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MrsNorrington
June 9th, 2010, 06:21 PM
Again, not sure if there's a thread already, I apologize if there is.

Does anyone hope that there's some sort of secret base (like in R/S/E) or an underground base (like D/P/Pl)?

I really loved to customize my own little base! It's something I really missed in SS/HG. I loved the secret bases of Ruby and Sapphire. I would go there and save the game, pretending that it's my little home! Great fun!

What do you guys think? Will we get our own little base or resort to customize again? What's your opinion?

TheReal
June 9th, 2010, 06:23 PM
Secret base. I hope there's no more underground too.

MrsNorrington
June 9th, 2010, 06:26 PM
I liked the underground of D/P/Pl. I wouldn't say bring it back. But it was great in that game! I used it so much that I had TONS of heartscales, which I transfered to SS to teach my pkmn some moves ^.^

I really do want some sort of customizable base though.

PiPVoda
June 9th, 2010, 06:27 PM
The secret bases in RSE were sort of cool, but got boring quick. Underground in DPPt was fun and amazing, but it was a confusing mess with all the intersections and crossings too! I would have the best of both worlds if they somehow combined these two. Like say you make a secret base, and from that base you were able to go underground to hunt for jewels, fossils, etc. That would probably get boring too after awhile, so really what the DPPt underground and RSE bases were missing was interaction. Sure if you had wi-fi underground was fun, but for me when I first got Pearl I didn't, and after two months of going underground I got bored. I think it would be neat if people (computer-player) could venture into your secret base in black & white--if there is one--and offer to trade items, give you free things, heck maybe even offer to battle.

MrsNorrington
June 9th, 2010, 06:30 PM
Great idea PipVoda! Actually that would work nicely, I think in Platinum (I haven't finished yet) but according to the guidebook, gym leaders and other characters visit your customizable resort. So that would be cool if nonplayer characters could visit the base and interact with you, battle and stuff.

Magmarizer
June 9th, 2010, 07:56 PM
I would love to have a secert base like in R/S/E, but have more to do there. You could install a healing station for you pokemon(mabye just a bed) and also let you pokemon out of there balls to play around.

.Eevee-Chan
June 9th, 2010, 08:14 PM
Hoping for one! Like back in R/S/E.
Ofcourse the graphics would be updated and maybe more decorations like wallpaper or random trainers/wild pokemon visit you.

Jerme
June 9th, 2010, 10:06 PM
how about we customize our own house.

also you can buy a house or own property in every city

Ravecat
June 9th, 2010, 10:20 PM
I loved secret bases.

If there's a property system it should be like the one in Harvest Moon.

Horizon
June 9th, 2010, 11:52 PM
I just want them to change the move Secret Power into a physical version of Hidden power.

Grim Reminder
June 22nd, 2010, 11:32 AM
So, do you think they'll still have Secret Bases in in Black & White?
I mean the 3rd gen style is my personal preference, but the 4th Gen style was good, but not AS good in my opinion.
But anyway do you think they'll bring bases back? and if so which style do you think? Which would you prefer?

Eurydice
June 22nd, 2010, 11:42 AM
i would love if the had the r/s/e secret bases. i dont like the ones from the 4th gen. i just think the r/s/e ones where better because you could customize it more depending on where you choose to make it. plus i always managed to forget where mine was in diamond

Cruelty And The Beast
June 22nd, 2010, 11:44 AM
Yeah, they kinda ruined them in generation 4, it would be nice to see them being more customisable and also with some functionality (eg, being able to heal by sleeping there)

dieter57
June 22nd, 2010, 11:48 AM
well i liked the condo thing in gen 4 but not the under ground base. they should bring back gen threes secret base.:)

zirico
June 22nd, 2010, 11:51 AM
The villa in gen 4 was awful, they need to make something similar but much more customisable.

Storm_has_formed
June 22nd, 2010, 11:59 AM
i liked the online component of gen. 4, but the gen. 3 bases. if they were put together though...

Grim Reminder
June 22nd, 2010, 12:14 PM
Wow, I'm glad my thread seems to be getting some replies! :D

Yeah I agree that 3rd gen had the best bases and I think that if brought back secret bases need to be similar to the 3rd gen style.

Yeah, they kinda ruined them in generation 4, it would be nice to see them being more customisable and also with some functionality (eg, being able to heal by sleeping there)

YES! I fully agree, I think the Secret Base should have more functionality such as the healing idea you mentioned plus maybe a full PC (like the ones to swap Pokemon and stuff.)

Cherrim
June 22nd, 2010, 02:48 PM
So, do you think they'll still have Secret Bases in in Black & White?
I mean the 3rd gen style is my personal preference, but the 4th Gen style was good, but not AS good in my opinion.
But anyway do you think they'll bring bases back? and if so which style do you think? Which would you prefer?
Merged into the existing secret bases thread.

vietazn654
June 22nd, 2010, 04:24 PM
That's be cool. ;] And I would like another Villa also. =]

Astinus
June 22nd, 2010, 05:10 PM
I enjoyed the customization of the secret bases in R/S/E, since there was a lot more to them. It was also a good idea to have them in all various places, so that those who dreamed of their own private tree house could get it that way. It was also something that the player could do on their own without much of a reliance on other players, with the exception of the ability to battle.

