It doesn't matter that he's two years older than you. He could be ten years older; age does not imply maturity.
If he's harassing you, and you can't resolve the issue peacefully, I'd suggest calling the cops. Sure, it sounds like a dick move against someone that was a friend of yours, but there's a limit to how much crap a man can take. Usually, I'd suggest a well-placed sock in the jaw, but judging by your words, that might do more harm than good. Not to mention it's probably going to be considered battery. All things considered (drug use, death threats, and harassment), the police should take him off of your hands for a while.
The only real difference between now and back then is Wi-Fi battles. Before you would only battle against your nearby friends, and the internet was very undeveloped. So most people didn't really about IVs and EVs (which existed at the time). Now people know how to make the absolute best team, rather than simply being the friend with the highest level Pokémon. If you got a Gen I or II game and battled competitively with it, you would need to train the same way people do for the modern games (just there would be fewer mechanics to consider, like natures and, in Gen I, items). In early official, people would have EV trained just like people do now (because the people that won would know how it worked).
Also, nobody tells you that your team sucks if it doesn't have Ubers. Ubers are overpowered, and a banlist. People will tell you that using them is cheap, and that your team sucks if you need to rely on one.
Also, plenty of people come up creative movesets, but they're just added to the list of good sets to use, so you don't realize it. Why would you compete with something that was as good as it could be?
That's one strategy Zeb dreads.
^ XD I've never heard of that one before.
@Ghetsis-Dennis; Once again, you're overdoing it. This is a blog not on the metagame, but the culture of it.
Actually RaffStriker I've seen and used many strategies that people have thought up out of their heads. Beware of the Soak Lumineon + Bullet Seed Cinnico combo! XD
Little known fact, Pokemon Red and Blue and Pokemon Gold and Silver have competitive tiers too. You and I were probably too young at the time to care about them though.
And Ranger Jack's right. From my experience, legendaries like Rayquaza and Arceus are frowned upon. Also, the standard tier of play is OU, not Uber.
Haxorus works because that massive attack stat is coupled with usable speed, which is something the likes of, say, Rampardos lacked. Its pathetic defenses are the thing that's keeping it in the standard tier and the reason it hasn't been booted to Uber yet.
I think that this thread might be something of interest to you.
Good point Ranger. But also, everyone does it. You would think everyone would be creative and do something different. :\ Instead of the same movesets on almost every single pokemon now a days in the Competitive battles. I mean, now, some Pokemon have shallow movepools. And can't help it. But I mean, I don't know. I just think it's all to much the same for every person who does the competitive battles. My point is just can't there be any creativity? Not everyone copying everyone else? :\ I'm sure to some it isn't a bother. I don't know. It's just something on my mind. I'm not really arguing, or calling people out. It was just something I wanted to say. I didn't mean to offend anyone either. :\ I admit I was a bit rash I guess.
^ You're only proving his point.
The metagame is dominated by tanks, walls, lightning bruisers, water types, fighting types, steel types, ground types, weather summoners, speedy/defensive baton passers, and hazards. This causes glass cannons, fast but frail sweepers, and jack of all trades to be sent to the lower tiers, resulting to an unbalanced game.
I don't know what you're talking about because everytime I see someone use a Legendary (especially if it is an Uber Legendary) someone always comes in to call that person a noob.
And people use Stealth Rock, Toxic Spikes and Spikes because they work so well. What would you have them do? Not use strategies that win? That makes perfect sense right?
I'm glad I don't pay attention to metagame and don't do competitive battling, else I'd be annoyed by this stuff too.