I just reached 1850 but I can't seem to find a way to post my screenshot. Does anyone know what to do?
Here's the Screenshot(thanks The Great Mighty Doom)
Ladder Standing: 1850
What did you think was the biggest challenge when not being allowed to use any of the restricted Pokemon? Was it overcomeable?
I think the biggest challenge was having one of the banned Pokemon be a good fit and then having to find something else. In the end I was able to make a team that did not really need one of the banned Pokemon
How did you feel the challenge tested your metagame skill? Did it make playing much harder, or were you still able to leaderboard with relative ease.
I think it definitely challenged my metagame skill since I'm not very good. Playing was a bit harder since there are many big threats to watch out for but laddering wasn't too bad(except for those matches where I lost points for winning).
What is your opinion on how overpowered the Pokemon that you were not allowed to use, but were required to face? Were they too strong to deal with, are there metagame shifts you would consider to correct this? Please don't derail the thread with a constant debate over this point, only reply once you've won!
Some Pokemon were very strong and I had to play well to beat them. Tornadus-T was really annoying since it could just spam Hurricane. Thundurus-T was tough to deal with since I have no Electric resists but I didn't face too many.
What team style did you use, and how did it fare against the metagame? Were there team styles you couldn't beat?
I used an offensive team with Trick Room. It has a bunch of flaws but it still worked out well. I found some Rain teams to be problematic since I have only one Water resist on my team and no Electric resists. My team did well against some offensive teams because Reuniclus would set up Trick Room and sweep. Here's my team: http://pastebin.com/Ugf5ujq4
It's not great but it's fun to use.
What is your personal opinion on this challenge?
I liked the challenge and thought it was a good way to use some Pokemon that weren't used as much. I'll continue to play with this team and hopefully get a bit higher.