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DarkBlaze6
11-22-2010, 06:25 PM
In the advent of a certain comment board on Youtube being taken down, I have produced this Topic for the regulars to immigrate to. Now this topic doesn't have one consistent subject, it frequently changes, so don't feel obligated to read all the pages, (especially since it's well over 500 pages now), it'd be cool if you did, but not needed.
Enjoy!
Rules for this topic:
1: Don't talk about FMT.
2: If you don't get the above reference, you have lost.
3. No being a complete jerk.
4. No elitism*.
5. Baccano! is win.
6. Please don't ask what this topic is about. Discussion here is always changing.
7. Deadpool is also win.
8. Richard is also win.
9. For the most part, don't double post. If you have something new to say, edit your other post if no one's posted after yours yet.
10. It's okay to post frequently, just make sure you give some context to all your posts and make sure they're coherent and try to polish up on your grammar.
11. Try not to use this thread as a chat, as in, don't post single sentence posts that aren't replies to a somewhat lengthy post detailing something of late or a story. This also means, it's okay to post the first thing that pops into your head, so long as you think it over and review it before you post it to make sure it complies with the rules above.
12. The most important thing on this thread is that you're having a good time posting and conversing with your fellow Technicians. Try not to offend anyone intentionally or purposely flat-out say something is stupid or sucks. Try to give reason to your posts as you carry out conversations.
I will add more if needed.
*By elitism, I mean insulting someone for not playing a game the way you do.
8-12: TOTALLY original posts that FeilOng156 had nothing to do with. Yeah, that's it.


Or chatangoo can be found here: http://firemonkeytechnology.chatango.com/
Our synchtube for movie friday is here: http://www.synchtube.com/r/DarkBlaze6

NicoCW
11-22-2010, 06:27 PM
is thsi a tortera slolo run?

DarkBlaze6
11-22-2010, 06:28 PM
is thsi a tortera slolo run?
Nico you...
:lol:

ShayMay
11-22-2010, 06:30 PM
XD
Oh, I'm so glad we'll still get the YouTube comments for our dose of hilarity. :L

"Torterra Solo Run?"
"YOU MISSED AN ESCAPE ROPE"
"OMGZ u can ctach Gible!"
And of course, who can forget...
"THE MOVIE IS STAND BY ME!!"

OxHareMonkey
11-22-2010, 06:33 PM
You made it already? Technology is INCREDIBLE!!!

Slowflake
11-22-2010, 06:35 PM
Wow, I'm impressed by the degree of dedication here. You guys are amazing! And thanks for not pulling a Johnny and wrecking your houses. You're being really good sports about it, and don't think this is going unnoticed. It wasn't an easy decision to make, but I had to do it. Monitoring this whole thing all alone was becoming more than I could handle.

Now play nice, okay? I wouldn't want to give the mods more work, then I'd feel guilty.

NicoCW
11-22-2010, 06:38 PM
But shouldn't this thread be here? (http://community.thespeedgamers.com/viewforum.php?f=66)

Slowflake
11-22-2010, 06:41 PM
I already explained it on my channel.

NicoCW
11-22-2010, 06:42 PM
I already explained it on my channel.Whoops. Saw that a bit late.

DarkBlaze6
11-22-2010, 06:45 PM
Hm... I should set up some ground rules for new comers shouldn't I?

Nah, I guess it's not really needed.

OxHareMonkey
11-22-2010, 06:55 PM
That would be a good idea, though I'll bet there will be less Chugga spammers here.

TheSecretStaraptor
11-22-2010, 06:59 PM
Hey guys, I was mr649001, but, I decided to change my name.

DarkBlaze6
11-22-2010, 07:00 PM
I guess the only two rules needed are "don't troll" and "don't be an Elitist"
By elitism, I mean openly insulting someone for not playing a game the way you do.

Edit: It'll take awhile for me to remember to make the connection, but your new name will be easier to say.

Emeralds1566
11-22-2010, 07:02 PM
HEY GUYS ITS YOUR FRIENDLY AVERAGE STALKER MAN. Who just made an account for everyone over here. I'm beginning to appreciate the fact that EVERY SINGLE FORUM seems to be the same. I'm also on Hellfire Comms forums as well, although there I'm Emeralds156 because after all, that was my original name!

Emeralds1566
11-22-2010, 07:03 PM
*begins to friend everybody* ;)

Slowflake
11-22-2010, 07:04 PM
Yeah, no "legendaries r 4 nubz" please. I get enough of that from people who seem to think Regigigas is all that and a chicken-flavored dishwasher. Or "non-legendaries r 4 nubz", for that matter. You want to use Magcargo instead of Ho-Oh, go right ahead.

bobaloochi
11-22-2010, 07:04 PM
MAKING ME MAKE AN ACCOUNT HERE INSTEAD OF JUST LURKING, EH? WHY I OUGHTTA...

arceuspokemon123
11-22-2010, 07:15 PM
welp, first post, i'm guessing this will be the only topic i'll ever post in, also can you believe i actually had trouble putting in a avatar. :(

Slowflake
11-22-2010, 07:19 PM
An army of n00bs blocks the way.
If you can pass, go ahead I say.
The mindless idiots like to sing,
"No one can withstand our first-ing!"
What silliness we shall remove!
For Great Slowflake, it's one move.
Regulars behind, just one move.

DarkBlaze6
11-22-2010, 07:21 PM
*imagines a tyranitar riding a horse saying that speech*
Awesome. WITH EPIC KYOGRE THE NOOBS HAVE NO CHANCE!

bobaloochi
11-22-2010, 07:24 PM
I had trouble as well, Arceus. They wouldn't let me use the full-size version of my signature or the avatar that I use for everything, :P.
Oh well.

Edit: dear god that ":P" smiley is terrible! Stupid stock smileys.

Emeralds1566
11-22-2010, 07:32 PM
An army of n00bs blocks the way.
If you can pass, go ahead I say.
The mindless idiots like to sing,
"No one can withstand our first-ing!"
What silliness we shall remove!
For Great Slowflake, it's one move.
Regulars behind, just one move.
Yeah, I'm gonna just go ahead and put that on my channel here if you don't mind...
Did you make that up or was it someone else's?

Slowflake
11-22-2010, 07:33 PM
Yeah, it looks more like someone laughing than someone sticking out their tongue.

Oh, and as an added bonus, we won't have to deal with "pls sub 2 mi channel" people anymore! Awesomesauce.

Emeralds1566: Go right ahead if you want. That's not mine, so to speak, it's a parody I made of the four songs of Oblivia in Ranger 3. For example, this is Raikou's song:

A deep, deep valley blocks the way.
If you can cross, go ahead, I say.
The scary valley likes to brag,
"No one can cross my rocky crags!"
What nonsense speaks the silly valley?
For Great Raikou, it's one bound.
Hero on its back, just one bound.

TheSecretStaraptor
11-22-2010, 07:43 PM
So, guys, what is your opinion on the Unova starters' English names?

Slowflake
11-22-2010, 07:45 PM
Snivy's all-around good, Oshawott's interesting, and Tepig I'll get used to. There's been a lot worse than Tepig over the years.

DarkBlaze6
11-22-2010, 07:47 PM
I like them.
Also: Oshawott sounds like Ocean Water, Snivy sounds snide, and Tepig sounds like Teh Pig.
That's my thoughts on them.

bobaloochi
11-22-2010, 07:48 PM
TEPIG!
I like Oshawott and how it's a reference to it's Japanese origins.
Snivy is ok, I'll get used to it.

Unova, however... I didn't see what the Isshu was with the old name. *shot*

Edit: Wait a sec... UNited states OF America...

Emeralds1566
11-22-2010, 07:51 PM
Oh man, Slow, don't think I've ever seen a trainer card that looks that good. What site did you use? I haven't found one that looked quite the way I like it.

Slowflake
11-22-2010, 07:53 PM
...I don't remember. *facedesk*

DarkBlaze6
11-22-2010, 07:58 PM
A robot wizard did it in photoshop.

ShayMay
11-22-2010, 08:03 PM
Snivy I really like. It's clinched it as far as starter choice goes. It suits the thing on so many levels. Plus, it sounds like Snively, which I may just call it so I can throw Robotnik impressions at the thing every time I use it. In fact, it's green, it's got the big nose... IT IS SNIVELY!!

Tepig is just bland. 3/5ths of it's name is just the animal it's based on, and I don't even know where the "Te" comes from. "Tepid", I'd assume, as in, characterised by lack of force or enthusiasm. Just like the name. ;)
(But seriously, tepid as in lukewarm, maybe?)

Oshawott I... honestly don't get. "wott" appears to be from "Wotter", which is actually a pretty nice compromise for the fans, but "osha"..? Maybe... 'cos it rhymes with... "wash"? I have no clue. I have a hard time remembering the name, which isn't good. Still, okay name.

Now here comes the one I dislike: Unova. It doesn't roll off the tongue or sound nearly as good as Isshu, and its origins are far too obvious for my liking. I really don't see what was wrong with Isshu, but I suspect I'll get used to it.

So, in summary: Snivy is excellent, Tepig is meh, Oshawott is strange, Unova doesn't sit right with me.
Of course, it's never gonna detract from my enjoyment of the game, so... :P

:waiting:

arceuspokemon123
11-22-2010, 08:05 PM
...I don't remember. *facedesk*

http://www.pokestadium.com/pokemon/trainercard/
yes, I did just research that.

