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    Omg lesabre you're alive! I was only just thinking about you the other day and how you seemingly fell off the face of the earth!
    Yep, still alive, lol. Just not as active here since as you can see I'm more into the anime convention scene now.

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    "Only 10,000 discounted" you say.

    That's more discounted passes than the largest convention in my area gives out for TOTAL passes, sweet mercy. Though the one local to me has deliberately capped out attendance at 5000 this year to try to keep the experience enjoyable rather than having attendees feeling like they're being crammed into the convention hotel like sardines.
    Well, it is the biggest anime-centered convention on the East Coast (eastern cons larger than Otakon are multi-genre events like NYCC and Dragoncon), and as I type this less than 5700 of those slots remain and it's only been open for about a week. Total attendance is capped at 35,000. Based on last year though, I think they could cut it to 30,000 or even 25,000 - it was VERY crowded.
    Posted 4 Weeks Ago at 01:21 PM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™ Elite Overlord LeSabre™ is offline
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    "Only 10,000 discounted" you say.

    That's more discounted passes than the largest convention in my area gives out for TOTAL passes, sweet mercy. Though the one local to me has deliberately capped out attendance at 5000 this year to try to keep the experience enjoyable rather than having attendees feeling like they're being crammed into the convention hotel like sardines.
    Posted March 25th, 2015 at 11:19 AM by donavannj donavannj is offline
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    Omg lesabre you're alive! I was only just thinking about you the other day and how you seemingly fell off the face of the earth!
    Posted March 25th, 2015 at 07:05 AM by Shining Raichu Shining Raichu is offline
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    An idea I've been considering...

    I'd say go for it. If using that alt account would feel like a nice fresh start to you, then you should do what would make you most comfortable!
    Posted March 3rd, 2015 at 04:48 PM by Lie Ren Lie Ren is offline
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    An idea I've been considering...

    Wouldn't that be really confusing though,having two accounts?
    Why do you think you need to start over?
    Oh and the car on your blog header looks soooo nice xD I wish we had more cars like that over here.
    Posted March 3rd, 2015 at 02:51 PM by Gardevoir the Dragon Slayer Gardevoir the Dragon Slayer is online now
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    Top 10 List #11: Life Lessons Learned from Pokemon

    If ever there was a set of facts to live your life by
    Posted February 23rd, 2015 at 07:43 PM by gimmepie gimmepie is online now
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    Top 10 List #6: Reasons I'm Not Buying the Hoenn Remake Games

    Oh, almost forgot:

    Happy New Year, everyone
    Posted December 31st, 2014 at 02:41 PM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™ Elite Overlord LeSabre™ is offline
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    Top 10 List #6: Reasons I'm Not Buying the Hoenn Remake Games

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    I can see your problems with the game, but in the end, the most annoying things are pretty small. It's a really good game and you can actually CATCH THEM ALL FOR FREAKING ONCE

    But yah, yah.... I hate Calem. XD
    No, I'd say having an issue with how the entire region is laid out is a major problem with the game.

    Calem is a tool who needs to go back to Orre where everyone has a dumb nonsensical name.

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    Originally Posted by Hikamaru View Comment
    May a fashion disaster? But she got so much cuter now...

    But anyways, I can understand how you feel towards certain features but maybe the next game might redeem you.
    But DEM SHORTS. DEM SHORTS. OMG they look so out of place.

    Leaf FTW.

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    Originally Posted by Zekrom View Comment
    The Pokemon world is so screwed up lol

    But where's the Oldsmobile Omega rip-off?
    It certainly is messed up And now with 3000-year old giants and adventures in space, things are only getting more bizarre.

    As for the whole Oldsmobile Omega thing, it's pretty much the name "Omega Ruby." Pretty much the same as my whole deal with Pokemon Centers and Red Roof Inns (especially with the in-game dialogue "Look for their red roof.")
    Posted December 31st, 2014 at 02:25 PM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™ Elite Overlord LeSabre™ is offline
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    Top 10 List #6: Reasons I'm Not Buying the Hoenn Remake Games

    Why so much hate people? I thought that this part was hilarious:
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    5. We're Still Violating Laws In The Intro.
    Seat belt and child endangerment laws, to be exact. I've commented on this before. Norman and your character's mother win my award for "Most Negligent and Deadbeat Parents in a Pokemon Game." These two treat your character - their child - with the same importance they treat a box of plates or a bookshelf. They stuff you into the cargo area of a moving truck with a complete lack of concern for your safety, and when you arrive, somehow having survived the whole traumatic ordeal, your mother makes a snide comment, "Oh, it must have been rough back there."

