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by JV_ Dec 25 2014, 1:17PM

We at NDJ wanted to wish everyone a merry christmas and happy holidays!

May you enjoy the time with your family, open/give some great gifts, be gracious in your gaming victories or losses, and have good moments with good people. Oh and dont forget to share a cookie and glass of milk with this guy.

Have a great holiday all.

SoCal's tournament circuit for Brawl and Smash 4, Dungeon Series, is coming to a close with the last tournament in this season on January 17th, at Ultimate Gaming Center in Los Angeles, California! We're bringing the hype from the West Coast and players from all around! Heres the info:

1. The Players

We're looking at top West Coast players including, but not limited to:
- Tyrant
- M2K
- Larry
- SlayerZ
- Tearbear
- Xzax
- Z
- Zex
- Rich Brown
- many more!

West Coast is cool and all...but man I sure wish other players were going too...that'd be really cool and hype...

Whats that? Theres more!?
Not only do we have top West Coast players attending, but top players from other regions are attending to add to the competition! Those attending from out of state include:
- ZeRo
- Nairo
- Denti
- Bloodcross
- 8bitman
- Chibo

2. Stream
You probably saw Chibo's name, and yes what you are thinking is correct. This event will be streamed by CLASH Tournaments on January 17th! Make sure you don't miss it!

3. Events
This tournament will hold both Brawl and Smash 4 1v1 and 2v2s. We are working on setting up a crew battle as well. For full details and more information about the event, click here or contact me at [email protected]

4. Registration
If you are looking to go, make sure you register online here, and click any of the links down below to read for full information on price and schedule of the tournament. To clarify, registration is not mandatory but it gives you a $5 discount on the venue fee.

Here is the flyer for the event:

I hope everyone is looking forward to it! I encourage all of you to get off ya bums playing wifi and support this event! Its gonna be hype leading into Apex!

In case you missed any of the hyperlinks, here are all the details.

Smashboards Event Page
Nintendodojo Event Page
Facebook Event Page
Online Registration
CLASH Tournaments Stream"
by JV_ Dec 17 2014, 1:42AM

Update: Took until 7:40 AM EST but the migration is complete. Everything should be working as it was. If anyone is having any issues they were not prior to the downtime please let us know.


On Wednesday December 17th between 6 PM and Midnight EST were are scheduled for a server migration as our host moves their data center to a new location. We are told the process wont take the full 6 hours but when exactly they will start and complete it within that window is outside our knowledge.

The good news is we will be getting some minor server and data center upgrades in this transition.

We apologize in advance for the inconvenience of the downtime.

by Yoshinendo Dec 16 2014, 11:59AM

Welcome to the 18th edition of Scavenger Hunt! I’m finally able to host again and I need to give a super thank you to -Ness- for taking over while I was busy. Here’s our winner from our last Scavenger Hunt: Foodies, Uber, Gentle, Gardex, MetaBowser, Senobekim, TheLateGen, VickiIcarusChan, Remss, and Snuff! 

Honorable mentions go to juvey, Decoy and boombafunk. Even with the increase to 10 winners per edition, competition is still stiff, so you’ll still have to work hard! 


1. You are only allowed 1 chance to guess and send me a PM, this can prevent people from guessing until they get it right. Any message you send me, whether it has 1 answer or all 10, counts as 1 chance!  

2. You are to send me your answers to my Dojo Inbox. You are not to post your answers on here. They will be deleted and I will not accept any more answers from you.  

3. All the answers are found on NintendoDojo only!  

4. I will not tell you if you won or not. You will find out when I post the results later on.  

5. The first 10 who get all the questions right; wins.  

6. DO NOT message me for hints.  

7. If something happens the day this is posted that affects the answers I have, I will use the most current answers available, but if you submit your answer before any changes are made and it matches the old answer, yours will still be corrected.  

8. You have until December 17, 11:59 PM PST to send in your answers, anything after this will not be accepted.  

I’ve been known to have some difficult questions while I was host, however, I’ve toned it down a bit.  Here are the questions! 


1. Who was the Winner of ZXL X? 

2. ‘For Whom the Shell Tolls’ is a reference to what? 

3. Who was the winner of Stadium Gaming Olympic V? 

4. Which three users were voted MVP of Team Color Battle? 

5. Who are “Hot and amazing” and “smash for laughs”? 

6. Who was the Smash 4 Singles Ladder Champion? 

7. ‘Forever Alone’ is a reference to what? 

8. How many Stadium competitions must a user win to earn Screwed Up Smasher 3? 

9. Excluding Red Sparrow, how many users are ‘Certified Hosts?’ 

10. What day was ‘Site F.A.Q’ created, and who initially wrote it? 

Bonus: What is the total points of the follow cards: Final Destination (64), Final Destination (Melee), Final Destination (Brawl), and Stormy Destination? 

Seems easy enough! Wish every one a happy hunting and good luck

The moment everyone has been waiting for is here. Smash 4 Wii U Ladders are officially open!

Now comes the time to prove yourself, show off these new found smash 4 skills, and see if you can rise to the top of the ladder(s).

In the coming months we are looking forward to the biggest and most active ladder this site has seen yet. And you better believe we are going to be doing our darn best to make it the most hype ladder yet. So besides the normal cash prizes and badges associated with our ladders you can expect some sponsors and additional prizing to add the excitement. You can also expect to see more matches, interviews, and video content featuring some of the best players Smash 4 has to offer. So in short; more prizes, more content, more matches, more players, more hype!

I will provide a brief rules summary at the bottom of this article. But as always, I would suggest everyone reads the complete rules one time prior to battling it out on the ladder.

Before we get rolling on these new ladders. I just wanted to take a quick look back at the hugely successful Smash 4 3ds ladder that playoffs are currently ongoing for. I crunched the numbers and we ended up with almost 1700 players on our 3ds singles ladder (1687 to be exact) and a total of 26,596 wins or loses were handed out during the season. Now thats a lot of smashing (especially considering it was a shortened season, only a percentage of people that play Smash 4 got the 3ds verision, and most switched over to Wii U as soon as it was available)!

You will see more announcements and details about prizes, content, and sponsors for these Smash 4 Wii U ladders in the coming weeks. But for now they are officially open for business and it is time for all you to get smashing!

Smash 4 Wii U short rule overview: (Season Runs till March 31st, 2015)

Three (3) Stock
Eight (8) Minutes
All items off
Customizations off. No equipment allowed
Mii Fighters are legal
Matches are best two (2) out of three (3)

First stage is selected via stage strike from the Neutral Stages:
Final Destination
Town and City
Lylat Cruise

Counterpick Stages:
Duck Hunt
Castle Siege
Delfino Plaza
Donkey Kong 64
Omega Version of any stage ^

After that there is one ban from the winner with loser being able to counterpick s stage among the stages left available on either stage list.