DarkBlaze6
11-22-2010, 08:07 PM
I'm sticking to my theory that Oshawott is derived from Ocean Water.

ShayMay
11-22-2010, 08:09 PM
I'm sticking to my theory that Oshawott is derived from Ocean Water.

Very much sense that does make. :o
Good catch!

Slowflake
11-22-2010, 08:09 PM
You, my friend, are well worthy of the Arceus namesake.

Whew, this whole starter business and turned comment lockdown ate my evening. I wanted to have a go at the five-minute boss gauntlet in SMG2, since I'm replaying that... but it'll wait another day. Besides, I'm not in any hurry to do it, since in my opinion, other than the obvious Perfect Run, it's the hardest star in any 3D Mario game IMO.

ShayMay
11-22-2010, 08:13 PM
Re-playing Galaxy 2 myself.
Remember the doubts I had at the start? No? Neither do I - I was talking nonsense. It really is sublime.

Although Grandmaster Galaxy can get lost, never mind the bloody perfect run...

Slowflake
11-22-2010, 08:17 PM
The first star isn't so bad with the checkpoints. But the Perfect Run... gah. It's always the same part that gets me - the one with the circular lasers and flip-swap tiles. Never got past it, because it's so tedious to go through the first three areas a bajillion times to ALWAYS die there. And if I ever get past it in my lifetime, I fully expect the Hammer and Boomerang Bros at the end to finish me off.

By the way, I favorited a video on YouTube of a hack of that level, that makes the original Perfect Run look like cake. If you haven't checked it out yet, you definitely should.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOWVchM8jqo&fmt=18

TheSecretStaraptor
11-22-2010, 08:20 PM
I wonder what Pokemon they will give an English name for next. I think it might be Victini. What do you guys think?

OxHareMonkey
11-22-2010, 08:25 PM
I just got Ranger 3, and to be honest, it isn't very good so far, IMO. Does it pick up later on?

Slowflake
11-22-2010, 08:30 PM
It does, yeah. Throughout the Renbow Island arc, my only thought was, when do I get to ride Raikou?

Don't expect much of a challenge, though. The only part that gave me trouble, so much so that I died several times, isn't even against a Pokémon... well, have you done an underwater chase against a Pincher so far? There are a few of them in the game, and there's one right before the game's true final battle, and there's so much crap flying around that it's just insane. You have been warned.

But overall, it's the best game of the trilogy, hands down. Also, don't hesitate to look up "hidden signs" on Serebii. You can get Ivysaur, Buizel, Croagunk, Eevee, Piplup, Aipom and Aron right away (once you learn to use signs, that is), and the rest of them you can get after you beat them as bosses. My personal recommendation:

[spoiler:2ycszpr5]Use Ivysaur until you beat Feraligatr, then use that until you get Typhlosion, and after that use Typhlosion and never look back. Metagross may look appealing, but it misses its mark too often to be worth it.[/spoiler:2ycszpr5]

arceuspokemon123
11-22-2010, 08:40 PM
I recently got super scribblenauts, I haven't played it yet but I remember you mentioning it in 1 of your videos, any other thoughts on it?

Emeralds1566
11-22-2010, 09:06 PM
Well, seems as if I'm doomed already. The format for the site you suggested (and looked awesome at the end) wasn't compatible with XP it said. Another one I found that was cool had, like, 800 freaking characters when I copied the url. :(
Another one I found some people had made some really cool ones on was down for maintenance... *sigh* seems as if I'm doomed to never get the trainer card I want till I eventually get an upgrade. In like, 4 years :lol:

bobaloochi
11-22-2010, 09:41 PM
I could make one for you if you wanted, Emeralds. Just PM me the details, preferably on Youtube.

arceuspokemon123
11-22-2010, 09:46 PM
I could make one for you if you wanted, Emeralds. Just PM me the details, preferably on Youtube.
would you perhaps make me one as well?

bobaloochi
11-22-2010, 09:50 PM
Sure thing, Arceus. I just need about a day or so to make them because laziness and school and stuff.

sabombardonist
11-22-2010, 10:06 PM
Alright, after hearing the news and everything, I'm here. Now my post count will rise significantly.

AttentionDeficitGuy
11-23-2010, 09:21 AM
Sorry Im late! (begin sarcastic font) I know that you all are dying to hear what I think of the starter names! (end sarcastic font)

Snivy: slightly cliched, but fitting, and very starter-like. Could have been a Distortion of a lot worse.
Tepig: . . . . . . . . It'll grow on me. . . . . . . eventually. . . . .
Oshawott: I have no idea where this came from, and I dont care. Its an awesome name!

As for the newly christened Unova region, all I ask is why was this necessary? Im probably just going to end up calling it Isshu half the time anyway. Other than that, I suppose its not a bad name. A little awkward to say, but I guess that will pass with time and practice.

Edit: oh, and by the way,


...I don't remember. *facedesk*

http://www.pokestadium.com/pokemon/trainercard/
yes, I did just research that.
I tried using this site for my signature, but it said that it "couldnt determine the dimentions of the image" (or something of the like). Anybody know how to fix this?

Lucid
11-23-2010, 10:16 AM
I thought you guys were joking around about making this.

Muzy72
11-23-2010, 10:24 AM
WTF is fire monkey technology

AttentionDeficitGuy
11-23-2010, 10:27 AM
I believe the "fire monkey" part comes from the "my fire monkey is dead" line (which the 'Flake says, i believe its from Crystal, but I dont remember), and "technology" is INCREDIBLE!

Mattman324
11-23-2010, 12:25 PM
HOLY MOTHER OF PEARLS! A comment box that I can be on so much more often than I can be on Youtube!

Thank you, you guys, this is awesome.

-TSF, over and out.



EDIT: As for the starter names, Oshiwatt is a master stroke (if only it didn't sound like Aushwautz so much...), Snivy is interesting, and Tepig is... eh, decent.

sabombardonist
11-23-2010, 01:56 PM
Starter names could be worse. But I honestly don't care what they're called, because I care more about what the Pokemon does rather than what its name is. As for the region name change, again, it's a fictional place. They could have called it Gonadville for all I care.

On second thought, that's what the Dream World should be called.

TheSecretStaraptor
11-23-2010, 02:27 PM
I get a 5 day break off from school for Thanks Giving! =D

Anyway, how many Pokemon chains have you guys completed so far? For me, only 2, Floatzel, and, Graveler.

OxHareMonkey
11-23-2010, 02:29 PM
Well, I'm a conformist, so I guess I ought to say my opinion on the Starter names.

Snivy: At first, I really didn't like this one, there was just something about it that irked me, but I'm already starting to get used to it. As ADG said, it could be much, much worse.
Tepig: ....................................WHAT?
Oshawott: The first time I saw this, I had to check twice to make sure that it was an english name. Nevertheless, it's an awesome name, and my only quarrel with it is that I keep pronouncing it "Oshwotta". Overall pretty clever, if it weren't for Darkblaze, I would have no clue that it came from "Ocean Water".

Emeralds1566
11-23-2010, 02:49 PM
Yes, I have a 5 day weekend starting now as well!
To all you guys who have jobs right now, :lol:
No, not really, I'm looking for a job currently myself and would like a source of money that's gauranteed instead of doing odd-jobs for people I know and people around the neighborhood.

Emeralds1566
11-23-2010, 02:53 PM
Oh, and you might wanna fix your sig, Secret Staraptor.

TheSecretStaraptor
11-23-2010, 02:57 PM
And-fixed. Thanks for telling me, Emerald!

sabombardonist
11-23-2010, 03:08 PM
I'm currently jobless too. As for why, look where I'm from.

OxHareMonkey
11-23-2010, 03:10 PM
I have a job, but it sort of sucks. With that, schoolwork, and martial arts, it seems like I don't have time for anything during the day.

All the more reason for me to be happy about the upcoming break!

Emeralds1566
11-23-2010, 03:17 PM
F@$%... YES

TheSecretStaraptor
11-23-2010, 03:48 PM
Well, what do you guys think they will give an English name to next? I'm thinkin' Victini

OxHareMonkey
11-23-2010, 03:51 PM
Yeah, probably Victini and the other legendaries.

sabombardonist
11-23-2010, 04:09 PM
Yeah, the legendaries usually get their English names revealed first, because not much usually changes.

OxHareMonkey
11-23-2010, 04:10 PM
Do you think Serebii knows all of the names yet?

TheSecretStaraptor
11-23-2010, 04:13 PM
Probably, I wouldn't put it past him. But obviously, he won't say anything until he is told that he can.

Lucid
11-23-2010, 04:26 PM
I wouldn't consider myself a Slowflake regular but i check everyday to see if he posted a video. I hope that counts so i can post here.

NicoCW
11-23-2010, 04:27 PM
Daikenki's name BETTER be either Conchogun or Oshogun! If it's not, I'll start throwing my poop everywhere.

Slowflake
11-23-2010, 05:15 PM
The next ones are probably going to be either Zorua, or those that were revealed really early on, like Munna, Hihidaruma or Chillarmy. Not counting the "official" Zoroark announcement, though we all know about it since the movie's poster was leaked.

