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AJ™
September 15th, 2008, 04:08 PM
I just want to start a discussion about what YOU think will happen in the future of PC, or some things you'd like to see on PC (as in features).

Avey
September 15th, 2008, 04:15 PM
Nica created a social group to theorize about the future of PokéCommunity, you know. It can be located here (http://www.pokecommunity.com/group.php?groupid=73). I miss Orange Meganium. Someone should really make a thread about inactive members so we can mourn their passing regarding activity.

I honestly think it'll get bigger and bigger, with more features being enabled for the forumites and more forumites joining thanks to new games coming out. Other than that, I really can't say. You can never foresee what's going to happen unless it's blatantly obvious, after all.

AJ™
September 15th, 2008, 04:31 PM
I apologize for not noticing the group. There are just many many groups. xD.

Gymnotide
September 15th, 2008, 04:37 PM
i think ................................ i am going to be the next mod .......... because I hlp ppl and ...... im rlly popular

Maybe PC will explode and everything gets deleted. Forever.

Volkner's Apprentice
September 16th, 2008, 01:20 PM
i think ................................ i am going to be the next mod .......... because I hlp ppl and ...... im rlly popular

Maybe PC will explode and everything gets deleted. Forever.

Well now I'm just freakin' depressed. Haha j/k.

I think PC is definitely going to continue being the most popular Pokemon forum in these here parts. I think our global reach is astounding and we've got lots of active community members. It's great for us 16+ year olds who lose real life Poke friends but find people their own age all around the world who know this is far from just a kids universe.

Bejesus
September 16th, 2008, 02:09 PM
The future of PC? I think PC's are going to be made more and more redundant in the home because of things like laptops, Iphones and other things (for better or worse) etc etc....


OHHHH RIGHT! haha joking of course. Pokecommunity! Well, it's a forum of a franchise that is still going strong, far far from being axed. So, as long as the place can be hosted and stuff it will remain indefinately i geuss. It won't end when Pokemon does, we'll still be hear to reminiss, fanfic, fanart, ROM Hack. Pokemon won't be forgoten!

Cassino
September 16th, 2008, 02:10 PM
Once Pokemon draws its last franchised breath, PC will become a slowly decaying modding community (or as seems to be a more popular albeit rather erroneous term amongst Pokefans: ROM hacking).

I'd give it however long Pokemon takes to die plus 10–30 years. The PC site itself may stay in existence for considerably longer however.

devilicious
September 16th, 2008, 02:12 PM
Meh. PC will probably stay like it is for as long as Pokémon gets milked by Nintendo.
After it all dies out, only the cool people will stay. :3

Someone should really make a thread about inactive members so we can mourn their passing regarding activity.

If that thread existed, my fingers would fall off from everything I'd write.

icomeanon6
September 16th, 2008, 06:01 PM
Even after Nintendo decides to stop milking the Pokemon cow, PC could still survive as a "retro" community. I mean, I know there are people here besides me who haven't even played DP, and are fans because of the GB/GBC era. We might notice fewer younger members who only get into Pokemon because it's a fad, though.

Volkner's Apprentice
September 16th, 2008, 06:25 PM
It'd be pretty hard to believe that Pokemon could just up and die. Look at how long Mario and Link have survived! Why in the world would Nintendo cease to milk these franchises? Sure, Mario/Link games are much more basic concept material than Pokemon when it comes to theme/RPG aspects, but I believe that even if they don't pop out a mess of new Pokemon in general, they're still going to be making games, toys, episodes, and then some for another decade at the least. That'd be interesting-buying my possible 1-2 year old a Mudkip doll ^_^.

Guillermo
September 17th, 2008, 12:07 AM
PokeCommunity will have lots of new members, and lots of NEW PC Supporters. I can see the colour change in names going to a turquoise colour. New mods and other Staff obviously, and...a lot more threads and posts I guess.

Hiidoran
September 17th, 2008, 01:09 AM
I predict there will be an influx of new members, resulting in a great influx of new threads and new posts. I can see the Pokécommunity getting much larger, requiring more staff and possibly more sub-forums to keep everything organized. There will probably be more Tiers for Community Supporters as the extra cash flow into the community would be a definite must. Either that or more ads placed on the index.

I definitely predict that the Pokécommuity's progress will continue to increase far into the upcoming years. The formula for the community is pretty great and I just don't see a "crack in the wall" of PC’s setup. It is also my hope that will we continue to see a prosperous forum with activity shooting through the roof.
(I just hope it won't grow too drastically... I don't think we want to go through the Database Error phase again. xD)

kohei
September 17th, 2008, 01:41 AM
I am not sure about the future of PC.
However, I can say one thing:

The threads in Pokemon General, Japanese Entertainment etc have been pretty much the same since 2004.

Seriously, someone needs to come up with new thread ideas rather than the same ones from last week.

Tater Tot
September 17th, 2008, 04:28 AM
The staff will buy a new server, the server will explode and PC will die forever.

