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Smogon is even more elitist now

#1OrangeCrush980Posted 2/1/2013 3:46:17 PM
http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3478570
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#2MugilokoPosted 2/1/2013 3:55:02 PM
Looks like I'm a bad player :(
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#3DoctorJimmy133Posted 2/1/2013 3:56:24 PM
Stupidity is moderated on their forums. So this is not surprising.

I am not interested in your opinions on whether or not this weighted stat system is a good thing. Any posts along those lines will be deleted.

lol
#4pokemon2pokerPosted 2/1/2013 3:58:53 PM
I was under the impression that all the smogon elitist were too good for smogon so they came here.
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#5Pitbuller_26Posted 2/1/2013 3:59:37 PM
I took one look at that thread and said, "Ain't nobody got time for that."
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#6gbchaosmasterPosted 2/1/2013 4:02:03 PM
Somogn iz de eidvl
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#7Oath_OblivionPosted 2/1/2013 4:08:47 PM
Pitbuller_26 posted...
I took one look at that thread and said, "Ain't nobody got time for that."


I did the same thing XD

I have to wonder why people put so much time and effort into pokemon...
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#8HorithPosted 2/1/2013 4:19:50 PM
Oath_Oblivion posted...
Pitbuller_26 posted...
I took one look at that thread and said, "Ain't nobody got time for that."


I did the same thing XD

I have to wonder why people put so much time and effort into pokemon...


Ignoring the obvious about how people in the thread are being elitist against Smogon players for doing what they enjoy...

People put this amount of time and effort into Pokemon because it's enjoyable, and at they level they want to play at, incredibly complex. This is no different than people going to great lengths to perfect the build of his Diablo II character, or make the best fantasy football team. People like this want to see the metagame analyzed to the best of their abilities; sure, you can just go the route they used to and look at raw usage stats, but they want it to be more refined.

An immense amount of time can be poured into a hobby a person enjoys, and just from the tone of the post, I can tell this person actually enjoyed putting this analysis together. He wanted to see the metagame analysis done in more detail, and he put forth the effort.

Don't downplay someone's time and effort for something they enjoy. Just because you don't understand why they do what they do doesn't give you the right to dismiss it out of hand.
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#9RuwalkPosted 2/1/2013 4:31:56 PM
Wait, after reading that I'm a little confused. If the tiers are supposedly based solely on how often a pokemon is used and not on that pokemon's "power," why do a lot of people ban "illegal" tier teams? o-o Yes, we can assume that OU pokemon are OU because they're good and it's easy to see how they're good. Yet if it's just based on usage overall vs stats, why would someone care if teams had pokemon from all the tiers? Why make teams just for one tier or another?

I'm completely new to how this tier system works so I apologize if this is a completely n00b question.
#10Monster SlasherPosted 2/1/2013 4:55:47 PM
Ruwalk posted...
Wait, after reading that I'm a little confused. If the tiers are supposedly based solely on how often a pokemon is used and not on that pokemon's "power," why do a lot of people ban "illegal" tier teams? o-o Yes, we can assume that OU pokemon are OU because they're good and it's easy to see how they're good. Yet if it's just based on usage overall vs stats, why would someone care if teams had pokemon from all the tiers? Why make teams just for one tier or another?

I'm completely new to how this tier system works so I apologize if this is a completely n00b question.

Simply put, it's not just about usage. Bans from certain tiers are implemented with the goal of maintaining competitive balance as well. Nobody is stopping you or complaining if you use a weaker Pokemon in a higher tier - the guys running the statistics are just irked at people gaming the usage statistics by deliberately using poor Pokemon to push their usage statistics beyond the tiering threshold.
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