    No, it was freaking DEADLY back there! One sharp turn, and your character might have been headed to the coroner's office instead of Birch's lab.
    The Pokemon world is so screwed up lol

    But where's the Oldsmobile Omega rip-off?
    Posted December 31st, 2014 at 07:51 AM by Zekrom Zekrom is online now
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    Top 10 List #6: Reasons I'm Not Buying the Hoenn Remake Games

    May a fashion disaster? But she got so much cuter now...

    But anyways, I can understand how you feel towards certain features but maybe the next game might redeem you.
    Posted December 30th, 2014 at 11:38 PM by Hikamaru Hikamaru is offline
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    Top 10 List #6: Reasons I'm Not Buying the Hoenn Remake Games

    WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWIE

    I can see your problems with the game, but in the end, the most annoying things are pretty small. It's a really good game and you can actually CATCH THEM ALL FOR FREAKING ONCE

    But yah, yah.... I hate Calem. XD
    Posted December 30th, 2014 at 10:30 PM by Nakala Pri Nakala Pri is offline
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    Top 10 List #6: Reasons I'm Not Buying the Hoenn Remake Games

    this was a pain to read considering how much i loved the games, but hey its your opinion
    Posted December 30th, 2014 at 07:23 PM by Pepperton Pepperton is offline
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    Top 10 List #6: Reasons I'm Not Buying the Hoenn Remake Games

    hey now! you get to keep both bikes eventually!
    Posted December 30th, 2014 at 06:50 PM by antemortem antemortem is offline
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    Top 10 List #5: Locations in Pokemon Games

    All right, I think I'll go ahead and type up my list of reasons, and try to get it posted in the next day or two. It could make for interesting comments, especially since they'll be coming from someone who did not like the original Hoenn games.
    Posted December 25th, 2014 at 03:35 PM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™ Elite Overlord LeSabre™ is offline
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    OMG OMEGA RUBY!!!

    Last thing first, actually, and this is probably a more personal thing for me. Secret Bases in 3rd gen had the ability to read a Pokemon party in another compatible version and insert that team into one that you could battle in the base. So it made me livid that they didn't do the same for Mount Silver and include the ability to insert your character's name, sprite, and party as the final battle (this would use the Dual Slot) instead of simply rehashing Red. Doing that would make it seem like HG/SS were successors to FR/LG instead of the two apparently taking place in alternate universes. (It would also give a chance for my fave character to make a reappearance). My LG party would have posed quite the challenge. Red was a complete pushover.

    My other major gripe was that no attempt was made to adjust the levels of wild Pokemon in Kanto. The trainers are in the high 40's/low 50's while some wild Pokemon are as low as level 3 or 4.

    They took the time to give the Rocket Executives names but little else to develop any personality to match their new names and outfits.

    I probably shoud've added that too much effort was lavished on useless stuff like Voltorb Flip and designing a new character (Lyra/FemMario) instead of reusing Kris.

    And tbh the whole "Pokemon following you" thing annoyed me more than anything. Think back to the very first episode of the anime: The initial reason Pikachu never got in Ash's Pokeball was because it was being a disobedient little prick. That's more or less the impression I get from that feature - they're refusing to be obedient and get into their Pokeball.

    And to defend FR/LG, these were the first games to include an Elite Four who grew stronger in a rematch battle, introduced the Vs. Seeker, still IMO the most convenient rematch mechanic, and were the only game to include the Fame Checker, which helped a bit to develop the character of some of the region's major trainers. And the Sevii Islands still felt more complete than the half-done Kanto in HG/SS.

    But really, if HG/SS could have allowed us to import our FR/LG party into Mt. Silver, better-developed the Rocket Executives, and fixed the huge wild Pokemon/trainer Pokemon level disparity in Kanto, I probably would have a much better impression of them.

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    Oh, the Olds Omega! I've never owned one, myself, but I did have a pretty memorably bad experience looking at one for sale about 7-8 years ago. It was a 1975, red-on-white, and the owner said it was a clean, original car; it turned out to be the rustiest piece of junk ever, not even fit for the junkyard! Nothing worked, the paint looked horrible, and the interior was trashed. Biggest. disappointment. ever.