I don't know, I'm not a psychic. >_>

Virtual Chatot
September 17th, 2008, 05:16 AM
Beachboy will eat all the blue colored themes

Pokecommunity will slowly die as Pokemon hits its final game and anime episode. People will slowly stop coming to the forum as we get older, and Rukario will eventually shut the servers down with a tear.

Almost poetic, heh.

Cherrim
September 17th, 2008, 05:26 AM
Beachboy will eat all the blue colored themes

Pokecommunity will slowly die as Pokemon hits its final game and anime episode. People will slowly stop coming to the forum as we get older, and Rukario will eventually shut the servers down with a tear.

Almost poetic, heh.
And if he does that, dedicated staff and/or members will beg to take over and move PC back to a smaller server. :P With less members comes a much cheaper upkeep and thus it'll probably stick around a lot longer. Tons of people are into PC itself as a forum for more than just the Pokémon.

I don't see PC dying with the franchise, not like that's set to happen for a LONG time anyway. Pokémon is still going strong. It's not the craze it was when it once started, but they're still bringing it over from Japan pretty faithfully. So long as there's some interest, it'll still be around. (I also agree with the "retro community" someone mentioned. :P There's gotta be some place for afficionados of old TV and game series can go to discuss. PC could turn into that.

Virtual Chatot
September 17th, 2008, 05:32 AM
(I also agree with the "retro community" someone mentioned. :P There's gotta be some place for afficionados of old TV and game series can go to discuss. PC could turn into that.You're right in that sense, Pokecommunity is more of an General Anime and Gaming Forum more than it is a Pokemon Forum. :p

Cherrim
September 17th, 2008, 06:42 AM
Well, to some people anyway. :P Most of the people who come here for social reasons are more into the other areas of PC since they don't need the Pokémon forums. I mean, most people joined for Pokémon and found people here based on that common interest, but then expanded to find people with other common interests as well, which happened outside of the basic Pokémon-related forums. But a lot of people still use the Pokémon forums as a way to discuss the fandom but aren't particularly interested in anything else. Not to mention the bazillion people battling and trading in the DP forum. XD

speedinglight
September 17th, 2008, 12:44 PM
the future.....


PC will slowly have less post eveywhere....

Z o M B ii 3
September 17th, 2008, 01:19 PM
I think LucasLucario should become a moderator.

PokeMaster1
September 17th, 2008, 01:43 PM
I personally don't think that it will do as good as it used to, due to the fact that they beridded clans.

Postman
September 17th, 2008, 01:45 PM
I think LucasLucario should become a moderator.



I think Seth will get better with his jokes and battling :D.

I personally don't think that it will do as good as it used to, due to the fact that they beridded clans.

Clans weren't even that big..

kohei
September 18th, 2008, 06:47 AM
What is this "clan" thing?
Did I miss something during my hiatus from here?

LethalTexture
September 18th, 2008, 07:00 AM
I can see an influx of new members signing up once Platinum gets released in other parts of the world, the same as happened with Diamond and Pearl (I was one of that group. =[ ).

Clans were groups that people joined for battling and/or breeding projects and had "wars", or competitions with other clans. But Apostle and I felt that not much battling was getting done, and thus clan threads were just becoming spam pits full of random discussion. You can't say that the forum will decline just because clans were removed, there are MANY other areas people can visit. I want what is best for D/P/P, and removing clans was best for the forum. Alot of people disagreed, but we were only doing our jobs.

D/P/P can get a bit of a mess at times, and no doubt that will increase during the aftermath of the US and Europe/Australia release of Platinum. But CME will get a good test of her moderator abilities, which can only be good for her.

Volkner's Apprentice
September 20th, 2008, 10:08 AM
Clans were lame..people should clearly just stick to the standard battling. Clans went nowhere and us hardcore wifi battlers appreciate their destruction, Deano =]. I'm sure CME will do a great job there as the new mod. Now on with the awesome collection of tournaments :P

Arcanine
September 20th, 2008, 12:08 PM
What will the future of PC hold? Who knows. I mean it's lasted so long (October will be 6 years), changed so much, had so many hardships, and had so many points where some of us said "I don't see how PC will be up much longer". Some of us old old members like Jake, Erica, and myself can look back over the many years and I think if you ask them (or any other very old member) "Did you think PC would grow into a forum where it has over 80,000 members and over 4,000,000 posts?" I think they'd say "No, I didn't". I mean I'm surprised, really surprised by PC. When I joined we didn't even have 1,000 members and now look. It's grown into something really really big. So who knows what the future will hold, PC might grow into a forum with 20 Admins, 50 Mods, and a million members. I think as long as Pokemon is alive PC will be active, and as long as Steve (or someone) pays for the server and upkeep of PC then it'll be here.

One thing is for sure... nothing lasts forever, PC will be no different.

Aurafire
September 20th, 2008, 12:20 PM
I have been watching our member total rise to 80,000+ and beyond to 82,000 in just a week or two. It's quite ridiculous how many members join every day, and from many different places around the world.

