Skavenged wrote:Just out of curiosity, what is a "normal" team, and what were the "BS" teams you faced?
Examples of BS teams would be: triple MPD, MPD/Fossilized Hatchling/Weebom, clonedance teams (although these are slightly less offensive), undead goat/weebom/MPD, sunflower/zao/whatever teams, Fiendish Imp/Warbot/whatever teams... you know the ones I'm talking about.
Basically, BS teams are teams people use regularly only because they know they require very specific counters and thus will probably stomp most opponents easily. They aren't necessarily fun (AOE teams could be run by a bot they're so repetitive), they just have a high chance of success.
I started running Blossoming Ancient, Corefire Imp and Hyjal Wisp to counter all the MPD and AOE teams and it had the highest chance of winning. Even though I ran this team, I didn't enjoy playing it much and felt forced into using it by the fact that it was all I had to counter the cheapo teams running rampant in the meta. That's what was frustrating: I have just over 100 pets that are level 25, and I used fewer than 15 for 95% of my wins.
A "normal" team would be a team that someone put together of pets they like and wanted to use with SOME degree of synergy (such as: one can change the weather, and another has an ability boosted by that effect), but mostly picked based on the fact they like those pets (because of appearance or a certain move, whatever). I ran into a number of these and had some good challenges, especially if I myself was running a "normal" team at the time (which became less frequent as time went on).
People enjoy winning and enjoy coming up with super strong teams with very few counters. I am not trying to take that away from them. They are as free to PVP as I am. But for me, it wasn't fun feeling like if I wanted to win, I had to run only a handful of pets because they were the only ones with any chance of winning. So I'll drop out of the queue now that I have my Direhorn and you can continue to face off against each other.