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  1. 16 points
    First, the necessary info for those who are new and not familiar with Reborn's history: the Reborn game is based on a league from the Pokemon Online battle sim that ran from 2010-2014. Most of the characters in the game were from the league, and many events are inspired from things that happened during that time. (this includes what happened to Corey and Kiki; the real Corey actually did jump off a bridge and the real Kiki did have a terminal illness) In the online league, Lin had two different sprites: an adult one and a child one. Here's the adult sprite: Here's the child sprite: Unfortunately, battle logs and other data from the online league were erased with November 2016's site update. But in a battle log between Ikaru and Lin, after Ika won, Lin said "Come and find the real me~" I don't really know the full story since the online league was before my time, but that comment, along with Anna saying in-game that there was no one riding the Hydreigon, seems to suggest that the adult Lin isn't real. A popular theory about the voice when we exit the Arceus site after defeating El is that it's Lin. Also, a lot of people believe the girl Adrienn saw crawling up a wall and the voice we hear are the same person. We know that Lin and Terra have a personal connection. When Lin started gaining authority in Team Meteor, she kept giving Terra promotions. According to Terra's parents in the renovated Jasper Ward, after they adopted a girl from the orphanage, Terra suddenly completely changed personalities and that's when she went to the circus. In one of the branching story paths in Tanzan, Laura mentions that Lin used to be at the orphanage. Ama theorized in another thread that Lin had Terra hack the PULSE Magnezone data, which makes sense to me. I wonder if Lin also had Terra program an adult version of herself. If Lin is the voice/wall-crawler, that would mean Lin is stuck in time like Adrienn was and would still be a child. The tone of the voice we hear is playful and childlike (it also reminds me of the baby Arceus diary entry in Terra's glitch world). The E17 preview we got after defeating Adrienn says: "Do you understand now? Steel will not make me bleed. And your shining armor is but tinfoil to the brimstone breath of the New World." A few months ago, someone asked Ame on tumblr how good Lin would be in a physical fight, without Pokemon. Ame replied that we'll find out soon. From this and E17's preview, here's my interpretation: "Steel will not make me bleed": We're going to the desert in E17, which is where Titania's gym is. Titania is known to use her Aegislash in a specific way. Maybe she'll try doing this to Lin, but it won't work. Steel will not make Lin bleed. If adult Lin is just a computer program or a hologram, then it makes sense why she couldn't be touched. "brimstone breath of the New World": maybe this relates to a counterattack from Lin after Titania tries to use Aegislash. Ame said that two gyms would be using the Dragon's Den field. Maybe Titania's gym will be one of them, as a result of what Lin might do to her arena. Conclusion of the theory: -Adult Lin may be a computer program created by Terra, while the real, child Lin is waiting for something underneath Reborn -Titania may try and fail to defeat Lin There is one thing that doesn't line up, though: Lin wouldn't have any of the four keys, since they all belonged to different parties. If I'm remembering correctly, those who don't have a key aren't just ageless, they're literally frozen in place, which is why Adrienn thought not even a day had passed since xe went to check out why the Grand Gate was stuck. The voice calls out to us, implying the person isn't frozen. Possible explanations for this: -I'm remembering wrong about how time works down there -It's not that you're literally stuck in place like a statue, it's just one of those things where time passes differently. "A few minutes in here is 10 years out there" type of thing. -There's a certain amount of distance from the Arceus site where you're safe from being frozen. The girl may have been crawling on the wall because if she were on the ground, she'd freeze, but would be fine up on the wall. -Lin has some kind of special ability or other item that bypasses being frozen in time -she did have one of the keys at one point and either some of its essence is still with her or once you have a key, you're always immune from that point on even if you lose/give away the key in the future. Now that I think about it, if Adrienn saw the girl climbing on the wall, xe was able to move at some point while being down there...I'm now really confused about the time stuff. Either way, this is my current theory. I hope you enjoyed reading Credit to Ama for the Terra hacking PULSE Magnezone theory, because that's what led to me coming up with some of this. (the Titania vs Lin and dragon's den field was an idea I came up with a few weeks ago, but I didn't consider adult Lin being a computer program until I read the Terra hacking PULSE Magnezone theory) Also, if someone could remind me in more detail about how the time stuff works, that would be appreciated. I feel like I might have either got something wrong or jumped to conclusions there.
  2. 11 points
    hi! i'll get right to the point since you already have an idea of what's up from the topic title. after various discussions of how we should handle things like Ace Membership and the EXP system, we've decided to put of them to rest. Since it was created, the EXP system never really lived up to its potential. a lot of that is on us as staff for not more actively rewarding participation but it's possible the system was impractical in the first place. further complicating this is the fact that the plug in we were using to support this system broke as of the site update a few months ago, making it even more inconvenient. we've talked about many ways to revise the EXP system, but in the end, nothing was agreed upon as being effective enough without unreasonably higher amounts of both staff and member participation. as for the ace system, while we did explore alternatives to earning it since the proverbial doors have been closed last december, the conclusion we arrived at was that the status was no longer necessary. the original goal of the ace forum and membership was to create a sense of subcommunity for veteran users in a site that has been quickly growing for a long time. other incentives, like showdown quirks, beta testing, and whatever else there was, were added later to give it more purpose. at this point, we have decided we use little by letting it go, since our need for subcommunity can be better met by a new feature. in essence, it is being replaced with something for all users. the keen user may already know just what that is from pecking around profiles and such on the site-- that's clubs! clubs are a new feature recently added to our software which allows forums to make their own groups, invite other users, schedule acitvities, and post topics to their own create forum areas. it's pretty nifty! there are several different types of clubs: public clubs can be accessed by anyone without joining, open clubs are visible and can be joined by anyone closed clubs can only be explored by members, and members must be approved by the leader and private clubs which are totally hidden except by joining through invitation with these new features, we're happy to turn control over your subcommunities and groups over to you all, and we're interested to see how you can use them! users will have free opportunity to create private clubs, but for all other types we will ask for promised participation of at least five total members. just like in anime! now you can live your japanese high school dreams through here. wait, that's just me?? al-all right... many of you, especially current Aces may be wondering what is going to be happening with beta testing if ace is going away. be not afeared-- current aces will be able to keep their testing status for future episodes as we will be moving beta activity to its own club. we will have a set number of slots which will probably increase with each episode. all existing aces will be the original club members, but only those who participate will remain for future tests. we will also accept applications from other users to occupy any free slots, however the application process is TBA. as a final note, please be advised that these changes will take effect after the Episode 17 beta, meaning nothing will be changing for the time being! clubs will be set to full access at the same time EXP and Ace membership is retired, which is with E17's community release. At that time the Ace member group will be removed, and its priveleges will be freely distributed to Member and Veteran users. That means more ability to do stuff for you guys! Since it is no longer relevant to EXP, the daily reputation caps will also be greatly boosted so you can freely rep each other away! If you have any questions about these upcoming changes, please feel free to ask. Otherwise, we'll see you with the community release in a few weeks!
