Round 3 Results: Roysterless Us still Unstoppable

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Last month, Clan Us proved that they weren't a one-trick pony. This month, they proved that the pony can still do multiple tricks repeatedly even if you cut off 2 of its strongest legs. That's one strong pony. Even without the presence of the mighty Royster brothers and even missing their solid third-stringer [gtplayer:504], Us was still able to dominate the afternoon with only smash masters #1 [gtplayer:788] (also known as lain) and #2 [gtplayer:483], plus the increasingly impressive double threat [gtplayer:382], who is now ranked 3rd over all, as Us hangs onto the top 4 spots on the leaderboard even with the amazing #4 [gtplayer:614] having missed an entire event. Us stayed pegged atop the clan standings all day and narrowly missed a victory sweep, even triumphing once again in the clan battle surprise game, Pixeljunk Racers. Read on for full event details.

We started off a little late as ejk and I dawdled before opening registration, with 58 competitors for the Smash Singles. The final 8 told a story both familiar but unusual as all 3 of Us were joined by Clan SSB's [gtplayer:962] and #5 double threat [gtplayer:457], the enigmatic [gtplayer:137], skilled rookie [gtplayer:1037] and #21 [gtplayer:852], who was perhaps avenging his unfortunately underaged brother/prodigy. The finals, however, told a totally familiar story as [gtplayer:788], [gtplayer:483] and [gtplayer:382] swept 1-2-3, with [gtplayer:1037] being one of the first to win the new improved lousy tshirt.

28 Smash Teams then faced off for our infamous cheaply-tiebroken-not-quite-double-elimination-but-sorta format, and the final 8 featured both Us teams (as [gtplayer:382] teamed up with [gtplayer:852], a great matchup) and both Brothers of Maplewood teams (with the Hibbs brothers [gtplayer:197] and [gtplayer:166] also in absence), along with two teams from the Reds (the Greens and the Blues) and Team ABC which included [gtplayer:1037]. While the Durskis were able to eliminate [gtplayer:382] and [gtplayer:852], BOM couldn't stop Lain and Cisco from winning the event, though the Savages still took 2nd and the Durskis took 4th prize, showing BOM's team smash depth, as Team AJ Products, inc, from the Angry Little Girls clan nabbed 3rd prize.

Kart Singles got rolling with 52 competitors, the closest to the smash count that kart has yet been as more smashers stay for kart. The final match featured [gtplayer:382], BOMers [gtplayer:143] and [gtplayer:736], the fearsome [gtplayer:962] and [gtplayer:457] of Clan SSB, plus [gplayer:151], [gtplayer:343], and #23 [gtplayer:377], in what was not his first trip to the kart final. [gtplayer:382] did his part to keep the sweep alive as he seized first from [gtplayer:962], leaving [gtplayer:143] to 3rd as [gtplayer:736] settled back into 4th.

Things were running on schedule as we began Kart Teams, with 24 teams making for nice full matches. We were plagued with reports of controller trouble, however, things kept moving through to the final race, which brought together all 6 Angry Little Girls, (including another good pairing on [gtplayer:382] with [gtplayer:947]) plus The Reds and Lard-In-A-Box, then Jewels and Money (featuring [gtplayer:962]) and a notable appearance of a girl in the finals (let alone the room), as [gtplayer:983] and formidable rookie [gtplayer:1052] lined up for what would be an amazingly intense race. When the dust cleared, [gtplayer:962] and [gtplayer:593] had roared to 1st place for clan SSB, robbing Us of a sweep as ALG's Tru Products takes 2nd, The Reds show promise with 3rd, and Us-ALG alliance [gtplayer:382] and [gtplayer:947] took 4th.

