Goodbye

Hi (and bye). I am writing this message to inform the Ubers community that I am no longer going to be running this tier alongside Fireburn. In fact, between increased work hours and student teaching in the fall, I figure this would be an excellent time to hang my Pokemon career up for good. I simply do not have the time to be playing this addictive game any more, and if I didn't completely vanish I fear I would just be sucked back in at a time in my life where I really need to be focused on other things. It has already been agreed upon who will be taking my place, and as a user who has proven his mastery at this tier I fully expect he will do an excellent job running Ubers with my nigga Fireburn. This users identity will remain a mystery for now, no spoilers.

First off, I would like to thank the Ubers community. It was pretty cancerous overall in Gen 5 and at the start of gen 6, but it is a really fucking good community now and I enjoy interacting with 97% of you...there is a reason I stuck to this community through and through this generation despite being pretty good at RU and competent at LC. There are quite a few of you that are SPL ready right now (especially Level 56 who is absolutely as good as the elite tournament players, whoever picks him next year is getting a steal) and others who are not far off. Keep doing what you've done so far and this community will continue to grow, probably into the most pleasant bunch of people on this site.

This is a reasonably fun tier. It is well known throughout this community that I am not a big proponent of Gen 6 Ubers, mostly because Gen 4 and Gen 5 (the latter of which I was an elite) were so much fun by comparison. With that said, I would still rather play Ubers than a few Gen 6 tiers, and feel its issues are applicable to Gen 6 as a whole. There is still room to innovate in this somewhat stale metagame, and I hope you guys remember to have fun while playing this children's game. Why not bring Stunfisk or Wormadam-S to peak the ladder? Hopefully the SUMO metagame is better though!

One more thing: Senior Staff, for the love of GOD allow suspect tests next generation. I don't even think Primal Groudon and Mence were particularly broken (although the latter was suspect worthy IMO), but with Game Freak intending on introducing more bullshit in the form of Zygarde Complete etc. al, there is the possibility that next generation will have even more powerful threats to have to deal with. I dislike suspect tests in Ubers except for extreme cases, but Ubers is a tier now and yes, there may well be one or two Pokemon that need to be brought up for a suspect down the line. I was incredibly frustrated as a tier leader because of my inability to actually run my tier properly. Now, Ubers isn't OU and suspect tests should be a last resort due to the nature of this tier...but chances are there are going to be 1-2 Pokemon that are not Mega Rayquaza (aka quickban) level but will need to be suspected. Let the next TL have more autonomy than me ffs.

I am gonna be mostly inactive for the next week or two (depending on how long the Ubers room survives in PSPL), but I will still be around to tie up loose ends in QC, show the new tier leader the ropes, and in general say goodbyes. After that, I am gone forever. I won't remove any Skype contacts though so if you want to send me a message or w/e, feel free to do so.

Shoutouts:

Ubers:

Fireburn: This is the end, but it was great working with you and I will miss you forever ,__,. Please keep the tier healthy and remove the cancer that is full BP (I can help you get started on this if need be).

Nayrz: You are a QC GOD and are doing a great job getting integrated into the community. Keep up the good work; do not worry I will not leave before making sure the Ubers QC forum is completely empty!

Hack: One of my first friends on Smogon and easily one of the best players I have played in any tier. Keep beasting and being on of the premier faces of the community, and thanks for introducing me to these forus in the first place!

yohoE: Adorable and excellent user; the Genesects are all yours as long as you want them.

Level 56: Absolutely on the level of BKC FLCL etc. in terms of playing ability; whatever SPL team drafts you is going to be thrilled.

Astounded: Another SPL level player, keep putting in work and you will eventually get recognized, much as I did. :D

shrang: Thanks for the work you put in the Ubers room; lord knows I didn't want to do all of the grunt work in there. Was a pleasure chatting with you.

Iris: Didn't get to know you that well, but it was fun playing you in DPP Ubers and OU.

Aberforth: Pornman is the objectively superior name and you should change it back. I still love you though.

Blim: BW Ubers don and great guy all around. Was always a pleasure talking to you!

Edgar: BW Ubers don, and one of the most creative Gen 5 players out there. Go out and dominate the Gen 5 tour!

trickroom: BW Ubers don, and probably the person who taught me the most about Ubers as a whole. That Stunfisk team is fucking legendary and has won countless room tournaments. Thanks for everything, your SPL record says it all.

