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Messages 35 - Koopa Koopa
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Whats your opinion on The Blue Shell?
Do you Hate it? or do you Like it?


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Messages 2588 - King Mario King Mario
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Whats your opinion on The Blue Shell?
Do you Hate it? or do you Like it?



My worst ennemy in any MK games x)
Messages 630 - Mario Mario
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Veethan23 wrote:
Whats your opinion on The Blue Shell?
Do you Hate it? or do you Like it?



My worst ennemy in any MK games x)


I guess it does stop 1st place from getting a massive lead but it still sucks. I don't mind it if I have a 10 second lead but when it comes while 2nd place is right behind you on the final stretch...
Messages 2588 - King Mario King Mario
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Veethan23 wrote:
Whats your opinion on The Blue Shell?
Do you Hate it? or do you Like it?



My worst ennemy in any MK games x)


I guess it does stop 1st place from getting a massive lead but it still sucks. I don't mind it if I have a 10 second lead but when it comes while 2nd place is right behind you on the final stretch...

Well, i think the reason why they put the blue shell was if the first was TOO FAR above, but sometimes we even get it when we're close to second wich doesn't make sense and it's pretty unfair
Messages 610 - Mario Mario
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"Blue Shell, destroyer of friendships since 1996"


Messages 286 - Toadsworth Toadsworth
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Veethan23 wrote:
Veethan23 wrote:
Whats your opinion on The Blue Shell?
Do you Hate it? or do you Like it?



My worst ennemy in any MK games x)


I guess it does stop 1st place from getting a massive lead but it still sucks. I don't mind it if I have a 10 second lead but when it comes while 2nd place is right behind you on the final stretch...

Well, i think the reason why they put the blue shell was if the first was TOO FAR above, but sometimes we even get it when we're close to second wich doesn't make sense and it's pretty unfair
On MK64 the box on the balloon give a blue shell all the time, even in first.
Messages 85 - Boo Boo
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blue shell will mess your 1 place.
Messages 582 - Mario Mario
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The Blue Shell's OK.
I get why it was added. So everyone could have an equal chance of winning (like all items).
Though sometimes you have to pray that RNG doesn't give the AI one of them, that's OK because in Mario Kart 8 they added an item that was super rare to get in 1st place called the super horn that COMPLETELY ERADICATES THE BLUE SHELL, so you have to pray for even MORE RNG to be able to dodge a blue shell.
Messages 1220 - Golden Mario Golden Mario
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It's a good item to use on Nate
Messages 35 - Koopa Koopa
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Well in my opinion The blue Shell is a really great item. It makes races more fun and Unpredictable,
and seeing the person 1st place (whether its you or not) Get blow up Is pretty satisfying. Its probably The most iconic Item In Mario Kart.

For me The Blue shell is My 3rd Favorite item.
2nd being the Bullet Bill and 1st is Lighting\Thunder bolt.

And as you can see, i use it as my Profile Photo.
Cool right?  
Messages 1542 - Golden Mario Golden Mario
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Craxycatzs wrote:
It's a good item to use on Nate
Yesss He deserves It
Messages 1220 - Golden Mario Golden Mario
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lol
Craxycatzs wrote:
It's a good item to use on Nate
Yesss He deserves It

Messages 406 - Metal Luigi Metal Luigi
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Craxycatzs wrote:
lol
Craxycatzs wrote:
It's a good item to use on Nate
Yesss He deserves It


I'm sorry, what?
Messages 1542 - Golden Mario Golden Mario
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InfiNate wrote:
Craxycatzs wrote:
lol
Craxycatzs wrote:
It's a good item to use on Nate
Yesss He deserves It


I'm sorry, what?
Umm Nothing were Joking, Right Anna?
Messages 406 - Metal Luigi Metal Luigi
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Now for my actual thoughts on the item. I've never had any respect for the blue shell. As a pure casual it was annoying, but now I'm a lot more experienced and am in 1st a lot more often, it's a nightmare. As LuigiDawg mentioned, the Super Horn is a counter to it in MK8 but what are the chances of getting it in 1st? 1/40 or 2.5% (in a 12 player race). That's incredibly low. I get it's supposed to make the race more interesting, but the fact that the blue shell only spawns AT MINIMUM every 30 seconds, it doesn't do that good a job. It just bullies the 1 person who manages to break ahead instead of holding multiple players back.

You're not helping yourself by using the blue shell, you're helping 2nd place, a position you shouldn't be getting blue shells in anyway.

Oh, and don't even get me started on the MK7 rendition of the blue shell. Take the mechanics of the blue shell in MK8, but without the super horn. You have a fast item that has the ability to hit other players harder than other shells, when it's supposed to target a single player.

Sure, there are ways to dodge it, but those involve taking mushrooms or power items to first. If you have that sort of skill you should be far ahead enough for the blue shell not to matter.
Messages 1542 - Golden Mario Golden Mario
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InfiNate wrote:
Now for my actual thoughts on the item. I've never had any respect for the blue shell. As a pure casual it was annoying, but now I'm a lot more experienced and am in 1st a lot more often, it's a nightmare. As LuigiDawg mentioned, the Super Horn is a counter to it in MK8 but what are the chances of getting it in 1st? 1/40 or 2.5% (in a 12 player race). That's incredibly low. I get it's supposed to make the race more interesting, but the fact that the blue shell only spawns AT MINIMUM every 30 seconds, it doesn't do that good a job. It just bullies the 1 person who manages to break ahead instead of holding multiple players back.

You're not helping yourself by using the blue shell, you're helping 2nd place, a position you shouldn't be getting blue shells in anyway.

Oh, and don't even get me started on the MK7 rendition of the blue shell. Take the mechanics of the blue shell in MK8, but without the super horn. You have a fast item that has the ability to hit other players harder than other shells, when it's supposed to target a single player.

Sure, there are ways to dodge it, but those involve taking mushrooms or power items to first. If you have that sort of skill you should be far ahead enough for the blue shell not to matter.
bruh
Messages 406 - Metal Luigi Metal Luigi
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I have a tendency to make long posts because there's a lot I have to say about MK-related topics. You think I'm gonna multipost?
Messages 1542 - Golden Mario Golden Mario
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It did look like you was gonna multipost
Messages 1220 - Golden Mario Golden Mario
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InfiNate wrote:
Craxycatzs wrote:
lol
Craxycatzs wrote:
It's a good item to use on Nate
Yesss He deserves It


I'm sorry, what?
Umm Nothing were Joking, Right Anna?

yep
Messages 406 - Metal Luigi Metal Luigi
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Sure you were joking. Not like you can come close enough to me for the blue shell to have any effect on who wins.

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