Another thing to contemplate when rating teams is the purpose of the team.
What is the team trying to accomplish and how as raters can we help them achieve that goal?
For example. Are they trying to set up a sweep with Gyarados and using the wrong sweeper or tactic to achieve that we should help them.
Or,in a balance / bulky team it is generally not a wise idea to have a suicide lead such as Azelf all the members should be working together to achieve the general goal of the team - this is the kind of thing team raters should also be picking up on.
There are examples where rating based on changing the team in this way may not be helpful but it is definitely something worth thinking about while rating a team.
If there is no purpose behind the team then it is advised that team raters try to provide one (obviously there are examples where this is unneccessary). Team's without a defined purpose or strategy are going to be ineffective this is imo in terms of importance one step down from Synergy in a team. For example the team has a bunch of sweepers and an SD Lucario one of the sweepers seems out of place in helping the Lucario to sweep this should be changed to a sweeper more appropriate.
I need to come up with better examples but hopefully you get my jist.
I find that if you follow up on your rates then you can continue to provide help with emerging problems the OP has. This works especially well because we have a rapport with the builder and know the team sufficiently well.
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Last edited by iKitsune; May 30th, 2009 at 6:38:35 AM.