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New Heads of Staff
About a month ago, E.nigma stepped down from the position of Head of Staff due to time constraints from real-life obligations. The Head of Staff position has always been a rather important and stressful one (as Enigma put it: “that ****’s too annoying to handle by yourself”), so we have decided to try something new. Linkz (Edward Elric) and I will be the site’s new Co-Heads of Staff. We hope that having two people at the helm will give us better perspective of the current staff and future staff applicants, to help us make better decisions overall. It will also serve as a backup in cases where one of us goes inactive.

As a reminder, if you are having troubles with a staff member or want to just share your thoughts about staff, please feel free to PM either one of us or post in Issue Resolution.  We care about the community and want to improve the site, and your feedback is important. 

New Department - The Welcoming Committee
With the site making a transition to Nintendo Dojo and Smash 4 in the near future, we have created a new department. The job of the welcoming committee is to greet new members and help them get accustomed to the site. We hope that given more attention, new users will be encouraged to remain on the site and take part in the community. Similar to the content team, we are opening spots up to non-staff users. If you are interested in joining the welcoming committee, contact GOG through PMs. There's still a few months before Smash 4 comes out, which means this department probably won't see much activity right now, but there's no harm in getting ready early!

Content Team Hiring
In addition to looking for people to help new users, we are also looking for people that want to contribute content for the front page. This includes interviews, tournament coverage/offline scene news, guides, and more.  We are opening to posting anything if it’s relevant, interesting and well written.  If you are interested in joining the team, contact either me (Foodies) or Trish (lightlanayru) through PMs. If you can, include a sample of your writing so we can better judge if you are fit for a position.

We hope to continue improving the site and bring interesting content to keep everyone entertained. If you want to give us any feedback or suggestions, head to the site feedback forum. I hope people are excited for this upcoming era of the site and Smash 4!
by Yoshinendo Jul 21 2014, 3:57PM

Been a while hasn’t it? Welcome to the 14th edition of Scavenger Hunt! One the last edition our winners were Foodies, OrangeFox, and Senobekim. Don’t stress now guys, there’s still more chance in earning the Scavenger Hunt badges!

Rules: 

1. You are only allowed 1 chance, to prevent people from guessing until they get it right.   
2. You are to send me your answers to my AiB Inbox. You are not to post your answers on here. They will be deleted and I will not accept any more answers from you. 
Any message you send me, whether it having 1 answer or all 10, counts as 1 chance!   
3. All the answers are found on AiB only! Not on any other Allis website.   
4. I will not tell you if you won or not. You will find out when I post the results.  
5. First 5 who get all the questions right win.  
6. DO NOT message me for hints.   
7. If something happens the day this is posted that affects the answers I have, I will use the most current answers available, but if you submitted your answer before any changes are made and it matches the old answer yours will still be correct.   
8. You only have until July 22nd, 6:00AM PST to turn in answers. Anything after that will not be accepted.

Without further ado, here are the questions:

QUESTIONS:

1. ‘You break it, you buy it’ is a reference to what?

2. What would the Smasher Score of a user who has the ‘Correspondent,’ ‘Stood Up Peach,’ and ‘Troll’ badge?

3. During the April Fools prank of 2011, which user had the most requested ban?

4. Which card is a reference to December 12, 2012?

5. Which user has the most Single Ladder champion badges? (Project M and Low Tier are not included)

6. Who are the current top 5 on the SGOV ladder?

7.  Name the current Elite 4 members for the 3DS Pokémon League.

8. Who is the author of the Stadium Portal’s featured article?

9. How many ‘Social’ type badges are there?

10. The badge title ‘:U’ is the favorite face of which staff member?

Bonus: According to a blog, my favorite video game songs are from which two series?

Pretty easy, right? I wish you guys happy hunting and don’t forget to check out our Scavenger Hunt Group!

Reporter: "Hi! I'm revisiting a place that has recently gotten more activity - the AiB Pokémon League! We turn our lens on the challenger MetaBowser. There's something about this Trainer that piqued our interest. What was it? The fact that he was the first challenger to beat the league after it restructured! How do you feel to be the first to accomplish this?

MetaBowser: “I feel very grateful and extremely lucky. To be honest, I thought that I would be the third of fourth person to win, especially since Volke and Uber were both challenging the league at the same time and I remember how badly I was beaten by the old league.”

Reporter: "Oh yeah. Uber is very close to beating the champion too – I might have someone else to interview soon! Why did you decide to go for the elite trainer challenge instead of the easier ones first? Considering the league gave you trouble last time, you know."

MetaBowser: "I went straight for elite because you waved that name color in my face."

Reporter: "A straight answer! That name color is rather unique isn’t it? It’s great that people can find motivation for a difficult challenge from it. As a side note to everyone else, remember that all three badges give a different name color. Go challenge the league! Okay, I’m done. So, what made you choose rock and dark for your monotypes?"

MetaBowser: "At first, I actually wanted to go fire, but when I tested them out on Showdown, they went down like Pidgeys. I couldn't have that. It was either rock or ground because rock is my favorite type and ground seemed stronger. I asked Gardy about it and he thought ground, but then I read that Barbaracle is low tier. At the time, Barbaracle looked like the best pokémon I could possibly use (I played more Pokémon on 3ds than showdown and most of those battles were pre pokebank). Anyway, I chose dark to counter Foodies. My battles against her back when I was trying to win the prodigy badge were just sad, so I wanted to be sure that I could counter her."
 
Reporter:  "Planning ahead I see! The elite 4 members actually had a debate on what the best types were to challenge each division. I think the conclusion was Steel because of its defensive typing. Dark doesn’t seem like a bad choice either, given the ghost team’s general performance against most challengers. Why did you choose Greninja and Scizor as your wildcards?"

MetaBowser: "Rock and dark hardly gave me any good priority and my dark team is weak against fairies, so Scizor was a must. That, and Scizor seemed like the perfect Pokémon to counter iSpin with.  Greninja is ridiculously fast and almost always performs well in general, so I decided to have him because he's great for coverage."

Reporter: "Priority is great in battles. Quite a few of the elite 4 members have complained about Talonflame. I feel like I can predict the answer to this based on your previous response, but I’ll ask it anyway. Which one of your Pokémon was the most valuable in the challenge and why?"

