“‘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.
Continue reading The method to the madness
Those who participated in the Seasonal Amiibo League Team Invitational’s first season learned two things:
- Planning for doubles is different than planning for a 1-on-1 match
- 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!
Continue reading Make like a pretzel and get S.A.L.T.I…. again!
We’ve got a new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament approaching! We host our tournaments online, and if you don’t know how to participate in those, check out our guide. Here’s all the rules and details you’ll need to know.
- Send in 3 amiibo for a Squad Strike tournament. All characters allowed.
- Hosted on December 14th. Entries due the night before. Send .bin files to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Vanilla amiibo only! No spirits, equipment, or special effects.
- Stages will be random Battlefield form.
- No Final Smash Meter, Items, or Rage.
- Double elimination rules.
The tournament will be streamed here. This is one of the first Smash Ultimate amiibo tournaments (and the first Squad Strike tourney), so be sure to enter! Please note that this isn’t an “official” Amiibo Dojo tournament: we’ll have one of those coming up really soon!
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?
Continue reading Trying to simulate the SSBU hype
Hey gang. I’m Splice and I’m here to announce a new kind of Amiibo League that some of you may not have seen before. First off, I want to thank Cloud-Sensei for giving me this opportunity. Secondly, let me explain what S.A.L.T.I. is- the Seasonal Amiibo League Team Invitational.
Continue reading Time to get S.A.L.T.I.