Conversation Between Sheep and Allen Ceedos
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  1. Allen Ceedos
    June 12th, 2019 1:30 AM
    Allen Ceedos
    Ahaha, is there snow that side this year? Cape Town is usually one place that I hear about that can get crazy weather like that. It makes me glad that we don't live in the northern hemisphere, because I don't think I would survive such winters haha these cold, dry winters that we get are enough. Maybe I should an electric blanket as well.

    I just made it clear that I'll be here to help out with advertising...if they want the whole marketing package, they are better off getting someone who is actually qualified and experienced. So it has made being here a bit bearable lol. Like today, right now it's another quiet day with not much going on at the office. Gives me a chance to reply to you and do some typing on the side.

    Enjoy that much-needed break :D I expect to get a full report about life in Cape Town from you on my desk by the end of the week! Any news on the rom side of things, anything you've gotten into or heard about which is coming soon?
  2. Sheep
    June 9th, 2019 11:25 PM
    Sheep
    Pretty good! It hasn't been too cold all things considered but I feel like I still get cold soo easily... @[email protected] So we ended up buying an electric blanket lol, which I'm sure will help a lot, especially next month :3

    Glad work is ok and not too stressful! That's very important. I'm not up to much myself, just relaxing now that I finally have a break from working myself to exhaustion after years lmao.
  3. Allen Ceedos
    June 4th, 2019 1:26 PM
    Allen Ceedos
    No problem, how is Cape Town? We're in the winter season now, is the weather treating you well? I'm doing okay :) work is still a drag, but I just get through it haha other days there's not much going on so I pretty much breeze through them. Those are the best for typing up the story. What about you, what are you up to?
  4. Sheep
    June 4th, 2019 12:55 PM
    Sheep
    Oh hi hi! Been well, enjoying time in Cape Town. \o/ Forgot to reply to your last message since I got so busy and distracted. Hope you’re well too and work hasn’t been too stressful!!!
  5. Allen Ceedos
    June 4th, 2019 12:35 PM
    Allen Ceedos
    Getting a chance to pop into the Community, thought I'd check in on you and say hey. How have you been, did you travel well? I'm okay, just busy with work haha and also with that "overview walkthrough" of that story I told you about ;) 12 chapters done. Let's catch up soon, take care!
  6. Allen Ceedos
    April 12th, 2019 10:30 AM
    Allen Ceedos
    All good :D have safe trips to Australia and Cape Town, we'll talk once you're settled.

    It's crazy how long it's been going on for, I didn't know until I saw the thread here. All the beta updates, the awards from some years ago etc. Maybe the creator hasn't had enough time in real life over the years. Yes, there's a lot of content to go through (main story and the Bonus Chapters)...and because the current beta ends during the Orange Islands arc, I can't imagine how far the next beta will go. No idea when it'll come out too.

    I'm just thinking since you'll be in Australia and then Cape Town, wouldn't iPads be affordable there? No home button? Wow lol isn't that a cause for concern?

    You're Welcome :) lots of sweet games to get lost in, that's what I like about them. I'm willing to bet that there'll be a fan made version of Sword & Shield down the road haha even if it's just a remake for the GBA emulator, that would be impressive. I'm still in Kalos (paused in the Lumiose Gym) so it'll be some time before I also dive into another rom. Funny enough, I came across a fan made Pokemon X called Neo X (and Neo Y)...an actual rom for the 3DS. Have you heard of it? I haven't decided yet if that'll be the rom I'll go for.
  7. Sheep
    April 11th, 2019 12:07 PM
    Sheep
    Tomorrow is the day I fly to Australia, so will be busier from here on out! Then back to Cape Town mid next month..

    It's not a complete game unfortunately
    Aw. :< I figured with how popular and old it was, it would've been completed by now? Is there at least a good chunk of content to go through??

    Aren't there places where you can get iPads that aren't so expensive?
    I wish. @[email protected] The iPad I want is one of the newest ones, which will cost an arm and a leg anywhere, even if used. Since it has no home button the screen itself is bigger, which makes drawing on it a lot more comfortable!

    Will probably be trying some new fangames when I'm less busy next month, you've motivated me! haha
    Lots of cool story/game ideas being thrown around, plus there are so many already out there that are arguably as good or even better than the main games!
  8. Allen Ceedos
    April 7th, 2019 11:07 AM
    Allen Ceedos
    Haha no stress, it's still good to hear from you again (even if it's 20 years later lol). I hope you've been doing okay.

