Ugh, yes, I hate it when people do this. Even worse is when they also insist on shutting off all the items. They're taking a loose, silly party game and trying to constrict it into this dull, serious thing that it's not. Why not just force everyone to play as the same character, while you're at it?
But to get back on topic, nothing beats a nice bagel and lox. Why yes, I am Jewish, how did you know?
At 1/19/13 05:38 PM, Protagonist wrote:
We play it for fun not to go tourny mode.
Exactly. Not only do hazards and items generally make things more fun, but adding that element of chance also levels the playing field a little for less experienced players and lets them get more involved in the game. If I'm just sitting around playing with a bunch of friends, odds are that some people haven't played as much as others, and I'd rather make sure they were all having fun than be a dick just to exert my own totally meaningless Smash Bros dominance.