  3. 9 points
    this is an old story, but when i started this incarnation of the site it was meant to be very temporary. BW was announced but not out yet, and so i put up with the intent of running the league and just tiding people over only until the new games came out. that would've only been like a number of month period back in 2010. it was never meant to go this far thank you all so much for being here and being a part of this with me through everything <3
  4. 8 points
    Hello y'all! It's Hooligan here showing some replacement sprites for Pokemon Rejuvenation and for the upcoming Pokemon Reborn E17. The sprites, as I said in the title, are for the Shiny Gumshoos, which will replace the Shiny Gumshoos for the Gumshoos Trump. Since the Gen 7 Pokemon are coming for E17, I thought of the idea of replacing the Shiny Gumshoos (which a Dev told me it would be looking like a Looker) for a Gumshoos in the Trump style. Gumshoos is well known for looking like Donald Trump and since when I saw a sprite of this Pokemon looking like Trump, I thought "Wynaut?" and now I'm releasing it for download. So, here are the sprites: They are all in the size 192x192, so it is compatible with any fan game with Pokemon from Gen 7. And then, if you want to download the .zip with the files (which you can simply copy the sprites and paste in this location of the Graphics\Battlers inside of the game folder), I will upload it as well. Thank you very much and I really hope you like my idea. I'm sorry for the people that like Trump and his politics, because I have no intention to offend these people, I respect everyone. Take care! Gumshoos Trump - Shiny Sprites 735.zip
  5. 7 points
    Pokémon Crystonite Hey y'all! My name is Zach and I've been working on a fan-game called Pokémon Crystonite for about a year now. Obviously since I'm posting to the Reborn forums, my inspiration comes from both Reborn and Rejuvenation so I'd like to thank Ame and Jan for giving me the inspiration and courage to tackle my first fan-game. Below you'll find list of features and progress for this game. My planned release will be hopefully sometime in February so be sure to keep checking this forum for when the download link is posted. Story The Pokémon League Features The Gym Leaders Overall Progress Other features include... (Note that this is NOT a formal credits list but rather a preview of what to expect in the game. However, upon release a formal credits list will be provided on this forum and in the README section of the download. -Amazing remixes from GlitchxCity and Emdasche -Customs graphics made by moi -Other graphics by Jan and Ame (Again thank you both for the inspiration! Keep up the great work.) -And a huge thanks to Zumi, creator of Pokémon Xenogene (If you haven't already, please check out the Xenogene forum listed below) for the epic mugshots and battle sprites. (NOTE ~ I had to pay out of pocket for those battle sprites and mugshots and because of that, it is not allowed to use any of the above mugshots or battle-sprites in your own fan-games unless asked permission AFTER the Crystonite release.)
  6. 7 points
    can we have a new progress bar for testing?
  7. 7 points
    Short answer: you don't. Slightly longer answer: I don't really believe in indifference and "disconnecting heart from mind". Sure, sometimes it's necessary to draw lines in the sand, when the whole situation is 100% toxic and the other person is only going to hurt you and themselves with their attitude. That's just self-preservation, and some people wil be better suited than me to give out tips on this. But is it better to judge others based on facts rather than hopes and a will to change them for the better? Debatable, and I personally think it's not. See, the problem when you judge others based on facts, is that you base your perception of them off empirical evidence, in other words things that are finished, done. This completely ignores the fact that people can change, that they can make up for their past mistakes, and that being able to forgive is often an important part of moving on, be it alongside the person or away from them. Besides, if you completely give up on trying to change people for the best, why would people go out of their way to make you a better person? That's how I would see it. Protecting oneself when possible? Sure, of course it's the right thing to do. Discarding hopes and emotions in favor of logic and facts? Meh. That's what Florinia did, and I'm not sure it worked out that great for her on the long term.
  8. 6 points
    What people think guys want: What guys ACTUALLY want:
  9. 5 points
    Every time someone asks, Ame makes me delete a Pokémon from the game's files. Looks like I gotta get rid of Greninja now.
  10. 5 points
    In this post, when I say "you" or "your", I am referencing the dev team as a whole in the first paragraph, and primarily Octavius in the second paragraph. This game is bringing some very interesting ideas to the table, I definitely plan to check it out. I really like how you can catch the Guardians, I always liked deltas, and these sound even more interesting. As long as the Guardians are not too strong, since I think most people on these forums enjoy a challenge. Although, I do agree with Commander on the topic of type chart changes. I understand your motivations, but I personally think it would have a fairly negative effect on fans checking the game out. If you really want to use the type chart as another way to distinguish Pokemon Empire, then I understand it from a development standpoint, but I find it unappealing from a fan standpoint. In my opinion, a large portion of the beauty of Pokemon fan games comes from developers channeling their love for Pokemon into a journey featuring a side of Pokemon that fans have never experienced through the canon games. Although, there are only so many changes you can make before the game stops being the Pokemon journey that players started the game to enjoy, and it becomes something else. Not to say that this "something else" cannot be an incredible game in it's own right, but the majority of people on these forums are not here for "something else". They are here to enjoy, as mentioned above, a new journey featuring a new side of Pokemon. Originally, I saw Pokemon Empire as an incredible example of the mentioned new, interesting side of Pokemon. It took aspects seen only before in very different games or animes, but it was still a new journey with the same Pokemon that we have all grown so attached to. As the game continued, more and more unique features kept on coming, and with the latest balancing update, I feel as though it stopped being the Pokemon adventure that people here play fan games to experience. I am not trying to imply that a new take on Pokemon fan games is a bad thing, and I understand that you want Pokemon Empire to stand out among the crowd as something that we fans have never seen before. While this idea is a good one, you have to keep in mind that nearly everyone playing Pokemon fan games are doing so because of their love for the original Pokemon games. You have to know your audience, and understand their motive for playing your game. As I originally said, I think one of the main aspects leaning your game away from a Pokemon fan game and towards "something else" is the type chart changes. Personally, if I was playing Pokemon Empire and my Electrivire got one-shotted by some flying/psychic type Hoothoot evolution that I had never seen before, then I wouldn't even feel like I was playing Pokemon. Please, don't misinterpret my message; I am in no way saying that your game will not be successful or entertaining, I am confident that Pokemon Empire will still be an enjoyable game, and I definitely plan on playing it. In fact, the reason I spent the last half hour writing this post was because I really believe Pokemon Empire could be an outstanding game, and I want to give you my feedback so help your game become better. Anyways, I am only saying that I think you should make sure that you don't stray so far from the original Pokemon games that Pokemon Empire loses the natural beauty of Pokemon fan games. On another note, the tension has raised quite a bit from the last few posts, and I don't believe anybody wants to see it progress any further. Just calm down a bit, since there is honestly no reason to be fighting. When Commander originally posted about the balancing update, his intention was not to put Pokemon Empire down, or to tell you that your project is terrible. He is giving his honest feedback on what he thinks about the update, in an attempt to help you make your game better. Even if he may have been harsh, he just wanted to express how he felt in order to help you. I am fairly confident that he didn't spent such an evidently long time writing that post in order to put you down. The reason he spent a large chunk of his free time was to give you feedback to consider as you develop Pokemon Empire. As a game developer, it is your job to consider his feedback, and the feedback of everyone else, and incorporate it into your game as you see fit. I am not saying that whatever feedback Commander gives you should be incorporated into the game, but the point of feedback is to hear the individual opinions of different people so that you can adjust your game so that it will be more enjoyable for players. Everybody has different opinions on your game, and Commander simply expressed his. So, as I mentioned, it is your job to consider his feedback, along with the feedback of other fans, and decide what to do based on that feedback. Anyways, I just wanted to clear up the reason why there is no reason to argue, since everybody has the same intention of making Pokemon Empire the best that it can be. Also, I don't mean to say that everything about your game should be what the fans want; obviously you should make a game that you are proud of, or else there is really no point in creating it. Anyways, I hope you take everything I said into consideration, and remember that all of this is simply my opinion. Good luck with Pokemon Empire!
  11. 4 points
    Hello y'all! Hooligan here just to remind that we are on our 30k members. I want to thank to everyone who joined and made of this place a good area, and especially Ame for making Reborn, this amazing game. So, I wanna congratulate all of us, especially Ame, because of this: I'm glad to make part of the 30k members who joined the forums and I'm very happy with the nice people from this community. Congratulations, Reborn! Thank you, guys! Take care! @Familybbq You are the member number 30000, just to note if you don't know.
