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Ironbound last won the day on December 10 2016

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    Art, Carnatic and Classical instrumental music, Indic literature, history and philosophy, economics, statistics, accountancy and finance.
    Chess, gardening, swimming, dogs, competitive Pokémon, game development.

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  1. Short answer: Yes, it's fairly vital Long answer: There's three quintessential things that make a fakemon game: the Fakemon themselves, the plot, and the game mechanics. For the moment, I will concern myself only with the fakemon aspect. The Mons have to fulfil the following criteria: 1. Their designs must be wholesome: To feel and act like natural Pokémon, they must be designed so that they look like them. Their designs must be neither too crude not too overdesigned. Many fakemon games go awry here because the fundamental reason behind the appeal of Pokémon as a franchise is the appearance of the mons: how cute, cool or intriguing they are, and how they look to the eye. That is what makes the casual observer sit up and take notice about your project; the majority of them pick a fakemon game (and there are many of them, so you have a lot of competition to contend with) based on how the Mons look and feel like, what vibes they give off and how that appeals to them. A crude or overstuffed design is counterintuitive to that objective. Graphics are therefore very important, as are the names that you give to them. 2. They must be balanced: This is another common mistake that many fakemon games run into: making every Mon awesome and powerful won't cut it (The "If everything is broken, then nothing is" logic doesn't translate well in practice) and neither will making every Mon weak or bland. A game where you can overlevel one Pokémon (your starter, or some dragon type or something) and sweep through everything is terribly boring. No natural Pokémon game is full of blaziken and garchomps; the bibarels and butterflies are equally essential. A well balanced roster is such that every Mon has some viable role to play at every stage in the game. Diversity should be encouraged and no idea or concept (however much you may like it) should be overpowered. Artificially restricting level caps is not a quick-fix solution to an OP roster either, as it only makes it frustrating to break through. 3. There must be a good vibe to them: It's fairly standard to make things based on established themes. Some things are hard to change, like the essential route 1 rodent, bird and bug. But in general, fakemon can unleash creativity like no other avenue in Pokémon. You can and should do more than just take an animal base, slap a different colour and an elemental affiliation onto it and call it a Pokémon. But that again depends on what kind of theme you have going: if your world is a naturalistic one, having animal-based Mons is fine. If you're going for the bizarre, then you can have more abstract themes (much like what Ultrabeasts do.) So there you have it, in a nutshell. I speak with the experience of having worked on a fangame project with our own fakemon. Graphics and appearances are an essential part of making a game that people will be interested in; not the only important thing, certainly, but undoubtedly one of them. If you're not skilled at making your own designs, I would suggest to you to enlist the help of an artist, or take on a creative partner in some form. I'd advocate against compromise on design or statistical quality, though, and advise caution as you proceed.
  2. why gen 1 is the best

    Real men use Fire Spin
  3. ~The Reborn Quotebook~

    BIBS You know I was referring to Rhyperior! You're just salty because I swept all your asses in the tour. With the same TR Rhyperior team.
  4. Happy Birthday Sheep

    Late, but wishing you a happy birthday, Sheep. Have a great year ahead.
  5. Happy Birthday, Ody!

    Cheers, mate. Have a great year ahead.
  6. Happy Birthday, ICSW

    Happy birthday, ICSW; wishing you a great year ahead!
  7. Do you wear shoes and/or socks indoors?

    Either barefoot or slippers
  8. What? REBORN is evolving!

    We're having enough fun roasting you as is. Suffer the fate you have brought upon yourself
  9. What? REBORN is evolving!

    >azery >auth well, he smells enough to warrant being a mod, anyway... (in all seriousness, congratulations to both of you, and wishing you all the best)
  10. JERIICHOO :)

    Happy birthday, Jeri. Wishing you a great year ahead.
  11. Meet the vets!

    You ingrate.
  12. Meet the vets!

