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Old November 19th, 2011 (04:36 AM).
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I didn't mind it too much at first, granted the concept seemed kind of strange.. but if I'm gonna stuff a whale into a marble and then put him on a computer, I guess we jumped the shark ages ago.

I like it for the fact that i can more or less catch whatever I want and use it where I am in the game currently.. and they usually have some kind of special ability or move they wouldn't normally have. Sure, it's still random, but there's very little effort involved in actually getting them.

Whats been bugging me more lately is I can't get it to work, for some reason it just doesn't load for me anymore.. maybe it's something flash did, maybe it's the site. I dunno. Its kind of irritating.. and thats why I don't really like it.

... plus the ice cream game makes me feel like a toddler.. <_<*
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Old November 20th, 2011 (07:22 AM).
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I positively HATE the Dream World. I can tolerate the fact that you only have an hour, I can take the fact that you can only hunt for a poke 5 times before the place is deserted (which they do not warn you of), but I HATE How you can't choose where in the Dream World you want to visit. No, I want Pleasant Forest, not the same mountain five times in a row.

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Old November 20th, 2011 (07:44 AM).
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I haven't really formed a solid opinion on it at all yet, but that's because I haven't spent much time one it. But then again, that probably speaks for itself...

It's a nice feature, you can get yourself some rare Pokémon n' all that jazz so yeah...
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Old November 20th, 2011 (07:45 AM).
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I hate the Dream World. It's avaliable just one hour a day and I don't want to play boring, childish games to unlock Pokemon or berries. I find it the worst of the tiny number of additions BW gave.
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Old November 20th, 2011 (03:52 PM).
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Wow, why so much hate?

I think there's certainly a lot of room for improvement, but I love Dream World!

I agree with some points here though.

I think an online Pokemon feature, like DW could be improved, if the online feature was more like the actual game.. I dreamed of having a site where we could interact with other trainers (players), and still have all the cool features that DW has-mini games with hidden ability Pokemon. I like decorating my home, but they need to release more decorations and increase the size of the inside of our homes.

They also should allow us to choose where we wanna go. I'm bored of pleasant forest, I want to explore the mansion and the mountains more often.

And I don't mind that we can only go on once a day, but why do we have to wait 24 hours? Why can't it be just til the clock strikes 12am? It's really inconvenient since the times that I have free to play, vary by day. Currently I have to wait til like 1am to play.

I understand that you guys want berry-growing in game and that's understandable.

But have patience, I'm sure the Ruby/sapphire remakes will have that. It would be weird if they didn't.
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Quote originally posted by Pkmn Trainer Touko:
Wow, why so much hate?

I think there's certainly a lot of room for improvement, but I love Dream World!

I agree with some points here though.

I think an online Pokemon feature, like DW could be improved, if the online feature was more like the actual game.. I dreamed of having a site where we could interact with other trainers (players), and still have all the cool features that DW has-mini games with hidden ability Pokemon. I like decorating my home, but they need to release more decorations and increase the size of the inside of our homes.

They also should allow us to choose where we wanna go. I'm bored of pleasant forest, I want to explore the mansion and the mountains more often.

And I don't mind that we can only go on once a day, but why do we have to wait 24 hours? Why can't it be just til the clock strikes 12am? It's really inconvenient since the times that I have free to play, vary by day. Currently I have to wait til like 1am to play.
Because the server would crash daily. It exploded when they first opened it in Japan because it wasn't as limited as it is today. The limit was to balance out the server's productivity and to ease the stress on it.

Quote originally posted by Pkmn Trainer Touko:
I understand that you guys want berry-growing in game and that's understandable.

But have patience, I'm sure the Ruby/sapphire remakes will have that. It would be weird if they didn't.
Heart Gold and Soul Silver pretty much killed Berries though. You couldn't plant any until you got the Key item for it and wasn't as important with the removal of Pokeblocks and Poffin. Basically the aspects that were removed didn't have a lot of spot light.

Which is why The Contests died and gave birth to the Pokethon...which got horrible reviews so they went with the dress up from the Contests and just made the Musicals.


