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  1. Updates and Spoilers

    Looking for some feedback from you folks: As you know, we are planning on implementing a few fakemon in Pokemon Empire. Our original plan was to introduce 3 or so new original fakemon into the game per episode. These pokemon would all have a unique or rare type combination, fill a specific niche (like for a weather team), and/or have a design/lore that is new or really interesting. Recently, we've decided to scrap one of our fakemon designs (or at least not release it in ep1). the pokemon was going to be a fire/fairy type based off of a wallaby/kangaroo. it would be cute and have a fairly low Base Stat Total. It would function as more of a utility pokemon, but still be able to pack a little punch offensively. And while we don't want to reveal the front sprite, here's a tiny shot of one of it's overworld sprites--just so you get the idea. The overall points of this are: first, does anyone care about us introducing fakemon that are designed more for the early game? This isn't to say this wallaby fakemon won't be good or have a unique niche, but it probably wouldn't be in the same competitive tier as other fire- or fairy-types like infernape or gardevoir. And second, oare concerned that this fakemon doesn't have a particularly interesting backstory, and that making a wallaby into a fire/fairy type might feel a bit... forced. So, what would make you want to use this fakemon in your playthrough? Better design? Better stats/power level? More interesting lore? Something else? Or should we scrap the idea entirely? Any thoughts or feedback will be taken into consideration. Thanks, everyone!
  2. Pokemon Empire: Official Game Thread

    After realizing how out of place the conventional Pokemon Center looked in comparison to the rest of Polaris Point's rustic, lodge-like interiors, we decided we needed to give it a facelift. What do you think?
  3. Updates and Spoilers

    This is a quick spoiler regarding some changes to moves we have been considering: when looking at moves such as rollout and ice ball, we realized that, plainly, these moves are terrible. And this sucks. Especially when looking at rollout, which has kind of a legendary place in the history of Pokemon as being the move that Whitney's Miltank would smush your entire team with. So we wanted to give rollout and moves like it a better chance to shine (without changing their core mechanics). Here are our proposed changes: increasing accuracy from 90 up to 95 Yes, I know, it's not 100 accuracy. But when rolling out at an opponent, you figure there's a chance they can move out of the way. But when you're trying to land a move 5 times in a row, having a 10% chance to miss every time can really derail any hope you'd have of landing that ever-so-satisfying 5th hit. Rollout no longer 'locks you in' to the move This is the biggie. Being 'locked in' to rollout is a tremendous liability. You can't change moves, switch out, or do anything. Your opponent can easily switch out to a Pokemon that resists the hit or takes the move well and proceed to do whatever it wants, knowing you're stuck doing the same thing 5 turns in a row. By giving the rollout user the freedom to change actions, they have more opportunities to make the move successful and not just be stuck there looking silly when it doesn't work out. Everything else regarding rollout, ice ball, etc. will be the same: base power, the effect to double power every time it's used, up to 5 times, etc. Oh, and yes, you can DEFINITELY expect more custom rollout-type moves to be appearing in Pokemon Empire. But we'll leave that for another day. This is Octavius, rolling out...
  4. Potential Guardians and Shinies

    Wanted to post this awesome shiny golett (potentially available ep1) that @Dypatome has been working on: Anyone recognize the reference?
  5. General discussion

    Hey everyone! Not sure if we'll be posting a teaser photo of the tavern interior immediately, but we do actually have the interior completed. And actually, those were some really awesome suggestions for the name! I think we've finally settled on one, so we'll have to wait and see how we decide to debut it. Probably going to wait until we have NPC's placed and events and dialogue set up so we can give some more involved screen shots of the various things the player can interact with. And as far as the interiors of other maps are concerned, we should actually only have a few days of map-making left. All of the outside maps are DONE, minus a few unique tiles we need to finish for key events in the episode. And once we're done with interiors, we'll be well on the way to testing and, of course, the launch itself. So all in all, we're actually getting palpably close to the testing phase and wanted to thank everyone who's been here from the start. We'll be able to show more and more tidbits as we start implementing our events and NPCs onto our maps and work on streamlining our product. So stick with us and we'll be doing our best to keep the ball rolling towards launch.
  6. General discussion

