Recently in my travels across the internet, i discovered a group of people who insisted that the presence of the metagame simply detracted from the quality of Pokemon as a whole, specifically the current metagame. Needless to say, this issue intrigued me. why would a metagame take away from the experience of the game? What is at fault with this metagame that turns people off so much?
heres the reasons I could think of
1)The Typical "stop having fun guys" group, ie the group who takes these things way too seriously and really just take the fun away from everyone else.
2)Too difficult to inagurate ones self into
3) The Tiers.
but on the same hand, i personally think two and three really add to the experience.
I suppose i might be a bit biased, considering how many hours i've poured into the metagame, crafting my team, then a gym system to use that team in.
so bulbagarden, this is where i ask you, Does the presence of a metagame add or detract from the quality of Pokemon? I'm curious which way the majority of bulbagarden leans to.
I would appreciate it if when you answer this question you elaborate upon why you answered it so.