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    BeachBoy's Avatar

    Hype, Pokémon, and Storylines

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    Originally Posted by bobandbill View Comment
    That is quite impressive!

    Luckily it is a ramble I prepared earlier. ;p http://bbs.studio-revolution.net/magazine/?p=58 On a webzine I run, although this was written some time ago (and co-written too for that matter)
    Update it now that BW2 and XY have provided perspective.
    Posted 3 Days Ago at 09:40 AM by BeachBoy BeachBoy is offline
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    bobandbill's Avatar

    Hype, Pokémon, and Storylines

    That is quite impressive!

    Luckily it is a ramble I prepared earlier. ;p http://bbs.studio-revolution.net/magazine/?p=58 On a webzine I run, although this was written some time ago (and co-written too for that matter)
    Posted 4 Days Ago at 05:26 AM by bobandbill bobandbill is offline
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    derozio's Avatar

    Sad

    I'd want to know as well!!

    I know the feeling too <3 I hope you guys get to meet more often like this trip in the future.
    Posted 4 Days Ago at 12:09 AM by derozio derozio is offline
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    Antemortem's Avatar

    Sad

    TELL ME ALL ABOUT IT
    Posted 4 Days Ago at 09:14 PM by Antemortem Antemortem is online now
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    PokeCommunity's Year of Gaming Video Game Challenge #6: Minesweeper [Daily Bloggity Entry #128]

    Please make the part of the post that's bolded and a different color the actual link because I keep clicking it thinking it is because it's set apart and then getting annoyed. :(
    Posted 4 Days Ago at 04:07 PM by Oryx Oryx is online now
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    Magic's Avatar

    Summer Progress #2

    It was pretty good! Lots to explore, sometimes a lack of guidance (IE a map).
    Posted 4 Days Ago at 12:16 PM by Magic Magic is online now
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    Summer Progress #2

    I've been playing a lot of the Jak and Daxter and God of War series. Both have been a collection of games that I seemed to have just missed out on playing when I was a kid, so now that I've actually got a memory card for my PS2 I'm finally taking a crack at them. Although Spyro is another game that I'll have to tackle at some point, hopefully the game was good enough in which you recommend for others to try at some point! (:
    Posted 4 Days Ago at 12:10 PM by elheroeoscuro elheroeoscuro is offline
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    Magic's Avatar

    Disillusioned Thoughts on GT11.

    hey, it was your first time, right?

    Some of us (especially in RPC) are always hosting contests and quizzes and polls and games - trust me, they rarely go to plan. Unfortunately, on the internet, real-life does tend to eat away at the majority of participants. Just like you, I've also missed crucial things as a host due to holidays or events or just generally being too busy.

    Don't fret - it's by no means your fault. We live, we learn and we hopefully get better at it!

    (Gotta agree with Anna that the timing was a bummer, especially for me/UK in general I'm guessing).
    Posted 4 Days Ago at 09:09 AM by Magic Magic is online now
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    BeachBoy's Avatar

    Hype, Pokémon, and Storylines

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    Originally Posted by bobandbill View Comment
    Correct. BW's story was the best of the three (and all the main games for that matter imo) - it's just that it's still lacking. But that's another ramble/rant. =p

    I think there was probably? Certainly the fairy type thing dominated a lot of discussions, haha.

    Platinum just had so much to do in it. Even though I preferred rse's contests, they were fun to do - add in berries and etc as well with that, the battle frontier (HECK YES THE ARCADE), the pokerader (I used that so much), the underground... it was stacked with things to do besides battling and catching them on. I love that too, but if that's all a game really has then after so many Pokemon games played already it just won't do enough even if the story was okay for myself to last as long as others. I play games for the gameplay most of all, especially with Pokemon. So that is why I preferred B2W2. It had more to do in them and was more polished overall.
    I still feel that my 175 streak in the Arcade is the greatest thing I'll ever accomplish in Pokemon. Glory days.

    And I would love to hear that ramble/rant.
    Posted 4 Days Ago at 08:12 AM by BeachBoy BeachBoy is offline
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    bobandbill's Avatar

    Hype, Pokémon, and Storylines

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    So, let me see if I understand: while you thought B/W had a superior storyline, it was B2/W2 that made it more preferable because of all the little things? And as for story: B/W > BW2 > X/Y ... Am I following you?

    As for the hype, I believe you're right. I wasn't around to see the X/Y hype, but I did wonder what is was like (please tell me there was a "Mr. Mime is now a fairy" thread).

    And I find myself finally appreciating DPPt for all it's worth. I miss them. I miss the Battle Arcade especially.
    Correct. BW's story was the best of the three (and all the main games for that matter imo) - it's just that it's still lacking. But that's another ramble/rant. =p

    I think there was probably? Certainly the fairy type thing dominated a lot of discussions, haha.

    Platinum just had so much to do in it. Even though I preferred rse's contests, they were fun to do - add in berries and etc as well with that, the battle frontier (HECK YES THE ARCADE), the pokerader (I used that so much), the underground... it was stacked with things to do besides battling and catching them on. I love that too, but if that's all a game really has then after so many Pokemon games played already it just won't do enough even if the story was okay for myself to last as long as others. I play games for the gameplay most of all, especially with Pokemon. So that is why I preferred B2W2. It had more to do in them and was more polished overall.
    Posted 5 Days Ago at 04:47 AM by bobandbill bobandbill is offline
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    BeachBoy's Avatar

    Hype, Pokémon, and Storylines

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    Overall gen V imo were fun.

