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Apprentice Program: Round Fourteen

Discussion in 'Battling 101' started by Aeolus, Jan 1, 2007.

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  1. Aeolus

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    Ok, we are ready to begin Round Fourteen of the tutoring program; it will last for the next 3 weeks ending on January 22. I've decided to make this round a week longer to facilitate a more in-depth learning experience. If you are a NEW PLAYER and wish to get a tutor for this round all you have to do is post your profile in the format below. Tutors will be an excellent resource for you to learn Pokemon team building and battling strategies, as well as someone who can help "initiate" you into the Smogon Community. They are here for you...so take advantage!

    Netbattle nick:
    Age:
    Time zone:
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!):
    Experience level*:
    A little about myself:
    Generation(s) I want to learn:

    *You don't have to be good...just willing to learn. So, don't be shy; Sign up now!

    The tutors will view this thread and choose their apprentices based on the generations they want to learn and their regular online hours. Once they have made a choice, they will contact me through a PM and I will keep an updated list of tutors and their apprentices. Tutors will also PM the person they have chosen to teach and set up times to meet. Apprentices are also encouraged to be proactive in searching for their tutor.

    If a tutor doesn't find a match, I will begin assigning the remaining tutors to appropriate apprentices. If you are still looking for a tutor after all tutors have been assigned...you have the option of looking through the tutor roster and PM'ing a suitable person (one who teaches the generation you want to learn and is online during similar hours) to ask them if they will take you on as a second apprentice. It's as simple as that!!

    If at any point during this round you encounter a problem (difficulty getting together with your tutor, etc.), let me know and we will work to resolve the issue.

    IF YOU SIGN UP CHECK THIS THREAD REGULARLY TO FIND OUT WHO YOUR TUTOR IS. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE APPRENTICE TO SEEK OUT THEIR TUTOR AND ESTABLISH MEETING TIMES.


    CHECK YOUR POST TO SEE WHO YOUR TUTOR IS. I WILL EDIT IT TO SHOW WHO YOU GOT.
  2. Goetian

    Goetian

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    Assigned to Basics

    Netbattle nick: Goetian
    Age: 18
    Time zone: EST
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): Any time on the weekends is good, I'm always home. Any time after 5 PM on weekdays.
    Experience level: I've been playing on NB for a while, but I still don't feel like I know what I'm doing. I played RBY online years ago, but that was a long time ago and an entirely different metagame.
    Generation(s) I want to learn: RSE OU, RSE Ubers
  3. Artillery

    Artillery

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    Assigned to cloud

    Netbattle nick:Silver Wolf
    Age:13
    Time zone:Eastern
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!):2:50 on weekdays and 10:00 in the morning on saturdays.
    Experience level*:I recently began EV training and wish to learn more about movesets, berries, items, and natures. And I want to learn how to properly EV train and how to dstribute. But I do have some moveset skills and know how to survive and take a hit.
    A little about myself:I am calm and patient, I enjoy pokemon, recently figured out how come I always lost in the battle frontier(whacks head), and I enjoy Netbattling.
    Generation(s) I want to learn:All RSE sections mainly.
  4. firewater

    firewater

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    Assigned to Mekkah

    Netbattle nick:Whirlwind4
    Age:15
    Time zone:EDT-5
    Regular Online Hours:weekdays(except/when i have basketball practice/games/Tuesdays/and 1/13/07) 6-10PM
    Sundays, (except 7th) 7-10 PM
    Saturday-january 13- debate tournament- will not be here until after 9Pm
    Weekends 5-11PM

    Experience level*:Meh, i'll say that i'm an average person have had netbattle for a yearish- have entered a few tournies as well (other forums) record 32-35(at moment)

    A little about myself: i'm a sophmore in high school, 3.0-3.2 mostly, like pokemon,sports(especially Baseball), and Debate- i'm on my school's debate team and i feel that my best metagame is UU(full advance)- and the server i go on most is Smogon and Smogon RPG

    Generation(s) I want to learn:RBY OU (awful at it) OU(Full advance)(i'm ok but i want to get better), GSC OU/UU(have an OU team- have never used though)
  5. Razaac