  12. 4 points
    Oh well my end is near, but i have one more thing for you all . On behalf of Team Valiant, a SONG: LETS GET DOWN TO BUSINESS TO DEFEAT, THE MAFS! DID THEY SEND ME VOTES WHEN I ASKED THE TRUTH? YOU’RE THE SADDEST BUNCH I EVER MET BUT YOU CAN VOTE BEFORE WE LYNCH TOWNIE, I’LL MAKE A PLAYER OUT OF YOU! TRANQUIL AS A MAFIA BUT ON FIRE WITHIN ONCE YOU FIND THE TRUE CLAIM, YOU ARE SURE TO WIN YOU HAVE AN USELESS, USED UP, ROLE AND YOU HAVEN'T GOT A CLUE SOMEHOW I'LL GET A USE OUT OF YOU WE CAUGHT THE FIRST MAFIA SAY GOODBYE TO THOSE WHO KNEW HIM BOY, YOU WERE A FOOL IN FOR TRYING TO STALL THAT LYNCH GOT HIM SCARED TO DEATH HOPE THEY DON’T WANT REVENGE ON YOU NOW YOU BEST HOPE SOMEONE SAVES YOU VOTE THE MAF WE MUST BE SWIFT AS THE WIND VOTE THE MAF WITH ALL THE NUMBERS OF A PROTEST VOTE THE MAF WITH ALL STRENGHT OF A BOOM MYSTERIOUS AS GRENINJA BUT LOUD AS VENUS TIME IS RACING TOWARD US TILL THE NIGHT ARRIVE HEED MY EVERY VOTE AND YOU MIGHT SURVIVE YOU’RE UNSUITED FOR THE TOWN’S WAR SO SHUT UP, UNVOTE, YOUR THROUGH! HOW COULD I MAKE A PLAYER OUT OF YOU? VOTE THE MAF WE MUST BE SWIFT AS THE WIND VOTE THE MAF WITH ALL THE NUMBERS OF A PROTEST VOTE THE MAF WITH ALL STRENGHT OF A BOOM QUIET AS SIMBA LOUD AS MUFASA VOTE THE MAF WE MUST BE SWIFT AS THE WIND VOTE THE MAF WITH ALL THE NUMBERS OF A PROTEST VOTE THE MAF QUIET AS A CREEK BUT LOUD AS A ROAAAAARRRR Said this, i will vote me too [Eliminate] LykosHand
  13. 4 points
    Its pretty amazing to think that many people have made the decision to join the community even though some have never posted anything. To everyone who is/ was an active member, thank you for helping to make the community what it is. And for those who only have forum accounts to get the community release, consider sticking around this time. I'm sure you'll love it here and the community will be a better place overall!
  14. 4 points
    I'm deleting everything except Stunfisk.
  15. 4 points
    I had not intended to kill the zombie leader But I had not expected their plan to be simpler With Seal as the bait and Corso the master I had thought the reverse would be their answer I, who once was living a simple life as a monster, Had been taken and converted to live a disaster A gambit was all I could do, so I might muster A win, a victory, a glorious one to gain my luster And I had accepted, to live as a human forever And leave the group I had once been a follower My plan was to derail zombies and only hinder But, alas, I had not expected them to wither If Jace had lived, I would have chance better Unfortunately, a vote it took to get him faster And I was alone, alone in my chats bitter Lonely I had to plan to divide and conquer Once a monster, then a hunter, now a runner Once pure, now a fiend, living a life shorter If I asked for peace or mercy, I'd receive neither My former allies condemn me eager And now I must say my goodbyes forever I leave not bitter, nor in anger All that I ask is you not surrender In pursuit of justice and lives brighter Praise the Moon
  16. 4 points
    Was hoping I wouldn't have to make a PR post here until release. Was already prepared for the virtual pitchforks and torches. Anyways this will be relatively important info for anyone who is already an established fan and for those who are on the fence with our ambitious little project. For the first time in the past few weeks the dev team was not on the same page, type chart changes were posted and mentioned without us having a formal discussion about the topic as we normally do with everything game related. So the majority of you will be happy to know that after the discussion we massively scaled back the total amount of type chart changes to like 5 total and none are game breaking or not intuitive. The new items, moves, abilities and such are staying. Slight stat buffs/nerfs and type changes will be looked at on a individual Pokemon basis. New pokemon(like pre evos to existing ones) will be made and added over time and only given to Pokemon who we feel need one (like dewgong) and they will be balanced accordingly. As I have mentioned in the past my background isn't in the world of Pokemon fan games as I have only played a few but in the realm of RPG development. This forum board is not the only place this game is being advertised so if a ton of people here are turned off by some of the rpg elements or non traditional fan game feel I'm okay with that as I can't please everyone. I hope I addressed the bulk of your concerns @Matt_ Now to touch on the elephant in the room for a moment, I would hope that it is common knowledge that one person's opinion doesn't represent the group (in this case the dev team). But I stand by anything anyone on my team says within reason. Passively saying we are in way over our heads and bound to fail isn't really criticism but hey its the internet so everyone is entitled to an opinion. Proving people wrong is part of the fun in working on a project. Regardless hopefully we can avoid normal debates going off the rails in the future. Pretty sure thats all I wanted to say so as always drop any comments, questions or concerns in the thread or direct them to my pm's. Til next time. Edit: I am a firm believer that its better to be honest with any community you are a part of then to keep things like this behind closed doors. With this flub in our communications I doubt something like the type chart incident will happen again so it may have honestly been for the best that this happened before beta testing and release.
  17. 4 points
    Yeah, @Commander, we have discussed how absurdly ambitious this project is ad nauseum. But we have a huge development team that's committed to something new (even drastically new), which is something you know nothing about because you have a very narrow vision of how games should be developed. Which is fine, but we please ask that you don't "lecture" us like we have no idea what we are doing and saying that this project will fail because it isn't another Reborn or Insurgence carbon-copy. So thank you for the criticism, but we are well aware of what we are doing. We also kindly ask that you consider not trying to undermine this game and make people think we're idiots way in over our heads. Empire has a dev team of over a dozen very talented, intelligent, and open-minded individuals who are willing to do what Gamefreak won't: re-balance their game, and implement new and exciting gameplay features that increase game re-playability. And yes, people are going to be turned off by all these changes, but if you don't want to try something new and maybe better than what you're used to, then feel free. Reborn and Insurgence (and many others) exist, and they are great games in their own way. But Pokémon Empire is going to be great in its own unique way by doing things no other fangame has done before, and to extents they haven't before. And we have a team of professionals capable of making that more than a pipe dream. So best stay tuned; you might end up saying how refreshingly great a surprise Pokémon Empire turned out to be.
