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  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    Stilts wrote: »
    T4CT wrote: »
    Stilts wrote: »
    in my view pokemon hasn't really stagnated because I don't really look at it as a single-player video game

    I think of it more like a TCG with sequels acting kind of like set expansions

    in that light the games actually make pretty significant advances every generation, the metagame gets thrown around pretty good with every release

    if anything the problem with that is that the single player gets in the way

    and I don't even mean in terms of the campaign, which is inoffensive enough

    it's just all the grindy bullshit makes it way more frustrating to put a team together than it should be

    on paper something like Pokemon Online seems like a perfect solution, but it's filled with obnoxious players and also something about it seems cold and impersonal

    like, as much as I hate spending two hours breeding and EV training a pokemon, investing all that time into it does something to make it feel like more than just a sprite with some associated numbers

    Speed, just so you know.

    You're one of the people who I'd want to interview.

    Because even if I don't necessarily agree with your stance on Pokemon, I think you do a really good job explaining your opinions.

    Stilts if I don't get interviewed I swear to goodness

    Oh, you have Pokemon opinions too?

    I'll put you on the list with Speed and Dich.

    Also I really need to try and get one or two interviewees I know who aren't PA members.

    I don't know if you need any more, but if you do I am also interested in being interviewed

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    Antimatter wrote: »
    Skull Man wrote: »
    anti I hate to tell you this but you didn't burn out the battery on silver

    the game has an always-on clock because it keeps track of the date and time

    those batteries were only made to last about seven years, overuse or no

    pretty sure i did because my bro's copy of gold still works fine

    my copy of silver still has a working battery as it never left my gameboy colour, my copy of gold however the battery died a long while ago.

    This might be a reason why your brother's still works.

  • DepressperadoDepressperado Registered User regular
    Skull Man wrote: »
    leveling your team evenly isn't a pain! you just order them by level in ascending order, then order them by who has the least amount of XP left to level up

    that way you're pretty much always getting level ups and using different pokes and it's awesome

    this is how I play

    I go through every new area with my core team of pokebros, and then once I've done the dungeon/gym/whatever for that area

    I start getting out my other 'mons and I level them all up with the trainers I avoided the first time through and the various tall grasses, capturing all the pokemons I missed.

  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    the lifetime of a cartridge's battery is directly related to how much you cared for it

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    Dichotomy wrote: »
    the lifetime of a cartridge's battery is directly related to how much you cared for it

    my brother bought a used copy of gold like four or five years back

    I bought mine nearly at release date and it died a year or two after my bro got his game

  • Shock GShock G Registered User regular
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    Stilts wrote: »
    T4CT wrote: »
    Stilts wrote: »
    in my view pokemon hasn't really stagnated because I don't really look at it as a single-player video game

    I think of it more like a TCG with sequels acting kind of like set expansions

    in that light the games actually make pretty significant advances every generation, the metagame gets thrown around pretty good with every release

    if anything the problem with that is that the single player gets in the way

    and I don't even mean in terms of the campaign, which is inoffensive enough

    it's just all the grindy bullshit makes it way more frustrating to put a team together than it should be

    on paper something like Pokemon Online seems like a perfect solution, but it's filled with obnoxious players and also something about it seems cold and impersonal

    like, as much as I hate spending two hours breeding and EV training a pokemon, investing all that time into it does something to make it feel like more than just a sprite with some associated numbers

    Speed, just so you know.

    You're one of the people who I'd want to interview.

    Because even if I don't necessarily agree with your stance on Pokemon, I think you do a really good job explaining your opinions.

    Stilts if I don't get interviewed I swear to goodness

    Oh, you have Pokemon opinions too?

    I'll put you on the list with Speed and Dich.

    Also I really need to try and get one or two interviewees I know who aren't PA members.

