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    Default Forum Battle Limit

    When I first joined the URPG, the limits placed on forum battles made perfect sense to me; 3 concurrent battles if you had access to AIM, and 5 if you didn't. The presumption was that people with AIM would get most battles done there, and in the early days this held true.

    Now, though, I have serious trouble finding a ref on AIM; I've had to rely much more on the forum battles for my evolution battles. Several times, now, I've tried for hours in a row- usually 2 or 3- waiting for an AIM ref with two or three other interested battlers.

    What I propose is that we increase - until there's a greater supply of Refs or they finish finals and become available - is increasing the forum battles allowed to 4 for people with AIM. This allows things to progress a little faster, but doesn't flood the forum overtaxing the refs working there. (Mostly I just see Ataro, but I'm sure others do it as well)

    I'm open to suggestions; I understand reffing can be complicated, and it's something I don't have the affinity - nor desire - to do myself, and I appreciate that refs have real lives too, and as such aren't available every waking minute. This is just my suggestion to try and ease the burden on me personally, and others who may be in the same situation as I am.
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    If there is a forum battle limit of three on players that have access to AIM, it hasn't been enforced, because I know I've been in more than three at a time.
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    There is some dispute over this, but im pretty sure its 5 if you dont have AIM, and 3 if u do, but some ppl think it is 3-1.

    As for the original question, i personally think 3 battles at a time is fine on the forum. occasionally ive had difficulty finding a ref(once when there were like 12 online) but usually if you ask around you'll find one in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiberianTiger View Post
    The battle arena is set. This is the board for those members of the URPG that don't have messenger battling capabilities (i.e. YIM/MSN/AIM/IRC). This board is also for those with time difficulties and can't be online at a desired time to battle their opponent.

    -How to Battle-

    First, visit the Trainer Station to find other people willing to battle on the forum. Post your request or accept someone’s challenge.

    Then one of you will create the thread. The title of the thread will be listed as: Trainer vs Trainer. Nothing else needs to be in the title. If it is a War Battle, put {WAR} in the front. The first post in that thread MUST state the rules of the battle. Figure out the rules before starting the thread. Also, one battle per thread.
    Each Trainer posts their Pokémon and one attack. Then they wait for a Referee to put the stats up. Continue like this until the battle is over.
    Try to make the battle more fun. Instead of saying "Thunder" say "Pikachu, use that mighty electrical Thunder you have on Blastoise." More fun! :wink:
    Once the battle is over, the thread is ended and there is no purpose to keep posting. Any pointless posts will be deleted so try not to waste time.
    Stadium/Colosseum and Anime rules will not be allowed to battle with as they will take way too long to finish and are only for messenger. G/S and R/S and D/P are your only choices.
    NO REFEREE IS OBLIGATED TO REFFING YOUR MATCH! A Referee will show up to the battle when one of them is available. Do not post saying you need a Referee.

    -Forum Battle Tips-

    Members without messengers may have up to 3 battles here. Members with messengers may have only 1 battle at a time. If you go over the limit, your battle may be locked. Gym Leaders may have 1 Gym Battle and 1 other battle.
    If your opponent doesn't reply to the battle for 2+ weeks, you are entitled to any winnings you deserve. First, you MUST try to contact your opponent to remind him/her of the battle. If that fails, then go to a Moderator and he/she will look at the battle to determine an outcome. Their decision is final.
    If you have a battle on messenger and it doesn't finish, you are allowed to post the battle stats here and continue it later (either here or back on messenger). Hopefully, this will lessen the amount of time "wasted" by Referees.
    For the Referees, try to be respectful. If someone is reffing one battle, don't start reffing for them unless you were asked or that Referee hasn't responded in a while.
    Please have patience not only for the Referee, but for the battle because it will not be as fast as messenger. It is highly encouraged that you download AIM or YIM, if able.
    Trading Pokémon. If you want to trade a Pokémon that is involved in a battle, you must wait for the battle to be finished in order to trade. If you do trade that Pokémon, your battle may be locked and your opponent will win the match.
    I found this, so this is probably why people think it is 3-1. Thread is here:
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    A decent suggestion, and certainly one worth consideration.