  18. 4 points
    DJ Ultra Beats fanart by Yoru91
  19. 4 points
    Post #3 | An Introspective into Balancing - 10/31/2017 | 31/10/2017 So what's happening to Random Trainers? Often looked over as the Gym Leaders and Evil Teams take the spotlight, the random trainers of the world need some love too! As mentioned earlier in the thread, there has been a hard level cap implemented - if you've forgotten, that means your Pokémon can't go past the cap with normal levelling. This allows random trainers to be refined and balanced much more easily. This is why I have appointed myself the task of editing every trainer in the region! Tedious? Yes! Foolish? Probably! Worth it? I sure hope so! What does this actually mean, though? Well, it's better to show through example... Subject: Rocker Max of Route 4 Meet Max. He's a Rocker found on Route 4, and we'll be using him to showcase what I've actually been doing! We'll be looking at his team on Casual, Normal, and Intense. First off, let's go over his team in Version 9: Rocker Max: Version 9 Items: None Magneton Lvl 39, no item, random ability, Screech, Flash Cannon, Electro Ball, Metal Sound (default) Magneton Lvl 38, no item, random ability, Flash Cannon, Electro Ball, Metal Sound, Mirror Shot (default) That's not too interesting, isn't it? They're using default movesets and it's just the same Pokémon twice!.The more uninteresting part as that he would simply change in levels for Casual and Intense. No new Pokémon, items, moves, or anything! Talk about lame. But that's where I come in, and I spice his team up a bit! Firstly, though, let's check the Casual variant: Rocker Max: Version 10 - Casual Items: None Magnemite Lvl 36, no item, random ability, Screech, Flash Cannon, Electro Ball, Metal Sound (default) Magneton Lvl 34, no item, random ability, Flash Cannon, Electro Ball, Metal Sound, Mirror Shot (default) First of all, I will mention that the levels have been modified to take into account differences in the gym badge caps (they've all been lowered by 5, except Venam's). Secondly, this still isn't that interesting, right? But there has been a Pokémon change: one of the Magneton is now a Magnemite! Tending to Casual players is important too! But onto Normal... Rocker Max: Version 10 - Normal Items: Lemonade Magneton Lvl 36, no item, random ability, Flash Cannon, Electro Ball, Metal Sound, Mirror Shot (default) Loudred Lvl 38, no item, random ability, Rest, Uproar, Stomp, Bite Chimecho Lvl 36, no item, Levitate, Uproar, Extrasensory, Heal Bell, Take Down (default) Ohoho, three Pokémon on a single trainer's team? That used to be a rarity, but in general, there will be a slightly higher amount, since giving too much exp won't be a problem anymore! Let's also take note of the differences here: Three Pokémon of different types and uses, one has a custom moveset, and the trainer is holding a Lemonade! While this won't be too common on Normal, more random trainers like Max here will want to heal their hurt Pokémon too! Now, everyone has been waiting for this, so here is Intense: Rocker Max: Version 10 - Intense Items: Lemonade Magneton Lvl 37, no item, Magnet Pull, Flash Cannon, Volt Switch, Metal Sound, Tri Attack Exploud Lvl 38, no item, Soundproof, Crunch, Stomp, Overheat, Fake Tears Chimecho Lvl 36, no item, Levitate, Psychic, Recover, Shadow Ball, Wrap Chatot Lvl 37, no item, Keen Eye, Chatter, Nasty Plot, Boomburst, Roost Each Pokémon now has their own defined moveset, and the Loudred has evolved. But it also looks like there's a newcomer to the team, and it's no stranger to most: Chatter Chatot! On Intense, you are expected to be a good player who knows a lot about Pokémon, and how to use them well. Thus, it should be no surprise that this is the difficulty that should expect you to be using Pokémon as well as you can as much as you can. Trainers are often neglected, but I think that these kinds of changes will make changing the difficulty somewhat more interesting. Thank you for your help Max, and thank you, the reader, for sticking with me. DISCLAIMER: This is simply what I currently have down for this trainer, and may not be indicative of the final result of said trainer or any trainers in the game, but will be a general indicator of my plans. This ain't easy, yo. Anything else? Welllll.... there is one more thing. This hasn't been said yet, but it was decided a bit ago: The jackpot starters shall be removed. No longer will players spend up to a week with their finger on F12, hoping to get the elusive starter. That was not the intention to how the game was played at all, and the fact that I would offer to help players get one so they could get to actual content, is, well... It wasn't the best idea in hindsight, let's put it that way. Anyway, that's it from me! Hope this was somewhat enjoyable. - Alex
  20. 4 points
    * A strange light fills the room * Twilight is shining through the barrier * It seems your journey is finally over * You're filled with DETERMINATION
  21. 4 points
    How do kitchen appliances greet each other? They microwave.
  22. 3 points
    So I kinda got bored and instead of working on homework like I should, I decided to try and find what Ame has changed in the obtainable Pokemon list for Episode 17 by comparing it to screenshots I have of the previous list from October 17th. I'll try and update this as often as I can, cause honestly looking for these things is pretty fun. Also, I'm going to have the formatting of this be [Pokemon Name] e16 availability -> e17 availability By Date: By Dex Number:
  23. 3 points
    Whether Gastly is Mystery Egg or not, I am going to get one and flood Wonder Trade with my breedjects, so everyone else can get one too.
  24. 3 points
    I was curious about the community's opinion on this: Do you love the way Dragonite looks, or do you wish it retained more of the slender beauty of Dragonair? I came across this image recently https://www.deviantart.com/art/Dragonite-V2-411629213 and thought it was a really great illustration of what could have been. I personally love Dragonair and wish it evolved into something that wasn't so drastically different, but that's just me. What would you prefer?
  25. 3 points
    Alright, so I'm gonna be completely honest. With how things are going, there's no possible way that the demo will be out this year. My schedule is PACKED and I've been incredibly busy with school, commissions and keeping up with streaming, so it's been very hard lately to properly sit down and work on the remainder of the graphics... Not to mention that my motivation has been dwindling quite a bit because tbh? The last stretch IS SUCH A DRAG. And i feel kinda bad about promising release dates, so uh. no more of that. i'm really sorry. I could rush things and finish them off quick quick quick and still get something out on my birthday, but it'd be so incredibly rushed and most likely full of bugs, so I'd rather avoid putting out something lackluster in favor of a delayed but polished game. When it'll be out is gonna remain unknown for a while though, but I'll make sure to post something once Alpha testing has started, so you guys can get an impression as of when to expect the game to release to the public! but to make up(?) for the delay once again, i'll let you guys hear a song that i initially really didn't want to let you guys listen to before the game would be out as I wanted to keep it a surprise, but i felt so bad about constantly having to disappoint people with the release... So here it is anyways! The music you'll hear when you fight against the final mon of a gym leader! And to top it off, here's some fancy trainer sprites that the lovely @Atticus has done! He's been working super hard on getting all of the OW sprites fixed up as well so they don't look as awkward while moving around in the maps. YOU'RE DOING GOD'S WORK, THANK YOU SO MUCH AAAAAAAAAAAA Updated Youngster Female Ranger So yeah, things are still progressing... Just rather slowly. I really hope the long wait will be worth it though ;;
  26. 3 points
    Hello good people of the mod market! Since gen 6 the exp share has become a toggleable key item that lets all team mates receive experience without switching. I haven't heard of any plans to put this feature in Reborn or Rejuvenation. I think that's a bit of shame. Are there any mods that enable this? Are there any people presently working on adding this feature? I tried searching around this forum but I couldn't find anything. The new exp share is one hell of a quality of life change that makes a strong team of 6 level up together even if one mon happens to be more useful at the moment (say the fire type in the forest setting). It also lets us level up a whole squad of weaklings easily and without much hassle. I get that the huge exp boost makes the game too easy in X&Y, but it would be cool if the Reborn version just divides the exp across the whole squad, or even if it lowered the total exp gain a little.
  27. 3 points
    I really don't understand the complaint about it being 'broken': 1.) It's a mod. If you think it breaks the game by trivializing the leveling process, don't get it. There are plenty of other mods that trivialize aspects of the game. 2.) Grind is not difficulty. Grind is simply grind. I have a pretty extensive background from years and years of playing ARPGs, where grind is the name of the game, and I have a pretty high tolerance for it, but I would never consider it 'skillful' or 'hard'. Leveling pokemon is not 'hard'. It's just your tolerance for grind and a timesink. If you realize you need a specific pokemon and you know where you can get it and what level you need to be, it's no feat of skill to get there; it's just putting your nose to the screen and grinding. Any schmuck can do it, it's simply a factor of time invested. 3.) Reborn already has a check on acquiring XP. If you overlevel you just end up hurting yourself because your pokemon no longer obey. The official games do not, so gaining 3.5x the XP dramatically changes the grind curve. Though I do think these games have made an attempt to balance it. Try playing Sun/Moon from the beginning with no EXP Share and compare it to a playthrough of an earlier gen game. No EXP Share would require a fair bit more grinding to get your party up to level. I would be down to add a mod for it, as it's a nice QoL feature and allows you to experiment with grinding more potential teams. And hey, as an optional mod that enables a toggleable feature, if you think it makes the game too easy, turn it off.
  28. 3 points
    Well hello there, cute little fella! Wanna go an adventure with me? Say hello to Muskoat, the tundra Pokemon! Muskoat is a poison/ground type based on the musk ox, and it lives in the colder reaches of the Telius region. When you can eventually reach level 28, this little guy will evolve into a big bristling Musktox. And while both forms have low sp. atk and speed, they have immense utility with ways to poison the opponent, support the team, recover damage, and even hit back surprisingly hard! Once fully evolved, musktox is a formidable physically defensive wall that thrives specifically on hail teams thanks to its snow cloak ability and its useful resistances. Ice, common on hail teams, is weak to rock and fighting. And its Ground attacks can hit Fire and Steel types too! And while it has an awesome specific niche, it can definitely still hold its own as a standalone Pokemon with its other ability, poison point. Want to know more? Well you'll just have to wait and see what he can do yourself! Because this little guy is available starting in Episode 1! Can't wait to see you there!
  29. 3 points
    Irrelevant but, if Eclipse can't be saved by us, I will be seriously upset.