*Big Battlefield is not included in this, and is banned 

by Linkz Dec 11 2014, 1:45AM

So this was supposed to go up a few hours ago, but I ran into a few issues when attempting to create the brackets. Long story short, I can’t install Tio on my computer natively (Tio is not Mac friendly unfortunately) so I attempted to use my Windows 8 virtual machine. Well, apparently Tio and Windows 8 don’t get along well, so I had to fallback to an old Windows 7 virtual machine I had, and the whole thing became an ordeal (I’m sure the one hour of sleep I’m running on has nothing to do with it either). Luckily I found a solution and was able to generate the playoffs brackets. Before I actually post the brackets however, there are a few things I want to go over regarding some rule changes between the ladder and now.

Much like the rules for the Wii U Ladder, playoffs will run using the following new rules:

  • 3 stocks 8 minutes
  • Banning Final Destination also bans Omegas (and vice-versa)
  • Once a stage is banned it remains banned for the duration of the match
  • No Equipment is allowed
  • Mii Fighters are allowed
  • All matches are best 2 out of 3
  • Winner, Loser, and Grand Finals are best 3 out of 5
  • All matches MUST be played using Smash 4 for 3DS

Playoffs will also be running use this updated stage list:


  • Battlefield
  • Final Destination
  • Yoshi’s Island


  • Omega Stages
  • Prism Tower
  • Arena Ferox

Thank you everyone that took the time to leave their feedback on the 3DS rules. I analyzed everything that was said, and I think the above rules are going to be the best fit for what we’ve got going at the moment. Stages were a big discussion for the 3DS, but the general consensus seemed to be that a smaller stage list would be better.

Another thing I want to mention is how you should report your match results. All match results should be sent to me in either a PM or shoutout. Also, make sure you let me know which bracket you’re reporting your result for, as some of you are in both the Singles and Doubles brackets. You don’t have to wait for me to update the brackets to play your next match if you already know who your opponent will be. Each playoffs round will be open for a 72 hour period (unless arrangements are made prior to the deadline and they’re cleared by me). Failure to complete your match on time will result in a loss for that round. If you try to contact your opponent and they do not respond to you, please let me know. If neither player contacts me with match results, both players will be given a loss for that round. If your opponent forfeits the match, you must notify me as well.

The last thing I want to talk about before posting the brackets are videos! Recording on the 3DS isn’t easy no doubt, but if you have the capability, we would love it if you could record as many of your playoffs matches as possible. Please let us know if this is something you’re able to do. I only ask that you not utilize a third party to do the recording for you, as that’s intrusive of the match itself. Let us know in the comments if this is something you could possibly do!

Now then, I’ve typed enough for tonight I think. The Smash 4 3DS Playoffs Round One Brackets are as follows:


Round one will end at 11:59 PM EST on Saturday December 13.

Good luck to everyone that participating in playoffs this time around, and I look forward to hearing how your matches went!

P.S.: Badges will be awarded by end of day tomorrow. DONE
P.S.S.: This time around Playoffs will be tracked using a forum thread. If you're interested in following along with the Playoffs bracket (or to see updated brackets in general) you can click here.

by Linkz Dec 3 2014, 8:02PM

Time is all but gone to get some last minute matches in on the Smash 4 3DS Ladder. The ladder season will be ending this Saturday evening at 11:59 PM EST, and all placements will be recorded at that time and used to determine prize distribution and playoffs eligibility. That’s right, in case you were unaware, there WILL be playoffs for the 3DS Ladder. I’ll get into the specifics of playoffs a little further into the article, but I first want to briefly go over everything that I’m going to be covering in the article. Aside from playoffs for the current ladder, I’ll also be diving into the results of all of the rule discussion that went on in the Ladder Feedback forum, announcing information regarding the Wii U Ladder, as well as a proposed stage list for the Wii U ladder. Let’s get started.

Like I said, the 3DS Ladder will be having playoffs. As per usual, first and second place winners will be receiving cash prizes as their reward. I’ll tell you specifically how much when playoffs actually begin. On that note, here’s how playoffs eligibility will be determined this time around: because we had such a large number of players this ladder, Singles will once again consist of the top 64 players. As per usual, top 64, 32, 16, 8, 4 and 1 will be receiving badges for their accomplishments. Moving onto doubles now: unfortunately doubles had less activity than singles did, so there’ll be fewer teams participating in playoffs this time around. Doubles will consist of the top 16 teams, with the top 16, 8, 4, and 1 teams receiving badges for their hard work. The badges have also been reworked since the launch of Nintendo Dojo, so they’ll be different than any badges we’ve given in the past. Lastly, because the season will be ending this weekend, playoffs will begin approximately on December 10. I’ll be posting an article specifically detailing playoffs at that time as well, so make sure to keep an eye on the front page.

Moving onto the results of the rules discussion. As many of you are aware, I created a new forum specifically for you guys to be able to discuss the ruleset that was being used on the ladder. First of all,  a big thank you to all of you that took the time to voice your thoughts on the rules, and left suggestions on how they could be improved. Now then, after going through and taking note of what everyone said regarding the overall rules, I’ve come to the following decisions. Starting with the new ladder season, all matches will be played using the following updated rules:

  • 3 stocks 8 minutes
  • Banning Final Destination also bans all Omegas (and vice-versa)
  • Once a stage is banned, it cannot be played on for the duration of the match

Those are the biggest changes that will be coming this ladder season. Another complaint I came across was poor wording throughout the rules. I have taken this into account and will be rewriting parts of the rules to clear things up. The updated rules will be on the rule page at the start of the ladder season. Once again, thank you all very much for your contributions regarding the rules.

Probably the most anticipating section of this article is the one addressing the Wii U Ladder. The game has been out for a couple of weeks now, and many of us have already had the opportunity to unlock all of the characters and stages, and are eager to get a little competition going. So, rather than waiting until January to launch the new ladder season like we normally do, the new season will begin December 12 at 11:59 PM EST! This will be a special season, in that the ladder will run from then until the end of March, so slightly longer than the usual three months. The Wii U Ladder will consist of a Singles and Doubles ladder as usual. Unfortunately, due to the sharp decline in participation on the 3DS Ladder when the Wii U version of the game launched, this season will not contain a 3DS Ladder. It may make a comeback in the future, but for now, it’s going to be all Wii U.

