It's still better than our non-D_A people, myself included. And I mean yeah we figured it was all that "intimidation" that made people afraid of being bad but that's been gone awhile so ummmm maybe it's just people who are either making excuses or just aren't cut out for competitive to begin with lol. It's just really frustrating that battling and the battlers themselves are so clearly the second priority in their own forum as evidenced by everyone being fine with the channel but heaven forbid we make a different server to represent ourselves and our community. In any event, you're welcome to our "channel community" (hnnnng) because well we...have to start somewhere.
haha i'm not that good, i have a few ladder peaks but i probably take too many breaks to make consistency, plus i never really had a brain for chess style games anyways. And did I really lol? Time to go fix that now, the lost cause must be immortalized. But yeah it does kind of bother me that no one even cares to play or improve and are just scared to be 'bad', but you really have to start somewhere
Haha the wording is a tad vague, my push is that it exists at all but currently it does not. Wolf just said do it so as long as we can work out the whole "who the hell can host a server" thing then it's looking like it's going to happen. I'm currently working on that but am definitely pleased that it has gained steam so quickly so I don't anticipate an enormous problem.
If it does in fact happen though then absolutely, as far as I'm concerned a year or whatever ago is water under the bridge and you/Vrai/Nica have all left for Smogon and as far as I can tell have been hugely successful and I think we'd all appreciate any of that newfound skill etc. Also if we can actually get a few new people who want to improve y'all are like the perfect example of taking the initiative and doing it lol
Yeah there isn't a whole lot to get out of them I guess but he gives his thought process [along with actual high prestige matches] usually, which is nice to hear and a good contrast to the dumb youtubers like shofu and wilechase who just talk about 6ko and battle randoms.
yeah fwg cores aren't that good but there are a lot, and my old tutor told me about the mentality that you can predict last/unrevealed mons from looking at the team, bad ass uses that strat a lot in his yt videos
This is rough/based on small sample size, but I dont think F(aka Heatran)/W/G cores are dominant or anything, and their predictability can be pretty easy to prey on, even with someone who still has to learn to play basically like myself. Latias used to counter them by herself basically, lol.
But yeah it's definitely different than BW obviously, the one thing about no team preview though is you can look at the revealed pokes and pretty accurately estimate what may be coming out and predict accordingly. (In pre plat dp the old saying was that if the opponent had one unrevealed pokemon, it was Garchomp and it was going to sweep you. lol)
I'm still suffering the effects of not starting out in DP, everything's a lot more of a surprise since it isn't right in front of you. I haven't really built any teams, just stolen them and tried them out, I really don't think I could make a DP team that's effective and shifts off the standard Suicune Shaymin Heatran filler filler filler
haha I used otr Bronzong for a time, very good sweeper and love its emergency defensive utility. I didn't support it very well and have since been running different teams, none of which are much good.
Anyway for me I understand the meta well but it's very frustrating teambuilding and execution is rought too (translation: my skills have atrophied greatly in years of absence) so I'm still REALLY adjusting. It's fun though, really glad i came back to play.
I feel like I remember playing Bosh haha, little did I know that was you. I doubt I'm impressive with it either, I'm just there to practice and get a feel for the metagame, which I'm still p bad at, I mostly spammed the Kevin Garrett Northern Lights team and OTR Zong offense.