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by NiteNinja Aug 31 2014, 10:01AM

Welcome back to the 30th edition of Who's that User! I am happy to say thank you to everyone who has been participating, and to keep it up!

The mystery user of last edition was: BPF. He is in the group
We witnessed BROOD beat M2K, has the letter an “p” somewhere in his username, and wants to meet the user Fancy in real life. Kirito, Drover, _Mercury_, Progfox, and Raffi-X 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: Milky, Foodies, Pinico, -Champ-, and MetaBowser

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 won my first drawing contest in 3rd grade. My favorite food is lasagna. As for drink mountain dew baja blast. Sometime in the future I hope to travel to Paris, Japan and Australia. I'm infamously known as a pro on pool table. I love to watch and research haunted shows and places. I hope to visit these places someday

-Island of the Dolls

-Sallie House

- Bran Castle"

 

Hints:

-In doubt, the user goes with C

-Has the letter “o” somewhere in their username

- Brings dragon types to battle


  
And the questions you need to answer are as follows 


1.    List the user’s favorite games

2.    What does the user do when people are around?

    3. How many blogs does the user have?
  
  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- Aug 18 2014, 4:08AM
Hello and welcome to another Scavenger Hunt! Now for our last Scavenger Hunt event, Senobekim and Foodies takes the win! Yeah I know things have been going slow lately, but now we're back and running!
I'm sure you know this by now but just incase:
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 have until August 18, 2014 by 11:59 pst, anything after this will not be accepted.
Yeah yeah the typical rules as usual, now time for the questions:
Questions:
1. What badges were removed recently according to a blog?
2. "The best thing about the Girl Scouts." is a reference to what?
3.  "I wonder if holding his breath made him turn that blue in the face..." is a reference to what?
4. What happens when you click "Forums"?
5. "is actually a typhlosion irl" is a reference to what?
6.  Who wrote "Nintendo Dojo Survival Guide: Forum Traversal"?
7. Who's the host "Ask the Staff" event?
8.  How many types of ladder are available right now?
9. Who is the new judge for QotW?
10. How many videos are featured on the home page?
Bonus: Who is currently hosting an event called "The Jigsaw Puzzle game"?

Welcome back to another Who’s That User! Oh my gosh, we are getting so close to the 30th edition! Let’s keep it up!

The mystery user of last edition was: Kami. He hax, has an “m” somewhere in his username, Gives chu chocolate, and has the featured group owner badge. –Champ-, Drover, Pr0_Ninja_Zer0, Milky, and SonicSpeedOkami 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: Senobekim, Goblin, Pinico, and Foodies 

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 once went camping and It was at new hampshire.

I was camping for 3 days at Yogi Bears jellystone park

and it was with some people from my neighborhood and

we where camping near a river. We started making our tents when we got there

which was around 6 PM and it was raining. So after we made our tents

we went out and got some food from  the back trunk of the van. Then we

were at  the camp fire and told each other stories and so on.

The next day we had bacon, bread, eggs, pancakes and hash browns for

breakfast. We did a scavenger hunt and then had to reenact a moment from a

movie. I did it from the movie nemo.Then we went into the pool for about 2 hours

and i was at the deep end. once we got back to our campsite we went around the fire

and did the samething we did the other night. Then our last day. We took down the tents

and headed back home. "


- Has the letter “p” somewhere in their username
- Is in the group
We witnessed BROOD beat M2K
- Wants to meet the user Fancy in real life
  
And the questions you need to answer are as follows 


1.    What is the full abbreviation of the username? 

2.    Where is the user from?

    3.List the user’s favorite 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:
http://allisbrawl.com/group.aspx?id=15868

Welcome back to another Who’s That User!

The mystery user of last edition was: -Champ-. He hax, has an “a” somewhere in his username, completed his goals except for getting the correspond badge, and is in the group
I try to double jump in real life. Milky, Ryu, Metabowser, Drover, and Foodies 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: Senobekim

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 once went to Disney World in Florida on a summer vacation. Before we even got to the theme park I was surprised the weather in florida is constantly changing and how it could be raining suddenly then stop in 5 minutes. In the park itself I couldn't believe how big it was and how many different ethnicities of people there were. The theme park required so much walking it was ridiculous and we even lost our cousin once and I didn't think we'd ever find him again due to the parks hugeness. But in the end we did find him and had a happy last couple of days at Disney World. "


- Gives chu chocolate
- Has the featured
group owner badge
- Has an “m” somewhere in their username
  
And the questions you need to answer are as follows 


1.    Name a game that the user and a staff member played together. (Bonus hint: The staff member is a wolf)

2.    What kind of chocolate?

    3.Who does the user main?
  
