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  1. Comment on What are some bugs/glitches/exploits that have actually made games better? in ~games

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    I would not call wavdashing an exploit within SSBM. Wavedashing is a mechanic that has a defined known intentional state in the game engine and was known about during development of the game. It...

    I would not call wavdashing an exploit within SSBM. Wavedashing is a mechanic that has a defined known intentional state in the game engine and was known about during development of the game. It was not removed as they did not believe it would affect play to a significant degree.

    I would argue that the removal of wavedashing is only one of the many movement mechanics that was significantly changed in the latter games that cause some SSBM players to dislike them.

    Dash-dancing, jump-cancelling, and ledge-hogging mechanics are much more impactful for overall competitive play compared to just wavedashing. In addition Super Smash Bros. Brawl even added a deliberate anti-competitive aspect in which a character would randomly trip over when running.

    Wavedashing seems to always have this reputation as a cheat or an exploit when it's simply a part of the game, in which Melee players are portrayed as wanting to cling onto to feel superior. The movement mechanics of the later games in the series are just deliberately very different from SSBM.

  2. Comment on What's the longest running quandary/debate you've had with yourself? in ~talk

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    The Death of the Author by Roland Barthes is a great essay on this subject. Additionally Lindsay Ellis has a great video analysing the themes of that essay in the context of modern movies and books.

    The Death of the Author by Roland Barthes is a great essay on this subject.

    Additionally Lindsay Ellis has a great video analysing the themes of that essay in the context of modern movies and books.

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  3. Comment on The math for Warren’s health-care plan adds up if you accept its ludicrous premise in ~finance

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    (apologies for late reply) Yeah I agree, they do need to explain why, but that just becomes defending the libertarian ideology as a whole. In the context of libertarians spouting opinions about...

    (apologies for late reply)

    Yeah I agree, they do need to explain why, but that just becomes defending the libertarian ideology as a whole.
    In the context of libertarians spouting opinions about Warren to other libertarians, I think it's fine that they are using their common line of thought without additional explanation.

  4. Comment on The math for Warren’s health-care plan adds up if you accept its ludicrous premise in ~finance

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    That's because implementing the majority of left-leaning policies would require more governmental power which Libertarians are firmly against.

    That's because implementing the majority of left-leaning policies would require more governmental power which Libertarians are firmly against.

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  5. Comment on What's an example of something cool on the internet that isn't as well-known/appreciated as you think it should be? in ~talk

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    Warning, website is quite NSFW.

    Warning, website is quite NSFW.

    4 votes