    You're right that we're experiencing a ref shortage, especially considering the number of people that have joined the URPG in the short period of time. This also translates into a ref shortage for forum battles as well. If it weren't for Ataro and a few other dedicated refs, we would surely be falling behind in that realm as well.

    Increasing the forum battle limit puts an increased strain on the refs who are already are working at a pace that has been unheard of in the URPG. I am a little hesitant to put an increased load on them until we solve the initial problem. In other words, we need to hire new refs.

    We already have a wonderful program, lead by Scourge, in training new referees and already quite a few have passed the test. I would like to encourage other members to sign up as well and help the URPG if they wish to.

    It's true that refs will have more time during the summer months, and many are still in school. While certainly that might alleviate some of the stress on the system, I think the better long term solution is simply training more members and advancing them.

    Another interesting, though less related topic, might be that we need to start introducing other methods of participation in the URPG such as our Worlds RP Section. Places where people can have fun outside of battling.

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    Default Re: Forum Battle Limit

    I currently is 3-1....Its in the rules thread

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    Default Re: Forum Battle Limit

    it's 5 at one time for forum battles, there actually is no limit for AIM as it is never enforced, literally.




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    Quote Originally Posted by feng277394 View Post
    it's 5 at one time for forum battles, there actually is no limit for AIM as it is never enforced, literally.
    I always figured it was much like trainer stats; it was based on the honor system, and we'd be responsible to hold ourselves to it.

    Besides, if mods had to run around and make sure everyone dotted every I and crossed every T, that'd be even fewer refs and graders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evanfardreamer View Post
    I always figured it was much like trainer stats; it was based on the honor system, and we'd be responsible to hold ourselves to it.

    Besides, if mods had to run around and make sure everyone dotted every I and crossed every T, that'd be even fewer refs and graders.
    I like how your "I" and "T" didn't have to be either dotted or crossed in your post, just made me giggle.

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    i think peoples time zone should also be taken into account. im in GMT and there are hardly any refs or even battlers online throughout the whole day, only at like 11 or 10PM do people start to come online, and that would limit how much people can battle on AIM.
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    i just hope that when puberty hits he grows out of pokemon

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    Default Re: Forum Battle Limit

    If what your suggesting HKim is that we enable battlers to evolve their Pokemon through Ultra RP, I don't think that it si going to happen anytime soon. Although a workable idea, it would involve the effort and finesse that I don't theink the mods can handle currently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyranitex View Post
    If what your suggesting HKim is that we enable battlers to evolve their Pokemon through Ultra RP, I don't think that it si going to happen anytime soon. Although a workable idea, it would involve the effort and finesse that I don't theink the mods can handle currently.
    Nobody was suggesting that

    Anyway, I think the best solution for this is something that I have said time and time again... You guys should take the ref quiz/test. Just do it. I remember countless times when you guys will complain about there not being enough active refs or refs that will actually ref some battles. Do something about it. Quite frankly, its disturbing that among the 100+ members that joined (I remember that the first day there were 80+ people just viewing the URPG board) that only 3 of you guys have become refs. One of those 3 isn't even active anymore. Come on, refs are like the blood of URPG... we need some donors.

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    @.@, this thread is old, so thanks, Tyranitex, for reviving it because this issue is a definite problem at the moment.

    Now there are plenty of refs, anyone with any problem with that must be out of their mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zombie Muse View Post
    @.@, this thread is old, so thanks, Tyranitex, for reviving it because this issue is a definite problem at the moment.

    Now there are plenty of refs, anyone with any problem with that must be out of their mind.
    I lol'd... I didn't even notice it was old

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    Quote Originally Posted by We Taste Pies... View Post
    I lol'd... I didn't even notice it was old
    Lol, it's okay, I'm sure he didn't either... COUGH.

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