Despite fielding only three competitors, Us still pwned the clan leaderboard, racking up 8305 points, with BOM a distant second with 6780. The first round of the clan battle was single-player kart, with 4 Angry Little Girls against 4 racers from Clan SSB. ALG won decisively, moving on only to get immediately swept by BOM's two teams in team smash. The final game, the brilliant PSN title Pixeljunk Racers, had each clan fielding 4 players in a round of Sunday Drivers. The clan that passed the most cars before time ran out would ride to Clan Battle victory. BOM posted an excellent score, but Us, aided by sub [gtplayer:947] and [gtplayer:483]'s preternatural first-time skill with the title, edged them out to claim a second-straight Clan Battle victory, building their first-place season leaderboard cushion to within a stone's throw of 10,000 points, while 2nd-place BOM retains an 8,000 point cushion over Clan SSB. To put that in perspective, the point gap between the top 4 clans is more than the total season score for the next 4 clans put together. Is that meaningful? I'm not certain, but it sure did require a calculator.

Next up: the end of the regular season in just 3 weeks, plus more Guitar Hero & DDR, plus the Return of Pikmin 2 and a post-thanksgiving Pokemon D&P Tournament that will knock your socks off. Stay tuned!

Comments

What's next, Lain, Life with Loopy?


yeah, you wish.

but my god. i remember that now. Kablam! is too freakin good.

i hope you remember my new name! it was a classic!

but gosh... Us is too amazing. seeing cisco beast the surprised round was scary.

DK is SNORK.

[snorked again! knock it off! -eli]


Of course I remember Sheep in the Big City, created by Mo Willems, who also created The Offbeats, author of Knuffle Bunny and Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, and also writer for the not-always-terrible Kids Next Door. Kablam is sorely missed, but if you are trying to reference a cartoon that is too obscure for me to catch, you've got a long, long way to go. =)

BTW, lain, I would really appreciate it if you would stop using 'rape' as an indicator of skill. I will snork it every time, and it just isn't appropriate. KTHXBYE


SYN: US DOMINATION AGAIN!!! we're just too good x_x. And lain dont get to comfortable with my #1 spot cause im gonna need it back soon :)


nah i like it where i am. :D

yeah eli sorry about that!


i read dont let the pigeon drive the bus frikin crazy book, writers a little loopy

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I just wanted to let everyone know (and this is true), after the demo, we know now that Wavedashing is NOT in Brawl.


Why would they put WDing in Brawl it's a glitch. If they had a patching system in Melee it wouldn't be in Melee either.

While it's what makes melee such a great game for hardcore competition it makes the learning curve steeper and Nintendo would rather make a game that's accessible than deep.

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cisco did you read gimpys thing on it? cause didnt he say hes not 100% sure
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OO, I should go to the next tourney just to get one of those t-shirts!


actually, TP2, that doesn't really matter.

wavedashing is a result of your character moving towards the solid, horizonatal floor, and to not have them move THROUGH said object, the physics engine (obviously) cuts off the airdodge animation and turns it into momentum on the ground. that momentum, coupled with the character's traction, and distance from the ground, makes it... TA-DA!

wavedashing.

l-cancelling is more important though. and from the looks of the brawl demo, as far as we know, it's not in.


What doesn't matter, you just explained how Wavedashing works.

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er i meant the patching system isn't really relevant. it wouldn't fix what's happening. wavedashing isn't exactly a glitch. just... the physics engine at work. haha.

the only way to... "fix" wavedashing is to... not have your character be able to wavedash in a direction. which apparently happened in brawl. : (


as for the discussion about if brawl will replace melee at the library i highly doubt thatll happen cus brawls just not designed for hardcore play although i think there will be seperate turnis for it, maybe online? Qua?

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Wavedashing while not technically a glitch is an unexpected side-effect of the physics engine. As a Computer Science major, I can safely say that unintended effects are looked down on because it can be exploited and cause actual glitches in the programming (which can cause effects outside gameplay, like deleting save files). Hence when reviewed for a version upgrade it would be removed.

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Nintendo can't patch the game because it doesn't have the system in place, but if they had the option of patching the game they would have removed it from the game as soon as it was discovered. Patches have been around on PC games for decades.

