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Why do people keep talking about overcentralization?

#1EngelPosted 12/31/2013 3:32:44 PM
It's not even a real word, so I don't know what people mean when they say it.
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#2MLaw3kPosted 12/31/2013 3:34:01 PM
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/over-centralization
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#3shadowdragoon66Posted 12/31/2013 3:34:35 PM
Overcentralization
Web definitions
(overcentralized) Overly centralized or concentrated in authority
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#4CakeOfLiesPosted 12/31/2013 3:34:42 PM
It means you need a specific thing to counter another thing or you will lose.

For example, back in Gen 4, it was pretty much a requirement to have a Mamoswine or Weavile to counter Garchomp, and even then it was kinda iffy. Garchomp overcentralized the metagame and thus, got banned.
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#5Azure_FlamePosted 12/31/2013 3:35:45 PM
It means that, due to the over-presence of certain threats in the metagame, people are forced to include certain checks and counters on their teams. If a Pokemon causes this, it is generally banned to prevent overcentralization of the metagame.
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#6bwebber17Posted 12/31/2013 3:37:25 PM
It's a word, and even if it wasn't, there's a thing called "dialect".
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#7Ultima_WraithPosted 12/31/2013 3:40:12 PM
Faulty Topic has Faulty Premise
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#8dancnbnaPosted 12/31/2013 5:10:52 PM
Drizzle Politoed overcentralized the Gen V metagame around weather.

You pretty much needed another weather team to stand a chance.
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#9Blackcat0123Posted 12/31/2013 5:17:48 PM
Basically, a pokemon is too powerful for one reason or another, and thus you had to have a specific counter if you didn't want to lose. Bans usually happen due to this.

Examples (not necessarily banned):
Mega Kangaskhan, for that ridiculous ability.
Many weather inducers, such as Drizzle Politoed on Swift Swim teams
Speed Boost Blaziken
Garchomp

And it goes on and on.
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#10Pupu27Posted 12/31/2013 5:19:27 PM
Engel posted...
It's not even a real word, so I don't know what people mean when they say it.


They mean it when everyone uses Stealth Rock. It forces people to use the same tactic/anti-tactic over and over again
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