Thanks for reviving Random Matchup Battlers! That new thread you made has brought life to the group! It's much more organized than the old team-rating thread I made, and hopefully it'll bring in more people.
To the dumbfucks who are stalking my VM's. I created a backup of my original "last vm"
423 posts... (As of May 23, 2013 - 1.23 posts per day decimal) For now, that appears to be all. Perhaps some minor posts later, later...
It's so beautiful, people working together. Then there are some who abuse power, act with cowardice, and intentionally hurt others. Smogon is all of these things.
Use that link to get to IRC. Put the channel name between the '#' and the '@' .
I will not be attending anymore VGC events as of a decision I made in May of 2013, to concentrate on ice hockey, and do to competitive pokemon losing it's joy. So all I can say is TheMantyke is fucked up. Seriously I asked for an appeal, and I made a mistake taking him up on his offer to listen. He put another users words in my mouth, and acted like an asshole. Unprofessional staff will eventually be smogon's downfall. Wish I could say the same for Nugget Bridge, but they seem to know what they're doing. Hopefully they can stay like that, but when they get bigger, I'm not so sure... My last VM - 9:58 PM EST 5, 23, 2013
I learned about RNG abuse fairly recently, but haven't yet been able to figure it out. It's essentially manipulating what pokemon appear by setting a specific time on your DS, taking a certain amount of steps, and a variety of other things that allow you to give your pokemon perfect IVs and make them shiny if you desire. Here's a link that describes it more in-depth: http://www.smogon.com/ingame/rng/
A smogonite also made a few youtube videos that have some of the how-to's listed, which are definitely worth checking out.