    With just a few days left, has there been a shift in the mood at work? People being a lot nicer and things going smoothly for you, etc? I'm glad to hear you'll be able to move on afterwards :)

    I finally completed the walkthrough for Adventure Red a couple of weeks ago (quite a journey on its own lol) so if/when you jump into that game, be sure to have a look. It's not a complete game unfortunately, there's more planned e.g. other regions. So who knows when it will be completed, we just play it in instalments. The current Beta ends in the Orange Islands.

    I have started on the Journey of Janice walkthrough overview, it will probably take a couple of weeks to complete....umm, because I'm also playing Pokemon X /^^!/ I know, I know haha work first, play later....but it's been so fun. Kalos looks amazing, I like that you get to travel a bit between cities. Getting used to the 6th Gen Pokemon. The story so far...I like that it feels as if there's much more to be revealed, like this war from 3000 years ago...Kalos having a King & some info about resurrection. Am curious about this Lysander fellow, even though I've known a bit about him already, but I want to see how all the pieces fall into place for the reveal. Team Flare *face palm* another big bad organisation of goofy grunts lol to be surpassed by a gang of goofs in the next generation (shoutout to Team Skull! #ThugLife). The 4 friends of Vaniville...I wish they were more all-round characters rather than just sticking to their roles (one being obsessed with dancing, another focused on the Pokedex and the one who's clearly our designated rival). Shauna is probably the closest one to being a character with some life to her...but since this IS a Pokemon game, maybe I'm asking for too much lol

    I'm sorry to hear about the trouble you have while working on the tablet :/ had no idea. I'll still pass on the "walkview" to you once it's done, so you can give some feedback. Aren't there places where you can get iPads that aren't so expensive?

    The time and skills people put into making these games, even the basic roms from years ago, it's still incredible how they are able to pull it off. Take the best things from the official Pokemon games, improve on the important mechanics and present a solid story...it's why we can still continue to play a lot of these roms :) they breathe new life into the Pokemon gaming experience.
  9. Sheep
    April 5th, 2019 6:09 PM
    Sheep
    mega late b/c i forgot to reply oooOps

    And yeah, it's really unfortunate. :< Sadly people like me who tend to be too nice and pushovers get taken advantage of far too often. I've had several good bosses and co-workers too, but the bad always tends to stand out more. Never will forget all the verbal abuse I had to put up with at that receptionist job. But yes, just a bit more to go. :D Mon Tues Wed and doooone ya

    Heard so many things about Adventure Red so it's probably time for me to play it too. Is it completed? How long is the game?

    Don't have much time to draw consistently sadly, especially since my tablet hurts my back and arm. =( Looking to buy an iPad to draw directly on a screen at some point because those are more comfortable, but also expensive...

    Wish you luck with the walkthrough overview etc!! Actually bringing a game to life has always gone way over my head lol. So it's admirable when others can actually create that type of thing.
  10. Allen Ceedos
    March 24th, 2019 11:20 AM
    Allen Ceedos
    Don't laugh at me! /><!/ Ahaha, we'd already been trading messages for some time so that almighty hurdle of becoming friends had been take care of. Darn it, so it's time to Befriend 'em All...I'm too old for this haha

    It must be a culture, because it's so common to have some employers at a workplace mistreat their employees, for basically the same reasons (the employees are female...or young, with little to no other options, etc). I'm sorry to hear that's happened at that workplace. I imagine you're counting down the days, crossing them out on a calender haha.

    I really hope so too, especially now when we're in the age of the internet and all this technology. I like the idea of making content and putting it out for people, be it on a local level or international...but what kind of content do I make? That's the question :) you already have a major head start, so I'm looking forward to seeing what you'll decide to do.

