Time's up! What did you think of the metagame? How did you fare? If you didn't see my post in the other suspect thread, I lowered the req from 1500 to 1400, which around 50 accounts hit... but are YOU one of them? This thread serves two purposes: First, if you passed the 1400 mark on any of your accounts, please post to identify. You don't have to identify all of your accounts if you don't want to, but it would be pretty cool to see who was badass enough to get more than one alt passed the threshold. Remember, meeting rating reqs is all you need in order to vote, so you don't need to worry about any sort of paragraphs or anything like before. I took a screen shot of the ratings at exactly 12:00am, and here it is: Midnight Ladder Screen Shot (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Midnight Ladder Screen Shot (open) Midnight Ladder Screen Shot (close) If you didn't pass the 1400 mark, but believe you should be allowed to vote, I will be allowing special permission applications. Please answer the following questions and PM your responses to: Philip7086, Aldaron, Earthworm, Gouki, Jibaku, and reachzero. Do not post your special permission application in this thread. Please keep in mind that I do not plan on accepting very many special permission applications, seeing as ~50 users were able to meet the requirements. You should have a very compelling reason you didn't make it if you want to be accepted, and please don't waste my, or any of my colleagues' time if you don't. Note: a compelling reason is not "I'm obviously good enough, as demonstrated by my DPPt success stories". In fact, such a claim is irrelevant, considering that this is a brand new game. Instead, we want to read about your understanding of the metagame, and things of that nature. Prove to us that you're knowledgeable enough to vote. Second, even if you did not qualify to vote, you may post suspect nominations in this thread. Please do not respond to other users' nominations, as that would just clutter this thread up with useless arguing. Use the other thread if you want to argue about suspects. Users who do not follow this rule are at risk of getting a forum warning. When posting nominations, please keep these things in mind: For the first time ever, we are allowing people to nominate abilities for a ban vote. If you nominate an ability, keep in mind that it will be banned on all Pokemon who get it. If a Pokemon only has one ability and that ability gets banned, said Pokemon will also effectively be banned (at least, until its secondary ability is released in Dream World). You may not nominate an ability + Pokemon combo. Remember that you may also nominate current Uber Pokemon to bring down into OU for testing. If these Pokemon get voted down, they will automatically be suspect to a vote after the next round to determine if they should stay OU or not. You are not required to cater your nomination to any of the three 4th gen characteristics of an Uber. All we are looking for in these nominations are sound logic and nomination popularity. There is no minimum length per nomination; if you get your thoughts across, and you show good reasoning, that's all we need to see. If we believe one suspect directly impacted another's performance, we will purposefully not accept the weaker nomination so that the Pokemon can be tested without its partner in crime to see if it's broken on its own. Also, in terms of voting order, ability votes will be held before Pokemon votes, in case one Pokemon is only broken due to another Pokemon's ability.