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Showdown League!

Discussion in 'Pokémon Showdown!' started by Bd4uf, Aug 7, 2012.


What do you think?

  1. Yes

  2. No

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  1. Bd4uf


    Aug 1, 2012
    Ok, I know this idea has been attempted mutiple times but this time it can be more organized and may work.
    Only Gym challenges will happen on weekends.
    Challengers are not allowed to use (Legendaries,Ubers,Banned moves or Weather Teams)
    Players can only challenge once a Week
    More will be applied.
    Gym 1-Steel
    Gym 2-Dragon
    Gym 3-Ghost
    Gym 4-Dark
    Gym 5-Fire
    Gym 6-Water
    Gym 7-Electric
    Gym 8-Psychic
    Elite 4
    Elite 1-Snow Warning
    Elite 2-Sand Stream
    Elite 3-Drought
    Elite 4-Drizzle
    Champion-1st person to beat E4
  2. verbatim

    verbatim The costume fits Just a little too tight
    is a Battle Server Administratoris a Forum Moderator

    Jun 11, 2011
    Like you've said, this has been tried many times before. However, I see nothing to distinguish this attempt from said failures, not to mention your inclusion of legendaries and weather teams into the ban list doesn't display really speak well of your understanding of the world of competitive pokemon.
  3. blarajan

    blarajan Rest in Bling
    is a Smogon Social Media Contributoris a Forum Moderatoris a Tiering Contributoris a Community Contributor Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnusis a Past SPL Champion
    VGC Co-Leader

    Aug 29, 2010
    can we stop posting shit like this please
  4. akela


    Mar 22, 2012
    Your concept: I am going to do what everyone has tried before multiple times, only I am going to claim it is different without bothering to differentiate from the other attempts in any significant way.

    My response: No. A thousand times no. There is not a word in the tongues of the great old ones to suggest my opposition to this idea.
  5. Kenny

    Kenny don't expect me

    Aug 1, 2012
    The poll says it all I think.
  6. Relados

    Relados fractactical genius
    is a Battle Server Moderator Alumnus

    Jul 9, 2012
    Okay, on paper this idea might sound like fun, but I think it's obvious in practice that a league would flop. It's not effective and would be a hassle with little reward. Besides, PS has more important things to dedicate time and effort to.

    Also, putting limitations on challenges would fail. If there was to be a league, it would have to follow standard rules of the tiers, not extra rules like "no legendaries." Legendaries are a major part of the metagame.

    All in all, leagues don't work. A tip to all reading this: Even you can't make a league work.
  7. Tobes

    Tobes *You felt yours sins crawling on your back.
    is a Site Staff Alumnusis a Battle Server Admin Alumnusis a Super Moderator Alumnusis a Community Contributor Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnusis a defending World Cup of Pokemon champion

    Jul 16, 2010
    As if we would allow Articuno to mar the competitiveness of such a grand undertaking.
  8. Vintage Books

    Vintage Books

    Dec 14, 2010
    I agree, phione and regice are too broken and should be banned from this
  9. michael

    michael m as in mancy
    is a Battle Server Admin Alumnusis a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnus

    Jun 26, 2011
    Ignoring the trolly replies, having seen two or three leagues start up well and fail in the end, I can't say it'll do well. To add to that, the organisers for the previous leagues were well-known and well-respected users, giving them a starting player base - I can honestly say I don't recognise your name - and much time and effort was put into crafting them, including a webpage. Not to discourage you or anything, give it a shot, but I can't say I think it's a good idea.
  10. Great Sage

    Great Sage Banned deucer.

    Jul 31, 2006
    This is a nonstarter in so many ways.
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