Baritocity
11-23-2010, 05:42 PM
I personally wouldn't mind if some of the names stayed mostly faithful to the Japanese, Victini and Hihidaruma in particular.

OxHareMonkey
11-23-2010, 05:56 PM
If they change Hihidaruma's name, I am going to be one sad panda.

TheSecretStaraptor
11-23-2010, 05:57 PM
And Ononokusu.

arceuspokemon123
11-23-2010, 06:03 PM
don't forget wargel.

NicoCW
11-23-2010, 06:04 PM
They're all going to change. Get used to it. Ononokusu is no day at the beach to say anyway.

DarkBlaze6
11-23-2010, 06:14 PM
I could say Ononkusu all day! In fact, I shall!

Also: Oxharemoney, BEST SIGNATURE EVER.

Slowflake
11-23-2010, 06:19 PM
There aren't that many Pokémon that I expect to stay the same. Most, if not all, legendaries will, since only five haven't so far, and then... Emboar? Wargle? Yorterrie? Chillarmy? Maybe Emonga, since Electric mascots never change?

DarkBlaze6
11-23-2010, 06:20 PM
Emonga would be a safe bet in my opinion.

OxHareMonkey
11-23-2010, 06:25 PM
Thanks DarkBlaze, I just couldn't resist XD

If Hihidaruma's name IS changed, I'm at least going to nickname mine "Hihidaruma"

CurrentLeaf
11-23-2010, 06:27 PM
This is pretty awesome, thanks for making this DarkBlaze, we all appreciate it. I'm really looking forward to not having to worry whether or not my post is too long, and take the risk of it getting deleted. Going back to the job talk, I actually just was hired for my first job last week, I start tomorrow. It may be a challenge to juggle that and school, but I'm really looking forward to the prospect of a regular pay check. As for the starters,

Snivy: I like it, I think it was the second most predicted name losing out only to Smugleaf. It's a nice fit, and after saying it about five times I'm 100% used to it.

Tepig: Meh, I don't hate it, far from it, but it's probably my least favorite of the 3. I think Tempig would sound better, because with Tepig, the prefix Te- is a bit ambiguous. However with Tempig, you get the Tem- telling you that it could have something to do with temperature, or something tepid. It's just an observation, am I being crazy, or is this a valid point?

Oshawott: So my favorite starters name really threw me for a loop. I like it, but I'm just so used to Mijumaru that it's going to take me a little bit of time to be able to remember off the top of my head. That being said, I love how he dares to be different, and the localization team did a great job.

Unova: I really wasn't expecting this, I don't think anyone was, but I don't mind it at all. Isshu kind of fits (at least in my head) with the other 4 region names where as this one is kind of the odd ball. I really like the fact that there trying out a region name that goes against the crowd. It adds to the whole reboot concept.

DarkBlaze6
11-23-2010, 06:40 PM
Tempig sounds WAY better then Tepig.

Also: Question Time!
What your top 3 gaming franchises?
Mine are as follows: Ratchet and Clank, Pokemon, and Crash Bandicoot.

Lucid
11-23-2010, 06:48 PM
C&C, Pokemon, Fallout/Elderscrolls

sabombardonist
11-23-2010, 06:58 PM
Top 3 for me: Dragon Quest, Pokemon, Crash Bandicoot (Naughty Dog only).

OxHareMonkey
11-23-2010, 06:59 PM
Metroid, Mario, Pokemon. Yeah, I know, Nintendo fanboy.

DarkBlaze6
11-23-2010, 07:07 PM
No one would accuse you of that here! Least they receive the wrath of EPIC KYOGRE!

arceuspokemon123
11-23-2010, 07:23 PM
1. pokemon
2. megaman
3. mario
yeah, I never got into that xbox/playstation stuff.

AttentionDeficitGuy
11-23-2010, 07:33 PM
Hmmm, hard choice indeed. . . . . .
I will make this as brief as I can:
Mario
Half-Life
Pokemon
Zelda
Portal (or does it count as part of the Half-Life franchise?)

Whew, I kept it at 4-5, so that's good. Even though the question was 3. Blame my ADD for not being able to keep a small, focused list.

Edit: wow, I just checked Slowflake's channel to see if he uploaded another video today, and I reflexively scrolled down to check the comments. And now they're gone. Even though we have this now, its gonna take a little getting used to. . . . FIRE MONKEY TECHNOLOGY FTW!

OxHareMonkey
11-23-2010, 07:39 PM
ADG, I did the exact same thing... Twice.

Another random question: What are your Favorite NES/ SNES/ N64 games?

CurrentLeaf
11-23-2010, 07:42 PM
Let's see my top 3 would have to be
1) Pokemon (big surprise)
2) Mario
3) The Legend of Zelda

honorable mention: Animal Crossing. I really love this series. I don't actually play it much, but when I do I get SUPER into it.

@ADG, lol I just did the exact same thing about 5 minutes ago.

AttentionDeficitGuy
11-23-2010, 07:45 PM
I have no experience with NES games. SNES games I only have experience with GBA ports, but I love Super Mario World and Final Fantasy VI, or III as it was called on the SNES (which is strange, considering my general despiseness or JRPGs). On the N64, its a close contest between Super Mario 64, LoZ: Ocarina of Time, and LoZ: Majora's Mask.

Edit: HOLY CRAP, WHY DID I FORGET ABOUT LINK TO THE PAST!? Yeah, that probably my favorite SNES game (and the only one I played on an actual SNES). I distinctly remember when I first played it:
I was at a friend's house, and his older sister had her SNES (which was already old by that time, it was the GameCube era), and she offered me to let me play. I started a file, and got going. I had a really fun time. Up until then, my only gaming experience was X-Wing Alliance and a little SM64 and Pokemon Ruby, so this was like nothing I had ever played before. I think thats when I first fell in love with 2D games: I love sprite artwork. I got the game a few years later on the GBA, and the magic was still there. It is definitely one of my favorite games of all time, and certainly my favorite 2D Zelda game (maybe even my favorite Zelda game overall).

Sorry bout the long winded reminiscence.

Lucid
11-23-2010, 08:18 PM
I only played n64 except when I went to the dentist (they had a SNES) But
Super Mario64

bobaloochi
11-23-2010, 08:36 PM
I've got a question of the moment!

Does anyone else here read? I'm currently reading the first of the Foundation series by Asimov. It's great so far, I'm about half-done

CurrentLeaf
11-23-2010, 08:40 PM
I'm not sure if this is news to anyone, but I thought I would bring it up. According to Pokebeach, Reshiram and Zekrom will be joining Pikachu in the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade. I for one am excited. Discuss.

OxHareMonkey
11-23-2010, 08:43 PM
If only it was Hihidaruma, instead...

Lucid
11-23-2010, 08:53 PM
I don't read unless I have to. But a lot of people at my school read "The Hunger Games"

TheSecretStaraptor
11-23-2010, 09:01 PM
I read the Percy Jackson books. Reshiram and Zekrom will be in the Macy's parade? Awesome!

NicoCW
11-23-2010, 09:03 PM
http://i32.tinypic.com/289iy6f.jpg

AttentionDeficitGuy
11-23-2010, 09:03 PM
I read. I have read The Inheritance Cycle, and am impatiently awaiting the last book, and I've read most of Rick Riordan and Brian Jaques's works, as well as a bit of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. And Ive recently started reading the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan, and I highly recommend it to anybody who likes fantasy.

Edit: Oh, and Nico? You win Internetz.

arceuspokemon123
11-23-2010, 09:32 PM
have read the hunger games, harry potter, percy jackson, and (please don't judge me for this) the twilight series, i was really really really bored.

edit: oh yeah, the artemis fowl series as well.
edit2: can't forget the manga i read.

Lucid
11-23-2010, 10:51 PM
Doesn't Slowflake have to change his "Do Not" thing now that channel comments are closed?

the1stpkmnfan
11-23-2010, 10:53 PM
I'm not sure if this is news to anyone, but I thought I would bring it up. According to Pokebeach, Reshiram and Zekrom will be joining Pikachu in the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade. I for one am excited. Discuss.

And both dragons standing 14 feel tall. Man I am excited for Thursday. Itll be like the actual size of both, almost. : D

I'm glad they're adding more floats that are part of the Pokemon series. I still like Pikachu float, and I'm happy it's continuing the Parade appearances it makes. However, we need more additions (especially adding more floats to the parade, which Reshiram and Zekrom plan to do Thursday) rather than a single tradition. It really adds flavor to the series for the public eye, but that's me. :P

OxHareMonkey
11-23-2010, 10:58 PM
Nah, most of the rules still apply, such as "FIRST" commenting.

I really wish that they would add some more, but having Reshiram and Zekrom is a good start. I can't wait to see!

sabombardonist
11-24-2010, 06:09 AM
More Pokemon balloons? So long as people don't start asking "what the heck is that? It doesn't look like Pokemon at all." As far as reading, I like reading...a lot. Mostly dystropian novels. As far as favorite NES game: Dragon Warrior 3, followed by Blaster Master, followed by Super Mario Bros. 3.

DarkBlaze6
11-24-2010, 07:11 AM
I am quite curious as to how they're described on the news...

