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  1. BettyNewbie
    April 15th, 2015 10:11 PM
    Well, Lyra does work better as the air-headed NPC who has a crush on you than as the PC. I don't know if the dialog for Ethan is the same when you play as Lyra, but it would be quite funny if it was.
    Which is why they should've kept Kris and had Lyra just be the air-headed NPC with a Marill, instead. Win-win.

    Well, you weren't online at the usual times, and I become worried when this happens. It's mostly because I can't seem to disconnect from the internet, so I keep checking forums, Twitter, etc. for news and whether people replied to me. It's a bad addiction, actually, because it leads me nowhere.
    I actually was here several times today, but most times, I saw no new messages or notifications, so I immediately clicked out. I don't like to post or reply to anything unless I get something, myself. (Which is probably a bad habit, I know.)

    I can tell you right now that I probably suffer from Internet Addiction. I usually spend most of the day online, and I usually have bad withdrawal/meltdown symptoms when I'm forcibly disconnected (like during a power outage). Having an iPhone helps, but it's not enough to be a cure-all.

    I also have lost the sense of time. We're in 2015. My dad died in 2003, and it seems like yesterday. This year it's been 10 years since I entered university, and it also seems like yesterday. In my case it's even worse, because not a lot has been going on in my life since I graduated, so it gives me an illusion of shorter time, when it's been more than 5 years already.
    Yeah, I think that's happened to a lot of us as we've gotten older. Time seems to go by very quickly and actually feel like a tangible thing when you're a kid or teenager who's still growing, but it freezes to a standstill as soon as you hit adulthood and your life slows down immensely. (It's a reality that the gap between 20 and 25 isn't nearly as large as the gap between 10 and 15 or even 15 and 20, even though it's the exact same amount of time.)
  2. BettyNewbie
    April 15th, 2015 09:11 PM
    I like Lyra. She's so cute!
    Well, gee, I wonder why...

    A girl doesn't have to look like a #StrongAndIndependentWoman to be strong, IMO.
    No, they don't... Which is why Green is a great PC design. She's definitely feminine, having long hair and wearing a skirt, yet she still looks strong and like someone you could take seriously as a trainer. Even her original beta design (seen here on her Adventures counterpart), which was even more overtly girly, still gives off similar vibes.

    Lyra, on the other hand, is just a frilly moeblob with an obnoxiously cutesy outfit designed to appeal to creepy guys who get off on 10 year old girls. You know, the same demo May's rack and Dawn's miniskirt was targeted towards in the anime.
  3. BettyNewbie
    April 13th, 2015 07:42 AM
    Type diversity doesn't matter much if your options are good. I mean, RBY only had one Ghost-type, but this Ghost-type was Gengar, one of the best Pokémon in the game. In GSC you had few Steel-types, but your options were Magneton, Scizor, Steelix and Skarmory, which is pretty good. Misdreavus was good, Kingdra was good...
    No, it doesn't matter as far as the protagonist (except in monotype runs) and multi-type NPCs are concerned, but it does matter as far as type specialist NPCs are concerned. One of DP's few Fire types, Infernape is a strong Pokémon, but that didn't make Flint's DP team any good. Sinnoh's lone Dragon, Garchomp, is good enough to be outright broken, but that wouldn't have stopped a Dragon specialist in those games from having an even worse team than Lance (that goodness GF was smart enough to not put a Dragon user there).
  4. BettyNewbie
    April 12th, 2015 10:47 AM
    Do you think Koga and Karen have great teams with Ariados and Murkrow?

    Granted, Ariados is all about strategy, but still, it's an early bug that doesn't break 400 BST.
    The only reason Karen didn't have a Honchkrow was because it didn't exist yet (and they never fixed it in HGSS because, for whatever reason, they didn't add Honchkrow to the Regional Dex), and Murkrow was the lesser of the two evils compared to Sneasel.

    As for Ariados, it's main purpose was to Baton Pass Spider Web and Double Team, which is an extremely useful skill. It's still a weak early bug, yes, but it's not meant to be an all-out attacker.

    Ideally the trainers would have all different Pokémon. How can I explain... It's a Red hack that's supposed to be an enhanced version of Red. So, it makes little sense to add stuff from Hoenn and further regions just to complete enemy teams. You do have a point, but I think that the scope of the hack is narrower. And Mateo doesn't have space in the ROM for a lot of stuff. If it were me I wouldn't add anything beyond Johto to the hack. If the rosters have to suffer, so be it.
    The core issue is that Gens 1 and 2 just had really bad type diversity, which is something you don't want to admit. You have plenty of Water, Normal, Flying, and Poison Types, and a fair number of Grass, Rock, Ground, and Psychic, but that's about it. Fire, Electric, Dark, and Fairy are uncommon, at best, and Steel, Ghost, and Dragon practically don't even exist.

