Originally Posted by Fat kokoloko
Anyway, its interesting to see how as soon as something drops to UU, OU players stop using it. I'm looking at Scrafty specifically because it took forever to drop, but now that it did, it's usage is at less than 2%. Heh.
This is actually a huge prolem, in my opinion.
Part of it is that new and inexperienced players learning about tiers for the first time don't realize that the tiers are banlists and that lower-tier pokes can be used in matches.
Another part is that when players go to make teams or fill slots, they'll consult the list of Pokemon in that tier rather than, say, the list of all Pokemon who have Smogon analyses (and thus must be somewhat viable) for that tier.
The problem is further compounded with PS, since the teambuilder will show lists of Pokemon in a tier when building a team in that "format."
This was a nice thing about PO, in retrospect: you built your team without a built-in tier list, then when you logged onto the server, you were told in which tiers you could use that team.
I really see all this leading to a state where it's going to be very hard for anything to rise, especially as PS grows in popularity and attracts less-experienced players.