  30. 3 points
    Pokémon Greet Out Of The PokeBall Pokémon Team
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    90% sure this website isn't affiliated with the Insurgence team, their real website is https://p-insurgence.com/ That website looks created by someone who wants to make easy ad money and/or make you download malware.
  33. 3 points
    Thanks for catching Zebstraika; I'll fix it tonight too The Alolan (or as far as Reborn is concerned, Alternate) forms are not noted on the obtainable list, true... Unfortunately because of how it was set up it wouldn't be simple to display them. So, they're just combined. For instance, you saw that Vulpix is now wild. That's actually A-Vulpix that's wild. Normal Vulpix is still an event. I'll go over some of the ones that are already marked similarly: rattata and raticate are both both wild same with sandshrew/sandslash, marowak and diglett... not sure about dugtrio offhand, meowth if not persian cant remember (and it's not quick to look up), probably both both geodude and gravelers are wild, and both grimer/muks. a-raichu is evo-only unlike kantonian. that should cover everything! not that any of it matters next to vulpix.
  34. 3 points
    After countless requests for mons to people around the forum from me, i decided that i'll open a trade shop. ( And after a little chat with @Hooligan, i also decided that i'll respect the mods wish to not trade any "unobtainable" pokemons. ) And Here it is! A Deino Ralts shop for everyone ! Here's the place to get 5IVs Ralts, guaranteed. ( Thanks for the advice @GS BALL ) But... if you guys want to get other pokemons, just go to these link: Here some infos that you need to know about this thread : So there you go! Hope you guys enjoy shopping here !!! P.S : if you guys want to know the parents , here's some info :
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    Hey Everyone ! Lately, i've been playing the KOF saga, and it realy inspired me to create custom characters, the first one requested from @Yagami, with @Q-Jei's help , I've managed to finish Iori's spritesheet for it to fully work on the game, and now, with no further ado, i present you my own persnonal Custom Character from the KOF NESTS Saga: Kusanagi Kyo ! What you think @Amethyst ?
  39. 3 points
    What's up it's your girl Jessica taking over Leader Reveals and stealing Quinn's line! Today we have a special reveal as it's someone you all know and love! I'm not one to drag things out so I'll just dive right into it! Congratulations, you've unlocked.... Badge: Fault IIIIIIIIIIT'S.... DUNCAN! As I'm sure you're all aware Duncan is a well versed veteran of the Ground type. He loves getting down and dirty so you better watch out for any cheap tricks! I'm just kidding! He also has a brand new partner, Nidoking! I asked him about that, actually, but his answer wasn't very satisfying. If you're curious feel free to pester him about it when you see him! Brief introduction aside; I promised an interview, didn't I? Below are some of the questions I managed to ask along with his replies: And there you have it! With Duncan's return we have one last bracket 4 leader to go! Which also means another interview! Though given how quiet this leader is that may prove just a tad difficult. However, I am not one to give up, and neither is Mr. Wiggles! See you next Tuesday! XOXO Jessica and Mr. Wiggles!
  40. 3 points
    TEEEEECHNICALLY As someone who is uninterested in talking about emerging gender identifiers or lack there of - I would say this is cutting edge game customization and appreciate it in the Reborn region's own reality. It also takes the focus away from "gender" and more on "appearance" - which I feel is what players today "really" care about. In a Pokemon game, the gender symbol isn't a sign of emerging identity or any sort of struggle, it's just a symbol. It shouldn't be restricted to specific appearances, because that effectively pigeon-holes non-binary individuals into a specific "appearance", which probably isn't a realistic portrayal of a NB person.
  41. 3 points
    I was going to say the same thing, but @GS BALL beat me to it. only one parent needs to hold the Destiny Knot for it to work
  42. 3 points
    Hi and Welcome to V9 Item Guide The guide might not be complete, and those are all the items I found myself in the game, it might include some spoilers so be warned! If you find any more items please comment bellow from where you can find them. Make sure to use the itemfinder later once you get it, it's very useful and handy while you search! Marks: - indicates the item is not hidden, a poke ball or a similar sprite is shown on its place. + indicates the item is not hidden, a similar symbol shown on its place. Have fun hunting. Items Listed by Location Items Listed by Typing Shops
  43. 3 points
    Let's talk about the categories in the Status Update block, since some of them have changed a bit from before. Gen VII Updates: (we didn't even have a dev blog last time there was a generation update!) Sprites We can't use the Smogon set, so we've gotta scrounge up our own. Fortunately many pixel artists list theirs as free use and so I've been able to gather a solid chunk. We'll polish them and make the rest. This progress bar also includes Shiny and Egg spriting. Scripting Marcello is a peach and this will be almost (if not) entirely his domain. It includes updates to old battle stuff, most of which have already been done as of this writing, and the implementation of all moves and abilities. It is a long road! Data This is basically everything in the PBS files, such as data, movesets and TM availability, plus details on the new items/moves/abilities. Marcello is actually a peach and a half and is fronting most of this work as well. Field Updates Although I had hoped we would be done with them before, Psychic Terrain will be added. This section will also include adding new attributes to all field for any relevant moves and abilities. Gameplay The most generic name possible. This is a catch-all for adding new Pokemon into events/encounters and trainer battles, and distributing new items. Tbh this is the fun part. New Content: Misc Updates So I lied and this isn't actually new content at all but whatever. In the past we had separate categories for graphic/event/etc updates but there's few enough this time that I'm lumping them all in here. AI Updates A planned renovation to get down and dirty with the AI. Right now most moves have little or no AI coding specifically for them. I won't get through all the moves this episode, but I'll spend some quality time with a good chunk of them. Graphics/Maps Previously these were separate but I put them together since the graphics in question are usually tilesets for new areas, and I prefer to tailor tiles to their maps. There are 7 new areas to make this episode, so this will be the bulk of the content work! Eventing Teleport events, area puzzles, encounters, items and special Pokemon. This is sort of a catch-all for everything that is not mapping, but also not part of the main story. Story All story events. This episode will have a branched story, so it will take a little longer.
  44. 2 points
    me: is pizza technically a cheesecake? my brother, without hesitation: fuck you.
  45. 2 points
    I felt bad to not being a part of Reborn way much before. But now, I realized that Reborn is the place where I want to be for a long time, since there are always many kind people. As I can see, most of the people that join Reborn stays for up to 2 days. We wish that these people could participate as well and that they could not be shy. Despite that, we have people that participate a lot and are very nice people. It's nice to be here, and I hope I can stay here for even more time.
