I'd take you a little more seriously if you didn't shoot your own credibility in the foot by admitting you don't play UU anymore and just like to debate with us. Come back when you're actually playing the game again.
What made you quit UU? I haven't been on the UU subforum for a good week now, so can you catch me up??
If you want a change of pace, then OU or RU sounds good. OU does consist of weather wars, but two prominent weather threats Excadrill and Thundurus has left, so many players find the tier balanced and enjoyable. Weatherless HO is on the rise, for instance.
If you want to play in a tier with minimal effects of weather with a solid player base, I suggest RU. It may be an easier transition from UU for you.
yeah, i guess its just their reasoning, though again I think it just applies to reach and tof both because they were high on the ladder at the time and they were major forces beforehand so jabba trusts them. :P
I don't know what to say, Banedon. They must have been the most qualified out of the rest of the applicant pool. And who knows, maybe they had an impressive presence at #genvuu :0. I am pretty sure you'll see their forum activity spike in a few days.
Anyways, there is still a good possibility that some of the senate spots would be up for grabs again, due to inactivity. You have great forum presence, and your posts and rmts indicate that you do well in uu. If the chance presents itself, apply next time! You're definitely a competitive applicant in my book. Until then, do what you enjoy most, and keep on playing uu / contribute in discussions :d
I don't think UU would necessarily become bad just from this revision in testing. You can still influence the overall decisions by presenting practical play experience and convincing arguments. Anyways, I hope you don't give up playing, cuz that's plain disappointing :/
also just wanted to point out regarding your VM on Pocket's wall: ToF and reach were both MAJOR forces in DPP UU, so it makes sense that he would at least have reach in backup. ToF's nom was accepted because he was high on the ladder, so a player of his caliber should have a good understanding of the metagame.