RARELYUSED TEAM STUDY Credits for Melee Mewtwo and Dice for thread components and idea Welcome to Team Study. The goal of this project is to help unite the community while improving the overall quality of the player-base by studying the art of teambuilding at the highest level. What is this for? This project is made in response to an assortment of issues plaguing the community (stolen from Melee mewtwo). There is a division between the young general RarelyUsed community and the experienced veterans that have supported and explored the tier more than any other. The lack of communication and interaction between the two result in the knowledge remaining with the knowledgeable and the newcomers left to grope in the dark. Hopefully, igniting intelligent discussion between the two sides through the complexities of advanced teambuilding will help to bring the community together and advance it towards one that is active and enjoyable. How does it work? Each week (more or less) there will be a high-level team that will be displayed for the community as a whole to discuss. The aim of this discussion will be to analyze the team by identifying roles and explaining their purpose, investigating specific movesets and Pokemon choices, strong points of the team, flaws it may have and even questions concerning unusual or confusing aspects. Essentially, the team will serve as a model to learn from and an example to refer to. Once the discussion is over, the teambuilder will post explaining his decisions and answering any questions or false ideas concerning them. What do I get out of it? The most polite and intelligent poster that shows an interest and enthusiasm will be rewarded at the end of each week. "Winning" multiple times will lead to greater advantages. Winner will be choose by team creator and myself. Some rewards may be: Winning two/three weeks will get you voice on #Rarelyused IRC (Even if you don't have any status yet I strongly encourage you guys to come check it out.)Good posting can result in nominations for a Ladybug or Community Contributor badge depending on your work in the RU subforum.A good look at current tournament teams and trends.Insight on how teams are built and more knowledge of the RU Metagame.There may be another prize or so, but it's still not worked out yet. Don't let this discourage you, however.A good, intelligent thread!