Hello, first time poster (obviously) and I actually found this forum when I googled "tripping is dumb" (lol) but found it an interesting read. I've been playing super smash since the early days of melee but mostly just for fun--I've only been to a few tournaments, none of them regional or anything. I'm pretty good vs, my friends, certainly not tourney material though...yet.
I want to meet patient, experienced brawlers who wouldn't mind playing with me and teaching me the tricks to successful competing.
However...one thing makes me nervous about doing this. It seems that every tournament player I've met before (or at least those who claim to be) have very big egos, and like to belittle everyone who isn't as good as they are, even when it's that person's first time playing. Is it requisite that tournament players be so rude and elitist? If there is only an occasional person like that, I can understand, but if the majority of tournament players are that unpleasant, then I don't think I particularly want to pursue playing in a tournament..