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Old April 29th, 2012 (06:14 PM). Edited May 9th, 2012 by Novalis.
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Pokemondod.com NOTE: Website is currently under construction and will be undergoing a MAJOR update and change. This is only a temporary solution while we complete the website.

Introduction:

Pokemon Dawn of Darkness is a Free to Play Pokemon MMO that has been under development for a couple of years now. Our goal is to uniquely combine the best of Pokemon and the Massive Multiplayer Online game experiences into one package. You can interact with your friends by trading, battling, chatting and much more in the vast world across an entire, 100% custom designed region never before seen. We are striving to be unique in as many ways as possible, while staying true to the Pokemon themes we have all grown to love. The game story and plot is still under development, but is expected to be like nothing else before.

Development Team:

Founder/Developer: SickBailey
Head of Game Staff: Novalis
Head of Graphics: SEED
Mapping Team: Rhino, Monster415, RaiRai
Game Script Editor: Pichu001

Developmental Resources:
The Game Engine is programmed from scratch by sickbailey. There is no use of any previously created Game Engine, RPG Maker or anything of the nature. The PDoD Map Maker is also a sickmafia production, using a newly designed system that allows for more map features, animated maps, and more. Game scripts, NPCs all have been done from scratch as well. The story and plot are also being written completely independent of any other game or story.

Server Stability:
Pokemon Dawn Of Darkness is proud to uphold to a promise of 99% server up time. In the past, the server has gone as many as 3 months without a single crash during closed Pre-Alpha testing phases, only going down for routine maintenance and regular updates. Recently, due to the increase in player base and unexpected growth, the server has been operating on new extremes. This has caused the server to react in unexpected ways and has caused the security features of the server to misread incoming data. Player connections can be closed and disconnected as they are misread by the server as false positives. However, server up time has for the most part remained unaffected. The source of this problem has been identified and after our most recent updates on May 1st and 2nd, been fixed, at least temporarily. The server will be undergoing changes and will be incorporating a new socket design that is expected to completely eliminate the problem.

Update Log

Spoiler:
5 May, 2012: Small server side update. More support for larger population. Server restarting mechanics updated.
7 May 2012: Game Shops. User's may now sell items as well as buy in quantities. Movement code tweaked, fixed minor errors. Update to fishing handles. Server save handles tweaked. Server stability/performance improved. Various bug fixes.
8 May 2012: New Maps added. Lighthouse with 5 floors. New Ghost Pokemon added. As well as Gible, and Larvitar into other maps.
9 May 2012: Further work on anti-lag core of engine. Server stability improved. Announcement of re-work for the code to include a C# socket system.


Features:

Movement Engine
  • Mouse Movement
  • Map Loading
  • Map Scrolling
  • Arrow Keys
  • WASD Support

Gotta Catch Them All:
  • Over 300 Pokemon Currently Available
  • Happiness Evolution
  • Stone Evolution
  • Pokemon Follow Sprites
  • Shiny Pokemon!
  • Working Pokedex

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Communication:
  • Regional Chat. Talk and chat with players within the same map and adjacent maps
  • Private Messaging
  • Friend System with easy addition and removal. Up to 100 friends

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Item, Inventory and Pokemon Storage:
  • Pokemon Storage System. Deposit, Withdraw, Release and more.
  • Special items such as Bike, Old Rod, Good Rod, running shoes
  • Shops in every town and a deparment store that sells various items such as TMs, EV Berries etc.


Battle System:
  • Hybrid Battle System, mix of battle system from Generations 2, 3 and 4
  • Several Hundred working attacks with more coming with every update
  • Fully working Effort Value and Individual Value system
  • Fully working Nature system
  • Fully working Same Type Attack Bonus (STAB)
  • Much More!!

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Trade System:
  • Scam Prevention System
  • Trade window with private chat
  • Exchange Pokemon and game currency
  • Ability to Review trade before accepting
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Many More Features coming with every update!

Coming Soon
Spoiler:
  • Original Music Composition
  • 5 Regions Complete with Gyms and Elite 4
  • Complete Working Movesets
  • Completely Original Pokemon Sprites (No Fakemon)
  • Beautifly Re-designed Maps
  • Super Rod
  • Server Security
  • Complete Story Line and Plot
  • HMs
  • MANY MANY MORE!!!


Help Wanted! We are looking for talented volunteers that would willing to help us development. We are primarily looking for Pixel Artists for spriting Pokemon, tiles, tile sets, NPCs, Trainers, faceshots etc. In addition to artists, we are looking for mappers, experienced and new alike. We have an original map maker that is a little different then most traditional map making software. If you are interested in helping please let me know!

I will add regular updates and check this thread daily to keep everybody informed on progress. Please, if you have any questions at all, please let me know with a reply here or a friendly private message.

~SickMafia Productions, Bringing forward Online Gaming, The Way You Want It.~
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