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Rebornian Mentions: Marcello (Presented by Cat Chat Blogs)

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Rebornian Mentions: Marcello

 

This week, Rebornian Mentions had a nomination! Jericho nominated our own Marcello this week so that we all could get to know him better. Marcello is one of Reborn’s developers for the Reborn game who lives somewhere in the U.K. staying busy with our game’s mechanics.

 

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I assume this is what Marcello looks like. (You'll get it soon)

 

Who is Marcello?

 

Marcello joined up with Reborn back in 2014 based off a Google search for Pokemon fangames. “I was just bored and in a Pokemon mood” Marcello recounts, “I stumbled upon Reborn and Zeta/Omicron because I remembered playing shitty romhacks as a kid and wondered how far fangames had come.” Soon, Marcello would have realized that fangames have come quite a long way from what they used to be. He made accounts for both Reborn and Omicron, but eventually nested in Reborn as a forever home. In Marcello’s spare time, he enjoys playing video games, working on Reborn and, get this, he enjoys doing math in his spare time. Who enjoys math?

 

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This guy. This guy enjoys math.

 

Either way, it’s great that there are people out there who enjoy doing math. Math’s not easy, so I applaud Marcello for his hobby.

 

Life in Reborn

 

For Marcello, much of life in Reborn revolves around the game he helps in developing as a Reborn Developer. When he’s not focusing on the game, Marcello spends his time in Showdown! Reborn chatting it up with our community there. One of his favorite Rebornian moments happened recently there. “On the forums, Bibs innocently changed his picture to Ojama Yellow” from the popular card game/TV show Yu-Gi-Oh. “This is a great opportunity” Marcello continues, “so (I) posted a status telling everyone to respond to Bibs’ shitty jokes with ‘thanks, Ojama.’ (And) it caught on, so he changed his forum name to Ojama Brown, his server name to Toon Ojama, and it’s been hilarious.”

 

Other than that, Marcello says that he doesn’t feel active enough to have much of a social life in Reborn. Marcello has no Rebornian crushes and his favorite Rebornian is Ame because Ame’s the only one he talks to most of the time for game development reasons. Of course, I try to urge him to communicate more, but he’s unsure of how to approach others. After a few failed attempts, we decided that mao gains the most communication for small talk.

 

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It's a great topic starter.

 

I asked Marcello about being an auth and what his position is like. He is currently one of Reborn’s Developers for the game. “I’ve been a Developer for over a year now,” Marcello remarks about his position, “I am able to post in the Development Blog section.” It is there where a lot of Marcello’s work is done for the game. Often times he posts on real issues about the game such as bugs he aims to work out. But most of the time he spends posting memes about Exeggutor. “It’s more like me and, sometimes, Inuki posting memes at Ame. Sometimes Ame will just come out of nowhere and one-up us.” One time, Ame needed Marcello to put Exeggutor’s sprite in a different position in its statscreen because of its size. Marcello tried to be serious and posted a series of photos with Exeggutor everywhere except where Ame wanted it to be and she responded pretty well with the last photo in the series.

 

Reborn the Game

 

Throughout the entire interview, Marcello was all about the game; and for good reason too. Recently Marcello hit a huge achievement with Reborn by introducing online functions to the game. The original plan was to release online functions with Episode 17, but Marcello was able to work most of the bugs out of it to release it with Episode 16. He explains that online functions was a challenge for him because the package he got for online functions was simply a skeleton. “By the time I got to it (the package) it was very old… Just the basic instructions to set up a testing server environment was outdated and didn’t work.” However, it wasn’t the only part of his challenge. Marcello had to create a test server to even begin to test online functions. Once he got the server up, he was able to easily work out bugs to the point where he actually finished it early and even added a few extras to online functions.

 

It’s because of Marcello that Reborn, the game, has online functions. Even though Reborn has plenty developers such as Smeargletail, Mde, and Inuki, Marcello is currently the only developer who works on scripting. It’s Marcello who makes sure that the game is functioning correctly and also for implementing new features to the game such as the online functions and, soon to be released in Episode 17, Gen VII. At one point, he did have others who worked with him on scripting. “When I joined the team, Kuro was in charge of scripting, and there was five of us who joined the scripting team. Three for bug-fixing, two for implementation” for larger projects. Over time, everyone but Marcello stepped down for life reasons. Even though Marcello doesn’t mind being the only one working on scripting, he still has Kuro to rely on time to time for advice in fixing things. “They’re (Kuro) still my teacher and I still ask them for help if I need it.”

 

As for the game itself, Marcello says that he’s a huge fan of the game. He says that playing the game is another reason that led him to being a developer for the game. His favorite thing about Reborn, the game, is that he finds it challenging for himself in the sense that it lets him explore different aspects of Pokemon for teams. “I suck at Pokemon, so it’s really fun working out how to beat this leader and that leader.” Marcello is looking forward to Gen VII’s implementation into the game for extra challenge, and also because he gets a bit of input on how to work Gen VII into the game. I asked if he had any teasers he could share with us about Episode 17, but unfortunately he only knows what everyone else knows. Sounds like our authy should consider putting out teasers for new episodes!

 

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This is the face we'd make if we had teasers.

 

The Big Picture

 

Marcello is a wonderful person who strives in helping his community in any way possible. His love of video games lead him on a path with Reborn to be a great developer. He intends to use his love of video games as a profession in the adult world and currently goes to school for it. The experience he gains here can and will go far in his journey. As for his current goals here with Reborn, he doesn’t have much since he’s a go-with-the-flow kind of guy. He does tinker with the idea of doing more with online features for the game, so I guess we could call it a goal. If you see Marcello around, be sure to say hi!

 

A big thank you to Marcello for doing the interview with me!

If you have someone in mind who deserves a Rebornian mention, comment below or give a shout-out in chat!

All images do not belong to me. Link to Exeggutor's mess provided by Marcello, images provided by Google Images.

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Dude how do you not know how to approach me, just throw a brick at my head. It's easy.

 

Good interview, I learned details about Marc that really i only had a periphery knowledge of, like when you read a clickbaity tile but don't actually read the article.

 

The follow up I can think of is @Ojama Brown, even tho i know this fuccboi won't see the ping, @Arkhi and @Azeria

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I believe this must have taken place during the mention of catmedians- I love it. I also nominate @Ojama Brown, he's an interesting guy.

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Can confirm the first picture of this post is of me and was taken on my 20th birthday, in fact. I partied hard.

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12 hours ago, Azeria said:

Good read. SUMMON @Ojama Brown and interview our friendly neighbourhood memer. 

 

 

 

Why you gotta summon him all fancy? You know he lives in the trash can like your waifus with his memes, you just gotta tip it over. But yeah, hm slave is a good dude and I suppose he had to move on after Alola got rid of his sole in-game function. Wait, do guzam and pyrrhon complete the Ojama trio?

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I talk to this nerd every other day.  He's pretty cool I guess. =P

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