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  1. BettyNewbie
    May 7th, 2015 07:48 PM
    So, what? The Sages having Hoothoot didn't mean that Falkner couldn't have one, either.

    I don't know about you, but it annoys me to heck how so few Johto gym leaders actually used Gen 2 Pokémon. Weren't GSC supposed to be promoting the new Pokémon? I can see why they invented Regional Dexes in RS; it forced the games to give more of the spotlight to the new Pokémon.
  2. BettyNewbie
    May 7th, 2015 07:38 PM
    Well, considering I haven't even played ORAS yet, I'm probably in that "I don't care what they do now" mode. Same for the anime. A big reason why I like Falkner is that he's the bird trainer (he's not a Flying-type specialist, he's a bird trainer) and wields my favorite bird too. And his episode was epic!
    Well, none of your faves belong in Hoenn, anyways. Sad that you've lost interest in the games, although I completely understand why.

    Yeah, I see what you mean about Falkner being a bird trainer instead of a Flying trainer. All of his underlings are Bird Keepers, and he refers to himself as a "bird master" in his in-game dialog. Luckily, he has plenty of birds to choose from out of Gens 1-2, although I wish GF had given him more than just the Pidgey line. Why couldn't he have had a Spearow, Hoothoot, or even Natu instead of the L7 Pidgey?

    Origins was too short and had dodgy art IMO.
    Huge agreement there. Somethimes I feel like I'm the only older fan who was not impressed with Origins at all. The story was duller than dishwater, and the art was pretty awful. (Lance looked like even more of a 50 year old there than he did in his HGSS art, and he sure sounded like one, too. And, what in the frick did they do to Misty? On top of all of this, they were both great, iconic characters who were basically reduced to being background extras, poor Misty not even getting dialog.)

    Plus, the entire thing was basically a giant advertisement for Mega Charizard X and was more a tribute to how "awesum!1!!" Charizard is than Gen 1 in general. I hope it's the last such special that they make.
  3. cream
    May 7th, 2015 06:39 PM
    it's just annoying because you never know what they're thinking...if it's a guy staring at me i'll just assume they think i'm cute, though. but yeah, most of the time i'm oblivious as well. xD
  4. BettyNewbie
    May 7th, 2015 03:41 PM
    Lots of L-names there, LOL. I like most of those, too, myself.

    Do you wish any of them got more screentime in the games? GF seems to have something against developing E4 members, for whatever reason. The deliberate exclusion of them from the PWT was just cold and then you combine that with the anime (not GF, I know) ignoring them 90% of the time. (Lorelei, Lance, and Lucian were among the lucky few to get any screentime on the show. Poor Karen, not so much.)

    And, then, you have Origins (supposedly, the "good" adaptation) characterizing them even less than the games did, making them glorified background extras. (Granted, even most of the Gym Leaders got this treatment in Origins, too, but at least, they get plenty of screentime elsewhere.)
  5. BettyNewbie
    May 6th, 2015 09:04 PM
    Well, I know you love Fire and Dark types, and you think DPP are the best games ever. (Even though they were rather lacking in both of those types, especially the former.) Houndoom is your all-time favorite Pokémon. You also like RB, but not Yellow, and dislike the Hoenn games. And, you hate Fairy types. Anything else?

    Who are your favorite trainers (aka. Gym Leaders, E4 Members, and Champions), and why do you like them?
  6. BettyNewbie
    May 6th, 2015 08:08 PM
    Technically she sucks because the Game Boy AI sucks. So everyone sucks.
    Well, at least, most of the others got to appear in the DS era with better AI and better teams.

    Well it's been nearly a decade since I played Yellow and I remember nothing about that playthrough since it wasn't particularly memorable and I used the speed button a lot.
    You don't tend to play games you hate more than once. Hopefully, Red++ will be a better experience for you. You can also download that Gen 2 graphics patch if you just want to play RB with nicer sprites.
  7. BettyNewbie
    May 6th, 2015 07:12 PM
    Fire being your favorite type doesn't magically make it good in RBY.