    General Info: Known as: Viri (short for Viridescent, my erstwhile moniker), IronboundAge: 19y 9m as of dateGender: MaleBirthday: October 3Location: Southern India Height: 180 cmHair Color: Jet BlackEye Color: Dark BrownLives with: An extended joint family on ancestral propertyPets: Two dogs, a Labrador Retriever and a Doberman Pinscher Relationship status: Not InterestedFavourite Food: Nothing beats south Indian cuisineFavourite Drink: Coffee, roast, ground, filtered and blackFavourite Color: Most natural or sober shades, such as charcoal grey, sky blue, earth tones, etc. Preference to shades of dark green, hence the original name 'Viridescent'Favourite kind of Music: Classical Carnatic instrumental, Hindustani instrumental and ragas, Western classical chamber/orchestral music, and Opera, as long as it's in a language I don't understand Band: From my listed tastes in music, does it look like any band plays Schubert or Hariprasad Chaurasia or Ustad Bismillah Khan? Synthesised sounds also generally turn me off; I prefer organic instruments from the pre-electronic era.Favourite Album: This again, doesn't apply, but I do like Vivaldi's four seasons if that counts.Favourite Song: The human voice in song doesn't appeal much to me, unless it's a devotional Raga (in which case the chant of the human voice is an essential element) or unless it's Opera in a language I don't know (thus I can appreciate the pure sound without having a meaning superimposed on me) I can list a favourite piece or two, though; Bismillah Khan's rendition of the Raag Bhairavi on the Shehnai is my personal favourite. Others include Grieg's Hall of the Mountain King, most of Mozart, much of the likes of Hariprasad Chaurasia and Shiv Kumar Sharma, and so on. Some of Hans Zimmer's works, especially the orchestral pieces in Interstellar, are also great.Favourite Game: Sometimes I wonder what I'm doing in a gaming community; I play barely anything. I can safely say I liked PMD Sky, though.Favourite Genre of Game: Usually, things that involve more analytics and less action appeal to me. Turn-based strategy like competitive Pokemon, for example. Or chess.Favourite Hobbies: I enjoy music, art (I myself paint and sketch), gardening, swimming, going on long walks in the open, and reading almost everything. I particularly like works of philosophy, ancient mythology, economics and polity, and general nonfiction. I also enjoy debating and some writing.Favourite Movies: Not much of a movie buff; there's been a few good ones here and there that I liked, but I find most films to be formulaic. No favourites in particular.Favourite Shows: Again, can't say, not having watched much of anything. TV usually meant either news or some kind of documentary to me. I suppose I like David Attenborough's narratives. Community questions: So, who are you?: I'm a student of economics and financial management, pursuing education with a view to join government (not politics). I don't know how I ended up here in the community, but I've been here, on and off, for a couple of years or more. I'm also one of the resident punsters. How did you end up here? I don't really know. I used to be part of the Smogon community back in 2012-13, after a while I suppose I drifted out of there and ended up migrating here. Shofu's play of the game was probably what showed this game and community to me; I'm not as ancient as some of the others who post in this thread. These days, though, I'm not very active. I haven't touched Reborn: The Game in years, and mostly stick around on Discord.Anything you're responsible for? I was never a moderator or controller of any event in this community. However, I did bung in an article here and there, and I did also establish an art thread and a philosophy thread for their respective discussions. Though both have been gathering dust for a while now, I am glad that they could and did have a great run. If you had to choose one of your posts as your way to introduce yourself, which would it be? I could dig up my original introductory post from years ago, but this one should do, no? What can I talk to you about? Anything and everything under the sun, and beyond too, if you like. (Though my knowledge of games, animes and memes is generally poor.) Closing statements? The only other relevant statement I can add here is that I like Steel type Pokemon.
  13. @Slothpremacy

    Why'd you need to make a thread to state the obvious?
  14. Friends: What they really are

    Friendship is fundamentally a concept of trust. There are people you can trust with a job. There are people you can trust with a request. There are people you can trust with a favour for another. There are people you can trust with your possessions and titles. There are people you can trust with the possessions and titles of others. There are people you can trust with your life. There are people you can trust with the lives of others. There are people you can trust with a legacy. Trust at any level, if founded, is not eroded by time or diluted by distance. There are people you cannot trust. Some of these people may be people whose company you like, or who may depend on you, or whom you care about. But if you do not trust them to any degree, they are not friends to that extent, if at all. It is futile to lose mental peace over them.