Originally Posted by Fat Stallion
I've told pluff this already but (through no fault of her own) I'm super disappointed there's no article on the world cup or even tournaments in general, when other stuff that's not nearly as important to smogon has been made into articles. As always I appreciate the enormous effort put into the magazine by all the contributors (I'm currently working 4 jobs + uni so I would never be able to replicate what they do) but I think I speak for a few people I've talked to when I say I'm disappointed at the apparent avoidal of tournaments in general...
Edit: on a positive note, I love the moderator article haha.
Well only those who participate in the tournaments could write about them. If people who actually go to the tournaments and play them are not going to write, there will be no articles. This has nothing to do with the actual staff and writers of the magazine.
As a player, I personally am very disappointed with GF's blatant disregard for the large following of the singles metagame, and instead opted to force upon the larger player base, competitions of a completely different untraditional nature largely unsupported by the ingame. With that said, it's no surprise that Smogon at large has only minimal participation/support for the tournaments, and that there are too few participants available to the point where no one wrote about them for us. :/
edit 1: On another note, thanks for the badge, I'll keep working hard on art! ;)
edit 2: Also thanks for the note about Tyranitar's special defense-- when I wrote the article I couldn't find any literature about how it works exactly. I guess all you really need to know is that TTar's Special defense is FAT. :P