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Pokemon Online: MMORPG

POL_HarisPOL_Haris Registered User new member
edited March 2007 in Games and Technology
Official Website http://www.pokemononline.org

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Currently v0.6 BETA is available to the public. You can download it HERE.

Overview:
Pokemon Online (POL) is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) that involves quests, player personalisation, persistent NPCs, sparring and general exploration. Players will have the ability to train and catch pokemon while battling other trainers online in real-time. The POL game is closely based on the original Pokemon Gameboy games, with most of the traditional elements remaining intact. The POL enviroment is completely 2D and replicates the graphics used in the original games. The POL MMORPG has the ability to support hundreds and even thousands of simultaneously connected players. This means that you will interact in a vast virtual world, with many kingdoms and quests, with players from all over the world.

The POL game has no end, it just keeps evolving. POL has many quests, events, tools for building new content and personalising your character, games within the game, chat, forums and much more. POL has been a prominent part of the Pokémon fandom since 1999. Beyond providing the fundamentals of any MMORPG - a dedicated team, a fantastic forum community, and professionalism, Pokemon Online has made for itself a mission. Pokemon Online seeks to involve the community wherever possible.

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  • PataPata Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Welcome to the forums.

    Do you have anything to do with this?

    Or are you just thinking it's a cool fangame to post up.

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  • SirUltimosSirUltimos Don't talk, Rusty. Just paint. Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    This looks really, really cool.

    But hot damn Nintendo isn't gonna like this.

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  • WrenWren ninja_bird Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    been around for a little while now so if nintendo has tried anything, it hasnt worked

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  • PataPata Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    SirUltimos wrote: »
    This looks really, really cool.

    But hot damn Nintendo isn't gonna like this.

    It's already out, CaD's are powerless now. :P

    And they've yet to do anything about Netbattle (I've even seen threads about it on the official Nintendo forums.)

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  • SirUltimosSirUltimos Don't talk, Rusty. Just paint. Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    In that case, I'm gonna sign up after I get home from work. This looks really cool.

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  • hamburger helperhamburger helper Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Insane. This is almost worth bootcamping windows to play.


    almost

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  • PataPata Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Hey, if you are in some postion of development and/or knowledge can you tell us how you're planning to handle legendary Pokemon?

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  • CokomonCokomon Our butts are worth fighting for! Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    This is pretty cool. However, upon reading the title, I thought for some reason that some sense had finally be knocked into Nintendo and they were making a Pokemon MMO.

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  • KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    what the hell is kakashi doing in those screenshots???

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  • AHH!AHH! Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Oh shit yes

    YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

    I've been waiting for this since 1995

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  • 4rch3nemy4rch3nemy Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    So wait.. the game is out? Damn. That's cool.

    What planned features are missing from the beta? If it's playable and full of fun, I might give it a whirl.

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  • POL_HarisPOL_Haris Registered User new member
    edited March 2007
    I'm the owner of Pokemon Online. I administrate the website, and fund the entire project. For a detailed outline of all the planned concepts/features of POL go HERE.

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  • UtsanomikoUtsanomiko Bros before Does Rollin' in the thlayRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Uh-oh.

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  • PataPata Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    4rch3nemy wrote: »
    So wait.. the game is out? Damn. That's cool.

    What planned features are missing from the beta? If it's playable and full of fun, I might give it a whirl.

    Looking at the FAQ apparently they haven't gotten the battle system down 100%, you can't switch Pokemon in battle, it seems.

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  • MiserableMirthMiserableMirth Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Is this... is this for real? Because that just seems totally fucking awesome.

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  • AHH!AHH! Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    POL_Haris wrote: »
    I'm the owner of Pokemon Online. I administrate the website, and fund the entire project. For a detailed outline of all the planned concepts/features of POL go HERE.

    Change the title to "Game on" or something.

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  • PataPata Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    POL_Haris wrote: »
    I'm the owner of Pokemon Online. I administrate the website, and fund the entire project. For a detailed outline of all the planned concepts/features of POL go HERE.

    I must say I'm impressed.

    Do you have some plans to replace all the Pokemon stuff with original work just in case? Because I'd hate to see all this go to waste in case Nintendo decides they don't like this.

    And yes, add [Game On] To the title because this is rad.

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  • MiserableMirthMiserableMirth Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    The dudes that run Smogon and Netbattle have said that Nintendo knows about it, but haven't done anything or threatened to do anything about it. I think might be because its none profit or something, but shit, I don't know.

    I know this MMO right here is awesome.

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  • Bendery It Like BeckhamBendery It Like Beckham Hopeless Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    so what pokemans are available?