A patch would help SSBM a lot though since the characters aren't entirely balanced (neither are all of the courses) and there are a couple of little glitches that I doubt they meant to have in the game.

Also, I think that Brawl will replace melee at the library. The library isn't trying to run a really hardcore event. If the AADL was trying to run a hard core video game tournament at the library they wouldn't play Mario Kart. They might not even play melee. Melee has a relatively small hard core following compared to Starcraft (a game approaching 10 years old) and Counterstrike. I would expect that either Season 5, definitely by season 6 melee will no longer be an event.

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i would say maybe maybe season 6 definitly not 5, do u realize how much of a budget increase they would need to get 8 wiis and games? over 1000 even if the price gets cut and that would cut into price money i still think the turnis fur brawl will be seperate

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sir ducksalot, you sir, are a-ok.


Eli could u clarify on the brawl issue or will that be discuessed at the planning meeting


Actually TP2 Melee has had "patches" in a way. There are different versions of Melee that have been released as they debugged parts. Bowser use to be able to flame cancel for instance, but current versions have that removed. Odds are the reason wavedashing was not addressed until now, still it is unconfirmed if it is completely absent from Brawl, is most likely because it was a major change in physics, causing a significant/noticeable change in game play. It could also be that they just didn't have the time.

Limabean you underestimate the resources of the Library. Eli managed to get enough money for 8 gamecubes + controlers, 8 TVs, 8 versions of MK:DD plus Lan equipment (with prize money to spare). That was for an experimental tournament. Now add in the fact that Eli is also somewhat influential with the game companies, I'm sure a lot of you saw that PS3 Eli got for free, and you might look at 8 Wiis next year.

And thank you Lain for the compliment.
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yeah i was surprised when they got new controllers for the library

cash moneeeyyy
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yes, sir ducksalot seems to certainly know his stuff.

mmmrrrgg. maybe i'll go all donkey kong next tournament.


....Lain..... Compliment?

WHAAAAAAA?!?!?!?!

FATAL ERROR OCCURRED. DOES NOT COMPUTE.
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Yeah Duck is right, at least for the most part. The sliding itself wasn't unintended, they wanted to put that in there, what was unintended was the way we use it without jumping aka wavedashing. We use it in a way it wasn't intended to be used, the same way we use Fox's shine to "shinespike" people.


I think Brawl should replace Melee in the main events, but we should keep Melee for side tourneys. Melee is, as far as I can see, a much more tournament friendly game. Gimpyfish said Brawl's a lot of fun, and I think it would probably fit better with the AADL.

Sorry about the double post.


mmm. i feel they are going to add a lot of stuff into brawl which will definitely make it more of a non-hardcore type game. as far as i can see.

which seems like it would replace melee in the tournaments, which i'm a-ok with. :D it sounds super fun.

i feel that eli shouldn't kick the enthusiasts to the curb though, and keep some melee action somewhere.


it just doesnt seem reasonable to replace games that are already super fun with also it would cause a delema with controlers no matter wat they used i think people would complain, mariokart should be replaced though this has nothing to do with me liking melee more the new kart seems just a lot like mkdd just newer although they would have to switch from gamecubes to wiis in the middle of the turni if they kept them joined which i think they definetly should

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wii can play gamecube games...


o yea dumb me i have a wii

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I dunno why, but Eli's voice just ran through my head.
"Master Shell right at the last minute! But Trouble Monkey's lead is too big, they still get first."

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after reading that the voice came thourgh my head too
could someon please post a link of the round 1 video?


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here is the round 1 video http://media.aadl.org/aadlgt/aadlgt_2005.mp4. Yes it is round one, it is not season 2.

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i will not get 4th any more im gonna win this year!

and clan us will not get a first in the grands!

also what are the prizes???


