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View Poll Results: Would you like to see a Competitive Battling Sub-Board?
Yes, I think this sub-board should be considered to be made 21 95.45%
No, this sub-board should not be made 1 4.55%
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Old November 19, 2012, 08:45:17 PM
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Default Competitive Battling Sub-Board?

I've decided to bring up the idea of having a Competitive Battling sub board. In the past week or two, we've been having a lot of new members who are competitive battlers or those who just love to battle and get better.

If this new sub board were to be made, here are some thread ideas which would appear:
-A PoTW thread (Pokemon of the Week)
-An RMT thread (Rate my Team)
-EV Training Guide and Support thread
-Breeding Guide thread

More thread ideas will be included later, but I would like to know who would want to see the possibility of a Competitive Battling sub board in the future.

I will be including a poll at the top of this thread, so please don't forget to vote yes or no.
**Be sure to post the reason why you said yes or no.**
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Old November 19, 2012, 08:54:22 PM
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I'm one of the new members you are talking about. Of course I'm for it. It's nice to talk competitive with people, always learning and helping others...
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Old November 19, 2012, 08:58:44 PM
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Yes this also benefits myself as I need to better grasp the concept of EV training and it would be nice of a Rate my team
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Old November 19, 2012, 09:07:40 PM
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Yes!
I don't really have any real reasons, but I love competitive battling and it would be nice to talk about it a bit more soo...
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Old November 19, 2012, 10:05:18 PM
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I am definitely for it and would love to continue PotW with you, Reuniclus
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Old November 20, 2012, 02:40:42 AM
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I would say yes, since that would help members to improve while they challenge the Gym League. However, there is one issue that I guarantee will pop out once this is discussed in the Staff Board; is there commitment towards that board?

The PoTW and EV Guide need a lot of work, so who is ready to participate in these? Another issue is how to keep it active; one of the ways is to get newer members to the boards, so are you capable of that?

My questions aren't directed to Reuniclus only, but to all of you who want this board.
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Old November 20, 2012, 02:50:59 AM
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I remember talk of Reuniclus wanting to male the EV training guide. Me and Reuniclus had a good thing going last time with the PotW, but then I got a bit lazy. But if its going to be a (partially) big part of the forums, ill stay active on it
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Old November 20, 2012, 03:29:17 AM
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I'd enjoy having one. I like all the ideas that were listed, and I'm sure it'd be that one part of the forums that I visit more than others. And I'm pretty good at EV Training, I might be able to supply to the guide for that. Breeding... well, I know some tricks, but I don't really like it.
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Old November 20, 2012, 03:31:18 AM
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Oh by RMT thread, do you mean section?
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Old November 20, 2012, 09:03:38 AM
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I'd be willing to help with the PotW and the EV training.
And as for breeding, I can help with that also.

Yeah, I think I can put in the time and effort.
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Old November 20, 2012, 09:20:50 AM
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I'm all for it! It would be a great addition to the site, especially for people warming up to competitive battling!
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Old November 20, 2012, 10:30:04 AM
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I say its a great idea!
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Old November 20, 2012, 11:01:20 AM
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I support fully!
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Old November 20, 2012, 01:02:02 PM
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Finally! Yes, I support this, and so does 100% of who voted so far.
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Old November 20, 2012, 01:33:10 PM
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I support this 100%. I've been thinking we've needed something more than an RMT section for a while, but never really put that much effort into organizing those thoughts. This would be a great opportunity to be able to share how we structure our teams (I know a lot of people use Smogon as a base template, but I never found it before starting, so my teams are very unpredictable and quirky). Also, a place to put guides on competitive training and possibly basic strategy might be able to convert some people to semi-competitive or competitive, and grow the appeal for the site more. The only possible downside would be the crowds a dedicated competitive section could bring in, but we could cross that bridge if/when we come to it.
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Old November 20, 2012, 02:48:13 PM
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Yeah, I was thinking maybe we can have guides to using different strategies too! Like for example: "Guide to Baton Pass Teams", "Guide to Weather Teams", "Guide to Trick Room Teams" etc. Anybody with it?
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Old November 20, 2012, 02:48:55 PM
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You know I am.
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Old November 21, 2012, 07:36:17 AM
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I'm going to be the odd one out and say that the sub-board really isn't necessary. While competitive battling is a large part of the community here, it's not large enough to keep a sub-board standing and have it see a lot of attention. Most of the threads that could be in the sub-board could simply be threads in Pokémon General because after the thread has been made and the intro post has stated what it set out to be, let's say the Egg Guide thread, it wouldn't see a lot of new posts relevant to being a guide to breeding. The posts that it will see will be people asking questions surrounding breeding, rather than helping the guide (that's mainly what happened with the old EV and IV Guide).

So if the Board is made, it will see plenty of activity within the first month or two, but after everyone makes a guide thread or RMT post, the board will not see a lot of activity afterwards. It would go down the same path that the old TCG board did only because nobody would have anything new to add after a few months.
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Old November 21, 2012, 07:58:16 AM
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I have a proposal, which might work, but I still need to discuss it with Aura.

We can have open certain threads in the Gym League board, dedicated to competitive battling. These threads can include: a sticky thread where people can post their teams to be rated; a sticky threads where people can ask for tips regarding EV training, IV breeding and any other competitive-related topic; a sticky thread for PoTW. The list can include more of what you think is suitable.

It is worth mentioning though, that Aura and I are quite busy, so we can create such threads, but we prefer to delegate monitoring them to few of you guys who are interested.
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Old November 24, 2012, 10:35:10 AM
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i support it !
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Old November 24, 2012, 11:43:24 AM
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Alright, looks like I'll need to restore the board soon, then, unless there are any other strong opinions.
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Old November 25, 2012, 09:31:24 AM
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I've always wondered why a competitive battling board didn't exist or is defunct in Victory Road, given how almost every other forum has at least a subsection for it. This might just pull in interested players and draw in new users for the forums, no?

Even though I'm not interested in it for the most part, I would be happy to see it reinstated.
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Old November 25, 2012, 10:33:33 AM
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There was this board before, but nobody ever really seemed to use it besides clans.
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Old November 25, 2012, 11:15:47 AM
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There was this board before, but nobody ever really seemed to use it besides clans.
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So if the Board is made, it will see plenty of activity within the first month or two, but after everyone makes a guide thread or RMT post, the board will not see a lot of activity afterwards. It would go down the same path that the old TCG board did only because nobody would have anything new to add after a few months.
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Old November 26, 2012, 06:03:24 AM
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That's why I gave you my idea of a solution in between. I haven't heard any remarks about it though.

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Old November 27, 2012, 09:00:24 PM
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Any more opinions on this?
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Old November 28, 2012, 12:25:11 PM
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For some sticky suggestions in the new board you could include links to guide for like EV training, and RNG. And also, the VGC Modified Format was updated recently to include the rules for the Spring '13 regionals (over at Nugget Bridge) if it hasn't already hit the official site.

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Old November 28, 2012, 01:34:40 PM
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I think it would be a great addition because newblets (like me) who want to get into competitive battling could use this place to learn
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Old November 28, 2012, 09:39:15 PM
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So would you people prefer a sub-board on its own, or an extension to the Gym League?
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Old November 29, 2012, 09:39:56 AM
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Extension to the Gym League sounds like a good idea.
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Old November 29, 2012, 09:59:05 AM
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I dont really mind where it goes to be honest but an extension to the gym league wouldnt be bad.

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Old November 29, 2012, 11:45:32 AM
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As I've been reading I haven't posted since I didn't even know myself what I wanted... but I think I've finally decided on extension to the gym league. It sounds more neat and organized.
 
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