    Can I have all the new ones or is it the original 150(1)

    because my pokemans... let me show them to you

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  • PataPata Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Man.

    I thought this was some lame sitewhore thing.

    Now I realize it's something awesome.

    I'm so signing up for this once I get home.

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  • hamburger helperhamburger helper Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    There doesn't appear to be any revenue model apart from the donation button. Is this why Nintendo lets it live?

    Cuz, it's pretty much free advertising then.

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  • chaossoldierchaossoldier Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Don't bother. When they say "incomplete", they aren't fucking kidding. Availiable right now is nothing but an open field and stand alone characters with borrowed pokemon. YOu can't even fucking battle. Just walk around an open field and talk to people.

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  • Bendery It Like BeckhamBendery It Like Beckham Hopeless Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I logged in and built my allstar team so i could fuck some people up

    But he's right... you can't battle

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  • 4rch3nemy4rch3nemy Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Don't bother. When they say "incomplete", they aren't fucking kidding. Availiable right now is nothing but an open field and stand alone characters with borrowed pokemon. YOu can't even fucking battle. Just walk around an open field and talk to people.

    :<

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  • BiggNifeBiggNife Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Its neat that some people actually decided to make this, as I'm pretty sure Nintendo is never going to. I'll have to try it out.

    And I dont think the mods will have a problem with this, because it isnt much worse than Pokemon NetBattle and that's allowed.

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  • Bendery It Like BeckhamBendery It Like Beckham Hopeless Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    actually you can battle, nevermind

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  • MugenmidgetMugenmidget Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    POL is being Programmed in Multimedia Fusion 2 from Clickteam. It is hoped that after Version 1.0, it will be converted to C++.
    You do understand the jump you're making there, right? :P

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  • chaossoldierchaossoldier Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Bendery wrote: »
    actually you can battle, nevermind

    How? Every time I tried to challenge someone or got challenged, the "Yes" button was blanked out.

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  • archonwarparchonwarp Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    This better not be a giant cocktease... I want me some pokemans on the webz.

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  • Bendery It Like BeckhamBendery It Like Beckham Hopeless Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    you have to be 1 step in front of them and facing them
    it can be tricky...

    Also... the battle system sucks

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  • Fleck0Fleck0 Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Bendery wrote: »
    you have to be 1 step in front of them and facing them
    it can be tricky...

    Also... the battle system sucks

    the one battle I was able to get into I was half a screen away from them.

    also, I know it's beta, but this really sucks. stick with netbattle if you want online pokefun

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  • MiserableMirthMiserableMirth Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I'm going to be optimistic and think this will get better, and eventually be fucking awesome.

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  • Bendery It Like BeckhamBendery It Like Beckham Hopeless Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    me too

    Oh, if you want to win, make a team full of koffings

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  • CentipeedCentipeed Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    It does indeed look frickin' awesome. But for something like an MMO, and an unofficial one at that, you need a hella amount of people who are good at what they do working on it full time. Otherwise it will be less than it ought to be, and for something as eagerly awaited as a Pokemon MMO, people won't like that.

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Is this the only thread where we ignore the blatant whoring? He joined today.

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  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Is this the only thread where we ignore the blatant whoring? He joined today.

    Shut up. It's online Pokemans. On the internets. Internet battling. Let it live.

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    Is this the only thread where we ignore the blatant whoring? He joined today.

    Shut up. It's online Pokemans. On the internets. Internet battling. Let it live.

    I also hear it sucks.

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  • CentipeedCentipeed Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    Is this the only thread where we ignore the blatant whoring? He joined today.

    Shut up. It's online Pokemans. On the internets. Internet battling. Let it live.

    I also hear it sucks.

    If Miyamoto came in here and was like "Hey guys, I created this awesome game with my design team for you all to play and test and get back to me on, and the best thing is, it's absolutely free!", would you be all like "Sitewhore!"?

    NO!

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  • chaossoldierchaossoldier Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Centipeed wrote: »
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    Is this the only thread where we ignore the blatant whoring? He joined today.

    Shut up. It's online Pokemans. On the internets. Internet battling. Let it live.

    I also hear it sucks.

    If Miyamoto came in here and was like "Hey guys, I created this awesome game with my design team for you all to play and test and get back to me on, and the best thing is, it's absolutely free!", would you be all like "Sitewhore!"?

    NO!

    Of course not. We'd be all "Shrill!" after the initial orgasming over Miyamoto coming to the fucking forums was over.

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  • DeVryGuyDeVryGuy Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I keep wondering when Nintendo themselves are going to make a PokeMMO

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