Wi-Fi Tournaments: For Professionals or Fun?
by, 2nd September 2012 at 12:50 AM (353 Views)
Yesterday, I stated my final team for the 2012 Autumn Friendly Tournament and shared a bit of humor in a Slenderman Video. I didn't get much in the way of comments, except for one. This comment convo somewhat annoyed me *only mildly though, mind you* and I feel I need to explain myself. Before I do however, let me clarify that I will allow debating in my blog comments on this subject *learned that lesson the hard way too*.
First, my Team and their Movesets, click the spoilers to see their info:
There you go, that's my team. Now, earlier, it was pointed out that having both Weavile AND Hydreigon, I was vulnerable to Fighting Type attacks. First off, by having Weavile, Hydreigon, AND Serperior, I am VERY Vulnerable to Bug-Type attacks. Second, I am well aware of Trois and Ghidorah's weaknesses, which is why I included Gallade, to help protect them. His Psycho Cut might not kill anyone, but it CAN weaken them enough to help one of my other pokemon take out opponents. Plus, his Helping Hand can boost Trois and Ghidorah's moves. Helping Hand + Outrage = Holy Crap. Besides, no one is stupid enough to send out two pokemon with the same weaknesses on purpose. I know the type chart by heart, so typing isn't an issue.
There was also the question about their moves. Yes, Aerial Ace isn't the best flying type move out there, but it's the only one that Sneer can learn. What happens if I get into a Grass on Grass fight? I assure you all of my moves were very carefully picked before I even obtained the pokemon.
I didn't show off the items before, but the Items are meant to intensify their attacks too. I`m going to be going up against pros here, I want to be prepared.
It's not the best team in the world, but it's MY team, and between the six of them we have all 17 types covered. I could probably get much better pokemon between now and signups, but there is a reason I chose this team.
It's my first tournament, online or otherwise. It'll be one to remember for me. When I DO remember this tournament though, I want to remember how much fun I had. I wanted to use pokemon that I liked with moves that I wanted in my own battle style. If I stock up on Ubers and Over-Used with the most broken moves, it wouldn't be satisfying, it wouldn't be me. I'd rather lose as me than win as someone else. The only Uber/OU I have is Ghidorah, and that is just because I really love her and her moveset.
There is also the matter of me being a lover, not a fighter. I`m a pretty damn good breeder. I absolutely love breeding and handing out Pokemon to people who really want them, and I am really freaking good at getting what I want on the GTS and GTS Negotiations. I have NEVER been good at competitive battling. I`m probably the weakest trainer of all of my friends. Still, I want to enter the tournament because I am physically capable of it.
I am just in this thing for fun, not glory. I LOVE seeing the kinds of combinations my opponents can string, and I literally cheer if I take one pokemon out successfully. I am fully expecting to lose the battles, heck, I will be shocked if I win even ONE of the ten matches required in the tournament. I`ll still have fun though, and I`ll still have the memories of doing my very best the only way I know how. With speed, effects, and continuous damage. About the only thing I did differently was use EV-boosting meds on most of my team *everyone but Sneer and Ghidorah, I didn't how about EV's when I raised them, and now it's too late*.
Am I wrong in this? Do I REALLY need to change anyone out just to have a shot at beating people? Personally I don't think so. I don't CARE about winning or losing, just the fact that I tried is good enough for me.
What do you think? Play like the crowd? Or play to your tastes, win or lose?
No Flame wars please. I am okay with you debating if you want THIS time, but I don't want name-calling. I don't think there is one right answer for everyone with this. I know which I prefer, but I respect the other side as well. I`m not angry or calling out anyone, and I sincerely apologize if it does sound that way. I just don't like being told that my playing style is all wrong and crap. I know it is, but I still enjoy it.
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