    I don't know if you need any more, but if you do I am also interested in being interviewed

    I, too, can talk about pokemon

  • Shock GShock G Registered User regular
    I think my silver still works

    haven't tried it in years, though

  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    Stilts wrote: »
    T4CT wrote: »
    Stilts wrote: »
    in my view pokemon hasn't really stagnated because I don't really look at it as a single-player video game

    I think of it more like a TCG with sequels acting kind of like set expansions

    in that light the games actually make pretty significant advances every generation, the metagame gets thrown around pretty good with every release

    if anything the problem with that is that the single player gets in the way

    and I don't even mean in terms of the campaign, which is inoffensive enough

    it's just all the grindy bullshit makes it way more frustrating to put a team together than it should be

    on paper something like Pokemon Online seems like a perfect solution, but it's filled with obnoxious players and also something about it seems cold and impersonal

    like, as much as I hate spending two hours breeding and EV training a pokemon, investing all that time into it does something to make it feel like more than just a sprite with some associated numbers

    Speed, just so you know.

    You're one of the people who I'd want to interview.

    Because even if I don't necessarily agree with your stance on Pokemon, I think you do a really good job explaining your opinions.

    Stilts if I don't get interviewed I swear to goodness

    Oh, you have Pokemon opinions too?

    I'll put you on the list with Speed and Dich.

    Also I really need to try and get one or two interviewees I know who aren't PA members.

    Yup and they are different from the Pokemon opinions of those two

    Pfft don't interview T4CT from PA

    Interview MIKE BLAIS from THE BROCAST

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  • StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    Stilts wrote: »
    T4CT wrote: »
    Stilts wrote: »
    in my view pokemon hasn't really stagnated because I don't really look at it as a single-player video game

    I think of it more like a TCG with sequels acting kind of like set expansions

    in that light the games actually make pretty significant advances every generation, the metagame gets thrown around pretty good with every release

    if anything the problem with that is that the single player gets in the way

    and I don't even mean in terms of the campaign, which is inoffensive enough

    it's just all the grindy bullshit makes it way more frustrating to put a team together than it should be

    on paper something like Pokemon Online seems like a perfect solution, but it's filled with obnoxious players and also something about it seems cold and impersonal

    like, as much as I hate spending two hours breeding and EV training a pokemon, investing all that time into it does something to make it feel like more than just a sprite with some associated numbers

    Speed, just so you know.

    You're one of the people who I'd want to interview.

    Because even if I don't necessarily agree with your stance on Pokemon, I think you do a really good job explaining your opinions.

    Stilts if I don't get interviewed I swear to goodness

    Oh, you have Pokemon opinions too?

    I'll put you on the list with Speed and Dich.

    Also I really need to try and get one or two interviewees I know who aren't PA members.

    I don't know if you need any more, but if you do I am also interested in being interviewed

    I'd be happy to.

    And you as well, Anti.

    But before I have a bunch of people going, "Oh, ask me, ask me," I should clarify something.

    I want to do these interviews over Skype. If at all possible, I want to avoid text chat for interviews. I prefer to get quotes from people who used their voice to deliver them to me.

    I mean, I've done e-mail and IM interviews before, but they've been my weakest ones. All my best interviews came from me talking to someone in person, over the phone or on Skype.

  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    Melding wrote: »
    ChicoBlue wrote: »
    Melding wrote: »
    Dichotomy wrote: »
    I am immediately disappointed they didn't pick a different group of generic antagonists and do a 2/too thing

    also i am interested in hear your suggestions for generic horde foes they could have used? zombies have been over done, goblins are basically orcs. kobolds, ogres, and such like are already in the game.

    You have to fight a horde of orc ghosts.

    The ghosts of all the orcs you killed in the first game.

    Alright, so the warmage now an old man tortured by the sins of the past or is he still insane in love with traps and shit and this is just a fun saturday for him?

    The Warmage is an old man and is used in the same way the the Rift was used in the first game. And you are a priest trying to exorcise all of the orc ghosts before they make it to him.

    But perhaps the divine power is not enough to repel the ghosts!

    PERHAPS YOU MUST TURN TO NECROMANCY.