PROBLEMS: BW Ubers don, I know I was more or less handcuffed running the tier but my successor will hopefully have more leeway than I had...and if so, Ubers will be freed again next SPL.

Steve Angello: Sorry about seasonals :x, you are a strong player and top notch memer, was cool talking to you over the years.

aim: come back to ubers next SPL babe ,__, I have not gotten the chance to talk to you in a while but I hope all is well with the youtube business. I caught the omastar doubles episode and enjoyed it! What a majestic Pokemon.

dice: Cool dude, I wish you better SPL luck than you've had the past couple of years. It was not fun going "2-3" that year I was on the cryos, and I am still bitter about the Jibaku game in particular. Hopefully you come back in full force.

Donkey: RIP BW don ,__,

Minority Suspect: Enjoy Ubers RO and I am happy with your contributions to the ubers community n__n

Cranham: cute up and comer :o

Execute / user php: Apparently pro haxball player, I am sorry I have not been available to play that.

ZoroarkForever: Your level of play last SPL made us all look good. Keep putting in work.

Evuelf: Another dude with SPL success, it has always been fun playing you even if all of our matches are decided by ridiculous team matchup.

Haruno: Best user on Smogon.

orch: Outclassed by Haruno, but still darn solid.

rileydelete: I really like you. I do hope you control your edginess a little bit, as you can be a little wild, but I am happy you are back in the Ubers community.

Aquasition: You took enough games from me in BW Ubers to be considered a rival. GL in the future on the BW Ubers council. :0

Jibaku: Former Ubers mod and excellent SPL player. We have missed you :__:

hyw: Not edgy enough, but adorable user nonetheless.

Mr.378: Hello there Iron Man of Ubers. Let's play a Gen 1 game before I leave (and by gen 1 I mean gen 5).

Peli: RUPL God, and rising star in the Ubers community.

Theorymon: Thanks for the Ludicolo analysis help, I will need to upload that soon lel.

Imma Fly, Transcendent God Champion, Bossness, sasha the master, puregenius: The original Draco Masters. 2013 DM was very powerful as evidenced by UPL results (yea, we COULD compete at a tournament level). Bossness is absolutely awesome at BW Ubers, and Transcendent God Champion, I know I have started some stuff with you, but you really are a great writer and have crafted some memorable RMT's that have definitely influenced the community in a positive way. Keep up the good work :o

haxiom: awesome contributor, believe me I am very happy with your contributions!

Krauersaut: At least I am not as much of a bully as Fireburn! You are the one user I am consistently lucky against. I have no idea why.

Lord Outrage: This is the end, but I fully expect you will play in SPL next year, and when you do, please prove your disbelievers wrong and eat their children.

steelskitty: I love you D: Best user ever.

Vileman: Stop beating me with that FUCKING ghostceus cheese team I swear to GOD...adorable user though :D

WreckDra: you a true homie

Melee Mewtwo: lol

polop: Maybe the best user ever, I will never forget building that skarory fireceus team with you!

Hugendugen: I will be joining you in the abyss dude...

Others: Kebabe DracoMaster Dab Exiline xDesch Arii Stella shadow quinn JAMES JIMMY THE MAN THE MYTH THE LEGEND punchshroom The Trap God Camilas Lacus Clyne Serga Thugly Duckling magssy parivard SparksBlade absdaddy (<3) jhonx Dominatio ApplePieFTW Furai antacool Ryoma Nagare



(makeup):

(makeup): the user who started the social group I chatted in the most. We built a LC team as recently as a week ago, which brought me a tremendous nostalgic feeling...after all, I won many LCPL matches back in the day with your teams!

SteelEdges: Was always cool chatting with you, and I admire your devotion to PS. If you ever come up to the NYC / CT area, hit me up.

Aurora: Literally the best. It was a pleasure talking to you about basically anything and I cannot say enough good things about you as a person, right down to the firebot troll posts or the undying support for random Arceus forme VR posts. I really believe you have SMod potential down the line, so long you pick a tier / niche and stick with it. GL with your exams :D

atomicllamas: This is the end, but my support for you earning your meanest and cutest Smog awards will never waver. I wish you the best of luck with RU going forward n__n (insertextremelypositiveemotehere)

Isa: Best TD of all imo tbh. I learned a lot about RBY OU from you and it was always nice chatting with you. You have a thankless job, and I hope you continue to take it head on.