Also: Do Comic Books & Manga (I know they're the same thing, but still have to put it up...) count? If so then I do a lot of reading. http://www.mangafox.com/manga/saint_oniisan/ READ IT! IT'S ABOUT JESUS AND BUDDA IN JAPAN! READ IT NOW! But seriously, this is some funny stuff, as long as you have basic knowledge of either religion. Basic being the key word.

Also v2.4: I'd say Final Fantasy 6, Super Mario Bros 3, and Final Fantasy 4. Yes I have played LoZ OT and Super Mario 64, I don't know why, but I can never finish them. It's not the difficulty (I find them easy when they're not cheap), I just get bored. I know that's blasphemy, but that's how it is.

TheSecretStaraptor
11-24-2010, 07:43 AM
I have 100% SM64 before, but I get bored of OoT as well.

Emeralds1566
11-24-2010, 08:11 AM
Believe it or not guys, I have never played super mario bros 3... *awaits the OMG's and OSAWOTT?!'s*
As for reading, I have read the Harry Potter series and am currently reading a series called "Warriors" by Erin Hunter (not the gangsters "Warriors" series). There are 4 sagas and the 4th one is still being written and published. I am waiting the next book's arrival, but until then, I'm reading the series again. I'm on the 4th book in the 3rd saga right now (all the sagas contain 6 books).

DarkBlaze6
11-24-2010, 08:14 AM
It's not all that surprising... I only just bought SMB3 in July...

Emeralds1566
11-24-2010, 08:47 AM
WOOOWW... This thread was created, what, 2 days ago? And us regulars alone have managed to get it to 105 (now 106) comments already.
:thumbs: I can _ld_ (diglett) (dig.l.ett

Mattman324
11-24-2010, 09:28 AM
Yeah, well, we're sort of enthusiastic.

Also, as to that Slowflake comment on the first page where he says something like "I won't be all Tommy Wiseau and stop your fun", I have one response if he WERE like that.


WHY, SLOWFLAKE, WHY? YOU'RE BREAKING MY HEART, SLOWFLAKE!

DarkBlaze6
11-24-2010, 09:36 AM
That's not what he said, at all.

sabombardonist
11-24-2010, 09:56 AM
With the 100 some posts in 2 days, you can see why Slowflake decided to take down the YouTube comments. This is just slightly above average traffic for his old channel page.

TheSecretStaraptor
11-24-2010, 10:38 AM
Is this a Torterra solo run? Yes, it is. I am going to do one in Pearl.

Permasqueak
11-24-2010, 12:08 PM
Yeah, I'm back, that is if anyone remembers me. Thanksgiving break FTW.

TheSleepySlowking
11-24-2010, 12:10 PM
i always followed slowflake's comment section but never made a an account and Regice is still jobless sadly

Lucid
11-24-2010, 01:44 PM
I think zekrom looks like palkia too much

DarkBlaze6
11-24-2010, 02:28 PM
Not really, the only thing they have in common is that their both bipedal dragons with wings, and have squareish jaws. They're quite dissimilar.

sabombardonist
11-24-2010, 03:59 PM
Yeah, Zekrom isn't anything like Palkia, except for the fact that it's a dragon. Other than that, they couldn't be farther from each other.

the1stpkmnfan
11-24-2010, 04:19 PM
I heard one say they're doing a Torterra Run, eh? I just did a Venusaur run on my Pokemon Red, and it was uber fun. Only took about 2 days in reality, but about 14 hours in game. :P

First time I ever tried a solo run actually. Might think of another one in the future.

NicoCW
11-24-2010, 04:22 PM
I heard one say they're doing a Torterra Run, eh?Inside joke is inside.

arceuspokemon123
11-24-2010, 04:52 PM
oshawotts name figured out:
ocean+water+otter=oshawott

DarkBlaze6
11-24-2010, 05:08 PM
T_T

Slowflake
11-24-2010, 05:30 PM
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/02/503Daikenki.png

#503 - ONEPOINTTWENTYONEGIGAWOTT

AttentionDeficitGuy
11-24-2010, 05:36 PM
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/02/503Daikenki.png

#503 - ONEPOINTTWENTYONEGIGAWOTT
As though I have the authority: I bestow Internet Points to Slowflake, in the amount of over nine thousand, for performing above and beyond the call of awesome.

DarkBlaze6
11-24-2010, 05:38 PM
Now all's I have to do is tie him onto the roof of my Delorian!

NicoCW
11-24-2010, 05:40 PM
Azumarill Valley. Sunflorian... the list can go on...

sabombardonist
11-24-2010, 05:46 PM
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/02/503Daikenki.png

#503 - ONEPOINTTWENTYONEGIGAWOTT

If only its base speed was 88..

DarkBlaze6
11-24-2010, 05:50 PM
With the power of denial, it is!

sabombardonist
11-24-2010, 05:54 PM
I actually saw a DeLoriean in my mall's parking lot before. I had the urge to start making BttF jokes to the owners, but I figured they probably heard enough.

OxHareMonkey
11-24-2010, 08:56 PM
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/02/503Daikenki.png

#503 - ONEPOINTTWENTYONEGIGAWOTT

You sir, just won an internets. Yes, all of it. _mks_

Back to the future should totally be its own movie genre.

sabombardonist
11-24-2010, 09:44 PM
Back to the future should totally be its own movie genre.

I originally read that as "should totally be its own movie game." And then the BttF games by LJN came into my head.

TheSecretStaraptor
11-25-2010, 05:29 AM
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/02/503Daikenki.png

#503 - ONEPOINTTWENTYONEGIGAWOTT



Just awesome. :thumbs:

TheSecretStaraptor
11-25-2010, 06:04 AM
Holy crap! Sorry for double post, but, my brother just found a shiny Dotekkotsu in White!

CurrentLeaf
11-25-2010, 12:43 PM
Well the coverage of the Reshiram and Zekrom floats sucked, they didn't even talk about them >.> And NBC, its called a parade for a reason, I tuned in to see all of the cool balloons and floats, why aren't you covering that instead interviewing some D list celebrity that nobody gives two $hits about. And another thing, could you at least ATTEMPT to sound like your not reading lines from a que card, jesus christ it's like they asked some high school student to write those blurbs the night before. I'm not a huge sports fan, but at least I can respect sports casters because they have to comment on things as there happening, these people are doing something that any 3rd grader could do...only the 3rd grade would probably be more entertaining. /rant

NicoCW
11-25-2010, 12:58 PM
Well the coverage of the Reshiram and Zekrom floats sucked, they didn't even talk about them >.> And NBC, its called a parade for a reason, I tuned in to see all of the cool balloons and floats, why aren't you covering that instead interviewing some D list celebrity that nobody gives two $hits about. And another thing, could you at least ATTEMPT to sound like your not reading lines from a que card, jesus christ it's like they asked some high school student to write those blurbs the night before. I'm not a huge sports fan, but at least I can respect sports casters because they have to comment on things as there happening, these people are doing something that any 3rd grader could do...only the 3rd grade would probably be more entertaining. /rantDid you see this yet? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYfQN858FF8)

I will say that I agree with you though. This is a PARADE! Something that only comes once a year was bastardized by including musical performers and celebrity interviews, all of which IS EVERYWHERE EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR! The only reason I suffered through was to see Reshiram and Zekrom, but CBS was too busy interviewing some bimbo and showing pictures of her son (gags).

TheSecretStaraptor
11-25-2010, 12:58 PM
A weird glitch just happened to my DSi: all of the sudden, the screen turned white, and when I pressed the power button, it wouldn't turn off. I literally had to leave it on for several hours, to wait for the battery to run out.

CurrentLeaf
11-25-2010, 01:04 PM
Well the coverage of the Reshiram and Zekrom floats sucked, they didn't even talk about them >.> And NBC, its called a parade for a reason, I tuned in to see all of the cool balloons and floats, why aren't you covering that instead interviewing some D list celebrity that nobody gives two $hits about. And another thing, could you at least ATTEMPT to sound like your not reading lines from a que card, jesus christ it's like they asked some high school student to write those blurbs the night before. I'm not a huge sports fan, but at least I can respect sports casters because they have to comment on things as there happening, these people are doing something that any 3rd grader could do...only the 3rd grade would probably be more entertaining. /rantDid you see this yet? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYfQN858FF8)

I will say that I agree with you though. This is a PARADE! Something that only comes once a year was bastardized by including musical performers and celebrity interviews, all of which IS EVERYWHERE EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR! The only reason I suffered through was to see Reshiram and Zekrom, but CBS was too busy interviewing some bimbo and showing pictures of her son (gags).

Yeah, I saw it on PokeJungle. I actually started watching the parade, and I was really excited too. I thought it would be cool to see all of the floats go by, but NO!! After an hour and a half, they had not covered one single float :fail: I just gave up and told myself I would look up the R&Z float on youtube tonight when I got back from my reletives house. But apparently I got to see it earlier.

NicoCW
11-25-2010, 01:21 PM
YouTube it is from now on.

By the way, I'm not sure if I already shared this with you guys, but if I didn't, then if you have a Facebook, LIKE THIS PAGE! (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Blissey-is-a-Dirty-Cheap-Fat-Pink-Whore-who-put-Regice-out-of-a-Job/171173072900839?v=info)

the1stpkmnfan
11-25-2010, 01:31 PM
Well, the guy did pronounce the Dragons' names pretty well and they did talk about the fact 'they're new Pokemon that are coming up in the New Pokemon Black and Pokemon White', 'Coming Spring next year'. Then following Pikachu.

