Well, today marks my 1980th post on Smogon. It’s been a great run and I’ve met some cool people, but instead of making a dumb thread in a forum where I list a bunch of people I love and appreciate, I decided to make a fun challenge to bring the community together. Approved by myself and Pocket. Format and concept stolen and modified from voodoo pimp’s Smogon Doubles Conquest. Welcome to the OU Conquest! In this challenge, we will play a modified version of OU by unbanning or banning certain aspects of the metagame. For instance, in one round we may unban non-Sand Rush Excadrill, then unban Darkrai, then unban Moody (k maybe not), then ban Drizzle / all weather, and so on. Doing this will offer a unique perspective of the metagame and will foster a competitive spirit among forum goers. The challenge will be carried out on the IRC channel #conquest. More details regarding IRC are provided below. In a Nutshell All participants would start off with 20 GOLD COINS. You win by either being: the first to earn 100 GOLD COINS or the one last standing. The Nitty Gritty Rules Participants will put [C] in their IRC username and challenge each other Smogon's official Pokemon chat, #pokemon, by PM only. The winner gains half of loser's' GOLD COINS and the loser will lose GOLD COINS by the same amount ROUNDED DOWN. Exception A: If the loser has more than 40 GOLD COINS, the winner would gain maximum of 20 GOLD COINS and loser lose the same amount of GOLD COINS. Exception B: If the loser has less than 4 GOLD COINS, the winner would gain minimum of 2 GOLD COINS and loser lose the same amount of GOLD COINS (even if that means negative currency) Players with less than 1 GOLD COIN is eliminated from the challenge Additional Means of Earning or Losing GOLD COINS: If you win a game that eliminates a player you earn 3 additional GOLD COINS You win 6 GOLD COINS for a 5-win streak; 12 GOLD COINS for a 10-win streak; etc You lose COINS by inactivity; GOLD COINS lost = Days w/o battling - 2. This means you must play at least once every other day to avoid this penalty Finally, if you have already joined the competition, YOU MAY NOT REFUSE MATCHES. This is a cut throat competition and you should be ready and willing to fight. Reward Every surviving participant will receive 1 pt for every 10 GOLD COINS The winner of the challenge will receive an additional 2 pts Every eliminated player will lose 1 pt When you reach a certain amount of points, you will be rewarded with something special! How to Enter Simply join #pokemon and ask for a match for the OU Conquest challenge. Report your win / loss in this thread, and you'll automatically be registered as a participant. All participants track record will be stored in this spreadsheet Miscellaneous This is mainly for my reference but is vital for anyone else who has editing access. The spreadsheet records are updated with the following formulae: Loser N3 (cell of loser's updated coin amount): =N2-MIN(20,FLOOR(N2/2,1)) Winner L14 (cell of winner's updated coin amount): =L13+MIN(20,FLOOR(N2/2,1)) These care of rounding as well as the 20 DOUBLOON gain / loss restriction.