Now Sleep Forever
I'm going to be responding to these two points and genuinely not trolling you.
Point 1: Threads getting closed in forums because the mods think people are scrubs -
The reason threads get closed in general for people being scrubs is largely because scrubs are posting and arguing with each other on points that are completely uneducated. Rather than let these "intelligent debates," as I've so eloquently heard them put, continue on; we close them. Because to be honest, both sides generally show they have no clue what they are talking about. And while you try to make a point (in this thread, no less!) that what casuals have to say about things like balance patches is worthwhile, to be completely blunt, it isn't. Now I know that's going to sound elitist and mean to you, but I've summed up this very same point in a post I made much earlier on 8way. If you really want I'll go find it and link it to you. But to make things short pretty much: Yes, there may be somebody out there with a ton of skill but until they prove that skill; we cannot take their word for it. Tournaments are the medium by which skill is proven.
When you make a balance argument and someone who is well known in the scene and has wide knowledge of the game comes in and disagrees with both of you, something is probably wrong with the argument you're having. So yeah, there's no reason to let a giant clusterfuck flame war continue.
Point 2: Don't be a dick to new players -
Sometimes this is true. Sometimes, however, there is no reason to not be a dick. Let me explain:
If I enter a thread and see people saying something incredibly wrong, so I say: (Spoilering to not make this post HUGE)
Damp's window is about 2x a normal GI, that's huge. NMs IS infinite. It lasts the entire duration of his stance until he's forced to swing. Downside? It only does about as much as damps if you instantly GI with it, and if you don't instantly GI, you're a sitting duck as they can step and LAUNCH PUNISH you. And if you're able to be launched punished in this game, you're eating 100 damage.
Also why do people seem to think UBs are good in SC? They RARELY are even usable, let alone good.
And I get a response like:
Talk about You, RARELY unblockables? RARELY? Most unblockables are made to make people react, Astaroth's 44B (supposedly getting nerfed) causes someone to step, lots of characters are used this way, Cerv's 44A+B catches people who try to wake up and not roll, Yoshi's... jesus christ Yoshi's just got awesome ones... Mitsu catches people who you launch on wake up, there are TONS of uses for EVERYONES brave edges, except I can't figure out while rising A+B with Damp... Unblockables aren't ALWAYS ment to hit, altho some do like Sieg's, but Alpha's sucks, it is completely useless and his only one... Compared to Setsuka's SCIV, I would rather have hers back, had range, and it was a good follow and fake out for b:A. So if YOU would kindly stop spreading MISINFORMATION, and just keep your hands and mouth occupied on your boyfriends tool, we would all be happier.
(And yes, this was an actual response)
I'm not exactly going to hold back on calling you out as a scrub. You're pretty much telling me you don't have a willingness to learn, and you want to play your own way (which is an incorrect way). And to be honest, too many new players here act like this. They don't know what they're saying and they will argue their point TO THE TEETH whilst insulting you all the while.
Pretty much: If vet players need to be humble - so do you guys.