Speaking of the Wii U Ladder, I don’t want to repeat the same mistake regarding the legal stages that occurred with the 3DS Ladder. So, I’m going to be leaving the proposed stage list below, and everyone will get to chime in on whether or not they agree with that’s there. The proposed stage list for the Wii U version of the game is as follows:

Battlefield (Big Battlefield may be utilized for Doubles only)
Final Destination 
Lylat Cruise
Town and City 

Omega Version of any stage 
Duck Hunt 
Castle Siege 
Delfino Plaza
Wuhu Island (Doubles Only)

Similarly to Final Destination and Omegas, banning Battlefield will also ban Big Battlefield and vice-versa. Make sure to leave your thoughts on the stage list below, as nothing is set in stone just yet.

I hope all of you are as excited as I am about the upcoming events, and make sure to keep an eye out for the playoffs launch article.

by -Ness- Dec 1 2014, 10:03AM
Hello and welcome to another Scavenger Hunt Event! Now for our last Scavenger Hunt, Foodies, Gentle, Uber, Gardex and Senobekim were our first five winners! Honorable mentions to Blazer, Ven, Milky, Snuff, Remss, Nyrrho, 69, Red-X, Zae26, BPF, Ex TheLateGen, MetaBowser, Decoy, VickiIcarusChan and Steph for participating in our last event!

For this Scavenger Hunt, Yoshinendo and I have been discussing about changing a few rules. Instead of needing to be one of the first five to win, we decided to change it to the first ten for a while. This can give more people the opportunity to win badges. But the rest of the rules are still the same :3


1. You are only allowed 1 chance to guess and send me a PM, this can prevent people from guessing until they get it right. Any message you send me, whether it has 1 answer or all 10, counts as 1 chance!

2. You are to send me your answers to my Dojo Inbox. You are not to post your answers on here. They will be deleted and I will not accept any more answers from you.

3. All the answers are found on NintendoDojo only!

4. I will not tell you if you won or not. You will find out when I post the results later on.

5. The first 10 (or 15 if I feel like it.) who get all the questions right; wins.

6. DO NOT message me for hints.

7. If something happens the day this is posted that affects the answers I have, I will use the most current answers available, but if you submit your answer before any changes are made and it matches the old answer, yours will still be corrected.

8. You have until December 3rd, 11:59 PM MST to send in your answers, anything after this will not be accepted.

Like I said, my questions will be ridiculous and just plain simple so a REALLY big opportunity to earn one of our three badges! Now lets get started.


1. How do you earn the "party animal" badge?

2. "Please don't hurt me..." is a reference to what?

3. What is a Dojo Score?

4. Who won in the "Pumpkin Carving Contest" event?

5. "Absolutely not!" is a reference to what?

6. When will the 3Ds Ladder end?

7. Name two users who have a unique badge.

8. Name a user who is "Honorably Discharged."

9. Who created Staff vs World Event?

10. Who is your one and only granter of wishes~?

Bonus: Someone on NintendoDojo has a Dojo Score of 2147483627, who is it?

I'm not kidding about the bonus, see for yourself if you don't believe me. Anyways, I wish you all happy hunting and hopefully the rules we changed helped you out!

As most of you are well aware there have been large issues with up-time over the last several days. 

On behalf of the entire site, we wanted to apologize for not being able to provide the site experience we aim to.

All the work the entire staff has been doing. From site development, new graphics, contests, tournaments, ladders, and more. Has been to try to get ready for the release of Smash 4 and provide a site experience we are proud of for all of you, for the community. So believe me when I say no one is more disappointed at our inability to have the site up and running for the Smash 4 Wii U NA launch weekend than us. Words cannot convey how disheartening that was.

During the course of the weekend we were able to identify the reason for the downtime as being DDosed attacks lobbied at our server and network. In spite of the security measures we have in place the attackers were able to bring the server down. We managed to take steps that would restore service at various points over the last several days but they were short-lived (and frankly we knew we needed to make some larger changes to keep us up). However, after working diligently since the downtime started we do think we now have additional preventative measures in place that should keep the site up going forward. We will continue to monitor the situation and take any steps needed to restore service. We also will be filling a report the US-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team) in the hopes they are able to identify and persecute the individuals responsible for these attacks.

Again, our most sincere apologies for the downtime. We are happy to have you back on NDJ and looking forward to holiday season of smashing!

by -Ness- Nov 17 2014, 9:09AM
Hello members of NintendoDojo and welcome to Scavenger Hunt! Now as you guys know, Scavenger Hunt was delayed for a while (Due to the new site changes) but now we are back and running for more fun events! Just a reminder to any of you: Scavenger Hunt will be hosted every two weeks on Monday.

"What is Scavenger Hunt?"

For those of you who are new to Nintendo Dojo and/or have no idea what Scavenger Hunt is, it's a game where you search and answer 10-11 questions right to win badges! -Ness- and Yoshinendo will be your former hosts for Scavenger Hunt, and will be happy to hand out three badges to our lucky winners:

Scavenger Hunt Badge
Silver Scavenger Hunt Badge
Gold Scavenger Hunt Badge

However there is a time limit, and in order to win, you have to be one of the FIRST FIVE people to send in a PM to the host, but this does not guarantee that you will win or not.

Rules will be posted in every article we write, so look over that rule book. If you have any questions about Scavenger Hunt, please leave me or Yoshinendo a shoutout and we'll get back to you ASAP :D

So enough me chit chatting and stuff, lets start this!

Oh before we get started, we must go over the rules. (PLEASE READ OVER IF YOU'RE NEW TO THIS)


1. You are only allowed 1 chance to guess and send me a PM, this can prevent people from guessing until they get it right. Any message you send me, whether it having 1 answer or all 10, counts as 1 chance!
2. You are to send me your answers to my Dojo Inbox. You are not to post your answers on here. They will be deleted and I will not accept any more answers from you.
3. All the answers are found on NintendoDojo only!
4. I will not tell you if you won or not. You will find out when I post the results later on.

5. The first 5 who get all the questions right; wins.

6. DO NOT message me for hints. 

7. If something happens the day this is posted that affects the answers I have, I will use the most current answers available, but if you submitted your answer before any changes are made and it matches the old answer yours will still be correct.

8. You have until November 18, 11:59 PM MST to send in your answers, so don't wait until last minute!

Like I said, rules are rules and will always stick around. As for the questions, I've made them a little easy for our new comers.
**And just to let you know for those who are new here, some of my questions can be ridiculous and plain simple, so expect some odd questions out of me when I'm hosting :3**        


1. Name the winners of Nintendo Dojo's banner contest (In order)

2. What badge (s) gives you a golden name color?

3. Which team won the TCB event for this season?

4. "You'll get no symp- wait. " Is a reference to what?

