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If you had the chance, would you stop smogon from existing?

#1LightningAce11Posted 8/14/2013 3:32:58 AM
If it just took the press of a button. No tiers, no rules, and no getting your ass whipped by smogonites.

On the minus side, no rules to have a fair game, no one to have a good match against with Pokemon of the same level and no helpful move sets.

What do you choose?
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#2ColtCababaPosted 8/14/2013 3:35:51 AM
While they may be teh devil, I would be so lost on movesets and EV spreads if it weren't for them, so I wouldn't.
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#3Rad_DudesmanPosted 8/14/2013 3:36:24 AM
No Smogon = no variety

Everyone would use six Ubers.

So, no, I wouldn't.
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#4LexifoxPosted 8/14/2013 3:49:43 AM
Smogon didn't invent competitive battling. There have been "serious" sites all about making competitive Pokemon teams. Azure Heights and Marble Palace predate it. If Smogon never existed we'd still have tiers, moveset databases, etc. under a different name.
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#5kaiser ryuPosted 8/14/2013 3:52:32 AM
Smogon is a brilliant fan solution to an inherently imbalanced player vs player environment. It is FAR better than lumping all Pokemon together. Smogon may not be perfect but it's a step in the right direction. Stopping it would regress things immensely.
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#6Dragoon StarPosted 8/14/2013 4:09:00 AM
Do people even competitive battle on their actual ds or just on those sims? I mean with X/Y you'd be missing out on the glorious 3D but I doubt true comp players would care about that.
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#7RemixV4Posted 8/14/2013 4:23:01 AM
People would still figure out these builds without them. Most of the pokemon on my team were uber tier before I even looked at the site.
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#8LightningAce11(Topic Creator)Posted 8/14/2013 4:26:18 AM
Would people play competitive on x and y, or just stick with showdown?
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#9spooky96Posted 8/14/2013 4:26:19 AM
lol TC stop being a 10 year old.
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#10PK_GamingPosted 8/14/2013 8:44:34 AM
spooky96 posted...
lol TC stop being a 10 year old.

That's like asking a lion not to eat you because you don't eat lions.
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