Who is your main(s)?

kesh!kesh! It's all up to Y O UJoined: Posts: 524
I'm currently working on (in order)

1) Snake
2) Falco
3) PT
4) Diddy Kong

Right now, my Snake game is pretty solid, and my Falco gets a lot of comments...I do what I can with PT (I'm pretty good at judging bulletseed sweet spots and pulling off bulletseed traps, as well as nailing the uairs, usmashes with ivysaur).

I'm just trying to get a feel on who people are playing.
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  • Corner-TrapCorner-Trap Troll Harder Joined: Posts: 2,683
    Main: Ice Climbers
    Alternates: Everyone else
  • Rob2_0Rob2_0 .... Joined: Posts: 352
    snake
    pikachu
    and samus
    Sonic hurricane kick.
  • AlphaDragoonAlphaDragoon ._. Joined: Posts: 3,078 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Ike for me.
    Spirit Juice on a new SE game:
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  • OromanOroman .... Joined: Posts: 584
    I don't have a main. I'm still testing characters

    Secondary: Game and Watch
  • zakkyzakky rawr Joined: Posts: 1,340
    Game and Watch. Bair and bucket for life.
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  • AsuraAsura Socially Awkward. Joined: Posts: 419
    if I had to pick one. It'd be Lucas
    (1:44:02 AM) Worm: for fighting games being a genre based around mind games, it's funny how fucking stupid most of the players are
  • YunaYuna Politically correct as fuck since 2006 Joined: Posts: 7,483
    Main: Samus
    Sub: Zero Suit Samus
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    --Bob Chipman
  • WolfkillerWolfkiller Equal Opportunity Destroyer Joined: Posts: 1,155 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I've main'd Link since the first game. I've been working on Toon Link though in Brawl, his ups are so much better than regular Link.
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  • RetroKidRetroKid Boo-tista Joined: Posts: 229
    I've been maining Zelda (not Sheik) since Melee, but every now and then I use Olimar and Pokemanz Trainer.
  • BigJonStud12BigJonStud12 Great Stick of DOOM Joined: Posts: 97
    Here are the characters that I consider are my mains:

    Ganondorf
    Wario
    Rob
    Zelda
    Snake
    Falco

    I still need some more work on them, especially Ganondorf. I was owned by FoXTroT's King Dedede very early this morning. He kept eating my Ganon, though I would imagine that Ganon does not taste that good because King Dedede kept spitting him out. :rofl:
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    ZSS, Snake, Zelda. In that order.

    If items-on, I play Zelda.

    If items-off, I play ZSS.

    If playing against some of the fast characters I hate to play against, I play Snake.
  • ShadeShade FEMLE Joined: Posts: 2,288 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I don't believe in "maining". I play them all.
  • AlphaDragoonAlphaDragoon ._. Joined: Posts: 3,078 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I don't believe in "maining". I play them all.

    I do, because I flat out suck with some characters and don't like others. :rofl:

    I do play other characters though, just mostly Ike. I also play Zelda, Lucas, Marth and Fox.
    Spirit Juice on a new SE game:
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  • ShadeShade FEMLE Joined: Posts: 2,288 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I do, because I flat out suck with some characters and don't like others. :rofl:

    I do play other characters though, just mostly Ike. I also play Zelda, Lucas, Marth and Fox.

    Haha, I hear ya. It's just a personal thing with me. I applies this "philosophy" of sorts to all the fighting games I play, seriously. Gotta keep my options open, and what not.
  • Gouki7Gouki7 Join Date: Apr 2003 Joined: Posts: 422
    Shit, I'm not even sure yet... it's a toss-up between Falco, ROB, and Fox.
    Jumping is useless.
  • GumberculesGumbercules Fullscreen Super Pro Joined: Posts: 567
    probably g&w and zelda
    CVS2: C-Vega, Eagle, Blanka K-Rock, Geese, Blanka
    3S: Shitty Oro
  • orochizoolanderorochizoolander 2LANDER! Joined: Posts: 15,632
    Haha, I hear ya. It's just a personal thing with me. I applies this "philosophy" of sorts to all the fighting games I play, seriously. Gotta keep my options open, and what not.

    No offense but to not have any mains at all and use everyone equally severely limits your skill IMO.