MetaBowser:"In my opinion, my most valuable pokemon was definitely Scizor. Without it, I would have never even beaten iSpin. I remember how I switched to Archeops in my match with him for the sole purpose of preserving Scizor. Hydreigon is a close second because it was the only Pokemon I could trust to actually one-shot something."

Reporter:"Hm, it appears that iSpin looked to counter your team’s types (before he changed at least). Scizor was definitely a good choice for him. Speaking of that, which member gave you the most trouble and why? Was it iSpin?"

MetaBowser: "Yoshinendo was supposed to give me the most trouble. Me and Goofy both said so, but Foodies managed to prove me wrong with destiny bonds and focus sashes. Golurk was sashed. ( ಠ_ಠ) I never made that many changes to my team to beat a single member of the league up until then. Have you ever felt forced to put taunt on a Honchkrow just to get past a Gengar? It isn’t fun..."

Reporter: "Haha, she’s the fourth member of the league for a reason. But you managed to defeat her in the end, that’s what counts! Is there any advice you'd like to give to upcoming challengers?"

MetaBowser: "If you're going to go for it, you should ask other people for team building advice. Gardy and TheGoofyRapist helped me exponentially with that. I have minuscule originality when it comes to games and I'm an awful team builder, so I couldn't have done it without them. More advice is to always try to have more than one trump card, because the elite 4 members get to use wild cards too. One bad read on your part can ruin a battle, especially when you have a monotype team."

Reporter:"The power of friendship! Quite a fitting theme for Pokémon, isn’t it. Gardy would help a lot since he used to be a gym leader for the league, wasn’t he? Moving slightly off topic here: what’s your favorite Pokémon?"

MetaBowser: "My favorite Pokémon has been Latias since Pokémon Emerald because I had the most fun catching it. Emerald was my first Pokémon game and I already used my Masterball on Rayquaza. After chasing it for a few days, I just threw an Ultraball on the perfectly healthy dragon and it worked. I kept on liking it because I found out that it had competitive value. A few years ago on the Pokémon Online program, I gave it a salac berry to try and make it a fast tank and it worked, to an extent."

Reporter: "What luck! Now that you've beaten the league, what do you plan to do?"

Metabowser: "I’m going to stop asking Tyler and Nikorasu for battles. I’m going to take a nice break from Pokémon, unless someone invites me to a wifi tournament."

Reporter: "Hey, does anyone want to host a tournament to challenge the person who first beat the revamped Pokémon league? He’s waiting~ Joking aside - Are there any comments you want to make?"

MetaBowser: "I had to change my moves drastically to stand a chance. I tried to make safe plays, and things still went wrong, often. My first league battle against Lemonjack (Horsy) was supposed to be a piece of cake. I gave my team a few ice moves to make short work of him. Things went very wrong... To be honest, things mostly went wrong when i went in thinking that it would be an easy win. I can tell that most of you really don't want to lose."

Reporter:"Who wants to lose? I still cry whenever I challenge upcoming trainers to battles and they steamroll me. No, not really…*tear* Time to wrap this up. Can you give us a succinct, one word summary of your experience?"

Metabowser: "If I am to sum up my experience in one word, the world would be 'Satisfaction'."

Reporter:“Mmm! That’s deep! There’s deep significance behind that quote! I’m glad you enjoyed your time against the league. Everyone else remember, it could be you here getting interviewed next time! Just take on the Pokémon league challenge! Anyway, until next time, see you!”

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If you are interested in watching the final battle, it is here: http://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/ou-141383345

Comments from the staff application survey suggest that some users feel that the current level of trolling will be harmful to the site in terms of attracting and keeping new members, and it needs to be remedied. Here are some quotes:

“[The site] needs more strict staff members”
“I would say the biggest thing that needs improvement is site moderating because there are a lot of "trolls" and abusers on the site, and they are ruining the experience for other members.”
“Taking care of all the nonsense and trolling will help the site grow in my opinion”
“I've been part of the smash community for a long time and I see trouble for the website once smash 4 comes out if users keep acting the way they do. …. No one wants to join an environment where the norm is to act obnoxious and trollish all the time.”

As we prepare the site for Smash 4 and the predicted influx of new users, I believe there is a need to evaluate what the community currently feels about the situation, so here’s a survey. 

CLICK HERE FOR SURVEY

We appreciate your input. Staff will discuss and determine the best course(s) of action based on the feedback we receive.  We hope that the site will be a welcoming and entertaining place to be for as many people as possible.

*The survey will close in a week.

Happy (late) 4th of July! Welcome back to another Who's That User? 

The mystery user of last edition was: No1 Inparticular. Has 10-man melee scores entered in the stadium portal, a former stadium moderator with tour of duty badge, has a Featured Videographer badge, has at least 7 stadium badges. Yoshinendo, Foodies, Hotdogturtle, and SonicSpeedOkami were the first 4 to guess correctly, congratulations! There will be many opportunities to get it right another time (maybe even this contest!).  

Honorable Mentions: No Mentions.

 

Rules (taken from past contests):   

1. I will show you the message the featured user sent me. If you are the user I am describing, please keep quiet about it and do not reveal yourself. Failure to comply will result in the loss of your WTU Featured User badge.

2. In addition to a fact, clues will be given to help you search the myriad users of AiB for the right one. Don’t stop until you are absolutely sure you have the right user and he or she matches the clues given, because you only get one shot at this.

3. To make sure you are taking the time to check your guess, I will give you a few questions to answer about this user. Every answer will be found somewhere on his or her profile (About Me, blogs, videos, etc.) If one answer is incorrect, then your whole guess will be counted wrong, so make sure you are absolutely certain of what you typed. (P.S. If you can't find the answers or have to PM the person you're looking at for an answer, you're doing it wrong.)

4. When you are ready to give the name and answers, do not post as a comment. You must send a private message, or your submission will be void. Also, don’t give me a link to his or her profile unless you have the name and the answers to the questions to go with it. Putting just a link in your message will count as an incomplete (and therefore wrong) answer.