Was it that, or am I just missing something? :P

NicoCW
11-25-2010, 01:37 PM
I've always had a problem with "Reh-sher-ROM". Isn't it supposed to be "Reh-SHEER-umm"? It sounds better and it's 10x easier to say.

bobaloochi
11-25-2010, 01:51 PM
I think the first way is right because Rom and Ram are something like Ying and Yang, IIRC.

CurrentLeaf
11-25-2010, 02:00 PM
I've been pronouncing it RES-SHEE-RAM, i'm I wrong?

sabombardonist
11-25-2010, 02:04 PM
I think pronunciation will always be problematic. The only way we know official pronunciations of English names is from the anime, and even then, I have different pronunciations. But since we mostly communicate through text here, pronunciations are completely pointless so long as the general idea is gotten across.

DarkBlaze6
11-25-2010, 02:06 PM
Dang that was a fast upload, I didn't watch the parade since I predicted something like this would happen. I played Jak and Daxter again instead.

I would like that page, if it wasn't for the fact Blissey is my 5th favorite Pokemon...

Also: That's how I've been pronouncing Reshiram also.

bobaloochi
11-25-2010, 05:16 PM
Even when the Anime gives out pronunciation, people will still call it other things. Who calls it an Ar-kay-us?

the1stpkmnfan
11-25-2010, 05:20 PM
When there were too many ways to pronunce Arceus, I only followed how they said it in the 12th movie: "Are-Key-Yus".

But sometimes I do say it like: "Are-Sea-Yus". :P

NicoCW
11-25-2010, 05:22 PM
You wanna know some complete crap?

"Miss - Maggy - Uss"

Screw that!

DarkBlaze6
11-25-2010, 05:31 PM
Ya! It's the fans who determine pronunciations nowadays, not the translators!

sabombardonist
11-25-2010, 05:41 PM
And the fans can't really set a de facto way on pronunciation. I mean, look at LoZ.

DarkBlaze6
11-25-2010, 05:43 PM
Question time!
Are they're any restrictions you like to have with your standard Pokemon game?
I personally have a restriction that if I can't obtain a Pokemon before the 5th gym, I don't use it on my team. No reason for it really, just a preference of mine.

Fans are so great at deciding pronunciations! Especially when it's a word from a different language all together!

bobaloochi
11-25-2010, 05:45 PM
I generally don't use my starter, I feel it's always going to be stronger than my other pokemon, so I put it in a box and make a team of other pokemon.

BroBuzz
11-25-2010, 06:04 PM
Ummm what is this? I have no idea what's going on here, could someone explain? :?

DarkBlaze6
11-25-2010, 06:06 PM
Go to the first page and all will be explained.

BroBuzz
11-25-2010, 06:15 PM
Go to the first page and all will be explained.
I did, and I still don't understand. Sorry for being a dolt :|

arceuspokemon123
11-25-2010, 06:16 PM
i generally do the game really underleveled without fighting trainers if its optional. (this is to make it harder)

bobaloochi
11-25-2010, 06:19 PM
Basically, a youtuber has an active channel comments section. It was so active, and he was always pretty busy, so he shut it down because he just couldn't quite handle it.

So, the regulars of that comment box needed some place whee they could go and bro around like they did there, and the Youtuber always promotes TSG, and many of the regulars had accounts here, so it was only logical we made a thread here to continue our discussion of nothing in particular.

BroBuzz
11-25-2010, 06:22 PM
Basically, a youtuber has an active channel comments section. It was so active, and he was always pretty busy, so he shut it down because he just couldn't quite handle it.

So, the regulars of that comment box needed some place whee they could go and bro around like they did there, and the Youtuber always promotes TSG, and many of the regulars had accounts here, so it was only logical we made a thread here to continue our discussion of nothing in particular.
Oh, thanks for explaining that to me! Now it all makes sense. :)

DarkBlaze6
11-25-2010, 06:33 PM
TT_TT
My skills of explaining are terrible.

Emeralds1566
11-25-2010, 06:36 PM
Yeah, you might wanna edit that first comment on the first page. It's a bit ambiguous. You don't have to mention Slow's name on it, but you should mention pretty much what bobaloochi said.
Anyways, as for restrictions, I never use legendaries, and I never use the same pokemon twice; the exception for this is starters.

DarkBlaze6
11-25-2010, 06:58 PM
It's pretty similar to what I said at the beginning, but in paragraph form.

bobaloochi
11-25-2010, 07:08 PM
Paragraphs always help things seem more professional and more easily understandable.

DarkBlaze6
11-25-2010, 07:15 PM
That is true, but I'm neither of those things, and neither are the things I write. Plus it's not really needed.

TheSecretStaraptor
11-25-2010, 07:16 PM
My restriction is: fight every single trainer, and always be Lv.60 for the E-4.

DarkBlaze6
11-25-2010, 07:21 PM
I don't know if fighting every trainer could be considered a restriction. It definitely could be called a rule you play by though.

OxHareMonkey
11-25-2010, 09:46 PM
Not missing a trainer is a restriction, just not a very tough one.

NicoCW
11-25-2010, 10:06 PM
-Plan a team of six Pokémon before starting the game. Divide the HMs between them.
-Try to get as much type coverage as possibles.
-Battle all wild Pokémon and trainers.
-Get every single item. That includes the Dowsing Machine ones.
-When the game first starts, GET THE F*(&K AWAY FROM THE GRASS. At least as much as possible, until I get Poké Balls. It would be a nightmare if I missed a shiny.

Those are my rules. This is the way I have the most fun playing.

Lucid
11-25-2010, 10:13 PM
-Pick the water starter
-Don't use any other Pokemon other than your water starter.
-Give it an ice move/ other moves for type coverage
-And steamroll the hell over everything.
And that is how I play a Pokemon game. You guys probably frown upon my play style. -_-

DarkBlaze6
11-25-2010, 10:21 PM
Nah, it's how you enjoy the game. No one will frown upon that.

AttentionDeficitGuy
11-25-2010, 10:23 PM
My style/rules/restrictions/whatever is/are:
-Plan my team ahead
-Use at least one brand new pokemon each playthrough
-Dont use multiple pokemon with the same type combination
-Dont use 680 legendaries until the post-game (580 legendaries and pseudo-legendaries/slaking are okay)
-Battle every trainer

On a completely unrelated note, happy Thanksgiving to all Americans on this forum.

OxHareMonkey
11-25-2010, 10:28 PM
Your play style is fine, I like it. Besides, Epic Kyogre will destroy anyone who dares insult you for it :D
-Pick the most bad@ss starter
-Awesomeness > Effectiveness
-Use Ludicolo if at all possible
-Use a fossil Pokemon
-If I want to fight a trainer, fight 'em. If not, just don't.

These are my rules for my first playthrough of any Generation. Second and on I use a planned team with type coverage and whatnot, but on my first playthrough, this is just how I like to play.

DarkBlaze6
11-25-2010, 11:17 PM
All shall fear EPIC KYOGRE! Not even Cthulu can best him!

arceuspokemon123
11-25-2010, 11:28 PM
All shall fear EPIC KYOGRE! Not even Cthulu can best him!
nvm

DarkBlaze6
11-25-2010, 11:31 PM
sp?

CurrentLeaf
11-25-2010, 11:34 PM
My Play Style:
~Plan team of 5 or 6 (5 only on occasion and for R/B/Y/FR/LG only) with nice synergy and type coverage, occasional use of NFE's for personal reasons
~Use a starter about 60% of the time
~Battle ever trainer
~Collect ever item (dowsing machine item collecting is determined before starting the game, about 50% of the time)
~Read every line of dialog possible in the main game
~Catch all legendaries, and one off pokemon
~Legendaries are allowed on teams, but very rarely used do to my dislike of most of them (I could get into this, but it's a VERY VERY long story)
~Ignore the Battle Frontier, and things like it (to haxy for my taste)
~Save all rare candies for the final in-game boss battle
~Lather, Rinse, Repeat

sabombardonist
11-26-2010, 03:29 AM
My play style:
-Obtain 6 Pokemon
-One must be of the Ground type
-Catch legendaries only if they're on my team; if not, kill them
-Have a balanced team, with excellent type coverage
-Battle every trainer
-Battle as many Pokemon as possible, except in extremely annoying dungeons (such as the Seafoam Islands in Gen. I)
-Don't catch Pokemon unless they're planned on my team.
-Have final movesets before facing the E4
-Have team members within 2-3 levels of each other
-Use stat boosting items only right before the E4
-Sell off useless items

As a result, I take longer to complete the game, but I have more money than God, and everybody falls to me if I look at them funny.

TheSecretStaraptor
11-26-2010, 05:14 AM
-Pick the water starter
-Don't use any other Pokemon other than your water starter.
-Give it an ice move/ other moves for type coverage
-And steamroll the hell over everything.
And that is how I play a Pokemon game. You guys probably frown upon my play style. -_-


I smile upon your play style! :)

TheSleepySlowking
11-26-2010, 09:46 AM
my play style
-choose a starter
-soft reset until you get a good nature
-catch pokemon until you have good type coverage
-teach moves that cover all weaknesses
-battle trainers and keep the levels equal
-never run away

TheSecretStaraptor
11-26-2010, 10:25 AM
my play style
-choose a starter
-soft reset until you get a good nature
-catch pokemon until you have good type coverage
-teach moves that cover all weaknesses
-battle trainers and keep the levels equal
-never run away


Choosing a starter isn't really a restriction, it is required to complete the game.

