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Sign-Up Apprentice Program Signups: Old Gens OU

Discussion in 'Battling 101' started by Plus, Dec 31, 2016.

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  1. Plus

    Plus what up my knitta?
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    Professor of B101

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    THIS THREAD WILL OPEN ON JAN 2, 3:00 PM GMT -5.
    Welcome to Battling 101! If you're seeking a tutor for any of the old generation OU tiers, you are in the right place. Please read all the rules carefully and fill out every part of the application.

    THE RULES

    • You must be able to access Skype, Discord, or whatever your tutor wants as the primary form of communication.
    • You must be willing to use Pokemon Showdown! even if you are being tutored in a cartridge format such as Battle Spot or VGC.
    • You, the tutee, are responsible for setting up times with your tutor. Don't expect them to come to you. Take the initiative and post on their VM wall first. Additionally, please be patient if your tutor doesn't respond in the first 2-3 days.
    • Use the Tutee Talk forum to complain about your tutor (or praise them if they're doing a good job). These are no longer mandatory, but if your tutor is ridiculously inactive or is a complete jackass, COMPLAIN HERE. Nobody can see your tutee talk posts except for you and the Battling 101 Staff; everything is confidential.
    • Don't request tutors unless they have agreed to tutor you.
    • You may request priority if you were skipped previously in 2016. Link your sign-up post from last year by going to the B101 Archive located in Thread Cryonics underneath Closed Forums.
    • If your timezone and hours of availability do not match up with the correct thread, your post will be deleted. Please PM a B101 mod if you are unsure about which thread to post in.
    • You may only post in ONE of the signup threads. Delete your post if you change your mind about signing up for something.

    • NEW: You must have battled competitively for a decent amount in at least ONE of the Smogon tiers or Battle Spot / VGC to sign up. Playing 10 or so matches on the PS! ladder is not substantial enough, ~70 or so is more reasonable. This experience does not need to be for the format you sign-up for; this is just to weed out people who have never played competitively that can improve themselves simply by using resources already available to them without needing a tutor to hold their hand.
    List of supported formats (open)

    Any iteration of Ubers/OU/UU/RU/NU/PU/DOU/LC from any of the past generations.
    Any iteration of Battle Spot / VGC formats.


    Here is the signup template, and an example sign-up post.

    The Blacklist (aka Battling 101 Detention)
    You will be banned from signing up in the future if:
    • You show poor activity over a course of a month (banned for 6 months, infracted for 1 point)
    • You decide during the tutoring round that you do not wish to be tutored anymore, or you mistakenly sign up for a tier you thought was something else, and no longer wish to be tutored. This is most common when selecting Smogon Doubles / VGC, THEY ARE NOT THE SAME THING (banned for 6 months)
    • You show a lack of enthusiasm or you're consistently distracted by other things (banned for 3 months)
    • You fail to complete the tutor evaluation form that we will send out during the last week of the round (banned for 6 months, infracted for 1 point)
    • You are annoying to deal with. This will vary from tutor to tutor. Some tutors don't like it when you talk back, argue with them, whine about hax, whine about sucking at Pokemon, or any version of the 'woe is me' attitude. Tutors get pissed at different things, so if they complain to us that you are exhibiting poor behavior, expect to be on the blacklist. (banned for 3-6 months)
    Repeated offense of any of the situations above can potentially mean a year ban. If you have been on the blacklist for three different instances, you will be EXPELLED from Battling 101 (perma-ban from signing up).
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  2. Peef Rimgar

    Peef Rimgar But faster
    is a Pre-Contributor

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    Username
    : Peef Rimgar
    PS! Username: Peef Rimgar
    What format do you want to learn?: ADV OU
    Your timezone: EST (GMT -5)
    Usual Hours of Availability: Any time after noon, will vary around the 21st on account of uni
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I started on Showdown right around the end of BW2, but got really into mons for XY. Never been some SPL class player but I definitely have knowledge to where you wont have someone clueless. ADV has been an interesting looking tier for me for some time, and now I've got some time and motivation so why not.
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: Yes, either is fine
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yup

    Id like to request CZ, he's offered to tutor me already
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  3. k3nan

    k3nan

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    Username:
    k3nan
    PS! Username: k3nan
    What format do you want to learn?: ADV OU
    Your timezone: GMT +1 (France)
    Usual Hours of Availability: weekdays 8 PM - 11 PM, weekends 10 AM - 9 PM
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I started to play competitively in 2012. I'm on smogon since 2015 and i want to progress in the ADV OU metagame. I played some major tournaments of Smogon like Classic and Smogon Tour. I'm actually playing World's Longest OU Tournament since it began.
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: Yes, both
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 8, 2017
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  4. DeepBlueC

