Posted on Sep 18, 2012 12:04PM
Conventionally, Ubers has been a completely static tier — there has been no suspect testing of any kind, and no outside influences, other than a game release, ever mixed up the metagame. For this reason, it was often shafted with labels of "banlist" instead of a metagame. This, however, is not the case anymore. Ubers Clause Testing has just begun.
The Ubers moderation staff, some of the people most important in Ubers policy, has agreed that it's time to make some changes and liven things up. As a result, Ubers Clause Testing was announced, wherein we will be testing which clauses are actually necessary to keep our favorite metagame competitive. Everything is explained in the linked thread, but the gist of it is that we will have a central council of 7 of the best, most knowledgeable, and most open-minded Ubers players who will determine which clauses are viable to be removed. The best part is, however, that you will get to be involved too! After a period of playtesting, we will open a large-scale vote, reminiscent of the early BW votes, where the only thing you'll need to qualify is a high ladder rating.
What does this mean for you? Well, if you're interested in any sort of Ubers policy, or just the Ubers metagame in general, you should come on down to Ubers forum, the center of all the activity. We're really excited about the prospects of shaking up Ubers and adding a new level of excitement to what is undoubtably your favorite tier. If you have any questions about the Ubers Clause Testing or its process, feel free to contact Jibaku or me, since we're the ones leading it. Hope to see you involved! ~bojangles