Originally Posted by Fat #c&c
NixHex i said this in #grammar but i'll repeat here. since 5th gen is over a year old, can we stop saying stuff like "With the advent of Team Preview."
[10:50:05] NixHex "With the introduction of the Eviolite, which raises the defenses of NFE Pokemon by 50%."
[10:50:08] NixHex etc.
[10:50:52] NixHex I know a lot of the analyses are old, especially those which got finished early long before we could get them on site
[10:51:24] NixHex but we can edit those. in fact i'm going to start doing that.
[10:52:32] NixHex and for new sets/analyses, referring to something as "new" is pretty silly until we get some move tutors in a future game
[10:52:56] NixHex or when there's a mass release of DW mons
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[10:56:01] Moo NixHex
[10:56:07] Moo analyses need updates
[10:56:14] Moo but yeah people should stop saying it
[10:57:12] NixHex yeah i understand they need updates
[10:57:46] NixHex but i'm seeing it on new RU/UU analyses
[10:57:54] NixHex VGC, etc.
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[11:01:33] Moo yeah that's a good point
This is something that has been bugging me for months now so I thought I'd speak up. I'm still seeing, on recent analysis, phrases that imply BW is a new generation. Certainly I'd say we're in "early" BW but it is not new. Here are some examples of things I see on at least 80% of new
analyses that I check (or stamp for amateur checkers):
"With the advent of team preview..."
"With the introduction of the Eviolite, which boosts the defenses of NFE Pokemon by 50%..." (this is especially unnecessary -- Eviolite has an item description page of its own)
"With the new sleep mechanics..."
"Dragonite's new ability, Multiscale..."
Obviously, it's expected that on-site analyses that went up during the mass upload still say these things, since many of them were finished when BW was still new. Once school is out, I will be fixing as many of those as possible. Honestly, it's not hard to fix. All that needs to be done is removing the novelty factor (words like "new", "advent", "introduction", etc.), and omitting them during grammar checks. Here are some example fixes of the above fragments:
"Team preview allows for easy prediction..."
"Eviolite makes Porygon2 a sturdy tank..."
"BW's sleep mechanics make RestTalk more of a liability..."
"Multiscale nearly guarantees Dragonite a set up opportunity at full health..."
This still emphasizes the difference between Gens IV and V without pretending that Gen V is brand spankin' new, which helps make the analyses more current as the metagame evolves until Gen VI.