5. What was Nintendo Dojo's original name? (Before it was changed)

6. Which user wrote "Attention tia users!" article?

7. Which team in the TCB Event was I on for this season?

8. Foodies is the creator of the Trading Card Game. True or False?

9. Name two Super Moderators of Nintendo Dojo.

10. How many users can earn the "Platinum Edition" badge?

Bonus: Out of all my mains on my profile, which character is consider "different" from the rest?

I wish you all happy hunting and good luck! Oh and before you go, please join our Scavenger Hunt Group for more information and to keep track of our winner's scores from pass events!
What’s up everybody, it’s that time of the month again, the time for your biweekly ladder update. Things have been going really smoothly with the ladder and I love seeing so much activity now that Smash Bros 3DS came out. The whole site has been revamped and I’ve been loving it. Although there are still a lot of kinks that we’re trying to work out, but they will hopefully be handled in the next couple months. Also, Smash Bros for WiiU is going to be released on November 21st, 2014 which is less than a week away. Then we’ll be back to playing smash on Gamecube controllers instead of circle pads (hopefully, unless you like 3DS controls).

Moving right along, now; the 2014 Super Smash Brothers 3DS Fall Laddering Season will last until November 30th. As you all are now aware, that we have recently made the full transitioning from All is Brawl to Nintendo Dojo, this laddering season is a beta/test season; therefore, the rules may be changed next season depending on feedback. The badge opportunities will still be in existence, as well as the end-of-season play-offs; so let this be some encouragement for y'all, this laddering season. When the real laddering season officially begins, in January 2015, there will most likely be both a 3DS and a Wii U Super Smash Brothers Ladder. So just wait a little while longer, you'll all be able to get in your WiiU battles soon!

These rankings were recorded on Saturday, November 16th, 2014, at 11:35 am (Eastern United States Time).

Super Smash Brothers 3DS (Singles):

(01) cyve_germany[Score: 2168 | Wins: 21/Losses: 1] (Character(s): Diddy Kong)
(02) Mr-R [Score: 2154 | Wins: 34/Losses: 4] (Character(s): Shiek)
(03) wWw Koolaid [Score: 2068 | Wins: 71/Losses: 15] (Character(s): Pac Man)
(04) Jtails [Score: 2044 | Wins: 31/Losses: 9] (Character(s): Diddy Kong)
(05) dabuz the horrible [Score: 2042 | Wins: 78/Losses: 20] (Character(s): Sheik, Rosalina)
(06) ANTi [Score: 2006 | Wins: 45/Losses: 19] (Character(s): Diddy Kong)
(07) Haven [Score: 1994 | Wins: 45/Losses: 19] (Character(s): Rosalina)
(08) Zucco [Score: 1979 | Wins: 50/Losses 22] (Character(s): Mega-Man)
(09) Xaltis and Chiko [Score: 1959 | Wins: 40/Losses: 3] (Character(s): Rosalina)
(10) -6WX- [Score: 1957 | Wins: 51/Losses 16] (Character(s): Sonic)
(11) Denti [Score: 1932 | Wins: 75/Losses: 29] (Character(s): Sheik)
(12) Mr E [Score: 1931 | Wins: 114/Losses: 79] (Character(s): Marth)
(13) falln [Score: 1907 | Wins: 50/Losses: 10] (Character(s): Rosalina)
(14) Raffi-X [Score: 1891 | Wins: 90/Losses: 82] (Character(s): R.O.B.)
(15) Megafox [Score: 1889 | Wins: 25/Losses: 7] (Character(s): Fox)
(16) Kami [Score: 1889 | Wins: 31/Losses: 10] (Character(s): Lucario)
(17) EX Mayo [Score: 1888 | Wins: 129/Losses: 97] (Character(s): Dark Pit)
(18) Eddy92 [Score: 1888 | Wins: 44/Losses: 27] (Character(s): Greninja)
(19) vyQ2 [Score: 1882 | Wins: 57/Losses: 35] (Character(s): Villager)
(20) MGFC Tweek [Score: 1879 | Wins: 59/Losses: 28] (Character(s): Bowser Jr.)
(21) Zinoto [Score: 1878 | Wins: 31/Losses: 5] (Character(s): Diddy Kong)
(22) samboner [Score: 1877 | Wins: 74/Losses: 65] (Character(s): Sheik)
(23) Cesaro [Score: 1865 | Wins: 83/Losses: 61] (Character(s): Little Mac)
(24) Rakan [Score: 1854 | Wins: 246/Losses: 68] (Character(s): Rosalina)
(25) Raptor [Score: 1849 | Wins: 48/Losses: 25] (Character(s): Yoshi)
(26) Dakpo [Score: 1847 | Wins: 24/Losses: 8] (Character(s): Zero Suit Samus)
(27) Cristian iTH [Score: 1839 | Wins: 36/Losses: 7] (Character(s): Toon Link)
(28) Shamrock7r [Score: 1826 | Wins: 69/Losses: 23] (Character(s): Ness)
(29) Fast93 [Score: 1825 | Wins: 29/Losses: 7] (Character(s): Sonic)
(30) CT ZeRo [Score: 1820 | Wins: 15/Losses: 3] (Character(s): Star Fox and Bowser)
(29) Fast93 [Score: 1825 | Wins: 29/Losses: 7] (Character(s): Sonic)
(32) ven [Score: 1780 | Wins: 188/Losses: 114] (Character(s): Princess Zelda)
Spotlight Notes (Singles):

(01) Nobody from the last ladder update remained undefeated, but the closest is cyve_germany with a 95.5% win rate: 21 wins and only 1 loss.
(02) Rakan has played over 314 matches! Of those, he has 246 wins. Talk about a lot of smash.
(03) The highest streak in top 32 is ANTi with 10 wins.
(04) The top 3 remain in the top 3, but all switched spots. Who will come out on top at the end of the ladder?

Super Smash Brothers 3DS (Doubles):