But the Underground in D/P/Pt is probably the most fun I've had playing a "minigame" in the main series. I spent hours playing that. The one thing that I didn't like is the reliance on Wireless connections. I don't know anyone else around me that plays Pokemon, so the flag-capturing part of the Underground is something that I've never done.

So for B/W, I'd like to see a combination of the secret bases and the Underground. Make whatever new version there might be as expansive as the Underground, but without the major need for other players and with the various customizations and locations of the secret base.

Reshiram Man
June 22nd, 2010, 05:24 PM
i really want to have a secret base on this game

Zorua
June 22nd, 2010, 05:33 PM
In my opinion, I don't think they should bring the secret bases back. To be honest, the secret bases were only enjoyable if you had a friend IRL that you could share the moment with. Unless they make the feature compatible through wi-fi, then there's really no point to adding it. ._.

PiPVoda
June 23rd, 2010, 10:42 AM
^^ good point, but couldn't the same thing be said about Sinnoh underground? Though it lasted longer than secret bases it too got boring after awhile, especially with no wi-fi. So I don't think getting rid of the secret bases is the answer, I think the answer would be to incorporate more features into them if they do return so that they don't get as boring as fast without wi-fi.

D. Lawride
June 23rd, 2010, 10:54 AM
So for B/W, I'd like to see a combination of the secret bases and the Underground. Make whatever new version there might be as expansive as the Underground, but without the major need for other players and with the various customizations and locations of the secret base.

What he said.

Though I agree, they should implement Wifi into this. Without Wifi, it just doesn't sound right, because most of the time, or at least in my case, you can't connect with anyone, making the Underground's only purpose to collect stones and fossils.

Yoshimi
June 23rd, 2010, 10:54 AM
As much as I liked the bases, don't bring them back in their previously used forms. It was irritating finding bases in R/S/E that weren't incredibly tiny or too badly shaped for it to be used, and the DPPt secret bases had no diversity. Bring back a hybrid or don't bring them back.

i would love if the had the r/s/e secret bases. i dont like the ones from the 4th gen. i just think the r/s/e ones where better because you could customize it more depending on where you choose to make it. plus i always managed to forget where mine was in diamond

Um, didn't the top screen show you where your base was?

Bloothump
June 23rd, 2010, 07:35 PM
I would really like a secret base that is really more like the third gen's, but of course I'd like to see more fresh and unique features. As someone said, it's be nice to be able to let out a few pokemon to play, which may be an alternate to boxing a pokemon or putting them in the daycare. Maybe it could increase happiness the more you visit them. But of course there's be a very limited amount of pokemon you could but in your base at once.

Someone else mentioned the option to own property in a city, which would be kind of cool. However, it would kind of take away from the "secret base" feeling that I always liked in R/S/E. But things could be made a lot easier this way. Like in the secret bases in 3rd gen, there were holes in the ground or rocks, that would make it impossible set furniture in that location. The same thing with the rocks in 4th gen. If it were a house or apartment the trainer owned, money or missions could be used to fix patched walls or broken floorboards. I think also if you owned property, a cool feature would be the ability to paint murals on your walls. One thing I'd really like to see is for you to be able to set more furniture that 3rd gen.

AceDragonite
June 23rd, 2010, 08:50 PM
I would really like a secret base that is really more like the third gen's, but of course I'd like to see more fresh and unique features. As someone said, it's be nice to be able to let out a few pokemon to play, which may be an alternate to boxing a pokemon or putting them in the daycare. Maybe it could increase happiness the more you visit them. But of course there's be a very limited amount of pokemon you could but in your base at once.

Someone else mentioned the option to own property in a city, which would be kind of cool. However, it would kind of take away from the "secret base" feeling that I always liked in R/S/E. But things could be made a lot easier this way. Like in the secret bases in 3rd gen, there were holes in the ground or rocks, that would make it impossible set furniture in that location. The same thing with the rocks in 4th gen. If it were a house or apartment the trainer owned, money or missions could be used to fix patched walls or broken floorboards. I think also if you owned property, a cool feature would be the ability to paint murals on your walls. One thing I'd really like to see is for you to be able to set more furniture that 3rd gen.


thats a really good idea. Maybe you could customize the daycare place, like in the safari zone.

BareBones
June 24th, 2010, 07:46 AM
I liked the Underground, but I wouldn't want to see it back, if that makes sense.

I personally think they should finally give the protagonist a house. Not a tree or a hole in a wall, an actual house. Maybe in one of the bigger cities?

Wimchow
June 24th, 2010, 04:25 PM
I loved the secret base feature, i would love houses more, would be good for multiplayer too, i love being to make anything custom, hopefully we get something like it this time round.