    (Luckily, I ended up snagging a nice 1978 Nova not long after. Red-on-red, no rust, and it ran okay after some work. It served me for a good 3-4 years before I sold it.)
    We've been burned a few times buying older cars too. Dad bought a 1979 Ford Fairmont, only 23,000 miles, but the thing started rusting, pieces began falling off, and the engine suddenly died enough times that my mom refused to drive it. Then there was the '94 Jeep Grand Cherokee where the A/C never worked, the radio died after a year, and the lower body parts began rusting away.

    What I like about the Omega/Nova is they're relatively lightweight cars with a large engine bay, so you can drop a V-8 under the hood and upgrade the suspension and have yourself a pretty nice hot rod.
    Posted December 25th, 2014 at 03:10 PM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™ Elite Overlord LeSabre™ is offline
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    Top 10 List #3: Pokemon Games.

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    Originally Posted by BettyNewbie View Comment
    Interesting list, there. I loved the Stadium games, too; they're probably the closest I'll ever come to the "metagame."

    Just one question, though--Why Platinum over FRLG? It seems like more of your favorites are in the latter. Just curious.
    Well, both are actually tied for first. FR/LG had more of my favorite characters, but Platinum had a more fully-fleshed out story, the Distortion World, and the Villa in the Resort Area - one of those minor things that I'm strangely a big fan of (its #1 placement in my Favorite Pokemon Locations list explains why.)

    So basically, both games are appealing, but for their own different reasons.
    Posted December 25th, 2014 at 02:37 PM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™ Elite Overlord LeSabre™ is offline
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    OMG OMEGA RUBY!!!

    Oh, the Olds Omega! I've never owned one, myself, but I did have a pretty memorably bad experience looking at one for sale about 7-8 years ago. It was a 1975, red-on-white, and the owner said it was a clean, original car; it turned out to be the rustiest piece of junk ever, not even fit for the junkyard! Nothing worked, the paint looked horrible, and the interior was trashed. Biggest. disappointment. ever.

    (Luckily, I ended up snagging a nice 1978 Nova not long after. Red-on-red, no rust, and it ran okay after some work. It served me for a good 3-4 years before I sold it.)

    Classic cars aside, I want to ask you about this statement: "Hopefully these will be decent-quality remakes like FR/LG and not a crappy, rushed effort like HG/SS."

    How was HGSS a "crappy, rushed effort"? The only really "lazy" things I can think of about those games are the reuse of the Platinum Battle Frontier and keeping the Yellow callbacks from the original GSC (like the Mt. Silver battle) instead of replacing them with FRLG callbacks. Otherwise, I thought they were pretty fully-featured remakes, merging the Gold/Silver and Crystal storylines, adding new areas, redesigning old ones, fleshing out many characters (like Silver), adding new features (like following Pokémon), and so forth.

    If any remakes were "rushed," it was FRLG, IMO. I posted this in the forums a couple of days ago:

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    FRLG were obviously rushed out in a hurry, as you can see from the staggering list of unused maps and sprites located with the games' data (Including possible data for Pikachu's Beach!), and the fact that the games removed so many features that had been present in previous ones (like day/night, berries, and contests). For whatever reason, they just didn't take the time to develop the Sevii Islands any more than they had to. Even Kanto was barely any more developed than it was in the originals (arguably less so than it was in Yellow).

    Why did they rush the games so much? We know that GF was working on Emerald at the same time, so it's possible that they didn't want to delay that game any more than they had to (especially with the GBA's successor, the DS, coming out later that year). They may have also been in a rush to win back the many people who scorned Ruby and Sapphire's lack of older Pokémon and connections with the previous two regions.
    I'm not trying to start an argument or anything, just curious to see your thoughts. You're probably the first person I've seen that's called HGSS "lazy" instead of FRLG.
    Posted December 23rd, 2014 at 09:36 PM by BettyNewbie BettyNewbie is offline
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    Top 10 List #3: Pokemon Games.

    Interesting list, there. I loved the Stadium games, too; they're probably the closest I'll ever come to the "metagame."

    Just one question, though--Why Platinum over FRLG? It seems like more of your favorites are in the latter. Just curious.
    Posted December 23rd, 2014 at 09:11 PM by BettyNewbie BettyNewbie is offline
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    Top 10 List #5: Locations in Pokemon Games

    I'd be interested in that "Top 10 Reasons I'm Not Buying the Remake Games" list, too. Some people just need to learn how to deal with differing opinions, and it's not like you're posting it in the forums.
    Posted December 23rd, 2014 at 09:04 PM by BettyNewbie BettyNewbie is offline

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