  46. 2 points
    Cliche is a very hard to use word due to the fact imagination comes from inspiration. A better word I should use is predictable as if I could tell you everything that'd happen in a scene without even seeing it, then it can be rather dull. Playing god is not this simple subject everybody makes it out to be (Xenoblade is closer, but only a couple games like Xenosaga really get it right) as it requires a lot of layers of character in very few words or actions. Why make a new world to rid of what? Why destroy the old one? How will this be accomplished? How will the world be maintained? If these questions cannot be answered, then it simply is a character driven by madness with little or no reason. That's a core problem with many "Comic book villains" as I'll call them. They aren't interesting and are a waste of breath. Now we jump back to legendaries which the hacking community really went the wrong way with them. Legendary Pokemon simply are stories of the past passed down about these Pokemon who are so rare that some don't believe they even exist. It's the equivalence to stuff like the Egyptian God Ra or the Sphinx. The Pokemon games are built and function around these stories which many of the crime groups underestimate their power (Mostly Archie and Maxwell in this category). I stand firm with this ideal which is why I don't really involve legends all that much. I know the revolution storyline I did mostly because I was asked to. Even then they weren't merely tools and were really involved. For fun challenges or post game stuff I'm fine with bosses having legends since it technically is post story and really doesn't matter as much. But the other misconception is putting the fact that Legends could mean more than powerful Pokemon. In the original 2 generations, legends and myths kind of were whether you wanted to believe it or not, but pointed towards being true. Mewtwo was made in a lab, the tower was burned down likely with Ho-Oh reviving the three dogs, and Lugia definitely had powerful wings, but the dex entry likely was exaggerated. So having trainers use legendaries in battle isn't the end of the world, but over the generations, GF has been upping the importance of their lore (then ruined it with Ultra Beasts which are just strong Pokemon who match legendaries in strength). ...I'll let the viewers decide whether or not that counts, but I really do keep to my word. I'm guessing you don't know what "the ripple effect" is. It's very similar to the "Butterfly Effect". When you take a stone and throw it into the pond, it creates ripples. These ripples do not stay in place but slowly spread out until they eventually vanish. This happens whenever you make a change in the story as it effects other parts of the story so if I changed one part, I would make sure it was coherent and fixed other parts to smooth it all out. I'm not really aiming for coherency here (I mean Geara is a French man with a Russian dialect), but just naming things that could have been done. You learn something new every day. And suddenly that made me think of Frencheara who make me think of this guy Something something moving on to the chapter -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chapter 25: The PhantRen of the Opera (What even is this? It looks like Rice and Spinach. I don't even get a drink) (Can I have what she's eating instead?) (I'd make a joke about Ilyana here but I don't even think anyone here knows who that even is) (Well she's a strong independent woman. You have to know these things when you live alone) (...And she was a wife as well) (...I completely forgot about this) I'm just going to say that this string of dialogue really is a nice touch that adds to Narcissa's character. (Yes. Yes it is.) Okay this is a good point to talk about something that I have kind of been hiding a bit. Chapters are obviously being delayed due to various reasons as I have school and I just started working. The biggest reason for the delay was that I got really, really sick a couple days to the point I kept passing out and sleeping which made me need to catch up on school work. I can't promise this won't be delayed for various reasons (and one some people may like and be happy about), but unless I say this run is canceled it will be ongoing. I am laying off of COGA's for the rest of the year though...which is two months. I'll leave those a surprise. Also if I feel a little grouchy, that's probably due to the fact that I still have this dang cough (and I'm stuck in a crappy hotel with very little lighting until February). I'm better now, but there's a lot of stressful things in the background. (Hello character who contributed nothing helpful to the plot so far) (Can it be canon that she was in a two month coma?) (She has no idea how long she's been out...isn't this the second time this happened?) I swear Aelita is the Yamcha of Rejuvenation. She does nothing but gets defeated easily. (Umm...I'm pretty sure your father wants to see you not almost die at this point) (I'm pretty sure he's thinking "why didn't I raise her better?" right now) (I actually really like this line as well) (The French aren't easy to defeat...or was that the Russians?) (...I want to like you, Aelita, but I just can't) (Can I have a team of Mosley, Nim, and Ren? I think we'd accomplish a lot more together) (The problem of why I am still playing this game?) (Oh boy, here comes the meeting room thingy) (...And this is new) (Pretty sure this is Jan's thought process when changing this) (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure in a nutshell) (Aelita...actually helping? That's new) (Hey Aelita, do you want this food? I swear I thought I saw it move just now.) (Hmmm...I'm interested) (I...can't remember if this was stated in the original or not.) (More good dialogue) (Well probably due to the fact foreigner's aren't welcome) (Seriously, this is good stuff) (No, we're making an anime) (...Something tells me years were spent making this) (Oh good, I can become a celebrity now. Also, I probably should start stabbing this food with a fork before it escapes into the wild) (Oh good, that's something I'm good at) (So basically a gym battle where I humiliate you in front of the entire town. I like this idea) (I know you're flattering me so I'll just go along with this....and it's working) (My thoughts on this exactly) (Yes, let's get the show on the road...though it probably won't top the French man himself. That was a show) (This food...it is speaking to me now) (Didn't you need to get home like two months ago?) (I'd like you to live too, Mosley) (Whelp good-bye best character in the game) ([Googles nomadic] did not know the word meant that...probably won't ever use it though) (I'm surprised she didn't ask what a normadic is) (Hey, why don't I get gifts? I did all the hard work) (Something tells me it will all be gone before she arrives home) (...Food solves all problems in the world. The more you know) (No Mosely, you're the best) (I probably won't see any of you for a long time...hopefully Aelita is included) (Yes, yes it must) Suddenly... (I'm boxed in here...get it...no need to get boxy on me now.) So I really, really liked this change in the game as it actually implements more of Narcissa's character into the actual game rather than just have her serve as an obstacle to progress. Her character is a lot more involved compared to a lot of characters who usually are just there and are interchangeable. That's actually an issue with big cast stories as often one is either forced to say something to be relevant or just blends into the background. This is one of the few times this really didn't happen and I though even Aelita was done just fine. I want more of these kinds of scenes because they are even interesting to reread to see what I forgot. And yes, I did just praise Rejuvenation on story. And yes, this kicks the hell out of the original idea of this section. And now a word from our sponsor... (I mean...he does make the game so that does count, right?) I just gave myself a mini heart attack as I accidentally closed out of this thread. Everything I okay though. (.....That exeggutor pic is the scariest thing I've seen so far this year) (Eh, she's probably like Shade...did you know Shade likes music?) (Supporting the strong independent woman idea I brought up) (Did she build this on an Indian Burial ground or something?) (Well duh. Field effects always make the stab of a leader stronger) (Even though they're hindered, Dark Types are still very useful here) (Seriously wish this had an epic animation because that is a cool name for a move) (And it sounds epic) (One of these days GF will make a sound type a real thing) (Or you could bring a normal type Pokemon...hint hint) (Flash is a good move. I'd demonstrate it, but I'd then be banned from Reborn) (So it'll basically be Keta's field...but I don't have Flash...because that takes effort) (Basically that's EZ mode, but we don't do EZ mode around here...except when dealing with Batman) (I did know this actually) If you want to know my favorite type, it's actually Psychic but I tend to use more fire types...and the only Psychic type in my top 10 is Alakazam. I loved spamming Psybeam in Pokemon Stadium as well. That and Psychic looked awesome in it. (I...forgot these were called Janograms...was that ever even mentioned in the game?) (But we're all dead on the inside) This is gonna be really random, but I really don't have a good place to put it. Something that keeps me playing this game or retry it is actually the community around it. It's always been very, very supportive of Jan especially when things go bad or hair is pulled (like certain leaders being laughably broken) it really has been fun looking at it and some of the things going on. I don't think Rejuv is superior to Reborn like some people believe, but I certainly can understand why people enjoy it more. And also, this run is way more popular than I even pictured it being and way more support than I imagined. That really does make spending a few hours one each chapter worth it and going through 100s of pictures again. (...even the potted plants are gold. I swear King Midas was your actual husband) (No, we still got a few screen caps to go before then) (I told you) (I also like this as it shows a bit of anxiety which a lot of people do have before they perform) (And...there's a voice I haven't heard in a long while) (Not as big of a plot twist as Link appearing in a Mario game. I salute you if you know which game that happened in) (No, I just went the other way around) I actually do like the nice touch of how they changed Goldenwood forest to reflect why the player couldn't go that way. (THAT IS NOT IRONY) (Making Ren eat his own words...