What if There Was a Smash amiibo-Only Tournament?

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  1. Tomato Hentai
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    Based on this thread from Smash Boards.
    What would you think of an amiibo-only tournament?
    A while ago, there was someone who entered a Fox amiibo in a Smash Wii U tournament, the amiibo nearly won, ranking in 3rd place.
    Do you think having an amiibo-only tournament would be a good idea?​
    A quote sorta about this from a friend:​
    "i feel like having amiibos against a real player tournament is kind of unfair."​
     
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    Since I didn't put my opinion on the OP...
    I think it would be a pretty good idea, betting money on your amiibo that you've spent time and effort training and perfecting it's technique.
    You could also send the amiibo to tournaments, and watch the tournament streams. Sending the amiibo to the tournament would be less expensive than sending yourself, and you could watch your amiibo competing inthe tournament.
    (An idea mentioned in the Smash Boards forum.)
     
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    So digital cockfighting? Eh, sure, why not. I'm fairly indifferent but the idea is amusing.
     
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    "Going to train my amiibos and win a tournament"
     
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    Awe shit, before long we will have the digital life form rights crowd all over our backs for abusing the Amiibos.
     
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    I would be more interested in this than the current SSBM tourneys.
     
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    I like the idea actually
     
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    inb4 smash pros start selling there trained amiibos
     
  9. Tomato Hentai
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    oh no
    i can see it now
    the huge-ass amiibo prices
    hundreds of dollars
    for a plastic figure
     
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    Are you all finally realizing that Smash is a shit fighting game and just a fun party game?

    I mean if goddamn CPUs can get close to winning tournaments then it's not a "competitive" game.
     
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    Since it's already like that, better add an extra zero.

    To be fair, the Amiibos blatantly cheat and have much higher stats than a normal human player. (I do agree though.)
     
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    THOUSANDS
     
  13. fischermasamune

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    Care to elaborate how it prevents SSB be a competitive game? In chess, the engines beat the human players, and I don't see how it makes chess less competitive.
     
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    Apples and oranges. Chess is based on logic. Fighting games are based on dexterity and speed. A computer can calculate any number of outcomes in a game of chess. It can't predict your action in a fighting game. Well, a good one at that.
     
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    How the existence of a good "SSB engine" makes the game noncompetitive? I just fail to see. You suggest it is noncompetitive because it depends on luck? Maybe you're saying the human players are weak and have a lot to learn, and can use the machines to it, like it happens in chess?
     
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    It sure as hell can read your input though. You could probably set up a SF2 bot to perfect parry every single attack you do based on your input and/or attack the moment you let go of guard. The smash bots love their frame-perfect shields.
     
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  17. Bimmel

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    Well, I think that amiibos are little digital "machines" - they can be programmed to do anything. Kick your butt soft, hard, medium. It's just a electronic game after all. Without items and stuff it should be quite easy to create the perfect amiibo that wins every time.

    I'm more concerned about that haircut. :unsure:
     
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