It’s finally the end of 2020. There’s a lot of negative things we could say about this year, but in the spirit of positivity, we’re going to talk about happy things instead. 2020 was Exion’s best year yet, and believe me, we’ve been around for a long time (since 2011, in fact)! We got so much done, and we couldn’t have done it without your support. In what may very well be the final post of 2020, we’re going to review all that happened, go over some of our most popular posts, and provide a brief outline on our plans for next year!
amiibo Training Guides
Our biggest achievement this year was the completion of our Super Smash Bros. Ultimate amiibo training guides. At the time of writing, we’re the only place on the internet with complete training information on every fighter. That’s a momentous occasion, and we couldn’t have done it without all of our guide contributors. And of course, we couldn’t have done it without our beloved viewers, either, so thank you all very much!
That’s over eighty fully-written character guides of over 1,500 words each. That’s a ton of information, and we’ve got a bunch of work left to do. As you may have heard, we’re hard at work updating the amiibo Wiki, which has even more information to read up on. That’s going to take a while, of course, but I think it’s safe to say we’ll be finished with the amiibo Wiki project sometime in 2021. Not too bad!
I’m also going to continue updating our amiibo training guides as needed. I’ve been spending additional time training rarely-seen characters like Mewtwo and Duck Hunt, and if I determine our guides are missing any information, I’ll be sure to update it right away and bring it back to the front page for you all to see. I’ll probably tweet it out, too, so be sure to follow me on Twitter if you haven’t done so already!
We’ve also been able to make quite a few contributions to the community (other than via our guides, of course). In August, we were able to spoof Joker and Hero’s amiibo files two months early. Trainers were able to get a feel for Joker and Hero’s newly-coded AIs, and with their help, we were able to release training guides on the characters before the figurines were even released! And now we’re doing that again with Banjo & Kazooie, Terry, and Byleth — their training guides should be coming together within a few weeks, and they’ll be the first ones available online, too!
Something else to note is that 2020’s view count has been absolutely incredible. It’s been unlike anything we’ve ever had before, and of course we have all of you to thank! Interest in amiibo training appears to be at an all-time high, and that’s no doubt been – at least in part – inspired by all of the content we’ve been pouring out this year!
Plans for 2021
We’ve got a lot of plans for next year. And by that I mean I only have a vague idea of what I’m going to be doing. We’ll finish the amiibo Wiki project, update any training guides that need it, and release new posts for new characters. But I’m also going to be trying to host more community events exclusive to our Discord server, such as the Exion Open tournament (which, at the time, is happening very soon)! I’m also going to be doing more amiibo training streams on my YouTube “channel” – in quotations because it’s not necessarily a serious venture for me – and I’ll post links to streams as they happen on our Discord server!
Of course, we’re going to continue posting articles, essays, and reviews as well! They tend to be less popular than our amiibo posts – for good reason, honestly, because you can’t really find in-depth guides anywhere else – but we’ll keep rolling out posts for other games in case any of you are interested in reading them. I appreciate any and all support!
Next February is also Exion’s 10th anniversary. That sounds crazy just from typing it! I don’t really know what I’m going to do for the decade-long anniversary other than write a cool post and maybe draw something, so if you have any suggestions, let me know! I’d love to hear them! Either way, thank you all again for making this year the best in Exion’s history. I hope we’ll have many more good years to enjoy together!