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Old April 8th, 2013 (10:39 AM).
porkiewpyne
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Quote originally posted by Cerberus87:
RNG is cheating as well. You need an external program (RNG Reporter) to even find your seed and calibrate your DS. How's that different from using an AR? It's even an improper way of cheating, since, if you know what you're doing, you can replicate a Pokémon with Pokégen and Nintendo won't even know it was hacked.
Debatable. But comparing RNGing with an AR? I'd say there's a world of a difference.

RNG would be like card counting in a casino while using an AR is like mind-controlling the dealer to give you whatever cards you desire.

As you can see, RNG works because you UNDERSTAND how the mechanics behind it. It takes skill, time and effort to pull it off. And even then, it's not 100% foolproof. Just like card counting.
Meanwhile, with an AR, you press A to activate. And it works. Every. Single. Time.


Or a better example would be EV training, & manual vs AR.

Would you call those who EV train cheats just because they understand how the system works? They still have to manually find the desired Pokemon to grind against, and fight. Over and over again. All while keeping tally of the points achieved. Or if they want to retrain, they would have to obtain the EV-reduction berries.

Meanwhile, for AR users, select and press A.

You see where I am going here? If anything, the understanding of the mechanics allows players to gain a larger amount of control (without granting total control), placing emphasis on effort and skill while minimising the effect of chance and luck.
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