    Back when sf2 was relatively new the thought at the time on how to learn your matchups was to play as everybody so you get a sense of what your going to be up against. This in theory works great but people started realizing it's not realistic because taking the time to learn the ins n outs of a single character is time consuming enough but all 16? That would take an insurmountable length of time and that's not even considering your life outside videogames:looney: So instead players started to stick to one, two, maybe even 3 "mains" and learning those few characters in depth instead of using everyone, at evo why do you think the top8 almost always stick to the same few characters?

    Though if your playing the game just for fun and not competitively or anything then of course there's no harm in maining everyone (you have a solid lucario from what I remember playing you.)



    Yall know my #1 main:wonder:

    other mains:
    bowser
    gannondorf
    wolf (still needs a bit of work)
    toon link (just started using him 2 days ago but i'l make him my #2 main pretty soon.)
    P. gorath said: seriously though, it really crystalized how much better mvc3 is than that game. "Oh look, commando vs. 3 characters...this will be excitin--zzzzzzzzzzzzzZZzzzz"
  • Amazing FunbagsAmazing Funbags The J-Cup Lover Joined: Posts: 17,862
    Mains: Yoshi, Bowser, Pikachu, and Falco
    Alts: Snake, Zamus/Samus Pokemon Trainer, Ike

    The rest I sometimes just fuck around with...
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  • $hAoLIn$hAoLIn Joined: Posts: 127
    Mains: Peach & Fox
    Alts: Ness, Samus & Jiggz
    Clockw0rk, X/V-Rolento, Kain, Gato, Denjin, Aegis, Guile

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  • ShadeShade FEMLE Joined: Posts: 2,288 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    No offense

    No offense taken. I'm just different. I don't require that much time with each character to understand them. Call me Braniac or something, but I don't find Smash characters all that hard to grasp (in contrast to your average fighter).

    Also, switching often, and learning the just of all the characters, helps me when facing them. Not being aware of all they can do only hinders me in a fight.
  • orochizoolanderorochizoolander 2LANDER! Joined: Posts: 15,632
    No offense taken. I'm just different. I don't require that much time with each character to understand them. Call me Braniac or something, but I don't find Smash characters all that hard to grasp (in contrast to your average fighter).

    Also, switching often, and learning the just of all the characters, helps me when facing them. Not being aware of all they can do only hinders me in a fight.

    WTF u talking bout? ssbb has a much higher learning curve then other 2d fighters such as cvs2 we all know that.

    Yeah I feel you it's easy to main a lot of different characters in brawl then other fighters because how ridiculously lax the execution (or lack thereof) is, personally though I believe in sticking to a few characters and playing them enough to be able to adapt to whatever the opponent throws at me.

    Besides I doubt there anything in brawl that could surprise any of us at this point (barring some unforseen discovery of an "advanced technique"), if my opponent is using zelda i'm not going to say HOLY SHEEPSHIT WHAT'S THAT RED BALL?
    P. gorath said: seriously though, it really crystalized how much better mvc3 is than that game. "Oh look, commando vs. 3 characters...this will be excitin--zzzzzzzzzzzzzZZzzzz"
  • omfgomfg Joined: Posts: 2,028
    No offense but to not have any mains at all and use everyone equally severely limits your skill IMO.
    not necessarily. I play a wide variety of chars myself. I've tried both ways in many games, and what I've found is that if you play a wide variety, you'll get a grasp on how the game is supposed to work. however, if you have individual skills with them, you'll either win or lose all your matches because they're based on your overall abilities. However, if you play one char for the longest time, you'll get a great understanding of that char and might even be able to use your experiences with them to better your use of the others.
    see ya buddy

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  • residentwaterfowlresidentwaterfowl a.k.a Duck Joined: Posts: 106
    1. Yoshi
    2. Luigi
    3. Zelda/Shiek (yes, I use them in tandem)
    4. Diddy Kong
    5. Lucas (curse you HAL!!!)

    Alts
    Bowser, Wolf, Zamus
    STHDR: Blanka/Honda
    CvS2: C-Blanka/Dictator/Honda R2
    SSFIV: Blanka/Chun-Li
    GGXXAC: May
    I suck at fighting games :|
  • ShadeShade FEMLE Joined: Posts: 2,288 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    WTF u talking bout? ssbb has a much higher learning curve then other 2d fighters such as cvs2 we all know that.

