Policy on playstyle being the determining factor between sets
Simply this. If one set plays differently form a counterpart that it is highly similar to, does it get its own set?
A good pair of cases would be the recently uploaded RU Sceptile
analysis and the current OU Alakazam (Focus Sash)
Sceptile has two Swords Dance sets with similar movesets, one intended for Unburden sweeps late-game, and the other a typical LO Swords Dance Sceptile that can sweep in a wider range of situations and needs less support. They're just different enough to warrant different sets because of the playstyle, according to Oglemi (I know this because I proposed the LO SD set in the RU Analysis Discussion Thread
Alakazam is a different story. The Focus Sash set plays nothing like the Sub + 3 Attacks or Calm Mind sets on site, and it does not fit into either because it lack the move that gives either set its name (Substitute and Calm Mind), instead carrying a Hidden Power of choice. The Sub + 3 Attacks set is intended to set up a sub on the switch and then wreak havoc, while the Calm Mind set is more of a sweeper. Neither of them is intended as a dedicated Revenge Killer, which the Focus Sash set most definitely is. PK Gaming gave it an approval, while Delta 2777 and Iconic discussed it and decided that it was too similar to the current sets on-site and that the on-site set simply required a bigger AC paragraph.
What is the general concensus on this? Do we or do we not use playstyle as a determining factor in what sets go into analyses?
PS! Alts: WolfLink, EonADS, Her Voice Resides, Begging for Mercy(RG #8 test alts), Across the Line, TheLastAmmunition
RU Record: #3, Wolf Link; 1951 ACRE on September 22nd, 2012
UU Record: #6, WolfLink; 1947 ACRE on September 18th, 2012
Ubers Record: #12, WolfLink; 1984 ACRE on September 19th, 2012
NU Record: #9, WolfLink; 1918 ACRE on November 3rd, 2012