Early Tier Lists

 

You’ve probably heard the term “tier list” brought up at some point if your a gamer like myself. More often than not, tier lists are brought up when talking about a competitive game, especially fighting games. Everyone wants to know where their character ranks on the tier list. Am I at the top? Bottom? Or, maybe somewhere in-between? Well, allow me to give my take on tier lists. Whether they’re good, bad, or don’t really matter.

Tier lists are a huge part of any competitive game. But the question is, do they serve a purpose? Well, a lot of good can come from a tier list, it just depends on how you look at it. And on the other hand, some bad can come from them as well. There are many different ways to approach a tier list. So let’s discuss some of those ways here, specifically, for Early Tier Lists.

A new competitive game just comes out, so of course, the first thing that’s on everybody’s mind is, where’s the nearest tier list? Is this a good mindset to have when a game is just released? Well, yes and no. It’s always good to start thinking about tier lists, I mean, you gotta start somewhere. And getting people talking about characters and their potential is good for any new game. It keeps things very interesting, just thinking about who might be the best, or who might be the worst. Discussing how characters play among the community is a great way to learn match-ups and also helps to figure out meta games.

So we know there are benefits to having tier lists early on in a games life. But they can also be potentially harmful, depending on how you look at it, of course. Thinking too much about tier lists can be a bad thing, especially for a game that’s just released. Like seeing just how low on the list the character you’ve been looking forward to using is. This can be a turn off to a lot of players if they begin to take things like this too seriously. If you’re character is at the bottom of the list, you may believe that they aren’t viable and can’t be used. This is a horrible mindset to have, there may be many reasons why certain characters begin at the bottom. Perhaps they require more skill to use, or maybe the person creating the list didn’t spend enough time with the character. Whatever the case may be, just remember, the best way to find a characters true potential is to try them out for yourself.

We now know that Early Tier Lists can be perceived in both positive and negative ways. However, there’s still another side to this, and that’s to not care about them at all. Yeah, that’s right, tier lists are opinion based, so it’s not crucial that you always keep up to date with them. They’re going to mostly all be different anyways, and changing constantly. And like I stated earlier, you need to just get in there and try things out for yourself. There’s no better way to figure out how characters play than through your own personal experience.

To conclude, tier lists are whatever you want them to be, good or bad. And if you don’t care, well that’s fine too. After all, nobody is making you look at them. But I do suggest thinking about the good that can come from these lists. Just make sure that you have an open mind about the information that’s presented to you. The more obsessed you become with tier lists, the more the fun will begin to fade away from the game. So just be careful, and make sure that the way you approach a tier list, is the right way to approach a tier list.


So there you have it, here are my thoughts and opinions on Early Tier Lists. Feel free to share what you think of tier lists in the comment section below. Also, please let me know if you enjoyed this editorial and would like to hear more on this topic. And before you get going, I recommend checking out the rest of AZBros.com while you’re here. There’s tons of content to choose from, so please check out some of our other articles if you get the chance. As always, I’m Lockjaw, and I’ll see you next time!

 

 

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Lockjaw

Co-Founder, Streamer & Editor at AZBros.com
I've played video games pretty much my whole life. And I'd say I love them just as much now as I did back then. I really enjoy fighting games and I'm always looking for new ones to try. I really like the competitiveness of fighters, and love testing my skills against other players. However, I also like to just sit back and relax with more casual games, too.

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Lockjaw

I’ve played video games pretty much my whole life. And I’d say I love them just as much now as I did back then. I really enjoy fighting games and I’m always looking for new ones to try. I really like the competitiveness of fighters, and love testing my skills against other players. However, I also like to just sit back and relax with more casual games, too.

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