(01) Egyptian Acupuncture (Browndog and Kami) [Score: 1686 | Wins: 14/Losses: 4] (Characters: Lucario and Sheik)
(02) #GREENTEAM (The Elite FOW and iiGGYxD) [Score: 1612 | Wins: 15/Losses: 2] (Characters: Mega-Man and Ness)
(03) We're decent (Seraphim and Palutenas Worst - Private Dark Pit) [Score: 1589 | Wins: 24/Losses: 5] (Characters: Shulk and Dark Pit)
(04) Eggs n Knees (YellowRello and UltimateRazer) [Score: 1426 | Wins: 15/Losses: 2] (Characters: Yoshi and Little Mac)
(05) Sexy Beasts (Gardex and AfroTwist BananaPie) [Score: 1320 | Wins: 13/Losses: 5] (Little Mac, Link and Captain Falcon )
(06) Where's the cream? (Akiro and Ant) [Score: 1314 | Wins: 13/Losses: 3] (Characters: Sonic and Sheik)
(07) Synergyyy (Zodi and kiehs)  [Score: 1311 | Wins: 11/Losses: 5] (Characters: Lucario and Villager)
(08) Zae is Bae (-Knite- and zae26)  [Score: 1291 | Wins: 13/Losses: 4] (Characters: Yoshi and Rosalina?)
(09) Fruitcake (Foodies and Izayoi Sakamaki) [Score: 1288 | Wins: 15/Losses: 11] (Characters: Marth and Kirby)
(10) Metallic Eggs (Genma316 and Raffi-X) [Score: 1246 | Wins: 7/Losses: 3] (Characters: Yoshi and R.O.B.)
(11) FLYING TIGER MEN (Might and Waso) [Score: 1243 | Wins: 4/Losses: 1] (Characters: Sonic and Villager)  
(12) Beat Junkies (RunC.T. and Zori) [Score: 1218 | Wins: 4/Losses: 1] (Characters: Rosalina and Olimar?)
(13) sorry for our bed England, plz no copy pasta our story (Savage and Darkkflame)  [Score: 1204 | Wins: 6/Losses: 0] (Characters: Yoshi and Shiek?)
(14) Gondawgs in High Definition (ItoI6 and DarkRoy)  [Score: 1187 | Wins: 4/Losses: 1] (Characters: Little Mac and ??)
(15) Ez Mid (SuperMarioMC and SkOaRaAn) [Score: 1177 | Wins: 12/Losses: 10] (Characters: Mr. Game & Watch and Sheik)
(16) We Classic Tho (Bo X7 and -Coco-)  [Score: 1153 | Wins: 16/Losses: 25] (Mario and Pac-Man)

Spotlight Notes (Doubles):
(01) Team "#GREENTEAM" currently has the highest win-streak, with an ongoing seven consecutive wins. But they haven't played a game in weeks.
(02) Team "We Classic Tho" still has the most games played, with 41 games.
(03) The team with the ridiculously long name, “sorry for our bed England, plz no copy pasta our story” is currently undefeated, with 6 win and 0 losses. Can somebody take them down?

Ending Note(s):
If your listed character main(s) are incorrect, simply notify Foodies, lightlanayru or myself and it will be corrected as soon as possible. Thank you for your cooperation.
As you can guess from the title not involving costumes, we did not get nearly enough to have an actual contest, but we got a decent number of pumpkins so we'll still go with that! All you have to do is post below with which pumpkin you like the best, give reasons if you like but it's not necessary. 




Not sure if some of these will pop up but if that happens just let me know which ones.
Howdy y'all!

Horsy is here, once again, to present y'all with the official opening bi-weekly ladder rankings report, for this new, and exciting generation of Super Smash Brothers.

First of all, I would like to take the time to thank Mouse, returning Administrator Invinciboy, and Foodies, for all of the continuous, dedicated hard work that they have poured into our site's community home; we wouldn't be what we are, or where we are today, if it had not been for their relentless work, and efforts. I would also like to take the time to welcome everyone to our newly revamped, and modified site community home; welcome to Nintendo Dojo, folks!

So many new, and exciting changes, and additions have been made to our community home, since the launching of Nintendo Dojo; from the chat rooms, to the home page, and the forums. I am totally loving all of these changes, so far; how about the rest of y'all? Please continue to bare with us, as our programmers still continues to patch up the remnants of our site community's bugs; your help, and patience is much appreciated.

Moving right along, now; the 2014 Super Smash Brothers 3DS Fall Laddering Season will last until November 30th. As you all are now aware, that we have recently made the full transitioning from All is Brawl to Nintendo Dojo, this laddering season will only be a beta/test season; therefore, the rules may be changed next season depending on feedback. The badge opportunities will still be in existence, as well as the end-of-season play-offs; so let this be some encouragement for y'all, this laddering season. When the real laddering season officially begins, in January 2015, there will most likely be, both, a 3DS, and a Wii U Super Smash Brothers Ladder; so just be patient, folks, and hang tight; for the future hype, and excitement is yet to come.

And as always, good luck, have fun, and always remember to show good sportsmanship.

Special Note(s):

(01) Super Smash Brothers Wii U is slated for a November 21st, 2014 release.
(02) The Mario Kart 8 Ladder has been discontinued, for the time being, due to a lack of participation.

Without further ado, I now present to you the current rankings of the Fall 2014 Super Smash Brothers 3DS Ladder.

These rankings were recorded on Saturday, November 1st, 2014, at 12:30 pm (Eastern United States Time).

Super Smash Brothers 3DS (Singles):

(01) Mr-R [Score: 2177 | Wins: 31/Losses: 3] (Character(s): Sheik)
(02) wWw Koolaid [Score: 2104 | Wins: 64/Losses: 11] (Character(s): Pac-Man)
(03) cyve_germany [Score: 2063 | Wins: 15/Losses: 1] (Character(s): Diddy Kong)
(04) Jtails [Score: 2041 | Wins: 27/Losses: 8] (Character(s): Diddy Kong)
(05) dabuz the horrible [Score: 2031 | Wins: 62/Losses: 15] (Character(s): Sheik, Rosalina)
(06) Haven [Score: 2020 | Wins: 30/Losses: 9] (Character(s): Rosalina)
(07) Zucco [Score: 2002 | Wins: 43/Losses 18] (Character(s): Mega-Man)
(08) Megafox [Score: 1964 | Wins: 24/Losses: 6] (Character(s): Fox)
(09) Denti [Score: 1962 | Wins: 63/Losses: 24] (Character(s): Sheik)
(10) ANTi [Score: 1956 | Wins: 35/Losses: 18] (Character(s): Diddy Kong)
(11) Eddy92 [Score: 1950 | Wins: 40/Losses: 22] (Character(s): Greninja)
(12) Cesaro [Score: 1937 | Wins: 75/Losses: 46] (Character(s): Little Mac)
(13) vyQ2 [Score: 1929 | Wins: 55/Losses: 30] (Character(s): Villager)
(14) Kami [Score: 1926 | Wins: 29/Losses: 10] (Character(s): Lucario)
(15) Zinoto [Score: 1925 | Wins: 31/Losses: 5] (Character(s): Diddy Kong)
(16) Xaltis and Chiko [Score: 1922 | Wins: 36/Losses: 3] (Character(s): Rosalina)
(17) Alphicans [Score: 1898 | Wins: 38/Losses: 17] (Character(s): Little Mac)
(18) Raffi-X [Score: 1897 | Wins: 59/Losses: 53] (Character(s): R.O.B.)
(19) Paluntena's Worst - Private Dark Pit [Score: 1895 | Wins: 100/Losses: 69] (Character(s): Dark Pit)
(20) CT ZeRo [Score: 1864 | Wins: 15/Losses: 3] (Character(s): Star Fox and Bowser)
(21) Mr E [Score: 1862 | Wins: 66/Losses: 53] (Character(s): Marth)
(22) samboner [Score: 1857 | Wins: 49/Losses: 44] (Character(s): Sheik)
(23) elih11 [Score: 1848 | Wins: 53/Losses: 10] (Character(s): Greninja)
(24) falln [Score: 1842 | Wins: 36/Losses: 5] (Character(s): Rosalina)
(25) MGFC Tweek [Score: 1841 | Wins: 48/Losses: 22] (Character(s): Bowser Jr.)
(26) Vex Kasrani [Score: 1834 | Wins: 15/Losses: 0] (Character(s): King Dedede)
(27) Dakpo [Score: 1833 | Wins: 22/Losses: 8] (Character(s): Zero Suit Samus)
(28) Raptor [Score: 1830 | Wins: 35/Losses: 17] (Character(s): Yoshi)
(29) SlayerZ [Score: 1823 | Wins: 14/Losses: 2] (Character(s): Princess Peach)
(30) RakanIsReal [Score: 1815 | Wins: 169/Losses: 52] (Character(s): Rosalina)
(31) ven [Score: 1794 | Wins: 123/Losses: 77] (Character(s): Princess Zelda)
(32) Tairbear [Score: 1793 | Wins: 22/Losses: 12] (Character(s): R.O.B.)

