Would it be possible to have separate Draft the Above Person's Cube! threads for Pauper and Peasant? It's not like we have to get rid of the current thread, I'm sure some love drafting both, but I really want to draft a bunch of different Pauper cubes. I can't be the only one can I?
On February 14, 2014, WoTC filed for a trademark for "Khans of Tarkir" in the following categories:
IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Downloadable software for use in playing computer games; computer game software for use with communication devices and mobile telephones; downloadable electronic publications in the nature of e-books in the field of fantasy adventures
IC 028. US 022 023 038 050. G & S: Card games, trading card games, playing cards and accessories for use therewith
IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment services, namely, providing online computer games and interactive multiplayer online computer games via a global network; organizing and conducting game tournaments and exhibitions in the field of games; providing online publications in the nature of e-books in the field of fantasy adventures
This name resembles the previous "Warlords of Khanar" mark, which is likely the fall 2014 large expansion. Based on previous patterns, it is likely that Khans of Tarkir is the name for the Winter or Spring 2015 expansion.
It is also possible (though unlikely) that Khans of Tarkir is replacing Warlords of Khanar as the name of the Fall 2014 expansion. The Warlords of Khanar trademark application was preliminarily rejected, and while I expect WoTC to get the preliminary rejection reversed (as they did with Theros, which was also initially rejected), it is possible that they've decided to change the name instead.
I'd lean toward the new name replacing the previous trademark as Khans of Tarkir seems too similar to Warlords of Khanar for them to be separate names of sets. (Why aren't the Khans from Khanir?)
The block is supposed to be bottom-up design, but WotC's creative is pretty good these days so I'm sure the flavor will still be very strong.
First thing is that it's just an absolute boatload of people. Once you get past that though, the nice thing about PAX is that there's something for gamers of every type. If you care about video games, you can see all the big new AAA titles that are coming out soon, or see a bunch of new indie games that people are working on. If you care more about board games, there's an entire huge room devoted entirely to that, with vendors selling stuff and game designers showing off their new games and a ton of space to sit down with your friends and try new stuff that you've found. And if Magic's your big thing, there's a TO running drafts and other events all day every day of the convention. This is all without mentioning the panels that are running throughout the course of each day, where presenters talk about various gaming-related topics. I've gone to East the last two years, once just for one day and once all three days, and I've had a blast both times.
I think SDCC is where you can get those planeswalker cards, but you can get a Batterskull promo that looks like a Steelix at GP Boston. I wish I could go to either, but I'm moving to a new place for grad school.
Yo Melee/PM players, how long did it take you to get good at the basic stuff like using wave-dash instinctively or SHFFL'ing reliably? I'm at the point where I can WD when I want to but I can't for the life of me do it in any effective way during a fight.
I only play SSBM. It took a while. The first place i started using it was to WD off backwards to Ledge Hog. the most basic of ways to wavedash.
I can reliably SHFFL anything with the chars I played. Samus is cake to SHFFL with, C.Falcon is a bit harder, but you can do it with practice. I can also do it with Falco, but not so much fox. Peach doesn't SHFFL as much.
I can't really call SHFFLMC with samus really SHFFL'ing.
I SHFFL differently with samus than the others i mentioned. I tap the lower half of x to SH with samus 100% of the time, while i flick up with my left thumb 50% of the itme with falco, C.Falcon and fox.
Are you trying to wavedash against computers? cuz they don't give ****s about wavedashing. Mindgames, my friend.
This is not me playing, but the first example of WD'ing against a computer vs WD'ing against an IRL person was the following clip.
Watch how fox runs at, WD's back, then runs+jumps at, WD's back, then runs towards and does his upsmash against Dr. Mario. A computer won't care if you do such an an impressive mind game, whereas your neighbor will be (probably) confused.
Also, try wavedashing while running away from C.Falcon on Final Destination. Depending on who you're playing as (not link), you should be able to kiiiiiiinda stay ahead of him. Das when you know you can WD.
Wavedashing during a fight is far more than just the mechanical procedure. You have to know why and when you're doing it. If you're just doing it a bunch of times while you're moving around, you're wasting your time.
Far more important is the ability to take advantage of your out of shield options, L/R canceling, spacing not like you have a processing disorder, going offstage without fear, and sweetpotting the ledge.
I don't know what your skill level is, but essentially because you can jump out of your shield, and you can interrupt your jump with an up smash, you can grab, jump (and therefore wavedash) up smash, or do an aerial.
More importantly, you need to get your L/R canceling down. It's the absolute most stupid thing in the game, but you will forever be slower than you opponents without it. PM has thankfully given us the ability to see L cancel white overlay flashes on your character when you do them and the game will tell you what your % is at the end.
When you hit someone's shield, try to be out of shield grab or other punish ranges. If you're really new or bad, someone with any more skill than you should be able to bet you by doing the most simple of block+grabs on you.
Go offstage. Don't be a gentleman, kill him. If you're still chargin down smash or fsmash to edgeguard, stop that immediately.
Learn how to recover safely when possible. Go to the ledge.
One of the most successful PM players is someone named ReflexWonder. He won many tournaments without hardly any if any wavedashing. He was just smarter and efficient. As for using characters with the same wavedash timings, you don't have to be frame perfect to wavedash and the difference between fox and marth for example is only 1 frame. 1 60th of a second where you can't do it the same way, and more where you can (then one more at the end where one is just sloppier than the other). Unless you're using bowser, I would say that this is not such a big deal.