Cherub Agent: What a lovely user, when you're not throwing up at me that is. Do stay in contact pls, even if I am not coming on PS any more. Thanks for the BW NU playtests as well.

Frizy: What a lovely user. One of the few OU players in our little group, I congratulate you on leading the Sharks to victory this past SPL! Seriously, I am happy for you!

antemortem: (PUKE)

jk (bear)

Blitzamirin: WHERE IS SHEEP I WAS WINNING THAT SHIT FFS. Nah I forgive you though, PS Staff is being done a massive favor with my removal from that game, as I was an overcentralizing force.

ryan: Welcome back babe, sorry I am departing so soon after you left but that is life. We must fight in BW NU before I completely take off though.

tennisace: Rude bully is rude, but also a quality user and admin.

shaymin: I wonder which shoutout section was longer; yours on PC or mine? Regardless, feel free to stay in contact, it was a pleasure knowing you.

Sam: Was fun meeting up with you and Funkasaurus in NYC, my how time flies. I still have a bit of that fragrance lol

Scotteh: Amazing PS leader, I wish you all the best going forward with that. Be more active on skype imo.

Zebraiken: GL to your cornhuskers next year! I have not forgotten how you and HotNCold fought to get me drafted onto the Tigers in SPL 5, and I am glad my level of play that year justified that trust.

TalkTakesTime: See above, I wish you were on more but I know you have stuff going on IRL. I missed you on PS staff :(

Raseri: Our planned joint seppuku begins the 26th.

Arcticblast, @mikel: my how I have missed you two :__:


Discord groups:

Imanalt: Like Sam, except without the fragrance. Hopefully UConn can get revenge against UVM next year, but that would require competent play so I doubt it. Was fun meeting up with you.

Tokyo Tom: Beastly user, I am just sad I will not be around for your breakout season next year in SPL.

Molk: One of the first friends I made in the RU community. We made multiple teams that I was able to win with consistently, it was cooling getting to build with you. Both of us have a qwilfish fetish lel

Quote: You are wild. This is a good thing though!

Magnemite: Great user, and you lead your tier with conviction. It was a pleasure talking to you in discord calls, even if I do not play Smash or Risk.

macle: I was never the same LC player after leaving TMNT, sadly D:

Minus: Very adorable and quality user.

Mambo: Not actually on discord but I still adore you D:

Nova: Go win the opens nigga.

GatoDelFuego: AKA the user who once had the greatest avatar ever, and still has a pretty good avatar now even though it is outclassed. Good work on the GP team.

Spy: Hello there, I miss your old Smogon avatar tbh.

Lasagne: My how I have missed you, we played a fair amount in various tours actually and I always thought you were an underrated player, if you do come back take the community by storm.

soviet: Glad you had a lot of success this past SPL. I have not forgotten the assistance / tips you gave me in 2013 when I was starting out in BW Ubers and thought Latios was the greatest Pokemon ever; gl in the future.

ebeast: BW NU don and a pleasure to talk to in calls, AcroPour is jesus.

Winry: Do stay in contact, you are one of my favorite users ever. Wish you joined more mmm calls but such is life.

Archy: Was a pleasure modding the PC server with you, sadly my PC post will not be nearly this long.

Gloom: Another strong PC user, I will try to get in contact with you before leaving I swear.

Others: Sir Azelf TROP GOAO MegaZard wishes anto Jac BrightObject nerd Eevee General, interacted with you all on occasion and will miss you guys.


RU Community: I regret not getting more involved in this community, as RU is a fun tier at the moment, but I was too busy with ubers and IRL. Still you guys are a lot of fun.

Arifeen Andromeda Spirit Don Honchkrorleone FlamingVictini Omfuga (I hope you get council and ban Mola) DTC -Tsunami- Spirit passion eonX galbia Pearl kushalos The Leprechaun Kingler12345 Advantage


Other groups / miscellaneous quality users:

Too many to list them all, so if I forget about you, only be mildly offended. Will probably add more tomorrow.