Super Smash Brothers 3DS (Doubles):

(01) #GREENTEAM (The Elite FOW and iiGGYxD) [Score: 1648 | Wins: 15/Losses: 2] (Characters: Mega-Man and Ness)
(02) time to tip the tails (Browndog and Kami) [Score: 1528 | Wins: 10/Losses: 4] (Characters: Lucario and Sheik)
(03) We're decent (Seraphim and Palutenas Worst - Private Dark Pit) [Score: 1431 | Wins: 12/Losses: 3] (Characters: Shulk and Dark Pit)
(04) Eggs n Knees (YellowRello and UltimateRazer) [Score: 1407 | Wins: 13/Losses: 2] (Characters: Yoshi and Little Mac)
(05) Where's the cream? (Akiro and Ant) [Score: 1290 | Wins: 11/Losses: 3] (Characters: Sonic and Sheik)
(06) Metallic Eggs (Genma316 and Raffi-X) [Score: 1279 | Wins: 7/Losses: 3] (Characters: Yoshi and R.O.B.)
(07) Beat Junkies (RunC.T. and Zori) [Score: 1245 | Wins: 4/Losses: 1] (Characters: Rosalina and Olimar?)
(08) Ez Mid (SuperMarioMC and SkOaRaAn) [Score: 1223 | Wins: 12/Losses: 10] (Characters: Mr. Game & Watch and Sheik)
(09) FLYING TIGER MEN (Might and Waso) [Score: 1181 | Wins: 3/Losses: 1] (Characters: Sonic and Villager)
(10) Fruitcake (Foodies and Izayoi Sakamaki) [Score: 1165 | Wins: 10/Losses: 9] (Characters: Marth and Kirby)
(11) Sexy Beasts (Gardex and AfroTwist BananaPie) [Score: 1127 | Wins: 9/Losses: 3] (Little Mac, Link and Captain Falcon )
(12) STRONG WORLD (SFA Wafty and juan.) [Score: 1096 | Wins: 3/Losses: 1] (Wario and ROB?)
(13) We Classic Tho (Bo X7 and -Coco-)  [Score: 1081 | Wins: 13/Losses: 23] (Mario and Pac-Man)
(14) Two Seventh (Xadrin and Rezid) [Score: 1074 | Wins: 10/Losses: 11] (Characters: Ness, Shulk and Bowser)
(15) :) (A male platypus and samboner) [Score: 1072 | Wins: 11/Losses: 16] (Characters: Fox, Sheik, DDD, Rosalina)
(16) TeamSandbag (jorge199494 and Chaos_)  [Score: 1053 | Wins: 6/Losses: 3] (Characters: Robin and Sonic?)

Spotlight Notes (Singles):

(01) Despite being in twenty-sixth place, the undefeated Vex Kasrani currently has the highest win streak of the top 32 with 15 wins.

(02) RakanIsReal currently has the most wins, so far, with one-hundred and sixty-nine victories.

(03) RakanIsReal also currently has the most games played, so far, with an impressive amount of two-hundred and twenty-one games.

Spotlight Notes (Doubles):

(01) Team "#GREENTEAM" currently has the highest win-streak, with an ongoing seven consecutive wins.

(02) Team "We Classic Tho" currently has the most games played; with an amount of 36 games.

Ending Note(s):
If your listed character main(s) are incorrect, simply notify Foodies, lightlanayru, or myself; and it will be corrected, as soon as possible; thank you for your cooperation.

*Special Thanks to Paluntena's Worst - Private Dark Pit, for helping me identify most of the top ranking players' character(s) mains.*

That's all for now, folks; y'all have a very blessed day, now!
Hey there, everyone! It's E.J. and I'm here to bring you the votes for the Banner Contest. First off I would like to thank everyone for taking their time to create these banners. The same voting rules apply for any other art contest on this site but instead of voting by letter, its by number due to the amount of entrants we have received. Click the preview images below to see the full size banners.

Also, just in case if you don't know the voting rules; here they are.


- No biased voting. (Friends voting for you)
- No voting for yourself.
- No asking people to vote for you.
- No cheating is allowed, if caught cheating your entry will be disqualified and you will be banned from entering future contests.

Please note that moderators are watching out for any suspicion.

Also if anyone decides to post the user that made whatever banner, that user's banner WILL be disqualified.

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by Linkz Oct 24 2014, 2:15AM

So this is single handedly the most active ladder we’ve had in a long time here on the site. It’s expected with the release of a new and exciting game. With the announcement of all the amazing new features of Smash 4 for Wii U just a few hours ago, I’m expecting the ladder to get even more active. That being said, a full on Smash 4 for Wii U ladder probably won’t launch until January, but there’ll probably be a joke ladder in December to transition us over. With all of these new ladders though, there has to be a set of rules to govern everything. As you may or may not know, the current Smash 4 for 3DS ladder is a beta ladder. I know many of you are disgruntled with the current ruleset, and I aim to change that. And not only change it for the next 3DS ladder, but to start getting some input on a ruleset for the Wii U version of the game as well.

Leaving your feedback on the current rules, as well as suggestions for the Wii U rules, will be simple. There’s a new subforum in the Site Discussion section named Ladder Feedback. Here you can make new threads to leave your two cents on the rules. If someone else has pretty much already posted what you were going to say, feel free to post in their thread to reiterate the point. This is YOUR chance to change the rules how you see fit.