5. Everyone has until midnight tonight (EST) to message me. Any answer sent in after that will not be counted.

6. The first five that send the correct username get the WTU Winner badge!

And here we go!  

"I've always liked dogs ever since I was very young, and I had one when I was a baby.  My first dog was a Siberian Husky, and my parents named him Moxin.  Moxin loved me to death ever since I was born in Arizona, and I've always loved him.  Unfortunately when I moved from Arizona, I had to give him up, and I wanted him to come with me and my parents.  For my 11th Birthday, my grandmother and my uncle decided to let me get a dog.  I was very happy when I heard this, and I didn't expect it to happen until I was in a different home as an adult.  A few days later, I adopted a Chocolate Lab/Doberman mix, and I named her Cocoa because of her chocolate coat.  Ever since then I have had Cocoa, and she has loved me since the day she was adopted. She inspired me to do more and more drawings everyday when I have the chance to do it, and art is one of my favorite hobbies.  I've been good at art ever since i first started drawing as a little kid."

In addition...

- Has the Plays with Balls badge (pg. 101-117)

- Has an "o" somewhere in their username.

- Mains Captain America in Marvel Vs Capcom 3.

- Two fandoms, but is fast.

And the questions you need to answer are as follows  

1.   Who does the user main in Mario Kart Wii?

2.  What is the user's location?

 3.  What are the user's favorite trading cards? 

  Well, go find that user! And good luck! The answer to this week’s contest and next WTU will be posted in two weeks.   

P.S. If you want to be featured in an article of “Who’s That User?”, just send NiteNinja a PM with a short paragraph about yourself, your hobbies, something interesting that has happened to you, etc. Just make sure it can’t be found anywhere on your profile (About Me, videos, blogs, tournaments, etc.) If you are chosen, your message will be featured and you shall receive the WTU Featured User badge at the conclusion of the contest. So what are you waiting for? Send in your entries! ^^ Note: Once you send me in your entry to be featured, please do not spam me with more, as I may use it on a different occasion.   

 

Do not forget to join this group if you want to be informed on any WTU news: Who's That User Group

by -Ness- Jun 30 2014, 2:49PM
Hello guys, -Ness- here bringing you our 13th Scavenger Hunt event! Unfortunately, Yoshinendo was unable to host this edition, so I took over! The winners for our last Scavenger Hunt (SGO5) were: Foodies, hotdogturtle, SGOlympian, OrangeFox, Senobekim, and juan_! Anywho, onto the rule book:

Rules:

1. You are only allowed 1 chance, to prevent people from guessing until they get it right.  
2. You are to send me your answers to my AiB Inbox. You are not to post your answers on here. They will be deleted and I will not accept any more answers from you. Any message you send me, whether it having 1 answer or all 10, counts as 1 chance!  
3. All the answers are found on AiB only! Not on any other Allis website.  
4. I will not tell you if you won or not. You will find out when I post the results. 
5. First 5 who get all the questions right win. 
6. DO NOT message me for hints.  
7. If something happens the day this is posted that affects the answers I have, I will use the most current answers available, but if you submitted your answer before any changes are made and it matches the old answer yours will still be correct.  
8. You only have until July 1, 12:00AM PST to turn in answers. Anything after that will not be accepted.

And now, the questions:

Questions:

1. Who recently retired as a site administrator?
2. "Tonight... You." Is a reference to what?
3. What character "creates imbalance with the power of the sword"?
4. "Try not to break anything." Is a reference to what?
5. "I have over 100 Gardevoir cards." Who is this user?
6. Which users are on AiB's reconstructed Pokemon league team?
7. "Taking Mouse's sexual innuendos seriously will get you in a lot of trouble" Is a reference to what?
8. Which SSBB character is on the blue banner?
9. How many badges can be earned in Smash Trivia?
10.  Which badge gives a user a green name?

Bonus: Which user made the Pink Ness signature on my profile? (the one at the bottom)

I wish you all good luck and happy hunting!
After taking in feedback from the public and discussing possible methods of reconstruction, we have finalized results. The league is now separated into two divisions: 3DS and Pokémon Showdown!

Each division consists of 5 people: The Elite 4 and the Champion. You must battle the members in a pre-determined order, similar to the Pokémon game. Once you beat the first person, you are allowed to move on and challenge the second person. To keep roughly the same difficulty as the previous league (since there is a reduced minimum number of battles), there is a penalty for losing matches. You will get 2 attempts against the same person. If you lose twice to the same person, you will be bumped down on the elite 4 "ladder" and will need to win against the previous member again to continue. Of course, you may challenge the first person as many times as you need to win.

In addition to the penalty, Elite 4 members now have the option to use Dual-type teams or the original monotype wildcard setup. Dual-typing means a leader's team will consist of all pokémon with at least one of the two selected types. Each member's preference will be noted in their thread title, so you will know what you are getting into.

And now, a summary of who is actually participating in the league, and the types they are representing. Note that they are also listed in the order they should be challenged.

3DS division:
Faketime - Mono-Bug Type
Volke Aeno - Dual Dragon/Fairy Type
Lightlanayru - Dual Psychic/Flying Type
Midnite - Dual Steel/Water Type
Zanryo - Mixed Types

Showdown division:
Horsy- Mono-Dragon Type
iSpin - Dual Grass/Steel Type
Yoshinendo - Dual Water/Electric Type
Foodies - Mono-Ghost Type
Hamek - Mixed Types

We are aware that in this format, there's the possibility of progress being clogged by an inactive member. In the case that a member does not respond in 3 days, another member of the league will be allowed to sub for them. Post in the substitution request thread for these cases.

Depending on how many players can beat the league and how lazy the content team is, we may be doing "Pokémon reporter" interviews for everyone who completes the challenge. These are for fun and you are free to decline, of course. Your achievement will also be recorded into the Hall of Fame so everyone will know of your amazing Pokémon trainer skills!!! Exclamation point.

And for those who don't know or don't remember, a refresher on the prizes!

Badge name - name color : requirements
Pokémon Master badge –  pink (existing) : For completing a normal league challenge
Pokémon Prodigy badge – purple (existing) : For completing a monotype or UU league challenge
Elite trainer – Yellow with Blue outline (exclusive!) : For completing a UU monotype league challenge

Sample:


Everyone who wants to challenge the league must join the official group. Remember to read all the rules and information first! 


