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[Announcement] Pokemon Online will be Adopting Smogon Tiers

Discussion in 'Gen 7 Discussion' started by Xdevo, Oct 5, 2017.

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  1. Xdevo

    Xdevo Time's Arrow Keeps Marching On Super Moderator Tour Director Super Moderator Tour Director

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    Seeing as I was one of the people that first did tiering on PO (for DPP NU 7 years ago), it seems somewhat appropriate that I'd be the one to end it.

    Due to a lack of interest, playerbase, and general desire to continue, PO will hereby cease our separate tiering and adopt Smogon tiers for SM. I'd like to thank all of the people that helped PO along this 7 year journey, and I hope the experience helped you all evolve like it did for me.


    A decision will be made shortly about the past generations and this will be updated with the final outcome then.
     
  2. Finchinator

    Finchinator Addicted and just can't get enough

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    It's been a great run. I have a lot to say tbh, but I'll keep it for private discussion mostly. Thanks for all your contributions to this Devo and same goes to everyone else who helped along the way. This is 100% for the best now though.
     
  3. Zoroark

    Zoroark KEK Forum Moderator Server Moderator Forum Moderator Server Moderator

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    This will remain in my memories for as long as I have consciousness. I greatly enjoyed playing PO tiers and just thinking about my days as a competitive player (in my way) gives me a lot of nostalgia. Those days were good.
     
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  4. La.Melle2402

    La.Melle2402 I'm the bone of my sword

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    Thanks to Xdevo, Finch and every other tier leader or contributor. I enjoyed the past years with po a lot and really liked the tiers. But its the right step.
    Now free LTT with ps tiers!!!
     
  5. Joyverse

    Joyverse Toki wo tomare!

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    Well, thinking of this as an ending won't help anymore. Almost everyone from PO tried to help in tiering in their own ways but alas. Now is not the time to shed tears and make it all emotional like I'm now. It's a new beginning for all of us who have started on PO, but damn I'll be missing the old tiers!

    To a new beginning!
     
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  6. pokemonnerd

    pokemonnerd Only uso listens to pnerd. Devo too. Article Contributor Article Contributor

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    Long time coming, we just haven't had the player base to carry on with our own tier lists without it looking like a joke. It's not even that bad of a decision to make, as we've been a second string tournament testing site for smogon regardless ever since PS came out, basically.

    It's always a good thing to let go of pride and see when you need to make these kinds of decisions. As of right now it's for the best.
     
  7. EvilDingoRobot

    EvilDingoRobot HELLOOOOOOOO

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    hey we still have some PO in this
    SM LU > SM RU
     
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  8. Annoying Orange

    Annoying Orange sweet creature Server Moderator Social Media Rep Server Moderator Social Media Rep

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  9. Nikitas

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    RIP and my thanks towards everyone for their contributions.
    P.S.: Yes, I know I'm dead.
     
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  10. blunder

    blunder Well-Known Member

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    my favorite program ever shoutouts po
     
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  11. amicus tuus

    amicus tuus Litten is life

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    It only confirms my FEARS. PO might essentially same to Showdown. PO will not be around for too long at least in this format.
     
  12. Cake

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    This is extremely disappointing but I guess it's really not anyone's fault. I'm returning to competitive pokemon and the main reason I logged into this old account was separate tiering. Never been into the smogon hate band-wagon but their more recent decision seem puzzling to an outsider.
     
  13. Reece reynolds

    Reece reynolds ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    my earliest days of competitive mons were on po and i have lots of good memories so its kinda sad to see it lose some of its uniqueness but also glad to see it take a setp in the right direction
     
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    ! HC ! Magic Bounce New Member

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    THIS :(((
     
  15. Wackycats1012005

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    PAPYRUS?!? Am talking' bout your prof. pic.
     
  16. Epikhairz

    Epikhairz Delta Stream

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    damn, end of an era :(
     
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    we Cant approve!
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