Originally Posted by Fat Zebraiken
By a vote of 1-10, Braviary will not be banned from the NU metagame (nor will it be suspected any time soon). We will not host another suspect test until significant changes in the metagame occur.
I suppose I get to eat my words within two weeks of saying them.
Anyway, in case you guys haven't followed recent happenings, Snow Warning has recently been unbanned in UU. You can read through their council's reasoning for the unbanning here
. Now, because Snover was in NU when the original ban was put in place, we had to determine the tiering of Snover and you can find the results of that discussion here
(a lot of the deliberation came outside of that thread, via IRC). The result is this: Snow Warning Snover is now NU
This means a few things for us. Firstly, I'd like to deal with suspect testing etc before the month wraps up. There is a slight chance that Snover will move back up to UU in usage by the time January rolls around, but in the case that it doesn't, I'd like to ensure that we're not dealing with a potentially broken aspect of our metagame in major tournaments (namely, SPL). My rough plan is to give Snover about two and a half weeks of play, and then I'll put up a suspect thread where we'll talk about stuff for a few days and I'll need votes from those that have earned them by the end of the month. I am no fan of quickbanning anything - please don't jump ahead and start saying that Snover or hail is broken itt or anywhere until the suspect thread is posted.
In regards to earning a vote - I'm a bit lax with activity of our voters usually, but since we're trying to deal with this quickly and efficiently, I will be strict with whether or not you qualify for a vote. There is no other way around this: If you want to vote on Snover, you must make significant contributions to discussion
in this thread and the suspect thread throughout the round, and actually play on the ladder
(there will be an alt identification thread). This applies to current Senate members as well; you will not be able to vote if you are unable to significantly participate. I am open to anyone becoming eligible to vote via rotating council (explained more in this thread
), given that you prove yourself to be intelligent and experienced in NU. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via VM or on IRC.
Suspect testing aside, feel free to use this thread to discuss sets you find effective in the new metagame, what you see on the ladder, etc. There is no discussion but good discussion. :)