Not feeling like battling is a valid reason not to battle, just saying ;).
For what it's worth, it may not just be not wanting to battle. Zolar's said in the recent past that he's leaving URPG, or at the least taking a long(ish?)-term break. He's said he's saying this stuff to annoy Ash as well at times, but he's also said to Morru that, unlike Morru, he's keeping the gym while going inactive because he may never get it back if he dropped it.
There's also been discussion in the past of Zolar ducking challenges from challengers he's perceived as "good" on multiple occasions. WTP, Ash, myself, and maybe Neon were in on that. It's never gone past the point of discussion, but it's worth looking into.
Personally, I feel like Zolar's ducked me more than a few times (not responding for a while after I asked him midway through an active conversation or saying that he has to leave; perhaps not always ducking me intentionally), and now there's the issue of him leaving while keeping the gym. I also feel like he's been a douche about it at times, and as a gym leader, there's really no place for that. I would like to challenge the gym, so I would like this to be looked into.
Last edited by Nitro; 11th January 2013 at 12:55 AM.
And to answer your question, he did dodge Neon a few times, and we have talked about this. He knows it irks me in the worst possible way and is kind of whatever about it, but hopes that someone else gets the gym soon so he can continue obtaining Unova gym badges.
Reporting LS the Door Mat of Lavaridge for what should be the last time.
Here's the log of the last week's IMs:
He told me to challenge this week and I challenged every day this week. He did not reply or accept any of them. I've been trying to challenge this gym for many months now, I've lost track exactly how long. I know I had already been trying to challenge for several months before our scheduled tournament battle (which he never showed up for) in early December. He doesn't deserve to have the gym if he won't accept challenges. PLEASE KICK HIM ALREADY, THIS HAS GONE ON LONG ENOUGH. He's I think only taken 1 challenger since August 2012, which is about half a year ago. I only have 3 badges left to complete all 5 regions and it completely infuriates me that one of them is about as active as timpeni.
URPG Champion, Official, Senior Referee, Head Judge, Johto LO, Fortree City Gym Leader, Kumquat Island Gym Leader, Celestic Town Division Head
AIM MewAshMew (mention URPG or BMG or I'll probably block you); PWN/PXR/SPC Ash K., PE2K Alcadies
"if you think anything about ash in a battle is going to necessarily happen besides him proving you wrong think again" – Swift
"When you can have anything you want by uttering a few words, the goal matters not, only the journey to it." -Rhunön the Elf (Eldest: Inheritance Book 2)
"You might think it’s to help you be a better battler. Really it’s just to make your battles less painful for the poor referee that has to face-palm every turn." - Monbrey
Formally reporting Champion Pidge for not responding to challenges. I requested a challenge by VM on both the 21st of June and the 1st of July with no answer.