    What's the point of this debate, anyways? If you want me to admit that Lorelei sucks as a trainer and deserved to be dumped for the Psychic Clown (and mostly erased from Pokémon history), then go ahead.
  8. BettyNewbie
    May 6th, 2015 04:45 PM
    You only fought her in RB. She had better movesets in your "favorite" game, Yellow.

    You also forget that Fire wasn't a good type back in Gen 1. Most people didn't even bother with the type, and the most commonly-used one, Charizard, was, itself, weak to Ice. Most Rock types were also weak to Ice, for that matter.

    Every monotype team has its weaknesses, but some are worse than others. At least, Lorelei wasn't 100% weak to the game's most powerful type like the two ahead of her. Or, had a buttload of frail/4x weak Pokémon like Dragon Boy.

    Of course, if Gen 1 was to get another remake, then sadly, Lorelei probably would be the weak link in the E4, as Fighting/Ghost/Dragon received a ton of buffs over the Gens, while Ice was only nerfed, if anything. Even in FRLG, she felt like much more of a punching bag than she was in RB and (especially) Yellow.
  9. BettyNewbie
    May 5th, 2015 08:30 PM
    And Lorelei isn't that difficult either. Lapras is difficult. The rest, not so much.
    Only in FRLG. The split Special stat, revised type chart, and nerfed Blizzard weakened her Pokémon a lot. The fact that they were knocked down two levels didn't help, either. Rather hilariously, her rematch team may have actually been a step down from her first one, because Piloswine is 1000x weaker than Slowbro. (Too bad Mamoswine and the P/S Split didn't exist yet.) No wonder her character has been forgotten...
  10. BettyNewbie
    May 5th, 2015 11:43 AM
    Wulfric: Depending on which Pokémon you have, I could be the easiest or the hardest leader!
    Me: Charizard 6-0.
    That's pretty much the story of every single Ice specialist, save for Lorelei in RBY (the lone Gen where Ice didn't suck). How sad was it that Candice was actually harder in DP simply because she had a Medicham.

    The fact that GF had Wulfric say that indicates that they really do realize how weak Ice is as a type, which makes it all the more obvious that they see the type as fundamentally broken beyond repair. So, why do they continue to make Ice types so rare/late-game or have every Ice specialist be either a late Gym Leader or an E4 Member? Wulfric was supposed to be the hardest Gym Leader of his region, yet because he was Ice type, he was anything but.
  11. BettyNewbie
    May 4th, 2015 08:42 PM
    Ouch... If even Mamoswine can't stay in OU anymore, then what Ice type can? I guess this leaves the 700 BST Box Legendary as the only Ice type left in OU, which says a lot about the type's strength.

    Ice seems to be a type that GF just wants to push under the rug and forget about nowadays. They obviously knew that it wasn't strong enough to keep Dragon in check, yet they just created a brand new type to deal with Dragon instead of even trying to fix Ice. Ice also has fewer Mega Evolutions than any other type, despite its Pokémon probably needing the boost more than any other. And, aside from Freeze Dry (which isn't all that impressive of a move), the type didn't really get any new tools, period. If anything, it was only further nerfed, with Snow Warning no longer being permanent and Fairies making Steel types and Bullet Punch even more common.

    And, no, the type doesn't have much use in Story Mode, either, however unimportant the single-player has become. Ice types are still extremely rare and mostly in far-flung areas in the late game, by then which you'll probably have a strong Water type with an Ice attack. And, if STAB SE on Dragons is what you want, Fairy gives you a second, more viable option, and even Fairies are usually more common and have better movepools than most Ice types. If Gen 1 gets another remake, why bother wasting time trying to raise up an Articuno or Dewgong for Lance when Clefable or even that traded Mr. Mime from earlier in the game will get the job done better?

