Welcome one and all to Smogon's very first ever round of Ubers Suspect Testing. Jibaku, Great Sage, and I have agreed that we should start with OHKO Clause
, because we believe it will impact the metagame the least. Will we be proven wrong? Who knows. That's for all of us to find out.
The way this will work is as follows. After 2 weeks of laddering, the Ubers Council will convene to decide whether the metagame is stable enough to move to a large-scale measure. The only reason this would not be done is if the metagame is so uncompetitive that it does not function at all. At this time, they can also vote to amend the clauses in certain ways as a further option in the vote. After this meeting, we will look at the ladder and use a set of requirements to determine who can vote. We're taking a page from OU's book and setting the requirements at a Glicko2 rating of 2000 and a Glicko2 deviation of 55 or lower on the Ubers ladder.
Note that this is the UBERS ladder, not the Ubers Suspect ladder. There will be no Ubers Suspect ladder, since we want to keep all the activity concentrated. Also be aware that, if we are not satisfied with the amount of people who qualify with the above ratings, we may lower it; do NOT rely on this, however.
Here's a timeline:
- Sunday, October 21: Ubers Ladder has been reset and OHKO Clause has been removed
- Sunday, November 4, 11:59 PM: Round finishes. A screenshot will be taken of the ladder and a thread will be posted to identify yourselves.
- Tuesday, November 6, 11:59PM: Special applications are due and we will start voting.
- Sometime after the round ends but before we begin voting, we will have a council meeting on #uberscouncil on SynIRC. The date and time will be announced further down the road when the council members' schedules allow.
Good luck, brave soldiers.