Personally I think the Dream World was a great installment. Both of the Dream World Pokemon found in the game normally are Special Event Pokemon that can be received Post Game only I believe. Short of just giving most Pokemon 3 Abilities I don't think they COULD have entered more coding to add 400+ random encounter generated Pokemon with the new abilities without all our games melting. Item programming would result in the same thing.

The Dream World itself IS for CHILDREN. So yes its childish....Its SUPPOSED to be. GameFreak and The Pokemon Company's target consumers are CHILDREN between the ages of 5 to 13. The right ages that would ENJOY those mini games.

Dream World was the better idea they have had and separation from the actual game makes it easier to do in my opinion because I don't have to worry about comparing hundreds of Pokemon to do certain things like with the Contests and Pokethon.

I don't have any time to get on to play it as much as I wish I could, but I love it.
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Old November 20th, 2011 (04:54 PM). Edited November 20th, 2011 by The 100 Mega Shock.
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Quote originally posted by XanderO:
Short of just giving most Pokemon 3 Abilities I don't think they COULD have entered more coding to add 400+ random encounter generated Pokemon with the new abilities without all our games melting. Item programming would result in the same thing.
You honestly think that's an issue? Adding an item that can be activated, or a location in the game that lets you encounter Pokémon with their Hidden Abilities set is so simple that even a novice could program it in without causing any problems to the game.

if (special_item_is_active) or (location = special_location);
[set the flag that determines hidden abilities to on]

Two lines of code you can add at the part where the game generates a new Pokémon in a random battle.
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Old November 20th, 2011 (07:11 PM).
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Honestly, I'm used to the stupid time restrictions and random area selection crap by now.

The only time I ever get angry in the DW nowadays is when I barely find any Pokemon at all, sometimes none in any of the 10 steps in a certain area (they'd all be items or empty tiles).
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Old November 21st, 2011 (12:53 AM).
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I didn't, actually, I don't hate the Dream World
Although I think that sometimes it's a waste of space, and while I don't enjoy most of the mini-games;
It's not worth hating it. As said before by Xanderos, it's childish because it was supposed to be. Although I agree that Black and White were a little more mature, and got more older buyers, the targeted public were children and pre-teens.
Although, put some coding to do that in-the game would work better in my opinion though, because I'd like to be able to use my normal team with Hideen Abilities, but that's something to wait until Pokemon Grey ...
Also,when Generation VI comes around,and the Global Link is closed,I'm sure some of the people that said they disliked badly the Dream World will be missing it ...
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Old November 21st, 2011 (07:31 AM).
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When I first word of Dream World, I thought it'd be an in-game location, kinda like the Distortion World. Boy, was I disappointed.. I think it's ridiculous that I need to go on my computer and play a bunch of games just to transfer berries back into my game. I want to play my game on the DS, not a bunch of flash games on the internet..
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When I first word of Dream World, I thought it'd be an in-game location, kinda like the Distortion World. Boy, was I disappointed.. I think it's ridiculous that I need to go on my computer and play a bunch of games just to transfer berries back into my game. I want to play my game on the DS, not a bunch of flash games on the internet..
You can transfer Pokemon too; I think they only made the Dream World on the Internet because they had to make a new GTS(or at least revamp the old system)
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Old November 21st, 2011 (08:27 AM). Edited November 21st, 2011 by The 100 Mega Shock.
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The DS wouldn't be able to handle sending data back and forth like the Dream World does. I mean, it takes too long just to connect to the GTS and that's before you even try and search for a Pokémon. It would have also meant being unable to update anything, because as previously noted the DS doesn't have any way to store downloadable updates that are more than the size of a C-Gear skin or something.
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You can transfer Pokemon too; I think they only made the Dream World on the Internet because they had to make a new GTS(or at least revamp the old system)
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The DS wouldn't be able to handle sending data back and forth like the Dream World does. I mean, it takes too long just to connect to the GTS and that's before you even try and search for a Pokémon. It would have also meant being unable to update anything, because as previously noted the DS doesn't have any way to store downloadable updates that are more than the size of a C-Gear skin or something.
My first impression of the Dream World was simple an extra map, kinda like the Distortion World or Kanto in the Johto games where you could just go and do whatever.
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I've never seen cause to go onto the DW myself. I'm eternally pissed at it because it basically stole the name of something I wrote about, but that's another kettle of fish entirely. I'm a bit miffed about the need to grow berries in the DW too, but I can live without them, I guess. I never used berries much, but it was nice to be able to grow Leppa berries whenever I wanted. It just seems like so much hassle for something that simple, and that's the long and short of it for me. They sell it as easy and uncomplicated, but I think the whole range of wireless and internet possibilities that came through with B/W are too many and varied to make good use of. I've used the Entralink maybe twice? And what's with the stupid Feeling Check and things like that? But most of all, the Dream World. I don't want to play Farmville, I want to play Pokemon. B/W tried to do too much and cram it into small packages. It's confused me. A while back, I just made the choice to switch off to all that. I'm playing it like an old school Pokemon game, playing through the game internally and only using the communication features to trade like I used to with D/P.

