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  1. Let's start from square 1. Judgespear. The most probable main reason for his popularity was because he was one of the first to use Warner's Homer in a Mugen video. Of course, the idea of Homer taking on the likes of Ryu and co. was silly, but it's the idea that people liked. JS would later make a group called Team SMRT to update that Homer(Spoilers: It wasn't that much better from the original version and the original version had it's share of serious flaws). They would later do the same for Warner's Peter and Giant chicken when they got released(Same results as Homer [There was also an edit to a Johnny Maximum but I think that was a solo JS thing]). People from this era will remember JS's Peter vs. Sakura video for appearing in G4TV's Attack of the show as a MvC1 hack with Peter Griffin. Did JS pioneer the way for Mugen videos on YT? Honestly no. There were others who also did Mugen videos at the time, he wasn't even the first. JS just happened to be the most noteworthy one of them all. Mugen teams The short version is that these were the a person's current rotation of characters that he would most likely use in a Mugen video. The long version is that people used these teams as a way to express their individuality and style. I don't know what the first Mugen team was but it certainly took off and you saw it very prominently among the YT Mugen community. It also made for another storytelling method as people would use them to tell their adventures as an excuse for certain Mugen fights. Nowadays, there are only very few of these teams left. Everyone hates, cheapie busters, etc. People hate broken shit. Simple as that. Criticism was much harsher back in the day. And their way was to...well....do this. It's not done so much anymore because we realized this was stupid. The criticism I look at that thread link you posted.and I don't see what it has to do with this. But I will mention that back in the day, accuracy to source was pretty much everything. But this was due to the stigma from most custom creations being really bad like......like current day PotS style. So really nothing has changed, it's just not as vocal. Uh no, a character being broken does in fact mean it isn't well made. As cool as Reu's evil duo looked, they were broken for the wrong reasons. His Dragon Claw is the only one I can consider well made if you treat him like a boss character. AI has nothing to do with it. I've seen well made characters with strong AI and poorly done ones with weak AI. The Drama Ah yes, drama. Let's be honest, no matter the era, there will always be drama. That Haruhi you mentioned did become busted in later updates adding unnecessary stuff and ultimately becoming a fetish character. I do remember a certain someone being offended when their Waifu got beaten, which was really stupid and made him an easy target to spite. Yea, the drama was ridiculous but when is drama not ridiculous? Honestly, JS says that's the reason he left, but I think it was because he got dragged into it and became part of the drama as well. The other reason could be that he was looking for a way out of Mugen to focus on his fan games and he found it this way. Conclusion The era shouldn't be forgotten. We can't pretend it didn't happen. It wasn't all bad, there were some good moments that came from it and some of the stuff is still used now. Heck, I dare say it also produced the best YT Mugen videos. There was more variety in character usage and it's just more exciting to see a human player overcome the odds. Most videos now are just cookie cutter Capcom and SNK characters in AI battles.
  2. There's quite a lot here. I can try and see if I remember things from this era.
  3. Looks like a lot of this was something you heard about in passing. A lot of things were different a decade ago and you have to remember that the YT Mugen community was just a sub community at most.
  4. Sega Forever showed me that I'm godawful at classic Sonic games.


    Also fuck the special stages.

    1. Pluscross


      That's OK. The classic Sonic games did not age well. Nor did a good chunk of the newer ones...


      Actually. Sonic didn't age well. As a whole

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    So all those people that throw your feedback back in your face have large ego problems. Then again, we kinda knew that already.

    1. Egnaro



      Relevant to what you just posted. 

    2. Алексей


      Oh, absolutely. Having that said, you gotta have a modicum of respect for those creators who keep on creating whatever the hell they want, regardless of feedback.

    3. SSBK65


      And all those creators who ignore criticism is why their characters are so bad. They don't understand why their chars still have problems.

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    You could give me a like for posting this here, but you are free to refuse.

    1. Xiristatos


      Behaving like this is simply common sense for me. Like, it's really not that hard to understand that one shouldn't demand requests like a stuck up shithead that you just want to run over with a steamroller. Don't be a dick, easier done than said.

    2. ShinzakiK


      The more you know

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    Blink blink blink

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    Assuming you actually have a loved one.

    1. Mister Fael

      Mister Fael

      The power of boners.

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    Not much has changed, has it? Except instead of books, it's things with a screen.

    1. Pluscross


      ...Generational worries... They're a beaut.

    2. White Ranger

      White Ranger

      cellphones are great for a lot of things, but I never thought books should be one of them, I've always preferred physical copies of books, never digital, but that's just me. It's kinda sad how many college students (roughly 42%) never read a book after graduating. Either books aren't as interesting or we are just a society getting dumber as the years go by. 

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    So....what IS art?

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    2. Mister Fael

      Mister Fael

      Since abstract art is a thing...well, art could be just anything.

    3. Big Green
    4. SSBK65


      Art is one's free will to think up of anything, it's a visual idea. 

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    Looking to pick up girls? Get a dog.

    1. Masterhand128


      Basically, the bests friends for unmarrieds.



    2. Ricepigeon


      I was going to say a witty double entendre with an underlying sexual connotation but I can't think of any...

  12. Wouldn't it be better to include someone that isn't in GR as well?
  13. Rival Schools lifebar. Forgot who made them though.
  14. A journey over a decade in the making, but the Samurai has finally returned to the past.

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    Well, we're all trolls anyway.