Those who have read CAP's process guide may have noticed that several areas remain uncompleted, or otherwise out-of-date. The goal of this thread is to fully update the process guide, along with adding articles that would further improve it. As of now, areas where the guide needs to be updated are: -Concept Assessment Description -Name Submission Updates, as detailed here -Removal of Pokedex Descriptions -Server Implementation -Finalize Analysis -Misc (Pre-evos, Height, Weight, etc.) -Playtesting (may be influenced as a result of discussion here) -The analysis description should come after the playtesting description. -Concept Assessment should be on a separate bullet from the Concept Poll in Order of Events. Areas where it is felt that the guide would benefit from their inclusion are as follows: -Detailing of the addition of New Moves and Abilities -Advice on performing duty as a TL (preferrably written by former TLs) -Other possible inclusions as suggested. Concept Assessment This thread will be set up shortly after the concept poll so as to allow the community time to best determine the path the concept should take. The discussion should remain general: poll-jumping is not allowed. Name Discussion A short discussion and submission thread where people can submit a name for the new Pokemon. Only one name per user can be submitted. The user should also not attempt to "bump" their submissions to get responses. Names should avoid referring to popular culture (i.e. video games, music, celebrities, and so on). Server Implementation After a CAP is completed, DougJustDoug will soon begin work on implementing it on CAP's Shoddybattle server. Once this is completed, a playtesting thread will be posted for players to detail their experiences regarding the CAP. Additionally, the sprite pack should be redownloaded for the latest CAP's sprites. Finalize Analysis Once the CAP has been playtested, an analysis will be written up for it to be placed in the Strategy Pokedex. A workshop thread will be made in which users may submit written analyses to be put in the final product. The workshop leader is able to reject submitted sets due to poor quality, the set being uncompetitive, and so on. When the analysis is finished, it will be archived in the Strategy Pokedex. Misc. (Pre-evos, Height, Weight, etc.) Once a CAP has been completed, the TL will post a thread detailing the finalized information regarding it. In this thread, users are encouraged to submit information regarding the Pokemon's height, weight, number of pre-evos, and so on. Special care should be taken on weight, as certain moves rely on the value to determine base power. The TL will make the final decision regarding these values. Playtesting For the first two weeks after a CAP is implemented on the server, a Playtesting ladder (which will have its scores cleared) will be set up with all CAPs but the most recent banned. The user with the highest ladder score at the end of this period will be considered the playtesting champion for that CAP, and will receive a custom title on the forums displaying it. Additionally, a thread will be set up to allow users to detail their experience with the latest CAP from battling on the server. The regular ladder, with all CAPs allowed, will be taken offline during this period to be reinstated once the two weeks are done. New Moves/Abilities A new move or ability should only be suggested in its respective discussion thread if it is felt that it is absolutely necessary that the Pokemon should have it in order to fulfill its concept. A new move must not implement new mechanics (i.e. hits Pokemon with the ability Levitate for x2 damage) and should use existing moves as a model for its effects. TL Advice The TL should stay neutral in discussion until, at least, the end of the poll. As TL, voters can easily be swayed by the opinion of "the man in charge." So, while it is encouraged to make comments that help intelligent discussion, you should avoid taking a stance for or against any particular option. Double-check your threads before submitting them. Various errors in the latest CAP thread (such as title or lack of a clicky poll) can be hugely inconvenient for both the TL and that part of the project. Stay on the ball. After the twenty-four hour minimum, it might be a good idea to keep an eye on how fast votes are being made. If they're beginning to slow down, it's probably a good idea to start working on the next thread. ------------------------------------------------------------------ The revisions will be updated as needed until they are sufficient for implementing in the Process Guide.