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Wondering about Smogon and Mega Gengar and Aegislash

#21ZeldaTPLinkPosted 8/17/2014 10:13:22 AM(edited)
Smogon is a group of friends who hang out on IRC.

They have their own culture, their own ideas of what pokemon should be and their own preferences.

When they want to ban something, they discuss it in private, and only then create a suspect test.

Since their IRC group has enough dedicated members, a couple of them get reqs and ensure whatever the group wants banned is banned.

So if the group likes to play stall, they will ban things that make stall hard to play. If they don't like to play against Baton Pass, they'll ban Baton Pass. If they think they are not having fun enough, they will ban things just to keep the game fresh. The goal of Smogon is to ensure the IRC group gets to play the game the way they like.
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#22DukeGogoatPosted 8/17/2014 11:02:15 AM
calmminded posted...
DukeGogoat posted...
Sophos-Z posted...
... and why did Smogon ban Aegislash to Ubers...


Because video game democracy doesn't always yield the best results when the greatest bulk of your voters are vengeful and whiny.

Smogon has lost control of their community.


Says someone from gamefaqs.


Meaningless. Never claimed this community had any sense of control. In any sense of the word.
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#23TropiOUsPosted 8/17/2014 11:04:56 AM
Aegislash was banned to justify banning anything that destroys the smogon approved team
there is more you need to know about aegis but that will be said in the board of what i played in 2010
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#24ZeldaTPLinkPosted 8/18/2014 1:04:48 PM
TropiOUs posted...
Aegislash was banned to justify banning anything that destroys the smogon approved team
there is more you need to know about aegis but that will be said in the board of what i played in 2010


alexwolf posted...
Not only this, but we can always ban those three Megas (Gardevoir, Medicham, Heracross) if we decide that their ability to **** up defensive teams skews the balance of the metagame too much. I still hope that in the future we can retest Aegislash because some more broken Pokemon will hopefully be gone (Mega Mawile, and one more that i won't talk about here), letting us observe Aegislash impact in the metagame more clearly, and because of what is looking as a really great OU Pokemon that checks Aegislash will be introduced to OU (Volcanion), alongside with a lot of new MEvos.


Makes sense.

So they remove Aegislash to make the offensive pokemon more powerful, clean everything that threatens stall, and then unban Aegislash so stall teams can use their toxic-stall mon.

Am I getting this right?
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#25jamstaere08Posted 8/18/2014 1:34:11 PM
TropiOUs posted...
Aegislash was banned to justify banning anything that destroys the smogon approved team
there is more you need to know about aegis but that will be said in the board of what i played in 2010


halo 3 or mw2 is my guess
dkno
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#26ZeldaTPLinkPosted 8/18/2014 2:49:55 PM
TropiOUs posted...
Aegislash was banned to justify banning anything that destroys the smogon approved team
there is more you need to know about aegis but that will be said in the board of what i played in 2010


When?
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#27Shafayat1234Posted 8/18/2014 3:24:57 PM
Tappor posted...
>Can't beat Talonflame

#lrn2rotomwash

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#28TropiOUsPosted 8/18/2014 3:25:40 PM
jamstaere08 posted...
TropiOUs posted...
Aegislash was banned to justify banning anything that destroys the smogon approved team
there is more you need to know about aegis but that will be said in the board of what i played in 2010


halo 3 or mw2 is my guess
dkno


you got the game right
now outplay a coinflip and find the board
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#29Soviet_SnorlaxPosted 8/18/2014 3:27:55 PM
Seriously.. Talonflame? Lando T, Gyarados, Heatran, Mandibuzz, Cresselia, Tyranitar, Mega Manetric, and many others can check or counter it.
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#30jamstaere08Posted 8/18/2014 7:47:18 PM
TropiOUs posted...
jamstaere08 posted...
TropiOUs posted...
Aegislash was banned to justify banning anything that destroys the smogon approved team
there is more you need to know about aegis but that will be said in the board of what i played in 2010


halo 3 or mw2 is my guess
dkno


you got the game right
now outplay a coinflip and find the board


there are hardly any active topics on each board
smh at people who can't outplay a coinflip
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