    We are currently deciding on what our Hunting Lodge-themed tavern should be called. So if you have a cool name or idea, post it below! You never know; it might actually make it into the game!
  7. Pokemon Empire: Official Game Thread

    New post is up on the Pokemon Empire Club Page. If we have anything smaller like blurbs about art or gameplay, we'll most likely be posting them there. Stop by or join if you haven't already:
  8. Strawpoll of the _____

    Wanted to do a poll regarding what types of cool features you would like to see in a Pokemon Empire: http://www.strawpoll.me/14957429
  9. Hey everyone, This is Octavius with Pokemon Empire. Like I said last week, we'll be giving updated more frequently. So I just wanted to give a little spoiler in regards to an immersive feature in Polaris Point: This is Polaris Ice: they are a large water conglomerate in the Telius region that provide products and services ranging from bottled water to indoor plumbing to nevermeltice. Their main factory is in Polaris Point, where they tap into the natural springs present within Polaris Mountain. Rumor has it Polaris Ice is even conducting research and experimental practices within the mountain, possibly alongside other mining and energy companies operating out of Polaris Point. Who knows what interesting things you might learn or obtain when exploring the many ins and outs of Polaris Point? You might even say that this is just the tip of the (Polaris) iceberg. See you all soon.
  10. Pokemon Empire: Official Game Thread

    Hey everybody! Just a quick update: we've been diving into a lot of the nitty gritty game development work over the past few weeks, so there unfortunately isn't a whole lot of particularly interesting or sexy things to share with you all. Specifically, we've been doing a lot of eventing, coding, mapping, compiling unique tilesets, and discussing things like character development and dialogue. Ultimately it's a slow process (especially with this being the first episode), but we're going to try and update this forum--hopefully this thread AND the Pokemon Empire club page--more regularly to keep everyone informed (and hyped) about what things we are working on and some of the cool ideas we're kicking around and figuring out how to implement. And one of these cool ideas we're kicking around is having a tavern unique to each town that will have multiple features: both showing off some unique aesthetics as well as affecting overall gameplay. So check back in soon if you want to see just exactly what we have in store for you! Until then, take care everyone.
  11. Happy Birthday and Happy New Year :D, i hope that you will have a great day and even an amazing year ;) 

    1. Octavius


      Wow, thank you very much! Same to you! God bless.

    2. LykosHand


      You're welcome :D and thanks a lot ;)

  12. Pokemon Empire: Official Game Thread

    And unlike teasers for some of the other Pokemon in Empire, here is a complete Dex Entry for Santadelie. Wait, what do you mean you don't recognize some of its moves or abilities? Well, Santadelie will have some new and unique capabilities! First of all, it's signature move, "Present" is getting a buff. present now 50 power 100 accuracy ice-type move that replaces opponent's item with a random one and has a 10% chance to explode, dealing 200 damage instead As for the other moves and abilities? Well, you'll just have to wait in see what's in store for yourself! See you all soon and again, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!!
  13. Pokemon Empire: Official Game Thread

    Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Pokemon Empire! As an early Christmas present, we wanted to give everyone's favorite Santa Pokemon a little love! Introducing an evolution for the much maligned and oft forgotten Delibird: Santadelie!
  14. Pokemon Empire: Official Game Thread

    Prepare yourself. This is Chemera, the Corrupted Pokemon. While certainly powerful and imposing, Chemera is a very rare and complex Pokemon. It only appears under specific conditions... namely disastrous ones. And even when it does appear, most trainers dare not try and capture one... But why not? As you might expect, Chemera will be available in episode 1. But even if captured, what difficulties lie ahead? What dark truths will you discover about this dangerous and enigmatic creature? Will you find a way to raise a powerful team member and unlock its hidden potential? Or will you cast Chemera aside like the vile monster it is? Find out more in Pokemon Empire: Episode 1, coming soon.
  15. Strawpoll of the _____

    @StoicStone Why do we have the best avatar icons on this entire site?