On another note, if you have it, what is your opinion on Sonic Colors? I don't have it, so I can't really form a real opinion, but it looks pretty good from what I have seen of it.

TheSleepySlowking
11-26-2010, 10:32 AM
oh sorry i wasn't paying attention *facepalm* i don't i have sonic colors but i do have Donkey Kong Country Returns and it is pretty awesome

AttentionDeficitGuy
11-26-2010, 12:31 PM
It's time for video of the week! Each week I will find an awesome video on YouTube and showcase it here on Fire Monkey Technology for your viewing enjoyment.

This week's video is a hilarious comedy skit. I won't say more for fear of spoiling the punch line (though most of you will probably see it coming after a certain point). So, sit back and enjoy "Uncle Matin's Sword Trick" by ZekeMahogany!

[youtube:3o273gvm]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbJyZ4eDkIs[/youtube:3o273gvm]

TheSecretStaraptor
11-26-2010, 12:49 PM
It's time for video of the week! Each week I will find an awesome video on YouTube and showcase it here on Fire Monkey Technology for your viewing enjoyment.

This week's video is a hilarious comedy skit. I won't say more for fear of spoiling the punch line (though most of you will probably see it coming after a certain point). So, sit back and enjoy "Uncle Matin's Sword Trick" by ZekeMahogany!

[youtube:ns7yn1tz]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbJyZ4eDkIs[/youtube:ns7yn1tz]


Well, that was funny. Can't wait to see next week's vid.

sabombardonist
11-26-2010, 05:51 PM
Well, I hope everybody stayed safe today. Personally, I stayed inside as much as possible.

TheSecretStaraptor
11-26-2010, 05:53 PM
Well, I hope everybody stayed safe today. Personally, I stayed inside as much as possible.

So did I.

NicoCW
11-26-2010, 06:00 PM
Somebody had to make this joke, so it's gonna be me:

Pokémon BlackFriday.

Sorry.

Anyway, because my brain functions properly, I didn't go anywhere for Black Friday. I'd rather pay more if it means increasing the convenience to buy something. I hate Black Friday. If aliens were examining Earth for the first time today, and see people rushing in places and trampling over each other, they'd think the human race is related to an ant colony. Bleah.

sabombardonist
11-26-2010, 06:09 PM
Yeah, there are 3 things I hate in this world: crowds, lines, and waking up in the middle of the night to meet both.

the1stpkmnfan
11-26-2010, 06:18 PM
Dont forget Nico, theres also a Pokemon WhiteChristmas. :P

AttentionDeficitGuy
11-26-2010, 06:33 PM
Yeah, there are 3 things I hate in this world: crowds, lines, and waking up in the middle of the night to meet both.
Amen, sabombardonist. Amen. And while Im at it, thank Arceus for copy/paste.

TheSecretStaraptor
11-26-2010, 06:34 PM
Don't you just hate it when people beg for subs or views? Well I LOATH IT! :evil: Every channel comments section I've been to, I can't go through ONE PAGE without somebody asking that question. Can't they just upload good content, and get subs without asking? Unfortunately, no. :waiting: And every time they ask, they get the same answer every time: NO! I simply can't see the point. :fail:

Well I guess that's why it's good to be on a forum, right?

Anyway, what was the first Pokemon game you have ever played? For me, it's Ruby. I have really fond memories of that game. It was awesome! :lol:

digi87
11-26-2010, 06:45 PM
I quickly played Blue, but the first full-fledged game I played was Silver. I had a level 80 Typhlosion and I think I got to the Radio Tower part before I lost the cartridge.

sabombardonist
11-26-2010, 06:46 PM
For me, it was Blue. I remember sucking so horribly, I couldn't even get out the front door of my own house. But then again, up until then, I had only played Mario; I had literally no idea how to play the game.

NicoCW
11-26-2010, 06:55 PM
Red. I got it when I was only seven. I chose Bulbasaur as my starter yet it took me over a month to figure out how to beat Brock. I even started new games plenty of times before I did.

*Tail Whip*
"WTF dat didn't doo anything!!!!"

I STILL think they should've called that move Tail Wag instead.

sabombardonist
11-26-2010, 07:00 PM
Well, at least you figured out how to catch a Pokemon. I killed a Metapod and used the "Toss" command on one of my Pokeballs. Oh, and it took me forever to figure out how to save in the game.

Slowflake
11-26-2010, 07:19 PM
Guess who doesn't have Black Friday where they live?

Nope, instead we had an ice storm. Yippee for slippery roads!

NicoCW
11-26-2010, 07:27 PM
Well, at least you figured out how to catch a Pokemon. I killed a Metapod and used the "Toss" command on one of my Pokeballs. Oh, and it took me forever to figure out how to save in the game.Actually, my friend had to teach me how to catch a Caterpie.

Though one funny story that my friend told me is that he let someone play his Pokémon game, they went up to the sleeping Snorlaz, opened the bag, selected the Poké Ball and hit "Toss".

sabombardonist
11-26-2010, 07:32 PM
It's stories like these that make me feel less stupid for not understand the game at all when I was a kid.

NicoCW
11-26-2010, 07:34 PM
I think the funniest little kid story Pokémon story out there is how we all used to think Hyper Beam was good. Especially on Gyarados.

sabombardonist
11-26-2010, 07:42 PM
Sorry to change the subject, but leave it to TSG to make Black Friday enjoyable with streams. Seriously, this is why I love this place.

digi87
11-26-2010, 07:47 PM
I think I caught like, a Hoothoot and some other Pokemon the first time I played Silver. But I still remember going to the Whirl Islands and obliviously killing Lugia by spamming Flamethrower.

I think it's safe to say almost everyone followed the "Starter Only" method the first time they played a Pokemon game.

Yeah, almost everything seems better with TSG XD

AttentionDeficitGuy
11-26-2010, 07:47 PM
My first Pokemon game was Ruby, as well. I liek'd mudkipz long before I was familiar with the internet (I was a sheltered child). My first video game overall, however, was Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance.

By the way, TheSecretStaraptor, what's your YouTube username? Unless I'm mistaken, you were a Slowflake regular, but you went by a name other than TheSecretStaraptor, didn't you?

Slowflake
11-26-2010, 07:50 PM
I think the funniest little kid story Pokémon story out there is how we all used to think Hyper Beam was good. Especially on Gyarados.

But ironically, that was back in the day when Hyper Beam WAS somewhat good. Except, not on Gyarados. No, it was Tauros and Snorlax that would screw your face up with it. But did we know that? Nope.

TheSecretStaraptor
11-26-2010, 08:10 PM
My first Pokemon game was Ruby, as well. I liek'd mudkipz long before I was familiar with the internet (I was a sheltered child). My first video game overall, however, was Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance.

By the way, TheSecretStaraptor, what's your YouTube username? Unless I'm mistaken, you were a Slowflake regular, but you went by a name other than TheSecretStaraptor, didn't you?


You used to know me as mr649001.

AttentionDeficitGuy
11-26-2010, 08:12 PM
Ah, that's who you are. Thanks.

sabombardonist
11-26-2010, 08:36 PM
But ironically, that was back in the day when Hyper Beam WAS somewhat good. Except, not on Gyarados. No, it was Tauros and Snorlax that would screw your face up with it. But did we know that? Nope.

Back when Normal type moves not named Explosion were actually used for attacking on non Normal type Pokemon, Rock/Ground was decent defensive typing, and Psychic was king.

NicoCW
11-26-2010, 08:43 PM
This often makes me wonder what it would be like if Poison maintained its Bug advantage. Obviously anything Grass/Bug would be 100% useless (as if it isn't already), but at least it would have something to look forward to. Oh wait. Flying and Fire. Yeah, never mind.

I don't care how many times I have to preach this, but POISON SHOULD HAVE BEEN SUPER EFFECTIVE ON STEEL! Not only would it make sense (corrosion), but it would actually make Poison a useful type! Instead we got... Grass. A type that already has FOUR other weaknesses! Hell, even Water would make sense being weak to Poison, but no, they just had to nerf an already-bad offensive type in generation 2.

Here's hoping that a Poison move that can hit Steel for super effective is introduced in generation 6. Scratch that! Just change the type chart a bit!

Emeralds1566
11-26-2010, 09:16 PM
Hey guys, I just had an idea from that little rant there. Let's make a top 5 types that need improving. Suggest the type and the reasons why; after everyone's submitted their ideas on it, we can vote for the top 5. From then, I'll go ahead and compile the lists. If one's a tie, I think we can let Slow decide (if he agrees to this rule).

TheSecretStaraptor
11-26-2010, 09:28 PM
Normal. Reason: No super effective. It has nothing super effective, one weakness, and an immunity. Why? Give it a few super effectives, better moves, and you're good to go.

