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Smogon Frontier - Summer Edition

Discussion in 'Site Projects' started by Kevin Garrett, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. Kevin Garrett

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    I discussed the status of the Smogon Frontier with Aeolus a few months ago (and again ealier today to work out the details). He gave me permission to restart it on July 12th. Since that time is coming soon, I feel it's necessary to get everything organized beforehand. The biggest concern from the last thread I posted was that the brains will lose their steam early. For that reason, the frontier will only run for 30 days without limiting the amount of players that join. The deadline is limiting enough to competitors. That will be a big improvement because after the original wave of players, a lot of random users were filling up all the replacement slots. This time everyone and anyone will have a fair chance. I also thought about doing multiple tiers a little more and decided against it. It's already challenging enough with playing 11 of the best OU players and a randbat. I will be writing an article for the Smog about it, which will be released on July 4th. That will give everyone a long week to hype about it on IRC / Shoddy.

    Finally, we'll need to update the brain staff. Here are the requirements Aeolus posted:

    Requirements:
    1) Talent. You have to be very good. If you don't mind, post your current CRE. All games are going to be standard OU... because that was really really fun the last time we did it.
    2) Willingness to make yourself available to challengers.

    Those of you that held a position in the previous season and still meet the requirements will be likely to receive their same position if chosen. Shoddy Moderators are prefered, but it is not a requirement. Sinnoh brain titles will be changed to their American names. Factory Foreman will stay the same.

    Arena Tycoon Aeroblacktyl
    Factory Head Jackal
    Dome Ace Twist of Fate
    Pike Queen JabbaTheGriffin
    Palace Maven KD24
    Salon Maiden TAY
    Pyramid King panamaxis
    Tower Tycoon Kevin Garrett
    Factory Foreman august
    Arcade Star Jimbo
    Castle Valet Blue Kirby
    Hall Matron Taylor
  2. Jimbo

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    I'd be happy to be Dome Ace again.

    However if Jumpman doesn't want to randbat I loooooooove randbats ^__^; (so arcade star)

    I'll post my current CRE later. Lately I've been battling a lot on my main account (Jimbo) which had/has a very low deviation and an eh rating because I mess around with it and sometimes give battles away. I think right now my CRE is around 1500 though which isn't bad (I brought it up from 1415 two points at a time if that matters).

    Oh I'm also a Shoddy Mod already and I take challengers readily :)
  3. kd24

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    i will be happy to join as the palace maven again

    1432 record, im kind of in the same boat as jimbo, i rarely ever go on laddering sprees to keep a high record and usually like to test a lot of things on ladder. if i need to, i can get high on ladder for you.
  4. Legacy Raider

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    I'd like to join for any position really. I haven't played standard OU in last week or so because I've been focusing on suspect, and right now there I've got a CRE of 1556, a deviation of 49 and an average rating of 1747. I'm already a shoddy mod and go on shoddy everyday as it is, so I'll be available to take challenges regularly.

    However, I am going on holiday from the 20th of July to the 2nd of August and will have no little to no internet access for these 13 days. If this is a problem I understand, but I'm more than willing to cram challenges in before and after to make up for it.
  5. august

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    I would undertake any position.

    My CRE right now is like 1450ish, but thats misleading because i haven't laddered in 2 or 3 weeks. It was 1605 when i stopped.

    EDIT: I am not a shoddy mod however
  6. JabbaTheGriffin

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    would like to be pike queen again
  7. jrrrrrrr

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    I'd like to play but I wanna be pike queen :(

    also, can we come up with cool stipulations for the matches?
  8. Sapientia

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    I'd also like to join, but I guess my cre is very bad as I didn't play ou ladder for months lol
  9. twash

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    I would like to take up my old slot if possible (Palace Maven at the time of closure). I haven't laddered for a while, because you know I was trying to get my account back on track so had to let the deviation rise first, but it is at 1443 at the moment with a relatively high 59.5 deviation (something which I could capitalize on I hope).

    /edit: Tower Tycoon is definitely the coolest though >:0!
  10. Sonuis

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    I would like to do the vie for a randbat position assuming Jump doesn't reclaim it.
  11. Aeroblacktyl

    Aeroblacktyl The pizza doesn't scream in the oven! LOL!
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    arena tycoon mop arena tycoon mop arena tycoon mop ya ya ya?
  12. Gouki

    Gouki nice times all the times
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    applying for arena tycoon position
  13. Aeroblacktyl

    Aeroblacktyl The pizza doesn't scream in the oven! LOL!
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    challenging gouki to a best of 9 to determine who gets it
  14. Gouki

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    mop and i agree to split the title of arena tycoon ggs!

    seriously id like factory foreman again if thats alright
  15. Jackal

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    I would like my Factory Head position back, but if whoever makes this decision decides that there are better battlers than I, I understand I guess. I don't really ladder seriously (although I try to keep up with the metagame), and if that is reason enough to take me out, so be it!

    I am pretty confident that I would be able to hold my own though, and I at least represent higher up smogon authority on there!
  16. Kevin Garrett

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    It's just going to be standard OU without special conditions, bar the Arcade Star (randbat).
  17. jrrrrrrr

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    is there any reason for why its going to be standard OU? I think it would be more faithful to the actual battle frontier if we changed things up a bit. Also, it would keep the brains and participants more interested throughout the tourney. Instead of just making one team for all the brains...we'd actually be making people think throughout the whole tourney.

    If I'm missing something just let me know or say fuck off jrrrr or something, I was just kinda disappointed by every match being exactly the same.
  18. ToF

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    Yeah any position works for me. CRE is kinda misleading for me because I rarely play standard, more of a suspect player as of late, as well as UU. If you really want I can ladder on some alt to 1500+...

    Edit: I wouldn't mind being Arcade Star...that seem so so rad lol.
  19. Kevin Garrett

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    If there are special conditions for each battle then it will be a lot harder for people to have a chance of winning. In the previous thread and a discussion we had on IRC a few months ago, there were too many people against having different sets of rules or tiers for each brain. If a challenger even gets haxed in one game it puts additional pressure of them to win every other game, including the randbat. Then they would have to abide by rules they might not be used to playing by. It's discouraging for people who want to play standard OU.

    The challenges get stale after a while, but that is why there is a reasonable deadline.
  20. matty

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    Ya I'll apply. I just laddered a bunch today and got back to about 1490.

    Castle Valet, yeah?
  21. cim

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    The allowing anyone in is a big improvement; last time people would want to enter when it first started, and by the time slots freed up enough, they lost interest because they thought it was impossible after big names couldn't beat the Frontier. If everyone tries at the same time at least there will be more people willing to try, I think. It's still heavily stacked against the opponent, but I kind of figured that was the point, that if you can win this you're beyond good (and there's something seriously broken about your team, probably).

    I could be a Brain. I'm not spectacular, though, last time I checked my CRE was in the 1400s for OU. Arcade Star Chris ?
  22. TAY

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    Salon Maiden TAY at your service (again).
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    Heh I'm in the same boat as Jimbo and stuff with my rating at like 1540 only going up two points at a time, but whilst I would love to reclaim Pyramid King, I do have exams to study for in those hols so I shall challenge it :). Gl to all Brains (heh you're all going down to me!)
  24. Loki

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    i look forward to beating you all
  25. DawnBringer

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    I would like to be arcade star, but not a mod, and my current CRE is misleading as well as I haven't laddered seriously in a while. When I stopped, it was at 1624.

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