    I'm not talking about the learning curve. I've learned the curve. I'm far past that. I'm talking about being somewhat adequate with as many characters as I can, and at the same time, learning what to expect from every possible match up. That way, it's less of a guessing game, and more of a exploit their weakness game.

    If Brawl was a War, I'd send my spies to see what my enemy was packin, and not go in blind, but going "well, at least my own army can shoot really good". I consider myself at a disadvantage, doing that. Again, it's all about me personally. I'm not speaking for you, or anyone else here.
    Yeah I feel you it's easy to main a lot of different characters in brawl then other fighters because how ridiculously lax the execution (or lack thereof) is, personally though I believe in sticking to a few characters and playing them enough to be able to adapt to whatever the opponent throws at me.

    Smash as a whole is much simpler (i.e. easy to pick up) than most other fighting games. That much is obvious.
    Besides I doubt there anything in brawl that could surprise any of us at this point (barring some unforseen discovery of an "advanced technique"), if my opponent is using zelda i'm not going to say HOLY SHEEPSHIT WHAT'S THAT RED BALL?

    It's not being surprised at some kind of move. It's just knowing how to exploit that move, I look out for. Or rather, knowing what to expect from that character, because I know what I'd do against myself (with a different character) if I had my opponents character.

    Know your enemy > Being really good with a "few" characters, in Shade's Book of War Tactics.
  • omfgomfg Joined: Posts: 2,028
    hard for me to put it in black and white terms. my reasons for picking chars are weird. I'll explain below. geez this shit took a while to come up with, I wonder if anyone even cares. doesn't matter to me though, it killed a good bit of time and it was interesting to do it. There's still a lot of chars I've yet to play or explore, so I may have even more on the list. For right now though, I'm satisfied with what I've got.

    RP Chars
    Sometimes I'll play a char because.. I guess I want to roleplay. You should try it sometime, it's fun.

    Fox: I imagine Fox being the most arrogant son of a bitch in the universe. So when I play him, I don't walk unless I'm trying to change directions (and even then, I'll only do this so he'll turn around). I won't run either unless I'm doing a dash attack or a throw attempt. I will purposefully change my ground position using only 1 of 3 things: a moving dodge, Fox Illusion, and F-smash. When I'm done playing this way, I'll do his U-taunt and then I'll fight for real. Surprisingly.. I play Fox better when I'm role playing. He's the only char I play that I don't really care about learning.

    Jigglypuff: For those who don't know, there's a char called Luffy from an anime called One Piece. I pick the Jigglypuff costume that has the Luffy hat. If it wasn't for the hat, I would've never picked her up.. but now I like her. I try to use the funniest, Luffy-like Jigglypuff moves when I can (D-throw, most of the B moves, U-taunt, etc). She'd be a main or a casual char if I had more experience with her.

    Wolf: On rare occasion, I'll do nothing but F-smash for like 10 seconds at the most. This usually happens when I try to land a F-smash but miss or something.. so I just try another one and keep doing it till I hit. The second or third one usually hits, so I'll keep doing it. Enemy comes to punish me for doing it, so I'll do it to the other side. They miss, I come back and F-smash them again. Once this weird phase is out of my system, I go back to playing him like normal. This is a lot of fun, way more than it sounds.

    Link: There's 3 costumes I like using for him, and with each costume, I use a different play style. Link (the original costume), Dark Link, and Gold Link.
    Link: I'll use bombs, boomerang, and hookshot to set up distractions so I can hit them with my sword. Once they get over a certain %, I'll switch to only using melee.
    Dark Link: I'll only use melee to attack the entire game and I won't use his grab. Also, if I run into ANY enemy Link players, even if it's an FFA, I will focus ONLY on that player no matter what everyone else does to me. If more than 1 are Links, then I'll focus on the closest one.
    Gold Link: I'll almost only use bomb, boomerang, and hookshot. The only melee attacks I'll do are to push the enemy away from me so I can keep on doing it.

    Fascination Chars
    These chars should be considered chars that I main. The only real reason I call them fascination chars is because I don't play them as often as I do my mains. I can win with them, I do well with them, and I even play them a lot.. but I just don't main them. I COULD main them, but there's just so many chars to play. It was hard even figuring out who they are because I thought they all belonged on the Main Chars list.