Syn:(John getting 1st first in grands.........(lol)) yeah john i bet you will.


yea, he said it!

the man to beat in the normal season said ill get first!!!!!

thats 2 of the top 6 people saying ill get first!!!!

now lets hear what the others have to say???

who thinks i will get 1st 2nd or 3rd or 4th or none?

the score is
1st 2 votes
2nd 0 votes
3rd 0 votes
4th 0 votes
none 0 votes

total 2 votes cast!

lets hear your vote!!!


i'm jewish.

also john... for us not to be in 1st place... for the grands... you guys would have to make about 9000 points. and that's considering if none of us come. haha. cause then i mean... yeah.

also, i have 1st. why? cause i'm simply a better human being then everyone.

also, homerun contest is fun.


nooooo not clan. singels!!!!!

clan wins like 10 bucks... kinda lame im done with 4th im redy for a 1st !

eli get redy to announce my name cause im redy to hear it after you say "1st place is..."

ps: scraper bike!


Syn: "1st place is..." See how he didnt put his name in there its because hes knows he not gonna win. And what lain really meant is that the real reason hes is because " I " wasnt there :)


hehehe


dude what a coincidence my brothers been playing homerun contest alot lately
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hehehe


homerun contest is awesome.

that is all.


im garbo at homerun contest all cept kirby and my secret character that will be revealed NEXT TURNI!!!!!

3k with kirby cant tell you secret character cause it might help give it away...


sorry to tell you john but there's no way you could have gotten 3k feet with kirby. or anyone in that matter. you don't know how to... do anything... good. in HRC. haha.

but yeah i'm actually totally in anticipation of your secret character. maybe he can beat my mewtwo?


oh yea her OR she can!

yea i did get 3k with kirby


things are looking up for johnny!


anyone know if/when the monroe library have their smash tourneys?

also, bioshock wont work on my laptop :(
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i laughed out loud when i heard "Lain plays a variety of characters" over the intercom thing

also, if anyone needs affirmation that lain is horrible they should tell him to Iron Man me


ohh ill ironman anyone too except cisco and lain

also, baddrivers not bad at running, what was ur time 22 something? and did u hear me cheering i was like "go bad driver!" by the finish

edit: this was at regionals
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It was a flat 22

Thanks man. I wouldn't say 22 is a great time,but w/e.

Dude i didn't hear you i was in a zone at that finish, but thanks for cheering.

Do you run for saline?


i dont run cc but im friends with most of the ppl in the team so i like to go to meets and hangout with them, its fun lol

i tried running cc over the summer but its just not for me, sprints are more of my thing

id proly get like 27 minutes if i run a 5k, and 22 flats not bad for a freshman
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when is the next turni???


Next weekend, as in the 10th of November. And there's a Guitar Hero III tournament on Friday.
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noooooooo not the 10th.

crap i cant make it :(

when is the one in december...the grands? ill make that 4 sure, but it will help to know.

hibbs and savages and tub-olard better do well


The grands are on the 15th of December.
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ohh thats y there all early this year!

good i can make that.


Hey swordmaster looks like you have an empty spot in your clan mind if I join?
FYI It'll move your clan up one spot in the rankings
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omega-..Are you sure the tourni is on the 10th. And for the pokemon tourney it's over.


10th of november
wow that is early


Yes, I'm sure that it's on the 10th, that's when Eli said it would be. The Guitar Hero tournament is on the 9th, the GT is on the 10th, and I think the Pokemon Battle Revolution tournament is the one on the 11th. For those of you who can't figure it out, the GH tournament is a Friday, the GT is on a Saturday, and the Pokemans is on a Sunday.
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hahaha im to swole 4 this turni this month...

w/e good luck everyone... also i will revreal the new caracter durring the grands in the first match of my fight!!! i bet you are all in xitement for it and cant w8...

if you can figureout what this means then i will e-mail you my character...

"scraper biking with my swole dawgs who gotz to stop talking raspy and snitching on dat clip and dip" just post what you think it means then i will tell you what my character is... goodluck and have fun :)


It means that you're quoting someone who doesn't have a very good grasp of the English language, yet somehow can overcome that obstacle and make millions of dollars for speaking gibberish into a microphone and having it recorded onto a system that he has no chance of understanding, and then he simply waits for the checks in his name to start pouring in.

