1. What IS Poise?
1.1. What we ARE:Welcome to Poise, a fun balance pack that not only fixes problems that vanilla Smash 4 contained, but also brings some fun and exciting new twists to natural game-play, to make it fresh and exciting. This mod can grow more and more with your help, since suggestions and criticism is very appreciated and love our community and it's ideas. I don’t get salty over a small nitpick or a big review since I’d like to think I’m a very nice and approachable person, but just make sure it’s reasonable. If we got nonsensical ideas everyday, I’d be a mess... ahaha.
We (at) the Poise dev team aim to try to combine the series’s six titles (five not including 3DS) into a singular energetic gamestyle, using Smash Wii U as a starting base. We also want to make Poise have substantially faster gameplay than Smash 4, but not as fast-paced and technical as Melee. All fighters will have faster speed and weight, some having considerably different weights to match their canon selves, or just some just small adjustments that aren’t too important to note, but still crucial.
Now, what about the fun twists? Not only are we adjusting the fighters move animations, tools in meta that benefit the character in balanced ways, but also adding in brand new mechanics to further expand the gameplay, and applying extra touches, along with extra details with very small touches that will affect the game in fun ways. Every fighter and stage could potentially have a exciting secret with them, whether it’s new ways to enjoy that character, or just silly touches to idles, taunts or even entire moves that brings the exciting gameplay and unexpected uses to a whole new level of not only competitiveness, but just dumb fun as well with your friends or people in the discord.
Speaking of new moves, we plan to add new moves, animations, and specials based on canon powers or techniques, or other character’s abilities or past alliterations of them. In addition, we’re bringing new and exclusive costumes for the fighters. Some completely original that you can't find anywhere else, and some we shared for you to use for your own constructive use! Same with stages, too.
We hope you enjoy every bit of the mod, as a year’s worth of effort and time was put into this. Thanks for reading! (Well, if you were bothered to.)
1.2. What we are NOT:We do not do the following:
- Steal assets from other mods.
- Steal our content. (Show it’s there but the creators don’t know about it)
- A mod compilation, thus this isn’t wifi safe unless your friends have the same mod.
- An unbalance pack. (Check Revenge’s page or the disclaimers for details.)
- A cash cow. (Aka, we’re not selling anything or doing it for money. We’re all different ages and do it for free.)
- A virus.
- A meme mod
- Mislead or give you false content.
- Doing this for competition. This pack is all for fun, and my view on balance. (See disclaimers for details.)
2. What do we do?
2.1. Our plans so far:+ Improved hitboxes, damage, knockback, etc.
+ Brand new sound clips for some of the cast!
+ A musical rehaul!
+ A snazzy looking title screen (thanks to Meli <3), and a nice menu, CSS and SSS.
+ Clones decloned!
+ Low tier buffs!
+ Some top tier nerfs!
+ More fighters have wall-jumps!
+ Brand new mechanics! (maybe)
+ All new and original stages, some competitive, revised, or casual.
+ New costumes, existing and exclusive!
+ Six planned new and improved fighters! (Once cloning slots exists.)
+ A entire new story mode, taking over event matches.
2.2. Current Characterand Stage List/Changelog:
2.2.1. ALPHA 1.0CHARACTERS
+ Mario (Two new alternates: Blue and Red recolor (By Xenoglitch) and Cloud Mario)
+ Peach (One alt planned: Zombie Peach (By Call-Me-Fox and Tiniest Turtles)
+ Ganondorf (One new alt: Ocarina of Time Ganondorf (by JoeTE)
+ Fox (Two new alternates: Purple Fox recolor (By Midoji), Wolf Outfit (by JoeTE)
+ Captain Falcon (One new alternate: Phoenix (By C2P0)
+ Marth (One new alternate: Wedding Marth by hsfr.x)
+ Mr. Game and Watch (One new alternate: Mr. Glitch and Watch (By Call-Me-Fox & Tiniest Turtles)
+ King Dedede (Two new alternates: Magician Dedede (by the Legacy XP Team) and King D-Mind (by Raph Savoie)
+ Wario (Black Jacket Biker (by Mario and Sonic Guy), NES Open Plumber (by Akuago), animations by Xuman)
+ Pikachu (One skin planned: Pirate Hat Pikachu (by JorySm4sh), Pikachu Libre (by iwantgames)
+ Jigglypuff (Four new alts, Aliana, Mabel, Bryony and Celosia Visors)
+ Lucas (One new alt: Nintendo Powered Lucas (By EpicWazy)
+ Sonic (Two new alts, Joker Sonic (by DusterBuster) and Hooters Outfit (by JorySm4sh)
+ Ryu (One new alt, Bearded Ryu (by Raph Savoie)
+ Bayonetta (Two alts planned: Star Mercenary (by UmbraNewt), Modern Rosa (By Sai & Co)
+ Miis (Miis need no alts... right?)
