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Why do people hate Smogon?

#1HipsterManPrimePosted 8/16/2013 7:26:13 AM
It's a website that took the time and effort to come up for rules and regulations for competitive play. Not regular play, competitive. Personally I'm thankful there is a place that is taking its time to balance a competive aspect of a game that I love!
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#2pyrotempestwingPosted 8/16/2013 7:28:08 AM(edited)
I have no problem with Smogon. I have a problem with the people that try to force people to play by their rules.

EDIT: And Rage Quit when you don't.
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#3CakeOfLiesPosted 8/16/2013 7:27:28 AM
Heck, it's only rules for their own battle sim and advice on how to battle.
They're not forcing anything. Heck, you're encouraged to use your own Pokemon and movesets.
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#4uuurrrgghPosted 8/16/2013 7:27:46 AM
People think Smogon is trying to deter people away from their favorites / ruins creativity.

I dunno why.
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#5GoGoatPosted 8/16/2013 7:28:47 AM
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/696959-pokemon-x?search=hate+smogon
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#6GrimlockSmashPosted 8/16/2013 7:29:08 AM
I don't hate it, per se. But I like using it to help build teams and such.
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#7HipsterManPrime(Topic Creator)Posted 8/16/2013 7:30:53 AM
pyrotempestwing posted...
I have no problem with Smogon. I have a problem with the people that try to force people to play by their rules.

EDIT: And Rage Quit when you don't.


Yeah I could see this. I also feel that people think most players that use smogon are jerks. Every single video game community as jerk. Personally I believe that the Super Smash bros. community is the worst.
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#8HipsterManPrime(Topic Creator)Posted 8/16/2013 7:32:40 AM
GoGoat posted...
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/696959-pokemon-x?search=hate+smogon


Cry me a river.
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#9pyrotempestwingPosted 8/16/2013 7:32:56 AM
Now, if people ASK me to use their rules, I most likely will. What I said mostly applies to Random Wi-Fi.
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#10Volren617Posted 8/16/2013 7:34:41 AM
Obligatory "smogon iz the devil" post.

Seriously though there have been a lot of topics asking the same thing. Meh. For every elitist there's a hipster.