I hope this newly restructured league gives the flexibility and motivation for more people to participate! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post below or in the group shoutouts.

Welcome to a special edition of Who’s that User, Stadium edition!

The mystery user of last edition was: Ant. He has the f1 helper badge: 
http://allisbrawl.com/fun/badge.aspx?id=31   , has an “n” somewhere in his username, likes to step on insects, and hides in Miley’s closet. Foodies, 4meek, Drover, InZanE ViZioNs, and KnightArant were the first 5 to guess correctly, congratulations! There will be many opportunities to get it right another time (maybe even this contest!). 


Honorable Mentions: luigimaster51, Senobekim, Pr0_Ninja_Zer0, and Person13nebur. 

Rules (taken from past contests):
  



1.    I will show you the message the featured user sent me. If you are the user I am describing, please keep quiet about it and do not reveal yourself. Failure to comply will result in the loss of your WTU Featured User badge. 

2.    In addition to a fact, clues will be given to help you search the myriad users of AiB for the right one. Don’t stop until you are absolutely sure you have the right user and he or she matches the clues given, because you only get one shot at this. 

3.    To make sure you are taking the time to check your guess, I will give you a few questions to answer about this user. Every answer will be found somewhere on his or her profile (About Me, blogs, videos, etc.) If one answer is incorrect, then your whole guess will be counted wrong, so make sure you are absolutely certain of what you typed. (P.S. If you can't find the answers or have to PM the person you're looking at for an answer, you're doing it wrong.) 

4.    When you are ready to give the name and answers, do not post as a comment. You must send a private message, or your submission will be void. Also, don’t give me a link to his or her profile unless you have the name and the answers to the questions to go with it. Putting just a link in your message will count as an incomplete (and therefore wrong) answer. 

5.    Everyone has until midnight tonight (EST) to message me. Any answer sent in after that will not be counted. 

6.    The first five that send the correct username get the WTU Winner badge! 

   
And here we go! 

- Has 10-man melee scores entered in the stadium portal.
- Former stadium moderator with tour of duty badge.

- Has a Featured Videographer badge.
- Has at least 7 stadium badges.
  
And the questions you need to answer are as follows 


1.    What is the fourth game in the list of his favorite games?

2.    What is his birthday?

    3.  What city and state is he currently residing in?
  
  Well, go find that user! And good luck! The answer to this week’s contest and next WTU will be posted in two weeks.  

P.S. If you want to be featured in an article of “Who’s That User?”, just send NiteNinja a PM with a short paragraph about yourself, your hobbies, something interesting that has happened to you, etc. Just make sure it can’t be found anywhere on your profile (About Me, videos, blogs, tournaments, etc.) If you are chosen, your message will be featured and you shall receive the WTU Featured User badge at the conclusion of the contest. So what are you waiting for? Send in your entries! ^^ Note: Once you send me in your entry to be featured, please do not spam me with more, as I may use it on a different occasion.  

  
Do not forget to join this group if you want to be informed on any WTU news:
http://allisbrawl.com/group.aspx?id=15868
The Smash 4 Demos at Best Buy last Wednesday and Saturday sparked a lot of conversation and speculation from the community about the new game. Many users have already blogged about their opinions (Thanks for sharing!). Now, a few members of the content team have also gotten together and have posted their thoughts here!


Foodies' thoughts:

I got there about 30 minutes early and there was already a huge line. I ended up waiting 4 hours to play 4 minutes...ew. At least during parts of the 4 hours I was able to spectate a few matches. Nothing really stood out other than the fact that every time there was a sudden death people started screaming.

Anyway, for the first match I chose Marth (obviously). The match was on the Coliseum, one of the stages I wanted to play on because it's from Fire Emblem (another obviously). In retrospect, I should've voted for a stage with ledges so I could test those mechanics. The first thing I noticed was that fair did not link to dtilt very smoothly at low% as it did in Brawl, most likely because of the increased landing lag on fair people have mentioned. I also tried out dancing blade and was able to pull it off successfully on the first try, meaning the timing was similar enough to Brawl or I just got lucky. I didn't actually hit anyone with it though. I wonder what spectators thought of me just being off to the side spamming random moves and not hitting anything. Unfortunately, my testing time was cut short when a gust bellows item decided to blow my way. I spent what felt like half the match flailing against the windboxes. Note: when the item is thrown, it continues to spout air annoyingly.

Marth's ftilt seems to have gotten stronger, and I was able to get a kill from the center of the stage with it. Nair and bair appeared unchanged. I couldn't tell if I got tippers or not on the new game though. Movement in general was a bit awkward, mostly because I was not use to the Wii U pro controller. Despite this, I managed to win the match with +4 which was a surprise since I wasn't actively try to kill people. There was the fact that I only died once though - regular DI is still in the game.

Game 2, I decided I was going to try a newcomer and went with Greninja. I wanted to play Rosalina/Luma for the mechanics, but I didn't know the buttons to press to summon Luma so I decided not to take that risk (I later find out she apparently spawns with Luma, so derp). The second match was played on the boxing ring. If I could predict the future, I would have voted against this stage. Guess who spent a significant part of the match trying to fight, but getting messed up by the stage?

If you guessed Foodies, you win! Every time I tried jumping into center stage, I would accidentally hit the edges of the ring and the ropes would bounce Greninja up to the lights, where no players were. I tried to attack the lights so they would fall down, but I was doing something wrong because nothing happened. Commence more flailing. Greninja in general seems pretty fast but I really couldn't learn much about the character given my circumstances. Should've just gone with Marth game 2, rawr.

Due to more circumstances, I wasn't able to play any games on the 3DS, which was disappointing. I did get a Smash pin and really cheap Super Mario 3D world kitty ears as memorabilia. That made up for everything (not). Still, I pre-ordered both versions of Smash - I am really excited to play the finished game! ...hey, October isn't summer! >:U

Yoshinendo's Thoughts:
The game felt a bit more faster compared to Brawl but slower than Melee, so I guess what Nintendo was saying about how they're keeping it in between as true. There appeared to be more hit stun in this game so comboing was seemed easier. At time it felt stiff though, probably because I was using the WiiU Pro controller.