    Also, Ghostbusters.

  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    i'd love to be of service in that way, @Stilts

    just tell me when's a good time and I'll try to be available

  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    I don't think lovecraftian horrors lend themselves to tower defence games.

    It would be like playing a game where you have to defeat the primal fear of the dark and the unknown. I don't think arrow traps are going to do that.

  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    Melding wrote: »
    I don't think lovecraftian horrors lend themselves to tower defence games.

    It would be like playing a game where you have to defeat the primal fear of the dark and the unknown. I don't think arrow traps are going to do that.

    have you ever tried arrow traps

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    Dichotomy wrote: »
    Melding wrote: »
    I don't think lovecraftian horrors lend themselves to tower defence games.

    It would be like playing a game where you have to defeat the primal fear of the dark and the unknown. I don't think arrow traps are going to do that.

    have you ever tried arrow traps

    yeah, is good for the fear of loud noises and clowns. not so much fire, darkness, and the creeping dread of realizing that reality is just your fragile mind trying to adjust to the abject horrors of the universe.

  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    Stilts wrote: »
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    Stilts wrote: »
    T4CT wrote: »
    Stilts wrote: »
    in my view pokemon hasn't really stagnated because I don't really look at it as a single-player video game

    I think of it more like a TCG with sequels acting kind of like set expansions

    in that light the games actually make pretty significant advances every generation, the metagame gets thrown around pretty good with every release

    if anything the problem with that is that the single player gets in the way

    and I don't even mean in terms of the campaign, which is inoffensive enough

    it's just all the grindy bullshit makes it way more frustrating to put a team together than it should be

    on paper something like Pokemon Online seems like a perfect solution, but it's filled with obnoxious players and also something about it seems cold and impersonal

    like, as much as I hate spending two hours breeding and EV training a pokemon, investing all that time into it does something to make it feel like more than just a sprite with some associated numbers

    Speed, just so you know.

    You're one of the people who I'd want to interview.

    Because even if I don't necessarily agree with your stance on Pokemon, I think you do a really good job explaining your opinions.

    Stilts if I don't get interviewed I swear to goodness

    Oh, you have Pokemon opinions too?

    I'll put you on the list with Speed and Dich.

    Also I really need to try and get one or two interviewees I know who aren't PA members.

    I don't know if you need any more, but if you do I am also interested in being interviewed

    I'd be happy to.

    And you as well, Anti.

    But before I have a bunch of people going, "Oh, ask me, ask me," I should clarify something.

    I want to do these interviews over Skype. If at all possible, I want to avoid text chat for interviews. I prefer to get quotes from people who used their voice to deliver them to me.

    I mean, I've done e-mail and IM interviews before, but they've been my weakest ones. All my best interviews came from me talking to someone in person, over the phone or on Skype.

    This is the only good way to do interviews so yes.

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    i think i missed something, why is stilts doing pokeviews?

  • StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Antimatter wrote: »
    i'd love to be of service in that way, @Stilts

    just tell me when's a good time and I'll try to be available

    Great!

    It'll probably take me a couple days to come up with some questions to start the interviews off and sprinkle in-between whenever there's a lull.

    ALSO! I wanted to mention this at some point, so I might as well do it now.

    When I was an undergrad in Arizona State's English program, I took a class titled "Video Game Theory."

    The professor of that class wrote this book, which I bought after I finished the course because I thought he was a really smart dude. We talked about a lot of stuff like immersion, cinematics, narrative structures, gender theory, etc. It was a pretty fun class, and the many conversations I had with him in his office inspired the Mass Effect article I wrote for Orik's site.

    So what I'm saying is, Zach's pretty cool, and if you like what's on Orik's site maybe check out his book?

    Stilts on
  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    Melding wrote: »
    i think i missed something, why is stilts doing pokeviews?

    Actually Pokemon is a great example of how flat out diverse gamers can be.

