Originally Posted by Fat windsong
we should not be looking at Cresselia's place in this metagame
Erm what metagame are you referring to then? Nidoqueen meta IS the current RU meta. We have dropped Durant & Cresselia down, but it's essentially the same metagame. And no, Honko perfectly understands what you're stating (or implying).
I agree with Honko - the council has voted RU for Nidoqueen last round, so it's part of RU now. We can suspect test Nidoqueen later if there's enough demand, but we're currently testing Cresselia and Durant. So please use the "Nidoqueen metagame" as your reference. Has Cresselia and Durant increased or reduced diversity to this metagame? Has it put a major stranglehold to teambuilding? Are they broken in this metagame? As most of us has realized, Cresselia has brought back some further balance to the metagame, and RU is perfectly equipped for dealing with Cresselia now. Maybe the T-Wave + CM trend would end and a more broken set would emerge - we would then re-visit Cresselia then, but for the time being let's not theorymon about its potential adverse effects. I personally haven't felt this drastic 180 degree turn towards defense - the same old offensive teams are prevalent with maybe increased usage of Escavlier, Scolipede, Drapion, etc.