Character thoughts:
Marth: First character I picked. He seemed a lot more weaker in this game. Most of his kill moves seem to lost a lot of knockback and I had trouble killing. I sadly didn't get any tipper hits because I was too busy getting bombarded with items.

Olimar: His pikmins die easily now. His new Up-B seems pretty good but with Purple pikmin in tow it's blah. I wish I could say more but my pikmin was dying way too fast. I guess they're like Nana/Luma now.

ZSS: Had a blast using her. She seems more jumpy than before but she's fun to use. She seems very combo-oriented with how hit stun work in this game. Can't wait to try her in the full game.

Zeldalina and Luma: She's basically Zelda with a luma. Her down B didn't seem all that useful albeit the opponents were Megaman, Lil Mac and Villager. Some of her aerials seems similar to Zelda, like her Fair and Uair. I had some trouble controlling the Luma though, apparently you had to use the C-Stick which I learned after the match.

Yoshi(3DS): The character I was able to study the most because I used him in Smash Run so I had CPU characters instead of humans. Nothing seems really different except for he seem to do a bit more damage and have more knock back. His Up-B (Egg toss) was sorta difficult to control on the circle pad and it seems I can't toss an egg backwards now. He also seems more heavier now compared to Brawl and Melee.

jarvitz Thoughts:
Ok: Things I've learned:
1. Items fall at the same speed as in brawl (was able to kill someone by throwing a ray gun from a far distance over the edge) (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=kPWPAFe2opo#t=76)
2. Smash run is ok, 1 minute, 2 stocks at the end.
3. Being first in line, I got to see how the demo was loaded, it was loaded via USB. I also got the big sign on top of the display.

Character Specific Stuff from characters I've played:
1. Zero Suit Samus (Wii U): Short Side B, Down Smash is nerfed. Airials are better, and up B is nice. The Jet boots are very nice and powerful. Overall like how she moved and felt. Made it to sudden death.
2. Villager (Wii U): His projectile wasnt the greatest, the recovery left me like a sitting duck. Overall I didn't like him too much, but still made it to sudden death.
3. Yoshi (3DS): I didn't get as much time with Yoshi as I did with the others, he seemed overall better and since he stands up he can attack better. Not too sure on move specifics, other than he can up smash out of shield.
4. Sheik (3DS): Her down B and side B are good. Her other moves seem to have less lag on them. Overall Improved. Her up air is like Samus' where it chains into itself and knocks them away at the end.
5. Greninja (Wii U/3DS): I was able to compare the difference between versions when a kid gave me the 3ds as greninja after I already was him on Wii U. Conclusion: Near no noticeable difference between them. I liked greninja's playstyle, as it was very unique. However, I didn't like his recovery, as I was unable to control it or know how long it could go. Made it to sudden death in the Money match.
6. Bowser (Wii U): I really loved bowser. He is super strong and fast. His neutral air is basically a kirby neutral air where he throws his arms and legs out and was super powerful. I also like his dropkick. My favorite character for sure. Won the money match because based bowser.
7. Zelda (Wii U): She didnt seem the greatest. I think her Fair and Bair hitboxes were smaller, and smash attacked seemed weaker. The down B was nice and strong however, and her side B seemed to be more controlled.
8. Samus (Wii U): She has great kill power, however, she has a very bad ability to rack up damage. Her charge shot charges in less time. Where attacks to kill were buffed, every attack to just build up damage was nerfed.
9. Pit (3DS): His new moves are pretty cool, and his up B is easier to use. His sword is a lot bigger and is I think stronger?
10. Toon Link (3DS): Literally a port from brawl, I could not find anything that was majorly different.
11. Olimar (Wii U): He was ok, a lot of his moves were similar. His up B gives him more distance but also makes him like a sitting duck.
12. Rosalina and Luma (Wii U): Super Floaty. I think you can double jump, up B and kill yourself. Also luma is hard to control, as it is impossible to know in just one game (Although Luma did kill me in sudden death as greninja when i was doing a jab combo on rosalina). She is also super super SUPER tall which is bad because of obviously due to being hit everywhere. I also wasn't that fond of her range, but that could be changed if I knew how to use Luma.
13. Little Mac (3DS): Fun to play as, very powerful on the ground, but weak in the air. I was able to do well because of his ground game being very strong.
14. Wii Fit Trainer (3DS): Fun character. She was good up front and had some strong smashes. I feel like she has some potential.
15. Mega Man (3DS): He was very projectile based, which wasn't my thing, but I was able to use his up close moves very well. I feel like he will be limited in his options due to only being able to throw his projectiles straight. His up air is also nice for killing off the top I found.

A final note is that the smash 64 music played on the results screen. Also from the video we took, and my experiences, there is no SDI.

Final thing: Most items (except obvious ones) are version specific. Bombchu, star rod on 3ds, etc.

lightlanayru's Thoughts:

I got to my local Best Buy about an hour before the demo started. The line was already extending around the infrastructure, and I was afraid I might not be able to get a chance, given my plans for the rest of the day. Thankfully, I was given an opportunity after meeting up with a few fellow AiB users! Personally, Best Buy should've provided more than one TV set-up, but that unfortunately wasn't the case here. I got to play on WiiU, but not on 3DS; and we were only allowed one chance, so I decided to be my main (Link). Controller johns aside, while I lost the free-for-all on Battlefield, I was able to study Link as much as I could during the full two minutes.

All I can say is, I love how Link is much smoother to play now. His recovery with the spin attack got boosted, and it has Melee's power while still maintaining the charge ability from Brawl. His dash attack and up-aerial were visually changed a bit. I was told that his down-aerial has a potential meteor smash at the tip of his sword, but I haven't been able to experiment that very well; however, I did see that there was less lag after the ground impact. His smash attacks got a little stronger, and I noticed a huge significance where Link's overall attacks have less lag. Regular Directional Influence seems to be the same.

