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Why doubles for the championships?

#21TigerTycoonPosted 8/18/2014 11:07:54 AM(edited)
I think people saying it's because doubles is more "balanced" are kidding themselves, balance is really an after thought to format choice.

Doubles is faster than singles and discourages stall play, that's the main and likely only reason doubles is the main format. I can guarantee if doubles was slower than singles they wouldn't use it whether it was more balanced or not.
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#22TropiOUsPosted 8/18/2014 11:10:10 AM
TigerTycoon posted...
I think people saying it's because doubles is more "balanced" are kidding themselves, balance is really an after thought to format choice.

Doubles is faster than singles and discourages stall play, that's the main and likely only reason doubles is the main format. I can guarantee if doubles was slower than singles they wouldn't use it whether it was more balanced or not.


here is a fact: except for most cover legendaries (fine and Mega Mom) there is nothing broken in doubles
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#23TigerTycoonPosted 8/18/2014 11:14:29 AM
TropiOUs posted...
TigerTycoon posted...
I think people saying it's because doubles is more "balanced" are kidding themselves, balance is really an after thought to format choice.

Doubles is faster than singles and discourages stall play, that's the main and likely only reason doubles is the main format. I can guarantee if doubles was slower than singles they wouldn't use it whether it was more balanced or not.


here is a fact: except for most cover legendaries (fine and Mega Mom) there is nothing broken in doubles


That's not the point I'm making. I'm saying the main concern when deciding the format choice is time constraints, not balance.

If doubles was slower than singles, and somehow encouraged more stall, they wouldn't use it over singles even if it was more balanced.
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#24theownifierPosted 8/18/2014 11:18:02 AM
TropiOUs posted...
TigerTycoon posted...
I think people saying it's because doubles is more "balanced" are kidding themselves, balance is really an after thought to format choice.

Doubles is faster than singles and discourages stall play, that's the main and likely only reason doubles is the main format. I can guarantee if doubles was slower than singles they wouldn't use it whether it was more balanced or not.


here is a fact: except for most cover legendaries (fine and Mega Mom) there is nothing broken in doubles

loldarkvoid
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#25TropiOUsPosted 8/18/2014 11:22:21 AM
TigerTycoon posted...
TropiOUs posted...
TigerTycoon posted...
I think people saying it's because doubles is more "balanced" are kidding themselves, balance is really an after thought to format choice.

Doubles is faster than singles and discourages stall play, that's the main and likely only reason doubles is the main format. I can guarantee if doubles was slower than singles they wouldn't use it whether it was more balanced or not.


here is a fact: except for most cover legendaries (fine and Mega Mom) there is nothing broken in doubles


That's not the point I'm making. I'm saying the main concern when deciding the format choice is time constraints, not balance.

If doubles was slower than singles, and somehow encouraged more stall, they wouldn't use it over singles even if it was more balanced.


your point is still wrong because the game is balanced for doubles
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#26pokemonfreak97Posted 8/18/2014 11:22:34 AM
They've been doing this since Gen IV, and a lot of the weird moves and Abilities they've introduced since then are a lot more important in Doubles. They're trying to create a better Doubles metagame, and it appears they're succeeding, judging by Pachirisu.
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#27TropiOUsPosted 8/18/2014 11:22:47 AM
theownifier posted...
TropiOUs posted...
TigerTycoon posted...
I think people saying it's because doubles is more "balanced" are kidding themselves, balance is really an after thought to format choice.

Doubles is faster than singles and discourages stall play, that's the main and likely only reason doubles is the main format. I can guarantee if doubles was slower than singles they wouldn't use it whether it was more balanced or not.


here is a fact: except for most cover legendaries (fine and Mega Mom) there is nothing broken in doubles

loldarkvoid


that is not broken but should be banned for consistency with the other banned things
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#28TigerTycoonPosted 8/18/2014 11:24:32 AM
TropiOUs posted...
TigerTycoon posted...
TropiOUs posted...
TigerTycoon posted...
I think people saying it's because doubles is more "balanced" are kidding themselves, balance is really an after thought to format choice.

Doubles is faster than singles and discourages stall play, that's the main and likely only reason doubles is the main format. I can guarantee if doubles was slower than singles they wouldn't use it whether it was more balanced or not.


here is a fact: except for most cover legendaries (fine and Mega Mom) there is nothing broken in doubles


That's not the point I'm making. I'm saying the main concern when deciding the format choice is time constraints, not balance.

If doubles was slower than singles, and somehow encouraged more stall, they wouldn't use it over singles even if it was more balanced.


your point is still wrong because the game is balanced for doubles


I think saying Game Freak has gone out of their way to balance is already going too far.
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#29sycamotreePosted 8/18/2014 11:24:44 AM
TropiOUs posted...
sycamotree posted...
Stall actually wouldn't be viable if it weren't for Smogon rules. Honestly if I could take Smogon clauses and use VGC rules for viable pokes (KB, no legends, etc) I'd play it.

no
vgc needs no extra rules (and all "smogon" clauses make it worse) and removing item clause would be the worst thing


The clauses are not that bad. I actually only need evasion and sleep clause tbh. The others (I don't even know em off hand) can go.

And we can keep item clause idc lol.
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#30MegaRyanPosted 8/18/2014 11:28:45 AM
The answer is one of these:

-Because if you don't play doubles you're a scrub!
-Smogon isn't official, I use what I want cuz I'm not a robot!
-I hate Verlisify videos but watch every single one!
-Gamefaqs is bad!
-ok
-garbaje
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