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  1. Will totally stop by for Town of Salem or Cards Against Humanity if I find time.
  2. Well, I did some research before the release of Sword & Shield. I'd have to dig up the materials, but for the most part Japan tends to have the highest sales for most non-remake Pokemon games. Despite that the United States still trails a bit behind, with the second largest number of sales(I don't remember if it was the United States, North America, or the United States+Canada actually). In any case, they likely avoided saying anything to the Japanese public since anything that was said would likely spark more outrage. They didn't want that so they'd avoided the topic. It's entirely likely that they assessed the situation beforehand and decided that Japanese outrage and the potential loss of sales within their own home country was worth it. They likely made a general assessment about the potential financial damage versus time, efforts and spending before they began working on the game at all. Sales information on the games in general is hard to find. I'd be really curious to see the sales information for Sword and Shield for this year, but I'm not sure if they'll put it out.
  3. Pretty well said. Overall, I get it. We do need to fight and show some diligence towards boycotting if we want quality to go back to the proper level, rather than dropping lower. I'm a bit loathe to do this as I don't want to rain on anyone else's parade, and even those who are unaffected probably aren't happy seeing the protests, but there are valid reasons behind it. I also know that a lot of people in English speaking countries aren't the most determined people out there, boycotts don't tend to last long here in my opinion. Either way, I don't know if that's the solution. I really think overall it'd be nice if intellectual rights were receded from most media franchises. Intellectual rights in this area forces a lack of competition, and allows creators to do as they please, regardless of backlash. If some bootleg (group of) content creator(s) thinks they can do they can do better, then let them. It ups the ante. It ensures that each group strives for quality and allows people from all sides to see they could potentially be missing out on with one product.
  4. People still play Ultra Sun/Moon, and will likely continue to play it as long as online services remain up(as far as I know). The festival plaza is the online hub for a lot of activities in the the gen 7 games. From there you have the battle spot(which as of gen 6 singles are 3v3, but you have a team preview showing 6 mons, doubles is of course vgc style, 2v2 with 4 mons on each side and a full team preview of 6), the usual GTS for trading and so forth. The plaza has some nice things, but it's usually easier to get them with the help of other players. There's dye shops for dying your clothing different colors, there's a shop that lets you buy levels for your pokemon(even though in the ultra versions it's very easy to chain Chansey for exp) and even a shop that people manipulate for bottle caps so they can max out a pokemon's IV if it's level 100. There's also minigames for gaining the plaza points, which are kinda grindy, I wouldn't really call them fun. And in the ultra versions there is the battle agency, which is sort of a fun battling minigame where having friends that are higher level in the agency helps a lot. If you get to rank 30 in the agency you can get some sick shades. I think you can also tag team the battle tree with a friend if you want? I don't remember. That's only for doubles. Aside from that, I don't remember what else there is.
  5. I have to agree with the sentiment stated above by @The Swordsman. We're just kicking a dead horse at this point. I've been trying to keep up with the game and seeing videos like these have sort of given me a good idea of what's going on. In the short, in some ways there's improvements, the games have stepped up a tiny bit here and there. There's are good ideas and concepts that was added to them but it's not worth my buck. It doesn't match the typical switch game quality, and I really don't think end product justifies the cuts made. When I buy a game, I'm looking for something that has a lot of content that will make me want to sink hours upon hours of gameplay into the game. I'm also looking for replayability, especially now more than ever since the pokemon games on the switch allow us to have multiple save files, but with the amount of hand holding, I feel as if the story will be more tedious to go through after the first playthrough rather than an exciting way for me to rediscover the game later. I still hope anyone who actually buys the game and plays it enjoys it though, especially the kids. They deserve that at least. Edit: Left something out here. I've been keeping track of the current Gen 8 competitive scene. Yeah, I know it's literally a day or two old at this point, but it's looking pretty messy. It's looking like competitive smogon play is going to have to ban dynamaxing. We'll see how it goes when the dust settles though.
  6. Check this thread- It's in the first post, under the changelog spoiler.
  7. Think it might be after you beat the gym, I don't recall too well though. All that I really recall is that after you talk to her, you have to walk directly south or follow a certain path away from her, otherwise
  8. Well, #GameFreakLied has been trending on twitter for a while. But yeah, people did buy it and it is what it is.
  9. Welp the day of reckoning is here. Apparently there were some issues on release, I'm not sure if those are resolved yet or not(apparently if you downloaded Sword and Shield from the e-shop and used auto save, the game would delete all the data off your SD card). I haven't looked into the game itself yet. I'm a little scared to as my general thoughts before this was that regardless of dexit and any quality issues, it'd still be a main stream pokemon game that's at least an experience for one play through. I'm fearing the worst now though, I'm kind of expecting a dumpster fire honestly.
  10. Been busy so I forget to post these here from time to time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8o1e0aO5-18
  11. Forgot to update this so dropping two vids down here. Whoops.
  12. I'm not a fan of the track made by Toby. It's not bad. I am a fan of his work. It's just I can hear sooooo much Undertale in it. Its not that I dislike Undertale either. I'm not crazy about it either, but it was a good time. It's just more so that Undertale and Pokemon are different things. It's not like he's not capable of creating more diverse music either. I heard the OST for Little Town Hero, and it was pretty good, but it was also a bit different than his usual works too.
  13. Someone might be able to trade you a new one. You could also potentially use a shared pc mod to transfer it from an older file to a new file as well. Also side note: Can we get have some sort of message that comes with the game when people download it telling them to be careful with the exp share? This sort of situation happens a lot.
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