In recent months, there has been a massive explosion of activity on Pokemon Showdown. While that's great and all, it has led to some problems. First, it takes a lot longer to process the stats than it did when we were dealing with a Pokemon Online server running off my desktop computer (Comcast did not care for that at all, lol). Secondly, there are now waay more active metagames than ever before. This is a good thing, by and large, but it means that my statistics threads have grown so large that it takes my browser a full minute to load the thread sometimes.
Finally, we're attracting a bunch more players who are new to competitive Pokemon. Considering we use usage stats for tiering, this is kind of a big problem, and what we've decided to do about that is to use weighted stats for tiering, with baselines significantly above that of a "new" or "average" player. Read more about that here. But what that means is that now I need to not only prepare "regular" stats for each metagame, I need to prepare stats at a variety of baseline levels, and putting that all into a single thread would be a *nightmare.*
So instead, i'm doing away with the monthly stats threads, and we're going to have a single continuous thread for statistics discussion. The previous rules apply, namely:
and I'll announce each month when the stats are "up."NOTE: DISCUSSION IN THIS THREAD WILL BE LIMITED TO STATISTICS CALCULATIONS, CLARIFICATIONS AND OVERALL TRENDS. DISCUSSIONS OF INDIVIDUAL POKEMON WILL BE DELETED (each Pokemon has its own thread--discuss there). POSTS THAT SIMPLY QUOTE OR REFERENCE STATISTICS WITH PERSONAL COMMENTARY WILL BE DELETED. POSTS DISCUSSING HYPOTHETICAL LOWER TIERS WILL BE DELETED.
Feel free to ask any questions you have about how things are calculated, but be sure to first check the FAQ directly below this post.
Enjoy, data junkies!