Pokemon Online/Pokemon Showdown/Shoddy Username:
Your timezone and usual hours of availability: +5 GMT, although daylight savings shenanigans may lower the precision on that number somewhat. I'm largely free these days, so I can come at pretty much any time if I'm asked reasonably in advance. I'm currently stuck in a semi-nocturnal routine though, so 10 pm - 8 am would be relatively ideal.
What tier do you want to learn?: As much as I want to learn other tiers, I've only really played OU, and I'm fairly awful at just that. So BW2 OU, please.
Tell us a little about yourself: Hi. I'm what you'd call a bit of introvert. Picture the sort of reserved bookwork who spends most of the time in front of a computer screen, and you'd get a fairly accurate stereotype of what I'm like. I indulge myself in stories of all sorts though, whether it's film, video games, or novels, though I'm especially fond of music and the images it can evoke as well. I spend a large part of my day just scouring youtube for something new to listen to, so there is that.
Pokemon was something I've always loved, though mostly as a casual enthusiast through most of my childhood years. Didn't play competitively then, unless you called those missingno leveled, box-cloned mewtwo brawls with friends 'battles', but it was something fun to enjoy and something great to love, even if everybody else eventually stopped learning to enjoy themselves.
I started out with Red (because fuck yeah Charizard), and played each of the generations since. Black and white revitalized my interest for the games though, which had started to stagnate around D/P. I found out about PMP and that's what elevated pokemon from interest to fixation.
I've played off and on for about a year, but with disappointing results. I struggle with basics still, and teambuilding feels like a distant dream I'll never be able to get quite right. I always seem to have glaring holes in my lineups that I can never quite seem to patch, and even when I tweak them, they just open a slew of new problems to contend with. This is compounded by my need to 'stray from the norm', mostly because I like dabbling in pokes from other tiers. It gets tiring to see and play with the same 10 or so pokemon sometimes. While this means I 'could' just try playing other tiers, it's just that I'd much prefer to play one well enough where I can ease into other types of battles.
Right, so I have less than 25 posts. Let me explain.
Community forums are scary. Especially when it's a closely knit community filled with knowledge people who will pounce on you the moment they suspect you are talking out of your ass.
I'm new, I doubt I can contribute anything worthwhile and meaningful yet. I'd much rather just lurk and read so I can learn from others. Reading can be fun sometimes. I suppose I could've tried posting an RMT thread or something, but my impression of the place makes it to be a place to archive already well-made, tested and tried teams, rather than fix inherently broken ones.
Until I'm confident that what I say will hold some sort of weight, I feel like silence is the better alternative. It's just naturally how I'm around people.
also I swear im totaly not a leech
Last edited by JustOrdinary; Sep 23rd, 2012 at 8:37:45 AM.
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