Honestly, as long as people still like pokemon, people will continue coming to PC. I hope we have many more years of activity, because I never want to see the day where a place this awesome has to shut down. But I think that's in the distant future. Right now, let's just enjoy our awesome community and not worry about such horrible times...

PC foreva =D

emoBill™
September 20th, 2008, 12:31 PM
i think ................................ i am going to be the next mod .......... because I hlp ppl and ...... im rlly popular

Hahahaha, I wish. XD I've been wishing I was a mod on SPPf/PokeC forEVER. lol. Only that probably decreased my chances xP

Maybe PC will explode and everything gets deleted. Forever.

Geez, that IS depressing. I hope not, this forum is a lot faster than SPPf and sometimes more fun xP

Sushi.
September 20th, 2008, 12:32 PM
Future for PC? I think there will be more Mods like me to be one! Just kidding XD The community will still keep going after Pokemon is no longer popular, and it would still be a popular forum for people to join. More members will turn into Mods/PC Supporters/Admins.

That's my thought for the future.

/Circa
September 21st, 2008, 12:31 AM
Extreme infaltions will happen over the globe and then PC will become much more expensive. Then the staff will make a fee to join and soon enough a fee to post, then when they have enough money they'll close the forums and laugh at everyone.

Or the world will end.

Soul Eater
September 21st, 2008, 01:40 AM
PC will die a fast and non-painful death and never come back! :D

j/k

I couldnt really tell you PC's future. It's really hard to say. To be honest, I think PC is always going to pull through its hardest challenges. It always has, right?

Mr. Pokemon
September 23rd, 2008, 04:38 PM
Well, to some people anyway. :P Most of the people who come here for social reasons are more into the other areas of PC since they don't need the Pokémon forums. I mean, most people joined for Pokémon and found people here based on that common interest, but then expanded to find people with other common interests as well, which happened outside of the basic Pokémon-related forums. But a lot of people still use the Pokémon forums as a way to discuss the fandom but aren't particularly interested in anything else. Not to mention the bazillion people battling and trading in the DP forum. XD
But maybe that's what will keep PC going for the next who knows how many years - the fact that people don't need to come here to discuss Pokemon, but anything they like.

Saryka
September 23rd, 2008, 05:58 PM
...I think when Pokémon dies out, we'll end up being "Community," because people come here for the off-topic jibber-jabber anyway. XD;

But honestly, I don't know. I'm enjoying PC for now, although how do we really know the future of PC?

Sir Pikachu
September 23rd, 2008, 06:26 PM
This is just a great forum. You guys have great MMO talent. Make one!

Gummy
September 23rd, 2008, 06:52 PM
I can see PC surviving for a few years after Pokemon itself dies out. Like Sarkya said, many of us come here simply to talk to friends. The only way I see a quick death for PC is if they stop paying for the server.

Working Class Hero
September 24th, 2008, 12:49 PM
I predict it will get bigger and bigger like every other forum in existence, then when the Pokemon series dies, PC will go with it. Just like every other forum. :o

wolf
September 24th, 2008, 12:53 PM
I think this will soon be the best pokemon forum of all!!!!!!!!!! Everyone on here is all nice, too.

Thrace
September 24th, 2008, 10:29 PM
The Hacks Showcase will be flooded with noobish DPPt hacks.

But in the grand scheme of things I think PC will continue to grow for a while yet, maybe it'll end up merging with some other Pokemon forums?

Innocence
September 24th, 2008, 11:03 PM
In the future of PC? The webbies section will be even more derelict, along with other writing, ROM Hacking will be even higher profile, the members will get even noobier, and I'll still be here, posting once every week or so on average, as usual. XD

KLS 500
September 26th, 2008, 03:29 PM
What will be the future of PC? Hm, well since I just came on here just this morning but posted just a few hours or so, I think that the moderator requirement for the Pokemon Roleplay is unmanagable and there should be more moderators depending on how much the user posts.

dumbpikAchu
October 20th, 2008, 06:10 PM
Me? What the....Ok, my theory is that PC will be the only Pokeforum around 2050. And no, Ninty will never stop milking Pokemon. they might stop milking mario though.. as with sonic... BUT THEY CAN NEVER STOP POKEMON!

Sounds
October 20th, 2008, 06:19 PM
Me? What the....Ok, my theory is that PC will be the only Pokeforum around 2050. And no, Ninty will never stop milking Pokemon. they might stop milking mario though.. as with sonic... BUT THEY CAN NEVER STOP POKEMON!

i think exactly the same thing,this is the most popular forum i know

.Iramet
October 21st, 2008, 12:51 PM
...I think when Pokémon dies out, we'll end up being "Community," because people come here for the off-topic jibber-jabber anyway. XD;

But honestly, I don't know. I'm enjoying PC for now, although how do we really know the future of PC?
XD. The part where you said " We'll end up being "community"" made me laugh, I can just see it welcome to "community".
XD
I hope that PC will be around for awhile, but who knows maybe the 4th generation is the last, nobody can no for sure(although it is doubtful) unless it has already been leaked or announced.
I want PC to last at least until I'm almost done college, which is 3 and a half years away.
^_^