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Old October 12th, 2012 (12:15 AM).
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Did anyone other than me actually expect it to be a resort when you first read about it in-game? Why do you think it wasn't made into a resort, like the name implies, with a giant desert complex? Do you think it was due to the construction already happening in the route or the fact that it's only a resort for a few Pokemon types? Did this disappoint you and how would've you turned it into an actual resort? Discuss!
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    Water access and a big building full of hotel rooms, bars, and casinos.

    Well, at least the water access. And no sandstorm.

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    During B/W's development, I expected the Desert Resort to be exactly what it said on the tin, but I was surprised--and disappointed--that it turned out to be the ruins of an ancient civilization. IMO, GameFreak should've chosen a better name for it.
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      I wasn't really expecting a resort, though I did believe that it would be something in the style of a small town or something like that. GameFreak definitely could have done something interesting with the area though but to be honest, I wasn't that disappointed. :P
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      Old October 12th, 2012 (10:54 AM).
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        I srsly thought that desert resort would be a resort like the one in the DPPt place where u had a mansion and all. I was kinda disappointed by a few ruins. Nothing except a big fat sandstormy place, with two entrances at the very top and strewn with items. Useless IMO.
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        I always just figured that it was a mistranslation, and was supposed to be the Resort Desert (after taking a peek at Bulbapedia, this does indeed seem to be the case). Given that, I guess the name is somewhat fitting, as the Relic Castle could have very well been a resort-like area.
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          The linguist in me is thinking "Last Resort." That could mean a few different things here...
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          Like the posts above, I first thought it was going to be an actual resort.

          The name totally made me think that, and then I discover it's just a big desert with a raging sandstorm. I think Desert Resort was a pretty misleading name imo.
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            The name totally made me think that, and then I discover it's just a big desert with a raging sandstorm. I think Desert Resort was a pretty misleading name imo.
            I never saw a preview like some many here, but when I first went to the area in the game and I saw "Desert Resort" I was like, "Where?" Nothing about the area screams "resort".

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              I expected something like a holiday resort.
              Very misleading name, but ah well.
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                i was really thinking it would be like the resort in diamond where i could heal my pokemon but instead i just got a desert with a doctor standing there... well at least i got my team healed
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                  i was really thinking it would be like the resort in diamond where i could heal my pokemon but instead i just got a desert with a doctor standing there... well at least i got my team healed
                  You know what? You just brought to my mind things that could have fit the name; for instance, the massage lady, and bring back the haircut guy, and other things like a shop selling Calcium and other booster vitamins...make it a place people go to make their Pokémon happy.

                  Instead, we get a buried ruin. Bleh.

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                    Very misleading name. I was expecting something like a hotel or something but then it's revealed that there's a big load of nothing and the only thing that is worth mentioning is the Relic Castle.
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                    It seems I'm the only one who wasn't expecting an actual "resort." Perhaps it's just because I feel that "desert" and "resort" don't really mesh well together at all, but I wasn't really expecting anything fancy from it to begin with. I focused far more on the "desert" than I did the "resort."
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                    You know what? You just brought to my mind things that could have fit the name; for instance, the massage lady, and bring back the haircut guy, and other things like a shop selling Calcium and other booster vitamins...make it a place people go to make their Pokémon happy.
                    But we have lots of places with these things later =)
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                    Water access and a big building full of hotel rooms, bars, and casinos.

                    Well, at least the water access. And no sandstorm.

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                    ! Yeaaah it'd be nice if it was like an oasis so you had like water with desert-y Pokemon in it (which'd mean the Unova dex would've probably had to have been expanded, although Sandile may be appropriate?) But yeah the sandstorm is nothing like a resort.

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                    I always just figured that it was a mistranslation, and was supposed to be the Resort Desert (after taking a peek at Bulbapedia, this does indeed seem to be the case). Given that, I guess the name is somewhat fitting, as the Relic Castle could have very well been a resort-like area.
                    Oh that's unfortunate. :( Don't know why they didn't just fix it at the time, tbh, since a mistranslation like that can't have slipped through a whole team of testers easily really. But the castle nope I don't see that as a resort area at all.
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                    I didn't see any of the screenshots and tried to stay away from all information about the 5th generation (I wanted it all to be awesome and new) and when I saw desert resort, I was all "Holy crackers! They put a resort (or resort-like place) in the desert! That is awesome and inspiring!" Problem was, when I got there there was no resort! I could just feel the truth hit me that this was not a resort but a giant sandstorm randomly in the middle of 2 towns.

                    ಠ_ಠ The hell gamefreak?! I would have taken a small building with someone telling me nice things over a random busted up castle.
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