So I was reffing a battle, and I found that there was an instance where one battler assumed there should be a speed tie, but because of a hidden item, there wasn't one. However, because I didn't publicly roll the die, the battler knew that there was no speed tie, and an item must be involved.
The problem with this, is that it does not accurately represent the way the games are played. In the games, you cannot tell whether your opponent is faster because of a speed tie, or because of pure speed. Therefore I would like to suggest changing speed rolls to a private ordeal.
For things like FFAs, I don't think this is really necessary seeing as items are removed anyway. Also regular battles without items don't really need this rule enforced either. Anyway, let me know what you think.