    Story wise - B2W2 was imo a step backwards again from BW which was the strongest by far from the main games, just... still weak when looked at. But that said, X&Y really went backwards imo in that regard. =( But ignoring that they were still fun Pokemon games. At least B2W2 still made actual characters out of a number of gym leaders for instance.

    Overall I much preferred B2W2. I felt it executed the smaller things better, and offered way more to do beyond the main quest (and really used wifi stuff well too). Join Avenue, the local wifi missions/minigames, white hollow/black tower being improved, the movies, the world tournament were all great additions in their own right. BW meanwhile just lacked besides explore other areas and the battle trains and catch them all, yadda yadda. Dream World just didn't cut it.

    On this:
    I think it is fair to say that people do this with every set of new games in fact. 4th gen had it too, for example. So did X&Y. Meanwhile, soon enough I anticipate DPPt to start getting the treatment RSE have the last few years when a wave of kids who started out with them start getting nostalgic and really appreciating them. Just like with RBY, and GSC. Screw the others, enjoy (or don't) each set of games in your own way imo.

    I also feel that it is better to try to not overhype new games too much. Lower expectations (=/= low expectations) means less dissapointment at worst, and greater surprises at best. It's now an advantage that the Japan release isn't a half year or whatever beforehand which I think contributed a bit to that with previous gens.

    (Also - hi!)
    So, let me see if I understand: while you thought B/W had a superior storyline, it was B2/W2 that made it more preferable because of all the little things? And as for story: B/W > BW2 > X/Y ... Am I following you?

    As for the hype, I believe you're right. I wasn't around to see the X/Y hype, but I did wonder what is was like (please tell me there was a "Mr. Mime is now a fairy" thread).

    And I find myself finally appreciating DPPt for all it's worth. I miss them. I miss the Battle Arcade especially.
    Posted 5 Days Ago at 04:33 AM by BeachBoy BeachBoy is offline
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    Anna's Avatar

    Disillusioned Thoughts on GT11.

    we live and learn

    and let me tell you what i've learned is that polls are ♥♥♥♥ing majestic tools for any event you can use them for
    i know ppc has the tradition of tallying PM votes but god that is such a hassle why do it? i'd put up a multi-chioce vote and have everyone vote for one staff/supporter and one regular member and just keep an eye on the poll to disqualify anyone who votes for anything more. so convenient.

    gotta say tho this year there were a lot of events going on and many many people had offline stuff happening that collided with GT somehow (better put pick the date back into cq&f next year i guess). so dont be too frustrated at the backputs- it happened a lot across the board as far as i could tell
    Posted 5 Days Ago at 08:41 PM by Anna Anna is offline
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    Lilith's Avatar

    Hm milestones

    And you would be one of the few I do consider myself closer with.
    Posted 5 Days Ago at 07:04 PM by Lilith Lilith is online now
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    Antemortem's Avatar

    Hm milestones

    "I feel like I don't have too many people to chat up with on a more personal level"

    oh
    Posted 5 Days Ago at 06:32 PM by Antemortem Antemortem is online now
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    Roaming Murkrow's Avatar

    My thoughts on GT11!

    I was only in GT11 for like 2 days, but yeah it was awesome. Especially the Skype (unoffical) CAH games i had with a lot of other people on Friday night.

    Also watching the movies with PC was really enjoyable, though i kinda forgot about the Dungeon Dash event cause of it, whoops.
    Posted 5 Days Ago at 07:36 AM by Roaming Murkrow Roaming Murkrow is offline
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    derozio's Avatar

    Just dropping by.

    me and jo meeting in a few years #likeaboss
    Posted 6 Days Ago at 06:39 AM by derozio derozio is offline
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    Altairis's Avatar

    My thoughts on GT11!

    fun things are definitely fun :D
    Posted 6 Days Ago at 04:23 AM by Altairis Altairis is online now
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    hashtag's Avatar

    Just dropping by.

    Definitely. Christos and I met up in May after about 5 years of knowing each other, was good.
    Posted 6 Days Ago at 01:53 AM by hashtag hashtag is online now
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    bobandbill's Avatar

    Hype, Pokémon, and Storylines

    Overall gen V imo were fun.

    Story wise - B2W2 was imo a step backwards again from BW which was the strongest by far from the main games, just... still weak when looked at. But that said, X&Y really went backwards imo in that regard. =( But ignoring that they were still fun Pokemon games. At least B2W2 still made actual characters out of a number of gym leaders for instance.

    Overall I much preferred B2W2. I felt it executed the smaller things better, and offered way more to do beyond the main quest (and really used wifi stuff well too). Join Avenue, the local wifi missions/minigames, white hollow/black tower being improved, the movies, the world tournament were all great additions in their own right. BW meanwhile just lacked besides explore other areas and the battle trains and catch them all, yadda yadda. Dream World just didn't cut it.

    On this:
    Quote:
    I remember us creating the forum and posting the speculation threads and how awful it was prereviewed.
    I think it is fair to say that people do this with every set of new games in fact. 4th gen had it too, for example. So did X&Y. Meanwhile, soon enough I anticipate DPPt to start getting the treatment RSE have the last few years when a wave of kids who started out with them start getting nostalgic and really appreciating them. Just like with RBY, and GSC. Screw the others, enjoy (or don't) each set of games in your own way imo.

    I also feel that it is better to try to not overhype new games too much. Lower expectations (=/= low expectations) means less dissapointment at worst, and greater surprises at best. It's now an advantage that the Japan release isn't a half year or whatever beforehand which I think contributed a bit to that with previous gens.

    (Also - hi!)
    Posted 6 Days Ago at 10:14 PM by bobandbill bobandbill is offline

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