    Razaac

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    Assigned to Jumpman16

    Netbattle nick: Razaac
    Age: 14
    Time zone: Eastern
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): 5:00pm-8:00pm
    Experience level*: I think i am fairly decent, not very good.
    A little about myself: Pokemon is cool
    Generation(s) I want to learn: Preferably all of them
  6. warcrack

    warcrack

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    Assigned to Giga Punch

    netbattle nick: metroid13 or warcrack
    age: 15
    time zone: EST
    online hours (in EST): usually 3:00 to 7:00
    exp level: been playing for awhile, but still bad
    gens: rse OU
    about myself: my favorite pokemon is blastoise.
  7. LazyKenny

    LazyKenny

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    Assigned to Aeroblacktyl

    Netbattle nick: LazyKenny
    Age: 17
    Time zone: EST
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): Varies. Usually 10 PM to 7 AM
    Experience level: I can build a basic team and get started but that's about as far as I can go.
    A little about myself: I'm usually nocturnal and have a ton of free time. This is because being homeschooled has it's advantages.
    Generation(s) I want to learn: RSE OU, RSE OU doubles (if theres time)
  8. slick447

    slick447

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    Assigned to Jackal

    Netbattle nick: Slick447
    Age: 15
    Time zone: Central / GMT -6

    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): Hey really sorry bout this part, but I have no idea how to put it in EDT. I'll put it in my time instead. Anyways I'm usually on from about 4pm-10pm.

    Experience level*: Well I've been netbattling for a while, and I can win some matches. But when I go up against players with a little more experience than me, I lose horribly. Recently I created my first kinda good team, but I still have a long way to go.

    A little about myself: Well im a sophomore, a pretty smart dude, and I have a good bit of free time on my hands.

    Generation(s) I want to learn: basically i want to learn RSE, and brush up a little on GSC and RBY. And I'd like to learn all about team building.
  9. Suica

    Suica

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    Assigned to Yosuke

    Netbattle nick: [mrm] suica
    Age: 15
    Time zone: Mountain
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): 9-10 PM
    Experience level: I've been around and kinda have a feel for the basics. But. Team building and prediction are what I need to improve on.
    A little about myself: I'm a high school soph. I play basketball and am in StuCo.
    Generation(s) I want to learn: RS OU
  10. krusch

    krusch

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    Assigned to ToP

    Nick:
    krusch
    Age: 16
    Time zone: AEST
    Regular online hours: 5 AM-8 AM(EDT, I think) or 9 PM-12 PM(AEST)
    Experience level: I've won a few battles on NetBattle, but mostly against newbs. Anyone with a team of hard-hitting standards will usually beat me up.
    A little about myself: I'm generally a pretty easy-going guy. Heading into the crushing last two years of high school here in Australia.
    Generation(s) I want to learn: RS(OU, UU/NU)
  11. ADH

    ADH

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    Assigned to Groudon80

    Netbattle nick: ADH
    Age: 22
    Time zone: Eastern (U.S.)
    Regular Online Hours: 12:00-8:00p.m. (may change to 5:00p.m.-7:00p.m.)
    Experience level: Intermediate
    A little about myself: Hoping to be ready to add D/P knowledge when it comes out, so I'm trying to learn the current metagame to help when it comes to that. I'm also seeking a job as an overnight stocker, so my availability will likely change if that happens.
    Generation(s) I want to learn: OU (Full Advance), UU (Full Advance)
  12. Virlomi

    Virlomi

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    Assigned to Kongler

    Netbattle nick: Virlomi
    Age: 15
    Time zone: CDT
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): 10 PM EDT
    Experience level: I play some, and understand the basic ideas, I'm lousy at teambuilding. I win some, but I presume they're all as inexperienced as I am.
    A little about myself: I keep to myself a lot, I have a tendency to wax eloquent on random topics, I'm relatively calm and easy-going.
    Generation(s) I want to learn: ADV OU, maybe NU.
  13. MagusAnimus

    MagusAnimus

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    Assigned to latinoheat

    Netbattle nick: VexMarquise
    Age:18
    Time zone:PST
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): 3pm- 1am
    Experience level*: Nothing but what I've taught myself.
    A little about myself: Semi pro player in various games like wc3 and was once in CS aswell. I'm an iNTj personality type, if you don't know what that means, look it up ^_^.
    Generation(s) I want to learn:ADV, NU if I feel I grasp ADV well enough.
  14. Kikoku

    Kikoku

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    Netbattle nick: Kikoku

    Age: 16

    Time zone: EST

    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): Anytime, I'm homeschooled so unless something comes up at the last minute, I'm good for any.