While I do wish I expanded my experience in the demo, I did get a Smash pin to remind myself of this said experience. I had a great time, regardless! And of course, I'm very excited and  looking forward to the upcoming release of these games~

P.S. Shoutout to Link14 for helping me cut my waiting time to 2 hours and being victorious in the free-for-all. :3

And there you have it. Are people still excited for the game? Disappointed? Or something else? Let us know in the comments!
Yay, summer time! Also don’t forget to join the decorative profile contest! Welcome back to another Who’s that User!

The mystery user of last edition was: xMARx. He is in the group If you had only one word to describe your playstyle, what would it be?  , has an “m” somewhere in his username, has signatures designed by his dawgs, and the user has a special blade. Foodies, Pr0_Ninja_Zer0, Senobekim, Drover, and Drogon were the first 5 to guess correctly, congratulations! There will be many opportunities to get it right another time (maybe even this contest!). 


Honorable Mentions: Person13nebur

Rules (taken from past contests):
  




  1. I will show you the message the featured user sent me. If you are the user I am describing, please keep quiet about it and do not reveal yourself. Failure to comply will result in the loss of your WTU Featured User badge. 
  2. In addition to a fact, clues will be given to help you search the myriad users of AiB for the right one. Don’t stop until you are absolutely sure you have the right user and he or she matches the clues given, because you only get one shot at this. 
  3. To make sure you are taking the time to check your guess, I will give you a few questions to answer about this user. Every answer will be found somewhere on his or her profile (About Me, blogs, videos, etc.) If one answer is incorrect, then your whole guess will be counted wrong, so make sure you are absolutely certain of what you typed. (P.S. If you can't find the answers or have to PM the person you're looking at for an answer, you're doing it wrong.) 
  4. When you are ready to give the name and answers, do not post as a comment. You must send a private message, or your submission will be void. Also, don’t give me a link to his or her profile unless you have the name and the answers to the questions to go with it. Putting just a link in your message will count as an incomplete (and therefore wrong) answer. 
  5. Everyone has until midnight tonight (EST) to message me. Any answer sent in after that will not be counted. 
  6. The first five that send the correct username get the WTU Winner badge! 
   
And here we go! 

“I enjoy spending time with my girlfriend. Sonic the hedgehog is my favorite video game character. I've been apart of Allisbrawl for a while now. My favorite thing to do outside is play Basketball. Finding doubles in freeplay is my main thing to do when it comes to playing SSBB.” 
   
   
In addition to the message above, this user...   
- Has the f1 helper badge: http://allisbrawl.com/fun/badge.aspx?id=31
- Has an “n” somewhere in their username. 
- Likes to step on insects
- Hides in Miley’s closet
  
And the questions you need to answer are as follows 



  1. What are the user's favorite games?
  2. What gender is the user?
  3. What is the user’s name?

  
  Well, go find that user! And good luck! The answer to this week’s contest and next WTU will be posted in two weeks.  

P.S. If you want to be featured in an article of “Who’s That User?”, just send NiteNinja a PM with a short paragraph about yourself, your hobbies, something interesting that has happened to you, etc. Just make sure it can’t be found anywhere on your profile (About Me, videos, blogs, tournaments, etc.) If you are chosen, your message will be featured and you shall receive the WTU Featured User badge at the conclusion of the contest. So what are you waiting for? Send in your entries! ^^ Note: Once you send me in your entry to be featured, please do not spam me with more, as I may use it on a different occasion.  

  
Do not forget to join this group if you want to be informed on any WTU news:http://allisbrawl.com/group.aspx?id=15868
by -Ness- Jun 2 2014, 11:36AM
Hello once again, allisbrawl! Wow, look at the day today - nice and sunny. Or is it windy and stormy where you live? Anyways, I just wanted to mention that some users are SO close to getting the Gold badge for getting 10 Scavenger Hunts correct! Speaking of which, the winners for our last contest were person13nebur, juan_, Foodies, and Senobekim, with a total of 10 points each! Unfortunately, I was the only one to not make it onto the winner's list, which I find quite sad actually lol.

Now without futher ado, the rulebook (because everyone loves the rules right? :D)

RULES  

1. You are only allowed 1 chance, to prevent people from guessing until they get it right.  
2. You are to send me your answers to my AiB Inbox. You are not to post your answers on here. They will be deleted and I will not accept any more answers from you. Any message you send me, whether it having 1 answer or all 10, counts as 1 chance!  
3. All the answers are found on AiB only! Not on any other Allis website.  
4. I will not tell you if you won or not. You will find out when I post the results. 
5. First 5 who get all the questions right win. 
6. DO NOT message me for hints.  
7. If something happens the day this is posted that affects the answers I have, I will use the most current answers available, but if you submitted your answer before any changes are made and it matches the old answer yours will still be correct.  
8. You only have until 12:00AM PST to turn in answers. Anything after that will not be accepted.  

Now here are the questions:

QUESTIONS:

1. What badge is awarded when someone "Helped Mouse with development by contributing their time to cause"?
2. Who is hosting the upcoming Stadium Gaming Olympics V?
3. "Hits you more than any of your friends" is a reference to what?
4. How many private forums are there?
5. Name 2 groups that are featured.
6. How many card sections are in the "My Trading Cards"?
7. Who is known as "The Scarlet Devil"?
8. Where did STKAR3 take place?
9. When did Wifi officially shutdown for the Wii and DS?
10. There's a ladybug in my house! Where can I find a "Bug Squasher"? What am I referring to?

Bonus: I have bunny ears, a sword, and make the U: face most of the time, who am I?

That bonus though lol. The questions are easier than last time because my last Scavenger Hunt was almost impossible to solve. Happy Hunting!
With Smash 4 coming this summer, we are expecting an influx of both old and new players to the site. In some cases, these old players might be ones that have been banned from the site in the past. Our staff has discussed the matter of what to do with these users. Given that we are a several year old community, we believe that previously banned users would have had the time to mature. Since Smash 4 signifies a new era for AiB, we have come to the conclusion the best course of action is to do a one time unbanning application process for those users.

In order for users to have their bans repealed, they must apply with their main account on the Issue Resolution Forum.  Be sure to include the reason for your ban and give us sufficient evidence on why you should be unbanned, as well as how you plan to be a contributing member of the community.

