These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Campus Life
Arc Fatigue: The 'Baby Tails' arc. Though most of it was render Lost Forever, and despite being the first major plot of the RP, it falls under this. While plots that came after it last around 500-1,000 post at most, the 'Baby Tails' arc lasted around a whopping 10,000 post, two Forums, and roughly THREE YEARS before finally ending! Needless to say, this was endlessly lampshaded even by the user who originally started the arc.
Base Breaker: Though for the most part the Users of the RP are willing to get a long, a few minor ones have popped up over the course of the RP.
Action oriented plots VS more laid back, character driven plots. A major complaint by people who were involved in the A-Plot of the RP before Giygas' attack was how action oriented it had become, but most of the Users who had joined after the Dark Sonic plot prefer the action and getting to use some of their more powerful characters.
There was also some complaints over how the RP became an Action/Sci-Fi/Drama over the wacky collage antics of the original premise. Most just wonder how it happened, and some new comers find it hard to join sense most of the major charaters are currently on remote spaceships. There's been some effort to quell this problem as of late though, with a few RPers trying to bring back the wacky college antics as of late.
Characters who are DBZ levels of power VS characters who are Badass Normals. People often accuse DBZ like characters of being overpowered and are to easy to God Mod and No Sell with, while claiming lesserr powered characters tend to be more interesting. Meanwhile, people often complain about how battles aren't as intense when "normal" characters are involved, and that DBZ-Level characters can be just as interesting as "normal" characters. Of course, trying to pend down just how powerful a character really is when facing a character from another franchise is a whole other Base Breaker in-and-of itself.
Whether or not the Campus element should just be dropped in favor of having a giant city instead. Some argue that it would make it easier for new comers to join in without having to shoe horn their characters into an existing plot, and note that most of the actual plot takes place in space now anyways. Others argue that they don't want the Campus to be dropped because it's in the title, and that it isn't that hard to bring characters in anyways.
The above post forgets the fact that the original idea was NOT for the campus itself to be replaced, but for it to be a part of a large city so other plots can be formed and new users can introduce their characters without fear of getting mixed up in complicated plots.
Creator Breakdown: The main reason the Society of Smashing Fiction got merged into the Legends Incarnate was because of this trope. Due to constant arguements from users taking the RPwaytoo seriously and constant powerplaying / godmoding by a user at the time quickly ended up taking it's toll on the current admin, resulting in the godmoding user getting a three day ban when he finally snapped and almost caused him to Rage Quit RPing all together. (He eventually got better, though he still hates it when people start to take elements of the RP too seriously...)
Fetish Retardant: Priís author was unwilling to portray the sex scene between her and Tails, even in a private chat, mainly to avert this.
Generic Doomsday Villain: The creator of Hubris outright admitted he created him because he had no other idea on how to continue the plot he had planed when Elysium tried to reason with Sonic in his mind. He even stated that his original name, Power, was the first thing that popped in his head when he was trying to name him. He got a little better once he was given a more solid backstory and was rename Hubris, and eventually broke out to become the Bigger Bad of the Dark Sonic sub-plot, but he still reeks of this trope.
Memetic Mutation: Kaen references ďItís over 9000Ē. Alex yells at him for this, as Gohan was listening.
Paraphrasing another popular Dragon Ball meme, 'Is Tails still a baby?' was quite popular with Forum goers back in the day even after the arc had ended, usually to references RP arcs that had gone on too long.
The Woobie: Mewtwo. While he has very much enjoyed Lapras' company, much of the rest of his day has been pretty ridiculously stressful.
Lara Croft can count as well. While she hasn't had any traumatic events happen to her while on Smash Campus, She is a shell of her former self and was aimlessly wandering the college grounds before finally deciding that she needed to do some soul searching and returned to her own world.
Jerkass Woobie: After having his parents murdered and being abandoned by his trainer, Absol became rather bitter and misanthropic. His girlfriend's almost as bad, as constantly being objectified has turned her bitter and misanthropic.
Villain Sue: Dark Super Sonic before another RPer took control of him. The original one controlling him was infamous for having him dodge, block, or No Sell every attack thrown at him. That combined with over powered fan attacks such as 'Chaos Annihilation' and the 'Absolute Zero Armor' caused a LOT of complaints and arguements between RPers, ultimately ending in Sonic being put under someone else's control. Since then though, it's mostly died down, with Dark Sonic having a more decent win-loss ratio.
What Could Have Been: There were some set-pieces after Bunnie became trapped in Tails's body with Tails and Artemis took residence in Bunnie's body, but one of the roleplayers invokes this trope, believing no plot to be salvaged from these set-pieces after the roleplayer behind Artemis had her body unceremoniusly Killed Off for Real by Absol so the Big Bad Duumvirate could escape physical form and become gods.