    Experience level*: Enough that I know how stuff works, and can beat people of the same skill level as me, but when an expert comes in, I get stomped fast, but where I fail most is making balenced teams

    A little about myself: I like to research things a lot, and never act with the things I learn. I do this with all game that require any kind of strats. Always read read read, and never actually play, I want to change this with pokemon, so I wanna learn stuff that only other people can teach me.

    Generation(s) I want to learn: RSE OU
  15. Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson

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    Assigned to Mystica

    Netbattle nick: Slim Jim
    Age: 14
    Time zone: EST
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): Mondays - Friday; 4PM - 10PM; Saturday - Sunday; 8:00AM - 10:00 PM.
    Experience level*: Intermediate
    A little about myself:
    Generation(s) I want to learn: ADV, ADV UU
  16. ShravanP

    ShravanP

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    Assigned to Warthog

    Netbattle nick: killerduck
    Age: 20
    Time zone: PST
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): 8 pm - 1 am EST (5 pm - 10 pm PST), most days.
    Experience level*: Intermediate (like a 60-40 win/loss ratio). I can beat the average opponent quite offen, but I struggle agianst experts mostly because my teams are always okay but never great.
    A little about myself: I'm a college student, attending UC Irvine.
    Generation(s) I want to learn: Full Advance OU (mainly teambuilding and prediction)
  17. Zapdos#145

    Zapdos#145

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    I would like some tutoring.

    Assigned to Nate

    Netbattle nick: Zapdos#145.
    Age: 20.
    Time zone: Central Time.
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): Anytime.
    Experience level*: Beginner.
    A little about myself: I'm a college student, and I am currently attending HCC.
    Generation(s) I want to learn: Any of the three generations. I would like to know how to design teams here.
  18. morning storm

    morning storm

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    Assigned to Sir Chris

    Netbattle nick:
    MorningstorM
    Age:
    16
    Time zone: mystical fairy land time
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): laate, usually at night, eg- 9pm onwards.
    Experience level*: i think im pro but im not. nah ive played for a bit, always ask for advice but no one gives me any and im directed here. I have the basics but fail at higher levels.
    A little about myself: I'm a bit of a ninja that plays this game in my sparetime. I like to eat sherbert. i enjoy long walks on the beach and watch movies such as 'back door sluts 9'. i highly recommend it. I like going to the land of nod. The portal closes regularly, come with me if you dare.
    Generation(s) I want to learn: advance OU n ubers maybe if the time allows.

    PS- i have no unhealthy pokemon obsessions eg 'i <3 lanturn so much xD'

    PPS- lanturn fucking sucks
  19. Stall

    Stall

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    Netbattle nick: Stall
    Age:
    16
    Time zone: EST
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): 4-5 PM, 8-10 PM when school starts. For today and tomorow, pretty much all day...
    Experience level*: Average skill level.
    A little about myself: I enjoy video games and logic games (chess etc...). I have a small group of friends who hang out most days.
    Generation(s) I want to learn: ADV Uber
  20. Violet

    Violet

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    Netbattle nick: VioletMoonie
    Age: 17

    Time zone: GMT (wow.... that's gonna be a 5 hour diff for some of you guys)
    Regular Online Hours (in EDT!!!!): 11AM - 5PM <- HORRIBLE for school peeps (I think... if my calculations are wrong 4pm - 10pm GMT)

    Experience level*: Beginner/novice level (but not completely stupid, I can learn quickly :P)

    A little about myself:
    I like video games (particulary RPGs), reading fiction (filler fantasies most of the time, though I do like a spot of pre 19th century english literature), drawing crappy drawings, and daydreaming XD

    Generation(s) I want to learn:
    Just general OU, UU and NU type of pokemon metagame and strats. Also how to build a good rounded team.
  21. Aeolus

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    Thanks guys, that is all for this round. If you wish to be part of the tutoring program, please sign up again next round.
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