No need to fit the standard mold, but it was standarized to stop the debate lol. You are not required, but new SCs now determine who gets less offtype. Some of these mons dont even get 5 offtype. So, under 6/9, it is not too terrible to get two uses but Concept does make a solid argument why 1ish use would also be viable. The thread is over at UPN under suggestions and inquiries portion. Type Energy Consultation I think it is titled?
Live TO basically. A giant chat room with a ton of asb members. Discussions go on all the time, and other times it just casual hang out. You could ask one of the other members to add you. Im not part of it also because it is hyperactive and a lot goes on at one time. If you want to give it a try, make a skype account and ask another member to add you. If you post within upn to wit your skype username someone is bound to add you in a jiff.