[01:13:51] <&aldaron> i dont know where i stand on that point [01:13:54] <&aldaron> philosophically speaking [01:14:06] <&aldaron> whether we should only view the current metagame or take future theorymon into account [01:14:38] <&aldaron> ive always included future theorymon in judgment calls but im not sure if i can justify using it for deciding policy .... [01:15:34] <&aldaron> yea my issue with the current metagame is unfortunately something that cant be solved by our traditional approach to tiering [01:15:48] <&aldaron> i dont think any one strategy is overpowering or unbalanced [01:16:11] <&aldaron> i just think we have too many good ones that involve using too varied methods to deal with them [01:16:22] <&aldaron> my issue with the meta isnt actually rain even, it is sun lol [01:16:33] <&aldaron> you can use normal teams to deal with rain / sand / weatherless / stall fine [01:16:40] <&aldaron> its dealing with sun that makes you use weird things .... So I'm curious where you all stand on what I randomly said in some irc channel just now. Note anyone can respond as long your post is coherent and logical. You can also choose to address the merit of each of those concerns, just one, whatever, entirely up to you. I do ask that you respond a particular way for the second point though...more on that in a bit. You'll note the first concern is more philosophically based and asking for where you stand and justification. So if you choose to respond to that just give me your thoughts on the matter, whatever goes. Just to clarify with an example, what I mean is should I decide whether or not to suspect something based on concerns over what might happen in the future, or should I make my judgments SOLELY on the current metagame in hand? The second concern can be responded to in two ways. You can either agree with the assertion and propose how to deal with it, or disagree with the assertion and bypass the dealing with it part. I'd prefer you stick to the former...as in even if you disagree with it, play devil's advocate and tell me how you would deal with that situation if you did agree with it.