    There are for example literally thousands of people who actually think Gold and Silver are the peak of Pokemon gameplay. I mean these people are ignoring facts for nostalgia but they exist.

    Im positive that even with small group of people there will he almost no overlap in opinions on what Pokemon is to them.

  • BugBoyBugBoy I like big bugs and I cannot lieRegistered User regular
    Melding wrote: »
    i think i missed something, why is stilts doing pokeviews?

    Actually Pokemon is a great example of how flat out diverse gamers can be.

    There are for example literally thousands of people who actually think Gold and Silver are the peak of Pokemon gameplay. I mean these people are ignoring facts for nostalgia but they exist.

    nnnnnope

    the gameplay has moved on in better directions in terms of battle mechanics and such

    gen 2 remains the best in terms of aesthetic, story, aftergame content, etc.

    You see lots of things, out there in the swamp at night. Some of them might even be real. But the Bugboy? That's just plain impossible.
  • premiumpremium Registered User regular
    I think a lot of people are nostalgic for Gen2 because there was such a HUGE improvement between Gen1 and Gen2, all the other improvements seem more incremental.

    Also my brother managed to pry apart his copy of silver without damaging it and is trying to rig up a new battery for it, I haven't checked how that's going in a while but you guys reminded me.

  • GatsbyGatsby ElsewhereRegistered User regular
    @Stilts if you are interviewing people about Pokemon

    Well

    Yo.

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    i want to talk about pokemon right now but I am going to save my comments for Mr @Stilts

    mainly because man if people get upset with me disliking JRPGs

    even though I enjoy pokemon once every eight months or so

    Stilts and I are going to have a very interesting conversation about what I think pokemon actually is

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  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    pokemon is a small cafe in the south of france

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    Dichotomy wrote: »
    pokemon is a small cafe in the south of france

    with shitty coffee and a fat waitress

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  • regarding the av club's games site

    I do not go to that site for video game coverage, and generally avoid their video game coverage whenever possible

    part of that is because it's mostly limited to reviews, and well, most reviews on that site that aren't tv reviews are too brief to really gain anything from

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  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    BugBoy wrote: »
    Melding wrote: »
    i think i missed something, why is stilts doing pokeviews?

    Actually Pokemon is a great example of how flat out diverse gamers can be.

    There are for example literally thousands of people who actually think Gold and Silver are the peak of Pokemon gameplay. I mean these people are ignoring facts for nostalgia but they exist.

    nnnnnope

    the gameplay has moved on in better directions in terms of battle mechanics and such

    gen 2 remains the best in terms of aesthetic, story, aftergame content, etc.

    See?

    I mean people think Kanto was a big deal as a post game area but it's got no content it literally exists for nostalgia.

    The post game areas in D/P /B/W bigger have more to do and don't have absurdly underleveled wild pokemon.

    The story is vastly improved as well. To say G/S has a story is laughable. Team Rocket is defeated before you even get to the seventh gym. There's no lead villian just faceless mooks trying to find Giovanni

    Cyrus and N are much better as leads Even Archie and Maxie have personalities beyond Durr I'm a crook.

    Asthetic is strictly opinion but do you just mean art style or the level design as a whole? Because you can't seriously compare Gen two to modern titles

  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    BugBoy wrote: »
    Melding wrote: »
    i think i missed something, why is stilts doing pokeviews?

    Actually Pokemon is a great example of how flat out diverse gamers can be.

    There are for example literally thousands of people who actually think Gold and Silver are the peak of Pokemon gameplay. I mean these people are ignoring facts for nostalgia but they exist.

    nnnnnope

    the gameplay has moved on in better directions in terms of battle mechanics and such

    gen 2 remains the best in terms of aesthetic, story, aftergame content, etc.

    See?

    I mean people think Kanto was a big deal as a post game area but it's got no content it literally exists for nostalgia.

    The post game areas in D/P /B/W bigger have more to do and don't have absurdly underleveled wild pokemon.