AttentionDeficitGuy
11-26-2010, 09:54 PM
Grass
Why? It's horrible offensively and defensively. Offensively, its not very effective against seven types and super effective against only three. Defensively, it is weak to five types and resists only four types. What it needs is a complete overhaul: GameFreak just needs to step back and start this type all over from scratch (as far as effectiveness goes). One idea that I had was for it to be super-effective and resistant to the ghost-type (life > death), and perhaps resist fighting as well.

arceuspokemon123
11-26-2010, 10:01 PM
i no im a little late, but my first pokemon game was silver.

TheSleepySlowking
11-26-2010, 10:14 PM
i say Ice type because:
-horrible except for the few (Mamoswine, Froslass, Lapras and Stallrein)
-Its only good set up is hail which allows for low setup possiblity
-weak to Fire, Rock, Fight, and steel and does half to fire ice steel and water
-only resists itself
-only has 4 types strond againest
-strongest 100% accuracy move is 95
-i say change up hail to be better and make a not affected by possibly water because doesn't ice freeze water.

sabombardonist
11-26-2010, 10:17 PM
Flying. Not because it has horrible strengths or anything. I mean, for countering Fighting types, it's better than Psychic. No, the main problem with Flying is the lack of decent moves. Give the type some powerful moves that have no recoil, and distribute them.

OxHareMonkey
11-26-2010, 10:43 PM
I'm pretty late, too. My first game was Red. I was surprisingly decent on my first run through, not having trouble getting out of my house or anything, until I got to the thirsty guards. That stumped me for six months or so.

Also, the type that I think needs improving is Bug. In Generation IV, it had one of the best OU Pokemon (Scizor), and one of the best moves (U-Turn). But in Gen. V, with Scizor not being nearly as good, and an Electric clone of U-Turn, the Bug type needs some help. Super-Effective against only Dark, Grass, and Psychic, and Not very Effective against Fire, Fighting, Flying Poison, Steel, and Ghost, it has pretty abysmal type coverage. Almost as bad are its weaknesses, Fire, Flying, and Rock. Overall, most Bugs have bad stat totals. So how do you fix this? Give them better abilities! Metagaming solutions like Trace can help Pokemon with bad stat totals become better. If Game Freak gets creative with Movepools and New Abilities, I'm sure it would give Bugs the oomph they need to become good again.

Emeralds1566
11-26-2010, 11:04 PM
1. Poison: COME ON MAN, it's got only ONE se (super effectives), and those types are underused. It's nve (not very effectives) are against 3 commonly used types. It doesn't even effect steel types. It's resistances don't match up with its nve and those types are somewhat never used.
2. Bug: It's got some good type coverage only when it's used on something that ISN'T bug type because it's actual resistances and nve's suck balls. It can't really do anything against fighting, flying, fire, ghost, poison, AND steel. Nuff said right there.
3. Ice: It's my favorite type, but aside from that, it has reasons. There aren't any good Ice types that aren't Froslass, (depending on tier) Walrein, and Mamoswine. It's got some REALLY bad weaknesses, it does have the best super effectives EVAH however.And to top it all of; it's weather game sucks. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE! Improve hail Gamefreak!

the1stpkmnfan
11-27-2010, 03:02 AM
Late to the party as well haha, but my first game was Red, but not entirely. I first got into the series with Yellow when I bought a used one when I was like 6.

I already had a full team of:

Pikachu
Charizard
Blastoise
Venusaur
Articuno
Mewtwo

Great Pokemon, all Lv.100 except Pikachu (Lv.50). But I deleted it for illogical reasons. A mistake I wish to never make again.

TheSleepySlowking
11-27-2010, 07:48 AM
i'm also late but still my first game was blue
When i was in 2nd or 3rd grade i played ed edd and eddy the game but i couldn't beat it so i traded it to my neighbor for blue. it was my first and only trade but it made me love pokemon so i'm not regretting that trade

Slowflake
11-27-2010, 07:58 AM
Debating the Ice type is tricky, since it's one of the best offensive moves, but one of the worst defensive ones, with only Mamoswine and Cloyster being actually usable, the former because of the Ground type, and the latter because it's more cheesy than a Cheez Whiz factory. Ice is everywhere, just on Pokémon that don't have STAB on it. Otherwise, Poison and Normal WILL be the universal picks, naturally.

sabombardonist
11-27-2010, 08:38 AM
I still argue for the Flying type, because it has potential to be good. It just..isn't.

Although, my solutions for Normal and Poison are probably a bit different from what most people would want.

Normal: Make it a pure neutral attacking and defensive type, where only the Ghost immunity carries over offensively and defensively.
Poison: Make an ability that removes any and all type effectiveness, such as Normalize, but with a twist. Make it so that the defending Pokemon is typeless and abilitiless, in effect making your movepool all typeless, but with the same effects. Basically, make the Poison type a supporting type like it should be.

Emeralds1566
11-27-2010, 09:09 AM
_objection_ _objection_ _objection_
Okay slow, I have to disagree with you there. Ice isn't a good defensive typing, of course. But there is one more good ice type that isn't Cloyster or Mamoswine. And in my opinion is better than both! Froslass. I'll explain further if you need me to, but I just did that little speech not to long ago on your channel, so most of you probably remember it.
And if you didn't read it... :fail:

Slowflake
11-27-2010, 09:19 AM
Froslass was never OU, though, while Mamoswine was never NOT OU. I think it reflects the hierarchy pretty well. Froslass just doesn't have the stats to make it. It does everything else perfectly, but it needs better stats. It's pretty decent, but it's just not OU material, unless the loss of Rotom really changes things up. And as far as I know, Burunkeru is the prime candidate for replacing Rotom.

DarkBlaze6
11-27-2010, 09:21 AM
Why, my in my first game of Pokemon, I used a Charizard and a Chansey. I was pretty smart back then too, I knew "toss" meant throw away, and it didn't take me too long to figure out what the guards needed. Admittedly, I bought 4 fresh waters for all of them, thinking I would need to hand them out individually.

Also, on the debate on Types that need a boost, Poison could use it 100%. Normal could use the boost, but I honestly couldn't tell you how any changes to it would have any logic too them. Like what could normal be super effective against?

sabombardonist
11-27-2010, 09:26 AM
Like what could normal be super effective against?

Normal: Make it a pure neutral attacking and defensive type, where only the Ghost immunity carries over offensively and defensively.

I don't think it can be super effective against anything, by the very nature of the type.

DarkBlaze6
11-27-2010, 09:31 AM
Even then, when I think of a normal attack, my mind goes to a regular punch. Punching a rock isn't very effective I can tell you that much. In fact I'd wager you'd hurt yourself in the process. The normal type has very sound logic behind it all, and I really can't see any changes being made to it.

NicoCW
11-27-2010, 09:33 AM
I think they should make Normal moves that are more powerful with less drawbacks. It sounds like a good way to balance things out a bit. Poison as I already said needs a Water and Steel advantage. If only one, than Steel.

sabombardonist
11-27-2010, 09:39 AM
The way I see it is that Poison is not an attacking type, and it should not be thought of as one. For instance, it takes time to die from any poisoning, but a swift punch to the back of the head, and you're dead. As for a Water weakness, oil floats, it doesn't mix. Throw an acid on water, and it won't mix either.

DarkBlaze6
11-27-2010, 09:43 AM
I have to admit, if they made Poison super effective against steel, it'd take a LONG time for me to remember. But I still agree, giving it those super effective is pretty logical to me. Corrosion and polluting water makes sense too me.

The acid won't mix, but cyanide will mix.

sabombardonist
11-27-2010, 10:03 AM
Again, why does Poison have to be a good attacking type in order to be worthwhile? I see it as the perfect support type. Toxic everything and put in a more competent attacker to finish the opponent off.

DarkBlaze6
11-27-2010, 10:14 AM
Because a type that relies on a status aliment doesn't really sit well with me. A status ailment only a handful of it's moves can inflict I might add.

sabombardonist
11-27-2010, 11:27 AM
My solution, then, is to have a move that can damage AND do toxic poison, and have it decently widespread. I think it would do wonders for the type.

I just thought of something, though. An acid attack that burns. Or another attack that paralyses. Go off of status attacks, and ones that have an increased amount of happening, say, 35%. As in, an attack that has 100% hit chance, and 35% toxic poison, and another one that has 35% burn.

NicoCW
11-27-2010, 11:33 AM
I say at least have a weather effect (pollution) that increases the power of Poison moves by 50%, and turns regular poison into bad poison.

Emeralds1566
11-27-2010, 11:53 AM
50% sounds a bit overpowered. There's already stab. And if you give it an item. That would be 220% damage. DAM (specifically spelled wrong because TSG is overprotective of swearing like that [It makes sense though]).
Unless you took away the weather's effects being affected by stab. I dunno if what I just said even made any sense. Oh well, such is me _awesome_

Emeralds1566
11-27-2010, 11:54 AM
I think we could specifically name that weather effect "crobat's comeback!" Especially if it being super effective against steel and water ever did happen though.

OxHareMonkey
11-27-2010, 11:56 AM
I think Poison as a support type is fine. The only reason it's not working is because they haven't made any Poison-Types suited to doing that. Hell, I think the only OU Poison type is Gengar, and no one in their right ming would use him as a support Poke.
EDIT: Oh yeah, and Crobat. Still, one Pokemon can't do it all.

sabombardonist
11-27-2010, 12:02 PM
I don't think there needs to be any revision to the type charts. But hey, weather, I have another idea. Make it so that any status move is guaranteed to hit. Along with the 35% hax chance toxic poison, burn, and paralysis moves, that would make the type as a status inducer unrivalled.