Hikari ict HotnCold Vubon ben gay Blast Earthworm Jam OP Golden Gyarados JabbaTheGriffin Honor TOF Sapientia Nails Escavalier Lady Bug dodmen IronBullet FLCL teal6 Dilwar Rodan Sken Haund The Immortal django unchained Asuya Bouff Psychotic SOMALIA DestinyUnknown Tesung tamahome chaos aldaron Joim Genesect skylight Shame That McMeghan snobalt Muk Kiyo Valentine srinator trc Vacate Cheryl. Trickster



 
we might have known each other for like acouple of days lol i hope you the best and shit in life

(just hit us up on skype if u ever wanna play haxball ;p)
 

Funbot28

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One more thing: Senior Staff, for the love of GOD allow suspect tests next generation. I don't even think Primal Groudon and Mence were particularly broken (although the latter was suspect worthy IMO), but with Game Freak intending on introducing more bullshit in the form of Zygarde Complete etc. al, there is the possibility that next generation will have even more powerful threats to have to deal with. I dislike suspect tests in Ubers except for extreme cases, but Ubers is a tier now and yes, there may well be one or two Pokemon that need to be brought up for a suspect down the line. I was incredibly frustrated as a tier leader because of my inability to actually run my tier properly. Now, Ubers isn't OU and suspect tests should be a last resort due to the nature of this tier...but chances are there are going to be 1-2 Pokemon that are not Mega Rayquaza (aka quickban) level but will need to be suspected. Let the next TL have more autonomy than me ffs.
And yall think I was crazy when I brought up suspecting Primal Groudon and Mega Mence again smh....

Anyways good luck on ur future endeavors dude ;)
 

Aurora

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Sweep, you've been a real pleasure to get to know and talk to since we first encountered each other bitching about people using Dusclops in BW UU. Thanks for all you've done for me over the past two or so years, whether it be helping me get back into competitive Pokemon, helping me find my way around the Ubers community, listening to me vent, or teaching me BW Ubers. I probably wouldn't be where I am in the Smogon community now without you. Despite the difficulties you've endured while running this tier, I think you did an excellent job. Like Nayrz, I hope your bad Pokemon luck, which seemingly vanishes whenever you play me, stays just that: bad Pokemon luck. You'll be sorely missed in both the Smogon and Ubers communities, as well as in the Skype chats we share D: Good luck with real life, you deserve it!



(please do not forens me so deepyl)
 
Certainly a big loss, and it's really sad to see you go. However, I wish you the best of luck in your career, personal life, and the future in general. Thank you for all your contributions to Ubers! You have really helped the community with your experience and leadership.

Best wishes!
 

Edgar

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Later dude, hope our brief gen5 ubers on twitter continue, good luck irl and see you back here when SUMO comes around :]
 
We haven't talked much (if hardly ever) but you will be sorely missed. I know you were a true inspiration to many on this site and I hope you carry that quality into whatever it is you do.
 
I know we haven't really have talked as much as I liked, due to me being new to the community mostly and we did talk you seemed like a super cool dude, your efforts and full thought leadership of the tier are one of the factors that has gotten me to stick to the community and I really enjoy being part of it, so I have you to thank tremendously.

Along with that, you are one of the most impressive BW2 Uber players I have seen play or even to exist along with Evuelf and Blim so I would definitely put you in the top 3 for BW Ubers. Maybe I'll eventually find a true liking to BW2 Ubers and if I do it will be because of your games, I feel like I learnt so much more about it by revisiting UPL Games.

Anyways Good Luck with your future career and best wishes, you will be missed!
 
I've only been hanging out on PS and the Ubers community for about a week or so and in that time I saw how great of a TL you were and how cool you were as a person. I wish you all the luck in the future with everything that's going on for you. You will be missed Sweep!
 
Never got to know you all that well, but I remember when you helped me fix a team when I was just starting ubers and I've really respected you ever since. Not just for playing ability, but also for the way you ran the tier with Fireburn. I haven't been part of the community for that long relatively but it's still obvious to me how much you gave to the community. If you ever drop by hopefully you'll be proud of Ubers. best of luck, hopefully for you mons is the opposite of real life and you hax your way through any roadblocks in life.
 

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