    The story is vastly improved as well. To say G/S has a story is laughable. Team Rocket is defeated before you even get to the seventh gym. There's no lead villian just faceless mooks trying to find Giovanni

    Cyrus and N are much better as leads Even Archie and Maxie have personalities beyond Durr I'm a crook.

    Asthetic is strictly opinion but do you just mean art style or the level design as a whole? Because you can't seriously compare Gen two to modern titles

    yo I'm not sure you remember what happens in Kanto or the story of G/S

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  • Sara LynnSara Lynn Registered User regular
    I kind of want to write something about how Zynga ruined farm related gameplay. Like how WoW is getting some interactive agriculture stuff that sounds casual and fun and everyone is all "god damn FarmVille" blah blah. What about Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing? Those were rad games.

  • BugBoyBugBoy I like big bugs and I cannot lieRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    when I say story, I don't mean in the strict plot sense

    it's just that I feel like it does a better job of showing a trainer's journey from rookie to champion

    and it absolutely has the best post game

    8 more gyms+the highest level trainer in the series is a lot more than just nostalgia

    the other post game content is basically a bunch of trainers and maybe a battle frontier

    gen 2 is the only one to really have your character's story continue on after the e4

    BugBoy on
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  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    T4CT wrote: »
    BugBoy wrote: »
    Melding wrote: »
    i think i missed something, why is stilts doing pokeviews?

    Actually Pokemon is a great example of how flat out diverse gamers can be.

    There are for example literally thousands of people who actually think Gold and Silver are the peak of Pokemon gameplay. I mean these people are ignoring facts for nostalgia but they exist.

    nnnnnope

    the gameplay has moved on in better directions in terms of battle mechanics and such

    gen 2 remains the best in terms of aesthetic, story, aftergame content, etc.

    See?

    I mean people think Kanto was a big deal as a post game area but it's got no content it literally exists for nostalgia.

    The post game areas in D/P /B/W bigger have more to do and don't have absurdly underleveled wild pokemon.

    The story is vastly improved as well. To say G/S has a story is laughable. Team Rocket is defeated before you even get to the seventh gym. There's no lead villian just faceless mooks trying to find Giovanni

    Cyrus and N are much better as leads Even Archie and Maxie have personalities beyond Durr I'm a crook.

    Asthetic is strictly opinion but do you just mean art style or the level design as a whole? Because you can't seriously compare Gen two to modern titles

    yo I'm not sure you remember what happens in Kanto or the story of G/S

    No you beat Team Rocket pretty early compared to other games. Ypu get to go to Kanto for what amounts to a victory lap then finally mount silver and a battle with Red . The remakes added some content here but in the originals its all pretty straightforward.

  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    I liked the house in post g/ s where you could fight trainers with lvl 100 stuff once per day

  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    also I love how much longer and varied the routes are in B/W

    and the addition of doctors/nurses to recharge your pokes so you could keep going

    that was rad

  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    Skull Man wrote: »
    wasn't it level 50

    Hrm

    Probably was now that you mention it

    Oh, my Swiss cheese brain

  • GatsbyGatsby ElsewhereRegistered User regular
    I have to say, if someone made a crib mobile that played this



    I'd buy one in less than a heartbeat for when I have kids.

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    Antimatter wrote: »
    Skull Man wrote: »
    wasn't it level 50

    Hrm

    Probably was now that you mention it

    Oh, my Swiss cheese brain

    also it was a meganium a ferligatr and a typhlosion and his name was CAL OH WHAT'S MY BLOOD TYPE NOPE CAN'T REMEMBER

  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    What the fuck are you even on

  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    if you did the mystery gift thing with someone, the trainer's pokemon changed to whatever they had when you did mystery gift

    @nealcm @faynor
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  • DepressperadoDepressperado Registered User regular
  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    Antimatter wrote: »
    What the fuck are you even on

    anti, baby

    I can't forget

    anything

    from any game or book or tv show or anything I was ever even slightly interested in

    ever

    ever

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