    These are Wolf, Jigglypuff, Snake, Wario, Ganondorf, Diddy Kong, Ike, and Yoshi.

    Main Chars
    These are the characters I try to fully explore until I understand every part of them. I think most people main 1 or 2 chars in each game, but I tend to main any char I find interesting.

    These chars are Link, Lucario, and Sonic.
    see ya buddy

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  • Corner-TrapCorner-Trap Troll Harder Joined: Posts: 2,683
    I don't believe in "maining". I play them all.

    The way I play is that I choose one main, but purposely learn how to play all the characters.
    No offense but to not have any mains at all and use everyone equally severely limits your skill IMO.

    Ever heard of Azen?
    WTF u talking bout? ssbb has a much higher learning curve then other 2d fighters such as cvs2 we all know that.

    CvS2 has a much steeper learning curve than Brawl. Hell, even Melee has a steeper learning curve than Brawl. RC'ing, and custom combos are harder than anything present in Brawl as of now.
  • RekanoRekano ONE MORE ONCE Joined: Posts: 602
    If you dunno who my Main is by now, you must either have just joined or gotten some brain damage. but as a Refresher...look at my avvy.

    FINAL! ATOMIC! BOOZAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!:woot:

    I also Mess with several other characters, Link I think I can say is solidly my secondary main...For a character so many call shit, I have alot of fun playing him too.

    Others I feel at home with: Luigi/Fox/Falco/Zelda/Sheik/ROB/Pikachu/D3/Ike
    -Rekano OuTz
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  • Gouki7Gouki7 Join Date: Apr 2003 Joined: Posts: 422
    Oh yeah D3 is on my list as well... that fat ass bird is just too fucking good. :rofl:
    Jumping is useless.
  • DragoniteDragonite Yo! Joined: Posts: 220
    yeah i don't know if i found a true main yet. i keep flip flopping between a select few. cant decide who i should really learn in depth. but i do like using wario, ice climbers, yoshi, sonic, ganon, and the dude on my av
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  • orochizoolanderorochizoolander 2LANDER! Joined: Posts: 15,632
    not necessarily. I play a wide variety of chars myself. I've tried both ways in many games, and what I've found is that if you play a wide variety, you'll get a grasp on how the game is supposed to work. however, if you have individual skills with them, you'll either win or lose all your matches because they're based on your overall abilities. However, if you play one char for the longest time, you'll get a great understanding of that char and might even be able to use your experiences with them to better your use of the others.

    It's hard to understand what your point is when your defending opposite POV'S at the same time lol.
    Know your enemy > Being really good with a "few" characters, in Shade's Book of War Tactics.

    Being very good with a few characters>being medicore with everyone IMO.

    if knowing everyone's tactics and how to punish them accordingly was so important then how come you see daigo only use ryu in st and MAYBE sagat/boxer once in a while instead of him using everyone? In most tournaments for 2d fighters why do the top players stick to the same few characters over and over again even when they lose?

    Let me give you another example; I've never used luigi in brawl but i've played against luigi enough times to know how to punish his moveset.

    You adhere to the oldschool of thought and i'm in I agree with the new school of thought, this part of the st wiki explains it perfectly.

    "Counter Characters
    There are two very different schools of thought when it comes to character selection. One school of thought is basically that because the game has counter characters, you should learn more than one character in order to do well overall. Another school of thought is basically that if you just stick with one character and learn all of the match-ups inside and out, the "counter matches" will not be nearly as hard, and you won't ever need to switch characters.

    I feel that relying on counter characters is a very unstable strategy. For one thing, every match is winnable, and for another thing, the numbers are overwhelming. For every one character you play, you need to know 16 match-ups, and that can take an extraordinary amount of time to learn. If you only stick with one character, say, T.Hawk, and if you just man up and learn all 16 matches, you can beat any character, even Dhalsim (as Toutanki has shown). Obviously Dhalsim still has the advantage, but it is definitely not a free win, as a lot of people would have you believe.

    Playing counter characters will only work consistently against other people who also play counter characters (people who don't know their characters 100%). It will not consistently work against people who know the matches, and that is why I would not advise relying on counter characters.