    Maybe, Ice will one day get its time in the limelight like Bug did in Gen 5, but alas, that's a very long time from now.
  12. cream
    April 26th, 2015 08:59 PM
    ahah, i love lolita fashion but i don't own anything in that style. not sure if i'd even wear something like that...if there's one thing that annoys me, it's when people stare at me (that is, when i notice it) and i'm sure that'd happen a lot if i dressed in huge, frilly dresses.
  13. BettyNewbie
    April 26th, 2015 11:42 AM
    I'll happily take the 90s over today. The US had a booming economy and a national surplus, and our biggest worry was where the President was putting his dick. Our culture, in general, wasn't as openly conservative. ("Teabagging" still referred to a gay sex act, not a bunch of racist yahoos with misspelled signs.)

    I'm in shambles.

    Steam announced payware modding. Seriously, **** these crooks. They even get 75% of the revenue.
    Damn paysites, always caring more about money than the art.

    On a side note, I love Metallica, which is weird because they were the ones who took down Napster.
    Ah, yes, the first of many copyright wars between Old and New Media. Even if they won the battle against Napster, though, they're ultimately losing the larger battle. File sharing only increased in the years since Napster, and it's never going away, no matter what. Old Media's time is up.
  14. cream
    April 25th, 2015 10:44 PM
    hah, sounds tasty! x3

    not that much, no! my wardrobe is quite varied...i have a lot of black though, it just suits me the best. not that i'm gothic or anything, aha. in the summer i wear lots of pastel colors. :3
  15. BettyNewbie
    April 23rd, 2015 08:01 PM
    W8.1 doesn't make me entirely happy, you know. I'm a PC user, and I get annoyed when I see the instructions and they're like "swipe across the screen" and then under it, between brackets, "if you're using a mouse..." Because most people who are using Windows are doing so with a mouse, and making these people feel like they're an afterthought was wrong on Microsoft's part.
    That was Microsoft's intention with Windows 8. They saw how Apple and Google were making big bucks off of the mobile market, and they wanted a piece of that, too. Problem is that, even by mobile standards, Windows 8 is awful compared to iOS and Android, so mobile users continued to shun Microsoft, and all Microsoft ended up doing was alienating their biggest userbase, desktop/laptop users. Windows 8 was such a colossal flop that they had no choice but to go back to the traditional Windows layout with Windows 10 (but with the caveat that their damn apps be stuffed into the Start menu).

    I have an iPhone, and it works quite well for me, but it's not and never will be a replacement for my laptop.

    I'm more casual so I liked the old stat system better, but the new one does have merits. The problem is how EVs work. You can bet that, if they worked like in other RPGs (like, you have an EV pool which is updated after you beat a mon and you can add the EVs in any stat you want), I'd embrace the new system and not look back. The premise really is better, the execution is what's bad.
    There's still Natures to worry about, though. Even if you could neatly add EVs into all of the appropriate stats with ease, if a Pokémon has the "wrong" Nature (and its statistically more likely to than not), then it's still no good.

    I prefer original RoboCop to last year's remake, and original The Omen to the 2006 remake. In terms of movies, I'm quite like you, actually.
    Movie remakes are rarely any good, alas. They're usually made for the sole purpose of cashing in on nostalgia, so quality of scriptwriting is rarely a top priority. The mid 2000s were particularly bad for this.

    But I feel that some people just don't like new things because they're not the ones they've grown with, and this isn't exactly a good mindset.
    I don't entirely hate the new. What I hate are blatant, continuity-breaking retcons. I grew up knowing that Mew was the "Ancestor of All Pokémon," so, no, I really don't appreciate being told years down the road that what I had seen and read over and over again was wrong and that the title belonged to this Deformed Llama, instead. Either you get continuity right, or you don't bother with the storytelling at all. Otherwise, you're insulting the people who actually care about these things.

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