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Smogon Tour - Season 8

Discussion in 'Smogon Tour' started by Aeolus, May 12, 2009.

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  1. Bad Ass

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    Jan 5, 2009
    no, this one per week idea is not cool. Honestly, nothing is wrong with the current system. I totally agree with kd24. So when I get haxed out of round one, I can't make up lost points the next week? This actually gives an advantage to players. 'oh Obi is playing this week, i think i'll wait till next week'. Pretty soon we'll have pkmnmaster1998 winning tours. Good players won't make the final 8. I'm sorry, but this is one of the worst ideas put out there...yet we are still using it? no
  2. Wobby


    Apr 11, 2009
    The thing is, if you and the other battlers only play once a week, then you really haven't been given a disadvantage. Everyone is only playing once a week so the max amount of points one can receive is the same for everyone.

    If the point of signing up twice isn't so that you can get a second chance to beat someone worse and get to round 2 easier, then everyone from Day 1 that didn't get to the final round will be signing up for Day 2. Is it justified to say that everybody should get a second chance when we know all to well that most of them won't go any further the second day than the first? Also, hax is part of the game, so it shouldn't be pointed out that those who fall to hax might have gotten farther if they didn't.

    It's pretty obvious that you have more experience with the tours than I do, but the fact is, if you want to say that the first day is just a "Mulligan" and then join the second day because you didn't get as many points as you wanted, that isn't being fair to those who didn't get a chance on the first day to do better the second. I'm not trying to say that you in particular would, just that battlers in general would do this kind of thing. However, if we say that those who didn't get any points on the first day move on to the second, then we are giving battlers who really didn't have a chance (or fell to hax, but really the better battlers get past Round 1), then those with less experience can have another chance. It would be unfair to say that those with more experience get two chances when some with less experience only get one, or none at all!

    And then this is just plain ignorance. Basically what you are saying is that inexperienced battlers shouldn't have the chance that stronger battlers do. What kind of attitude is that? Surely you were once as bad as pkmnmaster1998. To say that those with better teams and/or better skills should have an advantage over those with worse teams and/or skills is just stupid. Then, there are those who don't even get the chance to participate just because those battlers who got past Round 1 and had a chance to get points want to have another chance on Day 2. I wouldn't say this idea is PERFECT, but it is giving others a chance to play and that is fine with me.
  3. RBG

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    Jan 27, 2008
    Just as a note, you only gain points from one of the two tours a week. If you got 1 point on Saturday and 2 on Sunday, you will still only get 2 Points for that week. Many people do play on both days to get more points if they did poorly on Saturday.
  4. B-Lulz

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    Apr 21, 2008
    Totally agree, I think playing just once a week takes away some of the element of it to be honest, but thats just my opinion.
  5. Kristoph


    Jun 10, 2005
    if you want to participate, you need to wait for the signup thread to be posted, and then confirm your participation in there as soon as possible. you need to do this for each individual tournament, so if you miss today's tour, you can sign up for tomorrow's, etc..
  6. AbsolDeath


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pretty convenient, I misclicked on smogon searching a different website and I see a tournament. O_O...Although I don't even play Pokemon anymore this should be damn interesting. Let's hope Absol gets some fair games this time *cough*. >_>
  7. Rundas1234


    May 13, 2009
    im new to smogon and all, so this is all new to me. is this on platinum or PBR?
  8. Sapientia

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    Jan 3, 2008
  9. Aeolus

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    Sep 12, 2005
    While it is clear to me that splitting participation into either Saturday or Sunday was a success this first week (we'll see how it goes from here)... something else needs to be done to increase the number of playing spots. Be on the look-out for a surprise during week 4...
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