. And one more thing why would you put "lol not me" and then put yourself. Look at the facts next time before you put another stupid comment up.

Ya!!!! Omega is right. My podcast is tommarrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XD!!!!!!!!!! at 2:00pm at downtown. Be there or be square

hahaha srry mike but your good but you not the best!

i know limabean is in yo clan i was saying not you or the main peeps who are powerhouses in smash

oh yea i was just doing the glitch and omg it is kool it is in and of the crown courses sooooooooo im gonna win !!!!!!!!!!!!!! in kart! smash ill do ok 300 points maby

nuh uh cause ill be there next time with my brother and friends who are good at smash too, so less chance of you making it further in the brackets

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"why would i want your std?"

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Shin:I know john wat your going to do wit those dump glitches it so takes the fun out this whole thing.And now you need glitches to beat me TRUELY SAD :(

wavedashings a glitch........i think

"STD at my house on friday!!!!"

"why would i want your std?"

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SHIN:Theres no sercet behind wavedashing is just a combination of buttons that allow you to air dogde on the ground and you can do it with all char. not just a CERTAIN TEAM plus since you think its so okay to use that glitch then why didnt use it in 1st round of the GT it wouldnt be cheating would it? And why not explain this glitch to everybody theres no reason to hind it right?

it's not quite a glitch per se.

the physics of the game make makes a character slide along the ground (and not air dodge through the stage) and the distance is a factor of their traction in general.

yea, thnx for most balanced

srry but i lied about the glitch!!!!

yeeee you all got paranoied and are now worried there is no glitch hahahahahahah


zomg team mewdorf pwns

"STD at my house on friday!!!!"

"why would i want your std?"

Holder of the 9000th post!!!

Shin:tryin to play it off, just tell them already.

wooooow thats so kool

you pwn is smash ALREADY KNOWN i want to see you beat a power house in kart!


Shin: dont worry i will with *INTEREST* :)


hahaha lain your a nooooooob i saw that crap video on ctn wtf was that posed to b?

and y did a pikacho get thrown at you?

omega- the total im going to win for the 28th-29th is over 100 bucks.Here is how it will go. First win pokemon tourni. Next win smash tourney. Place 3rd in smash tourney. Get 1st and then 2nd in teams for smash and finally get 3rd in teams for kart. Yep, its a plan. :)