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Old 11-17-2010, 10:43 PM
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Default Re: Battling Center Feedback: Now with new thought! =9

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Originally Posted by BlueJello View Post
Okay, bumping this topic up for a rather serious post regarding to the PE2K.

Me and the staff of PE2K have been trying to find ways of improving our battling center. Let's face it, the place is barely active, with four main clans and no war occuring for goodness knows how long. The battling center is a dying subforum and I think we all know this.

But that may all be about to change. I'd like members of the clans in this board to post their opinions and suggestions on this somewhat controversial subject.

The PE2K staff have devised ways to improve this place. First was the implementation of the following rules: (note that these haven't been put into practice. Don't worry, the purpose of this post isn't to change the battling center right now, but just to see what others would think/feel about them. If you don't like them, feel free to say so. I plan to make a poll on the following, I'll link to it once it is made.)
  • Rule Suggestion #1: Somewhat minor, but all new clans must have at least 6 members instead of 5 to become official. This makes becoming an official clan that little bit harder, and so if it doesn't work out then the members can join the current clans (if any space).
  • Rules Suggestion #2: All clans must have at least two wifi battlers, two shoddy/pokelab battlers and one PO battler before a clan WAR can be declared between two clans. This allows diversity in clans and in clan WARs, instead of having one type of battler saturated in one clan.
  • Rule Suggestion #3: Now, this is the highly controversial one. I think that the maximum amount of members in one clan should be cut from 15 to 10. With 3 clans with 15 members each, no one can join any clans due to the current limit, and new members aren't likely to start up their own clan anytime soon. Yes, this rule does imply that 5 members from each clan need to leave / be kicked, and I know many of you will not like this. However, that means 15 members will be clanless, and that means at least 2 new clans will be created. At the moment, Burning Inferno can disregard this rule, with only 8 members present.
  • Rule Suggestion #4: This rule is only imposed in some clans. I'd like to make it a rule across the board. If a member is not active (i.e: posting at least once a week) then they shall be kicked. This opens up space for newer, more active member to join.

Opinions and suggestions are very much appreciated. Feel free to suggest more rules if necessary.
To be honest, I will blatantly say that I personally think the reason the battling center and forum has gone down is purely because we're waiting for 5th gen. But I will still add my opinion to these rules.

Rule #1: I don't really see much to this rule to be honest. I mean sure, we have the problem that one person may sit out in a war, but most clans usually get more members than 6 before they even think of waring some other clan.
tl;dr - I think it won't do anything

Rule #2: Either it's worded differently then usual, I'm being stupid, or I missed something but I have no idea what PO is. Back on topic, I don't think this rule will serve any good. I mean, it can be a hassle trying to war someone with only Wi-Fi or only shoddy but this is just too strict. Then there are also clans that only practice one form of battling, what happens to them? Do they get screwed over?
tl;dr - Too strict and clans with only one form get screwed

Rule #3: Besides the fact that you chose an even number, this rule just won't help. I don't see it helping at all, and will only make situations worse. I mean, considering the time and dedication needed to run a clan, I highly doubt one of these kicked members would try to make a clan with the other kicked clan members. If I was one of them, I sure wouldn't.
tl;dr - Kicked members would leave the forum entirely

Rule #4: This is the one rule in particular I made this post to go over. A look into my life: I am a 9th grade marching band student (yes, I am aware season is over, but I digress) taking all honors classes excluding math, and even an Advanced Placement (basically college level) class. There are many other people here in shoes similar to mine, and I can say it is near IMPOSSIBLE for me to be able to post once a week. If anything, it would be a garbage post. There is also the fact that my internet could (and has) gone down for a long time, in which case I cannot do anything about. I do not have time to go to the library, considering I barely have enough time to get on here in the first place, and they usually CHARGE you for using it. I do have internet on my cell phone, but it is just down right AWFUL with lag time of up to 5 minutes to load one page, and even FAILING to load pages at times. Making a post on that thing is just not a method. There is also the fact that I'm not even interested in Pokémon for the time being, for I am waiting for 5th gen. Implying this rule now will only make clans completely empty.
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