Hello and welcome to Victory Road. After much discussion, the OU staff has decided to create a new forum to discuss most relevant metagame topics. Experience has proven that threads related to tiering, metagame trends and other important competitive topics can't be open to anyone, therefore, from now on, such discussions will be held here. The general OU forum rules DO apply here as well but, unlike the general OU metagame forum, only badged users and people who prove to be mature and quality posters are being granted posting privileges in this forum. If you're not a badgeholder and you think that you should be allowed to post in this forum, then feel free to send an application to the following users: ginganinja, ShootingStarmie, alexwolf, Hollywood, Subject 18, Chou Toshio, and myself. People who are approved by the OU staff, will be given posting permissions here. In your application, make sure to include: a small paragraph on why you think you should be allowed to post in this forum; links to some of your most recent posts in the general OU metagame forum; a screenshot of your ladder peak and/or your placement in official tournaments. Do note that people who display a poor behavior will get their permissions revoked immediately.