    DeepBlueC formerly cristiano761
    is a defending SPL Champion

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    Username
    : DeepBlueC
    PS! Username: DeepBlueC
    What format do you want to learn?: GSC OU
    Your timezone: GMT + 4
    Usual Hours of Availability: They're flexible and can be adjusted according to the tutor's convenience
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I mostly play DPP OU (have played in all of the DPP weeks of the latest smog tours) and I want to get a better understanding of the lower tiers, starting from GSC. I've been doing competitive battling for around 6 months and I'm generally a quick learner once I understand the mechanics of a generation.
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: Discord
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
  5. CKW

    CKW Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.
    is a Pre-Contributor

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    Username
    : Capt. Knightwalker
    PS! Username: CaptKnightwalker
    What format do you want to learn?: DPP OU and ADV OU
    Your timezone: GMT +3
    Usual Hours of Availability: Between 2:30pm-4:00pm and 8:00pm-11:00pm most days
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): Have played throughout the entire span of ORAS OU and some of the later half of XY OU. Im usually playing Ubers and NU but I wanna learn how DPP OU and ADV OU plays. Have been playing WLT for them so I have a general idea.
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: Both actually [Prefer Discord]
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
    EDIT: I would like to request CZ who offered to tutor me!
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  6. littlelucario

    littlelucario Banned deucer.

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    Username: Littlelucario
    PS! Username: Littlelucario
    What format do you want to learn?: DPP OU
    Your timezone: EST (GMT -5)
    Usual Hours of Availability: I can do pretty much any time that works for my tutor that's not during obscene hours.
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I started on Showdown right during BW2, but I didn't really start playing seriously until XY. I've never been a SPL-level player, but I'm not clueless either. ORAS was when I really became a competent player and improved my teambuilding skills. I've been playing DPP for a while now and I'm decent enough at playing it to get wins in stour, but I'm not confident with building in the tier at all, and I still want to improve my battling skills to a level where I can potentially get drafted in either SPL or the upcoming roapl.
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: Both are fine
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Mhm

    Also I was like never given an active tutor in 2016 so one would be nice :X
  7. Game Moderator

    Game Moderator

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    Username: Game Moderator
    PS! Username: Robyn Grayson
    What format do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Your timezone: UTC + 8 (Asian timezone)
    Usual Hours of Availability: 2 PM - 5 PM and 10 PM - 2 AM, everyday.
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): Knows the basics, have White, Diamond, Platinum, HG/SS knowledge, would like to improve cause I can't do so myself. I duel daily with my friends but they always beat me regardless what pokemon is being played. Would like to improve.
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: Either.
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes.
  8. Oltan

    Oltan

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    : Oltan
    PS! Username: Oltan
    What format do you want to learn?: BW OU and DPP OU
    Your timezone: GMT +3
    Usual Hours of Availability: 5PM - 11PM, can probably stretch that to 2AM
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I mostly play DPP OU, was always late for smogtours signups. Want to go through the basics of BW OU and advanced teambuilding in both. Have played BW OU and other gens OU (excluding GSC) casually and competitively for the past 4-5 years.
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: Yes, either.
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes.
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  9. Imperator Caesar

    Imperator Caesar

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    :Imperator Caesar
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    What format do you want to learn?: BW OU and DPP OU
    Your timezone: (GMT +1)Fr
    Usual Hours of Availability: weekdays 6 PM - 10 PM, weekends 10am-10pm
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences):I've been on smogon since 2016, when I started to have an interest for Pokémon in a competitive way. So I'm kind of a new player. I play ORAS OU and SM OU, those are the tiers that I'm cool with, but now I would like to learn BW OU and DPP ou, to join the SmogTours. I'm really really motivated and I do learn quick ! Hopefully one of u guys will take me as a student ! Thanks a lot
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: Yes (not skype)
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
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  10. Nineage

    Nineage A Simply Awesome Onix
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    Username
    : Nineage
    PS! Username: Nineage
    What format do you want to learn?: DPP OU
    Your timezone: GMT -8 (PST)
    Usual Hours of Availability: From 2:30 - 5 PM and after 7 most weekdays, most of the day weekends
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I've been an LC player since early XY, and dabbled in higher tiers (though never at a high level). I got into the idea of dpp last year a little bit when I wanted to explore old gens because it seemed offense oriented and fun. I was pretty bad, but I'd like to learn because past gens OU seems fun.
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: Both work fine
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yep
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  11. Bax

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    Username: Baxstenias
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    What format do you want to learn?: DPP OU
    Your timezone: GMT - 8 (PST)
    Usual Hours of Availability: Usually after 2:00 pm PST on weekdays except Fridays, and very flexible on Saturdays
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I picked up competitive mons in late 2013 and would play on PO a lot until the start of ORAS, which was when I switched to PS. From there on until about a year later, I never actually improved at mons until I came across aim and blunder. I learned a ton from them and actually improved very quickly, some examples being getting to round 6 of OST 12, winning on ladder much more easily, and building my own ORAS OU teams that actually won a lot more consistently than before. I took a look at older gens (BW and DPP) in spring of 2016 after looking at stours and wanting to be able to play those tiers. I ended up practicing and trying to learn both gens on my own, which did help somewhat, but I'd like to be able to get a lot better at DPP since it's the tier that I've had the most fun with.
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: Discord
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
  12. Mazz

