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User Info: nesfreek

nesfreek
9 months ago#11
Combination of liking the characters themselves and how well the play style clicks with me
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User Info: Milennin

Milennin
9 months ago#12
I mostly play vs CPU or casual, so I don't care about tiers. I just play whatever I think is fun and looks cool.
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User Info: DracoSpire

DracoSpire
9 months ago#13
Kind of both. I like to main Mr. Game & Watch in every Smash Bros. game, including Melee, where he isn't even viable because I don't play Melee competitively, but even though I really like Jigglypuff and Zelda as characters, I wouldn't play them to win because they're...not very good.
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User Info: coconutarmy1

coconutarmy1
9 months ago#14
It's weird. I kind of pick them because of tier placement. I want to have a bad character on standby for one group of friends and a good one on standby for another group.

So I main Dedede for the low tiers, and Rosalina for the high tiers. I have a friend who religiously checks tier lists and gets mad if I don't take him seriously.

That's not to say I don't like these characters, and I would still main both of them, provided both don't become high tier. Fine if both are low tier. And I enjoy their personalities and designs too, but both are secondary to their play style. I like the Duck Hunt dog. Duck Hunt was the first video game I played, but I don't like it's playstyle, so I don't play it much.
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User Info: Hello891011

Hello891011
9 months ago#15
Cause I like them, other than Ice Climbers, who are my ... "main" mains, all my other characters are typically low to mid tier, such as Game & Watch, Ness, R.O.B. etc.
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User Info: JaxxSC

JaxxSC
9 months ago#16
Never so much as looked at tier lists.
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User Info: RockrrGirrl19

RockrrGirrl19
9 months ago#17
Purely based on whether I like them or not. I don't play professionally and don't go after tier, even if it's interesting to look at tiers etc.

User Info: HeroGod

HeroGod
9 months ago#18
I use who I want. I don't care about tiers and stuff like that.
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User Info: LumaRosalina

LumaRosalina
9 months ago#19
d4rkauras posted...
Both.

I’ll more often than not pick characters that I love. As long as they have options and can semi-consistently win games, I’ll stick with them. I think as a general rule of thumb, you should be well-versed in a top/high tier that you like both character and playstyle wise.

I also like playing characters I don’t necessarily love or even like. I like to learn new characters and explore what they can do. Smash is a lot more fun when you branch out your options.

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User Info: Amarudo

Amarudo
9 months ago#20
Those who play Smash for tiers play for the wrong reasons.
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