This blog is translated into English from this↓.
It began from this tweet.
Kuro｢The ways of playing smash are different depending on the person , so I want someone, for example Nasubi, to write about this.｣
Frankly speaking, I wrote this before, but recently I got an idea, so I write.
Attending Smash events in August and September, wondering what I should write about , I was hoping for a good idea , finally made it. It is not exactly the same as what Kuro said, please read.
Table of contents
When I was interested only in smash battles.
just a game
From high-school to university 4th year. Between 15 and 22 years old , I have no interest in conversation with players who I was playing with. I only wanted to play smash. Looking back now , I had such a feeling when I was a high school student , playing Brawl with my high school friend. I went to friend’s house and played smash a lot and then started to play in Wi-Fi , fighting all day long. Honestly, I didn’t understand the logic , theory and “conversation” in smash . Playing smash , I think “you want to hit me with that move , so I move in this way” “I think you will move so” playing with no theory , so I couldn’t tell someone how to smash. When I played Brawl with 9B for the first time , he said lots of things to me. I think “He plays TV game seriously thinking about a complicated thing.” I thought Playing game is interesting , but “JUST a game” , we must quit it someday , so playing game seriously is a waste of time. I persisted in this fixed idea.
I was bad at communication
By the way , I was originally bad at conversation , so I don’t like it. In this one or two years , I finally learned to have daily conversation. Because I realized that it is important to agree with what you said and think about your feelings , for example the way how you enjoy , how you try. Why I couldn’t continue conversation so long is that I didn’t listen to your words and find the feeling associated with them. I was thinking about other things , replying your words unfriendly , not trying to think about your feelings , only thinking what I talk about.This book helped me a lot , explainig conversation concretely. Once ZeRo said Smash is like a conversation. He moves and then how do you feel? How does he find your strategy from your move? How does he tell you a lie? On the other hand, some players aren’t good at such a thing. Ironically while I didn’t like conversation, which is very important in Smash.
Let’s get back on track.
Why I thought “just a game” is
- We can’t make a living with games
- My parents often said to me that playing games too much isn’t good.(If my parents had been strict , I couldn’t play that way.)
3.We grow up and then we no longer play games.
I thought game is needless for my life. Playing games too much , I had some sort of guilt feeling. You devoted yourself to something, but also games, and neglected other things, which is bad.
I got absorbed in Brawl , I mainly took part in online activity while I thought games are unnecessary. Now I was playing games , in the future I wouldn’t play games. Watching APEX series enthusiastically, “These Japanese players go to America only for playing smash , paying a lot of money. I love smash , if Japanese players defeat top players in America , I will be moved , but most people aren’t moved. ”Just a game. Later I went to America to play smash.
When I went to smashfes , I think it is no use taking much time only for smash , people in smashfes are actually indecent.
I went to smashfes nearby my university , only for smash , I didn’t expect I could make friends. I couldn’t make them with smash , I shouldn’t make them.
It was not good to make friends with people devoting themselves to needless things , which idea was shocking. I was a sad ,lonely person. Only 7 or 8 years ago , people in game community are obviously minority.
Communication in Smash has gradually attracted me
When I attended Smashfes or tournament, I came to enjoy not only battles but the communication. I realized this March in 2016 , just before I started to work. The opportunity is Smashfes , thanks to especially 9BHouse and RuriHouse where I often went to. Unnoticeably I made friends with the smash players, who aren’t different from the other friends of mine.
In immediate two tournaments , I went to tournament to talk with friend about my present situation and troubles. What do you do? We love smash , so we get along well. It is nice that I have good friends who talk with my problem. I said to Shogun , “When you go to tournaments , don’t you have fun to talk with friend?” His face said “What do you say?” I was invited to the wedding of OCEAN and Share , imperceptibly I become familiar with them. Someone said , it is great that smash make us to meet again. I was interested only in smash battles , I just noticed ,but what I thought “just a”game made me change the way of communicating with people and also thinking about others. I finally accepted diversity of personality.
It is not just a game at all.
I’m planning to buy a gaming PC only for streaming a tournament , character random BO5.
If there weren’t smash , I would be a completely different person. I communicated much more people with smash than with other hobbies.
Smash has changed People in Kyoto-mado (Smash offline community in Kyoto) , I think , I wanted to write about them , but it also has changed me completely.
From now on
Fortunately there will be 4 tournaments of Smash4 from September to November. I will attend these with good condition, playing good players just before a tournament. It is good for me to find the way of preparing for a tournament during daily work (9AM-6PM). I didn’t get any good result , but my condition was better than before because of enough sleeping , smash with good players before tournament , moderate exercise and muscle power training.
Since switch smash releases, I will play crazily and Thoroughly, because I love smash , playing more than ten years. Thinking of smash and trying to get stronger for such a long time , I will enjoy at high level if I take much time in December , I think so optimistically. The number of players must be increased and the whole level will be improved.
Lost is sad, but there are much more happy things, as expected, Smash is great, that’s all!