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Community My vision and plans for Pokemon Perfect in 2024

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Christos, Jan 22, 2024.

  1. Christos

    Christos Leader

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    Hello everyone!

    This post is certainly belated, but I am excited to present you my vision as the leader of PP and my plans for 2024. Before I do this, however, let me lay out some thoughts on the recent past of our community.

    In the past few years, we have been able to consistently offer tournaments for Gens 1-6, but the interest for those tournaments dwindled towards the end of Callous' tenure. I believe there were several reasons for that: there wasn't a money prize after 2020, the competition for players' interest increased (there are a lot more tours to play nowadays) and the structure of our circuit probably had some flaws as well. Also, I think that the fact that there wasn't much activity on the forums contributed to the slow decline of interest towards Pokemon Perfect. Not to be misunderstood, this isn't criticism towards Callous as much as it is self-reflection (I was part of his staff for the entirety of his tenure after all) and an effort to analyze our mistakes and see where we can improve.

    My vision for Pokemon Perfect is to create an active community for Gens 1-4, with competitive tournaments of various formats (single elimination, swiss etc.). So, my plans for 2024 include:
    - A restructure of the forums that includes the restoration of old forums from the archive (this is already underway) and an effort to use the forums more actively.
    - At least 6 single elimination tournaments for Gens 1-4 (tournaments for Gens 5 and 6 will still be held, but my priority for now are Gens 1-4). I would like to have your feedback on a possible return of the RBY Seasons instead of the Opens we have held for the past four years.
    - More format variety with the return of the Cups for all of Gens 1-4.
    - The return of PPL, possibly with a revised format and certainly with Bo3 matches for every tier.
    However, for all those plans to materialize, an active staff team will be of the utmost importance. So, if you have enjoyed our tournaments in the past and would like to contribute yourself, please let me know as soon as possible. That is all from me for now; stay tuned because our tournament schedule will be announced by the end of January!
     
  2. Wingodhalf

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    Will it have money prize in 2024’s tournaments?
     
  3. Christos

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    No, we will not offer a money prize for our tours.
     
  4. Ortheore

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    Wow it's been ages since I logged onto PP. There didn't seem to be much point with everything moving onto Discord.

    Anyway, I'm very curious what the effort to use the forums more will look like. Towards the end of my tenure I was conscious that there were less posts, but that's not an easy thing to solve (I don't have a solution unfortunately). Maybe if you got a core group to buy in on discussing things here?

    Also I guess the other big question is, why should people sign up for this forum, especially in the context of smogon dominating the scene?

    One idea I had was covering the main ou formats, but also different permutations (eg for G1 this would be rby, tradebacks, stadium and stadium tradebacks). That said, that's a very G1-centric approach so it's probably not perfect. I also haven't considered logistics, I just think alternate formats deserve more play. I'd hoped RBY2K20 would fill that niche, but unfortunately that never got off the ground

    Also becoming a centre for past gen other tiers could be cool, given that they have limited/inconsistent opportunity for play on smogon. Again though, logistics may be an issue

    Anyway working out how to revitalise the forums/figuring out what role they should serve and having a reason for people to join here as well as smogon are the main things imo. Overall I'm actually optimistic that a new direction will turn things around

    No idea what level of involvement I can sustain, but I'll make sure to start checking these forums more
     
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    I just made an account, I used to be an anonymous lurker. I'm hopeful for the focus on more older gens for the site. While smogon usually has the bulwark of resources and most of the competitive community, it's often put older gens on a bit of a footnote, understandably so. But yeah, I'm hopeful for these plans and I will be keen on following it for years to come.
     
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