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Old March 24th, 2014, 10:28 PM
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I don't know about y'all, but every time I see that message I want to smash my Pokemon into a million pieces and bury it where it can never be restored. It's a message that has plagued so many Pokemon games in both generation 4 and 5. It's worst in Diamond and Pearl though.

What are your thoughts on this message? How do you feel about how it has been improved over time?
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Old March 24th, 2014, 10:31 PM
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Fight a Starly? SAVING A LOT OF DATA. Accidentally click on the PC? SAVING A LOT OF DATA. Make a wrong turn? SAVING A LOT OF DATA.

I hate this feature. Just say "saving" like normal and make us THINK it's not a lot of data, when really, it isn't. Diamond and Pearl are impossible to play because of the speed, and that includes the saving speed as well. Just atrocious.

So happy XY saves in like two seconds. <3
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Old March 24th, 2014, 10:53 PM
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That message was extremely annoying to read, honestly. ;o; I'm a pretty impatient personal in general; having to see that and wait was a pretty big pain for me. Thankfully, though, I've never had to as much when saving in generation five games... well, maybe I have, but I just don't remember. Haha. What would cause them to take this long to save, anyway? I mean, there were other games out there with much advanced graphics and sound, and their saving speed would only be around six seconds at most.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 10:58 PM
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That message was frustrating to say the least. It felt like forever saving in D/P, though Platinum/HG/SS was a lot more tolerable. I'm glad games save faster in Gens V and VI.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 11:23 PM
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Diamond and Pearl is my jam.

I got pretty anxious just waiting for it to complete its saving "loads of data required to move Staraptor to the party" so I can close the DS and get on with my shenanigans.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 11:27 PM
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Ugh tell me about it, Diamond & Pearl's extremely slow saving times.

Now that I've read this, I might not even consider using the Starly line as my flyers again but at least they learned their lesson and made the game save a bit faster in 5th Gen, but they definitely nailed quick saving times as of 6th Gen.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 11:49 PM
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When I first saw this, I thought it was serious and stuff that was important was actually saving. Then later this just kept happening again, and again, and again then I just-

*explodes*
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Old March 25th, 2014, 01:26 AM
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Those had been hardware limitations, probably because of the cheap flash memory the DS carts had. The save times on a R4 flashcart were much shorter, basically XY levels of short, which is unacceptable - the legitimate product shouldn't be inferior to third party stuff *cough*Ubisoft*cough*

At least the frame rate is a bit higher.
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Old March 25th, 2014, 01:28 AM
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Its a very annoying feature, and as many have already said, its garbage because it displays that message after everything you do -.-
Thank Arceus the save feature in X/Y is incredibly fast xD
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Old March 25th, 2014, 02:48 AM
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It hasn't ever really bothered me....saving is a lot quicker in X & Y though. I think saving times become more apparent when you're playing past games. When it's current it doesn't seem so bad because it's generally still quicker than the previous gen.

but then after you've tried saving on the Sims 3, nothing fazes you too much.
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Old March 25th, 2014, 05:02 AM
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Yeah, good thing XY made saving almost instant, and the Unova games had a meter that showed how long it would take to save.

I don't know why though, but in Platinum it felt even longer. Kinda funny that you can play for hours without touching the PC and it'll save in a few seconds, though.
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Old March 25th, 2014, 05:25 AM
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I never really payed attention to the save times in D/P. Remembering it now makes me wonder what the heck was wrong with those games.
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Old March 25th, 2014, 07:19 AM
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I find it funny that when I emulate DPPt from time to time, it sometimes saves almost as fast as X and Y do (When saving a normal amount, or even a lot of data). But when using a legit cartridge, the saving times are horrid. HGSS definitely sped it up a bit, but they did much better in X and Y. Even BWB2W2's speeds aren't that bad.
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Old March 25th, 2014, 08:01 AM
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It isn't something that bothers me much, but I always found it strange how it would say that when I hardly did anything:


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"SAVING A LOT OF DATA...."


That's a lot of data? Jeez game, what would you do if I actually did something?


And now in X/Y, the game has barely enough time to display "Saving. Do not turn off the power." before it saves.
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Old March 25th, 2014, 09:45 AM
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I could really understand the times it showed up in gen 5 because it was usually something major like massive box moving or creating wifi data that would give the message. Even in HGSS it wasn't nearly as common. Diamond and Pearl are the bane of my existence and it really seems like they could have spent a little more time stream lining the game as was clearly possible with Platinum. But no, we got SAVING A LOT OF DATA instead.
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Old March 25th, 2014, 11:04 AM
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I remember this quite well, because I'd often play when I was in the car and save only when we got to our destination. My parents would always get annoyed waiting for me to get out, but it was saving a lot of data, couldn't do anything about it haha.
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Old March 25th, 2014, 12:07 PM
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That whas Horrible Indeed, Some time's It whas taking indeed to much time to save.
And the Message whas Annoying to read in my opinion.
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Old March 25th, 2014, 04:15 PM
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It is very annoying, but I eventually got used to the long loading times. (Key word: eventually)
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Old March 25th, 2014, 05:12 PM
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It was awful. It didn't happen as much as Black and White thankfully. I've only gotten that message once or twice.

In Pearl though, oh my goodness. You could turn on your game and be right in front of the PC, log onto it, open a box and then log out and save and it would be saving "a lot" of data. It was awful to deal with. It made me not want to go to the PC box because I knew the horror that was waiting for me. xD
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Old March 25th, 2014, 05:19 PM
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I never actually had a problem with this. It gave me time to dash into the kitchen and pour some lemonade.
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Old March 25th, 2014, 05:46 PM
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I thought it seemed a bit over dramatic when I saw it after my first initial save. Just how much is "a lot" anyway?
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Old March 25th, 2014, 06:38 PM
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I've become more patient to loading times now that I'm more mature and aware of how much work goes into making a game. I found Pokemon's load times to be very mild compared to some games and I only really dealt with it in Platinum; it just made me dread using my PC sometimes when I just needed to do a simple thing like moving items.
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Old March 26th, 2014, 09:30 AM
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That message drives me crazy whenever I done making my progress and take a break from playing in my DS. Why the heck gamefreak makes such saving delay!? it's pointless..
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Old March 26th, 2014, 02:21 PM
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I really don't mind this message. I never even paid attention whether it saved a lot of data or not.
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Old March 29th, 2014, 03:26 AM
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I really hated how long it took to save a lot of data in Gen IV. It definitely felt like it took far too long lol. I was extremely surprised at how quickly BW2 saved, and even more surprised at how quickly XY saved, so we've definitely come a long way.
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