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DarkTower October 29th, 2012 4:48 PM

An Analysis of The Pokemon Community
Hi folks! I am currently writing a paper on the Pokemon community as a social paradigm. In other words, it's an analysis of the worldview and attitudes of Pokemon gamers. I'm particularly interested in hearing the accounts of players who have participated in live tournaments and/or focus on competitive battling.

With that said, here are some questions that I need some of you guys' input on:

1. From your own observations, what are some traits that people who play Pokemon have in common?

2. How much time do you personally devote to playing the games?

3. What are some negative aspects and areas of improvement in the community? (Think about certain types of players, or attitudes, etc, not problems with the games themselves)

4. What are your goals as a Pokemon gamer? (Feel free to list several)

And finally...

5. What are some terms used by the community? (Basically terms that an outsider would not immediately comprehend, example: Tiers, Clauses)

My goal is to produce an accurate and robust analysis of the Pokemon community.
Thank you all in advance! I look forward to reading your views.

Oryx October 29th, 2012 5:00 PM

Quick question: are you looking for a discussion between people of what they see in the community? Or just a poll answer? If it's just a poll I'll bump it over to the correct section for it :)

DarkTower October 29th, 2012 6:53 PM

I'm definitely looking for a group discussion on these particular topics, though I'm unsure of how many replies this post will receive. Perhaps a poll would be more accessible. For now, I think I'll wait and see if I receive some replies.

Thank you for your suggestion, I'll keep it in mind!

coolcatkim22 October 29th, 2012 8:16 PM

1. People that play Pokemon don't seem to have a whole lot of things in common other then they like Pokemon. I can't really say any more then that.

2. Mmm, I don't know the exact time. Usually about three hours a day. Sometimes it's just one or zero if I get bored with it.

3. Well, I'd wish some players weren't so, what's the word, naive I guess. A lot of them think come up with these mind blowing ideas that they think nobody has thought of before but they're not. Some players also complain about silly things like people making fun of them for liking Pokemon. Not realizing that those kinds of people would probably make fun of them even if they didn't like Pokemon. Also, people who dislike the anime yet love the plot of B/W. I don't get that.

4. Don't know what you mean. Do you mean like runs?

5. Terms, um I don't know. I like to call legendaries, ledgies, and Pokemon money, pen, if that counts. I don't know if other people do that.

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