  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

Reporter: "Hi! I'm visiting the AiB Pokémon League again, where some more people have completed the Pokémon League challenge. We turn our lens on the challenger Ryuuko. There's something about this Trainer that piqued our interest. What was it? He was the first challenger to beat the league without taking any losses! Remarkable! How do you feel to be the first to accomplish this? 

Ryuuko: “I've been playing Pokémon competitively before I played Brawl. I've never been good at Brawl, so as soon as I heard about this league, it became my top priority to complete it. My overall goal was to ram through it without losing once, in hopes that I could at least make a name for myself on AiB. I feel very satisfied now that I've completed my goal.”

Reporter: “Wow, that seems like such a difficult goal to set from the start. I’m impressed with your confidence and glad you were able to fulfill your goal! So what made you choose steel and dark for your types? Were you inspired by the previous winner of the league? And did you even use your steel team?”
 

Ryuuko: “To be honest, the initial choosing of the Dark-type team wasn't through any real process. I just really wanted to use Umbreon (my favorite Pokémon right next to Espeon). The more I looked at the typing, I realized that there were quite a few threats among UU's Dark-types. I built around Umbreon and ended up with a decent team. Steel was just a check to iSpiN in a worse-case scenario (I was anticipating him to maintain the Fairy-type Pokemon in his gym).”

Reporter: “I like Umbreon too! It can glow in the dark, like a night light. And it’s a pretty good wall and staller to boot. And yes, iSpin decided to switch off of Fairy in favor of Steel. Personally I thought it was a curious choice because it stacks a double Fire weakness. Enough about me though, which one of your Pokémon was the most valuable in the challenge and why?” 

Ryuuko: “They were all very good and helped me a lot in every battle. I can't really choose one in particular.”

Reporter: “That’s one of the signs of a well-balanced team. Is there any advice you'd like to give to upcoming challengers? Something about teambuilding, perhaps?”

Ryuuko: “Well-built teams that you know how to predict with are the only way you'll be able to overcome this league. Haphazard teambuilding without proper testing will be the difference between a win and a loss. Don't Google teams.”

Reporter: “Outside testing and theorycrafting are really helpful seeing how there’s a penalty for losing two matches in a row. Usually I ask challengers which member gave them the most trouble, but seeing how you tore through the league with no losses, I’ll modify that a bit. Which member were you most impressed or surprised by?”

Ryuuko: “The member I was most impressed by was definitely Foodies. Although I did make quite a few misplays, Foodies had some very clever tactics that somehow caught me. She was able to bring Ghost vs. Dark down to 2-0.”

Reporter: “The first monodark challenger might’ve played some part in that. It seems like she has developed a workable strategy against dark types, but it still is a disadvantageous matchup in the end. We’ll see how future monodark challengers fair, though the potential ban of Aegislash from OU may introduce confounding variables. Anyway, what strategy did you use or what battling method did you focus on? Did you make any special preparations for the league?”

Ryuuko: “I have a very offensive playstyle. I focused on reading off of my opponent to hit hard rather than focusing on taking as little damage as possible. In all honesty, I didn't prepare for this league. Charging in without thinking to get things done is what I do best!”

Reporter: “Recklessness increases some moves’ base power! The recoil damage still hurts though. Are there any comments you want to make?”
 

Ryuuko: “Not necessarily. But shoutouts to DDG and SE; my friends in these guilds helped make this possible!”

Reporter: “Wow, Pokémon guilds? I’ve been a reporter for a while and haven’t heard about these yet. Can you tell me a bit more about DDG and SE? What they stand for and what they do?”
 
Ryuuko: “DDG is Dragon's Den Guild and SE is Submerged Embassy. The numerous people watching me against Hamek were, in fact, from the guilds.

Dragon's Den Guild and Submerged Embassy are guilds found on Serebii (a very popular Pokémon site, if anyone doesn't know) that are also hosted on Xat chats. Both are prestigious guilds that are known for their elite skill in battles. To join either, you simply just post on their forums saying that you wish to assimilate (they battle on Pokémon Online and Pokémon Showdown only; not in-game and being active is VERY important). Gaining a cachet is a bit more difficult, however. You must complete certain tasks such as achieving certain ranks on ladder, winning clan wars or tournaments, or even having win streaks against fellow clan members.”

Reporter: “Sounds like a great place to hone your skills and meet motivated individuals! And that’s about as much time as we have now. Time for the classic closer: can you give us a succinct, one word summary of your experience?”

Ryuuko: “Hmm... commoving, for sure. I got excited before every match and got me worked up big time.”

Reporter: “Commo-what? *takes out a dictionary and flips through pages* Ah! That’s deep! Deeper than my general vocabulary at least. Well I’ve been commoved by our interview! Am I using that properly? Everyone else remember, it could be you here getting interviewed next time! Just take on the Pokémon league challenge! 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-145534112

If you are interested in participating in the challenge, check out the Pokémon league group: http://allisbrawl.com/group.aspx?id=16042

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