Keep in mind that not every suggestion will be put into use. You also shouldn’t go into this thinking there’s going to be a drastic change between what’s being used now, and what will be used permanently in the future. Please also don’t suggest something that’s already in the rules, as that’s just a waste of both your time, and mine.

I, as well as the rest of the ladder staff, will be going through each thread created in there to look over everything you guys post. If something sounds legit enough to become a rule, I’ll make sure to let you know. Remember: this is YOUR chance to be heard!

On a side note, I would like to point out that while I’m mainly looking for feedback and suggestions for the Smash 4 for 3DS and Wii U ladders, that’s not all this forum will be used for. If you have any ideas for ladders involving games other than Smash, feel free to let us know. You can also leave your thoughts on whether or not the 3DS and Wii U versions of the game should have separate or unified ladders. Just about anything that relates to the ladder is fair game in this forum.

Once I’ve received a good amount of feedback regarding the ladder rules, I’ll compile a list of all of the changes and post them in an article for everyone to read. The rules may change mid ladder season, or they may not change until the next ladder. That’s something to be decided.

So what are you waiting for? Head on over to the Ladder Feedback forum and leave your two cents!

It may be a bit more short notice than our previous contests, but lets roll with it anyway.  Announcing our first ever Nintendodojo costume contest, and on top of that, a pumpkin carving contest!

The rules are pretty simple, you just need to send us a picture of your pumpkin/costume and we will let the users of the site vote on which ones they like the most.  Yes, this means if you do submit a costume, everyone will see it (unlike past contests, because I don't believe there is really much point to holding this if it's all done without any site interaction).  Do make sure to keep it appropriate of course, for both costumes and whatever you carve into your pumpkin.

Of course, who is who will be kept anonymous until after voting is complete (so please don't go shouting who is who in comments and such),  same goes with the pumpkins, so vote for what you like best instead of trying to just vote for your friends. 

It goes without saying but please do not try to cheat either, I wouldn't want to have to ban users from participating in future events (of any kind), the point of it is to have fun and show off to everyone (I mean winning is cool too but do it by your own hands).  

The deadline for submissions will be 11:59 pm on the 31st, just in case anyone who was planning to enter the costume contest is going to wait til they dress up on halloween to take a picture.  

All you have to do is pm me with a title like Costume/Pumpkin contest entry (adding in "I love Zano" will not get you anything, but you are welcome to still add it as always) and submit your entries through there.  You must also send a second picture holding something with your username written on it (this one will not be shown to the public at all and is just to assure it is actually you in the costume).  The following day is when voting will occur and it will last over a week.  

I wish everyone good luck and hope to see plenty of entries, especially with all the new faces around, look forward to more events like this to come!

by Foodies Oct 22 2014, 12:30AM

For NintendoDojo’s launch and by JV's request, staff has re-evaluated the existing name colors. It was agreed that there were too many and they weren’t really special anymore. Users always seemed to expect a new name color with a new badge, which was a trend that we wanted to curb. Some colors were also too hard to read and could easily confuse new users about which users were staff members or not, since some name colors appeared bold.

With everything above in mind, we have revamped the colors. The changes will happen over the course of a few days or so. The files aren't completely uploaded properly and it'll take a while to change everything to what they should be. I just thought that I'd make the announcement now so people know what is happening and don't panic about missing/broken name colors (at least for the ones that are getting changed versus the ones being removed).

We aimed at distributing colors in a way that there were a few that were easily accessible, while others took more effort to earn. Name colors for users now fall into two categories: Flats and glows. The outline style was designated to Staff only because that version was one of the variants that appeared bold. The shadow style was removed because there were reported issues with it in Chrome.

Here’s the new list of each color and what badges they correspond to:

Red: Red Team, Helper, Wifi Gladiator
Blue: Blue Team, Selfless
Green: Green Team, Assistant
Purple: Staff Slayer, Staff Burner
Light Blue: Wifi Warrior, Party Animal
Pink: Pokemon Master, Double Danger
Orange: Duo Dueler, Correspondent
Golden: Featured, TCB MVP

Bronze Glow: All (including old) singles ladder top 16, 32, 64; doubles top 16
White/Silver Glow: All (including old) ladder top 8
Light Gold Glow: All (inculding old) Ladder Champion, Stadium Kings (All-star, boss battle, etc)
Gold Glow: Regional Champion
Red Glow: TCB Red Winner
Blue Glow: TCB Blue Winner
Green Glow: TCB Green Winner
Orange Glow: Checkmate, Smash Trivia King
Lavender Glow: Elite Trainer, Black License, World Record Holder, Certified Host
Violet Glow: ZxL Winner
Dark Red Glow: GMF Winner
Existing non-mod color of choice: Ladder Crown

Light green with black outline: Forum Moderators
Red with black outline: Ladder Referees
Blue with black outline: Tournament Administrators
Green with Black Outline: Stadium Administrators
Magenta with Black Outline: Super Moderators
Light Blue with Black Outline: Administrators

Things to note:
- The regular Blue has been lightened so it is easier to read on the Blue Skin
- The old white ladder color should be readable on a white background now (whenever the Orange Skin comes back up)
- Salmon, Brown, and Dark Gray flats were removed
- TCB glows were lowered so they don't look as harsh
- The Doubles, PM, and low tier top 32 color was removed because it was determined that playing 2 matches and getting the badge devalued it
- Ladder colors have reverted to their original distribution of 3 available colors (though the colors themselves were slightly changed of course)
- The Ladder Crown badge can be any color available to regular users the owner chooses it to be. This badge moves around so we figured it too much of a hassle to change its colors while changing its ownership

Note that NintendoDojo will likely have different skins added, so these colors may still be tweaked to improve readability. This current list of colors is what is going to exist now for the most part, and we have no plans to add any new ones (though there is the possibility of a pink glow). We know that there may be people who are upset at losing a certain color, and we apologize if this change has caused you major grief. However, we hope that users understand why we decided to make the changes and hope that there are still colors that people will be motivated to earn.

Team Colors Battle was an event hosted in beta almost a year ago. The event has been modified and now there are even more competitions to participate in. SGOlympian will be helping me manage the event this time around as well. But the general idea is the same: compete in Smash and the team color that gets the most points for the month is the winner! Here is the list of the events that teams will compete in.

Round Robin – Doubles
Round Robin – Singles
Free for All
Ladder Activity

The rules have also been clarified. For event details and full rules, make sure to check out the posting in the TCB group forum. The volume of text was too high for this article, but there is very important information there that everyone who is interested in the event should read.