    I think a good example is the Japanese player Muteki Guile (whose name means "Invincible Guile"). He has unquestionably one of the best Guiles in the world, and he also plays a little bit of Chun (in casual matches). If he were to play in tourney against a Blanka player, he could try switching to Chun (who is considerably better than Guile versus Blanka), but if he wins, then his opponent could just switch it up to O.Sagat and counter-character his Chun (because Muteki Guile doesn't know Chun 100%).

    But that situation will never come up for him, because he has taken the time to master Guile, and he has no need to switch to Chun. Even though Blanka vs. Guile is an uneven match, Muteki knows exactly what he can do, and that match is still totally winnable for him, even against the best Blankas."

    Ever hear of Azen?

    Ever hear of afro legends, nuki, daigo, wong, choi, valle?
    CvS2 has a much steeper learning curve than Brawl. Hell, even Melee has a steeper learning curve than Brawl. RC'ing, and custom combos are harder than anything present in Brawl as of now.

    Hook, line, and sinker:wgrin:
    P. gorath said: seriously though, it really crystalized how much better mvc3 is than that game. "Oh look, commando vs. 3 characters...this will be excitin--zzzzzzzzzzzzzZZzzzz"
  • omfgomfg Joined: Posts: 2,028
    It's hard to understand what your point is when your defending opposite POV'S at the same time lol.
    Well, what I meant is that both give you a kind of skill. If I termed them, it'd probably be game-finese and character-finese.. the first would be what you get from wide variety, the 2nd coming from specific chars. they both have their advantages and disadvantages
    see ya buddy

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  • Corner-TrapCorner-Trap Troll Harder Joined: Posts: 2,683
    Ever hear of afro legends, nuki, daigo, wong, choi, valle?

    Did you even understand the point of me mentioning Azen?
    Hook, line, and sinker:wgrin:

    I always fall for bait.
  • orochizoolanderorochizoolander 2LANDER! Joined: Posts: 15,632
    So because Azen can use anyone equally well at the top level of play that means everyone else can too right? we're all masters of diversity! :looney:

    BTW To those reading the thread who have seen the vid thread sticky he was the shiek player who won the nyc brawl tourney.
    P. gorath said: seriously though, it really crystalized how much better mvc3 is than that game. "Oh look, commando vs. 3 characters...this will be excitin--zzzzzzzzzzzzzZZzzzz"
  • Corner-TrapCorner-Trap Troll Harder Joined: Posts: 2,683
    So because Azen can use anyone equally well at the top level of play that means everyone else can too right? we're all masters of diversity! :looney:

    BTW To those reading the thread who have seen the vid thread sticky he was the shiek player who won the nyc brawl tourney.

    I was only pointing out that you shouldn't discourage players from wanting to not have a main.
  • scum gale 88scum gale 88 yo! It's SYBOK! Joined: Posts: 1,739
    main: wolf, maaaaybe lucario

    alts: bowser, fox, falco, cap'n falcon, I dont really like ganon but he was my main in melee along with mewtwo so Im trying to use him and not suck horribly.

    really I would LIKE to use everyone, typically I move from character to character once I get a solid understanding of their pros/cons. at the moment Im working on pokemon trainer and metaknight. I love rushdown so metaknight is right up my alley.
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  • jubehjubeh Lord of Death Joined: Posts: 199
    Mario.. :(
  • orochizoolanderorochizoolander 2LANDER! Joined: Posts: 15,632
    I was only pointing out that you shouldn't discourage players from wanting to not have a main.

    I haven't in the least as you'll notice from my posts especially on page1, where I said ideally it's best to use everyone given enough time.
    P. gorath said: seriously though, it really crystalized how much better mvc3 is than that game. "Oh look, commando vs. 3 characters...this will be excitin--zzzzzzzzzzzzzZZzzzz"
  • TempestFoxTempestFox You know you want it. Joined: Posts: 1,089
    Wario.


    Peach = Backup.
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  • Amazing FunbagsAmazing Funbags The J-Cup Lover Joined: Posts: 17,862
    In Training: Sonic, Lucario, Wolf :wgrin:
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  • HolyOrderChippHolyOrderChipp Unregistered User Joined: Posts: 94
    I mostly play Marth and Ganondorf. I love Ganondorf even though he's so damn slow, and I love Marth because he's so freaking good. I just love having more reach than everybody else, but at the same time I miss his old F Smash and F Tilt... :sad: Ahh, the glory days, when you could F Smash from half a stage away...
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