Welcome to the PvP Discussion Forum!
Whether you’re new to this part of the forums, or you’re a Veteran – the PvP Discussion Forum is full of opportunities. I’m going to briefly explain what goes on here so that you can enjoy it to the maximum. It should also help you avoid getting in trouble!
Am I in the right part of the Forum?
If you're here to organise a tournament, talk about tactics for PvP Battles or take part in some of the events going on in this part of the Forums, you're definitely in the right place! More details of what goes on here is below
If you wish to comment on the state of the PvP, suggest improvements or report any bugs or issues you're having with battling, you need to post in the 'Feedback and Bugs' section of the forums, where Moderators will see and deal with it much more quickly.
The PvP Discussion part of the forum is used to organise a huge variety of tournaments. Everyone is welcome to create tournaments, and participating in the things that go on here is always a lot of fun.
Tournaments run here have their own unique rules, and hosts will normally display these on Page 1 of their thread. Enter as many tournaments as you want to – but try not avoid entering tournaments with definite end dates if you’re going to be unable to battle in time. It tends to mean a lot of hassle for organisers. Tournaments are always a great way to play, and there are plenty of prizes to be won too!
If you’re interesting in creating a Tournament, it’s important to remember that they must be free to enter – taking entry fees (cards, codes or packs) as well as gambling or betting on the outcome of the battle is forbidden. You will be reported to the Moderators for not following these rules.
This part of the forums is where all the discussion about battles takes place - from people offering tactics on how to beat certain decks right through to people retelling their battles in the form of poetry! I hope you have plenty to share about your TCGO Battles – because there are lots of people here with opinions just waiting to hear them. There’s lots of exciting things to read about, so dive right in and post whatever your thoughts are on the range of topics being discussed here.
There’s been a lot of talk recently about how the Pokemon-EX cards are considered over-powered, to the extent where it is beginning to become spam. Of course, you are welcome to share your thoughts on the matter, but the subject has been covered a lot of times now with neither side making much headway. If you want to discuss the topic, please do so in a constructive way – perhaps suggesting Anti-EX decks or by organising a Non-EX Tournament or Group. At the end of the day, the moderators who read these forums don’t make the cards – so complaining and asking for them to be removed from the game etc. really is a waste of time and energy as they have no power to do such a thing. Please address these complaints directly to The Pokemon Company International directly by writing an email! Feedback such as the introduction of Non-EX Modes in PvP have already been addressed and will hopefully be on their way!
Rules Worth Remembering
I'm including these just to help you avoid a potentially difficult situation - and to help clarify the rules.
1) Posting external links - such as tournaments being run on 'other social media sites' is prohibited.
2) If things ever get out of hand and you see comments you're not comfortable with - there is a report button in the bottom right hand corner of every message you can use to get the moderator's attention to a thread/message.
3) Spamming and trolling (giving misleading information) is strictly forbidden. This includes creating duplicate threads.
4) Battles are for fun - and arrogance and aggression, whilst it may be amusing to some, can offend others. Be respectful of other people's feelings when posting about a battle or giving an opinion. This game is for all ages.
5) Betting, pay-to-enter tournaments and scamming are illegal - but distributing free prizes is perfectly acceptable (and encouraged!)
If you have any questions, please post a message below and I will respond as quickly as possible. It's also useful to see that people are reading this thread - so post here if this thread has helped
You might also find more information at the main TCGO Unofficial Guide:[url] http://www.pokemontcg.com/forums/showthread.php?37527-Unofficial-Guide-amp-FAQ [/url]
Edited by AlexManectric, 09 October 2013 - 04:08 PM.