    It will be a fun story, I can guarantee it! After I'm done with this walkthrough for Adventure Red, I'll type up a walkthrough-style overview of the story and send it to you. I like your artstyle and it really helps that you're as much of a fan of the source material as I am, so I hope you'll have a look and give it some thought. It could be something put out here for the Community, with people supporting it in
    anyway they can, financially or otherwise and perhaps one of these creators will be interested in adapting it into a game.
  11. Sheep
    March 22nd, 2019 6:13 PM
    Sheep
    To me that's the dream right there, working for yourself and doing something that you truly enjoy while making a living too.
    This would be the ideal. I had an hour+ long chat with some co-workers today about how the office we work in has a bad reputation because of specific people that still work here, and how said people don't treat some of us very well. Just solidified my choice of why quitting was a good idea. April 10th is the last day, but it can't come fast enough tbh! I hope you'll land something you'll be happy with wherever you end up. =)

    And that's fine! Gens I to III are amazing and I love those mons. Sounds like it's going to be really interesting ~

    lmao
    at least you remember to actually send requests at some point!!
  12. Allen Ceedos
    March 20th, 2019 5:05 AM
    Allen Ceedos
    The struggle! You're making progress though, at least you're not playing a game that also contains Bonus Chapters that you won't know about until they are triggered haha that's what I'm currently doing in Adv Red, Bonus Chapter busting...well, the Bonus Chapters that are available currently. The remaining batch are for after conquering the Kanto League and on other islands. No desert yet. Ahh I see, so really the Ultra games aren't worth it, eh? Oh well, no biggie. Sun was more than enough to cover my Gen 7 adventure. Alola is a beautiful place, the story did have some serious elements to it that made me believe that the Pokemon team would step out to do something new and truly surprising...until we get to the Pokemon League portion haha that's when you're reminded "Yes, it's still a Pokemon game through and through".

    Wow, all that cash money?! Might as well start your own thing then :) down the road. No more needing to slave away at some job that really doesn't help. To me that's the dream right there, working for yourself and doing something that you truly enjoy while making a living too. I have to figure out what that is for me by the end of the year, because this current "job" where I'm basically acting like a caretaker for a non-existent marketing department...I don't want to do this long term.

    Haha thank you for that :D Janice, walking out somewhere on the road with Pidgey either flying by her side or perched on her shoulder, is one of the main images I have in my head. Wouldn't fit having Pidgey cooped up in a Poke Ball. The only other important notes include Janice's parents...both are former Trainers and became League Champions back in their day. The current League Champ is also one of the Gym Leaders and I thought it would be a really awesome moment when it's time for the League tournament and this character goes off to gather their main Pokemon team, while their Gym team goes on a break, knowing that their Trainer is getting ready to defend their title. As far as which Pokemon will be featured, I decided to stick with Gen 1 to 3, because they are the Pokemon I can still recognise haha no offense to all the great Pokemon of later generations. But any changes that were introduced in those later generations e.g. extra evolutions, type changes, moves, Abilities etc I'll include them. So what do you think? Any questions you may have, shoot :)

    I also sent you a Friend Request haha goes to show how low my Facebook game is now. If I was much younger and had more time I would've been trying to make as many friends as possible.
  13. Sheep
    March 19th, 2019 5:28 PM
    Sheep
    In the desert after Castelia right now. :> Taking it slow since I am hella busy and barely have time for games on weekdays haha. I swear I only have 1.5 hrs of free time tonight, what a pain. -sheds tear- USUM aren't really sequels; more third versions à la Crystal and Platinum. I went through the story but have yet to finish all post game content, in part due to my schedule and also because, like you said, they are very similar... Have yet to explore Ultra Holes too, which were one of the main differences/a big thing they marketed as a reason to buy these versions. @[email protected]

    Haha np!! I quit because the job is tedious and has no room for growth. It's near impossible to get promoted on this campus, especially when the school is so hugely in debt and in a hiring freeze. Plus my commute is 1 hr and 40 minutes or so each way. Used to be two hours until they revamped the express bus system and shortened routes a little. Have enough money to last me many years without working, so I'm fine without having a job for now. Going to relax with the bf in Australia and Cape Town for a bit!

    Janice asks Pidgey if it would like to come along, thus enabling Pidgey to go on its own journey :)
    this is so cute and pidgey is precious
    having one along with you without a poké ball is aaaaaw material
  14. Allen Ceedos
    March 18th, 2019 5:39 AM
    Allen Ceedos
    It is a bit silly indeed, that should've been something for both games not just Black 2 haha what a sneaky way to get people to cough up for both games (especially those who only got White 2, not knowing about that Challenge Mode key). I understand that it's a way of encouraging trading between friends and of course to make money but I was never a fan of the whole "2 versions" of the basically the same game tactic that Pokemon has always used. Because it's like they assume everyone can get both games and will have no problems finding people to trade with :/ so I'd look forward to playing the 3rd game that would come out to complete a generation back in the day (Yellow, Crystal, Platinum) because I thought they'd have all the Pokemon from the other 2 games, plus the little improvements haha. You know my story about BW2...I'm not sure if X/Y had sequels...and I wasn't sure if Ultra Sun/Moon was worth playing after I finished Sun since despite being in an alternative universe (with Team Rocket being featured) the core story is still the same. I had hoped they would be an actual sequels, or are they? You played Ultra Sun/Moon? And how far are you in your adventure through White 2?