+ Battlefield Neo
+ Yoshi's Island (Melee) Legal (By KrustyKong)
+ Wario Land (By NNEBF)
+ Sky Room (By _D0ct0r_)
+ Sunset Shore (By Dr. Hypercake)
Green = Complete
Yellow = Standalone Release
Red = Postponed for future release
2.2.2. Future releases (not present so far)+ Diddy Kong (One alt planned: Striker Diddy (By Xenoglitch)
+ Bowser (Two alts planned: First in planning, Dark Bowser (By The Walshinator)
+ Yoshi (Two alts planned: Captured Yoshi (by JorySm4sh) and Cybernetic Yoshi
+ Mewtwo (One alt planned: Galactic Hunter Mewtwo (by EpicWazy)
+ Charizard (One alt planned: Charizardtwo (by ScottKo)
+ Dr. Mario (One alt planned: Classic recolor (by DesHex)
+ R.O.B. (No Screenshots, one skin planned: Toycon R.O.B. (by NNEBF)
+ Bowser Jr. (One skin planned: Nabbit (by JorySm4sh)
2.3. How do you suggest new stuff?We have a discord dedicated to suggesting new changes to the mod! (Which you can join here) Not all suggestions will be accepted, but if it gets denied, don't take it personally, just try, try again! Also, it's... kinda dead most of the time...so yeah.
3. Frequently Asked Questions:
3.1. Q: Will you release ____ seperately from Poise/can I use it for...A: Short answer: Don't try.
Many of our assets may not work when combined with other packs. Although, skins are a small exception. If the creator wants exclusive skins from this mod released, they can. As for tournament builds, as long as you don't touch the fighters in any way, that's cool by me. Don't release it publicly if you are though, as that's stolen content.
3.2. Q: Will it use techniques from Melee and such?A: We are planning to bring back some of the more useful mechanics, such as chaingrabs, wavedashing, and much more from the smash games. Although, since everyone is sped up and we're keeping rage, we're putting advanced techs to a minimum. Only the most popular deserve their chances.
3.3. Q: Do you plan to release an US/Unpacked version as well?We indeed are! And we might do a JP build if somebody can do that!
3.4. Q: What kind of talents are you looking for now?Well, we're aiming to hire:
+ Stage Creators
+ A few more moveset modders and skin creators.
I assure you, I am a nice person. I'm pretty understanding and patient when it comes to time. Take all the time you must.
3.5. Q: Does Poise have a social media of some sort?Well, I only have this one.
3.6. Q: Any gameplay footage of this mod?None so far. However, when we consider a fighter is complete, we can show off these guys to you in a 4 character free for all. Stay tuned.
3.7. Q: What's the common theme of the mod?
3.8. Q: Anything that's unique to this pack others won't have?The theme of the mod is “Corruption”. Modes like All-star and events will have the same exact charac- wait no! These fighters are possessed! These guys have to be defeated by going through their evil challenges. The events has changed into a sort of story mode, some events remain unchanged, but some contain challenges including these evil possessed fighters, whether it’s to take down multiple enemies or do a certain task for their evil game.
Some stages will look a bit more ruined down to fit the theme of evil. The announcer has also been considerably changed, sporting a more… darker voice. Also, the CSS portraits will fit the evil theme with… cartoon style? “Now what will they through at me?!” You’re probably thinking. We’ll throw you that later. We hope you enjoy these additions, as for now, they’re incomplete.
3.9. Q: I'm hyped! How can I assist with development?All you got to do is DM me or Kirbister, and show us your modding talents. However, we don't accept everyone. You need to know a fair bit of skill with your talents in order to be part.
3.10. Q: Are you going to cancel this mod out of nowhere again lolololololololNo. No. Quiet. Do not remind me. (See Disclaimers.)
4. Disclaimers and Things to Note:Unlike my other mods, this one isn't breaking characters. I used assets from Revenge, yes. But do you realize how hard it is to edit 58 characters and make them playable/not crash the game? It's like spinning a wheel of fortune over 100 times. You get tired of it, and the problems only matter worse.
Balance isn't easy, but it makes the game more fun and playable to do. I quit the unbalance mod scene for a while now - and I enjoy it that way. I like balancing Smash 4 as I were Sakurai and his team himself. I see my friends as my coworkers (except I don’t pay them and never will - I have no money anyway, so...), ones I find trustworthy. And heck, the best thing about it all is even forming a team in the first place.
I wouldn’t of fulfilled my dream of making a Super Smash Bros. game without these amazing people. To the team, to the Smash modding community, to everyone who aided me through, modder or not - thank you so much. I wouldn’t of done it without you guys.
I don't want to make competition. No, I won't quit, I will continue updating this mod without any end until I either get bored or had enough of focusing on this pack. All characters will be updated and released whenever I want to, and whenever I can. And as for several mods better than ours, there's things to note.
1. We don't care. Your opinion is yours, and won't change our opinions.
2. We won't get in levels of Artful Phoenix, Melee HD and stuff like that, but that's fine by me.
3. Do this too much in the Discord and you might be banned.
4. Just because of my age, opinions and mental problems I may have doesn't mean I don't know balance. I know it's hard, but heck, I’ve been doing this for over a year. I’m not letting all this effort die due to a stupid opinion.
More and more things will be updated as time passes, so stay tuned, and welcome to the great world of balance.
5. Mod sponsors... I guess.This is currently sponsored by Ch4os L: Double Dip! No, not because of the merge, because we agreed on it!...Right? Have you ever wondered what the Smash 4 cast would be like if they took a gallon of steroids? Or if Meta Knight and Marth went back to their roots? Here's the mod for you! It features multiple characters, all on the rank of S-Tier, (except Shulk for some reason) and probably aren't even tournament legal. Well, why not check it out if you're not gonna bother looking at mine! They even have a Discord! And I work there! :D
And why not check out Trashime's tier list creator. It features our mod too. :)
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