    While some types are meant to be more common than others, type diversity isn't just about what you can use but what major NPCs can use as well. Glacia couldn't just fill her team up with Cloyster, Jynx, and Piloswine because they weren't in the Hoenn Dex, so she was stuck with a horrible, repetitive team made up of nothing but the Snorunt and Spheal lines. The same issue applies here. Kanto/Johto have practically no Ghosts and Dragons, yet have Ghost and Dragon E4 members, so the end result are two underwhelming, repetitive E4 teams that are actually mono-Poison and mono-Flying instead of their intended monotypes.

    I don't see anything wrong with adding later Pokémon to the Dex (be it a hack or a remake). GF, themselves, did this exact thing with Platinum and B2W2, and the end result was vastly improved NPC rosters. Hardly anyone complained and for good reason.
  5. BettyNewbie
    April 11th, 2015 08:00 PM
    Ideally they would be monotype and the ace would have more than 500 BST (or close to 500), but the problem is that I feel Mateo didn't do Red++ to make teams difficult or to change the game too much. A team for story mode in Pokémon doesn't really follow competitive logic or balance. The smaller Pokémon in the team are just stepping stones. It's not like competitive where every Pokémon in the team needs to hold its own. So you can give a trainer one weak Pokémon that you aren't supposed to have trouble with. If this was a hack like Blaze Black and Volt White he could go all out and give gym leaders, E4 and Champion all sorts of crazy things, but it's not.
    While that works for Gym Leaders (who are supposed to have varying levels of difficulty), E4 members are supposed to be the strongest trainers in the game. They should have good teams that pose a reasonable challenge. No, not a competitive challenge, but a team that can, at least, make you believe how they got there. Lorelei, Koga, and Karen fall into this category. Bruno, Agatha, Lance, Will, and the Hoenn E4 don't.

    It's not even just about difficulty, but about being able to respect them as trainers. It's very hard to respect someone who calls themselves a Ghost specialist, yet uses a single family of Ghosts and has a team that's made up of an entirely different type. And, it's even harder to respect them when they use NFEs and other low BST Pokémon, yet they claim to be one of the most powerful trainers. No, this isn't competitive, but this isn't the anime, either, where Pikachus can zap Rhydons by aiming for the horn and conquer Dragonites with ease. Stats actually mean something here.

    (I can't help but laugh at Agatha for sneering at Oak when he had a team that could wipe the floor with hers any day. )
  6. BettyNewbie
    April 11th, 2015 05:50 PM
    After all of these arguments I have to ask you--What does a "good" E4 member team look like to you? Be honest, and don't just say something for the sake of disagreement.
  7. cream
    April 6th, 2015 01:56 PM
    ah sorry for the confusion, i wasn't talking about you specifically but, anyone in general, haha. yeah they do sound nice; i have a couple favorite japanese voice actors. (:
  8. cream
    April 6th, 2015 01:22 PM
    yeah, if you're japanese then you can't really be a weeaboo. xD
  9. cream
    April 6th, 2015 12:59 PM
    i like to call myself a weeb jokingly, but i wouldn't go as far as to think you're an annoying weeb because you prefer the japanese voices. i prefer watching my anime with subs as well.

    if you starting saying "desu" and "kawaii" every sentence, then i'll consider you the annoying kind of weeb.
  10. cream
    April 6th, 2015 12:15 PM
    you do? aw, you shouldn't! there's nothing wrong with liking anime. as long as you don't act like an annoying weeaboo, lol.
  11. cream
    April 4th, 2015 01:38 PM
    hell yeah! i have two of them, eheh. a milk chocolate one and a cookies 'n cream one. :0 almost done with the first one, haha.
  12. BettyNewbie
    April 1st, 2015 02:37 PM

    Yo joke was very elaborate snce thare was a Nntendo Direct taday and it could've been true.
    Probably not the best day to have one, huh?
  13. BettyNewbie
    April 1st, 2015 02:21 PM
    You mean, this happens every year?!

    On another note, I think I just came across leaked footage from the next Pokémon game, called Pokémon Z-Emerald. Looks stunning.
  14. BettyNewbie
    April 1st, 2015 10:39 AM
    Okay, why are our posts appearing in broken, misspelled English?!!? Is this some sort of April Fool's joke?
  15. BettyNewbie
    April 1st, 2015 08:29 AM
    Interesting. Of course, he had to use a team of OU standards like Starmie and Breloom to support it, but he pulled it through.

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  • About Cerberus87
    Basically someone who started playing Pokémon in 1999 and never grew out of it. My first version was Blue, which I still have somewhere but I'm pretty sure my GBC doesn't work anymore anyway.

    I have severe OCD, so when I play I make up some "conditions" for my teams. Usually, my Pokémon's names must all start with different letters (used to mean that the Pokémon's *actual* names should start with different letters, so no Houndoom and Heracross together, but since I nickname I've made this condition more flexible), there must be no repeated types, and their general sizes can't be too different (a somewhat flexible condition). Yes, I'm weird like that. My ID also can't contain numbers I hate, so I restart the game until I have desired ID.

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