np: Michael Jackson - "Mon in the Mirror" (DW mix)
ive read every post on this page (page 4) and this is what stands out the most. while two weeks may be too short six is probably too long for the first stage. the stranglehold phenomenon is something everyone needs to be aware of though...this is the exact reason we do OU suspects one at a time, so there's no giant mess. jrrrrrr said it best in my OoO thread in July:I'm personally not going into this thinking "x is going to be way too broken, we need to move it up immediately." I'm just saying we should be aware of the possibility that one or two pokemon may immediately take hold of the game and refuse to let go of it. I feel forcing people to sit through 6 or 10 or whatever weeks of this kind of metagame is a bit overboard and we need to be flexible in dealing with these pokemon. I just don't want to see a situation where after 10 weeks the only thing people can ascertain is "x, y and z should be moved up, but since they had such a stranglehold on the metagame that i have no clue about anything else"
Basically, we'd be fucked if we spend 10 weeks only to realize that the metagame couldn't yield any longterm results due to a few overwhelming pokemon.
there is going to be an explosion here, no doubt about it. there's 53 BL pokemon right now, many more "suspects" than there are for OU. actually, unless i am missing something big here, what is stopping anyone from using a team with five or six BL pokemon? if the mess weren't cleaned up for 6 weeks, what would we have tested? how well pretest-BL pokemon fare against other pretest-BL pokemon? waiting 4-5 weeks to clean up the mess makes no sense in that regard. someone correct me if i am missing something here, thanks.I don't think that dropping Mew/Deoxys-D/Lati@s/Manaphy etc at the same time is a good idea and its akin to just throwing random chemicals into a tub of acid for no reason and hoping that it doesnt explode.