-Wimchow

EmeraldSerenade
June 24th, 2010, 04:28 PM
YES! BRING SECRET BASES BACK!

Seriously though, I had a ton of fun decorating mine in Ruby :3

Calder
June 24th, 2010, 09:47 PM
A villa with a trap door in it to go to the princess's castle just before a blastoise stopped by to take her making you go on an adventure to save the princess from the evil turtle creature...Using a charizard....I think this has been done before...

myrrh25
July 2nd, 2010, 12:36 AM
Enough is enough GameFreak. Give us our Secret Bases back :(

Roid
July 2nd, 2010, 12:52 AM
Bringing back the secret bases would be fun! In Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald I thought that the secret base system was kind of awkward. However, I felt that in Diamond/Pear/Platinum is was improved! I would spend hours mining and changing my base to make it look pretty epic!

Hibaru
July 2nd, 2010, 01:51 AM
Its fine to start a base camp everywhere but I hope not in Underground or on a Tree. What if a Base Camp can be our place to rest our Pokemon for Healing or Store our Items? Of course, That would be fun.

Zebeedoo
July 2nd, 2010, 02:03 AM
I'd love to see this in B/W. I loved making a base in the coolest places ever on R/S/E. :D

Lickitricky
July 2nd, 2010, 02:16 AM
I really, really want RSE secret bases to come back D: They were my favorite part of that game series...Trying to find the perfect and biggest secret base, buying furniture in Fortree City, trying to collect as many decorations as possible, etc...

Azure-Supernova
July 2nd, 2010, 03:56 AM
Heck, blow it, let me buy a house in one fo the cities...

Considering that the protags are a little older than before, maybe it's time for an condo in Huin...

Naruto Uzumaki
July 2nd, 2010, 04:12 AM
What if there was both? O.o

I'd like to see Secret Bases again, like the ones in Hoenn.

Humph...
July 2nd, 2010, 07:33 AM
Hoenn was my starting region, when i first used secret bases i thought they were too small, but then i discovered that there were some bases that could be of a good size. I began customizing and i loved it. I had a cousin who was(before...)far stronger than me. By mixing records i could battle his level 100 pokemon at any time at his secret base, helping me a lot. I would like that feature back. But i don't think it will be back. It will probably be replaced with another thing. In hoenn, there are those secret bases, In sinnoh there is the underground system, and in johto(HG/SS) the pokemon followed you.

I suppose that features will be either modified or replaced. I would like the secret bases to be modified and have new features, like wi-fi interactions...

PiPVoda
July 2nd, 2010, 07:47 AM
I liked the Underground, but I wouldn't want to see it back, if that makes sense.

I personally think they should finally give the protagonist a house. Not a tree or a hole in a wall, an actual house. Maybe in one of the bigger cities?
An apartment in one of Hiun's many scrapers :D or better yet you could just say like 'rent' out diff. apartments in diff. locations if you felt like it; sort of how they have those temporary housings in Tokyo.

Humph...
July 2nd, 2010, 08:04 AM
An apartment in one of Hiun's many scrapers :D or better yet you could just say like 'rent' out diff. apartments in diff. locations if you felt like it; sort of how they have those temporary housings in Tokyo.

Yeah... that's a good idea, i would like to get a bigger house by paying more.

hever
July 2nd, 2010, 10:21 AM
As people made it sound interesting, having an apartment in a "kid's game" would be undoubtedly irrelevant. As we've seen with the game corner in HS and SS, GF will probably find (hopefully) to maneuver ways for secret bases. Although, an apartment would be pretty chill.

Mac@ACK!
July 2nd, 2010, 10:59 AM
I want bases back for one reason; to go searching for the people i connect with and battle them. In HGSS it was great, connect pokewalkers on the go, and then battle later in Viridian City. But, they were all clumped together and in one spot, didn't seem like people at all. Not to mention everyone said the exact same thing... Battle? ITS MATCH! Lame... I want to connect to people and then go walk around, have another adventure for god sakes, finding my friends, and battling their most powerful teams, with a GOOD AI DIRECTOR!!! Enough of my cousins OU Salamence using DD 100 times in a row while Weavile is out Ice Sharding him. Searching for that base is the most fun though! And finding you're own spot to create a base in the game is fun too. Mine was always next to the waterfall, directly above the weather station in RSE. No one could get to it, cuz the fools always chose the Mach bike... acro bike for the win. The point is, i don't want to make a base in JUST a rock wall, thats boring. how bout a house. Or a tree. Or a mountain, hell, even a little room in a cave! (Legend of Zelda perhaps?) They have so much they can alter and make better, but they had it pretty freakin close with RSE.

JackGamer
July 2nd, 2010, 11:23 AM
PLEEEASEEE be a secret base :D

Åzurε
July 2nd, 2010, 03:35 PM
Secret bases in the one-player world! More locations, more diversity in settings, and perhaps purchasable floorspace. I could see this coming back in an awesome way, given the right setup.