Event details and scoring
Scheduling, walkover and subbing

The whole event will last for a month, from November 2nd to November 29th. Signups will begin on October 22nd at 5 pm CST and will be open for 1 week or until all the spots fill up. First come, first serve. Look for the post in the TCB group forum.

Sign up thread (wait until it's open in 2 days)

Sign up details:
Each team has a maximum of 30 players. A minimum of 20 players must be obtained for each team. If the minimum is not met, some events may be cut. 10 spots will be reserved for people without participation badges. If these do not fill up by the end of the week, the spots will be filled by people who already have participation badges (waitlist priority).

If you need a badge or want to change teams message Foodies or SGOlympian.  Team switching is allowed when the TCB season is not active. A user's winners badge is forfeit if he/she decides to switch teams.

There are also new prizes! TCB now features a MVP badge: each team color will vote on their  MVP at the end of the season to get the badge. If you correctly predict the winning color of the TCB season in the group poll, you will receive a TCB diviner badge. The old participation badge and winners badges (red, green, blue) still exist of course.

All records and updates will be done in the TCB group.

Hello and welcome -- members, guests, and readers, to NintendoDojo’s first Ladder Event Schedule! A lot of members on the website know me as Limit (Cassius is fine, too!), but for those who are not familiar with me, it is a pleasure to be on the front page for you all.

For some of you guys who may not know what this article is about, the ladder event schedules are strict calendar layouts for the events that will be occurring simultaneously with the Ladder season (the current one being the Fall ’14 season inclusive of October and November). I will be creating similar articles of every ladder “season” from now on, in place of Foodies.

Attendance conflicts are expected to arise due to SM4SH being a new game which will bring about a plethora of tournaments. This is why we will have multiple opportunities planned out for all of you guys to achieve success in the events we have planned. This means that the schedule below will most likely be set, and subsequent articles should be following a similar format.

The schedule is as follows:
(Keep in mind that “week of the X” date includes day X as well)

24th, 25th & 26th: Singles Weekend
Week of the 26th: Singles Perfect Week
31st: Doubles Night (Transition into Doubles Weekend)

(Oct. 31st), 1st & 2nd: Doubles Weekend
Week of the 2nd: Doubles Perfect Week
7th, 8th & 9th: Singles Weekend
Week of the 9th: Singles Perfect Week
14th: Doubles Night
14th, 15th & 16th: Doubles Weekend
Week of the 16th: Doubles Perfect Week
21st, 22nd & 23rd: *WII U SM4SH RELEASE!* Singles Weekend
Week of the 23rd: Singles Perfect Week
For this season and subsequent seasons, Doubles Day will be scheduled to be on the last Sunday of the month (October 26th, and November 30th) between 12:00PM and 12:00AM CST (Central Standard Time). I can be flexible with these days though if people decide to request a different date. You can leave me a shoutout or check the Doubles Ladder Partner Finder and Support group announcement section for updates. 

For those of you who are unfamiliar with these events, there are specific requirements for each one that MUST be completed (no exceptions!) in order for badges to be awarded to the player (or duo). The requirements are, of course, respective to the event, so you cannot obtain a Singles Weekend badge during Doubles Weekend, etc. (there are overlaps in some events, though). The criteria are as follows:

Singles Weekend: Play 2 matches on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in Singles ladder. You do not need to win the matches.
Singles Perfect Week: Win one match each day of the week against a different opponent in singles ladder. Losing matches does not affect your eligibility, but you must get the necessary wins.
Doubles Night:  Play 3 matches on Friday in Doubles ladder. You do not need to win the matches.
Doubles Weekend:  Play 2 matches on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in doubles ladder. You do not need to win the matches.
Doubles Perfect Week: Win 5 matches on different days AND against different teams over the course of the week in Doubles ladder. Losing matches does not affect your eligibility, but you must get the necessary wins.
Doubles Day: Play the most matches on the designated day (minimum of 3 matches; time zone is based on CST). I repeat, only the amount of matches gets factored into awarding this badge. In the event of a tie, the badge goes to the team with more points.

If you meet the criteria for a badge, leave me (Cassius) a shoutout. I will verify that you have met the criteria, and then give you the badge(s).

The badges for these events are as follows:

Singles Weekend
Singles Perfect Week
Doubles Night
Doubles Weekend
Doubles Perfect Week
Doubles Day
by Linkz Oct 17 2014, 7:23PM

Normally I’d start off these articles with some sort of introduction, but I’m just going to delve right into this one, since it may be longer than some previous ones. For a while now, we’ve been hard at work trying to decide how we should approach the arrival of a new Smash game in regards to the ladder, specially users that have been permanently banned from it. There was a lot of discussion on the topic, and ultimately we decided that since we allowed users banned from the site to return for the new Nintendo Dojo, we should also allow banned ladder users to return as well. With Smash 4 being a new game, we’re giving everyone a clean slate…with a catch. The catch is that, much like everyone that was allowed to return to the site, everyone that has been ladder banned has to apply to be unbanned. I’m very willing to allow most, if not all, of the currently banned ladder users to return.

The application process will be easy: simply create a thread in the Issue Resolution forum containing the following information:

  • The reason you were banned.
  • Why you should be unbanned.
  • How you’ve changed since being banned.
  • Include any additional information you feel may be relevant.


You can tie the second and third points together if you want. Your message also does not need to include things in that order either. I will be personally responding to each thread that gets opened, so please be patient if I don’t get to you right away. I’ll be doing my best to get to everyone’s posts within 24 hours of them showing up.

When creating your post, make sure to provide as much detail as you can. While I’m happy to give everyone a shot at coming back, a lack of effort on your end won’t leave a very good impression. Make sure to keep things professional as well. Any sort of profanity or childish behavior will result in your permanent ban staying in place. Your posts should also only contain text; any images that you wish to leave should be left as links. Also, it has to be the banned individual that asks for the unbanning. Any threads from users asking if their friend can be unbanned from the ladder will be closed.

Additionally, much like the users that were allowed to return to the site after being site banned, users allowed back on the ladder will be considered probationary. You won’t be receiving any sort of badge to mark you, but the ladder staff will know who you are. Any suspicious activity on your end will result in your ladder ban being reinstated. Probationary periods will last at the minimum the current (Fall) and following (Winter) ladder seasons. After that time passes and you haven’t been accused of suspicious activity, your probationary period will end.

That about wraps up what I wanted to say on the subject here. I look forward to having even more users join this already busy ladder season.

P.S.: A lot of people have been contacting staff members, writing blogs, and making forum posts regarding the ladder rules for the current season. There will be some information regarding all of that in the very near future. Keep the feedback coming, as it helps us improve the ladder.

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