Originally Posted by Fat Jegretis
Tyler: Yeah, I actually was prepared, but I was so nervous/excited(whatever you want to call it), that I kept on changing my team around to see what was the most effective. And besides, now that I look back, I should have gone with Terrakion instead of Scrafty during the last few minutes of the match.
I know what that's like all too well. I finished EVing my (non-RNGed) team last year while waiting in line, and sorted out the items as I was moving through towards the first round. >.>
Not to mention that I've only just learnt how to Gen5 RNG yesterday, so, uhh... Wish me luck for Bristol this weekend and Birmingham in just over two weeks? :/
Anyways, to the actual writeup. First thing that stood out to me is how nice it is to see someone who's actually got a real sense of sportsmanship. You stopped your opponent from just giving up and seem to have a lot of respect for them, despite them winning through a stroke of luck.
On the team, the Landorus' moveset confuses me a little - as far as I can tell, those attacks have a ridiculous amount of overlap on the coverage.
Lastly, just seconding what a few others have said: the first year is just that - your first year. I was the same last year and got utterly screwed over by a misplay, a lucky attack for him and having the wrong Pokemon in my team. (Oh, and not having RNGed, so 30 Spe wasn't enough.) This year, I'm a lot more prepared and know what to expect, and I know how the VGC format works this time (having had a chance to see some of the matches and find out a few of the odd doubles strategies, as well as developing a couple of my own.)
So yeah, all in all, unlucky on the match, good luck next year (or this, if you're going to more qualifiers) and don't feel too bad about losing Rd 1. :)