Firstly, lemme point out where I'm aiming at.
In a nutshell, high critical hit ratio moves have had their crit chance dropped from 25% to 12.5%, in a vote with senior referees. This thread is to discuss/cry about/raeg about/ponder the change.
My initial thoughts are that it severely hurts pokemon who rely on critical hits to deal damage because their offensive power is less than optimal, or their ability is based off scoring crits. Pokemon I am thinking of include the Murkrow and Skorupi families (the latter is not because I have one) whose offensive abilities rely on crit chances.
As far as critical hit moves are concerned, what I'd like to know is what the chance of a critical hit is for someone running Focus Energy and using a high CH ratio move, say Blaziken with Blaze Kick. Would it be the new 25%, or is it too being dropped (nerfed is a rough term to use) by a notable factor? I find it early days, but the idea of a d8 roll defining whether something lives or not is not completely enjoyable. 1 in 4 wasn't completely the same as 25 in 100, as 1 in 8 is similar but not completely equal to, say, 25 in 200.
This, of course, is the opinion of an idiot, and is open to certain degrees of interpretation.