I agree completely. I was someone who found enjoyment in spectating tournaments and talking in normal chat with everyone rather than competing in the tournaments myself.
Do you think that creating a sort of tournament building would be a good idea? Although people could change channels, I think it would bring some of that aspect of the old pokemmo back, no?
And by tournament building, I mean a building that a player would have to be at in order to participate in tournaments. I know this will be a downgrade, but I definitely believe that it would add more enjoyment to the game rather than it kinda feeling lonesome.