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|Brawl mains||Wolf, King Dedede|
|Project M main||Ganondorf|
|Other Project M
|Skill|| Amateur |
|Real name||Michael Oliver|
You either probably know me as that blunt admin who isn't around much anymore that blocked a lot of people and writes big walls of text skirting the line of SW:NPA, or as that guy on Youtube who makes Smash videos of Luigi beating level 9 CPUs by doing nothing among other Smash videos, or maybe as a competitive Smash 4 player that was known as one of the best Smash 4 R.O.B. players on the East Coast who dominates within his region.
Either way, I'm not active here anymore, due to me preferring to spend my time on things like my impending marriage, my competitive Smash career and involvement in my local scene, working with Pastime Legends and on my Youtube channel, and other non-wiki things. Additionally I burnt myself out on wiki stuff with my heavy involvement in the past and I still haven't recovered from it. I still like the wiki though and do genuinely want to see it become the best source of information for the Smash community it can be. Plus I do have some pretty strong nostalgia for this site. So I'm not entirely gone, and will still edit, post occasionally, and do admin stuff if needed, while being an ambassador for the wiki to the greater Smash community. Just don't ever expect me to involve myself in the thick of things and spend hours a day on the wiki again, you can look at me as an overseer of the wiki or as a possible mentor figure.
One thing that hasn't changed from the old days is my willingness to wifi anyone, I still enjoy Smash as much as ever and finding new players, while helping those who want to improve. However I've been competitively retired from Smash 4 for a while now and my interest in it is very low, so it's unlikely I'll be up for Smash 4 wifi. However I will be back in full force for Ultimate, and I'll be gladly reacquaint you with the sole of Wolf bair.
I did play Brawl competitively, comaining Wolf and King Dedede,with a Snake that I also used frequently. I believed I did reach the bottom rungs of the professional level, and was good enough to consistently win money at locals in my region, win sets against lesser professional players, and was able to get ranked 5th in my region's last Brawl PR in 2012, within months of my tournament debut. I didn't get much success when I occasionally travelled out of region to the prestigious NY/NJ area, though even with the much stronger competition, I never attended a tournament where I failed to win at least one set. I didn't get to attend much out-of-region tournaments however, as after Apex 2013 my OoR attendance vanished and my overall tournament attendance plummeted, in large part due to my region's Brawl activity falling off a cliff afterward, and my own increasing disillusionment with the competitive Brawl scene. At the end, I only attended nearby local tournaments due to my depleted interest in competitive Brawl, largely in part due to the Brawl's community inability to follow through with a large scale Meta Knight ban, and my inability to burn $50-100 on a single tournament I had no realistic chance of winning money at. And after the completely superior Smash 4 came along, I had absolutely no interest in ever touching Brawl again outside of Boss Battles and getting videos for my channel.
In regards to Melee, I don't play it competitively, due to various issues I have with the game, and the fact I find it way too old and late for me to start putting serious effort into it. Nowadays I only play it for single player stuff and to get videos of its dumb AI. I very occasionally enter local Melee tournaments though, depending on my mood. I also play friendlies in it against Melee friends and other Brawl/Smash 4 players. When I do play Melee with others I pretty much go all Ganon. For how well I do, I'll stomp casuals and beat other Brawl/Smash 4 players who don't play Melee, and can defeat low level Melee players, while I get stomped by good Melee players.
With Smash 4, it was my favorite Smash yet, and despite not getting as much practice in it as I should have, I was one of the best players in my revived and stronger region in it (even being ranked 1st and then 2nd in my region's first two PRs). Then throughout my Smash 4 career my activity would wane at times and I had a couple extended hiatuses that lead to a slight downturn in results when I first came back, but I would train up and quickly retake my #2 spot under Dark Wizzy despite my region growing substantially stronger each time, where I consistently hovered around for my entire Smash 4 career. Unlike in Brawl I additionally got solid OoR results during the occasional times I traveled, including making it out of pools at both KTAR XVIII and KTAR XIX, and when I finally entered an S tier tournament I got top 64 at Shine 2017. I ended up retiring from Smash 4 in early 2018 pretty much right after the announcement of the new Smash, while I finished still ranked #2 under Dark Wizzy in the CR during my final active season, while also finishing with significant winning records against every non-Wizzy CR player, though I never did take a set off Wizzy. I mained R.O.B. to the end, and still played around a lot with Charizard, though by the end he fell quite a bit behind my R.O.B. and never quite reached co-main status.
As for Ultimate I never been more excited for a game before, I got pretty much everything I could have wanted from the roster, including no character I like getting cut, getting Wolf and Snake back, and getting Ridley, Belmont, and K. Rool. I plan to grind harder than I ever did for competitive Smash, while who I'll end up maining who knows, but the following characters are who I'll be giving serious try with and whoever I end liking most/doing best with will naturally be who I focus on: Wolf, R.O.B., Dedede, Ridley, Simon/Richter Belmont, Snake, Charizard (just Zard not going to bother with the other two PT pokemon), King K. Rool, Ganondorf, and Lucario.
I liked Minus, don't like PM, Balanced Brawl was extremely underwhelming, and by the time I started exploring mods Brawl Plus was already antiquated.
In Minus, I comained Wolf and Ganon, while seconding Jigglypuff and Captain Falcon, as well as going a plethora of other characters in friendlies. In PM, I mained Ganon with a Mewtwo I fooled around with, and pretty much just went them. I did enter a couple PM brackets during the lame duck period of Brawl, did decent at one, and did pretty good at the second, while obtaining my PM career highlight of taking a set off Manalord, one of the best Melee and PM players in upstate New York, something some of the PM players in my region still remember even though it's been years now since it happened. In the past year I also once entered a local PM weekly and took a set off my region's #1 PM player Sand (though he did end up swiftly destroying me in the Loser Finals runback).
As mentioned in the intro, most people from outside this wiki probably know me because of my Youtube channel, that you can find here. I'm prone to some big schedule slips, but the channel is still alive and I have no intention of abandoning it anytime soon.
Competitive Q and A
Got any questions for me? Ask me here. Just be sure to post on my talkpage to notify me if you asked a question there.
See the Pokedex entries of SmashWiki users here.
These are other sites on the internet where I'm active.
- Youtube - My aforementioned Youtube channel.
- curiouscat - My curiouscat account, it has been quiet lately due to my recent lack of activity on my Youtube account, but I still use it and will answer questions I receive there.
- Twitter - My Twitter account, where I've been more active.
- reddit - My reddit account, I browse reddit daily, especially the Smash reddit, and may comment on stuff occasionally.
- Smashboards - Profile on Smashboards, though I don't use it much anymore.
- Game Banana - My Game Banana account, where you can find some of my Smash 4 music mods.
- Brawl vault - My profile on Brawl Vault, which is irrelevant for me now, but it still has my BRSTMs, so if you still play PM or Brawl, perhaps you would be interested in checking them out. Be warned though that their audio quality isn't that good and in some cases maybe even bad; some of them have been updated however, if I have the song on Game Banana that means I have updated its brstm to better quality.
- Omega Tyrant - My smasher page if you want a thorough rundown of my competitive Smash career thus far.