Each application will be carefully reviewed by upper level staff. People who are given another chance will likely have permanent infraction points or a low tolerance measure associated with their unbanning. As always, having a solid community that creates a good experience is the most important thing to us, and unbannings will be approached with this in mind. Should you have any problems with another user (previously banned or not), contact a staff member.

It is also worth mentioning that if you were perma-banned recently from the site, your chances of getting unbanned are lower. Logically, someone who was banned 4 years ago is more likely to have changed than someone banned 4 weeks ago. But each and every application will still be reviewed. Well-written appeals will be looked upon more favorably.

The deadline for applications is September 1st, 2014. Each user may only apply once.
Welcome back to another "Who's that User?"

The mystery user of last edition was: Pr0_Ninja_Zer0. She is in the group ENOUGH IS ENOUGH , Has a “0” somewhere in her username,  and she ate some pie and it was delicious.... Foodies, Senobekim, -Champ-, Drover, and Blazer were the first 5 to guess correctly, congratulations! There will be many opportunities to get it right another time (maybe even this contest!).  


Honorable Mentions: Ryuuko  

Rules (taken from past contests):
   




  1. I will show you the message the featured user sent me. If you are the user I am describing, please keep quiet about it and do not reveal yourself. Failure to comply will result in the loss of your WTU Featured User badge. 
  2. In addition to a fact, clues will be given to help you search the myriad users of AiB for the right one. Don’t stop until you are absolutely sure you have the right user and he or she matches the clues given, because you only get one shot at this. 
  3. To make sure you are taking the time to check your guess, I will give you a few questions to answer about this user. Every answer will be found somewhere on his or her profile (About Me, blogs, videos, etc.) If one answer is incorrect, then your whole guess will be counted wrong, so make sure you are absolutely certain of what you typed. (P.S. If you can't find the answers or have to PM the person you're looking at for an answer, you're doing it wrong.) 
  4. When you are ready to give the name and answers, do not post as a comment. You must send a private message, or your submission will be void. Also, don’t give me a link to his or her profile unless you have the name and the answers to the questions to go with it. Putting just a link in your message will count as an incomplete (and therefore wrong) answer. 
  5. Everyone has until midnight tonight (EST) to message me. Any answer sent in after that will not be counted. 
  6. The first five that send the correct username get the WTU Winner badge! 
    
And here we go!  

“I went to six flags when I was 7. I remember the incredible hulk ride the most fondly. I waited an hour and a half to get on the ride. The anticipation/anxiety was extremely high because I was a lot shorter back then and was cared that I wasn’t tall enough to make the cut. When I finally got to the front. I was sweating like crazy but the ride operator just rolled his eyes and I went through. It was the most fun ride I’ve ever went. It was soooo fast before I knew it I was off the ride and back in line again.”  
    
    
In addition to the message above, this user...    
- Is in the group If you had only one word to describe your playstyle, what would it be? 
- Has an “m” somewhere in their username.  
- Has signatures designed by his dawgs. 
- The user has a special blade.  
   
And the questions you need to answer are as follows  



  1. Who does the user main in Brawl?
  2. What is the user's favorite trading card?
  3. When did the User join?

   
  Well, go find that user! And good luck! The answer to this week’s contest and next WTU will be posted in two weeks.   

P.S. If you want to be featured in an article of “Who’s That User?”, just send NiteNinja a PM with a short paragraph about yourself, your hobbies, something interesting that has happened to you, etc. Just make sure it can’t be found anywhere on your profile (About Me, videos, blogs, tournaments, etc.) If you are chosen, your message will be featured and you shall receive the WTU Featured User badge at the conclusion of the contest. So what are you waiting for? Send in your entries! ^^ Note: Once you send me in your entry to be featured, please do not spam me with more, as I may use it on a different occasion.   

   
Do not forget to join this group if you want to be informed on any WTU news:http://allisbrawl.com/group.aspx?id=15868

Welcome to the first edition of QotW hosted by yours truly, Zano! What does this mean? Absolutely nothing different, just that I'm more lovable (but don't tell her that, she gets defensive).  I guess I don't really need to say anything else different, so lets jump right into why you're here.


Information:
Each time an article is posted, it will contain a question to be answered. Just post your answer in the comments section of the article to participate. Easy right? The best answer and runner ups will be chosen by a panel of judges that includes:  Foodies, Yoshinendo, Zano, OrangeFox, Toxic Spectrum, and Nether Specter. 

Despite the name, I will be hosting this biweekly (every other week) on either Thursday or Friday. The specific day depends on the number of other articles that need to be posted for the week. 

The articles will contain the response of the winner and up to 3 runner ups for the previous question. If participation is low, there will be fewer runner ups; the minimum number of entrants for a contest to be judged is 4. Submissions will close one week after the article is posted. 

Guidelines: 
- As stated above, just post a comment to this article to participate. 
None of the questions will have a direct, correct answer. If one does, the question chosen was bad and I give you permission to type angrily at me.   
- With that in mind, make sure your answer is creative! Being clever, witty, and/or funny will heavily influence your chances (in your favor, of course) of having the best answer!  If you want to be really thorough, maybe even consider the preferences of the judges. 
- It’s possible to answer some of the questions in one sentence, but writing slightly longer responses will most likely help you win. However, if your one-liner is amazing we won’t discount it just because it is short. Similarly, if you submit a wall of text with nothing of substance don’t expect to win just because your answer is long. 
- Your answer must pertain to the question. 
- You may only post one answer. If you post more than one, only the first will be looked at. 
- Keep your answers appropriate. 
- Proper grammar and punctuation helps. 

Prizes: 
QotW winner 
QotW runner up 

Note: There is no participation badge due to the nature of the contest (typing one sentence with no thought can take 10 seconds), so make sure to put effort into your answers! 

Want to suggest a question for future Question of the Weeks? 
Send Zano a PM (not Foodies, never Foodies) with a subject with something along the lines of: “QotW question suggestion” 

Your question should be Smash/AiB-related, appropriate, and thought provoking. Questions that have the potential to produce entertaining answers are also highly preferred. Do not send questions that could cause a flame war (Ex: Should the community ban MetaKnight?), questions that can be answered with just yes or no (Ex: Is playing against Ice Climbers annoying?), or questions with correct answers (Ex: How many mid-air jumps does Kirby have?). 

