Do you guys miss the tradtional way of trading so you could fill in the last pieces of the pokedex to obtain a Johto starter? Or hooking up multiple cords to have a double battle with your mates????
Do you miss it??
Which way of connecting is more reliable???
I don't miss it. The cable required more money to be spent and it was unreliable because it could easily be pulled out in the middle of connection. I prefer the wireless but it is nostalgic using a link cable to battle my friends.
I'm more around the lines of a retro person. I prefer going around searching for people, and asking them if they had a certain Pokemon, and then asking for them to exchange it. Downloading things via wi-fi is boring, I don't feel that emotion unless its a shiny.
From my experience, WiFi based trading has improved the ease of trading to fill up the Pokedex and also evolve Pokemon you like!
This is because as I grew up I found that my friends that had also liked Pokemon went off it and I found myself with no one to actually use the cable with.
It's kind of sad, but I suppose that is just life.
On the plus side, WiFi trading makes it a lot easier to make new friends and increases the Pokemon that are available to you as you have millions of potential traders rather than just a few friends!
It's a bitter-sweet feeling with today's connection system. I despise the fact that obtaining pokemon from different regions is so much easier now, and pretty much takes out the challenge. However, it is much easier than hooking up everything and stuff like that. The old way was kinda messy.
This signature has been disabled.
sig too tall
Please review and fix the issues by reading the signature rules.
You must edit it to meet the limits set by the rules before you may remove the [sig-reason] code from your signature. Removing this tag will re-enable it.
Do not remove the tag until you fix the issues in your signature. You may be infracted for removing this tag if you do not fix the specified issues. Do not use this tag for decoration purposes.
The first time I performed a link cable trade was yesterday. I did it by myself with my two GBA systems.
I traded Crawdaunt from my Sapphire to FireRed so it can learn Crunch at Level 51 which it doesn't learn in Sapphire. Did a trade back.
It felt strange trading with cables. Wireless is much more convenient!
I don't really miss this at all because wireless connection is so much easier. You don't have to keep up with a cord and you aren't limited to only trading with people close by. Sure, wifi-trading has it's drawbacks but overall it was a big improvement from the standard link trading.
I used to have one of those link cables back in the day, which I bought for approximately seventeen dollars, if I remember correctly. xD It was fun to trade and battle with your friends with it, but honestly, it wasn't very convenient. Cabled connection always forced you to sit side-by-side with the person that you were having interactions with, which I found to be a bit annoying. For this reason, I prefer wireless connections over the old-fashioned cables. By connecting with your friends wirelessly, you don't need to be anywhere in close range—you could be at any part of the world that you like. And as long as you have a good internet connection at home, you should be able to battle, trade, or do whatever without any sort of issues. d:
It was great days battling and trading with your friends, and I can say that I miss the memories, but I don't really miss the method. First off comes the fact that none of my friends play Pokemon anymore, meaning I wouldn't really have anyone to play with, and I reckon this is a problem a lot of people would be facing, was the wireless method not implemented. Wireless trading and battling also gives much more variety, since it's not the same people you'll be facing all the time, and you have much better opportunities of getting certain Pokemon if you're looking for specifics, because, well, you have people from all over the world to trade with, whereas the link cable limits you immensely.
I've yet to see the online features of X&Y, though from my experiences with B2/W2, they could definitely improve on the trading options and features. Multiple times I've experienced running out to catch a Pokemon in an attempt to trade myself to a certain Pokemon, only for it to tell me that the Pokemon had already been traded, despite still appearing on the list. It was also kinda annoying with having to change the security options of ones internet just to be able to connect to the internet from the DS, though luckily that isn't the case with the 3DS :p But yeah, all in all, I don't really see why people would prefer the cable, and in any case, it's still a possibility :p
Me being played Ruby first never seemed to "miss" link cables, but yes, I feel that the way we connect GB games more reliable. This whole wireless thing makes it harder since I never get to fix the WiFi on my DS and wireless on my GBA. I don't know why, maybe it's my bad luck.