What is Unit X?
Unix X (often called EGX) is a server on the
The server interface (which is arguably the same with every other server on kaillera despite a few nuances) consists of a main chat column, a user list that displays who’s playing a game and who’s idle, and a room list (made up of any games, chats, and “away” rooms that are currently hosted) The individual rooms also have private chat columns.
The community is made up of
The bots are, presumably, intended to enforce server rules while there are either no present admins or no present admins who feel like doing their job. They are often programmed to react to some sort of spam, and each bot has its own list of words that trigger “muting”. The problem with these filters is that often times an otherwise well intentioned person will be muted, while more experienced trolls know how to avoid punishment. Not only are these word filters lopsided and biased (since you cannot use SOME racial slurs, but can use others that are just as prevalent and demeaning), but ‘muting’, ‘booting’, or sometimes even ‘banning’ a user is not even an effective punishment. As stated earlier, users are identified by their IP address, which can be changed quite easily in many cases.
Admins are hardly ever effective or appreciated on the internets as it is – not much needs to be explained here. In a nutshell, Unit X admins aren’t there when you need them, and are there when you don’t. Even when they’re logged on to the server, they are usually either away from the keyboard (see
Types of users in the chatroom;
12 year olds; These are children who somehow have access to a computer and will often type in ALL CAPS KIND OF LIEK THIS!!!!!!111!!!!!!!!!1 OMG WTF. Also, they are notorious for spamming such things as PENIS PENIS PENIS over and over again, probably to compensate for their lack of one.
Leavers; People who join a game, and then drop out at some point within the game; see "noobs" as well for more clarification.
Egomaniacs; (sometimes have skill, sometimes just ego, could be both); These people have a huge ego, and boast often of how great they are; they absolutely cannot stand losing. If they lose, they will drop out of the game, or lie about their loss, to make themselves feel better about their various insecurities.
There is no way to silence such people, sadly.
Asskissers; People who literally kiss the ass of professional Super Smash Brothers players; worshipping their playstyle and moves, and taking sides in any argument with that person simply because they are good at the game.
Non-Language Speakers; These are people who either don't apparently speak English, or any other recognized language. If you attempt to speak to them in their own language, they will not understand you either. Usually this is to avoid getting kicked from a game; see Party Crashers.
Party Crashers; People who crash an already full game and refuse to leave, making it awkward for the host of the game if he or she isn't trigger happy with the Kick player button. Sometimes, party crashers pretend to be Non-Language speakers to further their insidious goals.
Imposters; These people take delight in assuming the identity of others, cause apparently they aren't important enough to warrant any attention. Often times, imposters are just simply attention whores. Sometimes these people do research on their target person to seem more convincing. It usually becomes obvious once you play them and they suck pretty bad, that they are not in fact the top lever player that they are claiming to be.
Attention Whores; The Lindsey Lohans of Super Smash Brothers. These players feel the need to inform the general public every time they have won a match, or when anything happens at all; they can't resist a chance to show off and get into the limelight. Often times they act as challengers to anyone in the server, claiming they cannot be beaten, when in fact the opposite is true.
Types of Playstyles;
Team Killers; These people will attack their own teammates and kill them, sowing seeds of dissent, frustration, and anger, in general turning a 2v2 into a free for all with mass chaos and pandemonium.
Opportunists; These are some of the most incredibly irritating people to face in a game, especially one involving more than 2 people. Say for example a free for all or 2v2 team battle is taking place. The typical opportunist will wait until an opponent is busy engaging the opportunists teammate, then jump in with a devastating falcon paunch or Donkey Punch. Another type of opportunist is the kind who enjoys 2v2s too much; they will wait until one team member knocks an opponent near them, and then use the stunned opportunity to hit the opponent yet again. See Link character.
Johnners; People who will "
People with Something To Prove; It’s not enough that Smash Brothers is a game; to these people it is
Someone with a ridiculous amount of lag (determined by the server in the form of "ping") joins an already full Unit X game with the wrong connection type, then demands that the host "START" - despite this being an impossibility. After being kicked from the room for delaying the game's start, they type misspelled obscenities while holding down the shift key in the main chat, only to be muted and kicked from the server by a bot. The offender returns 3 minutes later.