+10 points for Narcissa) (Man I wish Ren was more involved in the story because he's more interesting than a lot of characters) (Well that's any dream of a Pokemon trainer so...it's understandable) (I probably would've wrote it like "After working so hard trying to rid the black of this town, you succumb to it." Same message though) (Damn, I wish I had images of the old version of this because the difference in quality is very, very visible) (But Narcissa saw through his clever disguise and she crushed Bruce Ren in-between her thighs) The references just keep getting older and older. I'm also probably going to have to call this the Silly Adventures of Commander through Aevium with a side of Rants. (Still think I like clever disguise over actions here) (I realized Jan likes doing a black border around his characters while I tried to avoid doing that with mine. Just an interesting observation) (Even Ren is in disbelief. It's like that moment when the hero says something the villain wasn't expecting...can't think of a good one off the top of my head) (...But there's more seats than people in this town...she's lying) (Oh, Narcissa you clever girl) (I just realized...how old is Narcissa? How old is Geara? And why do girls have gray hair in this town?) (Brains aren't really your strong suit, Ren.) (Playing Ren like a fiddle since Version 9) (I'm going to have to explain something really clever about this since this is a type of scene I've wrote before and why it's golden) (The ticket is a lie. If you haven't figured it out) (So we're racing each other...at least he isn't Barry or I'd lose instantly. That boy can run) (So a VIP ticket. Sound lit.) (It's so hard to keep quiet about what's happening) (I also realize this is a Black vs White situation. Gotta love how coincidental this situation really is) (Seriously, where the hell have scenes like this been in the game so far) (Except plot conveniences) (You realize all I care about is getting this snag machine fixed and y'all are just getting in the way of that) (It's no biggie. I do kind of want revenge for the fence thing. If he saw what I went through, he'd kick his own ass for me) (...That's not how conversion works. It's done by diving or multiplying by 10...I really have got to stop this) (It's funny how true this is right now) Seriously, I will get to this explanation at the end of this scene but that pic sums up what exactly just happened. (You realize I'm like the slowest protagonist you could ask for. It'd be a miracle if he doesn't beat me to it) (Again, this is going to take a paragraph to really explain but just looking back, I really did not appreciate this scene like I should have) (Eh, I'd flip those around honestly. It's a little more complicated than that) (Err...the only person who can fix someone is themselves. Outsiders can only help with it) Okay, so now I finally get to talk about Ren who in my honest opinion is one of the most underrated characters who got an absolute amazing rewrite here. So the old Ren was kind of an ass who was very self-centered and threw morals out the window. This new Ren is much, much more interesting and is honestly really kind of sad. So we can't write up Ren's entire backstory, but we do know he probably didn't have a very good childhood. He was different from everyone due to questioning the norms. This led to him leading a very isolated life which likely pushed him to running away. In fact, he probably was thinking he wasn't very good at anything. It's when he met Melia and Venam that really changed him. They were very different to the point he could really relate to them which he enjoyed their company. He now felt like he had a purpose and found his paradise. That paradise was completely crushed with the death of Melia. That's when he discovered his true purpose in life. He knew he was different and Melia and Venam helped build up his confidence to fulfill his purpose: changing his hometown. It was the only thing left he could save so it had to be him to save it. It's the only thing that could keep him going in life. That fixation slowly blinded his morals as he believed the player would remove his only purpose in life which is why he blocked them off. He never had any ill towards them or hated them. He was just desperate to keep doing the only thing he knew how to do. This then leads to this whole scene with Narcissa saying that he's blind to what he's doing. He's so fixated on trying to help Goldenwood that he blindly fell for Narcissa's trick which any person thinking would've figured it out. It didn't matter as all he was thinking about was fulfilling his purpose. It's the only thing he has left so he'd be willing to take any chances to save it. That's why he acted the way he did. Which leads back to the fact he's doing all of this because of the death of Melia. That was one of the very, very people he truly cared about and now they're just gone. This has a bigger impact on him over Venam as Venam had other people to go to (like her friends she lost) but Ren has nobody. Venam then pushed Ren away instead of trying to help him because he really needed help leaving Ren to fend for himself. So in a since, he's terrified and lonely with the only thing he knows how to do is change Goldenwood. It sounds like I'm circling, which I am. Ren is one of the few characters that actually has more layers than meets the eye. That makes him a much more interesting character to analyze. It also made me realize how much of a dick some characters were really being to him. Narcissa is understandable because she doesn't understand he's suffering through a huge loss (which he has bottled up inside of him). My only gripe is that I wish this was more explained rather than implied information because damn it makes Ren a 3 dimensional character since the events do develop him as a character. He's also probably one of the most consistent characters in the game. So something else I should mention.... I didn't capture any pics of the puzzle. Honestly, it's interesting. I don't exactly hate it, but...I can't really say I loved it. It's definitely one of the more unique gym puzzles for a game and probably my favorite idea for a puzzle from both Reborn and Rejuv, but the fact you have to redo the whole thing is kind of burdening and it's pretty long. It's kind of like that food that tastes weird so you eat another bite and can't stop eating it because of that taste. Better than the old gym puzzle (which this kind of is a remake of that). (I won't lie...the props are pretty cool) (If someone rewrote this as a musical, I'd love you forever) (I...just remembered something interesting) If you guys really like something like this, look into Legend of Heroes Trails in the Sky. There's actually a play in the game which is really, really good. It's one of my favorite scenes in the game because it's a full on play and not just a scene. You rarely see that in RPGs. (Yeah, yeah we all know about FFVI who did the whole singing thing) (*Gasp* Is Bandit Keith making a guest star appearance?) (Nope, it's Sariah's sister) (I...always pictured Narcissa being a bit pessimistic or sarcastic. Even if it's acting, feels weird seeing her cheery) (Huh? I'm not sure if that's supposed to be a monologue. Would've been cool, but not expected in something like this) (If you wanted to make my jaw drop, write this in Shakespeare style.) (Close enough) (I feel like I'm missing a few pics but we get the general message) (The birds aren't as reliable as the trees. But the winds know all) (Okay, which one of you opened the thousand year door) (Or maybe Groudon is bothering civilians again) I really should make a list of games, movies, animes, and cartoons I referenced. Also while I'm working on this, I'll try thinking up RPGs that use plays/operas. (Are your hemorrhoids doing the Harlem Shake?) The first game in that series I referenced kind of had one, but also Chrono Trigger had two performances. (I kind of am slightly bother by how her crown isn't attached to her head. Minor complaint) Paper Mario and TTYD are pretty much plays especially the latter. (I told you Snoop Dog was the true villain here) Fire Emblem Fates does one as well (The tower of flames...my favorite Miitopia attack) Tomadachi Life doesn't count because it's not an RPG (RIP Snoop Dog. You brought happiness to many...I think) Avatar the Last Airbender had one for a recap episode...not an RPG though (Seriously, I love these cardboard cutouts) Pokemon XD had that whole Crabby and Juggler show (Oh ze horror. Ze zupid scientist ez dead) Pokemon B/W had the musical thing...not as cool as the movies though (RIP...I forget his...oh yeah it's Sirius) FFIX was amazing with those plays. There was even a sword fight minigame. Playing that on an emulator without a controller was interesting. (Did jan just make a rhyme? I have a feeling too much thought was put into this and I love it) Gold and Silver technically had the Kimono Girls (Become a strong independent woman?) That cuphead game had a boss who was basically a play (It was probably Melia's fault. Just guessing.) Trails of Cold Steel does have one as well. (Charlotte? Too soon?) (That's...a very sad life. A tower being your life's work and pride. Then again, the Eiffel Tower is literally just that minus the fire) A Hat in Time also has a boss in the form of a play...I will keep going as long as there are screen caps of this play (I forget if those were real moving fires or just paint) Mario Rappids also had that amazing boss level of one. Google it if you haven't seen it. (It's...organization XIII!) Funny thing about KHIII. I had zero interest in the game until I heard how it's much more like KHII. I saw some of the gameplay from 2.8 and I'm actually very interested in it now. Yeah, yeah, not part of the RPGs stuff but just wanted to mention that. Did I mention I loved playing KHII? That game was part of my childhood and I don't care if the story is bad or messy. Not a big fan of the side stuff...getting off topic now. Back to the game at hand. (I would die laughing if it was Crescent who did it and she saw this being insulted by who played her role) Eh, I ran out games to name off the top of my head. Twas a good try though. (Every time I see the word Judgement, I think about Kratos in the Symphonia anime bonuses) (That looks like a hex maniac) (She's scary) (Ze tower ez NO MOAR!) (And the