Hey team, so as you should be able to see, I have a pretty big majority of the community's support in my Moving On thread. Hopefully this will quiet the doubters so we can move along peacefully from here on out. This also means that Smogon will officially start adhering to strict in-game mechanics, which will effectively cut out all the time consuming debates about whether we should "improving" the game or not. Since that is now out of the way, here's what I want to see happen:
- The Tournament Directors need to officially decide whether or not we're allowing preview teams. I'm pretty sure Earthworm and I are both for previewing teams, so that should be settled, but our official announcement is necessary for releasing our server to the public and moving on with suspect testing.
- Do we need to re-evaluate our Uber characteristics? If so, how much time should we spend trying to come up with something, and what other methods of judging a Pokemon do you have in mind?
- We need to decide how people will qualify to vote in 5th gen's suspect testing. I really liked how UU suspects and voters in 4th gen were decided, and I think that's how we should go about things in 5th gen. Opinions? If we use SEXP of any kind, the formula will be made public. I think a pure rating/deviation req should suffice though, and I don't think paragraphs should be necessary if we are following 4th gen UU's suspect nomination process.
- If at all possible, I'd like to get our official server public and start testing for suspects by Monday. I realize this is very soon, but I like setting ambitions goals (it's no big deal if we can't get things running that fast, especially if we decide to re-evaluate our Uber characteristics, but it's something to shoot for).