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Sign-Up Apprentice Program Signups: SUMO NU

Discussion in 'Battling 101' started by Plus, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. Plus

    Plus deadass
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    Welcome to Battling 101! If you're seeking a tutor for SUMO NU, 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. tankmonx

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    Username: Tankmonx
    PO/PS! Username: Tankmonx, and starfoxfalco
    Your timezone: GMT -4
    Usual Hours of Availability: Mostly all day in August. 3pm -5pm EST in September and onwards.
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I’ve been playing competitively on showdown since the summer of 2014. Since joining I’ve laddered, ask for advised, and watched a lot of Pokeaimmd and Jamvad videos (so shoutouts to them) to help myself Improve. I’ve always found myself to be weak of team building. The RMT room and RMT forum sections have always been a help. I finally at the end of the ORAS OU metagame I was able to break 1600 which I’m super happy about.
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: Both (Preferably Discord)
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 12, 2017
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  3. RedzoneX

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    PO/PS! Username: RedzoneX
    Your timezone: GMT -4 (EDT)
    Usual Hours of Availability: Evenings most days except Friday, various times during the morning and afternoon
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I started playing on Showdown in early XY and began playing somewhat more seriously in later ORAS, around the time of the Goth ban. I've been a longtime contributor to the CT and RMT rooms on Showdown, and am currently a mod of both of them, mostly due to my playing OU. SM NU is an interesting and appealing tier to me, and I'd like to make myself more diverse as a player and as a rater.
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: Yes, both
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes

    Jarii agreed to tutor me
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2017
  4. MasterAmpharos

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    Username: MasterAmpharos
    PO/PS! Username: MasterAmpharos, and foot on the gas, and unfortunate event.
    Your timezone: GMT -7
    Usual Hours of Availability: anytime 5:00 PM PST -till around midnight on weekdays but on weekends it's about 10:30 AM till 10:00 PM.
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I've been playing since early XY, and I've gathered a couple hundred games in ORAS UU and SM UU each and around 50-70 games in SM OU, and 90 or so in ORAS OU and I've gotten to 1500 ELO in each. I am semi regularly writing analyses for SM UU too. I also know the basic fundamentals like how to double, and an understanding of what makes an effective team, but I would like to get to know the NU tier as it appears to be very fun.
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: Both
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 13, 2017
  5. IronBullet

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  6. TheFosterKidd

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    PO/PS! Username: TheFosterKidd
    Your timezone: CST -7
    Usual Hours of Availability: In CST: 11:00p.m. to 2:00a.m. mostly any day of the week.
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I played Pokemon as a child for fun and started playing competitively about 2 or 3 months ago. I've learned a lot, but I do need to have a more refined way of teambuilding. I am good at the mindgame of a battle, but I often choke. I like to watch Pokeaim and other PS! youtubers and learn from the way they play, which is how I have progressed so quickly.
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: Discord
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
  7. Drud

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    PO/PS! Username: Wild Drud
    Your timezone: GMT +2
    Usual Hours of Availability: on weekdays 4 pm to 10pm, weekend pretty much always
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I play pokemon since shoddy battle while i started taking it serious around 2015, I am an LC and DPP OU main but have little accomplishments, I want to try and learn NU because it seems like a really fun tier with a lot of nice people
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: Discord is preferable, but can use skype if needed
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: I do
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 14, 2017 at 6:59 PM
  8. Assassin Rogue

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    Username: Assassin Rogue
    PO/PS! Username: AssassinRogue
    Your timezone: GMT +5:30
    Usual Hours of Availability: 2 pm to 11 pm, all day during weekends.
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I have been into competitive mons from 2013 been playing seriously from 2014. I always aim on improving my game and getting better each day. Learning the current NU metagame from an experienced player would help me hone my team building and decision making skills.
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: Discord
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 14, 2017 at 7:01 PM
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  9. horyzhnz

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    Your timezone: GMT+10 (AU timezone)
    Usual Hours of Availability: everyday from 5pm til 11, all day sunday tuesday
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): i played some xy nu teamtours back a few years ago but since then i've only been watching battling videos because uni / work experience things took up a load of time, but now i have a bit more time to spare. played around with some oras / xy ou earlier too but never really got into it to stick around, although i should be able to pick things up pretty quick (i hope)
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: both are fine, but discord > skype
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: sure
  10. -Voltage-

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    Your timezone: GMT -5 (US Central)
    Usual Hours of Availability: Starting next week, I'll be sitting in my apartment before college without much to do so anytime between noon and midnight (save the hours around 5pm - 7pm) All days.
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I've been playing off and on since Gen 4 (so almost 7 years, holy shit). I've never been able to really commit to a tier because I enjoy learning how to at least play a bunch of different tiers. I played a lot of BW2 OU and kind of played XY OU and ORAS OU, though I haven't ever really been able to learn NU since I was never able to have access to solid teaching resources. As I said before, I really enjoy learning as a whole and have some time to spare. My lack of accomplishments doesn't reflect my ability to learn as I play more as a hobby.
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: Yes
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: Yes
  11. Romanticist

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    Your timezone: -4
    Usual Hours of Availability: afternoons
    Tell us a little about your experience in competitive Pokemon (min. 3 sentences): I started playing mons about 1.5 years ago and just played mono and started playing on and off uu since januauary and decided to commit to nu around the time of the open sign ups. im pretty new to the tournament scene only making it to r3 in the opens :( but i have peaked the mono ladder a few times and done decently well on the uu ladder which isnt much but i at least have some experience on ladder. Im hoping to really commit to nu because it seems like a great tier once some of the stupid stuff like veil :( gets banned.
    Are you able to use either Discord or Skype?: discord
    Do you understand how the blacklist works?: yes
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2017 at 8:17 AM

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