beacon of hope is gone) (...I know it's not supposed to be funny but thinking about what happened it kind of is) (I...don't have much to say) (Mysterious figure...best villain in the game) (Again, mysterious figure for best villain) (Bye best villain of 2k17) (Reminds me a bit of Hades from Kid Icarus) (Ze woman ez crazy) Sorry, I can't help it but do Frenchera with anything Goldenwood involved. I swear it won't appear in the Blacksteeple segments...okay, I can't promise that. (Who are you and what have you done with Rejuv...to make it better?) (Geeze, this chick has a lot of lines) (I really want to see this play scripted in dialogue just to see how many lines rhyme) (...Kind of like Petalburg from Paper Mario...wait that's TTYD) (Businessmen in a nutshell) (...This isn't the plays fault but every time I see this I can't think how ridiculous it kind of is) (You know, the mysterious figure kind of was Grunty from Banjo Kazooie) (Ah the great Isolation Ordinance of 1992. Such a tragic day in Aevium) (So they are basically declaring they are their own country here) (That's...a very long time) (I don't know if this is part of the play or not, but it's cool) (Probably talking about Sirius...or Gregory) (Huh, makes since why she's mad at this time and spiteful) (And I really like this line) (...You've done a terrible job as leader) (Is it the pizza man?) (Aye! Finally we get to see Bandit...) (Run Bandit Keith, Run!) (Aelita is many things, but boring isn't one of them) (Aelita is actually doing something. That's a first) (Wait...I didn't know Aelita was a good actor. Apparently getting a lot of concussions does that) Yes, I will ride the concussion joke to the ends of the earth as it is a nonsensical cliche so many writers use. (Her values have no weight. Just take it from the expert) (I really can't help but smile every time I see a rhyme. It's not needed but is amusing seeing how much thought went into this) (This is also probably going to be the only highlight of Aelita) (By the way, I also learned that Aelita is very good at memorizing lines) (Y'know, for everything being gold, you'd think the pictures would be as well) (Either that or Aelita is the improv queen) (She also is more stubborn than a Snorlax on a bridge) (Girl fight \o/) (...........If the fate of the world weighed on Aelita, we'd be doomed) (Especially since she's a fighting type trainer facing a ghost type...but Scrappy is a thing) (Seriously, I want to know how much time Jan put into this whole idea alone) (Something tells me Jan may have been reading Shakespeare before doing this) (O_O I don't like this play anymore) (Aelita, you can take this one) (Aelita...you aren't helping) (Please tell me I don't have to kiss you at the end) (If that's true, either way I lose). So minus the plot convenience of Ren and Commander arriving at the same time here...we'll let this one slide because magic could make that easily happen or intentionally happen since the rules of this place aren't normal. Perhaps it was intentional by Narcissa even. (Mommy, that exeggutor is looking at me funny) (Remember that long talk I had, does Ren seem like a mindless character now?) (Only because the plot demands it) (Can't really be friends if I'm the one who abandoned you...technically by plot demands) (Ren wants to win by....DETERMINATION!) BTW if you guys had a hell of a time with Sableye, here's a solution for you: (Seriously, this bear is underrated. Pancha best bear) (Btw, I don't have any fairy type moves. Curses! Why can't Mr. Mime learn Moonblast) (Oh I have a lot to talk about with this one. A lot) Ratigan weakened it so that I could finish it off with priority. The rest of the battle was more or less walter...being Walter So interesting fact about Ren's Geninja: It's actually twice as strong as Luna's in HC. Luna is an opponent in the 60s while Ren is in the upper 30s. That in my opinion is an example of doing way too much for an opponent who isn't even the big boss. The other Pokemon are fine, but does he really need a Greninja with a Life Orb, Scald, and Gunk Shot? Literally, it can't get much stronger than that. (Now I get to something very interesting) (In one sense, someone could say he's snapping back into reality) (He's actually acknowledging our deeds as well) (And everything is starting to make sense) (Okay, it didn't change THAT much) (...And hanging a little girl wasn't enough to change it. That'd change any town.) (That Slowbro looks like it's eating Cotton Candy) (If you say yes, you basically watch as he shatters himself. If you say no, you basically rid him of his purpose in life. Neither option is really a good pic). I doubt it changes anything, but I did say no because he's being self-destructive to himself. (Yep. He already knew what I was going to say). Something I want to comment about before we see the rest is that basically everything he knows is completely stripped from him. This basically just leaves him as an empty corpse having nothing to fight for or any motives. This is what really separates Ren and Fern: (She's a gym leader. It's in the title to give me hell) (Foreshadowing much?) (This right here is him releasing some of his frustration on the player) (It's this line right here) Despite everything that has happened to him, he's willing to put the town's happiness over his own rooting for the player. He literally did everything to try and stop the player so that he could get something fulfilled or gain a sense of purpose, but even when that is stripped from him, by the one person who was there when it all happened, he still roots for them. He could easily have blamed the player for all that happened especially since he was there with Melia at the time. He doesn't though...he blames himself. He probably also clings to the player a bit since that's all he has. So now he basically walks out of there an empty shell. It really makes you go "What if Ren traveled with us?" instead of what happens. Yeah, I know what happens during Terajuma but I'll save that discussion later. It does lead into an upcoming scene, but we'll have to find out about that later. I know what you're thinking "Commander, why would you end right before the gym battle? There's not that much stuff left." There's almost 200 pics left. I'm not kidding. Anyways, I know people are first going to think that this is an offensive comment but this section doesn't deserve to be in Rejuvenation. If you've seen that 100s of times I've ranted on Rejuv's story, then this will click a lot more. There's really not a character here who does a bad job or I want to face palm by their actions...even Aelita manages to be a good character. You see the history of Ren and Narcissa and how she knows how Ren was and still kind of is. There's character depth. And the whole play scenario is very unique and very fun to relook at. Sure I could criticize the sense and flow of the actual play, but I think the effort there really eclipses any faults. Even without the play, the changes to Ren greatly improved him as a character. Sure I could be looking more into his character than there actually is, but it's one of the few I can actually do that. Keta was very inconsistent, Madelis has no personality, and Venam has 0 development. So yeah, this is basically me saying "This is what I'm looking for" since all I've been doing is just complaint after complaint. Which brings me back to characters. An occurring theme with Rejuv is that past events become very irrelevant instead of connected together. What even is the importance of the Shadow Xen Lab or Wispy Tower in the long run? I'm trying to think of...Alm. Alm from Fire Emblem Echoes is absolutely perfect. Something about Alm is that he's willing to take the risk of saving someone over taking the most successful route to victory. He does some really dumb things at the start being inexperienced (like attacking bandits that outnumber him) which this ideal clashes with one of the best written character in FE history, Clive. Just watch all the scenes line up at the end when Clive finally confesses he was wrong even admitting he'd let his fiance die if it meant success. Anyways if there's any old characters you'd like me to analyze deeper, I'm willing to do that next chapter except for Melia, Aelita, and Agent C(ooker).
  47. 2 points
    SON OF A BIBAREL. I thought I did something right. I'll change it
  48. 2 points
    First, you asked for criticisms which I said that you were trying to do too much which can overwhelm players. Field effects are very overwhelming when they are first experienced. Secondly, I never said this project would fail. If anyone here is closed minded, it would be you for calling out on things that were not said. I guess a better way of describing this is to use a plate of food. You can only fit so much on a plate and I'm the type of guy who like Spaghetti. Instead of just spaghetti, you offer the dish along with lasagna, bread sticks, texas toast, salad, and a slice of pizza. That sounds like a good idea until you realize I don't have that much spaghetti to eat which is what I wanted. You can't make that plate bigger so something has to be removed to fit that all in. There's a lot more depth to that analogy but I'm sure you guys probably could figure the rest out without me explaining. Now don't assume what I'm saying is because you said these things to me, but I would say this exact same phrase for anyone you said this to. I do not tolerate members of a team treating fans, critics, or even haters in the way that you just did. I would have given you one warning and if you did it again, I may consider kicking you out. You do not make personal claims on a player even if you despise them. That line is very disrespectful and I will never touch this game because of that line alone. It could be the best game ever, but if someone treats me like that, I wouldn't want to support it especially with accepting that kind of behavior. You can disagree with me which I have nothing against as I have my own opinions, but don't ever accuse anyone of false claims just due to something they said. Don't apologize either because you know damn better. Just take this as a lesson so that you avoid it in the future.
  49. 2 points
    0 out of 10. It ain't cool if they ain't shiny. Personally I was just curious how idiotic this thread would be. You all disappoint just saying it was sandbox mode. No jokes about getting good at all. You also don't have the greatest legendary of all time...the golden bidoof.
  50. 2 points
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