song hereoglemi I almost used set fire to the rain sry Hi there. I was prepared for another rant on how RU screwed us yet again and gave us nothing and took cool important mons, but for some reason that didn't happen? Sure, we lost arguably the most versatile "glue" Pokemon in the metagame in Mesprit, but now, for better or worse we have reasons to use weather teams in Charizard, Ludicolo, and Sawsbuck, in addition to the Pokemon we already have in NU that like weather, such as Victreebel, Gorebyss, Floatzel, etcetera etcetera. So anyway, we have some housekeeping business to attend to. Activity really waned towards the end of the round, which is really sad guys. So here's what we're going to do: -DTC mentioned this in the last research week, but from now on Research Weeks are going to be structured like RU's, with a laddering tie-in and possible promotion in #neverused. -Council members are going to be politely asked (read: forced) to post more and talk more in #neverused about the metagame, especially in this early stage the next two weeks. I'd like to remind council members that membership is 100% activity based, and if Oglemi or I don't see activity, we will replace members with users who are active as per the TC policy. -I'd like to encourage everyone to reserve judgement on the three new drop-downs or any other Pokemon in the metagame for 2 weeks. Give the metagame time to somewhat stabilize. See what strategies and Pokemon rise to the top, and which ones are just hype. Try different and new things. By reserving judgement, I mean I don't want to see people posting about how "X is SO BROKEN OMG QUICKBAN". I refuse to quickban things before two weeks have passed, and even then it would have to be absolute slaughter (and it would be a council vote). So, let's discuss. What does everyone think of the new Pokemon we get to use in NU?