    Really? I know based on what you've said the admin job isn't the best in the world, but I'm surprised you're going to quit. May I ask why? Haha busy as butt is right :) I wasn't looking forward to this week because there's a deadline I'm chasing. Gotta monitor my blood pressure! Sorry that I don't live in Cape Town, if I did we'd at least meet in person and hang out. A chance to find out if MAYBE you're an
    actual sheep :D or Mareep!

    The whole experience has made me give more props to people who work on walkthroughs. Playing a little, then typing, then back to playing, then typing hahaha definitely something new for me. With the crazy stuff I've encountered so far, whatever emotions I feel are clear in the walkthrough...I guess that counts as feedback. It's a mixed bag.

    As for Pokemon: The Journey of Janice, it's the story of someone going out to explore the world of Pokemon. Not just the usual plot of "I wanna be the Greatest Pokemon Trainer EVER!" or the same old "child of destiny linked to legendary Pokemon, saviour of the world" story. Too many fanmade games like that. I wanted to do something different while keeping some of the core elements that make Pokemon so good. Janice is 16 and when the story starts, it's the day she and her class graduate from high school. Now is the time when someone can get their very first Pokemon and begin the journey of a Trainer, or choose to do something else. Janice is looking forward to being a Trainer and she's not the only one, her friends are also going to be Trainers (a little nod to X/Y) so there's a chance they'll meet each other on their journeys. She kind of already has a starter, it's a Pidgey that has lives nearby her home and often flies up to her window to hang out with Janice. So there's a moment where she tells Pidgey that she's done with school and is going off on her journey...and when Pidgey feels bad because its friend will be leaving, Janice asks Pidgey if it would like to come along, thus enabling Pidgey to go on its own journey :) of course Janice will get a regular Starter on the day she sets off, but it will count as her 2nd Pokemon (meaning that for a full team, she will travel with 7 Pokemon, Pidgey won't be in a Poke Ball). There's a lot of notes haha the Gym Leaders, the Badges...Janice's older sister being the 4th Gym Leader, the Gym is located in their hometown, so we get to see Janice leave as a fresh Trainer then come back as an experienced Trainer for that battle against big sis :) nice little story there...no big bad organisation, instead the antagonists are a crew of elitist Ace Trainers who want be the gatekeepers that "protect" the idea of what a Trainer should be and ordinary people who just want to travel around with their Pokemon and friends don't deserve to be Trainers. The leader of this crew might play the Rival role for Janice, I haven't figured that out...or maybe no Rivals :)....the Pokemon League is a tournament held every year, so Trainers have to get the Gym Badges to qualify FOR THE CHANCE to participate. Those that qualify will earn a ticket on board a special ship, the S.S. Victory Road, that will transport them to Indigo Island where the Pokemon League HQ for this region are located. It's on this ship where the final 20 will be decided, haven't figured out how yet, and they'll compete in the tournament. The winner of the tournament goes on to fight the Champion. To be continued next time
  15. Sheep
    March 17th, 2019 11:14 AM
    Sheep
    I did! Basically gym leaders and E4 have increased level mons with held items and different moves, but the Pokémon options in BW2 are very good with lots of variety so there are enough choices to go through the game with. ^^ I'm actually playing through White 2 on an emulator atm (normal mode) and am having a good time! Sadly challenge/hard mode can only be unlocked by beating Black 2 (specifically this version) since defeating the champion grants you a Challenge Mode key which you can then send to another copy of either B or W2, and play challenge mode through there. Bit of a silly method imo....should let players choose what mode they want to play from the start. Alas.... Maybe I can find some hacks/AR codes that let me start with challenge mode right off the bat, lol. On the other hand, beating White 2 grants you an Easy Mode key. Pah as if we needed that.

    Haha aww! I barely seem to have time to draw these days, but that should change when I quit the job soon and stay abroad in Australia and then Cape Town for a few months starting next month. Life is busy as butt atm.

    yeah I've heard of Adventure Red! Never played it though. Soo many good fangames to catch up with. Good luck with the walkthrough!!