So no, I don't like the Dream World.
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I never liked the concept of Dream World. I tried it once and put a hacked Arceus into the slot and left it there as of today. What I really don't like about it is the fact that you have to go on your computer and control your Pokemon. Why couldn't they keep this feature on the handheld system for?


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I don't really mind the Dream World being relatively 'inaccessible", all that much. I mean, I don't use Wireless Internet, so I was never able to do Wifi Battles, Trades, etc, and while having the opportunity to do so would be fun, I really only care about the content of the game itself, when it comes down to it. I have mixed feelings about the dream world, I think it shook up the competitive metagame a bit more than it can handle, while on the other hand, it definitely resulted in some Pokemon being extremely fun to use as well as being the reason for the creation of some interesting new abilities. Even if I were able to use the Dream World, I probably wouldn't bother trying for the Pokemon there, it just seems like a hassle I hardly play B/W as is ; it's just not something I really find interesting.
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It is quite annoying to have to log so much time into these insufferable minigames just to find a female vulpix with drought. It seems to be a scrambling attempt to add content to the game, and I can't help but compare this to the same tedious nature of facebook games like farmville.
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I might get flamed for this but I like the Dream World, it's more things to do yeah it's outside of the cart but I find it pretty fun. The only thing I don't like is how if you get a few pokes from your trip you only can take one It's hard to choose sometimes, and I honestly think it was a neat idea to have hidden abilities most only obtainable via dream world.
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The minigames are repetitive enough to give me a headache, but the idea itself isn't too bad. (I'm happier with it now I actually have Wi-Fi) I liked the Pokéwalker, and this is similar. And at least the games are a bit more varied than the Poké Radar and Dowsing on the 'walker are.
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I collect DW's but I don't take joy in using the DW, anyways it's so complicated and increative.
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I would have appreciated it more if they made it a side-game you could access through the DS when you're connected up to WiFi. Like maybe a mini PMD multiplayer session.
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Okay, now that I've actually gotten the darn thing to sync... (got on while listening to the St Louis Blues game)

The design is cute, but it's too much of a pain to do every day. Plus, you can only do it ONCE a day, which sorely limits what you can do.

Mixed feelings of my part.

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I wasn't even ever totally sure how the Dream World even worked, because didn't it require wifi? I remember there was a reason why I couldn't even use it, so I didn't bother. It was upsetting because it seemed like a neat feature, and so many people were talking about it, but I was kind of out of the loop for it. The website didn't work too well during the time I tried to look into either, I think I just gave up in the end. xD;
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I think I just worked around the DW restrictions by having time to do something else. Besides, I think one can do pretty much everything within 1 hour, since activities are limited and will run out sooner or later. I think DW as is is pretty OK, but having the restrictions lifted would be a nice thing.
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If it not for the Pokemon with hidden ability, I would not ever touched them again
It is a barren place of sheer boredom. You spend your precious on hour hoping to find your target pokemon with certain hidden abilities by pure luck. In the end you could get nothing at all. Not too mention that you can bring back only 1 pokemon. It seems that you forced to do this over and over again.
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