NicoCW
11-27-2010, 12:26 PM
50% sounds a bit overpowered. There's already stab. And if you give it an item. That would be 220% damage.Rain and Sun say hello.

sabombardonist
11-27-2010, 12:30 PM
Even so, added damage seems to me to be against what Poison is about. It's about crippling, not killing outright.

DarkBlaze6
11-27-2010, 12:32 PM
Personally, I'd name the weather effect miasma. Another thing, who else here thinks Toxic Poison should lower special attack, not as much as burn reduces attack, but a decent amount.

sabombardonist
11-27-2010, 12:34 PM
I think it would overpower the status, tbh.

Emeralds1566
11-27-2010, 12:47 PM
I like that idea, but wouldn't that mean that moves like hypnosis would be guaranteed? That would make it a bit too cheap. Other than that, I like the idea.
Here's my take on that. Increasing the chance to do certain effects with that weather would be interesting. However, I don't think it should work for burn or sleep. I think it should only work for poisoning, paralyzing, and freezing. It would help out ice, electric, and poison types. It might just bump Froslass into OU with that sort of effect. Actually scratch that, it may hinder Froslass in a way, because it wouldn't be able to use it's snow veil. However, I might be able to create a hail/ acid rain team because of the coverage it would allow me would be better.

[spoiler:17hj7msc]It could consist of Baibanira ( leading out to set up another hail, or cause toxic, then to use Flash Cannon or Blizzard [wielding the life orb]), Froslass (to chip out and set up spikes and prevent them from being rapid spun away [using the bright powder]), Walrein (coming out to be a sub-staller to abuse whatevers left of the hail [using the leftovers]), then have Crobat (coming in to set up the Acid Rain and abuse it's effects to do more damage and set up toxic [wielding some item that makes the poison effect last longer]). Shortly after could be Gengar (to abuse the CRAP out of the weather for as long as it can and use Thunderbolt, Ice Beam, Poison Jab, and Toxic). Now comes some other sweeper with the poison type to do just about what Gengar does.
It sounds good to me on paper (except for the type coverage bit on the teams typings) but I don't battle online as much as I'm sure some of you guys do. So tell me how this sounds.[/spoiler:17hj7msc]

Emeralds1566
11-27-2010, 12:55 PM
who else here thinks Toxic Poison should lower special attack, not as much as burn reduces attack, but a decent amount.
Maybe take away a 4th or 6th of the power instead of half like burn does.

sabombardonist
11-27-2010, 01:07 PM
It should work with sleep. Carbon monoxide poisoning makes one incredibly tired. And being burnt by acid is fairly obvious. And the new moves that I propose would be Poison type, just because that's the type we're trying to better. As far as 100% sleep moves, Spore Breloom did not break the game in any fashion. Also, when I said status moves, I meant non secondary effect moves. For example, Toxic would always hit, and so would Will O Wisp, but Thunderbolt would retain its 10% Paralysis chance.

Emeralds1566
11-27-2010, 01:15 PM
Oh, well that would ruin my carefully thought out team. :(
Anyways, I still say I would hate it if to start off an online match, It goes like this...
"GO FROSLASS!"
"GO GENGAR!"
"GENGAR USED ACID RAIN"
"FROSLASS USED ICE BEAM"
"GENGAR USED HYPNOSIS"
"FOE FROSLASS FELL ASLEEP"
"FROSLASS IS SOUND ASLEEP"
LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE ALREADY SCREWED UP!
I would go into an example with people who lead with blissey, but that would take a bit. Not quite as long as that last comment, but I think you get the gist.

AttentionDeficitGuy
11-27-2010, 02:01 PM
Am I seriously the only one to recommend the grass-type for improvement? I guess that means that I get points for originality, but does nobody share my sentiment?

Also, the poison-type is in dire need of some new toys. Acid rain seems like a good idea, I thought of my own specs for it:

- Damages grass, steel, rock, and fighting types each turn
- Increases poison-types' Def and Sp Def by 25% each or restores 1/16 of all poison-types' health each turn
- Any move that would normally cause poison will now cause toxic poison
- Increases the likelihood of secondary effects (including statuses) in poison-type moves to 100%

Just add poison-type moves that inflict burn, paralysis, freezing, and sleep, and you have one great support type!

DarkBlaze6
11-27-2010, 02:21 PM
Nice specs, but I'd add rock to the list of those damaged, or make it all but poison.

AttentionDeficitGuy
11-27-2010, 02:26 PM
Whats the logic you used to determine rock? I was thinking steel (corroded), grass (self-explanatory), and fighting (usually humanoid, so they get "burned"). But why rock?

NicoCW
11-27-2010, 02:30 PM
Rock can also be corroded, but Rock already has enough weaknesses as it is.

AttentionDeficitGuy
11-27-2010, 02:35 PM
Am I seriously the only one to recommend the grass-type for improvement? I guess that means that I get points for originality, but does nobody share my sentiment?

Also, the poison-type is in dire need of some new toys. Acid rain seems like a good idea, I thought of my own specs for it:

- Damages grass, steel, rock, and fighting types each turn
- Increases poison-types' Def and Sp Def by 25% each or restores 1/16 of all poison-types' health each turn
- Any move that would normally cause poison will now cause toxic poison
- Increases the likelihood of secondary effects (including statuses) in poison-type moves to 100%

Just add poison-type moves that inflict burn, paralysis, freezing, and sleep, and you have one great support type!
All right, edited! Now we just sit back and hope that a GF employee is browsing this thread. . . . .

OxHareMonkey
11-27-2010, 02:52 PM
Like Slowflake? XD

Slowflake
11-27-2010, 04:06 PM
You know what? They should just axe regular poison and have all poison be Toxic poison. Increase Poisonpowder's accuracy to 100% to balance it against Toxic's superior learnbase, increase Poison Fang's power and/or hax chance to balance it against Poison Jab, maybe increase Sludge Wave's hax chance to balance it against Sludge Bomb's learnbase, I wouldn't complain at all.

DarkBlaze6
11-27-2010, 06:01 PM
Yes, all these things combined will vastly improve the Poison typing! Now for me to infiltrate gamefreak's headquarters...

I'm going to find my pizza delivery costume!

NicoCW
11-27-2010, 06:06 PM
I'll dress up as the exterminator.

Emeralds1566
11-27-2010, 08:24 PM
Am I seriously the only one to recommend the grass-type for improvement? I guess that means that I get points for originality, but does nobody share my sentiment?

Also, the poison-type is in dire need of some new toys. Acid rain seems like a good idea, I thought of my own specs for it:

- Damages grass, steel, rock, and fighting types each turn
- Increases poison-types' Def and Sp Def by 25% each or restores 1/16 of all poison-types' health each turn
- Any move that would normally cause poison will now cause toxic poison
- Increases the likelihood of secondary effects (including statuses) in poison-type moves to 100%

Just add poison-type moves that inflict burn, paralysis, freezing, and sleep, and you have one great support type!
All right, edited! Now we just sit back and hope that a GF employee is browsing this thread. . . . .

Here: It should DECREASE Sp Def by 25 percent of all non-poison or types. Restoring 1/16 can be done with an ability called Acid Body (anyone else got a better name? Maybe the simple version is better actually). There should only be a poison type move to afflict the status' of burn, paralysis, and sleep though. I don't think freezing would really make sense with it being ACID and all.
It needs to be damaging everything that isn't Poison. Maybe some other type. Like dark or electric that needs it. Probably dark I think. It needs SOME other coverage. 'tis why hail failed.

Slowflake
11-27-2010, 08:29 PM
Oh yeah, remember that video I made about what Gamefreak should improve in terms of moves and abilities in gen 5? Someone commented reminding me that I hit the nail on the head for some of them, especially improving the subbreaking moves. On the other hand, remember how I suggested a U-Turn nerf? I was far off, instead of doing that they made an Electric clone of it.

On that note, I revised my planned team for White yet again, and now I really, really want Kojondo. Screw the level 50 evolution (the PES can help out with that a bit), the combination of Regeneration, Drain Punch and U-Turn makes that thing way more durable than anything with 65/60/60 defenses has any right to be.

Emeralds1566
11-27-2010, 08:38 PM
Yes, all these things combined will vastly improve the Poison typing! Now for me to infiltrate gamefreak's headquarters...

I'm going to find my pizza delivery costume!

I'll distract them with a fake injury, DarkBlaze can come in with his pizza truck that will secretly deliver the other regulars who will go in and infiltrate the place as well as hiding our TECHNOLOGY THAT IS INCREDIBLE!!--- that will allow us to be as stealthy as possible on the infiltration part. Then we change the poison type (and the Ice type, I'm changing it's defenses to be higher and in specific I'm gonna go ahead and change froslass to have higher Special attack and make hail increase the attack of Ice moves by 10% too) on it's english distributions only. Too late for the Japanese!
Any other changes anyone else wants to make on this operation? You can have one change. Mine is to improve the ice typing, make it more respectable and usable. Other than improving the poison type I mean. That's what our intentions already are.

DarkBlaze6
11-27-2010, 09:27 PM
Problem is that I don't have a pizza truck, just a pizza delivery costume.