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CAP contest

Discussion in 'The Suggestion Box' started by SubwayJ, Jan 3, 2012.

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  1. SubwayJ


    Dec 16, 2011
    My suggestion for smogon pertains to the CAP project, I know that many people contribute to every CAP but we can only make a few each year!

    However my idea is that we hold a CAP contest, so people wishing to submit their "homemade pokemon" can!

    I believe we could vote on our favourites and recognize the winner(s) as CAP pokemon.

    We would of course have to follow all the CAP guidlines (i.e. artwork, concept stats, moves) and submit them all together.

    They must also stay within reason and not be overpowered (i.e. reasonable stats and moves) these submissions could just be disposed of right away.

    I believe this could exercise everyone's creativity and let us explore the metagame even further than our current CAPs

    Please consider this as I believe it would be VERY popular
  2. capefeather

    capefeather toot
    is a Forum Moderatoris a CAP Contributoris a Battle Server Moderator Alumnus

    Apr 26, 2009
    The CAP mission statement is:

    "The Create-A-Pokémon project is a community dedicated to exploring and understanding the competitive Pokémon metagame by designing, creating, and playtesting new Pokémon concepts."

    Your suggestion does not make sense in the context of this mission statement, and would never be recognized as a source of actual CAPs. This makes it hard to justify doing it at all.
  3. Arcticblast

    Arcticblast Never did anything about Swagger
    is a Smogon Social Media Contributor Alumnusis a Super Moderator Alumnusis a Community Contributor Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnusis a Past SPL Champion

    Nov 29, 2008
    Popular? Yes.
    Potentially fun? Yes.
    A good idea? Not a chance in hell.
  4. tennisace

    tennisace /me dabs
    is a member of the Site Staffis a Smogon Social Media Contributoris a Community Contributoris a Pokemon Researcheris a Tiering Contributoris a Contributor to Smogonis a Smogon Media Contributoris an Administratoris a CAP Contributor Alumnus
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    Dec 16, 2007
  5. Rising_Dusk

    is a Site Staff Alumnusis a Team Rater Alumnusis a Battle Server Admin Alumnusis a Programmer Alumnusis a Super Moderator Alumnusis a CAP Contributor Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnus

    Dec 27, 2009
    As capefeather noted, CAP has a mission statement, and you should really read the whole thing. You'll notice a few key lines in it that utterly quash the ideas you propose here and all of which won't change. I have quoted the relevant lines for your convenience.
  6. Umbreon Dan

    Umbreon Dan 〉λ=
    is a CAP Contributor Alumnus

    Oct 19, 2008
    uh how ???
  7. Tortferngatr


    Sep 8, 2009
    Yeah, CAP is designed first and foremost as a way to explore how the metagame works. Community consensus is generally seen as superior to the insights of a single individual in this regard.

    Also, who cares if we only get a few CAPs per year? These are typically much better-made designs than other fakemon projects.
  8. bluemon


    Oct 21, 2010
    no... just no.

    soon enough we'll get scizor #2 with a ghost/fighting typing, technician, 140 attack and shadow sneak/mach punch.

    and it would take a lot of effort to program all the pokes into CAP.
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