This topic was briefly discussed in another thread that I made, since it was getting off topic, I decided to make a new thread about it. Hello everyone, I am the student union. I have been playing smash mobs for about 4 years, and have seen many things that seemed out of place for the competitive gamemode. One of those things is the smash crystal. This is obviously a very controversial topic, so I decided to make my own argument against the smash crystal and address some arguments for the smash crystal. The Smash crystals in super smash mobs make gameplay annoying due to a various amount of reasons. First of all, they are extremely unbalanced and some kits get extreme advantages over others. For example, lets compare the chickens smash crystal to the skeleton horse's smash crystal. The chicken gets the smash crystal if the player has good accuracy, timing, and maintains their health before the smash (which is very difficult to do). Their smash is the worst in the game, sometimes, it cant even kill someone and the chicken can get killed while using it! Now, lets look at the horse. Using horse, the smash crystal can be obtained with simply a single right click of the bone rush! Also on top of that, it has the most broken smash to ever exist. I have seen it take down all 4 lives of a player, even the most skilled players dont stand a chance. This is all done with basic manuevering, something anyone can do. In fact, some horse players run the whole game until the smash crystal comes and then they use it. The strategy takes absolutely no skill, yet gives them thousands of wins. That takes us to my next reason, it encourages running. For this I ask you, fellow reader, a question. Who do you think is more deserving of a win. Someone who has applied themselves throughout the whole battle and risked their lives to kill everyone?Or someone who runs the entire game and then uses the smash crystal (obtained by one right click). Guess who would win, if you guessed the person who fought the round, you are wrong. Its actually the person who ran and used smash. Because of their kit and the smash crystal, they did not have to apply themselves to win the game, instead, the game did everything for them. Now lets look at the arguments for the smash crystal. I hear a lot if people say that smash should still be in the game because killing people is satisfying with it. For this I use another game as an example, team fortress 2 and random crits. It may seem rewarding to get a kill you didnt deserve, but what about the person who died? Another argument I recently heard on the forums is that smash is a cool aspect to the game. I agree with this, however, I think that gameplay is more important. In fact, the gameplay of ssm is what kept me playing on mineplex for such a long time. Cool elements to a game are great and all, but they should never affect the gameplay, the sole thing that makes the game fun in the first place. Overall, I think that smash crystals should be removed because of reasons regarding gameplay, which include encouraging people to play defensive and annoying strategies, and making the game far more unbalanced than it already is. This has been my view of the smash crystals, Thank you for reading!