    Mazz
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    Username: Mazz
    PS! Username: Mazz
    What format do you want to learn?: ADV OU
    Your timezone: GMT -7
    Usual Hours of Availability: 11am - 1am my time. Weekends are usually 2pm until 2am.
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): Been playing for nearly a decade, and I've played most formats introduced since DPP OU. Made a name for myself in UU during kokoloko's reign. Not much of a ladder champion, but I made it pretty far in last year's UU and NU opens. Been looking at getting into ADV ever since hogg introduced ADV UU to me.
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: Yep.
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Sure.
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  13. Lord Ninjax

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    Username: Lord Ninjax
    PS! Username: Lord Ninjax
    What format: DPP OU / ADV OU (either or)
    Timezone: GMT +5:30
    Usual hours of availability: Whatever works
    A little about myself: Newly 18, and I want someone to help me refamiliarise myself with ADV / DPP (which I haven't played for a while in my fascination with SM)
    Discord / Skype: Both
    Yes, I understand how the Blacklist works
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  14. Eden's Embrace

    Eden's Embrace Are you happy being alive?
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    Username: SunnyORAS(CZ.'s agreed to tutor me)
    PS! Username: SunnyORAS
    What format: DPP OU
    Timezone: EST
    Usual hours of availability: Whatever works
    A little about myself: Want someone to help me learn DPP, and CZ's graciously obliged :3. I mainly an ADV player at the moment and wanna learn some new stuff :D
    Discord / Skype: Both
    Yes, I understand how the Blacklist works
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  15. Plus

    Plus what up my knitta?
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    Professor of B101

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    1 spot available for ORAS OU, american timezones only.
  16. bannedfrom7

    bannedfrom7

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    Username: bannedfrom7
    PS! Username: bannedfrom7
    What format do you want to learn?: ORAS OU
    Your timezone: EST
    Usual Hours of Availability: less likely to be on Mondays, Saturdays, and Sundays; the other weekdays 3-6 PM
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I played a fan game which then led me up to playing competitively. I then played showdown for a year now getting better. I always know I can improve on my skills.
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: I can use discord but not voice chat.
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: yes, I do *gulp*
  17. ThePokeMaestro

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    Username: ThePokeMaestro
    PS! Username:ThePokeMaestro
    What format do you want to learn?: ORAS OU
    Your timezone:UTC+02:00
    Usual Hours of Availability: 1 pm - 3 pm and again most of the night but im online most of the weekend
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): Well i made ladder on 2 accounts but i still dont know how to build teams im using teams that were built for me
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: Discord but not voice channels
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Uhhmm kinda yeah
  18. TopLel TopKek

    TopLel TopKek

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    Username: TopLel TopKek
    PO/PS! Username: TopLel TopKek
    Your timezone: GMT -5
    Usual Hours of Availability:
    At night during week days, the most of time during weekends.
    What format do you want to learn?: BW OU
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): During the last couple years I've tried to improve my skills and mastering all tiers, and I managed to stand out in some tournaments. It's been a while since I started in competitive Pokémon, I've been playing since 2006. I joined Smogon in 2007 and enjoyed of some recognition a couple years, but some things happened here and there and I was enforced to delete my account in 2011, I had to retire for a while. Two years later I decided to come back into the competitive Pokémon, so I started again in 2013 with a new nickname. The main consequence of my two-year retirement is that I never played any BW format (except for LC), so actually I suck at BW.
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: Yes. But I'd rather to use Discord.
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?:
    Ofc
  19. Conni

    Conni

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    Username: Conni
    PO/PS! Username: Conni
    Your Timezone: GMT + 2 (CEST)
    Usual Hours of Availability: 4am to 4pm on weekends, 10am to 4pm on weekdays
    What format do you want to learn?: ADV OU
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I main LC with I consider I'm an intermediate about metagame knowledge and battling but I'm still not as experienced either, I also play other tiers although I'm not that good at them, which are SM OU, ORAS OU, and ADV OU which I occasionally play if I'm feeling bored of LC battling, I would say I'm a beginner at the three tiers I mentioned because I didn't have a lot of practicing I did with LC. I want to learn ADV OU because its a very cool metagame and its much different from the current metagame and I think learning a balanced of current and old gens is pretty fun and I tried all of them and personally think ADV OU is pretty fun, I also have beginner knowledge on threats and popular Pokemon and playstyles, but I want to get better at battling like analyzing all the playstyles and improve my teambuilding.
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: Skype doesn't work for me so only Discord
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
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