Phewf, that was a long one eh? The first full-month suspect testing for BW OU has finally finished, so what are your thoughts? The "Top 15 + 15" method seemed to really work in encouraging people to push their accounts to the limit, judging by how high the ratings were this time around, compared to the previous voting rounds. Here's what the ladder ranks looked like at midnight, EST, and what we will officially be using to determine qualified voters: Midnight Ladder Screen Shot (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Midnight Ladder Screen Shot (open) Midnight Ladder Screen Shot (close) Remember that the "Top 15" part will only include the top 15 Smogon user accounts, so anyone with multiple alts in top 15 will only be counted once. Because of this, I cannot tell you all what the cutoff currently is until everybody identifies, so even if you're not in the Top 15 + 15 right now, if you're close you should still identify your accounts! If you did not make the cutoff this time, but still think you deserve to vote, we are accepting Special Permissions applications. Please fill this form out and PM it to these users: Earthworm, Gouki, Jibaku, reachzero, and myself. On top of voter identification, this thread is also where everybody is allowed to post their suspect nominations. Here are some rules to keep in mind when submitting nominations: 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. All suspects that passed a simple majority but not a super majority last round are automatically suspects this round. You do not need to nominate them again. Reminder: This thread is NOT for getting into debates about whose nominations are good or bad. Please do not reply to any posts in this thread. I will keep the other suspect voting thread open for such discussions to take place. All posts breaking this rule will be deleted, and the users are subject to a forum warning. Finally, I just wanted to thank everybody who participated this round. We really appreciate the effort you all put into making sure we have the best tier list possible. Also, special thanks to reachzero for making the suspect thread for this round while I was on vacation. And finally, a very special thanks again to Super, whom we would not have a running server with the band we decide every round without! It would be nice if you all could thank them too if you get a chance :). Edit: whoops, I forgot to mention that the voter identification and suspect nomination phase of this round ends this Sunday at 11:59pm. Yes, it's shorter than it has been in the past, but that's because ii the past these threads don't see much activity past the first few days.