...That's my guess anyways.
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well flare depends, are you asian? lol jkk

yeah u can join, just to let you know the ppl in my clan dont stay for mario kart/clan battle, but im convincing them to for this month

p.s. what was it like getting amazingly falcon punched today? haha
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hahahaahaha good try didnt think of that but i think thats a shot at rap?????

no thats not the answer... but i will tell you the the new character is a good one


actually I'd say it's more of a shot at bad rap
and to swordmaster that punch made me cry.
"So easy a Chi-chi can do it"


To be perfectly honest, there aren't many kinds of rap other than bad. A few, but not many.
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hehehe scraper bike... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQGLNPJ9VCE

thats what i roll down the streets i own...


"To be perfectly honest, there aren't many kinds of rap other than bad. A few, but not many"

just curious tom, which ones?
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so sword u wana be my smash partner again

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sry riley but as of now my regular partners going on saturday, i will though if he cant make it

and honestly im surprised ud ask me considering i suicided and cost us the game last time lol
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yeah swordmaster is teh suck. : )

riley, you're better enough then everyone else to where you can place above the rest of the aadl anyways. so just team with mike s and get us those points (not like it... actually matters.... hahaha)

hmmm 10th.... shin and omega... you guys can make it right? stop making johns and come!

but does it really matter. like really, me and cisco and lima... got like... 9000 points... hahahaha. so eh. i guess it doesn't matter.


even though i cant make it this turni... eli when will you b able to start early online registration


i'm def. gonna record both singles and doubles finals of the smash tourney that i'll inevitably be in.

good times all around!


Syn: Oooo were coming 100% this time but, just to claim the spots and money that is rightfully ours :P


aww i wont be there to take it away from you... :(


and i shall own

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guyss i have new vids

http://youtube.com/watch?v=hNpkuVRbFwU
http://youtube.com/watch?v=46714IB3Vyc

and heres my brother (not swordsensei but gnato)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Q_WfMM8cjpY
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good luck to all on sat.!


you guys are still terrible swordmaster.

yeah, you have tech skill, but you have 0 mindgames. the only redeemable thing i see is some basic prediction from RJ, which is basically needed if you're gonna play falcon.

just like the roysters. :o uh ohhhhh


See, John, now I'm not so inclined to believe you, seeing as you've said something to that effect before every tournament...\

And as far as lain's last comment.... OHHHHHHHHHHHH BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZE!

And Eli, is the Guitar Hero tournament going to be for GHII or GHIII?
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why am i so amazing?

i think this answers it all:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5NbwfDQToU


Ok im bored so heres a riddle. Two people play a three-stock match, and the winner wins with four stock left (without cheating). How did he do it?
HINT: There are at least 2 right answers
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will on ur youtube account it says ur 19

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played a new match.......... took no damage.


how does the gh tourney work? my friend wants to know

he also wants to know how good the best ppl there are, like he said something about "no one can beat jordan in expert except me" can anyone else do that? im totally ignorant when it comes to gh
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brawl will b released on january 16th YEAAAAAAAAAAAAA new update!


yeah, player 2 got JV 4'stocked.

either that or player 1 is lain. and player 2 is francisco.

XD


nvm no early release :( i was fooled srry bout that i had bad info.


Being able to beat Jordan in Guitar Hero II means pretty much nothing when it comes to skill. I can't beat it, yet I won the last tournament here and came in third the other one I was at. And, we may be playing GH3, so all your GH2 bragging is for naught.

And as far as your friend being the only one to beat Jordan.... LOL. A laughable concept.

Finally, the tournaments work like so: Everyone is paired up, then those pairs each play two songs in Face-Off mode, and whoever has the highest scores after those songs moves onto one-song eliminations until we have a winner. We may do something different if we play with GH3 though, because it has Battle Mode in it.
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why can't we register for tunry?
it's on saturday right?