Here are some past examples to help your question designing: 
- Which SSBB character would be the best at playing SSBB? 
- You wake up as your main. What do you do? 
- If every character was as powerful as they are in their actual game, who would be the best/worst fighter, and why? 

The questions that are featured will give credit to people who asked them. You also get a badge! Note: You may not participate in the contest if the question featured for the contest is the one you suggested. 

Prize: 
QotW featured questioner 


Results
And now, here are the results from the previous competition! The question was: "It's the zombie apocalypse, and you can have one member of the SSBB cast on your survival team. Who do you choose and why?"

★ ★ Winner ★ ★ 
Pr0_Ninja_Zer0: 

"Link of course.
Then we'd just put on the Gidbo Mask and dance with the zombies all day! They might even bring us snacks. :T" 

Judge’s comments:
"It made me laugh, and it would certainly lighten the mood."  
"Creative + Snacks = Win"
"Ballet with the zombies, lets go!"
"Love me some Majora's Mask <3"
"Majoras Mask reference too good."  

= Runner ups = 
Italian Falcon: 
"I would pick Luigi since he would make an amazing diversion.” 

Judge’s comments: 
"That's so wrong, but I would think the same thing"
"I laughed"
"Poor, poor Luigi..."  
"Luigi... ;("
"I'd use Luigi as a shield any day!"

Zork: 
Snake, why wouldn't you want the man who was born to be a soldier? Snake has the survival skills and active camouflage. Zombies vs Snake is a 0-10 MU" 

Judge’s comments: 
"He would definitely be my first choice too, he's dealt with weirder stuff than zombies."
"Snake has the skills to handle worse things than zombies."  
"Snake has too much experience and the knowledge to stay alive."  
"inb4Snakebecomesazombieandeveryonesdoomed"  




Congrats to the winner and runnerups! 

Finally, here’s the question for this edition’s Question of the Week!

"Where did Master Hand come from?" - Kurenai

Reporter: "Hi! Today I'm visiting the area where dreams are mostly crushed, the AiB Pokémon League! We turn our lens on the challenger Foodies. There's something about this Trainer that piqued our interest. What was it? The fact that she was the first challenger to defeat the champion, Hamek, in both the normal and underused monotype league challenges! How do you feel to be the first to accomplish this?”

Foodies: “It felt great to have my planning pay off, though I got lucky (somewhat necessary for a win when you are using a handicapped team). I had to challenge Hamek and some gyms multiple times, but there’s no penalty for losing after you defeated each gym leader once. As for being the first, it’s not anything special when there was only one other person, Progfox, who seemed to be serious about getting to challenge the champion…which is why you are here to get some coverage!”

Reporter: “That’s my job! It sounds like you had quite a journey trying to collect all the badges. Which one of your Pokémon was the most valuable in the challenge?”

Foodies: “For the most recent challenge, I’d say my Aerodactyl. Meteor. His speed and wide variety of offensive coverage was indispensible for this venture. Though it still bothers me how stone edge seems to miss the times I need it. Another honorable mention is my Emolga, Kimmy. I was debating putting her on the team at all at first – I finally did because I couldn’t think of any other Pokémon that would be better. She did what she was supposed to do (absorb electric attacks) well, so I’m very glad I included her.”

Reporter: “Meteor - a flying rock, I get it, haha. Kimmy sounds familiar… Anyway! If I remember correctly, you are also the ghost-type gym leader. Why did you choose to take the challenge with a monoflying instead of monoghost? It appears as though you have a pretty impressive win-loss record for challengers as well – I hear that some people consider the ghost gym to be the hardest. Care to share some secrets to beating your gym?”

Foodies: “Pfft, nah. But I will say there is a certain Pokémon that can completely sweep my team (aside from wildcard). Challengers can think about that one. Being the type with the least amount of species, there were only a few ghost Pokémon that meet the restrictions of underused, and I did not want to limit myself that much for the challenge. As for being the hardest gym, it really depends on the types of Pokémon that challengers bring.  Each gym brings its own obstacles – but if I had to pick, the Fairy, Electric, and Water gyms gave me some trouble (and not just because I was running an underused flying monotype!). Gardy’s double format forces people to get a bit more creative, while Yoshinendo and Zanryo have good typing and nice choices of wildcards to work with.

Reporter: “Fascinating! All challengers make a note to look out for those leaders. Do you happen to have any advice for any hopeful challengers to the league?”

Foodies: “Take some time planning out your team before challenging the league, since you can’t change the list without forfeiting prior wins. For Pokémon recommendations for the normal challenge (or wildcards for the harder challenges), I’d suggest Rotom-W and Excadrill. Rotom-W is an all-around reliable choice, while Excadrill’s makes fights with quite a few gym leaders much easier (Volke, why are you crying?). And really, just try! Even losses will allow you to gather information about the gym, which you can use to win the next time around. If it is any motivation at all, I just started competitive Pokémon a few months ago, and I was able to overcome this challenge.”

Reporter: “Well that’s about all the time we have right now. Can you give us a succinct, one word summary of your experience?”

Foodies: “No.”

Reporter: “Mmm! That’s deep! There’s deep significance behind that quote! Next time, we hope to interview some other gym leaders and possibly some challengers to the league. Go on, set up some times to face the gym leaders! There are badges to be earned and it could be you interviewed next time! -- oh wait, hold on. I’m getting a message from our manager. Before I conclude this segment, it looks like the league’s very own Psychic mistress will be hosting a Pokémon wi-fi tournament in less than a week from now, as a commemoration to the recent game announcement of the Gen III remakes, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire! And yes, you heard me correctly, this isn’t a simulator tournament. Do check out the tournament page for more details! Anyway, until next time, see you!

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This is also a note to say that the Pokémon league badges now have name colors attached to them for added motivation!
Pokémon Master badge –  pink (existing)
Pokémon Prodigy badge – purple (existing)
Elite trainer – Yellow with Blue outline (new!)

Sample:


If you are interested in watching the UU Monotype battle, it is here: http://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/ou-117366229