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The method to the madness

“‘Data! Data! Data!’ he cried impatiently. ‘I can’t make bricks without clay.'” -Sherlock Holmes in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

This is one of my favorite quotes in the Sherlock Holmes library because it perfectly encapsulates what makes him a good detective. He waits for data to make his judgement and he’s amazing at analyzing that data dispassionately. Once he’s looked at that data, he then amends any previous conclusion he’s held based on the new evidence without any angst over having to change his mind.

Humans, by our nature, are kind of terrible at waiting for data to come in, analyzing it dispassionately, and changing our minds from our initial conclusions. This is why the scientific method was developed and I’m going to discuss how YOU can apply it to your Amiibo training and how we as a community can apply it to the metagame overall.

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Make like a pretzel and get S.A.L.T.I…. again!

Those who participated in the Seasonal Amiibo League Team Invitational’s first season learned two things:

  1. Planning for doubles is different than planning for a 1-on-1 match
  2. Splice really works hard to make his acronyms spell stuff. Too hard

Well, we may be entering the new, Ultimate meta but those two items are still true! So, if you’re interested in learning about the strange world of Amiibo doubles, why don’t you just keep on reading and find out how to enter S.A.L.T.I.- Season 02!
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Trying to simulate the SSBU hype

Look, we’re all excited for SSBU. How could we not. Well, I’m tired of waiting and with SALTI wrapping up it’s first season tonight, I want to announce my first 1-on-1 League, simply called, The Amiibo League. In keeping with the idea of trying to get ready for SSBU, the tournament will be set up in such a way as to simulate the SSBU gameplay changes as best we can. May I suggest you come inside and see what it is we are trying to do?

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