Metronome Battles

Sorry but the format isn't coming back as a ladder format. TI's reason being there is a minimal level of competetiveness/skill involved, even when compared to say monotype random battles. The format will still be challengeable though.
Thanks for the quick reply.

I would first like to point out that TI's reasoning makes no sense because it is contradictory. If smogon didn't allow "no skill metas" to be on ladder, why was metronome battles allowed in the ladder in the first place? Why is Battle Spot Special 15 allowed as a ladder format when it is even less skill based? (Tried out the meta, cursed body Gengar is the single most overpowered pokemon and most games are decided by who gets the cursed body proc first) Does a metagame necessarily HAVE to demonstrate players’ skill in battling, especially when there is popular demand to bring it back?

I personally think there is value in keeping metronome battles as a ladder format. Many people treat this meta as if it were some kind of joke RNG meta, but it really isn’t. While it is true that there is no skill involved in actually playing out the turns of the game, the focus of this meta is to build the most consistent and optimal team for winning, and teambuilding is a surprisingly large factor in this meta as I will demonstrate below. Basically, metronome battles is an extreme case of the law of large numbers. In a large sample of games, my luck and the opponent’s luck is evened out, and better teams would end up having a better W/L ratio or GXE. For example, in my main account, I have reached a W/L ratio of 269/106 and currently have a GXE of 81.3% (It was a bit higher before it started decaying due to how the Glicko system works). Do you think this would have been possible if metronome battles was truly a brainless RNG meta? Since the ladder statistics in metronome battles can still measure the effectiveness of the team the player is using, I do not believe that metronome battles is worthless as a ladder format.
 
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Sorry but the format isn't coming back as a ladder format. TI's reason being there is a minimal level of competetiveness/skill involved, even when compared to say monotype random battles. The format will still be challengeable though.
Don't you think that's exactly the reason why people like the format? It's just a tier where you can relax and have fun, if your opponent in randoms has Mega Mewtwo Y you can complain, but in metronome you can't really complain about anything.
 

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can we at least have a chat room for this so that we can find online players easier??
https://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/names-passwords-rooms-and-servers-contacting-upper-staff.3538721/post-6227636
Someone with an high rank must have the motivation or capable of an such an famous gamemode
I would suggest asking the Random Battles room to host more tours there. I'll join you in that cause; they used to have a lot of Metronome tours. However, they don't like people asking for tours, so you would have to be subtle about it.
 
I would suggest asking the Random Battles room to host more tours there. I'll join you in that cause; they used to have a lot of Metronome tours. However, they don't like people asking for tours, so you would have to be subtle about it.
That's not nearly a good enough consolation, because you can't find some quick matches when you want to. I really do not see a reason why metronome battles should not be allowed back as a ladder format, because I see The Immortal's reasoning as invalid (as I have explained in above post) and there are CLEARLY plenty of people who want it back.
 
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It seems like since Ridaz retired, there is not even someone in charge of this metagame. Hence why the demands are not being answered for 2 weeks again. Can we get a leader for this metagame ASAP? I do not know how this works, but I would like to recommend Flametix(doipy hooves) for the candidate since he is knowledgeable about the metagame and he has been contributing positively to the Smogon forums in the past.
 
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It seems like since Ridaz retired, there is not even someone in charge of this metagame. Hence why the demands are not being answered for 2 weeks again. Can we get a leader for this metagame ASAP? I do not know how this works, but I would like to recommend Flametix(doipy hooves) for the candidate since he is knowledgeable about the metagame and he has been contributing positively to the Smogon forums in the past.
I agree with fwqef that we should nominate Flametix.
 

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One question....
Why the hell is the Metronome ladder GONE on Pokemon Showdown?!?
BRING IT BACK! BRING IT BACK! BRING IT BACK! BRING IT BACK! BRING IT BACK! BRING IT BACK! BRING IT BACK! BRING IT BACK!
PLEASE BRING METRONOME BATTLES BACK~~! THEY WERE MY FAVORITE KIND OF BATTLES! :(
PLEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAASEEEEEE DO ITTTTT
I'll never forget you HoeenHero
Alright guys; spamming and threatening is not the right way to go if you want to prove that this should be back on the ladder. You should logically prove that it's not just a very vocal minority that wants it back. When the ladder was up, there wasn't much to innovate on. Even now after the steel ban, there hasn't been discussion on how to use the new toys at your disposal. You need to show that you guys are playing this meta because, from what I understood from the Random Battle staff, there aren't as many tours because people just don't have teams prepared for it. There's not much to manage over this meta (which is not an OM, as some people have been addressing it, hence why this is in this subforum)
Can we get a leader for this metagame ASAP?
Ouch. Your "demands" were seen, just denied by TI, but, I've made a commit to put it back on the ladder. It'll be unranked this time though
This should be your chance to show that this is just not not a fluke.
 

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